Skills in Clinical Nursing - 2nd Edition

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The 2nd edition of Skills in Clinical Nursing provides a primary Australian resource, preparing undergraduate nursing students to become skills-competent nurses, as well as providing practicing nurses with a highly relevant reference.

The text acts as a visual manual, helping students learn to link theory to practice, developing their clinical skills and underpinning industry requirements.

The new edition has been updated to address the latest research as well as emerging needs of clinical nursing students in the Australian context.

Table of Contents 

  • Unit 1 Infection Control
  • Section 1.1 Introduction
  • Section 1.2 Hand hygiene
  • Section 1.3 Using personal protective equipment
  • Section 1.4 Standard and transmission-based precautions
  • Section 1.5 Gowning and gloving
  • Section 1.6 Aseptic technique
  • Unit 2 Safe patient moving
  • Section 2.1 Introduction
  • Section 2.2 Mobility and falls risk assessment
  • Section 2.3 Helping a person out of bed
  • Section 2.4 Assisting with mobilization
  • Section 2.5 Turning or moving a dependent person
  • Section 2.6 Using a lifting device
  • Unit 3 Health Assessment
  • Section 3.1 Introduction
  • Section3.2 Examination Techniques
  • Section 3.3 Assessing Vital Signs
  • Section 3.4 Primary Survey
  • Section 3.5 Secondary Survey
  • Section 3.6 Diagnostic Testing
  • Unit 4 Hygiene Care
  • Section 4.1 Introduction
  • Section 4.2 Bed-bathing a dependent person
  • Section 4.3 Assisting with showering
  • Section 4.4 Oral care
  • Unit 5 Skin and Wound Care
  • Section 5.1 Introduction
  • Section 5.2 Pressure injury assessment
  • Section 5.3 Wound assessment
  • Section 5.4 Simple wound dressing
  • Section 5.5 Wound irrigation
  • Section 5.6 Wound packing and/or removal of pack
  • Section 5.7 Wound drainage care
  • Section 5.8 Staples/sutures/clip removal
  • Unit 6 Medication administration
  • Section 6.1 Introduction
  • Section 6.2 Oral medication administration
  • Section 6.3 Topical medication administration
  • Section 6.4 Medication administration via enteral tubes
  • Section 6.5 Rectal medication administration
  • Section 6.6 Subcutaneous medication administration
  • Section 6.7 Intramuscular medication administration
  • Section 6.8 Intravenous medication administration (bolus and burette)
  • Unit 7 Pain Management
  • Section 7.1 Introduction
  • Section 7.2 Pain assessment
  • Section 7.3 Patient controlled analgesia
  • Section 7.4 Non-pharmacological pain management
  • Unit 8 Perioperative Nursing Skills
  • Section 8.1 Introduction
  • Section 8.2 Preparing a person for surgery
  • Section 8.3 Post-operative care
  • Unit 9 Gastrointestinal nursing skills
  • Section 9.4 Nasogastric tube insertion and removal
  • Section 9.5 Enteral feeds
  • Section 9.6 Changing a stoma appliance
  • Section 9.7 Administration of an enema
  • Unit 10 Genitourinary nursing skill
  • Section 10.1 Introduction
  • Section 10.2 Urinary assessment
  • Section 10.3 Urinary elimination
  • Section 10.4 Catheter management
  • Unit 11 Cardiovascular nursing skills
  • Section 11.5 Basic life support
  • Section 11.6 Advanced life support
  • Section 11.7 Venipuncture
  • Section 11.8 Managing intravenous lines
  • Section 11.9 Administering intravenous fluid therapy
  • Section 11.10 Administering blood component therapy
  • Section 11.11 Managing central lines
  • Unit 12 Respiratory nursing
  • Section 12.1 Introduction
  • Section 12.2 Respiratory assessment
  • Section 12.3 Deep breathing and coughing exercises
  • Section 12.4 Incentive spirometry
  • Section 12.5 Providing oxygen
  • Section 12.6 Use of a nebulizer
  • Section 12.7 Oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal suctioning
  • Section 12.8 Tracheostomy care
  • Unit 13 Neurological nursing skills
  • Section 13.1 Introduction
  • Section 13.2 Neurological assessment
  • Section 13.3 Neurovascular assessment
  • Unit 14 Mental health nursing skills
  • Section 14.1 Introduction
  • Section 14.2 Mental health assessment
  • Section 14.3 Caring for a person having Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

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