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Patient's journey format drives new edition of vital student nurse manual
Date:4/4/2011

The eighth student edition of The Royal Marsden Hospital Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures has just been launched, with an exciting new format that organises 15 key chapters into four key stages of patient care. It also includes new content on areas such as risk management and preparing patients for diagnostic investigations.

Written and edited by nurses from the world-renowned UK centre of excellence, the Manual provides additional headings to make the text even more accessible and this edition includes many more colour photos and diagrams.

It used by students all over the world to ensure their practice is evidence-based and effective.

Although it has been written primarily for UK students, it is also popular in countries like Canada and Australia, which have similar healthcare systems. The Manual also provides a valuable introduction to clinical procedures for overseas nurses coming to work in the UK, from countries such as India, Poland, Romania, Australia and the Philippines.

The latest student edition, which provides essential clinical updates since the seventh edition was published in 2008, is once again edited by two renowned nursing experts, Lisa Dougherty, Nurse Consultant in Intravenous Therapy at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, and Sara Lister, Assistant Chief Nurse and Head of The Royal Marsden School of Cancer Nursing and Rehabilitation.

"More than 80 highly experienced nurses have contributed to this invaluable reference source, which provides nursing students with the underlying theory and evidence they need to deliver clinically effective patient-focused care" say the Editors. "We believe this will provide them with the confidence they need to become safe, informed and skilled practitioners."

It has been welcomed by Dame Christine Beasley, Chief Nursing Officer, Department of Health, who says: "This is a gold standard textbook for nurses. It helps to equip them with the
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Contact: Annette Whibley
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Wiley-Blackwell
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