Product Cover Image

Clinical Nursing Skills, 8th Edition

By Sandra F. Smith, Donna J. Duell, Barbara C. Martin

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 27, 2011

Description

The most complete, up-to-date and useful guide to modern clinical nursing skills available! With more than 1,200 full-color images illustrating more than 750 new and updated skills, CLINICAL NURSING SKILLS, 8/e is the definitive resource for best practice nursing standards, guidelines, and competencies. The authors teach through extensive case studies and critical thinking features, and thoroughly explain the rationales for each skill and technique. Strong coverage of evidence-based care, cultural/religious considerations, nursing management, and community based nursing is provided throughout. Easily adaptable to any conceptual curriculum model, this text also contains hundreds of NCLEX®-style review questions. This edition adds a new chapter on neurological care; has integrated coverage of home care throughout; provides substantial new coverage of the 2010 national patient safety goals; and contains approximately 50 new skills.

Table of Contents

1. Professional Nursing

2. Nursing Process and Critical Thinking

3. Managing Client Care: Documentation and Delegation

4. Communication and Nurse-Client Relationship

5. Admission, Transfer, and Discharge

6. Client Education and Discharge Planning

7. Safe Client Environment and Restraints

8. Bathing, Bedmaking, and Maintaining Skin Integrity

9. Personal Hygiene

10. VItal Signs

11. Physical Assessment

12. Body Mechanics and Positioning

13. Exercise and Ambulation

14. Infection Control

15. Disaster Preparedness. Bioterrorism

16. Pain Management

17. Alternative Therapies and Stress Management

18. Medication Administration

19. Nutritional Management and NG Intubation

20. Specimen Collection

21. Diagnostic Procedures

22. Urinary Elimination

23. Bowel Elimination

24. Heat and Cold Therapies

25. Wound Care and Dressings

26. Perioperative Care

27. Orthopedic Interventions

28. Intravenous Therapy

29. Central Vascular Access

30. Respiratory Care

31. Circulatory Maintenance

32. Neurological Management - NEW!

33. Advanced Nursing Skills

34. End of Life Care

This title is also sold in the various packages listed below. Before purchasing one of these packages, speak with your professor about which one will help you be successful in your course.

Package ISBN-13: 9780133151176

Includes this title packaged with:

  • NEW MyNursingLab -- Access Card -- for Fundamentals of Nursing (24-month access)
    . . Pearson Education

$191.40 | Add to Cart

Package ISBN-13: 9780132719612

Includes this title packaged with:

  • MyNursingLab/Skills without Pearson eText -- Standalone Access Card
    . . Pearson Education

$146.00 | Add to Cart

Package ISBN-13: 9780132843270

Includes this title packaged with:

  • Real Nursing Skills 2.0 for Skills -- Access Card -- for the RN Online Version, 2nd Edition
    . . Pearson Education

$206.53 | Add to Cart

Package ISBN-13: 9780134392080

Includes this title packaged with:

  • Real Nursing Skills 2.0 for Skills -- Access Card -- for Critical Care Online Version, 2nd Edition
    . . Pearson Education

$172.00 | Add to Cart

Package ISBN-13: 9780133006551

Includes this title packaged with:

  • Medical-Surgical Nursing: Critical Thinking in Patient Care, 5th Edition
    Priscilla T LeMone, Karen M. Burke, Gerene Bauldoff

$275.40 | Add to Cart

Package ISBN-13: 9780134453507

Includes this title packaged with:

  • Pharmacology for Nurses: A Pathophysiologic Approach, 4th Edition
    Michael Patrick Adams, Leland Holland, Carol Urban
  • Medical-Surgical Nursing: Clinical Reasoning in Patient Care, 6th Edition
    Priscilla T LeMone, Karen M. Burke, Gerene Bauldoff, Paula Gubrud

$367.47 | Add to Cart

Package ISBN-13: 9780133156829

Includes this title packaged with:

  • Real Nursing Skills 2.0 for Skills -- Access Card -- for the RN Online Version, 2nd Edition
    . . Pearson Education
  • NEW MyNursingLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for Mental Health Nursing (24-month access)
    Carol Ren Kneisl, Eileen Trigoboff
  • NEW MyNursingLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for Medical-Surgical Nursing (24-month access)
    Priscilla T LeMone, Karen M. Burke, Gerene Bauldoff

$353.80 | Add to Cart

Package ISBN-13: 9780134279787

Includes this title packaged with:

  • Nursing: A Concept-Based Approach to Learning, Volume I, 2nd Edition
    . . Pearson Education
  • Nursing: A Concept-Based Approach to Learning, Volume II, 2nd Edition
    . . Pearson Education
  • RealEHRPrep with Cerner: Standard -- Access Card -- (12 month access)
    . . Pearson Education
  • Pharmacology for Nurses: A Pathophysiologic Approach, 4th Edition
    Michael Patrick Adams, Leland Holland, Carol Urban

$753.20 | Add to Cart

Package ISBN-13: 9780134218076

Includes this title packaged with:

  • Pearson Nurse's Drug Guide 2015
    Billie A. Wilson, Margaret Shannon, Kelly Shields
  • Nursing: A Concept-Based Approach to Learning, Volume II, 2nd Edition
    . . Pearson Education
  • Dosage Calculations: A Multi-Method Approach
    Anthony Giangrasso, Dolores Shrimpton
  • Maternal & Child Nursing Care, 4th Edition
    Marcia L. London, Patricia W. Ladewig, Michele C. Davidson, Jane W. Ball, Ruth C. Bindler, Kay J. Cowen

$552.87 | Add to Cart

Package ISBN-13: 9780133487381

Includes this title packaged with:

  • Real Nursing Skills 2.0: Skills for Critical Care, 2nd Edition
    . . Pearson Education
  • Real Nursing Skills 2.0: Skills for the RN, 2nd Edition
    -- Prentice Hall
  • Medical-Surgical Nursing: Critical Thinking in Patient Care, 5th Edition
    Priscilla T LeMone, Karen M. Burke, Gerene Bauldoff
  • Kozier & Erb's Fundamentals of Nursing, 9th Edition
    Audrey T. Berman, Shirlee Snyder

$547.60 | Add to Cart

Package ISBN-13: 9780134109107

Includes this title packaged with:

  • Pearson Nurse's Drug Guide 2015
    Billie A. Wilson, Margaret Shannon, Kelly Shields
  • Medical-Surgical Nursing: Critical Thinking in Patient Care, 5th Edition
    Priscilla T LeMone, Karen M. Burke, Gerene Bauldoff
  • Pharmacology for Nurses: A Pathophysiologic Approach, 4th Edition
    Michael Patrick Adams, Leland Holland, Carol Urban
  • Medical-Surgical Nursing: Clinical Reasoning in Patient Care, 6th Edition
    Priscilla T LeMone, Karen M. Burke, Gerene Bauldoff, Paula Gubrud

$361.67 | Add to Cart

Package ISBN-13: 9780133393279

Includes this title packaged with:

  • Pearson's Handbook of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests: With Nursing Implications, 7th Edition
    Joyce LeFever Kee
  • Neighborhood, The -- Access Card (12-month access)
    Jean Giddens
  • Pharmacology for Nurses: A Pathophysiologic Approach, 3rd Edition
    Michael Patrick Adams, Leland Holland
  • Pearson Nurse's Drug Guide 2013, 2nd Edition
    Billie A. Wilson, Margaret T. Shannon, Kelly Shields
  • Kozier & Erb's Fundamentals of Nursing, 9th Edition
    Audrey T. Berman, Shirlee Snyder

$472.07 | Add to Cart

Package ISBN-13: 9780134401706

Includes this title packaged with:

  • Nursing: A Concept-Based Approach to Learning, Volume I, 2nd Edition
    . . Pearson Education
  • Clinical Nursing Skills: A Concept-Based Approach Volume III, 2nd Edition
    Barbara Callahan
  • Nursing: A Concept-Based Approach to Learning, Volume II, 2nd Edition
    . . Pearson Education
  • Principles of Pediatric Nursing: Caring for Children, 6th Edition
    Jane W. Ball, Ruth C. Bindler, Kay Cowen
  • MyNursingLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for Olds' Maternal-Newborn Nursing & Women's Health Across the Lifespan, 10th Edition
    Michele C. Davidson, Marcia L. London, Patricia W. Ladewig
  • MyNursingLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for Nursing: A Concept-Based Approach to Learning, 2nd Edition
    . . Pearson Education
  • MyNursingLab with Pearson eText 2.0 -- Access Card -- for Principles of Pediatric Nursing: Caring for Children, 6th Edition
    Jane W. Ball, Ruth C. Bindler, Kay Cowen
  • Student Workbook and Resource Guide for Olds' Maternal-Newborn Nursing & Women's Health Across the Lifespan, 10th Edition
    Michele Davidson, Marcia L. London, Patricia W. Ladewig
  • Olds' Maternal-Newborn Nursing & Women's Health Across the Lifespan, 10th Edition
    Michele C. Davidson, Marcia L. London, Patricia W. Ladewig

$1,191.33 | Add to Cart

Package ISBN-13: 9780134321455

Includes this title packaged with:

  • Real Nursing Skills 2.0 for Skills -- Access Card -- for Critical Care Online Version, 2nd Edition
    . . Pearson Education
  • Nursing: A Concept-Based Approach to Learning, Volume I, 2nd Edition
    . . Pearson Education
  • Pearson Nurse's Drug Guide 2015
    Billie A. Wilson, Margaret Shannon, Kelly Shields
  • Nursing: A Concept-Based Approach to Learning, Volume II, 2nd Edition
    . . Pearson Education
  • Pearson Nurse's Drug Guide 2016
    Billie A Wilson, Margaret Shannon, Kelly Shields
  • Real Nursing Skills 2.0 -- Access Card -- for Maternal-Newborn & Women's Health, 2nd Edition
    . . Pearson Education
  • Pearson Nursing Diagnosis Handbook, 10th Edition
    Judith Wilkinson
  • Real Nursing Skills 2.0 -- Access Card -- for Pediatric Nursing Skills Online Version, 2nd Edition
    . . Pearson Education
  • Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests with Nursing Implications, 9th Edition
    Joyce LeFever Kee
  • Real Nursing Skills 2.0 for Skills -- Access Card -- for the RN Online Version, 2nd Edition
    . . Pearson Education
  • Pharmacology for Nurses: A Pathophysiologic Approach, 4th Edition
    Michael Patrick Adams, Leland Holland, Carol Urban
  • MyNursingLab with Digital Library -- Access Card -- for Nursing: A Concept-Based Approach to Learning, 2nd Edition
    . . Pearson Education
  • MyNursingLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for Pharmacology for Nurses: A Pathophysiologic Approach, 4th Edition
    . . Pearson Education

$1,598.33 | Add to Cart

Purchase Info

ISBN-10: 0-13-511473-X

ISBN-13: 978-0-13-511473-5

Format: Book

Digital Choices ?

MyLab & Mastering with Pearson eText is a complete digital substitute for a print value pack at a lower price.

eTextbook ?

With VitalSource eTextbooks, you save up to 60% off the price of new print textbooks, and can switch between studying online or offline to suit your needs.

Access your course materials on iPad, Android and Kindle devices with VitalSource Bookshelf, the textbook e-reader that helps you read, study and learn brilliantly. Features include:

  • See all of your eTextbooks at a glance and access them instantly anywhere, anytime from your Bookshelf - no backpack required.
  • Multiple ways to move between pages and sections including linked Table of Contents and Search make navigating eTextbooks a snap.
  • Highlight text with one click in your choice of colors. Add notes to highlighted passages. Even subscribe to your classmates' and instructors' highlights and notes to view in your book.
  • Scale images and text to any size with multi-level zoom without losing page clarity. Customize your page display and reading experience to create a personal learning experience that best suits you.
  • Print only the pages you need within limits set by publisher
  • Supports course materials that include rich media and interactivity like videos and quizzes
  • Easily copy/paste text passages for homework and papers
  • Supports assistive technologies for accessibility by vision and hearing impaired users