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
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