Australian Nurses' Dictionary
Australian Nurses' Dictionary,
Edition 6
By Jennie King, RN, BA(Hons), PhD and Rhonda Hawley, RN, RMN, Cardio-Thoracic Cert, DipTeach. BA, MEd. PhD

Publication Date: 26 June 2016

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Fully updated and revised, the trusted Australian Nurses’ Dictionary, 6e remains the only pocket-sized dictionary specific to Australia and New Zealand.

Compiled by Jennie King, Rhonda Hawley and Barbara Weller, this dictionary features comprehensive nursing definitions, guidelines, terminology, policies and procedures, and provides a quick reference source for students and nurses in the clinical setting.

In addition to numerous everyday nursing terms, definitions extend to include specialist areas such as complementary therapies, health informatics, nursing management, midwifery, education, research and ethics.


Key Features

  • Over 5,500 entries
  • More than 100 supporting illustrations and tables
  • Pronunciation guide for every definition.

New Features

  • A full-colour abridged Atlas of Human Anatomy for an on-the-go reference to the anatomy of body systems
  • Twelve appendices to assist with clinical practice
  • Over 150 new entries across a range of specialist areas.
About the author
By Jennie King, RN, BA(Hons), PhD , Clinical Nurse Consultant (Nursing and Midwifery Research), Central Coast Local Health District; Clinical Senior Lecturer, Sydney Nursing School, University of Sydney and Rhonda Hawley, RN, RMN, Cardio-Thoracic Cert, DipTeach. BA, MEd. PhD, Independent Nurse Consultant Formerly Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine (NSW & ACT), Australian Catholic University
Table of Contents
Pronunciation guide
Atlas of human anatomy
A-Z entries

1. Commonly used prefixes, suffixes and combining forms
2. Commonly used nursing abbreviations
3. Units of measurement 
4. Table of normal values 
5.  Drug  calculations  
6. Resuscitation  
7. Immunisation 
8. Code of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct for Nurses and Code of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct for Midwives in Australia                                                   
9. Aspects of nursing and the law 
10. Infection control guidelines 
11. National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards 
12. Useful addresses  
Book details
ISBN: 9780729542296
Page Count: 610
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