Nurses' Guide to Clinical Procedures / Edition 5

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The revised Fifth Edition of this pocket guide provides step-by-step instructions for over 200 common nursing procedures. This edition has over 15 new procedures, a reorganized Table of Contents that helps readers find information quickly, and a new art program with new and updated illustrations.

Each procedure is organized according to the nursing process, including assessment, sample diagnoses, planning, desired outcomes, implementation, evaluation, and documentation. Planning sections emphasize individual client needs and include pediatric, geriatric, home health, cultural, end-of-life, and delegation considerations. Implementation sections present specific steps and rationales in two-column format. Icons highlight cultural considerations and cost-cutting tips.

This edition is also available for PDAs. See PDA listing for details.

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Reviewer: Josie Martin Bowman, RN, MSN, PhD (East Carolina University )
Description: This is the fifth edition of a quick, clinical reference guide to skills to be performed by nursing students and practicing nurses. The previous edition was published in 2002.
Purpose: The purpose, according to the authors, is to serve as a "quick-reference, clinical-support tool" to be used by students in all types of programs and practicing nurses. A handbook of this type is useful to practicing nurses and students. The size of the book makes it easy for the students to use in clinical for references.
Audience: The book is intended for nursing students and practicing nurses who need a quick review prior to performing various skills. It is written by authors who are employed in schools of nursing and includes material from various contributors who teach at different levels of nursing programs. The content was also reviewed by various educators for accuracy.
Features: The handbook is designed as a reference of over 200 skills arranged in the nursing process format. The first two chapters cover safety and asepsis and communication. The remaining 11 chapters cover major concepts such as hygiene, medication administration, oxygenation, fluid, nutrition, etc. Each is arranged in the same manner, which allows a quick overview once the student becomes familiar with the book. Rationales for the procedures and documentation are highlighted. This new edition includes up-to-date references to support the skills.
Assessment: This is a useful reference for students in the clinical setting. It supplements materials taught in the didactic and laboratory settings. The appendix contains a section on potential bioterrorism and chemical terrorism agents which pose the greatest public health threats. The author indicates there are 15 new skills, new illustrations, and sample evaluations. This handbook would be a good reference for students to carry to the clinical setting and for practicing nurses as a reference.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781753791
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 2/1/2005
  • Edition description: Fifth Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 848

Table of Contents

1 Safety, asepsis, and infection control 1
2 Documenting and reporting 38
3 Essential assessment components 74
4 Hygiene 111
5 Medication administration 147
6 Oxygenation 248
7 Fluids and nutrition 345
8 Elimination 457
9 Activity and mobility 557
10 Rest and comfort 627
11 Perioperative nursing and wound healing 680
12 Special procedures 724
13 Community-based variations 740
App. A Pain management 764
App. B Common clinical abbreviations 768
App. C Diagnostic laboratory tests : normal values 771
App. D Types of isolation 774
App. E Medication interactions : drug-drug 777
App. F Medication interactions : drug-nutrient 783
App. G Equipment substitution in the home 788
App. H Potential bioterrorism and chemical terrorism agents posing greatest public health threats 789
App. I NANDA-approved nursing diagnoses 797
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