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.
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