Developing Practical Nursing Skills: An Active Foundation Guide

Developing Practical Nursing Skills: An Active Foundation Guide

by Lesley Baillie

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Overview

Developing Practical Nursing Skills: An Active Foundation Guide by Lesley Baillie

The importance of sound clinical skills is emphasized by trusts and students alike, but research into project 2000 courses has identified skills deficits in Diplomates. Developing Practical Nursing Skills is an interactive book for pre-registration common foundation programme students to work through to gain knowledge, understanding and confidence in relation to the essential clinical skills, relevant to all branches of nursing.

The text follows a problem-based learning format - each chapter starts with case scenarios from different branches, and the skills learning is placed in the context of care. Information and explanation are provided, and activities are incorporated for the student to work through with follow up answers. Relevant research is included throughout, and the book also emphasizes evidence-based practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780340760024
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/02/2001
Pages: 496

Table of Contents

Learning practical nursing skills
The nurse's approach
Preventing cross infection
Assessing and meeting nutritional needs
Meeting hygiene needs
Meeting elimination needs
Monitoring vital signs
Assessing and managing respiratory care
Caring for the person with impaired mobility
Principles of wound care
Drug administration
Applying and prioritising practical nursing skills.

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