Manual of Psychiatric Nursing Skills

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Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Feb 11, 2011 - Medical - 544 pages
Manual of Psychiatric Nursing Skills guides nursing students and practicing nurses towards enhancing fundamental psychiatric nursing skills competency in specific assessment and interventions for the selected psychiatric disorders. A nursing skill book in a manual format, this text is handy at the clinical site and encourages readers to translate their theoretical knowledge and psychiatric nursing skills into clinical practice. Topics include therapeutic communication techniques, assessment and interventions for depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and suicide attempts, and crisis management skills for psychiatric emergencies. Included in the appendices are essential insights into ego defense mechanisms, Erickson’s Psychosocial Developmental Stages, Freud’s Stages of Psychosexual Development, and Piaget’s Stages of Cognitive Development.
 

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Contents

PsychiatricMental Health Nursing Practice and Nursing Process
1
Basic Concepts for PsychiatricMental Health Nursing Practice
3
Therapeutic Communication and Building Safe Environment Skills
19
Therapeutic Use of Self
21
Modification of the Environment
27
Interview Techniques and the Biopsychosocial Nursing Assessment
45
Developing and Maintaining Therapeutic Relationships
83
Leading Psychoeducation Groups
97
Assessment of Schizophrenia
277
Restriction to Locked Seclusion and PhysicalMechanical Restraints
295
Administration and Monitoring of Psychotropic Medications Antipsychotics
317
Administration and Monitoring of Psychotropic Medications Antidepressants
347
Administration and Monitoring of Psychotropic Medications AnticonvulsantsAnxiolytics
387
Crisis Intervention Skills
403
Psychiatric Emergencies
405
Crisis Intervention in Domestic Violence and Abuse
433

PsychiatricMental Health Nursing Skills for Assessment and Interventions
123
Assessment and Interventions for the Client with Severe Anxiety
125
Major Depression
137
Assessment of Suicidal Ideations Gestures and Attempts
199
Assessment of Bipolar Disorders Acute Manic Phase
235
Crisis Intervention in Disasters
459
Appendices
481
Index
527
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Associate Professor, SLEMCO/BORSF Professor in Nursing II, Department of Nursing, College of Nursing and Allied Health Professions, The University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, Louisiana

Nursing Instructor, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

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