A handy, pocket-sized guide designed to make placements more enjoyable and less stressful for children’s nursing students.
Children’s nursing placements can be daunting – you’ll be working in a variety of settings and caring for a range of children and their families when they are at their most vulnerable. You will have new colleagues to work with, and newly learned nursing theory to put into practice. This pocket guide is designed to make your placements much more enjoyable and less stressful.
From absence policy to paediatric early warning scores, via faeces, it’s full of practical
detail, hints and tips.
- Written by experienced lecturers with top tips provided by current nursing students – this guidance is really produced with
you in mind.
- Pocket-sized format – carry it with you at all times.
- Space to make your own notes – be it uniform policy, new terminology, or just the names of your new colleagues!
Reduce your stress and make the most of your placement by having this book to hand from the start.
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Before we start
1. Top tips from child nursing students
2. Preparing for placement
4. Absence from placement
5. The NMC Code
6. Family-centred care
7. Consent, competence and confidentiality
8. Guidance on using social media
9. Induction and first day
10. Working with your practice supervisor (mentor)
11. Common documentation
12. Communicating with your colleagues
12.1 Answering the phone
13. Communicating with children, young people and families
14. Personal safety
14.1 Hand hygiene
14.2 Infection control and sharps policy
14.3 Moving and handling
15. Fundamental skills
15.1 Assessment using activities of daily living
15.2 Healthy Child Programme
15.3 A to E assessment
15.4 Observation of vital signs
15.5 Paediatric early warning scores (PEWS)
15.6 Aseptic Non Touch Technique (ANTT)
15.7 Drug administration
15.8 Drug calculations for children
15.9 Infant Feeding
15.10 Nutrition and fluids
15.11 Skin assessment
15.14 Risk assessment from a paediatric perspective
15.15 Safeguarding children and young people
15.16 Play and distraction
16. Paediatric Basic Life Support and choking
17. Common medical emergencies
17.1 Respiratory distress
17.3 Anaphylactic reaction
17.4 Escalating concerns
18. Pain and pain assessment
19. Common medication groups for children
Moving on from there
22. Common terminology
23. Useful websites
‘This is a very handy cute book for a first year student going to placement. It is really handy when learning to write shift evaluation and got very useful and common nursing terminologies as well as good advice to take with before starting your placement! It’s amazing how nicely it can fit on you nursing uniform pocket! Thank you!’
‘Excellent little booklet with some great information and tips on starting placement for children's nursing. Recommended to anyone about to start.’