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Nursing Skills

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Kimberly Ernstmeyer, Chippewa Valley Technical College

Elizabeth Christman, Chippewa Valley Technical College

Copyright Year: 2021

ISBN 13: 9781734914122

Publisher: WI Technical Colleges Open Press

Language: English

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Reviewed by Lisa Alley, Nursing Instructor for NUR 120 Fundamentals in Nursing, Spartanburg Community College on 10/10/22

The text does indeed cover all areas and ideas of Foundations in Nursing appropriately and provides an effective index and/or glossary. All needed Nursing Skills for Fundamentals are included. It has great videos that helps to capture the... read more

Reviewed by Sandra Wilson, Director of Nursing, Crowder College on 6/15/22

Thoroughly covers basic nursing skills for entry level nurses. read more

Reviewed by Dr. Kristin Kuhlmann, Assistant Professor, Eastern New Mexico University on 2/18/22

In addition to the major area of physical assessment, students can access instructional videos, short pathophysiology on the body system, charting exercises, as well as indications of when to contact the health care provider with abnormal findings. read more

Table of Contents

  • I. Chapter 1 General Survey
  • II. Chapter 2 Health History
  • III. Chapter 3 Blood Pressure
  • IV. Chapter 4 Aseptic Technique
  • V. Chapter 5 Math Calculations
  • VI. Chapter 6 Neurological Assessment
  • VII. Chapter 7 Head and Neck Assessment
  • VIII. Chapter 8 Eye and Ear Assessment
  • IX. Chapter 9 Cardiovascular Assessment
  • X. Chapter 10 Respiratory Assessment
  • XI. Chapter 11 Oxygen Therapy
  • XII. Chapter 12 Abdominal Assessment
  • XIII. Chapter 13 Musculoskeletal Assessment
  • XIV. Chapter 14 Integumentary Assessment
  • XV. Chapter 15 Administration of Enteral Medications
  • XVI. Chapter 16 Administration of Medications Via Other Routes
  • XVII. Chapter 17 Enteral Tube Management
  • XVIII. Chapter 18 Administration of Parenteral Medications
  • XIX. Chapter 19 Specimen Collection
  • XX. Chapter 20 Wound Care
  • XXI. Chapter 21 Facilitation of Elimination
  • XXII. Chapter 22 Tracheostomy Care & Suctioning
  • XXIII. Chapter 23 IV Therapy Management
  • XXIV. Answer Keys

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About the Book

This open access Nursing Skills textbook includes physical assessments routinely performed by entry-level registered nurses and basic nursing skills performed by licensed practical nurses. It is based on the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) statewide nursing curriculum for the Nursing Skills course (543-102), the 2019 NCLEX-RN Test Plan, the 2020 NCLEX-PN Test Plan, and the Wisconsin Nurse Practice Act. Learning activities are included to encourage the student to engage in critical thinking and apply the nursing process while analyzing assessment findings.

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Kimberly Ernstmeyer, Chippewa Valley Technical College

Dr. Elizabeth Christman, Chippewa Valley Technical College

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