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Photo Guide of Nursing Skills

Photo Guide of Nursing Skills - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0838581742

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ISBN13: 978-0838581742
ISBN10: 0838581749
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 02
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2002
International: No

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Photo Guide of Nursing Skills - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0838581742

Sandra F. Smith, Donna J. Duell and Barbara C. Martin

ISBN13: 978-0838581742
ISBN10: 0838581749
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 02
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 2002
International: No
Summary

Anyone preparing for a career in nursing, or providing health care at home, will love this full-color visual walkthrough of all basic and intermediate nursing procedures. The unique and easy-to-follow format divides each procedure into logical steps, complete with appropriate illustrations, descriptions, and rationales. The main features include:

  • Over 2000 full-color photos and line drawings illustrating over 300 step-by-step procedures.
  • Critical thinking sections that focus on unexpected outcomes and alternative nursing actions.
  • Quick-reference content, safety alerts, and charts and tables to sharpen skill mastery.
  • Self-evaluation exercises to aid in exam preparation.
  • Useful Tips provides additional clinical information with regard to each skill or procedure.
  • Charting Information outlines clear guidelines for patient documentation.

Author Bio

Smith, Sandra F. :


Duell, Donna J. : Cabrillo College


Martin, Barbara C. : University of Tulsa

Table of Contents

I. INTRODUCTION TO NURSING PRACTICE.

1. Legal and Ethical Practice.
2. Documentation and Care Planning.

II. MEDICAL ASEPSIS AND STANDARD PRECAUTIONS.

3. Medical Asepsis.
4. Infection Control.

III. PERSONAL CARE AND SAFETY.

5. Safe Client Environment.
6. Bathing and Bedmaking.
7. Personal Hygiene.

IV. HEALTH EVALUATION.

8. Admission to a Health Care Facility.
9. Vital Signs.

V. SKIN AND TISSUE INTEGRITY.

10. Heat and Cold.
11. Wound Care and Dressings.

VI. MOBILITY.

12. Body Mechanics and Positioning.
13. Exercise and Ambulation.
14. Orthopedic Measures.

VII. MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION.

15. Nonparenteral Medications.
16. Parenteral Medications.

VIII. INTRAVENOUS THERAPY.

17. Intravenous Fluids and Blood.
18. Intravenous Medications.

IX. GASTROINTESTINAL THERAPY AND NUTRITIONAL SUPPORT.

19. Gastrointestinal Therapy.
20. Nutritional Support.

X. ELIMINATION.

21. Urinary Elimination.
22. Bowel Elimination.

XI. OXYGENATION AND CIRCULATION.

23. Respiratory Skills.
24. Cardiovascular Skills.
25. Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Emergencies.