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List of contributors

  • Janice Barrett RN, BSc (Hons), PG Dip HE, MA
  • Sister, Critical Care Outreach
  • (Chapter c09: Respiratory care)
  • Helen Bass RGN, BSc (Hons) Nursing, MSc (Advancing Healthcare)
  • Lead Nurse, Clinical Education
  • (Chapter c08: Patient comfort and end‐of‐life care)
  • Helen Benson GPhC, MPharm (Hons), MSc
  • Associate Chief Pharmacist, Clinical Research and Development
  • (Chapter c12: Medicines management)
  • Louise Bisset Dip HE (Adult Nursing), BN (ICU)
  • Sister, Critical Care Outreach
  • (Chapter c09: Respiratory care)
  • Linda Bloomfield RGN, PG Cert, Dip HE (Nursing), DN Cert, OND
  • Discharge/Safeguarding Deputy
  • (Chapter c02: Assessment and discharge)
  • Grainne Brady BSc, Cert MRCSLT
  • Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
  • (Chapter c07: Nutrition, fluid balance and blood transfusion)
  • Joanne Bull RN, MSc (Strategic Leadership and Expert Practice, Cancer), BN (Hons), Dip (Oncology)
  • Matron, Admissions and Preassessment, Clinical Assessment Unit, Outpatients and Rapid Diagnostic Assessment Centre
  • (Chapter c13: Perioperative care)
  • Nicholas Bultitude Registered ODP, BA (Hons), MSc (Healthcare Management)
  • Formerly, Divisional Operational Manager, Anaesthetics and Surgical Support
  • (Chapter c13: Perioperative care)
  • Maureen Carruthers RN, Dip (Oncology), BSc (Hons), MSc
  • Macmillan Matron, Palliative Care
  • (Chapter c08: Patient comfort and end‐of‐life care)
  • Suzanne Chapman MSc, BSc, RGN
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist, Pain Management
  • (Chapter c08: Patient comfort and end‐of‐life care)
  • Lydia Clark BA, BSc, Dip (Oncology)
  • Ward Sister
  • (Chapter c05: Elimination)
  • Michael Connolly MPhil, BSc, RGN
  • Consultant Nurse, Supportive and Palliative Care
  • (Chapter c04: Communication)
  • Jill Cooper MSc, DMS, DipCOT
  • Head Occupational Therapist
  • (Chapter c06: Moving and positioning)
  • Michelle Davies BSc (Hons), RD
  • Home Enteral Feeding/Community Dietitian
  • (Chapter c07: Nutrition, fluid balance and blood transfusion)
  • Andrew Dimech RN, BN, MSc (ICU), Dip (Oncology)
  • Head, Clinical Technical Services
  • (Chapter c10: Interpreting diagnostic tests)
  • Laura Dopson BSc (Hons), RGN, NMP
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist, Pain Management
  • (Chapter c08: Patient comfort and end‐of‐life care)
  • Lisa Dougherty OBE, RN, MSc, DClinP
  • Nurse Consultant, Intravenous Therapy
  • (Chapter c12: Medicines management; Chapter c14: Vascular access devices: insertion and management)
  • Andreia Fernandes RN, BSc, MSc
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist, Gynaecology Oncology
  • (Chapter c08: Patient comfort and end‐of‐life care; Chapter c10: Interpreting diagnostic tests)
  • Cathryn Forsythe RN, Dip HE, BSc (Hons)
  • Senior Staff Nurse, Critical Care
  • (Chapter c10: Interpreting diagnostic tests)
  • Sharon Giles BSc (Hons), MSc
  • MRI Research Radiographer
  • (Chapter c10: Interpreting diagnostic tests)
  • Rosie Goatley BSc (General Nursing, Intensive Care)
  • Sister, Critical Care Outreach
  • (Chapter c09: Respiratory care)
  • Keetje Gull BSc (Hons), MSc RGN
  • Sister, Critical Care Unit
  • (Chapter c14: Vascular access devices: insertion and management)
  • Amanda Gunning RGM
  • Lead Nurse, Stoma Care
  • (Chapter c05: Elimination)
  • Diz Hackman MSc, PG Dip (Physiotherapy)
  • Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist
  • (Chapter c06: Moving and positioning)
  • Ruth Hammond MSc (Advanced Cancer Practice) BSc (Adult Nursing)
  • Clinical Practice Educator
  • (Chapter c11: Observations)
  • Michael Hansford RMN, PG Dip (Counselling), MA (Counselling and Psychotherapy)
  • Staff Counsellor
  • (Chapter c04: Communication)
  • Zoe Hayman Registered Paramedic, Cert HE (Para Sci)
  • Resuscitation Lead
  • (Chapter c09: Respiratory care)
  • Nikki Hunter RN, BSc, MSc, MA
  • Complex Discharge Nurse
  • (Chapter c02: Assessment and discharge)
  • Kate Jones MCSP, HCPC, Dip (Physiotherapy), MSc
  • Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist
  • (Chapter c06: Moving and positioning)
  • Jon M. Knox RGN, Dip HE, BSc (Hons), PG Dip, RNIP, SCP
  • Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery
  • (Chapter c15: Wound management)
  • Sara Lister RN, PGDAE, BSc (Hons), MSc, MBACP
  • Head of Pastoral Care and Psychological Support
  • (Chapter c01: Introduction; Chapter c04: Communication)
  • Perrie Luke BSc (General Nursing, Intensive Care), Independent Nurse Prescriber
  • Sister, Critical Care Outreach
  • (Chapter c09: Respiratory care)
  • Jennifer Mackenzie RN, BN, Cert (Intensive Care)
  • Sister, Critical Care
  • (Chapter c10: Interpreting diagnostic tests)
  • Katharine Malhotra MSc (Rehabilitation), PG Cert (Clinical Education), BSc (Hons) (Physiotherapy)
  • Lecturer Practitioner, Allied Health
  • (Chapter c06: Moving and positioning)
  • Rebecca Martin RN, MSc, BSc (Hons), Independent Nurse Prescriber
  • Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Urology
  • (Chapter c05: Elimination; Chapter c13: Perioperative care)
  • Nuala McClaren BSc (General Nursing, Intensive Care)
  • Sister, Critical Care Outreach
  • (Chapter c09: Respiratory care)
  • Hayley McHugh BSc (Hons), RN, Cert (Intensive Care)
  • Senior Staff Nurse, Intensive Care
  • (Chapter c07: Nutrition, fluid balance and blood transfusion; Chapter c10: Interpreting diagnostic tests)
  • Wendy McSporran RGN, BSc (Hons), PG Dip
  • Transfusion Practitioner
  • (Chapter c07: Nutrition, fluid balance and blood transfusion)
  • Anita McWhirter GPhC, BSc (Hons), MSc
  • Pharmacy Clinical Services Manager
  • (Chapter c12: Medicines management)
  • Dee Mears DCR(R), DMS
  • CT Superintendent
  • (Chapter c10: Interpreting diagnostic tests)
  • Carolyn Moore MCSP, SRP
  • Superintendent Physiotherapist
  • (Chapter c06: Moving and positioning)
  • Philippa Nightingale BN, Nurse Practitioner
  • Senior Staff Nurse
  • (Chapter c02: Assessment and discharge)
  • Claire Nowell BSc (Hons), MSc
  • Senior Physiotherapist
  • (Chapter c06: Moving and positioning)
  • Scott Pollock Dip (Social Work), BA (Hons), MSc
  • Discharge and Vulnerable Adult Lead
  • (Chapter c02: Assessment and discharge; Chapter c04: Communication)
  • Tessa Renouf RN, MSc (Advanced Cancer Practice), BSc (Hons), Dip (Oncology)
  • Lead Sister, Admissions and Preassessment Unit
  • (Chapter c13: Perioperative care)
  • Justin Roe BA (Hons), PG Dip, MSc, PhD, Cert MRCSLT
  • Joint Head, Speech and Language Therapy and Allied Health Professions Researcher, Project Lead
  • (Chapter c04: Communication; Chapter c07: Nutrition, fluid balance and blood transfusion)
  • Lara Roskelly RN, Dip (General, Community Psychiatric Nursing and Midwifery), Dip (ICU), Independent Nurse Prescriber
  • Matron, Critical Care Outreach and Resuscitation
  • (Chapter c09: Respiratory care; Chapter c10: Interpreting diagnostic tests)
  • Janet Schmitt BSc (Hons), PG Cert (Ed), MSc
  • Neuro‐therapy Manager
  • (Chapter c06: Moving and positioning; Chapter c09: Respiratory care)
  • Richard Schorstein RN, BSc, PG Dip, Nurse Practitioner
  • Matron/Nurse Practitioner
  • (Chapter c02: Assessment and discharge)
  • Clare Shaw PhD (Nutrition), BSc (Hons) (Nutrition), PG Dip (Dietetics)
  • Consultant Dietitian
  • (Chapter c07: Nutrition, fluid balance and blood transfusion)
  • Louise Soanes RGN/RSCN, BSc, MSc
  • Teenage Cancer Trust Nurse Consultant, Adolescents and Young Adults
  • (Chapter c10: Interpreting diagnostic tests)
  • Heather Spurgeon RN, BSc (Critical Care Nursing), MSc (Adult Critical Care)
  • Matron, Critical Care and Theatres
  • (Chapter c11: Observations)
  • Anna‐Marie Stevens MSc, BSc (Hons), RN
  • Macmillan Nurse Consultant, Palliative Care
  • (Chapter c08: Patient comfort and end‐of‐life care)
  • Nicola Tinne MSc (Advanced Cancer Practice), BSc (Cancer Nursing), Dip HE (Nursing Studies), RGN
  • Formerly, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Head and Neck Cancers
  • (Chapter c15: Wound management)
  • Richard Towers RGN, BSc (Hons), MSc, Professional Doctorate Nursing
  • Lead Nurse Counsellor/Lecturer Practitioner
  • (Chapter c04: Communication)
  • Simon Tuddenham RN, BN (Hons), BA (Hons)
  • Staff Nurse, Critical Care
  • (Chapter c10: Interpreting diagnostic tests)
  • Vanessa Franklin Urbina MSc (Nutrition and Dietetics), RD
  • Senior Specialist Dietitian
  • (Chapter c07: Nutrition, fluid balance and blood transfusion)
  • Susan Vyoral BSc (Hons), RD
  • Dietitian
  • (Chapter c07: Nutrition, fluid balance and blood transfusion)
  • Victoria Ward RN, BN (Hons), MSc
  • Matron/Nurse Practitioner
  • (Chapter c02: Assessment and discharge)
  • Paul Weaving BSc, RGN, MSc
  • Formerly, Associate Director, Infection Prevention and Control
  • (Chapter c03: Infection prevention and control)
  • Alexandra West‐Oram MSc, BSc (Hons), PG Dip (Ed), RN, RT
  • Programme Leader, The Royal Marsden School
  • (Chapter c05: Elimination)
  • Catherine Wilson PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons), PG Dip (Ed), RN, Dip HE (Palliative Care), Cert Oncology Nursing
  • Interim Head of School, Royal Marsden School
  • (Chapter c04: Communication)
  • Barbara Witt RN
  • Nurse, Phlebotomist
  • (Chapter c10: Interpreting diagnostic tests)
  • Luv Wootton BSc (General Nursing, Intensive Care)
  • Sister, Critical Care Outreach
  • (Chapter c09: Respiratory care)
  • Lynn Worley RGN, RMN, BSc (Hons) (Cancer Practice)
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist, Plastic Surgery and Tissue Viability
  • (Chapter c15: Wound management)
The authors and Wiley Blackwell are hugely grateful to the nursing staff and students at Kingston University and St George's University London for their help in the development of this edition.

Nursing staff

  • Cathy Chia RN, RM, RMN, Cert Ed, BSc (Hons), MSc
  • Senior Lecturer, Simulated Learning and Clinical Skills
  • Karen Elliott RN, BSC (Hons), PGCE
  • Senior Lecturer, Simulated Learning and Clinical Skills
  • Terry Firth RN, BA (Hons), RNT
  • Senior Lecturer, Simulated Learning and Clinical Skills.
  • Suchita Hathiramani MCSP, BSc, MSC, FHEA
  • Senior Lecturer, Simulated Learning and Clinical Skill
  • Francina Hyatt RN, Dip N, BSC (Hons)
  • Senior Lecturer, Simulated Learning and Clinical Skills
  • Jo Low
  • Clinical Skills Laboratory Manager
  • Tracey Marshall RN, BSc (Hons)
  • Nutrition Specialist Nurse, St George's Hospital
  • Barry Pearse RN, BA (Hons), PGCE
  • Senior Lecturer, Simulated Learning and Clinical Skills
  • Hazel Ridgers RN, DipHE, BA (Hons), MA
  • Senior Lecturer, Simulated Learning and Clinical Skills
  • Susan Rush RN, MSC, RNT
  • Associate Professor, Simulated Learning and Clinical Skills
  • Annie Spalton RN, Dip N, RNT
  • Senior Lecturer, Simulated Learning and Clinical Skills
  • Anne Tibbles TD, MSc, MA, PG Dip, PGCE, BSc (Hons),
  • Dip N (Lond), RN
  • Senior Lecturer, Simulated Learning and Clinical Skills
  • Student cohorts
  • Diploma in Nursing students: September 10 and February 11
  • BSc Nursing students: September 11 and September 12
  • PG Dip Nursing students: February 12 and September 12