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Essential Clinical Skills for Nurses

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Catherine Delves-Yates
SAGE Publications Ltd
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Chapter 1: Infection Prevention and Control - Rose Gallagher Hand-washing Using hand sanitizer When to remove your gloves and whyChapter 2: Aseptic Technique and Specimen Collection - Rose Gallagher Principles of asepsis Common steps for the collection of all types of specimen Taking a wound swab Collecting a faeces specimen Collecting a urine specimen Collecting a sputum sample Taking a nasal swab Taking a throat swabChapter 3: Clinical Measurement - Valerie Foley Common steps for all clinical measurements Counting a respiratory rate Measuring SPO2 Measuring a pulse rate Automated blood pressure measurement Manual blood pressure measurement Measuring capillary refill time Measuring body temperature Blood glucose monitoringChapter 4: Pain Management - Ann Kettyle Undertaking a pain assessmentChapter 5: Skin Integrity - Irene Anderson and Catherine Delves-Yates Principles of caring for a patient with a wound Pressure related injuries - quick reference guideChapter 6: Safer Handling of People - Dianne Steele Efficient movement principles A safe way of working when moving a patient Chapter 7: First Aid - Chris Mulryan and Catherine Delves-Yates The recovery position ABCDE summary actions Management of choking AVPU assessmentChapter 8: Medicines Administration - Carol Hall and Catherine Delves-Yates Administering medication (oral or topical route) Administering a subcutaneous injection Administering an intramuscular injection Chapter 9: Assisting Patients with their Nutritional Needs - Kate Goodhand and Jane Ewen Common steps for all nutrition-related skills Weighing a patient Assisting a patient to eat and drink Passing a nasogastric tube Confirmation of position of a nasogastric tube Maintaining a nasogastric tube Removing a nasogastric tube Caring for a PEG (pertcutaneous endoscopic gastronomy) Stoma care Peripheral vascular cannula care Chapter 10: Assisting Patients with their Elimination Needs - Mairead Collie, David J. Hunter and Valerie Foley Common steps for all elimination-related skills Assessing bowel function Assisting a patient to use a bedpan, urinal or commode Performing catheter care Emptying a patient's catheter bag UrinalysisChapter 11: Assisting Patients with their Hygiene Needs - Catherine Delves-Yates Common steps for all hygiene procedures Bathing a patient in bed Shaving Teeth-cleaning Assisting a patient with a wash (out of bed) Trimming nails Washing a patient's hair in bedChapter 12: Performing Last Offices - Jean Shapcott Performing last offices
This little book is an ideal clinical skills reference for nursing students and junior health care practitioners. Its easy to navigate design and step-by-step approach allows for information to be accessed quickly to help students review skills while on placement and prepare for their OSCE exams.

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