Clinical Skills: A
Handbook for Student Nurses is a comprehensive learning
resource for student nurses.
Printed in full colour throughout,
this textbook covers all the key clinical skills required for effective and
efficient practice. The book maps the development of the student nurse in
relation to clinical skill acquisition, focusing not only on the dexterity
aspects, but also on the underpinning theory and the attitudinal aspects of
Using a scenario-based approach, this book relates skills to real people and
situations. In addition to providing step-by-step instruction on how to perform
clinical skills, it asks the students to reflect and consider how these skills
and related principles may be transferred to other situations and contexts.
Above all, the authors are offering students a friendly, interactive and visual
approach to skills acquisition.
Written by an experienced team of clinical skills educators at the University
of Central Lancashire, Clinical Skills provides students and lecturers with:
up-to-date theory and evidence-based practice
scenarios and case studies
step-by-step clinical skills guidance
activities to encourage reflection
exercises for self-assessment and skills practice
a glossary, references and further reading.