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Essential Clinical Skills in Nursing

Essential Clinical Skills in Nursing

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April 2023 | 520 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

Libor Hurt
Evidence-Based Practice and Clinical Skills
Deborah Rowberry, Pete Sewell and Wendy Churchouse
The Importance of Assessment
Deborah Rowberry
The Importance of Communication
Lee Gauntlett and Peter Sewell
History Taking and Examinations
Sarah Tait, Louise Giles and Sarah Kingdom-Mills
Dignity, Comfort, Rest and Sleep
Nicola Tingle, Nerys Williams and Sarah Kingdom-Mills
Hygiene and Skin Integrity
Helen Beckett and Lovely Sajan
Nutrition and Hydration
Jemma Gustafson and Trudi Petersen
Bladder and Bowel Health
Jamie Wheeler, Lovely Sajan and Sarah Kingdom-Mills
Mobility and Safety
Gabby Wilcox
Respiratory Care
Lisa Duffy, Lee Gauntlett and Libor Hurt
Prevent and Manage Infection
Hywel Thomas, Deb McNee, Alison Young, Wendy Mashlan, Julie Hayes and Nicola Dawkins
End of Life Care
Nicola Henwood
Medicines Administration

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