This start-to-finish guide includes over 400 nursing procedures--from basic to advanced
Every entry lists equipment, details each step to perform right at the bedside, and provides rationales and cautions to ensure patient safety and positive outcomes. Organized alphabetically for fast, easy access, the 8th Edition of Lippincott Nursing Procedures addresses what the nurse needs to know and do to perform best-practice procedures concerning infection control, specimen collection, physical assessment, drug administration, IV therapy, and hemodynamic monitoring, as well as procedures related to body systems, such as chest tube insertion, peripheral nerve stimulation, and intra-abdominal pressure monitoring.
Thoroughly updated, this edition also includes new evidence-based entries on synchronized cardioversion, gait belt use, intermittent infusion device flushing and locking, isolation garb use, nasal bridal insertion and removal, pneumatic antishock garment application and removal, self-medication administration practice, and weaning a patient from a ventilator.
With clear, step-by-step guidelines and hundreds of sidebars, photos, illustrations, and eye-catching alerts (Nursing Alerts, Pediatric, Elder, Hospital-Acquired Condition Alerts), you'll find the level of detail required to provide optimal hands-on patient care. Packed with pre- and postprocedure nursing considerations, warnings about potential complications, troubleshooting tips, and other helpful advice, this go-to reference provides everything you need to do your job confidently and well, whether you are beginning your nursing career, learning a new skill, or brushing up on a familiar technique.
"This is an excellent resource for nurses to learn how to perform common nursing procedures. The alphabetical organization makes it very easy to use. Because it lists the most recent evidence to support the procedures, this update is justified."
-- Beth Ammerman, DNP, MSN, BSN (Linden Family Medicine) Doody's Review - previous edition
"This is a good, solid textbook focusing on fundamental nursing procedures."
-- Mary Carey, PhD (University of Oklahoma College of Nursing) Doody's Review - previous edition
Intended for nursing students, recent graduates, and experienced practitioners. It is an excellent resource for nurses of all levels. The book lists nearly 70 contributors and consultants from a multitude of specialties in an attempt to cover well all of the procedures for different body systems. The contributors and consultants are credentialed and from a variety of specialties.