Fundamental Nursing Skill

Ann Hilton, Penelope (2005) Fundamental Nursing Skill. Whurr Publishers.


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This book has arisen primarily in response to the increasing concern expressed about the perceived lack of ability in both students and newly qualified staff nurses to perform clinical skills. This deficit has been largely attributed to the advent of Project 2000 and the subsequent move of nurse education into Higher Education. Innovations in nursing such as the Nursing Process, Nursing Models and new methods of organizing care delivery, each with their emphasis on providing individualized nursing care, may also have exacerbated this problem. These initiatives have largely resulted in the demise of procedure manuals as a source of reference in many clinical areas. Consequently nurses and the increasing number of health care workers in new roles such as cadet nurses, health care assistants and generic ward practitioners no longer have an easily accessible source of reference in the clinical arena. This is particularly problematic when they are faced with undertaking a procedure for the first time. The intention of this book is to redress this deficit by: 1 outlining the elements of essential nursing procedures in a readily accessible format 2 providing the rationale for the recommended actions 3 promoting evidence-based practice. This book is unique in that it encourages the reader to keep a record of achievement in relation to clinical skill competence. It also differs from existing publications in that it is presented in a more readily accessible and user-friendly format for the busy clinician. Further, this text may be of benefit to lay persons undertaking the main carer role in the home setting. The selection of skills for inclusion is based on extensive consultation with experienced clinicians, students, clients and their significant others as well as teachers of nursing. Each procedure has been carefully researched to provide a contemporary foundation for practice. The book is the first of a series which aims to promote professional and personal

Item Type: Book
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
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Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2015 02:44
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