Clinical Handbook for Kozier and Erb's Fundamentals of Nursing : Concepts, Process, and Practice

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  • Edition: 8th
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  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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This clinical companion serves as a quick reference to the fundamentals of nursing care for students in the clinical areas. Compact and portable, this handbook helps you recall key points as you prepare to deliver safe and effective nursing care.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. viii
Introductionp. ix
Reviewersp. xvii
Fundamental Nursing
Components of the Nursing Processp. 2
Aspects of Delegationp. 4
Communication Guidelinesp. 7
Assessment and Diagnosis
Nursing Health Historyp. 18
Methods of Examiningp. 24
Vital Signsp. 26
Physical Health Examinationp. 31
Nursing Diagnosesp. 57
Planning and Implementation
Safety Guidelinesp. 66
Clinical Guidelinesp. 72
Fluid and Electrolyte Balancep. 72
Individualizing Care for Clients with Painp. 78
Respiratory Functionp. 81
Tube Feedingsp. 85
Urinary Eliminationp. 89
Fecal Eliminationp. 93
Pressure Areasp. 96
Healing Woundsp. 104
Postoperative Periodp. 106
Teaching and Learning Guidelinesp. 110
Medicationsp. 116
Documentation and Evaluation
Charting Guidelinesp. 130
SOAP Formatp. 133
Evaluationp. 136
Quick Reference
Standard Precautions and Infection Control Strategiesp. 140
Common Abbreviations and "Do Not Use" Abbreviationsp. 148
Medical Terminology: Root Words, Prefixes, and Suffixesp. 152
Weight and Volume Conversions and Equivalentsp. 159
Laboratory Valuesp. 161
Table A: Complete Blood Count with Clinical Implicationsp. 162
Table B: Common Blood Chemistry Tests with Clinical Implicationsp. 167
Table C: Serum Electrolytesp. 174
Table D: Arterial Blood Gasesp. 177
Table E: Urine Chemistryp. 178
Common Diagnostic Studiesp. 183
Nursing Interventions for Endoscopic Examinationsp. 135
Studies of the Gastrointestinal Tractp. 190
Studies of the Gallbladder and Bile Ductsp. 192
Radiographic Studies: Intravenous Pyelography, Angiography, Myelographyp. 195
Key Information about Vitaminsp. 198
Key Information about Mineralsp. 203
Key Information about Trace Mineralsp. 205
Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunizations, 2006p. 208
Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule-United States, 2006-2007p. 209
Glossaryp. 211
Indexp. 245
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