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The Handbook for Nursing Associates and Assistant Practitioners
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The Handbook for Nursing Associates and Assistant Practitioners

Second Edition


December 2019 | 393 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

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