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Essential Clinical Skills for Nurses
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Nursing

May 2015 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This little book is an ideal clinical skills reference for nursing students and junior health care practitioners. Its easy to navigate design and step-by-step approach allows for information to be accessed quickly to help students review skills while on placement and prepare for their OSCE exams.

- Essential equipment tick lists helps ensure students know what they need to perform clinical skills.

- Patient considerations promote strategies to provide the best possible care.

- All fields of nursing are covered with tips throughout to help students support every patient group.

- Introduces different approaches to performing clinical skills in community and acute settings to help students and new practitioners feel confident performing the skill in any situation.

Wendy Wright and Fiona Everett
Common Abbreviations
Wendy Wright and Fiona Everett
Useful Prefixes and Suffixes
Rose Gallagher
Infection Prevention and Control
Valerie Foley
Clinical Measurement
Ann Kettyle
Pain Management
Rose Gallagher
Aseptic Technique and Specimen Collection
Irene Anderson and Catherine Delves-Yates
Skin Integrity
Diane Steele
Safer Handling of People
Chris Mulryan
First Aid
Carol Hall and Catherine Delves-Yates
Medicines Administration
Kate Goodhand and Jane Ewan
Assisting Patients with their Nutritional Needs
Mairead Collie, David J. Hunter and Valerie Foley
Assisting Patients with their Elimination Needs
Catherine Delves-Yates
Assisting Patients with their Hygiene Needs
Jean Shapcott
Last Offices
Wendy Wright and Fiona Everett
Commonly Used Medication and Side Effects
Wendy Wright and Fiona Everett
Normal Laboratory Values

This step by step guide is an essential easy read with all the up to date measurements to take when undertaking clinical skills. The Reason and Patient-centred care considerations are key to enhancing understanding and knowledge.

Mrs Helen Higginson
Health & Human Sciences, University of Bolton
June 4, 2015

This is a very good fundamental resource textbook.

Mary Brosnan
Department of Nursing and Healthcare, Tralee Institute of Technology
June 3, 2015

An excellent review of clinical skills and underpinning principles in a practical pocket-sized table format which is easily to carry and use in practical circumstances.

Miss Laura Guest
School Of Care Studies, West Herts College
June 1, 2015

This guide is clear, concise and will become an essential tool for all nursing students and qualified staff alike.

Mrs Coralie Roll
School of Nursing & Midwifery, University of East Anglia
May 22, 2015

A useful book for student nurses and newly qualified nurses.

Mr Steven Collis
Nursing, Counselling & Psychotherapy, Derby University
May 12, 2015

Small compact book containing excellent information

Mrs Denise Anderson
Care and Life Sciences, West College Scotland
April 28, 2015
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Delves-Yates Chapter 1


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