Our authors

List of contributors for 2017

Lesley Baillie

Florence Nightingale Foundation Chair of Clinical Nursing Practice

Faculty of Health and Social Care, London South Bank University, and University College London Hospitals

 

Aseptic technique: key principles

Lesley Baillie

Florence Nightingale Foundation Chair of Clinical Nursing Practice

Faculty of Health and Social Care, London South Bank University, and University College London Hospitals

Patricia Folan

Infection Prevention and Control Matron, Deputy Director of Infection Prevention and Control, 

Microbiology Department, Whittington Hospital NHS Trust, London
 

MRSA suppresion

MRSA screening: swab collection
Standard precautions: use of personal protective equipment

 

Shila Patel

Lead Nurse Infection Prevention and Control

Epsom & St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust

 

Routine hand hygiene

Emptying an indwelling urinary

catheter bag

Blood cultures

 

Jill Ellinson

Infection Control Nurse

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust

 

Isolation precautions

 

Suzy Cole

Senior Practice Development Nurse

Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford

 

Giving a bed bath (includes

changing sheets)

Facial shaving

Washing a patient’s hair in bed

Removal of a chest drain

 

Debbie Field

Consultant Nurse

Long-Term Mechanical Ventilation and Weaning

Critical Care

Royal Free Hospital, London

 

Mouth care

 

Kathleen Greenway

Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing

Oxford Brookes University

and Paula Johnson

Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing

Oxford Brookes University

 

Care after death (in an acute setting)

Care after death (in a community setting)

 

Richard Hatchett

Independent Education Consultant

Former Head of Education and Standards, Nursing and Midwifery Council

and former Deputy Head of School

The Royal Marsden School, London

 

Temperature recording: body

temperature and thermometers

Temperature recording: procedure

Pulse assessment

Assessment of respiration

Measuring blood pressure part 1: equipment

Measuring blood pressure part 2: procedure

Measuring blood pressure part 3: the patient

Measuring blood pressure

lying/sitting and standing

Pulse oximetry

12-Lead ECG

Cardiac monitoring

Administration of medicines

Administration of medicines — self administration

Central venous catheterisation

Management of a central venous catheter

Measuring central venous pressure

The use of central venous pressure measurement in clinical practice

Part 1: Checking equipment 

Part 2: Initial assessment in a hospital environment  

Part 3: Airway management

Part 4: Insertion of an oropharyngeal airway

Part 5: Insertion of a laryngeal mask airway

Part 6: Tracheal intubation (1): preparation

Part 7: Tracheal intubation (2): procedure

Part 8: Tracheal intubation (3): post-intubation checks and management

Part 9: Applying cricoid pressure

Part 10: Mouth-to-mouth ventilation

Part 11: Mouth-to-mask ventilation

Part 12: Bag/valve mask ventilation

in a hospital environment

Part 13: Chest compressions

Part 14: Detecting cardiac arrhythmias in cardiac arrest 

Part 15: Manual defibrillation

Part 16: Automated external defibrillation

Part 17: External (transcutaneous) pacing

Part 18: Administration of medicines

Preoperative care

Postoperative care

 

Janice Reid

Lead Nurse for Continence Services, Western Health and Social Care Trust, 

Londonderry, Northern Ireland

Female indwelling urethral catheterisation

Male indwelling urethral catheterisation

Catheter care

Intermittent self-catheterisation

Changing a suprapubic catheter

Administering a catheter

maintenance solution

Trial removal of a catheter

Urine testing: observation

Urine testing: urinalysis 

Collecting a mid-stream specimen of urine
Catheter specimen of urine

Urinary continence assessment

Fluid intake and continence care

Conservative management of urinary incontinence

Vaginal examination in the assessment of urinary incontinence

Bladder retraining

Bladder ultrasound

 

Wendy Ness

Colorectal Nurse Specialist, Croydon University Hospital
 

Stool specimen: Collection

Stool specimen: assessment

Constipation: causes and assessment

Constipation: treatment

Digital rectal examination

 

Siobhan McLernon

Senior Lecturer

London South Bank University

and Sandra Fairley

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Neurocritical Care

The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London

 

Neurological observations

 

Rachel Dunk

Staff Nurse
Erin Whitson

Staff Nurse
Liz Allibone
Head of Clinical Education and Training, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust

 

Measuring peak expiratory flow

Collecting a sputum specimen

Nebulisers

Oxygen therapy part 1: use of fixed performance masks

Oxygen therapy part 2: use of nasal cannulae

Oxygen therapy part 3: humidification of oxygen

Caring for the patient with a chest drain Part 1: Assessment and monitoring
Caring for the patient with a chest drain Part 2: Changing a chest drain bottle
Caring for the patient with a chest drain Part 3: Problem solving

 

Lynne Colagiovanni

Consultant Nurse — Nutrition Support

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Birmingham

and Jane Fletcher

Nutrition Nurse Team Leader, Queen Elizabeth Hospital

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

 

Insertion of a fine-bore nasogastric tube

Nasogastric tubes: feeding via an enteral pump

 

Jane Fletcher

Nutrition Nurse Team Leader, Queen Elizabeth Hospital

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

 

Nutrition screening in adults

Care of a PEG tube

Feeding via a PEG tube (bolus and pump feeding)

Medicines Administration via a PEG tube

 

Jane Fletcher

Nutrition Nurse Team Leader, Queen Elizabeth Hospital

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Ilva Jones

Nutrition Support Worker, Queen Elizabeth Hospital

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Assisting patients with eating and drinking
 

Martina O'Brien

Senior Lecturer Adult Nursing

London South Bank University

and Shirley Lambert

Senior Lecturer Adult Nursing

London South Bank University

 

Basic mathematics and numeracy skills Part 1: Addition

Basic mathematics and numeracy skills Part 2: Subtraction

Basic mathematics and numeracy skills Part 3: Multiplication

Basic mathematics and numeracy skills Part 4: Division

Basic mathematics and numeracy skills Part 5: Understanding units of measurement

Calculations for medicines administration

Understanding medicines administration charts

Routes of administration

 

Gaye Kyle

Independent Lecturer and Recognised Teacher

University of Ulster

 

Insertion of a glycerine suppository

Administration of an enema

 

Lynn Ring

Ophthalmic Nurse Specialist

Epsom & St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust

 

Anatomy of the eye

External examination of the eyes

Cleansing the eyelids

Instillation of eyedrops

Irrigation of the eye

 

Clair Merriman

Head of Professional Practice Skills

Oxford Brookes University

Oxford

Kathleen Greenway

Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing

Oxford Brookes University

Oxford

 

Intradermal injection

Intramuscular injection using the

deltoid site

Intramuscular injection using the dorsogluteal site

Intramuscular injection using the

vastus lateralis site

Intramuscular injection using the ventrogluteal site

Subcutaneous injection

 

Lisa Dougherty

Nurse Consultant Intravenous Therapy

The Royal Marsden Hospital

London

 

Intravenous injection

Care of a peripheral intravenous cannula

Priming an infusion set

Problem solving

Calculating rates

Cannulation (using the one-handed technique)

Care of a peripherally inserted central cannula

Venepuncture using a needle and holder

Venepuncture using a winged infusion device

Care of a midline catheter

Accessing and care of an implanted port

Care of a skin-tunnelled catheter

Care of a peripherally inserted central catheter

 

Edward Fraser

Transfusion Nurse Specialist

John Radcliffe Hospital

Oxford

 

Being prepared for a blood transfusion: ordering blood for collection

Blood transfusion: collecting the blood

Administering the transfusion: the blood arrives on the ward

Administering the transfusion: the final bedside check

Administering the transfusion: giving the blood, monitoring and documentation

Blood transfusion: adverse reactions

 

Vanessa Woodall

Matron (Outpatients), Practice Development Sister

Royal Surrey County Hospital

Guildford

 

Removal of a vacuum drain

Removal of staples 

Removal of sutures

 

Wendy Caddye

Senior clinical nurse specialist in acute pain

Brighton and Sussex Universities NHS Trust

 

Postoperative pain assessment

Management of continuous epidural infusions Part 1: Insertion

Management of continuous epidural infusions Part 2: Monitoring the patient

Management of continuous epidural infusions Part 3: Troubleshooting and removal

Use of patient-controlled analgesia in adults

Using Entonox to relieve pain in adults

Denise Douglas

Lecturer in Palliative Care

St Francis Hospice, Romford

 

Melanie Jerome

Clinical Nurse Specialist—Stoma Care

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Trust

 

Part 1: Cutting a template for a

one-piece bag

Part 2: Cutting a template for a

two-piece bag

Part 3: Emptying a drainable pouch 

Part 4: Changing a 1-piece appliance 

Part 5: Fitting a 2-piece appliance 

Part 6: Problem solving

Part 7: Complications

 

Clair Merriman

Head of Professional Practice Skills

Oxford Brookes University

Oxford

Jackie Hunt

Senior Lecturer

Oxford Brookes University

Oxford

 

Care of the individual with a tracheostomy: humidification and oxygen therapy

Care of the individual with a tracheostomy: suctioning

Care of the individual with a tracheostomy: stoma care and cuff management

Care of the individual with a tracheostomy: inner tube management and prevention of emergencies due to blocked tubes

 

June Jones

Tissue Viability Nurse

NHS Sefton

Southport

Merseyside

 

Choice of dressings directed by wound appearance

Cleaning chronic wounds

Cleaning surgical wounds

Wound management of a patient with a fungating wound

Assessment of leg ulcers

Management of leg ulcers

Preventing venous leg ulcer recurrence

 

Helen Ward

Principal Lecturer Non-Medical Prescribing

and Jaya Ahuja

Senior Lecturer Non-Medical Prescribing

Faculty of Health and Social Care

London South Bank University

 

Abdominal examination

Cardiovascular examination

Respiratory examination

 

Philomena Corrigan

Senior Lecturer/Consultant Nurse

London South Bank University

 

A-G Assessment Tool