The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures

The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures

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Nationally recognised as the definitive guide to clinical nursing skills, The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures has provided essential nursing knowledge and up-to-date information on nursing skills and procedures for over 30 years. Now in its 9th edition, this full-colour manual provides the underlying theory and evidence for procedures enabling nurses to gain the confidence they need to become fully informed, skilled practitioners. Written with the qualified nurse in mind, this manual provides up to date, detailed, evidence based guidelines for over 200 procedures related to every aspect of a person s care including key information on equipment, the procedure and post-procedure guidance, along with full colour illustrations and photos.
Following extensive market research, this ninth edition: * contains the procedures and changes in practice that reflect modern acute nursing care * includes thoroughly reviewed and updated evidence underpinning all procedures * is organised and structured to represent the needs of a patient along their care pathway * integrates risk-management into relevant chapters to ensure it is central to care * contains revised procedures following hands-on testing by staff and students at Kingston University * is also available as an online edition
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Product details

  • Paperback | 1032 pages
  • 214 x 270 x 45mm | 2,742g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 9th Edition, Professional Edition
  • 1118745922
  • 9781118745922
  • 95,043

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"...an excellent resource to improve and enhance clinical practice."
Nursing Standard



"...a worldwide 'oracle' for all clinical nursing procedures."
Cancer Nursing Practice



"...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

Nationally recognised as the definitive guide to clinical nursing skills, The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures has provided essential nursing knowledge and up-to-date information on nursing skills and procedures for over 30 years. Now in its 9th edition, this full-colour manual provides the underlying theory and evidence for procedures enabling nurses to gain the confidence they need to become fully informed, skilled practitioners.

Written with the qualified nurse in mind, this manual provides up-to-date, detailed, evidence-based guidelines for over 200 procedures related to every aspect of a person′s care including key information on equipment, the procedure and post-procedure guidance, along with full colour illustrations and photos.

Following extensive market research, this ninth edition:



contains the procedures and changes in practice that reflect modern acute nursing care includes thoroughly reviewed and updated evidence underpinning all procedures is organised and structured to represent the needs of a patient along their care pathway integrates risk-management into relevant chapters to ensure it is central to care contains revised procedures following "hands-on" testing by staff and students at Kingston University is also available as an online edition (www.rmmonline.co.uk)
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Table of contents

Detailed table of contents vii Foreword to the ninth edition xiii Acknowledgements xiv List of contributors xv List of abbreviations xix Quick reference to the procedure guidelines xxiii How to use your manual xxvii 1 Introduction 1 Part One Managing the patient journey 7 2 Assessment and discharge 9 3 Infection prevention and control 49 Part Two Supporting the patient with human functioning 95 4 Communication 97 5 Elimination 133 6 Moving and positioning 207 7 Nutrition, fl uid balance and blood transfusion 253 8 Patient comfort and end-of-life care 331 9 Respiratory care 431 Part Three Supporting the patient through the diagnostic process 507 10 Interpreting diagnostic tests 509 11 Observations 595 Part Four Supporting the patient through treatment 673 12 Medicines management 675 13 Perioperative care 789 14 Vascular access devices: insertion and management 861 15 Wound management 935 Index 967
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"This is a book that should be in any library associated with nursing. Any nurse, no matter at what point they are on in their journey through the profession, will find a good reason to dip into this book at some time." (Nursing times 2016)
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About Lisa Dougherty

Lisa Dougherty OBE, RN, MSc, DClinP Nurse Consultant Intravenous Therapy The Royal Marsden Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Sara Lister RN, PGDAE, BSc (Hons), MSc, MBACP Assistant Chief Nurse/Head of School The Royal Marsden School of Cancer Nursing & Rehabilitation The Royal Marsden Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
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