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

Intermediate Skills

Infection Control

Establishing & maintaining sterile field

Adding items to a sterile field

Pouring a sterile solution

Using a pre-packaged sterile kit

Performing sterile gloving

Enteral Nutrition

Inserting a nasogastric tube

Providing enteral feedings

Removing a feeding tube

Ostomy Care

Pouching a colostomy

Pouching a ureterostomy

Respiratory Care and Suctioning

Ensuring oxygen safety

Setting oxygen flow rates

Applying a nasal cannula or face mask

Maintaining an airway

Providing tracheostomy care

Performing oropharyngeal suctioning

Performing nasotracheal suctioning

Suctioning an artificial airway

Preoperative Nursing Care

Performing a preoperative assessment

Promoting family support and participation

Teaching postoperative exercises and pain management

Preparing a patient for surgery

Postoperative Nursing Care

Providing postoperative care

Managing pain

Managing a nasogastric tube

Specimen Collection

Collecting a midstream urine specimen

Performing fecal occult blood testing

Performing gastroccult and gastric pH testing

Collecting a sputum specimen

Collecting a specimen for wound culture

Performing blood glucose testing

Screening urine for chemical properties

Urinary Catheter Management

Inserting an indwelling urinary catheter in a female patient

Inserting an indwelling urinary catheter in a male patients

Irrigating a urinary catheter

Performing intermit

Details

Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Mosby
Print ISBN:
9780323088602