Skills in Clinical Nursing, 9th edition

  • Audrey T. Berman, 
  • Shirlee J. Snyder

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Overview

Skills in Clinical Nursing helps you master essential nursing skills and sets the foundation for nursing excellence. The text presents the 161 most important skills performed by nurses, including all common variations, organized from the simple to the more complex. Each chapter contains concise introductory material placing skills in the context of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology. Each skill is then presented in exceptional step-by-step detail, aided by more than 800 illustrations.

The 9th Edition has been revised and updated to reflect current practice, responding to feedback from clinical nurses, market surveys, and the authors' own teaching and practice experience. You'll learn to think like a nurse as you see how the material is applied in practice.

Published by Pearson (March 27th 2020) - Copyright © 2021

ISBN-13: 9780135421345

Subject: Fundamentals of Nursing

Category: Skills in Clinical Nursing

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UNIT 1: FUNDAMENTAL CARE

  1. Essential Skills
  2. Infection Prevention

UNIT 2: HEALTH ASSESSMENT

  1. Vital Signs
  2. Health Assessment
  3. Diagnostic Testing

UNIT 3: ASSISTING WITH CLIENT HYGIENE AND COMFORT

  1. Client Hygiene
  2. Bedmaking
  3. Heat and Cold Measures
  4. Pain Assessment and Management

UNIT 4: MOBILITY AND SAFETY

  1. Positioning the Client
  2. Mobilizing the Client
  3. Fall Prevention, Restraints, and Seizure Precautions
  4. Maintaining Joint Mobility

UNIT 5: MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION

  1. Drug Calculations
  2. Administering Oral and Enteral Medications
  3. Administering Topical Medications
  4. Administering Parenteral Medications
  5. Administering Intravenous Therapy

UNIT 6: NUTRITION AND ELIMINATION

  1. Feeding Clients
  2. Assisting with Urinary Elimination
  3. Assisting with Fecal Elimination
  4. Caring for the Client with Peritoneal Dialysis

UNIT 7: CIRCULATORY AND VENTILATORY SUPPORT

  1. Promoting Circulation
  2. Breathing Exercises
  3. Oxygen Therapy
  4. Suctioning
  5. Caring for the Client with a Tracheostomy
  6. Caring for the Client on Mechanical Ventilation
  7. Caring for the Client with Chest Tube Drainage
  8. Administering Emergency Measures to the Hospitalized Client

UNIT 8: WOUNDS AND INJURY CARE

  1. Performing Wound and Pressure Injury Care
  2. Orthopedic Care
  3. Performing Perioperative Care
  4. End-of-Life Care

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