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Kozier and Erb's Techniques in Clinical Nursing: Basic to Intermediate Skills, Fifth Edition 5th Edition

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From the Back Cover

Audrey Berman, Ph.D., RN, AOCN

Providing current information in a clear, concise format, the Fifth Edition of Techniques in Clinical Nursing continues to be a definitive source for clinical nursing skills. Progressing from the simple to the complex, each chapter places techniques in perspective to client anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology. Applying the nursing process to each technique, it illustrates a detailed step-by-step implementation while providing a thorough overview of the rationale and purpose. Appropriate as a standalone in a skills-based course or as a companion to any Fundamentals or Medical-Surgical course with skills application, the features include:

  • Current Standard Infection Control Precautions integrated into each technique.
  • Over 200 "Forming Clinical Judgement" questions that applies critical thinking skills to realistic clinical situations.
  • Age Related Considerations highlighting modifications and special deliberations necessary when caring for infants, children, and elders.
  • Ambulatory and Community Settings - a list of modifications necessary when performing techniques in alternative settings.
  • A focus on the appropriateness of delegation - which techniques at what times can be delegated to unlicensed assistive personnel.
  • Color photographs of real life situations.

Other Titles of Interest
Kozier, Fundamentals of Nursing, sixth edition , ISBN: 0-8053-3184-0
Smith/Duell, Photo Guide to Nursing Skills, ISBN: 0-8385-8174-9
Smith, Sandra Smith's Review for NCLEX-RN, tenth edition, ISBN: 0-13-089121-5
Smith, Sandra Smith's Review for NCLEX-PN, seventh edition, ISBN: 0-13-028673-7
Twiname, Student Nurse Handbook, second edition, ISBN:0-13-041712-2
Wilson/Shannon/Stang, PH Nurse's Drug Guide 2002, ISBN: 0-13-042038-7

Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.

The techniques performed by nurses exemplify the integration of knowledge, skill, attitude, and critical thinking necessary for effective clinical practice in the twenty-first century. The fifth edition of Techniques in Clinical Nursing has been completely revised and updated to reflect the significant changes in practice that have occurred since the previous edition. It includes:

* The 166 most important techniques performed by nurses, including all common variations, organized from the simple to the more complex
* New techniques such as Standard Precautions, Implementing Seizure Precautions, Applying a Sequential Compression Device, Measuring Peak Expiratory Flow, Administering Basic Life Support to the Hospitalized Client, and Using Alginates on Wounds
* A total of 684 color illustrations and 118 new full-color photographs

Techniques in Clinical Nursing is intended as a primary textbook for nursing education programs and as a reference for practicing nurses. Content was selected based on feedback from reviewers of previous editions, a market survey by the publisher, and the extensive teaching and practice experience of the authors. New Technique Format

Each chapter contains concise introductory material, placing the techniques in perspective to client anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology, and provides an overview of the rationale and purpose of the techniques. The presentation of each technique follows the steps of the nursing process and contains:

* Review of the assessment data required before performing the technique
* As a component of the planning phase, when it is and is not appropriate to delegate each technique to unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP)
* Implementation steps, including client teaching, observation of standard infection control precautions, and client record documentation. Rationales are indicated by italic type
* Considerations in evaluation of the technique,, focusing on steps indicated for follow-up and communication with other members of the health care team
Hallmark Features

The fifth edition builds on the successful aspects of previous editions. The strong emphasis on assisting the learner and practitioner has been maintained by including:

* Performance objectives
* Detailed step-by-step implementation
* Research and supplemental references
* Extensive use of tables, boxes, and diagrams
New Features

Age-Related Considerations
With each technique for which they are appropriate, modifications and special deliberations indicated when caring for infants, children, and elders are placed in highlighted boxes.

Modifications in Ambulatory
and Community Settings
Increasingly, nurses are performing techniques in home and clinic environments that require adaptation from the steps used in hospitals. This featured content outlines client teaching regarding self-care and communication with the health care team, involvement of lay caregivers, and suggestions for altering techniques as indicated by the physical environment.

Forming Clinical Judgments
The nurse is challenged to consider appropriate responses to situations that can arise in performing the techniques in each chapter. Answers to the "Consider This" items are found in the Instructor's Manual.

Terminology A list of key terms is found at the end of each chapter.


Product Details

  • Paperback: 726 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 5 edition (September 10, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0130281573
  • ISBN-13: 978-0130281579
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 8 x 10.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,383,462 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Soaring Heart on December 19, 2005
Format: Paperback
I can't give this five stars yet because I haven't used it per se in actual client care as I have just completed my first semester of nursing school. I have enjoyed reading it very much due to its organization though I wish it was just a book of implementations only for quick reference as to the how to's and order of's like page 352 on inserting a NG tube. But there are plenty of pages like this so it's great!

While it's true you can find most of this information in the Kozier textbook, I think it is more important in the long run to have this book over the main textbook for your work as a nurse. You can't lug around that heavy textbook to search for the procedures mixed in with so much reading. This book has this information in a nice reference that you could carry with you to clinical or bettter yet, study the night before/in between clinicals. I like this book all the more because I don't like studying from giant textbooks (and wish all of them were divided into at least 4 sections for easy portability to classes and easy and comfortable studying!) Good luck future nurses!

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Aspiring RN on October 7, 2005
Format: Paperback
In general, this clinical book is *exactly* the same as the Fundamentals of Nursing: Concepts, Process, and Practice, 7th edition. You will find word for word passages from the Fundamentals book in the clinical one.

The plus side to purchasing the clinical book is that it has more pictures and is a bit more concise in true 'clinical' information. If, however, you are on a very tight budget then skip the clinical book and put your money into a good 7th edition copy.
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Easy to read, techniques are broken down for easy mastering. Excellent book overall.
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By Marie Dantes on March 2, 2015
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100% satisfied thank you!
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