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 persons 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 experience of illness. Nurses have a central role to play in helping patients to manage the demands of the procedures described in this book.
This 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 practitioners....Continua