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Skills in Clinical Nursing - Audrey Berman

Spiral Ringed Book Published: 19th October 2016
ISBN: 9781486011971

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A practical approach to grow confidence and competence in Clinical practice!

Berman, Skills in Clinical Nursing is a visual Australian resource to support nurses to achieve competency in the most relevant skills performed in clinical practice, aligned to the NMBA standards for professional practice.

The first Australian edition of Skills in Clinical Nursing is a definitive resource that has been designed as a practical and easy-to-navigate reference for both the classroom and clinical practice settings. This text includes 95 of the most important skills performed by nursing students and graduates, organised from simple to complex and written to reflect current evidence-based practice guidelines.

  • 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 mobilisation
  • 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:
  • 3.6.1 Blood Glucose
  • 3.6.2 Mid Stream Urine     
  • 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 9.1 Introduction
  • Section 9.2 Abdominal assessment
  • Section 9.3 Assisting with feeding
  • 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 Skills
  • 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 11.1 Introduction
  • Section 11.2 Cardiovascular assessment
  • Section 11.3 Taking a 12 lead electrocardiograph
  • Section 11.4 Cardiac monitoring
  • 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 Skills
  • 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 nebuliser
  • 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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ISBN: 9781486011971
ISBN-10: 1486011977
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Spiral Ringed Book
Language: English
Published: 19th October 2016
Publisher: Pearson Education Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Edition Number: 1

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