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Clinical nursing skills and techniques
Perry, Anne Griffin.
Publication Information:
St. Louis : Mosby, 1986.
Physical Description:
xvii, 1301 pages : illustrations, ; 28 cm
Format :

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An introductory text for a first-year fundamentals or skills course. Emphasizes the fundamental knowledge and skills the nurse must possess to effectively deliver health care to clients. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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This work is similar to other recent procedure books (e.g., Barbara A. Norton and Anna M. Miller's Skills for Professional Nursing Practice: Communication, Physical Appraisal, and Clinical Techniques, 1986) in scope as well as in the degree of detail provided. It covers nursing procedures performed in the hospital for both adults and pediatric clients other than those performed in speciality intensive care units. Each chapter includes objectives, key terms, a skills list, and a bibliography. Each procedure is introduced by a description of the skill, a listing of purposes of the procedure, and prerequisite skills and knowledge. The approach used to present the skill is the nursing process format. Following the skill steps and rationale are expected and unexpected outcomes, suggestions about recording and reporting the procedure including a sample charting note, and activities that should be done after performing the skill. Illustrations and photographs are well selected to assist the inexperienced student. Compared to Norton and Miller, the format of this procedure book is more readable, and the organization of material makes it easier to select specific information about the skill. A useful addition to any library serving undergraduate nursing students.-M. Flickinger, Clark Technical College