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The full-color revised reprint of the fifth edition of this comprehensive resource offers complete coverage of more than 200 nursing skills in a two-column format with rationales for each step. This new edition emphasizes evidence-based practice and features delegation considerations, new unexpected outcomes and related interventions, and long-term care and home care considerations. In addition, new skills include using small volume nebulizers, applying pneumanic compression devices, placing a client on a rotokinetic bed, administering continuous subcutaneous medications, and irrigating a small-bore feeding tube. Plus, we have added the new 2002 CDC Hand Hygiene Guidelines.
• Includes a FREE MERLIN website at www.harcourthealth.com/MERLIN/Perry/skills/
• Spanish version of 4th edition also available, ISBN: 84-8174-342-9
SUPPORTING THE CLIENT THROUGH THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM · Admitting, Transfer, and Discharge · Communication · Recording and Reporting · SAFETY AND COMFORT · Safety · Comfort · HYGIENE · Personal Hygiene and Bedmaking · Pressure Ulcer Care · Care of Eye and Ear Prostheses · VITAL SIGNS AND PHYSICAL ASSESSMENT · Vital Signs · Shift Assessment · OXYGENATION · Oxygen Therapy · Performing Chest Physiotherapy · Airway Maintenance · Closed Chest Drainage Systems · Emergency Measures for Life Support · MEDICATIONS · Preparing for Medication Administration · Oral and Topical Medications · Parenteral Medications · FLUID BALANCE · Intravenous and Vascular Therapy · Blood Therapy · NUTRITION · Oral Nutrition · Enteral Nutrition · Parenteral Nutrition · ELIMINATION · Urinary Elimination · Bowel Elimination and Gastric Intubation · Ostomy Care · POSTURE, MOBILITY, AND AMBULATION · Body Mechanics, Transfer, and Positioning · Exercise and Ambulation · Orthopedic Measures · Support Surfaces and Special Beds · INFECTION CONTROL · Medical Asepsis · Sterile Technique · CARE OF THE SURGICAL CLIENT · Preoperative and Post-Operative Care · Intraoperative Care · DRESSINGS AND WOUND CARE · Wound Care and Irrigations · Dressings · Binders and Bandages · Hot and Cold Therapy · HOME CARE · Home Care Safety · Home Care Teaching · SPECIAL PROCEDURES · Specimen Collection · Diagnostic Procedures · Care After Death · Glossary