Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques / Edition 8

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Overview

Known for its clear, comprehensive coverage of over 200 evidence-based skills, Clinical Nursing Skills & Techniques is today’s leading nursing skills reference. It features nearly 1,000 full-color photographs and drawings, a nursing process framework, step-by-step instructions with rationales, and a focus on critical thinking and evidence-based practice. This edition includes new coverage of patient-centered care and safety guidelines, an emphasis on QSEN core competencies, and links to valuable online resources. Written by the trusted author team of Anne Griffin Perry and Patricia A. Potter, and now joined by new author Wendy Ostendorf, this reference helps you perform nursing skills with confidence.


• Coverage of QSEN core competencies
includes delegation and collaboration, guidelines for reporting and recording, and pediatric, geriatric, home care, and teaching considerations.
Unique! Using Evidence in Nursing Practice chapter covers the entire process of conducting research, including collecting, evaluating, and applying evidence from published research.
Comprehensive coverage includes 212 basic, intermediate, and advanced nursing skills.
Clinical Decision Points within skills address key safety issues or possible skill modifications for specific patient needs.
Icons indicate video clips related to skills and procedures in the book and related lessons in Nursing Skills Online.
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.
The five-step nursing process provides a framework for the description of skills within overall client care.
Unique! Unexpected outcomes and related interventions alert you to what might go wrong and how to appropriately intervene.
Online checklists and video clips may be downloaded to mobile devices.


• NEW Patient-Centered Care sections
address issues unique to people of specific cultural, ethnic, and demographic backgrounds - a QSEN core competency.
NEW Safety Guidelines sections cover the global recommendations on the safe execution of skill sets - also a QSEN core competency.
UPDATED Adverse Event Reporting (AER) procedural guideline covers the correct response to Serious Event Reporting within the healthcare facility.
NEW! Safe Transfer to a Wheel Chair procedural guideline focuses on the safety aspect of this common maneuver.
NEW! Communicating with the Cognitively Impaired Patient skill provides the understanding and protocol for dealing with patients who are unable to communicate in a typical manner.
NEW! Assessing the Genitalia and Rectum skill includes complete information and rationales.
NEW! Caring for Patients with Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms (MDRO) and C. difficili skill covers this growing challenge to patient welfare and to healthcare providers.

"The fourth edition of this popular nursing reference includes over 220 basic to advanced procedures for nursing faculty and practitioners." Appropriate for: Nursing Students, Nurses.

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Editorial Reviews

Booknews
An introductory text for a first-year fundamentals or skills course. Emphasizes the fundamental knowledge and skills the nurse must possess to effectively deliver health care to clients. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
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Reviewer: Melissa Banks-Sockriter, MSN (Delaware Technical & Community College)
Description: This book thoroughly covers the numerous clinical skills and techniques that are taught at the basic nursing level. This edition has over 200 new photos, procedural guidelines, information about using evidence in nursing practice, assessment, and managing parenteral nutrition, to list just a few topics. End-of-chapter review questions enhance learning.
Purpose: Over 200 basic, intermediate, and advanced nursing skills and procedures are outlined, complete with guidelines, rationales, teaching considerations, and a glossary. The book works nicely with the other Potter and Perry textbooks for nursing students. Every chapter has clear and concise objectives.
Audience: It is intended for nursing students in basic or intermediate courses. It is perfect for use in beginning courses, and can be used as a resource for more advanced courses.
Features: The book covers a wide variety of skills and techniques that nursing students must learn in a basic or intermediate course. They range from simple to complex, from reporting and recording to vital signs and physical assessment, oxygenation, and medications. Some essential features enhance comprehension: a list of key terms and objectives at the beginning of each chapter, critical thinking exercises at the end, and inclusion of evidence-based practice trends that provide an overview of recent research findings and their implications for quality nursing practice. Where applicable, the book also includes information on culturally diverse clients. Color illustrations, a complete glossary, and detailed skill reviews are notable features.
Assessment: This is a great resource for teaching nursing students the necessary skills for their profession. In nursing, skills are continuing to change and advance, but this edition is up to date with nursing practice. There is nothing in this book that is obsolete or unnecessary.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323083836
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 2/28/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 1216
  • Sales rank: 24,901
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.75 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Using Evidence in Practice

2. Admitting, Transfer, and Discharge

3. Communication

4. Documentation and Informatics

5. Vital Signs

6. Health Assessment

7. Medical Asepsis

8. Sterile Technique

9. Safe Patient Handling, Transfer and Positioning

10. Exercise and Ambulation

11. Orthopedic Measures

12. Support Surfaces and Special Beds

13. Safety and Quality Improvement

14. Disaster Preparedness

15. Pain Assessment and Basic Comfort Measures

16. Palliative Care

17. Personal Hygiene and Bed Making

18. Pressure Ulcer Care

19. Care of the Eye and Ear

20. Safe Medicine Preparation

21. Oral and Topical Medications

22. Parenteral Medications

23. Oxygen Therapy

24. Performing Chest Physiotherapy

25. Airway Management

26. Closed Chest Drainage Systems

27. Emergency Measures for Life Support

28. Intravenous and Vascular Access Therapy

29. Blood Transfusions

30. Oral Nutrition

31. Enteral Nutrition

32. Parenteral Nutrition

33. Urinary Elimination

34. Bowel Elimination and Gastric Intubation

35. Ostomy Care

36. Preoperative and Postoperative Care

37. Intraoperative Care

38. Wound Care and Irrigations

39. Dressings, Bandages, and Binders

40. Therapeutic Use of Heat and Cold

41. Home Care Safety

42. Home Care Teaching

43. Specimen Collection

44. Diagnostic Procedures

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