Clinical Nursing Practices,
Edition 5 Guidelines for Evidence-Based Practice
Elizabeth Jamieson, BSc(Hons), MSc, RGN, ONC, RCT, RNT, Janice M. McCall and Lesley A. Whyte, BA, MPhil, RGN, DN, RNT

Publication Date: 05 Apr 2007
This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It is a well-known text that provides guidelines for over 40 common nursing procedures carried out by carers in a variety of settings. The development of competence in these practices is one of the most important aspects of pre-registration programmes, and this is one of the few UK-based texts that takes an educational approach to these practices as opposed to a purely procedure-driven approach. As in previous editions, the emphasis is on a holistic approach with the recognition that each patient is a unique individual. Each procedure contains rationale and information for patient education in addition to step by step guidance.

Key Features

  • Skills explained step by step to facilitate learning
  • The comprehensive range of procedures including advanced practices will give readers confidence when they begin clinical work
  • Relevance to hospital and community settings makes it applicable to a wide audience
  • The rationale sections link to the evidence-base thereby ensuring best practice
About the author
Elizabeth Jamieson, BSc(Hons), MSc, RGN, ONC, RCT, RNT, Educational Projects Manager, Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Directorate, UK; Janice M. McCall, Former lecturer, Department of Nursing and Community Health, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK and Lesley A. Whyte, BA, MPhil, RGN, DN, RNT, Programme Director, Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Directorate, UK
Table of Contents
1 Frameworks for Practice
2 Administration of medicines
3 Blood Glucose Monitoring
4 Blood Pressure
5 Blood Transfusion
6 Body Temperature
7 Bone Marrow Aspiration
8 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
9 Care of the Deceased Person
10 Catheterisation: Urinary
11 Central Venous Pressure
12 Chest Drainage: Underwater Seal
13 Eardrops: Instillation of
14 Ear Syringing
15 Enema
16 Exercises: Active and Passive
17 Eye Care
18 Gastric Aspiration
19 Infection Control
20 Intrapleural Aspiration
21 Intravenous Therapy
22 Isolation Nursing
23 Lumbar Puncture
24 Mouth Care
25 Moving and Handling
26 Nebuliser Therapy
27 Neurological Examination
28 Nutrition
29 Oxygen Therapy
30 Paracentesis: Abdominal
31 Personal hygiene
32 Preoperative Nursing Care
33 Postoperative Nursing Care
34 Pulse/ Radial Pulses
35 Rectal Examination
36 Respiration
37 Skin Care
38 Specimen Collection
39 Stoma Care
40 Suppositories
41 Toileting
42 Tracheostomy Care
43 Transfer of Patients Between Care Settings
44 Unconscious Patient
45 Urine Testing
46 Vaginal Examination
47 Vaginal Ring Pessary Insertion
48 Venepuncture
49 Wound Care
Book Reviews
“Written to guide pre-registration students towards clinical competence, this book combines educational outcomes with sound advice and guidance. It successfully links objectives, policy directives and latest evidence base to a range of underlying procedures.¿

Professor of Nursing, University of Brighton
Nursing Standard. July 18 :: Vol 21 no 45 :: 2007
Book details
ISBN: 9780443102707
Page Count: 424
Retail Price : £24.99
Pre-registration nursing students