Preceptorship for Newly Registered Nurses

Author: Karen Elcock,Kath Sharples

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 0857253751

Category: Medical

Page: 184

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Newly qualified nurses can find their first year of practice a daunting experience. This book is specifically written to support new nurses through the demands of their preceptorship year. Each chapter provides friendly and practical support on the main areas of development needed for new nurses to become confident practitioners. The book is also designed for use on formal preceptorship programmes and covers each of the areas for professional development outlined in the Department of Health's new Preceptorship Framework (2010). Packed with activities, case studies and down-to-earth advice, this book provides essential support for the newly registered nurse.
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Nursing: Decision-Making Skills for Practice

Author: Karen Holland,Debbie Roberts

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191004510

Category: Medical

Page: 304

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Decision-making is a key skill for today's nurses. Nursing: Decision-Making Skills for Practice is an essential guide for student nurses that prepares them to make effective decisions on the ward and in the community. This new title in the Prepare for Practice series details the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to make good decisions across a variety of nursing areas: from involving patients in decision making, to using the best evidence in care planning. Case studies, activities, and exercises ensure that theories of decision-making are brought into real-world nursing situations . Evidence-based and with links to core NMC competencies throughout, this textbook will help undergraduate and qualified nurses to make confident decisions and boost their academic, personal, and professional development.
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The Newly Qualified Nurse's Survival Guide

Author: Jackie Hole

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315357909

Category: Medical

Page: 150

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Even after years of training and hard work, finding yourself on the threshold of your nursing career is often a daunting prospect. In this revised and updated second edition, Jackie Hole provides clear, practical advice on both managing the transition from student to qualified nurse - including getting the most from your final placement and making applications - and practical advice on key areas encountered in the first weeks and months after qualification. Drug safety, dealing with common clinical problems, and how and when to seek expert advice are all covered, while a newly written chapter addresses the key area of infection control. Management aspects such as delegation, objective setting, budgeting, prioritisation of care and time management are outlined clearly and engagingly, along with questions of professional development and career futures. This book will be invaluable to newly-qualified nurses, as well as to student nurses, nurse tutors, and experienced nurses wishing to gain an insight into their own practice and changes in the profession.
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The Student's Guide to Becoming a Nurse

Author: Ian Peate

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118278291

Category: Medical

Page: 472

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The Student’s Guide to Becoming a Nurse is an essential guide for all student nurses who want to become competent practitioners. It explores the knowledge, skills and attitudes that all pre-registration nursing students must acquire by the end of their programme of study, enabling them to become confident, successful nurses. Thoroughly re-written and updated to include the latest 2010 NMC standards for pre-registration nursing education, this invaluable textbook is divided into four key sections: Professional values Communication and interpersonal skills Nursing practice and decision making Leadership, management and team working With case studies, top tips, activities and questions throughout, The Student's Guide to Becoming a Nurse is ideal for all pre-registration nurses and those about to qualify.
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Mental Health Nursing E-Book

Author: Ruth Elder,Katie Evans,Debra Nizette,Steve Trenoweth

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702046647

Category: Medical

Page: 496

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This exciting new book offers a contemporary manual for the mental health nurse within a mental health care system that is increasingly focused on recovery. Mental Health Nursing incorporates recent policy changes that place a greater emphasis on person-centred and social caring, whilst retaining a strong evidence base. The holistic, skills-based approach helps the student and the beginning practitioner to understand the complex causation of mental illness, its diagnosis, effective interventions and treatments, and the client’s experience of mental illness. Broad, yet in-depth, examination of the essential features of contemporary mental health nursing practice A manual for practice - a skills-based approach provides clear guidance to novices on how to complete essential mental health nursing roles ‘Critical Thinking Challenges’ based on Case Histories provide a realistic context ‘Nurse’s Stories’ explore the reality of mental health nursing care On-line resources guide the reader to reflect upon the essential content and ideas contained within each chapter
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Successful Mentoring in Nursing

Author: Liz Aston,Paula Hallam

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780857252739

Category: Medical

Page: 144

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Supporting students poses a significant challenge for nurse mentors and other healthcare professionals in today’s world of practice. Recent concerns over the fitness to practise of student nurses at the point of registration, and the move to graduate pre-registration programmes from 2011, require new approaches to placement learning and mentoring the nurse of the future. This book offers clear practical advice on how to acquire and develop mentorship skills to support degree-level nursing students. It encourages the mentor’s continued development during and after their mentor training, and covers the skills required from novice mentorship through to sign-off mentorship.
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Mentoring, Preceptorship and Clinical Supervision

A Guide to Professional Roles in Clinical Practice

Author: Alison Morton Cooper,Anne Palmer

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780632049677

Category: Medical

Page: 244

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Newly qualified nurses often experience difficulties moving from the role of student to qualified nurse. It has been formally recognized that these nurses require a support network to enable them to make this transition smoothly. Preceptorship is an important part of the UKCC's post-registration education and practice proposals. They recommend a period of 4 months under the guidance of a preceptor to enable newly appointed practitioners to achieve confidence within practice. This new edition covers the essential information required to provide learning and support for newly qualified staff. It provides an excellent introduction that is current, relevant and comprehensive in its coverage. Additions to this new edition include coverage of clinical supervision and its relationship to mentoring and preceptorship. This text describes in detail the three main support roles: clinical supervision, mentoring, and preceptorship. These roles are illustrated throughout by case studies.
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Mental Health Nursing E-Book

An Evidence Based Approach

Author: Rob Newell,Kevin Gournay

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702040797

Category: Medical

Page: 432

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This new edition of Mental Health Nursing: an evidence-based approach has been fully updated to include the latest research-based guidance. A wide variety of client problems is covered with , so that students are assured that what they learn is underpinned by a sound evidence base for treatment, and qualified mental health nurses can be confident that their practice is informed by the most up-to-date research. Skills acquisition is emphasised and experiential exercises encourage connections between theory and practice. Based on up-to-date, evidence-based information Emphasises skills acquisition Puts the nurse's role central to mental health care Contributors and editors are national and international experts in their fields Uses experiential exercises to reinforce learning and encourage connections from theory to practice
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Placement Learning in Cancer & Palliative Care Nursing - E-Book

A guide for students in practice

Author: Penny Howard,Becky Whittaker (nee Chady)

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702051748

Category: Medical

Page: 264

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Are you unsure about your cancer and palliative care placement? Do you need guidance on what to prepare to get the most out of your practice learning? Will you have the range of clinical skills to care for people with cancer? What learning opportunities will there be to meet your competencies? How can you maximise your learning during this placement? This book will help you with all these concerns. It will advise you on what to expect from the placement, what you can learn, how to link theory and practice, and how to make the most of your learning opportunities and meet your competencies. Takes a logical, step-by-step approach to preparing for learning on a cancer and palliative care placement Provides the principles of care, treatment and management of someone with a cancer diagnosis, linking university-learned theory to clinical practice Gives helpful evidence-based practice examples and resources to support placement learning Identifies clinical skills that underpin care of an individual with cancer Highlights potential learning opportunities and experiences available on a cancer and palliative care placement Explains how to develop your clinical portfolio by completing specific exercises and activities Maps all activities and exercises to the NMC competencies Advises on approaches to a range of situations that may arise as a student nurse Adopts a case-study approach to consolidating learning and to explore the patient pathway from pre-diagnosis, through a range of treatment options to living beyond cancer or end-of-life care. Series features: A unique guide to getting the most from clinical placements How to prepare for your placement What you can expect to learn during a placement Clear links to, and examples of, achieving NMC competencies Guidance on what to use as evidence for your portfolio Case studies that link theory with practice How to consolidate your experience and learn from the placement Tips, activities, further reading suggestions and useful websites.
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The Essential Guide to Becoming a Staff Nurse

Author: Ian Peate

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118812298

Category: Medical

Page: 208

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Written specifically for graduating students and newly registered nurses, this essential handbook will help you navigate the transition from student to registered practitioner. Providing you with the key knowledge to help consolidate your degree course, The Essential Guide to Becoming a Staff Nurse will enable you to become an autonomous and accountable practitioner. Covering everything the newly registered nurse needs to know, this handy book explores: How to get the job you want The role and function of the staff nurse Accountability and delegation Working with patients and their families Becoming a manager Continuing professional and personal development With activities, practical hints and tips throughout, this accessible aide-memoire will provide indispensable support for newly registered nurses in all fields.
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Transitions in Nursing - E-Book

Preparing for Professional Practice

Author: Esther Chang,John Daly

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729580822

Category: Medical

Page: 384

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New edition of the essential text for senior nursing students transitioning to professional nursing practice. Now in its third edition, the popular Transitions in Nursing continues to recognise the issues and challenges faced by senior students making the transition to nursing practice. Transitions in Nursing, 3rd Edition: Preparing for Professional Practice offers motivating discussion and insight to facilitate the shift from university to the workplace. This third edition is restructured into three sections: From Student to Graduate; Skills for Dealing with the World of Work; and Organisational Environments. All chapters have been fully revised and updated with consistent pedagogical features. Themes addressed in the text include: learning to work in teams; understanding organisational structure; stress management for nurses; communication with patients and families; and professional development strategies. Also new to this new edition of Transitions in Nursing are two new chapters on Clinical Leadership and Continuing Competence for Practice. This new content reflects recent changes in Australian clinical practice, policies, procedures and National Registration requirements for nurses. Transitions in Nursing, 3rd Edition: Preparing for Professional Practice brings together a team of academics and clinical practitioners of the highest calibre. The text stimulates students’ and nurses’ interest in theory and concepts while providing strategies that can be tested and applied in nursing practice. • Consistent pedagogical features in each chapter, including: o Learning Objectives o Key Words o Introduction o Activities in body of the text o Conclusion o Short Case Studies followed by Reflective questions o Recommended Readings for further exploration of issues o Updated References
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Bailliere's Nurses' Dictionary - E-Book

for Nurses and Healthcare Workers

Author: Barbara F. Weller

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702053732

Category: Medical

Page: 624

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This popular classic, Baillière’s Nurses’ Dictionary, is now in its 26th edition, and fully updated to ensure it retains its usefulness to nurses and health care workers. New entries reflect the constantly changing world of health care services. Containing a wealth of useful information in a convenient pocket-sized format, this is an essential resource for everyone involved in nursing and health care. Appendices: 1 Nutrition 2 Resuscitation 3 First Aid 4 Medicines and their Control 5 The Legal and Professional Framework of Nursing 6 Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics Section 1: Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Section 2: Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) 7 Common Abbreviations 8 Common Prefixes, Suffixes and Roots 9 Units of Measurement and Tables of Normal Values 10 Immunization and Vaccinations 11 Occupational Health and Safety 12 Prevention and Control of Infection 13 Practice Development 14 Clinical Supervision Convenient, portable size Useful appendices Online resources Audio pronunciation guide – so that you can hear the correct pronunciation of the terms used Spellchecker – for downloading, so that your documents include correct medical spelling Word of the Day – helps you learn new terms Useful weblinks –point the reader to useful contacts and resources. Expanded appendices Online pronunciation guide Improved word search
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Churchill Livingstone's Mini Encyclopaedia of Nursing

Author: Christine Brooker

Publisher: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 594

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The book includes terms that are the concern of all nurses and terms that are relevant to specific areas of practice. The focused nursing information is supplemented by the inclusion of some applied anatomy & physiology, important items from the medical and surgical specialties, and some basic psychology and sociology. Numerous in-depth entries explore issues rather than just provide a basic definition. There are, of course, a proportion of shorter definitions. The intentions are to use references in the in-depth entries and provide readers with other sources of information on the topic. Because the book does not attempt to cover other related areas the opportunity exists to provide comprehensive evidence-based information about important nursing issues. The style will is dictated by having an A-Z format but the intention is to highlight material in some of the in-depth entries. This is achieved with separate Practice application boxed items adjacent to the entry. Entries explore issues, rather than giving just a basic definition Pocket book format A quick reference covering a wide range of topics It is very nursing focused Generously illustrated Edited by an experienced nurse editor with a general, wide ranging knowledge of nursing Combines the best material from a range of proven Elsevier publications
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The Rural Nurse

Transition to Practice

Author: Deana Molinari, PhD, MS, RN, CNE,Angeline Bushy, PhD, RN, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826157572

Category: Medical

Page: 400

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"Transitioning to rural practice can be daunting for both experienced nurses and new graduates who have an urban orientation and are accustomed to specialized practice with abundant health care resources. Since most nursing education programs and practicing nurses are located in urban settings, programs are needed to prepare nurses who choose rural practice. In their book, Dr. Molinari and Dr. Bushy provide excellent examples of practice models from North America, New Zealand, and Australia with curricula that address transition issues. The text makes a significant contribution to the discussion about how to best prepare nurses for rural practice and will be of interest to administrators, educators, and clinicians. From the Foreward by Charlene A. Winters, PhD, APRN, ACNS-BC Associate Professor Montana State University College of Nursing This is the only volume to address the pressing need for practical information about transitioning from an urban-based nursing education or practice to a rural health care environment. It provides successful strategies that nurses in rural settings can use to develop, implement, and evaluate innovative programs that will meet the needs of individual rural communities. The book details current rural nursing transition-to-practice trends and issues, national standards, and evidence-based model programs worldwide. Rural practice culture is described along with professional education issues, competency, patient care, and safety. Chapters are presented in easy-to-access formats that offer ready solutions for problems commonly encountered in rural practice such as nurse recruitment and retention. In addition to health care delivery issues for specific rural populations, the book presents program descriptions from local to state levels, including locally developed education programs, urban hospital systems outreach to rural facilities, universities collaborating with rural businesses, city-based workshops, statewide competencies tracked by employers, and a distance education program customized by rural agencies. Case studies demonstrate how rural facilities-even the smallest and most isolated-are advancing health care through nurse support. The text will be of value to rural nursing staff developers, critical access hospitals and community clinic administrators, rural professional organizations, small urban health facilities, continuing education providers, nursing workforce centers, and graduate programs. Key Features: The first transition from academia-to-practice guide for rural nursing Charts evidence-based successes and offers model programs in different rural settings Provides rural-specific information to facilitate statewide health mandates Features residency program development processes, with tips and tools that work
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Practices in Children's Nursing E-Book

Author: Ethel Trigg,Toby Mohammed,Louise Ford,Hermione Montgomery,Vicky Vidler

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702044458

Category: Medical

Page: 520

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The skills required by children’s nurses are many and varied, and are undertaken in a variety of settings. This book provides a clinical manual of common practices. Each practice is research-based and presented in a common format which covers: Objectives, Rationale, Factors to note, Guidelines, Positioning, Equipment, Method, Special observations and possible complications, and References and further reading. The guidelines have been written specifically for children’s nursing by contributors from well-known children’s units. They are not simply adaptations from adult practices and therefore recognise the unique differences between adult and children’s nursing. The introductory section covers common concepts and infection control. There are also appendices on the use of play as a distraction, and on complementary therapies. The common format of each practice makes the book easy to use and refer to in a clinical setting. Each practice is based on the latest research to ensure it is evidence-based and up to date Introductory chapters cover issues common to all practices to make the book easier to use. The appendix on play reinforces its common usage as a distraction technique A chapter on complementary therapies explains these as they are becoming more widespread All practices have been reviewed by regional centres to avoid parochialism Content reorganised to reflect the Essential Skills Clusters from the NMC New chapter on communicating with children All chapters updated to reflect the current evidence base
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