Clinical Placements: Pocket Guides for Student Nurses
By Kirstie Paterson and Jessica Wallar
Sep 2017 , 92 pp
From absence policy to uniforms, via hand hygiene and pain assessment, its full of practical detail, hints and tips.
·Written by recent nursing graduates based on their own experiences, reviewed by students and checked by a clinical supervisor this guidance is really produced with you in mind.
·Pocket-sized format carry it with you at all times.
·Space to make your own notes be it specific uniform requirements, hospital protocols, or just the names of your new colleagues!
Reduce your stress and make the most of your placement by having this book to hand from the start.
1. Preparing for placement
3. Absence policy
4. The NMC Code of Conduct
5. Person-centred care
6. Consent and confidentiality
7. Guidance on using social media
8. Induction/first day
9. Working with your mentor
10. Common documentation
11. Communicating with your colleagues
12. Communicating with patients
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
15. Basic Life Support (BLS)
16. Common medical emergencies
16.1 Anaphylactic reaction
17. Common groups of medications
18. Pain assessment pain tools
Moving on from there
19. Reflection and action planning
21. Common terminology
22. Quick references
23. Further reading