Clinical Skills for Nurses
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Specifically designed for student nurses, Clinical Skills for Nurses provides a handy, portable introduction to both the knowledge and practical procedures that first year nursing students require. Giving you the knowledge behind the skill, this book will boost your confidence and competence for your clinical placements and time in the clinical skills lab.

 

Clinical Skills for Nurses covers the skills and procedures used most frequently in clinical practice, and includes Point of Care training; blood transfusion and tracheotomy care; continence and bowel care; and early patient assessment and response. This book uniquely incorporates words of wisdom and advice from real-life student nurses; in other words: developed by students, for students!

Special features:

Tips, advice and words of wisdom from real-life students included throughoutPocket sized for portability on your clinical placementClear, straightforward, and jargon-freeTies in with the NMC standards for pre-registration education and the Essential Skills ClustersExamples and questions based on real life nursing & healthcare examples

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Claire Boyd is a Practice Development Trainer at North Bristol NHS Trust, Bristol, UK.

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PREFACE vi

INTRODUCTION vii

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS x

1 PERFORMING OBSERVATIONS 1

2 MALE URETHRAL CATHETERISATION 19

3 FEMALE URETHRAL CATHETERISATION 49

4 BOWEL CARE 57

5 TRACHEOSTOMY CARE 83

6 POINT-OF-CARE TRAINING 97

7 BLOOD TRANSFUSION 117

8 VENEPUNCTURE 133

9 PERIPHERAL CANNULATION 151

10 EARLY PATIENT ASSESSMENT AND RESPONSE 161

11 INTRAVENOUS THERAPY 173

12 BASIC LIFE SUPPORT 183

ANSWERS TO ACTIVITIES, QUESTIONS AND “TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE” 191

APPENDIX 1: THE BRISTOL OBSERVATION CHART 201

BIBLIOGRAPHY 205

INDEX 209

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