Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques / Edition 8

Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques / Edition 8

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by Anne Griffin Perry, Patricia A. Potter, Wendy Ostendorf
     
 

Written by the author team you trust, this market-leading text is known for its comprehensive coverage of over 200 nursing skills. It offers hundreds of full-color illustrations, a nursing process framework, and clear step-by-step instructions - with rationales for each step. Improved readability makes guidelines easier to follow, and coverage of many new skills keeps… See more details below

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Written by the author team you trust, this market-leading text is known for its comprehensive coverage of over 200 nursing skills. It offers hundreds of full-color illustrations, a nursing process framework, and clear step-by-step instructions - with rationales for each step. Improved readability makes guidelines easier to follow, and coverage of many new skills keeps you completely current with nursing practice today.

  • This market-leading book is written by the most respected team of authors and contributors in the profession.
  • Comprehensive coverage includes over 200 basic, intermediate, and advanced nursing skills.
  • Over 1,200 vivid, full-color photographs and drawings aid understanding.
  • Five-step nursing process provides a framework for description of skills, as related to overall client care.
  • 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.
  • Unique! Critical decision points address key safety issues or possible skill modifications for specific patient needs.
  • Unique! Unexpected outcomes and related interventions alert you to what might go wrong and how to appropriately intervene.
  • Delegation principles discuss your responsibilities when assigning tasks to unlicensed assistive personnel.
  • Guidelines for reporting and recording list what to document and include examples of proper wording.
  • Cultural Considerations sections alert you to the care issues unique to people of specific cultural or ethnic backgrounds.
  • Special considerations discuss variations in the needs of children, older adults, and home care patients, and help you provide appropriate patient education as mandated by the Joint Commission.
  • Pediatric, geriatric, home care, and teaching considerations address specific patient needs.
  • Critical thinking exercises challenge you to integrate information on patient assessment and care.

  • Over 250 new photos illustrate the most current equipment and techniques.
  • Improved readability includes a streamlined presentation, with material that’s easier to comprehend.
  • Skills performance guidelines include key principles that apply to all skills covered within a chapter.
  • NEW! Using Evidence in Nursing Practice chapter discusses the complete process of conducting research, collecting, critiquing, evaluating, and applying evidence to improve patient care.
  • A companion Evolve website includes additional review questions, an audio glossary and access to Evolve Mobile, where you can download the skills checklists and video clips for your iPod or MP3 player.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780323083836
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
02/28/2013
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
1216
Sales rank:
100,408
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 2.00(d)

Table of Contents

1Admitting, Transfer, and Discharge3
2Recording and Reporting21
3Safety43
4Comfort62
5Bathing and Skin Care96
6Pressure Ulcer Care121
7Care of the Mouth137
8Care of the Hair, Nails, and Feet150
9Eye Care and Care of Eye and Ear Prostheses164
10Care of the Client's Environment180
11Vital Signs196
12Physical Examination and Health Assessment240
13Oxygen Therapy350
14Performing Chest Physiotherapy390
15Airway Maintenance409
16Closed Chest Drainage Systems448
17Emergency Measures for Life Support468
18Oral Medications492
19Topical Medications509
20Parenteral Medications540
21Chemotherapy585
22Intravenous and Vascular Access Therapy599
23Blood Therapy645
24Oral Nutrition666
25Enteral Nutrition687
26Parenteral Nutrition714
27Urinary Elimination728
28Bowel Elimination771
29Ostomy Care787
30Body Alignment and Mechanics812
31Transfer and Positioning819
32Orthopedic Measures836
33Beds, Frames, and Mattresses863
34Exercise and Ambulation882
35Medical Asepsis914
36Surgical Asepsis928
37Preoperative and Postoperative Care942
38Intraoperative Care968
39Dressings978
40Binders and Bandages1003
41Hot and Cold Therapy1016
42Wound Care and Irrigations1036
43Specimen Collection1052
44Diagnostic Procedures1114
45Care After Death1153

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