Health Systems Science

Author: Susan E. Skochelak
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780702070372
Release Date: 2016-11-30
Genre: Medical

Developed by the American Medical Association’s Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium, Health Systems Science is the first text that focuses on providing a fundamental understanding of how health care is delivered, how health care professionals work together to deliver that care, and how the health system can improve patient care and health care delivery. Along with basic and clinical science, Health Systems Science (HSS) is rapidly becoming a crucial "third pillar" of medical science, requiring a practical, standardized curriculum with an emphasis on understanding the role of human factors, systems engineering, leadership, and patient improvement strategies that will help transform the future of health care and ensure greater patient safety. Complete coverage of the evolving field of HSS includes patient safety, quality improvement, evidence-based medicine, value in health care, interprofessional teamwork, stewardship of health care resources, population management, clinical informatics, care coordination, leadership, and health care financing/reform. Patient improvement strategies incorporates checklists, information technology, team training, and more. A consistent chapter template provides clear coverage of each topic, including Learning Objectives, Chapter Outline, Core Chapter Content, Summary, Questions for Reflection, and Annotated Bibliography and References. Highly relevant content applicable to today’s evolving health care delivery written by experts in key, emerging areas of HSS. Developed in partnership with the AMA’s Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium, at the forefront of change and innovation in medical education.

Third International Conference on System Science in Health Care

Author: W. van Eimeren
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642699399
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Medical

In the early stages of planning the Third International Conference in System Science in Health Care, the steering committee members, most of whom had participated in the first conference in Paris (1976) and the second in Montreal (1980), made some basic decisions about organization of subject matter. The earlier meetings had been very successful in bringing together specialists from the health professions and the traditional sciences. In addition to physicians and nurses, these were representatives of the disciplines of the behavioral sciences, system theory, economics, engineering, and the emergency fields of management science and informatics -all concerned with the development of health resources in a broad system context. The reported research and experience of the many disciplines represented had dealt with one or more of three concerns: 1) a major health problem, such as cardiovascular disease, or an important popUlation at risk, such as the elderly or children or workers; 2) some generic aspect of organization and decision making, including trial and evaluation ofinnovative health strategies; and 3) the methodology of research and analysis in system of health service. The challenge to the conference organizers lay in the eliciting and arranging of experiences in such a way that the health services could be seen as purposeful,living, evolving systems.

Understanding the Australian Health Care System

Author: Eileen Willis
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780729585460
Release Date: 2016-04-14
Genre: Medical

In this third edition of Understanding the Australian Health Care System, authors Eileen Willis, Louise Reynolds and Helen Keleher introduce the reader to the key issues and theoretical concepts that provide insight into the way the Australian health care system is organised and how policy change impacts the health care profession. The third edition has been comprehensively revised, but continues to focus on the role and function of the health professional working within the Australian health care system. Fifteen health disciplines are considered in this new edition, with an emphasis on interprofessional practice and the social determinants of health. New chapters on workers’ compensation systems, oral health and dental services, clinical exercise physiology and pharmacy Significantly expanded glossary Up-to-date information on the most recent Australian health reforms Case studies on all of the major health care professions in Australia, including nurses, midwives, speech pathologists, audiologists, health managers, paramedics, social workers, dietitians, doctors (GPs), occupational therapists, physiotherapists, dentists and oral therapists, exercise physiologists, pharmacists and homeopaths A suite of video interviews with multidiscipline practitioners and thought leaders exploring aspects of Australian health care, theories and challenges now and for the future.

Pearls for Leaders in Academic Medicine

Author: Emery A Wilson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387771144
Release Date: 2008-05-28
Genre: Medical

This is a collection of concise bits of advice for medical school administrators on how to manage the challenges of playing a leadership role. The book covers topics ranging from how to negotiate the terms of a contract once you have accepted an administrative position, to broaching difficult subjects like termination, to managing budget crises. The authors have several years of experience as leaders in academic medicine and each "pearl" is the product of their practical expertise.

Problem Based Immunology

Author: Reginald M. Gorczynski
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781455705320
Release Date: 2006-03-23
Genre: Medical

It's one thing to understand the basic science of immunology. It's another thing to know how that science applies to the realities of patient care. This new resource uses skillfully presented clinical case studies to efficiently demonstrate the practical relevance of immunology knowledge in diagnosing a wide range of challenging conditions. It offers as an ideal way to review the fundamental principles of immunology ... and see them translated into real-world diagnosis and management! Covers each major area of the field - immunization, hypersensitivity, autoimmunity, immunodeficiency disorders, tumor immunology, and transplantation. Provides a concise overview of the basic concepts in each area, followed by 6-10 succinct and well-organized case studies that illustrate the associated clinical applications. Begins each case study with an initial case presentation, complete with full-color clinical photographs, allowing you to put your diagnostic reasoning skills to the test - followed by a list of the key clinical features involved in the case · a one-paragraph discussion of each differential diagnostic possibility · and a summary of the correct diagnosis and treatment approach

Writing a History and Physical

Author: Jeffrey L. Greenwald
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1560536020
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Medical

Central to providing excellent patient care is excellent communication, for which a well-written History and Physical is crucial. This book is a step-by-step guide to help medical students, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, etc. write a comprehensive, clear, and useful History and Physical. Writing an effective History and Physical is as much an art as science, and this handy guide provides a roadmap for organizing facts in a logical and well-constructed fashion. The text also presents an abridged version for quick reference and a valuable section on how to write daily progress notes. The author's tips pearls, and advice help the reader navigate the principles and goals of the History and Physical Contains more explanations, tips and advice than existing books for what to include and why Memorable good and bad examples reinforce themes in the text

Chiropractic

Author: Ian D. Coulter
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann Medical
ISBN: 0750640065
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Medical

An introductory text on the philosophy of chiropractic, for both chiropractic students and practitioners and those interested in the practice and philosophy of alternative health care.

Radiology Business Practice E Book

Author: David M. Yousem
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323070904
Release Date: 2007-12-04
Genre: Medical

To succeed in radiology, you not only need to be able to interpret diagnostic images accurately and efficiently; you also need to make wise decisions about managing your practice at every level. Whether you work in a private, group, hospital, and/or university setting, this practical resource delivers the real-world advice you need to effectively navigate day-to-day financial decisions, equipment and computer systems choices, and interactions with your partners and staff. Equips you to make the best possible decisions on assessing your equipment needs · dealing with manufacturers · purchasing versus leasing · and anticipating maintenance costs and depreciation. Helps you to identify your most appropriate options for picture archiving systems and radiology information systems · security issues · high-speed lines · storage issues · workstation assessments · and paperless filmless flow. Offers advice on dealing with departments/clinicians who wish to perform radiological procedures and provides strategies for win-win compromises, drawing the line, inpatient-versus-outpatient considerations, cost and revenue sharing, and more.

Mastering Neuroscience E Book

Author: Roseann Cianciulli Schaaf
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781437722390
Release Date: 2009-04-15
Genre: Medical

Enhance your knowledge of neuroscience as it relates to rehabilitation with the first neuroscience laboratory guide designed just for rehabilitation students! This unique manual helps you easily identify the structures of the nervous system and gain a better understanding of the mechanism of the sensory and motor pathways and how they contribute to movement. Fourteen hands-on labs cover the internal and external structures of the CNS, as well as the ventricular system, cranial nerves, the meninges, blood supply, the muscle spindle and GTO, sensory and motor pathways, and the vestibular and visual systems. Numerous case studies illustrate spinal cord injury, brainstem, cranial nerves, and/or cerebrum dysfunction, helping you improve your clinical reasoning skills. Helps you develop your critical thinking skills in a hands-on lab environment. These skills, along with a solid understanding of the nervous system, are the bases for understanding movement, behavior, and occupational performance – all essential for rehabilitation professionals! Includes case studies that help you build clinical reasoning skills and bridge the gap between theory and practice. Student-focused approach allows you to choose from a list of neurological diagnoses and present the pathology as it would manifest in a typical patient – an effective method to help you retain what you’ve learned. A focus on clinical applications clearly demonstrates how a knowledge of neuroscience is important in day-to-day rehabilitation practice. Key anatomy exercises are presented with helpful illustrations so that you can better identify anatomical structures. Step-by-step directions help you find gross and specific structures of brain anatomy, pathways, and more. Can be used to supplement any major neuroscience textbook, enhancing your ability to make quantitative and qualitative observations in clinical practice.

Clinical Reasoning for Manual Therapists E Book

Author: Mark A Jones
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780702038129
Release Date: 2003-11-04
Genre: Medical

A practical text covering the theory and the practice of clinical reasoning skills for all physical therapists. Provides readers with activities to improve their own clinical reasoning within their own clinical setting. With a range of very high-caliber international contributors in the field of physiotherapy practice, this book gives the answers to the practitioner's question of how does one apply the theoretical knowledge involved in clinical reasoning to practice and how can one become a better practitioner as a result. * This book will provide readers with activities to improve their own clinical reasoning within their own clinical setting * Increase clinicians' awareness of the clinical reasoning process * Encourage clinicians' reflection of their own reasoning including factors that influence their reasoning, typical errors they may be making and how to promote skilled reasoning

Botanical Medicine for Women s Health

Author: Aviva Romm
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780702065132
Release Date: 2017-01-25
Genre: Medical

Use herbal medicines to treat women at any stage of life! Botanical Medicine for Women’s Health, 2nd Edition provides an evidence-based, patient-centered approach to botanical interventions for many different medical conditions. More than 150 natural products are covered, showing their benefits in gynecologic health, fertility and childbearing, and menopausal health. This edition includes new full-color photos of herbal plants along with a discussion of the role of botanicals in healthy aging. Written by Aviva Romm, an experienced herbalist, midwife, and physician, this unique guide is an essential resource for everyday practice of herbal medicine. Winner of the 2010 American Botanical Council's James A. Duke Excellence in Botanical Literature Award! Current, evidence-based information covers more than 150 botanicals for over 35 different conditions. Case studies provide realistic scenarios and help you apply the content to the real world. Treatment and formula boxes summarize the most important information. Color illustrations and photographs of plants enable you to identify herbs visually as well as by substance make-up. Logical chapter organization begins with the principles of herbal medicine and then covers women’s health conditions organized chronologically by lifecycle, from teen and reproductive years to midlife and mature years. Appendices include practical, at-a-glance information on common botanical names, chemical constituents of medicinal plants, and a summary table of herbs for women's health. NEW! Updates reflect the latest research and the most current information. NEW Full-color design and detailed, professional color photos of plants make this a unique, essential resource. NEW! Coverage of the role of botanicals in healthy aging for women features phytoestrogens, Ayurvedic/Chinese herbs, and discussions of health promotion.

Introduction to Health Care Management

Author: Buchbinder
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9781284119732
Release Date: 2016-03-28
Genre: Medical

This concise, reader-friendly, introductory healthcare management text covers a wide variety of healthcare settings, from hospitals to nursing homes and clinics. Filled with examples to engage the reader’s imagination, the important issues in healthcare management, such as ethics, cost management, strategic planning and marketing, information technology, and human resources, are all thoroughly covered.

Point of Care Ultrasound E book

Author: Nilam J Soni
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323262583
Release Date: 2014-07-22
Genre: Medical

With portable, hand-carried ultrasound devices being more frequently implemented in medicine today, Point-of-Care Ultrasound will be a welcome resource for any physician or health care practitioner looking to further their knowledge and skills in point-of-care ultrasound. This comprehensive, portable handbook offers an easy-access format that provides comprehensive, non-specialty-specific guidance on this ever-evolving technology. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability. Access all the facts with focused chapters covering a diverse range of topics, as well as case-based examples that include ultrasound scans. Understand the pearls and pitfalls of point-of-care ultrasound through contributions from experts at more than 30 institutions. View techniques more clearly than ever before. Illustrations and photos include transducer position, cross-sectional anatomy, ultrasound cross sections, and ultrasound images.

Introduction to Ultrasound

Author: William J. Zwiebel
Publisher: W B Saunders Company
ISBN: 0721669476
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Medical

This textbook examines all important aspects of abdominal, pelvic, obstetrical, and superficial structure sonography. Features a review of ultrasound physics and instrumentation * followed by a system-by-system discussion of ultrasound applications in all body areas.

Health and Health Care Delivery in Canada

Author: Valerie D. Thompson
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781927406311
Release Date: 2015-03
Genre: Medical

No health care professional in Canada should be without a clear understanding of the Canadian health care system!Health and Health Care Delivery in Canada, 2nd Edition explores the nation's basic approach to health, wellness, and illness. Set entirely within a Canadian context, this text includes coverage of individual and population health, the role of federal agencies and provincial governments, health care funding, and current issues and future trends in health care.Written by experienced educator and nurse practitioner, Valerie Thompson, this textbook is ideal for all students beginning a career in health care. Clear, easy-to-understand approach to health care in Canada begins with an overview of health, wellness, and illness and proceeds through the fundamentals of the Canadian health care system, such as population health, ethical and legal issues, health care funding and principles, practice settings, and changing trends. Learning Outcomes outline the knowledge that you should gain in each chapter. Key Terms open each chapter and include page references for definitions. Student-friendly learning aids include summary tables and boxes, photographs, figures, and illustrations. Review questions at the end of every chapter test your comprehension of the material. Case examples provide real-world scenarios related to the chapter content. In The News boxes highlight landmark case law, research developments, emerging health issues, and ethical challenges. Thinking It Through questions ask you to critically consider key aspects of health and health care delivery. NEW! Coverage of issues and trends includes expanded information on mental health issues, aboriginal health, privatization, use of electronic health records, and interprofessional health care practice.