The Royal Marsden Hospital Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures / Edition 7

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Acknowledged clinical nurse experts from one of the UK's leading centres of excellence have carefully selected the clinical evidence students need to become competent professionals. The student manual includes the essential clinical knowledge students need to be fully informed and practice accountably, including the key clinical skills required to meet the Essential Skills Clusters competencies (NMC 2007).
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Editorial Reviews

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"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: 9781405182874
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/25/2008
  • Edition description: Student
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 1280
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.30 (h) x 2.30 (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

1 The context of nursing

2 Assessment and the process of care

3 Communication

4 Aseptic technique

5 Barrier nursing : nursing the infections or immunosuppressed patient

6 Cardiopulmonary resuscitation

7 Discharge planning

8 Drug administration : general principles

9 Drug administration : delivery (infusion devices)

10 Elimination : bladder lavage and irrigation

11 Elimination : bowel care

12 Elimination : stoma care

13 Elimination : urinary

14 Intrapleural drainage

15 Last offices

16 Lumbar puncture

17 Nutritional support

18 Observations

19 Observations : neurological

20 Pain management and assessment

21 Pain management : epidural and intrathecal analgesia

22 Perioperative care

23 Personal hygiene : eye care

24 Personal hygiene : mouth care

25 Personal hygiene : skin care

26 Positioning

27 Respiratory therapy

28 Specimen collection for microbiological analysis

29 Tracheostomy and laryngectomy care

30 Transfusion of blood and blood products

31 The unconscious patient

32 Venepuncture

33 Violence : prevention and management

34 Wound management

App. 1 The Code : standards of conduct, performance and ethics for nurses and midwives

App. 2 Contributors to previous editions

App. 3 Multiple choice answers


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