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

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Clinical skills procedures are a fundamental aspect of nursing care. 'The Royal Marsden Hospital Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures Student Edition' has been specially compiled for pre-registration students to include the essential procedures they need to know. The manual provides the underlying theory and evidence for procedures related to every aspect of a person's care. Procedures are based on the latest research findings and expert clinical advice, to enable students to provide the best possible care. The manual enables student nurses to deliver clinically effective patient-focused care. Students thus gain the confidence they need to become safe, informed and skilled practitioners. Includes the key evidence-based procedures students need to know:
• Includes multiple-choice questions to help students test their knowledge
• Compact and portable — can be taken anywhere
• Clear, user friendly and easy to understand
• All procedures include the rationale for each action and rate the validity of the supporting evidence
• Marketing site with 'Ask the editor' functionality
• Online edition also available
• Accompanying Lecturer companion site with Multiple choice questions & Powerpoint slides of all illustrations
• Accompanying Student companion site with Multiple choice questions

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Editorial Reviews

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"It is also an invaluable reference tool and resource for healthcare professional who want to give clinically effective, patient-focused care. . . Overall, this book is a pleasure to read and difficult to put down. It will help healthcare professionals to develop reflective practice and to keep improving nursing procedures." (Emergency Nurse, 1 September 2011)

"Now in its eighth edition, this manual is a resource for all students and nurses, regardless of their knowledge and experience. It is a super reference tool and an invaluable resource to help students give clinically effective, patient-focused care." (Nursing Standard, 27 July 2011)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781444335101
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/10/2011
  • Edition description: Student Edition, 8th Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 1136
  • Sales rank: 818,019
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.90 (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

Part One Managing the patient journey

Chapter 1 The context of nursing 3

Chapter 2 Assessment, discharge and end of life care 27

Chapter 3 Infection prevention and control 93

Chapter 4 Risk management 155

Part Two Supporting the patient with human functioning

Chapter 5 Communication 191

Chapter 6 Elimination 239

Chapter 7 Moving and positioning 321

Chapter 8 Nutrition, fl uid balance and blood transfusion 371

Chapter 9 Patient comfort 461

Chapter 10 Respiratory care 539

Part Three Supporting the patient through the diagnostic process

Chapter 11 Interpreting diagnostic tests 617

Chapter 12 Observations 699

Part Four Supporting the patient through treatment

Chapter 13 Medicines management 803

Chapter 14 Perioperative care 931

Chapter 15 Wound management 983

Appendices 1021

Index 1041

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