Written by authors have a wide experience in teaching and practicing adult nursing, "Key Nursing Skills" will be invaluable to nurses who really want to get to grips with the more common procedures. Each chapter focuses on a specific area of care and related skills and considers the main practice issues. Each intervention is presented within a nursing problem, which states the nature of the patient problem and goal. The available current evidence base is outlined and related to the problem before the procedure is explained in straightforward terms. Experienced nurses' tips have been integrated into the procedures, so alerting the reader to anticipate individual patients' needs or anxieties, or improve upon their own performance.