Techniques in Clinical Nursing

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-06-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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This text is intended for students in nursing fundamentals courses, new graduates, or as a reference for practicing nurses in hospitals and health care settings. Techniques in Clinical Nursing reflects the needs of today's diverse student population. This text provides the most complete preparation for the clinical challenges students will encounter in the workplace. This comprehensive text offers nearly 250 techniques in a step-by-step format. For each technique, a rationale is provided for the critical steps. In addition, several learning tools foster assessment skills and encourage critical thinking. It is also useful for those involved in caring for clients in the home.

Table of Contents

List of Techniques and Clinical Guidelines
Introduction to Nursingp. 1
Nursing Process and Critical Thinkingp. 15
Recording and Reportingp. 43
Helping and Communicatingp. 63
Teachingp. 76
Client Comfort and Safetyp. 86
Admissionsp. 104
Transfer, Discharge, and Postmortem Carep. 117
Preventing the Transfer of Microorganismsp. 131
Vital Signsp. 158
Assessing Adult Healthp. 198
Assessing Infant and Child Healthp. 294
Assessing Maternal Health During the Perinatal Periodp. 323
Special Studiesp. 345
Skin Hygienep. 376
Mouth, Eye, and Ear Carep. 399
Hair, Nail, and Foot Carep. 422
Bed-Makingp. 441
Body Mechanics and Moving Clientsp. 452
Client Positionsp. 478
Exercise and Ambulationp. 497
Nutritionp. 535
Gastric and Jejunal Feedingsp. 558
Fluids and Electrolytesp. 573
Intravenous Therapyp. 587
Central Venous Linesp. 628
Fecal Eliminationp. 655
Urinary Eliminationp. 680
Ostomy Carep. 721
Respiratory Assistive Devices and Postural Drainagep. 736
Oropharyngeal and Nasopharyngeal Suctioningp. 765
Oxygen Therapyp. 774
Artificial Airwaysp. 791
Chest Drainagep. 812
Oral and Topical Medicationsp. 822
Parenteral Medicationsp. 856
Stress Managementp. 890
Pain Managementp. 902
Wound Carep. 914
Bandages and Bindersp. 943
Heat and Cold Therapyp. 956
Perioperative Nursingp. 980
Cast Carep. 1000
Traction Carep. 1015
Therapeutic Bedsp. 1029
Appendix A Root Words, Prefixes, and Suffixesp. A-1
Appendix B Weight and Volume Equivalentsp. B-1
Glossaryp. G-1
Photographic creditsP-1
Indexp. I-1
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