Mosby's Pocket Guide to Nursing Skills and Procedures - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 8th Edition
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource®

Mosby's Pocket Guide to Nursing Skills and Procedures - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 8th Edition


Take this reference to clinicals or on the job for quick access to nursing skills! Based on Perry & Potter's market-leading Clinical Nursing Skills & Techniques, Mosby's Pocket Guide to Nursing Skills & Procedures, 8th Edition presents 85 key skills in a convenient spiral-bound, A-to-Z format. Step-by-step instructions include full-color photos plus rationales explaining why and how to use specific techniques. This edition adds coverage of two new skills. With the latest in evidence-based practice, this guide helps you perform basic nursing skills safely and effectively. Also available as an eBook for use on hand-held devices!

    • Safety alerts highlight important information for patient safety and effective performance of skills.
    • Unexpected outcomes and related interventions help you troubleshoot potential problems and take appropriate actions to address them.
    • Special Considerations address teaching, the home care setting, and care modifications for pediatric and geriatric patients.
    • Clear, two-column format shows how to perform skills, with rationales for each step explaining the reason behind the practice and the benefit to patients.
    • A Gloving logo identifies procedures in which clean gloves should be worn or gloves should be changed in order to minimize the risk of infection.
    • Documentation guidelines include a bulleted list of what should be reported and recorded in the patient records.
    • Alphabetical organization of skills makes it easy to find information quickly, and each skill begins on a new page.
    • A convenient pocket size and spiral binding allow the book to fit easily into your coat pocket and to stay open on the page you want.
      • UNIQUE! Up-to-date content is based on the most recent edition of Perry & Potter’s Clinical Nursing Skills & Techniques, the bestselling nursing skills text.
      • NEW! Additional nursing skills include instructions for blood glucose testing and applying a pressure bandage, both important skills in today's practice.

      A Skill 1 Acapella Device Skill 2  Apical-Radial Pulse  Skill 3 Aquathermia and Heating Pads Skill 4  Aspiration Precautions   Skill 5  Assistive Device Ambulation (Use of Crutches, Cane, and Walker) Skill 6  Automated External Defibrillator

      B Skill 7 Bladder Volume Measurement Skill 8 Blood Administration  Skill 9 Blood Glucose Testing  NEW! Skill 10 Blood Pressure by Auscultation: Upper extremities, Lower extremities, Palpation Skill 11 Blood Pressure: Automatic

      C Skill 12 Central Venous Access Device Care: CVC, Ports Skill 13 Chest Tube Care Skill 14 Cold Applications Skill 15 Condom Catheter Skill 16 Continuous Passive Motion Machine Skill 17 Continuous Subcutaneous Infusion

      D Skill 18  Dressings: Dry and Moist-to-Dry, Skill 19  Dressings: Hydrocolloid, Hydrogel, Foam, or Alginate Skill 20  Dressings: Transparent

      E Skill 21  Ear Drop Administration Skill 22 Ear Irrigations Skill 23 Enemas Skill 24 Enteral Nutrition via  Gastrostomy or Jejunostomy Tube   Skill 25 Enteral Nutrition via a Nasoenteric Feeding Tube Skill 26 Epidural Analgesia Skill 27 Eye Irrigation Skill 28 Eye Medications: Drops and Ointment

      F Skill 29 Fall Prevention in a Health Care Facility Skill 30 Fecal Impaction: Removing Digitally

      H Skill 31 Hypothermia and Hyperthermia Blankets

      I Skill 32 Incentive Spirometery Skill 33 Intradermal Injections Skill 34 Intramuscular Injections Skill 35 Intravenous Medications: Intermittent Infusion Sets and Mini-Infusion Pumps Skill 36 Intravenous Medications: Intravenous Bolus Skill 37 Isolation Precautions

      M Skill 38 Mechanical Lifts Skill 39 Metered-Dose Inhalers Skill 40 Moist Heat (Compress and Sitz Bath) Skill 41 Mouth Care: Unconscious or Debilitated Patients

      N Skill 42 Nail and Foot Care Skill 43 Nasoenteral Tube:  Placement and Irrigation Skill 44 Nasogastric Tube for Gastric Decompression: Insertion and Removal Skill 45 Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

      O Skill 46  Oral Medications Skill 47 Oral Medications: Nasogastric Tube Administration Skill 48 Ostomy Care (Pouching) Skill 49  Oxygen Therapy:  Nasal Cannula, Oxygen Mask, T Tube, or Tracheostomy Collar

      P Skill 50 Parenteral Medication Preparation: Ampules and Vials Skill 51 Parenteral Medications:  Mixing Medications in One Syringe Skill 52 Patient-Controlled Analgesia Skill 53 Peripheral Intravenous Care: Dressing Care, Discontinuation Skill 54 Peripheral Intravenous Insertion Skill 55  Peripheral Intravenous Care: Regulating Intravenous Flow Rate, Changing Tubing and Solution Skill 56 Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter Care Skill 57 Postoperative Exercises Skill 58 Pressure Bandages (Applying)  NEW! Skill 59 Pressure Ulcer Risk Assessment Skill 60 Pressure Ulcer Treatment Skill 61 Pulse Oximetry

      R Skill 62 Rectal Suppository Insertion Skill 63 Respiration Assessment Skill 64 Restraint Application Skill 65 Restraint-Free Environment

      S Skill 66 Seizure Precautions Skill 67 Sequential Compression Device and Elastic Stockings   Skill 68 Specialty Beds: Air-Fluidized, Air Suspension,

      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


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