Clinical Skills: Essentials Collection, 1st Edition
Clinical Skills Online
Learn to master the most important nursing skills before you ever step foot in the clinical environment. Clinical Skills: Essentials Collection is an engaging, web-based learning tool that guides users through more than 160 of the most important fundamentals and health assessment nursing skills. Each skill in the collection uses the same seven-part framework to walk you through every aspect of the skill. From special patient and safety considerations to the equipment and techniques used in the skill, this assembly of high-definition videos, interactive learning tools, and in-depth explanations will leave you with a 360-degree understanding of how to safely and effectively perform each skill.
- Convenient web-based program utilizes the same professional format that practicing nurses use to train.
- Consistent, competency-based format for learning skills offers a standardized way for you to learn and perform skills. Most skills feature the same types of skill learning tools to help you obtain a more holistic understanding of the skill and standard QSEN nursing competencies.
- Quick sheet provides a concise, step-by-step summary of the skill.
- Extended text offers an in-depth look at all aspects of the skill. Subjects addressed in the extended text section include:
- Safety alerts
- Patient and family education
- Delegation opportunities
- Monitoring and care
- Expected and unexpected outcomes
- Documentation guidelines
- Special gerontologic, pediatric, and home care considerations
- Evidence-based references
- Additional reading suggestions
- Interactive visual supply list features roll-over labeling to familiarize you with each piece of equipment needed to perform the skill.
- Demonstration videos and animations visually guide you through every necessary step involved in the skill.
- Images and illustrations highlight crucial procedures, equipment, and documents involved in the skill.
- Review questions and competency tests with rationales help you review and evaluate your understanding of the skill.
- Printable evaluation checklists help you measure and track various skill competencies.
- Up-to-date, evidence-based content is reviewed and revised annually by clinical skills experts to reflect changes in practice as they arise.
CLINICAL SKILLS: ESSENTIALS COLLECTION
Active Listening: Connecting with Others Adding Items to a Sterile Field Administering a Cleansing Enema Administering Ear Medications Administering Eye Medications Administering Intradermal Injections Administering Intramuscular Injections Administering IV Medications by Mini-Infusion Pump Administering IV Medications by Piggyback Administering Medications by Intravenous Bolus Administering Nebulized Medications Administering Oral Medications Administering Parenteral Nutrition Through a Central Line (CPN) Administering PPN with Lipid Infusion Administering Subcutaneous Injections Applying a Condom Catheter Applying a Nasal Cannula or Face Mask Applying an Estrogen Patch and Nitroglycerin Ointment Applying Compression Stockings Applying Restraints Applying Topical Medications Assessing Apical Pulse Assessing Apical-Radial Pulse Assessing Pain Assessing Radial Pulse Assessing Respiration: Rate, Rhythm, and Effort Assessing the Abdomen Assessing the Breasts and Axillae Assessing the Ears Assessing the Eyes Assessing the Female Genitalia and Rectum Assessing the Head and Neck and Lymphatics Assessing the Heart and Neck Vessels Assessing the Male Genitourinary, Rectum, and Prostate Assessing the Musculoskeletal System Assessing the Neurologic System: Mental Status and Cranial Nerves Assessing the Neurologic System: Motor and Sensory Functions Assessing the Nose, Mouth, and Throat Assessing the Peripheral Vascular System Assessing the Skin, Hair, and Nails Assessing the Thorax and Lungs Assessing Wounds Assessment for Postpartum Depression Assisting with a Bedpan Assisting with a Gown Change Assisting with a Tub Bath or Shower Assisting with a Urinal Assisting with Ambulation Using a Gait Belt Assisting with Cast Application Assisting with Meals Assisting with Moving a Patient in Bed Assisting with Positioning a Patient in Bed Assisting with the Use of Canes Walkers and Crutches Care of a Patient with an Immobilization Device Care of the Patient during Cast Removal Caring for a Suprapubic Catheter Caring for Pressure Injuries Change of Shift: Hand-off Report Changing a Dressing Changing Intravenous Dressings Changing Intravenous Tubing and Fluids Cleaning Dentures Collecting a Midstream Urine Specimen Collecting a Specimen for Wound Culture Collecting a Sputum Specimen Communicating Effectively on the Job Dealing with Conflict Discontinuing Intravenous Therapy Documenting Medication Administration Drawing Blood and Administering Fluid Drawing up More than One Type of Insulin Dressing the Infusion Site Empathy: The Foundation of Caring Enhancing Your Promotability Ensuring Oxygen Safety Ensuring the Six Rights of Medication Administration Establishing and Maintaining a Sterile Field Fecal Occult Blood Testing Handling Medication Variations Head-to-Toe Assessment Initiating a Transfusion Inserting a Nasogastric Tube Inserting Rectal Medication Inserting an Indwelling Urinary Catheter in a Female Patient Inserting an Indwelling Urinary Catheter in a Male Patient Interview Skills Irrigating a Urinary Catheter Irrigating Wounds Maintaining an Airway Making a Surgical Bed Making an Occupied Bed Making an Unoccupied Bed Managing a Nasogastric Tube Managing Pain Measuring Height and Weight Measuring Intake and Output Measuring Oxygen Saturation with Pulse Oximetry Midline Catheter: Maintenance and Dressing Change Midline Catheter: Removal Monitoring for Adverse Reactions to a Transfusion Nursing Process: Assessment Nursing Process: Diagnosis Nursing Process: Evaluation Nursing Process: Implementation Nursing Process: Planning Obtaining a Specimen from an Indwelling Urinary Catheter Obtaining Blood Pressure by the One-Step Method Obtaining Blood Pressure by the Two-Step Method Obtaining Intracranial Pressure (ICP) Readings from a Patient with an External Ventricular Drain (EVD) Performing a Complete or Partial Bed Bath Performing a Disposable Bed Bath Performing Back Massage Performing Blood Glucose Testing Performing Dressing Care for a Central Venous Access Device (CVAD) Performing Gastric Occult Blood Testing Performing Hair Care and Shampooing in Bed Performing Hand Hygiene Performing Intermittent Straight Catheterization Performing Nail and Foot Care Performing Nasotracheal and Nasopharyngeal Suctioning Performing Oral Hygiene for an Unconscious Patient Performing Oropharyngeal Suctioning Performing Range-of-Motion Exercises Performing Perineal Care for a Female Patient Performing Perineal Care for a Male Patient Performing Sterile Gloving Performing Venipuncture Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter: Removal Pouching a Colostomy Pouching a Urostomy Pouring a Sterile Solution Preoperative Assessment Preparing a Patient for Surgery Preparing an Infusion Site Preparing and Administering Insulin Preparing for a Transfusion Preparing Injections from a Vial Preparing Injections from an Ampule Presenting Yourself to the Workplace Preventing Medication Errors Promoting Family Support and Participation Providing Catheter Care Providing Enteral Feedings Providing Postoperative Care Providing Tracheostomy Care Regulating an Intravenous Infusion Removing a Feeding Tube Removing an Indwelling (Foley) Urinary Catheter Safe Handling of Hazardous Medications Screening Urine for Chemical Properties Setting Oxygen Flow Rates Shaving a Male Patient Solving Problems and Making Decisions Taking Aspiration Precautions Taking Temperatures Teaching Postoperative Exercises Transferring from a Bed to a Stretcher Transferring from a Bed to a Wheelchair Using a Transfer Belt Troubleshooting Intravenous Infusions Troubleshooting Vascular Access Devices Using a Dry Powder Inhaler Using a Hydraulic Lift Using a Metered-Dose Inhaler Using a Prepackaged Sterile Kit Using a Sequential Compression Device Using an Infusion Pump Using Automated Medication Dispensing Systems Using Personal Protective Equipment Using Restraint Alternatives Using Wound Drainage Systems