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Clinical Placements: Pocket Guides for Student Nurses

A practical guide to help students navigate and flourish in placements

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This useful pocket guide to clinical placements is suitable for nursing students just embarking on their careers. It contains numerous hints and tips designed to take the stress out of placements, with areas covered including getting to the placement, settling in, being there and moving on.

Information ranges from person-centred care and the Nursing and Midwifery Council code of conduct through to induction, working with a mentor, reflection and action planning.

The introduction covers the practical aspects of getting to a placement, the uniform and what to take. Chapter three is especially useful, providing information on personal safety, fundamental skills, basic life support, medication administration, pain management and common medical emergencies.

Where appropriate the text is supported by colour-coded tables, flow charts and diagrams to improve understanding. It features a list of abbreviations and terminology, and guides the student on

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