Providing current information in a clear, concise format, the Sixth edition ofSkills in Clinical Nursingcontinues to be a definitive source for the most important clinical nursing skills (including all common variations). Each chapter contains concise introductory material, placing skills in perspective to client anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology, and provides an overview of the rationale and purpose of the skills. The presentation of each skill follows the steps of the nursing process. NEW! ChaptersonAssisting with Mechanical Ventilation,Orthopedic Care, andEnd-of-Life Care. NEW! Skillssuch as Assisting with a Sitz Bath, Performing Surgical Hand Sepsis, and Performing Postmortem Care. UNIQUE! EmphasisonHolistic Careto encompass the body-mind-spirit of every client encounter. UNIQUE! What If…. Concept maps help nurses visualize the steps of skills and unexpected outcomes of skills. NEW! Client Teaching Considerations, andCulturally Competent Carefeatures to assist nurses in providing a positive client encounter. NEW! Clinical Alerts,Clinical Manifestations, andPractice Guidelinesto remind nurses of client safety issues, signs and symptoms, and clinical do's and don'ts. NEW! End of chapter NCLEX® review questionshelp students review chapter material and prepares them to answer NCLEX® questions effectively. Alternate style NCLEX® questions are included. NEW! Sample Documentationfor specific skills to act as a model for nurses.Delegationis highlighted as part of the Planning phase of each skill to help the nurse make critical judgments about what to delegate. Expanded! Focus on Clinical Reasoningaids nurses in making appropriate clinical judgments and decisions through clinical cases. Companion CD!Every book includes a CD-ROM with Skill Checklists and NCLEX® review questions for every chapter.Berman, Audrey J. is the author of 'Skills in Clinical Nursing', published 2008 under ISBN 9780135128374 and ISBN 0135128374.