Employing an evidence-based approach, this comprehensive textbook introduces the core clinical skills and competencies a newly-qualified nurse is required to have for professional practice. It is divided into five broad sections looking at:
- Care and compassion and communication, including personal care and pain assessment
- Essential skills, including observations, monitoring and emergency management
- Organisational aspects of care, including moving and handling, and wound care
- Safety and protection, including medicine management and infection control
- Nutrition and fluid balance, including hydration and nutrition.
Designed to allow readers to develop and enhance their clinical skills with one key textbook, each chapter contains learning outcomes, recommendations for practice, case studies, activities, ‘clinical significance’ highlights and step-by-step guides to important procedures.
This invaluable clinical skills textbook is an essential reference for pre-registration nursing students of all fields of nursing.
Table of Contents
1. Professional Role of the Nurse (Kathy Wilson and Nora Cooper)
Part 1: Care and Compassion and Communication
2. Communication (Brian Richardson)
3. Personal care (Mariama Seray-Wurie)
4. Elimination (Marion Hinds and Sheila Cunningham)
5. Pain Assessment and Management (Sheila Cunningham)
6. End of Life Care (Kirsty Dye)
Part 2: Essential skills
7. Observations and Monitoring (vital signs) (Tina Moore)
8. Monitoring and Interpreting (Tina Moore)
9. Oxygenation (Tina Moore)
10. Emergency Management of the Patient and Resuscitation (José Hernandez-Padilla & Fiona Suthers)
Part 3: Organisational aspects of care
11. Moving and Handling (Sinna Ramonaledi)
12. Wound Care (Jane Preece)
13. Pre-Operative and Post-Operative Care (Jenny Phillips and Carolyn Perriman)
14. Tracheostomy care (Tina Moore)
Part 4: Safety and Protection
15. Infection control (Sheila Cunningham)
16. Safe and Accurate Administration of Medicines (Sheila Cunningham)
Part 5: Nutrition and Fluid balance
17. Nutrition (Susan Kaur Lawrence)
18. Hydration and Fluid Balance (Margaret Herlihy and Dee Anderson)
Tina Moore is a Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing at Middlesex University, UK. She teaches nursing assessment, clinical skills and care interventions for both pre-qualifying and post-qualifying nurses. She is also a Middlesex University Teaching Fellow.
Sheila Cunningham is an Associate Professor in Adult Nursing at Middlesex University, UK. She has a breadth of experience teaching nurses both pre- and post-registration and she supports mentors supporting students in practice. She is also a Middlesex University Teaching Fellow and holds a Principal Fellowship at the Higher Education Academy. She is currently programme leader for the BSc European nursing and is passionate about the future of nursing and nurse education.