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About Taylor's Clinical Nursing Skills

Based on 5th print ed. Over 850 photographs & figures. 185 basic & advanced skills. Step-by-step skills. Built in calculators. Documentation guidelines.

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Confidently meet the challenges of person-centered nursing practice!
From basic nursing processes to advanced clinical capabilities, Taylorís Clinical Nursing Skills: A Nursing Process Approach helps you hone your cognitive, technical, interpersonal, and ethical/legal capabilities and master patient interaction, clinical reasoning, and communication skills essential to safe and effective person-centered care.

Step-by-step, evidence-based guidelines walk you through common practices and simplify complex procedures, accompanied by key considerations for documentation, delegation, and other tasks you will encounter throughout the nursing process, from your first day on the job to every stage of your nursing career.

Step-by-Step Skills are presented in a concise, straightforward, and simplified two-column format facilitating competent performance of nursing skills.
Scientific Rationales accompany each nursing action to promote a deeper understanding of the basic principles supporting nursing care.
Unexpected Situations highlight abnormal outcomes while providing explanations of how to react to provide the best care.
Evidence for Practice boxes present current best practice guidelines and up-to-date research relevant to the skills.
A Nursing Process Framework integrates related nursing responsibilities for each of the five steps. Skill Variations provide clear, start-to-finish instructions for variations in equipment or technique. Documentation Guidelines guide you through accurate documentation of skills and findings. Hand Hygiene icons alert you to this crucial step that prevents the spread of microorganisms. Patient Identification icons help you ensure the right patient receives the intervention and prevent errors.

Delegation Considerations assist you in developing the critical decision-making skills needed to transfer responsibility for the performance of an activity to another individual.

KEY FEATURES
- NEW! artwork and photographs throughout the book.
- NEW! Watch & Learn videos.
- Focusing on Patient Care: Meet the patients in the chapter-opening case scenarios in Units I and II to put nursing skills in context. Then reflect on their - care in the Clinical Reasoning section at the ends of the chapters.
- Integrated Case Study Connection: Although skills textbooks present skills in a linear fashion, in practice, many skills are performed in combination for patients with complex needs. Unit III, Integrated Case Studies, provides case studies to challenge the student to think critically and prioritize care. At the end of each chapter in Units I and II, students are referred to related case studies in Unit III to further integrate their understanding of the concepts.
- Fundamentals Review: Although the focus of this book is teaching how to perform skills, the ìFundamentals Reviewî provides need-to-know content students must understand before attempting a skill.
- A Nursing Process Framework integrates related nursing responsibilities for each of the five steps.
- Unexpected Situations highlight abnormal outcomes while providing explanations of how to react to provide the best care.
- Evidence for Practice boxes present current best practice guidelines and up-to-date research relevant to the skills.
- Skill Variations provide clear, start-to-finish instructions for variations in equipment or technique.
- Documentation Guidelines direct you in accurate documentation of skills and findings. Scientific Rationales accompany each nursing action to promote a deeper understanding of the basic principles supporting skill steps.
- Delegation Considerations assist in developing the critical decision-making skills needed to transfer responsibility for the performance of an activity to another individual. Photo Atlas Approach: With nearly 1,000 photographs this book offer.

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