Clinical Nursing Practices

Clinical Nursing Practices

Guidelines for Evidence-Based Practice

6th Edition - October 8, 2019
  • Editors: Sarah Renton, Claire McGuinness, Evelyn Strachan
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780702078392
  • eBook ISBN: 9780702078408

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The new edition of Clinical Nursing Practices reflects the many changes in nurse education and practice. A team of clinical and education experts has updated the core practices contained within this text, while to ensure continuity the previous editors have acted as consultants in the development of this edition. To reflect the continuing evolution of nursing and nursing practice, this new 6th edition emphasizes the importance of evidence-based practice, values-based care, person centred care, health and social care integration and interprofessional education. To encourage reflective practice, self-assessment questions remain at the end of each chapter for some of the practices. Where appropriate, certain practices are evidenced mainly by National Guidelines and Standards such as Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation, Infection Control and Blood Transfusion; consequently, the presentation of the skill or procedure reflects this. The updated text addresses the wider issues which impact on everyday nursing and healthcare practice and is specially written to meet the needs of nurses today. The core philosophy of book, however, remains the same: to encourage its readers to deliver the highest quality care to each individual patient, safely and effectively.

Key Features

  • Simple and straightforward step-by-step account of the key clinical procedures with clear learning outcomes.
  • For nurses learning procedures for the first time, for newly qualified nurses needing to check their knowledge or for nurses returning to work needing an update or refresher.
  • Equips readers to deliver high quality, safe and effective care to patients.

Table of Contents

  • 1 Frameworks for Practice
    2 Administration of Medicines
    3 Blood gases and profiles
    4 Blood Glucose Monitoring
    5 Pulse and Blood Pressure
    6 Blood Transfusion
    7 Body Temperature
    8 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Anaphylaxis
    9 Care after death
    10 Catheterisation: Urinary
    11 Cardiovascular risk assessment
    12 Chest auscultation
    13 Chest Drainage: Underwater Seal
    14 Diagnostic Investigations
    15 ECG: set up and recording
    16 Administration of Suppositories and Enema
    17 Eye Care and Administration of Eye Drops
    18 First Aid: physical
    19 Fundamental Care 
    20 Skin Integrity
    21 Infection prevention and management
    22 Intravenous therapy/devices
    23 Lumbar Puncture
    24 Mental Health
    25 Mouth Care/Oral Hygiene
    26 Neurological Assessment and seizure management
    27 Nutrition
    28 Oxygen Therapy and humidification of gases
    29 Patient Admission, Transfer and Discharge
    30 Preoperative Nursing Care
    31 Postoperative Nursing Care
    32 Pulse Oximetry
    33 Rectal Examination and manual evacuation
    34 Recognizing and responding to signs of abuse
    35 Respiration, including nebulisers and inhalers
    36 Stoma Care
    37 Tracheostomy Care
    38 Care of the Patient with Impaired Consciousness
    39 Venepuncture
    40 Wound Care

Product details

  • No. of pages: 304
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2019
  • Published: October 8, 2019
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780702078392
  • eBook ISBN: 9780702078408

About the Editors

Sarah Renton

Sarah Renton MSc PGCE, BScSpQ (Ortho), DipN, RN (Adult), FHEA Assistant Head of Department, Nursing and Community Health Lecturer in Nursing Studies Deputy Director WHO Collaborating Centre Department of Nursing & Community Health School of Health & Life Sciences Glasgow Caledonian University Glasgow, UK

Affiliations and Expertise


Claire McGuinness

Claire McGuinness PhD, MSc, BSc, RLPE, FHEA, RN (Child) Senior Lecturer & Programme Lead BSc/BSc Hons Professional Studies in Nursing Department of Nursing and Community Health School of Health & Life Sciences Glasgow Caledonian University Glasgow, UK

Evelyn Strachan

Evelyn Strachan MSc; PgCert TLHE; PgCert HEHP; BA; BA; DipPSN; RN; RNT; CCN; FHEA Lead for Practice Learning, Department of Nursing & Community Health School of Health & Life Sciences Glasgow Caledonian University Glasgow, UK