Clinical placements are an essential part of nurse training, but are
extremely daunting, especially for new nursing students.
This unique pocket guide provides a wealth of practical detail, tips and
advice to help the student nurse get to grips with, and make the most of, their
placement. The pocket-sized format means
the book is extremely portable (it really will fit in a pocket!) and the ring binding
allows it to be opened flat (useful when adding notes, for example).
information is presented in digestible chunks (lists, tables, bullets, even
cartoons) so the reader can find the essential information really quickly
without wading through pages of text - there is even space to add notes
specific to the particular placement.
by recent nursing graduates based on their own experiences, reviewed by
students and checked by a clinical supervisor - this guidance has been produced
specifically with student nurses in mind.
What lecturers are saying about Clinical Placements:
"A practical book that provides students with a range of essential information, tips and advice about what to expect on clinical placement which should help them to make the most out of their placement. Information is easy to access making it easy for students to quickly navigate information. The small spiral bound format makes it accessible and ideal for students to keep in their uniform pocket."
"This book is just what is needed, relevant information that will help students make the most out of their placement and reduce the anxiety!"
"I have had a look through the Pocket Guide Clinical Placements book and think that it an excellent little book that will support students in preparing for their first placement and future placements until they gain confidence. There is just the right mix of appropriate illustrations and text and I particularly like the areas for notes that can be added if needed."
"I found this an excellent little resource for students as well as a reminder for staff."
Getting there 1. Preparing for placement 2. Uniform 3. Absence policy 4. The NMC Code of Conduct 5. Person-centred care 6. Consent and confidentiality 7. Guidance on using social media Settling there 8. Induction/first day 9. Working with your mentor 10. Common documentation 11. Communicating with your colleagues 12. Communicating with patients Being there 13. Personal safety 13.1 Hand hygiene 13.2 Infection control and sharps policy 13.3 Moving and handling 14. Fundamental skills 14.1 Assessment using activities of living 14.2 Drug administration 14.3 Drug calculations 14.4 Observations - National Early Warning Score (NEWS) 14.5 Skin assessment 14.6 Urinalysis 15. Basic Life Support (BLS) 16. Common medical emergencies 16.1 Anaphylactic reaction 16.2 Falls 16.3 Sepsis 16.4 Stroke 17. Common groups of medications 18. Pain assessment - pain tools Moving on from there 19. Reflection and action planning 20. FAQ 21. Common terminology 22. Quick references 23. Further reading