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Clinical Skills for Nursing Adults Step by Step

Clinical Skills for Nursing Adults Step by Step
Ideal for Second and Third Year Students

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June 2019 | 176 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Whether preparing for a new clinical placement, revising for an exam, or just looking up how to perform a certain task, this book will become a trusted companion and daily reference that will develop your practice and improve your nursing skills.

This pocket-sized book provides step-by-step instructions on how to carry out core and advanced clinical skills such as medicine administration, giving transfusions, catheterisation and other advanced skills, and goes across both acute and community settings.

Information relating to each skill is presented in a specific and consistent format:

  • Before you start
  • Essential equipment
  • Care-setting considerations
  • What to watch out for and action to take
  • Helpful hints
  • A step by step approach and the rationale for them
  • Source of information

It has been updated with the latest NMC standards, and includes the most up-to-date evidence base for the procedures.

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Airways
Chapter 3: Breathing
Chapter 4: Venepuncture
Chapter 5: Peripheral IV Cannulation
Chapter 6: IV Fluids
Chapter 7: Blood Transfusion
Chapter 8: Central Venous Access Devices
Chapter 9: ECG
Chapter 10: Resuscitation
Chapter 11: Neurological Examination
Chapter 12: Medicines Administration
Chapter 13: Bowel Sounds
Chapter 14: Gastric Aspiration
Chapter 15: Enteral Feeding
Chapter 16: Removal of Sutures and Staples
Chapter 17: Urinary Catheterisation
Chapter 18: Urinalysis Interpretation
Chapter 19: Sepsis

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ISBN: 9781473975774