Skills in Clinical Nursing, 8th edition

  • Audrey J. Berman
  • Shirlee Snyder

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Overview

For use as a primary textbook in clinical nursing education programs, and as a reference for practicing nurses

 

Help each student think like a nurse using a clear, consistent presentation of nursing skills
Consistency and accessibility are essential to student success in the Fundamentals of Nursing course. With its clear, approachable, writing style, Skills in Clinical Nursing sets the foundation for nursing excellence. It provides detailed procedures on the most relevant skills performed by nurses as they enter practice. It includes all common variations and is organized from the simplest to the most complex. This edition has been revised and updated to reflect current practice, responding to extensive feedback from clinical nurses, market surveys, and the authors’ own teaching and practice experience. Each chapter contains concise introductory material, placing skills in the context of anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology, and clearly explaining their purpose and rationale. Each skill is then presented in exceptional step-by-step detail, with over 800 illustrations. Skills coverage is complemented by critical-thinking insights on using assessment data, and essential guidance on appropriate delegation to unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP). Students will learn to think like nurses as they see how the material they are reading is applied in nursing practice.

 

Table of contents

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1. Foundational Skills ߿߿߼b>߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿ߠ

Unit 2 Health Assessment ߼/b>

2. Vital Signs ߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿ߠ

3. Health Assessment ߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿ߠ

4. Diagnostic Testing ߿߼b>߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿

Unit 3 Assisting with Client Hygiene and Comfort ߼/b>

5. Client Hygiene ߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿ߠ

6. Bed-Making ߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿ߠ

7. Infection Control ߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿

8. Heat and Cold Therapy ߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿ߠ

9. Pain Management ߿߼b>߿߿߿߿߿

Unit 4 Mobility and Safety

10. Positioning the Client ߿߿߿ ߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿ ߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿

11. Mobilizing the Client ߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿ߠ

12. Fall Prevention and Restraints ߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿ߠ

13. Maintaining Joint Mobility ߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߼/p>

Unit 5 Medication Administration

14. Drug Calculations

15. Administering Oral and Enteral Medications ߿߿߿߿

16. Administering Topical Medications ߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿

17. Administering Parenteral Medications ߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿ߠ

18. Administering Intravenous Therapy ߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿ߠ

Unit 6 Nutrition and Elimination

19. Feeding Clients ߿ߠ߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿ߠ

20. Assisting with Urinary Elimination ߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿

21. Assisting with Fecal Elimination ߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿

22. Caring for Clients with Peritoneal Dialysis ߿߿

Unit 7 Circulatory and Ventilatory Support

23. Promoting Circulation ߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿ߠ

24. Breathing Exercises ߿߿߿߿ߠ

25. Oxygen Therapy ߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿

26. Suctioning ߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿ߠ

27. Caring for the Client with a Tracheostomy ߿߿߿߿߿ߠ

28. Assisting with Mechanical Ventilation

29. Caring for the Client with Chest Tube Drainage ߿ߠ

30. Administering Emergency Measures to the Hospitalized Client

Unit 8 Wounds and Injury Care

31. Performing Wound and Pressure Ulcer Care ߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿

32. Orthopedic Care ߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿

33. Performing Perioperative Care ߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿߿

34. End-of-Life Care

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