Essential Nursing Skills, 4th Edition
Clinical skills for caring
As a nursing student you learn lots of nursing theory and research - but how do you translate this into practice and apply it to the skills you need? Where do you start? What steps should be carried out and in what order? What should you do afterwards?
Essential Nursing Skills answers these questions for over 130 clinical skills. Each one is explained from start to finish, using a step-by-step approach, with clear illustrations and colour photographs to enhance understanding.
Small enough to carry with you and specifically designed and written to aid learning, this book is invaluable for nurses across all fields.Table of Contents
New to This Edition
- Full-colour photographs illustrate many of the procedures
- Full colour is used throughout to help navigate procedures
- Section listing normal values of commonly used blood tests
- Skills to assess deteriorating patients and care for patients undergoing surgery
- Reflects changes in nursing and professional national guidelines.
• Attractive design - easy to use
• Skills explained step by step
• Comprehensive list of skills covers all that students will encounter in practice
• Points for Practice sections encourage readers to reflect and learn
• Further reading and references point to the evidence and knowledge base for each skill
"This book covers the majority of clinical skills encountered in primary and secondary care settings.The level of detail is ideal for a student nurse from year one of training through to a newly qualified nurse. It is both colourful and informative. All subjects are well-researched and evidence-based. This is a good teaching resource for mentors to have access to when mentoring student nurses. Its layout with points for practice and comprehensive reading lists allow the reader to undertake independent study beyond that of just being able to perform the skill."
Nursing Times, February 2013
"THIS IS a comprehensive little handbook aimed at nursing students, but would serve also as a reminder for those who mentor students as well a newly registered staff nurses. It is well structured and the points for practice, with their contemporaneous evidence base and reflections on clinical improvements, are the real 'golden nuggets'...All in all, a great handbook that helps to translate theory into clinical practice. It can be carriedaround and 'dipped' into as and when required. I recommend it as a must for nursing students"
Nursing Management, June 2013
By Maggie Nicol, BSc(Hons) MSc PGDipEd RGN, Director, Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, School of Community & Health Sciences, City University, London, UK
; Carol Bavin, RGN, RM, Dipn(Lond), RCNT, Lecturer, St Bartholomew School of Nursing & Midwifery, City University, London, UK; Patricia Cronin, RGN, BSc(Hons), MSc(Nursing), DipN(Lond), Lecturer in Nursing, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland; Karen Rawlings-Anderson, RGN, BA(Hons), MSc(Nursing), DipNEd, Senior Lecturer, St Bartholomew School of Nursing & Midwifery, City University, London, UK; Elaine Cole, BSc, MSc, PgDipEd, RGN, Senior Lecturer Emergency and Trauma Care, City University, London, UK and Janet Hunter