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A clinical pocket reference provides key information that a nurse will require on placement and in practice, selected by experienced teachers/practitioners, clearly written and presented, drawn from a wide range of different sources, packaged in an easily accessible portable format suitable for pocket or mobile devices. This will be invaluable for all those involved in the first five years of nursing, from the clinical skills lab to preceptorship. Nursing students, mentors, practice educators and preceptees will find that this resource enables the move into real life practice, supporting safe, confident patient centred nursing. The new, fourth edition has been updated throughout and now includes the latest assessment of risk tools: A to E, NEWS, SBAR; plus Glasgow Coma Scale, respiratory tables, shock and sepsis, mental health nursing, wound healing and other topics. Incorporates latest RC (UK) Resuscitation Guidelines. This edition also supports the new pre-registration nursing education standards released by the NMC (Nursing & Midwifery Council) in early 2019, allowing it to support all within the nursing practice. The authors, all experienced teacher/practitioners have looked at latest teaching trends and national drivers, including the new NMC standards to provide coverage of the widening range of competencies a nurse needs to display in today's healthcare environment. This resource provides rapid access to key information that a nurse will need to provide effective holistic care of the adult patient. For the student on clinical placement it provides a valuable aide memoire for recently learnt key information. For the newly qualified and registered nurse it assists review, reflection and revalidation.