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Clinical Skills for Nurses

May 2013, ©2013, Wiley-Blackwell
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Specifically designed for student nurses, Clinical Skills for Nurses provides a handy, portable introduction to both the knowledge and practical procedures that first year nursing students require. Giving you the knowledge behind the skill, this book will boost your confidence and competence for your clinical placements and time in the clinical skills lab.

 

Clinical Skills for Nurses covers the skills and procedures used most frequently in clinical practice, and includes Point of Care training; blood transfusion and tracheotomy care; continence and bowel care; and early patient assessment and response. This book uniquely incorporates words of wisdom and advice from real-life student nurses; in other words: developed by students, for students!

Special features:

  • Tips, advice and words of wisdom from real-life students included throughout
  • Pocket sized for portability on your clinical placement
  • Clear, straightforward, and jargon-free
  • Ties in with the NMC standards for pre-registration education and the Essential Skills Clusters
  • Examples and questions based on real life nursing & healthcare examples
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Table of Contents

PREFACE vi

INTRODUCTION vii

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS x

1 PERFORMING OBSERVATIONS 1

2 MALE URETHRAL CATHETERISATION 19

3 FEMALE URETHRAL CATHETERISATION 49

4 BOWEL CARE 57

5 TRACHEOSTOMY CARE 83

6 POINT-OF-CARE TRAINING 97

7 BLOOD TRANSFUSION 117

8 VENEPUNCTURE 133

9 PERIPHERAL CANNULATION 151

10 EARLY PATIENT ASSESSMENT AND RESPONSE 161

11 INTRAVENOUS THERAPY 173

12 BASIC LIFE SUPPORT 183

ANSWERS TO ACTIVITIES, QUESTIONS AND “TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE” 191

APPENDIX 1: THE BRISTOL OBSERVATION CHART 201

BIBLIOGRAPHY 205

INDEX 209

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Author Information

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Claire Boyd is a Practice Development Trainer at North Bristol NHS Trust, Bristol, UK.
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The Wiley Advantage

  • A concise, pocket-sized companion to the subject of clinical skills, aimed at student nurses
  • Incorporates 16 clinical skills used most frequently in the clinical area
  • Visual in style, with illustrations and photographs used throughout
  • Part of an exciting new series for student nurses (Student Survival Skills)
  • Perfect for use in the classroom, or on clinical placements
  • Developed by students for students: tips, advice and words of wisdom from real-life students throughout the book
  • An essential topic for all pre-registration nursing students
  • Ties in with the NMC standards for pre-registration education and the Essential Skills Clusters
  • Interactive, with student activities throughout
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Purchase Options
E-book   
Clinical Skills for Nurses
ISBN : 978-1-118-44876-2
222 pages
April 2013
$15.99   BUY

Paperback   
Clinical Skills for Nurses
ISBN : 978-1-118-44877-9
222 pages
May 2013
$18.99   BUY

Wiley E-Text   
Clinical Skills for Nurses
ISBN : 978-1-118-70988-7
224 pages
July 2013
$18.99   BUY

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