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For a separate nursing skills course or fundamentals and medical surgical nursing courses. A perfect compliment to Kozier, Fundamentals of Nursing, Concepts, Process, and Practice. 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.
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Providing current information in a clear, concise format, the Fifth Edition of Kozier & Erb's Techniques in Clinical Nursing 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. Appropriate as a stand alone in a skills-based course or as a companion to any Fundamentals or Medical-Surgical course with skills application, the features include:
The techniques performed by nurses exemplify the integration of knowledge, skill, attitude, and critical thinking necessary for effective clinical practice in the twenty-first century. The fifth edition of Techniques in Clinical Nursing has been completely revised and updated to reflect the significant changes in practice that have occurred since the previous edition. It includes:
Techniques in Clinical Nursing is intended as a primary textbook for nursing education programs and as a reference for practicing nurses. Content was selected based on feedback from reviewers of previous editions, a market survey by the publisher, and the extensive teaching and practice experience of the authors.
New Technique Format
Each chapter contains concise introductory material, placing the techniques in perspective to client anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology, and provides an overview of the rationale and purpose of the techniques. The presentation of each technique follows the steps of the nursing process and contains:
The fifth edition builds on the successful aspects of previous editions. The strong emphasis on assisting the learner and practitioner has been maintained by including:
With each technique for which they are appropriate, deliberations indicated when caring for infants, children, and elders are placed in highlighted boxes.
Modifications in Ambulatory and Community Settings
Increasingly, nurses are performing techniques in home and clinic environments that require adaptation from the steps used in hospitals. This featured content outlines client teaching regarding self-care and communication with the health care team, involvement of lay caregivers, and suggestions for altering techniques as indicated by the physical environment.
Forming Clinical Judgments
The nurse is challenged to consider appropriate responses to situations that can arise in performing the techniques in each chapter. Answers to the "Consider This" items are found in the Instructor's Manual.
A list of key terms is found at the end of each chapter.
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Book Description Prentice Hall, 2003. Paperback. Condition: New. 5. Seller Inventory # DADAX0131142291
Book Description Prentice Hall, 2003. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0131142291
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