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Please note: we also have a version of this Pocket Guide, which has been specifically written for German speaking countries and includes German translations for some of the key English phrases and terminology. To view that edition, please click here.


English for Nurses: Pocket Guide (UK & International Edition) measures only 80mm x 123mm and will fit neatly inside your uniform pocket. It includes over 120 pages of key English medical terminology, phrases and explanations to help ensure that overseas nurses can communicate safely and professionally with their English-speaking patients.


Pocket Guide is based on the real experiences of overseas nurses as well as feedback from hundreds of students from our English language workshops.  This book covers 10 core elements of nursing:

  • Patient Admission
  • Basic Nursing Care
  • Respiratory Problems
  • Diabetes Care
  • Preoperative Care
  • Postoperative & Wound Care
  • Handover (including SBAR)
  • Patient Discharge
  • Basic Anatomy
  • Abbreviations in Nursing & Medicine


Pocket Guide has been designed for ease and speed:

  • Laminated wipe-clean pages for the clinical environment
  • Colour-coded, fully referenced chapters with clear subheadings
  • Generously sized, easy to read text
  • Durable, Wire-O binding for quick reference


Pocket Guide has been written by NURSES for NURSES and is already used in hospitals throughout the UK and the rest of Europe. Whether you are a nurse or you employ nurses, English for Nurses: Pocket Guide is your indispensable English language pocket reference.


WE SHIP WORLDWIDE – if you do not see your country listed in the shipping options, please contact us directly so we can provide an accurate shipping quote

We aim to hold stock of this item at all times.  However, for large quantities, please allow up to 2-3 weeks for your books to be printed to order – we will keep you updated with an accurate timetable.   

English for Nurses: Pocket Guide (UK & International Edition)


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