BEST PRACTICES Evidenced-Based Nursing Procedures

Author: LWW
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Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date: 2007
ISBN 10: 158255532X
ISBN 13: 9781582555324
Edition: 2nd

Description:

Now in its Second Edition with a new title, Best Practices: Evidence-Based Nursing Procedures is an excellent compilation of "best" practices based on current research and expert consensus findings. This timely, authoritative reference applies research findings directly to every aspect of nursing practice to guide nurses in performing procedures for patients with a full range of conditions and illnesses. This edition provides a thorough update and review and includes new procedures and practices. Every entry is evidence-based, identifies the sources of the evidence, and now includes manufacturer recommendations. Nursing diagnoses, expected outcomes, and unexpected outcomes (complications) are now discussed for each procedure.

Table of Contents

Front Matter

  • ABOUT
  • STAFF
  • Contributors and consultants
  • How to use this book
  • Foreword

What is best practice?

  • Identifying best practices
  • Moving toward evidence-based nursing
  • Applying best practices
  • Evaluating outcomes

Basic care

  • Understanding basic care
  • Admission
  • Alignment and pressure-reducing devices
  • Arterial puncture for blood gas analysis
  • Blood pressure assessment
  • Body mechanics
  • Care of the dying patient
  • Discharge
  • Fall prevention and management
  • Fecal occult blood test
  • Passive range-of-motion exercises
  • Postmortem care
  • Postoperative care
  • Preoperative care
  • Pulse assessment
  • Respiration assessment
  • Restraint application
  • Spiritual care
  • Surgical site verification
  • Temperature assessment
  • Transfer from bed to stretcher
  • Transfer from bed to wheelchair
  • Transfer with a hydraulic lift
  • Transfer to other health care facilities
  • Urine collection
  • Venipuncture

Infection control

  • Causes and incidence
  • Evolution of infection control
  • Airborne precautions
  • Contact precautions
  • Droplet precautions
  • Hand hygiene
  • Immunization guidelines
  • Standard precautions

Intravascular therapy

  • I.V. delivery methods
  • Blood transfusion
  • Central venous catheters
  • Chemotherapeutic drug administration
  • Chemotherapeutic drug preparation
  • Endotracheal drug administration
  • Intermittent infusion devices
  • I.V. infusion rates and manual control
  • I.V. pumps
  • I.V. therapy preparation
  • Medication error reduction
  • Peripheral I.V. line maintenance
  • Peripheral I.V. lines
  • Peripherally inserted central catheters
  • Secondary I.V. lines
  • Total parenteral nutrition
  • Total parenteral nutrition monitoring
  • Transfusion reaction management
  • Vascular access ports
  • Volume-control sets

Cardiovascular care

  • Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
  • Arterial pressure monitoring
  • Automated external defibrillation
  • Balloon valvuloplasty
  • Cardiac monitoring
  • Cardiac output measurement
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Cardioversion, synchronized
  • Central venous pressure monitoring
  • Code management
  • Coronary angioplasty
  • Defibrillation
  • Electrocardiography
  • Electrocardiography, posterior-chest lead
  • Electrocardiography, right-chest lead
  • Electrocardiography, signal-averaged
  • Holter monitoring
  • Intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation
  • Pacemaker (permanent) insertion and care
  • Pacemaker (temporary) insertion and care
  • Pulmonary artery pressure and pulmonary artery wedge pressure monitoring
  • Vagal maneuvers
  • Ventricular assist device

Respiratory care

  • Chest physiotherapy
  • Cricothyrotomy
  • Endotracheal intubation
  • Endotracheal tube care
  • End-tidal carbon dioxide monitoring
  • Esophageal airway insertion and removal
  • Foreign body airway obstruction
  • Humidifiers
  • Incentive spirometry
  • Latex allergy protocol
  • Manual ventilation
  • Mechanical ventilation
  • Nasopharyngeal airway insertion and care
  • Nebulizer therapy
  • Oronasopharyngeal suction
  • Oropharyngeal airway insertion and care
  • Oxygen administration
  • Peak flow meter
  • Pulse and ear oximetry
  • Tracheal cuff pressure measurement
  • Tracheal suction
  • Tracheostomy care

Neurologic and sensory care

  • Cerebrospinal fluid drains
  • Intracranial pressure monitoring
  • Jugular venous oxygen saturation monitoring
  • Neurologic assessment
  • Pain management
  • Seizure management
  • Stroke management
  • Transcranial Doppler monitoring
  • TENS application, use, and removal

Gastrointestinal care

  • Colorectal cancer screening
  • Colostomy and ileostomy care
  • Feeding tube insertion and removal
  • Gastric lavage
  • Gastrostomy feeding button care
  • Mouth care
  • Nasogastric tube care
  • Nasogastric tube insertion and removal
  • Transabdominal tube feeding and care
  • Tube feeding

Renal and urologic care

  • Arteriovenous fistula and graft care
  • Bladder irrigation, continuous
  • Catheter (indwelling) care and removal
  • Catheter (indwelling) insertion
  • Catheter irrigation
  • Continuous renal replacement therapy
  • Hemodialysis
  • Incontinence management
  • Peritoneal dialysis
  • Peritoneal dialysis, continuous ambulatory
  • Self-catheterization

Orthopedic care

  • Arthroplasty care
  • Bone growth stimulation, electrical
  • External fixation
  • Internal fixation
  • Low back pain prevention
  • Mechanical traction
  • Osteoarthritis treatment
  • Osteoporosis prevention
  • Stump and prosthesis care
  • Walkers

Skin care

  • Arterial ulcer care
  • Burn care
  • Diabetic ulcer care
  • Laser therapy
  • Mechanical debridement
  • Pressure ulcer care
  • Skin graft care
  • Supportive references
  • Surgical wound management
  • Ultraviolet light therapy
  • Venous ulcer care

Obstetric, neonatal, and postpartum care

  • Amnioinfusion
  • Apgar scoring
  • Apnea monitoring
  • Circumcision
  • Emergency delivery
  • Eye prophylaxis
  • Fetal heart rate
  • Fetal monitoring, external
  • Fetal monitoring, internal
  • Fundal assessment, postpartum
  • Oxytocin administration
  • Phototherapy
  • RhoGAM administration
  • Thermoregulation
  • Tocolytic therapy
  • Uterine contraction palpation
  • Vaginal examination

Evaluating a research article

  • Problem statement
  • Review of the literature
  • Conceptual framework
  • Hypothesis
  • Method
  • Results
  • Conclusions
  • Supportive references

Resources