Skills in Clinical Nursing / Edition 7

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Skills in Clinical Nursing, Seventh Edition brings together the 166 most important skills performed by nurses, including all common variations, organized from the simplest to the most complex. This edition has been revised, restructured, and updated to reflect current practice, responding to extensive feedback from clinical nurses, market surveys, and the authors’ own teaching and practice experience. Each chapter contains concise introductory material, placing skills in the context of anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology, and clearly explaining their purpose and rationale. Each skill is then presented in exceptional step-by-step detail, with 800+ illustrations. Skills coverage is complemented by critical-thinking insights on using assessment data, and essential guidance on appropriate delegation to unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP).

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132149648
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 4/19/2011
  • Series: MyNursingKit Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 912
  • Sales rank: 394,665
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Unit 1 Introduction

Chapter 1 Foundational Skills

Unit 2 Health Assessment

Chapter 2 Vital Signs

Chapter 3 Health Assessment

Chapter 4 Diagnostic Testing

Unit 3 Assisting with Client Hygiene and Comfort

Chapter 5 Client Hygiene

Chapter 6 Bed-Making

Chapter 7 Infection Control

Chapter 8 Heat and Cold Therapy

Chapter 9 Pain Management

Unit 4 Mobility and Safety

Chapter 10 Positioning the Client

Chapter 11 Mobilizing the Client

Chapter 12 Fall Prevention and Restraints

Chapter 13 Maintaining Joint Mobility

Unit 5 Medication Administration

Chapter 14 Drug Calculations

Chapter 15 Administering Oral and Enteral Medications

Chapter 16 Administering Topical Medications

Chapter 17 Administering Parenteral Medications

Chapter 18 Administering Intravenous Therapy

Unit 6 Nutrition and Elimination

Chapter 19 Feeding Clients

Chapter 20 Assisting with Urinary Elimination

Chapter 21 Assisting with Fecal Elimination

Chapter 22 Caring for Clients with Peritoneal Dialysis

Unit 7 Circulatory and Ventilatory Support

Chapter 23 Promoting Circulation

Chapter 24 Breathing Exercises

Chapter 25 Oxygen Therapy

Chapter 26 Suctioning

Chapter 27 Caring for the Client with a Tracheostomy

Chapter 28 Assisting with Mechanical Ventilation

Chapter 29 Caring for the Client with Chest Tube Drainage

Chapter 30 Administering Emergency Measures to the Hospitalized Client

Unit 8 Wounds and Injury Care

Chapter 31 Performing Wound and Pressure Ulcer Care

Chapter 32 Orthopedic Care

Chapter 33 Performing Perioperative Care

Chapter 34 End-of-Life Care

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