Oct 202020

by Valerie Denieul (Author), Julia Robinson (Author)

Children’s nursing placements can be daunting – you ll be working in a variety of settings and caring for a range of children and their families when they are at their most vulnerable. You will have new colleagues to work with, and newly learned nursing theory to put into practice. This pocket guide is designed to make your placements much more enjoyable and less stressful.
From absence policy to paediatric early warning scores, via faeces, it’s full of practical detail, hints and tips.
Written by experienced lecturers with top tips provided by current nursing students – this guidance is really produced with you in mind.
Pocket-sized format – carry it with you at all times.
Space to make your own notes – be it uniform policy, new terminology, or just the names of your new colleagues!
Reduce your stress and make the most of your placement by having this book to hand from the start.

Before we start
Top tips from Children’s Nursing students
Getting there
Preparing for placement; Uniform; Absence from placement; The NMC Code; Family-centred care; Consent, competence and confidentiality
Settling there
Induction and first day; Working with your practice supervisor (mentor); Common documentation; Communicating with your colleagues; Communicating with children, young people and families
Being there
Personal safety; Fundamental skills; Paediatric Basic Life Support and choking; Common medical emergencies; Pain and pain assessment; Common medication groups for children’s nursing
Moving on from there
Reflection; FAQs; Common terminology in children’s nursing; Useful websites



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