Mosby's Pocket Guide to Nursing Skills & ProceduresBook
Take this pocket reference to clinicals on the job for quick access to nursing skills! Based on Perry & Potter's market-leading Clinical Nursing Skills & Techniques, 7th Edition , Mosby's P ocket Guide to Nursing Skills & Procedures, 7th Edition presents 83 key skills in an easy-to-use A-to-Z format. Step-by-step instructions include full-color photos plus rationales explaining why to use specific techniques. With the latest in evidence-based practice, this book helps you perform basic nursing skills safely and effectively. Also available on Skyscape for use on any hand-held device!Safety alerts highlight important information for patient safety and effective performance of skills. Unexpected outcomes and related interventions help you troubleshoot potential problems and take appropriate actions to address them. Special Considerations address teaching, the home care setting, and care modifications for pediatric and geriatric patients. Clear, two-column format shows how to perform skills, with rationales for each step explaining the reason behind the practice and the benefit to patients. A Gloving logo identifies procedures in which clean gloves should be worn or gloves should be changed in order to minimize the risk of infection. Documentation guidelines include a bulleted list of what should be reported and recorded in the patient records. Alphabetical organization of skills makes it easy to find information quickly, and each skill begins on a new page. A convenient pocket size and spiral binding allow the book to fit easily into your coat pocket and to stay open on the page you want. UNIQUE! Up-to-date content is based on the most recent edition of Perry & Potter's Clinical Nursing Skills & Techniques , the bestselling nursing skills text. NEW! Additional nursing skills include instructions for blood glucose testing and applying a pressure bandage, both important skills in today's practice.