Evidence-based Practice in Nursing

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Author: Peter Ellis

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473968100

Category: Medical

Page: 192

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Do your students ever struggle to grasp what exactly constitutes evidence or struggle to see how it applies to practice? Would you like them to feel more confident about critiquing evidence? The need for an evidence base for nursing practice is widely accepted. However, what constitutes evidence and how nurses might apply it to practice is not always clear. This book guides nursing students through the process of identifying, appraising and applying evidence in nursing practice. It explores a wide range differing sources of evidence and knowledge, and helps students to develop key skills of critiquing research and using evidence in clinical decision making.

Understanding Research for Nursing Students

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Author: Peter Ellis

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1526459671

Category: Medical

Page: 208

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If you’re learning about research for the first time, or grappling with an essay or final year project, this is the nursing research book you’re looking for. Using plain language and case studies that relate research directly to every-day nursing situations, the author guides you through the central concepts you need to know to truly understand research in nursing. Key features Each chapter is linked to the new NMC standards of proficiency for registered nurses Seven concise chapters that quickly answer the most common questions about research Activities, scenarios and case studies bring the theory to life and show why research is so important to nursing Online resources offer nine podcasts to bring topics from the book to life

Reflective Practice in Nursing

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Author: Lioba Howatson-Jones

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473967708

Category: Medical

Page: 200

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Would you like to develop some strategies to manage knowledge deficits, near misses and mistakes in practice? Are you looking to improve your reflective writing for your portfolio, essays or assignments? Reflective practice enables us to make sense of, and learn from, the experiences we have each day and if nurtured properly can provide skills that will you come to rely on throughout your nursing career. Using clear language and insightful examples, scenarios and case studies the third edition of this popular and bestselling book shows you what reflection is, why it is so important and how you can use it to improve your nursing practice. Key features: · Clear and straightforward introduction to reflection directly written for nursing students and new nurses · Full of activities designed to build confidence when using reflective practice · Each chapter is linked to relevant NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters

Leadership, Management and Team Working in Nursing

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Author: Peter Ellis,Shirley Bach

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473926912

Category: Medical

Page: 192

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Transforming Nursing Practice is a series tailor made for pre-registration student nurses. Each book in the series is: · Affordable · Mapped to the NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters · Focused on applying theory to practice · Full of active learning features ‘The set of books is an excellent resource for students. The series is small, easily portable and valuable. I use the whole set on a regular basis.’ Fiona Davies, Senior Nurse Lecturer, University of Derby Whatever stage you are at in your nursing career leadership, management and team working skills will be central to your role as a modern nurse. The book has been carefully crafted to equip you with these skills helping you to understand why leadership and management is so important, how it fits in with your daily practice and what the key theory and knowledge is. It will be a valuable resource for all three years of the nursing degree and a tool to help you grow into a nurse leader of the future. Key features: · Written with the needs of student nurses firmly in mind with activities and case studies that bring theory to life · Linked to the latest NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters for pre-registration nursing education · Provides practical guidance on the immediate challenges that the new nurse will face About the Authors Peter Ellis is Nursing Director at Hospice in the Weald, Pembury, Kent. Shirley Bach is Head of the School of Health Sciences at the University of Brighton.

Critical Thinking and Writing for Nursing Students

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Author: Bob Price,Anne Harrington

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473967562

Category: Medical

Page: 208

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This book is a clear and practical guide to help students develop critical thinking, writing and reflection skills. It explains what critical thinking is and how students should use it throughout their nursing programme. This new edition also provides an innovative new framework that helps students appreciate different levels of critical thinking and reflection to help nursing students appreciate the requirements of degree level study. The book demonstrates the transferable nature of critical thinking and reflection from academic contexts to the real practice of nursing. Key features Clear and straightforward introduction to critical thinking directly written for nursing students, with chapters relating the subject to specific study and practice contexts Student examples and scenarios throughout, including running case studies from four nursing students and further annotated examples of student’s work on the website Each chapter is linked to the new NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters

Psychology and Sociology in Nursing

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Author: Benny Goodman

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473927544

Category: Medical

Page: 224

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Nurses have to be aware of a range of sociological and psychological issues in order to provide holistic care. This book explores sociology and psychology relevant to nursing and explains why it is so important to understand these disciplines in order to be a good nurse. It is written specifically for nursing students, and clearly explains the key concepts using nursing case studies and examples. Chapters move from individual and personal issues onto wider society as a whole and explore the psychological and sociological basis of all aspects of nursing practice.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills in Nursing

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Author: Shirley Bach,Alec Grant

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473927412

Category: Medical

Page: 208

View: 1903

'This is an excellent book. It has been really helpful with my communication teaching.' Mrs Sarah Young, Faculty of Health & Social Care, University of The West of England The new edition of this well regarded book will be useful to you for your entire course. It introduces the underpinning theory and concepts required for the development of first class communication and interpersonal skills. The authors have provided a simple-to-read overview of the central topics that provide a solid foundation in this crucial area of nursing practice. Through scenarios and theory summaries the book will teach you skills that you can immediately implement on your placements and regular activities break up the text and encourage critical thinking and reflection – two vital graduate skills.

Acute and Critical Care in Adult Nursing

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Author: Desiree Tait,Jane James,Catherine Williams,David Barton

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473927501

Category: Medical

Page: 320

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This book helps adult nursing students to competently manage care of critically and acutely ill patients, and to recognize and deal with the early signs of deterioration. The book takes a practical real-life approach to care, with each chapter focusing on patients with specific problems, then interweaving the knowledge and skills needed to care for that patient. New to this edition: · two new chapters focusing on the renal system and endocrine system · updates to include the latest evidence and guidelines from NICE · refreshed activities and scenarios reflecting current nursing practice.

Patient Assessment and Care Planning in Nursing

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Author: Lioba Howatson-Jones,Mooi Standing,Susan Roberts

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473927463

Category: Medical

Page: 184

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Nurses of the future need to accurately assess people of all ages, with varying mental and physical problems, across different settings and with changing health needs. This book introduces student nurses and novice practitioners to the assessment process enabling them to identify patient problems in order for solutions to be planned and implemented. Linked to the NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters for degree-level education, and with detailed case studies and scenarios demonstrating practical application of key theory, the book encourages critical thinking and urges students to consider the social, cultural, psychological and environmental factors as well as the physical symptoms that may be present when making assessments.

Information Skills for Nursing Students

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Author: Kay Hutchfield

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781844457465

Category: Medical

Page: 112

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It is essential for nursing students to access current and reliable information to succeed in academic assignments and nursing practice, yet there are increasingly diverse information sources available, which can raise questions about the authenticity and reliability of information provided. This book presents a practical and clear guide to mastering information skills. It shows the reader how to effectively plan and implement a search for information and make judgements on the quality of the sources found. It also gives strategies for storage and retrieval of information, helping nurses to maximise the time they have available for keeping up to date.

Medicines Management in Adult Nursing

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Author: Elizabeth Lawson,Dawn L. Hennefer

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781844458431

Category: Medical

Page: 192

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Correct medicines management for adults is a crucial skill that adult nursing students must develop in order to provide safe care to their patients. This book specifically supports pre-registration students in meeting the required competencies for medicines management needed to pass formal assessment and qualify as an adult nurse. It is clearly structured around the NMC Essential Skills Clusters for medicines management, covering legal aspects, drugs calculations, administration, storage, record keeping, introductory pharmacology, patient communication and contextual issues in medication. The book is written in user-friendly language and uses patient scenarios to explain concepts and apply theory to practice.

Transforming Nursing Through Knowledge

Best Practices For Guideline Development, Implementation, Science, and Evaluation

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Author: Doris Grinspun,Irmajean Bajnok

Publisher: Sigma Theta Tau

ISBN: 1945157631

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

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From conceptual and programmatic underpinnings to lived experiences of faculty, students, nurse executives, and bedside nurses, Transforming Nursing Through Knowledge leaves no stone unturned, allowing readers to gain a full understanding of a nurse’s role in developing, using, and evaluating the impact of knowledge tools in healthcare. Authors Doris Grinspun and Irmajean Bajnok designed this text to be a practical, go-to book for healthcare organizations, nurse executives, and professionals learning to create world-class evidence-based cultures—how to get started, move forward, and achieve results. This book will help readers: Understand the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) Best Practice Guidelines (BPG) Program and its galvanizing power as a global movement that builds collective identity · Discover the latest in guideline development, implementation science, and evaluation at scale · Tackle healthy work environment challenges using BPGs to influence outcomes for health professionals, patients, organizations, and health systems · Use implementation science and social movement strategies to successfully implement BPGs in academic and service settings · Recognize that transferring and sustaining evidence uptake require active and multilevel interventions · Learn to integrate technology, including nursing order sets, to support evidence-based clinical decision making · Propel large-scale organizational and health system change using diffusion theory and social movement thinking · Be inspired by nursing associations taking political leadership to secure the highest-quality health system for the public.

Clinical Judgement and Decision Making in Nursing

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Author: Mooi Standing

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 152641256X

Category: Medical

Page: 248

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Clinical decision-making is an indispensable facet of professional nursing care. It is essential that students develop sound decision-making skills in order to deal with the challenges they will encounter as registered nurses. This book enables pre-registration nursing students to understand, develop and apply these skills in order to practise safely and effectively. The structure of the book helps the student progress in effective decision-making right from the first to final year of their programme. The book links theory to previous students’ experiences and clinical scenarios to show how to use these skills in practice. Transforming Nursing Practice is a series tailor made for pre-registration student nurses. Each book in the series is: Affordable Mapped to the NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters Focused on applying theory to practice Full of active learning features

Succeeding in Essays, Exams and OSCEs for Nursing Students

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Author: Kay Hutchfield,Mooi Standing

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 085725071X

Category: Medical

Page: 120

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The word 'assessment' can strike terror into any student. However, providing evidence of knowledge and skills for professional practice is an integral and essential part of university life as a nursing student. This book helps nursing students better understand the processes of assessment so that every student can achieve their potential in their studies. It looks at each of the major forms of assessment including essays, exams, portfolios, presentations, OSCEs and practice assessments. It specifically addresses the needs of nursing students on new degree courses and therefore gives a clear insight on how to succeed as a student nurse.

Contexts of Contemporary Nursing

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Author: Graham R. Williamson,Tim Jenkinson,Tracey Proctor-Childs

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1844456803

Category: Medical

Page: 216

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A wide variety of factors impact on the scope of nursing practice, including government policies, organisational structures, the media, education, future healthcare directions and service users themselves. It is an NMC requirement that nurses understand these factors in order to deliver quality care. This book provides a clear and practical introduction to these contexts for the new nursing student. The new edition (formerly 'Nursing in Contemporary Healthcare Practice') has been revised to cover the organisational structures that students will find themselves working in, the various bodies involved in healthcare policy and the big issues in current and future healthcare delivery.

Learning Skills for Nursing Students

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Author: Nicola Davis,Alison C Clark,Martina O'Brien,Karen Sumpton,Caroline Plaice,Suzanne Waugh

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781844457649

Category: Medical

Page: 224

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This book helps students master the key learning skills they need to become successful learners throughout their degree and beyond. It clearly explains the core skills they will need right from the start of the course, such as writing and numeracy skills and how to organise studies. It also introduces more advanced skills that students will need as the course progresses, such as research and evidence based practice. It shows how to use these important skills to succeed both at university and as a registered nurse.

Microbiology and Infection Prevention and Control for Nursing Students

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Author: Deborah Ward

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473967732

Category: Medical

Page: 200

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Preventing and controlling infection has long been an on going challenge for all healthcare workers at every level. High profile examples like the Ebola outbreak in West Africa or the prevalence of ‘super bugs’ like MRSA demonstrate that this challenge is not going to go away. As a nurse you have a responsibility to protect your patients from harm and preventing and controlling infection is a crucial component of this. By introducing the unpinning microbiology to explain how infection occurs and spreads and the practical steps and precautions that you need to follow, this book will equip you with the knowledge and information necessary to play your part in preventing and controlling infection. Key features: · Written specifically for pre-registration nursing students providing the core, evidence-based knowledge that you need to know · Breaks the science down using easy-to-follow language, practical examples and case studies · Applies microbiology to practice introducing practical steps, precautions and strategies that will benefit you as soon as you get onto your placements · Includes multiple-choice questions to test your understanding and activities to help you engage with wider issues around infection prevention and control. About the author Deborah Ward is a lecturer at the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, Manchester University.

Understanding Ethics for Nursing Students

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Author: Peter Ellis

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1526413442

Category: Medical

Page: 176

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This book helps nursing students understand how ethics is central to the role of a nurse, and how to apply ethical thinking and decision-making to provide, safe, effective and patient-centred care.

Assessment and Decision Making in Mental Health Nursing

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Author: Sandra Walker,Diane Carpenter,Yvonne Middlewick

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1446293777

Category: Medical

Page: 136

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Assessment is an essential part of mental-health nursing and as such a core learning requirement for pre-registration nursing students. Getting assessment right is essential for the nursing student in order for them to become an effective practitioner. Many books on assessment are very theoretical. This is a practical, hands-on guide to the assessment process, underpinned by the latest evidence. The book explains the core principles through running case studies, so that readers can see how each decision they make impacts on the person in their care. Key features: Assessment principles are applied across a variety of modern nursing settings that you may find yourself working in as a registered nurse Each chapter is linked to the relevant NMC standards and Essential Skills Clusters so you know you are meeting the professional requirements Activities throughout help you to think critically and develop essential graduate skills.