Mosby's Pocket Guide to Nursing Skills and Procedures

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-05-03
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science Health Science div

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Take this pocket reference to clinicals on the job for quick access to nursing skills! Based on Perry & Potter's market-leading Clinical Nursing Skills & Techniques, 7th Edition, Mosby's Pocket Guide to Nursing Skills & Procedures, 7th Edition presents 83 key skills in an easy-to-use A-to-Z format. Step-by-step instructions include full-color photos plus rationales explaining why to use specific techniques.

With the latest in evidence-based practice, this book helps you perform basic nursing skills safely and effectively.

Also available on Skyscape for use on any hand-held device!

-A clear, two-column format presents skills with rationales for each step explaining why to use specific techniques.

-A gloving logo identifies skills in which clean gloves should be worn or gloves should be changed in order to minimize the risk of infection.

-Safety alerts highlight important information for patient safety and effective performance of skills.

-Reporting and recording guidelines include a bulleted list of what should be documented in the patient records.

-Unexpected outcomes and related interventions help you troubleshoot potential problems and take appropriate actions to address them.

-Alphabetical organization of skills makes it easy to find information quickly.

-A convenient pocket size and spiral binding allow the book to fit easily into your coat pocket and to stay open on the page you want.

-New full-color design and illustrations help you follow step-by-step directions more easily.

-Completely updated content is based on Perry & Potter's market-leading text, Clinical Nursing Skills & Techniques, 7th Edition, for the latest in evidence-based care.

Table of Contents

Acapella Device
Apical Radial Pulse
Aquathermia and Heating Pads
Aspiration Precautions
Assistive Device Ambulation (Use of Crutches, Cane, and Walker)
Automatic External Defibrillator
Bladder Volume Measurement
Blood Administration
Blood Pressure by Auscultation: Upper extremities, Lower extremities, Palpation
Blood Pressure: Automatic
Central Venous Access Device Care; CVC, Ports
Chest Tube Care
Cold Applications
Condom Catheter
Continuous Passive motion Machine
Continuous Subcutaneous Infusion
Dressings; Dry and Moist-to-Dry,
Dressings: Hydrocolloid, Foam, or Absorption
Dressings: Transparent
Ear Drop Administration
Ear Irrigations
Enteral Nutrition via Gastrostomy or Jejunostomy Tube
Enteral Nutrition via a Nasogastric Feeding Tube
Epidural Analgesia
Eye Irrigation
Eye Medications: Drops and Ointment
Fall Prevention in a Health Care Facility
Fecal Impaction: Removing Digitally
Hypothermia and Hyperthermia Blankets
Incentive Spirometery
Intradermal Injections
Intramuscular Injections
Intravenous Medications: Adding Medications to Intravenous Fluid Containers
Intravenous Medications: Intermittent infusion sets and Mini-infusion Pumps
Intravenous Medications: Intravenous Bolus
Isolation Precautions
Mechanical Lifts
Metered-Dose Inhalers
Moist Heat (Compress and Sitz Bath)
Mouth Care: Unconscious or Debilitated clients
Nail and Foot Care
Nasoenteral Tube: Placement, Irrigation, and Removal
Nasogastric Tube for Gastric Decompression: Insertion and Removal
Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
Oral Medications
Oral Medications: Nasogastric Tube Administration
Ostomy Care (Pouching)
Oxygen Therapy: Nasal Cannula, Oxygen Mask, T Tube, or Tracheostomy Collar
Parenteral Medication Preparation: Ampules and Vials
Parenteral Medications: Mixing Medications in One Syringe
Patient-Controlled Analgesia
Peripheral Intravenous Care: Regulating Intravenous Flow Rate, Changing Tubing and Solution, Dressing Care
Peripheral Intravenous Insertion.
Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter Care
Postoperative Exercises
Pressure Ulcer Risk Assessment
Pressure Ulcer Treatment
Pulse Oximetry
Rectal Suppository Insertion
Respiration Assessment
Restraint Application
Restraint-Free Environment
Seizure Precautions
Sequential Compression Device and Elastic Stockings
Specialty Beds: Air-Fluidized, Air Suspension, Rotokenetic
Sterile Gloving
Sterile technique: Donning and Removing Cap, Mask, and Protective Eyewear
Subcutaneous Injections
Suctioning: Closed (In-line)
Suctioning: Nasopharyngeal, Nasotracheal, and Artificial Airway
Suprapubic Catheter Care
Suture and Staple Removal
Topical Skin Applications
Tracheostomy Care
Urinary Catheter: Indwelling, Straight, Care and Removal
Urinary Catheter Irrigation
Urinary Diversion: Maintaining a Continent Diversion
Urinary Diversion, Pouching an Incontinent Urinary Diversion
Vaginal Instillations
Venipuncture: Collecting Blood Specimens and Cultures by Syringe and Vacutainer Method
Wound Drainage Devices: Jackson Pratt, Hemovac
Wound Irrigation
Standard Protocol for All Nursing Interventions
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Nursing Skills and Procedures, March 30, 2011
I got this textbook because I was tired of bringing my huge book to clinical. This guide is concise and it has the most important skills we need in the floors, Very helpful reference for home care managers to utilize as they develop agency procedure policies and processes i recommend this textbook.
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