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The Handbook for Nursing Associates and Assistant Practitioners

The Handbook for Nursing Associates and Assistant Practitioners

Second Edition

November 2019 | 442 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

The essential handbook for nursing associate students and anyone undertaking a foundation degree or higher-level apprenticeship in healthcare practice.

Now mapped to the latest NMC standards, the book continues to provide students with the core knowledge and skills needed for these roles, including study skills, professional development, leadership and teamwork, infection control and health promotion, bioscience, health sciences, mental health, learning disabilities, children and families.

Key features for the new edition:

  • All content is in-line with the NMC’s ‘Standards of proficiency for Nursing Associates’ – with each chapter featuring an outline of the platforms covered, ensuring that nursing associates upon registration, will be able to effectively demonstrate these proficiencies and meet all outcome statements.
  • New chapters on Public Health and Advanced Health Science: Genomics and Pathophysiology..
  • Case studies and activities have been updated to aid discussion-based learning in the classroom and show students how the theory relates to real-life practice.

Written by a collection of experienced authors in nursing and health, the book is essential reading for anyone studying to be a nursing associate, assistant practitioner or healthcare support worker.

Part One: Academic, Personal and Professional Development
Chapter 1: Developing Academic Study Skills: Techniques and Guidance for Undergraduate Students
Chapter 2: Personal and Professional Development
Chapter 3: Leadership and Teamwork in Health and Social Care
Chapter 4: Practising Values and Ethics in Health & Care Settings
Chapter 5: Applied Health Sciences
Part Two: Biosciences and Essential Knowledge and Skills for Care
Chapter 6: Bioscience
Chapter 7: Advanced Health Science: Genomics and Pathophysiology
Chapter 8: Prevention and Control of Infection
Chapter 9: Essential Skills for Care
Chapter 10: Public Health
Chapter 11: Promoting Health
Part Three: Working With Different Groups of People
Chapter 12: Introduction to Mental Health and Wellbeing
Chapter 13: Protecting Children and Vulnerable Adults
Chapter 14: Additional Needs and Challenging Behaviours in Adults and Children
Appendix: Nursing Associate Domains and Where They Can Be Found In This Book

A good overview of a variety of topics covered on our programme.

Mary Woolliams
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Oxford Brookes University
January 21, 2021

This text is absolutely appropriate for the academic level of our students and the content matches our curriculum very well. We have adopted an eBook version and it is directly available to the students via our VLE.

Ms Lynn Brown
Healthcare, City of Glasgow College
July 5, 2021

Invaluable edition for our HNC students

Mr David Carey
Health, Ayrshire College
January 25, 2021

Very comprehensive book for TNA's to have to guide them during their training.

Mrs Jo-Anna Marie Overfield
Faculty of Health Sciences, Hull University
December 14, 2020

this book is easy to navigate through and read.
I like the way it complements the modules which the trainee nursing associates compete at our university.
This book nicely delivers on detail and content in an organised and structured way which makes the reader feel less overwhelmed by the material - and for this reason I have recommended to all of my new trainee nursing associates.

Mrs heidi fewings
Faculty of Health Sciences, Hull University
March 31, 2020

Easy to read.
Information mapped to the NMC. Easy reference.
Explanations using diagrams
Relevant case studies

Miss Linda Chapman
Department of Nursing and Midwifery, University of The West of England
February 9, 2020