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One of the most important functions that nurses have is the handling and administration of all drug schedules for patients under their care. Another vital function is the monitoring of their patientsí responses to these drug schedules. Both functions are crucial in making sure that patients under their care benefit optimally from the drug therapy they receive. To ensure that nurses are fully competent to carry out these critical functions of drug handling, administration and evaluation, the content of this fourth edition of Pharmacology for Nurses has been updated to include the most recent developments in drug therapy. For example, the chapter on administration of drugs to patients has been expanded. Similarly, the section on therapeutic uses of alpha agonists now includes subsections on cardiac arrest, as well as on hypotension and shock.
As the amount of information in biology expands dramatically, it becomes increasingly important for textbooks to distill the vast amount of scientific knowledge into concise principles and enduring concepts.As with previous editions, Molecular Biology of the Cell, Sixth Edition accomplishes this goal with clear writing and beautiful illustrations. The Sixth Edition has been extensively revised and updated with the latest research in the field of cell biology, and it provides an exceptional framework for teaching and learning. The entire illustration program has been greatly enhanced.Protein structures better illustrate structure-function relationships, icons are simpler and more consistent within and between chapters, and micrographs have been refreshed and updated with newer, clearer, or better images. As a new feature, each chapter now contains intriguing openended questions highlighting "What We Don't Know," introducing students to challenging areas of future research. Updated end-of-chapter problems reflect new research discussed in the text, and these problems have been expanded to all chapters by adding questions on developmental biology, tissues and stem cells, pathogens, and the immune system.
"Blackwell Publishing is delighted to announce that this book has
been Highly Commended in the 2004 BMA Medical Book Competition.
Here is the judges' summary of this book: "
""This is a technical book on a technical subject but presented
in a delightful way. There are many books on statistics for doctors
but there are few that are excellent and this is certainly one of
them. Statistics is not an easy subject to teach or write about.
The authors have succeeded in producing a book that is as good as
it can get. For the keen student who does not want a book for
mathematicians, this is an excellent first book on medical
"Essential Medical Statistics" is a classic amongst medical
statisticians. An introductory textbook, it presents statistics
with a clarity and logic that demystifies the subject, while
providing a comprehensive coverage of advanced as well as basic
The second edition of "Essential Medical Statistics" has been
comprehensively revised and updated to include modern statistical
methods and modern approaches to statistical analysis, while
retaining the approachable and non-mathematical style of the first
edition. The book now includes full coverage of the most commonly
used regression models, multiple linear regression, logistic
regression, Poisson regression and Cox regression, as well as a
chapter on general issues in regression modelling. In addition, new
chapters introduce more advanced topics such as meta-analysis,
likelihood, bootstrapping and robust standard errors, and analysis
of clustered data.
Aimed at students of medical statistics, medical researchers,
public health practitioners andpractising clinicians using
statistics in their daily work, the book is designed as both a
teaching and a reference text. The format of the book is clear with
highlighted formulae and worked examples, so that all concepts are
presented in a simple, practical and easy-to-understand way. The
second edition enhances the emphasis on choice of appropriate
methods with new chapters on strategies for analysis and measures
of association and impact.
"Essential Medical Statistics" is supported by a web site at www.blackwellpublishing.com/essentialmedstats. This useful online resource provides statistical datasets to download, as well as sample chapters and future updates.
This updated second edition is aimed at all those interested in improving health care and health education. It seeks to respond to the challenge of the changing health care situation and clearly sets out the different methods that will enhance the successful teaching and learning of health care.;The text has been thoroughly revised to meet the requirements of outcomes-based education, and includes new chapters on narrative as a teaching method, values clarification, and evaluation and assessment. Importantly, this edition strives to meet the HIV/AIDS health education needs. Almost every chapter provides examples for using a specific teaching method for teaching and learning about specific aspects of HIV/AIDS. It is hoped that these methods will help people to apply this knowledge in changing life styles.;It is rich in case studies and applications and is accordingly exceptionally practical in nature.
Reach your diet and nutritional goals with NUTRITION NOW, 8th Edition! Understanding the basic principles of nutrition and its impacts on your health can lead to better choices and more successful diet planning now and throughout your lifetime. Chapters cover nutrition basics such as diet planning, the macronutrients, vitamins and minerals, exercise, pregnancy and lactation, global issues, and much more. NUTRITION NOW organizes content into easy-to-read, manageable units that help you focus on the concepts while applying what you have learned to your own life.
Infection control is a vital part of risk management in any health service environment - and is the responsibility of all health professionals, particularly when new diseases are continually emerging. Health professionals therefore need access to accurate, up-to-date information in order to contain infections and protect themselves against infective diseases infection control made easy - A hospital guide for health professionals provides a practical, accessible set of principles and guidelines which will improve the quality of patient care in hospitals and be an invaluable asset to all health professionals.
The Auxiliary Nurse 2nd edition fulfils the requirements of current NQF level 3 for the Enrolled Nursing Auxiliary and Enrolled Nurse. It is also suitable for use in courses leading to qualification as an Ancillary Health Worker or Community Health Worker.
The Auxiliary Nurse 2nd edition covers the entire curriculum for learners preparing to write the South African Nursing Council (SANC) examination. Arranged in learning units, the book uses an outcomes-based educational strategy to guide both learners and lecturers to essential information.
This richly illustrated text has sections on professional practice, anatomy and physiology, basic nursing, food and nutrition, first aid and community healthcare.
Developed by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and now in its fourth edition, Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning is the essential text for strength and conditioning professionals and students. This comprehensive resource, created by 30 expert contributors in the field, explains the key theories, concepts, and scientific principles of strength training and conditioning as well as their direct application to athletic competition and performance.
The scope and content of Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning, Fourth Edition With Web Resource, have been updated to convey the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of a strength and conditioning professional and to address the latest information found on the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) exam. The evidence-based approach and unbeatable accuracy of the text make it the primary resource to rely on for CSCS exam preparation.
A midwife is responsible for recording the progress of labour on a partograph or partogram. The partograph helps caregivers detect whether labour is progressing normally or not, indicates when augmentation of labour is appropriate and assists in recognising potential problems before they occur. Each title covers one important topic, and has been written by a specialist in that field. The series follows a consistent format and covers issues such as key ethical and legal considerations, relevant legislation, case studies, and practical applications. These concise, accessible texts will be suitable for accreditation when continuing professional development becomes a requirement
British Medical Association Book Award Winner - Student Textbook of the Year 2016 The definitive haematology textbook of choice for medical students Hoffbrand's Essential Haematology has built a reputation as the flagship haematology textbook for both students and junior doctors, providing an authoritative introduction to the subject. Now in its 7th edition, this classic text provides up-to-date knowledge of the pathogenesis, clinical and laboratory features, treatment of blood and bone marrow disorders, in its concise and user-friendly style. Hoffbrand's Essential Haematology outlines the basic principles of clinical and laboratory haematology and shows how manifestations of blood diseases can be explained by new knowledge of the disease processes. It is an indispensable resource for students and trainees and an essential read for all specialists who are interested in updating their knowledge. Hoffbrand s Essential Haematology: * Provides up-to-date knowledge of the pathogenesis, clinical and laboratory features and treatment of all blood disorders * Features detailed information on the new genetics of leukaemia and lymphoma * Includes a new chapter on thrombosis, focussing on the new oral anticoagulants * Is beautifully presented, with over 300 colour illustrations * Comprehensively covers both theory and treatment regimes Includes a companion website at www.wileyessential.com/haematology featuring all the figures and tables from the book, and over 300 interactive multiple choice questions. This title is also available as a mobile App from MedHand Mobile Libraries. Buy it now from iTunes, Google Play or the MedHand Store.
Transcultural Concepts in Nursing Care helps nursing students transform their thinking so they develop into culturally competent nurses capable of safe, thoughtful, and ethical care of individuals, families, groups, and communities of diverse backgrounds. Transcultural Concepts in Nursing Care takes a life span approach to describe cultural variations in lifestyle, habits, beliefs, and life process; and in doing so, provides a framework that will improve health and nursing care to minority, underrepresented, disenfranchised, and marginalized populations. Rather than just covering specific cultures and expected behaviors/beliefs of that culture, the authors provide students the tools they will need as nurses to effectively perform cultural assessments and incorporate their findings into their interventions. With more culture specific examples in this edition, the text offers the knowledge needed to provide culturally competent and contextually meaningful care for all clients. Fully updated in its seventh edition, this unique resource creates an interdisciplinary knowledge foundation reflecting the cultural changes in the clinical nursing environment.
For the student just starting on their medical journey or for a neurosurgeon looking to replace an outdated atlas in his or her library, this is a wonderful option. -- YNC Newsletter (Young Neurosurgeons News) Highly recommended to students and surgeons....Of very high technical quality -- Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews With unmatched accuracy, quality, and clarity, the Atlas of Anatomy is now fully revised and updated. Atlas of Anatomy, Third Edition, is the highest quality anatomy atlas available today. With over 1,900 exquisitely detailed and accurate illustrations, the Atlas helps you master the details of human anatomy. Key Features: NEW! Sectional and Radiographic Anatomy chapter for each body region NEW! Radiologic images help you connect the anatomy lab to clinical knowledge and practice NEW! Pelvis and Perineum section enhanced and improved making it easier to comprehend one of the most complex anatomic regions NEW! Section on Brain and Nervous System focuses on gross anatomy of the peripheral and autonomic nervous systems as well as the brain and central nervous system Also included in this new edition: More than 170 tables summarize key details making them easier to reference and retain Muscle Fact spreads provide essential information, including origin, insertion, innervation, and action An innovative, user-friendly format: every topic covered in two side by side pages Access to WinkingSkull.com PLUS, with all images from the book for labels-on and labels-off review and timed self-tests for exam preparation What students say about the Atlas of Anatomy: "Thieme is the best anatomy atlas by far, hands down. Clearer pictures, more pictures, more realistic pictures, structures broken up in ways that make sense and shown from every angle...includes clinical correlations...That's about all there is to it. Just buy it. Thank you Thieme!" "...this book surpasses them all. It's the artwork. The artist has found the perfect balance of detail and clarity. Some of these illustrations have to be seen to be believed.... The pearls of clinical information are very good and these add significance to the information and make it easier to remember."
This new edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5 (R)), used by clinicians and researchers to diagnose and classify mental disorders, is the product of more than 10 years of effort by hundreds of international experts in all aspects of mental health. Their dedication and hard work have yielded an authoritative volume that defines and classifies mental disorders in order to improve diagnoses, treatment, and research. The criteria are concise and explicit, intended to facilitate an objective assessment of symptom presentations in a variety of clinical settings -- inpatient, outpatient, partial hospital, consultation-liaison, clinical, private practice, and primary care. New features and enhancements make DSM-5 (R) easier to use across all settings: The chapter organization reflects a lifespan approach, with disorders typically diagnosed in childhood (such as neurodevelopmental disorders) at the beginning of the manual, and those more typical of older adults (such as neurocognitive disorders) placed at the end. Also included are age-related factors specific to diagnosis. The latest findings in neuroimaging and genetics have been integrated into each disorder along with gender and cultural considerations. The revised organizational structure recognizes symptoms that span multiple diagnostic categories, providing new clinical insight in diagnosis. Specific criteria have been streamlined, consolidated, or clarified to be consistent with clinical practice (including the consolidation of autism disorder, Asperger's syndrome, and pervasive developmental disorder into autism spectrum disorder; the streamlined classification of bipolar and depressive disorders; the restructuring of substance use disorders for consistency and clarity; and the enhanced specificity for major and mild neurocognitive disorders). Dimensional assessments for research and validation of clinical results have been provided. Both ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM codes are included for each disorder, and the organizational structure is consistent with the new ICD-11 in development. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, is the most comprehensive, current, and critical resource for clinical practice available to today's mental health clinicians and researchers of all orientations. The information contained in the manual is also valuable to other physicians and health professionals, including psychologists, counselors, nurses, and occupational and rehabilitation therapists, as well as social workers and forensic and legal specialists.
This exciting and long-awaited text equips medical practitioners to deal with the legal issues they encounter in daily practice. Informative, relevant and up to date, The A-Z of medical law covers all recent changes to the law and legislation affecting the medical professions. As the only local book of this nature, it is sure to become an invaluable resource for practising medical and other healthcare professionals. Undergraduate and postgraduate medical students will also find it useful.
The two-volume "Manual of Nursing "is a classic nursing text which
broadens the student's scope of knowledge by discussing in-depth
aspects of midwifery, critical care nursing, community nursing and
psychiatric nursing. Each chapter has introductory notes and
self-tests to assist and reinforce learning. Volumes 1 and 2
complement each other and students will find in Volume 2 the
information they need to complete their study of subjects covered
in Volume 1. Easy referencing ensures that the set (encapsulating
the integrated nursing course) is of immediate and practical use.
Volume 1 introduces certain basics of nursing theory and practice
and includes a section dealing with nursing-related services.
Volume 2 expands on the material in Volume 1, covering selected
Highly Commended in the Psychiatry category of the British Medical Association Book Awards 2018 Why is psychology important in healthcare practice? Each person is a unique mix of thoughts, emotions, personality, behaviour patterns, and their own personal history and experiences. Having a thorough understanding of the psychological aspects of medicine and health has become ever more important to ensure that patients receive excellent care and treatment. The new edition is fully up to date with current practices and now includes: New section on epigenetics New examples of models of behaviour focusing on alcohol and smoking A greater focus on the role of partners/family as specific sources of social support in various contexts Increased coverage on NICE guidance More emphasis on psychological interventions The new edition of this bestselling textbook continues to provide a comprehensive overview of the research, theory, application and current practices in the field and is essential reading for all medicine and healthcare students.
For more than 65 years, this best-selling text by Drs. Barbara J. Bain, Imelda Bates, and Mike A. Laffan has been the worldwide standard in laboratory haematology. The 12th Edition of Dacie and Lewis Practical Haematology continues the tradition of excellence with thorough coverage of all of the techniques used in the investigation of patients with blood disorders, including the latest technologies as well as traditional manual methods of measurement. You'll find expert discussions of the principles of each test, possible causes of error, and the interpretation and clinical significance of the findings. A unique section on haematology in under-resourced laboratories. Ideal as a laboratory reference or as a comprehensive exam study tool. Expert ConsultT eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices. diagnosis, molecular testing, blood transfusion- and much more. Complete coverage of the latest advances in the field. An expanded section on coagulation now covers testing for new anticoagulants and includes clinical applications of the tests.
Health for all is the first comprehensive, modular course for community health workers. The various modules are written according to the outcomes-based education approach, in line with NQF requirements. There are four books in this course: A guide for community health workers; reproductive health; child health; preventing diseases. The titles are aimed at community health workers in NGOs, CBOs, health departments and training institutions. The series is designed in such a way that it could be used either by individual healthcare workers or within a group context. Key features: NQF aligned and follows an outcomes-based approach; accessible and easy to follow; key activities, question for discussion, summaries and case studies; tasks, self-assessment questions and questionnaires; community-based focus; principles of co-operative learning are applied throughout; extensively illustrated to reinforce the material discussed in the text. Each title is a learning and reference tool and provides the community health worker with enough information to run a healthcare programme in a community. Preventing diseases examines both infectious and non-infectious diseases, and shows how the healthcare worker needs to deal with all aspects of these illnesses. The main infectious diseases dealt with are TB, HIV/AIDS and STDs. Some of the non-infectious diseases discussed include arthritis, asthma, diabetes, cancer, epilepsy, high blood pressure and stroke.
COMMUNITY NUTRITION IN ACTION, 6E, International Edition introduces the program planning, policies, resources, and nutrition issues specific to community nutrition and provides an understanding of creating and implementing nutrition programs from various constituencies (elderly populations, children, impoverished populations, college students, etc.). Successful practitioners in community nutrition have proven to have a mind and skill set that opens them up to new ideas and ventures. Incorporating an entrepreneurial approach, this book helps readers learn how to take risks, try new technologies, and use fresh approaches to improving the public's nutrition and health status. The book also delivers the core material important to those who will be active in solving community nutritional and health problems, including program delivery, nutrition education, nutrition assessment, and planning nutrition interventions.
The midwife's role is examined in the community and family-health
context in this handbook on effective maternal and newborn care for
midwives and other healthcare providers. The skills, competencies,
and knowledge required to make informed decisions about neo- and
postnatal care are covered, including anatomy and the physiology of
reproduction, high-risk pregnancies, and labor and birth.
Theoretical and practical issues illuminate a midwife's role in the
prevention of illness in mothers and babies, with attention to the
unique challenges of midwifery in developing nations. Insights from
current research studies and critical questions about midwife
practice will help those new to health care understand the unique
challenges of this form of health-service delivery.
The fourth edition of ACSM's Exercise Management for Persons with Chronic Diseases and Disabilities reveals common ground between medical and exercise professionals, creating a more collaborative approach to patient care. Developed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) with contributions from a specialised team of experts, it presents a framework for optimising patients' and clients' functionality by keeping them physically active. This updated fourth edition outlines why exercise is significant in the treatment and prevention of disease, advises medical and exercise professionals in considering proper exercise prescription protocols and provides evidence- informed guidance on devising individualised exercise programmes. Its emphasis on assisting people with multiple conditions, which is ever present in health care today, moves beyond primary and secondary prevention to focus on how patients and clients can be kept physically active and functionally fit.
A complete introduction to the theory and practice of contemporary counseling psychology An excellent resource for students at undergraduate or graduate level, Counselling Psychology: A Textbook for Study and Practice provides valuable insights into the key issues associated with theory and practice in this field. The contributors represent a diverse array of approaches, reflecting the rich diversity within the area, and care is taken to avoid favoring any one approach. The book begins with an overview of the historical and philosophical foundations of counseling psychology, before taking a detailed look at major therapeutic approaches and exploring issues associated with specific client populations, ethics, research design and more. In particular, the text seeks to explain how counseling psychology differs from and informs other areas of contemporary applied psychology. The result is an engaging balance of the personal and academically rigorous, presented in a highly accessible format. * An authoritative introduction to and key issues involved with the theory and practice of counseling psychology for students and practitioners at all levels * Considers all major approaches to psychotherapy including existential, person-centered experiential, psychodynamic, and cognitive-behavioral * Explores issues commonly encountered when working with specific client groups including children, people with intellectual disabilities, and emergency trauma victims * A BPS Textbook in Psychology, accredited by the British Psychological Society
This regional textbook of anatomy is aimed at trainee surgeons and medical students. Throughout it is rich in applied clinical content, knowledge of which is essential for both clinical examination and surgical procedures. Although regional in approach each chapter is structured to clearly explain the structure and function of the component systems. The author brings his continuing experience of teaching anatomy to trainee surgeons to ensure the contents reflects the changing emphasis of anatomical knowledge now required. Contents continues to evolve to reflect need of trainee surgeons preparing for the MRCS and similar examinations. Continued increase in clinical application and selectivity in anatomical detail. Further refinement of anatomical drawings.
Human Molecular Genetics is an established and class-proven textbook for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students which provides an authoritative and integrated approach to the molecular aspects of human genetics. While maintaining the hallmark features of previous editions, the Fourth Edition has been completely updated. It includes new Key Concepts at the beginning of each chapter and annotated further reading at the conclusion of each chapter, to help readers navigate the wealth of information in this subject. The text has been restructured so genomic technologies are integrated throughout, and next generation sequencing is included. Genetic testing, screening, approaches to therapy, personalized medicine, and disease models have been brought together in one section. Coverage of cell biology including stem cells and cell therapy, studying gene function and structure, comparative genomics, model organisms, noncoding RNAs and their functions, and epigenetics have all been expanded.
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