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By Claire Boyd

Specifically designed for scholar nurses, Clinical abilities for Nurses presents a convenient, transportable creation to either the information and functional systems that first yr nursing scholars require. providing you with the information in the back of the ability, this publication will improve your self assurance and competence in your scientific placements and time within the medical talents lab.


Clinical talents for Nurses covers the abilities and strategies used most often in medical perform, and comprises aspect of Care education; blood transfusion and tracheotomy care; continence and bowel care; and early sufferer overview and reaction. This ebook uniquely comprises phrases of knowledge and suggestion from real-life pupil nurses; in different phrases: built via scholars, for students!

Special features:

  • Tips, recommendation and phrases of knowledge from real-life scholars incorporated throughout
  • Pocket sized for portability in your scientific placement
  • Clear, elementary, and jargon-free
  • Ties in with the NMC criteria for pre-registration schooling and the basic talents Clusters
  • Examples and questions in accordance with genuine lifestyles nursing & healthcare examples

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23 Draw back the curtains. 24 Dispose of clinical waste bag into a clinical waste bin. 25 Wash and dry hands thoroughly as per the six-step procedure and document all information. TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE 1 2 3 4 5 6 What are the three main methods of catheterisation? Give an advantage of each. Give a disadvantage of each. Name six complications associated with urethral catheterisation. Name two of the exclusion criteria for urethral catheterisation. How often should the following equipment be changed?

Many areas use lignocaine based lubricants, with anaesthetic properties. , many areas have gone back to using water-based lubrication, such as KY jelly. It is important to find out the practice in your area. Antibiotic cover Again, much has been written about the use of prophylactic antibiotics in routine catheterisation. The use of antibiotics in these circumstances has not been supported by evidence-based research, and indeed the high incidence of increased resistance to antibiotics has been attributed to their overuse in the past.

Permission to reproduce this image is granted by North Bristol NHS Trust and University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust. The main function of the kidneys is to act as a filtration system and to maintain bodily fluid, electrolyte and acid/ base balance. These organs also play a part in synthesis of vitamin D and the detoxification of free radicals and drugs. The ureters are tubular organs than run from the renal pelvis to the bladder. They are approximately 25–30 cm in length and 5 mm in diameter in adults.

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