Mosby's Nursing Skills Quick Cards

Mosby's Nursing Skills Quick Cards

By Anne Griffin Perry, RN, MSN, EdD, FAAN, Chair, Department of Primary Care & Health Systems Nursing, Southern Illinois University, School of Nursing, Edwardsville, IL; and Patricia A. Potter, PhD, RN, FAAN, CMAC , Research Scientist, Siteman Cancer Center, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO

? Quick Reference for Standard Protocol for All Nursing Interventions

? Overview of CDC Hand Hygiene Guidelines


? Ambulation

? Aspiration Precautions

? Bed Making: Occupied

? Blood Glucose Monitoring

? Body Alignment

? Caps, Masks, and Protective Eyeware

? Dry and Wet-to-Dry Dressings

? Endotracheal Tube Care

? Enemas

? Enteral Feedings via Gastrostomy or Jejunostomy Tube

? Fall Prevention

? Feeding Tube: Verifying Placement

? Hand Hygiene

? Incentive Spirometry

? Initiating Blood Therapy

? Intake/Output Assessment

? Medication Administration: Eye

? Medication Administration: Injection Preparation from Ampules and Vials

? Medication Administration: Intramuscular Injections

? Medication Administration: Intermittant Infusions Sets and Mini-Infusion Pumps for IV Medication

? Medication Administration: Mixing Parenteral Medications in One Syringe

? Medication Administration: Nasal Instillations

? Medication Administration: Nasogastric Tube

? Medication Administration: Oral

? Medication Administration: Rectal Suppositories

? Medication Administration: Skin

? Musculoskeletal, Neurological, and Peripheral Vascular Assessment

? Nasal Cannula / Oxygen Mask Application

? Noninvasive Ventilation

? Oral Care: Unconscious /Debilitated Client

? Oral Hygiene

? Oxygen Therapy Administration for Client with an Artificial Airway

? Pain Management

? Pain Management: Nonpharmacologic Aids

? Perineal Care: Female

? Perineal Care: Male

? Peripheral Intravenous Catheter: Dressing Changes

? Peripheral Intravenous Catheter: Starting an IV

? Peripheral Intravenous Flow Rate: Regulation

? Peripheral Parenteral Nutrition with Lipid Emulsion

? Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) Care

? Physical Restraints

? Postoperative Care: Phase 1 Immediate Recovery

? Postoperative Care: Phase 2 Convalescent Period

? Pressure Ulcer Risk: Assessment/Prevention

? Pressure Ulcer Treatment

? Pulse Oximetry: Oxygen Saturation Measurement

? Range-of-Motion Exercises

? Respiration Assessment

? Seizure Precautions

? Specimen Collection: Midstream (Clean-Voided) Urine

? Specimen Collection: Nose and Throat Specimens for Culture

? Specimen Collection: Occult Blood Measurement in Stool

? Specimen Collection: Occult Blood Measurement in Gastric Secretions

? Specimen Collection: Sputum

? Specimen Collection: Sterile Urine from an Indwelling Catheter

? Specimen Collection: Timed Urine Specimen

? Specimen Collection: Urine Chemical Properties

? Specimen Collection: Vaginal or Urethral Discharge

? Specimen Collection: Wound Drainage

? Sterile Gloving

? Suctioning: Nasopharyngeal and Nasotracheal

? Suctioning: Oropharyngeal

? Thorax and Lung Assessment

? Tracheostomy Care

? Transfer Techniques: Bed to Chair

? Transfer Techniques: Using Lift

? Transfer Technique: Using Slide Board

? Transparent Dressing

? Urinary Catheters: Indwelling Catheter Care and Removal

? Urinary Catheters: Straight and Indwelling Catheter Insertion

? Vascular Access Device Care

? Vascular Access Device: Dressing Change

? Venipuncture

? Wound Drainage Evacuation

? Wound Irrigation: Surgical