Clinical Skills: Skills for Nurse Assisting, 1st Edition
Clinical Skills Online
Learn to master the most important nursing skills before you ever step foot in the clinical environment. Clinical Skills: Skills for Nurse Assisting Collection is an engaging, web-based learning tool that guides users through 64 of the most important nursing skills for nurse assisting. 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.
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- Continually updated, evidence-based content is reviewed and revised annually by clinical skills experts to reflect changes in practice as they arise.
- 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
- Delegation guidelines
- Monitoring and care
- Reporting and Recording 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 visually guide you through every necessary step involved in the skill.
- Images and illustrations highlight crucial procedures, equipment, and documents involved in the skill.
- 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.
64 Nurse Assisting Skills
Performing Hand Hygiene
Using Personal Protective Equipment
Using Restraint Alternatives
Applying Restraints Safely
Moving the Person Up in Bed
Positioning the Person in Bed
Transferring the Person to a Chair or Wheelchair
Moving the Person to a Stretcher
Transferring the Person Using a Mechanical Lift
Assisting with Range-of-Motion Exercises
Helping the Person Walk
Giving a Complete or Partial Bed Bath
Assisting with a Tub Bath or Shower
Giving Female Perineal Care
Giving Male Perineal Care
Making a Closed Bed
Making an Occupied Bed
Making a Surgical Bed
Performing Oral Hygiene
Providing Denture Care
Brushing and Combing the Person’s Hair
Shampooing the Person’s Hair
Shaving the Person’s Face
Giving Nail and Foot Care
Assisting with Undressing and Dressing
Changing the Gown of the Person with an IV
Helping the Person to the Commode
Applying Incontinence Products
Giving the Urinal
Giving the Bedpan
Applying a Condom Catheter
Giving Catheter Care
Emptying a Urinary Drainage Bag
Changing a Leg Bag to a Drainage Bag
Giving an Enema
Changing an Ostomy Bag
Serving Meal Trays
Feeding the Person
Measuring Intake and Output
Measuring Weight and Height
Taking a Radial Pulse
Taking an Apical Pulse
Taking a Temperature with an Electronic Thermometer
Measuring Blood Pressure
Using a Pulse Oximeter
Collecting a Midstream Specimen
Collecting a 24-Hour Urine Specimen
Collecting and Testing a Stool Specimen
Collecting a Sputum Specimen
Measuring Blood Glucose
The Surgical Skin Prep: Shaving the Skin
Assisting with Deep Breathing and Coughing Exercises
Applying Elastic Stockings
Giving a Back Massage
Assisting with Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Care
Applying a Dry, Non-Sterile Dressing
Performing a Hot or Cold Soak
Performing a Sitz Bath
Applying a Hot or Cold Compress
Applying a Hot or Cold Pack or an Ice Bag, Collar, or Glove
Using an Aquamatic or Aquathermia Pad
Caring for the Person with Confusion and Dementia
Caring the for Person with Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias