Title: The Great Ormond Street Hospital Manual of Children’s Nursing Practices
Edited by: Susan Macqueen, Elizabeth Anne Bruce and Faith Gibson
Publisher: Wiley Blackwell
Reviewer: Hannah Marriage, student health visitor, Leicestershire Partnership Trust
What was it like?
This book is a textbook outlining all of the key skills a paediatric nurse would need in their day-to-day practice as well as the rarer cases they may come across. It outlines all procedure guidelines for pre- and post-operative care as well as full guidelines for procedures a nurse may carry out.
The layout of the book made it easy to read and locate exactly what I wanted to know more about and each section could be read individually.
What were the highlights?
The layout of the book was important to me as it made it so easy to read and locate information I needed. The contents were clear and easy to follow, as well as each chapter being broken down nicely, also aiding with easy reading.
Strengths and Weaknesses?
Due to the layout the book was easy to read. They discuss all possible procedures, medications for these procedures and the guidelines surrounding them. However, any nurse using this book must also refer to their own trust guidelines, as there is always a possibility that the care guidelines outlined in this book may differ to local trust polices.
Who should read it?
This textbook would be most suited for either student paediatric nurses or paediatric nurses working in a ward setting.