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Perry & Potters Canadian Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques

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ISBN: 9780323827447

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Perry & Potter's Canadian Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques , 2nd Edition

Edited by Shelley Cobbett, RN, BN, GnT, MN, EdD

1312 pages
Trim Size 8 1/2 X 10 7/8 in
Copyright 2024
$161.99, Paperback, Reference

Availability:New edition. Not yet published. Due 01/12/24.



Perry & Potter’s Canadian Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques, 2nd Edition helps equip you with the skills you need to successfully care for patients within the Canadian social and institutional context. Offering comprehensive coverage of more than 200 basic, intermediate, and advanced skills, this textbook features nearly 1,000 full-colour photographs and illustrations, a nursing process framework, step-by-step instructions with rationales, and a focus on critical thinking and evidence-informed practice. New to this edition are unit openers, safety alerts, documentation examples, COVID-19 precautions and protocols, and case studies and questions for the Next-Generation NCLEX®.

Key Features

  • Includes the most-up-to-date Canadian statistics, references and resources, protocols, documentation standards, delegation rules, Canadian nursing best practice guidelines, metric measurements, and more!
  • All topics, skills, and sample documentation conform to Canadian provincial and territorial scopes of practice and Canadian standards in nursing practice.
  • Coverage includes the Canadian concepts of person-centred care, evidence-informed practice, interprofessional collaboration and delegation, and care in the community.
  • Emphasis on cultural assessment/considerations and caring for Indigenous and vulnerable populations.
  • Comprehensive coverage includes more than 200 basic, intermediate, and advanced nursing skills.
  • Streamlined theory content in each chapter features a quick, easy-to-read bullet format to help reduce repetition and emphasize the clinical focus of the book.
  • UNIQUE! Evidence-Informed Nursing Practice chapter covers the entire process of conducting research, including collecting, evaluating, and applying evidence from published research.
  • UNIQUE! Unexpected Outcomes and Related Interventions sections alert you to what might go wrong and how to appropriately intervene.
  • Case-based review questions at the end of each chapter focus on issues such as managing conflict, care prioritization, patient safety, and decision-making to help you better prepare for the clinical setting.
  • Nursing process framework incorporates the areas of delegation and collaboration; reporting and recording; safety guidelines; and teaching, pediatric, geriatric, and home care considerations.
  • Basic skills presented in streamlined procedural guidelines format make it easy learn and review basic nursing skills.
  • Critical Decision Points within skills address key safety issues or possible skill modifications for specific patient needs.
  • Rationales for each skill step explain why steps are performed in a specific way, including their clinical significance and benefit, and incorporate the latest research findings.
  • Video clip icons indicate video clips that are related to skills and procedures in the book and related lessons in Nursing Skills Online.
  • Online checklists and video clips may be downloaded to mobile devices.

New to this Edition

  • NEW! Safety Alerts highlight the importance and need for special monitoring or intervention in some circumstances.
  • NEW! Documentation examples provide guidance on documentation for various aspects of nursing care.
  • NEW! Unit openers explain the importance of clinical judgement in safely and correctly performing the skills covered in the unit. These openers also demonstrate the impact of environmental factors and interdisciplinary collaboration on safe patient care.
  • NEW! Care in the Community: Home Management subsections in Care and Community highlight specific home care issues related to applicable skills.
  • NEW! COVID-19 precautions and protocols are included in relevant skills.
  • NEW! Hand and hygiene icon added to "hand hygiene moments" provides a quick visual prompt to this important protocol.
  • NEW! Case studies for the Next-Generation NCLEX® on the Evolve companion website, with accompanying questions for the Next-Generation NCLEX®, challenge students to apply critical thinking and clinical judgement, providing optimal preparation for the exam.

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Edited by Shelley Cobbett, RN, BN, GnT, MN, EdD, Instructor, Dalhousie University

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