Pocket Guide to Basic Skills and Procedures 5e / Edition 5

Pocket Guide to Basic Skills and Procedures 5e / Edition 5

by Anne Griffin Perry, Patricia A. Potter, Veronica Peterson, Patricia A. Potter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0323019242

ISBN-13: 9780323019248

Pub. Date: 06/28/2002

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

This popular pocket guide is a practical, portable reference for students and practitioners performing basic skills in any clinical setting. Grouped according to specialty area, nearly 100 commonly performed procedures are presented in a clear, step-by-step format that includes the purpose, equipment list, and rationales for each step.

· Skills presented

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This popular pocket guide is a practical, portable reference for students and practitioners performing basic skills in any clinical setting. Grouped according to specialty area, nearly 100 commonly performed procedures are presented in a clear, step-by-step format that includes the purpose, equipment list, and rationales for each step.

· Skills presented in a clear, 2-column format with rationales for each step.
· Concise, consistent format for each skill.
· Nursing Process framework for skills is consistent with other nursing core texts and provides a logical flow.
· Standard Protocols summarizes essential steps required before, during, and after every nursing skill.

* New skills on Assessing for Orthostatic Hypotension, Applying Sequential Compression Stockings, Using Mechanical Lifts, Charting Client-Related Information, and Completing a Change of Shift Report.
* Delegation Considerations at the beginning of each skill detail the nurse's responsibilities when delegating specific skills to assistive personnel.
* Cultural and Spiritual Considerations follow appropriate skills.
* Client Responses Requiring Immediate Action identify potentially dangerous responses and provide appropriate nursing actions.
* Gloving logo identifies circumstances when the use of clean gloves is recommended.
* Standard Protocols highlights essential steps required for every nursing skill and eliminates repetition.

Spanish version of 4th edition also available, ISBN: 84-8174-391-7

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780323019248
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
06/28/2002
Series:
Nursing Pocket Guides Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
4.50(w) x 7.24(h) x 0.46(d)

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Table of Contents

  1. Recording and reporting
  2. Vital signs
  3. Hygiene
  4. Pressure Ulcers
  5. Oxygenation
  6. Medications
  7. Fluids
  8. Tube feedings
  9. Elimination
  10. Positioning and transfers
  11. Infection control
  12. Care of the surgical client
  13. Dressings, binders, bandages, and application of hot and cold therapy

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