Learning to Care

Learning to Care

The Nursing Associate

1st Edition - January 9, 2019

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  • Editor: Ian Peate
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780702076053
  • eBook ISBN: 9780702077951

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Richly illustrated throughout, this comprehensive resource is designed to fully equip Trainee Nursing Associates for their future role as professional healthcare providers with chapters ranging from ‘how to learn’ and essay writing to communication skills, reflective practice, and the role of evidence-based clinical decision making. Basic anatomy and physiology, together with the care and treatment of common disorders, form the second part of the volume. The book includes a wide range of learning features and comes with a downloadable image bank to assist trainee nursing associates with their assignments.

Key Features

  • Clear, no nonsense writing style helps make learning easy
  • Provides helpful advice on study skills and essay writing
  • Incorporates the 15 Standards of the Care Certificate
  • Learning objectives at the start of each chapter enable readers to monitor their progress
  • Key Words feature encourage familiarisation with a new vocabulary
  • ‘Self Test’ questions at the start of each chapter allow readers to establish their baseline knowledge
  • Reflection and Critical Awareness features encourage critical thinking and recall of essential information
  • Medicine Trolley feature outlines common drugs, their usage, routes of administration and side effects
  • Case Studies give practical context to core information
  • Care in the Home Setting, At the GP Surgery and Communities of Care boxes illustrate healthcare provision outside the hospital environment
  • Includes anatomy and physiology and pathophysiology of important diseases and disorders
  • OSCEs help trainee nursing associates prepare for examinations
  • Helpful glossary provides definitions of new terms
  • Table of Contents

    • Part 1 Learning to Care

      1 Health and social care provision

      2 The Care Certificate

      3 Learning to learn

      4 Professional and regulatory bodies

      5 The law and the NA

      6 Professional issues

      7 Documentation

      8 The 6Cs

      9 Effective communication skills

      10 Taking a patient history & physical examination

      11 A systematic approach to nursing care

      12 Managing care provision

      13 Reflective practice

      14 Using an evidence base

      15 Health education and promotion

      16 Infection prevention and control

      17 Medicines management

      18 Moving and handling

      19 First aid

      20 Data gathering and patient monitoring

      21 Breaking bad news

      22 Essay writing

      Part 2 Providing Effective Care

      23 Nutrition

      24 Cancer

      25 Skin care

      26 Skin disorders

      27 Immunity

      28 Pain management

      29 Cardiovascular disorders

      30 Haematological disorders

      31 Respiratory disorders

      32 Gastro intestinal disorders

      33 Urinary disorders

      34 Reproductive disorders

      35 Endocrine disorders

      36 Neurological disorders

      37 ENT disorders

      38 Ophthalmological disorders

      39 Musculoskeletal disorders

    Product details

    • No. of pages: 585
    • Language: English
    • Copyright: © Elsevier 2019
    • Published: January 9, 2019
    • Imprint: Elsevier
    • Paperback ISBN: 9780702076053
    • eBook ISBN: 9780702077951

    About the Editor

    Ian Peate

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Visiting Professor St Georges University of London and Kingston University London,Visiting Professor Northumbria University,Visiting Senior Clinical Fellow University of Hertfordshire,Honorary Member of the Advisory Board of Antara Society of Mental Health Sciences

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