Clinical Nursing Skills & Techniques - Text & Mosby's Nursing Skills CD-ROMs - Student Version 2.0 Package / Edition 6

Clinical Nursing Skills & Techniques - Text & Mosby's Nursing Skills CD-ROMs - Student Version 2.0 Package / Edition 6

by Anne Griffin Perry, Patricia A. Potter

ISBN-10: 0323041922

ISBN-13: 9780323041928

Pub. Date: 08/04/2005

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

This convenient, money-saving package is a must-have for nursing students! It includes Perry's Clinical Nursing Skills & Techniques, 6th edition text & Mosby's Nursing Skills CD-ROMs 2.0 - Student Version.


This convenient, money-saving package is a must-have for nursing students! It includes Perry's Clinical Nursing Skills & Techniques, 6th edition text & Mosby's Nursing Skills CD-ROMs 2.0 - Student Version.

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Elsevier Health Sciences
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Edition description:
Older Edition
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 10.90(h) x 2.30(d)

Table of Contents

Set of 8 CD-ROMS includes:
  • Basic Principles:
  • • Roles and responsibilities • Delegation • The nursing process • Communication, including charting, end-of-shift report, & guidelines for effective communication • Medical asepsis, including the chain of infection & handwashing • Patient & resident rights
  • Bathing:
  • • The complete bedbath • Bathing – the male client • Back massage • Bathing - the female client
  • Bedmaking:
  • • Making the occupied bed
  • Body Mechanics & Exercise:
  • • Principles of body mechanics • Moving a person up in bed with a lift/draw sheet • Turning & positioning a person in a side-lying position • Dangling • Transfer from bed to wheelchair using a transfer belt • Passive range-of-motion exercises • Ambulation using a gait belt • Signs/symptoms of and precautions for orthostatic hypotension
  • Measurements:
  • • Height and weight • Intake and output • Vital signs • Temperature, including oral, axillary & rectal • Pulse, including radial and apical • Respiration, including rate, rhythm, & effort • Blood pressure (one-step & two-step methods)
  • Normal Elimination:
  • • Assisting with a urinal • Assisting with a bedpan (standard & fracture) • Providing catheter care • Applying a condom catheter • Administering a cleansing enema
  • Nutrition & Fluids:
  • • Preparing for meals • Serving meal trays, including the use of the “clock” technique for a visually impaired person • Feeding the dependent person, including positioning and observations for person with dysphagia, signs of aspiration and difficulty swallowing, & “pocketing” of food
  • Personal Hygiene & Grooming:
  • • Oral hygiene, including oral care for unconscious person, denture cleaning, & precautions for the person at risk of aspiration • Hair care, including shampooing in bed and shaving the male patient’s facial hair • Nail and foot care, including clipping toenails • Dressing, including changing a gown when an IV is present • Measuring for and application of TED hose
  • Safety & Restraints:
  • • Preventing accidents and falls • Applying restraints, including vest restraint, extremity restraint, & finger-control mittens • Using restraint alternatives, including the proper use of side rails and bed & wheelchair locks • Safe use of restraints, including physician’s orders and delegation guidelines • Monitoring restraint use
  • Preventing & Treating Pressure Ulcers:
  • • Assessing risk, including elements of the comprehensive assessment (records review, the Braden Scale, after total assessment, skin assessment, assessment documentation) and stages of pressure ulcer formation • Preventive measures, including skin inspection, skin care, positioning, position changes, & pressure-relief devices • Treatment of pressure ulcers, including dressing change, inspection of wound, measuring wounds, application of prescribed medications, & irrigation
  • Enteral Nutrition:
  • • Feeding tube insertion using nasogastric route, including enteral feedings, continuous feedings using controller pump, & intermittent feedings • Feeding tube irrigation • Feeding tube removal
  • Managing Intravenous Fluid Therapy:
  • • Regulating IV infusions, including how to calculate the drip rate, using the roller-clamp method and infusion pumps, assessments of infusion site and tubing, & use of fluid volume indicator caps • Changing IV tubing and fluids • Changing IV dressings, including guidelines for dressing changes, assessing and cleansing/re-dressing the infusion site
  • Ostomy Care:
  • • Pouching an enterostomy • Urinary diversion
  • Oxygenation video:
  • • Oxygen safety • Flow rates by nasal cannula and face mask • Application of cannula and mask • Airway maintenance, including suctioning & precautions against drying of airway mucosa • Care of tracheostomy • Potential complications & assessment parameters
  • Preoperative Nursing Care:
  • • Preoperative assessment, including nursing history and physical assessment • Family support and participation • Postoperative exercises and pain management, including PCA instruction, diaphragmatic breathing, incentive spirometry, controlled coughing, turning, leg exercises/ROM, & non-pharmacologic methods of pain relief • Surgical preparation
  • Postoperative Nursing Care:
  • • Post-anesthesia recovery room transfer • Pain management, including assessment parameters, use of PCA, pain scales and language, & non-pharmacologic measures to promote comfort and relieve pain • Promoting postoperative recovery, including ambulation, breathing and coughing exercises, splinting incisional area, pneumatic compression stockings, wound care and management of wound drainage and drainage systems, NG tube management, & discharge planning
  • Specimen Collection:
  • • Mid-stream urine specimen collection • Fecal occult blood testing using the Hemoccult test • Gastroccult and gastric pH testing from a NG tube • Sputum specimen collection • Wound culture • Blood glucose testing • Labeling, storage, & transfer of specimens to laboratory • Evaluating results of bedside tests
  • Suctioning:
  • • Pre- and post-procedure assessments • Oropharyngeal suctioning • Nasotracheal suctioning • Suctioning artificial airway, including suctioning an endotracheal tube
  • Urinary Catheter Management:
  • • Urinary catheter insertion, including technique for site prep and insertion of indwelling catheter with a female patient and straight catheter for a male patient • Obtaining sterile urine specimen from an indwelling catheter, including technique for clamping catheter and specimen collection by aspiration • Removal of indwelling catheter
  • Wound Care:
  • • Sterile gloving, including latex precautions, handwashing, proper size and type of glove, opening glove package, gloving technique, & sterile-to-sterile contact precautions • Wound assessments, including indirect and direct assessments, healing by primary and secondary intention, wound drainage systems, & types of wound drainage • Dressing changes, including wet-to-dry dressings and use of the wound VAC system
  • Administering Intravenous Fluid Therapy:
  • • Initiating a peripheral IV • Troubleshooting intravenous infusions • Discontinuing IV therapy
  • Injections:
  • • Preparing injections from an ampule and vial • Preparing insulin • Subcutaneous injections • Intradermal injections • Intramuscular injections
  • Intravenous Medications:
  • • Administering IV piggyback medications • Administering intravenous medications by mini-infusion pumps • Administering medication by IV bolus • Adding medications to intravenous fluid containers
  • Non-Parenteral Medications:
  • • Topical medications, including transdermal patch and measured ointment • Eye medications, including eye drops and eye ointment • Eardrops • Metered dose inhaler • Insertion of rectal suppository
  • Safe Medication Administration:
  • • Preventing medication errors (right medication, right dose, right time, right patient, right route) • Administering oral medications • Documentation of medication administration
  • Vascular Access:
  • • Dressing care • Blood draws and fluid administration • Troubleshooting

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