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Clinical Skills

An introduction for nursing and healthcare

By Robin Richardson and Joanne Keeling

Paperback
Jul 2021 , 300 pp
ISBN 9781908625205
Price: £24.99, $37.49
eBook
Aug 2021 , 300 pp
ISBN 9781908625212
Price: £21.24, $28.67
Clinical Skills: an introduction for nursing and healthcare covers the essential clinical skills required by nurses.

It offers an ideal introduction to clinical skills for adult nursing students, and it will also be useful for student nurses in other fields of practice, for trainee nursing associates and for other healthcare students who need to carry out clinical procedures when caring for people in a healthcare environment.

Written in an engaging and accessible style, the book will help students to:
  • develop their proficiency in carrying out the nursing procedures required to qualify as a Registered Nurse
  • understand when and how to provide nursing intervention and support to people in their care
  • broaden and deepen their knowledge through the use of realistic scenarios
  • apply their knowledge in a person-centred and compassionate way
  • reflect on their own values and learning experiences to enhance their nursing practice
  • improve their nursing skills by using the ‘hints for practice’ and ‘alerts’
The clear, reader-friendly presentation will help students develop the underpinning knowledge and understanding of the clinical skills they will need throughout their healthcare career.

From reviews:
“I found the chapters very accessible and easy to read which was refreshing as a lot of textbooks can be quite overwhelming in content and language.” Former nursing student, Edge Hill University

“It is very useful that all the procedures are broken down into steps. This gives the reader a clear guideline and good direction on where to begin.” Former nursing student, University of Cumbria

“This book is brilliant in so many ways… the step-by-step instruction were so useful and have really helped me to consolidate my learning. I will be recommending it to fellow students.” Adult nursing student, University of East Anglia

“The patient scenarios are one of my favourite aspects of the book, especially the continuity of particular case studies throughout the book. This is going to be an excellent addition to bookshelves and a fantastic reference.” Newly Qualified Nurse, ex-Sheffield Hallam University

"I think it is excellent value for money... The text is an excellent resource for students and I like the way that the chapters take you on a journey from admission to end of life care... It is visually lovely to look at, which I feel that students will find appealing... The use of Learning Outcomes at the onset of each chapter will assist the student to focus on the context and potential applications of knowledge and skills, help them connect learning in various contexts, and help guide assessment and evaluation." Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing and Allied Health, Liverpool John Moores University

"I enjoyed reviewing it and will add it to my reading list. I think the book is easy to read and succinct – good for those starting out in a career in health and social care. Topics and skills are presented in an easy to access format and aren’t over complicated – which I think is useful for those with limited experience." Lecturer, School of Health and Social Care, University of Essex

“The clinical skills book is a gem, easy to follow, eye catching, and relevant to all skills modules across all years of the nursing programme.” Lecturer in Adult Nursing, School of Health, Science and Wellbeing, Staffordshire University

"This is such a useful reference guide for essential clinical skills, that has just the right amount of need to know information for student nurses commencing in placement. Some really good tips and alerts throughout the book. A must-have for student nurses going out into placement for the first time." Lecturer, School of Nursing and Allied Health, Liverpool John Moores University

1. Introduction
2. Interpersonal skills
3. Infection control
4. Nursing assessment
5. Observations
6. Early warning scores – the detection of deterioration
7. Personal care
8. Specimen collection
9. Skin integrity, assessment and pressure area care
10. Moving and handling
11. Nutrition and fluid management
12. Bowel care, suppositories and enemas
13. Legal, ethical and professional aspects of medicines management
14. Administration and optimisation of medicines
15. Pain management
16. Catheterisation
17. Airway management and life support
18. Pre- and post-operative care
19. Venepuncture and cannulation
20. Blood transfusion
21. Transferring and discharging people
22. Caring for the dying person
Glossary; Index

Paperback
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ISBNs: 9781908625205 978-1-908625-20-5 Title: clinical skills ISBNs: 9781908625212 978-1-908625-21-2 Title: clinical skills