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 Guide to Good Clinical Practice

Author: Cemal Cingi
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319443447
Release Date: 2016-12-17
Genre: Medical

This brand-new book offers a reference guide to understanding and applying the rules for properly conducting clinical trials to meet the international quality standard – Good Clinical Practice – provided by the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH). The work offers an updated perspective on the clinical research landscape within the context of the clinical trial regulatory frameworks in Europe and the USA. In addition to providing a historical review and a detailed definition of GPC regulations, it includes step-by-step explanations of all the requirements that researchers should bear in mind when designing and performing new trials. Further topics covered include: ethics of clinical research; the drug development process and evolution of regulations; investigator and sponsor responsibilities; and clinical trial protocols. Written by clinicians for clinicians, the book represents a valuable read also for researchers, pharmacists and all professionals involved in applications to the ethic committees, whose approval is required for new clinical studies.

Oxford Handbook of Endocrinology and Diabetes

Author: Helen Turner
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198567394
Release Date: 2009-03-26
Genre: Medical

This practical and concise guide to endocrinology and diabetes has been fully revised for the new edition. Covering clinical investigations and management of both common and rare conditions, it includes the protocols and clinical information necessary for the management of patients with endocrine and diabetic disorders.

Oxford Handbook of Clinical Pharmacy

Author: Philip Wiffen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199603640
Release Date: 2012-01-26
Genre: Medical

Now fully updated, the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Pharmacy remains the indispensible guide to clinical pharmacy, providing all the information needed for practising and student pharmacists. Presenting handy practical guidance in a quick-reference, bullet-point format, this handbook will supply the knowledge and confidence needed to provide a clinical pharmacy service. Complementing the current British National Formulary guidelines, the handbook givesprescribing points and linked concepts of relevance to clinical pharmacists. The contents are evidence-based and contain a wealth of information from the authors' many years of clinical pharmacy experience. This handbook is the definitive quick-reference guide for all practising and studentpharmacists.

Oxford Handbook of Key Clinical Evidence

Author: Kunal Kulkarni
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780191059292
Release Date: 2016-10-20
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.

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

A Z of Neurological Practice

Author: Andrew J. Larner
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1848829949
Release Date: 2011-01-19
Genre: Medical

The Second Edition of A-Z of Neurological Practice builds on the previous edition with revised and updated information in a high density but easily accessible format to provide a quick and ready reference for busy clinicians of all degrees of experience. Entries for specific neurological conditions are uniformly structured indicating: Pathophysiology; Clinical Features; Investigations and Diagnosis; Differential Diagnosis; Treatment and Prognosis. Key references are cited throughout and all entries are cross referenced. A-Z of Neurological Practice, Second Edition is a practical, authoritative guide that will become an invaluable resource for neurologists in clinical practice, neurology trainees and all those involved with the treatment of neurological disorders.

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

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.