The central title of the Oxford Handbooks in Nursing series, the Oxford Handbook of Adult Nursing is written for nurses, by nurses. It gives concise, practical and expert advice on all aspects of the nurse's role. Written for both practising and student nurses, it is a comprehensive andreliable guide to the care of adults with chronic and acute illness. The handbook covers care from the initial assessment to discharge and continuing care, giving a complete picture of a patient's progress. It also gives up-to-date advice on the role of the nurse working in a multidisciplinary teamand as manager, team leader and co-ordinator of care. To help you achieve the best possible results for your patients, the authors offer a wealth of recommendations, guidance and information from their years of experience. Whatever situation you are in, the Oxford Handbook of Adult Nursing will giveyou the information you need. Starting with the fundamentals of good patient care, it covers the vast majority of clinical scenarios you will encounter. It also offers advice on performing relevant tests and procedures, investigations with normal ranges, common drugs, emergency situations, rarecases and how to manage unexpected events. So you can find the information you need without delay, the book is clearly laid out with one topic per page, and written in an easily readable note-based style. Blank pages for writing notes, observations and local protocols allow your handbook to be customised to meet your specific needs. All thisis available at your fingertips, in a pocket-sized handbook with a hard-wearing plastic cover. Written by practising nurses and checked by subject experts, the Oxford Handbook of Adult Nursing will be an invaluable companion to both practising and student nurses. Whether you need a comprehensiveintroduction to adult nursing, general nursing care, or a reliable resource to dip into when the need arises, the Oxford Handbook of Adult Nursing will be an invaluable companion for years to come.