Nursing Procedures, Lippincott's

Nursing Procedures, Lippincott's
9th Ed.
2023 © Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN-13: 978-1-975178-58-1
eISBN-13: 978-1-9751-7860-4
Nursing, Point of Care


Confidently provide best practices in patient care, with the newly updated Lippincott® Nursing Procedures, 9th Edition.

More than 400 entries offer detailed, evidence-based guidance on procedures ranging from the most basic patient care to assisting with intricate surgeries. The alphabetical organization allows you to quickly lookup any procedure by name, and benefit from the clear, concise, step-by-step direction of nursing experts. Whether you’re a nursing student, are new to nursing, or are a seasoned practitioner, this is your go-to guide to the latest in expert care and positive outcomes.

Ensure a high level of nursing expertise with this practical, quick-reference guide. This edition offers:

  • NEW entries with evidence-based direction on:
  •    o Ankle-brachial index calculation
  •    o Biohazardous waste handling
  •    o Cultural assessment
  •    o Elastomeric pump use
  •    o Hazardous drug preparation and handling
  •    o Hazardous drug spill management
  •    o Nasal decolonization
  •    o Opioid withdrawal management
  •    o Post-traumatic stress disorder assessment
  •    o Prone positioning for the awake patient
  •    o Sepsis emergency patient care
  •    o Wound photography

  • Full-color photos and diagrams that illustrate procedure steps with a quick-read, bulleted format that walks you through each procedure
  • Practices based on clinical evidence - recent studies supporting best practices are cited

  • Procedures presented in a structured how-to format:
  •    o Equipment - Types of equipment needed for procedure
  •    o Preparation of equipment - Guidance on preparing any needed equipment for procedure
  •    o Implementation - Step-by-step guidance for performing procedure
  •    o Special considerations - Factors to keep in mind that can affect the procedure
  •    o Troubleshooting - Methods for troubleshooting equipment issues, with step-by-step interventions
  •    o Patient teaching - Helpful tips, reminders, and follow-up instructions before patient discharge
  •    o Complications - Procedure-related complications to watch for
  •    o Documentation - Everything needed to document the procedure fully

Doody's Reviews

Doody's Core Titles (DCT)
Specialty Score: 2.07 Nursing - Fundamentals
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Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"This is an excellent resource for nurses to learn how to perform common nursing procedures. The alphabetical organization makes it very easy to use. Because it lists the most recent evidence to support the procedures, this update is justified."

-- Beth Ammerman, DNP, MSN, BSN (Linden Family Medicine) Doody's Review - previous edition

"This is a good, solid textbook focusing on fundamental nursing procedures."

-- Mary Carey, PhD (University of Oklahoma College of Nursing) Doody's Review - previous edition


Intended for nursing students, recent graduates, and experienced practitioners. It is an excellent resource for nurses of all levels. The book lists nearly 70 contributors and consultants from a multitude of specialties in an attempt to cover well all of the procedures for different body systems. The contributors and consultants are credentialed and from a variety of specialties.

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