Symptoms in the Pharmacy

A Guide to the Management of Common Illnesses

Author: Alison Blenkinsopp,Paul Paxton,John Blenkinsopp

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118661761

Category: Medical

Page: 384

View: 3707

Symptoms in the Pharmacy is the indispensable guide tothe management of common symptoms seen in the pharmacy. Designed for quick and easy reference with separate chapters foreach ailment, each chapter incorporates a decision making frameworkin which the information necessary for treatment and suggestions on‘when to refer’ is distilled into helpful summaryboxes. Decision making support is provided in cases involvingethical dilemmas. It also includes example case studies providingthe view of pharmacists and doctors and, in their own words,patient perspectives of what it is like to live with and manageconditions such as migraine and eczema. These easy-to-followchapters can be read cover to cover or turned to for quickreference. This seventh edition covers the availability of new medicines andincludes new sections and case studies for 'POM' to 'P' switches.It continues to draw upon the latest evidence for treatmentguidelines and includes expanded coverage of common infectiousdiseases and important safety advice on the use of medicines inchildren. It also features colour photographs of skin conditionsenabling the differentiation and diagnosis of common skincomplaints. With advice from a pharmacist and GP author team, Symptoms inthe Pharmacy covers ailments which will be encountered in thepharmacy on a daily basis and should be kept close at hand forfrequent consultation.

Symptoms in the Pharmacy: A Guide to the Management of Common Illness, Fourth Edition

Author: Alison Blenkinsopp,Paul Paxton

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780632059065

Category: Medical

Page: 303

View: 5291

This guide to clinical management for the practising pharmacist and pre-registration trainee has been thoroughly revised in its third edition to reflect the availability of new OTC drugs and changes in indication. The commentary from the pharmacist and GP perspective for each clinical problem continues to provide an interesting and refreshing approach.

Community Pharmacy - E-Book

Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Author: Paul Rutter,David Newby

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729580792

Category: Medical

Page: 360

View: 1476

Now in a new edition – the leading Australian community pharmacy guide, covering common conditions seen by community pharmacists throughout Australia and New Zealand. Fully revised and now in its second edition, Community Pharmacy: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment 2e is an essential pharmacy resource. Ideal for both pharmacy students and practicing pharmacists, Community Pharmacy provides a guide to differential diagnosis of symptoms commonly seen by community pharmacists throughout Australia and New Zealand. Organised by body system, Community Pharmacy provides symptom-specific pharmaceutical questions and algorithms for the purposes of differential diagnosis. More than 12 new treatment medicines have been added to this new edition, along with eight new case studies. All conditions, products and recommendations have been revised to reflect current local drug scheduling and clinical practice, and the book’s evidence base has been updated in line with sources including the National Prescribing Service, Australian Prescriber, Australian Medicines Handbook, the Therapeutic Guidelines and Pharmaceutical Society of Australia guidelines. Community Pharmacy: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment 2nd edition incorporates evidence-based practice into every chapter, and addresses current issues like alternative treatments and complementary therapies, weight loss products and pre-quit nicotine use. This full-colour pharmacy text also offers students and instructors additional web-based resources through Elsevier’s Evolve online platform including additional images for dermatology and ophthalmology, additional case studies and an additional chapter on Evidence-Based Practice. This new edition also has the added benefit of providing online activities for practicing pharmacists undertaking essential Continuing Professional Development. These activities have been accredited for 10 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 20 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan and have been accredited by the Australian Pharmacy Council. • covers the most common conditions seen in community pharmacies • evidence base for over-the-counter (OTC) recommendations for each condition • provides symptom-specific questions and algorithms for the purposes of differential diagnosis • discusses prevalence and epidemiology of each condition • practical prescribing summary tables • Hints and tips boxes covering product use advice • self-assessment – multiple choice questions, review questions and case studies • full-colour throughout, with colour photographs of important conditions • Helpful abbreviations • Glossary of terms • Useful websites • Online Evolve resources for students and instructors • Online activities for Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

A Physician's Guide to Pain and Symptom Management in Cancer Patients

Author: Janet L. Abrahm

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 142141404X

Category: Medical

Page: 664

View: 1441

This comprehensive guide to managing pain and other symptoms for people with cancer has helped tens of thousands of patients and families. Designed for busy practicing clinicians, A Physician's Guide to Pain and Symptom Management in Cancer Patients provides primary care physicians, advanced practice nurses, internists, and oncologists with detailed information and advice for alleviating the stress and pain of patients and family members alike. Drawing on the work of experts who have developed revolutionary approaches to symptom management and palliative care, as well as on the lessons learned from patients and their families during her thirty years as a teacher and clinician, Dr. Janet L. Abrahm shows how physicians and other caregivers can help patients and families heal emotionally even as the disease progresses. The third edition includes updates to medications and clinical stories, and features two new chapters: "Working with Patients’ Families" and "Sexuality, Intimacy, and Cancer." New lessons from palliative care and hospice care can help patients, their professional caregivers, and their families support each other every step of the way.

Pharmacists Talking with Patients

A Guide to Patient Counseling

Author: Melanie J. Rantucci

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781763301

Category: Medical

Page: 300

View: 9069

The author provides an introduction to patient counselling for pharmacy students and practicing pharmacists. She outlines the various ways of incorporating effective patient counselling into pharmacy practice and gives specific recommendations for developing strong counselling techniques.

Oxford Handbook of Clinical Pharmacy

Author: Philip Wiffen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198735820

Category: Medical

Page: 752

View: 2191

Complementing the guidelines in the British National Formulary, the third edition of the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Pharmacy remains the indispensable guide to clinical pharmacy, providing all the information needed for practising and student pharmacists. It presents handy practical guidance in a quick-reference, bullet-point format to give the reader the knowledge and confidence needed to provide a clinical pharmacy service. Including key information on controlled drugs, adverse drug reactions, interactions, communication skills, and confidentiality, this extensively revised addition to the bestselling Oxford Handbook series is the fundamental pharmacy reference tool. It features chapters on adherence, anaphylaxis, clinical trials, herbal medicines, palliative care, patient management, pharmaceutical calculations, research, policy, and therapy related issues. Thoroughly revised and updated, the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Pharmacy includes brand new topics, including content on health coaching, residency and on-call, HIV and TB and mental health.

Primary Care for the Physical Therapist - E-Book

Examination and Triage

Author: William G. Boissonnault

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437715435

Category: Medical

Page: 432

View: 5607

Specifically designed to address the expanding role of physical therapists in primary care, the second edition of Primary Care for the Physical Therapist: Examination and Triage provides the information you need to become an effective primary care provider. Acquire the communication and differential diagnosis skills, technical expertise, and clinical decision-making ability to meet the challenges of a changing profession with this unparalleled resource. Emphasizes communication skills vital for establishing rapport and gathering data. Patient interview guides identify what data to collect and how to use it. Overview of the physical examination lays the foundation for different diagnosis and recognition of conditions. A section on Special Populations equips the PT to handle common problems encountered in primary care. Unique approach details pharmacology and diagnostic procedures from a PT perspective for clinically relevant guidance. New information enhances your understanding of the foundations of practice and how to screen and examine the healthy population. Content is reorganized and updated to reflect the current state of PT practice. Companion Evolve resources website enables you to independently review techniques from the text. Top 10 Medical Conditions to Screen For chapter details conditions that have major significance in incidence, mortality, and morbidity all in one place. Separate chapters on upper and lower quarter screening and a new chapter on symptom investigation by symptom help you screen medical conditions more effectively.

Clinical and Electrophysiologic Management of Syncope, An Issue of Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics,

Author: Antonio Raviele,Andrea Natale

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323260896

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

View: 6689

This issue of Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics devoted to syncope a disorder that is associated with increased mortality. Internationally recognized experts discuss the many causes of syncope, helping the clinician to distinguish life-threatening etiologies from benign ones.

Handbook of Parkinson's Disease, Fourth Edition

Author: Rajesh Pahwa,Kelly E. Lyons

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420019995

Category: Medical

Page: 520

View: 8484

This blue-ribbon guide has long prevailed as one of the leading resources on Parkinson's Disease (PD). Fully updated with practical and engaging chapters on pathology, neurochemistry, etiology, and breakthrough research, this source spans every essential topic related to the identification, assessment, and treatment of PD. Reflecting the many advances that have taken place in the management of PD, this source promotes a multidisciplinary approach to care and supplies new sections on the latest pharmacologic, surgical, and rehabilitative therapies, as well as essential diagnostic, imaging, and nonmotor management strategies for PD.

Rheumatology E-Book

Author: Marc C. Hochberg,Alan J. Silman,Josef S. Smolen,Michael E. Weinblatt,Michael H. Weisman

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702063037

Category: Medical

Page: 2112

View: 7159

Stay current in the ever-changing discipline of rheumatology with clear, reliable guidance from Hochberg’s Rheumatology, one of the most respected and trusted sources in the field. Designed to meet the needs of the practicing clinician, this medical reference book provides extensive, authoritative coverage of rheumatic diseases from basic scientific principles to practical points of clinical management in a lucid, logical, user-friendly manner. Track disease progression and treat patients more effectively with the information on genetic findings, imaging outcomes, cell and biologic therapies, rheumatoid arthritis, and SLE. Incorporate recent findings about pathogenesis of disease; imaging outcomes for specific diseases like RA, osteoarthritis, and spondyloarthropathies; cell and biologic therapies; and other timely topics. Remain up to date on the latest information in rheumatology through 13 brand-new chapters covering biomedical and translation science, disease and outcome assessment, new imaging modalities, early emerging disease, clinical therapeutics, patient management, and rehabilitation. Take advantage of expanded coverage of small molecule treatment, biologics, biomarkers, epigenetics, biosimilars, and cell-based therapies. Focus on the core knowledge needed for successful results with each chapter co-authored by an internationally-renowned specialist in the field. Easily find the information you need thanks to a consistent, user-friendly format with templated content and large-scale images.

Community Pharmacy ANZ

Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Author: Paul Professor Rutter,David Newby

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729583457

Category: Medical

Page: 400

View: 6173

Community Pharmacy: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment 3e builds on its established reputation as a trusted guide to differential diagnosis of symptoms commonly seen by Australian and New Zealand community pharmacists. The third edition has been carefully and thoroughly updated to reflect changes to over-the-counter drug scheduling and new over-the-counter drugs. In addition, the text highlights trends in pharmacy education and practice, with an emphasis on counselling, communication skills, evidence-based practice and customer requests specific to the Australian and New Zealand region. evolve Visit http://evolve.elsevier.com/AU/Newby/community/ for additional resources Lecturer resources Case studies Additional dermatology images Image collection Student resources Additional images for ophthalmology and dermatology Additional images of stings and bites Updated chapter 'Evidence-based pharmacy practice', which includes three new complex community pharmacy case studies Chapter on wound management, including images 'Practice points' - tips on how to counsel patients with respect to medications Wound management chapter on evolve Complex community pharmacy case studies Modified GRADE ratings incorporated throughout the chapters, which provide an assessment of the evidence supporting each therapeutic recommendation Expanded coverage of stings and bites

Emergency and Trauma Care for Nurses and Paramedics

Author: Kate Curtis,Clair Ramsden

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729579824

Category: Medical

Page: 1494

View: 4906

Emergency and Trauma Care is written for Australian emergency care providers including paramedics, emergency nurses, pre-hospital care providers, nurse practitioners, general practice nurses and allied health practitioners including occupational therapists and physiotherapists who are caring for trauma patients. This book follows the patient journey from pre-hospital to definitive care. Using a body systems approach, each chapter provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of adult and paediatric emergencies. Implications for clinical practice is supported by chapters of professional practice, clinical skills, research, evidence-based practice, and legal, ethical and cultural issues. Clinical assessment, physiology, management and rationale for intervention of common and not so common emergency presentations are provided, with each chapter providing clear and relevant examples for both Paramedics and Nurses. Emergency and Trauma Care brings together a team of highly respected clinical practitioners and academics to deliver the most up-to-date text dealing with the practical procedures and evidence experienced by emergency and trauma care providers every day. Chapter 2 Pre-hospital care overview in Australia and NZ Chapter 10 Scene assessment, management and rescue Chapter 11 Pre-Hospital Clinical Reasoning, Triage and Communication Pre-hospital and emergency nursing considerations included in all relevant chapters Chapter 5 Cultural Considerations in Emergency Care addresses cultural diversity, beliefs and values and focuses on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and Maori health Chapter 19 Resuscitation includes advanced life support, airway management and incorporates the 2010 Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines Chapter 37 People with disabilities provides assessment, examination and communication strategies for working with clients with intellectual and physical disabilities Section 5 focuses on examination and communication strategies for working with unique population groups, including the elderly, disabled, obstetric and paediatric patients Section 6 details major trauma assessment and management, blast injury, and trauma to specific body regions Essentials outline the main points addressed in each chapter Practice tips assist with communication skills, procedures and assessment Case studies supported by questions throughout Summaries and Key points, review questions, web links and references provide for consolidation and further research. Evolve resources include Power point slides, 30 additional Case studies, image bank, web links Three paramedic specific chapters (including scene assessment and management)

Electrophysiological Disorders of the Heart E-Book

Expert Consult

Author: Sanjeev Saksena,A. John Camm

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437709710

Category: Medical

Page: 1488

View: 5443

The new edition of Electrophysiological Disorders of the Heart helps you diagnose and treat a full range of heart rhythm disorders using today’s latest technologies and therapies. It provides practical, hands-on coverage of hot topics such as pediatric EP, imaging, echocardiography-guided EP procedures, regenerative therapies, cardiac pacing, and more. Now available in a new full-color format, the title also includes easy online access at www.expertconsult.com. Discover new ways to treat and manage the full range of heart rhythm disorders with content focused on common clinical features, diagnosis, and management. Review expert management strategies to help you handle complex patient problems. Stay current with the latest molecular and technical advances as well as new treatment options implemented over the last few years. Use the latest technologies and devices to accurately diagnose and manage heart rhythm disorders. Consult new and expanded coverage of regenerative therapies, echo-guided procedures, cardiac pacing, and CRT, as well as a new section on pediatric electrophysiology and imaging. Enjoy improved visual guidance with many new full-color images. Log on to www.expertconsult.com to easily search the complete contents online and access a downloadable image library.

Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics E-Book

Author: Roger Walker

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702048488

Category: Medical

Page: 928

View: 6798

Now in its fifth edition, this best-selling, multidisciplinary textbook continues to draw on the skills of pharmacists and clinicians to present optimal drug regimens. The authors integrate an understanding of the disease processes with an appreciation of pathophysiological processes, clinical pharmacy and the evidence base. New to this edition: Stronger emphasis on understanding both the prescribing process and the clinical pharmacy process. All chapters completely revised and updated. Thirty-eight leading new authors. Features: Key points boxes at the beginning of every chapter Case study tests at the end of every chapter Chapters co-authored by pharmacists and clinicians Organised by body system Consistent, clearly signposted chapter layout ‘...a unique and valuable support for all those involved or interested in drug therapy. This is a textbook that no university or pharmacy department, particularly those with employees studying at any level, and no pharmacist trying to develop their knowledge base should be without." Dr Chris Green and John Sexton, The Pharmaceutical Journal Now in its fifth edition, this best-selling, multidisciplinary textbook continues to draw on the skills of pharmacists and clinicians to present optimal drug regimens. The authors integrate an understanding of the disease processes with an appreciation of pathophysiological processes, clinical pharmacy and the evidence base. New to this edition: Stronger emphasis on understanding both the prescribing process and the clinical pharmacy process. All chapters completely revised and updated. Thirty-eight leading new authors. Features: Key points boxes at the beginning of every chapter Case study tests at the end of every chapter Chapters co-authored by pharmacists and clinicians Organised by body system Consistent, clearly signposted chapter layout ‘...a unique and valuable support for all those involved or interested in drug therapy. This is a textbook that no university or pharmacy department, particularly those with employees studying at any level, and no pharmacist trying to develop their knowledge base should be without." Dr Chris Green and John Sexton, The Pharmaceutical Journal Stronger emphasis on understanding both the prescribing process and the clinical pharmacy process. All chapters completely revised and updated. Thirty-eight leading new authors.

A Guide to Evidence-based Integrative and Complementary Medicine

Author: Vicki Kotsirilos,Luis Vitetta,Avni Sali

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729579085

Category: Medical

Page: 550

View: 6063

The must-have integrative and complementary medicine reference from experts in the field This exhaustive textbook is ideal for anyone with an interest in integrative and complementary medicine in Australia; including General Practitioners, medical students, integrative clinicians and health practitioners. A Guide to Evidence-based Integrative and Complementary Medicine presents non-pharmacologic treatments for common medical practice complaints – all supported by current scientific evidence. These include Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), asthma, insomnia, anxiety, depression and many more. This practical health resource profiles myriad approaches in integrative and complementary medicine, such as mind-body medicine, stress management techniques, dietary guidelines, exercise and sleep advice, acupuncture, nutritional medicine, herbal medicine, and advice for managing lifestyle and behavioural factors. It also looks at complementary medicines that may impact the treatment of disease. A Guide to Evidence-based Integrative and Complementary Medicine contains only proven therapies from current research, particularly Cochrane reviews, systematic reviews, randomised control trials, published cohort studies and case studies. • easy access to evidence-based clinical data on non-pharmacological treatments – including complementary medicines – for common diseases and conditions • instant advice on disease prevention, health promotion and lifestyle issues • chapter summaries based on scientific evidence using the NHMRC guidelines grading system • printable patient summary sheets at chapter end to facilitate discussion of clinical management • conveniently organised by common medical presentations

The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures

Author: Lisa Dougherty,Sara Lister,Alex West-Oram

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118746651

Category: Medical

Page: 848

View: 5883

The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures has been the number one choice for nurses since it first published, over 30 years ago. One of the world's most popular books on clinical skills and procedures, it provides detailed procedure guidelines based on the latest research findings and expert clinical advice, enabling nurses and students to deliver clinically effective patient-focused care. The ninth edition of this essential, definitive guide, written especially for pre-registration nursing students, now includes a range of new learning features throughout each chapter that have been designed to support student nurses to support learning in clinical practice. Providing essential information on over 200 procedures, this manual contains all the skills and changes in practice that reflect modern acute nursing care.

Diagnosing Your Health Symptoms For Dummies

Author: Knut Schroeder

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470664704

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 420

View: 542

Written by an experienced family doctor and packed with practical and sound advice, Diagnosing Your Health Symptoms For Dummies is a reference for everyone who wants to find out when they do and don't need to worry about their health. It will cover over 100 common, important, potentially serious and often worrying symptoms and emergencies, such as headaches, chest pain, dizziness, fever, bleeding, tiredness or stress. This reassuring guide will also include guidance on how to perform basic physical assessments, as well as a run through of key first aid techniques. Perfect for both allaying fears and encouraging those with serious symptoms to seek professional advice, this guide will be an essential family health bible. Diagnosing Your Health Symptoms FD includes: Part I: Spotting and Assessing Illness: The Basics Chapter 1: Thinking about Medicine Chapter 2: Dealing with Medical Problems Chapter 3: Conducting a Symptom Check Chapter 4: Looking for Out For Signs of Illness Part II: Looking at Emergencies and ‘All-Over' Symptoms Chapter 5: Coping with Medical Emergencies Chapter 6: Approaching Non-Specific Symptoms Chapter 7: Symptoms Affecting the Wider Body Part III: From top to toe: looking at specific areas of the body Chapter 8: Look at Me! Sussing Out Skin Problems Chapter 9: Trouble at the Top: Symptoms Around the Head and Problems with the Senses Chapter 10: Close to Your Heart: Exploring Chest Problems Chapter 11: Untangling Tummy and Bowel Problems Chapter 12: Getting Lower: Urinary and Other Disturbances ‘Down There' Chapter 13: Bones and Groans Part IV: Dealing with health problems in people close to you Chapter 14: Spotting Illness in Your Baby Chapter 15: Illness in Your Toddler or Pre-School Child Chapter 16: Problems in Your School-Age Kids Chapter 17: Dealing with Adolescent Problems Chapter 18: Understanding Women's Troubles Chapter 19: Looking at Some Specific Men's Issues Chapter 20: Dealing with Common Later Life Problems Part V: Spotting mental health problems Chapter 21: Tackling Anxiety, Depression and Stress Chapter 22: Approaching Unusual Thoughts and Behaviour Chapter 23: Addressing Alcohol and Drug Problems Part VI: The part of tens Chapter 24: Ten First Aid Essentials: Helping Yourself and Others Chapter 25: Ten Reliable Health Websites Chapter 26: Ten Medical Tests you May Need Glossary: 100 Useful Medical Terms

Kinn's The Medical Assistant - E-Book

An Applied Learning Approach

Author: Deborah B. Proctor,Alexandra Patricia Adams

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323187811

Category: Medical

Page: 1392

View: 4243

Prepare for a successful career in medical assisting! Kinn’s The Medical Assistant, 12th Edition helps you learn the real-world administrative and clinical skills essential to working in the health care setting. Administrative coverage ranges from professionalism and interpersonal skills to billing and coding and electronic health records; clinical content teaches how to assist with medications, diagnostic procedures, and surgeries. And no other comprehensive medical assisting text can match its coverage of assisting with medical specialties! Written by medical assisting experts Alexandra Adams and Deborah Proctor, this classic resource also includes an Evolve companion website with practical exercises and activities, videos, and review questions for the CMA and RMA certification exams. More chapters on assisting with medical specialties than any other Medical Assisting text prepare you to assist in specialty exams and make you better qualified to work in specialty fields like cardiology, dermatology, ophthalmology, gynecology, and neurology. Step-by-step, illustrated procedures make it easier to learn and understand medical assisting skills, and include rationales for each step. Threaded case scenarios help you develop critical thinking skills and apply concepts to realistic administrative and clinical situations. Patient education and legal and ethical issues are described in relation to the Medical Assistant's job. A Portfolio Builder on the Evolve website helps you demonstrate proficiency to potential employers. Detailed learning objectives and vocabulary with definitions in each chapter help you study more effectively, with connections icons linking concepts in the text to exercises in the study guide and on the Evolve companion website. Study Guide includes a variety of exercises to test your knowledge and critical thinking skills, case scenarios from the book, and a Procedure Checklists Manual. Sold separately. NEW! Charting examples within the procedures are highlighted for easier learning. UPDATED coverage of the Electronic Health Record ensures that you are familiar with the technology you'll use on the job. UPDATED content on alternative therapies and treatment includes the latest herbal remedies such as red rice yeast for lowering cholesterol, St. John’s Wort for depression, and probiotic bacteria for GI maladies.

Dental Management of the Medically Compromised Patient - E-Book

Author: James W. Little,Donald Falace,Craig Miller,Nelson L. Rhodus

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323088015

Category: Medical

Page: 736

View: 9987

Learn how common medical conditions can affect the course of the dental treatment a patient receives. This updated, concise reference provides the information you need to provide appropriate dental care to any patient, regardless of existing medical conditions. Featuring vivid illustrations and well-organized tables in each chapter, this text gives you the in-depth details and the overall summaries you need to get to the root of your patients’ needs. Organization of medical conditions provides a brief overview of the basic disease process, epidemiology, pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, laboratory findings, and currently accepted medical therapy of each disorder. This is followed by a detailed explanation and recommendations for specific dental management. Coverage of dosages, side effects, and drug interactions with medications used in dentistry, including those used during pregnancy. Chapters focusing on major health problems in the US and other nations include, ischemic hearth disease, smoking and tobacco use cessation, sleep-related breathing disorders, sexually transmitted diseases, diabetes mellitus, and psychiatric disorders. Dental management summary table summarizes important factors for consideration in the dental management of medically compromised patients. Appendix on the therapeutic management of common oral lesions provides a quick reference to the causative factors, clinical description, currently accepted therapeutic management, and patient education regarding common oral conditions. Appendix on alternative and complementary drugs looks at herbal remedies, specifically efficacy, adverse effects/reactions, medical problems, drug interactions, and dental implications. NEW! Chapter on drug and alcohol abuse discusses the effects of marijuana, cocaine, amphetamines/methamphetamine, and alcohol, along with considerations for both medical and dental management. NEW! 2009 AAOS statement on Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Bacteremia in Patients with Joint Replacements provides recommendations to supplement practitioners in their clinical judgment regarding antibiotic prophylaxis for patients with a joint prosthesis.

Pain Assessment and Pharmacologic Management - E-Book

Author: Chris Pasero,Margo McCaffery

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323082637

Category: Medical

Page: 896

View: 8790

Pain Assessment and Pharmacologic Management, by highly renowned authors Chris Pasero and Margo McCaffery, is destined to become the definitive resource in pain management in adults. It provides numerous reproducible tables, boxes, and figures that can be used in clinical practice, and emphasizes the benefits of a multimodal analgesic approach throughout. In addition, Patient Medication Information forms for the most commonly used medications in each analgesic group can be copied and given to patients. This title is an excellent resource for nurses to become certified in pain management. Presents best practices and evidence-based guidelines for assessing and managing pain most effectively with the latest medications and drug regimens. Features detailed, step-by-step guidance on effective pain assessment to help nurses appropriately evaluate pain for each patient during routine assessments. Provides reproducible tables, boxes, and figures that can be used in clinical practice. Contains Patient Medication Information forms for the most commonly used medications in each analgesic group, to be copied and given to patients. Offers the authors' world-renowned expertise in five sections: Underlying Mechanisms of Pain and the Pathophysiology of Neuropathic Pain includes figures that clearly illustrate nociception and classification of pain by inferred pathology. Assessment includes tools to assess patients who can report their pain as well as those who are nonverbal, such as the cognitively impaired and critically ill patients. Several pain-rating scales are translated in over 20 languages. Nonnopioids includes indications for using acetaminophen or NSAIDs, and the prevention and treatment of adverse effects. Opioids includes guidelines for opioid drug selection and routes of administration, and the prevention and treatment of adverse effects. Adjuvant Analgesics presents different types of adjuvant analgesics for a variety of pain types, including persistent (chronic) pain, acute pain, neuropathic pain, and bone pain. Prevention and treatment of adverse effects is also covered. Includes helpful Appendices that provide website resources and suggestions for the use of opioid agreements and for incorporating pain documentation into the electronic medical record. Covers patients from young adults to frail older adults. Provides evidence-based, practical guidance on planning and implementing pain management in accordance with current TJC guidelines and best practices. Includes illustrations to clarify concepts and processes such as the mechanisms of action for pain medications. Features spiral binding to facilitate quick reference.