Book Description: The 4th Edition applies the nursing process to the performance of all nursing skills while maintaining the coherence and clarity needed to explain the procedure itself. It also reflects changes in equipment, techniques, and philosophy. Includes chapters on communication; patient teaching, discharge planning, and home care; comfort measures; ostomy care; and preparation for drug administration. Emphasizes the preparation of patients and their families for the patients' ongoing care after hospital discharge. A supplemental package including Instructor's Manual and Student Study Guide is available.