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Clinical Skills in Children's Nursing

Edited by Imelda Coyne, Freda Neill, and Fiona Timmins

April 2010

ISBN: 9780199559039

496 pages
Paperback
265x195mm

In Stock

Price: £32.00

Designed as a compelling text for students, Clinical Skills in Children's Nursing offers evidence-based and family centred practical guidance for procedures in all care settings. Emphasis is placed on the development of decision-making skills and sensitive care. It is enhanced by illustrations, online resources, and regular updates to evidence.

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Designed as a compelling text for students, Clinical Skills in Children's Nursing offers evidence-based and family centred practical guidance for procedures in all care settings. Emphasis is placed on the development of decision-making skills and sensitive care. It is enhanced by illustrations, online resources, and regular updates to evidence.

  • Covers the clinical skills required for registration and beyond (including NMC's Essential Skills Clusters): includes all the skills pre-registration students need to know and advanced skills are still valuable for qualified practice.
  • Both theory and practice are provided: written, edited and reviewed by both academics and practitioners to help readers integrate their practical abilities and background knowledge.
  • All the relevant information in one place: step-by-step guidance and rationales for all procedures, plus the relevant anatomy and physiology, developmental ranges as well as family centred needs, ensures all vital issues are covered.
  • Aids family centred care: communication skills and practical tips for family centred care are threaded throughout so students can confidently deliver skills in partnership with children and families.
  • Evidence will remain current: evidence, guidelines and protocols reviewed and updated every six months on the book's accompanying Online Resource Centre.
  • Suitable for all children's nursing settings: both hospital and primary care settings so readers can transfer their skills.
  • Supports students' development from novice to professional: guides students to relevant prior knowledge to build on, highlights important points to remember, and suggests further reading.
  • Develops decision-making skills: outlines how to adapt the skills for different age groups, whilst nursing alerts anticipate and solve potential problems, and show how to recognise patient deterioration.
  • Clear visual guidance: photos and diagrams throughout
  • Active learning: over 40 realistic scenarios, interactive glossary and hyperlinks provided on the Online Resource Centre allow readers to take their learning further.
  • Online support for lecturers and mentors: access to the diagrams and photos from the book, in addition to interactive scenarios for teaching.

About the Author(s)

Edited by Imelda Coyne, Trinity College Dublin, Freda Neill, Trinity College Dublin, and Fiona Timmins, Trinity College Dublin

Table of Contents

    1: Introduction
    2: Introduction to core principles in children's nursing
    3: Summary of normal child growth and development
    4: Consent and legal and ethical matters
    5: Essential skills
    6: Essential care
    7: Drug administration
    8: Respiratory system
    9: Cardiovascular system
    10: Neurological system
    11: Renal system
    12: Gastrointestinal system
    13: Musculo-skeletal system
    14: Endocrine System
    15: Integumentary system
    16: Reproductive System

Reviews

10/10 I am very likely to recommend this book to child branch students - Rachel Sales, Lecturer, University of the West of England

I would recommend this text: the rationale is clear with a good step by step guide to the skills, clearly written, laid out and explained. - Patricia Joy Doyle, Senior Lecturer Children's Nursing, De Montfort University Leicester

10/10 This looks like a very exciting book - Carol Chamley, Senior Lecturer and Course Director Children and Young People's Nursing, Coventry University

I would recommend this as an excellent book to child branch students - Gill Langmack, Lecturer, Child branch, University of Nottingham

The advantage of this book would be a review of the anatomy and physiology prior to each skill and the online self assessment resources. - Heather M Dale Senior Lecturer - Children's Nursing, University of Wolverhampton

I think this text will be an excellent way for students to develop their skills - Alison Flynn, Nurse, Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Liverpool

I think the anatomy and physiology section is excellent and written in a clear and concise way... I would definitely recommend this text book - Paula Norman, Continuing Care Nurse, Southwark PCT

I am extremely impressed with this book and wish that it had been available when I started my training... it is the best I have seen... all topics are covered... well written, to the point and very relevant. - Carys Fitzpatrick, Student Nurse, Edge Hill University

Compares well to other textbooks... it brings together topics which in the past I may have had to access more than one textbook to get. - Tracy Henderson, Student nurse Napier University

a very good clinical skills text... each skill is very clearly explained and I liked how every time family centred care is bought into the procedure, because this is a very important aspect of caring for a child... prior knowledge is very good... everything is up to date. - Laura King, Student Nurse, London South Bank University

This book has more detail than most, with skills set out in a clear and concise format. Easy to understand terminology should help students carry out the skills out with confidence - Laura Mason, Student, Leeds University