Nursing Interventions & Clinical Skills

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Mosby, 2004 - Medical - 1021 pages
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Nursing Interventions & Clinical Skills provides complete coverage of basic, intermediate, and advanced skills in a streamlined, visually-oriented format. This text features a unique, user-friendly, full-color presentation, with more than a thousand photos and drawings. The nursing process framework and clear, 2-column format with rationales help put nursing skills into the context of care delivery. Skills are clustered, with similar skills covered together, to reflect the way they are commonly taught.

  • Includes basic, intermediate, and advanced skills.
  • Standard beginning and completion protocols for each skill are summarized on inside front cover for easy reference so that routine steps need not be constantly repeated.
  • Skills are clustered, with similar skills covered together, to reflect the way they are commonly taught.
  • Easy-to-follow 2-column format for skills includes rationales for key steps to help students understand why specific techniques are used.
  • Nurse-Alerts highlight safety issues or critical steps in the skills
  • Glove logo provides a visual reminder to apply clean gloves.
  • Delegation Considerations guide nurses when assigning a skill to unlicensed assistive personnel.
  • Special considerations include age-related, home-care, and long term care.
  • Communication Tips provide guidelines for students on how to prepare, support, and instruct clients.
  • Over a thousand full-color photographs and drawings clearly show how steps are performed.

  • Six new skills include Wound Vac, Verifying Tube Placement for a Large-Bore or Small-Bore Feeding Tube, Removal of an Indwelling Catheter, Urinary Diversions, Adapting the Home Setting for Clients with Cognitive Deficits, and Medication and Medication Device Safety.
  • New chapter on Palliative Care (Chapter 39) covers Care of the Dying Client.
  • Includes new 2002 CDC Hand Hygiene guidelines.
  • Documentation samples focus on how to document unexpected responses.
  • Expanded Home Care and Long Term Care considerations.
  • Client teaching is expanded throughout and incorporated into Communication Tips.
  • Visually highlights sterile gloving step to emphasize the importance of this essential action.
  • Includes new content on brushless surgical scrubbing and antimicrobial agent handwashing.
  • New unit on Wound Care (Unit 6) groups wound care, pressure ulcers, dressings and therapeutic use of heat and cold.
  • Surgical Wounds and Pressure Ulcers addressed in separate chapters.
  • All illustrations include complete legends for quick identification.

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About the author (2004)

Perry, Professor and Interim Director of Research, Saint Louis University School of Nursing, Saint Louis University Health Sciences Center.

Potter is Nursing Research Scientist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

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