The fifth edition of the Royal Marsden Hospital Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures is clearly presented in a logical order and covers all aspects of nursing care. The book contains evidence based guidelines with clear rationales to the procedure being undertaken. The attention to detail is second to none whether dealing with the basics of handwashing or more complex procedures like cardiopulmonary resuscitation, the Royal Marsden Hospital Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures is clear, unambiguous and easy to understand.Each topic area is fully referenced and suggestions for further reading are made. The nursing procedures are examined in a holistic manner and not as isolated tasks, and the use of nursing care plans help in relating theory to practice. As a student nurse this book has been invaluable as a learning tool, and will be one of a few books that will not collect dust on my shelf. All in all an exellent book which will be usefull to all nurses from novice to expert.