A handy, pocket-sized guide designed to help student nurses make the most of their community nursing placements.
Community placements can be daunting – you’ll be working in a variety of settings, caring for a range of individual people and families with different needs, often in their own homes. There are 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 palliative care, via home visiting, it’s full of practical detail, hints and tips.
- Written by experienced lecturers with the input of current nursing students – this guidance is really produced with you in
- Pocket-sized format – carry it with you at all times.
- Space to make your own notes – be it uniform policy, observations about the community you’re supporting, or just the names of your new colleagues!
Reduce your stress and make the most of your community placement by having this book to hand from the start.
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1. Preparing for community placement
3. Absence policy
4.1 The NMC Code
4.2 Raising concerns
4.3 Consent and confidentiality
4.4 Social media
5. Person-centred practice
6. Induction / first day
7. Key colleagues you will be working with
7.1 Health Visitors
7.2 District Nurses
7.3 General Practice Nurses
7.4 School Nurses
8. Getting to know your community
9. Working with your mentor
10. Home visiting
11. Interpersonal skills
12. Communicating with colleagues
12.1 Nursing handover
12.2 Answering the telephone
13. Health and safety
13.1 Infection control
13.2 Manual handling
13.3 Lone working
14. Community emergencies
14.1 Falls in the community
14.2 Infections and the risk of sepsis
14.3 Basic Life Support (BLS)
14.4 Violence and aggression
15.1 Incident reporting
15.2 Yellow Card Scheme
16. Caring and supporting people across the lifespan
16.1 Childhood development
16.2 Long-term conditions
16.3 Palliative and end of life care
16.4 Following a death in the community
17. Opportunities for learning
17.1 Practice assessment documentation
Moving on from there
19. Completion of your practice assessment documentation
20. Transferable skills
21. Further reading
Great little guide
‘This has really helped me in my community placement, I no longer have to carry my big community books with me as this has all the basic information needed to have a quick reference.’