Nurses' Guide to Clinical Procedures / Edition 5

Nurses' Guide to Clinical Procedures / Edition 5

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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

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Nurses' Guide to Clinical Procedures / Edition 5

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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780781753791
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date: 02/01/2005
Edition description: Fifth Edition
Pages: 848
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 7.25(h) x (d)

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

    Appendices 764

    1. Pain Management 764
    2. Common Clinical Abbreviations 768
    3. Diagnostic Laboratory Tests: Normal Values 771
    4. Types of Isolation 774
    5. Medication Interactions: Drug—Drug 777
    6. Medication Interactions: Drug—Nutrient 783
    7. Equipment Substitution in the Home 788
    8. Potential Bioterrorism and Chemical Terrorism Agents Posing Greatest Public Health Threats 789
    9. NANDA-Approved Nursing Diagnoses 797

    Bibliography 801

    Index 807

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