“Overall a good manual that gives a good overview of the key aspects of a district nurses role . . . This book is ideally placed for student nurses, nurses new into the community setting and experienced district nurses as a reference guide to base their practice on.” ( Nursing Times , 31 January 2013) “As district nursing practice requires a pragmatic approach and adaptable skills, this manual is a useful resource.” ( Primary Health Care , 1 December 2012) “It is ideal for nursing students, newly qualified staff and return–to–nursing students and wanting to work in the community. For more experienced staff it is a good point of reference.” ( Journal of Community Nursing , 1 July 2012)
"Every children′s nurse, whether they are a specialist or just starting out, benefits from the experiences of others and the evidence which supports professional practice. This manual is a great asset to nurses who care for children in any setting, and it is designed to be as user–friendly as possible for nurses with all levels of expertise. Based on rigorous evidence and extensive nursing experience, I would recommend this as an excellent guide for all practitioners working to ensure children and families have the best possible experience wherever they are receiving care."—Fiona Smith, Adviser in Children and Young People′s Nursing at the Royal College of Nursing
From the Publisher
* Comprehensive, evidence-based handbook
* For district nurses caring for adults in the community care setting
* Provides up-to-date guidelines for practical procedures in the community environment
* Highlights difficulties unique to practice in the community
* Includes action plans for problem solving
* Includes rationales for all procedures and recommendations
* Provides benchmarks to help develop clinical practice
* Highlights potential areas of danger or risk to patients or staff
* Indicates areas where specialist training is needed
From the Back Cover
District Nurses have to take into account the unique difficulties and challenges presented by working within the community setting. This manual presents a comprehensive, evidence based guide to a diverse range of clinical nursing procedures for district nurses and students at every stage of their career. The manual encompasses clinical procedures and guidelines for key aspects of district nursing practice – from assessment to drug administration, infection control, and wound care. The rationale for each action is clearly explained within each step–by–step guideline.
About the Author
Elizabeth O’Brien is clinical team leader for district nursing in Croydon Primary Care Trust. She is involved in writing clinical guidelines clinical audit and benchmarking in connection with Croydon Primary Care Trust’s clinical governance agenda.