cover image - Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource,7th Edition
ISBN: 9780323071383
Page Count: 1312
Imprint: Mosby
List Price: $85.95

Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 7th Edition

by Anne Griffin Perry, RN, EdD, FAAN, Wendy Ostendorf, RN, MS, EdD, CNE and Patricia A. Potter, RN, MSN, PhD, FAAN
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource
cover image - Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource,7th Edition
ISBN: 9780323071383
Page Count: 1312
Imprint: Mosby
List Price: $85.95
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Written by the author team you trust, this market-leading text is known for its comprehensive coverage of over 200 nursing skills. It offers hundreds of full-color illustrations, a nursing process framework, and clear step-by-step instructions — with rationales for each step. Improved readability makes guidelines easier to follow, and coverage of many new skills keeps you completely current with nursing practice today.
    • This market-leading book is written by the most respected team of authors and contributors in the profession.
    • Comprehensive coverage includes over 200 basic, intermediate, and advanced nursing skills.
    • Over 1,200 vivid, full-color photographs and drawings aid understanding.
    • Five-step nursing process provides a framework for description of skills, as related to overall client care.
    • 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.
    • Unique! Critical decision points address key safety issues or possible skill modifications for specific patient needs.
    • Unique! Unexpected outcomes and related interventions alert you to what might go wrong and how to appropriately intervene.
    • Delegation principles discuss your responsibilities when assigning tasks to unlicensed assistive personnel.
    • Guidelines for reporting and recording list what to document and include examples of proper wording.
    • Cultural Considerations sections alert you to the care issues unique to people of specific cultural or ethnic backgrounds.
    • Special considerations discuss variations in the needs of children, older adults, and home care patients, and help you provide appropriate patient education as mandated by the Joint Commission.
    • Pediatric, geriatric, home care, and teaching considerations address specific patient needs.
    • Critical thinking exercises challenge you to integrate information on patient assessment and care.
    • Over 250 new photos illustrate the most current equipment and techniques.
    • Improved readability includes a streamlined presentation, with material that’s easier to comprehend.
    • Skills performance guidelines include key principles that apply to all skills covered within a chapter.
    • NEW! Using Evidence in Nursing Practice chapter discusses the complete process of conducting research, collecting, critiquing, evaluating, and applying evidence to improve patient care.
    • A companion Evolve website includes additional review questions, an audio glossary and access to Evolve Mobile, where you can download the skills checklists and video clips for your iPod or MP3 player.
  • Unit 1: Supporting the Client through the Health Care System

    1. Using Evidence in Nursing Practice NEW!

    2. Admission, Transfer, and Discharge

    3. Communication

    4. Reporting and Recording

    Unit 2: Vital Signs and Physical Assessment

    5. Vital Signs

    6. Health History and Physical Examination

    Unit 3: Infection Control

    7. Medical Asepsis

    8. Sterile Technique

    Unit 4: Activity and Mobility

    9. Safe Patient Handling-Transfer and Positioning

    10. Exercise and Ambulation

    11. Orthopedic Measures

    12. Support Surfaces and Special Beds

    Unit 5: Safety and Comfort

    13. Safety

    14. Disaster Preparedness

    15. Pain Assessment and Basic Comfort Measures

    16. Palliative Care

    Unit 6: Hygiene

    17. Personal Hygiene and Bedmaking

    18. Pressure Ulcer Care

    19. Care of Eye and Ear Prosthesis

    Unit 7: Medications

    20. Preparing for Medicine Administration

    21. Oral and Topical Medications

    22. Parenteral Medications

    Unit 8: Oxygenation

    23. Oxygen Therapy

    24. Performing Chest Physiotherapy

    25. Airway Management

    26. Closed Chest Drainage Systems

    27. Emergency Measures for Life Support

    Unit 9: Fluid Balance

    28. Intravenous and Vascular Access Therapy

    29. Blood Transfusions

    Unit 10: Nutrition

    30. Oral Nutrition

    31. Enteral Nutrition

    32. Parenteral Nutrition

    Unit 11: Elimination

    33. Urinary Elimination

    34. Bowel Elimination

    35. Ostomy Care

    Unit 12: Care of Surgical Client

    36. Preoperative and Postoperative Care

    37. Intraoperative Care

    Unit 13: Dressings and Wound Care

    38. Wound Care and Irrigations

    39. Dressings, Binders and Bandages

    40. Warm and Cold Therapy

    Unit 14: Home Care

    41. Home Care Safety

    42. Home Care Teaching

    Unit 15: Special Procedures

    43. Specimen Collection

    44. Diagnostic Procedures
  • Anne Griffin Perry, RN, EdD, FAAN, Professor and Associate Dean, School of Nursing, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL, Wendy Ostendorf, RN, MS, EdD, CNE, Neumann University, Aston, Pennsylvania and Patricia A. Potter, RN, MSN, PhD, FAAN, Director of Research, Patient Care Services
    Barnes-Jewish Hospital
    St. Louis, MO
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