Kozier and Erb's Techniques in Clinical Nursing : Basic to Intermediate Skills
For a separate nursing skills course or fundamentals and medical surgical nursing courses. For new graduates, or as a reference for practicing nurses in hospitals and health care settings.This text reflects the needs of today's diverse student population. It provides the most complete preparation for the clinical challenges students will encounter in the workplace, offering nearly 200 techniques in a step-by-step format. For each technique, a rationale is provided for the critical steps. In addition, several learning tools foster assessment skills and encourage critical thinking. It is also useful for those involved in caring for clients in the home.
- Paperback | 700 pages
- 210.82 x 274.32 x 45.72mm | 1,383.45g
- 10 Sep 2001
- Pearson Education (US)
- United States
- 5th edition
Table of contents
I. INTRODUCTION. 1. Foundational Techniques. II. HEALTH ASSESSMENT. 2. Vital Signs. 3. Assessing Adult Health. 4. Specimen Collection. III. MOBILITY AND SAFETY. 5. Positioning the Client. 6. Mobilizing the Client. 7. Fall Prevention and Restraints. 8. Maintaining Joint Mobility. 9. Care of the Client in Traction. IV. ASSISTING WITH CLIENT HYGIENE AND COMFORT. 10. Client Hygiene. 11. Bedmaking. 12. Infection Control. 13. Heat and Cold Therapy. 14. Pain Management. V. NUTRITION AND ELIMINATION. 15. Feeding Clients. 16. Assisting with Fecal Elimination. 17. Assisting with Urinary Elimination. 18. Caring for the Client with Peritoneal Dialysis. VI. CIRCULATORY AND VENTILATORY SUPPORT. 19. Promoting Circulation. 20. Breathing Exercises. 21. Oxygen Therapy. 22. Suctioning. 23. Caring for the Client with a Tracheostomy. 24. Caring for the Client with Chest Tube Drainage. 25. Administering Basic Life Support to the Hospitalized Client. VII. MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION. 26. Administering Oral/Enteral Medications. 27. Administering Topical Medications. 28. Administering Parenteral Medications. 29. Administering Intravenous Therapy. VIII. WOUNDS AND INJURY CARE. 30. Performing Wound and Pressure Ulcer Care. 31. Cast Care. 32. Performing Perioperative Care.