Survive clinical skills training with this essential guide for all student nurses. Providing words of wisdom and advice from real-life student nurses, Care Skills for Nurses is an easy-to-read, quick-reference guide to all the key care skills you need to know boosting your confidence and competence both in the clinical skills lab and on your clinical placements. Special features: * Developed by students, for students * Clear, straightforward, and jargon-free * Ties in with the NMC standards for pre-registration education and the Essential Skills Clusters * Examples and questions based on real life nursing and healthcare situations * Available in a range of digital formats
Claire Boyd is a Practice Development Trainer at North Bristol NHS Trust, Bristol, UK.
PREFACE vii INTRODUCTION ix ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS xi 1 CARE AND COMPASSION IN NURSING 1 2 BASIC INFECTION CONTROL AND ASEPTIC TECHNIQUE 7 3 PERFORMING PERSONAL CARE 23 4 CONTINENCE CARE 35 5 PRESSURE ULCER CARE 49 6 PATIENT SAFETY 63 7 STOMA CARE 81 8 PERI-OPERATIVE CARE 93 9 ANAPHYLAXIS 105 10 ECG RECORDING 125 11 NUTRITION AND HYDRATION CARE 139 12 WOUND CARE 153 ANSWERS TO ACTIVITIES, QUESTIONS AND TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE 167 APPENDIX 1: THE COMPONENTS OF MEDICAL WORDS AND TERMS 175 APPENDIX 2: WEIGHT CONVERSION CHARTS 189 INDEX 191