Mosby's Pocket Guide to Nursing Skills and Procedures / Edition 7

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Take this pocket reference to clinicals on the job for quick access to nursing skills! Based on Perry & Potter's market-leading Clinical Nursing Skills & Techniques, 7th Edition, Mosby's Pocket Guide to Nursing Skills & Procedures, 7th Edition presents 83 key skills in an easy-to-use A-to-Z format. Step-by-step instructions include full-color photos plus rationales explaining why to use specific techniques. With the latest in evidence-based practice, this book helps you perform basic nursing skills safely and effectively. Also available on Skyscape for use on any hand-held device!

A clear, two-column format presents skills with rationales for each step explaining why to use specific techniques.
A gloving logo identifies skills in which clean gloves should be worn or gloves should be changed in order to minimize the risk of infection.
Safety alerts highlight important information for patient safety and effective performance of skills.
Reporting and recording guidelines include a bulleted list of what should be documented in the patient records.
Unexpected outcomes and related interventions help you troubleshoot potential problems and take appropriate actions to address them.
Alphabetical organization of skills makes it easy to find information quickly.
A convenient pocket size and spiral binding allow the book to fit easily into your coat pocket and to stay open on the page you want.

New full-color design and illustrations help you follow step-by-step directions more easily.
Completely updated content is based on Perry & Potter's market-leading text, Clinical Nursing Skills & Techniques, 7th Edition, for the latest in evidence-based care.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323074544
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 5/3/2010
  • Series: Nursing Pocket Guides
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 640
  • Sales rank: 369,493
  • Product dimensions: 4.80 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

A Skill 1 Acapella Device Skill 2 Apical Radial Pulse Skill 3 Aquathermia and Heating Pads Skill 4 Aspiration Precautions Skill 5 Assistive Device Ambulation (Use of Crutches, Cane, and Walker) Skill 6 Automatic External Defibrillator

B 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

C Skill 11 Central Venous Access Device Care; CVC, Ports Skill 12 Chest Tube Care Skill13 Cold Applications Skill 14 Condom Catheter Skill 15 Continuous Passive motion Machine Skill 16 Continuous Subcutaneous Infusion

D Skill 17 Dressings; Dry and Moist-to-Dry, Skill 18 Dressings: Hydrocolloid, Foam, or Absorption Skill 19 Dressings: Transparent

E Skill 20 Ear Drop Administration Skill 21 Ear Irrigations Skill 22 Enemas Skill 23 Enteral Nutrition via Gastrostomy or Jejunostomy Tube Skill 24 Enteral Nutrition via a Nasogastric Feeding Tube Skill 25 Epidural Analgesia Skill 26 Eye Irrigation Skill 27 Eye Medications: Drops and Ointment

F Skill 28 Fall Prevention in a Health Care Facility Skill 29 Fecal Impaction: Removing Digitally

H Skill 30 Hypothermia and Hyperthermia Blankets

I 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

M 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

N 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 Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

O Skill 46 Oral Medications Skill 47 Oral Medications: Nasogastric Tube Administration Skill 48 Ostomy Care (Pouching) Skill 49 Oxygen Therapy: Nasal Cannula, Oxygen Mask, T Tube, or Tracheostomy Collar

P Skill 50 Parenteral Medication Preparation: Ampules and Vials Skill 51 Parenteral Medications: Mixing Medications in One Syringe Skill 52 Patient-Controlled Analgesia Skill 53 Peripheral Intravenous Care: Regulating Intravenous Flow Rate, Changing Tubing and Solution, Dressing Care Skill 54 Peripheral Intravenous Insertion. Skill 55 Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter Care Skill 56 Postoperative Exercises Skill 57 Pressure Ulcer Risk Assessment Skill 58 Pressure Ulcer Treatment Skill 59 Pulse Oximetry

R Skill 60 Rectal Suppository Insertion Skill 61 Respiration Assessment Skill 62 Restraint Application Skill 63 Restraint-Free Environment

S Skill 64 Seizure Precautions Skill 65 Sequential Compression Device and Elastic Stockings Skill 66 Specialty Beds: Air-Fluidized, Air Suspension, Rotokenetic Skill 67 Sterile Gloving Skill 68 Sterile technique: Donning and Removing Cap, Mask, and Protective Eyewear Skill 69 Subcutaneous Injections Skill 70 Suctioning: Closed (In-line) Skill 71 Suctioning: Nasopharyngeal, Nasotracheal, and Artificial Airway Skill 72 Suprapubic Catheter Care Skill 73 Suture and Staple Removal

T Skill 74 Topical Skin Applications Skill 75 Tracheostomy Care

U Skill 76 Urinary Catheter: Indwelling, Straight, Care and Removal Skill 77 Urinary Catheter Irrigation Skill 78 Urinary Diversion: Maintaining a Continent Diversion Skill 79 Urinary Diversion, Pouching an Incontinent Urinary Diversion

V Skill 80 Vaginal Instillations Skill 81 Venipuncture: Collecting Blood Specimens and Cultures by Syringe and Vacutainer Method

W Skill 82 Wound Drainage Devices: Jackson Pratt, Hemovac Skill 83Wound Irrigation Standard Protocol for All Nursing Interventions

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