Taylor's Handbook of Clinical Nursing Skills

Taylor's Handbook of Clinical Nursing Skills

Publication Date: 2010
Availability: In Stock
ISBN/ISSN: 9781582557359


Taylor's Handbook of Clinical Nursing Skills is a step-by-step guide to basic and advanced nursing skills. This book will be a quick reference tool for review of cognitive and technical knowledge and will assist students and practicing nurses to provide safe and effective healthcare. It is an ideal companion to any nursing skills or nursing fundamentals text, including Lynn, Taylor's Clinical Nursing Skills and Taylor, Fundamentals of Nursing: The Art and Science of Nursing Care.

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--Step-by-Step Skills. Skills are presented in a concise, straightforward, and simplified two-column format to facilitate competent performance of nursing skills.

--Alphabetical by Key Word Table of Contents for more than 185 nursing skills
--The nursing process framework is used to integrate related nursing responsibilities for each of the five steps.
--Scientific rationales accompany each nursing action to promote a deeper understanding of the basic principles supporting nursing care.
--Nursing Alerts (in red type) draw attention to crucial information.
--Icons are used throughout to identify important concepts:

  • Hand Hygiene icons alert you to this crucial step that is the best way to prevent the spread of microorganisms.
  • Patient Identification icons alert you to this crucial step ensuring the right patient receives the intervention and helping prevent errors.

--Documentation Guidelines direct students and graduate nurses in accurate documentation of the skill and their findings.
--Skill Variations provide clear, start-to-finish instructions for variations in equipment or technique.

Pamela Lynn MSN, RN

Gwynedd Mercy University
Frances M. Maguire School of Nursing and Health Professions
Gwynedd Valley, PA

ISBN/ISSN: 9781582557359
Product Format: Spiralbound
Trim Size: 4.25 x 7.125
Pages: 1008
Pub Date: 2010
Weight: 1.6
Taylor's Handbook of Clinical Nursing Skills

1 Ambulation, Assisting with
2 Ambulation: Cane, Assisting a Patient with Using
3 Ambulation: Crutches, Assisting a Patient with Using
4 Ambulation: Walker, Assisting a Patient with Using
5 Antiembolism Stockings. Applying and Removing
6 Arterial and Femoral Lines, Removing

7 Back Massage, Giving
8 Bath: Bed, Giving
9 Bath: Sitz, Assisting with
10 Bed Making, Occupied
11Bed Making, Unoccupied
12 Bedpan, Assisting with the Use of
13 Bed Scale, Using
14 Bladder Volume, Assessing Using a Bladder Ultrasound Scanner
15 Blood Glucose Testing, Obtaining a Capillary Sample
16 Blood Pressure, assessing Brachial Artery Auscultated
17 Blood Pressure, Assessing Using a Doppler Ultrasound
18 Blood Pressure, Assessing Using an Electronic Automated Device
19 Blood Specimen, obtaining Arterial Blood Gas Analysis
20 Blood Specimen, Obtaining from an Arterial Line-Stopcock System
21 Blood Specimen, Using Venipuncture to Collect for Routine Testing
22 Blood Specimen: Venous, Obtaining for Culture and Sensitivity
23 Blood Transfusing, Administering

24 Cardiac Monitor, Applying
25 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Performing
26 Cast Application, Assisting
27 Cast Care
28 Central Venous Access Device (CVAD): Accessing an Implanted Port
29 Central Venous Access Device (CVAD): Changing Site Dressing and Flushing
30 Central Venous Access Device (CVAD): Deaccessing an Implanted Port
31 Central Venous Access Device (CVAD): Removing a Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC)
32 Cervical Collar, Applying a Two-Piece

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