Medical Abbreviations & Normal Ranges : Survival Guide book cover
2nd Edition

Medical Abbreviations & Normal Ranges
Survival Guide

ISBN 9781138351974
Published May 27, 2019 by Routledge
68 Pages

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Book Description

Part of the skill of nursing and healthcare involves being able to decipher and understand the meanings of results and abbreviations. Fully updated, this second edition is a handy survival guide which will supply you with up-to-date information and help you understand this language, so that you can provide appropriate holistic care to your patients.

Table of Contents


Abbreviations and acronyms

Conventional units of measurement

Normal Ranges:

Cardiovascular: Pulse Sites

Blood pressure stages


Blood composition: Coagulation screen

Cardiac Enzymes

Hormone levels

Respiratory: Respiration rates

Tidal Volumes

Arterial Blood Gases

Acid Base Balance

Peak Flow readings

Neurological: Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS)

Renal: Urinalysis

Fluid Balance

Nutritional assessment: MUST

Patient at Risk Scores: NEWS


Skin assessment: WATERLOW

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Helen Jones is Senior Lecturer, Pre-Registration Nursing at the University of Worcester, UK.