ISBN : 140510161X
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
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.
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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