Key Features

  • Procedure videos clearly and accurately demonstrate how to perform each skill, and include printable procedure guidelines.
  • Checklists in PDF format are included for each skill.
  • A consistent format for each skill provides easy access to information:
    • Safety includes key safety considerations for the specific skills.
    • Delegation clarifies the RN’s role and the tasks that may be assigned to other personnel.
    • Equipment features a hot-spot photo of all equipment required for a procedure, identifying each piece when rolled over by the cursor.
    • Documentation provides guidelines and examples of what and how to document care as well as the patient’s response.
    • Follow-up care outlines appropriate assessment, evaluation, and interventions.
    • NCLEX exam-style review questions for each skill include rationales for all options to help you review and evaluate your comprehension.

Table of Contents

Advanced Skills

Safe Medication Administration

The Six Rights of Medication Administration

Administering oral medication

Documenting medication administration

Handling variations in medication administration

Preventing medication errors

Use of specialty medication administration systems

Nonparenteral Medications

Applying topical medications

Applying an estrogen patch or nitroglycerin paste

Administering eye medications

Administering eardrops

Use of metered-dose inhaler (MDI)

Use of dry powder inhaler (DPI)

Insertion of rectal suppository

Injections

Preparing injections from an ampule

Preparing injections from a vial

Preparing insulin

Drawing up more than one type of insulin

Administering an intradermal injections

Administering a subcutaneous injections

Administering an intramuscular injections

Administering Intravenous Fluid Therapy

Preparing an infusion site

Performing venipuncture and initiating infusion

Dressing infusion site

Troubleshooting intravenous infusions

Discontinuing intravenous therapy

Managing Intravenous Fluid Therapy

Regulating intravenous infusions

Using an infusion pumps

Changing intravenous tubing and fluids

Changing intravenous dressings

Intravenous Medications

Administering medication by intravenous piggyback

Administering medications by mini-infusion pump

Administering medications by intravenous bolus

NEW! Transfusion of Blood and Blood Products

Preparing for Transfus

Details

Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Mosby
Print ISBN:
9780323088640