Clinical Placements: Pocket Guides for Student Nurses

By Kirstie Paterson and Jessica Wallar

Spiral bound
Sep 2017 , 92 pp
ISBN 9781908625458
Price: £9.99, $18.99
Clinical placements can be daunting – there are new patients to manage, new colleagues to work with, and newly learned nursing theory to put into practice. This pocket guide is designed to make your placements much more enjoyable and less stressful.

From absence policy to uniforms, via hand hygiene and pain assessment, it’s 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.

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

Spiral bound
Price: £9.99, $18.99
ISBNs: 9781908625458 978-1-908625-45-8 Title: clinical placements pocket guides for student nurses