Competencies for Advanced Nursing Practice

Author: Sue Hinchliff
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780340927687
Release Date: 2008-08-29
Genre: Medical

Competencies for Advanced Nursing Practice is the first and definitive book to deliver guidance for practitioners working to be recognized for their advanced nursing practice. Written by experienced academics and advanced nurse practitioners from a variety of clinical backgrounds, this handbook will support nurses on their journey towards advanced nursing practice and provide detailed information on achieving the competencies within each of the seven domains outlined in the RCN and the NMC's proposed Standards of Proficiency for Advanced Nurse Practitioners: the nurse-patient relationship; respecting culture and diversity; management of patient health/illness status; the education function; professional role; managing and negotiating health care delivery systems; and monitoring and ensuring the quality of health care practice. The text concludes with a section on how practice can be recorded and used in the portfolioing and accreditation process, how to collect and record evidence and how nurses can be supported and facilitated through this process. Aimed at the professional nurse working towards an advanced level of practice, the nurse already practising at this level and seeking accreditation and also the student and newly qualified nurse giving early consideration to their future career, this book offers clear and user-friendly guidance for anybody wishing to undertake this standard of nursing practice.

Professional Issues in Primary Care Nursing

Author: Carol Cox
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444323679
Release Date: 2010-01-05
Genre: Medical

As both [practice and walk-in centre] nurses continue toadapt to the constant on-going change demanded by both the publicand the government paymasters they will face ever-growing selfquestioning about their role responsibilities and their need toremain competent, knowledgeable and safe practitioners. From the foreword by Professor Dame Betty Kershaw, DBE, FRCN,Education Advisor, The Royal College of Nursing, President of theScholarship Society for Nurses and Midwives This book enables nurses to get to grips with the professionalissues that affect their practice in primary care. It isstructured around the RCN domains of practice and considers a widevariety of issues including health promotion, reflective practiceand leadership. Part One sets the scene for the domains of practicewhich follow and considers the unique aspects of practice andwalk-in centre nursing. Part Two considers practical aspects ofeach of the RCN domains of practice in turn and is centred aroundnurse–patient relationships. Provides greater understanding of issues that affect the natureof practice Addresses the considerable changes in practice nursing andwalk-in centres Evidence-based but also contains personal experiences Suitable for nurses undertaking community specialistpractitioner degree courses, qualified practice nurses and walk-incentre staff

Advanced Nursing Practice

Author: Thomas David Barton
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137207746
Release Date: 2015-10-27
Genre: Medical

Advanced Nursing Practice is a topical and emergent area of developing health practice, but as an area that is still developing it can also be seen as one of uncertainty. Advanced Nursing Practice seeks to pave the way to a better understanding of ANP by providing a comprehensive overview of its evolution, including practice, theory and core concepts. Written by leading experts with extensive experience in the field it provides practical guidance as well as a review of the current clinical, strategic, educational and research developments. Chapters range from exploring the organizational challenges in ANP and the impact of technology, to assessment, clinical decision making and career development. This is an essential resource for Advanced Nurse Practitioners, their educators and mentors, and is a valuable resource for undergraduate student nurses, registered nurses and service managers.

Achieving Competencies for Nursing Practice

Author: Reading Sheila Webster Brian
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 9780335246755
Release Date: 2014-01-01
Genre: Medical

This book will offer examples to nursing students to enable a creative and innovative understanding of how the competencies may be demonstrated in the many contexts where practice occurs with individuals, groups or possibly communities.

Nursing Practice

Author: Ian Peate
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118496794
Release Date: 2014-08-07
Genre: Medical

Nursing Practice is the essential, textbook to supportyou throughout your entire nursing degree, from your first yearonwards. It explores all the clinical and professional issues thatyou need to know in one complete volume. Written in the context of the latest Nursing and MidwiferyCouncil Standards for Pre-Registration Nursing Education andthe Essential Skills Clusters, this book covers all fieldsof nursing: Adult, Child, Mental Health, Learning Disabilities andalso Maternity care, in both acute and community settings. Withfull colour illustrations, and plenty of activities anduser-friendly features throughout, this evidence-based textencompasses essential nursing theory and practice, providingstudents with information to support their success. Learning features in the book include: Hear it from the experts- tips and advice from real lifenurses, patients and their carers, and student nurses Red Flags- alerting the student to potential dangers Primary Care Considerations- informs students about care issuesin the community setting Fields boxes- giving further insight into other fields ofnursing, making the book relevant to all fields of nursingpractice Medicines Management boxes provide key information aboutmedicines Self-assessment and activities throughout A companion website to this title is available at ahref="" Here you’ll find a range of resources for both the studentand the lecturer, including: Over 350 interactive multiple choice questions Flashcards Glossary Links to references and further reading Illustrations from the book Worksheets

Mayes Midwifery

Author: Christine Henderson
Publisher: Bailliere Tindall Limited
ISBN: 0702026166
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Health & Fitness

Still the most thorough midwifery textbook available, this guide focuses on modern clinical realities as it guides readers from the first days of study to the first days of qualified practice.

Drug Calculations for Nurses A Step by Step Approach 3rd Edition

Author: Robert Lapham
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780340987339
Release Date: 2009-07-31
Genre: Medical

This best-selling pocket-sized book helps you perform drug calculations with confidence and competence. The completely updated third edition includes community practice and primary care settings, and a whole new section on pharmacology and medicines to put drug calculations into context. Starting with the basic mathematical skills required for calculations, including tips on using calculators and estimating answers, Drug Calculations for Nurses progresses to give you an understanding of basic pharmacokinetics and therapeutics. It also covers how drugs work in specific groups such as children and the elderly. The book takes you through step-by-step drug calculations with units and drug strengths clearly explained. Pre-test and a revision questions allow you to test and be confident in the skills you have acquired.

The City Guilds Textbook Level 2 Diploma in Care for the Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship

Author: Maria Ferreiro Peteiro
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781510426658
Release Date: 2018-06-25
Genre: Study Aids

Excel in Adult Care with the ideal companion for the Level 2 Diploma, published in association with City & Guilds and written by expert author, Maria Ferreiro Peteiro. -Enhance your portfolio with key advice and activities linked to assessment criteria, making it easier to demonstrate your knowledge and skills. -Manage the demands of your course with assessment criteria translated into simple, everyday language and practical guidance. -Understand what it means to reflect on practice with 'Reflect on it' activities, and guidance on how to write your own reflective accounts. -Learn the core values of care, compassion, competence, communication, courage and commitment required as an Adult Care worker. -Summarise and check your understanding with 'Knowledge, Skills, Behaviours' tables at the end of each learning outcome. -Successfully apply Adult Care theory in the workplace, using real-world case studies to guide you. -Expand your learning with access to popular optional units available online.