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Pocket-Size Books

Clinical Pocket Reference: Fundamental Care

Fundamental Care: A Person-Centred Approach

This resource has been prepared to provide support and information for students at the start of their nursing degrees, particularly during clinical placement.

It will also support all those who wish to give safe, person-centred fundamental care to adult patients and their families.

The book includes :

  • Nursing Care : the Person-Centred Nursing Framework developed by McCormack & McCance (2010)
  • Fundamentals of Care
  • The Therapeutic Nurse-Patient Relationships
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • The Nursing Process
  • Professional Regulation


Clinical Pocket Reference: Practical Medicine Management

Medicines management is more than simple drug administration. At every interaction with patients, the nurse is making complex clinical decisions. This portable handbook enables the practitioner to make informed and evidence based decisions regarding medication. It reflects the latest thinking on medicines optimisation.

This 44 page pocket-sized book fits comfortably into a pocket and provides instant access to information nurses need quickly every day. 

Coverage includes: 
  • Introduction
  • Definitions and symbols
  • SI units
  • A brief explanation of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics
  • Key principles by route of administration
  • Record-keeping and what to look for on a prescription or prescription chart
  • Communication with the patient
  • Assessment for safe medicines management
  • Pain assessment and management
  • Tips for getting the most out of the BNE
  • Drug classes
  • Drug calculations
  • Adverse drug reactions and incident reporting
  • Drug-related emergencies (anaphylaxis and hypoglycaemia)
  • Index of drug names
  • Abbreviations
Dozens of charts and illustrations are included.

The wipeable page surface allows nurses to make notes and remove them easily.


Nursing & Health Survival Guide: Postnatal and Neonatal Midwifery Skills
Ideal for quick reference in any community or postnatal setting, this pocket-sized guide puts all the crucial information at your fingertips.

All you need to know about:
  • Performing a postnatal screening
  • Caring for bereaved parents
  • Contraception
  • Anatomy

Nursing & Health Survival Guide: Child Protection

Ensuring the safeguarding of children is a highly important and challenging task for all professionals working in a healthcare environment. 

This 51 page pocket-sized guide will help you develop your understanding of the issues and enable you to identify and respond to difficult child protection concerns with confidence.

Coverage includes:

  • introduction
  • skills and knowledge
  • what is abuse and neglect?
  • emotional abuse
  • neglect
  • physical abuse
  • sexual abuse
  • families and family diversity
  • how do we recognise when there might be potential safeguarding issues?
  • communication
  • the importance of observation
  • recording
  • domestic violence
  • what do we mean by grooming?
  • child protection case conferences