Nursing Interventions & Clinical Skills

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-03-23
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science Health Science

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With its new condensed format, completely reorganized and updated content, respected author team, and new lower price, Perry and Potter's Nursing Interventions and Clinical Skills, 5th Edition is your all-around best choice for learning the skills and techniques you'll use every day in practice. Covering 181 skills, this highly accessible manual conveniently groups all related skills together, so you can find information quickly. The companion Evolve website features 50 video clips, skills checklists, and much more, ensuring your successful mastery of each skill. Contains 181 skills and techniques (basic, intermediate, and advanced) you'll use every day in practice. Presents every skill in a logical, consistent format: Assessment, Planning, Implementation, Evaluation -- improving the quality of patient care. Pairs each step with an appropriate rationale, helping you understand and remember why specific techniques are used. Features Safety Alerts that highlight unusual risks inherent in the next step of the skill, helping you plan ahead at each step of nursing care. Uses a Glove icon as a reminder to don clean gloves before proceeding to the next step of the skill, improving patient safety. Guides you in Delegation and Collaboration, explaining when to delegate a skill to assistive personnel, and indicating what key information must be shared. Highlights Special Considerations such as information unique to pediatric or geriatric patients, to raise awareness of additional risks you may face when caring for a diverse patient population. Provides sample documentation of nurses notes so that you can learn to communicate effectively to the patient care team. Contains multimedia resources such as video clips, skills performance checklists, interactive exercises, and more, all easily available to you on the companion Evolve website at no additional cost.Content has been reorganized to make topics easier to find, improving ease of use. Covers new topics that will help you develop the skills needed to practice according to the TJC and ACCN recommendations. Covers new skills that will prepare you for nursing practice in a wide variety of environments. Features a unique new chapter, Using Evidence in Practice, that introduces you to using evidence to solve clinical problems. Introduces you to Consistent Patient Identification Protocol as recommended by The Joint Commission, improving quality of care and patient safety. Includes enhanced and greatly expanded end-of-chapter exercises, now featuring case study questions, NCLEX alternate format questions, and multiple-choice questions.

Table of Contents

Quality and Safety in Nursing Practice
Using Evidence in Nursing Practice NEW!
Communication & Collaboration
Establishing the Nurse-Client Relationship
Communications with Anxious, Angry, Depressed Patients, and Cognitively Impaired Patients
Interprofessional Conflict Resolution NEW!
Hand-Off Communications NEW!
S-BAR Communication NEW!
Documentation and Informatics
Documenting Nurses' Progress Notes
Using an Electronic Medical Record NEW!
Writing an Occurrence Report
Patient Safety & Quality Improvement
Medical Error Reduction NEW!
Fall Prevention
Designing a Restraint Free Environment
Applying Physical Restraints
Seizure Precautions
Fire, Electrical, and Radiation Safety
Conducting a Root Cause Analysis NEW!
Infection Control
Medical Asepsis Principles NEW!
Surgical Asepsis Principles NEW!
Hand Hygiene
Applying Personal Protective Equipment
Caring for Patients under Isolation Precautions
Special Tuberculosis Precautions
Preparing & Maintaining a Sterile Field
Applying Sterile Gloves
Patient Assessment Skills
Vital Signs
Measuring Body Temperature
Assessing Pulse: Apical
Assessing Pulse: Radial
Assessing Pulse: Apical Radial
Assessing Respirations
Assessing Blood Pressure
Assessing Blood Pressure Electronically
Health Assessment
General Survey
Monitoring Intake and Output
Assessing the Head and Neck
Assessing the Thorax and Lungs
Cardiovascular Assessment
Assessing the Abdomen
Assessing the Genitalia and Rectum NEW!
Musculoskeletal and Neurological Assessment
Specimen Collection
Urine Specimen Collection
Collecting a Timed Urine Specimen
Urine Testing
Testing for Gastrointestinal Alterations--Gastroccult Test, Stool Specimen, and Hemoccult Test
Collecting Specimens from the Nose and Throat
Collecting a Sputum Specimens
Obtaining Wound Drainage Specimens
Blood Glucose Monitoring
Performing Venipuncture
Diagnostic Procedures
Contrast Media Studies
Care of Patients Undergoing Aspirations--Bone Marrow, Lumbar Puncture, Paracentesis, and Thoracentesis
Care of Patients Undergoing Bronchoscopy
Care of Patients Undergoing Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Obtaining an Electrocardiogram
Basic Human Needs
Bathing and Personal Hygiene
Complete Bathing
Perineal Care
Use of the Disposable Bag Bath
Oral Care for Debilitated Patient
Care of Dentures
Hair Care--Combing, Shampooing, Shaving
Nail & Foot Care
Bed Making --Unoccupied
Bed Making--Occupied
Care of the Eye and Ear
Eye Irrigation
Eye Care for the Comatose Patient NEW!
Caring for an Artificial Eye
Ear Irrigation
Caring for a Hearing Aid
Promoting Nutrition
Feeding Dependent Patients
Aspiration Precautions
Insertion and Removal of a Small-Bore Feeding Tube
Verifying Placement & Irrigating a Feeding Tube
Administering Tube Feedings for Nasogastric, Gastrostomy, and Jejunostomy Tubes
Site Care of Enteral Feeding Tubes NEW!
Pain Management
Nonpharmacological Pain Management
Relaxation and Guided Imagery
Pharmacologic Pain Management
Patient-Controlled Analgesia
Epidural Analgesia
Local Anesthetics Infusion Pump for Analgesia
Promoting Oxygenation
Oxygen Administration
Airway Management: Noninvasive Interventions
Use of a Peak Flow-Meter
Chest Physiotherapy
Airway Management: Suctioning
Airway Management: Endotracheal Tube and Tracheostomy Care
Managing Closed Chest Drainage Systems
Activity and Mobility
Safe Patient Handling
Using Safe and Effective Transfer Techniques
Moving & Positioning Patients in Bed
Assisting in the Use of a Wheelchair
Exercise & Mobility
Range of Motion
Continuous Passive Motion
Applying Elastic Stockings and Sequential Compression Device
Assisting with Ambulation
Teaching Use of Canes, Crutches, Walkers
Support Surfaces and Special Beds
Selection of Pressure-Reducing Surfaces NEW!
Placing a Patient on a Support Surface
Placing a Patient on an Air-Suspension Bed
Placing a Patient on an Air-Fluidized Bed
Placing a Patient on a Bariatric Bed
Placing a Patient on a Rotokinetic Bed
Traction, Cast Care, and Immobilization Devices
Care of the Client in Skin Traction
Care of the Client in Skeletal Traction and Pin Site Care
Care of the Client During Cast Application
Care of the Client During Cast Removal
Care of the Client with an Immobilization Device--Brace, Splint, or Sling
Promoting Elimination
Urinary Elimination
Assisting with Use of a Urinal
Applying a Condom Catheter
Bladder Scan (cross reference to Skill 19.2)
Insertion of a Straight or Indwelling Catheter (cross reference to PG 19.2)
Removal of Indwelling Catheter
Care of Indwelling Catheter
Suprapubic Catheterization
Performing Catheter Irrigation
Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis
Bowel Elimination
Removing Fecal Impaction
Administering an Enema
Insertion, Maintenance, and Removal of a Nasogastric Tube for Decompression
Ostomy Care
Pouching a Bowel Diversion
Pouching an Incontinent Urostomy
Catheterizing a Urinary Diversion NEW!
Medication Administration
Preparation for Safe Medication Administration
Nonparenteral Medications
Administering Oral Medications
Administering Medications Through a Feeding Tube
Applying Topical Medications to the Skin
Administering Nasal Medications NEW!
Administering Eye Medications
Administering Ear Medications
Using Metered-Dose Inhalers (MDI)
Using Dry Powder Inhaled Medications
Using Small-Volume Nebulizers
Administering Rectal Medications
Administering Vaginal Medications
Parenteral Medications
Preparing Injections--Vial, Ampule, Dry Powder and Cartridge
Mixing Medications from Vials
Subcutaneous Injections
Intramuscular Injections
Intradermal Injections
Adding Medications to IV Fluid Containers
Administering Intravenous Piggyback, Intermittent Infusion Sets, and Mini-IV Pump
Administering Medications Intravenous Bolus
Continuous Subcutaneous Infusion
Dressings and Wound Care
Wound Care and Irrigation
Performing a Wound Assessment NEW!
Performing Irrigation NEW!
Managing Drainage Evacuation
Removing Sutures and Staples
Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
Pressure Ulcers
Pressure Ulcer Risk Assessment and Prevention Strategies
Treatment of Pressure Ulcers and Wound Management
Dressings Bandages and Binders
Applying a Dressing (Dry and Moist-to-Dry)
Applying a Pressure Bandage
Applying a Transparent Dressing
Applying a Hydrocolloid, Hydrogel, Foam, or Absorption Dressing
Applying Gauze and Elastic Bandages
Applying an Abdominal and Breast Binder
Therapeutic Use of Heat and Cold
Moist Heat
Dry Heat
Cold Applications
Complex Nursing Interventions
Intravenous Therapy
Insertion of a Peripheral Intravenous Device
Regulating Infusion Flow Rate
Maintenance of Intravenous Site
Discontinuing Peripheral Intravenous Access
Care of Patients with Central Venous Access Devices
Administration of Parenteral Nutrition
Transfusions of Blood Products
Pre-Operative and Post-Operative Care
Preoperative Assessment
Preoperative Teaching
Physical Preparation for Surgery
Managing the Patient Receiving Moderate Sedation
Providing Immediate Anesthesia Recovery in the Postanesthesia Care Unit
Providing Early Postoperative and Convalescent Phase Recovery
Emergency Measures for Life Support in the Hospital Setting
Inserting an Oropharyngeal Airway
Using an AED
Code Management
Supportive Nursing Interventions
Palliative Care
Supporting Patients and Families in Grief
Care of the Dying Client
Care of the Body after Death
Home Care Safety
Home Health Safety and Assessment
Adapting the Home Setting for Clients with Cognitive Deficits
Medication and Medical Device Safety
Answer key to end-of-chapter exercises
Abbreviations and Equivalents
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