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Essential Clinical Skills in Nursing

Essential Clinical Skills in Nursing

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Clinical Informatics | Nursing

March 2023 | 472 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Your complete solution for modern clinical skills education

Accompanied by over 25 videos and written by an experienced team of nursing educators and practitioners, this innovative textbook will support your clinical skills training across all years of your degree.

Taking a holistic and inclusive approach, the book presents both the theory, rationale and ‘how to’ of each procedure, as well as crucial interconnected skills such as communication, clinical reasoning and person-centred practice. Written in clear, straightforward language and mapped to the NMC Future Nurse Standards, the book delivers a complete solution for mastering the essential clinical skills you need as a student and registered nurse.

How will the book support my learning?

  Offers access to more than 25 videos alongside the text, demonstrating clinical skills in practice, from oxygen administration to venepuncture, cannulation and more
·       Structured around the 2018 NMC standards procedures annexe providing full curriculum coverage
·       Draws on over 30 case study scenarios and ‘voices’ from real pre-registration nursing students that bring clinical skills to life
·       Includes over 60 activities, key term definitions and other features to hone your understanding through self-testing, reflection and critical thinking
·       Relevant to students across all four fields of nursing

Part I Essential Knowledge for Clinical Skills
Libor Hurt
Chapter 1 Evidence-Based Practice and Clinical Skills
Deborah Rowberry, Pete Sewell and Wendy Churchouse
Chapter 2 The Importance of Assessment
Deborah Rowberry
Chapter 3 The Importance of Communication
Part II Clinical Skills for Nursing Care
Lee Gauntlett and Peter Sewell
Chapter 4 History Taking and Examinations
Sarah Tait and Louise Giles, with Sarah Kingdom-Mills
Chapter 5 Dignity, Comfort, Rest and Sleep
Nicola Tingle and Nerys Williams, with Sarah Kingdom-Mills
Chapter 6 Hygiene and Skin Integrity
Helen Beckett and Lovely Sajan
Chapter 7 Nutrition and Hydration
Jemma Gustafson and Trudi Petersen
Chapter 8 Bladder and Bowel Health
Jamie Wheeler and Lovely Sajan, with Sarah Kingdom-Mills
Chapter 9 Mobility and Safety
Gabby Wilcox
Chapter 10 Respiratory Care
Lisa Duffy, Lee Gauntlett and Libor Hurt
Chapter 11 Prevent and Manage Infection
Hywel Thomas, Deb McNee, Alison Young, Wendy Mashlan, Julie Hayes and Nicola Dawkins
Chapter 12 End of Life Care
Nicola Henwood
Chapter 13 Medicines Administration

Provides good, accessible information

Mr Luke Jeffery
Vocational Education, Peter Symond's College
March 27, 2024

Loved this book. Excellent explanation of clinical skills and really like the link to the QR codes.
Highly recommend

Hannah Richardson
Nursing, University of Leicester
January 2, 2024

This was added to the reading list as a support resource. It was adopted due to it's additional resources, such as the videos, case studies and points for reflection. This will hopefully encourage the students to think deeper around the topic and the links to the clinical setting.

Mrs Jessica Gauvain
adult nursing, Institute of Health and Social Care Studies
September 13, 2023

Well presented current text. Valuable addition of QR codes for additional content.
Clear application to practice. Ideal for pre-registration nursing students

Mrs Nichola J Murphy
Department of Nursing Studies, Edge Hill University
July 25, 2023

Good relevant content. I love the interactive think boxes, additional research and QR access to videos. Clearly set out and easy to use. Breaking down of terms and use of questions throughout to embed learning.

Mrs Sarah Wilde
Nursing, Plymouth University
July 5, 2023

The content in this book is presented in a clear and logical manner. The inclusion of a variety of coloured and relevant illustrations, and video links enhances the practicality of the book.
The brief overview of the anatomy and physiology recap is very useful and it facilitates the understanding and rational for the skill to be undertaken.
The case study and the activity pause and reflect are very useful tools that allow for reflection and application of knowledge gained. A valuable resource.

Ms Anissa Saleman Sarif
School of Nursing & Midwifery, De Montfort University
July 28, 2023

Brilliant book. Very useful for first year students and I will definitely be adopting for them. It has some very helpful information for them which is easy to follow

Mrs Jennifer Reynolds
Nursing (Derby), Derby University
May 2, 2023

The is an excellent resource, the case studies within are great for the student, as they use examples of how the reading material can be applied within their practice.

Miss Rosie Shepherd
Department of Health and Nursing, University College Birmingham
April 12, 2023

Very handy when teaching clinical skills. The quiz at the end of each skill to test knowledge very popular with students especial as its a way to recap on the skill.

Mrs Maipe Dube
Nursing and Health Studies Department, Huddersfield University
April 27, 2023

Shared information with the unit lead and found that this is an excellent text - she is considering whether to add it

Miss Mel Webb
Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Bedfordshire University
October 12, 2023

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