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Community Placements: Pocket Guides for Student Nurses

By Lesley McKinlay, Georgios Tsigkas, Caroline Dickson and Fiona Stuart

Spiral bound
Nov 2018 , 66 pp
ISBN 9781908625557
Price: £9.99, $18.99

Community placements can be daunting – you’ll be working in a variety of settings, caring for a range of individual people and families with different needs, often in their own homes. There are 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 palliative care, via home visiting, it’s full of practical detail, hints and tips.

·         Written by experienced lecturers with the input of current nursing students – 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 uniform policy, observations about the community you’re supporting, or just the names of your new colleagues!

Reduce your stress and make the most of your community placement by having this book to hand from the start.

Getting there

1. Preparing for community placement

2. Uniform

3. Absence policy

4. Professionalism

5. Person-centred practice

Settling there

6. Induction / first day

7. Key colleagues you will be working with

8. Getting to know your community

9. Working with your mentor

Being there

10. Home visiting

11. Interpersonal skills

12. Communicating with colleagues

13. Health and safety

14. Community emergencies

15. Documentation

16. Caring and supporting people across the lifespan

17. Opportunities for learning

Moving on from there

18. Reflection

19. Completion of your practice assessment documentation

20. Transferable skills

21. Further reading

Spiral bound
Price: £9.99, $18.99
ISBNs: 9781908625557 978-1-908625-55-7 Title: community placements pocket guides for student nurses