Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques
Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques,
Edition 9
By Anne Griffin Perry, RN, EdD, FAAN, Patricia A. Potter, RN, MSN, PhD, FAAN and Wendy Ostendorf, RN, MS, EdD, CNE

Publication Date: 08 Mar 2017

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Get the best skills guidance on the market with Clinical Nursing Skills & Techniques, 9th Edition. Known for its clear and comprehensive coverage of over 200 basic, intermediate and advanced skills, this widely respected, bestselling text features nearly 1,000 full-color photographs and drawings, a nursing process framework, step-by-step instructions with rationales, and a focus on critical thinking and evidence-based practice. This edition also includes new coverage of patient-centered care and safety guidelines, an enhanced emphasis on QSEN core competencies, and an expanded clinical focus with specialized Clinical Debriefs, Teach-Back, and sample documentation throughout. Written by the highly respected author team of Anne Griffin Perry, Patricia A. Potter, and Wendy Ostendorf, this text offers all the guidance and tools you need to perform nursing skills with complete confidence!

Key Features

  • Comprehensive coverage includes 211 basic, intermediate, and advanced nursing skills.
  • Coverage of QSEN core competencies incorporates the areas of delegation and collaboration; reporting and recording; safety guidelines; and teaching, pediatric, geriatric, and home care considerations into lessons.
  • UNIQUE! Using Evidence in Nursing Practice chapter covers the entire process of conducting research, including collecting, evaluating, and applying evidence from published research.
  • Expert team of authors and contributors include some of the most respected individuals in the nursing field.
  • UNIQUE! Unexpected Outcomes and Related Interventions sections highlight what might go wrong and how to appropriately intervene.
  • Framework on the five-step nursing process gives context for specific skills and their role within overall client care.
  • Streamlined procedural guidelines format makes it easy learn and review basic nursing skills.
  • Clinical Decision Points within skills address key safety issues or possible skill modifications for specific patient needs.
  • Rationales for each skill step incorporate the latest research findings and explain why steps are performed in a specific way, including their clinical significance and benefit.
  • Video clip icons indicate video clips that are related to skills and procedures in the book and related lessons in Nursing Skills Online.
  • Online checklists and video clips may be downloaded to mobile devices.

New Features

  • NEW! Clinical Debriefs are case-based review questions at the end of each chapter that focus on issues such as managing conflict, care prioritization, patient safety, and decision-making.
  • NEW! Streamlined theory content in each chapter features a quick, easy-to-read bullet format to help reduce repetition and emphasize the clinical focus of the book.
  • NEW! Sample documentation for every skill often includes notes by exception in the SBAR format.
  • NEW! SI units and using generic drug names are used throughout the text to ensure content is appropriate for Canadian nurses as well.
About the author
By Anne Griffin Perry, RN, EdD, FAAN, Professor and Associate Dean, School of Nursing, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL; Patricia A. Potter, RN, MSN, PhD, FAAN, Director of Research, Patient Care Services Barnes-Jewish Hospital St. Louis, MO and Wendy Ostendorf, RN, MS, EdD, CNE, Neumann University, Aston, Pennsylvania
Table of Contents

Unit: Supporting the Patient Through the Health Care System
1 Using Evidence in Practice
2 Admitting, Transfer, and Discharge
3 Communication and Collaboration
4 Documentation and Informatics

Unit II: Vital Signs and Physical Assessment
5 Vital Signs
6 Health Assessment

Unit III: Special Procedures
7 Specimen Collection
8 Diagnostic Procedures

Unit IV: Infection Control
9 Medical Asepsis
10 Sterile Technique

Unit V: Activity and Mobility
11 Safe Patient Handling, Transfer and Positioning
12 Exercise and Mobility
13 Support Surfaces and Special Beds

Unit VI: Safety and Comfort
14 Patient Safety
15 Disaster Preparedness
16 Pain Management
17 Palliative Care

Unit VII: Hygiene
18 Personal Hygiene and Bed Making 
19 Care of the Eye and Ear

Unit VIII: Medications
20 Safe Medicine Preparation
21 Administration of Nonparenteral Medications
22 Administration of Parenteral Medications

Unit IX: Oxygenation
23 Oxygen Therapy
24 Performing Chest Physiotherapy
25 Airway Management
26 Cardiac Care (NEW CHAPTER)
27 Closed Chest Drainage Systems
28 Emergency Measures for Life Support

Unit X: Fluid Balance
29 Intravenous and Vascular Access Therapy
30 Blood Therapy

Unit XI:  Nutrition
31 Oral Nutrition
32 Enteral Nutrition
33 Parenteral Nutrition

Unit XII: Elimination
34 Urinary Elimination
35 Bowel Elimination and Gastric Intubation
36 Ostomy Care

Unit XIII: Care of the Surgical Patient
37 Preoperative and Postoperative Care
38 Intraoperative Care

Unit XIV: Dressings and Wound Care
39 Impaired Skin Integrity Prevention and Care
40 Wound Care and Irrigations
41 Dressings, Bandages, and Binders
42 Warm and Cold Therapy

Unit XV: Home Care
43 Home Care Safety
44 Home Care Teaching

Book details
ISBN: 9780323400695
Page Count: 1182
Illustrations: Approx. 1960 illustrations (1960 in full color)
Retail Price: €86.99