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Medical Abbreviations & Normal Ranges

Survival Guide, 2nd Edition

By Helen Jones

Routledge

64 pages

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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

Introduction

Abbreviations and acronyms

Conventional units of measurement

Normal Ranges:

Cardiovascular: Pulse Sites

Blood pressure stages

Biochemistry

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

PEWS

Skin assessment: WATERLOW

About the Author

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

About the Series

Nursing and Health Survival Guides

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!

Learn more…

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED035000
MEDICAL / Health Care Delivery
MED058000
MEDICAL / Nursing / General