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Concept-Based Clinical Nursing Skills

Elsevier Title
ISBN: 978-0-323-62557-9

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Concept-Based Clinical Nursing Skills

Fundamental to Advanced

By Loren Stein and Connie J Hollen

904 pages
Trim Size 8 1/2 X 10 7/8 in
Copyright 2021
$142.00, Paperback, Reference

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Are you looking for a new way of learning skills? Do you want to learn how to problem solve and think conceptually? Stein and Hollen’s Concept-Based Clinical Nursing Skills: Fundamental to Advanced covers over 250 nursing skills in an innovative concept-based format with excellent illustrations, concise rationales, and current evidence. Unlike any other text, Stein and Hollen incorporate an overarching framework of seven critical concepts - accuracy, client-centered care, infection control, safety, communication, evaluation, and health maintenance - to drive home the importance of these key themes in performing nursing skills. Each section balances need-to-know narrative with step-by-step skills, and every chapter includes a detailed case study with a concept map to help you apply knowledge and use clinical judgement in clinical situations involving nursing skills.

Key Features

  • Over 250 step-by-step nursing skills with over 900 photos and illustrations.
  • Language and concepts reflect those used on the NCLEX.
  • Concept-based approach to skills education pairs well with the Giddens framework.
  • Accuracy, Client-Centered Care, Infection Control, Safety, Communication, Evaluation, and Health Maintenance are reinforced throughout as Critical Concepts to skills performance.
  • Case studies with concept maps depict patients with problems that might be experienced in the clinical setting and are followed by a series of critical thinking questions with every chapter.
  • Application of the QSEN competencies: A question that challenges you to apply a QSEN competency is provided within the critical thinking questions of each case study.
  • Lessons from the Evidence boxes highlight and summarize current research that can contribute to evidence-based clinical practice; Lessons from the Courtroom boxes summarize actual court cases related to the skills in the chapter in order to help you understand legal implications; and Lessons from Experience boxes use a storytelling format to share the experiences of more experienced nurses with students.
  • Application of the nursing process: Nursing diagnoses that include specific examples of client outcomes and nursing interventions are presented within each section of the chapters.
  • Uses an easy-to-understand, conversational writing style.
  • Organized to present fundamental skills first, then intermediate acute care skills, and finally advanced skills often performed in critical care.
  • Critical concepts align with the quality and safety framework of the QSEN competencies.
  • Emphasis on safety and client centered care.
  • Expect the Unexpected boxes use a storytelling format to present unexpected situations that could occur and explore appropriate responses to them.
  • Home Care, Lifespan, and Cultural Considerations provided in each chapter.
  • Performing an Assessment chapter details physical assessment skills.
  • Evolve site for students features skills video clips, skills checklists for all skills, and NCLEX-style review questions.

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By Loren Stein and Connie J Hollen

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