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Foundation Clinical Nursing Skills [Paperback]

Charles Docherty , Jacqueline McCallum
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Book Description

12 Mar 2009 0199534454 978-0199534456 1
First year nursing students require a firm foundation in clinical skills in order to succeed on placement, and in their studies. It is not enough to know how to perform a skill - today's students must understand how clinical skills link to biology, holistic care, safety and clinical evidence before they can undertake and master skills on placement. When starting out, it has been difficult to link theory to practice, especially across a range of patients, until now!

Foundation Clinical Nursing Skills provides a clear introduction to both the knowledge and practical procedures that first year nursing students require. Without assuming prior knowledge, the authors carefully describe each element of a skill and demonstrate how it should be performed correctly on any patient and in any setting.

Covering the NMC's Essential Skills Clusters for first year students, straightforward language explains the biology, evidence-base and rationale so students know why to perform each skill in that way. Colour illustrations and selected video clips show students how to perform a skill. Scenarios and tips show how care is given to children, adults and those people with learning disabilities or experiencing mental health problems. Examples are taken from community and hospital settings ensuring students can deliver skills on every placement. Supporting evidence, protocols and guidelines are reviewed and updated every three months on our free dedicated Online Resource Centre (which includes extra activities and teaching tools).

Designed specifically to help first year students get off to the best start possible, Foundation Clinical Nursing Skills provides a high quality and student friendly account of the skills that are required at this stage of the course.

On the Online Resource Centre:
For registered lecturers and mentors:
- Tips for teaching and assessing clinical skills
- Figures from the book, ready to download and use in teaching material

For students:
- Evidence, guidelines and protocols, reviewed and updated every three months
- Video demonstration of key skills
- Over forty interactive scenarios and fifty interactive self-test questions
- Active web links provide a gateway to the articles cited in the book
- Flashcard glossary to help learn key terms
- Links to useful websites

Product details

  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford; 1 edition (12 Mar 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199534454
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199534456
  • Product Dimensions: 26.4 x 19.6 x 3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 262,591 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Charles Docherty, Senior Lecturer in Nursing at Glasgow Caledonian University. He provides strategic direction to practice-based learning in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Community Health. He has published on the acquisition of clinical skills in simulated environments and his doctoral studies focused on how mentors assess nursing students' clinical performance. Jacqueline McCallum, is Senior Lecturer in Clinical Simulation at Caledonian University. She teaches modules in clinical skills, adult nursing and critical care. She specialises in skills and simulation education, including the use of actors and 'mid-fidelity' simulators as patients. Having spent eleven years as a cardiac nurse, Jacqueline has written numerous articles on cardiac and critical care nursing, as well as skills acquisition.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Good book!! 22 April 2010
I find this book very informative and easy to use. Very appropriate and relevant for first year of nurse training. I would recommend this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Review 18 May 2013
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Another brilliant book, use this a lot for practice and for essays. Really easy to read with good diagrams. Great product
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 6 April 2013
By joanne
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definitely recommend for nursing students. I brought as a guide and it is really clear and helpful. clear and easy to read
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good basic book 3 Jun 2014
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Good for first year student as it explains everything you need to know as a first year. Simple to understand and not too detailed. Good book to turn to before and after you have covered the topic in university.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good 5 Nov 2013
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really helpful brilliant for student nurse a lot of information and easy to read i would highly recommend this. thanks
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