Clinical Placements

A Pocket Guide

By Kirstie Paterson and Jessica Wallar

Spiral bound
Sep 2017 , 92 pp
ISBN 9781908625458
Price: £9.99, $14.99
Sep 2017 , 92 pp
ISBN 9781908625465
Price: £8.49, $11.46
A handy, pocket-sized guide designed to help student nurses prepare for their clinical placements.

Clinical placements are an essential part of nurse training, but they can be 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 practice learning experiences. The information is presented in digestible chunks (lists, tables, bullets, even cartoons) so you can find the essential information quickly without wading through pages of text, and there is space to add notes specific to the particular 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 your own notes, for example.

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.

What lecturers are saying about Clinical Placements:

"A practical book that provides students with a range of essential  information, tips and advice about what to expect on clinical placement which should help them to make the most out of their placement. Information is easy to access  making it easy for students to quickly navigate information. The small spiral bound format makes it accessible and ideal for students to keep in their uniform pocket."

"This book is just what is needed, relevant information that will help students make the most out of their placement and reduce the anxiety!"

"I have had a look through the Pocket Guide Clinical Placements book and think that it's an excellent little book that will support students in preparing for their first placement and future placements until they gain confidence. There is just the right mix of appropriate illustrations and text and I particularly like the areas for notes that can be added if needed."

"I found this an excellent little resource for students as well as a reminder for staff."

Pocket Guides is a series of handy, pocket-sized books designed to help students make the most of their practice learning experiences. Click here to see all available titles.
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 those supervising and assessing your practice
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
Spiral bound
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ISBNs: 9781908625458 978-1-908625-45-8 Title: clinical placements ISBNs: 9781908625465 978-1-908625-46-5 Title: clinical placements