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Concept-Based Clinical Nursing Skills : Fundamental to Advanced, Paperback / softback Book

Concept-Based Clinical Nursing Skills : Fundamental to Advanced Paperback / softback


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. 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.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 904 pages
  • Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Nursing fundamentals & skills
  • ISBN: 9780323625579