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 Helps students and new practitioners feel confident performing the skill in any situation.
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Essential Clinical Skills: Enrolled Nurses

Author: Joanne Tollefson,Karen Tambree,Eugenie Jelly,Gayle Watson

Publisher: Cengage AU

ISBN: 0170411338

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Page: 368

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Essential Clinical Skills clearly and succinctly explains each key clinical skill and provides a structured format for students to undertake many of the skills taught in HLT54115. Each skill is mapped to the key units of competency as well as the Indicators in the Standards for Practice: Enrolled Nurses (2016), where relevant. Using this text, students and instructors are able to translate their skills and knowledge into demonstrable competencies that fulfil the required standards. The text has been designed to assist the learning and practice of clinical skills introduced in on campus purpose-built Nursing Skills Laboratories. Students are taught how to implement basic nursing care, assess clients' health and analyse health-related information.
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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 Placement Manual For Enrolled Nurses

Author: Catherine Joustra,Ali Moloney

Publisher: Cengage AU

ISBN: 0170407020

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Page: 384

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Clinical Placement for the Diploma of Nursing is an exciting new resource that facilitates easier delivery of learning for HLT54115. A practical manual, it incorporates both knowledge evidence and performance evidence supported by learning material. Written to the training package, all learning objectives and clinical skills are covered, and activities, assessments and materials you need are provided for each unit. Educators and clinical facilitators now have transparency for mapping, course delivery and streamlined placement. Textbook layout suits course progression and clinical placement blocks as the order of coverage follows block delivery. Opening vignettes and real-life case studies and tips from nurses and students in clinical settings gives context to the theory, and assist the student before placement to identify key knowledge elements, which are applied to a practical setting. Cross referencing is included, and Clinical Placement for Diploma of Nursing can be value-packed with Tollefson's Essential Clinical Skills and Clarke/Gray's Foundations of Nursing to create a complete reference package for trainees.
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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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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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Nursing Interventions & Clinical Skills

Author: Anne Griffin Perry,Patricia A. Potter,Wendy Ostendorf

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323241158

Category: Medical

Page: 888

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Master nursing skills with this guide from the respected Perry, Potter & Ostendorf author team! The concise coverage in Nursing Interventions & Clinical Skills, 6th Edition makes it easy to master the clinical skills required in everyday nursing practice. Clear guidelines address 159 basic, intermediate, and advanced skills — from measuring body temperature to insertion of a peripheral intravenous device — and step-by-step instructions emphasize the use of evidence-based concepts to improve patient safety and outcomes. Its friendly, easy-to-read writing style includes a streamlined format and an Evolve companion website with review questions and handy checklists for each skill. Coverage of 159 skills and interventions addresses basic, intermediate, and advanced skills you'll use every day in practice. UNIQUE! Using Evidence in Nursing Practice chapter provides the information needed to use evidence-based practice to solve clinical problems. Safe Patient Care Alerts highlight unusual risks in performing skills, so you can plan ahead at each step of nursing care. Delegation & Collaboration guidelines help you make decisions in whether to delegate a skill to unlicensed assistive personnel, and indicates what key information must be shared. Special Considerations indicate additional risks or accommodations you may face when caring for pediatric or geriatric patients, and patients in home care settings. Documentation guidelines include samples of nurses’ notes showing what should be reported and recorded after performing skills. A consistent format for nursing skills makes it easier to perform skills, always including Assessment, Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation. A Glove icon identifies procedures in which clean gloves should be worn or gloves should be changed in order to minimize the risk of infection. Media resources include skills performance checklists on the Evolve companion website and related lessons, videos, and interactive exercises on Nursing Skills Online. NEW coverage of evidence-based techniques to improve patient safety and outcomes includes the concept of care bundles, structured practices that have been proven to improve the quality of care, and teach-back, a new step that shows how you can evaluate your success in patient teaching. NEW! Coverage of HCAHPS (Hospital Care Quality Information from the Consumer Perspective) introduces a concept now widely used to evaluate hospitals across the country. NEW! Teach-Back step shows how to evaluate the success of patient teaching, so you can be sure that the patient has mastered a task or consider trying additional teaching methods. NEW! Updated 2012 Infusion Nurses Society standards are incorporated for administering IVs, as well as other changes in evidence-based practice. NEW topics include communication with cognitively impaired patients, discharge planning and transitional care, and compassion fatigue for professional and family caregivers.
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Clinical Skills

Author: T. A. Roper

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199574928

Category: Medical

Page: 520

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Clinical Skills, Second Edition is a comprehensive, practical guide to the art of history taking and examination. Heavily illustrated and packed with sage advice, this textbook is essential reading for medical students preparing for OSCEs and beyond.
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Nursing Medical Emergency Patients

Author: Philip Jevon,Melanie Humphreys,Beverley Ewens

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 140512055X

Category: Medical

Page: 336

View: 5104

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Nursing Medical Emergency Patients is a practical guide to the nursing care and management of patients with medical emergencies involving system failure. Following an initial chapter on assessment, the authors adopt a system-by-system approach, with an emphasis on the clinical features of medical emergencies, their assessment, diagnosis and treatment. Nursing Medical Emergency Patients is a vital resource for all nurses working with medical emergency patients, and provides an essential companion to both Monitoring the Critically Ill Patient and Treating the Critically Ill Patient. Accessible and reader friendly Integrates theory with practice Adopts an evidence based approach Includes chapter objectives, 'best practice' boxes and case studies Refers to National guidelines and key initiatives e.g. outreach teams Includes legal and ethical issues
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