Part A: Learning to be a NurseChapter 1. What is Nursing and what is a Nurse - Catherine Delves-Yates, Karen Elcock, Ruth Northway, Steve Trenoweth, Carol Hall Chapter 2. Being a Nursing Student - Catherine Delves-Yates, Jackie PhippsChapter 3. Core Academic Skills - Gabby Thorpe, Jonathan MasonChapter 4. Academic Writing and Assessment Skills - Gabrielle Thorpe and Jonathan MasonPart B: Professional PracticeChapter 5. Ethics - Ruth Northway and Ian BeechChapter 6. Law - Graham AveryChapter 7. Accountability and professionalism - Karen Elcock Chapter 8. Resilience - E. Jane BlowersChapter 9. The role of the student nurse in effecting change - Jackie PhippsPart C: Fundamentals of Nursing CareChapter 10. Delivering effective care - Wendy Wright and Fiona EverettChapter 11. Introduction to Nursing Theory - Carol HallChapter 12. Value-based, Person-Centred Care - Catherine Delves-YatesChapter 13. Patient, service user, family and carer perspectives - Katrina Emerson, Ruth NorthwayChapter 14. Assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation (APIE) - Rebekah HillChapter 15. Core communication skills - Karen Elcock and Jean ShapcotChapter 16. Communication and interpersonal skills in challenging circumstances - Steve Trenoweth and Wasiim AllymamodChapter 17. Assessing and managing risk PLUS Clinical governance and quality - Melanie Fisher, Margaret Scott, and Karen ElcockChapter 18. Record keeping and documentation - Robert Jenkins and Jill BarnesChapter 19. Clinical decision making - Gemma Hurley Chapter 20. Safeguarding - Robert Jenkins and Jill BarnesChapter 21. Promoting Health - Charlene Lobo, Helen Walker and Daryl EvansPart D Skills for Nursing CareChapter 22. Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) - Rose GallagherChapter 23. Aseptic Technique and Specimen Collection - Rose GallagherChapter 24. Clinical Measurement - Valerie FoleyChapter 25. Pain management - Ann KettyleChapter 26. Skin integrity - Irene AndersonChapter 27. Safer Handling of People - Dianne Steele, Lesley Dowding, Sam Emerson and Mike Cowan-JonesChapter 28. First Aid - Chris Mulryan Chapter 29. Medicines Administration - Carol Hall Chapter 30. Assisting Patients with their nutritional needs - Kate Goodhand and Jane Ewen Chapter 31. Assisting Patients with their Elimination needs - Mairead Collie and David J. Hunter Chapter 32. Assisting Patients with their Hygiene needs - Catherine Delves Yates Chapter 33. Last offices - Jean Shapcott PART E Context of Nursing CareChapter 34. Introduction to the Organisation and settings of care - Siobhan McCullough Chapter 35. Introduction to Interprofessional working - Adele Atkinson Chapter 36. Introduction to the psychological contexts of nursing - Janet RamjeetChapter 37. Introduction to sociological contexts of nursing - Ruth NorthwayChapter 38. Introduction to public health - Siobhan McCullough Chapter 39. Introduction to health policy and the political context of nursing - Catherine Delves-YatesChapter 40. Introduction to the global context of nursing - Catherine Delves-Yates
Essentials of Nursing Practice introduces the core topics and essential information that nursing students, in all four fields, will need to master during the first year of a nursing degree. It expertly brings together insight from over 50 experienced lecturers, nurses and healthcare professionals, along with contributions from 15 student nurses, to deliver the most complete guide to successfully becoming a registered nurse.