Taylor's Handbook of Clinical Nursing Skillsby Pamela Lynn
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.
--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.