The Royal Marsden Hospital Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures / Edition 8

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Overview

Clinical skills procedures are a fundamental aspect of patient-centred nursing care. The Royal Marsden Hospital Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures, Professional Edition provides up-to-date, evidence-based clinical skills procedures related to every aspect of a person's care. Procedure guidelines are based on an appraisal of the latest research findings and advice from clinical experts, to enable students and qualified nurses to provide the best possible care. The manual provides the underlying theory and evidence for procedures enabling nurses to gain the confidence they need to become fully informed, skilled practitioners.

The Eighth edition is organised in four sections which reflect the patient experience: Managing the patient journey, Supporting the patient with human functioning, Supporting the patient through the diagnostic process, Supporting the patient through treatment. It includes additional headings to make the text even more accessible and extra colour photos and diagrams.

  • Nationally recognised as the essential guide to clinical nursing skills
  • Includes step-by step procedures related to essential aspects of a patient's care
  • Provides all the knowledge nurses need to be fully informed and practice accountably
  • Enables nurses to deliver clinically effective, patient-focused care
  • Clear, user friendly and easy to understand
  • All procedures include the rationale for each action
  • Evidence graded to help nurses assess its validity
  • Online edition www.rmmonline.co.uk also available
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"It is a well written, comprehensive text that emphasises the importance of seeing nursing procedures as a fundamental aspect of patient-centred nursing care ... This is an excellent resource to improve and enhance clinical practice." (Nursing Standard, 2 November 2011)

"Coverage encompasses every aspect of patient management and support, at every stage of their journey. Clear page design and color-coded chapters help make the contents accessible." (Book News, 1 October 2011)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781444335095
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/23/2011
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 1288
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 2.32 (d)

Meet the Author

Edited by Lisa Dougherty and Sara Lister with contributions from expert colleagues in a variety of clinical specialities at The Royal Marsden Hospital.
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Table of Contents

Detailed table of contents vi

List of contributors xxii

Foreword to the eighth edition xxvi

Introduction and guidelines for use xxvii

Quick reference to the procedure guidelines xxx

Acknowledgements xxxiv

List of abbreviations xxxv

Part One Managing the patient journey 1

Chapter 1 The context of nursing 3

Chapter 2 Assessment, discharge and end of life care 21

Chapter 3 Infection prevention and control 79

Chapter 4 Risk management 129

Part Two Supporting the patient with human functioning 153

Chapter 5 Communication 155

Chapter 6 Elimination 195

Chapter 7 Moving and positioning 279

Chapter 8 Nutrition, fl uid balance and blood transfusion 333

Chapter 9 Patient comfort 417

Chapter 10 Respiratory care 533

Part Three Supporting the patient through the diagnostic process 615

Chapter 11 Interpreting diagnostic tests 617

Chapter 12 Haematological procedures 713

Chapter 13 Observations 745

Chapter 14 Radionuclide investigations and therapy 829

Part Four Supporting the patient through treatment 867

Chapter 15 Cytotoxic therapy 869

Chapter 16 Medicines management 933

Chapter 17 Perioperative care 1041

Chapter 18 Vascular access devices: insertion and management 1079

Chapter 19 Wound management 1165

Appendices 1203

Index 1215

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