Nursing Interventions & Clinical Skills / Edition 3

Nursing Interventions & Clinical Skills / Edition 3

by Anne Griffin Perry, Patricia A. Potter, Anne Griffin Perry, Patricia Ann Potter
     
 

Nursing Interventions & Clinical Skills provides complete coverage of basic, intermediate, and advanced skills in a streamlined, visually-oriented format. This text features a unique, user-friendly, full-color presentation, with more than a thousand photos and drawings. The nursing process framework and clear, 2-column format with rationales help putSee more details below

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Nursing Interventions & Clinical Skills provides complete coverage of basic, intermediate, and advanced skills in a streamlined, visually-oriented format. This text features a unique, user-friendly, full-color presentation, with more than a thousand photos and drawings. The nursing process framework and clear, 2-column format with rationales help put nursing skills into the context of care delivery. Skills are clustered, with similar skills covered together, to reflect the way they are commonly taught.

Features:

  • Includes basic, intermediate, and advanced skills.
  • Standard beginning and completion protocols for each skill are summarized on inside front cover for easy reference so that routine steps need not be constantly repeated.
  • Skills are clustered, with similar skills covered together, to reflect the way they are commonly taught.
  • Easy-to-follow 2-column format for skills includes rationales for key steps to help students understand why specific techniques are used.
  • Nurse-Alerts highlight safety issues or critical steps in the skills
  • Glove logo provides a visual reminder to apply clean gloves.
  • Delegation Considerations guide nurses when assigning a skill to unlicensed assistive personnel.
  • Special considerations include age-related, home-care, and long term care.
  • Communication Tips provide guidelines for students on how to prepare, support, and instruct clients.
  • Over a thousand full-color photographs and drawings clearly show how steps are performed.
About the Authors:
Martha Keene Elkin RN, MSN, Formerly, Lactation Counselor, Stephens Memorial Hospital, Norway, ME

Anne Griffin Perry RN, MSN, EdD, FAAN, Professor and Coordinator, Adult Health Specialty, Saint Louis University School of Nursing, Saint Louis University Health Sciences Center, St. Louis, MO

Patricia A. Potter RN, MSN, PhD, CMAC, Research Scientist, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780323022019
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
06/13/2003
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
1100
Product dimensions:
8.56(w) x 10.82(h) x 1.44(d)

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Table of Contents

Unit IFundamental Concepts
1Professional Nursing Practice1
2Facilitating Communication25
3Medical Aseptic Techniques49
4Basic Sterile Techniques68
5Promoting a Safe Environment80
Unit IIBasic Human Needs
6Promoting Activity and Mobility110
7Promoting Hygiene148
8Promoting Nutrition182
9Assisting With Elimination199
10Promoting Comfort, Sleep, and Relaxation222
11Pain Management238
Unit IIIAssessment Skills
12Vital Signs264
13Shift Assessment294
14Laboratory Tests347
15Diagnostic Tests385
Unit IVAdministration of Medications
16Preparation for Medication Administration408
17Administration of Nonparenteral Medications425
18Administration of Injections457
Unit VPerioperative Nursing Care
19Preparing the Client for Surgery491
20Intraoperative Techniques508
21Caring for the Postoperative Client519
Unit VIWound Care
22Surgical Wound Care536
23Pressure Ulcers552
24Dressings570
25Therapeutic Use of Heat and Cold596
Unit VIIManaging Immobilized Clients
26Special Mattresses and Beds611
27Promoting Range of Motion629
28Traction, Cast Care, and Immobilization Devices646
Unit VIIIManaging Complex Nursing Interventions
29Intravenous Therapy675
30Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance725
31Promoting Oxygenation747
32Gastric Intubation785
33Enteral Nutrition797
34Altered Bowel Elimination819
35Altered Urinary Elimination838
36Altered Sensory Perception866
37Emergency Measures for Life Support in the Hospital Setting882
38Care of the Client With Special Needs898
39Palliative Care925
40Client Teaching and Home Health Management939
App. ASample Forms962
App. BAbbreviations and Equivalents979
App. CClassification of Nursing Diagnoses by Functional Health Patterns983

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