Understanding Clinical Investigations

Author: Susan Skinner
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780702026836
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Medical

This indispensable handbook provides easily accessible explanations of the common investigations carried out on all body systems. It addresses the relationship between normal physiology and disease processes and the place of clinical investigation within these events. The rationale for investigation is made clear and some guidance for further care is offered. In this new edition each investigation has been updated in line in the light of recent guidelines and practice. New material has been added including chromosome studies and blood cholesterol values. Designed to give quickly referenced guidance on a broad spectrum of clinical investigation and monitoring, it will be helpful to all nursing staff and will assist in giving explaining tests to patients. Comprehensive range of common clinical investigations Combines normal physiology and clinical investigations and pathophysiology Appendix of normal values 2- colour throughout New design and format Each investigation has been updated in line in the light of recent guidelines and practice. New material has been added including chromosome studies and blood cholesterol values

Bedside Guide for Neonatal Care

Author: Julia Petty
Publisher: Palgrave
ISBN: 9781137398475
Release Date: 2015-09-29
Genre: Medical

Neonatal care is a specialist area that often requires health professionals new to the field to acquire a specific set of skills and knowledge. This means that, even for experienced nurses, there is a need for clear and practical learning resources to ensure care of neonates is safe and accurate. This book provides health professionals working with neonates with the core information they need to understand and deliver the care practices to neonates and their families in the hospital setting. Written in an accessible A-Z format, it acts as a bedside guide to the key areas in practice, including Airway and Assessment, Drugs and Developmental Care, Infection, Jaundice, Psycho-emotional care of the family and Umbilical Care. Each practice area explored is supplemented with a range of tools to help guide delivery of the different procedures, including: • Checklists that provide a clear, bullet pointed list of important practice points for each procedure • Flow charts which illustrate clearly the different stages of each procedure • Summary Tables which collate key points in an abridged format about particular practice areas • Signposts to highlight links between different practice areas throughout the book • Stop and Think boxes that alert the reader to important practice points and areas of caution • Standard precautions to flag important infection control reminders • Local variations to remind the reader to check and make note of local variations and practice points • A topic-specific Glossary that appears at the end of each key term to provide concise explanations .............

Dictionary for Clinical Trials

Author: Simon Day
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470319161
Release Date: 2007-04-30
Genre: Medical

As a result of the expansion in the area of pharmaceutical medicine there is an ever-increasing need for educational resources. The Dictionary of Clinical Trials, Second Edition comprehensively explains the 3000 words and short phrases commonly used when designing, running, analysing and reporting clinical trials. This book is a quick, pocket reference tool to understand the common and less well-used terms within the discipline of clinical trials, and provides an alternative to the textbooks available. Terms are heavily cross-referenced, which helps the reader to understand how terms fit into the broad picture of clinical trials. Wide ranging, brief, pragmatic explanations of clinical trial terminology Scope includes medical, statistical, epidemiological, ethical, regulatory and data management terminology Thoroughly revised and expanded - increase of 280 terms from First Edition, reference to Cochrane included From the reviews of the First Edition: "This invaluable text explains the majority of clinical trial terms, in alphabetical order, that are likely to be found in clinical trial protocols, reports, regulatory guidelines, and published manuscripts... Fully comprehensive - provides definitions of clinical trial terms in one complete volume... Includes extensive use of graphs throughout." LA DOC STI "...covers a range of subject matter, with emphasis on medical, statistical, epidemiological and ethical terms... a useful adjunct to standard clinical trial texts... a reference source to keep within easy reach." TALANTA The Dictionary of Clinical Trials, Second Edition is a ‘must-have’ for all pharmaceutical companies who conduct a lot of clinical trials, in all or one therapeutic area. The book is also of interest for public health and health science workers, and for contract research organisations and departments of medicine, where medics are involved with clinical trials.

Essential Nursing Skills E Book

Author: Elaine Cole
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780723435358
Release Date: 2008-02-22
Genre: Medical

This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. Easy to use and attractively designed in 2 colours throughout, this clinical manual concentrates on the preparation for each skill, the procedure, and post-procedure guidelines. With over 120 essential skills and procedures, written and produced in a clear, consistent style, this book is invaluable in any clinical setting and suitable for all foundation students regardless of their future specialty. All skills updated to reflect new guidelines and evidence-based practices e.g. recent changes in the Resuscitation Guidelines Internal design enhanced to improve usability Annotated further reading Useful websites

Clinical Skills in Children s Nursing

Author: Imelda Coyne
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199559039
Release Date: 2010-04-29
Genre: Medical

Designed as a compelling text for students, Clinical Skills in Children's Nursing offers evidence-based and family centred practical guidance for procedures in all care settings. Emphasis is placed on the development of decision-making skills and sensitive care. It is enhanced by illustrations, online resources, and regular updates to evidence.

Quick Reference to Clinical Dietetics

Author: Lucinda K. Lysen
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 0763731986
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Health & Fitness

Quick Reference to Clinical Dietetics, Second Edition, is an easy-to-use, research-based text that focuses on the latest topics in nutrition management. Designed for quick access and clear guidance, this practical book is a must for those working in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Each section is written by a leading nutrition expert and offers step-by-step guidelines for nutrition screening and assessment, including physical assessment, nutrition intervention, and follow-up. Updates to the Second Edition include new information on gastric bypass from the Medical Director of the Gastric Bypass Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston; coding and reimbursement for medical nutrition therapy; a new chapter on dietary supplements, and complementary and alternative approaches; current coverage of low/controlled carbohydrate diets including the Atkins Diet; weight loss strategies from Barry Sears, Zone Diet creator; and 46 Appendices offer helpful charts and tables for reference.

ACCCN s Critical Care Nursing

Author: Doug Elliott
Publisher: Elsevier Australia
ISBN: 0729537706
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Medical

Developed in conjunction with the Australian College of Critical Care Nurses (ACCCN), the text has been written and edited by the most senior and experienced critical care nursing clinicians and academics across the region. ACCCN's Critical Care Nursing is a resource that will foster the development of skilled and confident critical care nurses. This comprehensive text provides detailed coverage of a number of specialty areas within critical care nursing including intensive care, emergency nursing, cardiac nursing, neuroscience nursing and acute care. It will encourage students to be reflective practitioners, ethical decision-makers and providers of evidence-based care. Written by expert clinicians, academics, and educators Pedagogically rich chapters with learning objectives, key terms, case studies, practice tips, article abstracts, learning activities, research vignettes Heavily illustrated and referenced Reflects current clinical practice, policies, procedures and guidelines The text has a patient-centred approach and will provide students with a sound knowledge base and critical thinking skills Image bank of all illustrations from the text will be available to lecturers for teaching

Quick Reference Dictionary for Physical Therapy

Author: Jennifer M. Bottomley
Publisher: SLACK Incorporated
ISBN: 1556425805
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Medical

Quick Reference Dictionary for Physical Therapy has been revised and updated into a second edition to include the latest information in the field of physical therapy. This reference book, designed specifically for the physical therapy student and practitioner, provides many terms, concepts, and conditions essential to the field. This second edition provides quick access to over 3,000 words and their definitions that are encountered on a day-to-day basis. There are 39 appendices included in this user-friendly, handy reference where you can find materials such as selected APTA documents and World Wide Web resources. Inside you will also find lists of standardized acronyms and abbreviations for words, medical roots from which many words are derived, commonly used acronyms for evaluative tests and measures, and guidelines for documentation. Quick Reference Dictionary for Physical Therapy, Second Edition is the perfect, pocket size companion for school, clinical affiliations, preparation for the licensure exam, and physical therapy practice.

Oxford Handbook of Key Clinical Evidence

Author: Kunal Kulkarni
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780191045660
Release Date: 2016-07-21
Genre: Medical

This second edition of the Oxford Handbook of Key Clinical Evidence provides an alternative to the growing volumes of trial data for students, trainees and researchers looking for the key evidence affecting medical practice. Written by a team of leading figures across the major specialities, the Oxford Handbook of Key Clinical Evidence carefully selects and brings together key information on some of the most important trials currently impacting clinical practice. With introductory chapters on the history and importance of evidence based medicine complemented by in-depth analysis of the impact of each trial and its practical implications, this text is a definitive quick-reference guide in this increasingly important field. Highlighted boxes identify the study type and evidence-level attained, while analysis of the key message and impacts of the trial firmly place the evidence into a practical setting for the reader. This extensively revised Handbook presents the key data, facts, and evidence informing both medical and surgical specialties. This second edition includes a brand new chapter on paediatrics. It incorporates new landmark trials which are changing clinical practice, and re-reviews previously included trials to ensure consistency with current practice. It is essential reading for everyone with an interest in getting to grasps with the fundamental evidence underpinning modern practice.

CPH Exam Quick Reference Review

Author: Larry Holmes Jr.
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9781449663599
Release Date: 2010-10-25
Genre: Medical

CPH Exam Quick Reference Review, Second Edition is a comprehensive study guide that will thoroughly prepare you for the new Certification in Public Health Exam. In seven chapters, you'll get a thorough review of each of the core competencies as recommended by the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) as well as tips, test-taking skills, recommended resources, and 200 practice test multiple choice questions accessible online.

Quick Reference Dictionary for Physical Therapy

Author: Jennifer M. Bottomley
Publisher: Slack Incorporated
ISBN: 1617110701
Release Date: 2012-08-01
Genre: Medical

Quick Reference Dictionary for Physical Therapy has been revised and updated into a Third Edition to include the latest information in the field of physical therapy. This reference book, designed specifically for the physical therapy and physical therapist assistant student and practitioner, provides a magnitude of terms, definitions, guidelines, and references essential to the field. This Third Edition provides quick access to over 3400 words and their definitions that are encountered on a day-to-day basis (400 more than the previous edition). There are also 41 appendices in this user-friendly, pocket-sized reference where you can find information such as lists of general acronyms and abbreviations for words commonly used in physical therapy/rehabilitation; commonly used acronyms for evaluative tests and measures; and definitions of impairment, disability, and handicap as established and accepted by the World Health Organization. What is new inside the Third Edition: • More than 100 new abbreviations and acronyms • Updated Code of Ethics for the Physical Therapist • A new Drug Prescribing and Elimination Abbreviations appendix • Updates to suggested readings Quick Reference Dictionary for Physical Therapy, Third Edition is the perfect, pocket size, affordable companion for school, clinical affiliations, and physical therapy practice.

Oxford Desk Reference Clinical Genetics and Genomics

Author: Helen V. Firth
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780192519825
Release Date: 2017-09-07
Genre: Medical

A popular and easy-to-use guide, this book is a must-have tool for clinical consultations in genetics and genomic medicine. Ideal for quick reference during practice, it covers the process of diagnosis, investigation, management, and counselling for patients. With a strong evidence base and international guidelines, it puts reliable and trustworthy guidance at your fingertips. Designed for use as a first-line guide, the A to Z format ensures it's accessible, and the simple layout makes it easy to assimilate information. Highly illustrated, the book also contains up-to-date glossaries of terms used in genetics and dysmorphology providing quick reference for key concepts. The second edition is an eagerly anticipated update of the gold standard in the specialty. It covers new developments in the field, particularly the advent of genome-wide sequencing and major updates in cancer. Fifteen new topics have been added, including Sudden cardiac death, Neonatal screening, and Ciliopathies. The authors have used their experience to devise a practical clinical approach to many common genetic referrals, both outpatient and ward based. The most common Mendelian disorders, chromosomal disorders, congenital anomalies and syndromes are all covered, and where available diagnostic criteria are included. In addition there are chapters on familial cancer and pregnancy-related topics such as fetal anomalies, teratogens, prenatal and pre-implantation diagnosis and non-invasive prenatal testing. The book also provides information on the less common situations where management is particularly complex. Both practical and pertinent, Oxford Desk Reference: Clinical Genetics and Genomics is the companion you need by your side during clinical consultations.

Handbook of Clinical Chiropractic Care

Author: Lawrence H. Wyatt
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 0763732494
Release Date: 2004-07
Genre: Medical

The second edition of the Handbook of Clinical Chiropractic Care is a concise, quick-access handbook that covers the more common conditions seen in a chiropractic practice. Where possible, An evidence-based approach is presented, but it must be understood that a purely evidence-based practice is impossible to achieve in any form of health care. Instead the clinician must use the best available evidence, clinical experience, and a "pinch" of intuition to manage his/her patients. This is a handy reference that provides a library of practical information in a single volume! When you need fast, up-to-date information on specific treatment techniques such as orthopedic testing and contraindications for manipulation, or information to assist in analyzing test results, this is the first place to turn. Absolutely packed with charts, tables, and algorithms for quick reference. Click on the additional information link below to see what is new with this edition! What's New with This Edition: Evidence-based Significantly expanded chapters on manipulation/mobilization, physical medicine procedures, physical examination, neurology, orthopedics and diagnostic imaging, low back pain management, neck pain management Pictures now included with text New neurology glossary New chapters on pediatrics, health care ethics, geriatrics and long term care, health care promotion

Family Practice Guidelines

Author: Jill C. Cash, MSN, APN, FNP-BC
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826118135
Release Date: 2010-11-18
Genre: Medical

Named a 2013 Doody's Core Title! "This is a wonderful book for both novice and experienced physician assistants and nurse practitioners. This latest edition will see frequent use in your daily practice."Score: 100, 5 stars--Doody's Medical Reviews "This textbook provides comprehensive coverage of primary care disorders in an easy-to-read format and contains invaluable step-by-step instructions for evaluating and managing primary care patients. . . [It] belongs in every NP and PA's reference library. I highly recommend this wonderful textbook." Maria T. Leik, MSN, FNP-BC, ANP-BC, GNP-BC President, National ARNP Services, Inc. "Family Practice Guidelines is an excellent resource for the busy clinician. It offers succinct, comprehensive information in an easy format that is particularly useful for quick reference. This text is useful for general practice settings as well as specialty care." Anne Moore, APN; WHNP/ANP-BC; FAANP Vanderbilt University The second edition of Family Practice Guidelines is a comprehensive resource for clinicians, presenting current national standard of care guidelines for practice, in addition to select 2011 guidelines. This clinical reference features detailed physical examination and diagnostic testing, information on health promotion, guidelines of care, dietary information, national resources for patient use, and patient education handouts all in one resource. This revised edition features guidelines for 246 disorders, each containing clearly outlined considerations for pediatric, pregnant, and geriatric patients. It also presents 18 procedures commonly performed in the clinical setting, including bedside cystometry, hernia reduction, neurological examination, and more. Patient Teaching Guides are also provided, and are designed to be given directly to patients as take home teaching supplements. Additionally, the book contains four appendices with guidelines on normal lab values, procedures, sexual maturity stages, and teeth. New to this Edition: Select 2011 guidelines Over 17 new protocols including: ADD/ADHD, Menopause, Migraine, Chronic Kidney Disease in Adults, Obesity/Gastric Bypass, and more Completely updated Patient Teaching Guides, including a new entry on Anticoagulation Therapy for Patients with AFib, to tear out and send home with patients Addition of consultation and referral recommendations New chapter presenting Pain Management Guidelines for acute and chronic pain Completely updated national treatment guidelines

Oxford Handbook of Nutrition and Dietetics

Author: Joan Webster-Gandy
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199585823
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Medical

Fully updated, the Oxford Handbook of Nutrition and Dietetics is a practical quick-reference to the vital and valued subject of nutrition in the prevention and treatment of disease and the maintenance of good health. This handbook will be an invaluable companion for all dieticians, nutritionists, and nurses, as well as doctors and students in a variety of specialities. Concise and bulleted, this handbook takes an integrated approach which facilitates the linksbetween all aspects of nutrition and dietetics. Including nutritional science and based on clinical evidence. Sections on obesity and a new chapter on international nutrition are timely and topical. Alsoincludes information on nutrition assessment, popular diets, nutrition in systems-based diseases, rarer conditions, as well as helpful lists of foods rich in or free from certain nutrients and normal range guides and handy reference values.