First year nursing students require a firm foundation in clinical skills in order to succeed on placement, and in their studies. It is not enough to know how to perform a skill - today's students must understand how clinical skills link to biology, holistic care, safety and clinical evidence before they can undertake and master skills on placement. When starting out, it has been difficult to link theory to practice, especially across a range of patients, until now!
Foundation Clinical Nursing Skills provides a clear introduction to both the knowledge and practical procedures that first year nursing students require. Without assuming prior knowledge, the authors carefully describe each element of a skill and demonstrate how it should be performed correctly on any patient and in any setting.
Covering the NMC's Essential Skills Clusters for first year students, straightforward language explains the biology, evidence-base and rationale so students know why to perform each skill in that way. Colour illustrations and selected video clips show students how to perform a skill. Scenarios and tips show how care is given to children, adults and those people with learning disabilities or experiencing mental health problems. Examples are taken from community and hospital settings ensuring students can deliver skills on every placement. Supporting evidence, protocols and guidelines are reviewed and updated every three months on our free dedicated Online Resource Centre (which includes extra activities and teaching tools).
Designed specifically to help first year students get off to the best start possible, Foundation Clinical Nursing Skills provides a high quality and student friendly account of the skills that are required at this stage of the course.
On the Online Resource Centre:
For registered lecturers and mentors:
- Tips for teaching and assessing clinical skills
- Figures from the book, ready to download and use in teaching material
- Evidence, guidelines and protocols, reviewed and updated every three months
- Video demonstration of key skills
- Over forty interactive scenarios and fifty interactive self-test questions
- Active web links provide a gateway to the articles cited in the book
- Flashcard glossary to help learn key terms
- Links to useful websites
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Charles Docherty, Senior Lecturer in Nursing at Glasgow Caledonian University. He provides strategic direction to practice-based learning in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Community Health. He has published on the acquisition of clinical skills in simulated environments and his doctoral studies focused on how mentors assess nursing students' clinical performance.
Jacqueline McCallum, is Senior Lecturer in Clinical Simulation at Caledonian University. She teaches modules in clinical skills, adult nursing and critical care. She specialises in skills and simulation education, including the use of actors and 'mid-fidelity' simulators as patients. Having spent eleven years as a cardiac nurse, Jacqueline has written numerous articles on cardiac and critical care nursing, as well as skills acquisition.
`By far the best clinical skills book I have seen in a long time.
Rachel Williams, Senior Lecturer and Clinical Skills Demonstrator, University of West England
`Made especially for student nurses and includes each branch in the book instead of generalizing to adults.
Emma Bloomfield, Student, Children's Nursing, University of Leeds
`The links between physiology, theory and practice are done well. Very comprehensive...a good aid throughout the student's training and beyond...'
Sarah Jackson, Advanced Paediatric Nurse, Royal Liverpool Children's NHS Trust
`The book would help students feel more confident prior to starting a placement. I like the explanations of skills and the way they are broken down into small steps, which make them seem less daunting. The book goes into a lot of detail and answers questions the students may be thinking, but
Kerry Harkin, Modern Matron, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Trust
`It offers a wide range of pedagogic approaches... Being able to access a range of teaching and learning aids, on-line resources and scenarios should enable the students to develop the requisite knowledge, skills and attitudes in applying clinical skills.'
Eric Broussine, Senior Lecturer, Learning Disabilities Nursing, University of the West of England
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