Routine Blood Results Explained 3/e

A guide for Nurses & Allied Health Professionals

Author: Dr Andrew Blann

Publisher: M&K Update Ltd

ISBN: 1905539886

Category: Blood

Page: 150

View: 3005

Now in its third edition, this essential handbook for nurses and allied health professionals gives clear, simple explanations of blood results, focusing on routinely requested investigations. There have been many changes since the second edition - from alterations in units (such as g/L for haemoglobin, rather than g/dL) to the merging of haematology with biochemistry, blood transfusion and immunology to form blood science. Accordingly, in this new edition there are more details of immunology, immunological diseases, and the blood tests involved.These changes reflect the new roles which nurses,

The ECG Workbook 3/e

Author: Angela Rowlands,Andrew Sargent

Publisher: M&K Update Ltd

ISBN: 1907830863

Category: Medical

Page: 118

View: 598

Many books on ECG interpretation use simulated ECG tracings. Most of the traces that you find in this book are from real people and of the quality that you will be expected to interpret from in practice. There are two new chapters in this third edition that add greatly to the usefulness of the book. There is now a chapter on Hemiblocks, Bi Fascicular and Tri Fascicular Blocks. Here the reader will see how what seems a complex diagnosis from an ECG is easily mastered by simply putting together two concepts learned in earlier chapters. The other new chapter is on Paced Rhythms to help those looking after patients who have pacemakers fitted as it is recognised that pacemakers may cause confusion when trying to interpret the ECG. Both these new chapters adhere to the principles followed set out the first edition: that the text should be accessible and relevant to all practitioners, regardless of their experience and that the text should always be supported with relevant exercises to reinforce learning. Contents include: Recording a readable electrocardiogram (ECG) The electrical conducting system of the heart A systematic approach to rhythm strip analysis Heart blocks Common Arrhythmias Ectopics and Extrasystoles The 12 lead ECG Axis deviation Ischaemia, injury and necrosis Sites of infarction Bundle branch blocks Chamber enlargement Hemiblocks, bifascicular blocks and trifascicular blocks Paced rhythms A systematic approach to ECG interpretation

Healthcare Simulation in Practice

Author: Mark Hellaby

Publisher: M&K Update Ltd

ISBN: 1905539568

Category: Medical

Page: 128

View: 5507

This book is intended as a resource for all those involved in simulation-based healthcare education within the hospital environment, either within a dedicated simulation learning area or in-situ in the practice area. The basic principles will also be useful to individuals involved in simulation in any sector, including higher education institutions and voluntary aid societies. Over the last 50 years, there has been a growing interest in this method, as part of a blended learning approach, to improve knowledge, skills and behaviour. There is currently an opportunity for simulation to evolve from being a reactive process (in which a targeted group uses a single simulation to prepare for a particular type of incident) to a proactive process (in which repeated simulations allow development of the entire workforce over a period of time). This book aims to give simulation facilitators a deeper understanding of the process they are using, to ensure that every simulation is patient-centred, educationally coherent, innovative and evidence-based, delivers high-quality educational outcomes and value for money, and provides equity of access. CONTENTS: What is simulation? Scenario / programme development Introduction to the scenario Running the scenario Debriefing Simulation for the interprofessional team Simulation in a dedicated simulation area Simulation in the clinical area Simulation in a virtual area Simulation and resuscitation training Simulation for assessment Quality assurance Example scenario

Practical Prescribing for Musculoskeletal Practitioners 2/ed

Author: Dr Julie Dawson,Sheena Hennell,Ruth Shepton

Publisher: M&K Update Ltd

ISBN: 1907830782

Category: Medical

Page: 128

View: 1482

This book provides prescribing advice for medical and non-medical prescribers caring for adult patients with common musculoskeletal problems. It will be particularly useful for non-medical practitioners, including independent physiotherapy and podiatry prescribers. Reference is made to current prescribing law and accountability, and the principles of safe prescribing are clearly defined. It gives practical prescribing advice for pain control, corticosteroids, osteoporosis, Paget’s disease, gout and disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs. Basic information is provided on each drug, including the mechanism of action where known, evidence grading, dosage and contra-indications. This revised edition incorporates the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance for osteoarthritis, chronic low back pain, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, neuropathic pain and gout, with weblinks giving rapid access to the relevant online documents. For drugs under patent, there are weblinks to the relevant online Summary Product Characteristics (SPC). All references have been updated and a list of common proprietary names has been added. Finally, a new concluding chapter offers a range of clinical case histories so that the reader can consider salient prescribing issues. All these additions make this book a vital purchase for the many autonomous practitioners who need to be familiar with the evidence base, NICE guidance and rationale for prescribing for patients with musculoskeletal disorders.

Clinical Examination Skills for Healthcare Professionals

Author: Mark Ranson,Hannah Abbott,Wendy Braithwaite

Publisher: M&K Update Ltd

ISBN: 1907830715

Category: Medical

Page: 216

View: 6393

Today, an increasing number of healthcare professionals (including nurses, midwives and members of many allied professions) have to conduct the vital first stage in a patient’s journey – taking a clinical history and conducting an effective physical examination. This book offers clear, practical guidance on the fundamentals of clinical examination for any practitioner who wishes to understand their patient’s specific needs and to plan appropriate care. Recognising that readers will come from a diverse range of clinical backgrounds and roles, the opening chapter (on consultation and the skills needed to take an accurate clinical history) underpins the systems-based approach. This, combined with the use of case study examples, allows healthcare professionals to focus on the principles of examining the system or systems that are most relevant to their specific area of practice. The book also includes a helpful glossary and list of abbreviations. The authors come from the same diverse range of professions for whom the book has been written, and their wealth of knowledge and experience enables them to understand the challenges facing today’s healthcare professionals. Contents include: Consultation and clinical history-taking skills Respiratory assessment Cardiovascular assessment Gastrointestinal assessment Neurological assessment Genitourinary assessment Musculoskeletal assessment Obstetric assessment Mental health assessment Perioperative assessment

Anatomy for problem solving in sports medicine: The Knee

Author: Professor Philip F Harris,Dr Craig Ranson,Dr Angus Robertson

Publisher: M&K Update Ltd

ISBN: 1907830898

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 112

View: 9864

When examining patients with sports-related and exercise-related injuries, a thorough knowledge of anatomy is vital in order to make an accurate diagnosis and work out an effective treatment plan. In this helpful, practical book, a professional anatomist, an orthopaedic surgeon and a sports physiotherapist have combined their expertise to give a detailed explanation of the structural and functional anatomy of the knee. The book includes descriptions and images of the relevant anatomy, and sample clinical problems (with model answers) throughout. Although each problem is different, practitioners will always follow a similar pattern in arriving at a differential diagnosis. In every case, four main areas need to be covered: the type of sport; the clinical history; physical assessment; and appropriate investigations. By taking a logical, step-by-step approach to solving clinical problems, this book offers a valuable resource for the wide range of health professionals who manage knee injuries.

Crash Course Paediatrics - E-Book

Author: Rajat Kapoor,Katy I. Barnes

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0723437939

Category: Medical

Page: 336

View: 6689

The new series of Crash Course continues to provide readers with complete coverage of the MBBS curriculum in an easy-to-read, user-friendly manner. Building on the success of previous editions, the new Crash Courses retain the popular and unique features that so characterised the earlier volumes and are fully updated throughout. More than 400 tables and illustrations present clinical, diagnostic and practical information in an easy-to-follow manner Friendly and accessible approach to the subject makes learning especially easy Written by junior doctors for students - authors who understand exam pressures Contains ‘Hints and Tips’ boxes, and other useful aide-mémoires Succinct coverage of the subject enables ‘sharp focus’ and efficient use of time during exam preparation Contains a fully updated self-assessment section - ideal for honing exam skills and self-testing Self-assessment section fully updated to reflect current exam requirements Contains ‘common exam pitfalls’ as advised by faculty Crash Courses also available electronically! Online self-assessment bank also available - content edited by Dan Horton-Szar! Feeling daunted? Worried about passing your exams? Need to brush up on a particular topic? Then Crash Course is for you!! Now celebrating over 10 years of success - Crash Course has been specially devised to help you get through your exams with ease. Completely revised and updated throughout, the new edition of Crash Course is perfectly tailored to meet your needs by providing everything you need to know in one place. Clearly presented in a tried and trusted, easy-to-use, format, each book in the series gives complete coverage of the subject in a no-nonsense, user-friendly fashion. Commencing with 'Learning Objectives', each chapter guides you succinctly through the topic, giving full coverage of the curriculum whilst avoiding unnecessary and often confusing detail. Each chapter is also supported by a full artwork programme, and features the ever popular 'Hints and Tips' boxes as well as other useful aide-mémoires. All volumes contain an up-to-date self-assessment section which allows you to test your knowledge and hone your exam skills! Authored by students or junior doctors - working under close faculty supervision - each volume has been prepared by someone who has been in the exam situation and so can relate closely to your needs. So whether you need to get out of a fix or aim for distinction Crash Course is for you!! Be safe - rely on Crash Course!

Small Animal Internal Medicine - E-Book

Author: Richard W. Nelson,C. Guillermo Couto

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323065120

Category: Medical

Page: 1504

View: 7895

Learn to effectively recognize, diagnose, and treat common internal medical conditions with this invaluable reference. Small Animal Internal Medicine, Fourth Edition, emphasizes practical diagnostic approaches and focuses on the clinically relevant aspects of patient medical management. Extensive color illustrations, boxes, and algorithms, plus new photographs, schematic representations, and updated tables, set this book apart. With its highly functional design and clear, expert voice, this text delivers the most relevant information for the internal medical challenges you’re most likely to face. Utilizes a problem-oriented approach, beginning with a discussion of clinical signs and diagnostic recommendations and techniques and moving on to therapeutic considerations and management Each contributor is a recognized expert in his or her respective specialty. Limited number of authors provides consistency. Clear, step-by-step procedural guidelines thoroughly describe each procedure. Cross-referencing throughout the book reduces redundancy and makes information easy to locate. Suggested readings at the end of each chapter alert you to the latest research findings. Comprehensive drug tables provide recommended dosages and indications. Purposefully written to enhance critical thinking and decision-making skills based on clinical findings. Hundreds of summary boxes and tables allow quick access to clinical signs, etiology, differential diagnoses, drugs, and treatment. Full-color format brings you accurate visual depictions of specific disorders, diseases, and procedures. Two new section editors bring a fresh perspective. Discussion of Immune-Mediated Disorders has been significantly expanded and made into its own section. Hundreds of new, full-color photographs and quick reference tables throughout Completely updated drug and treatment guidelines tables

Hypersomnia, An Issue of Sleep Medicine Clinics - E-Book

Author: Alon Y. Avidan

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455744379

Category: Medical

Page: 241

View: 7907

Excessive Sleepiness, or hypersomnia, is one of the most common sleep complaints. In this issue, Dr. Alon Avidan of UCLA brings together a set of articles that offer a completely updated overview of hypersomnia, from neurophysiology of sleepiness and wakefulness to quality of life issues and public health. The main focus of the issue is the diagnosis and treatment of hypersomnia, including objective and subjective measurement of sleepness, biomarkers of sleepiness, narcolepsy, and hypersomnia in medical, neurological and psyhchiatric comorbidities. Excessive sleepiness among specific patient populations (children, elderly) and periodic hypersomnia are discussed. Pharmacotherapy of hypersomnia is given special attention, as are behavioural treatments.

Mosby's Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference

Author: Kathleen Deska Pagana,Timothy J. Pagana,Theresa N Pagana

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323225926

Category: Medical

Page: 1104

View: 6694

Get fast access to important diagnostic tests and procedures with Mosby’s Diagnostic & Laboratory Test Reference, 12th Edition by Kathleen Deska Pagana, Timothy J. Pagana, and Theresa N. Pagana. In this bestselling handbook, concise test entries are arranged alphabetically and reflect the latest in research and diagnostic testing. Each test entry includes vital information such as type of test, alternate or abbreviated test names, test explanation, normal and abnormal findings, possible critical values, contraindications, potential complications, interfering factors, and patient care. To simplify lookup, related tests are cross-referenced. A compact size, durable cover, and A-to-Z thumb tabs make this book ideal for quick reference on the job. Alphabetically organized tests offer quick reference with A-to-Z thumb tabs, so you’ll never have to search for a test by having to first determine its correct category or body system. UNIQUE! Each test entry begins on a new page, making tests easy to find. User’s Guide to Test Preparation and Performance provides an overview and guidelines for each type of laboratory test and diagnostic procedure, so you can minimize worry about having to repeat a test due to an error. Normal findings for adult (male and female), elderly, and pediatric patients are included where applicable. Increased and decreased abnormal findings are highlighted with directional arrows. Possible critical values are highlighted to alert you to situations requiring immediate intervention. Patient care sections provide step-by-step instructions for care before, during, and after the test. Symbol next to drug-related interfering factors alerts you to the effects of pharmacologic agents on tests. Lists of tests by body system and test type make it easy to cross-reference related studies. Abbreviations for tests are listed in the front and the back of the book, and symbols and units of measurement are listed in an appendix. A durable cover with round edges helps prevent the book from being damaged and makes it easier to handle. UPDATED coverage reflects current research relating to accuracy of testing, diagnostic values of results, and the patient care and education associated with each test. 14 NEW test entries present the latest tests and procedures with an emphasis on new, more affordable (and thus more common) genetic tests.

Mosby's Comprehensive Review of Dental Hygiene - E-Book

Author: Michele Leonardi Darby

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323291066

Category: Medical

Page: 1040

View: 3195

Your one-stop review for the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination (NBDHE), Mosby's Comprehensive Review of Dental Hygiene, 7th Edition is the most trusted review and study tool on the market. A total of 2,500 review questions including four online timed practice exams -- all with answers and rationales for remediation -- make this book stand out as a student favorite. Already known for its in-depth coverage, an easy-to-use outline format, and expert authorship, this review parallels the NBDHE with case studies, the "testlet" format for community health and research content, an emphasis on computer-based testing, and coverage of dynamic areas such as infection control and local anesthesia administration. Expert author Michele Darby provides the NBDHE review tool you cannot afford to be without! A comprehensive review includes all the necessary content for the NBDHE, with 2,500 review questions including four simulated exams. A logical organization covers the three main areas of the NBDHE: (1) the scientific basis for dental hygiene practice, (2) the provision of clinical dental hygiene services, and (3) community health and research principles. NBDHE-style review questions offer practice and self-assessment relating to key content. A new 350-question examination complete with Components A and B mimics the format of the NBDHE and is included in the back of the book and on the companion Evolve website; it provides answers, rationales, and a timer function. Three additional timed simulated practice examinations are provided on the companion website for additional test-taking experience. Case-based questions prepare you for the case studies and scenarios emphasized on the NBDHE. An outline format allows for easy review and study. Illustrations, diagrams, clinical photographs, and radiographs help in recognizing suspected pathologic processes and interpreting radiographs. Tables and boxes summarize concepts and procedures. Unique! Website tables in each chapter provide a quick reference to key sites for further research and study. Expert authors are leading educators, researchers, and practitioners, each of whom has an in-depth knowledge of what it takes to succeed on the NBDHE. 1,450 NEW practice questions are added to this edition for a more complete review. Updated content reflects changes and advances in areas such as infection control, pharmacology, digital imaging, and local anesthesia administration. Expanded case studies promote critical thinking and provide practice with the complex cases that make up Component B of the examination. NEW full-color photographs, illustrations, and radiographs accurately represent dental conditions. Labeling and identification exercises are included, with electronic flashcards for added vocabulary practice.

Complete Phlebotomy Exam Review

Author: Pamela Primrose

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323239137

Category: Medical

Page: 336

View: 6942

Prepare for phlebotomy certification and licensure exam success with Complete Phlebotomy Exam Review, 2nd Edition. This comprehensive review book has 1,500 questions. A new pretest provides an assessment of strengths and weaknesses, and a mock certification exam at the end of the book tests your knowledge of necessary information. Organized into chapters that correlate with the trusted textbook by Warekois and Robinson, each chapter includes a content review followed by multiple-choice questions, each with an answer, a rationale, and a page-number reference to information in the companion textbook. An Evolve website offers even more opportunity to practice ,with all the questions in the book plus 500 extra and the ability to sort by category or test in study or exam modes. 100-question mock certification exam at the end of the book allows you to test your comprehension of the material and identify areas of strength and weakness to target study. Answers, rationales, and page-number references to the trusted companion test by Warekois and Robinson help you understand why your selected answer was right or wrong and strengthen your knowledge of key exam content areas. The Evolve site provides you with myriad opportunities for practice. With all the text questions plus an additional 500, you can take tests in exam or study mode and sort questions by category or chapter to tailor practice to your individual needs. Organized by chapters, each begins with a content review to break the subject of phlebotomy into manageable areas. Multiple-choice questions with answers and rationales in each chapter test your comprehension of the material. NEW! 1,500 questions provide you with even more opportunities for testing yourself and reinforcing the content. NEW! 100-question pretest at the beginning of the book lets you assess where you stand from the start so you can target your study accordingly. NEW! Photos and line drawings throughout the book illustrate what is being discussed and help you learn more about the equipment you will encounter on the job.

Linne & Ringsrud's Clinical Laboratory Science - E-Book

The Basics and Routine Techniques

Author: Mary Louise Turgeon

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323292801

Category: Medical

Page: 680

View: 1176

Updated and easy-to-use, Linne & Ringsrud's Clinical Laboratory Science: The Basics and Routine Techniques, 6th Edition delivers a fundamental overview of the laboratory skills and techniques essential for success in your classes and your career. Author Mary Louise Turgeon's simple, straightforward writing clarifies complex concepts, and a discipline-by-discipline approach helps you build the knowledge to confidently perform clinical laboratory tests and ensure accurate, effective results. Expert insight from respected educator and author Mary Louise Turgeon reflects the full spectrum of clinical laboratory science. Engaging full-color design and illustrations familiarize you with what you'll see under the microscope. Streamlined approach makes must-know concepts and practices more accessible. Broad scope provides an ideal introduction to clinical laboratory science at various levels, including MLS/MLT and Medical Assisting. Hands-on procedures guide you through the exact steps you'll perform in the lab. Learning objectives help you identify key chapter content and study more effectively. Case studies challenge you to apply concepts to realistic scenarios. Review questions at the end of each chapter help you assess your understanding and identify areas requiring additional study. A companion Evolve website provides convenient online access to procedures, glossary, audio glossary and links to additional information. Updated instrumentation coverage familiarizes you with the latest technological advancements in clinical laboratory science. Perforated pages make it easy for you to take procedure instructions with you into the lab. Enhanced organization helps you study more efficiently and quickly locate the information you need. Convenient glossary provides fast, easy access to definitions of key terms.

Kaufman's Clinical Neurology for Psychiatrists E-Book

Author: David Myland Kaufman,Mark J Milstein

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455740047

Category: Medical

Page: 696

View: 3562

Completely revised in response to the new format of the ABPN certifying exam, Kaufman’s Clinical Neurology for Psychiatrists is the ideal reference to enhance your mastery of the neurology knowledge needed for the Psychiatry Board exam. Nearly 2000 multiple-choice practice questions, in print and online, assess your familiarity with the latest topics in the field! Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability. Compatible with Kindle®, nook®, and other popular devices. Enhance your mastery of the material with the help of abundant line drawings, CTs, MRIs, and EEGs that demonstrate key clinical findings to facilitate diagnosis. Fully understand each condition's relevant history, neurologic and psychiatric features, easily performed office and bedside examinations, appropriate tests, differential diagnosis, and management options. Access comprehensive discussions of Alzheimer and commonly occurring non-Alzheimer dementias (such as Lewy bodies disease and frontotemporal dementia) and traumatic brain injury , and new imaging techniques. Find the answers you need on the hottest topics in neurology, including involuntary movement disorders; single gene mutations with neuropsychiatric manifestations; psychiatric comorbidity of neurologic illnesses and treatments; deep brain stimulation and other new treatments; and the neurologic effects of illicit drug use. See numerous neurologic conditions, which you have probably just read about, in life-like drawings of patients. Test your knowledge with over 1,900 multiple-choice review questions, including interactive questions online at www.expertconsult.com.

Harrison's Infectious Diseases, Third Edition

Author: Dennis L. Kasper,Anthony S. Fauci

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 1259835987

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

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Infectious Diseases – as only Harrison’s can cover them Featuring a superb compilation of chapters related to infectious diseases derived from Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, Nineteenth Edition (including content from the acclaimed Harrison’s DVD, now available here in print), this concise, full-color clinical companion delivers the latest knowledge in the field backed by the scientific rigor and authority that have defined Harrison’s. You will find 137 chapters from more than 190 renowned editors and contributors in a carry-anywhere presentation that is ideal for the classroom, clinic, ward, or exam/certification preparation. Features: • Current, complete coverage of need-to-know topics, including infections in organ systems, bacterial infections, viral infections, prion diseases, fungal infections, and protozoal infections • Addresses underlying epidemiologic, pathophysiologic, and genetic factors • Integration of pathophysiology with clinical management • Includes special update on Zika virus etiology, clinical manifestations, and complications • The chapter on HIV infections and AIDS by Anthony Fauci and Dr. H. Clifford Lane is widely considered to be a classic in the field • Two chapters comprise atlases of images that will prove invaluable in clinical assessments • High-yield board review questions make this text ideal for keeping current and preparing for the boards • Helpful appendix of laboratory values of clinical importance

Current Clinical Medicine E-Book

Expert Consult - Online

Author: Cleveland Clinic

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437735711

Category: Medical

Page: 1376

View: 7964

Current Clinical Medicine's 2nd edition, by the world famous Cleveland Clinic, is an Internal Medicine reference that gives you authoritative and actionable information wherever you are, whenever you need it. More than 40 updated chapters, 13 new chapters, and 30% new illustrations ensure that you’ll have access to the most up-to-date guidance. In addition to its user-friendly, easy-access format and consistent, reliable coverage, this Expert Consult title includes a website with the complete contents of the book, fully searchable, downloadable images, and more, to keep you and your practice completely current. Includes access to a website featuring the complete contents of the book, fully searchable, access to patient information sheets, links to the Gold Standard Drug database, and much more, to keep you completely current. Provides consistent, reliable coverage to keep you on the top of your game. Includes summary boxes and algorithms for quick, confident diagnosis and treatment of each condition. Features a user-friendly format so you can find information quickly and easily. Contains more than a hundred full-color illustrations with a special focus on dermatology for highly visual guidance. Uses evidence-based gradings to help you evaluate your diagnoses. Includes many new chapters—including Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Head and Neck Cancer, Takayasu's Arteritis, and Non-Hodgkin and Hodgkin Lymphoma—as well as more than 40 substantially revised chapters, that ensure that you’ll have access to the most current coverage. Features 30% new illustrations that provide you with updated details, concepts, and procedures.

Veterinary Hematology - E-Book

A Diagnostic Guide and Color Atlas

Author: John W. Harvey

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437723608

Category: Medical

Page: 368

View: 6593

Combining essential hematology content with the diagnostic features of an atlas, Veterinary Hematology: A Diagnostic Guide and Color Atlas delivers all the information you need to accurately assess and diagnose the blood diseases of common domestic animals — including dogs, cats, horses, cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, and llamas. This all-in-one resource utilizes a clinically-oriented and user-friendly approach to guide you through the processes of selecting relevant diagnostic tests, collecting and preparing samples, interpreting sample results, and determining their clinical significance. High-resolution photomicrographs, full-color illustrations, and excellent schematic drawings, tables, and quick-reference algorithms help you clearly visualize these concepts and procedures. Two books in one gives you the information of a user-friendly, clinical textbook and the diagnostic features of a color atlas in a single reference. Practical, clinically-relevant text is comprehensive and yet concise in its delivery of vital information such as: Principles and procedures that are employed in recognizing normal, abnormal, and artifactual features of blood and bone marrow samples and developing accurate diagnoses Common cytochemical stains and summary charts for interpretation Sample collection, staining procedures, and diagnostic techniques Differentiating features of malignant and benign hematologic disorders Miscellaneous cells and blood parasites and their significance in the evaluation of blood smears Hematopoietic and non-hematopoietic neoplasms High- resolution photomicrographs and excellent schematic drawings, tables, boxes and quick-reference algorithms aid your understanding of basic clinical concepts and differential diagnostic considerations. Over 800 full-color illustrations help you clearly visualize the concepts and clinical features of the blood and bone marrow — from normal cell maturation to the development of various pathologies.

Phlebotomy - E-Book

Worktext and Procedures Manual

Author: Robin S. Warekois,Richard Robinson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323292844

Category: Medical

Page: 384

View: 6686

With a storyboard format and full-color illustrations, Phlebotomy: Worktext and Procedures Manual describes all aspects of phlebotomy, with complete coverage of equipment, safety procedures, arterial blood gases, point-of-care testing, and practical phlebotomy skills. Procedures are outlined in a detailed storyboard format, pairing steps with full-color photos to help you understand the equipment and techniques such as venipuncture, dermal puncture, arterial blood collection, and special procedures. Written by Robin Warekois and Richard Robinson, this book also includes workbook sections for review, study questions, competency checklists, and a mock certification exam providing effective preparation for the phlebotomy certification exam. A storyboard format outlines common procedures, with steps accompanied by full-color photos. The Human Anatomy and Physiology section offers in-depth information on body systems. A perforated bookmark on the back cover serves as a "tube guide" or quick reminder of which stopper tops to use for various diagnostic tests. Learning objectives begin each chapter and indicate what you should achieve. Key Terms are listed at the beginning of each chapter and are bolded in the text. Lists of abbreviations at the beginning of each chapter provide a quick reference and explanation for unfamiliar abbreviations. Clinical Tips provide important hints and information. Special icons identify OSHA standards that must be followed when performing procedures. Flashbacks and Flashforwards refer to other information that can help you work safely and efficiently. Competency Checklists contain the most critical and important steps in procedures. Review questions in each chapter help you learn and remember material. A mock certification exam helps in reviewing for the phlebotomy certification exam with 200 multiple-choice questions. A glossary provides definitions of important terms identified in the Key Terms lists at the beginning of each chapter. What would you do? clinical scenarios let you apply your knowledge to real-life challenges in the workplace. Updated venipuncture procedure keeps you current with CLSI standards. Higher-level questions are added to the mock certification exam, asking you to think critically about the information in each chapter. An additional mock certification exam for extra practice is added to the Evolve companion website -- which also includes videos of procedures, interactive exercises, and an audio glossary.

Equine Neonatal Medicine E-Book

A Case-Based Approach

Author: Mary Rose Paradis

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437710549

Category: Medical

Page: 304

View: 2576

Get expert insight into the latest life-saving techniques and procedures from leaders in equine neonatal medicine. This outstanding textbook and clinical reference takes a case-based approach to the basic pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of disease in the newborn foal, along with neonatal pharmacology, nutrition, assessment, and high-risk pregnancies. Features the latest advances in equine neonatology that have the potential to significantly increase the survival rate of critically ill foals. Provides thorough coverage of both basic concepts and hot topics in the field, including pathophysiology, and diagnosis and treatment of disease in the newborn foal, along with information on nutrition, assessment, and high-risk pregnancies. Case-based chapters use real-life scenarios to help the reader apply key concepts to actual practice. Expert contributors are leaders in the field of equine neonatal medicine and ensure the accuracy and clinical relevance of all information.

Harrison's Endocrinology, 3E

Author: J. Jameson,Tinsley Randolph Harrison

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071814868

Category: Medical

Page: 560

View: 9124

Expansion of the endocrinology section of Harrison's principles of internal medicine.