Key Features

  • Concise, consistent format for each skill features an overview, supplies list, Nurse Alerts, and streamlined step-by-step actions.
  • Addresses the 75 skills that students are likely to be most anxious about performing for the first time.
  • Gloving logo visually reminds students when clean gloves are needed.
  • Nurse Alerts highlight important information for patient safety and effective skill performance.
  • Quick Reference for Standard Protocol card summarizes essential steps required before, during, and after every nursing skill.
  • Overview of CDC Hand Hygiene Guidelines reminds students of the how and when to perform hand hygiene at all levels of client interaction.
  • Full-color design and over 100 vibrant illustrations bring concepts to life.
  • Sturdy, slick cards are durable enough to stand up to repeated use, plus the convenient storage box keeps cards safe when not in use.
  • A handy vinyl sleeve protects two cards for easy reference in the clinical setting.
  • Pre-punched holes in cards make storage on a ring quick and easy.

Table of Contents

Quick Reference for Standard Protocol for All Nursing Interventions

Overview of CDC Hand Hygiene Guidelines



Aspiration Precautions

Bed Making: Occupied

Blood Glucose Monitoring

Body Alignment

Caps, Masks, and Protective Eyeware

Dry and Wet-to-Dry Dressings

Endotracheal Tube Care


Enteral Feedings via Gastrostomy or Jejunostomy Tube

Fall Prevention

Feeding Tube: Verifying Placement

Hand Hygiene

Incentive Spirometry

Initiating Blood Therapy

Intake/Output Assessment

Medication Administration: Eye

Medication Administration: Injection Preparation from Ampules and Vials

Medication Administration: Intramuscular Injections

Medication Administration: Intermittant Infusions Sets and Mini-Infusion Pumps for IV Medication

Medication Administration: Mixing Parenteral Medications in One Syringe

Medication Administration: Nasal Instillations

Medication Administration: Nasogastric Tube

Medication Administration: Oral

Medication Administration: Rectal Suppositories

Medication Administration: Skin

Musculoskeletal, Neurological, and Peripheral Vascular Assessment

Nasal Cannula / Oxygen Mask Application

Noninvasive Ventilation

Oral Care: Unconscious /Debilitated Client

Oral Hygiene

Oxygen Therapy Administration for Client with an Artificial Airway

Pain Management

Pain Management: Nonpharmacologic Aids

Perineal Care: Female

Perineal Care: Male

Peripheral Intravenous Catheter: Dressing Changes

Peripheral Intravenous Catheter: Starting an IV

Peripheral Intravenous Flow Rate: Regulation

Peripheral Parenteral Nutrition with Lipid Emulsion

Peripherally Inserted Central C


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About the authors

Anne Perry

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Associate Dean, School of Nursing, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL

Patricia Potter

Affiliations and Expertise

Director of Research, Patient Care Services Barnes-Jewish Hospital St. Louis, MO