Kozier and Erb's Techniques in Clinical Nursing "Basic to Intermediate Skills"

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Providing current information in a clear, concise format, the Fifth Edition of Kozier & Erb's Techniques in Clinical Nursing continues to be a definitive source for clinical nursing skills. Progressing from the simple to the complex, each chapter places techniques in perspective to client anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology. Applying the nursing process to each technique, it illustrates a detailed step-by-step implementation while providing a thorough overview of the rationale and purpose. Appropriate as a stand alone in a skills-based course or as a companion to any Fundamentals or Medical-Surgical course with skills application, the features include: bull; Current Standard Infection Control Precautions integrated into each technique. Over 200 "Forming Clinical Judgment" questions that apply critical thinking skills to realistic clinical situations. Age Related Considerations highlighting modifications and special deliberations necessary when caring for infants, children, and elders. Ambulatory and Community Settings section lists the modifications necessary when performing techniques in alternative settings. A focus on the appropriateness of delegation explaining which techniques at what times can be delegated to unlicensed assistive personnel. Color photographs of real life situations. For faculty Instructor's Resource CD ROM with customizable checklist available upon adoption.

Table of Contents

Foundational Techniquesp. 1
Health Assessment
Vital Signsp. 15
Assessing Adult Healthp. 44
Specimen Collectionp. 142
Mobility and Safety
Positioning the Clientp. 173
Mobilizing the Clientp. 202
Fall Prevention and Restraintsp. 222
Maintaining Joint Mobilityp. 235
Care of the Client in Tractionp. 250
Assisting with Client Hygiene and Comfort
Client Hygienep. 258
Bedmakingp. 287
Infection Controlp. 297
Heat and Cold Measuresp. 313
Pain Managementp. 323
Nutrition and Elimination
Feeding Clientsp. 343
Assisting with Fecal Eliminationp. 365
Assisting with Urinary Eliminationp. 388
Caring for the Client with Peritoneal Dialysisp. 410
Circulatory and Ventilatory Support
Promoting Circulationp. 417
Breathing Exercisesp. 424
Oxygen Therapyp. 434
Suctioningp. 445
Caring for the Client with a Tracheostomyp. 458
Caring for the Client with Chest Tube Drainagep. 468
Administering Basic Life Support to the Hospitalized Clientp. 480
Medication Administration
Administering Oral/Enteral Medicationsp. 499
Administering Topical Medicationsp. 519
Administering Parenteral Medicationsp. 538
Administering Intravenous Therapyp. 578
Wounds and Injury Care
Performing Wound and Pressure Ulcer Carep. 619
Cast Carep. 644
Performing Perioperative Carep. 654
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The techniques performed by nurses exemplify the integration of knowledge, skill, attitude, and critical thinking necessary for effective clinical practice in the twenty-first century. The fifth edition ofTechniques in Clinical Nursinghas been completely revised and updated to reflect the significant changes in practice that have occurred since the previous edition. It includes: The 166 most important techniques performed by nurses, including all common variations, organized from the simple to the more complex New techniques such as Standard Precautions, Implementing Seizure Precautions, Applying a Sequential Compression Device, Measuring Peak Expiratory Flow, Administering Basic Life Support to the Hospitalized Client, and Using Alginates on Wounds A total of 684 color illustrations and 118 new full-color photographsTechniques in Clinical Nursingis intended as a primary textbook for nursing education programs and as a reference for practicing nurses. Content was selected based on feedback from reviewers of previous editions, a market survey by the publisher, and the extensive teaching and practice experience of the authors. New Technique FormatEach chapter contains concise introductory material, placing the techniques in perspective to client anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology, and provides an overview of the rationale and purpose of the techniques. The presentation of each technique follows the steps of the nursing process and contains: Review of theassessmentdata required before performing the technique As a component of theplanningphase, when it is and is not appropriate to delegate each technique to unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP) Implementationsteps, including client teaching, observation of standard infection control precautions, and client record documentation. Rationales are indicated by italic type Considerations inevaluationof the technique, focusing on steps indicated for follow-up and communication with other members of the health care team Hallmark FeaturesThe fifth edition builds on the successful aspects of previous editions. The strong emphasis on assisting the learner and practitioner has been maintained by including: Performance objectives Detailed step-by-step implementation Research and supplemental references Extensive use of tables, boxes, and diagrams New FeaturesAge-Related Considerations With each technique for which they are appropriate, deliberations indicated when caring for infants, children, and elders are placed in highlighted boxes.Modifications in Ambulatory and Community Settings Increasingly, nurses are performing techniques in home and clinic environments that require adaptation from the steps used in hospitals. This featured content outlines client teaching regarding self-care and communication with the health care team, involvement of lay caregivers, and suggestions for altering techniques as indicated by the physical environment.Forming Clinical Judgments The nurse is challenged to consider appropriate responses to situations that can arise in performing the techniques in each chapter. Answers to the "Consider This" items are found in the Instructor's Manual.Terminology A list of key terms is found at the end of each chapter.

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