Clinical Pocket Reference for Nurses Fourth Edition


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  • BESTSELLER updated with latest NHS guidelines and clinical developments
  • Follows the patient pathway from assessment to delivery of nursing care
  • Rapid ‘finger-tip’ access to essential knowledge in portable durable format
  • Promotes safe, confident nursing and best practice
  • Key information for the student or practitioner in an adult setting

Latest Updates

  • Mental Capacity Act 2021 guidelines incorporated
  • Infection control takes account of latest COVID developments, and incorporates full PPE instructions
  • Resuscitation Guidelines 2021 (from the Resuscitation Council) fully updated
  • Palliative care section expanded with new End-of-Life (EOL) material
  • All references updated

Key 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 a succinct guide to adult 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 updated edition features the latest nursing data and updated assessment tools, and is aligned with the latest Nursing & Midwifery Council professional standards (NMC 2018), Mental Capacity Act 2021, Resuscitation Guidelines 2021, and latest post-COVID infection control guidelines. The content provides even more clinical information, 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






Spiral bound, laminated, 120pp; charts, tables & line drawings; 160x84mm