The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures has been the number one choice for nurses since it first published, over 30 years ago. One of the world's most popular books on clinical skills and procedures, it provides detailed procedure guidelines based on the latest research findings and expert clinical advice, enabling nurses and students to deliver clinically effective patient-focused care. The ninth edition of this essential, definitive guide, written especially for pre-registration nursing students, now includes a range of new learning features throughout each chapter that have been designed to support student nurses to support learning in clinical practice. Providing essential information on over 200 procedures, this manual contains all the skills and changes in practice that reflect modern acute nursing care.
Foreword to the ninth edition xv Acknowledgements xvii List of contributors xix List of abbreviations xxiii Quick reference to the procedure guidelines xxvii How to use your manual xxix About the companion website xxxii Introduction 1 Part One Managing the patient journey Assessment and discharge 9 Infection prevention and control 37 Part Two Supporting the patient with human functioning Communication 89 Elimination 127 Moving and positioning 201 Nutrition, fluid balance and blood transfusion 247 Patient comfort and end-of-life care 305 Respiratory care 377 Part Three Supporting the patient through the diagnostic process Interpreting diagnostic tests 435 Observations 495 Part Four Supporting the patient through treatment Medicines management 575 Perioperative care 675 Wound management 745 Appendix: The Code 781 Index 789