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Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques
Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques , 8th Edition
By Anne Griffin Perry, RN, EdD, FAAN, Patricia A. Potter, RN, MSN, PhD, FAAN and Wendy Ostendorf, RN, MS, EdD, CNE
Feb 14, 2013 ISBN: 9780323083836
Suggested retail price $107.00

Also available as a eBook
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What's this?

Known for its clear, comprehensive coverage of over 200 evidence-based skills, Clinical Nursing Skills & Techniques is today’s leading nursing skills text. It 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 includes new coverage of patient-centered care and safety guidelines, an emphasis on QSEN core competencies, and links to valuable online resources. Written by the trusted author team of Anne Griffin Perry and Patricia A. Potter, and now joined by new author Wendy Ostendorf, this text helps your students learn to perform nursing skills with confidence.

  • Coverage of QSEN core competencies also includes delegation and collaboration, guidelines for reporting and recording, and pediatric, geriatric, home care, and teaching considerations.
  • Unique! Using Evidence in Nursing Practice chapter covers the entire process of conducting research, including collecting, evaluating, and applying evidence from published research.
  • NEW Patient-Centered Care sections address issues unique to people of specific cultural, ethnic, and demographic backgrounds - a QSEN core competency.
  • NEW Safety Guidelines sections cover the global recommendations on the safe execution of skill sets - also a QSEN core competency.
  • Clinical Decision Points within skills address key safety issues or possible skill modifications for specific patient needs.
  • Rationales for each skill step explain why steps are performed in a specific way, including their clinical significance and benefit, and incorporate the latest research findings.
  • Comprehensive coverage includes 212 basic, intermediate, and advanced nursing skills.
  • The five-step nursing process provides a framework for the description of skills within overall client care.
  • NEW! Communicating with the Cognitively Impaired Patient skill provides the understanding and protocol for dealing with patients who are unable to communicate in a typical manner.
  • NEW! Safe Transfer to a Wheel Chair procedural guideline focuses on the safety aspect of this common maneuver.
  • NEW! Assessing the Genitalia and Rectum skill includes complete information and rationales.
  • NEW! Caring for Patients with Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms (MDRO) and C. difficili skill covers this growing challenge to patient welfare and to healthcare providers.
  • UPDATED Adverse Event Reporting (AER) procedural guideline covers the correct response to Serious Event Reporting within the healthcare facility.
  • Unique! Unexpected outcomes and related interventions alert students to what might go wrong and how to appropriately intervene.
  • Icons indicate video clips 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.

Educator Resources on Evolve

  • TEACH for Nurses lesson plan
  • ExamView test bank with 1,300 questions with complete rationales
  • PowerPoint lecture slides
  • Case studies
  • Answer key to post-test and exam questions in Nursing Skills Online
  • Answer key to review questions in Mosby's Nursing Video Skills

Student Resources on Evolve

  • 50 new skills video clips
  • 220 additional review questions with rationales
  • Audio glossary
  • Mobile downloads of video clips and checklists
Other ISBNs:

  • Title:Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques - Pageburst E-Book on VitalSource (Retail Access Card)
    ISBN: 9780323100380 Price:$107.00

  • Title:Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques - Pageburst E-Book on VitalSource
    ISBN: 9780323100373 Price:$107.00

  • Title:Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques - Pageburst E-Book on Kno
    ISBN: 9780323186872 Price:$107.00

  • Title:Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques - Pageburst E-Book on Kno (Retail Access Card)
    ISBN: 9780323225373 Price:$107.00


  • Title:Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques - Text and Mosby's Nursing Video Skills - Student Version DVD 4e Package
    ISBN: 9780323185714 Price:$167.00

  • Title:Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques - Text and Mosby's Nursing Video Skills: Student Online Version 4e (Access Card) Package
    ISBN: 9780323185721 Price:$167.00

  • Title:Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques-Text and Checklist Package
    ISBN: 9780323100397 Price:$123.56

  • Title:Nursing Skills Online Version 3.0 for Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques (User Guide, Access Code and Textbook Package)
    ISBN: 9780323101035 Price:$149.95

1. Using Evidence in Practice

2. Admitting, Transfer, and Discharge

3. Communication

4. Documentation and Informatics

5. Vital Signs

6. Health Assessment

7. Medical Asepsis

8. Sterile Technique

9. Safe Patient Handling, Transfer and Positioning

10. Exercise and Ambulation

11. Orthopedic Measures

12. Support Surfaces and Special Beds

13. Safety and Quality Improvement

14. Disaster Preparedness

15. Pain Assessment and Basic Comfort Measures

16. Palliative Care

17. Personal Hygiene and Bed Making

18. Pressure Ulcer Care

19. Care of the Eye and Ear

20. Safe Medicine Preparation

21. Oral and Topical Medications

22. Parenteral Medications

23. Oxygen Therapy

24. Performing Chest Physiotherapy

25. Airway Management

26. Closed Chest Drainage Systems

27. Emergency Measures for Life Support

28. Intravenous and Vascular Access Therapy

29. Blood Transfusions

30. Oral Nutrition

31. Enteral Nutrition

32. Parenteral Nutrition

33. Urinary Elimination

34. Bowel Elimination and Gastric Intubation

35. Ostomy Care

36. Preoperative and Postoperative Care

37. Intraoperative Care

38. Wound Care and Irrigations

39. Dressings, Bandages, and Binders

40. Therapeutic Use of Heat and Cold

41. Home Care Safety

42. Home Care Teaching

43. Specimen Collection

44. Diagnostic Procedures