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Foundation Skills for Caring
Using Student-Centred Learning
 
 
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As a trainee healthcare professional, you need a reliable skills manual which will help you understand and apply the procedures covered on your course. However, you also need one which will equip you to learn new skills as you develop throughout your career. Congratulations – you've just found it!

Why is this skills manual different?

To help you fully engage with what you're learning, Foundation Skills for Caring has been designed with your interests and knowledge in mind. It is packed with scenarios and activities for you to explore alone or in your learning groups. These activities make study more enjoyable, but also build your confidence as you rehearse, develop and apply what you've learned. Along the way, you'll acquire professional-level skills in critical thinking, problem solving, reflection, teamwork and more.

What does it cover?

A range of chapters looks at over 150 core skills related to caring, including all of the skills from the NMC Essential Skills Clusters. Every chapter has been written by an experienced lecturer or practitioner, so you can be confident that your learning is supported by a team of experts.

And there's more!
 
Foundation Studies for Caring
Using the same engaging style, our comprehensive sister book explores the theory that underpins your practice. Chapter links make it easy to move between the volumes and build a full picture of today's healthcare environment. Click here to visit the product page for Foundation Studies for Caringhttp://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?PID=280527.
 
Companion Website
Visit specially-created chapter pages including more subject information, video clips and study aids – all at: www.palgrave.com/glasper


Description



As a trainee healthcare professional, you need a reliable skills manual which will help you understand and apply the procedures covered on your course. However, you also need one which will equip you to learn new skills as you develop throughout your career. Congratulations – you've just found it!

Why is this skills manual different?

To help you fully engage with what you're learning, Foundation Skills for Caring has been designed with your interests and knowledge in mind. It is packed with scenarios and activities for you to explore alone or in your learning groups. These activities make study more enjoyable, but also build your confidence as you rehearse, develop and apply what you've learned. Along the way, you'll acquire professional-level skills in critical thinking, problem solving, reflection, teamwork and more.

What does it cover?

A range of chapters looks at over 150 core skills related to caring, including all of the skills from the NMC Essential Skills Clusters. Every chapter has been written by an experienced lecturer or practitioner, so you can be confident that your learning is supported by a team of experts.

And there's more!
 
Foundation Studies for Caring
Using the same engaging style, our comprehensive sister book explores the theory that underpins your practice. Chapter links make it easy to move between the volumes and build a full picture of today's healthcare environment. Click here to visit the product page for Foundation Studies for Caringhttp://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?PID=280527.
 
Companion Website
Visit specially-created chapter pages including more subject information, video clips and study aids – all at: www.palgrave.com/glasper


Contents


Introduction
Fundamental Concepts for Skills; A.Glasper; G.McEwing& J.Richardson
IT Skills; M.Weaver [online only]
PART 1: SKILLS FOR COMMUNICATION
Communication; J.Orr& D.Morris
Communicating with Adolescents; D.Morris & J.Orr
Anxiety; M.Chambers
Sign Language; J.Assey
Breaking Significant News; J.Quiddington
Breakaway Skills; D.Carpenter& J.Wilson
PART 2: SKILLS FOR PHYSICAL NEEDS
Patient Hygiene; T.Coney
Pressure Area Care; E.Gibson & C.Dunford
Eye Care; S.Raftery, C.O'Neill & M.Clynes,
Mouth Care; M.Clynes
Catheterisation and Catheter Care; S.Miles
Basic Foot Care and Managing Common Nail Pathologies; M.Cole
Care of the Infant; M.Aylott
PART 3: SKILLS FOR PHYSIOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT
Vital Signs; P.Diggens
Blood Pressure; S.Jones
Pulse Oximetry; S.Jones
Blood Sugar Measurement (Using a Glucometer); , M.Clynes, C.O'Neill & S.Raftery
Neurological Assessment; J.Knight& R.Palmer
Pain Assessment: Child; A.Davies
Pain Assessment: Adult; C.Hanks& T.Jenkinson
Diabetic Foot Assessment; A.Stuart& E.Toms
PART 4: SKILLS FOR CARE MANAGEMENT
Assessing and Managing Hydration; V.Lambert& D.O'Toole
Intravenous Therapy; C.Chamley& M.Wilson
Enteral Feeding; C.Hanks& G.McEwing
Infant Feeding; D.Corkin& A.McDougall
Routes of Medication Administration; T.Harrington & C.Barron
Patient-controlled Analgesia; M.Broom& G.Parsons
Universal Precautions; S.MacDermott
Wound Assessment; L.Wayne
Asceptic Technique and Wound Management; P.Cardwell
Central Venous Catheters; J.Kelsey
Blood Transfusion; S.MacDermott& K.Merrick
Oxygen Therapy and Suction Therapy; N.Bloxham, S.Jones & G.McEwing
Basic Life Support: Child; J.Kelsey & G.McEwing
Basic Life Support: Adult; J.Heath
Clinical Holding for Care, Treatment or Interventions; P.Morrow& P.McGuinness
Orthopaedic Procedures; R.Sherrington
Last Offices; D.Heron& L.Smith
Specimen Collection; Y.Corcoran


Authors

ALAN GLASPER is Professor of Nursing at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Southampton, UK. He is on the Editorial Board for the British Journal of Nursing.

GILL McEWING is Lecturer in Nursing, School of Nursing and Community Studies, University of Plymouth, UK.

JIM RICHARDSON is Head of Division, Faculty of Health, Sport and Science, University of Glamorgan, UK.

MIKE WEAVER [WEB EDITOR] is Senior Educational Technologist, University of Southampton, UK.
 
There are also a number of prestigious contributors to this book, bringing experience of teaching and practice from a variety of backgrounds.


Value Packs

Foundations for Caring Value Pack (ISBN: 978-0-230-59446-3)

Includes Foundation Studies for Caring and Foundation Skills for Caring, edited by Alan Glasper, Gill McEwing and Jim Richardson.

Click here for more information and to order this pack.

Foundations for Caring and Study Skills Value Pack (ISBN: 978-0-230-23486-4)

Includes Foundation Studies for Caring and Foundation Skills for Caring, edited by Alan Glasper, Gill McEwing and Jim Richardson, and The Study Skills Handbook, 3rd edition, by Stella Cottrell.

These texts offer pre-registration Nurses and Allied Health Professionals an integrated and engaging introduction to the theory and practice of care, alongside the essential skills needed to study in a Higher Education environment.

Click here for more information and to order this pack. 

 


Reviews

'Very readable, an excellent resource.'
- Joanne Atkinson, Northumbria University, UK

'Brilliant.'
- Leisa Meigh, Staffordshire University, UK

'…providing a wealth of information and inspiration for self directed learning skill development. The companion site offers substantial supportive activities.'
- Sue Ball, University of Brighton, UK

'A long awaited book that provides all students at CFP level with a holistic insight into the range of care provision.'
- Ruth Sadik, University of Chester, UK
 
'This book gives practical advice to students on clinical placement, with a student-centred learning approach that facilitates active learning. It will be particularly useful for students in the [common] foundation programme.' - Gill Hurst, Anglia Ruskin University, UK,