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

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November 2022 | 520 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

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

This bestselling book will see you through all aspects of your programme, from the skills and knowledge you need to get started through to more advanced topics such as leadership and pathophysiology. Covering all of the topics you will study in clear, straightforward language, it builds your confidence and competence as an effective healthcare professional.  

Key features:

-          Mapped to the 2018 NMC Standards and other relevant healthcare codes and standards

-          New chapter on medicines management

-          Filled with case studies, scenarios and activities illustrating theory in real life practice

 
Part One: Academic, Personal and Professional Development
 
Chapter 1: Developing Academic Study Skills: Techniques and Guidance for Undergraduate Students - Chris Counihan
 
Chapter 2: Personal and Professional Development - Gillian Rowe
 
Chapter 3: Leadership and Teamwork in Health and Social Care - Michelle Henderson
 
Chapter 4: Practising Values and Ethics in Health and Care Settings - Gillian Rowe
 
Chapter 5: Applied Health Sciences - Gillian Rowe and Ami Jackson
 
Part Two: Biosciences and Essential Knowledge and Skills for Care
 
Chapter 6: Bioscience - Gillian Rowe
 
Chapter 7: Advanced Health Science: Genomics and Pathophysiology - Gillian Rowe
 
Chapter 8 Prevention and Control of Infection - Deborah Gee
 
Chapter 9: Essential Skills for Care - Gillian Rowe
 
Chapter 10: Essential Skills: Medicines Management and Administration - Gillian Rowe
 
Chapter 11: Public Health - Michelle Henderson and Gillian Rowe
 
Chapter 12: Health Promotion - Scott Ellis
 
Part Three: Working with Different Groups of People
 
Chapter 13: Introduction to Mental Health and Wellbeing - Gillian Rowe
 
Chapter 14: Protecting Children and Vulnerable Adults - Janette Barnes and Jade Carter-Bennett
 
Chapter 15 Additional Needs and Challenging Behaviours in Adults and Children - Kevin Graham and Gillian Rowe

This is a good core text for nursing associates and associate practitioners. It is encouraging that books solely related to the nursing associate and Assistant practitioner curriculum are finally coming to print.
This would be a good book for educators in healthcare to refer to especially if supporting these students for the first time

Mrs Charlotte Elizabeth Humphris
Health, Brighton University
January 24, 2023

Teaching Nursing associates, this book has proven to be an essential Bible for my students.

Not only is this book a part of their reading list, I actively recommend it at induction!

Brilliant, thankyou!

Mrs Teresa Grattan
Department of Health and Nursing, University College Birmingham
January 23, 2023

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1: Developing academic study skills


Gillian Rowe

Gillian Rowe is a writer and researcher who has edited and authored the primary textbook for Nursing Associates, she has extensive experience in the health and social care sectors both nursing and managing residential care settings. She is a qualified lecturer, lecturing for University of Plymouth Partnerships and delivers mental health training to the wider community. Gillian is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. More About Author

Scott Ellis

Deborah Gee

Deborah Gee is a Senior Lecturer and Course Lead for the Specialist Community Public Health Course (SCPHN) at Teesside University. In 2006, Deborah qualified as a registered nurse and has worked within a variety of settings including Neonatal Intensive Care and Community District Nursing.  In 2010, Deborah completed her PGDip SCPHN qualification and has significant experience working with families and young children, assessing, and identifying their health needs and those of the wider population in her role as a health visitor. Deborah has an MSc in Education in Professional Practice; she is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in... More About Author

Kevin Graham

Michelle Henderson

Janette Barnes

Chris Counihan

Ami Jackson

Ami Jackson began her nursing career as a cadet nurse and then completed her pre-registration training at Northumbria University in 2007, before completing a Practice Development degree in 2013. Ami has worked in a variety of areas including stroke rehabilitation, acute older persons’ medicine, intensive care, and orthopaedic surgery. Ami became a ward sister on an orthopaedic trauma unit and developed significant experience in leadership and management. More recently, Ami was a Practice Placement Facilitator, leading on pre-registration nursing programmes within her local NHS Trust. Ami now tutors Training Nursing Associates at Teesside... More About Author

Jade Carter-Bennett

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