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Mosby's Pocket Guide to Nursing Skills & Procedures. Edition No. 9. Nursing Pocket Guides

  • ID: 4455126
  • Book
  • 680 Pages
  • Elsevier Health Science
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Mosby's Pocket Guide to Nursing Skills & Procedures, 9th Edition, is a concise, pocket-sized study tool and clinical reference based on the best-selling textbook Clinical Nursing Skills & Techniques, 9th Edition! This spiral-bound presents 85 key nursing skills in a convenient, A-to-Z format. Step-by-step instructions include full-color photos plus rationales explaining why and how to use specific techniques to help you troubleshoot potential problems and take appropriate actions to address them. With the latest in evidence-based practice this essential guide is a great tool to help you safely and effectively perform core nursing skills.

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Skill 1. Acapella Device

Skill 2. Aquathermia and Heating Pads

Skill 3. Aspiration Precautions  

Skill 4. Assistive Device Ambulation (Use of Crutches, Cane, and Walker)

Skill 5. Automated External Defibrillator


Skill 6. Bladder Volume Measurement

Skill 7. Blood Administration 

Skill 8. Blood Pressure by Auscultation: Upper extremities, Lower extremities, Palpation

Skill 9. Blood Glucose Testing

Skill 10. Blood Pressure: Automatic


Skill 11. Cardiac Monitor: Applying

Skill 12. Central Venous Access Device Care: Central Venous Catheter, Ports

Skill 13. Chest Tube Care

Skill 14. Cold Applications

Skill 15. Condom Catheter

Skill 16. Continuous Passive Motion Machine

Skill 17. Continuous Subcutaneous Infusion


Skill 18. Dressings: Dry and Moist-to-Dry,

Skill 29. Dressings: Hydrocolloid, Hydrogel, Foam, or Alginate

Skill 20. Dressings: Transparent


Skill 21. Ear Drop Administration

Skill 22. Ear Irrigations

Skill 23. Electrocardiogram: Obtaining a 12-Lead

Skill 24. Enemas

Skill 25. Enteral Nutrition via Gastrostomy or Jejunostomy Tube

Skill 26. Enteral Nutrition via a Nasoenteric Feeding Tube

Skill 27. Epidural Analgesia

Skill 28. Eye Irrigation

Skill 29. Eye Medications: Drops and Ointment


Skill 30. Fall Prevention in a Health Care Facility

Skill 31. Fecal Impaction: Removing Digitally


Skill 32. Hypothermia and Hyperthermia Blankets


Skill 33. Incentive Spirometery

Skill 34. Intradermal Injections

Skill 35. Intramuscular Injections

Skill 36. Intravenous Medications: Intermittent Infusion Sets and Mini-Infusion Pumps

Skill 37. Intravenous Medications: Intravenous Bolus

Skill 38. Isolation Precautions


Skill 39. Mechanical Lifts

Skill 40. Metered-Dose Inhalers

Skill 41. Moist Heat (Compress and Sitz Bath)

Skill 42. Mouth Care: Unconscious or Debilitated Patients


Skill 43. Nail and Foot Care

Skill 44. Nasoenteral Tube:  Placement and Irrigation

Skill 45. Nasogastric Tube for Gastric Decompression: Insertion and Removal

Skill 46. Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy


Skill 47. Oral Medications

Skill 48. Oral Medications: Nasogastric Tube Administration

Skill 49. Ostomy Care (Pouching)

Skill 50. Oxygen Therapy: Nasal Cannula, Oxygen Mask, T Tube, or Tracheostomy Collar


Skill 51. Parenteral Medication Preparation: Ampules and Vials

Skill 52. Parenteral Medications: Mixing Medications in One Syringe

Skill 53. Patient-Controlled Analgesia

Skill 54. Peripheral Intravenous Care: Dressing Care, Discontinuation

Skill 55. Peripheral Intravenous Care: Regulating Intravenous Flow Rate, Changing Tubing and Solution

Skill 56. Peripheral Intravenous Insertion

Skill 57. Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter Care

Skill 58. Postoperative Exercises

Skill 59. Pressure Bandages (Applying)

Skill 60. Pressure Ulcer Risk Assessment

Skill 61. Pressure Ulcer Treatment

Skill 62. Pulse Oximetry


Skill 63. Rectal Suppository Insertion

Skill 64. Respiration Assessment

Skill 65. Restraint Application

Skill 66. Restraint-Free Environment


Skill 67. Seizure Precautions

Skill 68. Sequential Compression Device and Elastic Stockings

Skill 69. Specialty Beds: Air-Fluidized, Air Suspension, and Rotokenetic

Skill 70. Sterile Gloving

Skill 71. Sterile Technique: Donning and Removing Cap, Mask, and Protective Eyewear

Skill 72. Subcutaneous Injections

Skill 73. Suctioning: Closed (In-line)

Skill 74. Suctioning: Nasopharyngeal, Nasotracheal, and Artificial Airway

Skill 75. Suprapubic Catheter Care

Skill 76. Suture and Staple Removal


Skill 77. Topical Skin Applications

Skill 78. Tracheostomy Care


Skill 79. Urinary Catheter Insertion

Skill 80. Urinary Catheter Care and Removal

Skill 81. Urinary Catheter Irrigation

Skill 82. Urinary Diversion: Pouching an Incontinent Urinary Diversion


Skill 83. Vaginal Instillations

Skill 84. Venipuncture: Collecting Blood Specimens and Cultures by Syringe and Vacutainer Method


Skill 85. Wound Drainage Devices: Jackson-Pratt, Hemovac

Skill 86. Wound Irrigation

Appendix: Overview of CDC Hand Hygiene Guidelines


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Perry, Anne Griffin Professor and Associate Dean, School of Nursing, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL.

Anne Griffin Perry, RN, MSN, EdD, FAAN, Professor Emerita, School of Nursing, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois
Potter, Patricia A. Director of Research, Patient Care Services
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis, MO.

Patricia A. Potter, RN, MSN, PhD, FAAN, Director of Research, Patient Care Services Barnes-Jewish Hospital St. Louis, MO
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