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Nursing Student's Clinical Survival Guide eBook, 4th Edition

Kerry Reid-Searl
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Nursing Student's Clinical Survival Guide eBook, 4th Edition

By Kerry Reid-Searl, Trudy Dwyer, Lorna Moxham
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Kerry Reid-Searl
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Edition
4th
ISBN
9781488622748
Published Date
13/12/2018
This quick-reference guide is not rivalled by anything else in the market. As a support text, Reid-Searl’s Nursing Student's Clinical Survival Guide assists students with tips to competently conduct clinical skills for safe and person-centred care in clinical settings.


Whether used individually across students’ education and into early practice, or as a tool to complement a comprehensive text such as Berman, Skills in Clinical Nursing, Clinical Survival Guide students to deliver competent person-centred care in professional practice.

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Biography
Professor Kerry Reid-Searl has been involved in the CQUniversity undergraduate nursing program for the past 25 years. She is currently the Deputy Head of Programme as well Professor of Simulation in the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Together with her passion for nursing and nursing education, Kerry also has a strong passion about patient safety.

Her current simulation work is focused on patient safety and strategies for 'the teacher in role'. In particular, she works with silicone props and has designed a unique approach to enable students to experience humanistic simulation experiences before being exposed to practical placements.

Dr. Trudy Dwyer is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at CQUniversity Australia, Faculty of Sciences, Engineering & Health, CQ University. She is interested in the facilitating of learning in a clinical context.

Prof. Lorna Moxham is a Professor of Mental Health Nursing at the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health at the University of Wollongong. Lorna is a Board member of the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses and an Editorial Board member of the International Journal of Mental Health Nursing.

Features
  • Mapped to MSQHS and NMBA Standards
  • Used as a quick-reference guide, this text gives students a reference tool, meant to assist and support teachings across a range of undergraduate levels and into early practice.
  • This guide contains common Australian terminology, standard abbreviations, information on protecting yourself and the patient, medication administration, oxygen concentration delivery and fluid balance, vital signs, quick head-to-toe assessment and pain assessment, CPR, wound care, among many other essential elements of nursing.
  • Easy to read and locate relevant information.
Table of contents
  • 24-HOUR CLOCK
  • Protecting yourself and the patient
  • Standard precautions
  • Additional precautions
  • Hand hygiene
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Body fluids exposure
  • Moving patients safely
  • Falls prevention
  • Venous thromboembolism (VTE) prevention
  • Signs of stroke
  • MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION
  • Five rights and more
  • Tips in preventing medication errors
  • Safety tips with oral medications
  • Safety tips with injections
  • Medication administration and student nurses
  • Abbreviations used in medication administration
  • Checks for medications and intravenous fluids at shift changeover
  • Medication orders
  • Metric system and symbols
  • Drug calculations/formulas
  • Drug name endings and related information
  • Drugs and antidotes
  • OXYGEN CONCENTRATION DELIVERY FLUID BALANCE
  • Measurements useful for fluid balance charts
  • Tips with fluid balance charts
  • Classification of urine output
  • Types of IV fluids
  • Drip rates
  • Intravenous site checks
  • Body weight method for calculating daily maintenance fluids
  • VITAL SIGNS
  • Vital signs: Normal ranges
  • Early warning systems
  • QUICK HEAD-TO-TOE ASSESSMENT PAIN ASSESSMENT
  • Common sites of referred pain from various body organs
  • LANDMARKS TO IDENTIFY ABDOMINAL AREAS
  • The nine abdominal regions
  • The four abdominal quadrants
  • BLOOD VALUES
  • NORMAL VALUES IN A URINALYSIS
  • MENTAL HEALTH ASSESSMENT
  • RESUSCITATION
  • Cardiac rhythms
  • Recognition of deterioration
  • CPR
  • Basic life support flow chart
  • Paediatric cardiopulmonary arrest flow chart
  • Adult cardiorespiratory arrest flow chart
  • Choking flow chart
  • WOUND CARE
  • Factors that inhibit healing
  • Wound types
  • Phases of wound healing
  • Wound assessment
  • Pressure injuries
  • Stages of pressure injuries
  • Pressure injury risk assessment tools
  • Pressure injury prevention
  • Wound dressings
  • Some wound-care products
  • Calculation of ankle/brachial pressure index (ABPI)
  • Skin tears
  • NURSING PROCESS DOCUMENTATION
  • Practice guidelines
  • Writing with SOAPIE
  • CLINICAL HANDOVER
  • ISBAR
  • Tips for verbal shift-to-shift handovers for students
  • CHECKLIST TO BE COMPLETED AT THE BEGINNING OF EACH SHIFT
  • USEFUL WEBSITES
  • GENERAL ABBREVIATIONS