ISBN: 9780323100380
Page Count: 1216
Imprint: Mosby
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Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 8th Edition

by Anne Griffin Perry, RN, EdD, FAAN, Patricia A. Potter, RN, MSN, PhD, FAAN and Wendy Ostendorf, RN, MS, EdD, CNE
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ISBN: 9780323100380
Page Count: 1216
Imprint: Mosby
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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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