Care Skills for Nurses

Author: Claire Boyd

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118657365

Category: Medical

Page: 208

View: 3042

Survive clinical skills training with this essential guide forall student nurses. Providing words of wisdom and advice from real-life student nurses,Care Skills for Nurses is an easy-to-read, quick-referenceguide to all the key care skills you need to know – boostingyour confidence and competence both in the clinical skills lab andon your clinical placements. Special features: Developed by students, for students Clear, straightforward, and jargon-free Ties in with the NMC standards for pre-registration educationand the Essential Skills Clusters Examples and questions based on real life nursing andhealthcare situations Available in a range of digital formats

Student Survival Skills

Study Skills for Nurses

Author: Claire Boyd

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118657438

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 3895

"A concise, pocket-sized companion on study skills, aimed at student nurses beginning their course, looking for a refresher on key skills, or returning to further study"--Provided by publisher.

Calculation Skills for Nurses

Author: Claire Boyd

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111844891X

Category: Medical

Page: 208

View: 5792

Providing nursing students with words of wisdom and advice from real-life student nurses, Calculation Skills for Nurses enables you to calculate drug dosages with ease, boosting your confidence and competence in this core area of nursing practice. The book takes away the fear of calculations, making it approachable, easy and fun, and ties in with the NMC standards for pre-registration education and the Essential Skills Clusters. It is filled with examples and questions based on real life nursing and healthcare situations and includes key information displayed on the inside back cover for quick look-up on clinical placements.

Clinical Skills for Nurses

Author: Claire Boyd

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118448766

Category: Medical

Page: 222

View: 5109

Specifically designed for student nurses, Clinical Skills forNurses provides a handy, portable introduction to both theknowledge and practical procedures that first year nursing studentsrequire. Giving you the knowledge behind the skill, this book willboost your confidence and competence for your clinical placementsand time in the clinical skills lab. Clinical Skills for Nurses covers the skills andprocedures used most frequently in clinical practice, and includesPoint of Care training; blood transfusion and tracheotomy care;continence and bowel care; and early patient assessment andresponse. This book uniquely incorporates words of wisdom andadvice from real-life student nurses; in other words: developed bystudents, for students! Special features: Tips, advice and words of wisdom from real-life studentsincluded throughout Pocket sized for portability on your clinical placement Clear, straightforward, and jargon-free Ties in with the NMC standards for pre-registration educationand the Essential Skills Clusters Examples and questions based on real life nursing &healthcare examples

Medicine Management Skills for Nurses

Author: Claire Boyd

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111844888X

Category: Medical

Page: 280

View: 5704

Anxious about managing medicines? Worried you’ll make amistake? This handy book is an essential guide for all nursingstudents, enabling you to understand the theory and practice ofdrug administration and facilitate your confidence andcompetence. This essential guide explores the theory and practice of drugadministration briefly and coherently, with ‘test yourknowledge’ exercises and questions throughout to assess yourlearning. It also includes ‘words of wisdom’- tips fromreal life students from their own experiences. Ideal for carryingto clinical placements, Medicine Management Skills forNurses is an essential guide to drugs andmedicine administration. Special features: - Pocket sized for portability - Clear, straightforward, and jargon-free - Takes away the fear of drugs and medicines management, makingit approachable, easy and fun - Features tips and advice from real life nursing students - Ties in with the NMC standards for pre-registration education andthe Essential Skills Clusters - Examples and questions based on real life nursing andhealthcare examples

Study Skills for Nurses

Author: Claire Boyd

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118657403

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 8586

Survive academic study with this snappy guide to research techniques and strategies for all student nurses. Providing words of wisdom and tips from real student nurses, Study Skills for Nurses enables you to develop your own individual ways of studying for those all important projects, with exercises, step-by-step guides and tricks to help you get ahead. Special features Developed by students for students Clear, straightforward and jargon-free Ties in with the NMC standards for pre-registration education and the Essential Skills Clusters. Takes away the fear of study and independent research projects, making it approachable, easy and fun

Nursing & Health Survival Guide: Essential Clinical Skills

Author: Susan Carlisle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317905571

Category: Medical

Page: 41

View: 7817

Whether you’re a student nurse on clinical placement or a healthcare worker on a busy ward, you need practical guidance at your fingertips, fast! This pocket-sized guide will help you to provide safe, effective, everyday patient care. The Nursing & Health Survival Guides have evolved - take a look at our our app for iPhone and iPad.

A Nurse's Survival Guide to Mentoring E-Book

Author: Karen Elcock,Kath Sharples

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702047724

Category: Medical

Page: 320

View: 3963

Are you mentoring students or other staff? This is an indispensable handbook for: both new and experienced mentors seeking practical advice academic staff who deliver mentorship programmes link lecturers who support mentors in practice. Guidance and tips on supporting and assessing Understanding accountability – mapping to NMC standards Skills focus, using case studies Hints, tips, insights and humour Supporting the student with a disability Using simulated learning The role of the sign-off mentor

The Student Nurse Toolkit

An Essential Guide for Surviving Your Course

Author: Ian Peate

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118393929

Category: Medical

Page: 336

View: 9997

Your very own companion to any pre-registration nursingcourse! Packed with advice, hints and tips, this essential, practicalguide will orientate and guide you through your nursing course evenbefore you start. Written in a straightforward, no-nonsensestyle, this Toolkit is full of strategies and help forsurviving and succeeding on your pre-registration nursing course,and addresses all the key issues and concerns you may face,including: How to get the most out of your clinical placement The nursing terminology you need to know – including NMCstandards How to create a professional Portfolio How to achieve a healthy work-life balance How to develop an effective relationship with your mentor With case studies from real students, hands-on activities andsuggestions for further reading, this is THE essential survivalguide for your nursing course!

Essential Communication Skills for Nursing and Midwifery E-Book

Author: Philippa Sully,Joan Dallas

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702044385

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 5036

Effective communication skills are crucial in all aspects of nursing and midwifery practice - this book will enable readers to communicate effectively and with confidence in their professional practice. It focuses on the communication skills needed for the development of effective professional and therapeutic relationships. It is a 'how to do it' book that relates the theory of effective and ethical communication to the practice of nursing and midwifery and provides a framework for developing communication skills to meet a variety of situations.

Delmar's Fundamental and Advanced Nursing Skills

Author: Gaylene Altman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781401810696

Category: Medical

Page: 1580

View: 8940

Focusing on need-to-know information, this fully revised full-color edition equips nurses with the skills they will need to survive and thrive in today’s changing health care world. Using a straight-forward approach, organized around the nursing process, the second edition of Delmar’s Fundamental & Advanced Nursing Skills, 2E provides a great resource for any nurse from the hospital to the home.NEW TO EDITION:Accompanying video series demonstrates over 100 skills contained in the book in concise, 5 minute presentations. These video segments carefully show the step-by-step actions for users and reinforce learning.New skills on topics such as male genitalia examination, maintaining skeletal traction and skeletal traction pin care provide additional clarity on vital topics.Delegation Considerations indicate where a nurse must be careful about delegating or supervising a task with an unlicensed assistive aide. Special Considerations highlight those situations where a potentially critically situation may emerge. This helps nurses identify and head off crises.

Interpersonal Relationships

Professional Communication Skills for Nurses

Author: Elizabeth C. Arnold,Kathleen Underman Boggs

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323328571

Category: Medical

Page: 576

View: 3811

Effective communication with clients, families, and professional colleagues starts here! With Interpersonal Relationships: Professional Communication Skills for Nurses, 7th Edition, you’ll see how good communication skills can lead to achieving treatment goals in health care. Clear guidelines show how you can enhance the nurse-client relationship through proven communication strategies as well as principles drawn from nursing, psychology, and related theoretical frameworks. And you’ll see how to apply theory to real-life practice with case studies, interactive exercises, and evidence-based practice studies. A two-time winner of the AJN Book of the Year award, this book is updated to emphasize interdisciplinary communication and QSEN competencies. From expert nursing educators Elizabeth Arnold and Kathleen Underman Boggs, this comprehensive, market-leading text is unmatched for helping nurses develop effective communication skills! Interactive exercises offer the opportunity to practice, observe, and critically evaluate your professional communication skills in a safe learning environment. Practical guidelines describe how to modify communications strategies for various populations and situations including children, the elderly, end of life, clients with special needs, health teaching, stress, crisis, and professional colleagues. Case examples help you develop empathy for clients' perspectives and needs. Nursing, behavioral, developmental, family, and communication theories provide an essential foundation and a theoretical perspective for effective communication. Learning objectives, chapter overviews, and a detailed glossary focus your study and help you absorb and retain key content. NEW! A greater emphasis on communication, interdisciplinary theory, and interprofessionalism includes a focus on the nursing paradigm, nursing discipline, and ways of knowing. NEW! Focus on QSEN competencies reflects current thinking on technology, safety, and evidence-based practice, especially as they relate to communication in nursing. NEW! Discussion questions at the end of each chapter encourage critical thinking. NEW! Clarity and Safety in Communication chapter addresses topics such as huddles, rounds, handoffs, SBAR, and other forms of communication in health care.

Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing and Health Care

Author: Malloch,Timothy Porter-O'Grady

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763729134

Category: Medical

Page: 278

View: 7988

This the first basic, comprehensive text on evidence-based practice for health care workers, providing an introductory perspective of evidence-based practice in nursing and health care. Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice also presents evidence to support infrastructure, organizational culture, caregiver competencies, staffing and scheduling systems, and evaluation of the outcomes of service.

Pharmacology for the Primary Care Provider - E-Book

Author: Marilyn Winterton Edmunds,Maren Stewart Mayhew

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323087914

Category: Medical

Page: 880

View: 4116

Written by and for nurse practitioners, and also suitable for physician’s assistants, Pharmacology for the Primary Care Provider, 4th Edition focuses on what you need to know to safely and effectively prescribe drugs for primary care. An emphasis on patient teaching helps you gain patient adherence to prescribed drug regimens, and guidelines for health promotion help in maintaining and improving your patients’ health. Now in full color, this edition expands the book's emphasis on the QSEN priorities of safety and evidence-based practice, and adds coverage of new drugs, new drug classes, and new therapeutic drug uses. Written by leading nurse practitioner authorities Marilyn Winterton Edmunds and Maren Stewart Mayhew, Pharmacology for the Primary Care Provider teaches principles of pharmacotherapeutics using today’s most commonly used drugs. A Key Drugs focus highlights the most commonly used and most representative drugs of each major drug class — with particular emphasis on the top 100 most commonly prescribed drugs. Emphasis on patient teaching helps you communicate with patients and family caregivers to promote adherence to the drug regimen. Emphasis on health promotion describes how to help patients stay well and improve their health, including coverage of immunizations and biologicals, vitamins, weight management, and smoking cessation. Evidence-Based Decision-Making and Treatment Guidelines chapter (11) provides practical guidelines for using the best current research evidence to make decisions about the care of individual patients. Extensive coverage of drug therapy for special populations such as geriatric and pediatric patients includes considerations related to age, pregnancy, race, and other factors. UNIQUE! Coverage of prescriptive practice includes topics such as prescriptive authority, role implementation, and the role of nurses (NPs, CNMs, CRNAs, and CNSs) and physician assistants in writing prescriptions. NEW! Full-color design and illustrations highlight the most important content. DRUG UPDATES reflect the latest FDA-approved drugs, drug classes, and therapeutic uses. Expanded emphasis on the QSEN priorities of safety and evidence-based practice helps you eliminate drug prescribing errors with color-highlighted Safety Alerts! and NEW Clinical Practice Alerts! NEW section on male hormone replacement therapies adds coverage of men to that for women. Updated evidence-based prescribing information reflects the latest national clinical practice guidelines and evidence-based treatment guidelines, including the latest clinical treatment guidelines for diabetes. NEW! Complementary and Alternative Products tables highlight interactions with drugs, and are emphasized with a distinctive icon. Updated Drug Overview tables are enhanced with color as well as Top 100 icons that highlight the most commonly prescribed drugs.

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

View: 2584

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.

Financial Management for Nurse Managers and Executives - E-Book

Author: Cheryl Jones,Steven A. Finkler,Christine T. Kovner

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455733423

Category: Medical

Page: 432

View: 5457

Covering the financial topics all nurse managers need to know and use, this book explains how financial management fits into the healthcare organization. Topics include accounting principles, cost analysis, planning and control management of the organization's financial resources, and the use of management tools. In addition to current issues, this edition also addresses future directions in financial management. Nursing-focused content thoroughly describes health care finance and accounting from the nurse manager’s point of view. Numerous worksheets and tables including healthcare spreadsheets, budgets, and calculations illustrate numerous financial and accounting methods. Chapter opener features include learning objectives and an overview of chapter content to help you organize and summarize your notes. Key concepts definitions found at the end of each chapter help summarize your understanding of chapter content. Suggested Readings found at the end of each chapter give additional reading and research opportunities. NEW! Major revision of chapter 2 (The Health Care Environment), with additions on healthcare reform, initiatives to stop paying for hospital or provider errors, hospice payment, and funding for nursing education; plus updates of health care expenditure and pay for performance; provide a strong start to this new edition. NEW! Major revision of chapter 5 (Quality, Costs, and Financing), with updates to quality-financing, Magnet organizations, and access to care, provides the most up-to-date information possible. NEW! Reorganization and expansion of content in chapter 15 (Performance Budgeting) with updated examples better illustrates how performance budgeting could be used in a pay-for-performance environment. NEW! Major revision of the variance analysis discussion in chapter 16 (Controlling Operating Results) offers a different approach for computation of variances that is easier to understand. NEW! Addition of comparative effectiveness research to chapter 18 (Benchmarking, Productivity, and Cost Benefit and Cost Effectiveness Analysis) covers a recently developed approach informs health-care decisions by providing evidence on the effectiveness of different treatment options. NEW! Addition of nursing intensity weights, another approach for costing nursing services, to chapter 9 (Determining Health Care Costs and Prices), lets you make decisions about what method works best for you.

The Student Nurse Handbook E-Book

Author: Bethann Siviter

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702047910

Category: Medical

Page: 312

View: 1111

This book is an indispensable guide on how to get into and survive a pre-registration nursing course. With an immensely readable style this book inspires and encourages students to complete their course and become a nurse. Case studies and quotes from students and nurses show readers that their thoughts and feelings are shared by others - this validation will reduce stress and anxiety and give credibility Humour and cartoons make the text readable and fun to use Hints, tips and practical advice encourage the ‘flagging’ student Appendices list other useful resources, contact details for organisations and websites The two-colour design makes it attractive to use Fully updated in line with changes in nursing practice e.g. the revised NMC Code of Professional Conduct, the Disability Discrimination Act, Agenda for Change and the Knowledge and Skills Framework, Essence of Care. Expanded section on nursing models More help with drug dosage calculations to assist students in developing their numeric skills. More on help on writing assignments and how to use research, including applications to practice Expanded appendices on children’s nursing and mental health branches. Template forms to assist with course applications, planning assignments and a check list for placements