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Clinical Skills for Nursing Adults
Step by Step

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June 2019 | 176 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This pocket-sized book provides step-by-step instructions on how to carry out advanced clinical skills such as medicine administration, giving transfusions, catheterisation, and other key skills across both acute and community settings. It is ideal for second and third year students and has been updated for the 2018 NMC standards, including the most up-to-date evidence base for the procedures.

Each section features:

  1. Handy checklists detailing the essential equipment and things to consider before starting.
  2. Helpful tips and advice on what to watch out for and the relevant action to take for each skill.
  3. Care setting considerations exploring patient requirements depending on where care is being given.
  4. Clear instructions guiding you step by step through each procedure.

Whether you are revising, practicing, or preparing for a clinical placement, this book will become a trusted companion and daily reference that will help to develop and improve your nursing skills.


Wendy Wright and Fiona Everett
Chapter 1: Introduction and General Considerations
Sophie Newcombe
Chapter 2: Basic Airway Management
Kamal Dhindsa
Chapter 3: Advanced Airway Management
Kamal Dhindsa
Chapter 4: Lung Sounds
Karen Elliott
Chapter 5: Oxygen Therapy
Karen Elliott
Chapter 6: Nebulisers
Winnie McGarry and Caroline MacCallum
Chapter 6: Venepuncture
Winnie McGarry and Caroline MacCallum
Chapter 7: Peripheral IV Cannulation
Meghan Bateson and Lizanne Hamilton-Smith
Chapter 8: Intravenous Fluids
Sally Richardson and Karen Elliott
Chapter 9: Blood Transfusion
Kamal Dhindsa
Chapter 10: Central Venous Access Devices
Meghan Bateson and Lizanne Hamilton-Smith
Chapter 11: ECG
Emily Marron and Sophie Newcombe
Chapter 12: Resuscitation
Winnie McGarry and Caroline MacCallum
Chapter 13: Neurological Examination
Winnie McGarry and Caroline MacCallum
Chapter 14: Medicines Administration
Winnie McGarry and Caroline MacCallum
Chapter 15: Bowel Sounds
Sue McGrouther and Julie Orr
Chapter 16: Gastric Aspiration
Mark Molesworth and Moira Dale
Chapter 17: Enteral Feeding
Francina Hyatt
Chapter 18: Removal of Sutures and Staples
Fiona Lundie and Debbie McCraw
Chapter 19: Urinary Catheterisation
Fiona Lundie and Debbie McGraw
Chapter 20: Urinalysis Interpretation
Lizanne Hamilton-Smith and Meghan Bateson
Chapter 21: Sepsis

useful booklet for quick reference

Mrs susan eley
Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing, Wolverhampton University
May 19, 2020

This is a very handy source of information. The contents are well organized and topics are easy to find. The procedures are carefully chosen and are the most commonly used. The students reported that they find the book useful.

Mr Arcangel Benidicto Bathan
School of Nursing, BPP University
March 15, 2019

I was not impressed by the lay out and it has limited application for the classroom- it's a good pocket book for students but will not feature on reading lists.

Mrs Julie Rowe
Health and Social Care at Derby, Derby University
March 6, 2019

Excellent resource for students embarking on the degree

Mrs Beryl Cooledge
School of Healthcare Sciences, Bangor University
March 5, 2019

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