Clinical Nursing Skills: Basic to Advanced Skills 9th edition

Author: Smith, Sandra F.


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  • ISBN: 9780134087924
  • Author: Smith, Sandra F.
  • Publ Date: 2016-01-13
  • Edition: 9
  • Pages: 1456
  • Imprint: PEARSON **
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 567058

Table of Contents :

Professional NursingCritical Thinking and the Nursing ProcessManaging Client Care: Documentation and Delegation Communication and Nurse-Client RelationshipAdmission, Transfer, and DischargeClient Education and Discharge PlanningSafe Client Environments and RestraintsBathing, Bedmaking, and Maintaining Skin IntegrityPersonal HygieneVital SignsPhysical AssessmentBody Mechanics and PositioningExercise and AmbulationInfection ControlDisaster PreparednessPain ManagementAlternative Therapies and Stress ManagementMedication AdministrationNutritional Management and Enteral IntubationSpecimen CollectionDiagnostic ProceduresUrinary EliminationBowel EliminationHeat and Cold TherapiesWound Care and DressingsPerioperative CareOrthopedic InterventionsIntravenous TherapyCentral Vascular Access DevicesRespiratory CareCirculatory MaintenanceNeurologic ManagementAdvanced nursing SkillsEnd-of-Life Care


This comprehensive set of nursing skills and procedures can be used across the nursing curriculum. It also serves as a good procedure manual for hospitals and medical clinics. The most complete, up-to-date, and useful guide to performing current, evidence-based, clinical nursing skills Current with both the National Council Test Plan for RN and the NCLEX (R), Clinical Nursing Skills: Basic to Advanced Skills teaches more than 550 nursing skills, from basic to complex. For each skill, students learn how to assess clients, formulate nursing diagnoses, perform procedures according to safe and accepted protocols, evaluate outcomes, and document pertinent data. Organized around the nursing process, the text helps readers understand the overall theory and rationales for each skill and technique. Coverage of evidence-based care, cultural/religious considerations, nursing management, and community-based nursing is provided throughout. Extensive case studies, critical-thinking features, NCLEX-style review questions, and new QSEN activities give students practice applying their knowledge and clinical reasoning. Easily adaptable to any conceptual curriculum model, Clinical Nursing Skills is the definitive resource for best practice nursing standards, guidelines, and competencies.


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