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This heavily illustrated and clearly written text details the skills identified in Taylor's Fundamentals of Nursing, Seventh Edition and describes additional advanced skills. The procedures and skills are outlined in a step-by-step manner that follows the nursing process format, with rationale, and includes Unexpected Situations, which explain how to respond to unanticipated outcomes--a feature unique to this text.
Table of Contents
Unit I: ACTIONS BASIC TO NURSING CARE
Chapter 1: Vital Signs Chapter 2: Health Assessment Chapter 3: Safety Chapter 4: Asepsis and Infection Control Chapter 5: Medications Chapter 6: Perioperative Nursing
Unit II: PROMOTING HEALTHY PHYSIOLOGIC RESPONSES
Chapter 7: Hygiene Chapter 8: Skin Integrity and Wound Care Chapter 9: Activity Chapter 10: Comfort Chapter 11: Nutrition Chapter 12: Urinary Elimination Chapter 13: Bowel Elimination Chapter 14: Oxygenation Chapter 15: Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance Chapter 16: Cardiovascular Care Chapter 17: Neurological Care Chapter 18: Laboratory Specimen Collection
Unit III: INTEGRATED CASE STUDIES
Basic Case Studies Intermediate Case Studies Advanced Case Studies