Fundamental and Advanced Nursing Skills / Edition 3

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Overview

The third edition of Fundamental and Advanced Nursing Skills equips nurses with the knowledge and abilities they will need to survive and thrive in today's changing health care environment. With over 800 illustrations, this book comprehensively covers more than 200 nursing skills. Using a straight-forward approach, Fundamental and Advanced Nursing Skills, Third Edition provides a great resource for any nurse from the hospital to the home.

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Reviewer: Janice K. Warrington, MSNEd, RN (Delaware Technical & Community College)
Description: This guide to over 200 nursing skills has been revised to incorporate evidence-based practice updates in procedures.
Purpose: "As a resource for nurses who perform common procedures, the book has procedure manual type steps for each skill to improve competence and comfort levels in performing them. Nursing practice is constantly changing and evolving and it is important to have up-to-date procedures. "
Audience: The audience includes student nurses, registered nurses, licensed practical/vocational nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, certified aides, medical assistants, and any other healthcare workers charged with performing common procedures. Dr. Altman is a faculty member of the University of Washington School of Nursing. She has been an educator for over 25 years and received the university's Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award in 2002.
Features: The 200+ skills are presented in a step-by-step fashion using the nursing process. In addition, each skill includes information about variations for geriatric and pediatric patients, as well as adaptations where indicated for home care and long term care settings. The book is laid out well with plenty of photos, but these are small and sometimes fuzzy or difficult to see.
Assessment: This is a good book for nurses who are just starting out. It appears to be comprehensive in its coverage of procedures that are commonly performed. Pictures and illustrations need to be of better quality.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Janice K. Warrington, MSNEd, RN(Delaware Technical & Community College)
Description: This guide to over 200 nursing skills has been revised to incorporate evidence-based practice updates in procedures.
Purpose: "As a resource for nurses who perform common procedures, the book has procedure manual type steps for each skill to improve competence and comfort levels in performing them. Nursing practice is constantly changing and evolving and it is important to have up-to-date procedures.
Audience: The audience includes student nurses, registered nurses, licensed practical/vocational nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, certified aides, medical assistants, and any other healthcare workers charged with performing common procedures. Dr. Altman is a faculty member of the University of Washington School of Nursing. She has been an educator for over 25 years and received the university's Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award in 2002.
Features: The 200+ skills are presented in a step-by-step fashion using the nursing process. In addition, each skill includes information about variations for geriatric and pediatric patients, as well as adaptations where indicated for home care and long term care settings. The book is laid out well with plenty of photos, but these are small and sometimes fuzzy or difficult to see.
Assessment: This is a good book for nurses who are just starting out. It appears to be comprehensive in its coverage of procedures that are commonly performed. Pictures and illustrations need to be of better quality.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781418052331
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/26/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 1590
  • Sales rank: 948,055
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 2.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Gaylene Altman, RN, Ph.D., is the Director of the Learning Lab at one of the most prestigious nursing schools in the country, the University of Washington. She has more than 25 years of teaching experience and has taught at both undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition, Dr. Altman was one of the pioneers in initiating coronary care units and a mobile coronary care system in the state of Washington during the 1970s.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Physical Assessment Chapter 2: Safety and infection Control Chapter 3: Client Care and Comfort Chapter 4: Basic Care Chapter 5: Medication Administration Chapter 6: Nutrition and Elimination Chapter 7: Oxygenation Chapter 8: Circulatory Chapter 9: Skin Integrity and Wound Care Chapter 10: IMM Obilization and Support Chapter 11: Special Procedures References Index

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