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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Mary Allen Carey, PhD (University of Oklahoma College of Nursing)
Description: This is a pocket guide to advanced skills for licensed practical nurses.
Purpose: It identifies 100 challenging skills that LPNs need to master, provides clear illustrations of the skills, and emphasizes skill-oriented dangers, key concepts, and helpful tips.
Audience: Licensed practical nurses are the target audience.
Features: The book addresses assessment, infection control, I.V. therapy and medication administration, cardiovascular care, respiratory care, neuromuscular care, gastrointestinal care, genitourinary care, and integumentary care. Special topics include cultural considerations in patient care, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and choking.
Assessment: Each section is broken down into sufficient detail to provide the information in a easy to retrieve format, making this guide comparable to others in the field.