Mental Health Placements

A Pocket Guide

Angelina Chadwick, Elizabeth Tudor, Maxine Womack, Luke Woodhouse

Price: £8.49 , $11.46, €10.19

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Format: Ebook

Publication date: June 9, 2019

Pages: 102 pages

ISBN: 9781908625724 Related titles: ,

Other editions available: Spiral bound


A handy pocket guide to help mental health student nurses prepare for their practice placements.

Mental health nursing placements can be daunting – you’ll be working in a variety of settings and supporting individuals with a range of mental health problems. 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 personal safety, via least restrictive practice, it’s full of practical detail, hints and tips.

  • Written by a team comprising an experienced mental health lecturer, a Practice Education Facilitator and two recently qualified mental health nurses – 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 placements by having this book to hand from the start.

Pocket Guides is a series of handy, pocket-sized books designed to help students make the most of their practice learning experiences. Click here to see all available titles.

Getting there
1. Preparing for placement
2. Uniform
3. Absence policy
4. The NMC Code
5. Person-centred care
     5.1 Least restrictive practice
6. Consent, confidentialityand safeguarding
     6.1 Consent
     6.2 Confidentiality
     6.3 Safeguarding
7. Guidance on using social media

Settling there
8. Induction and first day
9. Working with those supervising your practice
10. Common documentation
11. Communicating with colleagues
12. Communicating with patients

Being there
13. Personal safety
     13.1 De-escalation
     13.2 Hand hygiene
     13.3 Infection control and sharps policy
     13.4 Moving and handling
14. Fundamental skills
     14.1 Assessment
     14.2 Drug administration
     14.3 Drug calculations
     14.4 Observations
     14.5 Skin assessment
     14.6 Urinalysis
15. Basic Life Support
16. Common medical emergencies
     16.1 Anaphylactic reaction
     16.2 Falls
     16.3 Sepsis
     16.4 Stroke
     16.5 Seizures
17. Common groups of medications
     17.1 Antipsychotics
     17.2 Antidepressants
     17.3 Anxiolytics
18. Pain assessment – pain tools

Moving on from there
19. Reflection and action planning
20. Common terminology
21. Quick references
22. Further reading

Small but Mighty...Super
‘What I love about this little bad boy is it contains all you need to know during placement and even after placement. Have done my first placement and going for second and I am punching myself why I did not buy it for my first. If you are in doubt, just go ahead and purchase it. It gives you that little reminder and if you don't know, it will teach you.
It comes with NEWS2 chart and Waterlow pressure chart..bargain!!’
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