Foundation Clinical Nursing Skills


Author: Charles Docherty,Jacqueline McCallum
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780199534456
Category: Medical
Page: 512
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This new textbook teaches first year nursing students how to perform fundamental nursing skills and why to perform them in that way, integrating best practice, biological knowledge and clinical evidence. The step-by-step procedures, colour illustrations, and realistic scenarios from all nursing branches help readers prepare for placements.

Clinical Nursing Skills

Core and Advanced
Author: Ruth Endacott,Phil Jevon,Simon Cooper
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780199237838
Category: Medical
Page: 660
View: 7345
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Designed as a compelling text for students, Clinical Nursing Skills offers evidence-based, practical guidance for procedures in all settings. Emphasis is placed on the development of decision-making and problem-solving skills. It is enhanced by colour illustrations and online resources, including video clips and quarterly updates to evidence.

Skills in Clinical Nursing


Author: Audrey J. Berman,Shirlee Snyder
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780133997439
Category: Medical
Page: 864
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Unit 1: Introduction -- Foundational skills -- Unit 2: Health assessment -- Vital signs -- Health assessment -- Diagnostic testing -- Unit 3: Assisting with client hygiene and comfort -- Client hygiene -- Bed-making -- Infection prevention -- Heat and cold measures -- Pain management -- Unit 4: Mobility and safety -- Positioning the client -- Mobilizing the client -- Fall prevention and restraints -- Maintaining joint mobility -- Unit 5: Medication administration -- Drug calculations -- Administering oral and enteral medications -- Administering topical medications -- Administering parenteral medications -- Administering intravenous therapy -- Unit 6: Nutrition and elimination -- Feeding clients -- Assisting with urinary elimination -- Assisting with fecal elimination -- Caring for the client with peritoneal dialysis -- Unit 7: Circulatory and ventilatory support -- Promoting circulation -- Breathing exercises -- Oxygen therapy -- Suctioning -- Caring for the client with a tracheostomy -- Assisting with mechanical ventilation -- Caring for the client with chest tube drainage -- Administering emergency measures to the hospitalized client -- Unit 8: Wounds and injury care -- Performing wound and pressure ulcer care -- Orthopedic care -- Performing perioperative care -- End-of-life care.

Foundations of Adult Nursing


Author: Dianne Burns
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473927854
Category: Medical
Page: 464
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Covering the issues, themes and principles that explain what it means to be a nurse today, this book provides the theory students need to know and applies it to the diverse patient groups and settings that students will encounter on their placements. Key features of the book are: · Introduces the core aspects of adult nursing · An evidence-based approach with discussion of literature, policy and research and suggested further reading for every chapter · Over 30 case studies to help students understand the realities of practice across a range of settings including primary care and the community · Stop and think boxes which challenge assumptions and encourage reflection · A companion website with sample questions for lecturers to use in seminars, multiple choice questions for student revision and free SAGE journal articles The book has been closely developed in line with the NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters and supports students across their entire degree programme as they develop into nurses of the future ready to deliver and lead care.

Clinical Skills in Children's Nursing


Author: Imelda Coyne,Fiona Timmins,Freda Neill
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199559031
Category: Medical
Page: 496
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Designed as a compelling text for students, Clinical Skills in Children's Nursing offers evidence-based and family centred practical guidance for procedures in all care settings. Emphasis is placed on the development of decision-making skills and sensitive care. It is enhanced by illustrations, online resources, and regular updates to evidence.

Essential Clinical Skills for Nurses

Step by Step
Author: Catherine Delves-Yates,Fiona Everett,Wendy Wright
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1526451948
Category: Medical
Page: 232
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This little book is an ideal clinical skills reference for nursing students and junior health care practitioners. Its easy to navigate design and step-by-step approach allows for information to be accessed quickly to help students review skills while on placement and prepare for their OSCE exams. - Essential equipment tick lists helps ensure students know what they need to perform clinical skills. - All fields of nursing are covered with tips throughout to help students support every patient group. - Introduces different approaches to performing clinical skills in community and acute settings to help students and new practitioners feel confident performing the skill in any situation.

Fundamental Nursing Skills and Concepts


Author: Barbara Kuhn Timby
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781779098
Category: Medical
Page: 969
View: 3377
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Now in its Ninth Edition, this full-color text combines theoretical nursing concepts, step-by-step skills and procedures, and clinical applications to form the foundation of the LPN/LVN course of study. This edition features over 100 new photographs, exciting full-color ancillaries, end-of-unit exercises, and extensively updated chapters on nursing foundations, laws and ethics, recording and reporting, nutrition, fluid and chemical balance, safety, asepsis, infection control, and medication administration. Coverage includes new information on cost-related issues, emerging healthcare settings, concept mapping, malpractice, documentation and reporting, HIPAA, and more. All Gerontologic Considerations sections have been thoroughly updated by renowned experts.

Fundamental Nursing Skills


Author: Penelope Ann Hilton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470032391
Category: Medical
Page: 240
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Providing forward-thinking approaches and ideas for nurses of all categories, this reference has been written primarily in response to increasing concerns regarding the perceived lack of ability in both students and newly qualified nurses to perform clinical skills. By outlining the elements of essential nursing procedure in a readily accessible format, including rationale for recommended actions and promoting evidence-based practice, this text encourages the reader to keep a record of achievement in relation to clinical skill competence. The selection of skills included is based on extensive consultation with experienced clinicians, students, clients and teachers of nursing. Each procedure has been carefully researched to provide a contemporary foundation for practice. The text also contains a rapid reference section of common terminology, conversion tables, laboratory results and other useful information.

Nursing & Health Survival Guide: Medical Abbreviations & Normal Ranges


Author: Helen Jones
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317906012
Category: Medical
Page: 58
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Part of the skill of nursing and healthcare involves being able to decipher and understand the meanings of results and abbreviations. The aim and purpose of this handy survival guide is to supply you with the information which will help you understand this language, so that you can provide appropriate holistic care to your patients. The Nursing & Health Survival Guides have evolved - take a look at our our app for iPhone and iPad.

Basic Nursing

Foundations of Skills & Concepts
Author: Lois White
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780766832015
Category: Medical
Page: 919
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Basic Nursing is a fundamental text designed for use in practical and vocational nursing programs. It covers all aspects of the nursing profession, including holistic approaches, complementary/alternative therapies, human development, health promotion, infection control, diagnostic tests, and elder, long-term, and home health care. Also includes sections on the profession's history and relevant cultural diversity concerns and legal/ethical issues. Illustrations, equipment lists, and rationales accompany procedure descriptions, which are divided into basic, intermediate, and advanced categories.Adheres to the nursing process format. · Sample nursing care plans and case studies included as appropriate· Review and critical thinking questions reinforce material and develop necessary critical thinking skills· Reference and Resource lists and "Web Flash" boxes direct students to additional information· Full color illustrations enhance material and aid visual learners· Contains glossary, abbreviation and acronym list, immunization schedule, and English-Spanish phrases(key words: Nursing, LPN, LVN, Vocational Nursing)

Placement Learning in Cancer & Palliative Care Nursing - E-Book

A guide for students in practice
Author: Penny Howard,Becky Whittaker (nee Chady)
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702051748
Category: Medical
Page: 264
View: 665
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Are you unsure about your cancer and palliative care placement? Do you need guidance on what to prepare to get the most out of your practice learning? Will you have the range of clinical skills to care for people with cancer? What learning opportunities will there be to meet your competencies? How can you maximise your learning during this placement? This book will help you with all these concerns. It will advise you on 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 and meet your competencies. Takes a logical, step-by-step approach to preparing for learning on a cancer and palliative care placement Provides the principles of care, treatment and management of someone with a cancer diagnosis, linking university-learned theory to clinical practice Gives helpful evidence-based practice examples and resources to support placement learning Identifies clinical skills that underpin care of an individual with cancer Highlights potential learning opportunities and experiences available on a cancer and palliative care placement Explains how to develop your clinical portfolio by completing specific exercises and activities Maps all activities and exercises to the NMC competencies Advises on approaches to a range of situations that may arise as a student nurse Adopts a case-study approach to consolidating learning and to explore the patient pathway from pre-diagnosis, through a range of treatment options to living beyond cancer or end-of-life care. Series features: 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.

Applying Nursing Process

The Foundation for Clinical Reasoning
Author: Rosalinda Alfaro-LeFevre
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 1609136977
Category: Medical
Page: 264
View: 370
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Because principles of nursing process are the building blocks for all care models, the nursing process is the first model nurses need to learn to “think like a nurse.” This trusted resource provides the practical guidance needed to understand and apply each phase of the nursing process, with an increased emphasis on developing both critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills. With an easy-to-follow and engaging writing style, the author provides strategies, tools, and abundant examples to help nurses develop the skills they need to thrive in today’s complex health care setting.

The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures


Author: Lisa Dougherty,Sara Lister,Alex West-Oram
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111874666X
Category: Medical
Page: 848
View: 7678
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The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures has been the number one choice for nurses since it first published, over 30 years ago. One of the world's most popular books on clinical skills and procedures, it provides detailed procedure guidelines based on the latest research findings and expert clinical advice, enabling nurses and students to deliver clinically effective patient-focused care. The ninth edition of this essential, definitive guide, written especially for pre-registration nursing students, now includes a range of new learning features throughout each chapter that have been designed to support student nurses to support learning in clinical practice. Providing essential information on over 200 procedures, this manual contains all the skills and changes in practice that reflect modern acute nursing care.

Foundations of Nursing - E-Book


Author: Kim Cooper,Kelly Gosnell
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 032329314X
Category: Medical
Page: 1376
View: 2752
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A guide to the fundamentals of nursing for the LPN/LVN, Foundations of Nursing, 7th Edition covers the skills you need for clinical practice, from nursing interventions to maternity, neonatal, pediatric, geriatric, mental health, and community health care. Guidelines for patient care are presented within the framework of the five-step nursing process; Nursing Care Plans are described within a case-study format to help you develop skills in clinical decision-making. Written by Kim Cooper and Kelly Gosnell, this text includes review questions to help you prepare for the NCLEX-PN® examination! Full-color, step-by-step instructions for over 100 skills show nursing techniques and procedures along with rationales for each. The 5-step Nursing Process connects specific disorders to patient care — with a summary at the end of each chapter. Nursing Care Plans emphasize patient goals and outcomes within a case-study format, and promotes clinical decision-making with critical thinking questions at the end of each care plan. UNIQUE! Mathematics review in Dosage Calculation and Medication Administration chapter covers basic arithmetic skills prior to the discussion of medication administration. Student-friendly features enhance the learning of nursing skills with summary boxes for Patient Teaching, Health Promotion Considerations, Complementary and Alternative Therapy, Cultural Considerations, Older Adult Considerations, Home Care Considerations, Safety Alert, and Prioritization, Assignment, and Supervision A focus on preparing for the NCLEX® examination includes review questions and Get Ready for the NCLEX Examination! sections with key points organized by NCLEX Client Needs Categories. Evidence-Based Practice boxes provide synopses of nursing research articles and other scientific articles applicable to nursing, along with nursing implications for the LPN/LVN. Nursing Diagnosis boxes summarize nursing diagnoses for specific disorders along with the appropriate nursing interventions. Medication Therapy tables provide quick access to actions, dosages, precautions, and nursing considerations for commonly used drugs. NEW! Reorganized chapters make it easier to follow and understand the material. NEW! Icons in page margins indicate videos, audios, and animations on the Evolve companion website that may be accessed for enhanced learning. UPDATED illustrations include photographs of common nursing skills.

Foundations of Basic Nursing


Author: Lois White,Gena Duncan,Wendy Baumle
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111780536
Category: Medical
Page: 864
View: 1147
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FOUNDATIONS OF BASIC NURSING lays the foundation of introductory material for a practical or vocational nursing course of study. The text focuses on fundamental concepts such holistic care, legal responsibilities, communication, and client teaching. Step-by-step basic, intermediate and advanced nursing procedures are presented with full color photos and figures further illustrating the skill. New chapters to this edition include a chapter on self-concept and the promotion of physical and mental wellness, as well as a chapter on spirituality. Abundant special features, NCLEX style questions, and the loaded new StudyWARE CD-ROM make this an engaging, student-friendly text. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Foundations of Nursing Practice E-Book

Fundamentals of Holistic Care
Author: Chris Brooker,Anne Waugh
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702053333
Category: Medical
Page: 676
View: 3955
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This second edition of Foundations of Nursing Practice has been revised and updated specifically to meet the needs of nursing students in all fields of practice The book explains how and why sensitive, safe, evidence-based holistic nursing care is carried out, including topics common to all fields of practice. Core nursing skills are emphasised to reflect the importance of clinical skills as well as the underpinning theory. Aids to learning in each chapter: Learning outcomes Interactive boxes for all age groups and fields of nursing practice Key words and phrases for literature searching Useful websites, references and further reading. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to nursing that will meet the needs of students, nurses returning to practice, mentors and other registered nurses. Relevant to all branches of nursing settings: infants, children, adults, pregnant women, older people and people with a learning disability or mental health problems Themes relevant to all stages and fields of nursing practice include safety, infection prevention and control, managing stress, communication, managing wounds and pressure ulcers, and dealing with loss Scenarios develop the skills of evidence-based practice, critical thinking, reflection and health promotion, and encourage further learning The areas of psychology, sociology, physiology and pathology are clearly related to nursing practice Key principles of health promotion, the law and ethics, the human lifespan and development are explained in earlier chapters, then applied in later chapters Cultural diversity information helps with understanding the needs of people from different backgrounds Person-centred approach encourages problem solving and application to practice Evidence-based practice is explicit throughout, and best-practice guidelines underpin exploration/explanation of nursing care. Easy-reference Glossary at the back of the book. Meets the requirements of the new pre-registration nursing curriculum including the NMC (2010) competencies and Essential Skills Clusters Greater emphasis on safeguarding vulnerable people, maternal health and first aid Self-test questions with answers available on accompanying website.

Developing Practical Nursing Skills, Fourth Edition


Author: Lesley Baillie
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1444175955
Category: Medical
Page: 642
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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.

Fundamental Nursing Skills and Concepts


Author: Barbara Kuhn Timby
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9781608317875
Category: Medical
Page: 926
View: 7075
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This very popular full-color text, now in its Tenth Edition, combines theoretical nursing concepts, step-by-step skills and procedures, and clinical applications to form the foundation of the LPN/LVN course of study. This edition retains the well-liked organization and features of previous editions, including an impressive and comprehensive ancillary package for students and faculty, end-of-unit exercises, and specially displayed Gerontologic Considerations. In addition, it features new Nutrition Notes and Pharmacological Considerations written by renowned experts as well as thoroughly updated content on quality and safety and new technologies, as well as nursing practice, laws and ethics, recording and reporting, nutrition, fluid and chemical balance, asepsis, infection control, medication administration, cost-related issues, emerging healthcare settings, concept mapping, malpractice, documentation and reporting, HIPAA, and more. The accompanying for-sale Student Study Guide has been converted to a Student Workbook, with the answers available only to instructors online, to enhance the student's study experience. This product is truly a comprehensive curricular resource, especially when packaged with its sister publication, Introductory Medical-Surgical Nursing.

Developing Practical Adult Nursing Skills


Author: Lesley Baillie
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1444154915
Category: Medical
Page: 592
View: 7353
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This is the third edition of the highly successful textbook, Developing Practical Nursing Skills, which has been revised specifically for nursing and health care students working with adult patients, offering a more comprehensive guide that will last throughout initial training and beyond. Maintaining the practical and easy-to-use style of the previous edition, the text now focuses on adults with physical health needs across a range of settings. Each chapter includes scenarios from adult physical health, mental health and learning disability care settings, which are followed by reflective activities and learning outcomes to help the reader relate theory to practice. This new edition includes additional skills, and has been fully updated with new research and health policies, including the Nursing and Midwifery Council Essential Skills Clusters. An accompanying website supports the text with complementary information, images, activities and self-assessment questions. This interactive aid to learning is essential reading for all pre-registration nurses on the common foundation programme and adult, mental health and learning disability branches, as well as health care assistants studying NVQ 2/3 in Care, and students on assistant healthcare practitioner foundation degrees. It is also a useful reference for qualified nurses and all those involved in the teaching of practical nursing skills. The accompanying website is http://cw.tandf.co.uk/adultnursingskills/