Nurses' Guide to Clinical Procedures
Jean Smith-Temple, Joyce Young Johnson
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2006 - Medical - 833 pages
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.
This edition is also available for PDAs. See Media listing for details.