Nursing Skills Online for Clinical Nursing Skills & Techniques, 7th Edition
Online Course

Nursing Skills Online for Clinical Nursing Skills & Techniques, 7th Edition


Focusing on the skills that are most labor-intensive to teach and that pose the greatest risk to patient safety, this online course is the perfect tool to help students review and evaluate their competency before performing skills in the clinical setting. This innovative online course consists of 17 modules, with each module comprising several lessons. Each lesson provides a content overview, a variety of interactive exercises, self-check activities, and an exam. In addition to schools of nursing, this is also a valuable and timesaving means of providing periodic training and competency evaluation for nursing staff. This online course is also available packaged with the parent text, Perry: Clinical Nursing Skills & Techniques, 7th edition.
• Designed to correlate with Perry: Clinical Nursing Skills & Techniques, 7th edition.
• Reading assignments link online content to text.
• Over 700 activities encourage decision-making, critical thinking, and self-evaluation.
• Case-based/problem-oriented format of learning activities relates to real-life patient scenarios.
• Varied self-assessment exercises - over 750 - and lesson exams allow users to test their knowledge of key concepts throughout the module. Correct answers and rationales provide immediate feedback.
• Scramble function allows user to reset an exercise so that the activities are reordered and presented anew.
• 100 video clips demonstrating procedures can be viewed from start to finish, pausing and repeating segments as desired.
• Over 100 step-by-step skill performance guidelines are printable to provide a portable reference.
• Extensive glossary of terms includes pronunciation for the most often mispronounced terms.
Vital Signs:
Lesson 1: Overview of Vital Signs
Lesson 2: Measuring Body Temperature
Lesson 3: Assessing Pulse
Lesson 4: Assessing Respiration
Lesson 5: Assessing Blood Pressure
Lesson 6: Pulse Oximetry

Infection Control:
Lesson 1: Overview of Infection Control
Lesson 2: Hand Hygiene
Lesson 3: Creating and Maintaining a Sterile Field
Lesson 4: Sterile Gloving

Lesson 1: Safety Equipment and Fall Prevention
Lesson 2: Applying Physical Restraints
Lesson 3: Moving and Transferring Clients
Lesson 4: Feeding the Dependent Person

Safe Medication Administration:
Lesson 1: Overview of Safe Medication Administration
Lesson 2: Preparing for Medication Administration: Applying the Six Rights
Lesson 3: Preparing for Medication Administration: Calculating Drug Dosages
Lesson 4: Preventing Medication Errors
Lesson 5: Administering Oral Medications

Non-Parenteral Medication Administration:
Lesson 1: Overview of Non-Parenteral Medication Administration
Lesson 2: Applying Topical Medications
Lesson 3: Instilling Eye Medications
Lesson 4: Instilling Ear Medications
Lesson 5: Using Metered-Dose Inhalers
Lesson 6: Inserting Rectal and Vaginal Medications

Lesson 1: Administration of Injections
Lesson 2: Preparing Injections from Ampules and Vials
Lesson 3: Administering Subcutaneous Injections
Lesson 4: Administering Intradermal Injections
Lesson 5: Administering Intramuscular Injections.

Airway Management:
Lesson 1: Overview of Airway Management
Lesson 2: Pulse Oximetry
Lesson 3: Oropharyngeal Suctioning
Lesson 4: Nasopharyngeal and/or Nasotracheal Suctioning
Lesson 5: Open Artificial Airway Suctioning
Lesson 6: Artificial Airway In-Line Closed Suctioning
Lesson 7: Endotracheal Tube Care
Lesson 8: Tracheostomy Tube Care

Chest Tubes:
Lesson 1: Chest Tube Principles
Lesson 2: Chest Tube Drainage Systems
Lesson 3: Analysis of Gastric Contents
Lesson 4: Assisting with Removal of Chest Tubes

Enteral Nutrition:
Lesson 1: Overview of Enteral Nutrition
Lesson 2: Inserting a Small-Bore Nasogastric or Nasointestinal Feeding Tube
Lesson 3: Verifying Feeding Tube Placement
Lesson 4: Administering Tube Feedings
Lesson 5: Administering Medication through a Feeding Tube

IV Fluid Therapy Management:
Lesson 1: Overview of Maintenance of Intravenous Site
Lesson 2: Regulating Intravenous Infusion Flow Rates
Lesson 3: Changing Infusion Fluid/Tubing
Lesson 4: Changing a Peripheral IV Dressing

IV Fluid Administration:
Lesson 1: Overview of IV Fluid Administration
Lesson 2: Insertion of Peripheral Intravenous Device
Lesson 3: Troubleshooting Intravenous Infusions
Lesson 4: Discontinuing Peripheral IV Access

IV Medication Administration:
Lesson 1: Overview of IV Medication Administration
Lesson 2: Administering IV Medications by Peggy back, Intermittent Intravenous Infusion Sets, and Mini-Infusion Pumps
Lesson 3: Administering Medications by IV Bolus
Lesson 4: Adding Medications to Intravenous Fluid Containers

Urinary Catheterization:
Lesson 1: Overview of Urinary Catheterization
Lesson 2: Inserting a Straight or Indwelling Urinary Catheter
Lesson 3: Applying a Condom Catheter
Lesson 4: Catheter Specimen Collection
Lesson 5: Care and Removal of the Indwelling Catheter

Bowel Elimination / Ostomy:
Lesson 1: Overview of Bowel Elimination / Ostomy
Lesson 2: Enema Administration
Lesson 3: Ostomy Overview
Lesson 4: Pouching an Ostomy
Lesson 5: Irrigating a Colostomy

Vascular Access:
Lesson 1: Overview of Vascular Access Devices
Lesson 2: Blood Drawing & Fluid Administration
Lesson 3: Dressing Change
Lesson 4: Troubleshooting Vascular Access Devices

Wound Care:
Anne Griffin Perry, RN, EdD, FAAN, Professor and Associate Dean, School of Nursing, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL and Patricia A. Potter, RN, MSN, PhD, FAAN, Director of Research, Patient Care Services
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis, MO