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Clinical Skills for Nurses
£10.99

CLINICAL SKILLS FOR NURSES

PAPERBACK BY BOYD, CLAIRE

£10.99

ISBN
9781118448779
IMPRINT
JOHN WILEY & SONS INC
 
 
EDITION
PUBLISHER
JOHN WILEY & SONS INC
STOCK FOR DELIVERY
IN STOCK
FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
222 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
19 APR 2013

DESCRIPTION

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

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