This little book is an ideal clinical skills reference for nursing students and junior health care practitioners. Its easy to navigate design and step-by-step approach allows for information to be accessed quickly to help students review skills while on placement and prepare for their OSCE exams.
- Essential equipment tick lists helps ensure students know what they need to perform clinical skills.
- Patient considerations promote strategies to provide the best possible care.
- All fields of nursing are covered with tips throughout to help students support every patient group.
- Introduces different approaches to performing clinical skills in community and acute settings to help students and new practitioners feel confident performing the skill in any situation.
Table of Contents
Common Abbreviations - Wendy Wright and Fiona Everett
Useful Prefixes and Suffixes - Wendy Wright and Fiona Everett
Infection Prevention and Control - Rose Gallagher
Clinical Measurement - Valerie Foley
Pain Management - Ann Kettyle
Aseptic Technique and Specimen Collection - Rose Gallagher
Skin Integrity - Irene Anderson and Catherine Delves-Yates
Safer Handling of People - Diane Steele
First Aid - Chris Mulryan
Medicines Administration - Carol Hall and Catherine Delves-Yates
Assisting Patients with their Nutritional Needs - Kate Goodhand and Jane Ewan
Assisting Patients with their Elimination Needs - Mairead Collie, David J. Hunter and Valerie Foley
Assisting Patients with their Hygiene Needs - Catherine Delves-Yates
Last Offices - Jean Shapcott
Commonly Used Medication and Side Effects - Wendy Wright and Fiona Everett
Normal Laboratory Values - Wendy Wright and Fiona Everett