Book review: Children and Young People's Nursing Skills at a Glance

Senior lecturer Elizabeth Mills reviews this clinical decision-making skills textbook

Children and Young People's Nursing Skills at a Glance
Elizabeth Gormley-Fleming and Deborah Martin
£29.99 | 152pp
ISBN: 9781119078531

This textbook explains the skills needed by nurses who care for children and young people. 

It also provides the theoretical underpinning for these skills and an outline of clinical decision-making in nursing care.

It also covers the principles of assessing children and the use of objective data through to end of life care.

The book’s 16 sections are divided into subsections that follow logically on from each other. At the end of each section there is a key point that summaries the important parts of each section.

The book is easy to read and uses diagrams, pictures or charts to support what is being explained.

This textbook would benefit any nursing student, but would also be a valuable reference book for nurses caring for children and young people.

It would also be an excellent reference textbook for children’s wards and hospital libraries.

Reviewed by Elizabeth Mills, senior lecturer children's nursing, course lead PG certificate acute and critical care of the child, and undergraduate assessment lead for nursing, Sheffield Hallam University

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