Mechanical Circulatory Support Therapy in Advanced Heart Failure

Author: Mario C. Deng
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9781860947285
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Medical

This engaging book provides a state-of-the-art introduction to the rapidly evolving field of mechanical circulatory support therapy in the care of patients with advanced heart failure. It is aimed at healthcare teams around the world who are involved in patient care, research, and teaching of advanced heart failure; healthcare professionals in training; and interested lay persons.In particular, this book? serves as a comprehensive resource and practice guide on all aspects of mechanical circulatory support therapy, starting with an overview on heart failure management and then continuing with the referral and evaluation, the care before and after mechanical circulatory support implantation, the analysis of outcomes and complications, as well as a description of research and societal perspectives in the field of mechanical circulatory support therapy;? is founded on the expertise of Columbia University Medical Center (New York City), which has one of the most renowned heart failure, mechanical circulatory support, and heart transplantation programs in the world;? takes a multidisciplinary integrated healthcare team approach, including the perspectives of cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, nurses, coordinators, social workers, psychologists, physical therapists, financial experts, and bioethicists; and? provides in a unique way the complementary viewpoints from the expert healthcare team's as well as the patient's and family's perspectives, with patient vignettes interspersed throughout the entire text.

Guide to HIPAA Security and the Law

Author: Stephen S. Wu
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 1590317483
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Law

This publication discusses the HIPAA Security Rule's role in the broader context of HIPAA and its other regulations, and provides useful guidance for implementing HIPAA security. At the heart of this publication is a detailed section-by-section analysis of each security topic covered in the Security Rule. This publication also covers the risks of non-compliance by describing the applicable enforcement mechanisms that apply and the prospects for litigation relating to HIPAA security.

Universal Access in Human Computer Interaction Human and Technological Environments

Author: Margherita Antona
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319587004
Release Date: 2017-06-28
Genre: Computers

The three-volume set LNCS 10277-10279 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the11th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2017, held as part of the 19th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2017, in Vancouver, BC, Canada in July 2017, jointly with 14 other thematically similar conferences. The total of 1228 papers presented at the HCII 2017 conferences were carefully reviewed and selected from 4340 submissions. The papers included in the three UAHCI 2017 volumes address the following major topics: Design for All Methods and Practice; Accessibility and Usability Guidelines and Evaluation; User and Context Modelling and Monitoring and Interaction Adaptation; Design for Children; Sign Language Processing; Universal Access to Virtual and Augmented Reality; Non Visual and Tactile Interaction; Gesture and Gaze-Based Interaction; Universal Access to Health and Rehabilitation; Universal Access to Education and Learning; Universal Access to Mobility; Universal Access to Information and Media; and Design for Quality of Life Technologies.

International Expatriate Employment Handbook

Author: Andrius R. Kontrimas
Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.
ISBN: 9789041125354
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Law

More and more multinational companies are deploying key employees around the globe to serve the increasing international business needs of the multinational, its global markets, and its customers. The ability to relocate employees quickly from one location to another, and the ability of those employees to quickly focus on the business objectives of the company once they are relocated, can often determine the success of a new regional operation or an entire global strategy. It is crucial for employers to avoid unexpected barriers or difficulties in the form of employment-related issues. This enormously valuable handbook is the ideal solution to such problems, both in the anticipation and in the event. With 32 chapters each written by local experts, it provides a practical, country-by-country guide to employee relocation issues among the world?s most active or fast-developing economies. Each chapter offers a handy reference to relevant issues under each particular country?s laws regarding employment status, compensation and benefits, related tax issues, and more. With its reliable guidance, both employers and employees can proceed confidently with their cross-border plans and commitments. The writers of each chapter answer important questions on a wide range of employment issues. Among the many relevant matters covered?in the same order in each chapter, for easy cross-reference?are the following: types of employment visas and related qualification requirements; expenses and time frame for obtaining visas; income taxation of foreign nationals; employer?s tax withholding requirements; filing and reporting requirements; eligibility for employee or retirement benefits; continuation of home country benefits; wealth, capital, estate or death taxes; taxable presence of foreign corporate employers; vicarious liability for acts of employees; privacy laws relating to employees; employment termination provisions under local law; enforceability of non-competition and non-solicitation agreements; and protection of confidential or trade secret information. The Handbook has been meticulously produced under the auspices of member firms of the World Law Group, a leading network of 48 independent law firms located in most of the world?s major commercial centers. A peerless source of information and guidance to employers in expatriate relocation planning, it will greatly help to foresee potential pitfalls and benefit from local advantages, so both employers and expatriate employees will be free to concentrate on the business goals at hand.

International Guide to Cyber Security

Author: Jody R. Westby
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 1590313321
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Computers

The book discussess the categories of infrastucture that require protection. The issues associated with each, and the responsibilities of the public and private sector in securing this infrastructure.

Introduction to Maternity Pediatric Nursing E Book

Author: Gloria Leifer
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323293570
Release Date: 2013-11-28
Genre: Medical

Part of the popular LPN Threads series, Introduction to Maternity & Pediatric Nursing provides a solid foundation in obstetrics and pediatric nursing. An easy-to-follow organization by developmental stages, discussion of disorders by body system from simple-to-complex and health-to-illness, and a focus on family health make it a complete guide to caring for maternity and pediatric patients. Written in a clear, concise style by Gloria Leifer, MA, RN, this edition reflects the current NCLEX® test plan with additional material on safety, health promotion, nutrition, and related psychosocial care. Cultural Considerations boxes and a Cultural Assessment Data Collection Tool help in developing individualized plans of care. Updated health promotion content includes Health Promotion boxes focusing on preventive strategies for achieving prenatal wellness, health during pregnancy, postnatal health, and pediatric illness prevention and wellness -- including the complete immunization schedules for all ages. Nursing Tips provide information applying to the clinical setting. Objectives are listed in each chapter opener. Key terms include phonetic pronunciations and text page references at the beginning of each chapter. Nursing Care Plans with critical thinking questions help you understand how a care plan is developed, how to evaluate care of a patient, and how to apply critical thinking skills. A companion Evolve website includes animations, videos, answers to review questions and answer guidelines for critical thinking questions, an English/Spanish audio glossary, critical thinking case studies, and additional review questions for the NCLEX examination.

A Review of the HHS Family Planning Program

Author: Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309131179
Release Date: 2009-09-07
Genre: Medical

A Review of the HHS Family Planning Program provides a broad evaluation of the Title X family planning program since its establishment in 1970. The program successfully provides family planning services to its target audience of low-income individuals, but there is room for improvement. While the program's core goals are apparent, a secondary set of changing priorities has emerged without a clear, evidence-based strategic process. Also, funding for the program has increased in actual dollars, but has not kept pace with inflation or increased costs. Several aspects of the program's structure could be improved to increase the ability of Title X to meet the needs of its target population. At the same time, the extent to which the program meets those needs cannot be assessed without a greater capacity for long-term data collection. A Review of the HHS Family Planning Program recommends several specific steps to enhance the management and improve the quality of the program, as well as to demonstrate its direct contribution to important end results, such as reducing rates of unintended pregnancy, cervical cancer, and infertility. The book will guide the Office of Family Planning toward improving the effectiveness of the program. Other parties who will find the research and recommendations valuable include programs receiving Title X funding from the Office of Family Planning, policy makers, researchers, and professional organizations.

The Administrative Dental Assistant E Book

Author: Linda J Gaylor
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323291194
Release Date: 2013-12-27
Genre: Medical

Stay on top of the latest industry advancements, technology, and skill sets with The Administrative Dental Assistant, 3rd Edition. This comprehensive textbook delivers all the latest information and skill practice you need to succeed in the paperless era: technology, forms, and equipment in use today; up-to-date coding information; HIPAA and OSHA guidelines; functions of the dental business office; communication and critical thinking exercises; and in-depth instruction for completing common tasks such as scheduling, bookkeeping, electronic record regulations and insurance coding. A companion workbook and online tools offer interactive games, identification exercises, daily task simulations, and practice management software to supplement your text learning, polish your skills, and prime you for a successful career in the modern dental office.

Foundations of Couples Marriage and Family Counseling

Author: David Capuzzi
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118710784
Release Date: 2015-01-07
Genre: Psychology

A comprehensive and practical approach to the world of marriage,couples, and family counseling Esteemed academics David Capuzzi and Mark D. Stauffer presentthe theory, research, and real-life practice of today's counselorsand therapists in family therapy settings. Aligned with the Councilfor Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs(CACREP) and Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and FamilyTherapy Education (COAMFTE), this useful text covers foundationalteaching important to readers, but also critical modern topics notincluded in other texts, such as sexuality, trauma, divorce,domestic violence, and addictions, filial play therapy, and usingcommunity genograms to position culture and context in familytherapy. With a unique focus on practical applications, the bookdiscusses the major family therapy theories, and provides graduatestudents and post-graduate learners in counseling, mental health,and behavioral health fields the skills and techniques they need tohelp couples and families as part of their work in a variety ofhelping environments. Each chapter contains case studies andanecdotes that help readers think critically about the issues theyare likely to deal with as clinicians. Written by recognized and respected contributors, this bookhelps readers see the connection between what they know and whathappens in couples and family counseling sessions. Readerswill: Learn the knowledge and skills essential to family therapy Understand the history, concepts, and techniques associatedwith major theories Examine the key issues specific to couples work, with relevantintervention Explore solutions to the complexities generated by specialissues Discusses the modern realities of family, diversity andculture, and systemic contexts Family and couples counseling presents a complex interplay ofvarious factors inherent to each individual, the dynamic interplaybetween each person's issues, and the outside influences that shapebehavior. Foundations of Couples, Marriage, and FamilyCounseling helps readers sort out the complexity and guideclients toward lasting resolution.

Intrathecal Drug Delivery for Pain and Spasticity E Book

Author: Asokumar Buvanendran
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781455733989
Release Date: 2011-07-28
Genre: Medical

Intrathecal Drug Delivery for Pain and Spasticity - a volume in the new Interventional and Neuromodulatory Techniques for Pain Management series - presents state-of-the-art guidance on the full range of intrathecal drug delivery techniques performed today. Asokumar Buvanendran, MD and Sudhir Diwan, MD, offer expert advice on a variety of procedures to treat chronic non-malignant pain, cancer pain, and spasticity. Comprehensive, evidence-based coverage on selecting and performing these techniques - as well as weighing relative risks and complications - helps you ensure optimum outcomes. Understand the rationale and scientific evidence behind intrathecal drug delivery techniques and master their execution. Optimize outcomes, reduce complications, and minimize risks by adhering to current, evidence-based practice guidelines. Apply the newest techniques in intrathecal pump placement, cancer pain management, use of baclofen pumps, and compounding drugs. Quickly find the information you need in a user-friendly format with strictly templated chapters supplemented with illustrative line drawings, images, and treatment algorithms.

Global Perspectives In Information Security

Author: Hossein Bidgoli
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
ISBN: STANFORD:36105134405252
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Business & Economics

Global Perspectives in Information Security, compiled by renowned expert and professor Hossein Bidgoli, offers an expansive view of current issues in information security. Written by leading academics and practitioners from around the world, this thorough resource explores and examines a wide range of issues and perspectives in this rapidly expanding field. Perfect for students, researchers, and practitioners alike, Professor Bidgoli's book offers definitive coverage of established and cutting-edge theory and application in information security.