Community Placements

A Pocket Guide

Lesley McKinlay, Georgios Tsigkas, Caroline Dickson, Fiona Stuart

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Format: Spiral bound

Publication date: November 30, 2018

Pages: 72 pages

ISBN: 9781908625557 Related titles: ,

Other editions available: Ebook


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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Getting there
1. Preparing for community placement
2. Uniform
3. Absence policy
4. Professionalism
     4.1 The NMC Code
     4.2 Raising concerns
     4.3 Consent and confidentiality
     4.4 Social media
5. Person-centred practice

Settling there
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

Being there
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. Documentation
     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
18. Reflection
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.’
Amazon reviewer

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