Nurses' Guide to Clinical Procedures / Edition 6

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Overview


This handy pocket reference delivers step by step instruction on about 200 of the most commonly performed nursing skills. Each skill is presented according to its place in the nursing process and includes relevant information on required equipment, assessment needed, sample diagnosis, care planning, implementation, expected outcomes, and sample documentation. Coverage includes suggestions on how to alter a procedure based on client, plus home health considerations, cost-cutting tips, and when to delegate a procedure.

The book contains predominantly black-and-white illustrations, with some two-color illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Sally Northam
This third edition text clearly presents nearly 200 clinical procedures with step by-step instructions. The purpose is to create a reference for nurses to consult for procedural information. Succinct, up-to-date clinical references are valuable to nurses. The tips for cost-cutting, home health, transcultural nursing, and prioritizing nursing diagnoses to aid care delivery are especially important for nurses in today's healthcare arena. The book is designed to serve both students in all types of educational programs and practicing nurses in any clinical setting. The organized layout with clear headings lends itself well to both audiences. This third edition lists two primary authors and seven additional contributors, all of whom appear qualified. Twenty-six references are listed for nearly 200 procedures and only a few references are primary research references. Although limited in number, the illustrations are clear and helpful. The book is attractive, spiral bound, and light enough to be easily carried or placed in an oversized pocket. Overall, this is a handy clinical guide with valuable information and troubleshooting pointers. The procedures for endotracheal and tracheal suctioning include saline lavage, ambu ventilation of ventilator patients, and repetition of suctioning two to three times. These practices have been questioned in recent research. NG tube placement verification via aspiration reflects recent research, but auscultation to verify tube placement has been unreliable in recent research.
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Reviewer: Sally Northam, RN, PhD (Texas Woman's University)
Description: This third edition text clearly presents nearly 200 clinical procedures with step by-step instructions.
Purpose: The purpose is to create a reference for nurses to consult for procedural information. Succinct, up-to-date clinical references are valuable to nurses. The tips for cost-cutting, home health, transcultural nursing, and prioritizing nursing diagnoses to aid care delivery are especially important for nurses in today's healthcare arena.
Audience: The book is designed to serve both students in all types of educational programs and practicing nurses in any clinical setting. The organized layout with clear headings lends itself well to both audiences. This third edition lists two primary authors and seven additional contributors, all of whom appear qualified.
Features: Twenty-six references are listed for nearly 200 procedures and only a few references are primary research references. Although limited in number, the illustrations are clear and helpful. The book is attractive, spiral bound, and light enough to be easily carried or placed in an oversized pocket.
Assessment: Overall, this is a handy clinical guide with valuable information and troubleshooting pointers. The procedures for endotracheal and tracheal suctioning include saline lavage, ambu ventilation of ventilator patients, and repetition of suctioning two to three times. These practices have been questioned in recent research. NG tube placement verification via aspiration reflects recent research, but auscultation to verify tube placement has been unreliable in recent research.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781777957
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 1/15/2010
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: Sixth
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 968
  • Sales rank: 308,094
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch.1 Safety, Asepsis, and Infection Control

  • 1.1 Using Principles of Body Mechanics and Ergonomic Safety
  • 1.2 Using Principles of Medical Asepsis
  • 1.3 Using Principles of Surgical Asepsis
  • 1.4 Using Precaution (Isolation) Techniques: Infection Prevention
  • 1.5 Disposing of Biohazardous Waste
  • 1.6 Using Protective Devices: Limb and Body Restraints
  • Ch.2 Documenting and Reporting

  • 2.1 Establishing a Nurse-Client Relationship
  • 2.2 Providing Client and Family Education
  • 2.3 Preparing a Shift Report (Interdisciplinary Information Exchange)
  • 2.4 Following the Nursing Process (Preparing a Plan of Care)
  • 2.5 Charting/Documenting (Nurses' Progress Report)
  • 2.6 Reporting Incidents (Variance or Unusual Occurrence Reporting)
  • Ch.3 Essential Assessment Components

  • 3.1 Measuring Electronic Vital Signs
  • 3.2 Palpating Blood Pressure
  • 3.3 Obtaining Doppler Pulse
  • 3.4 Measuring Apical-Radial Pulse
  • 3.5 Assessing Pain
  • 3.6 Obtaining Weight With a Sling Scale
  • 3.7 Obtaining Weight with Standard Scale (Standup,Chair, Pediatrics)
  • 3.8 Performing Basic Health Assessment
  • Ch.4. Hygiene

  • 4.1. Providing a Therapeutic Back Massage
  • 4.2 Preparing a Bed
  • 4.3 Providing Hair Care
  • 4.4 Shampooing a Bedridden Client
  • 4.5 Providing Oral Care: Brushing and Flossing
  • 4.6 Performing Denture Care
  • 4.7 Caring for Contact Lenses and Artificial Eyes
  • 4.8 Shaving a Client
  • Ch.5 Medication Administration

  • 5.1 Using Principles of Medication Administration
  • 5.2 Administering Eye (Ophthalmic) Drops
  • 5.3 Administering Ear (Otic) Drops
  • 5.4 Administering Nasal Medication
  • 5.5 Administering Nebulizer Medication
  • 5.6 Administering Oral Medication
  • 5.7 Administering Buccal and Sublingual Medication
  • 5.8 Preparing Medication From a Vial
  • 5.9 Preparing Medication From an Ampule
  • 5.10 Preparing Medication With the Needleless System
  • 5.11 Mixing Medications
  • 5.12 Administering Intradermal Medications
  • 5.13 Administering Subcutaneous Medications
  • 5.14 Using a Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Pump
  • 5.15 Administering Intramuscular Medications
  • 5.16 Administering a Z-Track Injection
  • 5.17 Administering Intermittent Intravenous Medications
  • 5.18 Administering Medication by Nasogastric Tube
  • 5.19 Administering Rectal Medication
  • 5.20 Administering Vaginal Medication
  • 5.21 Applying Topical Medications
  • Ch.6. Oxygenation

  • 6.1 Chest Drainage System Preparation
  • 6.2 Maintaining a Chest Tube
  • 6.3 Performing Autotransfusion/Reinfusion of Chest Tube Drainage
  • 6.4 Performing Chest Physiotherapy: Postural Drainage, Chest Percussion, and Chest Vibration
  • 6.5 Applying a Nasal Cannula/Face Mask
  • 6.6 Inserting an Oral Airway
  • 6.7 Inserting and Maintaining a Nasal Airway
  • 6.8 Suctioning an Oral Airway
  • 6.9 Performing Nasopharyngeal/Nasotracheal Suctioning
  • 6.10 Suctioning and Maintaining an Endotracheal Tube
  • 6.11 Caring for a Tracheostomy (Suctioning, Cleaning, and Changing the Dressing and Tie)
  • 6.12 Managing a Tracheostomy/Endotracheal Tube Cuff
  • 6.13 Capping a Tracheostomy Tube
  • 6.14 Collecting a Suctioned Sputum Specimen
  • 6.15 Obtaining Pulse Oximetry
  • 6.16 Maintaining Mechanical Ventilation
  • 6.17 Using Incentive Spirometry
  • Ch.7. Fluids and Nutrition

  • 7.1 Mse
  • Abbreviated Table of Contents

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