Placement Learning in Medical Nursing - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780702043024, 9780702051753

Placement Learning in Medical Nursing

1st Edition

A guide for students in practice

Editors: Maggie Maxfield Michelle Parker
Series Editors: Karen Holland
eBook ISBN: 9780702051753
Imprint: Bailièrre Tindall
Published Date: 4th September 2012
Page Count: 336

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Are you unsure about your medical 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 clinical skills to care for individual patients? 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.

Key Features

    Placement Learning in Medical Nursing covers the following areas:

  • Takes a logical, step-by-step approach to preparing for learning on a medical nursing placement
  • Provides the principles of care, treatment and management of an individual, linking university-learned theory to clinical practice
  • Gives helpful evidence-based practice examples and resources to support placement learning
  • Identifies clinical skills that underpin care of an individual
  • Highlights potential learning opportunities and experiences available on a medical nursing placement
  • Explains how to develop your clinical portfolio by completing specific exercises and activities
  • Maps all activities and exercises to the NMC competencies
  • Advises on approaches to a range of situations that may arise as a student nurse
  • Adopts a case-study/patient pathway approach to consolidating learning, from pre-diagnosis, through a range of treatment options to discharge.

Series features:

  • A unique guide to getting the most from clinical placements
  • How to prepare for your placement
  • What you can expect to learn during a placement
  • Clear links to, and examples of, achieving NMC competencies
  • Guidance on what to use as evidence for your portfolio
  • Case studies that link theory with practice
  • How to consolidate your experience and learn from the placement
  • Tips, activities, further reading suggestions and useful websites.



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4th September 2012
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About the Editors

Maggie Maxfield Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Practice Experience Facilitator, Newham University Hospital NHS Trust, London, UK

Michelle Parker Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Nurse for Older People, Newham University Hospital NHS Trust, London, UK

About the Series Editors

Karen Holland Series Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Editor in Chief, Nurse Education in Practice, University of Salford, Salford, UK