This textbook is primarily intended for student nurses, students studying for National Vocational Qualifications (levels II and III Health Care) and those students who are undertaking an Access to Nursing Course. It provides these students with a user-friendly and contemporary understanding of some of the key clinical practice issues that they will experience in clinical areas. The book presents the reader with an institutional perspective as well as a community approach to general aspects of adult nursing care. The text is clearly written with useful illustrations. A well known model of nursing is used in which to frame the information - Roper et al' s Activities of Living Model. The reader will begin to develop his/her practical nursing skills with a sound knowledge base underpinning the delivery of care. There are 14 chapters, a detailed glossary and a comprehensive list of "normal values" is included at the end. The book is designed to be used as a reference book in either the clinical setting, the classroom or at home.
Worried about your placement? Will you fit in? Will you have the right skills? What do you need to learn for practice assessments? This book will help you with all these concerns. It will tell you what to expect from the placement, what you can learn, how to link theory and practice, and how to make the most of your learning opportunities. A logical, step-by-step approach to preparing for a medical placement Helps make the most of learning opportunities Explains how to develop medical competencies, mapping specific cancer and palliative care exercises and activities to the NMC competencies Narratives from other students describe what the placement will really be like Honest discussion of the challenges of a medical placement to help avoid problems Advice on possible approaches to situations that may arise Focus on the essential evidence base of cancer and palliative care nursing, linking theory to practice Series features: A unique guide to getting the most from clinical placements What to expect before a placement What you can expect to learn on placement How to consolidate your experience and learning Clear links and examples with NMC proficiencies Guidance on what to use as evidence for portfolios Short case studies to link theory with practice Key points reminder boxes Worried about your next placement? Will you 'fit in'? Will you have the right skills? What do you need to learn to meet practice assessments? This series will help you with all these concerns. It will tell you what to expect from each placement, what you can learn, how to link theory and practice, and how to make the most of your learning opportunities. This is the only series specifically for student nurses undertaking specific practice placements, and will give you all the information you need in a user-friendly format. Each book in the series covers a specific area of practice for a typical placement on a pre-registration nursing course. Each title provides: A unique guide to getting the most from clinical placements How to prepare for your placement What you can expect to learn during a placement Clear links to, and examples of, achieving NMC competencies Guidance on what to use as evidence for your portfolio Case studies that link theory with practice How to consolidate your experience and learn from the placement Tips, activities, further reading suggestions and useful websites. Titles in the Placement Learning series: Surgical nursing Medical nursing Cancer and palliative care nursing Mental health nursing Community care nursing Older people nursing
Illustrated in colour throughout, this work provides the reader with a straightforward understanding of applied pathophysiology. Throughout the book applies theory to practice to enable student nurses to develop knowledge and skills.
Essential Nursing Care is an accessible and introductory textbook for student nurses to develop important skills in key areas of care, helping them to grow into competent practitioners. It introduces them to the concept of clinical skills and develops a foundation in practical nursing skills and the essence of nursing practice. This interactive workbook considers eight key areas of care: Principles of Safety Principles of Medicines Management Principles of Monitoring & Assessment Principles of Respiratory Care Principles of Eating & Drinking Principles of Elimination Principles of Skin Care Principles of First Aid Key features of this text: Interactive and feature rich, with chapter aims, learning outcomes, key terms and activities in each chapter Case studies and quizzes are also provided to reinforce and encourage learning Reflective practice is highlighted throughout, with each chapter providing a template to allow readers to reflect on their practice Website featuring chapter quizzes, case studies, and glossary of terms www.wiley.com/go/lawson
Handbook of Veterinary Nursing presents essentialguidance and helpful tips on developing and delivering high qualitynursing care and skills. Fully updated, this easy-to-follow guide reflects recent changesto veterinary nursing qualifications, current terminology and drugsin use. The emphasis is on the importance of working methodically,using high quality procedures, to help the whole veterinary teamensure the most successful outcomes in animal care. Written in note form for quick reference by veterinary nursesand technicians at all stages of their training and career, thiswill be invaluable for both exam revision and quick reference inclinic. Contents include: The nursing process in veterinary care, physical assessment ofthe patient, managing the hospital environment, managing theoperating room, surgical nursing activities, anaesthesia,diagnostic imaging, diagnostic tests, triage and emergencyprocedures, and essential calculations for drugs, fluids, nutritionand radiographic exposures. Key features: •Gives clinical advice quickly and simply •Written by authors with many years experience of veterinarynurse training and education •Contains essential calculations •Illustrated in colour throughout
Organised around the DoH Essence of Care framework, this book covers the compulsory clinical skills curriculum based on care benchmarks. It also considers the related professional issues and underpinning basic anatomy and physiology to take an holistic approach to the importance of delivering excellent care.
This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It is written specifically to meet the needs of nursing students undertaking the common foundation programme. It aims to explain how and why sensitive, holistic and evidence-based nursing care is carried out. Therefore it is relevant to students who will enter all branches of nursing and includes material that is both common to all and specific to each branch. The book aims to provide all students on foundation nursing and health care programmes with material of sufficient depth/breadth to achieve the NMC outcomes required for entry into the branch programmes. There is an emphasis not only on the theory that underpins nursing practice in the common foundation programme but also on nursing skills which form an increasingly emphasized part of the programme. The chapters have been reviewed by experts from each branch and also clinical skills to ensure the content reflects each branch accurately and appropriately. Emphasis on clinical skills & lifelong learning Realistic scenarios reinforce the need for patient/client-centred care with a holistic approach Activity boxes for all branches and age groups in each chapter ensure relevance to nurses in diverse settings An integrated approach to health promotion with activity boxes emphasises that health maintenance and promotion are central to contemporary nursing practice Reflection, critical thinking and research/appraisal skills are encouraged with a problem centred approach that will help to develop the skills needed to provide sensitive and effective, high quality care and to integrate theory with practice The emphasis on nursing/clinical skills underlines the importance of core skills - an integral part of the patient/client experience Cultural diversity is a core theme throughout The importance of evidence-based practice is highlighted and the text helps readers are assisted to acquire the skills to provide evidence-based care A wide range of general and branch-specific interactive boxes help to develop an understanding of some issues in other branches as well as the core issues that affect all nurses. Self- test questions and answers provide an opportunity for readers to take responsibility for and check their learning. Valuable learning tools are included: glossary of key terms, useful websites and references