Taylor's Clinical Nursing Skills: A Nursing Process Approach / Edition 3

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This heavily illustrated and clearly written text details over 185 basic and advanced skills, and is specifically designed to correspond with Taylor's Fundamentals of Nursing, Seventh Edition for a consistent teaching/learning experience. The procedures and skills are outlined in a step-by-step manner that follows the nursing process format (with rationales), and includes documentation guidelines and samples; a new Evidence-based Practice Feature; and Unexpected Situations, which explain how to respond to unanticipated outcomes—a feature unique to this text.

This clearly written and abundantly illustrated text details the skills identified in Taylor's Fundamentals of Nursing, Sixth Edition and describes additional advanced skills. The procedures and skills are outlined in a step-by-step manner, with rationale, and offer guidance on how to respond to unanticipated outcomes--a feature unique to this text.

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Reviewer: Carole Ann Kenner, PhD, RN, FAAN (The College of New Jersey)
Description: This clinical skills textbook uses the backdrop of the nursing process to present the material. It includes an extensive student package of resources from a CD-ROM to a web site with video and audio clips. The last edition was published in 2005.
Purpose: The purpose is to teach skills while incorporating cognitive, technical, interpersonal, and ethical/legal aspects.
Audience: The audience is nursing students or graduate nurses. The author team is very credible.
Features: The book begins with foundational skills, such as vital signs, and moves through normal physiologic responses, such as fluids and electrolytes, on to case studies for application of the information. The case studies section clearly is geared to teach using an integrated approach that addresses safeguards to protect against cross-contamination or infections, documentation, and age-related considerations. Each skill is illustrated with color photos and key points are highlighted in red. Comprehensive rationales are included for the steps. Action steps are noted in a blue box, so the skills are easy to follow.
Assessment: There are many skills books on the market, but this is a very comprehensive one. Its inclusion of a full learning suite of teaching-learning resources places it heads above most other products. This edition is enhanced in the areas of new practice and learning icons to help the student gain confidence in their skill acquisition. New watch and learn icons indicate where video clips are available making this package very appealing for visual and audio learners. This is a wonderful resource for beginning students.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781793841
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 11/15/2010
  • Edition description: Third, North American Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 1024
  • Sales rank: 164,102
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents


  • Chapter 1: Vital Signs
  • Chapter 2: Health Assessment
  • Chapter 3: Safety
  • Chapter 4: Asepsis and Infection Control
  • Chapter 5: Medications
  • Chapter 6: Perioperative Nursing


  • Chapter 7: Hygiene
  • Chapter 8: Skin Integrity and Wound Care
  • Chapter 9: Activity
  • Chapter 10: Comfort
  • Chapter 11: Nutrition
  • Chapter 12: Urinary Elimination
  • Chapter 13: Bowel Elimination
  • Chapter 14: Oxygenation
  • Chapter 15: Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance
  • Chapter 16: Cardiovascular Care
  • Chapter 17: Neurological Care
  • Chapter 18: Laboratory Specimen Collection


  • Basic Case Studies
  • Intermediate Case Studies
  • Advanced Case Studies


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