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Clinical Skills for Healthcare Assistants and Assistant Practitioners (Paperback) (Angela Whelan &

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Clinical Skills for Healthcare Assistants and Assistant Practitioners is a guide to both the fundamental and advanced clinical skills integral to safe and effective patient care, which are required in a range of clinical settings.

Fully revised throughout, with new illustrations and photographs, the book is split into three sections. The first part covers the fundamental skills required by all staff, including accountability, communication, psychological care, and documentation and record keeping. The next sections then move on to cover core and more complex clinical skills, including:


Pulse oximetry

Respiratory care


Catheter care Venepuncture

Blood pressure and glucose monitoring

Fluid balance

Medicine management Cannulation

Recording a 12-lead ECG

Each chapter covers the rationale behind each skill, anatomy and physiology, step-by-step guidance on how to perform the skill, terminology, and common problems encountered. Throughout each chapter, case studies, reflection boxes, and self-assessment checklists relating to the topic are included, helping you to apply the theory and necessary skills to your own practice.
Number of Pages: 346
Genre: Medical
Sub-Genre: Nursing / Fundamentals + Skills
Format: Paperback
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Author: Angela Whelan & Elaine Hughes
Language: English
Street Date: June 7, 2016
TCIN: 51321623
UPC: 9781118256411
Item Number (DPCI): 248-19-1010
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