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.
Abbreviations and acronyms
Conventional units of measurement
Cardiovascular: Pulse Sites
Blood pressure stages
Blood composition: Coagulation screen
Respiratory: Respiration rates
Arterial Blood Gases
Acid Base Balance
Peak Flow readings
Neurological: Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS)
Nutritional assessment: MUST
Patient at Risk Scores: NEWS
Skin assessment: WATERLOW
These handy pocket-sized books equip the nursing and healthcare student with all the essential information and tips they need whilst studying and on placement. Concise and ideal for quick reference, they cover key areas from clinical skills, through drugs in use and infection control, to health promotion and palliative care.
Offering quick and easy access to selected survival guides, the Nursing and Health Survival Guide app is now available for your smartphone or tablet!