The fifth edition continues the high standards set by the first four editions and builds upon previous work. Clinical procedures are placed within a holistic framework that is crucial to high quality patient care. New chapters and procedures have been included and others have been expanded to encompass the continuing developments in nursing practice. New chapters include Spinal Cord Compression, Gene Therapy, and Haematological Procedures. The diverse range of clinical procedures from previous editions have also been extensively revised to include the most up–to–date reference material. Within each procedure the guidelines detail the recommended course of action at each stage, including the rationale for undertaking specific activities. Nursing care plans also identify and demonstrate protential problems, causes and solutions.
∗Designed for novice and expert nurses
∗Supports the aspects of care that are fundamental to Clinical Governance
∗Contains alphabetical Quick Reference for guidelines
∗All procedures are accompanied by reference material and detailed guidelines
∗Nursing plans are included in many chapters
The fifth edition of the Manual is also available on CD for intranet installation. It is available on a site license basis and not for individual purchase. For more details contact Blackwell Science at tel. 01865 206126.