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This text is intended for students in nursing fundamentals courses, new graduates, or as a reference for practicing nurses in hospitals and health care settings. Techniques in Clinical Nursing reflects the needs of today's diverse student population. This text provides the most complete preparation for the clinical challenges students will encounter in the workplace. This comprehensive text offers nearly 250 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.
Table of Contents
List of Techniques and Clinical Guidelines
Introduction to Nursing
Nursing Process and Critical Thinking
Recording and Reporting
Helping and Communicating
Client Comfort and Safety
Transfer, Discharge, and Postmortem Care
Preventing the Transfer of Microorganisms
Assessing Adult Health
Assessing Infant and Child Health
Assessing Maternal Health During the Perinatal Period
Mouth, Eye, and Ear Care
Hair, Nail, and Foot Care
Body Mechanics and Moving Clients
Exercise and Ambulation
Gastric and Jejunal Feedings
Fluids and Electrolytes
Central Venous Lines
Respiratory Assistive Devices and Postural Drainage
Oropharyngeal and Nasopharyngeal Suctioning
Oral and Topical Medications
Bandages and Binders
Heat and Cold Therapy
Appendix A Root Words, Prefixes, and Suffixes
Appendix B Weight and Volume Equivalents
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