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Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques - Text Only

Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques - Text Only - 8th edition

ISBN13: 978-0323083836

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ISBN13: 978-0323083836
ISBN10: 0323083838
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 8TH 14
Publisher: C.V. Mosby Co.
Published: 2014
International: No
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Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques - Text Only - 8TH 14 edition

ISBN13: 978-0323083836

Anne Griffin Perry

ISBN13: 978-0323083836
ISBN10: 0323083838
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 8TH 14
Publisher: C.V. Mosby Co.

Published: 2014
International: No
Summary

Written by the author team you trust, this market-leading text is known for its comprehensive coverage of over 200 nursing skills. It offers hundreds of full-color illustrations, a nursing process framework, and clear step-by-step instructions - with rationales for each step. Improved readability makes guidelines easier to follow, and coverage of many new skills keeps you completely current with nursing practice today.

  • This market-leading book is written by the most respected team of authors and contributors in the profession.
  • Comprehensive coverage includes over 200 basic, intermediate, and advanced nursing skills.
  • Over 1,200 vivid, full-color photographs and drawings aid understanding.
  • Five-step nursing process provides a framework for description of skills, as related to overall client care.
  • Rationales for each skill step explain why steps are performed in a specific way, including their clinical significance and benefit, and incorporate the latest research findings.
  • Unique! Critical decision points address key safety issues or possible skill modifications for specific patient needs.
  • Unique! Unexpected outcomes and related interventions alert you to what might go wrong and how to appropriately intervene.
  • Delegation principles discuss your responsibilities when assigning tasks to unlicensed assistive personnel.
  • Guidelines for reporting and recording list what to document and include examples of proper wording.
  • Cultural Considerations sections alert you to the care issues unique to people of specific cultural or ethnic backgrounds.
  • Special considerations discuss variations in the needs of children, older adults, and home care patients, and help you provide appropriate patient education as mandated by the Joint Commission.
  • Pediatric, geriatric, home care, and teaching considerations address specific patient needs.
  • Critical thinking exerci

Table of Contents

1. Using Evidence in Practice 2. Admitting, Transfer, and Discharge 3. Communication 4. Documentation and Informatics 5. Vital Signs 6. Health Assessment 7. Medical Asepsis 8. Sterile Technique 9. Safe Patient Handling, Transfer and Positioning 10. Exercise and Ambulation 11. Orthopedic Measures 12. Support Surfaces and Special Beds 13. Safety and Quality Improvement 14. Disaster Preparedness 15. Pain Assessment and Basic Comfort Measures 16. Palliative Care 17. Personal Hygiene and Bed Making 18. Pressure Ulcer Care 19. Care of the Eye and Ear 20. Safe Medicine Preparation 21. Oral and Topical Medications 22. Parenteral Medications 23. Oxygen Therapy 24. Performing Chest Physiotherapy 25. Airway Management 26. Closed Chest Drainage Systems 27. Emergency Measures for Life Support 28. Intravenous and Vascular Access Therapy 29. Blood Transfusions 30. Oral Nutrition 31. Enteral Nutrition 32. Parenteral Nutrition 33. Urinary Elimination 34. Bowel Elimination and Gastric Intubation 35. Ostomy Care 36. Preoperative and Postoperative Care 37. Intraoperative Care 38. Wound Care and Irrigations 39. Dressings, Bandages, and Binders 40. Therapeutic Use of Heat and Cold 41. Home Care Safety 42. Home Care Teaching 43. Specimen Collection 44. Diagnostic Procedures