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Clinical Nursing Skills By Edited by Ruth Endacott

Clinical Nursing Skills
by Edited by Ruth Endacott

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Designed as a compelling text for students, Clinical Nursing Skills offers evidence-based, practical guidance for procedures in all settings. Emphasis is placed on the development of decision-making and problem-solving skills. It is enhanced by colour illustrations and online resources, including video clips and quarterly updates to evidence.
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Clinical Nursing Skills: Core and Advanced by Edited by Ruth Endacott

Adult and General Nurses require excellent clinical skills to provide high quality care to patients. After the first year of their training, nursing students must master skills of increasing complexity whilst developing clinical judgement and confidence. Therefore, it is vital that links are made to underlying biology, holistic care and problem solving, but until now, it has been hard to find all this in one place. Clinical Nursing Skills: Core and Advanced is designed for adult and general nursing students in second year onwards to facilitate the transition from closely supervised beginners, to qualified professionals. By clearly explaining essential principles, evidence and special considerations, this text helps students to build up their confidence, not just in performing skills, but also in decision-making in readiness for registration and beyond. Step-by-step guides to performing core and advanced procedures are presented in tables for easy comprehension and revision, illustrated by colour artwork and selected video clips. Each skill draws on the available evidence base, which is updated regularly on the free accompanying Online Resource Centre. Relevant to both hospital and primary care settings, quick reminders help prevent readers from making common mistakes. Uniquely, this text develops students' decision-making and problem-solving skills by providing over 250 realistic scenarios, alternative interventions to consider, and guidance on how to recognise patient deterioration. Clearly reflecting the Nursing and Midwifery Council's Essential Skills Clusters for registration and beyond, Clinical Nursing Skills is designed to support student nurses develop into competent practitioners. The text is supported by a dedicated Online Resource Centre with up-to-date evidence, realistic scenarios, videos and a wealth of other tools. On the Online Resource Centre: For registered lecturers and mentors: - Tips for teaching and assessing clinical skills - Figures from the book, ready to download and use in teaching material For students: - Evidence, guidelines and protocols, reviewed and updated every 3 months - Video demonstration of key skills - Over 300 interactive self-test questions and 130 additional scenarios - Active web links provide a gateway to the articles cited in the book - Flashcard glossary to help learn key terms - Links to useful websites

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About Edited by Ruth Endacott

Ruth Endacott is Professor of Clinical Nursing and Associate Dean (Research and Enterprise) at the University of Plymouth, and holds a Professorship at La Trobe University, Australia. She has extensive experience in critical care practice, education and research. Ruth is a member of the Executive Council of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine and a Trustee of the British Lung Foundation.
Phil Jevon is Resuscitation Officer and Clinical Skills lead at Manor Hospital, Walsall and an Honorary Clinical Lecturer at Birmingham University. He is Editor of the British Journal of Resuscitation and author of many books and articles. Simon Cooper is Associate Professor at Monash University, Australia. He was formerly Principal Lecturer for the Masters in Advanced Practice at the University of Plymouth (UK), where he specialized in the study of patient deterioration and early warning systems. He has published widely in the field of acute and emergency care. Simon previously worked as an Intensive Care Nurse, a Resuscitation Officer, and Head of Education for an ambulance service.

Table of Contents

1. INTRODUCTION; 2. COMMUNICATION SKILLS; 3. THE PATIENT PATHWAY; 3.1 Principles of good record keeping; 3.2 Completing an effective patient admission assessment; 3.3 Planning an effective patient discharge; 3.4 Last offices; 4. ESSENTIAL SKILLS; 4.1 Infection prevention and control; 4.2 Skin care; 4.3 Eye care; 4.4 Mouth care; 4.5 Wound assessment and management; 4.6 Pre-operative and post-operative assessment and care; 4.7 Wound closure and drainage; 5. DRUG ADMINISTRATION; 5.1 Principles of drug administration; 5.2 Drug calculations; 5.3 Patient self-administration; 5.4 Nebulised drugs; 5.5 Use of inhalers; 5.6 Enteral tube administration of drugs; 5.7 Administering a subcutaneous injection; 5.8 Administering an intramuscular injection; 5.9 Administering an intravenous injection; 6. CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM; 6.1 Visual assessment of the cardiac patient; 6.2 Recording pulse; 6.3 Recording blood pressure; 6.4 Recording capillary refill time; 6.5 ECG monitoring; 6.6 Recording fluid balance; 6.7 Administering IV fluids; 6.8 Administering a blood transfusion; 6.9 Cardiopulmonary resuscitation; 6.10 Venepuncture; 6.11 Cannulation; 6.12 Central venous catheter; 6.13 Recording a 12 lead ECG; 6.14 Cardiac auscultation; 6.15 Anaphylaxis; 7. RESPIRATORY SYSTEM; 7.1 Visual respiratory assessment; 7.2 Monitoring oxygen saturation using pulse oximetry; 7.3 Measuring peak expiratory flow rate; 7.4 Non-invasive respiratory support and oxygen therapy; 7.5 Tracheostomy management; 7.6 Oropharyngeal, tracheal and endotracheal suctioning; 7.7 Lung auscultation; 7.8 Intrapleural drainage; 7.9 Endotracheal intubation; 8. NEUROLOGICAL SYSTEM; 8.1 Assessing conscious level; 8.2 Care of the unconscious patient; 8.3 Preparing the patient for lumbar puncture; 8.4 Pain assessment and management; 8.5 Assessing cognitive level; 9. RENAL SYSTEM; 9.1 Insertion of urinary catheter; 9.2 Removal of urinary catheter; 9.3 Bladder washout; 9.4 Renal replacement therapy; 10. GASTROINTESTINAL SYSTEM; 10.1 Nutritional assessment; 10.2 Blood glucose measurement; 10.3 Insertion of nasogastric tube; 10.4 Administering enteral nutrition; 10.5 Insertion of suppositories and enemas; 10.6 Stoma care; 10.7 Administering parenteral nutrition; 10.8 Abdominal palpatation; 10.9 Abdominal paracentesis; 11. MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM; 11.1 Moving and handling patients; 11.2 Passive movements; 11.3 Application of c-spine collars; 11.4 Application of slings

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Clinical Nursing Skills: Core and Advanced by Edited by Ruth Endacott
Edited by Ruth Endacott
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Oxford University Press
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