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Nursing Interventions and Clinical Skills

Nursing Interventions and Clinical Skills - 3rd edition

Nursing Interventions and Clinical Skills - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 9780323022019

ISBN10: 0323022014

Nursing Interventions and Clinical Skills by Martha Keene Elkin, Anne Griffin Perry and Patricia A. Potter - ISBN 9780323022019
Edition: 3RD 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: C.V. Mosby Co.
International: No
Nursing Interventions and Clinical Skills by Martha Keene Elkin, Anne Griffin Perry and Patricia A. Potter - ISBN 9780323022019

ISBN13: 9780323022019

ISBN10: 0323022014

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Nursing Interventions & Clinical Skills provides complete coverage of basic, intermediate, and advanced skills in a streamlined, visually-oriented format. This text features a unique, user-friendly, full-color presentation, with more than a thousand photos and drawings. The nursing process framework and clear, 2-column format with rationales help put nursing skills into the context of care delivery. Skills are clustered, with similar skills covered together, to reflect the way they are commonly taught.

Key Features

  • Includes basic, intermediate, and advanced skills.
  • Standard beginning and completion protocols for each skill are summarized on inside front cover for easy reference so that routine steps need not be constantly repeated.
  • Skills are clustered, with similar skills covered together, to reflect the way they are commonly taught.
  • Easy-to-follow 2-column format for skills includes rationales for key steps to help students understand why specific techniques are used.
  • Nurse-Alerts highlight safety issues or critical steps in the skills
  • Glove logo provides a visual reminder to apply clean gloves.
  • Delegation Considerations guide nurses when assigning a skill to unlicensed assistive personnel.
  • Special considerations include age-related, home-care, and long term care.
  • Communication Tips provide guidelines for students on how to prepare, support, and instruct clients.
  • Over a thousand full-color photographs and drawings clearly show how steps are performed.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


1 Professional Nursing Practice Skill

1.1 Standard Protocols for All Interventions Skill
1.2 Recording Skill
1.3 Giving a Change-of-Shift Report Skill
1.4 Writing an Incident Report

2 Facilitating Communication Skill

2.1 Establishing Therapeutic Communication Skill
2.2 Comforting Skill
2.3 Active Listening Skill
2.4 Interviewing Skill
2.5 Communicating with an Anxious Client Skill
2.6 Verbally Deescalating a Potentially Violent Client

3 Promoting Infection Control Skill

3.1 Handwashing Skill
3.2 Using Disposable Clean Gloves Skill
3.2 Caring for Clients under Isolation Precautions Skill
3.3 Special Tuberculosis Precautions

4 Basic Sterile Techniques Skill

4.1 Creating and Maintaining a Sterile Field Skill
4.2 Sterile Gloving

5 Promoting a Safe Environment Skill

5.1 Safety Equipment and Fall Prevention Skill
5.2 Designing a Restraint-Free Environment Skill
5.3 Applying Restraints Skill
5.4 Seizure Precautions Skill
5.5 Safety Measures for Radioactive Materials


6 Promoting Activity and Mobility Skill

6.1 Assisting with Moving and Positioning Clients in Bed Skill
6.2 Minimizing Orthostatic Hypotension Skill
6.3 Transferring from Bed to Chair Skill
6.4 Using a Mechanical (Hoyer) Lift for Transfer from Bed to Chair Skill
6.5 Transferring from Bed to Stretcher Skill
6.6 Assisting Ambulation Skill
6.7 Canes, Crutches, and Walkers

7 Promoting Hygiene Skill

7.1 Complete Bathing Procedural Guideline
7.1 Care of Dentures Skill
7.2 Oral Care Skill
7.3 Hair Care Skill
7.4 Foot and Nail Care Skill
7.5 Bedmaking Procedural Guideline
7.2 Unoccupied Bedmaking Skill
7.6 Caring for Incontinent Clients

8 Promoting Nutrition Skill

8.1 Feeding Dependent Clients Skill
8.2 Assisting Clients with Impaired Swallowing Procedural Guideline
8.1 Obtaining Body Weights

9 Assisting with Elimination Skill

9.1 Monitoring Intake and Output Skill
9.2 Providing a Bedpan and Urinal Skill
9.3 Applying an External Catheter Skill
9.4 Administering an Enema Skill
9.5 Catheter Care

10 Promoting Comfort, Sleep, and Relaxation Skill

10.1 Comfort Measures that Promote Sleep Skill
10.2 Relaxation Techniques

11 Managing Pain Skill

11.1 Nonpharmacological Pain Management Skill
11.2 Pharmacological Pain Management Skill
11.3 Patient-Controlled Analgesia (PCA) Skill
11.4 Epidural Analgesia Skill
11.5 Local Anesthetic Infusion Pump


12 Vital Signs Skill

12.1 Assessing Temperature, Pulse, Respirations, and Blood Pressure Procedural Guideline
12.1 Electronic Blood Pressure Measurement Skill
12.3 Measuring Oxygen Saturation with Pulse Oximetry

13 Shift Assessment Skill

13.1 General Survey Skill
13.2 Assessing the Thorax and Lungs Skill
13.3 Assessing the Heart and Neck Vessels Skill
13.4 Assessing the Abdomen Skill
13.5 Assessing Neurological Function

14 Laboratory Tests Skill

14.1 Urine Specimen Collection--Mid-Stream, Sterile Urinary Catheter Procedural Guideline
14.1 Collect 24-Hour Timed Specimens Procedural Guideline
14.2 Urine Screening for Glucose, Ketones, Protein, Blood, and pH Skill
14.2 Testing for Gastrointestinal Alterations (Stool specimen, Hemoccult test, Gastroocult test) Skill
14.3 Blood Glucose Monitoring Skill
14.4 Collecting Blood Specimens--Vacutainer, Blood Cultures Procedural Guideline
14.3 Venipuncture with Syringe Skill
14.5 Collecting Specimens from the Nose and Throat (nose and Throat Cultures) Skill
14.6 Collecting Sputum Specimens (Suction and Expectoration) Skill
14.7 Obtaining Wound Cultures

15 Diagnostic Tests Skill

15.1 IV Conscious Sedation (IVCS) Skill
15.2 Contrast Media Studies: Arteriogram, Cardiac Catheterization, Intravenous Pyelogram Skill
15.3 Assisting with Aspirations: Bone Marrow, Lumbar Puncture, Paracentesis, Thoracentesis Skill
15.4 Assisting with Bronchoscopy Skill
15.5 Cardiac Studies Skill
15.6 Assisting with Endoscopy (Esophagastroduodenoscopy) Procedural Guideline
15.1 Assisting with Colonoscopy Skill
15.7 Assisting with Electrocardiograms


16 Preparation for Medication Administration

17 Non-Parenteral Medications Skill

17.1 Administering Oral Medications Skill
17.2 Applying Topical Medications Skill
17.3 Instilling Eye and Ear Medications Skill
17.4 Using Metered-Dose Inhalers Skill
17.5 Using Small-Volume Nebulizers Skill
17.6 Inserting Rectal and Vaginal Medications

18 Administration of Injections Procedural Guideline

18.1 Reconstituting Medications from a Powder Procedural Guideline
18.2 Mixing Medications from Vials Procedural Guideline
18.3 Teaching Self-Injections Skill
18.1 Subcutaneous Injections (Includes Insulin) Skill
18.2 Intramuscular Injections Skill
18.3 Intradermal Injections Skill
18.4 Continuous Subcutaneous Medications


19 Preparing the Client for Surgery Skill

19.1 Preoperative Assessment Skill
19.2 Preoperative Teaching Skill
19.3 Physical Preparations

20 Intraoperative Techniques Skill

20.1 Surgical Hand Scrub Skill
20.2 Donning Sterile Gown and Closed Gloving

21 Caring for the Postoperative Client Skill

21.1 Providing Immediate Postoperative Care in Postanesthesia Care Unit Skill
21.2 Providing Comfort Measures During Phase II (Convalescent Phase)


22 Surgical Wound Care Skill

22.1 Providing Surgical Wound Care Skill
22.2 Monitoring and Measuring Drainage Devices Skill
22.3 Removing Staples and Sutures (Including Applying SteriStrips)

23 Pressure Ulcers Skill

23.1 Pressure Ulcer Risk Assessment and Prevention Strategies Skill
23.2 Treatment of Pressure Ulcers and Wound Management

24 Dressings Skill

24.1 Applying Dressings Skill
24.2 Changing Transparent Dressings Skill
24.3 Applying Binders and Bandages Skill
24.4 Wound vac NEW!

25 Therapeutic Use of Heat and Cold Skill

25.1 Moist Heat Skill
25.2 Dry Heat Skill
25.3 Cold Compresses and Ice Bags


26 Special Mattresses and Beds Skill

26.1 Using a Support Surface Mattress Skill
26.2 Using a Low-Air-Loss Bed Skill
26.3 Using an Air-Fluidized Bed Skill
26.4 Using a Rotokinetic Bed Skill
26.5 Using a Bariatric Bed

27 Promoting Range of Motion Skill

27.1 Range of Motion Exercises Skill
27.2 Continuous Passive Motion (CPM) Machine (for Client with Total Knee Replacement)

28 Traction, Cast Care, and Immobilization Devices Skill

28.1 Care of Client in Skin Traction Skill
28.2 Care of Client in Skeletal Traction/Pin Site Care Skill
28.3 Care of Client During Cast Application Skill
28.4 Care of Client During Cast Removal Skill
28.5 Care of Client with an Immobilization Device (Brace, Splint, Sling) Procedural Guideline
28.1 Sling Application


29 Intravenous Therapy Skill

29.1 Basic IV Insertion Techniques (Intermittent and Continuous Infusion) Skill
29.2 Regulating Flow Rates Skill
29.3 Maintenance of IV Site Skill
29.4 Administering IV Medications Skill
29.5 Transfusion with Blood Products

30 Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance Skill

30.1 Monitoring Fluid Balance Skill
30.2 Monitoring Electrolyte Balance Skill
30.3 Monitoring Acid-Base Balance

31 Promoting Oxygenation Skill

31.1 Oxygen Administration Skill
31.2 Airway Management: Noninvasive Interventions Skill
31.3 Airway Management: Suctioning Skill
31.4 Airway Management: Endotracheal Tube and Tracheostomy Care Skill
31.5 Managing Closed Chest Drainage Systems (Including Managing Postoperative Autotransfusions)

32 Gastrointestinal Intubation Skill

32.1 Inserting Nasogastric Tube (Includes Checking Placement of Nasal Tube) Skill
32.2 Irrigating Nasogastric Tube Skill
32.3 Removing Nasogastric Tube

33 Enteral Nutrition Skill

33.1 Intubating the Client with a Small-Bore Nasogastric or Nasointestinal Feeding Tube Skill
33.2 Verifying Tube Placement for a Large-Bore or Small-bore Feeding Tube NEW! Skill
33.3 Administering Tube Feedings Skill
33.4 Administering Medication Through a Feeding Tube

34 Altered Bowel Elimination Skill

34.1 Removing Impactions Skill
34.2 Pouching an Enterostomy Skill
34.3 Irrigating a Colostomy

35 Altered Urinary Elimination Skill

35.1 Urinary Catheterization with Indwelling (Retention) Catheter: Female and Male Skill
35.2 Removal of an Indwelling Catheter NEW! Skill
35.3 Inserting Straight Catheter for Specimen Collection or Residual Skill
35.4 Continuous Bladder Irrigation Skill
35.5 Suprapubic Catheters Skill
35.6 Urinary Diversions (Continent and Incontinent) NEW!

36 Altered Sensory Perception Skill

36.1 Caring for an Eye Prosthesis Skill
36.2 Eye Irrigations Skill
36.3 Caring for Clients with Hearing Aids Skill
36.4 Ear Irrigations

37 Emergency Measures for Life Support in the Hospital Setting Skill

37.1 Resuscitation Skill
37.2 Code Management

38 Care of the Client with Special Needs Skill

38.1 Managing Central Venous Lines Skill
38.2 Administration of Total Parenteral Nutrition Skill
38.3 Mechanical Ventilation Skill
38.4 Care of Clients Receiving Hemodialysis Skill
38.5 Peritoneal Dialysis

39 Palliative Care


39.1 Care of the Dying Client NEW! Skill
39.2 Care of the Body after Death

40 Discharge Teaching and Home Health Management Skill

40.1 Client Teaching Skill
40.2 Risk Assessment and Accident Prevention Skill
40.3 Adapting the Home Setting for Clients with Cognitive Deficits NEW! Skill
40.4 Medication and Medication Device Safety NEW! Skill
40.5 Home Oxygen Therapy