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 .............

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.

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

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.

Crash Course Quick Reference Guide to Medicine and Surgery E Book

Author: Leonora Weil
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780723437956
Release Date: 2014-08-09
Genre: Medical

Crash Course – your effective everyday study companion PLUS the perfect antidote for exam stress! Save time and be assured you have all the information you need in one place to excel on your course and achieve exam success. Crash Course Quick Reference Guide to Medicine and Surgery is a unique new volume in the series, spanning the core clinical topics across the medical curriculum. It is as useful for your first day as a clinical medical student as it is for preparing for your medical finals and beyond. Presented in a consistent format that is clear, concise and easy to assimilate, it is an essential text for any medical student or junior doctor. Includes the core medicine and surgery that you need for examinations Clear explanations for every common medical condition with an emphasis on the key points A consistent format to allow quick reference for each disease Maintains a focus throughout on questions that commonly appear in the final MBBS examinations Mnemonics, memory aids and figures are included to aid with revision Written by recent graduates together with consultants and experts for each specialty– those closest to what is essential for exam success Quality assured by leading Faculty Advisors – to ensure complete accuracy of information Co-written by specialty experts Comes with access to the complete electronic version for enhanced anytime, anywhere access, with seamless real-time integration between devices Written by senior medical students or junior doctors – authors WHO REALLY UNDERSTAND today’s exam situation! Senior Faculty Advisors ensure complete accuracy of the text! Rich artwork programme and other useful aide-mémoires help you remember the key points! Self-Assessment section – fully updated to reflect new curriculum requirements – helps you maximise your grade!

Primary Care Second Edition

Author: Robert V. DiGregorio, PharmD, BCACP
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826171481
Release Date: 2014-11-12
Genre: Medical

A complete, state-of-the-art bible of interprofessional primary care in one easy-to-use resource for Interprofessional Primary Care A truly interprofessional primary care textbook, created by DNPs/APRNs, MDs, PharmDs, PAs, CNSs, and CNMs Evidence-based practice guidelines for Primary Care Includes community care, team work, and wellness coachings Strong guidance on differential diagnosis, disease prevention, risk reduction and lifestyle management Across the lifespan focus PLUS gender, occupational and palliative care considerations Case Studies in PPT format available to faculty adopting the text This second edition of Primary Care delivers succinct, current, and integrated information on the assessment, differential diagnosis, treatment, and management of individuals with commonly seen conditions in primary care settings. Written and edited by APNs, MDs, PAs, PharmDs and other health professionals, it emphasizes guidance on differential diagnosis, interprofessional primary care, lifestyle management, health promotion, risk reduction, and disease prevention. The text features ërelationship-centered care, extensive coverage of age, gender, and occupational considerations; complementary approaches; nutritional assessment; violence exposure and vulnerability assessment; family, community, and cultural assessment; palliative care; and evidence-based practice guidelines. This important text presents current diagnostic criteria for each condition and includes relevant anatomy, pathology, and physiology, epidemiology of the condition, including cultural and economic factors, risk identification, and disease prevention strategies. Also included are related laboratory studies, the focused physical exam, wellness coaching, treatment options, potential pitfalls, and much more. Additionally, the book includes clinical "pearls", clinical warnings, referrals and warning points, and references. The text is of value to all interprofessional primary care providers, with a special focus on the needs of advanced practice nurses and MSN/DNP students, and as a course textbook for teaching primary health care topics New to the Second Edition: Increased focus on interprofessional primary care, including community care, team work, and wellness coaching Strong guidance on differential diagnosis, disease prevention, risk reduction and lifestyle management Broad team of interprofessional authors and editors Special focus on elder/geriatric primary care and palliative care Evidence-based practice guidelines Stronger focus on age, gender, and occupational considerationsFocus on age, gender, and occupational considerations Case Studies in PPT format available to faculty adopting the text

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.

American Herbal Products Association s Botanical Safety Handbook Second Edition

Author: Zoë Gardner
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781466516946
Release Date: 2013-03-15
Genre: Health & Fitness

Access to accurate, evidence-based, and clinically relevant information is essential to anyone who uses or recommends herbal products. With input from some of the most respected experts in herbal and integrative medicine, this completely revised edition of the American Herbal Products Association’s Botanical Safety Handbook reviews both traditional knowledge and contemporary research on herbs to provide an authoritative resource on botanical safety. The book covers more than 500 species of herbs and provides a holistic understanding of safety through data compiled from clinical trials, pharmacological and toxicological studies, medical case reports, and historical texts. For each species, a brief safety summary is provided for quick reference, along with a detailed review of the literature. Easily understood classification systems are used to indicate the safety of each listed species and the potential for the species to interact with drugs. Enhancements to the Second Edition include: Classification of each herb with both a safety rating and a drug interaction rating More references listed for each individual herb, vetted for accuracy Specific information on adverse events reported in clinical trials or case reports Safety-related pharmacology and pharmacokinetics of each herb, including drug interactions Additional information on the use of herbs by pregnant or lactating women Toxicological studies and data on toxic compounds Representing the core of the botanical trade and comprising the finest growers, processors, manufacturers, and marketers of herbal products, the mission of the AHPA is to promote the responsible commerce of herbal products. The American Herbal Products Association Botanical Safety Handbook, Second Edition ensures that this vision is attained. The book will be a valuable reference for product manufacturers, healthcare practitioners, regulatory agencies, researchers, and consumers of herbal products.

Nurses Guide to Teaching Diabetes Self Management Second Edition

Author: Rita Girouard Mertig, MS, RNC, CNS, DE
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826108289
Release Date: 2011-12-19
Genre: Medical

This is an optimistic and empowering approach to the daunting task of teaching diabetes patients to care for themselves. Written by a highly respected diabetes educator who has suffered with diabetes for 25 years, the guide provides the clinical and personal expertise that will help nurses and other health professionals to successfully teach diabetes self-management and compliance to adults, children, adolescents, and parents. The book contains a vast reservoir of information ranging from a thorough overview of diabetes and the physical and emotional toll of living with the disease to number of teaching and motivating strategies that health care professionals can use to create individualized approaches to teaching self-management skills. The guide provides up-to-date information on drug therapies, nutrition management, exercise, chronic complications, glycemic control, diabetes in children, adolescents, and adults, diabetes in adults with special needs or mental illness, and diabetes noncompliance. Addressing the most important and current topics necessary for successful self-regulation and maintenance of diabetes, this innovative desk reference provides a quick guide and instructional tool for nurses and other health professionals who interact with diabetics. This new edition provides: Clinical guidance and expertise to successfully teach diabetes self-management to adults, adolescents, and children The clinical expertise of a leading diabetes educator and the hard-earned personal wisdom of an author who has suffered with diabetes for 25 years A new chapter on chronic complications that describes a multitude of helpful new treatments A greatly expanded section on nutrition and exercise Thoroughly updated chapters A "must read" chapter on noncompliance, including why this occurs and how to prevent it

What Works for Whom Second Edition

Author: Peter Fonagy
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 9781462516377
Release Date: 2014-10-17
Genre: Psychology

The standard reference in the field, this acclaimed work synthesizes findings from hundreds of carefully selected studies of mental health treatments for children and adolescents. Chapters on frequently encountered clinical problems systematically review the available data, identify gaps in what is known, and spell out recommendations for evidence-based practice. The authors draw on extensive clinical experience as well as research expertise. Showcasing the most effective psychosocial and pharmacological interventions for young patients, they also address challenges in translating research into real-world clinical practice. New to This Edition *Incorporates over a decade of research advances and evolving models of evidence-based care. *New chapter topic: child maltreatment. *Separate chapters on self-injurious behavior, eating disorders, and substance use disorders (previously covered in a single chapter on self-harming disorders). *Expanded chapters on depression, anxiety, and conduct disorder. *Includes reviews of the burgeoning range of manualized psychosocial "treatment packages" for children.

Oxford Handbook of Clinical Examination and Practical Skills

Author: James Thomas
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199593972
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Medical

Fully updated and revised for its second edition, the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Examination and Practical Skills is the only truly comprehensive pocket guide to all aspects of history taking, physical examination, practical procedures, data interpretation, and communication skills. Packed with expert knowledge and practical guidance it gives realistic advice on coping with common situations. The handbook is structured to allow rapid reference of key information, and to aid understanding with concise and practical clinical guidance. Full colour throughout, it includes over 140 detailed photographs and diagrams of all common examination skills to show you exactly what you need to do and the theory, practice and complications for each. More photos have been included, with over half completely new and specially produced for this edition. Each system chapter covers applied anatomy, history, examination, and the presentation of common and important disorders. Data interpretation covers the basics of x-rays, ECGs and other key areas. A new chapter on the eyes is included along with the sections on body language and non-verbal communication, and the section on practical procedures has been expanded. This handbook will help to ensure you have the confidence and skill to carry out an 'A' grade examination every time.

Users Guides to the Medical Literature

Author: Gordon Guyatt
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071590390
Release Date: 2008-03-01
Genre: Medical

The “essential” companion to the landmark Users' Guides to the Medical Literature - completely revised and updated! 5 STAR DOODY'S REVIEW! "This second edition is even better than the original. Information is easier to find and the additional resources that will be available at www.JAMAevidence.com will provide readers with a one-stop source for evidence-based medicine."--Doody's Review Service Evidence-based medicine involves the careful interpretation of medical studies and its clinical application. And no resource helps you do it better-and faster-than Users' Guides to the Medical Literature: Essentials of Evidence-Based Clinical Practice. This streamlined reference distills the most clinically-relevant coverage from the parent Users' Guide Manual into one highly-focused, portable resource. Praised for its clear explanations of detailed statistical and mathematical principles, The Essentials concisely covers all the basic concepts of evidence-based medicine--everything you need to deliver optimal patient care. It's a perfect at-a-glance source for busy clinicians and students, helping you distinguish between solid medical evidence and poor medical evidence, tailor evidence-based medicine for each patient, and much more. Now in its second edition, this carry-along quick reference is more clinically relevant--and more essential--than ever! FEATURES Completely revised and updated with all new coverage of the basic issues in evidence-based medicine in patient care Abundant real-world examples drawn from the medical literature are woven throughout, and include important related principles and pitfalls in using clinical research in patient care decisions Edited by over 60 internationally recognized editors and contributors from around the globe Also look for JAMAevidence.com, a new interactive database for the best practice of evidence based medicine.