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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323100380
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 4/5/2013
  • Edition number: 8
  • Sales rank: 1,188,419
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Unit 1: Supporting the Client through the Health Care System

1. Using Evidence in Nursing Practice NEW!

2. Admission, Transfer, and Discharge

3. Communication

4. Reporting and Recording

Unit 2: Vital Signs and Physical Assessment

5. Vital Signs

6. Health History and Physical Examination

Unit 3: Infection Control

7. Medical Asepsis

8. Sterile Technique

Unit 4: Activity and Mobility

9. Safe Patient Handling-Transfer and Positioning

10. Exercise and Ambulation

11. Orthopedic Measures

12. Support Surfaces and Special Beds

Unit 5: Safety and Comfort

13. Safety

14. Disaster Preparedness

15. Pain Assessment and Basic Comfort Measures

16. Palliative Care

Unit 6: Hygiene

17. Personal Hygiene and Bedmaking

18. Pressure Ulcer Care

19. Care of Eye and Ear Prosthesis

Unit 7: Medications

20. Preparing for Medicine Administration

21. Oral and Topical Medications

22. Parenteral Medications

Unit 8: Oxygenation

23. Oxygen Therapy

24. Performing Chest Physiotherapy

25. Airway Management

26. Closed Chest Drainage Systems

27. Emergency Measures for Life Support

Unit 9: Fluid Balance

28. Intravenous and Vascular Access Therapy

29. Blood Transfusions

Unit 10: Nutrition

30. Oral Nutrition

31. Enteral Nutrition

32. Parenteral Nutrition

Unit 11: Elimination

33. Urinary Elimination

34. Bowel Elimination

35. Ostomy Care

Unit 12: Care of Surgical Client

36. Preoperative and Postoperative Care

37. Intraoperative Care

Unit 13: Dressings and Wound Care

38. Wound Care and Irrigations

39. Dressings, Binders and Bandages

40. Warm and Cold Therapy

Unit 14: Home Care

41. Home Care Safety

42. Home Care Teaching

Unit 15: Special Procedures

43. Specimen Collection

44. Diagnostic Procedures

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