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Developing Practical Nursing Skills
Foundations for Nursing and Healthcare Students
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Developing Practical Nursing Skills helps you learn and perfect the practical skills required to become a qualified nurse. Adopting a patient-focused and caring approach, this essential text helps you integrate nursing values alongside physical skills in your daily practice.

Now in its fifth edition, the text takes into account the NMC standards of proficiency and is relevant to nurses across all fields. Key features of the book include: i) New chapters on mental health assessment and end-of-life care, along with expanded content on sleep, pain and medication management. ii) Full-colour text design with clear illustrations and clinical photographs to aid visual learning. iii) Reader-friendly style with learning outcomes, activities and reflection points to help you link theory to practice. iv) Scenarios from a range of settings, including community, mental health and learning disabilities nursing. v) A focus on adults and young people, and with 'pointers' on caring for children and pregnant women to promote a lifespan approach.

This is a complete clinical skills resource for all pre-registration nursing students. It is also a useful text for nursing associate and healthcare support workers.


1.Practical nursing skills: a caring approach. 2.Communication: a person-centred approach. 3.Fundamentals of mental health assessment for non-mental health practitioners. 4.Measuring and monitoring vital signs. 5.Meeting personal needs: hydration and nutrition. 6.Meeting personal needs: elimination. 7.Meeting personal needs: hygiene. 8.Promoting comfort and sleep. 9.Assessing and managing pain. 10.Medicines management. 11.Caring for people with impaired mobility. 12.Infection prevention and control. 13.Principles of wound care. 14.Assessing and responding to sudden deterioration in the adult. 15.Managing care at the end of life


ISBN-13: 9780367896614
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Publication date: May, 2022
Pages: 784
Weight: 2340g
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Subcategories: Midwifery, Nursing
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