Mosby's Pocket Guide to Nursing Skills & Procedures - 8th Edition - ISBN: 9780323187411, 9780323321716

Mosby's Pocket Guide to Nursing Skills & Procedures

8th Edition

Print ISBN: 9780323187411
eBook ISBN: 9780323321716
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 28th April 2014
Page Count: 680


Take this reference to clinicals or on the job for quick access to nursing skills! Based on Perry & Potter's market-leading Clinical Nursing Skills & Techniques, Mosby's Pocket Guide to Nursing Skills & Procedures, 8th Edition presents 85 key skills in a convenient spiral-bound, A-to-Z format. Step-by-step instructions include full-color photos plus rationales explaining why and how to use specific techniques. This edition adds coverage of two new skills. With the latest in evidence-based practice, this guide helps you perform basic nursing skills safely and effectively. Also available as an eBook for use on hand-held devices!

Key Features

  • Safety alerts highlight important information for patient safety and effective performance of skills.
  • Unexpected outcomes and related interventions help you troubleshoot potential problems and take appropriate actions to address them.
  • Special Considerations address teaching, the home care setting, and care modifications for pediatric and geriatric patients.
  • Clear, two-column format shows how to perform skills, with rationales for each step explaining the reason behind the practice and the benefit to patients.
  • A Gloving logo identifies procedures in which clean gloves should be worn or gloves should be changed in order to minimize the risk of infection.
  • Documentation guidelines include a bulleted list of what should be reported and recorded in the patient records.
  • Alphabetical organization of skills makes it easy to find information quickly, and each skill begins on a new page.
  • A convenient pocket size and spiral binding allow the book to fit easily into your coat pocket and to stay open on the page you want.

Table of Contents

Skill 1 Acapella Device
Skill 2  Apical-Radial Pulse 
Skill 3 Aquathermia and Heating Pads
Skill 4  Aspiration Precautions  
Skill 5  Assistive Device Ambulation (Use of Crutches, Cane, and Walker)
Skill 6  Automated External Defibrillator

Skill 7 Bladder Volume Measurement
Skill 8 Blood Administration 
Skill 9 Blood Glucose Testing  NEW!
Skill 10 Blood Pressure by Auscultation: Upper extremities, Lower extremities, Palpation
Skill 11 Blood Pressure: Automatic

Skill 12 Central Venous Access Device Care: CVC, Ports
Skill 13 Chest Tube Care
Skill 14 Cold Applications
Skill 15 Condom Catheter
Skill 16 Continuous Passive Motion Machine
Skill 17 Continuous Subcutaneous Infusion

Skill 18  Dressings: Dry and Moist-to-Dry,
Skill 19  Dressings: Hydrocolloid, Hydrogel, Foam, or Alginate
Skill 20  Dressings: Transparent

Skill 21  Ear Drop Administration
Skill 22 Ear Irrigations
Skill 23 Enemas
Skill 24 Enteral Nutrition via  Gastrostomy or Jejunostomy Tube  
Skill 25 Enteral Nutrition via a Nasoenteric Feeding Tube
Skill 26 Epidural Analgesia
Skill 27 Eye Irrigation
Skill 28 Eye Medications: Drops and Ointment

Skill 29 Fall Prevention in a Health Care Facility
Skill 30 Fecal Impaction: Removing Digitally

Skill 31 Hypothermia and Hyperthermia Blankets

Skill 32 Incentive Spirometery
Skill 33 Intradermal Injections
Skill 34 Intramuscular Injections
Skill 35 Intravenous Medications: Intermittent Infusion Sets and Mini-Infusion Pumps<B


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