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cover image - Canadian Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques
ISBN: 9781771722094
Page Count: 1264
Imprint: Mosby
List Price: $124.00

Canadian Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques

by Anne Griffin Perry, RN, EdD, FAAN, Patricia A. Potter, RN, MSN, PhD, FAAN, Wendy Ostendorf, RN, MS, EdD, CNE and Shelley Cobbett, RN, BN, GnT, MN, EdD


cover image - Canadian Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques
ISBN: 9781771722094
Page Count: 1264
Imprint: Mosby
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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, and Canadian author 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, Illinois., Patricia A. Potter, RN, MSN, PhD, FAAN, Director of Research, Patient Care Services, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri, Wendy Ostendorf, RN, MS, EdD, CNE, Walden University Minneapolis,Minnesota and Shelley Cobbett, RN, BN, GnT, MN, EdD, Instructor, Dalhousie University
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