Written specifically for graduating students and newly registered nurses, this essential handbook will help you navigate the transition from student to registered practitioner. Providing you with the key knowledge to help consolidate your degree course, The Essential Guide to Becoming a Staff Nurse will enable you to become an autonomous and accountable practitioner. Covering everything the newly registered nurse needs to know, this handy book explores: How to get the job you want The role and function of the staff nurse Accountability and delegation Working with patients and their families Becoming a manager Continuing professional and personal development With activities, practical hints and tips throughout, this accessible aide-memoire will provide indispensable support for newly registered nurses in all fields.
This is an accessible guide aimed at student nurses, introducing them, and guiding them through the Nursing and Midwifery Council's approved programmes of education for Registered Nurse status. Every programme of study that prepares a student to become a proficient registered nurse must be approved by the NMC and adhere to its standards and guidelines. The book is broken in to four sections based on the four proficiencies stated by the NMC: Professional and Ethical Practice; Care Delivery; Care Management and Personal and Professional Development. It presents these proficiencies in an easy to understand and implement way, making it easily accessible for both students, and registered nurses who will find it a useful reference for their work and development.
This textbook is primarily intended for student nurses, students studying for National Vocational Qualifications (levels II and III Health Care) and those students who are undertaking an Access to Nursing Course. It provides these students with a user-friendly and contemporary understanding of some of the key clinical practice issues that they will experience in clinical areas. The book presents the reader with an institutional perspective as well as a community approach to general aspects of adult nursing care. The text is clearly written with useful illustrations. A well known model of nursing is used in which to frame the information - Roper et al' s Activities of Living Model. The reader will begin to develop his/her practical nursing skills with a sound knowledge base underpinning the delivery of care. There are 14 chapters, a detailed glossary and a comprehensive list of "normal values" is included at the end. The book is designed to be used as a reference book in either the clinical setting, the classroom or at home.
All nursing students are required to meet the seven standards produced by the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) before being entered onto the professional register. Fundamentals of Assessment and Care Planning for Nurses addresses two of these important standards, helping readers become proficient in assessing patient needs, and planning, providing and evaluating care. This timely publication adopts a practical approach with NMC proficiencies at its core, providing guidance and insight into the application of key skills and demonstrating competency in real-life settings. Centres around a fictitious nuclear family to provide a practical basis to the various chapters and assessment Offers mnemonics to enable comprehensive history taking and systematic physical assessment Helps readers address socio-cultural considerations they may face in practice Includes links to literature that provides further support and additional information Fundamentals of Assessment and Care Planning for Nurses is an important resource for pre-registration nursing students and Nursing Associates who are required to demonstrate proficiency in the new NMC standards, and other registered practitioners seeking to update their knowledge.
This book gives a practical focus to the underpinning theory of nursing in order to help students through the academic part of their undergraduate course as well as their placement. The book is based on the activities of living model so each activity has its own chapter, allowing readers to dip in and out. It is essential reading for students, enabling them to understand and manage the many clinical issues they face on a daily basis when nursing adults on wards, in clinics and in the community setting.
Providing user-friendly information in an accessible manner, Men's Health: The Practice Nurse's Handbook provides nurses with an insight and understanding of contemporary issues that affect men, their partners, and their families. Author Ian Peate addresses some of the common issues/conditions that may be seen or encountered by the practice nurse and provides practical evidence-based information and guidance. There are seventeen chapters in total addressing key/salient issues associated with the health of men.
Your very own companion to any pre-registration nursing course!Packed with advice, hints and tips, this essential, practical guide will orientate and guide you through your nursing course even before you start. Written in a straightforward, no-nonse
Fundamentals of Applied Pathophysiology continues to be an accessible and comprehensive introductory text to pathophysiology, written specifically for nursing and healthcare students to assist in the understanding of human anatomy, and the complex disease patterns that affect normal physiology. Thoroughly updated, and with full-colour illustrations throughout, this new edition incorporates additional learning features including reflective questions at the end of each chapter, investigation boxes, medication alerts, red flags to indicate essential information to be aware of when providing care, vital signs boxes relating to physiological measurements as well as inclusion of the National Early Warning Score. With emphasis placed on a multidisciplinary approach, Fundamentals of Applied Pathophysiology highlights the importance of contemporary, safe, and effective practice in an environment in which the delivery of care is constantly evolving.
Fundamentals of Care is an accessible introductory textbook for all health care assistants; assistant practitioners and social care support workers who are undertaking the newly introduced, mandatory Care Certificate, as well as offering a resource for providing care and support. Practically focused, each chapter begins with the outcomes associated with each standard, which helps contextualise and focus the reader on the content and relevance to the Care Certificate. The book also includes exercises to encourage the reader to stop, look, listen and act, thinking cap activity promotes further thinking and application to care and support provision along with case studies and resource files. Written to help the reader come to terms with the role and function of the heath and care assistants, Fundamentals of Care offers support to those undertaking the Care Certificate and to assist those who already work as health and care assistants, helping them in their quest to enhance safe and effective care.
The Students Guide to Becoming a Nurse is an essential guide for all student nurses who want to become competent practitioners. It explores the knowledge, skills and attitudes that all pre-registration nursing students must acquire by the end of their programme of study, enabling them to become confident, successful nurses.
Thoroughly re-written and updated to include the latest 2010 NMC standards for pre-registration nursing education, this invaluable textbook is divided into four key sections:Professional valuesCommunication and interpersonal skillsNursing practice and decision makingLeadership, management and team workingWith case studies, top tips, activities and questions throughout, The Student's Guide to Becoming a Nurse is ideal for all pre-registration nurses and those about to qualify.
The Nursing Associate's Handbook of Clinical Skills The Nursing Associate's Handbook of Clinical Skills provides evidence-based guidance for those undertaking the newly developed Nursing Associate (NA) role that bridges the gap between the Health Care Assistant (HCA) and the Registered Nurse (RN). Structured around the latest Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Proficiencies, this invaluable handbook helps the prospective Nursing Associates develop the skills and core competencies required to succeed in a broad range of healthcare contexts-covering more than 90 procedures, and communication and relationship management skills.This timely resource features contributions from a team of experienced clinicians and academics, addressing clinical procedures on topics including skin integrity, nutrition and hydration, mobility and safety, respiratory care, managing infection, administering medicine, and end of life care. Clear, accessible chapters contain a wealth of effective learning tools, including self-assessment tests, review questions, links to electronic resources, supporting evidence, and more. This must-have textbook:Helps trainee Nursing Associates to develop and refine their skills, and demonstrate proficiency in offering care and supportReflects current NMC annexes, providing practical guidance on a diverse range of communication skills, strategies and proceduresCovers the central elements of Nursing Associate care provision, including delivery, monitoring, and reviewingIncludes colour illustrations, photographs, tables, charts, graphs, and algorithms designed to develop skills and demonstrate the links between theory and practicePresenting the principles of care essential for meeting the needs of patients in dynamic health and social care environments, The Nursing Associate's Handbook of Clinical Skills is an indispensable guide for trainee Nursing Associates, as well as for health and social care assistants and those returning to practice.
Everything you need to know about The Nursing Associate ... at a Glance! The Nursing Associate at a Glance is a comprehensive guide developed to support trainee nursing associates with revision and practice-based learning, helping readers to uphold and maintain their Code of Conduct, promote healthy behaviours, treat ill health, and provide and monitor care effectively. Aligned with the six Nursing and Midwifery Council standards of proficiency for nursing associates, the book provides indispensable information about a range of areas of care including: How to contribute to integrated care, including how to be resilient and how to understand the various roles of health and social care teams How to improve the safety and quality of care, including an examination of health and safety legislation and the use of risk assessment tools How to effectively work in teams, including positive interaction with other members of the care team and how to manage data How to provide and monitor care, including discussions of deteriorating, anxious and confused patients Perfect for trainee nursing associates seeking to successfully graduate from the nursing associate programme, The Nursing Associate at a Glance provides readers with the skills and knowledge required to be competent, confident and compassionate nursing associates.
Nursing Practice is the essential, textbook to support you throughout your entire nursing degree, from your first year onwards. It explores all the clinical and professional issues that you need to know in one complete volume.Written in the context of the latest Nursing and Midwifery Council Standards for Pre-Registration Nursing Education and the Essential Skills Clusters, this book covers all fields of nursing: Adult, Child, Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and also Maternity care, in both acute and community settings. With full colour illustrations, and plenty of activities and user-friendly features throughout, this evidence-based text encompasses essential nursing theory and practice, providing you with all you need to know to succeed.Learning features in the book include:Hear it from the experts- tips and advice from real life nurses, patients and their carers, and student nursesRed Flags- alerting the student to potential dangersPrimary Care Considerations- tells you how to manage issues in the community settingFields boxes- giving further insight into other fields of nursing, making the book relevant to all fields of nursing practiceMedicines Management boxes provide key information about medicinesSelf-assessment and activities throughout A companion website to this title is available at www.wileynursingpractice.comHere youll find a range of resources for both the student and the lecturer, including:Over 350 interactive multiple choice questionsFlashcardsGlossaryLinks to references and further readingIllustrations from the bookWorksheets
When caring for the well or ill child, recognising and responding to their anatomical and physiological differences is essential. Fundamentals of Childrens Anatomy and Physiology provides child nursing students and registered nurses with a succinct but complete overview of the structure and function of the childs body, plus clinical applications throughout to demonstrate how the concepts relate to real-life nursing. Each chapter lists learning outcomes and includes clinical considerations, body maps, a range of high-quality illustrations and test-your-knowledge questions. The book is also accompanied by a companion website with further self-assessment and quizzes.
Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing and Healthcare Students is a succinct but complete overview of the structure and function of the human body, with clinical applications throughout. Designed specifically for nursing and healthcare students, the new edition of this best-selling textbook provides a user-friendly, straightforward, jargon-free introduction to the subject. Key features: Clinical considerations and scenarios throughout showing how the material can be applied to daily practice Featuring over 300 superb full colour illustrations Now includes a boxed feature throughout on medicines management; providing information concerning a variety of medicines used in the care and management of people that are related to the body system of the chapter The `Conditions' feature within each chapter provides you with a list of disorders that are associated with the topics discussed, helping relate theory to practice Each chapter includes learning outcomes, test your knowledge, scenarios, activities and summaries. Includes a list of prefixes and suffixes, as well as normal values, and a glossary of terms Supported by enhanced online resources with fantastic extras for both lecturers and students, including an image bank, online glossary, flashcards, interactive multiple choice questions, examples of patient notes, and more This edition is now supported by an accompanying study guide to facilitate the learning and revision of the content within this book: Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology Workbook: A Study Guide for Nurses and Healthcare Students.
Being an effective midwife requires a range of knowledge and skills, all of which are essential to provide competent and safe care to childbearing women and their infants. Midwifery Skills at a Glance offers an invaluable, straightforward guide for students and practitioners - offering readable, easily digestible information, supported with illustrations throughout to enhance application to practice. Clear and concise throughout, Midwifery Skills at a Glance covers a wide range of skills - exploring issues such as infection control, personal hygiene care, and safeguarding; assessment, examination and screening skills; how to care for the woman and neonate with complex needs; drug administration and pain relief. A comprehensive, highly visual guide to the skills essential for safe, effective, and compassionate midwifery practice Written by experts in their field Briefly describes each skill and provides clear illustrations - making it an ideal companion in clinical practice Offers instruction on the safe use of a wide range of essential skills required to deliver safe, evidence-based maternity care Includes service user viewpoints and key points to help consolidate learning and reflect on the experience of receiving care Written with the student midwife in mind, Midwifery Skills at a Glance is equally invaluable for all others providing care, including Maternity Support Workers, mentors, registered midwives and medical students.
This text will help students understand fundamental aspects of clinical practice in order to provide safe and effective care to children and their families in various situations. When in clinical practice, students may find themselves being supervised from a distance, and as such, this text will help the student when they find themselves in a variety of settings to assist their integration of theory and practice. The reader will develop their paediatric caring skills with a sound knowledge base, which will underpin the safe and effective delivery of care.
* User-friendly writing style
* Contributions from expert paediatric academic staff and skilled clinicians
* One of the few books that deal with clinical practice specifically related to, and addressing the needs of children in a user friendly manner.
Anatomy and Physiology for Nurses at a Glance is the perfect companion for study and revision for pre-registration nursing and healthcare students, from the publishers of the market-leading at a Glance series. Combining superb illustrations with accessible and informative text, this book covers all the body systems and key concepts encountered from the start of the pre-registration nursing or healthcare programme, and is ideal for anyone looking for an overview of the human body. Providing a concise, visual overview of anatomy and physiology and the related biological sciences, this book will help students develop practical skills, enabling them to become caring, kind and compassionate nurses. Superbly illustrated, with full colour illustrations throughout Breaks down complex concepts in an accessible way Written specifically for nursing and healthcare students with all the information they need Includes access to a companion website with self-assessment questions for each chapter Available in a range of digital formats- perfect for `on the go' study and revision
Featuring 11 chapters, each one with a detailed glossary, Learning to Care for People with Learning Disabilities is designed to be used as a reference book in either the clinical setting, classroom or at home. Chapters are re-divided into discrete sections reflecting contemporary Learning Disability nursing practice. References to care in a range of primary and secondary care settings are made throughout the book. Each chapter begins with key points and concludes with a summary of the significant points to reinforce learning.
Wound Care at a Glance combines superb illustrations with accessible and informative text to make the key concepts of wound care easy to understand. Providing practical guidance for all healthcare professionals who care for people with wounds, or who have an interest in this complex area of healthcare, it succinctly addresses a wide range of issues including relevant anatomy and physiology, psychological issues, physical care considerations, patient safety issues, legal and ethical issues, and various treatment and management options.
Mental health care provision can be complex and the approach the carer uses can have a detrimental effect on the health of the person being cared for. Caring for Adults with Mental Health Problems provides the reader with many examples of thoughts, ideas and perspectives in a user-friendly, easily accessible format. The chapters are divided into discrete sections reflecting contemporary care approaches. Reference to care in a range of primary and secondary care settings is made throughout the book. Each chapter provides the reader with a clear and concise approach to health care, encouraging the reader to understand and delve deeper. Written by contributors who are experienced clinicians and academics with many years of clinical and academic experience in various health care settings, this text is based upon the principles of care, a foundation text that encourages the student to grow and develop. Caring for Adults with Mental Health Problems is a practice-based handbook or manual that has a sound evidence basis, and one that will challenge and encourage the student to develop a questioning approach to care. The text is designed to be used as a reference book by a variety of readers in either the clinical setting, classroom or at home, in statutory or non-statutory surroundings.
The second edition of Wound Care at a Glance is the ideal study and revision companion for undergraduate nursing and healthcare students, newly qualified practitioners, and for all involved with the provision of high quality, evidence-based wound care. This concise and user-friendly guide enables readers to expand their knowledge and understanding of wound care and skin integrity, and render safe and effective patient-centred care. The guide's highly illustrated, visual approach to the subject of wound care and skin integrity explores the anatomy and physiology of the skin, acute and chronic wounds, pain management, legal and ethical issues, the various complexities of practical wound care, and more. Contains all the information you need to provide safe and effective patient care Presents a clear and concise account of appropriate wound care Incorporates both images and text to appeal to visual and non-visual learners alike Features a companion website containing interactive self-testing features
All registered nurses must have a thorough understanding and a strong knowledge of pharmacology, medicines administration, and the ability to recognise and react to the effects of medicines. Fundamentals of Pharmacology helps nursing and healthcare students develop the skills and confidence required to apply the fundamental principles of pharmacology and to offer safe, competent and compassionate care. Concentrating on the medicines that students are most likely to encounter in real-world practice, this textbook provides concise coverage of pharmacology, essential medicines management principles, legal and ethical issues, drug formulations, analgesics, immunisations, and much more. Clinically focused chapters feature defined learning outcomes, multiple-choice questions, practical examples, and full-colour illustrations to aid readers' comprehension of the complexities of pharmacology and care provision. The book utilises a straightforward, student-friendly approach to present `must-have' information, with contributions from experienced clinicians and academics. Describes how to use pharmaceutical and prescribing reference guides Stresses the role and importance of compassionate care throughout Contains a full range of pedagogical tools which enhance learning and recall Aligns with current NMC Standards and Proficiencies for Registered Nurses and Nursing Associates Supplemented and supported by a wealth of online extras and resources Fundamentals of Pharmacology is essential reading for all nursing students, trainee nursing associates, post-registration nurses taking `nurse prescribing' or `non-medical prescribing' modules, and newly qualified nurses and nursing associates looking to better understand pharmacology.
Everything you need to know about Pathophysiology... at a Glance! From the publishers of the market-leading at a Glance series, and from the authors of the successful Fundamentals of Applied Pathophysiology textbook comes the ideal revision guide for all the key diseases and conditions that nursing and healthcare students need to be aware of. Combining superb illustrations with accessible and informative text, this book is perfect for all nursing and healthcare students, and anyone who is looking for an overview of pathophysiology. Pathophysiology for Nurses at a Glance covers all the key diseases and disease processes affecting each body system, and key concepts encountered from the start of the pre-registration nursing or healthcare course. Key features: Superbly illustrated, with full colour illustrations throughout Written specifically for nursing and healthcare students with all the information they need Self-assessment questions provided for each chapter Pathophysiology for Nurses at a Glance is ideal for nursing and healthcare students as well as qualified practitioners, providing a comprehensive yet accessible overview of human pathophysiology.