Essential Clinical Skills: Enrolled/Division 2 Nurses 2nd Edition
Joanne Tollefson | Toni Bishop | Eugenie Jelly | Gayle Watson | Karen Tambree
Essential Clinical Skills: Enrolled/Division 2 Nurses 3rd Edition
Joanne Tollefson | Gayle Watson | Eugenie Jelly | Karen Tanbree
ISBN-13: 9780170259705 | ISBN-10: 0170259706
© 2016 | Published |  336  Pages
Previous Editions: 2012

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Now in its third edition, Essential Clinical Skills is the market leading Clinical Skills text.

Each chapter contains descriptions of nursing skills and underlying knowledge required within core units of the Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2) course, and some of the elective units. Many of the skills are also required within some units of the Advanced Diploma of Nursing course.

Outlines and explain the practical actions for completing skills that contribute to the development of satisfactory performance, underlying knowledge and required clinical competence as an enrolled nurse.

Each skill also matches the relevant competency as set out by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council in the ANMC National Competency Standards for the Enrolled Nurse (2013).

The text clearly and succinctly explains each key clinical skill and provides a structured format for students to undertake many of the skills taught in their course. Using this text, students and instructors are able to translate their skills and knowledge into demonstrable competencies that fulfill the required standards.

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Detailed Mapping Grid will also be available for this title, mapping the text to the latest HLT Nursing qualifications.

Essential Clinical Skills videos provide relevant and engaging visual teaching demonstrations allowing instructors to illustrate in class a selection of the clinical skills covered in the new 3rd edition of Essential Clinical Skills. The videos are available to both students and instructors prescribing the text.

Speak to your Learning Consultant today for price and availability on both the Detailed Mapping documents and the Videos.



  • PART 1: GENERAL CARE
    1.1 Hand hygiene
    1.2 Bedmaking
    1.3 Assisting the patient to ambulate
    1.4 Assisting the patient with eating and drinking
    1.5 Assisting the patient to maintain personal hygiene – bed bath or assisted shower, undressing/dressing, oral hygiene, eye and nasal care, shaving, hair and nail care
    1.6 Assisting the patient with elimination (including urinalysis and urine specimen collection, perineal care, ostomy care and stool assessment)
    1.7 Patient comfort – pain management
    1.8 Positioning of a dependant patient
    1.9 Preventing and managing pressure injuries
    1.10 Range of motion exercises

    PART 2: DOCUMENTATION
    2.1 Documentation
    2.2 Clinical handover – change of shift
    2.3 Admissions and discharge
    2.4 Health teaching

    PART 3: ASSESSMENT
    3.1 Basic assessment
    3.2 Temperature, pulse and respiration (TPR) measuremen
    3.3 Blood pressure measurement
    3.4 Pulse oximetry
    3.5 Blood glucose measurement
    3.6 Mental status assessment
    3.7 Neurological observation
    3.8 Neurovascular observation
    3.9 Pain assessment
    3.10 12-lead ECG recording

    PART 4: MEDICATION
    4.1 Medication administration – oral, sublingual, buccal, topical and suppositories
    4.2 Medication administration – eye drops or ointment, and eye toilet
    4.3 Medication administration – injections

    PART 5: ASEPSIS
    5.1 Aseptic technique
    5.2 Dry dressing
    5.3 Wound irrigation, wound swabs
    5.4 Packing a wound
    5.5 Suture, clip and staple removal
    5.6 Drain removal and shortening

    PART 6: ACUTE CARE
    6.1 Catheterisation (urinary)
    6.2 Nasogastric tube insertion and feeding, gastric drainage and gastric tube feeding- includes administration of enteral medication
    6.3 Oxygen therapy via nasal cannula or various masks; and the use of nebulisers, metered dose inhalers and peak flow meters
    6.4 Pre-operative care
    6.5 Post-operative care
    6.6 Post-anaesthetic care unit (PACU) care and handover
    6.7 Suctioning of oral cavity
    6.8 Tracheostomy care

    PART 7: INTRAVENOUS CARE
    7.1 Venipuncture
    7.2 Intravenous therapy (IVT) - assisting with establishment
    7.3 Peripheral Intravenous therapy (PIVT) management
    7.4 Intravenous medication administration – adding medication to PIVC fluid container/bag
    7.5 Intravenous medication administration – adding medication to a burette
    7.6 Intravenous medication administration – bolus
    7.7 Blood transfusion management

    PART 8: SPECIFIC SKILLS
    8.1 Isolation nursing
    8.2 Gowning and gloving (open and closed)
    8.3 Surgical scrub
    8.4 Chest tubes/underwater seal drainage management
    8.5 Care of the unconscious patient
    8.6 Palliative care and end-of -life care

    PART 9: MENTAL HEALTH CARE
    9.1 Mental state assessment
    9.2 Establishinga ‘therapeutic relationship’ in the mental health setting
    9.3 Management of a patient with challenging behavior
    (aggressive or violent)
    9.4 Assist with the management of a patient in seclusion
    9.5 Electro-convulsive therapy (ECT) – patient care pre- and post-treatment

    APPENDIX: ANMC NATIONAL COMPETENCY STANDARDS FOR THE ENROLLED NURSE
    USEFUL RESOURCES FOR FURTHER RESEARCH
    INDEX

    • Online cases to consolidate learning
    • Video icons throughout the text lead show where real life demonstration occurs on video
    • Table of Contents clearly structured into clusters of core clinical skills for ease of teaching and reference
    • Spiral bound for ease of use in the clinical environment
    • Up to date content on sustainability and environmental work practices
    • Skills have been extensively reviewed and edited, reflecting current industry standards, national and governmental policies and practices
    • Clinical Skills Assessment Form with each competency for use by students and instructors in practical labs and clinical settings
    • ANMC National Competency standards for the Enrolled Nurse referenced in each chapter and each step of a skill. Also provided as an appendix, for easy reference
    • Essential Clinical Skills videos provides relevant and engaging visual teaching demonstrations allowing instructors to illustrate in class a selection of the clinical skills covered in the new 3rd edition of Essential Clinical Skills. The videos are available to both students and instructors prescribing the text. Speak with your local Cengage Learning Consultant for price and package options
    • Detailed Mapping Documents available, mapping text to units of competency, Elements and Performance Criteria from the current HLT Training Package. Speak with your local Cengage Learning Consultant for price and package options.
    • Case studies with patient scenarios and relevant activities to reinforce the students’ underlying knowledge of the relevant skill
    • New skills covering palliative care, end-of-life care, establishing a therapeutic relationship in the mental health setting, management of a patient with challenging behaviour, and assisting with the management of a patient in seclusion
    • Student Companion website containing self-assessments, weblinks and practice exercises to reinforce key topics learnt
    • ANMC National Competency standards for the Enrolled Nurse referenced in each chapter and each step of a skill. Also provided as an appendix, for easy reference
    • Instructor Companion website includes lesson plans, sample care plans, weblinks from the text, additional online case studies, artwork and a simple chapter to competency matrix
For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant

  • Joanne Tollefson was a Senior Lecturer and Deputy Head of the School of Nursing Sciences at James Cook University. She is a registered nurse with many years of clinical experience in several countries and extensive experience in nursing education at both the hospital and tertiary levels. Research interests include competency-based education and clinical assessment, development of reflective practitioners for a changing work environment, chronic pain and arbovirus disease in the tropics. Joanne is also a two-time recipient of the National Awards for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (Carrick Award, 2007 and Australian Teaching and Learning Council Award, 2008).

    Gayle Watson is a senior teacher in nursing, at Central TAFE, Mt Lawley campus.

    Eugenie Jelly is a teacher in nursing at Central TAFE, Mt Lawley campus.

    Karen Tambree is an Assistant Professor, in the School of Population Health, UWA. Karen is teaching in the Masters of Nursing program.