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This handy pocket reference delivers step by step instruction on about 200 of the most commonly performed nursing skills. Each skill is presented according to its place in the nursing process and includes relevant information on required equipment, assessment needed, sample diagnosis, care planning, implementation, expected outcomes, and sample documentation. Coverage includes suggestions on how to alter a procedure based on client, plus home health considerations, cost-cutting tips, and when to delegate a procedure. Compatibility: BlackBerry® OS 4.1 or Higher / iPhone/iPod Touch 2.0 or Higher /Palm OS 3.5 or higher / Palm Pre Classic / Symbian S60, 3rd edition (Nokia) / Windows Mobile Pocket PC (all versions) / Windows Mobile Smartphone / Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP/Vista/Tablet PC.
Table of Contents
Ch.1 Safety, Asepsis, and Infection Control
1.1 Using Principles of Body Mechanics and Ergonomic Safety 1.2 Using Principles of Medical Asepsis 1.3 Using Principles of Surgical Asepsis 1.4 Using Precaution (Isolation) Techniques: Infection Prevention 1.5 Disposing of Biohazardous Waste 1.6 Using Protective Devices: Limb and Body Restraints
Ch.2 Documenting and Reporting
2.1 Establishing a Nurse-Client Relationship 2.2 Providing Client and Family Education 2.3 Preparing a Shift Report (Interdisciplinary Information Exchange) 2.4 Following the Nursing Process (Preparing a Plan of Care) 2.5 Charting/Documenting (Nurses' Progress Report) 2.6 Reporting Incidents(Variance OR Unusual Occurrence Reporting) Ch .3 Essential Assessment Components 3.1 Measuring Electronic Vital Signs 3.2 Palpating Blood Pressure 3.3 Obtaining Doppler Pulse 3.4 Measuring Apical - Radial Pulse 3.5 Assessing Pain 3.6 Obtaining Weight WITH a Sling Scale 3.7 Obtaining Weight WITH Standard Scale(Standup, Chair, Pediatrics) 3.8 Performing Basic Health Assessment Ch .4 .Hygiene 4.1 .Providing a Therapeutic Back Massage 4.2 Preparing a Bed 4.3 Providing Hair Care 4.4 Shampooing a Bedridden Client 4.5 Providing Oral Care : Brushing AND Flossing 4.6 Performing Denture Care 4.7 Caring FOR Contact Lenses AND Artificial Eyes 4.8 Shaving a Client Ch .5 Medication Administration 5.1 Using Principles OF Medication Administration 5.2 Administering Eye(Ophthalmic) Drops 5.3 Administering Ear(Otic) Drops 5.4 Administering Nasal Medication 5.5 Administering Nebulizer Medication 5.6 Administering Oral Medication 5.7 Administering Buccal AND Sublingual Medication 5.8 Preparing Medication FROM a Vial 5.9 Preparing Medication FROM an Ampule 5.10 Preparing Medication WITH the Needleless System 5.11 Mixing Medications 5.12 Administering Intradermal Medications 5.13 Administering Subcutaneous Medications 5.14 Using a Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Pump 5.15 Administering Intramuscular Medications 5.16 Administering a Z - Track Injection 5.17 Administering Intermittent Intravenous Medications 5.18 Administering Medication BY Nasogastric Tube 5.19 Administering Rectal Medication 5.20 Administering Vaginal Medication 5.21 Applying Topical Medications Ch .6 .Oxygenation 6.1 Chest Drainage System Preparation 6.2 Maintaining a Chest Tube 6.3 Performing Autotransfusion / Reinfusion OF Chest Tube Drainage 6.4 Performing Chest Physiotherapy : Postural Drainage, Chest Percussion, AND Chest Vibration 6.5 Applying a Nasal Cannula / Face Mask 6.6 Inserting an Oral Airway 6.7 Inserting AND Maintaining a Nasal Airway 6.8 Suctioning an Oral Airway 6.9 Performing Nasopharyngeal / Nasotracheal Suctioning 6.10 Suctioning AND Maintaining an Endotracheal Tube 6.11 Caring FOR a Tracheostomy(Suctioning, Cleaning, AND Changing the Dressing AND Tie) 6.12 Managing a Tracheostomy / Endotracheal Tube Cuff 6.13 Capping a Tracheostomy Tube 6.14 Collecting a Suctioned Sputum Specimen 6.15 Obtaining Pulse Oximetry 6.16 Maintaining Mechanical Ventilation 6.17 Using Incentive Spirometry Ch .7 .Fluids AND Nutrition 7.1 Managing Intake AND Output(I & AMP; O) 7.2 Testing Capillary Blood Glucose Abbreviated TABLE OF Contents