The premier drug guide for nurses and midwives since 1983. Now in its 10th edition, Havard's Nursing Guide to Drugs continues to provide reliable, accurate drug information for nursing and midwifery students and practitioners. This user-friendly drug guide delivers safe, up-to-date drug administration information regarding form, action, use, dose, adverse effects and interactions in compliance with current pharmaceutical guidelines from the Therapeutic Goods Administration and MIMS. Nursing points and cautions highlight best practice in drug administration and expanded focus on Patient teaching and advice ensures quality patient care. All drugs listed by therapeutic class and by body system Both trade names and generic drug names are provided Icons indicate cautions for drugs used during pregnancy and breastfeeding, and drug specific restrictions in sport A quick reference guide for calculating drug dosages and drip rates Common abbreviations, units and concentrations Appendix 3 features the latest MIMS updates, including dual labelling of drug ingredients to demonstrate international alignment Fully revised section on antineoplastic agents New drugs added to immunomodifiers, pulmonary arterial hypertension agents and eye, ear and nose Companion mobile optimised site available as a separate purchase or comprehensive package: - Provides easy online access to the trusted drug guide - Search by body system, therapeutic class or both - Perfect support for students and practitioners during study or clinical practice
Author: Adriana P. Tiziani
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
In this national bestseller based on Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health research, Dr. Willett explains why the USDA guidelines--the famous food pyramid--are not only wrong but also dangerous.
The Harvard Medical School Guide to Healthy Eating
Author: Walter Willett
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Health & Fitness
Clinical skills procedures are a fundamental aspect ofpatient-centred nursing care. The Royal Marsden Hospital Manualof Clinical Nursing Procedures, Professional Edition providesup-to-date, evidence-based clinical skills procedures related toevery aspect of a person's care. Procedure guidelines are based onan appraisal of the latest research findings and advice fromclinical experts, to enable students and qualified nurses toprovide the best possible care. The manual provides the underlyingtheory and evidence for procedures enabling nurses to gain theconfidence they need to become fully informed, skilledpractitioners. The Eighth edition is organised in four sections which reflectthe patient experience: Managing the patient journey, Supportingthe patient with human functioning, Supporting the patient throughthe diagnostic process, Supporting the patient through treatment.It includes additional headings to make the text even moreaccessible and extra colour photos and diagrams. Nationally recognised as the essential guide to clinicalnursing skills Includes step-by step procedures related to essential aspectsof a patient's care Provides all the knowledge nurses need to be fully informed andpractice accountably Enables nurses to deliver clinically effective, patient-focusedcare Clear, user friendly and easy to understand All procedures include the rationale for each action Evidence graded to help nurses assess its validity Online edition www.rmmonline.co.uk alsoavailable
Author: Lisa Dougherty,Sara Lister
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The leading textbook of hospital medicine – completely updated to reflect today’s challenges Since its publication in 2012, Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine, Second Edition has become the field’s premier resource. Comprehensive, authoritative, and practical, this landmark text provides a solid grounding in clinical, organizational, and administrative areas central to the practice of hospital medicine. The Second Edition has been completely updated to reflect the evolving practice responsibilities of hospitalists. Examples include value-based medicine, expanded surgical content, bedside clinical reasoning, and a new segment devoted to rehabilitation and skilled nursing care. This edition also features a more accessible and streamlined full-color design enriched by more than 600 illustrations. Each clinical chapter opens with boxed Key Clinical Questions that are addressed in the text and summarized in hundreds of tables. Case studies demonstrate how to apply this information specifically to the management of hospitalized patients. Representing the expertise of more than two hundred renowned contributors, Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine, Second Edition is logically divided into six sections: • The Specialty of Hospital Medicine and Systems of Care • Medical Consultation • Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Care • The Approach to the Patient at the Bedside • Diagnostic Testing and Procedures • Clinical Conditions in the Inpatient Setting Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine, Second Edition is essential reading for clinicians who strive to optimize inpatient care and sharpen their leadership skills.
Author: Sylvia C. McKean,John J. Ross,Daniel D. Dressler,Danielle Scheurer
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
APPLY THEORY TO PRACTICE WITH THE CLINICAL CASES SERIES Based on real life scenarios, the Clinical Cases series presents quality case studies, complete with answers, to provide nursing students with an opportunity to explore scenarios they are likely to encounter in a variety of practice settings. Clinical Cases: Drug Calculations Case Studies can be used in conjunction with Havard's Nursing Guide to Drugs 9th edition as part of the suite of resources for undergraduate and Diploma of nursing students. Each case starts with an introduction, where the presenting condition and symptoms are outlined and as the case progresses, more details of the patient's condition, tests, medications and other considerations are provided. All cases come together with a conclusion where the patient outcomes are highlighted, followed by a discussion of the key considerations for the case. Multiple Choice Questions are integrated throughout and rationales are provided for all answers. Clinical Cases: Drug Calculations Case Studies is perfect for use during exam preparation or as a study tool, providing an engaging approach to learning and revision. 20 progressive case studies across a range of clinical practice areas including care of the adult patient, paediatrics, aged care, palliative care and midwifery Multiple Choice Questions integrated throughout each stage of the case studies Rationales provided for all answers References for further reading and research.
Author: Adriana Tiziani
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Outlines for students and writers these key elements with numerous examples: Dissertations and theses; bibliographies; curriculum and course material; reference materials, including Wiki; gray literature, such as conference hearings, presentation slides, and policy briefs; general interest media and alternative presses such as audio podcasts; and online communities, such as Weblog posts and video Weblog posts.
Author: American Psychological Association
Category: Citation of electronic information resources
Provides a solid and in-depth outline that can be used to influence research and practice in the field of bipolar disorder. This book would be of use to anyone working with mood disorders, and serves as a valuable resource for both researchers interested in bipolar disorder and clinicians involved in the day-to-day management of patientswithh this condition.
Author: Flávio Kapczinski,Eduard Vieta,Pedro V. S. Magalhães,Michael Berk
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Manic-depressive illness
Surgical Pain Management is an essential, step-by-step guide to surgical techniques and the perioperative management of chronic pain patients whose treatment includes implantable therapies. Chapters review the steps necessary for defining a potential candidate for implant and the infrastructure to support the perioperative period and beyond, controversies in approaches for both intrathecal and spinal cord stimulation implants, healthcare education for patients with these devices, neuroaxial drug delivery, electrical stimulation of the peripheral and central nervous system, and a variety of invasive procedures for chronic and cancer pain. Appendices provide supplemental information regarding guidelines, physiology, technologies available, troubleshooting, and documentation required to organize an interventional service. This book details a range of approaches from basic implant therapies to more advanced therapies, making it an ideal companion to an advanced training program in interventional pain management and a useful resource for developing a team that will optimize care for some of the most difficult to treat chronic pain patients.
A Complete Guide to Implantable and Interventional Pain Therapies
Author: Sanjeet Narang,Edgar L. Ross,Alison Weisheipl
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The Future of Nursing explores how nurses' roles, responsibilities, and education should change significantly to meet the increased demand for care that will be created by health care reform and to advance improvements in America's increasingly complex health system. At more than 3 million in number, nurses make up the single largest segment of the health care work force. They also spend the greatest amount of time in delivering patient care as a profession. Nurses therefore have valuable insights and unique abilities to contribute as partners with other health care professionals in improving the quality and safety of care as envisioned in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) enacted this year. Nurses should be fully engaged with other health professionals and assume leadership roles in redesigning care in the United States. To ensure its members are well-prepared, the profession should institute residency training for nurses, increase the percentage of nurses who attain a bachelor's degree to 80 percent by 2020, and double the number who pursue doctorates. Furthermore, regulatory and institutional obstacles -- including limits on nurses' scope of practice -- should be removed so that the health system can reap the full benefit of nurses' training, skills, and knowledge in patient care. In this book, the Institute of Medicine makes recommendations for an action-oriented blueprint for the future of nursing.
Leading Change, Advancing Health
Author: Institute of Medicine,Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
Regional Anaesthesia: A Pocket Guide is an essential companion to the practice of regional anaesthesia for consultants and trainees in the specialty. Filled with practical advice and carefully designed for ease of use, this book is the helpful aid to practice that anaesthetists have been waiting for. The book covers all the major blocks by anatomical region, from the head and upper extremities, to the lower extremities and para-axial region. The technique for each procedure is prefaced by information on its difficulty, indications, contraindications, and potential side-effects. Every procedure is also accompanied by a range of high-quality clinical photographs and anatomical drawings that demonstrate the importance of applying anatomical knowledge in practical anaesthetic procedures. Regional anaesthesia is a fast-moving specialty, and this book takes into account recent advances in ultrasound-guided techniques with a strong focus on real-time observation of needle placement. Landmark-placed blocks have are also covered for clinicians without access to ultrasound technology. Regional Anaesthesia: A Pocket Guide is a unique compilation of anaesthetic techniques that offers support and guidance for any trainee or specialist in their every day practice.
A Pocket Guide
Author: Alwin Chuan,David M. Scott
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Surviving critical illness is not always the happy ending that we imagine for patients. Intensive care unit (ICU) teams have traditionally focused on short term goals such as stabilizing or reversing organ system dysfunction, with little understanding of what became of patients once they left the ICU. However, research conducted in recent years has demonstrated that many ICU survivors can suffer from ill health and mental health issues for months or years to follow. The Textbook of Post-ICU Medicine: The Legacy of Critical Care identifies the long term outcomes of ICU and the steps that can be taken to improve patients' health and wellbeing. Describing the major clinical syndromes affecting ICU survivors, the book delineates established or postulated biological mechanisms of the post-acute recovery process, and discusses strategies for treatment and rehabilitation to promote recovery in the ICU and in the long term. Many ICU survivors suffer from a range of long-lasting physical and psychological issues such as end stage renal disease, congestive heart failure, cognitive impairment, neuromuscular weakness, and depression or anxiety, which affect their overall quality of life and ability to lead productive lives. This book discusses the science of the recovery process and the innovative treatment regimens which are helping ICU survivors regain function as they heal following trauma or disease. This lingering burden or 'legacy' of critical illness is now recognized as a major public health issue, with major efforts underway to understand how it can be prevented, mitigated, or treated. The chapters are written by an interdisciplinary panel of leading clinicians and researchers working in the field. The book serves as a unique reference for general practitioners, internists and nurses caring for long term ICU survivors as well as specialists in intensive care medicine, neurology, psychiatry, and rehabilitation medicine.
The Legacy of Critical Care
Author: Robert D. Stevens,Nicholas Hart,Margaret S. Herridge
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk and Ellen Fineout-Overholt are creators of the ARCC (Advancing Research and Clinical practice through close Collaboration) Model, an innovative strategy for implementing and sustaining evidence-based practice in healthcare systems. The ARCC Model is cited as an exemplar of education in evidence-based practice in the Board on Health Care Services and the Institute of Medicine's book, Health Professions Education: A Bridge to Quality. "McInyk and Fineout-Overholt's book should be required reading in all graduate programs. Their text has provided a blueprint for the future of nursing practice and a rigorously substantiated and clearly described means for clinicians, educators, and administrators to participate in improving quality of care." Janet D. Allan, PhD, RN, FAAN Dean and Professor University of Maryland School of Nursing "Evidence-based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice has been instrumental in developing a culture of evidence-based practice at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. It is fundamental to our curriculum provided to all levels of staff, from new graduate nurses to the highest levels of hospital leadership." Dr. Patricia Potter, RN, PhD, FAAN, Dr. Gail Rea, RN, PhD, CNE, Dr. Karen Balakas, RN, PhD, CNE, Jennifer Williams, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, Elizabeth Pratt, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC Evidence Equals Excellence group at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Barnes-Jewish School of Nursing at Goldfarb Evidence-based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice is an exemplary text that spans the continuum of nursing evidence to support best practice. Utilizing this text with undergraduate, RN to BSN, and graduate nursing students, it is the ONLY text that demonstrates how to retrieve, read, and analyze evidence whether it is published as an individual study, systematic review, meta-analysis, best practice guideline, or outcomes management report. Students learn how to utilize multiple complex databases and websites as they move through each chapter. And, they experience dissemination of evidence through the development of presentations, publications, posters, and grants. This is truly a remarkable book that embraces evidence as the basis for nursing practice and patient-centered care and safety. Having used this text with more than 1000 students over the past five years, I can honestly say that I have found no other text that facilitates learning and development of clinical judgment that is grounded in valid, reliable, and applicable evidence. This is a keeper! Alice E. Dupler, JD, APRN-BC Clinical Associate Professor Washington State University College of Nursing "I have used the book since I developed the Evidence-based Practice course for our College of Nursing in Fall 2007. It was the first course of its kind at Indiana State University. It has been well received and the preferred course for all nursing graduate students for completion of their final scholarly projects. The text was essential in developing the course and provides the foundation and guidance that the students need to develop their Evidence Based Practice projects...the students love the text!" Susan Eley PhD, RN, FNP-BC Assistant Professor Director FNP Program Indiana State University
A Guide to Best Practice
Author: Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk,Ellen Fineout-Overholt
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Whether you’re a newcomer to the ICU or a seasoned practitioner, Oh's Intensive Care Manual delivers the practical, expert answers you need to manage the conditions you see every day in the intensive care unit. This highly esteemed, bestselling medical reference book presents comprehensive detail on each topic, while maintaining a succinct, accessible style so this information can be seamlessly incorporated into your daily practice. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability. Access everything you need to know about disease processes and their management during the course of ICU rotations. Gain valuable insight into the consensus of practice and standard of ICU care as followed in the UK, Europe, India, and Australia. Take advantage of expert advice on practical issues that will be encountered on a day-to-day basis in the ICU, as well as common pitfalls in treatment and management emphasized in each chapter. Overcome the latest challenges in intensive care medicine. Ten brand-new chapters in this edition include: Palliative Care; ICU and the Elderly; Health Care Team in Intensive Care Medicine; Preparing for Examinations in Intensive Care Medicine; Ultrasound in the ICU; ECMO for Respiratory Failure; ECMO for Cardiac Failure; Cirrhosis and Acute-on-Chronic Liver Disease; Solid Tumours and their Implications in the ICU; and Delirium. Optimize patient outcomes through an even greater focus on clinical management strategies. Quickly locate essential information with an increased number of summary boxes, tables, and charts, and a new chapter organization that expedites reference.
Author: Andrew D Bersten,Neil Soni
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Completely rewritten for 2010, this year's edition of the guide features a more affable tone, new chapters, expanded data and information, and a color-infused format. This must-have book, often called the "bible of medical school guides," is the number 1 source for medical school applicants. The 2011-2012 edition features more information than ever before. The MSAR is the number 1 source for information on newly accredited medical schools, application procedures and deadlines, selection factors such as MCAT & GPA data, medical school class profiles, costs and financial aid packages, MD/PhD and other combined degrees, graduates' specialty choices, and updated USMLE policies. MSAR is the only resource fully authorized by medical schools.
The Most Authoritative Guide to U.S. and Canadian Medical Schools
Author: Aamc,Association of American Medical Colleges
Publisher: Ruveneco Incorporated
Category: Study Aids
As you age, you may find yourself worrying about your memory. Where did I put those car keys? What time was my appointment? What was her name again? With more than 41 million Americans over the age of 65 in the United States, the question becomes how much (or, perhaps, what type) of memory loss is to be expected as one gets older and what should trigger a visit to the doctor. Seven Steps to Managing Your Memory addresses these key concerns and more, such as... - What are the signs that suggest your memory problems are more than just part of normal aging? - Is it normal to have concerns about your memory? - What are the markers of mild cognitive impairment, dementia, Alzheimer's, and other neurodegenerative diseases? - How should you convey your memory concerns to your doctor? - What can your doctor do to evaluate your memory? - Which healthcare professional(s) should you see? - What medicines, alternative therapies, diets, and exercises are available to improve your memory? - Can crossword puzzles, computer brain-training games, memory aids, and strategies help strengthen your memory? - What other resources are available when dealing with memory loss? Seven Steps to Managing Your Memory is written in an easy-to-read yet comprehensive style, featuring clinical vignettes and character-based stories that provide real-life examples of how to successfully manage age-related memory loss.
What's Normal and What's Not
Author: Andrew E. Budson,Maureen K. O'Connor
Publisher: Oxford University Press
You owe it to yourself to read this book before you choose a medical specialty! The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Medical Specialty, 3rd edition delivers a well-researched, insider’s look at the complex issues medical students face when choosing a medical specialty. Supported by first-hand knowledge, useful facts and statistics – plus the author’s personal experience and gut-level reports from current residents -- this unique guide provides everything necessary to compare specialties and make a confident decision. The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Medical Specialty, 3rd edition is divided into two sections: Part 1 Planning Your Medical Career delves into the main issues surrounding the choice of your medical specialty. These twelve chapters provide everything you need to begin making this major decision – from how to research each specialty to how to apply for residency. Part 2 Specialty Profiles features chapters devoted to each of the 20 major specialties. It provides important information such as the latest salary information, employment data, and match statistics. Features: An “insider’s look” at different areas of medicine -- with specialty chapters written by physicians just out of residency training Candid and revealing descriptions of each specialty Profiles of the major specialties, including those to which you may have had little exposure, such as radiation oncology A concise, up-to-date guide to the residency application and matching process A chapter with valuable advice to help you maximize your success in obtaining a residency position in each field Updated to include alternative career paths for MDs, such as laboratory science, the military, MD/MBA, and MD/JD
Author: Brian Freeman
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Praise for The Teaching Portfolio "This new edition of a classic text has added invaluable, immediately useful material. It's a must-read for faculty, department chairs, and academic administrators." —Irene W. D. Hecht, director, Department Leadership Programs, American Council on Education "This book offers a wealth of wisdom and materials. It contains essential knowledge, salient advice, and an immediately useful model for faculty engaged in promotion or tenure." —Raymond L. Calabrese, professor of educational administration, The Ohio State University "The Teaching Portfolio provides the guidelines and models that faculty need to prepare quality portfolios, plus the standards and practices required to evaluate them." —Linda B. Nilson, director, Office of Teaching Effectiveness and Innovation, Clemson University "Focused on reflection, sound assessment, and collaboration, this inspiring and practical book should be read by every graduate student, faculty member, and administrator." —John Zubizarreta, professor of English, Columbia College "All the expanded and new sections of this book add real value, but administrators and review committees will clearly benefit from the new section on how to evaluate portfolios with a validated template." —Barbara Hornum, director, Center for Academic Excellence, Drexel University "This book is practical, insightful, and immediately useful. It's an essential resource for faculty seeking promotion/tenure or who want to improve their teaching." —Michele Stocker-Barkley, faculty, Department of Psychology, Kishwaukee Community College "The Teaching Portfolio has much to say to teachers of all ranks, disciplines, and institutions. It offers a rich compendium of practical guidelines, examples, and resources." —Mary Deane Sorcinelli, Associate Provost for Faculty Development, University of Massachusetts Amherst "Teaching portfolios help our Board on Rank and Tenure really understand the quality and value of individual teaching contributions." —Martha L. Wharton, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs and Diversity, Loyola University, Maryland
A Practical Guide to Improved Performance and Promotion/Tenure Decisions
Author: Peter Seldin,J. Elizabeth Miller,Clement A. Seldin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
If you’re a breast cancer survivor, chances are you have renewed your commitment to maintaining your good health and taking care of your body. As one of the best preventative measures known to doctors and nutritionists today, a robust, cancer-fighting diet is vital to your personal plan for breast cancer prevention. The Whole-Food Guide for Breast Cancer Survivors is an essential guide for every woman seeking to understand the effect of nutritional deficiencies and environmental factors on her overall health and wellness. Based on Edward Bauman’s groundbreaking Eating for Health model, this highly comprehensive, practical approach can help you reduce the chance of breast cancer recurrence; rebuild your immune system; and enjoy a stronger, healthier body. Reduce the chance of breast cancer recurrence by: •Incorporating cancer-fighting foods into your diet •Indulging in safe, nontoxic cosmetics and body care products •Understanding the role of essential nutrients in maintaining your health •Managing your weight and balancing your blood sugar •Nourishing your immune, detoxification, and digestive systems
A Nutritional Approach to Preventing Recurrence
Author: Edward Bauman,Helayne Waldman
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Category: Health & Fitness
The result of a collaboration between the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, this NAM Special Publication summarizes and builds upon a meeting series in which a multistakeholder group of experts discussed the potential of clinical decision support (CDS) to transform care delivery by ameliorating the burden that expanding clinical knowledge and care and choice complexity place on the finite time and attention of clinicians, patients, and members of the care team. This summary also includes highlights from discussions about addressing the barriers to realizing the full benefits of CDS-facilitated value improvement. Optimizing Strategies for Clinical Decision Support: Summary of Meeting Series identifies the need for a continuously learning health system driven by the seamless and rapid generation, processing, and practical application of the best available evidence for clinical decision-making, and lays out a series of actionable, collaborative next steps to optimize strategies for adoption and use of clinical decision support.
Summary of a Meeting Series
Author: James E. Tcheng