Mosby's pocket guide to nursing skills & procedures / Anne Griffin Perry, Patricia A. Potter ; subject matter expert, Paul L. Desmarais
- Perry, Anne Griffin
- Additional Titles:
- Pocket guide to nursing skills and procedures
Nursing skills and procedures
- St. Louis, Missouri : Elsevier Mosby, 2015.
- 8th ed.
- Physical Description:
- viii, 670 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
- Additional Creators:
- Potter, Patricia Ann
Desmarais, Paul L.
- Acapella device -- Apical-radial pulse -- Aquathermia and heating pads -- Aspiration precautions -- Assistive device ambulation (use of crutches, cane, and walker -- Automated external defibrillator -- Bladder volume measurement -- Blood administration -- Blood glucose testing -- Blood pressure by auscultation: upper extremities, lower extremities, palpation -- Blood pressure: automatic --Central venous access device care: central venous catheter, ports -- Chest tube care -- Cold applications -- Condom catheter -- Continuous passive motion machine -- Continuous subcutaneous infusion -- Dressings: dry and moist-to-dry -- Dressings: hydrocolloid, hydrogel, foam, or alginate -- Dressings: transparent -- Ear drop administration -- Ear irrigations -- Enemas -- Enteral nutrition via a gastrostomy or jejunostomy tube -- Enteral nutrition via a nasoenteric feeding tube -- Epidural analgesia -- Eye irrigation -- Eye medications: drops and ointment -- Fall prevention in a health care facility -- Fecal impaction: removing digitally -- Hypothermia and hyperthermia blankets -- Incentive spirometery -- Intradermal injections -- Intramuscular injections -- Intravenous medications: intermittent infusion sets and mini-infusion pumps -- Intravenous medications: intravenous bolus -- Isolation precautions -- Mechanical lifts -- Metered-dose inhalers -- Moist heat (compress and sitz bath) -- Mouth care: unconscious or debilitated patients -- Nail and foot care -- Nasoenteral tube: placement and irrigation -- Nasogastric tube for gastric decompression: insertion and removal -- Negative-pressure wound therapy -- Oral medications -- Oral medications: nasogastric tube administration -- Ostomy care (pouching) -- Oxygen therapy: nasal cannula, oxygen mask, T tube, or tracheostomy collar -- Parenteral medication preparation: ampules and vials -- Parenteral medications: mixing medications in one syringe -- Patient-controlled analgesia -- Peripheral intravenous care: dressing care, discontinuation -- Peripheral intravenous care: regulating intravenous flow rate, changing tubing and solution -- Peripheral intravenous insertion -- Peripherally inserted central catheter care -- Postoperative exercises -- Pressure bandages (applying) -- Pressure ulcer risk assessment -- Pressure ulcer treatment -- Pulse Oximetry -- Rectal suppository insertion -- Respiration assessment -- Restraint application -- Restraint-free environment -- Seizure precautions -- Sequential compression device and elastic stockings -- Specialty beds: air-fluidized, air-suspension, and rotokinetic -- Sterile gloving -- Sterile technique: donning and removing cap, mask, and protective eyewear -- Subcutaneous injections -- Suctioning: closed (in-line) -- Suctioning: nasopharyngeal, nasotracheal, and artificial airway -- Suprepubic catheter care -- Suture and staple removal -- Topical skin applications -- Tracheostomy care -- Urinary catheter insertion -- Urinary catheter care and removal -- Urinary catheter irrigation -- Urinary diversion: pouching an incontinent urinary diversion -- Vaginal instillations -- Venipuncture: collecting blood specimens and cultures by syringe and vacutainer method -- Wound drainage devices: Jackson-Pratt, Hemovac -- Wound irrigation -- Appendix: Overview of CDC hand hygiene guidelines.
- This updated 8th edition includes additional nursing skills that include instructions for blood glucose testing and applying a pressure bandage, both important skills in today's practice; an alphabetical organization of skills that makes it easier to find information quickly, with each skill beginning on a new page; safety alerts that highlight information for patient safety and effective performance of skills; unexpected outcomes and related interventions to troubleshoot potential problems so that appropriate actions can then be taken; special considerations address teaching, the home care setting, and care modifications for pediatric and older adult patients; and a clear, two-column format shows how to perform skills, with rationales for each step to explain the reason behind the practice and the benefit to patients.
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