This book is intended primarily for the first-year student nurse, although all nurses will find it of great use. The authors cover the fundamentals of nursing from the most routine procedures - such as bedmaking and disinfecting - to the most challenging - such as dealing with haemorrhage, poisoning and other emergencies. Throughout the book great attention is paid to the details of nursing care. It is an excellent foundation on which all subsequent knowledge of nursing practices and procedures can be built. This new edition has been adapted to make it applicable to situations and conditions commonly encountered in Africa. All measurements are given in SI units and conversion tables between the imperial and metric systems are provided.