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Nurse publishes guide to essential workplace skills

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A book co-edited by one of Southampton General Hospital’s paediatric matrons is set to give student and qualified nurses a step-by-step guide to essential workplace skills.

Developing Practical Skills for Nursing Children and Young People also has a companion website which offers self-assessment questions and Powerpoint presentations for each chapter.

The textbook takes the innovative approach of supplementing practical teaching by describing clinical skills in the style of a tutor teaching at the bedside.

Cath Battrick, matron for child health, worked alongside Alan Glasper, professor of children and young people’s nursing at the University of Southampton, and Marion Aylott, University of the West of England, on the text.

Ms Battrick said “The book presents the key skills needed to progress and succeed in a child health nursing role in comprehensive but clear and I’m extremely proud of all the authors who have contributed and made this book possible,”

“While it is an extremely useful tool for nurses on the wards, it is also relevant to anyone caring for an infant, child or young person on the ward, in the clinic or at home in the community.”

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