Fundamental & Advanced Nursing Skills

Fundamental & Advanced Nursing Skills
3rd Ed.
2010 © Delmar
Gaylene Bouska Altman RN, PhD; Patricia Kerestzes PhD, RN, CCRN; Mary A. Wcisel MSN, RN
ISBN-10: 1-4180-5233-7
ISBN-13: 978-1-4180-5233-1
Nursing, Point of Care


The third edition of Fundamental and Advanced Nursing Skills equips nurses with the knowledge and abilities they will need to survive and thrive in today's changing health care environment. With over 800 illustrations, this title comprehensively covers more than 200 nursing skills. Using a straight-forward approach, Fundamental and Advanced Nursing Skills, Third Edition provides a great resource for any nurse from the hospital to the home.


  • Action-Rationale format clearly links the reasons why an action is taken to the action itself.
  • • Nursing Process organization of skills helps new nurses how to think as a nurse.
  • • Critical Thinking Skills present common clinical situations and help learners resolve problems.
  • • Variations in care including Geriatric, Pediatric, Home Care and Long Term Care are presented with each skill so the learner can provide appropriate care to clients with different needs, cultural backgrounds and care settings.

Companion resource available in STAT!Ref: Fundamental & Advanced Nursing Skills, Skills Checklist to Accompany

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Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"This is a good book for nurses who are just starting out. It appears to be comprehensive in its coverage of procedures that are commonly performed."

-- Janice Warrington, MSNEd, RN (Delaware Technical & Community College) Doody's Review

"This book is very easy to follow and appeals to the reader through the use of colorful text boxes and photographs. It is up to date and practice oriented."

-- Carole Kenner, RNC, DNS, FAAN (University of Oklahoma College of Nursing) review of previous edition


The audience includes student nurses, registered nurses, licensed practical/vocational nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, certified aides, medical assistants, and any other healthcare workers charged with performing common procedures. Dr. Altman is a faculty member of the University of Washington School of Nursing. She has been an educator for over 25 years and received the university's Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award in 2002.

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