Clinical Pocket Reference Become a UK RN (Clinical Pocket Reference)

Clinical Pocket Reference Become a UK RN (Clinical Pocket Reference)

By: Mairead Murphy (editor), Sarah Connor (editor), Siobhan McCawley (editor)Paperback

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This resource assists overseas nurses intending to work in the UK to prepare for, and pass the final stage of registration, the OSCE Test of Competence, taking place at UK test centres. It has been prepared by an experienced team of NHS nurse trainers and recruiters.;Clinical Pocket Reference Become a UK RN takes the candidate through the following stages:; understanding the fundamental principles of UK healthcare and the NHS; definition and purpose of the OSCE; how to assess the patient holistically: assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation (APIE); practical clinical skills likely to be tested; what happens next: preceptorship and revalidation; The resource follows the stages of the TOC to assist structured and systematic preparation.; All the content is fully referenced to texts and websites to enable the candidate to explore any topics in more detail.; Underpinning aspects of UK healthcare culture are explained and emphasized throughout the book: the 6 Cs, communication and partnership with patients, documentation, amongst others.; The OSCE is a significant hurdle for both the nurse and their sponsor. This resource will enable you to use your time effectively to prepare in advance, and while working in the UK before the test itself. Best wishes for success. The authors.

About Author

Sarah Connor, Associate Director of Nursing Practice Development, Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Kingston-upon-Thames, UK Siobhan McCawley, Senior Practice Development Nurse, Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Kingston-upon-Thames, UK; Mairead Murphy RN, Director, Drake Medox, London, UK


Abbreviations / key terms ; 1. Requirements for becoming a UK RN 1.1.Background: What is a UKRN? Who is this book for? 1.2. Professional regulation, Scope of practice - what is expected? NMC Code.1.3.Eligibility - NMC criteria for Nurses trained outside the EEA. 1.4.TOC (Test of Competence). What is CBT? What is OSCE?.1.5. OSCE Assessment Criteria.1.6.Assimilation and Adaptation.2. CONTEXT OF CARE. 2.1. Accountability, Delegation. 2.2 Nursing Fundamentals - the 6 Cs 2.3 Safeguarding, Mental capacity.2.4 Clinical Decision making and Professional Judgement. 2.5 Confidentiality.2.6. Communication. 2.7. Documentation.2.8.Infection Control / The 5 moments before touch, Hand washing (WHO guidelines 2009).3 APIE: ASSESSMENT.3.1 Assessment, 3.2.Pain;3.3 NEWS 3.4. Neurological assessment (GCS)3.5.O2 Administration3.6. Roper/Logan/Tierney - ADL.3.7. Maintaining a Safe Environment, Communication, SBAR.3.8. Breathing, A - E. 3.9.Eating & Drinking, MUST, BMI, Fluid Balance 3.10.Elimination. 3.11. Washing & Dressing, Privacy and Dignity, Skin integrity. 3.12 Controlling body temp 3.13 Mobilising 3.14 Working & Playing 3.15 Sleeping.3.16 Expressing Sexuality3.17 Dying 4. APIE: CARE PLANNING: 4.1 Care planning 4.2 How to document a care plan, Prioritising, Aims and Goals.4.3. Documentation 4.4. Principles of Documentation. 5. APIE IMPLEMENTATION: 5.1 Implementation 5.11 Medicines Management & BNF. 5.12 Numeracy and Drug Calculations. 6. APIE: EVALUATION:6.1 Evaluation 7. SKILLS 7.1 BLS 7.2 Airway management and choking.7.3.Anaphylaxis management7.4.ANTT for wound care/dressing change.7.5 IM/SC Injections (Sharps disposal - refer Infection Control).7.6 ANTT for Urinary Catheterisation - Catheter care7.7 Urinalysis. 7.8 Peak expiratory flow 8. REFLECTION AND REVALIDATION 8.1.Reflection 8.2 Reflection and resilience 8.3Preceptorship 8.4 Revalidation

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  • ISBN13: 9781908725066
  • Format: Paperback
  • Year: 2018
  • Number Of Pages: 80
  • ID: 9781908725066
  • ISBN10: 1908725060

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