Basic Concepts of Nursing Procedures I Clement
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I Clement phd mphil (edu) msc (nursing) ma (soc) ma (child care) pgdha Principal VSS College of Nursing, Nagadevanahalli Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
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Basic Concepts of Nursing Procedures
First Edition: 2007
Second Edition: 2013
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5Dedicated to
My Beloved Sister
Sr. Elizabeth Rani
7Preface to the Second Edition
Nursing of today's world is so challenging that each nursing student needs to have thorough basic knowledge, since basic concepts of nursing procedures form basic nursing foundation for each nurse. It gives me immense pleasure and satisfaction in completing this book on basic concepts of nursing procedures. Since today's nursing students are future nurses, therefore, it is the responsibility of each nurse educator to guide each neophyte nurse to gain basic knowledge in nursing. This book is illustrated in simple English, easy to grasp, and explained in points. Each procedure is explained as per the Indian Nursing Council (INC) requirements. Full syllabus of nursing procedures in the nursing foundations and basic medical surgical nursing procedures are also included.
Nursing is art and science of professional nursing practice which continues to evolve and expand. The growing body of nursing research and explosion of technological advances and challenges stimulate nurses to acquire knowledge and refine critical thinking skills. The comprehensive coverage of this book provides concepts and components of nursing skills and techniques of nursing practice and firm foundation of nursing.
The second edition of Basic Concepts of Nursing Procedures has 9 sections with 33 chapters, in which each procedure is well described with relative figures, diagrams, tables, etc. From the examination point of view, this book forms a hot cake to gulp. I am sure every student whoever goes through this book will gain sure success in the examinations. This book will be useful not only for first year but also for all years and levels of nursing course. It also can be used as a reference book, since all advanced nursing procedures are well explained.
I Clement
9Preface to the First Edition
It gives me immense pleasure and satisfaction to introduce Basic Concepts on Nursing Procedures. This book assists the beginning student in a technical or professional nursing program to form a broad understanding of what nursing care to be provided for person under stress, which alters his or her degree of wellness.
Our patients look to and depend on us in the nursing profession to provide the highest quality care possible. To meet the needs of patient and the demand of a market-driven health care system, nurses must have quick and easy access to a full range of nursing interventions presented in a clear, easy-to-use format.
Basic Concepts on Nursing Procedures outlines the principles and steps that are clear, concise and easy-to-follow format. The information provided is based on established knowledge, practice and backed by sound scientific principles.
The main objective of this book is to give the complete extract of the important procedures in the nursing which will meet the needs of today's nursing care demand. This book is prepared according to the nursing practice syllabus.
The contents of this book include almost all procedures and principles. Each procedure is divided in such a way that it has definitions, purposes, indications, classifications, influencing factors, principles, general instructions, preliminary assessments, preparation of the patient and environment, equipment, procedures, post-procedure care and complications.
This book will be helpful for BSc nursing as well as general nursing students. It is a boon for all nursing educators and for those, who have keen interest to strengthen their knowledge to provide the preventive, promotive, curative and rehabilitative care for the patients they serve.
I Clement
I am thankful to the Lord Almighty, who strengthens me with His abundant blessings through innumerable means, helping me in all my accomplishments.
My heartfelt thanks to Shri Sommamia, Minister for Food and Civil Supplies, Government of Karnataka, and Chairman, VSS Group of Institutions, for his constant support and encouragement.
My sincere thanks to my Guru, BT Basavanthappa, Principal, Rajarajeshwari College of Nursing, Bengaluru and PV Ramchandran, Chairman, College of Nursing, Sri Ramachandra University, Porur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, a great philosopher and an internationally renowned teacher of nursing, who helped me in discovering the world of knowledge.
I am thankful to Ms Shylaja Sommanna (Managing Director), Dr BS Arun, and Dr BS Naveen, from the VSS Group of Institutions, for their support and encouragement.
I am also grateful to Dr Ashwathnarayan, MLA, Chairman of the Padmashree Group of Institutions, and Dr Bhagavan, Professor, Department of Surgery, Kemagowda Institute of Medical Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
Special thanks to Dr TV Ramakrishnan, Professor of Anesthesiology and Head of Clinical Services, Department of Accident and Emergency Medicine, Sri Ramachandra University, Porur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
I convey my sincere thanks to my beloved parents, brother and sisters, and my wife, Nisha Clement, for their continuous support and constant encouragement in each step of my life. I take this opportunity to thank my little ones, Cibin, Cynthia and Cavin. I extend thanks to my beloved friend and brother, Mr Regi T Kurien.
My sincere thanks to Shri Jitendar P Vij (Group Chairman), Mr Ankit Vij (Managing Director), Mr Tarun Duneja (Director-Publishing), Mr KK Raman (Production Manager) of M/s Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd, New Delhi, Mr V Venugopal (Branch Manager, Bengaluru Branch), Mr Santosh (Author Coordinator, Bengaluru Branch) and all staff of M/s Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd, Bengaluru Branch, for bringing out this excellent quality textbook.