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Kozier and Erb's Techniques in Clinical Nursing "Basic to Intermediate Skills"

Kozier and Erb's Techniques in Clinical Nursing "Basic to Intermediate Skills" - 5th edition

ISBN13: 978-0131142299

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Edition/Copyright: 5TH 02
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2002
International: No

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Kozier and Erb's Techniques in Clinical Nursing "Basic to Intermediate Skills" - 5TH 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0131142299

Audrey J. Berman, Glenora Erb, Shirlee Snyder and Barbara Kozier

ISBN13: 978-0131142299
ISBN10: 0131142291
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 5TH 02
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 2002
International: No
Summary

For a separate nursing skills course or fundamentals and medical surgical nursing courses. A perfect compliment to Kozier, Fundamentals of Nursing, Concepts, Process, and Practice. For new graduates, or as a reference for practicing nurses in hospitals and health care settings.

This text reflects the needs of today's diverse student population. It provides the most complete preparation for the clinical challenges students will encounter in the workplace, offering nearly 200 techniques in a step-by-step format. For each technique, a rationale is provided for the critical steps. In addition, several learning tools foster assessment skills and encourage critical thinking. It is also useful for those involved in caring for clients in the home.

Features :

  • NEW--Completely revised and updated to reflect significant changes in practice.
  • Provides students with the most current information.
  • NEW--Techniques are discussed and illustrated in detail.
  • Offers students information on techniques such as standard precautions, implementing seizure precautions, applying a sequential compression device, measuring peak expiratory flow, administering basic life support to the hospitalized client, and using alginates on wounds.
  • NEW--Age-related considerations.
  • Provides students with highlighted boxes that discuss the modifications and special deliberations necessary when caring for infants, children, and elders.
  • NEW--Modifications in ambulatory and community settings.
  • Outlines for students client teaching regarding self-care and communication with the healthcare team, involvement of lay caregivers, and suggestions for altering techniques as indicated by the physical environment.
  • NEW--Over 200 Forming Clinical Judgment questions are included.
  • Challenges students to apply critical thinking skills and consider appropriate responses to realistic clinical situations that can arise in performing the techniques in each chapter.
  • NEW--Full-color photographs and illustrations.
  • Provides students with visual references of real situations that demonstrate the equipment and techniques involved.
  • NEW--Key terminology is listed at the end of each chapter.
  • Provides students with a handy reference of key terms discussed in each chapter.
  • Detailed examination of the 166 most important techniques performed by nurses.
  • Provides students with thorough coverage of all common variations of techniques, organized from the simple to the more complex.
  • Chapters contain concise introductory material and place the techniques in perspective to client anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology--The presentation of each technique follows the steps of the nursing process.
  • Allows students to use their knowledge and apply it when performing nursing techniques.


Author Bio

Berman, Audrey J. : Samuel Merritt College


Erb, Glenora :


Snyder, Shirlee :


Kozier, Barbara :

Table of Contents

I. INTRODUCTION.
1. Foundational Techniques.

II. HEALTH ASSESSMENT.
2. Vital Signs.
3. Assessing Adult Health.
4. Specimen Collection.

III. MOBILITY AND SAFETY.
5. Positioning the Client.
6. Mobilizing the Client.
7. Fall Prevention and Restraints.
8. Maintaining Joint Mobility.
9. Care of the Client in Traction.

IV. ASSISTING WITH CLIENT HYGIENE AND COMFORT.
10. Client Hygiene.
11. Bedmaking.
12. Infection Control.
13. Heat and Cold Therapy.
14. Pain Management.

V. NUTRITION AND ELIMINATION.
15. Feeding Clients.
16. Assisting with Fecal Elimination.
17. Assisting with Urinary Elimination.
18. Caring for the Client with Peritoneal Dialysis.

VI. CIRCULATORY AND VENTILATORY SUPPORT.
19. Promoting Circulation.
20. Breathing Exercises.
21. Oxygen Therapy.
22. Suctioning.
23. Caring for the Client with a Tracheostomy.
24. Caring for the Client with Chest Tube Drainage.
25. Administering Basic Life Support to the Hospitalized Client.

VII. MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION.
26. Administering Oral/Enteral Medications.
27. Administering Topical Medications.
28. Administering Parenteral Medications.
29. Administering Intravenous Therapy.

VIII. WOUNDS AND INJURY CARE.
30. Performing Wound and Pressure Ulcer Care.
31. Cast Care.
32. Performing Perioperative Care.

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