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: 5635

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,

Routine Blood Results Explanined

A Guide for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals

Author: Andrew Blann

Publisher: M&K Update Ltd

ISBN: 1907830383

Category: Blood

Page: 151

View: 8115

OC I feel a better person from having read this book OC I think many health professionals will find it invaluable. OC . this is a must for every ward bookshelfOCOBritish Journal of CardiologyThis is the 2nd edition of M&KOCOs best selling book. This edition has benefited from some structural changes, notably the merging of separate chapters on calcium and the thyroid into a single section. New text, generally in response to comments from readers and delegates on M&K courses, includes more details on blood transfusion, and also a completely new chapter with sections on pregnancy, paediatrics, and on immunology as applied to the inflammatory auto-immune connective tissue diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis."

Healthcare Simulation in Practice

Author: Mark Hellaby

Publisher: M&K Update Ltd

ISBN: 1905539568

Category: Medical

Page: 128

View: 9560

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: 958

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: 8678

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: 2326

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.

Older People with Visual Impairment – Clinical Management and Care

Author: Susan Watkinson

Publisher: M&K Update Ltd

ISBN: 1907830456

Category: Medical

Page: 188

View: 2607

In the context of an ageing population, visual impairment is having an increasing social and economic impact. This timely book will enable healthcare professionals in a diverse range of settings to enhance their expertise in assessing the ophthalmic conditions of the elderly, adopt a holistic approach to patient care, and improve their ability to deal with organisational challenges involving visually impaired elderly people. Sue Watkinson and her co-authors have used their broad professional and academic knowledge to analyse issues relating to the major ocular diseases affecting the elderly. These include cataract, age-related macular degeneration, chronic open-angle glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, herpes zoster ophthalmicus and dementia. In addition to describing the pathogenesis, clinical features and risk factors for each disease, they highlight the role of specialist ophthalmic nurses in informing and educating patients, managing ophthalmic treatment procedures, promoting safe environments and maintaining quality of life for elderly individuals suffering from age-related ophthalmic conditions. Above all, the authors show that providing the right care for this vulnerable group of people in our society will help reduce the economic and psychological burden of sight loss and re-establish a good quality of life for the older person with visual impairment. Contents include: Introduction: Ageing and the needs of older people Older people with visual impairment: Clinical management and care – an overview Current perspectives on managing older people with cataract Older people with age-related macular degeneration Older people with chronic open-angle glaucoma Older people with diabetic retinopathy Common external eye disorders in older people The older person with herpes zoster ophthalmicus Managing depression in visually impaired older people Dementia and visually impaired older people

Crash Course Paediatrics - E-Book

Author: Rajat Kapoor,Katy I. Barnes

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0723437939

Category: Medical

Page: 336

View: 2800

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!

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: 7867

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.

Saunders Manual of Small Animal Practice - E-Book

Author: Stephen J. Birchard,Robert G. Sherding

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 141606429X

Category: Medical

Page: 2032

View: 8901

Meticulously organized by body system for optimal readability and ease of reference, the 3rd edition of this best-selling manual provides quick, comprehensive, and practical guidance on evaluating and managing a full range of common medical and surgical conditions encountered in small animal practice. Medical chapters discuss etiology, clinical signs, diagnoses and treatment, while surgical chapters discuss anatomy, preoperative considerations, procedures and postoperative care. It also contains an entire section devoted to avian and exotic pets and a comprehensive drug formulary. A consistent outline format provides easy access to information on etiology, clinical signs, diagnosis, and treatment for each disease or disorder, as well as anatomy, preoperative conditions, techniques, and postoperative care for surgical procedures. Key Points draw attention to helpful tips and key concepts. Includes a comprehensive section covering diagnosis, treatment, and surgery for avian and exotic pets. Features new chapters that cover key topics such as physical therapy and rehabilitation, pain management, vaccination guidelines, and syncope. Includes the latest information on drugs and clinical equipment throughout.

Small Animal Clinical Diagnosis by Laboratory Methods - E-Book

Author: Michael D. Willard,Harold Tvedten

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437706584

Category: Medical

Page: 432

View: 1175

A quick guide to appropriately selecting and interpreting laboratory tests, Small Animal Clinical Diagnosis by Laboratory Methods, 5th Edition helps you utilize your in-house lab or your specialty reference lab to efficiently make accurate diagnoses without running a plethora of unnecessary and low-yield tests. It provides answers to commonly asked questions relating to laboratory tests, and solutions to frequently encountered problems in small animal diagnosis. For easy reference, information is provided by clinical presentation and abnormalities, and includes hundreds of tables, boxes, key points, and algorithms. This edition, now in full color, is updated with the latest advances in laboratory testing methods and diagnostic problem solving. Written by noted educators Dr. Michael Willard and Dr. Harold Tvedten, this book may be used as an on-the-spot guide to specific problems or conditions as well as a reference for more detailed research on difficult cases. Concise discussions address laboratory approaches to various disorders, possible conclusions from various test results, artifacts and errors in diagnoses, and interpretations leading to various diagnoses. Hundreds of tables, boxes, algorithms, and key points offer at-a-glance information including cautions, common pitfalls, and helpful "pearls," and lead to proper differential and clinical diagnostic decision making. Note boxes identify key considerations in correlating clinical signs with test data for accurate diagnoses, highlight safety precautions, and offer helpful tips for sample preparation and interpretation. Chapters on laboratory diagnostic toxicology and therapeutic drug monitoring help in handling potentially fatal poisonings and other special situations. Expert editors and contributors provide clinical knowledge and successful diagnostic problem-solving solutions. A practical appendix lists referral laboratories that may be contacted for certain diseases, and reference values with the normal or expected range for coagulation, hematology, and more. Updated coverage integrates the newest advances in testing methods and diagnostic problem solving. Full-color photos and schematic drawings are placed adjacent to related text, and accurately depict diagnostic features on microscopic slide preparations as well as test procedures and techniques.

Small Animal Internal Medicine - E-Book

Author: Richard W. Nelson,C. Guillermo Couto

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323065120

Category: Medical

Page: 1504

View: 1488

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: 2419

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.

Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures - E-Book

Author: Cynthia C. Chernecky,Barbara J. Berger

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455745022

Category: Medical

Page: 1232

View: 6814

Find complete answers to questions such as which laboratory tests to order or what the results might mean. Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures, 6th Edition covers more tests than any other reference of its kind, with over 900 lab tests and diagnostic procedures in all. In Part I, you'll find an alphabetical list of hundreds of diseases, conditions, and symptoms, including the tests and procedures most commonly used to confirm or rule out a suspected diagnosis. In Part II, you’ll find descriptions of virtually every laboratory and diagnostic test available. This edition is updated with the latest research and over 20 NEW test entries. Written by educator Cynthia Chernecky and clinical nurse specialist Barbara Berger, this lab reference covers today’s lab tests with concise, easy-to-use information. More than 900 laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures are included — more than any other reference! Over 600 diseases, conditions, and symptoms are listed, along with the tests used to confirm them. Alphabetical organization and A-to-Z thumb tabs make it easy to find the information you’re looking for. Alternative test names and acronyms are cross-referenced to simplify lookup. Instructions for client and family teaching help you offer guidance concerning test preparation and follow-up care. Age and gender-specific norms are provided, giving you complete lifespan coverage. Risks and Contraindications are highlighted to help you safeguard your patients and provide effective care. Panic Level Symptoms and Treatment are provided for dangerously increased and decreased levels. Minimum volumes for blood samples are included, useful when a client’s blood preservation is essential, as well as information on whether blood specimens can be drawn during hemodialysis. Tests for toxic substances are included, making this a lab, diagnostic, and toxicology book all in one. Abbreviations, measurement prefixes, and symbols are listed on the front and back covers for convenience. Information on herbal supplements indicates when a client’s use of natural remedies might affect test results. Over 20 NEW test entries present the latest tests and procedures, with a strong focus on affordable, clinically relevant genetic tests. UPDATED content includes the latest research relating to accuracy of tests, diagnostic value of results, and associated cost-benefit ratios.

Complete Phlebotomy Exam Review

Author: Pamela Primrose

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323239137

Category: Medical

Page: 336

View: 4432

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.

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: 7851

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, 3/E

Author: Dennis L. Kasper,Anthony S. Fauci

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 1259835987

Category: Medical

Page: 1307

View: 9958

Infectious Diseases – as only Harrison’s can cover them A Doody's Core Title for 2017! 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

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: 1925

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.

Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Disorders in Small Animal Practice - E-Book

Author: Stephen P. DiBartola

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 143770655X

Category: Medical

Page: 1520

View: 5063

The leading reference for the diagnosis and management of fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base imbalances in small animals, Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Disorders in Small Animal Practice, 4th Edition provides cutting-edge, evidence-based guidelines to enhance your care of dogs and cats. Information is easy to find and easy to use, with comprehensive coverage including fluid and electrolyte physiology and pathophysiology and their clinical applications, as well as the newest advances in fluid therapy and a discussion of a new class of drugs called vaptans. Lead author Stephen DiBartola is a well-known speaker and the "go-to" expert in this field, and his team of contributors represents the most authoritative and respected clinicians and academicians in veterinary medicine. Over 30 expert contributors represent the "cream of the crop" in small animal medicine, ensuring that this edition provides the most authoritative and evidence-based guidelines. Scientific, evidence-based insights and advances integrate basic physiological principles into practice, covering patient evaluation, differential diagnosis, normal and abnormal clinical features and laboratory test results, approaches to therapy, technical aspects of therapy, patient monitoring, assessing risk, and prediction of outcomes for each disorder. Hundreds of tables, algorithms, and schematic drawings demonstrate the best approaches to diagnosis and treatment, highlighting the most important points in an easy-access format. Drug and dosage recommendations are included with treatment approaches in the Electrolyte Disorders section. Clear formulas in the Fluid Therapy section make it easier to determine the state of dehydration, fluid choice, and administration rate and volume in both healthy and diseased patients. Updated chapters cover the latest advances in fluid therapy in patient management, helping you understand and manage a wide range of potentially life-threatening metabolic disturbances. Expanded Disorders of Sodium and Water chapter includes information on a new class of drugs called vaptans, vasopressin receptor antagonists that may soon improve the ability to manage patients with chronic hyponatremia. Hundreds of new references cover the most up-to-date advances in fluid therapy, including renal failure and shock syndromes.

Smith's Anesthesia for Infants and Children E-Book

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Author: Peter J. Davis,Franklyn P. Cladis,Etsuro K. Motoyama

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 032308169X

Category: Medical

Page: 1376

View: 6185

Smith’s Anesthesia for Infants and Children, 8th Edition, edited by Drs. Peter J. Davis, Franklyn P. Cladis, and Etsuro K. Motoyama, delivers all the state-of-the-art guidance you need to provide optimal perioperative care for any type of pediatric surgery. Now in full color throughout, it also features online access to an image and video library, including ultrasound-guided pediatric regional blocks, review-style questions, plus the complete fully-searchable text at expertconsult.com. Get expert guidance from leading experts covering both basic science and clinical practice for every aspect of pediatric anesthesia. Incorporate the latest clinical guidelines and innovations in your practice. Find key facts fast with quick-reference appendices: drug dosages, growth curves, normal values for pulmonary function tests, and a listing of common and uncommon syndromes. Access the complete contents and illustrations online at expertconsult.com – fully searchable! Watch online video demonstrations of ultrasound-guided and conventional pediatric regional blocks, airway management, cardiac anesthesia, single-lung ventilation, neonatal surgery, and fetal surgery. Gain new insight into today’s hottest topics, including sleep-disordered breathing, cuffed endotracheal tubes, premedication, emergence agitation, postoperative vomiting, and new airway devices. Stay current with new chapters on ICU management, conjoined twins, and basic neonatal physiology, plus new coverage of pharmacology and monitoring techniques. Get outstanding visual guidance with full-color illustrations throughout the book.