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The Royal Marsden Hospital Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures

Sixth Edition - Royal Marsden NHS Trust
(Paperback) 5 stars
by Lisa Dougherty (Author), Sara Lister (Author)

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 nursing practice.

Bailliere's Nurses' Dictionary:
For Nurses and Health Care Workers

(Dictionary) (Paperback) 4.5 stars
by Barbara F. Weller (Author)

This edition moves beyond the narrow medical focus of other pocket dictionaries and is firmly focused on the needs of today's nurses. It provides the essential pocket reference resource for everyone involved in nursing and healthcare. This dictionary also includes a vast range of useful information within its appendices.

Gray's Anatomy for Students: with StudentConsult Access

(Paperback) 4.5 stars
by Richard Drake (Author), Wayne Vogl (Author), Adam W. M. Mitchell (Author), Adam Mitchell (Author)

Designed to be suitable for any type of curriculum, Gray's Anatomy for Students presents the essentials of clinical anatomy in a way that furthers complete understanding and firmly relates the study of anatomy to the clinical practice of medicine.

Kumar and Clark Clinical Medicine

(Paperback) four stars
by Parveen Kumar (Author), Michael Clark (Author)

This new fourth edition builds on and enhances the book's reputation and popularity with undergraduate and postgraduate medical students, practising doctors and students in allied health professions.

Nursing Practice: Hospital and Home

(Paperback) 5 stars
by Margaret F. Alexander (Editor), Josephine (Tonks) N. Fawcett (Editor), Phyllis J. Runciman (Editor)

It explores ways of knowing about nursing and is structured in a progressive way. It contains many features including an in-depth appreciation of nursing issues and cross-referencing of all relevant nursing material.

Nursing Calculations

(Paperback) 4.5 stars
by John D. Gatford (Author), Nicole Phillips (Author)

The ability to calculate drug doses accurately and quickly is an essential skill. This best-selling book uses a diagnostic test to pinpoint any weaknesses in the basic arithmetic required and is followed by specific exercises to remedy them. Examples are drawn from clinical practice.

The Student Nurse Handbook: A Survival Guide

(Paperback) 5 stars
by Bethann Siviter (Author), Denise Stevens (Author)

This unique book will be useful to those of any age considering nursing as a career, with or without previous practical experience in health care. It will help you understand exactly what your tutors and mentors expect from you and help you plan for and cope with the inevitable stress and frustration. The Student Nurse Handbook will be an essential companion throughout your course.

Foundation Studies for Nurses Using Enquiry Based Learning

(Paperback)
by Sue Grandis (Editor), Gareth Long (Editor), Edward Alan Glasper (Editor), Pam Jackson (Editor)


'Innovative and exciting ... the chapters are interesting and contain a wealth of information.' - Kay Wilkie, Director of Learning and Teaching, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dundee

The ECG Made Easy

(Paperback) four stars
by John R. Hampton (Author)

This popular text provides a readable guide to ECG interpretation, with an emphasis throughout on straightforward practical application.

This is the ideal pocket reference for a wide range of trainee health professionals. Now includes sample full 12-lead ECG's for reference.

Nursing Research: Principles, Process and Issues

(Paperback) 5 stars
by Kader Parahoo (Author)

"After trying to find a book which would help with a difficult year two nursing exam I found everything I needed to know and more.

The text is easy to read but still remains in sufficient depth to gain a good grounding for research. I will be using it to work along side my degree in year three. Invaluable to evidence based care with every aspect of research covered in a way to enjoy and learn more. Brilliant!" - MHSA

Understanding Health and Social Care: An Introductory Reader

(Published in association with The Open University) (Paperback) 5 stars
by Margaret Allott (Editor), Martin Robb (Editor)

This introductory text provides a wide-ranging collection of key readings in the field of health and social care. The book features classic readings alongside articles reflecting the most recent theoretical and empirical work. Cutting across the conventional divide between health care and social care, the Reader sets out to link policy to practice in a tangible way, juxtaposing the voices of a range of carers and service users with insights from academic debate and research.

A Nurse's Survival Guide to the Ward

(Paperback) 5 stars
by Ann Richards (Author), Sharon L. Edwards (Author)

If you are a nurse starting work on the ward or returning to practice, this book is an indispensable partner for you. It provides instantly accessible practical guidance on day-to-day procedures and problems in a variety of areas including: how to organise your job and yourself; how to assess patients; important principles, procedures and investigations ... and more!

Oxford Handbook of Nurse Prescribing

(Paperback) three stars
by Sue Beckwith (Author), Penny Franklin (Author)

This is a general guide to nurse prescribing with concise easy to reach information on all aspects of the foundations of nurse prescribing and would be be invaluable for the the nurses in primary care particularly.

Quinn's Principles and Practice of Nurse Education

(Paperback)
by Francis M. Quinn; Suzanne Hughes (Author)

"An Essential Text for Students of the ENB998 or C&G 703; this book should also be very high on the list of anyone who has an interest in post registration nurse education.

It covers all of the main areas, with a focus on assessment and lifelong learning. It is easy to read and understand and application to practice is realistic and achievable." (An Amazon review)

Essential Communication Skills for Nursing Practice

(Paperback)
by Philippa Sully (Author), Joan Dallas (Author)

this book will enable you to communicate effectively and with confidence in your professional practice. It focusses on the communication skills needed for the development of effective professional and therapeutic relationships.

Becoming a Nurse in the 21st Century

(Paperback)
by Ian Peate (Author)

The aim of Becoming a Nurse in the 21st Century is to encourage, motivate and instil in the reader the desire, confidence and competence to become a registered nurse. This text is primarily intended for nursing students, health care assistants, those undertaking SNVQ/NVQ level of study, those returning to practice or anyone who intends to undertake a programme of study leading to registration as a nurse.

Ross and Wilson Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Illness

(Paperback) four stars
by Anne Waugh (Author), Allison Grant (Author)

This long established best-selling text meets the needs of a wide range of health care professionals including nurses, nursing students, students of allied health professions and complementary therapies, paramedics and ambulance technicians.

Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine (Oxford Handbooks)

(Turtleback) 5 stars
by Murray Longmore (Author), Ian Wilkinson (Author), Tom Turmezei (Author), Chee Kay Cheung (Author)

No other book has entered the hearts, minds and pockets of so many doctors and medical students the world over. Now in its 7th edition, the main features and essence of the original edition remain unchanged. Developed over 21 years, the Handbook encompasses the experience, knowledge and wisdom of more than 10 different authors.

Watson's Clinical Nursing and Related Sciences

(Paperback) 5 stars
by Mike Walsh (Author)

This edition continues to provide this comprehensive support, but also reflects the changing context of nursing care. It reflects the growing importance of primary health and the community, the move towards evidence-based practice and the importance of the multi-disciplinary team.

The Newly Qualified Nurse's Survival Guide

(Paperback) 5 stars
by Sue Hopkins (Foreword), Jackie Hole (Author)

"Small enough to carry around with you but with vast amounts of common sense, facts and great tips for surviving on a ward.

I think every newly qualified nurse or someone returning after a career break will find this book invaluable.

Written with a sense of humour so it is very easy to read and understand. Not boring at all."
(An Amazon review)


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