Nursing Interventions & Clinical Skills - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 6th Edition
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource
Master nursing skills with this guide from the respected Perry, Potter & Ostendorf author team! The concise coverage in Nursing Interventions & Clinical Skills, 6th Edition makes it easy to master the clinical skills required in everyday nursing practice. Clear guidelines address 159 basic, intermediate, and advanced skills — from measuring body temperature to insertion of a peripheral intravenous device — and step-by-step instructions emphasize the use of evidence-based concepts to improve patient safety and outcomes. Its friendly, easy-to-read writing style includes a streamlined format and an Evolve companion website with review questions and handy checklists for each skill.
- Coverage of 159 skills and interventions addresses basic, intermediate, and advanced skills you'll use every day in practice.
- UNIQUE! Using Evidence in Nursing Practice chapter provides the information needed to use evidence-based practice to solve clinical problems.
- Safe Patient Care Alerts highlight unusual risks in performing skills, so you can plan ahead at each step of nursing care.
- Delegation & Collaboration guidelines help you make decisions in whether to delegate a skill to unlicensed assistive personnel, and indicates what key information must be shared.
- Special Considerations indicate additional risks or accommodations you may face when caring for pediatric or geriatric patients, and patients in home care settings.
- Documentation guidelines include samples of nurses’ notes showing what should be reported and recorded after performing skills.
- A consistent format for nursing skills makes it easier to perform skills, always including Assessment, Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation.
- A Glove icon identifies procedures in which clean gloves should be worn or gloves should be changed in order to minimize the risk of infection.
- Media resources include skills performance checklists on the Evolve companion website and related lessons, videos, and interactive exercises on Nursing Skills Online.
- NEW coverage of evidence-based techniques to improve patient safety and outcomes includes the concept of care bundles, structured practices that have been proven to improve the quality of care, and teach-back, a new step that shows how you can evaluate your success in patient teaching.
- NEW! Coverage of HCAHPS (Hospital Care Quality Information from the Consumer Perspective) introduces a concept now widely used to evaluate hospitals across the country.
- NEW! Teach-Back step shows how to evaluate the success of patient teaching, so you can be sure that the patient has mastered a task or consider trying additional teaching methods.
- NEW! Updated 2012 Infusion Nurses Society standards are incorporated for administering IVs, as well as other changes in evidence-based practice.
- NEW topics include communication with cognitively impaired patients, discharge planning and transitional care, and compassion fatigue for professional and family caregivers.
Unit I: Quality and Safety in Nursing Practice Chapter 1: Using Evidence in Nursing Practice • Steps of Evidence-Based Practice • Evidence in Nursing Skills Chapter 2: Communication & Collaboration • Skill 2.1 Establishing the Nurse-Patient Relationship and Interviewing • Skill 2.2 Communicating with Patients Who Have Difficulty Coping • Skill 2.3 Communications with Cognitively Impaired Patients • Procedural Guideline 2.1 Hand-Off Communications • Procedural Guideline 2.2 S-BAR Communication • Skill 2.4 Discharge Planning and Transitional Care NEW! Chapter 3: Documentation and Informatics • Procedure Guideline 3.1 Documenting Nurses’ Progress Notes • Procedural Guideline 3.2 Using an Electronic Medical Record • Procedural Guideline 3.3 Documenting an Incident Occurrence Chapter 4: Patient Safety & Quality Improvement • Skill 4.1 Fall Prevention in a Health Care Setting • 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 Chapter 5: Infection Control • Skill 5.1 Hand Hygiene • Skill 5.2 Applying Personal Protective Equipment • Skill 5.3 Caring for Patients under Isolation Precautions • Skill 5.4 Preparing a Sterile Field • Skill 5.6 Applying Sterile Gloves Unit II: 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 • 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: Ateriogram (Angiogram), Cardiac Catheterization, Intravenous Pyelogram • 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 10.3 Oral Care • 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 – Occupied • Procedural Guideline 10.7 Bed Making – Unoccupied and Surgical Bed Chapter 11: Care of the Eye and Ear • Skill 11.1 Eye Irrigation • Procedural Guideline 11.1 Eye Care for the Comatose Patient • 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 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 • Skill 13-6 Moist and Dry Heat • Skill 13-7 Cold Application 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 Transfer Techniques • Skill 15.2 Moving & Positioning Patients in Bed • Procedural Guideline 15.1 Wheelchair Transfer Techniques Chapter 16: Exercise & Mobility • Procedural Guideline 16.1 Range of Motion • Procedural Guideline 16.2 Applying Elastic Stockings and Sequential Compression Device • Skill 16.1 Assisting with Ambulation • Skill 16.2 Teaching Use of Canes, Crutches, Walkers Chapter 17: Traction, Cast Care, and Immobilization Devices • Skill 17.1 Assisting with Cast Application and Removal • Skill 17-2 Care of the Patient in Skin Traction • Skill 17.3 Care of the Patient in Skeletal Traction and Pin Site Care • Skill 17.3 Care of the Patient with an Immobilization Device Unit 5: Promoting Elimination Chapter 18: Urinary Elimination • Procedural Guideline 18.1 Assisting with Use of a Urinal • Skill 18.1 Applying a Condom Catheter • Procedural Guideline 18.2 Bladder Scan • Skill 18.2 Insertion of a Straight or Indwelling Catheter • Skill 18.3 Removal of Indwelling Catheter • Procedural Guideline 18.3 Care of Indwelling Catheter • Skill 18.4 Suprapubic Catheterization • Skill 18.5 Performing Catheter Irrigation Chapter 19: Bowel Elimination • Procedural Guideline 19.1 Providing a Bedpan • Skill 19.1 Removing Fecal Impaction • Skill 19.2 Administering an Enema • Skill 19.3 Insertion, Maintenance, and Removal of a Nasogastric Tube for Decompression Chapter 20: Ostomy Care • Skill 20.1 Pouching a Bowel Diversion • Skill 20.2 Pouching an Incontinent Urostomy • Skill 20.3 Catheterizing a Urinary Diversion NEW! Unit 6: Medication Administration Chapter 21: Preparation for Safe Medication
Anne Griffin Perry, RN, MSN, EdD, FAAN, Professor Emerita,School of Nursing,Southern Illinois University,Edwardsville, Illinois, Patricia A. Potter, RN, PhD, FAAN, Director of Research,Patient Care Services,Barnes-Jewish Hospital,St. Louis, Missouri and Wendy Ostendorf, RN, MS, EdD, CNE, Professor of Nursing,Neumann University,Aston, Pennsylvania