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Pocket-Size Books

Clinical Pocket Reference: Operating Department Practice
Operating Department Practice Clinical Pocket Reference book.  

This 40 page pocket-sized book fits comfortably into a pocket and provides instant access to information nurses need quickly every day. 

Coverage includes:
  • ASA grading and SI units of measurement 
  • consent and patient check
  • anaesthetic topics including equipment checklist, preoperative fasting, endotracheal tubes (ET tubes), laryngeal mask airways (LMAs), cricoid pressure, failure to intubate / air embolism, malignant hyperthermia, blood products, sickle cell disease and thromboelastogram
  • surgical topics including patient positioning, handwash procedures, types and sizes of urinary catheters, tourniquets, sutures, handling specimens and day surgery
  • recovery topics including, oxygen administration, acute pain assessment and management, fluids and electrolytes, transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) syndrome and compartment syndrome
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: Compassion, Caring and Communication
Coverage includes:
  • Conduct and care provision
  • Compassion
  • Effective care planning
  • Dealing with cultural diversity
  • Ensuring quality care
  • Communication

Student Nurse - Health Promotion
This handy, 67-page book has been prepared as an easy-to-use guide for you and your patients and clients. It contains information you will need to help you in your day-to-day clinical practice. 

Coverage includes:
  • Introduction
  • Changing unhealthy behaviours
  • Alcohol
  • Smoking
  • Substance misuse
  • Diet and weight
  • Physical activity
  • Safer sex
  • Special groups

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