9781118657386

Student Survival Skills Care Skills for Nurses

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  • ISBN13:

    9781118657386

  • ISBN10:

    1118657381

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-12-31
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Summary

Survive clinical skills training with this essential guide for all student nurses.

Providing words of wisdom and advice from real-life student nurses, Care Skills for Nurses is an easy-to-read, quick-reference guide to all the key care skills you need to know – boosting your confidence and competence both in the clinical skills lab and on your clinical placements.

Special features:

  • Developed by students, for students
  • 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 and healthcare situations
  • Available in a range of digital formats

Author Biography

Claire Boyd is a Practice Development Trainer at North Bristol NHS Trust, Bristol, UK.

Table of Contents

PREFACE vii

INTRODUCTION ix

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS xi

1 CARE AND COMPASSION IN NURSING 1

2 BASIC INFECTION CONTROL AND ASEPTIC TECHNIQUE 7

3 PERFORMING PERSONAL CARE 23

4 CONTINENCE CARE 35

5 PRESSURE ULCER CARE 49

6 PATIENT SAFETY 63

7 STOMA CARE 81

8 PERI-OPERATIVE CARE 93

9 ANAPHYLAXIS 105

10 ECG RECORDING 125

11 NUTRITION AND HYDRATION CARE 139

12 WOUND CARE 153

ANSWERS TO ACTIVITIES, QUESTIONS AND TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE 167

APPENDIX 1: THE COMPONENTS OF MEDICAL WORDS AND TERMS 175

APPENDIX 2: WEIGHT CONVERSION CHARTS 189

INDEX 191

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