The Midwife's Labour and Birth Handbook

Author: Vicky Chapman,Cathy Charles

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118480104

Category: Medical

Page: 416

View: 8241

Praise for previous editions: “An excellent resource for both student midwives andqualified staff alike.” (Alison James, MidwiferyLecturer, Plymouth University) "A lovely book with a lot of practical advice and easy tonavigate. (Jayne Samples, Midwifery Lecturer, University ofHuddersfield) This fully revised and updated third edition of TheMidwife’s Labour and Birth Handbook is a practical andaccessible guide to midwifery care. It addresses important questions such as: Why are women being pressured into caesarean section for breechpresentation when the evidence is equivocal? If a baby needs assisted ventilation breaths at birth, why notbring the ambubag to the baby and leave the cord intact so the babycan benefit from the extra maternal oxygen supply? Why is skin-to-skin contact at birth so rarely offered topreterm babies when there is evidence of benefit? This well-regarded text promotes normality and woman-centredcare, using research, evidence-based guidelines and anecdotalaccounts from women. It challenges practice and guidelines whichare biased or based on poor evidence. Guidance is offered on how todeal with difficult, sometimes controversial, situations. The Midwife's Labour and Birth Handbook 3rdedition is an essential guide for both student midwives andexperienced practising midwives. New to this edition: Full colour photographs including a kneeling breech birth Suturing diagrams to assist left-handed midwives. Expanded chapters on slow progress in labour andmalposition/malpresentations, including a rare photograph of a facepresentation birth.

Skills for Midwifery Practice

Author: Ruth Johnson,Wendy Taylor

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702044253

Category: Medical

Page: 432

View: 878

This title is now out of print. A new version with e-book is available under ISBN 9780702044809. This highly acclaimed step-by-step guide provides the relevant physiology, available evidence and rationale for each clinical skill. In a highly readable format, 'Skills for Midwifery Practice' offers self-assessment and short summaries, as well as detailed instruction on achieving a range of clinical skills. Tells you everything you need to know about: Abdominal examination Assessment of maternal and neonatal vital signs Infection control Hygiene needs Elimination management Drug administration Intrapartum and other related childbearing skills Assessment of the baby Infant nutrition Phlebotomy and intravenous therapy Moving and handling Perioperative skills Wound management Restricted mobility management Cardiopulmonary resuscitation for the woman and baby An essential midwifery textbook that covers the fundamental practical tasks required of the student Clear layout ensures easy access to information Highly illustrated to aid understanding Designed to improve competency when delivering basic skills Expanded chapter on the skills used during the first stage of labour Application of national guideline for the management of care Postnatal examination Discussion of the use of infrared touch/non-touch thermometry techniques Specific information on locating pulse sites More on SATS monitoring Increased information on the skills for the second stage of labour, infant feeding and daily examination of the baby Greater reference to infection control protocols and the reduction of hospital-acquired infections.

Midwifery

Preparation for Practice

Author: Sally K. Tracy,Carol Thorogood,Jan Pincombe,Sally Pairman

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 072957928X

Category: Medical

Page: 976

View: 6096

Midwifery Preparation for Practice 2e is the only text which reflects the historical and socio – political environment in which midwives in Australia and New Zealand practice. In addition, it is the only text which incorporates the philosophy and standards endorsed by New Zealand and Australian Colleges of Midwives while also focusing on the partnership between midwives with women and the woman- centred model of midwifery care. The second edition has built on the existing philosophy and structure of Midwifery: Preparation for Practice, though with a greater emphasis on the development of critical thinking and researching skills. Key chapters have been re-written to reflect recent changes in government legislation while current research and pertinent examples are included throughout the text. This new edition is supported by a comprehensive suite of resources for both Instructors and Students using the Evolve website as a platform. These ancillaries will re-enforce the critical thinking elements for students with interactive case studies and scenario based learning exercises as well as the multiple choice questions. Presents unique philosophy and woman-centered approach in line with the standards set by the ACNM and NZCM Key contributors from Australia and New Zealand Key terms, Chapter Overview, Learning Outcomes and Review Questions included in every chapter. Reflective exercises, Critical thinking exercises and Clinical Scenarios to encourage active student learning 2 new Indigenous chapters highlight key health aspects relevant for Midwives working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and Maori women New chapter on Perineal care and repair Increased coverage of anatomy and physiology Instructor and Student resources on Evolve with a focus on critical thinking – Weblinks, interactive case studies, PowerPoints, additional exercises with questions and answers

Die selbstbestimmte Geburt

Handbuch für werdende Eltern. Mit Erfahrungsberichten

Author: Ina May Gaskin

Publisher: Kösel-Verlag

ISBN: 364113742X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 360

View: 4271

Mit Selbstbewusstsein natürlich gebären Das umfassende Handbuch zur Vorbereitung auf die selbstbestimmte Geburt, mit dem kompakten Wissen und der Erfahrung einer Pionierin: Ina May Gaskin bestärkt Frauen darin, der faszinierenden Kraft ihres Körpers zu vertrauen, mit der sie ihr Kind (möglichst ohne technische Eingriffe) auf die Welt bringen können. Aus dem Inhalt: • Die mächtige Verbindung von Körper und Psyche • Was bei der Wehentätigkeit passiert • Der Zusammenhang von Schmerz und Lust • Das Schließmuskelgesetz • Gebärhaltungen • Geburtsrisiken • u.v.a.m. Das Buch enthält außerdem sehr berührende Erzählungen von Frauen, die eine selbstbestimmte Geburt erlebten und damit andere ermutigen, auf sich selbst zu vertrauen und ihren eigenen Weg zu gehen.

Joints and Connective Tissues

General Practice: The Integrative Approach Series

Author: Kerryn Phelps,Craig Hassed

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729582175

Category: Medical

Page: 1280

View: 3610

Joints and Connective Tissues - General Practice: The Integrative Approach Series. In order to diagnose and manage the patient presenting with musculoskeletal symptoms, it is important to distinguish whether the pathology is arising primarily in the so-called hard tissues (such as bone) or the soft tissues (such as cartilage, disc, synovium, capsule, muscle, tendon, tendon sheath). It is also important to distinguish between the two most common causes of musculoskeletal symptoms, namely inflammatory and degenerative.

Evidence-based Care for Normal Labour and Birth

A Guide for Midwives

Author: Denis Walsh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113411267X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 200

View: 5785

Evidence-based care is a well established principle in contemporary healthcare and a world wide health care movement. However, despite the emphasis on promoting evidence-based or effective care without the unnecessary use of technologies and drugs, intervention rates in childbirth are rising rapidly. Evidence-based Care for Normal Labour and Birth brings to light much of the evidence around what works best for normal birth which has, until now, remained largely hidden and ignored by maternity care professionals. Beginning with the decision about where to have a baby, through all the phases of labour to the immediate post-birth period, it systematically details research and other evidence sources that endorse a low intervention approach. The book: highlights where the evidence is compelling discusses its application where women question its relevance to them and where the practitioner's expertise leads them to challenge it gives background and context before discussing the research to date includes questions for reflection and practice recommendations generated from the evidence. Using research data, Evidence-based Care for Normal Labour and Birth critiques institutionalised, scientifically managed birth and endorses a more humane midwifery-led model. Packed with up-to-date and relevant information, this controversial book will help all students, practising midwives and doulas keep abreast of the evidence surrounding normal birth and ensure their practice takes full advantage of it.

The Midwives' Guide to Key Medical Conditions E-Book

Pregnancy and Childbirth

Author: Linda Wylie,Helen G H Bryce

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702039853

Category: Medical

Page: 188

View: 4537

The only book of its kind, this essential reference offers quick access to information on the effects medical conditions can have on pregnancy and childbirth. Coverage includes a brief overview of normal anatomy and physiology with concise, practical guidelines for managing disorders commonly seen in women of childbearing age. From mild diseases such as asthma to serious conditions such as heart lesions, this indispensable guide will help you manage pregnancy and childbirth in women with systemic disease, recognize the early onset of disease-related pregnancy complications, and determine when it may be necessary to refer patients to a specialist. Offers complete coverage of normal pathophysiology in both the general population and in the context of pregnancy and childbirth. Provides comprehensive midwifery management guidelines. Outlines potential consequences of disease-related complications for the fetus or neonate.

Oxford Handbook of Midwifery

Author: Janet Medforth,Sue Battersby,Maggie Evans

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198566085

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 790

View: 7173

The Oxford Handbook of Midwifery is the first pocket-sized handbook to provide midwives with everything they need for successful prastice. It contains concise, practical and expert guidance on all aspects of all the midwife's role, from pre-conceptual advice to the final postnatal examination of the mother and baby. Giving a complete picture of the role of the midwife, the handbook's contents reflect the mother's journey through conception, pregnancy and birth. Helping you achieve the best possible results for your patients, the authors offer a wealth of recommendations, guidance and information from their years of experience. Whatever situation you are in, the Oxford Handbook of Midwifery will give you the information you need. The handbook covers the vast majority of scenarios you will ever encounter. The fundamentals of midwifery are divided into five main sections, covering antenatal care; normal labour and birth; complicated labour and birth; infant feeding and postnatal care. The handbook also gives information rarely covered in standard midwifery texts, including sexual health, complementary therapies, common blood values, investigations, and midwifery emergencies. Key interventions are laid out as algorithms to aid quick assimilation of the crucial facts. So you can find the information you need without delay, the book is clearly laid out with one topic per page, and written in an easily readable note-based style. Blank pages for writing notes, observations and local protocols allow your handbook to be customised to meet your specific needs. All this is available at your fingertips, in a pocket-sized handbook with hard-wearing plastic covers. Written by practising midwives and checked by subject experts, the Oxford Handbook of Midwifery is a unique and invaluable companion to practising and student midwives, lecturers, and to all those who need to understand the special issues associated with midwifery practise.

The Whole Pregnancy Handbook

An Obstetrician's Guide to Integrating Conventional and Alternative Medicine Bef ore, During, and After Pregnancy

Author: Joel Evans,Robin Aronson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440623424

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 576

View: 8667

At last, everything you need to know about the latest in alternative and conventional healthcare before, during, and after pregnancy—in one comprehensive, jargon-free guide.Whether you embrace the philosophy that mind, body, and spirit work together to promote good health or you’re just looking for a way to have the healthiest, most comfortable pregnancy possible, The Whole Pregnancy Handbook has the information you need to make educated decisions and take charge of your prenatal care. The Whole Pregnancy Handbook features Complementary treatments and techniques to improve your pre-conception health and fertility, such as nutritional medicine, mind-body medicine, acupuncture and herbal medicine Comprehensive and compassionate information about genetic and prenatal testing Techniques such as massage, accupressure, herbal medicine, and mind-body exercises to help you relax and feel more comfortable as your pregnancy progresses A fully illustrated chapter on prenatal yoga with pose variations for all three trimesters. How your pregnancy unfolds month by month and how you can connect with your baby while you’re expecting The best practices of doulas and midwives The pros and cons of giving birth in a hospital, birthing center, or at home Effective pain management for your labor—from epidurals to hypnotherapy Everything you need to know about inductions, assisted deliveries, and C-sections What happens postpartum—physically and emotionally Candid recollections and insights from other moms and patient stories from Dr. Evans’s practice, The Center for Women’s Health The Whole Pregnancy Handbook is an informative and reassuring guide that will empower you to combine the best of conventional and alternative medicine with confidence at every stage of pregnancy. On the web: http://www.wholepregnancy.com

Varney's Midwifery

Author: Tekoa L. King,Yale University School of Nursing - Nurse Midwifery Program New Haven Connecticut Helen Varney,University of California at San Francisco Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health Tekoa King,Mary C. Brucker,Jan M. Kriebs,Jenifer Fahey

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 128402542X

Category: Medical

Page: 1200

View: 5825

The gold standard for midwives and students is back with Varney's Midwifery, Fifth Edition. New to this edition are chapters describing the profession of midwifery, reproductive physiology, clinical genetics, and support for women in labor. Interwoven throughout is information on primary care, gynecology, maternity care, and neonatal care.With chapters written by a variety of expert midwives and an increased emphasis on reproductive anatomy and physiology, this new edition assists students and clinicians in understanding not only what to do but why. Updated to reflect evidence-based care, this edition also discusses the pathophysiology of various conditions in the context of normal changes in the reproductive cycle. Also included are numerous new anatomical and clinical illustrations.In this edition, the skills chapters have been significantly revised and reformatted into relevant chapter appendices to help students, new midwives, and international readers learn essential skills in sequential steps. These critical midwifery skills include performing a pelvic examination, hand maneuvers for birth, delivery of a fetus in breech presentation, and current evidence-based steps for managing a postpartum hemorrhage.New Chapters Include:* Professional Midwifery Today* Mental Health Conditions* Breast Conditions* Anatomy and Physiology of the Female Reproductive System* Physiologic Changes in Pregnancy and Fetal Development* Genetics* Anatomy and Physiology of Pregnancy: Placental, Fetal, and Maternal Adaptations* Support for Women in Labor* Anatomy and Physiology of Postpartum* Anatomy and Physiology of the Newborn

Myles Textbook for Midwives

Author: Jayne E. Marshall,Maureen D. Raynor

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702057452

Category: Medical

Page: 796

View: 3292

The most-popular midwifery textbook in the world! The sixteenth edition of this seminal textbook, Myles Textbook for Midwives, has been extensively revised and restructured to ensure that it reflects current midwifery practice, with an increased focus on topics that are fundamental to midwifery practice today. Well illustrated to assist visual learning Boxes highlighting significant information to aid study Introduction, Aims of the chapter and Conclusion for each chapter References, Further Reading and Useful websites to promote further learning Glossary of terms and acronyms provide simple definition of more complex terminologies Additional online resources Over 500 multiple-choice questions enable students to test their knowledge Unlabelled illustrations help reinforce learning Full image bank of illustrations to make study more visual and assist with projects. Up-to-date guidance on professional regulation, midwifery supervision, legal and ethical issues, risk management and clinical governance Recognises that midwives increasingly care for women with complex health needs, in a multicultural society Increases confidence in empowering women to make appropriate choices Looks at the dilemmas involved in caring for women with a raised body mass index Chapter on optimising care of the perineum for women with perineal trauma, including those who have experienced female genital mutilation Additional coverage of basic neonatal resuscitation, to reflect the trend for midwives to carry out the neonatal physiological examination Streamlined chapters with similar themes and content, to facilitate learning Full colour illustrations now used throughout the book, in response to student feedback.

Heart and Hands, Fifth Edition

A Midwife's Guide to Pregnancy and Birth

Author: Elizabeth Davis

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 1607742446

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 336

View: 3626

A fully revised update of the foundational text on birth assisting from internationally renowned authority Elizabeth Davis, offering professional guidance for both aspiring and veteran midwives. Presenting information on what to expect during each stage of pregnancy, birth, and postpartum recovery, Heart and Hands has been the most trusted guide for midwives and expecting parents for more than two decades. This completely revised edition includes new photographs and illustrations, updated resources for parents, and a current list of midwifery schools. Information will be added throughout to reflect the latest research on the physiology of pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. Combining time-honored teachings with the most current obstetric techniques, this essential reference empowers birthing helpers and parents to create a truly woman-centered birth experience.

When Technology Fails

A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability, and Surviving the Long Emergency, 2nd Edition

Author: Matthew Stein

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603580956

Category: House & Home

Page: 493

View: 7708

There’s never been a better time to “be prepared.” Matthew Stein’s comprehensive primer on sustainable living skills—from food and water to shelter and energy to first-aid and crisis-management skills—prepares you to embark on the path toward sustainability. But unlike any other book, Stein not only shows you how to live “green” in seemingly stable times, but to live in the face of potential disasters, lasting days or years, coming in the form of social upheaval, economic meltdown, or environmental catastrophe. When Technology Fails covers the gamut. You’ll learn how to start a fire and keep warm if you’ve been left temporarily homeless, as well as the basics of installing a renewable energy system for your home or business. You’ll learn how to find and sterilize water in the face of utility failure, as well as practical information for dealing with water-quality issues even when the public tap water is still flowing. You’ll learn alternative techniques for healing equally suited to an era of profit-driven malpractice as to situations of social calamity. Each chapter (a survey of the risks to the status quo; supplies and preparation for short- and long-term emergencies; emergency measures for survival; water; food; shelter; clothing; first aid, low-tech medicine, and healing; energy, heat, and power; metalworking; utensils and storage; low-tech chemistry; and engineering, machines, and materials) offers the same approach, describing skills for self-reliance in good times and bad. Fully revised and expanded—the first edition was written pre-9/11 and pre-Katrina, when few Americans took the risk of social disruption seriously—When Technology Fails ends on a positive, proactive note with a new chapter on "Making the Shift to Sustainability," which offers practical suggestions for changing our world on personal, community and global levels.

The Labor Progress Handbook

Early Interventions to Prevent and Treat Dystocia

Author: Penny Simkin,Ruth Ancheta

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470959371

Category: Medical

Page: 424

View: 9881

The third edition of The Labor Progress Handbook builds on the success of first two editions and remains an unparalleled resource on simple, non-invasive interventions to prevent or treat difficult labor. Retaining the hallmark features of previous editions, the book is replete with illustrations showing position, movements, and techniques and is logically organized to facilitate ease of use. This edition includes two new chapters on third and fourth stage labor management and low-technology interventions, a complete analysis of directed versus spontaneous pushing, and additional information on massage techniques. The authors have updated references throughout, expertly weaving the highest level of evidence with years of experience in clinical practice. The Labor Progress Handbook continues to be a must-have resource for those involved in all aspects of birth by providing practical instruction on low-cost, low-risk interventions to manage and treat dystocia.

Heart and Hands

A Midwife's Guide to Pregnancy and Birth

Author: Elizabeth Davis

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 9781587612213

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 312

View: 3680

For over two decades, HEART & HANDS has been a beloved guide for both midwives and parents interested in the benefits of midwifery care. This all-new fourth edition has been revised from start to finish, featuring updated material that emphasizes independent midwifery, physiologic (natural) birth, and the art of nonintervention. Midwifery expert Elizabeth Davis includes valuable hints for turning breech and posterior babies, mediating pain in labor, and supporting newborn physiology. Davis also reveals the keys to postpartum recovery, with practical tips on breastfeeding for busy mothers. Comprehensive and compassionate, HEART & HANDS remains a dog-eared classic for parents, midwives, and other birthing helpers.Thoroughly revised and updated fourth edition of the classic text for midwives, also useful for expecting parents, nurses, childbirth educators, doulas, and other labor helpers.Features new diagrams and photographs, updated midwifery forms, and an expanded resource list for parents.Expanded sections on GBS, VBAC, gestational diabetes, and water birth address current controversies.Previous editions have sold more than 150,000 copies. "An impressive and deeply caring book . . . reveals a shrewd and compassionate sensitivity to women'¬?s needs in pregnancy and childbirth." -Sheila Kitzinger, author of The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Birth

Mayes' Midwifery E-Book

A Textbook for Midwives

Author: Sue Macdonald

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702045969

Category: Medical

Page: 1084

View: 1401

Mayes’ Midwifery, an established key textbook for students and qualified midwives, contains essential knowledge for professional practice. For this 14th edition, each section and chapter has been fully updated and enhanced by leading authors to ensure the text complies with contemporary practice and current guidelines. Added benefits are the availability of a variety of additional online resources for each chapter, including case studies, video and website links, and a bank of multiple-choice questions to test knowledge. With a strong emphasis on normal birth, the book covers the spectrum of midwifery-related topics applied to practice, providing a foundation of knowledge, and encouraging independent thought through the use of reflective exercises in each chapter and online. The book provides midwives with material that meets individual ways of learning and supports current modes of midwifery education. Mayes’ Midwifery is the text for initial preparation and for ongoing midwifery practice. New chapters on essential contemporary issues: Vulnerable women Perspectives on the future of midwifery, in a global context Evidence-based information to guide best practice Learning outcomes and Key Points in all chapters Reflective activities Now with an integrated website offering additional resources and material including: Multiple-choice questions for self-testing Case studies Reflective activities to consolidate your professional development Useful additional reading, resources and weblinks Expanded topics Downloadable materials including illustrations

Intrapartum Care

Author: Denis Walsh,Soo Downe

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118700015

Category: Medical

Page: 320

View: 3344

Intrapartum care has undergone profound changes over the past fiftyyears. Essential Midwifery Practice: Intrapartum Care takesa broad sweep to examine these changes and their intersection withmidwifery, in particular their impact on the midwife’s roleduring labour and birth. It is an invaluable guide for allmidwives. Essential Midwifery Practice: Intrapartum Care addressesa wide range of topics including the evolution of intrapartum care,debates about knowledge, and childbirth education. It looks atbirth environments, labour rhythms, working with pain, normalbirth, unusual labours, and complementary therapies. Written by keyexperts and providing guidance on best practice, this unique anddiverse text will bring readers up-to-date with the latest researchand reflection in their specialist fields. Written by key experts in their respective fields comingtogether for the first time Provides comprehensive examination of normal birthpractice Evidence-based, bringing you up-to-date with the latestresearch

Evidence and Skills for Normal Labour and Birth

A Guide for Midwives

Author: Denis Walsh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136598413

Category: Medical

Page: 224

View: 8745

Evidence-based care is a well established principle in contemporary healthcare and a worldwide health care movement. However, despite the emphasis on promoting evidence-based or effective care without the unnecessary use of technologies and drugs, intervention rates in childbirth continue to rise rapidly. This new edition emphasises the importance of translating evidence into skilful practice. It updates the evidence around what works best for normal birth, aspects of which still remain hidden and ignored by some maternity care professionals. Beginning with the decision about where to have a baby, through all the phases of labour to the immediate post-birth period, it systematically details research and other evidence sources that endorse a low intervention approach. The second edition: has been expanded with new chapters on Preparation for Childbirth and Waterbirth highlights where the evidence is compelling discusses its application where women question its relevance to them and where the practitioner's expertise leads them to challenge it gives background and context before discussing the research to date includes questions for reflection, skills sections and practice recommendations generated from the evidence. Using evidence drawn from a variety of sources, Evidence and Skills for Normal Labour and Birth critiques institutionalised, scientifically managed birth and endorses a more humane midwifery-led model. Packed with up-to-date and relevant information, this text will help all students, practising midwives and doulas keep abreast of the evidence surrounding normal birth and ensure their practice takes full advantage of it.

Prenatal Massage - E-Book

A Textbook of Pregnancy, Labor, and Postpartum Bodywork

Author: Elaine Stillerman

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323075460

Category: Medical

Page: 480

View: 7756

Authored by a well-known expert on prenatal massage, this comprehensive text helps you understand the intricate physiology of pregnancy so you can confidently apply appropriate massage techniques for each trimester, and throughout labor and postpartum. You'll find clear, colorfully illustrated explanations of a wide range of techniques and procedures, including Swedish massage, acupuncture points, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, lymphatic drainage, and reflexology. Contraindications and precautions are also provided where necessary to help you provide safe and effective care for every client. Comprehensive coverage guides you through all aspects of prenatal massage in a single book, addressing fundamentals, techniques, preparation, and prevention of potential problems. Many useful techniques are described in detail for prenatal through postpartum massage with step-by-step instructions so you can begin using these techniques with your clients immediately. Numerous boxes throughout the text highlight key information and provide clinical tips. Touch Points and In My Experience boxes share the author's personal observations about the chapter material with real-life examples from her years in practice. Over 350 detailed, full-color illustrations and photographs illuminate procedures, concepts, and techniques. Clear writing and organization addresses content in four main units: pregnancy massage, labor massage, postpartum massage, and marketing strategies. A companion DVD packaged with the book contains 45 minutes of video demonstrating different massage techniques presented in the book. DVD icons within the text encourage you to watch relevant video footage at appropriate points. Learning objectives and key terms at the beginning of each chapter clearly identify the concepts you should focus on in the chapter. Review questions at the end of each chapter enable you to assess your understanding and review important information presented in the book. A glossary of all key terms and definitions makes it easy to quickly look up a new term or to refresh your memory.