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Clinical Placements: Pocket Guides for Student Nurses

by Kirstie Paterson and Jessica Wallar Lantern Publishing
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Spb 92 pages
AU$22.99 NZ$24.34
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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).

The 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.
Written 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.

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

Kirstie Paterson and Jessica Wallar.