Nursing Interventions & Clinical Skills - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 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 9.1 Contrast Media Studies
- Skill 9.2 Care of Patients Undergoing Aspirations--Bone Marrow, Lumbar Puncture, Paracentesis, and Thoracentesis
- Skill 9.3 Care of Patients Undergoing Bronchoscopy
- Skill 9.4 Care of Patients Undergoing Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
- Skill 9.5 Obtaining an Electrocardiogram
Unit 3: Basic Human Needs
Chapter 10: Bathing and Personal Hygiene
- Skill 10.1 Complete Bathing
- Procedural Guideline 10.1 Perineal Care
- Procedural Guideline 10.2 Use of the Disposable Bag Bath
- Procedural Guideline 10.3 Oral Care for Debilitated Patient
- Procedural Guideline 10.4 Care of Dentures
- Procedural Guideline 10.5 Hair Care--Combing, Shampooing, Shaving
- Procedural Guideline 10.6 Nail & Foot Care
- Procedural Guideline 10.6 Bed Making --Unoccupied
- Procedural Guideline 10.7 Bed Making--Occupied
Chapter 11: Care of the Eye and Ear
- Skill 11.1 Eye Irrigation
- Procedural Guideline 11.1 Eye Care for the Comatose Patient NEW!
- Procedural Guideline 11.2 Caring for an Artificial Eye
- Skill 11.2 Ear Irrigation
- Skill 11. 3 Caring for a Hearing Aid
Chapter 12: Promoting Nutrition
- Skill 12.1 Feeding Dependent Patients
- Skill 12.2 Aspiration Precautions
- Skill 12.3 Insertion and Removal of a Small-Bore Feeding Tube
- Skill 12.4 Verifying Placement & Irrigating a Feeding Tube
- Skill 12.5 Administering Tube Feedings for Nasogastric, Gastrostomy, and Jejunostomy Tubes
- Procedural Guideline 12.1 Site Care of Enteral Feeding Tubes NEW!
Chapter 13: Pain Management
- Skill 13.1 Nonpharmacological Pain Management
- Procedural Guideline 13.1 Relaxation and Guided Imagery
- Skill 13.2 Pharmacologic Pain Management
- Skill 13.3 Patient-Controlled Analgesia
- Skill 13.4 Epidural Analgesia
- Skill 13.5 Local Anesthetics Infusion Pump for Analgesia
Chapter 14: Promoting Oxygenation
- Skill 14.1 Oxygen Administration
- Skill 14.2 Airway Management: Noninvasive Interventions
- Procedural Guideline 14.1 Use of a Peak Flow-Meter
- Skill 14.3 Chest Physiotherapy
- Skill 14.4 Airway Management: Suctioning
- Skill 14.5 Airway Management: Endotracheal Tube and Tracheostomy Care
- Skill 14.6 Managing Closed Chest Drainage Systems
Unit 4: Activity and Mobility
Chapter 15: Safe Patient Handling
- Skill 15.1 Using Safe and Effective Transfer Techniques
- Skill 15.2 Moving & Positioning Patients in Bed
- Skill 15.3 Assisting in the Use of a Wheelchair
Chapter 16: Exercise & Mobility
- Procedural Guideline 1
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
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