This manual is invaluable for the student thinking of entering the profession of nursing. It begins with an introduction to the health care system and nursing as a profession, and presents its history in the context of how that history has contributed to the development of the NHS, and our modern nursing systems and processes. Component parts of the nursing process are described and explained in some detail.
The student learns to apply knowledge from behavioural and biological sciences, the adoption of clinical observations and safe practices, and the implementation of the disciplines of infection control in order. These will underpin and put in place a strong foundation for their nursing career. Concepts related to nursing care theory, communication, health teaching, community and ethical/legal aspects are all introduced.
- The History and Development of Nursing
- The Nursing Process
- Healthcare System
- Clinical Observations and Safe Practices
- Infection Prevention and Control