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.
Nursing Theory and Practice Level 5 [5N4325] as part of the following major awards:
- Healthcare Support [5M4339]
- Nursing Studies [5M4349]
- Community Health Services [5M4468]
- Suggested activities and revision questions
- Interview skills and tips
- Information on assessment