Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques - 7th Edition - ISBN: 9780323052894, 9780323071383

Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques

7th Edition

eBook ISBN: 9780323071383
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 26th February 2009
Page Count: 1312

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Written by the author team you trust, this market-leading text is known for its comprehensive coverage of over 200 nursing skills. It offers hundreds of full-color illustrations, a nursing process framework, and clear step-by-step instructions — with rationales for each step. Improved readability makes guidelines easier to follow, and coverage of many new skills keeps you completely current with nursing practice today.

Key Features

  • This market-leading book is written by the most respected team of authors and contributors in the profession.
  • Comprehensive coverage includes over 200 basic, intermediate, and advanced nursing skills.
  • Over 1,200 vivid, full-color photographs and drawings aid understanding.
  • Five-step nursing process provides a framework for description of skills, as related to overall client care.
  • Rationales for each skill step explain why steps are performed in a specific way, including their clinical significance and benefit, and incorporate the latest research findings.
  • Unique! Critical decision points address key safety issues or possible skill modifications for specific patient needs.
  • Unique! Unexpected outcomes and related interventions alert you to what might go wrong and how to appropriately intervene.
  • Delegation principles discuss your responsibilities when assigning tasks to unlicensed assistive personnel.
  • Guidelines for reporting and recording list what to document and include examples of proper wording.
  • Cultural Considerations sections alert you to the care issues unique to people of specific cultural or ethnic backgrounds.
  • Special considerations discuss variations in the needs of children, older adults, and home care patients, and help you provide appropriate patient education as mandated by the Joint Commission.
  • Pediatric, geriatric, home care, and teaching considerations address specific patient needs.
  • Critical thinking exercises challenge you to integrate information on patient assessment and care.

Table of Contents

Unit 1: Supporting the Client through the Health Care System

1. Using Evidence in Nursing Practice NEW!

2. Admission, Transfer, and Discharge

3. Communication

4. Reporting and Recording

Unit 2: Vital Signs and Physical Assessment

5. Vital Signs

6. Health History and Physical Examination

Unit 3: Infection Control

7. Medical Asepsis

8. Sterile Technique

Unit 4: Activity and Mobility

9. Safe Patient Handling-Transfer and Positioning

10. Exercise and Ambulation

11. Orthopedic Measures

12. Support Surfaces and Special Beds

Unit 5: Safety and Comfort

13. Safety

14. Disaster Preparedness

15. Pain Assessment and Basic Comfort Measures

16. Palliative Care

Unit 6: Hygiene

17. Personal Hygiene and Bedmaking

18. Pressure Ulcer Care

19. Care of Eye and Ear Prosthesis

Unit 7: Medications

20. Preparing for Medicine Administration

21. Oral and Topical Medications

22. Parenteral Medications

Unit 8: Oxygenation

23. Oxygen Therapy

24. Performing Chest Physiotherapy

25. Airway Management

26. Closed Chest Drainage Systems

27. Emergency Measures for Life Support

Unit 9: Fluid Balance

28. Intravenous and Vascular Access Therapy

29. Blood Transfusions

Unit 10: Nutrition

30. Oral Nutrition

31. Enteral Nutrition

32. Parenteral Nutrition

Unit 11: Elimination

33. Urinary Elimination

34. Bowel Elimination

35. Ostomy Care

Unit 12: Care of Surgical Client

36. Preoperative and Postoperative Care

37. Intraoperative Care

Unit 13: Dressings and Wound Care

38. Wound Care and Irrigations

39. Dressings, Binders and Bandages

40. Warm and Cold Therapy

Unit 14: Home Care

41. Home Care Safety

42. Home Care Teaching

Unit 15: Special Procedures

43. Specimen Collection

44. Diagnostic Procedures


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