HCA library skills

You will need to complete the following pieces of work and submit them through the icanqualify website within 2 weeks from today:

  • Harvard references- completed references for a book & an article. We will complete this as a group during the session. See Guide to Harvard Referencing below.
  • Note taking-  you will need to make notes on your chosen article in 2 different formats (spider diagram & list). Template below
  • Summary– using your sets of notes as a plan, you will need to make a typed summary of your chosen article. See summary guidance below.
  • Screenshot your folders on your PC/laptop/ipad etc – to show that you organise your work within online folders.

The templates below have been created to help you remember what you need to complete but you can choose to use plain paper and create your own document instead (please remember that the summary needs to be typed whereas the other documents can be handwritten or typed).

 

Templates

Template: Harvard References

Template: notes on an article

Template: summary of an article

Guides

Guide to Harvard Referencing

HCA L2 PowerPoint presentation 2017

Summary guidance


Databases to search for journal articles

Healthcare Databases Advanced Search login

HDAS guide

Access to British Journal of Healthcare Assistants (2015 onwards) – Athens account required register here


Some useful books available from the Discovery Library

Check out our full catalogue at http://www.swims.nhs.uk (limit ‘just in these libraries’ to Plymouth to see our local stock).

Print books
Most HCA books are in the WY120 section. Click on a title to check availability.

Boyd, C. (2013) Calculation skills for nurses. (Student survival skills). Wiley-Blackwell.
Boyd, C. (2014) Care skills for nurses. (Student survival skills). Wiley-Blackwell.
Whelan, A. (2016) Clinical skills for healthcare assistants and assistant practitioners. 2nd ed. Wiley-Blackwell.
Boyd, C. (2013) Clinical skills for nurses. (Student survival skills) Wiley-Blackwell.
Boyd, C. (2014) Communication skills for nurses. (Student survival skills) Wiley-Blackwell.
Rawles, Z. (2014) Essential knowledge and skills for healthcare assistants. CRC Press.
Grainger, A. (2009) Essential practice for healthcare assistants. Quay Books.
Peate, I. (2017). Fundamentals of care : a textbook for health and social care assistants. John Wiley and Sons.
Walsh, M. (2011) Health and social care : Level 2 diploma candidate handbook. Collins.
Walsh, M. (2011) Health and social care : Level 3 diploma candidate handbook. Collins.
Nolan, Y. (2011) Health and social care : [Level 2 diploma]. 3rd ed. Heinemann.
Nolan, Y. (2011) Health and social care (adults) : [Level 3 diploma]. 3rd ed. Pearson.
Maclean, S. (2015) Level 2 diploma in health and social care : the city and guilds textbook. City and Guilds.
Maclean, S. (2014) Level 3 diploma in health and social care: the city and guilds textbook. City and Guilds.
Boyd, C. (2013) Medicine management skills for nurses. Wiley-Blackwell.
Dougherty, L. (2015) The Royal Marsden manual of clinical nursing procedures. 9th ed. Wiley-Blackwell.
Dougherty, L. (2015) The Royal Marsden manual of clinical nursing procedures : student edition. 9th ed. Wiley-Blackwell
Boyd, C. (2014) Study skills for nurses. (Student survival skills) Wiley-Blackwell.

Electronic books
Click on a title and log in with your Plymouth NHS OpenAthens account to see the full text. Register for free account here

Title Year Ed 1st author
Calculation Skills for Nurses 2013 1 Boyd, Claire
Care Skills for Nurses 2014 1 Boyd, Claire
Clinical skills for healthcare assistants and assistant practitioners 2016 2 Whelan
Clinical Skills for Nurses 2013 1 Boyd, Claire
Communication Skills for Nurses 2014 1 Boyd, Claire
Fundamentals of care 2017 1 Peate, Ian
Medicine Management Skills for Nurses 2013 1 Boyd, Claire
The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures:
Professional Edition
2015 9 Dougherty, L
The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures:
Student Edition
2015 9 Dougherty, L
Study Skills for Nurses 2014 1 Boyd, Claire