Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques

ISBN-10: 032302839X

ISBN-13: 9780323028394

Edition: 6th 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Anne Griffin Perry, Patricia A. Potter

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List price: $86.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 6/22/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1648
Size: 9.25" wide x 11.00" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 7.656
Language: English

Supporting the Client Though the Health Care System
Admitting, Transfer, and Discharge
Admitting Clients
Transferring Clients
Discharging Clients
Establishing the Nurse-Client Relationship
Communicating With the Anxious Client
Communicating With the Angry Client
Communicating With the Depressed Client
Recording and Reporting
Giving a Change-of-Shift Report
Documenting Nurses' Progress Notes
Incident Reporting
Safety and Comfort
Fire, Electrical and Radiation Safety
Fall Prevention in a Health Care Facility
Designing a Restraint-Free Environment
Applying Physical Restraints
Seizure Precautions
Disaster Preparedness
Care of the Client After Biological Exposure
Care of the Client After Chemical Exposure
Care of the Client After Radiation Exposure
Providing Pain Relief
Patient-Controlled Analgesia
Epidural Anesthesia
Local Infusion Pump Analgesia
Nonpharmacological Aids to Promote Comfort
Palliative Care
Supporting Clients and Families in Grief
Symptom Management in Palliative Care
Care of the Body After Death
Infection Control
Medical Asepsis
Hand Hygiene
Caring for Clients Under Isolation Precautions
Sterile Technique
Applying and Removing Cap, Mask, and Protective Eyewear
Preparing a Sterile Field
Sterile Gloving
Posture, Mobility, and Ambulation
Body Mechanics, Transfer, and Positioning
Maintaining Body Alignment
Using Safe and Effective Transfer Techniques
Moving and Positioning Clients in Bed
Exercise and Ambulation
Performing Range-of-Motion Exercises
Performing Isometric Exercises
Continuous Passive Motion Machine
Applying Elastic Stockings and Sequential Compression Device
Assisting With Ambulation
Orthopedic Measures
Assisting With Cast Application
Assisting With Cast Removal
Care of the Client in Traction
Care of the Client in Skeletal Traction and Pin Site Care
Care of the Client With Immobilization Devices
Support Surfaces and Special Beds
Placing a Client on a Support Surface
Procedural Guideline: Selection of Pressure-Reducing Support Devices
Placing a Client on an Air-Suspension Bed
Placing a Client on an Air-Fluidized Bed
Placing a Client on a Bariatric Bed
Placing a Client on a Rotokinetic Bed
Personal Hygiene and Bed Making
Bathing and Perineal Care
Oral Hygiene
Procedural Guideline: Cleaning Dentures
Performing Mouth Care for the Unconscious or Debilitated Client
Hair Care (Combing and Shaving)
Procedural Guideline: Shampooing Hair of Bed-Bound Client
Performing Nail and Foot Care
Care of the Client's Environment
Procedural Guideline: Making an Unoccupied Bed
Pressure Ulcer Care
Risk Assessment, Skin Assessment, and Prevention Strategies
Treatment of Pressure Ulcers
Care of Eye and Ear Prostheses
Taking Care of Contact Lenses
Taking Care of an Artificial Eye
Eye Irrigation
Taking Care of Hearing Aids
Vital Signs and Physical Assessment
Vital Signs
Measuring Body Temperature
Assessing Radial Pulse
Assessing Apical Pulse
Procedural Guideline: Assessing Apical-Radial Pulse
Assessing Respirations
Assessing Arterial Blood Pressure
Procedural Guideline: Noninvasive Automatic Blood Pressure Measurement
Measuring Oxygen Saturation (Pulse Oximetry)
Health History and Physical Examination
General Survey
Assessing the Thorax and Lungs
Assessing the Heart and Neck Vessels
Assessing the Abdomen
Musculoskeletal, Neurological, and Peripheral Vascular Assessment
Assessing Intake and Output
Preparing for Medication Administration
Oral and Topical Medications
Administering Oral Medications
Administering Medications by Nasogastric Tube
Administering Skin Applications
Administering Eye Medications
Administering Ear Drops
Administering Ear Irrigations
Administering Nasal Instillations
Using Metered-Dose Inhalers
Using Small-Volume Nebulizers
Administering Vaginal Instillations
Administering Rectal Suppositories
Parenteral Medications
Preparing Injections From Ampules and Vials
Mixing Parenteral Medications in One Syringe
Administering Intradermal Injections
Administering Subcutaneous Injections
Administering Intramuscular Injections
Adding Medications to Intravenous Fluid Containers
Administering Intravenous Medications by Intermittent Infusion Sets and Miniinfusion Pumps
Administering Medications by Intravenous Bolus
Administering Continuous Subcutaneous Medications
Oxygen Therapy
Applying a Nasal Cannula or Oxygen Mask
Administering Oxygen Therapy to a Client With an Artifical Airway
Using Incentive Spirometry
Care of the Client Receiving Noninvasive Ventilation
Care of the Client on a Mechanical Ventilator
Performing Chest Physiotherapy
Performing Postural Drainage
Using an Acapella Device
Performing Percussion, Vibration, and Shaking
Airway Management
Performing Oropharyngeal Suctioning
Airway Suctioning
Procedural Guideline: Closed (In-Line) Suction Catheter
Performing Endotracheal Tube Care
Performing Tracheostomy Care
Inflating the Cuff on an Endotracheal or Tracheostomy Tube
Closed Chest Drainage Systems
Caring for Clients With Chest Tube Connected to Disposable Drainage Systems
Assisting With Removal of Chest Tubes
Reinfusion of Chest Tube Drainage
Emergency Measures for Life Support
Inserting an Oropharyngeal Airway
Using an Automated External Defibrillator
Code Management
Fluid Balance
Intravenous and Vascular Access Therapy
Initiating Intravenous Therapy
Care and Maintenance of a Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter
Regulating Intravenous Flow Rate
Changing a Peripheral Intravenous Dressing
Changing Intravenous Solutions
Changing Infusion Tubing
Discontinuing Peripheral Intravenous Access
Caring for Central Venous Access Devices
Blood Therapy
Initiating Blood Therapy
Monitoring for Adverse Reactions to Transfusion
Oral Nutrition
Performing Nutritional Screening
Assisting the Adult Client With Oral Nutrition
Aspiration Precautions
Enteral Nutrition
Intubating the Client With a Nasogastric or Nasointestinal Feeding Tube
Verifying Feeding Tube Placement
Irrigating a Feeding Tube
Administering Enteral Nutrition via a Nasogastric Feeding Tube
Administering Enteral Nutrition via a Gastrostomy or Jejunostomy Tube
Parenteral Nutrition
Caring for the Client Receiving Central Venous Placement for Central Parenteral Nutrition
Caring for the Client Receiving Central Parenteral Nutrition
Caring for the Client Receiving Peripheral Parenteral Nutrition With Lipid (Fat) Emulsion
Urinary Elimination
Assisting a Client in Using a Urinal
Inserting a Straight or an Indwelling Catheter
Care and Removal of the Indwelling Catheter
Obtaining Catheterized Specimens for Residual Urine
Performing Catheter Irrigation
Applying a Condom Catheter
Care of a Suprapubic Catheter
Peritoneal Dialysis and Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis
Bowel Elimination and Gastric Intubation
Assisting the Client in Using a Bedpan
Removing Fecal Impaction Digitally
Administering an Enema
Inserting and Maintaining a Nasogastric Tube for Gastric Decompression
Ostomy Care
Pouching and Enterostomy
Pouching an Incontinent Urinary Diversion
Catheterizing a Urinary Diversion
Maintaining a Continent Diversion
Care of the Surgical Client
Preoperative and Postoperative Care
Preparing the Client for Surgery
Demonstrating Postoperative Exercises
Performing Postoperative Care of the Surgical Client
Intraoperative Care
Surgical Hand Antisepsis
Donning Sterile Gown and Closed Gloving
Dressings and Wound Care
Wound Care and Irrigation
Performing Wound Irrigation
Performing Suture and Staple Removal
Managing Drainage Evacuation
Applying a Dressing (Dry or Wet-to-Dry)
Applying a Pressure Bandage
Applying a Transparent Dressing
Applying Hydrocolloid, Hydrogel, Foam, or Absorption Dressings
Wound Vacuum Assisted Closure
Binders and Bandages
Applying Gauze and Elastic Bandages
Applying an Abdominal Binder and a Breast Binder
Warm and Cold Therapy
Application of Moist Heat (Compress and Sitz Bath)
Applying Aquathermia and Heating Pads
Applying Cold Applications
Caring for Clients Requiring Hypothermia or Hyperthermia Blankets
Home Care
Home Care Safety
Modifying Safety Risks in the Home Environment
Adapting the Home Setting for Clients With Cognitive Deficits
Medication and Medical Device Safety
Home Care Teaching
Teaching Clients to Measure Body Temperature
Teaching Clients to Measure Blood Pressure
Teaching Clients to Measure Pulse
Using Home Oxygen Equipment
Teaching Home Tracheostomy Care and Suctioning
Procedural Guideline: Changing Tracheostomy at Home
Teaching Clients Self-Medication Administration
Enteral Nutrition in the Home
Special Procedures
Specimen Collection
Collecting a Midstream (Clean-Voided) Specimen
Collecting a Timed Urine Specimen
Collecting a Sterile Urine Specimen From an Indwelling Catheter
Measuring Chemical Properties of Urine: Glucose, Ketones, Protein, Blood, and pH
Measuring Occult Blood in Stool
Measuring Occult Blood in Gastric Secretions
Collecting Nose and Throat Specimens for Culture
Obtaining Vaginal or Urethral Discharge Specimens
Collecting Sputum Specimens
Obtaining Wound Drainage Specimens
Collecting Blood Specimens and Culture by Venipuncture (Syringe Method and Vacutainer Method)
Measuring Blood Glucose Level After Skin Puncture (Capillary Puncture)
Obtaining an Arterial Specimen for Blood Gas Measurement
Diagnostic Procedures
Intravenous Moderate Sedation During a Diagnostic Procedure
Contrast Media Studies: Angiogram, Cardiac Catheterization, and Intravenous Pyelogram
Assisting With Aspirations: Bone Marrow Aspiration/Biopsy, Lumbar Puncture, Paracentesis, and Thoracentesis
Assisting With Bronchoscopy
Assisting With Endoscopy
Assisting With Cardiogram
Answer Key
Terminology/Combining Forms: Prefixes and Suffixes
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