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.

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

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

Immunology for Pharmacy E Book

Author: Dennis Flaherty
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323291118
Release Date: 2014-06-25
Genre: Medical

With a new pharmacy-specific approach to immunology, Immunology for Pharmacy prepares pharmacists for practice by providing a complete understanding of the basis of immunology and the consequences of either suppressing or enhancing immune function. It covers key subjects such as prophylaxis and vaccination, antibodies as therapeutic and diagnostic agents, biological modifiers, and the rationale for use and mechanisms of therapeutic agents. Written by experienced author and educator Dennis Flaherty, this book presents topics with a logical, step-by-step approach, explaining concepts and their practical application. A companion Evolve website reinforces your understanding with flashcards and animations. Pharmacy-specific coverage narrows the broad field of immunology to those areas most pertinent and clinically relevant to pharmacy students. 165 full-color illustrations help to illuminate difficult concepts. Factors That Influence the Immune Response chapter covers biological agents including bacteria, viruses, and fungi, and their related toxins and how they relate to the immune system. Three chapters on vaccinations prepare you for this important part of the pharmacist's role by discussing cancer treatment with whole tumor vaccines, cell vaccines, and viral vector vaccines, describing other vaccines such as recombinant vaccines and plant vaccines, and examining how diseases such as diphtheria, whooping cough, and tetanus respond to vaccinations. A summary of drugs used in treating each condition helps you understand typical treatments and their immunological mechanisms, so you can choose proper treatments. Integrated information makes it easier to understand how various parts of the immune system work together, leading to a better understanding of immunology as a whole. A unique focus on practical application and critical thinking shows the interrelationship of concepts and makes it easier to apply theory to practice. Information on AIDS covers the identification and treatment of both strains of HIV as well as AIDS, preparing you for diseases you will see in practice. Unique student-friendly features simplify your study with learning objectives and key terms at the beginning of each chapter, bulleted summaries and self-assessment questions at the end of each chapter, and a glossary at the back of the book. Over 60 tables summarize and provide quick reference to important material. A companion Evolve website includes animations and pharmacy terminology flashcards.

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.

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.

An Introduction to Radiography E Book

Author: Suzanne Easton
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780080982496
Release Date: 2009-03-23
Genre: Medical

This book provides an overview of all aspects of radiography for the practitioner. It is written to address the areas of practice of assistant practitioners and practitioners within the clinical environment. Areas covered range from ethics and communication, through to the physics of radiography and x-ray production, and specialist techniques. Anatomy, physiology and pathology are also covered, ensuring the text is a complete introduction to radiography. Each chapter covers key points and provides revision questions (with answers) and recommended reading for exploring the chapter topic in more depth. Very structured text with clear headings and relevance to practice indicated throughout Chapter style will enable students to dip into text to find relevant information as an aid to revision Set of revision questions at end of each chapter All contributors currently teach Assistant Practitioners and student radiographers

Medical Sciences

Author: Jeannette Naish
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780702073380
Release Date: 2018-07-20
Genre: Medical

Clear, integrated approach to contextualising the medical sciences in their clinical application. Highly illustrated. Accessible, readable writing. e-only chapters which animate difficult concepts

Applied Radiographic Calculations

Author: Cynthia A. Dennis
Publisher: W B Saunders Company
ISBN: 0721665969
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Medical

Reviews all the fundamentals- basic functions, mixed numbers, fractions, decimal, exponents, ratio and proportion - gives ample opportunity to practice skills then shows to use them to solve problems in the radiology department.

Medico legal Radiology

Author: William S. C. Hare
Publisher: Elsevier Australia
ISBN: 0729538311
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Medical

This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. Radiologists are sued for all sorts of reasons - but particularly when diagnoses are missed - and in compensation cases their reports can be critical in determining the outcome. Medico-Legal Radiology describes over 100 cases from the author's personal experience as an expert witness, and makes suggestions for reducing risk and tailoring report-writing to the legal environment. The legal issues in radiological practice and medical defence The radiologist as a witness How to write a legal opinion How to write reports with possible litigation in mind Detailed discussions of cases relating to each body system

How to Implement Evidence Based Healthcare

Author: Trisha Greenhalgh
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119238515
Release Date: 2017-05-23
Genre: Medical

From the author of the bestselling introduction to evidence-based medicine, this brand new title makes sense of the complex and confusing landscape of implementation science, the role of research impact, and how to avoid research waste. How to Implement Evidence-Based Healthcare clearly and succinctly demystifies the implementation process, and explains how to successfully apply evidence-based healthcare to practice in order to ensure safe and effective practice. Written in an engaging and practical style, it includes frameworks, tools and techniques for successful implementation and behavioural change, as well as in-depth coverage and analysis of key themes and topics with a focus on: Groups and teams Organisations Patients Technology Policy Networks and systems. How to Implement Evidence-Based Healthcare is essential reading for students, clinicians and researchers focused on evidence-based medicine and healthcare, implementation science, applied healthcare research, and those working in public health, public policy, and management.