Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques
The new fifth edition of this popular resource retains its comprehensive coverage, number of skills, and a two-column format with rationales for each step. This new edition emphasizes evidence-based practice and features delegation principles, new related interventions for unexpected outcomes, long-term care and home careconsiderations, and new procedural guidelines boxes that present basic skills in a streamlined format. In addition, new expanded skills include using small volume nebulizers, applying pneumanic compression devices, placing a client on a rotokinetic bed, administering continuous subcutaneous medications, and irrigating a small-bore feeding tube.
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SAFETY AND COMFORT
SAFETY AND COMFORT
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abdominal administered airway Assess client's Assist client assistive personnel auscultation based on client's body breathing cannula caregiver catheter chest tube clean client client and family client's condition clients requiring comfort completion of procedure Critical Decision Point data may reveal decreased determine diagnoses for clients dose drainage dressing drug edema Ensures EVALUATION Expected outcomes following factors are individualized fluid following nursing diagnoses gloves heparin Impaired indicate infection infusion injury insertion Instruct client insulin irrigation isometric exercises measures mechanical ventilation medication muscle needle normal nurse assesses NURSING DIAGNOSIS nutrition older adults oral ostomy OUTCOMES AND RELATED outcomes following completion oxygen pain palpation phlebitis position pouch povidone-iodine pressure ulcer Prevents Provides pulse RATIONALE Reduces transmission Remove requiring this skill respiratory risk skin solution sterile stoma suction supine position syringe temperature therapy tion tissue tracheostomy transmission of microorganisms UNEXPECTED OUTCOMES urinary urine venipuncture ventilation vital signs Wash hands