Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques, 7th Edition

Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques

7th Edition

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


Unit 1: Supporting the Client through the Health Care System

1. Using Evidence in Nursing Practice NEW!

2. Admission, Transfer, and Discharge

3. Communication

4. Reporting and Recording

Unit 2: Vital Signs and Physical Assessment

5. Vital Signs

6. Health History and Physical Examination

Unit 3: Infection Control

7. Medical Asepsis

8. Sterile Technique

Unit 4: Activity and Mobility

9. Safe Patient Handling-Transfer and Positioning

10. Exercise and Ambulation

11. Orthopedic Measures

12. Support Surfaces and Special Beds

Unit 5: Safety and Comfort

13. Safety

14. Disaster Preparedness

15. Pain Assessment and Basic Comfort Measures

16. Palliative Care

Unit 6: Hygiene

17. Personal Hygiene and Bedmaking

18. Pressure Ulcer Care

19. Care of Eye and Ear Prosthesis

Unit 7: Medications

20. Preparing for Medicine Administration

21. Oral and Topical Medications

22. Parenteral Medications

Unit 8: Oxygenation

23. Oxygen Therapy

24. Performing Chest Physiotherapy

25. Airway Management

26. Closed Chest Drainage Systems

27. Emergency Measures for Life Support

Unit 9: Fluid Balance

28. Intravenous and Vascular Access Therapy

29. Blood Transfusions

Unit 10: Nutrition

30. Oral Nutrition

31. Enteral Nutrition

32. Parenteral Nutrition

Unit 11: Elimination

33. Urinary Elimination

34. Bowel Elimination

35. Ostomy Care

Unit 12: Care of Surgical Client

36. Preoperative and Postoperative Care

37. Intraoperative Care

Unit 13: Dressings and Wound Care

38. Wound Care and Irrigations

39. Dressings, Binders and Bandages

40. Warm and Cold Therapy

Unit 14: Home Care

41. Home Care Safety

42. Home Care Teaching

Unit 15: Special Procedures

43. Specimen Collection

44. Diagnostic Procedures