Clinical Pocket Reference Become a UK RN

ISBN: 978 1 908725 06 6

£14.99

Description

READERSHIP

Qualified nurses living outside the EU and the EEC who wish to work as registered nurses in the UK; UK hospital educator teams supporting overseas nurses; healthcare recruitment organizations.

DESCRIPTION:

HOW THIS RESOURCE WILL HELP YOU

Compiled by an experienced team of NHS nurse educators and an international nurse recruitment specialist, this resource assists international nurses intending to work in the UK to prepare for the registration process, the NMC test of competence, and their role as a RN in the UK

Become a UK RN takes the candidate through the following stages:

  • understanding the principles of UK healthcare and the NHS
  • definition and purpose of the TOC Part 2: OSCE
  • how to assess the patient holistically: assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation (APIE)
  • practical clinical skills likely to be tested
  • what happens next: preceptorship and revalidation

All the content is fully referenced to texts and websites to enable the candidate to explore topics in more detail.

We wish you every success with your application, the OSCE and your future career as a UK RN.

The authors.

Contents:

Abbreviations / key terms
1. REQUIREMENTS FOR BECOMING A UK RN
1.1. What is a UK RN?
1.2. Professional regulation
1.3. Eligibility and the registration process
1.4. Test of Competence: CBT and OSCE
1.5. OSCE assessment criteria
1.6. Assimilation and adaptation

2. CONTEXT OF CARE
2.1 Accountability and delegation
2.2 Nursing fundamentals / the 6 Cs
2.3 Safeguarding and mental capacity
2.4 Clinical decision making / professional Judgement
2.5 Confidentiality
2.6 Communication
2.7 Documentation
2.8 Infection Control and hand hygiene

3. APIE: ASSESSMENT
3.1 Assessment
3.2 Pain
3.3 NEWS
3.4 SBAR reporting system
3.5 ABCDE reporting
3.6 Neurological assessment / Glasgow Coma Scale
3.7 Roper, Logan & Tierney’s activities of daily living
3.7.1 Maintaining a Safe Environment
3.7.2 Communicating
3.7.3 Breathing
3.7.4 Eating and drinking / BMI / MUST
3.7.5 Elimination / Stool assessment / Fluid balance
3.7.6 Washing and dressing / Pressure ulcer risk
3.7.7 Controlling body temperature
3.7.8 Mobilising
3.7.9 Working and playing
3.7.10 Sleeping
3.7.11 Expressing sexuality
3.7.12 Dying
3.8 Person-centred care

4. APIE: PLANNING
4.1 Care planning
4.2 How to document a care plan
4.3 Documentation

5. APIE: IMPLEMENTATION
5.1 Medicines management
5.1.1 Oral drug administration
5.1.2 Drug administration by inhalation using a MDI
5.1.3 Drug administration by inhalation using a nebulizer
5.2 Numeracy and drug calculations

6. APIE: EVALUATION:

7. SKILLS
7.1 In-hospital resuscitation
7.2 Airway management and choking
7.3 Urinary catheterisation
7.4 Oxygen administration
7.5 Aseptic Non Touch Technique (ANTT) / wound care
7.6 Waste disposal
7.7 Intramuscular and subcutaneous injections
7.8 Urinalysis
7.9 Peak expiratory flow

8. REFLECTION AND REVALIDATION
8.1 Reflection
8.2 Resilience
8.3 Preceptorship
8.4 Revalidation

Additional information

Authors

Sarah Connor, Associate Director of Nursing Practice Development, Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Kingston-upon-Thames, UK, Siobhán McCawley, Senior Practice Development Nurse, Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Kingston-upon-Thames, UK, Mairéad Murphy, Drake International, London UK

Format

Print

ISBN

978-1-908725-06-6

Binding

Spiral bound, laminated, 78 pp; charts, tables & line drawings; 160x84mm