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Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques - Text Only

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

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

ISBN13: 9780323083836

ISBN10: 0323083838

Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques - Text Only by Anne Griffin Perry - ISBN 9780323083836
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 8TH 14
Copyright: 2014
Publisher: C.V. Mosby Co.
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Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques - Text Only by Anne Griffin Perry - ISBN 9780323083836

ISBN13: 9780323083836

ISBN10: 0323083838

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 8TH 14

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Summary

Known for its clear, comprehensive coverage of over 200 evidence-based skills, Clinical Nursing Skills & Techniques is today's leading nursing skills reference. It features nearly 1,000 full-color photographs and drawings, a nursing process framework, step-by-step instructions with rationales, and a focus on critical thinking and evidence-based practice. This edition includes new coverage of patient-centered care and safety guidelines, an emphasis on QSEN core competencies, and links to valuable online resources. Written by the trusted author team of Anne Griffin Perry and Patricia A. Potter, and now joined by new author Wendy Ostendorf, this reference helps you perform nursing skills with confidence.

  • Coverage of QSEN core competencies includes delegation and collaboration, guidelines for reporting and recording, and pediatric, geriatric, home care, and teaching considerations.
  • Unique! Using Evidence in Nursing Practice chapter covers the entire process of conducting research, including collecting, evaluating, and applying evidence from published research.
  • Comprehensive coverage includes 212 basic, intermediate, and advanced nursing skills.
  • Clinical Decision Points within skills address key safety issues or possible skill modifications for specific patient needs.
  • Icons indicate video clips related to skills and procedures in the book and related lessons in Nursing Skills Online.
  • 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.
  • The five-step nursing process provides a framework for the description of skills within overall client care.
  • Unique! Unexpected outcomes and related interventions alert you to what might go wrong and how to appropriately intervene.
  • Online checklists and video clips may be downloaded to mobile devices.
  • NEW Patient-Centered Care sections address issues unique to people of specific cultural, ethnic, and demographic backgrounds - a QSEN core competency.
  • NEW Safety Guidelines sections cover the global recommendations on the safe execution of skill sets - also a QSEN core competency.
  • UPDATED Adverse Event Reporting (AER) procedural guideline covers the correct response to Serious Event Reporting within the healthcare facility.
  • NEW! Safe Transfer to a Wheel Chair procedural guideline focuses on the safety aspect of this common maneuver.
  • NEW! Communicating with the Cognitively Impaired Patient skill provides the understanding and protocol for dealing with patients who are unable to communicate in a typical manner.
  • NEW! Assessing the Genitalia and Rectum skill includes complete information and rationales.
  • NEW! Caring for Patients with Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms (MDRO) and C. difficili skill covers this growing challenge to patient welfare and to healthcare providers.

Table of Contents

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

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