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Essential Clinical Skills in Nursing

Essential Clinical Skills in Nursing

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May 2023 | 472 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Your complete solution for modern clinical skills education

Accompanied by over 25 videos and written by an experienced team of nursing educators and practitioners, this innovative textbook will support your clinical skills training across all years of your degree.

Taking a holistic and inclusive approach, the book presents both the theory, rationale and ‘how to’ of each procedure, as well as crucial interconnected skills such as communication, clinical reasoning and person-centred practice. Written in clear, straightforward language and mapped to the NMC Future Nurse Standards, the book delivers a complete solution for mastering the essential clinical skills you need as a student and registered nurse.

How will the book support my learning?

  Offers access to more than 25 videos alongside the text, demonstrating clinical skills in practice, from oxygen administration to venepuncture, cannulation and more
·       Structured around the 2018 NMC standards procedures annexe providing full curriculum coverage
·       Draws on over 30 case study scenarios and ‘voices’ from real pre-registration nursing students that bring clinical skills to life
·       Includes over 60 activities, key term definitions and other features to hone your understanding through self-testing, reflection and critical thinking
·       Relevant to students across all four fields of nursing

Part I Essential Knowledge for Clinical Skills
Libor Hurt
Chapter 1 Evidence-Based Practice and Clinical Skills
Deborah Rowberry, Pete Sewell and Wendy Churchouse
Chapter 2 The Importance of Assessment
Deborah Rowberry
Chapter 3 The Importance of Communication
Part II Clinical Skills for Nursing Care
Lee Gauntlett and Peter Sewell
Chapter 4 History Taking and Examinations
Sarah Tait and Louise Giles, with Sarah Kingdom-Mills
Chapter 5 Dignity, Comfort, Rest and Sleep
Nicola Tingle and Nerys Williams, with Sarah Kingdom-Mills
Chapter 6 Hygiene and Skin Integrity
Helen Beckett and Lovely Sajan
Chapter 7 Nutrition and Hydration
Jemma Gustafson and Trudi Petersen
Chapter 8 Bladder and Bowel Health
Jamie Wheeler and Lovely Sajan, with Sarah Kingdom-Mills
Chapter 9 Mobility and Safety
Gabby Wilcox
Chapter 10 Respiratory Care
Lisa Duffy, Lee Gauntlett and Libor Hurt
Chapter 11 Prevent and Manage Infection
Hywel Thomas, Deb McNee, Alison Young, Wendy Mashlan, Julie Hayes and Nicola Dawkins
Chapter 12 End of Life Care
Nicola Henwood
Chapter 13 Medicines Administration

Brilliant book. Very useful for first year students and I will definitely be adopting for them. It has some very helpful information for them which is easy to follow

Mrs Jennifer Reynolds
Nursing (Derby), Derby University
May 2, 2023

The is an excellent resource, the case studies within are great for the student, as they use examples of how the reading material can be applied within their practice.

Miss Rosie Shepherd
Department of Health and Nursing, University College Birmingham
April 12, 2023

Very handy when teaching clinical skills. The quiz at the end of each skill to test knowledge very popular with students especial as its a way to recap on the skill.

Mrs Maipe Dube
Nursing and Health Studies Department, Huddersfield University
April 27, 2023

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