Nursing Interventions & Clinical Skills - 5th Edition

Nursing Interventions & Clinical Skills

5th Edition

Authors: Anne Perry Patricia Potter Martha Elkin
Imprint: Mosby

Table of Contents

Unit 1: Quality and Safety in Nursing Practice

Chapter 1: Using Evidence in Nursing Practice  NEW!

Chapter 2: Communication & Collaboration

  • Skill 2.1 Establishing the Nurse-Client Relationship
  • Skill 2.2 Interviewing
  • Skill 2.3 Communications with Anxious, Angry, Depressed Patients, and Cognitively Impaired Patients
  • Skill 2.4 Interprofessional Conflict Resolution  NEW!
  • Procedural Guideline 2.1 Hand-Off Communications  NEW!
  • Procedural Guideline 2.2 S-BAR Communication  NEW!

Chapter 3: Documentation and Informatics

  • Procedure Guideline 3.1 Documenting Nurses' Progress Notes

  • Procedural Guideline 3.2 Using an Electronic Medical Record  NEW!
  • Procedural Guideline 3.3 Writing an Occurrence Report

Chapter 4: Patient Safety & Quality Improvement

  • Procedural Guideline 4.1 Medical Error Reduction  NEW!
  • Skill 4.1 Fall Prevention
  • Skill 4.2 Designing a Restraint Free Environment
  • Skill 4.3 Applying Physical Restraints
  • Skill 4.4 Seizure Precautions
  • Skill 4.5 Fire, Electrical, and Radiation Safety
  • Procedural Guideline 4.2 Conducting a Root Cause Analysis  NEW!

Chapter 5: Infection Control

  • Procedural Guideline 5.1 Medical Asepsis Principles  NEW!
  • Procedural Guideline 5.2 Surgical Asepsis Principles  NEW!

  • Skill 5.1 Hand Hygiene
  • Skill 5.2 Applying Personal Protective Equipment
  • Skill 5.3 Caring for Patients under Isolation Precautions<


With its new condensed format, completely reorganized and updated content, respected author team, and new lower price, Perry and Potter's Nursing Interventions and Clinical Skills, 5th Edition is your all-around best choice for learning the skills and techniques you'll use every day in practice. Covering 181 skills, this highly accessible manual conveniently groups all related skills together, so you can find information quickly. The companion Evolve website features 50 video clips, skills checklists, and much more, ensuring your successful mastery of each skill.

Key Features

  • Contains 180 skills and techniques (basic, intermediate, and advanced) you'll use every day in practice.
  • Presents every skill in a logical, consistent format: Assessment, Planning, Implementation, Evaluation -- improving the quality of patient care.
  • Pairs each step with an appropriate rationale, helping you understand and remember why specific techniques are used.
  • Features Safety Alerts that highlight unusual risks inherent in the next step of the skill, helping you plan ahead at each step of nursing care.
  • Uses a Glove icon as a reminder to don clean gloves before proceeding to the next step of the skill, improving patient safety.
  • Guides you in Delegation and Collaboration, explaining when to delegate a skill to assistive personnel, and indicating what key information must be shared.
  • Highlights Special Considerations such as information unique to pediatric or geriatric patients, to raise awareness of additional risks you may face when caring for a diverse patient population.
  • Provides sample documentation of nurses notes so that you can learn to communicate effectively to the patient care team.
  • Contains multimedia resources such as video clips, skills performance checklists, interactive exercises, and more, all easily available to you on the companion Evolve website at no additional cost.


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About the Authors

Anne Perry Author

Anne Griffin Perry, RN, EdD, FAAN, Professor and Associate Dean, School of Nursing, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Patricia Potter Author

Patricia A. Potter, RN, MSN, PhD, FAAN, Director of Research, Patient Care Services Barnes-Jewish Hospital St. Louis, MO

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Martha Elkin Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Nursing Educator for Associate Degree Nursing, Private Practice Lactation Consultant, Mother Care of Maine, Comprehensive Breastfeeding Services, Sumner, ME; Formerly, Lactation Counselor, Stephens Memorial Hospital, Norway, ME