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Clinical Skills

An introduction for nursing and healthcare

By Robin Richardson and Joanne Keeling

Paperback
Aug 2021 , 300 pp
ISBN 9781908625205
Price: £24.99, $37.49
eBook
Jul 2021 , 300 pp
ISBN 9781908625212
Price: £21.24, $28.67
Clinical Skills: an introduction for nursing and healthcare covers the essential clinical skills required by nurses.

It offers an ideal introduction to clinical skills for adult nursing students, and it will also be useful for student nurses in other fields of practice, for trainee nursing associates and for other healthcare students who need to carry out clinical procedures when caring for people in a healthcare environment.

Written in an engaging and accessible style, the book will help students to:
  • develop their proficiency in carrying out the nursing procedures required to qualify as a Registered Nurse
  • understand when and how to provide nursing intervention and support to people in their care
  • broaden and deepen their knowledge through the use of realistic scenarios
  • apply their knowledge in a person-centred and compassionate way
  • reflect on their own values and learning experiences to enhance their nursing practice
  • improve their nursing skills by using the ‘hints for practice’ and ‘alerts’
The clear, reader-friendly presentation will help students develop the underpinning knowledge and understanding of the clinical skills they will need throughout their healthcare career.

Pre-publication reviews
“I found the chapters very accessible and easy to read which was refreshing as a lot of textbooks can be quite overwhelming in content and language.” Former nursing student, Edge Hill University
“It is very useful that all the procedures are broken down into steps. This gives the reader a clear guideline and good direction on where to begin.” Former nursing student, University of Cumbria
“This book is brilliant in so many ways… the step-by-step instruction were so useful and have really helped me to consolidate my learning. I will be recommending it to fellow students.” Adult nursing student, University of East Anglia
“The patient scenarios are one of my favourite aspects of the book, especially the continuity of particular case studies throughout the book. This is going to be an excellent addition to bookshelves and a fantastic reference.” Newly Qualified Nurse, ex-Sheffield Hallam University

1. Introduction
2. Interpersonal skills
3. Infection control
4. Nursing assessment
5. Observations
6. Early warning scores – the detection of deterioration
7. Personal care
8. Specimen collection
9. Skin integrity, assessment and pressure area care
10. Moving and handling
11. Nutrition and fluid management
12. Bowel care, suppositories and enemas
13. Legal, ethical and professional aspects of medicines management
14. Administration and optimisation of medicines
15. Pain management
16. Catheterisation
17. Airway management and life support
18. Pre- and post-operative care
19. Venepuncture and cannulation
20. Blood transfusion
21. Transferring and discharging people
22. Caring for the dying person
Glossary; Index

Paperback
Price: £24.99, $37.49
eBook
Price: £21.24, $28.67
ISBNs: 9781908625205 978-1-908625-20-5 Title: clinical skills ISBNs: 9781908625212 978-1-908625-21-2 Title: clinical skills