As a trainee healthcare professional, you need a reliable skills manual which will help you understand and apply the procedures covered on your course. However, you also need one which will equip you to learn new skills as you develop throughout your career. Congratulations – you've just found it! Why is this skills manual different? To help you fully engage with what you're learning, Foundation Skills for Caring has been designed with your interests and knowledge in mind. It is packed with scenarios and activities for you to explore alone or in your learning groups. These activities make study more enjoyable, but also build your confidence as you rehearse, develop and apply what you've learned. Along the way, you'll acquire professional-level skills in critical thinking, problem solving, reflection, teamwork and more. What does it cover? A range of chapters looks at over 150 core skills related to caring, including all of the skills from the NMC Essential Skills Clusters. Every chapter has been written by an experienced lecturer or practitioner, so you can be confident that your learning is supported by a team of experts. And there's more! Foundation Studies for Caring Using the same engaging style, our comprehensive sister book explores the theory that underpins your practice. Chapter links make it easy to move between the volumes and build a full picture of today's healthcare environment. Click here to visit the product page for Foundation Studies for Caring: http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?PID=280527. Companion Website Visit specially-created chapter pages including more subject information, video clips and study aids – all at: www.palgrave.com/glasper
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Are you thinking about studying nursing? Do you have an upcoming interview? Or have you just been accepted on a course? Do you need a guide? Then this book is for you. The number of students applying for nursing is increasing every year, making each place more competitive and more precious. This book will give you the edge in your application, knowledge for your interview, and support throughout your course. This trusty companion will answer your queries and settle your concerns, giving you an insight into the world of nursing. The experienced team of authors: ■ introduce the different branches of nursing ■ define the key concepts you will study on your course ■ give you an insight into specialist study skills ■ help you to understand research ■ offer advice on professional development and life after university. Using case studies, activities and incorporating four end-of-part glossaries, this one-stop resource will prepare you for the experience of being a student nurse and equip you for the challenges of the profession.
Children's nurses are faced with unique challenges when undertaking clinical skills, adapting their knowledge and practice for the physical and developmental age of their patients. The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Skills for Children's and Young People's Nursing is a practical guide to both the most basic and the increasingly complex elements of caring for the health needs of children and young people. Focusing on the key principles underpinning all elements of care, it provides a solid, evidence-based framework which practitioners can use to develop their clinical knowledge, skills, and attitudes. It systematically covers the body systems and the clinical skills relating to them, and includes additional tips and suggested courses of action when encountering difficulties with a procedure, with practical advice from current practitioners. Written by experienced children's nurses working either within clinical paediatric settings or as educators in the field, this handbook is an essential, quick, and reliable practice reference tool for any clinical setting.
A Guide for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals
Author: Gareth Parsons
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Pain is also a complex subject which needs to be skillfully taught and integrated with other topics. This book draws on these things to help students develop a solid philosophy of care that encompasses good pain management.
This issue of Nursing Clinics of North America, Guest Edited by Mary Ellen Smith Glasgow, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, will focus on New Developments in Nursing Education: A Focus on Contemporary Content, Pedagogies, Deans, Trends, with article topics including: Game-based E-Learning; Incorporating Evidence-Based Care of Individuals with Developmental/Cognitive Disabilities into the Curriculum; Doctor of Nursing Practice Graduate as Faculty Members; Clinical Nursing Education Evaluation and Re-Design; Transdisciplinary Simulation; New Dean of Nursing: Lessons Learned; Promoting a Healthy Workplace for Nursing Faculty; Nursing Education Trends; Learning from Business; Focusing Curricula on Primary Care, Health Promotion, and Public Health in Light of Health Care Reform; Genetics in the Nursing Curriculum; and A National Study of Doctoral Nursing Faculty.
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/
The shortage of adequately prepared health professionals is the most significant threat to world health that we face. This book, a co--publication with The Carter Center, focuses on the training of health professional educators--both teachers and practitioners--in low--resource countries at different levels of technological and material sophistication. This comprehensive book trains health educators and practitioners to improve their pedagogical skills and to increase the quality and numbers of health workers. It also assists physcians, nurses, health officers, medical lab technicians, and environmental technicians to work with different cultures and linguistic groups in any one country. For the growing number of health educators and practitioners in developed countries who teach, research, and practice within the international context, it is an essential resource. Key Features: Preface by former US President Jimmy Carter Offers teaching and learning methods evaluated and field tested through The Carter Center's Ethiopia Public Health Training Initiative with positive results in over 500 health care centers Provides both teaching and learning strategies for countries and cultures at different levels of technological and material development Presents research-based theories, evidence--based models, and critical thinking skills through active teaching and learning strategies Highlights faculty leadership in developing interdisciplinary teams and educational outcomes
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.