Mosby's Pocket Guide to Basic Skills and Procedures / Edition 6

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Now organized from A to Z, this popular pocket guide presents nearly 100 basic nursing skills in a simple, concise format. Based on the market-leading Perry &Potter Clinical Nursing Skills & Techniques, 6th Edition, this portable, practical reference is appropriate for both nursing students and practitioners performing basic skills in any clinical setting.

• Skills are presented in a clear, two-column format with rationales for each step that clearly explain why to use specific techniques.
• A gloving logo identifies skills that require the nurse to wear clean gloves.
• Delegation Guidelines detail the nurse's responsibilities when assigning tasks to assistive personnel.
• Nursing Process framework provides a logical, consistent format for each skill.
• Nurse Alerts highlight important information for patient safety and effective performance of the skill.
• Procedural Guidelines boxes provide streamlined, step-by-step instructions for performing very basic skills.

• New skills include Automatic External Defibrillator (AED), Restraint Free Environment, Aspiration Precautions, Fall Prevention in a Health Care Facility, and Seizure Precautions.
• Unexpected Outcomes and Related Interventions alert students to possible problems and appropriate nursing actions.
• Spiral binding allows the book to lay flat and stay open to selected pages.
• Streamlined skills conveniently list references at the end of each skill.
• Reporting and Recording guidelines for each skill summarize key information to communicate.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323046107
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 11/13/2006
  • Series: Nursing Pocket Guides Series
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 736
  • Product dimensions: 4.70 (w) x 7.36 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents


Skill 1 Acapella Device

Skill 2 Apical-Radial Pulse

Skill 3 Aquathermia and Heating Pad

Skill 4 Aspiration Precautions

Skill 5 Assistive Device Ambulation (Use of Crutches, Cane, and Walker)

Skill 6 Automatic External Defibrillator


Skill 7 Bladder Volume Measurement

Skill 8 Blood Administration

Skill 9 Blood Pressure by Auscultation: Upper Extremities, Lower Extremities, Palpation

Skill 10 Blood Pressure: Automatic


Skill 11 Central Venous Access Device Care: CVC, Ports

Skill 12 Chest Tube Care

Skill 13 Cold Applications

Skill 14 Condom Catheter

Skill 15 Continuous Passive motion Machine

Skill 16 Continuous Subcutaneous Infusion


Skill 17 Dressings: Dry and Wet-to-Dry

Skill 18 Dressings: Hydrocolloids, Foam, or Absorption

Skill 19 Dressings: Transparent


Skill 20 Ear Drops

Skill 21 Ear Irrigations

Skill 22 Enemas

Skill 23 Enteral Nutrition via a Gastrostomy or Jejunostomy Tube

Skill 24 Enteral Nutrition via a Nasogastric Feeding Tube

Skill 25 Epidural Analgesia

Skill 26 Eye Irrigations

Skill 27 Eye Medications: Drops and Ointment


Skill 28 Fall Prevention in a Health Care Facility

Skill 29 Fecal Impaction: Removing Digitally


Skill 30 Hypothermia and Hyperthermia Blankets


Skill 31 Incentive Spirometery

Skill 32 Intradermal Injections

Skill 33 Intramuscular Injections

Skill 34 Intravenous Medications: Adding Medications to Intravenous Fluid Containers

Skill 35 Intravenous Medications: Intermittent Infusion Sets and Mini-infusion Pumps

Skill 36 Intravenous Medications: Intravenous Bolus

Skill 37 Isolation Precautions


Skill 38 Mechanical Lifts

Skill 39 Metered Dose Inhalers

Skill 40 Moist Heat (Compress and Sitz Bath)

Skill 41 Mouth Care: Unconscious or Debilitated Clients


Skill 42 Nail and Foot Care

Skill 43 Nasoenteral Tube: Placement, irrigation, and removal

Skill 44 Nasogastric Tube for Gastric Decompression: Insertion and Removal


Skill 45 Oral Medications

Skill 46 Oral Medications: Nasogastric Tube Administration

Skill 47 Ostomy Care (Pouching)

Skill 48 Oxygen Therapy: Nasal Cannula, Oxygen Mask, T-tube, or Tracheostomy Collar


Skill 49 Patient-Controlled Analgesia

Skill 50 Parenteral Medications: Mixing Medications in One Syringe

Skill 51 Parenteral Medication Preparation: Ampules and Vials

Skill 52 Peripheral Intravenous Care: Regulating Intravenous Flow Rate, Changing Tubing and Solution, Dressing Care, Discontinuation

Skill 53 Peripheral Intravenous Insertion

Skill 54 Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter Care

Skill 55 Postoperative Exercises

Skill 56 Pressure Ulcer Risk Assessment

Skill 57 Pressure Ulcer Treatment

Skill 58 Pulse Oximetry


Skill 59 Rectal Suppository Insertion

Skill 60 Respiration Assessment

Skill 61 Restraint Application

Skill 62 Restraint-Free Environment


Skill 63 Seizure Precautions

Skill 64 Sequential Compression Device and Elastic Stockings

Skill 65 Specialty Beds: Air Fluidized, Air Suspension, Rotokenetic

Skill 66 Sterile Gloving

Skill 67 Sterile Technique: Donning and Removing Cap, Mask, and Protective

Skill 68 Subcutaneous Injections

Skill 69 Suctioning: Closed (In-line)

Skill 70 Suctioning: Nasopharyngeal, Nasotracheal, and Artifical Airway

Skill 71 Suprapubic Catheter Care

Skill 72 Suture and Staple Removal


Skill 73 Topical Skin Applications

Skill 74 Tracheostomy Care


Skill 75 Urinary Catheter: Indwelling, Straight, Care and Removal

Skill 76 Urinary Catheter Irrigation

Skill 77 Urinary Diversion: Maintaining a Continent Diversion

Skill 78 Urinary Diversion: Pouching an Incontinent Urinary Diversion


Skill 79 Vaginal Instillations

Skill 80 Venipuncture: Collecting Blood Specimens and Cultures by Syringe and Vacutainer Method


Skill 81 Wound Drainage Devices: Jackson Pratt, Hemovac

Skill 82 Wound Irrigation

Skill 83 Wound Vacuum Assisted Closure

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