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Now in its third edition, Essential Clinical Skills is the market leading Clinical Skills text. Each chapter contains descriptions of nursing skills and underlying knowledge required within core units of the Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2) course, and some of the elective units. Many of the skills are also required within some units of the Advanced Diploma of Nursing course. Outlines and explain the practical actions for completing skills that contribute to the development of satisfactory performance, underlying knowledge and required clinical competence as an enrolled nurse. Each skill also matches the relevant competency as set out by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council in the ANMC National Competency Standards for the Enrolled Nurse (2013). The text clearly and succinctly explains each key clinical skill and provides a structured format for students to undertake many of the skills taught in their course. Using this text, students and instructors are able to translate their skills and knowledge into demonstrable competencies that fulfill the required standards. Want more? Detailed Mapping Grid will also be available for this title, mapping the text to the latest HLT Nursing qualifications. Essential Clinical Skills videos provide relevant and engaging visual teaching demonstrations allowing instructors to illustrate in class a selection of the clinical skills covered in the new 3rd edition of Essential Clinical Skills. The videos are available to both students and instructors prescribing the text.
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Table of Contents
PART 1: GENERAL CARE
1.1 Hand hygiene
1.3 Assisting the patient to ambulate
1.4 Assisting the patient with eating and drinking
1.5 Assisting the patient to maintain personal hygiene - bed bath or assisted shower, undressing/dressing, oral hygiene, eye and nasal care, shaving, hair and nail care
1.6 Assisting the patient with elimination (including urinalysis and urine specimen collection, perineal care, ostomy care and stool assessment)
1.7 Patient comfort - pain management
1.8 Positioning of a dependant patient
1.9 Preventing and managing pressure injuries
1.10 Range of motion exercises
PART 2: DOCUMENTATION
2.2 Clinical handover - change of shift
2.3 Admissions and discharge
2.4 Health teaching
PART 3: ASSESSMENT
3.1 Basic assessment
3.2 Temperature, pulse and respiration (TPR) measuremen
3.3 Blood pressure measurement
3.4 Pulse oximetry
3.5 Blood glucose measurement
3.6 Mental status assessment
3.7 Neurological observation
3.8 Neurovascular observation
3.9 Pain assessment
3.10 12-lead ECG recording
PART 4: MEDICATION
4.1 Medication administration - oral, sublingual, buccal, topical and suppositories
4.2 Medication administration - eye drops or ointment, and eye toilet
4.3 Medication administration - injections
PART 5: ASEPSIS
5.1 Aseptic technique
5.2 Dry dressing
5.3 Wound irrigation, wound swabs
5.4 Packing a wound
5.5 Suture, clip and staple removal
5.6 Drain removal and shortening
PART 6: ACUTE CARE
6.1 Catheterisation (urinary)
6.2 Nasogastric tube insertion and feeding, gastric drainage and gastric tube feeding- includes administration of enteral medication
6.3 Oxygen therapy via nasal cannula or various masks; and the use of nebulisers, metered dose inhalers and peak flow meters
6.4 Pre-operative care
6.5 Post-operative care
6.6 Post-anaesthetic care unit (PACU) care and handover
6.7 Suctioning of oral cavity
6.8 Tracheostomy care
PART 7: INTRAVENOUS CARE
7.2 Intravenous therapy (IVT) - assisting with
About the Authors
Joanne Tollefson was a Senior Lecturer and Deputy Head of the School of Nursing Sciences at James Cook University. She is a registered nurse with many years of clinical experience in several countries and extensive experience in nursing education at both the hospital and tertiary levels. Research interests include competency-based education and clinical assessment, development of reflective practitioners for a changing work environment, chronic pain and arbovirus disease in the tropics. Joanne is also a two-time recipient of the National Awards for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (Carrick Award, 2007 and Australian Teaching and Learning Council Award, 2008).
Gayle Watson is a senior teacher in nursing, at Central TAFE, Mt Lawley campus.
Toni Bishop was the Senior Lecturer in Health Services at Central Institute of Technology WA, Mt Lawley campus where she was involved in curriculum development, resource development, course coordination in Enrolled Nursing and other allied health areas. Toni is the author of Learner's Guides for Units of Competence in Health Training Packages.
Eugenie Jelly is a teacher in nursing at Central TAFE, Mt Lawley campus.
Karen Tambree is an Assistant Professor, in the School of Population Health, UWA. Karen is teaching in the Masters of Nursing program.