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Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 8th Edition


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.
      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, Patricia A. Potter, RN, MSN, PhD, FAAN, Director of Research, Patient Care Services
      Barnes-Jewish Hospital
      St. Louis, MO and Wendy Ostendorf, RN, MS, EdD, CNE, Neumann University, Aston, Pennsylvania
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