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.