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cover image - Perry & Potter's Canadian Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card),2nd Edition
ISBN: 9780323872997
Publication Date: 11-15-2023
Page Count: 1264
Imprint: Elsevier
List Price: $103.99

Perry & Potter's Canadian Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 2nd Edition

by Shelley Cobbett, RN, BN, GnT, MN, EdD

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cover image - Perry & Potter's Canadian Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card),2nd Edition
ISBN: 9780323872997
Publication Date: 11-15-2023
Page Count: 1264
Imprint: Elsevier
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Perry & Potter’s Canadian Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques, 2nd Edition helps equip students with the skills they need to successfully care for patients within the Canadian social and institutional context. Offering comprehensive coverage of more than 200 basic, intermediate, and advanced skills, this textbook features nearly 1,000 full-colour photographs and illustrations, a nursing process framework, step-by-step instructions with rationales, and a focus on critical thinking and evidence-informed practice. New to this edition are unit openers, safety alerts, documentation examples, COVID-19 precautions and protocols, and case studies and questions for the Next-Generation NCLEX®.

    • Includes the most-up-to-date Canadian statistics, references and resources, protocols, documentation standards, delegation rules, Canadian nursing best practice guidelines, metric measurements, and more!
    • All topics, skills, and sample documentation conform to Canadian provincial and territorial scopes of practice and Canadian standards in nursing practice.
    • Coverage includes the Canadian concepts of person-centred care, evidence-informed practice, interprofessional collaboration and delegation, and care in the community.
    • Emphasis on cultural assessment/considerations and caring for Indigenous and vulnerable populations.
    • Comprehensive coverage includes more than 200 basic, intermediate, and advanced nursing skills.
    • Streamlined theory content in each chapter features a quick, easy-to-read bullet format to help reduce repetition and emphasize the clinical focus of the book.
    • UNIQUE! Evidence-Informed Nursing Practice chapter covers the entire process of conducting research, including collecting, evaluating, and applying evidence from published research.
    • UNIQUE! Unexpected Outcomes and Related Interventions sections alert you to what might go wrong and how to appropriately intervene.
    • Case-based review questions at the end of each chapter focus on issues such as managing conflict, care prioritization, patient safety, and decision-making to help you better prepare for the clinical setting.
    • Nursing process framework incorporates the areas of delegation and collaboration; reporting and recording; safety guidelines; and teaching, pediatric, geriatric, and home care considerations.
    • Basic skills presented in streamlined procedural guidelines format make it easy learn and review basic nursing skills.
    • Critical Decision Points within skills address key safety issues or possible skill modifications for specific patient needs.
    • Rationales for each skill step explain why steps are performed in a specific way, including their clinical significance and benefit, and incorporate the latest research findings.
    • Video clip icons indicate video clips that are related to skills and procedures in the book and related lessons in Nursing Skills Online.
    • Online checklists and video clips may be downloaded to mobile devices.
    • NEW! Safety Alerts highlight the importance and need for special monitoring or intervention in some circumstances.
    • NEW! Documentation examples provide guidance on documentation for various aspects of nursing care.
    • NEW! Unit openers explain the importance of clinical judgement in safely and correctly performing the skills covered in the unit. These openers also demonstrate the impact of environmental factors and interdisciplinary collaboration on safe patient care.
    • NEW! Care in the Community: Home Management subsections in Care and Community highlight specific home care issues related to applicable skills.
    • NEW! COVID-19 precautions and protocols are included in relevant skills.
    • NEW! Hand and hygiene icon added to "hand hygiene moments" provides a quick visual prompt to this important protocol.
    • NEW! Case studies for the Next-Generation NCLEX® on the Evolve companion website, with accompanying questions for the Next-Generation NCLEX®, challenge students to apply critical thinking and clinical judgement, providing optimal preparation for the exam.
  • Unit I: Supporting the Patient Through the Health Care System
    1. Evidence-Informed Nursing Practice
    2. Transitions in Care
    3. Communication and Collaboration
    4. Documentation and Informatics
    Unit II: Infection Control
    5. Medical Asepsis
    6. Sterile Technique
    Unit III: Vital Signs and Physical Assessment
    7. Vital Signs
    8. Health Assessment
    Unit IV: Special Procedures
    9. Specimen Collection
    10. Diagnostic Procedures (e-only chapter)
    Unit V: Activity and Mobility
    11. Safe Patient Handling, Transfer, and Positioning
    12. Exercise, Mobility, and Immobilization Devices
    13. Support Surfaces and Special Beds
    Unit VI: Safety and Comfort
    14. Patient Safety
    15. Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Management
    16. Pain Assessment and Management
    17. Palliative and End-of-Life Care
    Unit VII: Hygiene
    18. Personal Hygiene and Bed Making
    19. Care of the Eye and Ear
    Unit VIII: Medications
    20. Safe Medication Preparation
    21. Nonparenteral Medications
    22. Parenteral Medications
    Unit IX: Oxygenation
    23. Airway Management
    24. Performing Chest Physiotherapy
    25. Oxygen Therapy
    26. Cardiac Monitoring
    27. Closed Chest Drainage Systems
    28. Emergency Measures for Life Support
    Unit X: Fluid Balance
    29. Vascular Access and Infusion Therapy
    30. Blood Therapy
    Unit XI:  Nutrition
    31. Oral Nutrition
    32. Enteral Nutrition
    33. Parenteral Nutrition
    Unit XII: Elimination
    34. Urinary Elimination and Catheterization
    35. Bowel Elimination and Gastric Intubation
    36. Ostomy Care
    Unit XIII: Care of the Surgical Patient
    37. Preoperative and Postoperative Care
    38. Intraoperative Care
    Unit XIV: Dressings and Wound Care
    39. Prevention and Care of Skin Breakdown
    40. Wound Care Management and Dressings
    41. Therapeutic Use of Heat and Cold
    Unit XV: Nursing in the Community
    42. Safety in the Community
    Answer Key
    Appendix A: Common Prefixes and Suffixes
    Index of Skills and Procedural Guidelines
  • Shelley Cobbett, RN, BN, GnT, MN, EdD, Assistant Professor; Nursing and BScN Site Administrator, School of Nursing – Yarmouth Campus, Dalhousie University, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
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