Introduces all the core topics and essential information that nursing students, in all specialisms, will need to master during the first years of a nursing degree.
Essentials of Nursing Practice introduces the core topics and essential information that nursing students, in all four fields, will need to master during the first year of a nursing degree. It expertly brings together insight from over fifty experienced lecturers, nurses and healthcare professionals, along with contributions from student nurses, to deliver the most complete guide to successfully becoming a registered nurse.
- A clear, full-colour, effective learning design aimed to help students understand the core theory, skills and knowledge, and how this can be applied in practice through holistic, person-centred nursing.
- Covers professional issues such as ethics, law, accountability, core academic skills like writing and completing assignments, and fundamental clinical skills such as pain management and medicines administration.
- Includes interactive activities such as critical thinking, reflection and ‘what’s the evidence’ boxes.
- Real-life ‘voices’ and experiences from patients, students and practitioners are integrated throughout.
- Addresses the transition to the new NMC Standards of Proficiency with a new tool developed for educators mapping the content of the book to both the existing and new standards.
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Part A: Learning to be a Nurse
Chapter 1. What is Nursing and what is a Nurse - Catherine Delves-Yates, Karen Elcock, Ruth Northway, Steve Trenoweth, Carol Hall
Chapter 2. Being a Nursing Student - Catherine Delves-Yates, Jackie Phipps
Chapter 3. Core Academic Skills - Gabby Thorpe, Jonathan Mason
Chapter 4. Academic Writing and Assessment Skills - Gabrielle Thorpe and Jonathan Mason
Part B: Professional Practice
Chapter 5. Ethics - Ruth Northway and Ian Beech
Chapter 6. Law - Graham Avery
Chapter 7. Accountability and professionalism - Karen Elcock
Chapter 8. Resilience - E. Jane Blowers
Chapter 9. The role of the student nurse in effecting change - Jackie Phipps
Part C: Fundamentals of Nursing Care
Chapter 10. Delivering effective care - Wendy Wright and Fiona Everett
Chapter 11. Introduction to Nursing Theory - Carol Hall
Chapter 12. Value-based, Person-Centred Care - Catherine Delves-Yates
Chapter 13. Patient, service user, family and carer perspectives - Katrina Emerson, Ruth Northway
Chapter 14. Assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation (APIE) - Rebekah Hill
Chapter 15. Core communication skills - Karen Elcock and Jean Shapcot
Chapter 16. Communication and interpersonal skills in challenging circumstances - Steve Trenoweth and Wasiim Allymamod
Chapter 17. Assessing and managing risk PLUS Clinical governance and quality - Melanie Fisher, Margaret Scott, and Karen Elcock
Chapter 18. Record keeping and documentation - Robert Jenkins and Jill Barnes
Chapter 19. Clinical decision making - Gemma Hurley
Chapter 20. Safeguarding - Robert Jenkins and Jill Barnes
Chapter 21. Promoting Health - Charlene Lobo, Helen Walker and Daryl Evans
Part D Skills for Nursing Care
Chapter 22. Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) - Rose Gallagher
Chapter 23. Aseptic Technique and Specimen Collection - Rose Gallagher
Chapter 24. Clinical Measurement - Valerie Foley
Chapter 25. Pain management - Ann Kettyle
Chapter 26. Skin integrity - Irene Anderson
Chapter 27. Safer Handling of People - Dianne Steele, Lesley Dowding, Sam Emerson and Mike Cowan-Jones
Chapter 28. First Aid - Chris Mulryan
Chapter 29. Medicines Administration - Carol Hall
Chapter 30. Assisting Patients with their nutritional needs - Kate Goodhand and Jane Ewen
Chapter 31. Assisting Patients with their Elimination needs - Mairead Collie and David J. Hunter
Chapter 32. Assisting Patients with their Hygiene needs - Catherine Delves Yates
Chapter 33. Last offices - Jean Shapcott
PART E Context of Nursing Care
Chapter 34. Introduction to the Organisation and settings of care - Siobhan McCullough
Chapter 35. Introduction to Interprofessional working - Adele Atkinson
Chapter 36. Introduction to the psychological contexts of nursing - Janet Ramjeet
Chapter 37. Introduction to sociological contexts of nursing - Ruth Northway
Chapter 38. Introduction to public health - Siobhan McCullough
Chapter 39. Introduction to health policy and the political context of nursing - Catherine Delves-Yates
Chapter 40. Introduction to the global context of nursing - Catherine Delves-Yates