Community Placements: Pocket Guides for Student Nurses
By Lesley McKinlay, Georgios Tsigkas, Caroline Dickson and Fiona Stuart
Nov 2018 , 66 pp
Community placements can be daunting youll 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, its 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 youre 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.
1. Preparing for community placement
3. Absence policy
5. Person-centred practice
6. Induction / first day
7. Key colleagues you will be working with
8. Getting to know your community
9. Working with your mentor
10. Home visiting
11. Interpersonal skills
12. Communicating with colleagues
13. Health and safety
14. Community emergencies
16. Caring and supporting people across the lifespan
17. Opportunities for learning
Moving on from there
19. Completion of your practice assessment documentation
20. Transferable skills
21. Further reading