Clinical Nursing Skills / Edition 8

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The most complete, up-to-date and useful guide to modern clinical nursing skills available! With more than 1,200 full-color images illustrating more than 750 new and updated skills, CLINICAL NURSING SKILLS, 8/e is the definitive resource for best practice nursing standards, guidelines, and competencies. The authors teach through extensive case studies and critical thinking features, and thoroughly explain the rationales for each skill and technique. Strong coverage of evidence-based care, cultural/religious considerations, nursing management, and community based nursing is provided throughout. Easily adaptable to any conceptual curriculum model, this text also contains hundreds of NCLEX®-style review questions. This edition adds a new chapter on neurological care; has integrated coverage of home care throughout; provides substantial new coverage of the 2010 national patient safety goals; and contains approximately 50 new skills.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780135114735
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 2/10/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 1472
  • Sales rank: 177,290
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Professional Nursing

2. Nursing Process and Critical Thinking

3. Managing Client Care: Documentation and Delegation

4. Communication and Nurse-Client Relationship

5. Admission, Transfer, and Discharge

6. Client Education and Discharge Planning

7. Safe Client Environment and Restraints

8. Bathing, Bedmaking, and Maintaining Skin Integrity

9. Personal Hygiene

10. VItal Signs

11. Physical Assessment

12. Body Mechanics and Positioning

13. Exercise and Ambulation

14. Infection Control

15. Disaster Preparedness. Bioterrorism

16. Pain Management

17. Alternative Therapies and Stress Management

18. Medication Administration

19. Nutritional Management and NG Intubation

20. Specimen Collection

21. Diagnostic Procedures

22. Urinary Elimination

23. Bowel Elimination

24. Heat and Cold Therapies

25. Wound Care and Dressings

26. Perioperative Care

27. Orthopedic Interventions

28. Intravenous Therapy

29. Central Vascular Access

30. Respiratory Care

31. Circulatory Maintenance

32. Neurological Management - NEW!

33. Advanced Nursing Skills

34. End of Life Care

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2010


    This is a useful clinical nursing skills book, especially for those with little or limited skills base.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2004

    The Bible for all Nurses and Student Nurses

    I am currently a nursing student and find that text books only teach and provide only so much information. Until I pick up this incridble book. I was overwhelmed with the amount of page (over 800 pages) and the details in pictures. Also i enjoy the step-by- step instruction to each procedure. Although it is $72 i believe it is a great investment because it had so much info in this one book as compared to other. Thus, truley making this book and bible for all furture and current nurses

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