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Placement Learning in Surgical Nursing

A guide for students in practice

Are you unsure about your surgical nursing placement? Do you need guidance on what to prepare to get the most out of your practice learning? Will you have the range of skills to care for people undergoing surgery? What learning opportunities will there be to meet your competencies? How can you maximise your learning during this placement?

This book will help you with all these concerns. It will advise you on what to expect from the placement, what you can learn, how to link theory and practice, and how to make the most of your learning opportunities and meet your competencies.

Paperback, 224 Pages

Published: October 2012

Imprint: Baillière Tindall

ISBN: 978-0-7020-4305-5


  • Introduction

    Section 1 Preparation for Practice Learning Experience

    Chapter 1 Surgical Nursing in Context

    Chapter 2 Introduction to the principles of surgical nursing

    Chapter 3 Types of surgical nursing opportunities and clinical placements

    Chapter 4 Preparation for Learning in Practice

    Section 2 Placement Learning Opportunities

    Chapter 5 Pre-admission assessment of the patient and discharge planning

    Chapter 6 Preparation of the patient for surgery: the hospital experience

    Chapter 7 Undergoing an anaesthetic prior to surgery

    Chapter 8 Undergoing surgery: the HospitalTheatre Experience

    Chapter 9 Recovery from Surgery

    Chapter 10 Going home from hospital

    Section 3 The Patient experience of undergoing surgery

    Chapter 11 Case study 1: Caring for a patient in a Day Care Unit

    Chapter 12 Case study 2: Caring for a patient in a general surgical ward

    Chapter 13 Case study 3: Caring for a patient requiring emergency surgery

    Section 4 Consolidating learning

    Chapter 14 What have I learnt in a surgical nursing placement?

    Appendix: Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) guidance on professional conduct for nursing and midwifery students



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