Nursing Interventions & Clinical Skills - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 5e

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9780323095228: Nursing Interventions & Clinical Skills - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 5e
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  • Contains 180 skills and techniques (basic, intermediate, and advanced) you'll use every day in practice.
  • Presents every skill in a logical, consistent format: Assessment, Planning, Implementation, Evaluation -- improving the quality of patient care.
  • Pairs each step with an appropriate rationale, helping you understand and remember why specific techniques are used.
  • Features Safety Alerts that highlight unusual risks inherent in the next step of the skill, helping you plan ahead at each step of nursing care.
  • Uses a Glove icon as a reminder to don clean gloves before proceeding to the next step of the skill, improving patient safety.
  • Guides you in Delegation and Collaboration, explaining when to delegate a skill to assistive personnel, and indicating what key information must be shared.
  • Highlights Special Considerations such as information unique to pediatric or geriatric patients, to raise awareness of additional risks you may face when caring for a diverse patient population.
  • Provides sample documentation of nurses notes so that you can learn to communicate effectively to the patient care team.
  • Contains multimedia resources such as video clips, skills performance checklists, interactive exercises, and more, all easily available to you on the companion Evolve website at no additional cost.
  • Content has been reorganized to make topics easier to find, improving ease of use.
  • Covers new topics that will help you develop the skills needed to practice according to the TJC and ACCN recommendations.
  • Covers new skills that will prepare you for nursing practice in a wide variety of environments.
  • Features a unique new chapter, Using Evidence in Practice, that introduces you to using evidence to solve clinical problems.
  • Introduces you to Consistent Patient Identification Protocol as recommended by The Joint Commission, improving quality of care and patient safety.
  • Includes enhanced and greatly expanded end-of-chapter exercises, now featuring case study questions, NCLEX alternate format questions, and multiple-choice questions.

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About the Author:

Anne Griffin Perry, RN, EdD, FAAN, Professor and Associate Dean, School of Nursing, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL

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