The Royal Marsden Hospital Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures

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Lisa Dougherty, Sara Lister
Wiley, Aug 2, 2004 - Medical - 896 pages
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This new edition of The Royal Marsden Hospital Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures, sixth edition, meets the high standards set by the previous editions. It presents up-to-date, evidence-based expert knowledge, enabling nurses to deliver effective patient-focused care.

Clinical procedures are a fundamental aspect of nursing care so it is essential that they are evidence-based. This book provides that evidence while remaining firmly grounded in current day-to-day nursing practice.

Each chapter has been thoroughly revised based on an appraisal of current research and feedback from clinical experts. The procedures have been updated accordingly to ensure that current practice is reflected and nurses are enabled to deliver clinically effective care.

For ease of access, the sixth edition has been reorganised to group chapters on related topics together, e.g.: Drug administration, Elimination, Observations, Pain management, and Personal hygiene. As a result of listening to readers, the manual has been expanded, more illustrations included and new sections added on problem solving associated with procedures, helping nurses during the course of their clinical work.

The procedures in this textbook are related to every aspect of a person’s care, and the real focus of health care is the patient. For patients, the clinical procedure is part of a larger picture which encompasses their unique expereince of illness. Nurses have a central role to play in helping patients to manage the demands of the procedures described in this book.

The clinical procedures manual is the book of choice for nurses at all stages of their careers, giving them the confidence they need to be safe, informed and skilled practiotioners.

Key features:


  • Edited and written by nurses based in a centre of excellence providng exceptional nursing care.

  • Focuses on patient-centered care

  • Guides nurses in the clinical application of evidence-based procedures

  • Contains the latest research findings

  • All procedures include the rationale for the action recommended

  • Valuable to novices as well as expert nurses

  • New improved layout

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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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