Essential Clinical Skills for Nurses

Step by Step

Author: Catherine Delves-Yates,Fiona Everett,Wendy Wright

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526451948

Category: Medical

Page: 232

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This little book is an ideal clinical skills reference for nursing students and junior health care practitioners. Its easy to navigate design and step-by-step approach allows for information to be accessed quickly to help students review skills while on placement and prepare for their OSCE exams. - Essential equipment tick lists helps ensure students know what they need to perform clinical skills. - All fields of nursing are covered with tips throughout to help students support every patient group. - Introduces different approaches to performing clinical skills in community and acute settings to help students and new practitioners feel confident performing the skill in any situation.
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Independent and Supplementary Prescribing

An Essential Guide

Author: Molly Courtenay,Matt Griffiths,June Crown

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521674645

Category: Medical

Page: 222

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Prescribing and medicines management is one of the most common interventions in health care delivery and in the future will become part of the role of many thousands of nurses, pharmacists and other professions allied to medicine (PAMs). Independent and Supplementary Prescribing: An Essential Guide, is the first book of its kind and explores a number of key areas for prescribers, including the ethical and legal issues surrounding prescribing, the psychology and sociology of prescribing, prescribing within a public health context, evidence-based prescribing, prescribing within a team context, basic pharmacology, monitoring skills and drug calculations. Each of these topics is written by a recognised expert in the field and will provide readers with the theoretical underpinning upon which safe and effective prescribing is based. This book is essential reading for nurses, pharmacists and other professions allied to medicine that will soon have the power to prescribe.
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Clinical Diagnosis

Author: Philip Jevon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444340034

Category: Medical

Page: 216

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The role and function of the nurse is rapidly changing. Some nurses are now required to undertake clinical diagnosis of the patient, a responsibility traditionally undertaken by a doctor. Clinical Diagnosis helps prepare nurses to fulfill this role, providing them with the skills and underpinning knowledge to make clinical diagnoses of patients effectively. Each chapter follows the same layout for each symptom or sign, exploring the definition, causes, history, precipitating factors, associated signs and symptoms, important considerations, relevant clinical examination, and investigations and tests. The first UK text to explore clinical diagnosis from a nursing perspective In the Essential Clinical Skills for Nurses series Written by an authority in the field Concise, accessible, and evidence-based
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Physical Assessment for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals

Author: Carol L. Cox

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 1119108977

Category: Medical

Page: 480

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Physical Assessment for Health Care Professionals offers a practical and comprehensive guide to best clinical practice when taking patient history and physical examination. This accessible text is structured in accordance with the competencies for advanced practice in assessment, diagnosis and treatment as published by the RCN. Following a systematic, systems-based approach to patient assessment, it includes a summary of the key clinical skills needed to develop and improve clinical examination in order to confidently assess, diagnose, plan and provide outstanding care. In this revised edition, colour photographs and case studies have been included to assist health care practitioners in their assessment of the patient. This important guide: Includes a highly visual colour presentation with photographs and illustrations. Features a wide range of key learning points to help guide practice. Offers illustrative examples, applications to practice and case studies. Is available in a range of digital formats – perfect for ‘on the go’ study and reference. Written for health care students, newly qualified and advanced nurse practitioners, and those in the allied health professions, Physical Assessment for Health Care Professionals is the essential guide for developing the skills needed to accurately access patient history and physical examination.
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Physical Assessment for Nurses

Author: Carol Cox

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405181613

Category: Medical

Page: 418

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The fully updated second edition of this book continues to take a systematic approach to comprehensive patient assessment. The text explores best practice in history taking and summarises the key clinical skills needed to develop and improve physical examination skills and to competently assess, diagnose, plan and provide care. Pocket book style for use during your course and for easy reference in a clinical setting Easy to follow page layout with key points marked with bullet points and additional information on the right of the page Based on Turner and Blackwood?s well-established Lecture Notes on Clinical Skills New to this edition Fully updated throughout and includes three new chapters on examination of the male genitalia, examination of the female reproductive system and ophthalmic examination Now in full colour throughout Suitable for newly qualified Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Masters and Undergraduate students on Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Nurse Practitioner courses.
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Essential Decision Making and Clinical Judgement for Nurses E-Book

Author: Carl Thompson,Dawn Dowding

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702042528

Category: Medical

Page: 288

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This book provides the skills and knowledge to use information effectively when exercising professional judgement and clinical decisions. By integrating theory with practical examples, it provides an overview of the key issues facing nurses in decision making today. Review of up-to-date research into clinical professional judgement and decision making Focus on evidence and skills and knowledge relevant to nursing practice Combines current theory with analysis of applications in practice Learning exercises and self-assessment components in each chapter Comprehensive coverage of subject
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Clinical Companion for Wong's Essentials of Pediatric Nursing - E-Book

Author: Marilyn J. Hockenberry,David Wilson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323063381

Category: Medical

Page: 496

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Carry all of the most essential knowledge on pediatric care in your pocket with the Clinical Companion for Wong’s Essentials of Pediatric Nursing! This indispensable guide from the authors of the most trusted pediatric nursing textbook on the market includes need-to-know information for the clinical setting in a quick-reference format. Content on the procedures and diagnostic tests you’re most likely to perform, plus brief discussions of over 130 commonly encountered childhood illnesses and disorders, makes this the perfect companion for practice. The History and Physical Assessment section includes atraumatic methods and age appropriate techniques. The Pain Assessment and Management section features pain scales and information on pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic management of pain. Over 130 entries in the Common Childhood Illnesses/Disorders section cover the most clinically relevant information in a handy, quick-reference format.Detailed information on bone marrow aspiration, cardiac catheterization, echocardiography, pulmonary function tests, and more in Common Diagnostic Tests and Tools explains the diagnostic tests you’re most likely to perform in practice. The Common Nursing Procedures section includes essential information on procedures you need to know, including medication administration routes and procedures, oxygen therapy, specimen collection, central venous line access and care, and much more.
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Essential Knowledge and Skills for Healthcare Assistants

Author: Zoë Rawles

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1444169238

Category: Medical

Page: 181

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Covering all the essential components of healthcare assistant and assistant practitioner roles, Essential Knowledge and Skills for Healthcare Assistants is a practical and comprehensive text designed to equip you with the necessary clinical skills for your profession. This book: Equips you with the knowledge to provide the safest and most effective patient care possible Provides evidence-based guidelines to ensure best practice that is matched to the National Occupational Standards Supplies comprehensive coverage of both primary and secondary care settings with an emphasis on the role in primary care Includes information on accountability, communication skills, confidentiality and reflection Uses a light-hearted and accessible style, with definitions, case studies and activities to aid understanding Includes a Foreword written by Tanis Hand, HCA adviser at the Royal College of Nursing This is an indispensable guide for all those training as healthcare assistants and assistant practitioners, as well as a useful reference for students embarking on a degree in nursing or health and social care.
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Nurses! Test Yourself in Clinical Skills

Author: Marian Traynor

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 033524484X

Category: Medical

Page: 218

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This book, part of the Nurses! Test Yourself series, is intended to be a quick and easy reference book primarily for nursing students at undergraduate level in the acquisition of clinical skills.
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The Essentials of Clinical Reasoning for Nurses: Using the Outcome-Present State Test Model for Reflective Practice

Author: RuthAnne Kuiper,Sandra M. O’Donnell,Daniel J. Pesut,Stephanie L. Turrise

Publisher: Sigma Theta Tau

ISBN: 1945157097

Category: Medical

Page: 464

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In today’s healthcare environment of scarce resources and challenges related to safety and quality, nurses must make decision after decision to ensure timely, accurate, and efficient provision of care. Solid decision-making, or lack thereof, can significantly affect patient care and outcomes. Clinical reasoning – how a nurse processes information and chooses what action to take – is a skill vital to nursing practice and split-second decisions. And yet, developing the clinical reasoning to make good decisions takes time, education, experience, patience, and reflection. Along the way, nurses can benefit from a successful, practical model that demystifies and advances clinical reasoning skills. In The Essentials of Clinical Reasoning for Nurses, authors RuthAnne Kuiper, Sandra O’Donnell, Daniel Pesut, and Stephanie Turrise provide a model that supports learning and teaching clinical reasoning, development of reflective and complex thinking, clinical supervision, and care planning through scenarios, diagnostic cues, case webs, and more.
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