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By Maggie Maxfield, BSc(Hons) MA RGN and Michelle Parker, BN(Hons) MSc RN; Edited by Karen Holland, BSc(Hons) MSc CertEd SRN
Copyright 2012$22.95, Online Product, Reference
A title in the Pocket Mentor Series.
Are you unsure about your medical 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 clinical skills to care for individual patients? 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.
Placement Learning in Medical Nursing covers the following areas:
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:
Cancer and palliative care nursing
Mental health nursing
Community care nursing
Older people nursing
Each book also covers:
Section 1 Preparation for practice placement experience
1 Medical nursing in context
2 Medical placements
3 Preparation for placement learning
Section 2 Placement learning opportunities
4 The patient journey within medical placements
5 Nursing practice: admission and beyond
6 Assessment of risk and the medical patient
7 Assessment of vital signs and changes in health status
8 Communication within medical placements
9 Nutrition and effective elimination
10 Medicines management
11 Medical investigations and medical day care
12 The end of the journey: discharge from hospital and the experience of death
Section 3 Case studies
13 Case study of a patient with heart failure
14 Case study of a patient who has been diagnosed HIV positive
15 Case study of a patient with tuberculosis
16 Case study of a patient living with diabetes mellitus
Section 4 Consolidating your learning
17 Revision and future learning
By Maggie Maxfield, BSc(Hons) MA RGN, Practice Experience Facilitator, Newham University Hospital NHS Trust, London, UK and Michelle Parker, BN(Hons) MSc RN, Consultant Nurse for Older People, Newham University Hospital NHS Trust, London, UK; Edited by Karen Holland, BSc(Hons) MSc CertEd SRN
, Editor in Chief, Nurse Education in Practice, University of Salford, Salford, UK