Developing Practical Adult Nursing Skills Third Edition
Edited by Lesley Baillie
CRC Press – 2009 – 592 pages
CRC Press – 2009 – 592 pages
This is the third edition of the highly successful textbook, Developing Practical Nursing Skills, which has been revised specifically for nursing and health care students working with adult patients, offering a more comprehensive guide that will last throughout initial training and beyond.
Maintaining the practical and easy-to-use style of the previous edition, the text now focuses on adults with physical health needs across a range of settings. Each chapter includes scenarios from adult physical health, mental health and learning disability care settings, which are followed by reflective activities and learning outcomes to help the reader relate theory to practice.
This new edition includes additional skills, and has been fully updated with new research and health policies, including the Nursing and Midwifery Council Essential Skills Clusters. An accompanying website supports the text with complementary information, images, activities and self-assessment questions.
This interactive aid to learning is essential reading for all pre-registration nurses on the common foundation programme and adult, mental health and learning disability branches, as well as health care assistants studying NVQ 2/3 in Care, and students on assistant healthcare practitioner foundation degrees. It is also a useful reference for qualified nurses and all those involved in the teaching of practical nursing skills.
The accompanying website is http://cw.tandf.co.uk/adultnursingskills/
Developing Practical Adult Nursing Skills and its additional resources are an invaluable teaching resource. As a lecturer/practitioner in learning disabilities (complex needs) this is the first resource I've seen that highlights the health needs of people with learning disabilities. Bringing this into the mainstream will ensure all branches of nurse training can develop an awareness of these health needs and hopefully take that learning into practice.
'The third edition of this popular book has been revised and now focuses on adults with physical health needs across a range of settings… Each chapter includes reflective activities, learning outcomes, a chapter summary, extensive references and useful websites… I would recommend this book to all nursing students but also care assistants undertaking qualifications in care and any qualified staffs who feel that they need to be reminded of the need to provide person-centred, evidence based care'.
1. Practical nursing skills: a caring approach
2. The nurseâ€™s approach: self awareness and communication
3. Preventing cross-infection
4. Measuring vital signs
5. Administering medicines
6. Caring for people with impaired mobility
7. Applying principles of wound care
8. Meeting hygiene needs
9. Meeting elimination needs
10. Maintaining nutrition and fluid balance
11. Assessing physical health and responding to sudden deterioration
12. Managing pain and promoting comfort
Lesley Baillie PhD MSc BA(Hons) RGN RNT, Principal Lecturer (Clinical Skills Development),