Placement Learning in Surgical Nursing

1st Edition

A guide for students in practice

Authors:

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.

Table of Contents

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

Index

Details

No. of pages:
224
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Bailièrre Tindall
eBook ISBN:
9780702051869
Print ISBN:
9780702043055

About the authors

Karen Holland

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Roxburgh

Affiliations and Expertise

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