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cover image - Mosby's Pocket Guide to Nursing Skills and Procedures Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card),9th Edition
ISBN: 9780323529082
Publication Date: 02-22-2018
Page Count: 680
Imprint: Mosby
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Mosby's Pocket Guide to Nursing Skills and Procedures Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 9th Edition

by Anne G. Griffin Perry, RN, MSN, EdD, FAAN and Patricia A. Potter, RN, PhD, FAAN

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cover image - Mosby's Pocket Guide to Nursing Skills and Procedures Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card),9th Edition
ISBN: 9780323529082
Publication Date: 02-22-2018
Page Count: 680
Imprint: Mosby
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Mosby’s Pocket Guide to Nursing Skills & Procedures, 9th Edition is a concise, pocket-sized study tool and clinical reference based on the best-selling Clinical Nursing Skills & Techniques, 9th Edition! This spiral-bound guide presents 85 key nursing skills in a convenient, A-to-Z format. Step-by-step instructions include full-color photos plus rationales explaining why and how to use specific techniques to help students troubleshoot potential problems and take appropriate actions to address them. With the latest in evidence-based practice, this essential guide is a great tool to help students safely and effectively perform core nursing skills.

    • Clear, two-column format shows you how to perform skills, with rationales for each step explaining the reason behind the practice and the benefit to patients.
    • Alphabetical organization of skills makes it easy to find information quickly, with each skill beginning 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.
    • Safety alerts highlight important information for patient safety and effective performance of skills.
    • Special Considerations address teaching, the home care setting, and care modifications for pediatric and geriatric patients.
    • Documentation guidelines include a bulleted list of what should be reported and recorded in the patient records.
    • Unexpected outcomes and related interventions help you to troubleshoot potential problems and take appropriate actions to address them.
    • NEW! Additional nursing skills cover Obtaining a 12-lead Electrocardiogram (ECG) and Applying a Cardiac Monitor to address these vital elements of cardiac care.
    • NEW! Up-to-date content is based on the most recent edition of Perry & Potter’s Clinical Nursing Skills & Techniques, the bestselling nursing skills text.
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    Skill 1. Acapella Device

    Skill 2. Aquathermia and Heating Pads

    Skill 3. Aspiration Precautions  

    Skill 4. Assistive Device Ambulation (Use of Crutches, Cane, and Walker)

    Skill 5. Automated External Defibrillator


    Skill 6. Bladder Volume Measurement

    Skill 7. Blood Administration 

    Skill 8. Blood Pressure by Auscultation: Upper extremities, Lower extremities, Palpation

    Skill 9. Blood Glucose Testing

    Skill 10. Blood Pressure: Automatic


    Skill 11. Cardiac Monitor: Applying

    Skill 12. Central Venous Access Device Care: Central Venous Catheter, 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


    Skill 18. Dressings: Dry and Moist-to-Dry,

    Skill 29. Dressings: Hydrocolloid, Hydrogel, Foam, or Alginate

    Skill 20. Dressings: Transparent


    Skill 21. Ear Drop Administration

    Skill 22. Ear Irrigations

    Skill 23. Electrocardiogram: Obtaining a 12-Lead

    Skill 24. Enemas

    Skill 25. Enteral Nutrition via Gastrostomy or Jejunostomy Tube

    Skill 26. Enteral Nutrition via a Nasoenteric Feeding Tube

    Skill 27. Epidural Analgesia

    Skill 28. Eye Irrigation

    Skill 29. Eye Medications: Drops and Ointment


    Skill 30. Fall Prevention in a Health Care Facility

    Skill 31. Fecal Impaction: Removing Digitally


    Skill 32. Hypothermia and Hyperthermia Blankets


    Skill 33. Incentive Spirometery

    Skill 34. Intradermal Injections

    Skill 35. Intramuscular Injections

    Skill 36. Intravenous Medications: Intermittent Infusion Sets and Mini-Infusion Pumps

    Skill 37. Intravenous Medications: Intravenous Bolus

    Skill 38. Isolation Precautions


    Skill 39. Mechanical Lifts

    Skill 40. Metered-Dose Inhalers

    Skill 41. Moist Heat (Compress and Sitz Bath)

    Skill 42. Mouth Care: Unconscious or Debilitated Patients


    Skill 43. Nail and Foot Care

    Skill 44. Nasoenteral Tube:  Placement and Irrigation

    Skill 45. Nasogastric Tube for Gastric Decompression: Insertion and Removal

    Skill 46. Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy


    Skill 47. Oral Medications

    Skill 48. Oral Medications: Nasogastric Tube Administration

    Skill 49. Ostomy Care (Pouching)

    Skill 50. Oxygen Therapy: Nasal Cannula, Oxygen Mask, T Tube, or Tracheostomy Collar


    Skill 51. Parenteral Medication Preparation: Ampules and Vials

    Skill 52. Parenteral Medications: Mixing Medications in One Syringe

    Skill 53. Patient-Controlled Analgesia

    Skill 54. Peripheral Intravenous Care: Dressing Care, Discontinuation

    Skill 55. Peripheral Intravenous Care: Regulating Intravenous Flow Rate, Changing Tubing and Solution

    Skill 56. Peripheral Intravenous Insertion

    Skill 57. Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter Care

    Skill 58. Postoperative Exercises

    Skill 59. Pressure Bandages (Applying)

    Skill 60. Pressure Ulcer Risk Assessment

    Skill 61. Pressure Ulcer Treatment

    Skill 62. Pulse Oximetry


    Skill 63. Rectal Suppository Insertion

    Skill 64. Respiration Assessment

    Skill 65. Restraint Application

    Skill 66. Restraint-Free Environment


    Skill 67. Seizure Precautions

    Skill 68. Sequential Compression Device and Elastic Stockings

    Skill 69. Specialty Beds: Air-Fluidized, Air Suspension, and Rotokenetic

    Skill 70. Sterile Gloving

    Skill 71. Sterile Technique: Donning and Removing Cap, Mask, and Protective Eyewear

    Skill 72. Subcutaneous Injections

    Skill 73. Suctioning: Closed (In-line)

    Skill 74. Suctioning: Nasopharyngeal, Nasotracheal, and Artificial Airway

    Skill 75. Suprapubic Catheter Care

    Skill 76. Suture and Staple Removal


    Skill 77. Topical Skin Applications

    Skill 78. Tracheostomy Care


    Skill 79. Urinary Catheter Insertion

    Skill 80. Urinary Catheter Care and Removal

    Skill 81. Urinary Catheter Irrigation

    Skill 82. Urinary Diversion: Pouching an Incontinent Urinary Diversion


    Skill 83. Vaginal Instillations

    Skill 84. Venipuncture: Collecting Blood Specimens and Cultures by Syringe and Vacutainer Method


    Skill 85. Wound Drainage Devices: Jackson-Pratt, Hemovac

    Skill 86. Wound Irrigation

    Appendix: Overview of CDC Hand Hygiene Guidelines


  • Anne G. Griffin Perry, RN, MSN, EdD, FAAN, Professor Emerita,School of Nursing,Southern Illinois University,Edwardsville, Illinois and Patricia A. Potter, RN, PhD, FAAN, Director of Research,Patient Care Services,Barnes-Jewish Hospital,St. Louis, Missouri
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