People should be cared for in a safe environment that is protected from internal and external harm. This quick reference guide covers vital practical skills for nurses including:
- Emergency management and resuscitation
- The safe and accurate administration of medicines
- Infection control
- The anatomy and physiology of skin and temperature regulation
- Personal care
- Wound care.
This competency-based text covers relevant key concepts, anatomy and physiology, lifespan matters, assessment and nursing skills. To support your learning, it also includes learning outcomes, concept map summaries, activities, questions and scenarios with sample answers, and critical reflection thinking points.
Quick and easy to reference, this short, clinically focused guide is ideal for use on placements or for revision. It is suitable for pre-registration nurses, students on the nursing associate programme and newly qualified nurses.
Table of Contents
1. Emergency care and management
3. Infection control
4. Skin and wounds
Sheila Cunningham and Tina Moore
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.
Tina Moore is a Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing at Middlesex University, UK. She teaches nursing assessment, clinical skills and acute care interventions for both pre-qualifying and post-qualifying nurses. Her interests are in simulated learning approaches and Objective Structured Clinical examination (OSCE) as a teaching and assessment method. She has authored a number of books and articles. She is also a Middlesex University Teaching Fellow.