Learning to Care
Learning to Care,
Edition 1 The Nursing Associate
Edited by Ian Peate, OBE, FRCN, EN(G) RGN, DipN(Lond), RNT B.Ed (Hons), MA, LLM

Publication Date: 08 Mar 2019

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Description

Edited by a world-renowned authority, Learning to Care has been prepared by a team of experienced nurse educationalists and practitioners to meet the learning needs of the new Nursing Associate. Richly illustrated throughout, this exciting resource is designed to fully equip trainee nursing associates for their future role as professional healthcare providers with chapters ranging from ‘how to learn’ and essay writing to communication skills, reflective practice, and the role of evidence-based clinical decision making.

Complete with a full exploration of basic anatomy and physiology, together with the care and treatment of common disorders, Learning to Care also comes with a wide range of helpful learning features such as ‘Hot Spots’ and the ‘Medicine Trolley’, all designed to aid learning and help foster safe clinical practice. The volume comes complete with a downloadable image bank to assist with assignments.

Learning to Care will be ideal for all Trainee Nursing Associates and Health Care Assistants wishing to enhance their knowledge-base as well as those on Enrolled Nurse programs overseas.

Key Features

  • Clear, no nonsense writing style helps make learning easy
  • Provides helpful advice on study skills and essay writing
  • Incorporates the 15 Standards of the Care Certificate
  • Learning objectives at the start of each chapter enable readers to monitor their progress
  • Key Words feature encourage familiarisation with a new vocabulary
  • ‘Self Test’ questions at the start of each chapter allow readers to establish their baseline knowledge
  • Reflection and Critical Awareness features encourage critical thinking and recall of essential information
  • Medicine Trolley feature outlines common drugs, their usage, routes of administration and side effects
  • Case Studies give practical context to core information
  • Care in the Home Setting, At the GP Surgery and Communities of Care boxes illustrate healthcare provision outside the hospital environment
  • Includes anatomy and physiology and pathophysiology of important diseases and disorders
  • OSCEs help trainee nursing associates prepare for examinations
  • Helpful glossary provides definitions of new terms
  • About the author
    Edited by Ian Peate, OBE, FRCN, EN(G) RGN, DipN(Lond), RNT B.Ed (Hons), MA, LLM, Head of School, School of Health Studies, Gibraltar Health Authority, Gibraltar; Editor in Chief British Journal of Nursing; Visiting Professor St George’s University of London and Kingston University London; Visiting Senior Clinical Fellow University of Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, UK
    Table of Contents

    Part 1 Learning to Care

    1 Health and social care provision

    2 The Care Certificate

    3 Learning to learn

    4 Professional and regulatory bodies

    5 The law and the NA

    6 Professional issues

    7 Documentation

    8 The 6Cs

    9 Effective communication skills

    10 Taking a patient history & physical examination

    11 A systematic approach to nursing care

    12 Managing care provision

    13 Reflective practice

    14 Using an evidence base

    15 Health education and promotion

    16 Infection prevention and control

    17 Medicines management

    18 Moving and handling

    19 First aid

    20 Data gathering and patient monitoring

    21 Breaking bad news

    22 Essay writing

    Part 2 Providing Effective Care

    23 Nutrition

    24 Cancer

    25 Skin care

    26 Skin disorders

    27 Immunity

    28 Pain management

    29 Cardiovascular disorders

    30 Haematological disorders

    31 Respiratory disorders

    32 Gastro intestinal disorders

    33 Urinary disorders

    34 Reproductive disorders

    35 Endocrine disorders

    36 Neurological disorders

    37 ENT disorders

    38 Ophthalmological disorders

    39 Musculoskeletal disorders

    Book details
    ISBN: 9780702076053
    Page Count: 572
    Illustrations: Approx. 320 illustrations (320 in full color)
    Retail Price: €30.95