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Providing current information in a clear, concise format, the Sixth edition of Skills in Clinical Nursing continues to be a definitive source for the most important clinical nursing skills (including all common variations). Each chapter contains concise introductory material, placing skills in perspective to client anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology, and provides an overview of the rationale and purpose of the skills.  The presentation of each skill follows the steps of the nursing process.

 

  • NEW! Chapters on Assisting with Mechanical Ventilation, Orthopedic Care, and End-of-Life Care.
  • NEW! Skills such as Assisting with a Sitz Bath, Performing Surgical Hand Sepsis, and Performing Postmortem Care.
  • UNIQUE! Emphasis on Holistic Care to encompass the body-mind-spirit of every client encounter.
  • UNIQUE! What If …. Concept maps help nurses visualize the steps of skills and unexpected outcomes of skills.
  • NEW! Client Teaching Considerations, and Culturally Competent Care features to assist nurses in providing a positive client encounter.
  • NEW! Clinical Alerts, Clinical Manifestations, and Practice Guidelines to remind nurses of client safety issues, signs and symptoms, and clinical do’s and don’ts.
  • NEW! End of chapter NCLEX® review questions help students review chapter material and prepares them to answer NCLEX® questions effectively. Alternate style NCLEX® questions are included.
  • NEW! Sample Documentation for specific skills to act as a model for nurses. Delegation is highlighted as part of the Planning phase of each skill to help the nurse make critical judgments about what to delegate.
  • Expanded! Focus on Clinical Reasoning aids nurses in making appropriate clinical judgments and decisions through clinical cases.
  • Companion CD! Every book includes a CD-ROM with Skill Checklists and NCLEX® review questions for every chapter.

Synopsis:

Completely revised and updated to reflect significant changes in practice Skills in Clinical Nursing 6e, provides current information in a clear, concise format and continues to be a definitive source for clinical nursing skills. Progressing from the simple to the complex, each chapter places techniques in perspective to client anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology. Applying the nursing process to each technique, it illustrates a detailed step-by-step implementation while providing a thorough overview of the rationale and purpose.

Synopsis:

Clinical Nursing Skills 7e remains a best-selling, comprehensive source of the essential information needed for success at all levels of nursing. With more than 1200 full-color images illustrating over 750 new and updated skills, this book is  an invaluable tool that no nursing student or practicing nurse should be without. Exciting new features included in the 7th edition are: evidenced based nursing care; cultural/religious considerations; case studies; expanded management guidelines; and a focus on community based nursing.

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Table of Contents

Smith, Duell & Martin

Clinical Nursing Skills, 7e

 

 

Chapter 1         Professional Nursing

Chapter 2         Nursing Process and Critical Thinking

Chapter 3         Managing Client Care: Documentation and Delegation

Chapter 4         Communication and Nurse-Client Relationship

Chapter 5         Admission, Transfer, and Discharge

Chapter 6         Client Education and Discharge Planning

Chapter 7         Safe Client Environment and Restraints

Chapter 8         Bathing, Bedmaking, and Maintaining Skin Integrity

Chapter 9         Personal Hygiene

Chapter 10       Vital Signs

Chapter 11       Physical Assessment

Chapter 12       Body Mechanics

Chapter 13       Exercise and Ambulation

Chapter 14       Infection Control

Chapter 15       Disaster Management - Bioterrorism

Chapter 16       Pain Management

Chapter 17       Alternative Therapies and Stress Management

Chapter 18       Medication Administration

Chapter 19       Nutritional Management and NG Intubation

Chapter 20       Specimen Collection

Chapter 21       Diagnostic Procedures

Chapter 22       Urinary Elimination

Chapter 23       Bowel Elimination

Chapter 24       Heat and Cold Therapies

Chapter 25       Wound Care and Dressings

Chapter 26       Respiratory Care

Chapter 27       Circulatory Maintenance

Chapter 28       Intravenous Therapy

Chapter 29       Central Vascular Access Devices

Chapter 30       Orthopedic Interventions

Chapter 31       Perioperative Care

Chapter 32       End-Of-Life Care

Chapter 33       Advanced Nursing Skills

Chapter 34       Community-Based Nursing

 

Appendix         Answers to Review Questions

 

Bibliography

Index

 

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"Synopsis" by , Completely revised and updated to reflect significant changes in practice Skills in Clinical Nursing 6e, provides current information in a clear, concise format and continues to be a definitive source for clinical nursing skills. Progressing from the simple to the complex, each chapter places techniques in perspective to client anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology. Applying the nursing process to each technique, it illustrates a detailed step-by-step implementation while providing a thorough overview of the rationale and purpose.
"Synopsis" by , Clinical Nursing Skills 7e remains a best-selling, comprehensive source of the essential information needed for success at all levels of nursing. With more than 1200 full-color images illustrating over 750 new and updated skills, this book is  an invaluable tool that no nursing student or practicing nurse should be without. Exciting new features included in the 7th edition are: evidenced based nursing care; cultural/religious considerations; case studies; expanded management guidelines; and a focus on community based nursing.
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