For the first time, a fully UK edition of this popular reference work, uses English spelling and terminology, and metric measurements. Medical, nursing, allied health and complementary therapy terms are included, and appendices cover UK guidelines, bodies and organisations. Extensive illustrations and helpful electronic support material.
UK spelling and terminology, and patient-friendly definitions
Over 20,000 entries
Full-colour illustration section
Full-colour clinical photograph section for easy identification of conditions
o colour illustrations, with and without labels, for self-testing
o clinical photographs in full colour
o downloadable spellchecker o 'Word of the Day' o useful weblinks
Metric measurement system.
Prefixes and suffixes
SI units and the metric system
Drugs: the law, measurement and drug groups in common use
Abbreviations and acronyms
Chemical symbols and formulae
Resuscitation Council Life Support algorithms
Chronological development and eruption of teeth
The Nursing and Midwifery Council: The Code: Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics for Nurses and Midwives 2008
Career development: curriculum vitae
Research, evidence-based practice and web sources.