M E D I C a L a B B R E V I a T I O N S D I C T I O N a R Y: (Mad)

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AuthorHouse, Sep 1, 2011 - Medical - 208 pages
The guide contains most of the abbreviations used in medical literature, here in the UK, particularly those used within the National Health Service (NHS). It also includes some abbreviations in Latin. This is a multi-specialist guide, which includes nursing, midwifery and medical scientific terminology, as well as administrative and institutional names and descriptions. It's laid out in Alphabetical order. Each abbreviation is explained, as it is used in the medical profession. The publication of this guide is an effort to help standardise medical abbreviations commonly and widely used and will be useful as reference. Learning approved standard abbreviations should be beneficial in many ways to medical professionals, including medical students. It should minimise mistakes made, when writing in shorthand. However, it should not replace clear and eligible handwriting of medical notes. As medical science keeps advancing, this guide will be revised and updated regularly.

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Dr.David Daniel Falijala WALUUBE, is a 67 year old, retired Anaesthetist in the National Health Servives (NHS UK). He married with grown up children. He was born in Uganda and graduated as a doctor, in 1970, from Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. He was the Editor of the Medical Students journal, at the University. He worked as a medical officer, in charge of Maternal and Child Health, for Nairobi City Council, from 1973 to 1978. He came to the UK in April 1978 and did postgraduate training in Anaesthesia. He was an Executive Member, of the Junior Doctors Association and wrote articles on many medical and social issues, in "Hospital Doctor Journal" and other media outlets. Dr.Waluube has qwritten manuscripts on medical errors and pain relief in labour; the latter published jointly with his employer, The East Kent Hospitals, NHS Trust (UK).

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