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Developing Practical Nursing Skills
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DEVELOPING PRACTICAL NURSING SKILLS

PAPERBACK BY BAILLIE, LESLEY

£33.99

ISBN
9781444175950
IMPRINT
HODDER EDUCATION
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IN STOCK
EDITION
4TH REVISED EDITION
PUBLISHER
TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
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IN STOCK
FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
642 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
27 JAN 2014

DESCRIPTION

Developing Practical Nursing Skills, Fourth Edition helps you learn and perfect the practical skills required to become a qualified nurse. Patient-focussed and adopting a caring approach, this essential text will also help you to integrate nursing values alongside physical skills in your daily practice. Key features include: * Full colour text design with clear illustrations and clinical photographs to aid visual learning * Evidence-based and clearly mapped to key guidelines to ensure best practice * Reader-friendly style with learning outcomes, activities and reflection points to help you link theory to practice * Scenarios from a range of settings, including community, mental health and learning disabilities nursing * A focus on adults and young people, and with pointers on caring for children to promote a lifespan approach * Free companion website providing image library, videos of key skills, and MCQs as well as additional resources for lecturers to download This is a complete clinical skills resource for all pre-registration nursing students.

CONTENTS

Practical nursing skills: A caring approach Lesley Baillie The nature of practical nursing skills The context for practical nursing skills Practical skills and their application across the life span and in different healthcare settings A caring and compassionate approach to practical nursing skills Cultural competence and practical nursing skills Dignity and practical nursing skills Learning practical nursing skills Recommended reading Chapter summary References Useful websites The nurse's approach and communication: Foundations for compassionate care Joanne Sale and Nicola M. Neale Practice scenarios Understanding what influences the nurse's approach to care The communication process Developing and maintaining therapeutic relationships Communication in challenging situations Chapter summary Answer to abbreviations (activity section 2) References Infection prevention and control Patricia Folan and Lesley Baillie Practice scenarios Principles for preventing HCAI: An introduction Hand hygiene Use of personal protective equipment, including gloves, aprons and gowns Healthcare waste disposal and linen management Sharps disposal Healthcare environmental hygiene and multiuse equipment Aseptic technique Specimen collection: Key principles MRSA screening and suppression procedures Isolation procedures (source and protective) Chapter summary References Measuring and monitoring vital signs Sue Maddex Practice scenarios Equipment required for this chapter Key principles in vital signs measurement Measuring and recording temperature Measuring and recording the pulse Measuring and recording respirations Measuring and recording blood pressure Measuring oxygen saturation by pulse oximetry Neurological assessment Chapter summary References Administering medicines Kirsty Andrews and Martina O'Brien Practice scenarios Legal and professional issues in medicine administration Safety, storage and general principles of medicine administration Administering oral medication Applying topical medication Administering medication by injection routes Administering inhaled and nebulised medication Intravenous fluid and blood administration Calculating medicine and intravenous fluid administration doses Preventing and managing anaphylaxis Chapter summary Acknowledgement Answers to exercises References Caring for people with impaired mobility Glynis Pellatt Practice scenarios Pressure ulcer risk assessment Pressure ulcer prevention Prevention of other complications of immobility Key principles of moving and handling people Assisting with mobilisation and preventing falls Chapter summary References Principles of wound care Janine Ashton Practice scenarios The phases of wound healing Classification of wounds and wound closure Factors affecting wound healing Wound assessment Wound management Chapter summary References Useful websites Meeting personal hygiene needs Moira Walker Practice scenarios Rationale for meeting hygiene needs and potential hazards Bathing a person in bed Bathing and showering in the bathroom Facial shaving Oral hygiene Care of the body after death Chapter summary Acknowledgement References Meeting elimination needs Lesley Baillie and Rachel Busuttil Leaver Practice scenarios Assisting with elimination: Helping people to use the toilet, bedpans, urinals and commodes Urinalysis Collecting urine and stool specimens Caring for people with urinary catheters Preventing and managing constipation Stoma care Promoting continence and managing incontinence Chapter summary References Assessing and meeting fluid and nutritional needs Sue Maddex Practice scenarios Nutrition in healthcare: Concerns and initiatives Recognising the contribution of nutrition to health Assessing and maintaining hydration Promoting healthy eating and addressing people's choices Nutritional screening Assisting people with eating and drinking Additional nutritional support strategies Enteral and parenteral feeding Chapter summary Acknowledgement References Assessing physical health and responding to sudden deterioration Sue Maddex and Tracey Valler-Jones Practice scenarios Equipment required for this chapter Recognising and responding to people who are deteriorating: An overview Airway management problems and related skills Breathing problems and related skills Circulatory problems and related skills Unconsciousness and related skills Chapter summary References Useful websites Managing pain and promoting comfort and sleep Dee Burrows, Lesley Baillie and Stephanie Forge Practice scenarios Managing pain in a variety of settings Promoting comfort Promoting sleep Chapter summary Acknowledgement References Websites