Nursing Interventions & Clinical Skills, 5th Edition

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Nursing Interventions & Clinical Skills, 5th Edition


With its new condensed format, completely reorganized and updated content, respected author team, and new lower price, Perry and Potter's Nursing Interventions and Clinical Skills, 5th Edition is your all-around best choice for learning the skills and techniques you'll use every day in practice. Covering 181 skills, this highly accessible manual conveniently groups all related skills together, so you can find information quickly. The companion Evolve website features 50 video clips, skills checklists, and much more, ensuring your successful mastery of each skill.

  • Contains 180 skills and techniques (basic, intermediate, and advanced) you'll use every day in practice.
  • Presents every skill in a logical, consistent format: Assessment, Planning, Implementation, Evaluation -- improving the quality of patient care.
  • Pairs each step with an appropriate rationale, helping you understand and remember why specific techniques are used.
  • Features Safety Alerts that highlight unusual risks inherent in the next step of the skill, helping you plan ahead at each step of nursing care.
  • Uses a Glove icon as a reminder to don clean gloves before proceeding to the next step of the skill, improving patient safety.
  • Guides you in Delegation and Collaboration, explaining when to delegate a skill to assistive personnel, and indicating what key information must be shared.
  • Highlights Special Considerations such as information unique to pediatric or geriatric patients, to raise awareness of additional risks you may face when caring for a diverse patient population.
  • Provides sample documentation of nurses notes so that you can learn to communicate effectively to the patient care team.
  • Contains multimedia resources such as video clips, skills performance checklists, interactive exercises, and more, all easily available to you on the companion Evolve website at no additional cost.
  • Content has been reorganized to make topics easier to find, improving ease of use.
  • Covers new topics that will help you develop the skills needed to practice according to the TJC and ACCN recommendations.
  • Covers new skills that will prepare you for nursing practice in a wide variety of environments.
  • Features a unique new chapter, Using Evidence in Practice, that introduces you to using evidence to solve clinical problems.
  • Introduces you to Consistent Patient Identification Protocol as recommended by The Joint Commission, improving quality of care and patient safety.
  • Includes enhanced and greatly expanded end-of-chapter exercises, now featuring case study questions, NCLEX alternate format questions, and multiple-choice questions.

Unit 1: Quality and Safety in Nursing Practice

Chapter 1: Using Evidence in Nursing Practice  NEW!

Chapter 2: Communication & Collaboration

    • Skill 2.1 Establishing the Nurse-Client Relationship

    • Skill 2.2 Interviewing

    • Skill 2.3 Communications with Anxious, Angry, Depressed Patients, and Cognitively Impaired Patients

    • Skill 2.4 Interprofessional Conflict Resolution  NEW!

    • Procedural Guideline 2.1 Hand-Off Communications  NEW!

    • Procedural Guideline 2.2 S-BAR Communication  NEW!

    Chapter 3: Documentation and Informatics

      • Procedure Guideline 3.1 Documenting Nurses' Progress Notes

        • Procedural Guideline 3.2 Using an Electronic Medical Record  NEW!

        • Procedural Guideline 3.3 Writing an Occurrence Report

        Chapter 4: Patient Safety & Quality Improvement

          • Procedural Guideline 4.1 Medical Error Reduction  NEW!

          • Skill 4.1 Fall Prevention

          • Skill 4.2 Designing a Restraint Free Environment

          • Skill 4.3 Applying Physical Restraints

          • Skill 4.4 Seizure Precautions

          • Skill 4.5 Fire, Electrical, and Radiation Safety

          • Procedural Guideline 4.2 Conducting a Root Cause Analysis  NEW!

          Chapter 5: Infection Control

            • Procedural Guideline 5.1 Medical Asepsis Principles  NEW!

            • Procedural Guideline 5.2 Surgical Asepsis Principles  NEW!

              • Skill 5.1 Hand Hygiene

              • Skill 5.2 Applying Personal Protective Equipment

              • Skill 5.3 Caring for Patients under Isolation Precautions

              • Procedural Guideline 5.3 Special Tuberculosis Precautions

                • Skill 5.4 Preparing & Maintaining a Sterile Field

                • Skill 5.6 Applying Sterile Gloves

                Unit 2: Patient Assessment Skills

                Chapter 6: Vital Signs

                  • Skill 6.1 Measuring Body Temperature

                  • Skill 6.2 Assessing Pulse: Apical

                  • Skill 6.3 Assessing Pulse: Radial

                  • Procedural Guideline 6.1 Assessing Pulse: Apical Radial

                  • Skill 6.4 Assessing Respirations

                  • Skill 6.5 Assessing Blood Pressure

                  • Procedural Guideline 6.2 Assessing Blood Pressure Electronically

                  Chapter 7: Health Assessment

                    • Skill 7.1 General Survey

                    • Procedural Guideline 7.1 Monitoring Intake and Output

                    • Skill 7.2 Assessing the Head and Neck

                    • Skill 7.3 Assessing the Thorax and Lungs

                    • Skill 7.4 Cardiovascular Assessment

                    • Skill 7.5 Assessing the Abdomen

                    • Skill 7.6 Assessing the Genitalia and Rectum  NEW!

                    • Skill 7.7 Musculoskeletal and Neurological Assessment

                    Chapter 8: Specimen Collection

                      • Skill 8.1 Urine Specimen Collection

                      • Procedural Guideline 8.1 Collecting a Timed Urine Specimen

                      • Procedural Guideline 8.2 Urine Testing

                      • Skill 8.2 Testing for Gastrointestinal Alterations--Gastroccult Test, Stool Specimen, and Hemoccult Test

                      • Skill 8.3 Collecting Specimens from the Nose and Throat

                      • Skill 8.4 Collecting a Sputum Specimens

                      • Skill 8.5 Obtaining Wound Drainage Specimens

                      • Skill 8.6 Blood Glucose Monitoring

                      • Skill 8.7 Performing Venipuncture

                      Chapter 9: Diagnostic Procedures

                        • Skill 9.
                        Anne Griffin Perry, RN, EdD, FAAN, Professor and Associate Dean, School of Nursing, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL, Patricia A. Potter, RN, MSN, PhD, FAAN, Director of Research, Patient Care Services
                        Barnes-Jewish Hospital
                        St. Louis, MO and Martha Keene Elkin, RN, MSN, IBCLC, Nursing Educator for Associate Degree Nursing, Private Practice Lactation Consultant, Mother Care of Maine, Comprehensive Breastfeeding Services, Sumner, ME; Formerly, Lactation Counselor, Stephens Memorial Hospital, Norway, ME


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