Nursing Procedures, 5th Edition
Margaret E. Barnes, Dorothy L. Borton, Darlene Nebel Cantu, Diane M. Ellis, Colleen M. Fries, Linda Fuhrman, Sandra Hamilton, Allan Hinton, Joanne Konick-McMahan, Catherine Todd Magel
Hardcover, 960 pages
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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The newly revised edition of this popular and widely used reference is a start-to-finish guide for nearly 400 basic and advanced nursing procedures.
It provides step-by-step instructions for each procedure, explains how to use and troubleshoot equipment, and presents key information on rationales, cautions, complications, patient teaching, and documentation.
The user-friendly format includes checklists, quick-scanning tables, logos that flag essential information, and more than 700 illustrations and photographs of equipment and techniques.
This edition features a new full-color design, scores of new illustrations, 26 important procedures new to the book, evidence-based information, and reference citations for every procedure. This edition features a brand-new chapter on psychiatric nursing procedures and new entries on prone positioning, surgical site verification, ST segment monitoring, swallowing and aspiration precautions, and bispectral index monitoring (BIS).
From basic to advanced, this completely updated resource outlines every procedure, details each step thoroughly, and describes rationales and cautions to ensure patient safety and positive outcomes in your daily practice. Topics fully covered include:
Specimen Collection and Testing
Renal and Urologic Care
Eye, Ear, and Nose Care
The 18 contributions in this handbook review the most fundamental procedures common to nursing practice, critical aspects of monitoring and treating patients with alterations to the major body systems, and the special needs of pregnant, pediatric and geriatric populations.
Each chapter outlines the preparation of equipment, walks step-by-step through each procedure, and notes special considerations for patient comfort.
From amniotomy and Z-track injections to new topics, such as bispectral index monitoring and The Joint Commission-required surgical site verification - this book covers it all.
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