A Dictionary of Nursing by OxfordA Dictionary of Nursing by Oxford

A Dictionary of Nursing


Paperback | January 31, 2014

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This new edition of a best-selling and trusted dictionary has been fully updated and revised to take account of recent developments in nursing practice and related fields. Though updates to this edition cover many areas, there is a particular focus upon risk assessement tools and termsrelating to the Mental Health Act 2005, as well as recent NHS initiatives to improve care standards.Written by medical and nursing specialists, and offering 10,200 clear and concise entries on the theory and practice of nursing, the dictionary provides comprehensive coverage of the ever-expanding vocabulary of the nursing professions. As well as nursing-specific terms, there are also many entriesin the fields of medicine, anatomy, physiology, ethics, psychiatry, nutrition, statistics, and pharmacology. More than 100 helpful illustrations and 18 appendices covering the Code of Conduct 2008, the calculation of drug dosages, essential skill clusters, religion and nursing practice, recommendedalcohol intake, and much more, help to make this an invaluable reference tool for all nursing students and professionals.
Title:A Dictionary of NursingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:640 pagesPublished:January 31, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199666377

ISBN - 13:9780199666379

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Table of Contents

Pronunciation guideDictionaryAppendicesBiochemical Reference Values for BloodBiochemical reference values for urineBiochemical reference values for faecesHaematological reference valuesBody mass index (BMI)Nutrition and energyFormulae for calculating drug dosagesAlcohol: ABV and recommended intakeImmunization schedulesEssential skills clustersGuidelines for resuscitationThe Human Rights ActReligion and nursing practiceHealth care websitesDegrees and diplomasSI unitsAbbreviationsThe NMC code of professional conduct: standards for conduct, performance and ethics