The learning of clinical skills is an important part of health professional education and often one of the most stressful and confusing elements of the student journey. A Guide to Clinical Skills for Health Students is designed as an interprofessional companion text for students in Aotearoa New Zealand studying across a range of clinical health degrees.
The book provides guidelines for clinical skills based on key principles and currently documented practice, and emphasises the need for practitioners to appreciate the key concepts in order to be able to adapt and respond to evolving protocols and situations. It presents supporting information about relevant practice, identifies references to guide further learning, and provides tools for recording clinical learning and professional development.
SECTION 1: Professional Interprofessional Practice
Chapter 1 - Cultural and professional contexts
Chapter 2 - Examples from practice
Chapter 3 - Key language and concepts
Chapter 4 - Practical learning
SECTION 2: Clinical Skills Guidelines
Chapter 5 - Professional practice
Chapter 6 - Infection control and safety
Chapter 7 - Cardiorespiratory and vascular
Chapter 8 - Neurological/sensory and vascular
Chapter 9 - Musculoskeletal
Chapter 10 - Mental and cognitive
Chapter 11 - Integumentary
Chapter 12 - Gastrointestinal
Chapter 13 - Genitourinary
Chapter 14 - Medication administration
Learning records and tools: reflection template; Skills log; record of skills; skills development plans and evaluation; professional competencies; answers to chapter 3 review questions
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