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An Introduction to Nursing: Theory & Practice

An Introduction to Nursing: Theory & Practice

Mary Henry, Dorothy Phillips and Anne Traynor

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A practical introduction to the theory, principles and practice underpinning the nursing profession, for the revised Nursing Theory and Practice Level 5 module [5N4325].

  • Examines the development of nursing as a profession, as well as nursing functions, code of practice and scope of practice as outlined by An Bord Altranais.
  • Introduces healthcare structures and their functions as outlined in the Nursing and Midwifery Act 2011, identifying specialities and primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare teams, and their functions in care delivery.
  • Outlines models of nursing, focusing on Roper, Logan and Tierney’s Activities of Living model, and includes questions and triggers to help identify actual and potential problems.
  • Explains the importance of precision in administering drugs and recording the procedure, as outlined by An Bord Altranais (2007).
  • Describes how to execute the measurement and accurate recording of temperature, respiration, pulse, blood pressure and fluid balance.
  • Discusses the roles and interrelationship of empathy, advocacy, interpersonal skills and communication in nursing.
  • Identifies commonly occurring infections in healthcare, the chain of infection and how to prevent infection and cross infection.
  • Explains commonly used nursing terminology and medical abbreviations in nursing practice in Ireland.

Written For: Nursing Theory and Practice Level 5 [5N4325] as part of the following major awards:

  • Healthcare Support [5M4339]
  • Nursing Studies [5M4349]
  • Community Health Services [5M4468]

Includes: Suggested activities and revision questions Interview skills and tips Information on assessment

Additional Information

Author Mary Henry, Dorothy Phillips and Anne Traynor
Publisher Gill Books
Publication date 21 Mar 2014
Format Paperback
ISBN/EAN 9780717161003

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