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Placement Learning in Medical Nursing
A guide for students in practice
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Main description:

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.


Contents:

Introduction

Section 1 Preparation for practice placement experience

1 Medical nursing in context

2 Medical placements

3 Preparation for placement learning

Section 2 Placement learning opportunities

4 The patient journey within medical placements

5 Nursing practice: admission and beyond

6 Assessment of risk and the medical patient

7 Assessment of vital signs and changes in health status

8 Communication within medical placements

9 Nutrition and effective elimination

10 Medicines management

11 Medical investigations and medical day care

12 The end of the journey: discharge from hospital and the experience of death

Section 3 Case studies

13 Case study of a patient with heart failure

14 Case study of a patient who has been diagnosed HIV positive

15 Case study of a patient with tuberculosis

16 Case study of a patient living with diabetes mellitus

Section 4 Consolidating your learning

17 Revision and future learning

Glossary

Index


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ISBN-13: 9780702043024
Publisher: Elsevier (Bailliere Tindall)
Publication date: September, 2012
Pages: 336
Weight: 571g
Availability: Available
Subcategories: Nursing
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