A Guide to Clinical Skills for Health Students

Paperback | November 21, 2016

EditorSusan Shaw, Wendy Horne, Duncan Reid

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The learning of clinical skills is an important part of health professional education and often one of the most stressful and confusing elements of the student journey. A Guide to Clinical Skills for Health Students is designed as an interprofessional companion text for students in AotearoaNew Zealand studying across a range of clinical health degrees.The book provides guidelines for clinical skills based on key principles and currently documented practice, and emphasises the need for practitioners to appreciate the key concepts in order to be able to adapt and respond to evolving protocols and situations. It presents supporting information aboutrelevant practice, identifies references to guide further learning, and provides tools for recording clinical learning and professional development.

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The learning of clinical skills is an important part of health professional education and often one of the most stressful and confusing elements of the student journey. A Guide to Clinical Skills for Health Students is designed as an interprofessional companion text for students in AotearoaNew Zealand studying across a range of clinica...

Susan Shaw is currently Associate Dean (Academic) and a director of the National Centre for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice (NCIPECP) within the Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. Wendy Horne is Executive Dean of the Faculty of Social and Health Science...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 9.65 × 6.69 × 0.68 inPublished:November 21, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019030426X

ISBN - 13:9780190304263

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SECTION 1: Professional Interprofessional Practice1. Cultural and professional contexts2. Examples from practice3. Key language and concepts4. Practical learningSECTION 2: Clinical Skills Guidelines5. Professional practice6. Infection control and safety7. Cardiorespiratory and vascular8. Neurological/sensory and vascular9. Musculoskeletal10. Mental and cognitive11. Integumentary12. Gastrointestinal13. Genitourinary14. Medication administrationAppendixLearning records and tools: reflection template; Skills log; record of skills; skills development plans and evaluation; professional competencies; answers to chapter 3 review questionsGlossaryIndex