Clinical Pocket Reference for Nurses Fourth Edition

ISBN: 978-1-908725-11-0




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  • Expanded by over 30% and aligned with the latest Nursing & Midwifery Council professional standards (NMC 2018).
  • Essential knowledge for the nurse or student working in an adult setting
  • Follows the patient pathway from assessment to delivery of nursing care
  • Rapid ‘finger-tip’ access to key information in portable durable format
  • Promotes safe, confident nursing, best practice and an holistic approach

Key New Content includes


  • Respiratory assessment
  • Sepsis
  • Risk assessment of VTE
  • Gastrointestinal and
  • abdominal assessment
  • Skin assessment
  • Psychological health

Intravenous Therapy:

  • Blood sample tubes and
  • order of draw

End-of-life care:

  • Planning EOL care
  • Delivering EOL care

Acute/emergency care:

  • Mental health first aid

Clinical Pocket Reference for Nurses 4th edition contains essential knowledge a health care professional needs to provide effective patient care. Written in an accessible format by experienced nurses and educators, it provides an essential and succinct guide to patient assessment and the interpretation of key clinical data. For students, newly qualified nurses and experienced practitioners, this pocket-sized reference provides a wealth of essential material ready to use in practice. It is ideal for hospital units to keep a copy at the nurses’ station for quick reference. Fully referenced with sources for further exploration and consolidation of each topic.

This new edition features the latest nursing data and updated assessment tools, and is aligned with the latest Nursing & Midwifery Council professional standards (NMC 2018). The content provides even more clinical information at your fingertips, including updated reference material and the latest  tools, and expanded to include more information on mental health and palliative care nursing, together with a revised layout for ease of use.

What reviewers said:

‘…an excellent resource for both students and qualified nurses…easy to use, and quick to navigate to invaluable information…
… an educational tool that supports learning in practice and also as a quick revision aid… and on ward…
also relevant to other healthcare professionals, such as physiotherapists and paramedics…’

Alison Bardsley, Senior Lecturer in primary care and course director for non-medical prescribing, Coventry University Nursing Standard March 30: vol 30 no 31: 2016

“All healthcare workers will find this book relevant… particularly useful for those who are newly qualified, returning, or undergoing supervised practice. As an educational tool, it will also support learning in practice and practitioners who are mentoring.”

Nursing Standard

“Students and nurses will find it helpful and easy to use… Invaluable.”

Nursing and Midwifery Council

Additional information


Bernie Garrett, University of British Colombia, Vancouver, Canada; Paul Ong, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK; Paul Galdas, University of York, York, UK


Print, TBC




Spiral bound, laminated, 112pp; charts, tables & line drawings; 160x84mm