Canadian Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques,
Introducing the only fully comprehensive skills text on the market, distinctly for Canadian students! Canadian Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques helps equip you with the skills you need to successfully care for patients within the Canadian social and institutional context. Building on the strength of Clinical Nursing Skills & Techniques’ comprehensive coverage of over 200 basic, intermediate and advanced skills, this textbook features nearly 1,000 full-colour photographs and drawings, a nursing process framework, step-by-step instructions with rationales, and a focus on critical thinking and evidence-informed practice. Written by the highly respected author team of Anne Griffin Perry, Patricia A. Potter, Wendy Ostendorf, Nancy Laplante, and Dr. Shelley L. Cobbett, it offers all the guidance and tools you need to perform nursing skills with complete confidence!
- Comprehensive coverage includes over 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.
- Clinical Debriefs 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 makes it easy learn and review basic nursing skills.
- Clinical 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.
- NEW! Fully revised for a Canadian classroom includes Canadian statistics, references and resources, protocols, documentation standards, delegation rules, Canadian nursing best practice guidelines, metric measurements, and more!
- NEW! All topics, skills, and sample documentation conform to Canadian provincial and territorial scopes of practice and Canadian standards in nursing practice.
- NEW! Inclusion of Canadian concepts Person-Centred Care, Evidence-Informed Practice, Interprofessional Collaboration and Delegation and Care in the Community.
- NEW! Greater emphasis on cultural assessment/considerations and caring for Indigenous and vulnerable populations.
- NEW! Thoroughly revised chapters reflect Canadian practice and guidelines including Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Management, Palliative Care, Cardiac Care, Vascular Access and Infusion Therapy, Oral Nutrition, and Prevention of Skin Breakdown and Wound Care.
- NEW! Enhanced and updated art program includes 70 new figures.
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
Unit V: Activity and Mobility 11. Safe Patient Handling, Transfer, and Positioning 12. Exercise and Mobility 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 Care
Unit VII: Hygiene 18. Personal Hygiene and Bed Making 19. Care of the Eye and Ear
Unit VIII: Medications 20. Safe Medicine Preparation 21. Nonparenteral Medications 22. Parenteral Medications
Unit IX: Oxygenation 23. Oxygen Therapy 24. Performing Chest Physiotherapy 25. Airway Management 26. Cardiac Care 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 43. Self-Care Teaching in the Community
Anne Griffin Perry, RN, EdD, FAAN, Professor and Associate Dean, School of Nursing, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL, Patricia A. Potter, RN, MSN, PhD, FAAN, Director of Research, Patient Care Services
St. Louis, MO, Wendy Ostendorf, RN, MS, EdD, CNE, Neumann University, Aston, Pennsylvania and Shelley Cobbett, RN, BN, GnT, MN, EdD, Instructor, Dalhousie University