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Placement Learning in Surgical Nursing

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ISBN: 978-0-7020-4305-5

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Placement Learning in Surgical Nursing

A guide for students in practice

By Karen Holland, BSc(Hons), MSc, CertEd, SRN and Michelle Roxburgh, MSc, SPQ, RNT, RGN

224 pages
Trim Size 4 13/16 X 7 5/16 in
Copyright 2012
$23.95, Paperback, Reference

A title in the Pocket Mentor Series.

 


Description

Are you unsure about your surgical nursing placement? Do you need guidance on what to prepare to get the most out of your practice learning? Will you have the range of skills to care for people undergoing surgery? What learning opportunities will there be to meet your competencies? How can you maximise your learning during this placement?

This book will help you with all these concerns. It will advise you on what to expect from the placement, what you can learn, how to link theory and practice, and how to make the most of your learning opportunities and meet your competencies.

Key Features

  • Takes a logical, step-by-step approach to preparing for learning on a surgical placement
  • Provides an introduction to the principles of care, treatment and management of an individual undergoing surgery, linking university-learned theory to clinical practice
  • Gives helpful evidence-based practice examples and resources to support placement learning
  • Identifies clinical skills that underpin care of a person undergoing surgery
  • Highlights potential learning opportunities and experiences available on a surgical nursing placement
  • Explains how to develop your clinical portfolio by completing specific exercises and activities
  • Maps all activities and exercises to the NMC competencies
  • Discusses the possible challenges that may arise during a surgical placement and advises on approaches to a range of situations
  • Adopts a case study/patient pathway approach to learning, from pre-admission to discharge.

Series features:

  • A unique guide to getting the most from clinical placements
  • How to prepare for your placement
  • What you can expect to learn during a placement
  • Clear links to, and examples of, achieving NMC competencies
  • Guidance on what to use as evidence for your portfolio
  • Case studies that link theory with practice
  • How to consolidate your experience and learn from the placement
  • Tips, activities, further reading suggestions and useful websites.

Series Information

Worried about your next placement? Will you ‘fit in’? Will you have the right skills? What do you need to learn to meet practice assessments?

This series will help you with all these concerns. It will tell you what to expect from each placement, what you can learn, how to link theory and practice, and how to make the most of your learning opportunities.

This is the only series specifically for student nurses undertaking specific practice placements, and will give you all the information you need in a user-friendly format. Each book in the series covers a specific area of practice for a typical placement on a pre-registration nursing course.

Titles in this series:

Surgical nursing

Medical nursing

Cancer and palliative care nursing

Mental health nursing

Community care nursing

Older people nursing

Each book also covers:

    • A unique guide to getting the most from clinical placements
    • What to expect before a placement
    • What you can expect to learn on placement
    • How to consolidate your experience and learning
    • Clear links and examples with NMC proficiencies
    • Guidance on what to use as evidence for portfolios
    • Short case studies to link theory with practice
    • Key points reminder boxes

Table of Contents

Introduction

Section 1 Preparation for Practice Learning Experience


Chapter 1 Surgical Nursing in Context


Chapter 2 Introduction to the principles of surgical nursing


Chapter 3 Types of surgical nursing opportunities and clinical placements


Chapter 4 Preparation for Learning in Practice

Section 2 Placement Learning Opportunities


Chapter 5 Pre-admission assessment of the patient and discharge planning


Chapter 6 Preparation of the patient for surgery: the hospital experience


Chapter 7 Undergoing an anaesthetic prior to surgery


Chapter 8 Undergoing surgery: the HospitalTheatre Experience


Chapter 9 Recovery from Surgery


Chapter 10 Going home from hospital

Section 3 The Patient experience of undergoing surgery


Chapter 11 Case study 1: Caring for a patient in a Day Care Unit


Chapter 12 Case study 2: Caring for a patient in a general surgical ward


Chapter 13 Case study 3: Caring for a patient requiring emergency surgery

Section 4 Consolidating learning


Chapter 14 What have I learnt in a surgical nursing placement?

Appendix: Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) guidance on professional conduct for nursing and midwifery students

Index

Author Information

By Karen Holland, BSc(Hons), MSc, CertEd, SRN , Professorial Fellow, School of Nursing, University of Salford, Salford, UK and Michelle Roxburgh, MSc, SPQ, RNT, RGN, Lecturer in Nursing, Stirling University, Department of Nursing & Midwifery, Stirling, UK

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