Clinician s Pocket Reference 11th Edition

Author: Leonard Gomella
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071454285
Release Date: 2006-12-09
Genre: Medical

The original Scut Monkey Handbook is the market-leading survival guide for the wards and in the clinic! 4 STAR DOODY'S REVIEW "This pocket reference is packed with information that is important for medical students and interns on a day-to-day basis. It is rich with practical information that might otherwise be located in different manuals....Medical students and other healthcare providers beginning their clinical rotations are the intended audience. The fundamental information is important for all clinicians to master, thus the book serves housestaff quite well also....This book continues to be a favorite among medical students and housestaff for good reason."--Doody's Review Service "This book continues to be a favorite among medical students and housestaff for good reason."--Doody's Review Service This portable, pocket-sized "manual of manuals" provides essential patient care information for medical students. You will find totally up-to-date coverage of current treatment protocols and step-by-step information on the history and physical examination, differential diagnosis, key lab and diagnostic tests, and much more. Revised format and design delivers bulleted, concise information as well as numerous flow charts and tables Thoroughly updated and revised with particular attention to topics like clinical microbiology, critical care, emergencies, and commonly used medications

Clinician s Pocket Reference 11th Edition

Author: Leonard Gomella
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071731164
Release Date: 2009-08-18
Genre: Medical

This well-known entry in the LANGE series is a true must-have for third and fourth year medical students Revised format and design delivers bulleted, concise information as well as numerous flow charts and tables Thoroughly updated and revised with particular attention on topics such as clinical microbiology, critical care, emergencies, and commonly used medications

Washington Manual Internship Survival Guide

Author: Thomas M. De Fer
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9781451165975
Release Date: 2011-11-28
Genre: Medical

This small pocket book contains all the essentials that every resident needs to know from day one on the wards. It presents practical, must-have information from the front lines of the wards in an easy-to-use quick reference format.

Medical Speech Language Pathology

Author: Lee Ann C. Golper
Publisher: Plural Publishing
ISBN: 9781944883775
Release Date: 2018-08-10
Genre: Medical

Medical Speech-Language Pathology: A Desk Reference, Fourth Edition is an easily accessible quick reference providing brief definitions, descriptions, and explanations into the vernacular that is integral to those who work in a health care setting. The purpose of this text is to advance the competencies and confidence of speech-language pathology (SLP) clinicians working in medically related settings by familiarizing them with the language, principles, practices, and procedures they will encounter. New to This Edition: Contributions and editing by coauthors Bernice K. Klaben, PhD, and Claire Kane Miller, PhD. Each of these authors brings a master clinician level of knowledge and experience as medical speech-language pathologists.New terminology, abbreviations, and medical tests and procedures.Expanded in this fourth edition is the vastly changed role of the SLP in the neonatal intensive care unit and inpatient services in children's hospitals. Information related specifically to newborns and young children has been added to nearly every chapter.Material has been added related to medical genetics (Chapter 6).The discussion of oncology (Chapter 12) has been expanded to include the current tumor classifications and therapies.The SLP's role with geriatric medicine has expanded in recent decades; thus, a chapter on rehabilitation medicine and geriatrics (Chapter 14) has been given greater attention as clinicians are increasingly participating in palliative care teams. Key Features: Concise, comprehensive, contextual, and well-organized definitions about medical terminology, principles, and practices.Information related to working with children and newborns infused throughout the text.Explanations about how speech-language pathology expertise is integrated into health care services across the gamut of medical disciplines.Knowledge about health care and health services delivery to advance career development. In medical settings, the SLP's treatment decisions are directly related to health and safety as well as communication; thus, clinicians who work in medical speech-language pathology must have a basic understanding of the conditions that have brought patients to the hospital or clinic and what is being done to manage them. This text is intended to provide that basic understanding as a desk reference for practicing clinicians in health care-related facilities, such as hospitals, rehabilitation programs, private practice, outpatient clinics, nursing homes, and home health agencies. It is also intended as a handy reference for clinicians who work in school and preschool settings, providing services to children with medically related communication and swallowing disorders within their caseloads, to better understand the medical histories, conditions, and the medical management of these children.

Orofacial Disorders

Author: João N. A. R. Ferreira
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319515083
Release Date: 2017-07-06
Genre: Medical

This cutting-edge book is a quick reference guide to the evidence-based evaluation, diagnosis, and management of the broad spectrum of orofacial disorders. Each chapter is devoted to a particular disease or disorder and presents advances in our understanding of the condition, the most recent evaluation and diagnostic strategies, and up-to-date treatment approaches. In addition, strategies for integration of care into routine dental practice are explained, and information provided on how to comprehensively diagnose and manage orofacial disorders. The coverage encompasses the latest technological advances in the field, such as novel pharmaceuticals, diagnostic tools, gene transfer techniques, radiotherapy modalities, and a vast array of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches including complementary and alternative therapies for orofacial disorders.Although the management of orofacial disorders is emerging as a distinct field of dentistry, many dentists and physicians are unfamiliar with recent advances in the care of patients with these disorders including orofacial pain, oral lesions and cancer, malodor, xerostomia, obstructive sleep apnea, bruxism and oral parafunctional behaviors, temporomandibular disorders, occlusal dysesthesias, orofacial neuropathic pains, and headaches. This book, written by world class experts, is deliberately geared to the level of understanding of a clinician. It will serve as an ideal evidence-based reference and source of specific clinical recommendations in daily practice.

Guide to Clinical Documentation

Author: Debra Sullivan
Publisher: F.A. Davis
ISBN: 9780803629974
Release Date: 2011-12-22
Genre: Medical

Develop the skills you need to effectively and efficiently document patient care for children and adults in clinical and hospital settings. This handy guide uses sample notes, writing exercises, and EMR activities to make each concept crystal clear, including how to document history and physical exams and write SOAP notes and prescriptions.

Practice Guidelines for Acute Care Nurse Practitioners E Book

Author: Thomas W. Barkley
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781416069218
Release Date: 2007-12-26
Genre: Medical

PRACTICE GUIDELINES FOR ACUTE CARE NURSE PRACTITIONERS, 2nd Edition is the only comprehensive clinical reference tailored to the needs of advance practice nurses. With discussions of more than 230 of the most common conditions experienced by adult patients in acute care, this reference includes everything you need on a day-to-day basis. Plus, quick reference is easy with a spiral binding and content organized by body system. Each condition lists a concise outline of defining terms, incidence/predisposing factors, subject and physical examination findings, diagnostic tests, and management strategies so you can find everything you need to know quickly. Includes discussion of body systems, nutritional considerations, fluid/electrolyte imbalances, shock, trauma, gerontological concerns, professional issues, and trends in advanced practice. Nursing guidelines for more than 230 of the most common conditions experienced by adult patients in acute care serve as an invaluable resource in the field. Conditions are organized by body system for quick reference when treating patients. Each condition lists defining terms, incidence/predisposing factors, subjective and physical examination findings, diagnostic tests, and management strategies to provide help every step of the way. Coverage also includes discussion of body systems, nutritional considerations, fluid/electrolyte imbalances, shock, and trauma for a complete look at patient care and diagnosis. An entire chapter dedicated to congestive heart failure gives you a deeper look at the disease. Specific content, as well as online references, for diseases such as SARS and West Nile Virus give you the most current information available on these evolving diseases. New chapters on admission, pre-op and post-op orders prepare you for every step of the patient treatment process. Addition of ICD-9 codes within the chapters makes classifying diseases with ICD codes easy. New content on Parkinson's disease, gout, testicular cancer, multiple sclerosis, bite management (including spider, snake, animal, and human) better prepare you for these situations. Updated and expanded content reflects changes in current guidelines and evidence-based practice, an important part of working in the field. Updated and expanded content on coronary artery disease and inclusion of the new JNC 7 national hypertension guidelines features more information on these common diseases. Expanded and updated coverage of postmenopausal women and hormone replacement therapy.

AACN Procedure Manual for Critical Care E Book

Author: AACN
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781455776900
Release Date: 2013-11-18
Genre: Medical

The AACN Procedure Manual for Critical Care, 6th Edition presents procedures for the critical care environment in an illustrated, consistent, and step-by-step format. The Procedures and Patient Monitoring sections are presented in a tabular format that includes special considerations and rationales for each intervention. References have been meticulously reviewed to ensure that the most authoritative and timely standards of practice are used. Additionally, the references supporting care recommendations are identified according to the latest AACN Evidence Leveling System to ensure that you have a complete understanding of the strength of the evidence base. UNIQUE! AACN-sponsored content ensures the highest standards of practice Comprehensive, clear, easy-to-use format allows you to quickly find and review the exact content you need Rationales provide complete information on every procedure Identified AP procedures help you judge whether a procedure is in your scope of practice Patient safety highlighted with new icons for patient identification and time-out Joint Commission Universal Protocols CDC Standard Precautions for hand washing and applying protective clothing and equipment highlighted with new icons UNIQUE! Clarity of Evidence Leveling helps you quickly grasp the strength of the evidence supporting the care recommendations Reviewed and Updated References comply with the highest standards of critical care practice Alphabetical procedures index inside the front cover provides easy access Reader-friendly design changes make it easier to identify and utilize special features

Nurse Anesthesia Pocket Guide A Resource for Students and Clinicians

Author: Lynn Fitzgerald Macksey
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9780763786991
Release Date: 2009-09-29
Genre: Medical

Just 3x5 -- fits into the palm of your hand! Accurate, Fast Information for Nurse Anesthesia Professionals and Students! Providing thorough information for all anesthesia providers, the easy-to-read and easy-to-use Nurse Anesthesia Pocket Guide, Second Edition includes general anesthesia principles, obstetrics, pediatrics, regional anesthesia, and medication charts. This pocket guide addresses crucial clinical topics ranging from general information such as gas machine tanks and canisters, to specific information on what anesthetics produce histamine release and have analgesic properties, to emergency information for a patient with Malignant Hyperthermia.

Praxiswissen Physiotherapie

Author: Karen Kenyon
Publisher: "Elsevier,Urban&FischerVerlag"
ISBN: 9783437296031
Release Date: 2014-08-11
Genre: Medical

Schnell auf einen Blick – das Wichtigste zur Physiotherapie Die Physiotherapie ist ein bewährtes Mittel, um die Bewegungs- und Funktionsfähigkeit des menschlichen Körpers zu verbessern, zu erhalten oder wiederherzustellen. Neben den theoretischen Grundlagen ist aber vor allem die Anwendung in der Praxis wichtig – deswegen finden Physiotherapeuten, Schüler und Studierende der Physiotherapie in „Praxiswissen Physiotherapie" relevante Informationen, Fakten und Erklärungen, die sie häufig im Praxisalltag brauchen. Dabei sind die Ausführungen auf das Wesentliche beschränkt, mit knappen Definitionen, bieten aber mithilfe von anschaulichen Abbildungen einen guten Einstieg ins Thema. Das erwartet Sie in „Praxiswissen Physiotherapie": Anatomie des Bewegungsapparates: Muskulatur, nervale Versorgung, Dermatome, Myotome, Reflexe Schneller Zugang: Know-how zum schnellen Nachschlagen zur muskuloskelettalen, neurologischen und kardiorespiratorischen Physiotherapie Training und Belastbarkeit: von Immobilisation und Wundheilung bis hin zu Trainingsprinzipien und -zielen Umfassend: die häufigsten Krankheitsbilder in alphabetischer Reihenfolge Pharmakologie: Arzneimittel(klassen) mit Indikation, Wirkweise und Nebenwirkungen Wichtiges im Überblick: Verfahren der Elektrotherapie, funktionelle Assessments in der Geriatrie, gängige Symbole des Maitland-Konzepts u.a.

Psychosocial Palliative Care

Author: William S. Breitbart MD
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199366323
Release Date: 2014-03-25
Genre: Medical

One of the most challenging roles of the psycho-oncologist is to help guide terminally-ill patients through the physical, psychological, and spiritual aspects of the dying process. Patients with cancer, AIDS, and other life-threatening illnesses are at increased risk for the development of major psychiatric complications, and have an enormous burden of both physical and psychological symptoms. Concepts of adequate palliative care must be expanded beyond the current focus on pain and physical symptom control to include the psychiatric, psychosocial, existential, and spiritual aspects of care. The psycho-oncologist, as a consultant to or member of a palliative care team, has a unique role and opportunity to fulfill this promise of competent and compassionate palliative care for those with life-threatening illnesses. Psychosocial Palliative Care guides the psycho-oncologist through the most salient aspects of effective psychiatric care of patients with advanced illnesses. This handbook reviews basic concepts and definitions of palliative care and the experience of dying, the assessment and management of major psychiatric complications of life-threatening illness, including psychopharmacologic and psychotherapeutic approaches, and covers issues such as bereavement, spirituality, cultural sensitivity, communication and psychiatric contributions to common physical symptom control. A global perspective on death and palliative care is taken throughout the text, and an Appendix provides a comprehensive list of international palliative care resources and training programs.

Pharmacology for the Primary Care Provider E Book

Author: Marilyn Winterton Edmunds
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323087919
Release Date: 2013-04-17
Genre: Medical

Written by and for nurse practitioners, and also suitable for physician’s assistants, Pharmacology for the Primary Care Provider, 4th Edition focuses on what you need to know to safely and effectively prescribe drugs for primary care. An emphasis on patient teaching helps you gain patient adherence to prescribed drug regimens, and guidelines for health promotion help in maintaining and improving your patients’ health. Now in full color, this edition expands the book's emphasis on the QSEN priorities of safety and evidence-based practice, and adds coverage of new drugs, new drug classes, and new therapeutic drug uses. Written by leading nurse practitioner authorities Marilyn Winterton Edmunds and Maren Stewart Mayhew, Pharmacology for the Primary Care Provider teaches principles of pharmacotherapeutics using today’s most commonly used drugs. A Key Drugs focus highlights the most commonly used and most representative drugs of each major drug class — with particular emphasis on the top 100 most commonly prescribed drugs. Emphasis on patient teaching helps you communicate with patients and family caregivers to promote adherence to the drug regimen. Emphasis on health promotion describes how to help patients stay well and improve their health, including coverage of immunizations and biologicals, vitamins, weight management, and smoking cessation. Evidence-Based Decision-Making and Treatment Guidelines chapter (11) provides practical guidelines for using the best current research evidence to make decisions about the care of individual patients. Extensive coverage of drug therapy for special populations such as geriatric and pediatric patients includes considerations related to age, pregnancy, race, and other factors. UNIQUE! Coverage of prescriptive practice includes topics such as prescriptive authority, role implementation, and the role of nurses (NPs, CNMs, CRNAs, and CNSs) and physician assistants in writing prescriptions. NEW! Full-color design and illustrations highlight the most important content. DRUG UPDATES reflect the latest FDA-approved drugs, drug classes, and therapeutic uses. Expanded emphasis on the QSEN priorities of safety and evidence-based practice helps you eliminate drug prescribing errors with color-highlighted Safety Alerts! and NEW Clinical Practice Alerts! NEW section on male hormone replacement therapies adds coverage of men to that for women. Updated evidence-based prescribing information reflects the latest national clinical practice guidelines and evidence-based treatment guidelines, including the latest clinical treatment guidelines for diabetes. NEW! Complementary and Alternative Products tables highlight interactions with drugs, and are emphasized with a distinctive icon. Updated Drug Overview tables are enhanced with color as well as Top 100 icons that highlight the most commonly prescribed drugs.

Mosby s Pocket Guide to Nursing Skills and Procedures E Book

Author: Anne Griffin Perry
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323075794
Release Date: 2010-05-03
Genre: Medical

Take this pocket reference to clinicals on the job for quick access to nursing skills! Based on Perry & Potter's market-leading Clinical Nursing Skills & Techniques, 7th Edition, Mosby's Pocket Guide to Nursing Skills & Procedures, 7th Edition presents 83 key skills in an easy-to-use A-to-Z format. Step-by-step instructions include full-color photos plus rationales explaining why to use specific techniques. With the latest in evidence-based practice, this book helps you perform basic nursing skills safely and effectively. Also available on Skyscape for use on any hand-held device! A clear, two-column format presents skills with rationales for each step explaining why to use specific techniques. A gloving logo identifies skills in which clean gloves should be worn or gloves should be changed in order to minimize the risk of infection. Safety alerts highlight important information for patient safety and effective performance of skills. Reporting and recording guidelines include a bulleted list of what should be documented in the patient records. Unexpected outcomes and related interventions help you troubleshoot potential problems and take appropriate actions to address them. Alphabetical organization of skills makes it easy to find information quickly. A convenient pocket size and spiral binding allow the book to fit easily into your coat pocket and to stay open on the page you want. New full-color design and illustrations help you follow step-by-step directions more easily. Completely updated content is based on Perry & Potter's market-leading text, Clinical Nursing Skills & Techniques, 7th Edition, for the latest in evidence-based care.