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Nursing Interventions & Clinical Skills

Master nursing skills with this guide from the respected Perry, Potter & Ostendorf author team! The concise coverage in Nursing Interventions & Clinical Skills, 6th Edition makes it easy to master the clinical skills required in everyday nursing practice. Clear guidelines address 159 basic, intermediate, and advanced skills - from measuring body temperature to insertion of a peripheral intravenous device - and step-by-step instructions emphasize the use of evidence-based concepts to improve patient safety and outcomes. Its friendly, easy-to-read writing style includes a streamlined format and an Evolve companion website with review questions and handy checklists for each skill.

Paperback, 896 Pages

Published: February 2015

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-18794-7

Contents

  • Unit I: Quality and Safety in Nursing Practice
    Chapter 1: Using Evidence in Nursing Practice
    • Steps of Evidence-Based Practice
    • Evidence in Nursing Skills
    Chapter 2: Communication & Collaboration
    • Skill 2.1 Establishing the Nurse-Patient Relationship and Interviewing
    • Skill 2.2 Communicating with Patients Who Have Difficulty Coping
    • Skill 2.3 Communications with Cognitively Impaired Patients
    • Procedural Guideline 2.1 Hand-Off Communications
    • Procedural Guideline 2.2 S-BAR Communication
    • Skill 2.4 Discharge Planning and Transitional Care  NEW!
    Chapter 3: Documentation and Informatics
    • Procedure Guideline 3.1 Documenting Nurses’ Progress Notes
    • Procedural Guideline 3.2 Using an Electronic Medical Record
    • Procedural Guideline 3.3 Documenting an Incident Occurrence
    Chapter 4: Patient Safety & Quality Improvement
    • Skill 4.1 Fall Prevention in a Health Care Setting
    • Skill 4.2 Designing a Restraint Free Environment
    • Skill 4.3 Applying Physical Restraints
    • Skill 4.4 Seizure Precautions
    • Skill 4.5 Fire, Electrical, and Radiation Safety
    Chapter 5: Infection Control
    • Skill 5.1 Hand Hygiene
    • Skill 5.2 Applying Personal Protective Equipment
    • Skill 5.3 Caring for Patients under Isolation Precautions
    • Skill 5.4 Preparing a Sterile Field
    • Skill 5.6 Applying Sterile Gloves
    Unit II: Patient Assessment Skills
    Chapter 6: Vital Signs
    • Skill 6.1 Measuring Body Temperature
    • Skill 6.2 Assessing Pulse: Apical
    • Skill 6.3 Assessing Pulse: Radial
    • Procedural Guideline 6.1 Assessing Pulse: Apical Radial
    • Skill 6.4 Assessing Respirations
    • Skill 6.5 Assessing Blood Pressure
    • Procedural Guideline 6.2 Assessing Blood Pressure Electronically
    Chapter 7: Health Assessment
    • Skill 7.1 General Survey
    • Procedural Guideline 7.1 Monitoring Intake and Output
    • Skill 7.2 Assessing the Head and Neck
    • Skill 7.3 Assessing the Thorax and Lungs
    • Skill 7.4 Cardiovascular Assessment
    • Skill 7.5 Assessing the Abdomen
    • Skill 7.6 Assessing the Genitalia and Rectum
    • Skill 7.7 Musculoskeletal and Neurological Assessment
    Chapter 8: Specimen Collection
    • Skill 8.1 Urine Specimen Collection
    • Procedural Guideline 8.1 Collecting a Timed Urine Specimen
    • Procedural Guideline 8.2 Urine Testing
    • Skill 8.2 Testing for Gastrointestinal Alterations - Gastroccult Test, Stool Specimen, and Hemoccult Test
    • Skill 8.3 Collecting Specimens from the Nose and Throat
    • Skill 8.4 Collecting a Sputum Specimens
    • Skill 8.5 Obtaining Wound Drainage Specimens
    • Skill 8.6 Blood Glucose Monitoring
    • Skill 8.7 Performing Venipuncture 
    Chapter 9: Diagnostic Procedures
    • Skill 9.1 Contrast Media Studies: Ateriogram (Angiogram), Cardiac Catheterization, Intravenous Pyelogram
    • Skill 9.2 Care of Patients Undergoing Aspirations - Bone Marrow, Lumbar Puncture, Paracentesis, and Thoracentesis
    • Skill 9.3 Care of Patients Undergoing Bronchoscopy
    • Skill 9.4 Care of Patients Undergoing Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
    • Skill 9.5 Obtaining an Electrocardiogram
    Unit 3: Basic Human Needs
    Chapter 10: Bathing and Personal Hygiene
    • Skill 10.1 Complete Bathing
    • Procedural Guideline 10.1 Perineal Care
    • Procedural Guideline 10.3 Oral Care
    • Procedural Guideline 10.4 Care of Dentures
    • Procedural Guideline 10.5 Hair Care - Combing, Shampooing, Shaving
    • Procedural Guideline 10.6 Nail & Foot Care
    • Procedural Guideline 10.6 Bed Making - Occupied
    • Procedural Guideline 10.7 Bed Making - Unoccupied and Surgical Bed
    Chapter 11: Care of the Eye and Ear
    • Skill 11.1 Eye Irrigation
    • Procedural Guideline 11.1 Eye Care for the Comatose Patient
    • Skill 11.2 Ear Irrigation
    • Skill 11. 3 Caring for a Hearing Aid
    Chapter 12: Promoting Nutrition
    • Skill 12.1 Feeding Dependent Patients
    • Skill 12.2 Aspiration Precautions
    • Skill 12.3 Insertion and Removal of a Small-Bore Feeding Tube
    • Skill 12.4 Verifying Placement & Irrigating a Feeding Tube
    • Skill 12.5 Administering Tube Feedings for Nasogastric, Gastrostomy, and Jejunostomy Tubes
    • Procedural Guideline 12.1 Site Care of Enteral Feeding Tubes
    Chapter 13: Pain Management
    • Skill 13.1 Nonpharmacological Pain Management
    • Procedural Guideline 13.1 Relaxation and Guided Imagery
    • Skill 13.2 Pharmacologic Pain Management
    • Skill 13.3 Patient-Controlled Analgesia
    • Skill 13.4 Epidural Analgesia
    • Skill 13.5 Local Anesthetics Infusion Pump for Analgesia
    • Skill 13-6 Moist and Dry Heat
    • Skill 13-7 Cold Application
    Chapter 14: Promoting Oxygenation
    • Skill 14.1 Oxygen Administration
    • Skill 14.2 Airway Management: Noninvasive Interventions
    • Procedural Guideline 14.1 Use of a Peak Flow-Meter
    • Skill 14.3 Chest Physiotherapy
    • Skill 14.4 Airway Management: Suctioning
    • Skill 14.5 Airway Management: Endotracheal Tube and Tracheostomy Care
    • Skill 14.6 Managing Closed Chest Drainage Systems
    Unit 4: Activity and Mobility
    Chapter 15: Safe Patient Handling
    • Skill 15.1 Transfer Techniques
    • Skill 15.2 Moving & Positioning Patients in Bed
    • Procedural Guideline 15.1 Wheelchair Transfer Techniques
    Chapter 16: Exercise & Mobility
    • Procedural Guideline 16.1 Range of Motion
    • Procedural Guideline 16.2 Applying Elastic Stockings and Sequential Compression Device
    • Skill 16.1 Assisting with Ambulation
    • Skill 16.2 Teaching Use of Canes, Crutches, Walkers
    Chapter 17: Traction, Cast Care, and Immobilization Devices
    • Skill 17.1 Assisting with Cast Application and Removal
    • Skill 17-2 Care of the  Patient in Skin Traction
    • Skill 17.3 Care of the Patient in Skeletal Traction and Pin Site Care
    • Skill 17.3 Care of the Patient with an Immobilization Device
    Unit 5:  Promoting Elimination
    Chapter 18: Urinary Elimination
    • Procedural Guideline 18.1 Assisting with Use of a Urinal
    • Skill 18.1 Applying a Condom Catheter
    • Procedural Guideline 18.2 Bladder Scan
    • Skill 18.2 Insertion of a Straight or Indwelling Catheter
    • Skill 18.3 Removal of Indwelling Catheter
    • Procedural Guideline 18.3 Care of Indwelling Catheter
    • Skill 18.4 Suprapubic Catheterization
    • Skill 18.5 Performing Catheter Irrigation
    Chapter 19: Bowel Elimination
    • Procedural Guideline 19.1 Providing a Bedpan
    • Skill 19.1 Removing Fecal Impaction
    • Skill 19.2 Administering an Enema
    • Skill 19.3 Insertion, Maintenance, and Removal of a Nasogastric Tube for Decompression
    Chapter 20: Ostomy Care
    • Skill 20.1 Pouching a Bowel Diversion
    • Skill 20.2 Pouching an Incontinent Urostomy
    • Skill 20.3 Catheterizing a Urinary Diversion  NEW!
    Unit 6: Medication Administration
    Chapter 21: Preparation for Safe Medication Administration
    • Patient-Centered Care
    • Safety
    • Pharmacokinetics and Drug Action
    • Administering Medications
    • Evidence-Based Practice
    • Distribution Systems
    • Medication-Administration Records
    • The Six Rights of Medication Administration
    • Systems of Measurement
    • Nursing Process
    • Patient and Family Teaching
    • Special Handling of Controlled Substances
    Chapter 22: Nonparenteral Medications
    • Skill 22.1 Administering Oral Medications
    • Skill 22.2 Administering Medications Through a Feeding Tube
    • Skill 22.3 Applying Topical Medications to the Skin
    • Skill 22.4 Administering Eye and Ear Medications
    • Skill 22.5 Using Metered-Dose Inhalers (MDI)
    • Skill 22.6 Using Small-Volume Nebulizers
    • Procedural Guideline 22.1 Administering Vaginal Medications
    • Procedural Guideline 22.2 Administering Rectal Medications
    Chapter 23: Parenteral Medications
    • Skill 23.1 Preparing Injections - Vial and Ampule
    • Procedural Guideline 23.1 Mixing Parenteral Medications in One Syringe
    • Skill 23.2 Subcutaneous Injections
    • Skill 23.3 Intramuscular Injections
    • Skill 23.4 Intradermal Injections
    • Skill 23.5 Administering Medications Intravenous Bolus
    • Skill 23.6 Administering Intravenous Piggyback, Intermittent Infusion Sets, and Mini-IV Pump
    • Skill 23.7 Continuous Subcutaneous Infusion
    Unit 7: Dressings and Wound Care
    Chapter 24: Wound Care and Irrigation
    • Procedural Guideline 24.1 Performing a Wound Assessment
    • Skill 24.1 Performing Wound Irrigation
    • Skill 24.2 Managing Wound Drainage Evacuation
    • Skill 24.3 Removing Sutures and Staples
    • Skill 24.4 Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
    Chapter 25: Pressure Ulcers
    • Skill 25.1 Pressure Ulcer Risk Assessment and Prevention Strategies
    • Skill 25.2 Treatment of Pressure Ulcers and Wound Management
    • Procedural Guideline 25.1 Selection of Pressure- Redistribution Support Surface
    Chapter 26: Dressings Bandages and Binders
    • Skill 26.1 Applying a Gauze Dressing (Dry and Moist-to-Dry)
    • Skill 26.2 Applying a Pressure Bandage
    • Procedural Guideline 26.1 Applying a Transparent Dressing
    • Skill 26.3 Applying a Hydrocolloid, Hydrogel, Foam, or Absorption Dressing
    • Procedural Guideline 26.2 Applying Gauze and Elastic Bandages
    • Procedural Guideline 26.3 Applying  a Binder
    Unit 8:  Complex Nursing Interventions
    Chapter 27: Intravenous Therapy
    • Skill 27.1 Insertion of a Peripheral-Short Intravenous Device
    • Skill 27.2 Regulating Intravenous Infusion Flow Rate
    • Skill 27.3 Maintenance of Intravenous Site
    • Procedural Guideline 27.1 Discontinuing Peripheral Intravenous Access
    • Skill 27.4 Managing Central Venous Access Devices
    • Skill 27.5 Administration of Parenteral Nutrition
    • Skill 27.6 Transfusions of Blood Products
    Chapter 28: Pre-Operative and Post-Operative Care
    • Skill 28.1 Preoperative Assessment
    • Skill 28.2 Preoperative Teaching
    • Skill 28.3 Physical Preparation for Surgery
    • Skill 28.4 Managing the Patient Receiving Moderate Sedation
    • Skill 28.5 Providing Immediate Anesthesia Recovery in the Postanesthesia Care Unit
    • Skill 28.6 Providing Early Postoperative and Convalescent Phase Recovery
    Chapter 29: Emergency Measures for Life Support in the Hospital Setting
    • Skill 29.1 Inserting an Oropharyngeal Airway
    • Skill 29.2 Using an Automated External Defibrillator
    • Skill 29.3 Code Management
    Unit 9:  Supportive Nursing Interventions
    Chapter 30: Palliative Care
    • Skill 30.1 Supporting Patients and Families in Grief
    • Skill 30.2 Care of the Dying  Patient
    • Skill 30.3 Care of the Body after Death
    Chapter 31: Home Care Safety
    • Skill 31.1 Home Health Safety and Assessment
    • Skill 31.2 Adapting the Home Setting for Clients with Cognitive Deficits
    • Skill 31.3 Medication and Medical Device Safety
    Appendixes:
    A: Answer key to end-of-chapter exercises
    B: Abbreviations and Equivalents
    C: References
    Additional skills and procedures available on Evolve [with checklists]:
    • Administering Nasal Medications
    • Placing a Patient on a Support Surface

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