Placement Learning in Surgical Nursing, A guide for students in practice

Placement Learning in Surgical Nursing

A guide for students in practice

By Karen Holland, BSc(Hons), MSc, CertEd, SRN , Professorial Fellow, School of Nursing, University of Salford, Salford, UK and Michelle Roxburgh, MSc, SPQ, RNT, RGN, Lecturer in Nursing, Stirling University, Department of Nursing & Midwifery, Stirling, UK


Introduction

Section 1 Preparation for Practice Learning Experience

Chapter 1 Surgical Nursing in Context

Chapter 2 Introduction to the principles of surgical nursing

Chapter 3 Types of surgical nursing opportunities and clinical placements

Chapter 4 Preparation for Learning in Practice

Section 2 Placement Learning Opportunities

Chapter 5 Pre-admission assessment of the patient and discharge planning

Chapter 6 Preparation of the patient for surgery: the hospital experience

Chapter 7 Undergoing an anaesthetic prior to surgery

Chapter 8 Undergoing surgery: the HospitalTheatre Experience

Chapter 9 Recovery from Surgery

Chapter 10 Going home from hospital

Section 3 The Patient experience of undergoing surgery

Chapter 11 Case study 1: Caring for a patient in a Day Care Unit

Chapter 12 Case study 2: Caring for a patient in a general surgical ward

Chapter 13 Case study 3: Caring for a patient requiring emergency surgery

Section 4 Consolidating learning

Chapter 14 What have I learnt in a surgical nursing placement?

Appendix: Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) guidance on professional conduct for nursing and midwifery students

Index