Placement Learning in Surgical Nursing

1st Edition

A guide for students in practice


  • Karen Holland
  • Roxburgh
  • Key Features

    • Takes a logical, step-by-step approach to preparing for learning on a surgical placement
    • Provides an introduction to the principles of care, treatment and management of an individual undergoing surgery, 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 a person undergoing surgery
    • Highlights potential learning opportunities and experiences available on a surgical nursing placement
    • Explains how to develop your clinical portfolio by completing specific exercises and activities
    • Maps all activities and exercises to the NMC competencies
    • Discusses the possible challenges that may arise during a surgical placement and advises on approaches to a range of situations
    • Adopts a case study/patient pathway approach to learning, from pre-admission 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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    © 2012
    Bailièrre Tindall
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    About the editors

    Karen Holland

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professorial Fellow, School of Nursing, University of Salford, Salford, UK


    Affiliations and Expertise

    Lecturer in Nursing, Stirling University, Department of Nursing & Midwifery, Stirling, UK