The Nursing Associate's Handbook of Clinical Skills (Paperback)
The Nursing Associate's Handbook of Clinical Skills provides evidence-based guidance for those undertaking the newly developed Nursing Associate (NA) role that bridges the gap between the Health Care Assistant (HCA) and the Registered Nurse (RN). Structured around the latest Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Proficiencies, this invaluable handbook helps the prospective Nursing Associates develop the skills and core competencies required to succeed in a broad range of healthcare contexts--covering more than 90 procedures, and communication and relationship management skills.
This timely resource features contributions from a team of experienced clinicians and academics, addressing clinical procedures on topics including skin integrity, nutrition and hydration, mobility and safety, respiratory care, managing infection, administering medicine, and end of life care. Clear, accessible chapters contain a wealth of effective learning tools, including self-assessment tests, review questions, links to electronic resources, supporting evidence, and more. This must-have textbook:
- Helps trainee Nursing Associates to develop and refine their skills, and demonstrate proficiency in offering care and support
- Reflects current NMC annexes, providing practical guidance on a diverse range of communication skills, strategies and procedures
- Covers the central elements of Nursing Associate care provision, including delivery, monitoring, and reviewing
- Includes colour illustrations, photographs, tables, charts, graphs, and algorithms designed to develop skills and demonstrate the links between theory and practice
Presenting the principles of care essential for meeting the needs of patients in dynamic health and social care environments, The Nursing Associate's Handbook of Clinical Skills is an indispensable guide for trainee Nursing Associates, as well as for health and social care assistants and those returning to practice.