By Helen Iggulden, Caroline Macdonald, Karen Staniland

This can be a very good e-book for a person beginning out at the universal starting place 12 months in their Nursing measure, and as a connection with these additional into their measure, on placement, or newly certified. It covers every little thing from communique abilities to strain ulcers, and comprises all 4 Nursing branches: baby, grownup, psychological wellbeing and fitness and studying incapacity. The ebook is followed via a very good CD-ROM that comes with step by step Case stories, assets for the book’s chapters, and skill-set video demos with self-assessment. The DVD applies the speculation to perform in a method that's effortless to appreciate and persist with. it is going to end up beneficial in coaching for OSCEs and for clean abilities that will not were used for your time. Conor Hamilton, pupil Nurse, Queens college Belfast, united kingdom "An first-class beginning textual content for first yr pre-registration nurses. The accompanying DVD encourages program of the speculation and is helping consolidate learning." Janine Lee, Leeds Metropolitan collage, united kingdom "This publication presents a superb substitute to different medical abilities books. the obvious and most valuable distinction is the addition of a CD Rom. The booklet itself is obviously laid out from the start, with the desk of contents detailing the entire crucial parts of nursing which are frequently forgotten. it's always assumed that nursing scholars already be aware of the fundamentals so the inclusion of the way to mattress bathtub a sufferer or easy methods to feed a sufferer was once welcomed. whereas basically geared toward these following the typical beginning software (1st 12 months) it has additionally been of serious use to myself in the course of my third year." Jackie Sheridan, scholar Nurse, Glasgow Caledonian collage, united kingdom "I came across this e-book important for a backup from scientific talents periods to refresh my brain. It makes use of easy effortless comprehensible language with key principles highlighted and makes use of images and diagrams the place precious. i discovered the cd-rom worthy because it makes use of step to step courses of talents used and even supposing all of us study them in talents classes we occasionally put out of your mind the most efficient manner as we learn how to reduce corners. you can use and good designed ... It covers all branches of nursing with case reviews to again up knowing and supply real-life examples of utilizing talents in practice." Becky grey, scholar Nurse, collage of Worcester, united kingdom "I used to be very inspired via this textbook. It reads rather well, is simple to persist with and is appropriate for college kids in the universal origin programme. permitting those scholars to determine replacement elements of different branches which they might not have noticeable inside of perform is efficacious and the DVD fabric clearly provides to the training and is helping to teach idea inside practice." Conleth Kelly, Lecturer within the school of healthiness and Social Care, The collage of Chester, united kingdom "This is an impressively entire consultant to medical talents drawing from the services and genuine existence stories of a number of individuals with healthiness and social care backgrounds ... the sting to the booklet that i think increases it above different medical talents publications, is the loose interactive DVD. Designed for use at yes issues in the course of the studying of the booklet, it offers the reader/viewer with vast extra studying and assets ... also, and maybe such a lot usefully, it presents the coed with videos of the scientific abilities being played, which convey how the easiest proof established equipment can simply be utilized in practice." Daniel Gill, scholar Nurse, collage of Salford, united kingdom scientific talents: The Essence of being concerned is an cutting edge new textbook and built-in Media device package deal which makes educating and studying nursing interactive! in keeping with the Essence of Care, this booklet covers the middle medical talents curriculum and takes a holistic method of the significance of providing first-class nursing care. Key positive factors: entire insurance: An available account of all basic talents is equipped, together with checklist retaining, verbal exchange and strain Ulcers. Pedagogy: a mess of job and case research containers, a word list, self-test questions and 25 sufferer eventualities fairly carry the themes to existence. within each booklet is a unfastened Media software DVD providing a wealth of absolutely built-in interactive fabric that's flexible sufficient to take advantage of in solo research, workforce assignments or school room periods. The DVD contains: Case reviews: This part includes a video case learn for every nursing department (Adult, baby, psychological wellbeing and fitness and studying incapacity) which follows a sufferer trip to focus on the significance of empathic worrying. ability units: This part comprises video demonstrations and self-test questions for the scientific abilities lined in first and moment yr nursing programmes, together with: an infection keep watch over, Wound Care, and management of medications. bankruptcy assets: This part comprises additional assisting bankruptcy fabric and comprises questions, hyperlinks, key studying assets and examples of either reliable and undesirable perform. This finished package deal deals a distinct means of bearing on concept to perform, making it a necessary studying source for all CFP and nursing scholars. stopover at www.openup.co.uk/clinicalskills for a preview of the DVD and up to date fabric.

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You will find a chapter on each of these topics within the book, apart from health promotion, as this is a theme that relates to all aspects of care and is referred to throughout the chapters. The Essence of Care was about supporting practitioners to achieve the standards that patients want in fundamental aspects of care, recognizing that clinical governance is concerned with the quality of the whole healthcare experience for the patient (Ellis 2001), and advancing the clinical governance agenda (Castledine Chapter 1 Clinical skills: the essence of caring 2001).

3 Clinical Skills The Essence of Caring Clinical skills and the student nurse References There are currently a number of major changes taking place within the National Health Service (NHS). For example, the shift away from acute hospital-based services and towards care based in the community (Scottish Executive 2007). Such changes have necessitated a shift in the role of nurses. Role development is welcomed, but it must be emphasized that skills previously in the domain of other professionals, for example, doctors, are complementary and do not replace the traditional skills of caring that are the cornerstone of nursing (Scottish Executive 2007).

Various types of evidence were used to establish the benchmark standards, including national guidelines, policies, systematic reviews and large-scale studies. It is stated that ‘Patients, carers and professionals 2 worked together to agree and describe good quality care and best practice’ (DoH 2003: 7). While The Essence of Care document is essentially a toolkit for practitioners, it is the final agreed benchmarks that are at the heart of this book and the Media Tool DVD. The benchmarks are relevant to all healthcare professionals involved in providing direct care, but The Essence of Care is primarily nursing-led.

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Clinical Skills: The Essence of Caring by Helen Iggulden, Caroline Macdonald, Karen Staniland
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