Nurses' Guide to Clinical Procedures

ISBN-10: 078177795X
ISBN-13: 9780781777957
Edition: 6th 2009 (Revised)
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Description: This handy pocket reference delivers step by step instruction on about 200 of the most commonly performed nursing skills. Each skill is presented according to its place in the nursing process and includes relevant information on required equipment,  More...

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Book details

List price: $34.00
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date: 12/28/2009
Binding: Comb Bound 
Pages: 968
Size: 5.50" wide x 7.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.804

This handy pocket reference delivers step by step instruction on about 200 of the most commonly performed nursing skills. Each skill is presented according to its place in the nursing process and includes relevant information on required equipment, assessment needed, sample diagnosis, care planning, implementation, expected outcomes, and sample documentation.

Safety, Asepsis, and Infection Control
Using Principles of Body Mechanics and Ergonomic Safety
Using Principles of Medical Asepsis
Using Principles of Surgical Asepsis
Using Precaution (Isolation) Techniques: Infection Prevention
Disposing of Biohazardous Waste
Using Protective Devices: Limb and Body Restraints
Documenting and Reporting
Establishing a Nurse-Client Relationship
Providing Client and Family Education
Preparing a Shift Report (Interdisciplinary Information Exchange)
Following the Nursing Process (Preparing a Plan of Care)
Charting/Documenting (Nurses' Progress Report)
Reporting Incidents(Variance OR Unusual Occurrence Reporting)
Essential Assessment Components
Measuring Electronic Vital Signs
Palpating Blood Pressure
Obtaining Doppler Pulse
Measuring Apical - Radial Pulse
Assessing Pain
Obtaining Weight WITH a Sling Scale
Obtaining Weight WITH Standard Scale(Standup, Chair, Pediatrics)
Performing Basic Health Assessment
.Hygiene
.Providing a Therapeutic Back Massage
Preparing a Bed
Providing Hair Care
Shampooing a Bedridden Client
Providing Oral Care : Brushing AND Flossing
Performing Denture Care
Caring FOR Contact Lenses AND Artificial Eyes
Shaving a Client
Medication Administration
Using Principles OF Medication Administration
Administering Eye(Ophthalmic) Drops
Administering Ear(Otic) Drops
Administering Nasal Medication
Administering Nebulizer Medication
Administering Oral Medication
Administering Buccal AND Sublingual Medication
Preparing Medication FROM a Vial
Preparing Medication FROM an Ampule
Preparing Medication WITH the Needleless System
Mixing Medications
Administering Intradermal Medications
Administering Subcutaneous Medications
Using a Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Pump
Administering Intramuscular Medications
Administering a Z - Track Injection
Administering Intermittent Intravenous Medications
Administering Medication BY Nasogastric Tube
Administering Rectal Medication
Administering Vaginal Medication
Applying Topical Medications
.Oxygenation
Chest Drainage System Preparation
Maintaining a Chest Tube
Performing Autotransfusion / Reinfusion OF Chest Tube Drainage
Performing Chest Physiotherapy : Postural Drainage, Chest Percussion, AND Chest Vibration
Applying a Nasal Cannula / Face Mask
Inserting an Oral Airway
Inserting AND Maintaining a Nasal Airway
Suctioning an Oral Airway
Performing Nasopharyngeal / Nasotracheal Suctioning
Suctioning AND Maintaining an Endotracheal Tube
Caring FOR a Tracheostomy(Suctioning, Cleaning, AND Changing the Dressing AND Tie)
Managing a Tracheostomy / Endotracheal Tube Cuff
Capping a Tracheostomy Tube
Collecting a Suctioned Sputum Specimen
Obtaining Pulse Oximetry
Maintaining Mechanical Ventilation
Using Incentive Spirometry
.Fluids AND Nutrition
Managing Intake AND Output(I & AMP; O)
Testing Capillary Blood Glucose

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