Fundamentals of Nursing: Clinical Skills Workbook - 4th Edition - ISBN: 9780729543439, 9780729588645

Fundamentals of Nursing: Clinical Skills Workbook

4th Edition

Authors: Geraldine Rebeiro Damian Wilson Stacey Fuller
eBook ISBN: 9780729588645
Paperback ISBN: 9780729543439
Imprint: Mosby Australia
Published Date: 1st November 2020
Page Count: 566

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Directly aligned to the 6th edition of Potter and Perry’s Fundamentals of Nursing, this Clinical skills workbook by Geraldine Rebeiro, Damian Wilson and Stacey Fuller allows Australian and New Zealand undergraduate nursing students to apply clinical skills to the real world effectively and according to contemporary local best practice standards.

Clear instructions and reflective learning support students to work through and master 81 clinical skills featured in the Potter and Perry’s text and this Skills workbook. Detailed checklists and assessment tools enable both students and assessors to track progress.

Comprehensively updated and revised, the Fundamentals of Nursing Clinical Skills workbook 4e is an essential tool to support students to become confident and effective nurses.

Table of Contents

Mapped to Potter & Perry’s Fundamentals of Nursing 6e

Chapter/ Skills

Chapter 14 Placing communication at the heart of person-centred care
14-1 Patient handover

Chapter 16 Monitoring vital signs: using a primary survey approach for patient assessment
16-1 Assessing respirations
16-2 Measuring oxygen saturation (SpO2)
16-3 Assessing the radial and apical pulses
16-4 Measuring blood pressure (BP)
16-5 Measuring body temperature

Chapter 17 Undertaking a focused assessment: Physical assessment of body systems
17-1 Nursing physical assessment using a body systems framework
17-2 Focused neurological assessment
17-3 Focused cardiovascular assessment
17-4 Focused respiratory assessment
17-5 Focused gastrointestinal assessment
17-6 Focused renal assessment
17-7 Focused musculoskeletal assessment
17-8 Focused skin or integumentary assessment

Chapter 18 Understanding infection control
18-1 Hand washing
18-2 Preparing an aseptic field
18-3 Surgical hand antisepsis (‘scrubbing’): preparing for gowning and gloving
18-4 Open gloving
18-5 Donning a sterile gown and performing closed gloving

Chapter 19 Optimising skin integrity and wound care
19-1 Performing a bacterial wound swab
19-4 Performing a wound dressing
19-2 Assessment, management and prevention of skin tears
19-3 Assessment for risk of pressure injury

Chapter 20 Ensuring medication safety
20-1 Administering oral medications
20-2 Administering nasal instillations
20-3 Administering ophthalmic medications
20-4 Administering vaginal medications
20-5 Administering rectal suppositories
20-6 Using metred-dose inhalers (MDIs)
20-7 Preparing injections
20-8 Administering injections
20-9 Adding medications to intravenous fluid containers
20-10 Administering medications by intravenous bolus
20-11 Administering intravenous medications by a secondary infusion
20-12 Administering intravenous medications by a syringe driver/mini-Infuser pump (New)

Chapter 21 Preventing and managing immobility
21-1    Applying sequential compression devices (SCDs)
21-2 Compression stockings
21-3 Positioning patients in bed
21-4 Transfer techniques

Chapter 22 Assessing and managing pain
22-1 Focused pain assessment

Chapter 23 Supporting oxygenation and perfusion
23-1 Using a hand-held doppler ultrasound probe to assess peripheral pulses (New)
23-2  Continuous Cardiac Monitoring (CCM)
23-3 Conducting a 12 Lead ECG
23-4 Suctioning
23-5 Care of patients with chest tubes
23-6 Applying a nasal cannula or oxygen mask
23-7  Cardiopulmonary resuscitation – basic life support

Chapter 24 Balancing fluid, electrolyte and acid-base status
24-1  Assessment of fluid status
24-2 Subcutaneous infusion (hypodermoclysis)
24-3 Initiating a peripheral intravenous (IV) infusion
24-4 Regulating intravenous flow rate
24-5 Changing intravenous solution and infusion tubing
24-6 Changing a peripheral intravenous dressing
24-7  Care of the patient requiring a blood transfusion
Advanced Skills Management of Central Venous Catheters (CVC)
Adv. Skill 1 Regulating CVC intravenous flow rate
Adv. Skill 2 CVC dressing change and flush

Chapter 25 Meeting nutritional needs
25-1 Inserting a small-bore nasoenteric tube for enteral feedings
25-2 Administering enteral feedings via nasoenteric tubes
25-3 Administering enteral feedings via gastrostomy or jejunostomy tube
25-4 Blood glucose levels (NEW)

Chapter 26 Ongoing hygiene
26-1 Bathing a person
26-2 Perineal care
26-3 Menstrual hygiene
26-4 Administering a back rub
26-5 Performing nail and foot care
26-6 Providing oral hygiene
26-7 Performing mouth care for an unconscious or debilitated client
26-8 Caring for the person with contact lenses
26-9 Making an occupied bed
26-10  Making a post-operative bed

Chapter 27 Maintaining elimination: urinary
27-1 Bladder Ultrasound (New)
27-2 Collecting a mid-stream (clean-voided) urine specimen

27-3 Applying a sheath/condom drainage device
27-4 Inserting a straight or indwelling catheter
Additional Skill 1 NEW Pouching a urostomy

Chapter 28 Maintaining elimination: bowel
28-1 Administering a prepared enema
28-2 Pouching an ostomy
28-3 Inserting and maintaining a nasogastric tube (for decompression)

Chapter 39 Working in acute care environments
39-1 Assessment and management of the deteriorating patient ABCDE

Chapter 40 Working in the mental health sector
40-1 Mental state examination

Plus NEW Nursing Informatics Skill and competency assessment tool


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About the Authors

Geraldine Rebeiro

Affiliations and Expertise

Lecturer and Course Coordinator BNursing (Melbourne), Academic Liaison, St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne

Damian Wilson

Affiliations and Expertise

Lecturer, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Vic, Australia

Stacey Fuller