The new edition of Clinical Nursing Practices reflects the many changes in nurse education and practice. A team of clinical and education experts has updated the core practices contained within this text, while to ensure continuity the previous editors have acted as consultants in the development of this edition.
To reflect the continuing evolution of nursing and nursing practice, this new 6th edition emphasizes the importance of evidence-based practice, values-based care, person centred care, health and social care integration and interprofessional education.
To encourage reflective practice, self-assessment questions remain at the end of each chapter for some of the practices. Where appropriate, certain practices are evidenced mainly by National Guidelines and Standards such as Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation, Infection Control and Blood Transfusion; consequently, the presentation of the skill or procedure reflects this.
The updated text addresses the wider issues which impact on everyday nursing and healthcare practice and is specially written to meet the needs of nurses today. The core philosophy of book, however, remains the same: to encourage its readers to deliver the highest quality care to each individual patient, safely and effectively.
- Simple and straightforward step-by-step account of the key clinical procedures with clear learning outcomes.
- For nurses learning procedures for the first time, for newly qualified nurses needing to check their knowledge or for nurses returning to work needing an update or refresher.
- Equips readers to deliver high quality, safe and effective care to patients.
- References the new NMC standards of proficiency
- Updates to all chapters and skills
- New Action-Rationale format – clearly shows the reasons for performing each procedure.
- 25 new illustrations
- New editor team
2 Administration of Medicines
3 Blood gases and profiles
4 Blood Glucose Monitoring
5 Pulse and Blood Pressure
6 Blood Transfusion
7 Body Temperature
8 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Anaphylaxis
9 Care after death
10 Catheterisation: Urinary
11 Cardiovascular risk assessment
12 Chest auscultation
13 Chest Drainage: Underwater Seal
14 Diagnostic Investigations
15 ECG: set up and recording
16 Administration of Suppositories and Enema
17 Eye Care and Administration of Eye Drops
18 First Aid: physical
19 Fundamental Care
20 Skin Integrity
21 Infection prevention and management
22 Intravenous therapy/devices
23 Lumbar Puncture
24 Mental Health
25 Mouth Care/Oral Hygiene
26 Neurological Assessment and seizure management
28 Oxygen Therapy and humidification of gases
29 Patient Admission, Transfer and Discharge
30 Preoperative Nursing Care
31 Postoperative Nursing Care
32 Pulse Oximetry
33 Rectal Examination and manual evacuation
34 Recognizing and responding to signs of abuse
35 Respiration, including nebulisers and inhalers
36 Stoma Care
37 Tracheostomy Care
38 Care of the Patient with Impaired Consciousness
40 Wound Care
90 figures with approximately 30 brand new line artworks