Nursing and Health Survival Guides

These handy pocket-sized books equip the nursing and healthcare student with all the essential information and tips they need whilst studying and on placement. Concise and ideal for quick reference, they cover key areas from clinical skills, through drugs in use and infection control, to health promotion and palliative care.

Offering quick and easy access to selected survival guides, the Nursing and Health Survival Guide app is now available for your smartphone or tablet!

  • Patient Consent

    By Elizabeth Charnock, Denise Owens

    Ideal for quick reference, this pocket-sized (120x80mm), spiral-bound book in the popular Nursing & Health Survival Guide series puts all the crucial information about patient consent at your fingertips. There is an obligation for practitioners to obtain valid consent from their patients before…

    Paperback – 2013-11-14
    Routledge
    Nursing and Health Survival Guides

  • Gerontological Care

    By Claire Welford

    As the world population ages and people live longer, nurses and healthcare workers, no matter what area they work in, will encounter older people. This pocket-sized (120x80mm), spiral-bound guide in the popular Nursing & Health Survival Guide series aims to provide you with the…

    Hardback – 2013-05-22
    Routledge
    Nursing and Health Survival Guides

  • Research Skills

    By Jeremy Jolley

    Do you need to conduct or understand research to support your studies or evidence-based practice in healthcare? Ensure that you have all the research tools at your fingertips with this pocket-sized (120x80mm), spiral-bound, quick reference guide in the popular Nursing & Health…

    Hardback – 2013-04-24
    Routledge
    Nursing and Health Survival Guides

  • Dementia Care

    By Dawn Brooker, Sue Lillyman

    Ideal for quick reference, this pocket-sized guide puts all the crucial information on caring for patients with dementia at your fingertips. All you need to know on:Person-centered dementia care Communication and managing behaviour Pain assessment Nutrition and…

    Paperback – 2013-02-25
    Routledge
    Nursing and Health Survival Guides

  • Wound Care

    By Kelly Ryan

    Ideal for quick reference in any ward or community environment, this pocket-sized (120x80mm), spiral-bound book in the popular Nursing & Health Survival guide series puts all the crucial information on wound care at your fingertips. It includes all you need to know on: Wound…

    Hardback – 2013-02-25
    Routledge
    Nursing and Health Survival Guides

  • Clinical Assessment

    By Tracy Lapworth, Deborah Cook

    Every contact with your patient is an opportunity for clinical assessment. Ideal for quick reference, this pocket-sized guide puts all the crucial information at your fingertips. The Nursing & Health Survival Guides have evolved - take a look at our our app for iPhone…

    Hardback – 2012-10-09
    Routledge
    Nursing and Health Survival Guides

  • Recognising the Acutely Ill Child

    By Elizabeth Charnock, Angela Lee, Amanda Miller

    Early and accurate recognition of an acutely ill child is essential. Ideal for quick reference, this pocket-sized guide puts all the crucial information at your fingertips.  The Nursing & Health Survival Guides have evolved - take a look at our our app for iPhone and…

    Hardback – 2012-09-04
    Routledge
    Nursing and Health Survival Guides

  • Postnatal and Neonatal Midwifery Skills

    By Alison Edwards

    A pocket-sized reference tool for use in any community or postnatal setting, this guide puts crucial postnatal and neonatal information at your fingertips.  The Nursing & Health Survival Guides have evolved - take a look at our our app for iPhone and iPad.…

    Hardback – 2012-08-14
    Routledge
    Nursing and Health Survival Guides

  • Antenatal Midwifery Skills

    By Alison Edwards

    A pocket-sized reference tool for quick access to crucial information in any community or antenatal setting. The Nursing & Health Survival Guides have evolved - take a look at our our app for iPhone and iPad.…

    Hardback – 2012-08-14
    Routledge
    Nursing and Health Survival Guides

  • Labour Midwifery Skills

    By Alison Edwards

    Ideal for quick reference in any community or birth environment, this pocket-sized guide puts all the crucial information at your fingertips. The Nursing & Health Survival Guides have evolved - take a look at our our app for iPhone and iPad.…

    Hardback – 2012-08-14
    Routledge
    Nursing and Health Survival Guides

  • Maths and Medications

    2nd Edition

    By Kerry Reid-Searl, Trudy Dwyer, Lorna Moxham, Jo Reid-Speirs, Ann Richards

    Solving calculations in a busy environment can be tough and time consuming. This quick reference guide, featuring basic maths concepts and medication administration, will help you take the problem out of problem solving. The Nursing & Health Survival Guides have evolved - take a look at…

    Hardback – 2012-06-20
    Routledge
    Nursing and Health Survival Guides

  • Cancer Care

    By Ian Peate

    Understanding cancer is essential to providing effective nursing care to patients and families affected. This easy-to-use reference guide puts all the necessary information at your fingertips.  The Nursing & Health Survival Guides have evolved - take a look at our our app for iPhone and…

    Hardback – 2012-06-19
    Routledge
    Nursing and Health Survival Guides

  • Clinical Skills

    2nd Edition

    By Kerry Reid-Searl, Trudy Dwyer, Jackie Ryan, Lorna Moxham, Ann Richards

    Do you need accurate information fast? The ward is a busy place with little time to check facts and figures. With this pocket-sized reference book you can quickly and accurately check everything from nursing terminology to CPR procedures.  The Nursing & Health Survival Guides have evolved…

    Hardback – 2012-06-06
    Routledge
    Nursing and Health Survival Guides

  • Palliative Care

    By Heather Campbell

    This easy-to-use guide provides a quick reference to the principles of palliative and end-of-life care for adults, to help you enable your patients to not only die peacefully but also live until they die. The Nursing & Health Survival Guides have evolved - take a look at our our app…

    Hardback – 2012-05-30
    Routledge
    Nursing and Health Survival Guides

  • Drugs in Use

    2nd Edition

    By Ann Richards

    Understanding how drugs work is made simple in this easy to use pocket-sized guide. Drugs in common use are described under each body system and will form an aid to your confident administration of drugs to fit your patients' needs. The Nursing & Health Survival Guides have evolved - take…

    Paperback – 2012-05-16
    Routledge
    Nursing and Health Survival Guides

  • Essential Clinical Skills

    By Susan Carlisle

    Whether you’re a student nurse on clinical placement or a healthcare worker on a busy ward, you need practical guidance at your fingertips, fast! This pocket-sized guide will help you to provide safe, effective, everyday patient care. The Nursing & Health Survival Guides have evolved…

    Hardback – 2012-05-02
    Routledge
    Nursing and Health Survival Guides

  • Diabetes

    By Erica Whettem

    On the increase worldwide, diabetes is well recognized as a complex and challenging condition. This pocket-sized guide puts diabetes information at your fingertips, equipping you with the essential knowledge and skills to deliver effective day-to-day diabetes care competently and confidently.  …

    Hardback – 2012-05-02
    Routledge
    Nursing and Health Survival Guides

  • Record Keeping

    By Susan Lillyman, Pauline Merrix

    Effective record keeping is a sign of safe and skilled Nurses and Midwives and is a legal requirement for all Healthcare professionals. This pocket-sized guide provides you with the tools to write clear and concise records. The Nursing & Health Survival Guides have evolved - take…

    Hardback – 2012-05-02
    Routledge
    Nursing and Health Survival Guides

  • Portfolios and Reflective Practice

    By Susan Lillyman, Pauline Merrix

    Reflective practice is a requirement for all healthcare professionals. This essential guide will help you develop the skills to be effective as a reflective practitioner within any clinical environment. The Nursing & Health Survival Guides have evolved - take a look at our our app for…

    Paperback – 2012-05-02
    Routledge
    Nursing and Health Survival Guides

  • Dental Nursing

    By Mary Miller

    The dental workplace is always busy, whether in a dental surgery or a dental department in a hospital. This pocket-size reference book puts all the vital facts and information at your fingertips. The Nursing & Health Survival Guides have evolved - take a look…

    Hardback – 2012-03-21
    Routledge
    Nursing and Health Survival Guides

  • Evidence-based Practice

    By Judith Davies

    Taking an evidence-based approach is fundamental to ensuring good clinical practice, but it’s not always easy. This info-packed guide will be an invaluable resource throughout your healthcare or nursing studies and post-registration, helping you to understand the…

    Hardback – 2012-01-18
    Routledge
    Nursing and Health Survival Guides

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

    By Nina Godson, Kelly Ryan

    Do you need guidance and information on CPR? Do you need to understand the procedures and guidelines that govern the use of CPR? If you do, this pocket-sized reference guide provides you with all the information you need to conduct CPR safely and successfully. The Nursing & Health Survival…

    Hardback – 2012-01-15
    Routledge
    Nursing and Health Survival Guides

  • Child Protection

    By Iain Moody, Barry Fearnley

    Ensuring the safeguarding of children is a highly important and challenging task for all professionals working in a healthcare environment. This pocket-sized guide will help you develop your understanding of the issues and enable you to identify and respond to difficult child protection concerns…

    Hardback – 2011-08-24
    Routledge
    Nursing and Health Survival Guides

  • Objective Structured Clinical Examination

    By Nina Godson, Kelly Ryan

    Preparing for an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) is very different from preparing for a theoretical knowledge examination - your clinical skills and performance will be tested rather than just your knowledge of the theory.  It is important to understand how…

    Hardback – 2011-08-10
    Routledge
    Nursing and Health Survival Guides

  • Medical Abbreviations and Normal Ranges

    By Helen Jones

    Part of the skill of nursing and healthcare involves being able to decipher and understand the meanings of results and abbreviations.  The aim and purpose of this handy survival guide is to supply you with the information which will help you understand this language, so that you can provide…

    Paperback – 2011-07-13
    Routledge
    Nursing and Health Survival Guides

  • Mentorship

    By Zoe Wilkes, Lesley Joyce, Linda Edmond

    Mentoring and practice assessment is an increasingly important aspect of your ongoing professional development, but can be challenging. This pocket-sized guide will provide you with essential tips to ensure you and your students really get the most out of the experience. The Nursing &…

    Hardback – 2011-07-13
    Routledge
    Nursing and Health Survival Guides

  • Compassion, Caring and Communication

    By Barbara Smith

    Compassion, caring and communication are all fundamental parts of patient care and something all health and social care workers encounter on a daily basis. This user-friendly reference guide will help you care for your patients in a person-centred way.  The Nursing & Health Survival Guides…

    Hardback – 2010-10-24
    Routledge
    Nursing and Health Survival Guides

  • Health Promotion

    By Dominic Upton

    Talking to patients is not always easy. Sometimes you have to deliver bad news or encourage them to change their behaviour such as quitting smoking or practicing safe sex. With this easy to use pocket-sized guide you can quickly access information on how to reach your patient with…

    Hardback – 2010-01-17
    Routledge
    Nursing and Health Survival Guides

  • Nutrition and Hydration

    By Linda Field

    The proper assessment and provision of nutrition and hydration to patients is  a major part of any nursing or health professional's role. This guide gives you an easy-to-use reference to the main procedures and implications in developing a proper nutrition and hydration plan.  The…

    Hardback – 2010-01-14
    Routledge
    Nursing and Health Survival Guides

  • Infection Control

    By Barbara Smith

    Ensuring the prevention and management of infection is a critical aspect of  nursing. With this pocket-sized reference book you have instant access to all  the most important policies and procedures.  The Nursing & Health Survival Guides have evolved - take a look at our our app…

    Hardback – 2010-01-14
    Routledge
    Nursing and Health Survival Guides