Providing current information in a clear, concise format, the Fifth Edition of Kozier & Erb's Techniques in Clinical Nursing continues to be a definitive source for clinical nursing skills. Progressing from the simple to the complex, each chapter places techniques in perspective to client anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology. Applying the nursing process to each technique, it illustrates a detailed step-by-step implementation while providing a thorough overview of the rationale and purpose. Appropriate as a stand alone in a skills-based course or as a companion to any Fundamentals or Medical-Surgical course with skills application, the features include: Current Standard Infection Control Precautions integrated into each technique. Over 200 "Forming Clinical Judgment" questions that apply critical thinking skills to realistic clinical situations. Age Related Considerations highlighting modifications and special deliberations necessary when caring for infants, children, and elders. Ambulatory and Community Settings section lists the modifications necessary when performing techniques in alternative settings. A focus on the appropriateness of delegation explaining which techniques at what times can be delegated to unlicensed assistive personnel. Color photographs of real life situations. For faculty - Instructor's Resource CD ROM with customizable checklist available upon adoption.Kozier, Barbara is the author of 'Kozier and Erb's Techniques in Clinical Nursing Basic to Intermediate Skills', published 2003 under ISBN 9780131142299 and ISBN 0131142291.