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The Handbook for Nursing Associates and Assistant Practitioners

The Handbook for Nursing Associates and Assistant Practitioners

Third Edition
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November 2022 | 520 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

The essential handbook for trainee nursing associates and anyone undertaking a foundation degree or higher-level apprenticeship in healthcare practice.

This bestselling book will see you through all aspects of your programme, from the skills and knowledge you need to get started through to more advanced topics such as leadership and pathophysiology. Covering all of the topics you will study in clear, straightforward language, it builds your confidence and competence as an effective healthcare professional.  

Key features:

-          Mapped to the 2018 NMC Standards and other relevant healthcare codes and standards

-          New chapter on medicines management

-          Filled with case studies, scenarios and activities illustrating theory in real life practice

Part One: Academic, Personal and Professional Development
Chapter 1: Developing Academic Study Skills: Techniques and Guidance for Undergraduate Students - Chris Counihan
Chapter 2: Personal and Professional Development - Gillian Rowe
Chapter 3: Leadership and Teamwork in Health and Social Care - Michelle Henderson
Chapter 4: Practising Values and Ethics in Health and Care Settings - Gillian Rowe
Chapter 5: Applied Health Sciences - Gillian Rowe and Ami Jackson
Part Two: Biosciences and Essential Knowledge and Skills for Care
Chapter 6: Bioscience - Gillian Rowe
Chapter 7: Advanced Health Science: Genomics and Pathophysiology - Gillian Rowe
Chapter 8 Prevention and Control of Infection - Deborah Gee
Chapter 9: Essential Skills for Care - Gillian Rowe
Chapter 10: Essential Skills: Medicines Management and Administration - Gillian Rowe
Chapter 11: Public Health - Michelle Henderson and Gillian Rowe
Chapter 12: Health Promotion - Scott Ellis
Part Three: Working with Different Groups of People
Chapter 13: Introduction to Mental Health and Wellbeing - Gillian Rowe
Chapter 14: Protecting Children and Vulnerable Adults - Janette Barnes and Jade Carter-Bennett
Chapter 15 Additional Needs and Challenging Behaviours in Adults and Children - Kevin Graham and Gillian Rowe

Helpful information for additional reading

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

I will recommend this for adoption to the programme director for the certificate in healthcare programme. The book covers lots of useful info succinctly and I will direct the March cohort of students to read this.

Miss Siobhan Flynn
Nursing and Midwifery, Swansea University
December 1, 2023

I really appreciate this book, I teach AP's and students who are nursing pre reg, and the information and level are perfect.

The scope is just right, the images are clear and helpful, the explanations make sense.

The option for online materials are an extra boost.

A job well done.

Mr Matthew Armstrong
Department of Nursing, Swansea University
March 18, 2024

Excellent book. Pity the e-version is only available through a hefty subscription.

Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, Plymouth University
December 16, 2023

Included this book in the reading list for learners, to guide their progression into University on a nursing career, and nursing associated pathways, which most are finding useful .

Mrs Oluwakemi Rebecca Bankole
Vocational Education, Barnfield College, Luton
September 25, 2023

Very appropriate for the course. Many different subjects contained within for different modules and clinical skills.

Miss Kate Hirst
Health and Social Care at Derby, Derby University
September 27, 2023

This is a good core text for nursing associates and associate practitioners. It is encouraging that books solely related to the nursing associate and Assistant practitioner curriculum are finally coming to print.
This would be a good book for educators in healthcare to refer to especially if supporting these students for the first time

Mrs Charlotte Elizabeth Humphris
Health, Brighton University
January 24, 2023

Teaching Nursing associates, this book has proven to be an essential Bible for my students.

Not only is this book a part of their reading list, I actively recommend it at induction!

Brilliant, thankyou!

Mrs Teresa Grattan
Department of Health and Nursing, University College Birmingham
January 23, 2023

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Chapter 1: Developing academic study skills

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