Care Skills for Nurses

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Author: Claire Boyd

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118657365

Category: Medical

Page: 208

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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

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Author: Claire Boyd

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118657438

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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"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.

Clinical Skills for Nurses

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Author: Claire Boyd

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118448766

Category: Medical

Page: 222

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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

Calculation Skills for Nurses

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Author: Claire Boyd

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111844891X

Category: Medical

Page: 208

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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.

Medicine Management Skills for Nurses

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Author: Claire Boyd

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111844888X

Category: Medical

Page: 280

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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

Nursing & Health Survival Guide: Essential Clinical Skills

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Author: Susan Carlisle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317905571

Category: Medical

Page: 41

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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.

Delmar's Fundamental and Advanced Nursing Skills

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Author: Gaylene Altman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781401810696

Category: Medical

Page: 1580

View: 8358

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.

The Student Nurse Handbook E-Book

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Author: Bethann Siviter

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702047910

Category: Medical

Page: 312

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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

Survival skills for the new nurse

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Author: Jane Meier Hamilton,Marcy E. Kiefer

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 303

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A Nurse's Survival Guide to Mentoring E-Book

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Author: Karen Elcock,Kath Sharples

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702047724

Category: Medical

Page: 320

View: 6462

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

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Author: Ian Peate

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118393929

Category: Medical

Page: 336

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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!

Delmar's Fundamental and Advanced Nursing Skills Handbook

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Author: Gaylene Altman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781401810702

Category: Medical

Page: 660

View: 7182

This handbook is a comprehensive, up-to-date clinical resource for any nurse. It provides essential coverage of over 200 nursing procedures. Focusing on need-to-know information, this handbook is the perfect reference for any nurse from the home to the hospital. Offering full step-by-step coverage of over 200 vital nursing procedures, this manual equips nurses with the skills they need to survive and thrive in today's changing health care world.

Saunders Student Nurse Planner

A Guide to Success in Nursing School

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Author: Susan C. DeWit

Publisher: W B Saunders Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 340

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Versatile, flexible, and compact, the Saunders Student Nurse Planner, Version 3 is an unrivaled, quick-reference, organizational tool for busy nursing students. The Planner helps students to manage their time and perform to their fullest potential in the classroom, during clinical sessions, and in practice. Advice on study skills, entering the clinical area for the first time, stress reduction, and communication is offered, along with a variety of planning calendars and a self-contained, customizable telephone directory. AID TO SUCCESS: Survival Spanish Phrases provides the nurse caring for diverse patient populations with selected phrases commonly used in the clinical setting in nurse-patient communication. Unique! AID TO SUCCESS: Basic, essential information on medicine administration, diagnostic tests, preparation of the preoperative and postoperative patient, updated staging of pressure ulcers, dosages and calculations, monitoring IV fluids are all available at one's fingertips in a concise, accessible format. Time management strategies help students perform to their fullest potential in the classroom, during clinical sessions, and in practice. Advice on study skills gives students the edge they need to succeed. Stress reduction techniques work wonders to improve focus and increase efficiency. Planning calendars help to organize and prioritize. Self-contained, customizable telephone directory provides plenty of room for both academic and personal information. Unique! AID TO SUCCESS: Glasgow Coma Scale gives a quantitative neurological assessment of level of consciousness. Unique! AID TO SUCCESS: Pain Assessment Tools - pain is the 5th vital sign, as explained in the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) Pain Standards. Unique! AID TO SUCCESS: Body Mass Index formula is the current tool for measuring total body fat and predicting obesity. Unique! AID TO SUCCESS: Table of the characteristics of the most commonly used IV fluids in the section on IV use, placement, and care. Content on State Boards gives students a timely source for key information. Educational Opportunities for Nursing Careers provides a heads-up for students planning their careers. Unique! Space-saving design includes a cleaner, more efficient layout that will keep this handbook compact yet bursting with helpful information. Unique! Lined Day Planner allows for greater flexibility with more room for busy weekend schedules.

Managing Client Care

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Author: Elizabeth F. Wywialowski

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780323024822

Category: Medical

Page: 415

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Providing a focus on the knowledge and skills needed to become a successful first-line manager, this unique text emphasizes successful client care by addressing the role of nurses in managing quality and the available resources needed. It also discusses each of the essential components of the manager of care role, as well as the basic or core competencies required of staff nurses inherent in the direct care of clients. Thoroughly revised and updated, this 3rd edition reflects the numerous changes related to evolving management concepts - including understanding the health care system, using personal strengths most effectively, and nurturing professional integrity. Content focuses on client care management, rather than staff management, to go beyond basic management concepts and help those whose role will be managing quality client care. Essential theoretical information is covered with an emphasis on practical application. Application Exercises at the end of each chapter challenge readers to apply what they've just learned. A brief clinical situation is followed by questions or commands to describe the solution, based on what was learned in the chapter. Critical Thinking Scenarios at the end of each chapter give readers a short case study to consider and questions to test their application of knowledge. A competency-based format is applied throughout and is based on a research study that identifies clinical management skills needed by beginning staff nurses. Objectives and Key Concepts at the beginning of each chapter provide readers with a glimpse at important information contained within. Key concepts are also shown in boldface upon first mention in that chapter. Cartoons are provided throughout to keep readers more actively interested in the text content. Terrorism readiness and disaster management content has been added to prepare readers for today's most relevant issues. The chapter on Understanding the Context of Health has been thoroughly revised to offer readers a glimpse into the heart of the business of health care. New content in this chapter includes economic and political ties to seamless health care, nursing informatics, and technology in practice. The latest issues facing staff nursing are covered - including content on staff shortages, mandatory overtime, agency nurses/temps, self-preservation, and continuing education. Revised and updated instructor's resources are now located online for added flexibility.

A Nurse's Survival Guide to Critical Care E-Book

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Author: Sharon L. Edwards,Mimma Sabato

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 070203309X

Category: Medical

Page: 476

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This small, pocket-sized book provides a solid introduction to aspects of care and management in critical care. The book contains not only information on patient assessment, ventilation, haemodynamic monitoring, emergencies, critical care interventions, common conditions and pharmacology, all clearly relating to critical care, but also psychological, professional practice issues, palliative care and caring for relatives. It provides the factual information needed to assist nurses in providing holistic care in the critical care environment, in an accessible format. Pocket-book format makes the book portable and user-friendly Pull-out boxes highlight hints and tips for practice Diagrams used to explain clearly difficult concepts

The Newly Qualified Nurse's Handbook E-Book

A Survival Guide

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Author: Bethann Siviter

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702047988

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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This book has been prepared by professionals working in the UK. It is not a primer on clinical skills but an indispensable handbook and resource for the new nurses who are about to embark on their first job and need to develop nursing judgment and the ability to organise and deliver care. It is about learning how to think like a nurse - developing the judgment and behaviour that is essential in competent practice. With an immensely readable style this book uses a friendly, conversational manner, with realistic hints, tips, and examples from real life, to encourage nurses in the early days of their careers. Issues such as assertiveness, delegation, CVs and interviews, leadership, developing “nursing intuition , are covered as well as discussion about evidence based and reflective practice, direct entry into the community, and developing confidence in practice. This book will help nurses and students develop into competent and confident practitioners. • Written for newly qualified nurses by a nurse, therefore authentic • Case studies and quotes from nurses show readers that their thoughts and feelings are shared by others - this validation will reduce stress and uncertainty and give credibility • Humour and cartoons will make the text readable and fun to use • Hints, tips and practical advice will encourage the anxious graduate • Attractive 2-colour design will make the text more easily accessible

Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing and Health Care

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Author: Malloch,Timothy Porter-O'Grady

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763729134

Category: Medical

Page: 278

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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.

The Medical Student's Survival Guide: Going clinical

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Author: Elizabeth Cottrell

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 1846192137

Category: Medical

Page: 154

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To the unsuspecting, wearing a stethoscope could not be more easy. You pick it up, place it around your neck and.hey presto. you look like you know what you are doing and people think you are a doctor. This is the no-nonsense guide to the reality of medical student life. Everything you need to know is here. What are my chances of delivering a baby? How many questions should I ask? How do I insert a nasogastric tube without the patient knowing it's my first time? Where will I live when I'm on clinical rounds? Why can't I wear trainers? Will patients like me? What is a patient's pack year' history? How do I break bad news? How can I get more sleep? and much, much more.

Mosby's Tour Guide to Nursing School - E-Book

A Student's Road Survival Kit

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Author: Melodie Chenevert

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323067395

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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Encouraging, user-friendly, and altogether unique, Mosby’s Tour Guide to Nursing School encourages you to not only survive nursing school, but excel in whichever program you select. Throughout the book, Dr. Chenevert compares your journey through nursing school to a road trip, and she offers advice to increase your understanding, help you successfully navigate obstacles, and make your journey more enjoyable. You’ll learn how to prepare for the NCLEX® and your nursing career, how to get good grades, how to deal with failure, how to improve oral and written reports, and much more. A must-have for every nursing student! Endorsed by the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA). Written by a nationally known motivational speaker and nurse, the book’s down-to-earth approach uses humor and clever analogies to clearly teach the information you need to know. Uses the analogy of a cross-country road trip to help you see the relationships between different aspects of nursing school, as well as give you a finite view of its duration and end result. Inspirational quotes throughout offer wisdom and encouragement from fellow nursing students and graduates. The appendix lists numerous diverse resources you’ll find useful before, during, and after nursing school. Electronic Age Information covers distance learning, online courses, and podcasts, facilitating your success both in today’s electronic classroom and with the advancing technology in nursing. A special NCLEX® chapter (Chapter 29: Are We There Yet? Almost.) provides you with the tools you need to prepare for and pass the NCLEX®. Updated statistics and information on the emerging trends of the workforce keep you current with what’s happening in the world outside nursing and help you make educated choices during nursing school. Three chapters are devoted to diversity in today’s workforce and the non-traditional student. Thorough coverage of ADN, BSN, and RN-BSN programs (program prerequisites, differences, and more) helps you make informed decisions about your choice of nursing programs. An appendix of Online Resources provides quick and easy access to web sites that will assist both students and graduates with continued study and real-world advice.