This book helps adult nursing students to competently manage care of critically and acutely ill patients, and to recognize and deal with the early signs of deterioration. The book takes a practical real-life approach to care, with each chapter focusing on patients with specific problems, then interweaving the knowledge and skills needed to care for that patient. New to this edition: · two new chapters focusing on the renal system and endocrine system · updates to include the latest evidence and guidelines from NICE · refreshed activities and scenarios reflecting current nursing practice.
With the number of people requiring palliative and end-of-life care set to increase by 2020, it is the responsibility of every nurse, regardless of specialism, to know how to provide high-quality care to this group of people. Yet caring for those nearing the end of life can throw up complex issues, including handling bereavement, cultural and ethical issues, delivering care in a wide variety of settings, symptom management and also ensuring your own emotional resilience. This book is specifically designed to equip nursing students and non-specialists with the essential knowledge in relation to the care and management of people nearing the end of life.
All nurses, whatever setting they work in, are likely to encounter people who are at risk of abuse and neglect. Recent reports have highlighted poor care and abuse and safeguarding adults is therefore a key requirement in pre-registration programmes. This book seeks to raise nurses' awareness of vulnerability, abuse and neglect whilst providing them with the knowledge and skills required to safeguard those within their care. It encourages them to make links between theory and practice, to think critically in order to achieve the necessary balance between protection and empowerment and to examine how their personal practice may be improved.
Reflection enables us to make sense of, and learn from, experiences that can sometimes seem uncertain, chaotic or even mundane. The second edition of this popular book introduces student nurses to reflection in a clear and practical manner. It explains what reflection is, why it is so important to nursing practice and the different types of reflection that can be used to help make sense of practice. The new edition includes a new chapter on using digital media in reflection, new case studies from each field of practice and new activities.
Assessment is an essential part of mental-health nursing and as such a core learning requirement for pre-registration nursing students. Getting assessment right is essential for the nursing student in order for them to become an effective practitioner. Many books on assessment are very theoretical. This is a practical, hands-on guide to the assessment process, underpinned by the latest evidence. The book explains the core principles through running case studies, so that readers can see how each decision they make impacts on the person in their care. Key features: Assessment principles are applied across a variety of modern nursing settings that you may find yourself working in as a registered nurse Each chapter is linked to the relevant NMC standards and Essential Skills Clusters so you know you are meeting the professional requirements Activities throughout help you to think critically and develop essential graduate skills.
Nurses are more accountable than ever to the public, patients, their employers and the profession, so it is vital you have a clear understanding of the legal, ethical and professional dilemmas you will face in the course of your career. This book introduces the legal and professional requirements of safe nursing in clear, straightforward terms and helps you to understand how they apply to nursing practice. The third edition of this popular book has been fully updated with changes to the law and professional requirements, and includes new case studies, scenarios and activities from all fields of practice and a clearer colour text design. Key Features: • Each chapter is linked to relevant NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters so you can see what is required in order to become a registered nurse • Scenarios and case studies show how the law applies to your nursing practice • Activities help you to build core skills such as critical thinking and reflection.
Dementia care presents a huge challenge to health and social care both now and in the future. The number of those in the UK with dementia is expected to increase to 1.4 million in the next 30 years. Regardless of the field of nursing all nurses need to understand the experiences of a person with dementia and the issues related to their care. This book provides an introduction to dementia care for nursing students with an emphasis on humanizing care. Real life case studies show the person behind the patient and explore the ethical dilemmas that a nurse may face.
As medical advances become more sophisticated, average life expectancies continue to grow. This presents significant challenges to the health care system, and caring for older people is now every nurse's concern. This book aims to help nursing students understand how to care for older people in any care setting. It uniquely focuses on person-centred, humanised care in addition to physical care, helping students to examine attitudes towards older people in health care and combat negative stereotypes. The book takes a positive stance on ageing, celebrating the fact that in the Western world we live longer and healthier with a focus on the well-being of the individual. Key features: · Easy-to-read introduction for nursing students, with a chapter on making the most of placements with older people; · Linked to the latest NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters for degree-level education; · Theory is linked to practice through case studies and scenarios, emphasising the lived experiences of the older person; · Plenty of activities help build critical thinking and graduate skills; · Further resources on the book's website to help you in your teaching including additional questions and case studies, website links, and PDFs of useful resources.
The word 'assessment' can strike terror into any student. However, providing evidence of knowledge and skills for professional practice is an integral and essential part of university life as a nursing student. This book helps nursing students better understand the processes of assessment so that every student can achieve their potential in their studies. It looks at each of the major forms of assessment including essays, exams, portfolios, presentations, OSCEs and practice assessments. It specifically addresses the needs of nursing students on new degree courses and therefore gives a clear insight on how to succeed as a student nurse.
Final year nursing students are often nervous about making the transition into a registered nurse. This book helps students prepare for their first nursing role and uses ‘real life’ scenarios to consolidate their skills. It guides students through the final year with its increased demands, and assists them in meeting the NMC requirements for registration. It covers content commonly found on final year transition to practice modules including coping with stress, applying for jobs, what to expect from your first role, dealing with change, delegating and managing junior staff, handling risky situations, managing priorities and developing your career.