by Thomas J. Butler
The 2nd Edition of this best-selling laboratory manual continues to provide the hands-on practice students need to integrate theory and clinical practice. Step-by-step instructions, with detailed diagrams and illustrations, show students how to perform each procedure. 86 procedural competency evaluation forms enable students to assess their progress and instructors to measure student performance. The 2nd Edition reflects the latest technologies and standards of care. This title contains 46 lab exercises; and pedagogical tools that guide learning step by step through each chapter and include learning objectives, key terms, a list of required equipment, step-by-step instructions to perform the laboratory, and troubleshooting exercises related readings and Procedural Competency Evaluation Forms. It contains exercises, including case studies. It also promotes critical thinking. Equipment discussions are generic, not brand-specific. The coverage addresses home and alternative site care well as newborn, infant, and pediatric patients. More than 270 figures illustrate the instructions, step by step.