Health care and nursing practice continue to change at a rapid pace, and nurses need access to up-to-date information from the many areas of nursing practice and other health care disciplines.
This pocket dictionary is the ideal companion to nursing practice and contains over 7000 relevant medical and nursing terms clearly defined together with 90 clear illustrations.
In addition to this, it also includes several appendices of useful clinical reference material for easy access including normal values, nutritional guidelines and useful addresses. All of the entries have been reviewed and updated, and many of the particularly relevant issues such as research, quality and information technology have been expanded to reflect their importance in the changing health care environment.
Contents: Preface. Acknowledgements. Comparative temperatures. A Guide to Pronunciation. Dictionary. Appendices: Code of Professional Conduct. Key Government reports and Acts of Parliament in health care 1994-2004. Prefixes and Suffixes. Chemical symbols and formulae commonly encountered in nursing practice. Units of measurement. Normal values. Observing and testing urine. Blood glucose monitoring (self-testing of diabetes mellitus). Nutrition. Useful web sources.