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Cancer Basics by This expanded second edition continues the focus on the fundamentals of cancer and its treatment and incorporates current state of the knowledge to better address the specialized content needs of nurses caring for patients with cancer across all settings. Sections explore the biology, genetics, epidemiology, and staging of cancer; treatment options; symptom management; and survivor and caregiver issues.
Call Number: RC266 .C337 2017
Cardiovascular Care Made Incredibly Visual! Publisher's Note: Products purchased from 3rd Party sellers are not guaranteed by the Publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Get the vital basics of cardiovascular care, with the expert direction and clear-cut images of the freshly updated Cardiovascular Care Made Incredibly Visual!(tm), 3rd Edition. Let this colorful, down-to-earth text guide you smoothly through essential skills, concepts, and equipment how-to's, including physical assessments, diagnostic tests, cardiac monitoring, and handling emergencies and complications. Get ready for success in both the classroom and with patient care; the clear explanations, Incredibly Visual(tm) humor, and numerous illustrations make this the enjoyable way to learn positive, effective cardiac care. Master the fundamental concepts, skills, and processes of cardiac care ... NEW and updated guidance on the Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) algorithms, with step-by-step direction on handling emergency situations NEW end-of-chapter selected readings that support evidence-based learning Hundreds of colorful imagesthatbring complex cardiovascular care concepts to life--drawings, charts, photos, and diagrams explaining and reinforcing key cardiovascular concepts in easy-to-follow ways Ideal reference and review for nursing students, new nurses, and other healthcare practitioners--detailed visuals and clear, concise explanations to help you master cardiovascular anatomy, and physiology and effective treatments and interventions Perfect for visual learners--numerous images that demonstrate skills and interventions in easy-to-follow ways, including: Essential cardiovascular anatomy and physiology Physical assessment techniques Diagnostic tests Common disorders ECG interpretation, including rhythm strip analysis, the 8-step method, and arrhythmias Cardiac monitoring methods, including handling monitor problems Hemodynamic monitoring Handling complications Treatments and interventions Emergency procedures Excellent teaching aid--visual, step-by-step instruction applied to real-life patient care scenarios, backed by expert clinical tips Perfect supplement to medical-surgical texts on cardiovascular care, clarifying complex concepts Chapter features: Just the facts--quick summary of chapter content Vision Quest--End-of-Chapter games that help you match words, concepts, and photos to reinforce key learning points "Nurse Joy and Jake" --Practical advice and expert insights offered throughout Memory jogger--simple techniques for remembering vital information About the Clinical Editor Mary Ann Siciliano McLaughlin EdD, RN, is Assistant Professor and Program Director of the Accelerated BSN Program at Gwynedd Mercy University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Call Number: RC674 .C3588 2019
Health Promotion in Nursing Practice For undergraduate and graduate courses in health promotion and disease prevention. A complete guide to health promotion across diverse populations, at all stages of life Health Promotion in Nursing Practice gives nurses and other health care professionals a practical, evidence-based guide to promoting health within diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, and economic populations, across the lifespan. It discusses individual and community models guiding health promotion interventions, strategies to implement and evaluate programs, and the evolving role of digital technology in improving efficacy. Learning activities and resources challenge students to think creatively to advance the field of health promotion. The 8th edition focuses on increasing access to innovative health programs for all populations, especially those most vulnerable, and on promoting active self-care for individuals and communities.
Call Number: RT67 .P56 2019
An Introduction to Orthopaedic Nursing by The new edition of An Introduction to Orthopaedic Nursing is here! The target audience for this manual is the bedside nurse providing direct patient care in a clinical setting. It is a solid reference for others in the continuum of care - clinical nurse specialists, bedside care providers, nurse practitioners, educators, and students. This manual continues to be a learning tool for nurses new to the orthopaedic environment, as well as those who wish to brush up on less frequently seen conditions. It is a solid reference for a team to develop competencies, policies and protocols. This updated textbook provides a valuable overview of musculoskeletal anatomy and neurovascular assessment, common adult orthopaedic conditions, pain management, common orthopaedic complications, and appropriate nursing assessment and care.
Call Number: RD753 .I57 2018
The Language of Kindness: a nurse's story A moving, lyrical, beautifully-written portrait of a nurse and the lives she has touched Christie Watson spent twenty years as a nurse, and in this intimate, poignant, and remarkably powerful book, she opens the doors of the hospital and shares its secrets. She takes us by her side down hospital corridors to visit the wards and meet her unforgettable patients. In the neonatal unit, premature babies fight for their lives, hovering at the very edge of survival, like tiny Emmanuel, wrapped up in a sandwich bag. On the cancer wards, the nurses administer chemotherapy and, long after the medicine stops working, something more important--which Watson learns to recognize when her own father is dying of cancer. In the pediatric intensive care unit, the nurses wash the hair of a little girl to remove the smell of smoke from the house fire. The emergency room is overcrowded as ever, with waves of alcohol and drug addicted patients as well as patients like Betty, a widow suffering chest pain, frail and alone. And the stories of the geriatric ward--Gladys and older patients like her--show the plight of the most vulnerable members of our society. Through the smallest of actions, nurses provide vital care and kindness. All of us will experience illness in our lifetime, and we will all depend on the support and dignity that nurses offer us; yet the women and men who form the vanguard of our health care remain unsung. In this age of fear, hate, and division, Christie Watson has written a book that reminds us of all that we share, and of the urgency of compassion.
Call Number: RT37.W38 A3 2018x
Maternal and Child Health Nursing: care of the childbearing & childrearing family Publisher's Note: Products purchased from 3rd Party sellers are not guaranteed by the Publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Confidently prepare for the challenges of modern maternal-newborn and child health care nursing. A respected authority revised for today's changing health care environment, Maternal & Child Health Nursing, 8th Edition presents maternal-newborn and child health care not as two separate disciplines, but as a continuum of knowledge. Using a nursing process framework, this proven text applies a clear, easy-to-understand approach and wide range of built-in learning aids to help you master essential concepts and skills for success in this ever-changing and increasingly important field.
Call Number: RG951 .P637 2018
Pass Ccrn®! More than 1000 additional review questions available online! Fully updated to mirror the test plan for the latest CCRN®-Adult certification exam, Dennison's widely acclaimed?PASS CCRN®! is known for its targeted yet comprehensive content review, innovative learning strategies, and meticulous accuracy. This new fifth edition addresses each section of the most current CCRN® exam in detail, with review content presented in a quick-reference outline format and supported by a wealth of illustrations, tables, and algorithms. Learning activities for each chapter, as well as more than 1,000 review questions on the companion Evolve website, offer valuable practice and test-taking experience to prepare students for success on the CCRN®-Adult exam. More than 1,000 multiple-choice review questions on the companion Evolve website offer convenient electronic access and can be answered in Study Mode or Exam Mode. Outline-style review helps ensure that you have mastered essential content for the CCRN®-Adult exam. Engaging, chapter-ending learning activities provide fun and stimulating ways for you to learn critical concepts. Content is supported by a wealth of tables, illustrations, and completely new algorithms to help clarify complex concepts. NEW! Completely updated content follows the latest CCRN®-Adult exam blueprint to ensure that you have the most current information for exam preparation. NEW! Integumentary and Musculoskeletal Systems chapter reflects the latest CCRN® exam test plan organization. NEW! Thorough revisions to the Professional Caring and Ethical Practice and Multisystem chapters match the latest CCRN®-Adult exam.
Call Number: RT120.I5 D46 2019
Patient Safety Strategies: evidence-based practices for fall prevention Patient falls are ranked third as one of the top 10 of sentinel events reported to the Joint Commission in 2016. Causes of falls range from inadequate assessment, medication, disease entities, and environmental hazards to a lack of leadership or staff orientation and until now, there's never been a single guide on fall prevention initiatives. This book takes you step-by-step through setting up a successful and sustainable evidence-based multidisciplinary fall prevention program to protect patients.
Call Number: RA969.9 .H35 2017x
Rural Nursing: concepts, theory and practice "(This book) continues to be the first line resource toward understanding rural health nursing and the interface with cultural, health, health beliefs, and healthcare in rural populations...Highlights the realities of rural nursing from bedside to advanced practice...This book and the chapters within are some of the most often cited in the rural nursing literature." Pamela Stewart Fahs, RN, PhD Associate Dean Professor and Dr. G. Clifford and Florence B. Decker Chair in Rural Nursing Decker School of Nursing, Binghamton University Editor in Chief, Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Health Care The newly revised fifth edition of this authoritative classic continues to be the only text to focus specifically on rural nursing concepts, theory, research, practice, education, public health, and healthcare delivery from a national and international perspective. Updated with 22 new chapters, these additions expand upon the rural nursing theory base and research. Content delves into the life of rural nurses, addressing their unique day-to-day challenges of living without anonymity, often acting as the sole healthcare provider, and establishing self-reliance as a nurse generalist. New chapters provide information on unique populations, such as veterans and Native Americans, as well as specific types of care, such as palliative nursing, bereavement support, substance abuse treatment, and much more. Free, searchable, digital access to the entire contents of the book and PowerPoint slides accompany the text. New to the Fifth Edition: How to develop a research program in a rural areaStrategies to advance researchThe lived experiences of rural nursesChronic illness self-managementAPRNs in rural nursingA rural knowledge scale to use with studentsAdvancing rural healthcare through technologyInterprofessional education Key Features: Addresses critical issues in nursing practice, education, and research in sparsely populated areasWritten by esteemed contributors in the United States and CanadaExpands understanding of rural person and place characteristicsIdentifies challenges and highlights opportunities for innovative practiceServes as a single-source reference for rural nurses, students, faculty, and researchersPrint version includes free, searchable, digital access to the entire contents of the book
Call Number: RT120.R87 C66 2018
Telephone Triage for Obstetrics and Gynecology Publisher''s Note: Products purchased from 3rd Party sellers are not guaranteed by the Publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Provide top-level obstetrics and gynecology telephone triage that is safe, efficient, and effective, with Telephone Triage for Obstetrics & Gynecology, 3rd Edition. This at-your-fingertips guide offers a wide range of current, evidence-based protocols, backed by proven patient-questioning techniques, quick-reference charts, and real-life patient scenarios. Adaptable to private practice, hospital, clinic, or call center, this invaluable guide will help ensure that your telephone triage standards stay high, while your practice serves individual patient situations with empathy and accuracy, right from the start. Be expertly guided through the telephone triage rigors of data-gathering, protocols, and patient education, with these vital features: NEW chapter on incorporating internet research into advice on specific protoc NEW and expanded protocols that offer updated content on preconceptual screening, infectious disease impacts on pregnancy, infertility management, and emergency contraception Quick-reference sections that arrange protocols alphabetically for fast locating Easy-to-follow, data-gathering, flowchart format that helps you quickly determine the nature and urgency of the caller''s problem, and choose the appropriate intervention Easy-to-explain patient-education sections after each protocol Basic Triage Assessment Forms that address specific problems and require vital patient data Guidance on developing "telephone charisma" and the power of sympathetic listening Effective patient questioning techniques--pertinent questions to ask, types of questions, time management, getting clarification Real-life call scenarios that point out problems with not listening fully to the patient, skipping relevant questions, or exerting judgments Covers telephone triage basics, including logistical and legal considerations, assessments, telephone communication basics and challenges, and more Offers obstetric protocols, including overviews of preconceptual and infertility, early management of unintended pregnancy, fetal prenatal screening, early pregnancy evaluation and surveillance, and more Offers gynecologic protocols, including overviews of abnormal bleeding and spotting, amenorrhea, barrier contraceptives, breast complaints, emergency contraception, injectable contraceptives, intrauterine contraception, menopausal concerns, and more Vital guidance for all gynecologic nurses, obstetric nurses, certified nurse midwives, OB/GYN nurse practitioners, all triage nurses, and health professionals at call centers Your book purchase includes a complimentary download of the enhanced eBook for iOS(tm), Android(tm), PC, and Mac.Take advantage of these practical features that will improve your eBook experience: The ability to download the eBook on multiple devices at one time--providing a seamless reading experience online or offline Powerful search tools and smart navigation cross-links that allow you to search within this book, or across your entire library of VitalSource eBooks Multiple viewing options that enable you to scale images and text to any size without losing page clarity, as well as responsive design The ability to highlight text and add notes with one click About the Clinical Editors Vicki E. Long, DNP, RN, CNM, is an Assistant Professor at the School of Nursing, University of South Carolina Aiken. Patricia C. McMullen, PhD, JD, WHNP-BC, RN, FAANP, FAAN, is a Professor and Dean of the School of Nursing, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC.
Call Number: RG951 .T43 2019
Unitary Caring Science: the philsophy and Praxis of Nursing [Jean Watson] Unitary Caring Science: The Philosophy and Praxis of Nursing takes a profound look at conscious, intentional, reverential caring-healing as sacred practice/praxis and as a necessary turn for survival. Jean Watson posits Unitary Caring Science for the evolved Caritas-conscious practitioner and scholar. A detailed historical discussion of the evolution from Caring Science toward Unitary Caring Science reflects the maturing of the discipline, locating the nursing phenomena of wholeness within the unitary field paradigm. An exploration of praxis as informed moral practice results in an expanded development of the ten Caritas processes, resulting in a comprehensive value-guide to critical Caritas literacy and ontological Caritas praxis. Watson writes for the Caritas Conscious Nurse(tm) or the Caritas Conscious Scholar/Practitioner/Educator on the journey toward the deeper caring-healing dimensions of life. Unitary Caring Science offers a personal-professional path of authenticity, bringing universals of Love, Energy, Spirit, Infinity of Purpose, and Meaning back into nurses lives and their life's work. Unitary Caring Science serves as a continuing, evolving message to the next generation of nurse scholars and healing-health practitioners committed to a praxis informed by mature disciplinary consciousness. Each book comes with a set of Caritas cards, and individual customers will also receive a secure link to select copyrighted teaching videos and meditations onwww.watsoncaringscience.org.
Call Number: RT84.5 .W38 2018
Bladder Cancer Bladder Cancer is designed for researchers and clinicians involved in urologic practice, including urologists, medical oncologists, pathologists and radiologists. It provides comprehensive guidance for treating and understanding bladder cancer and serves as an up-to-date reference reflecting evidence-based research. The biological behavior of this disease entity shows a heterogeneous pattern with diverse morbidity and mortality depending on a variety of factors, such as tumor characteristics (tumor stage, grade, size, number, shape, and histologic subtypes) and applied treatment modalities (surgery or non-surgical management). This book presents the substantial academic developments in the field of bladder cancer in one convenient reference.
Call Number: RC280.B5 B6315 2018
Breast Surgery Breast Surgery meets the needs of surgeons in higher training and practising consultants for a contemporary and evidence-based account of this sub-specialty that is relevant to their general surgical practice. It is a practical reference source incorporating the most current information on recent developments, management issues and operative procedures. The text is thoroughly referenced and supported by evidence-based recommendations wherever possible, distinguishing between strong evidence to support a conclusion, and evidence suggesting that a recommendation can be reached on the balance of probabilities. For this Sixth Edition the authorship team across the series has been expanded to include additional European and World experts, with an increased emphasis on global practice. Throughout all six volumes the contents have been extensively revised in line with recently published evidence. Detailed supportive key references are provided and are also included within the comprehensive list of references in the accompanying ebook. Links to recommended online videos have been added where appropriate. The Companion to Specialist Surgical Practice series provides a current and concise summary of the key topics within the major sub-specialties of general surgery. Each volume highlights evidence-based practice both in the text and within the extensive list of references at the end of every chapter. This new edition of Breast Surgery has a revised structure that better reflects the patient pathway through the breast service. New authors have brought new insights into rapidly evolving areas including more sophisticated breast assessment, the increasing options for breast conservation using oncoplastic techniques, and primary medical therapy. An emphasis on patient assessment and surgical techniques are the cornerstone of this revised edition.
Call Number: RD667.5 .B726 2019
Core Topics in Foot and Ankle Surgery This concise guide offers an ideal overview of both the practical and theoretical aspects of foot and ankle surgery for trainees and junior consultants. Easy to read chapters cover all areas of surgery, from examination, imaging, and the biomechanics of the foot and ankle, to specific conditions including amputations and prostheses, deformities, arthritis, cavus and flat foot, sports injuries, Achilles tendon, benign and malignant tumors and heel pain. Fractures and dislocations of the ankle, hind-, mid- and forefoot are also covered, as are the foot in diabetes and pediatrics. Written by a team of international experts, the text is an accessible way to prepare for postgraduate examinations and manage patients successfully.
Call Number: RD563 .C678 2018
Gastroenterological Endoscopy Praise for the previous edition: "Extraordinary achievement ... this volume stands on its own as a marvelous feat in bringing such a vast array of clear and coherent instruction to endoscopists at all skill levels."--Gastroenterology Written and edited by internationally renowned specialists, the third edition of Gastroenterological Endoscopy covers the entire spectrum of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for the upper and lower GI tract while providing the latest overview of GI disorders. A great wealth of high-resolution photographs provides the visual information needed to confidently assess and diagnose mucosal lesions of the entire digestive tract. Significant advances in the field--both medical and technical--since the last edition are covered in comprehensive detail. Key Features: New panel of top international editors, continuing the tradition of excellence, depth, and breadth as originated by founding editors Classen, Tytgat, and Lightdale; list of contributing authors is a "who's who" of GI endoscopy Coverage of newest, advanced tools and techniques: gastric-POEMS, submucosal tunnel endoscopic resection (STER), lumen-apposing metal stents, "over-the-scope" clips, and much more More than 1,500 exquisite images Gastroenterological Endoscopy, third edition, surely deserves a prominent place in any complete endoscopy reference collection. Michael B. Wallace, MD, is Professor of Medicine at the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida, USA Paul Fockens, MD, is Professor and Chair of the Dept. of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Joseph Jao-Yiu Sung, MD, PhD, is Mok Hing Yiu Professor of Medicine and Director of the Institute of Digestive Diseases of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong An award-winning international medical and scientific publisher, Thieme has demonstrated its commitment to the highest standard of quality in the state-of-the-art content and presentation of all its products. Founded in 1886, the Thieme name has become synonymous with high quality and excellence in online and print publishing.
Call Number: RC804.G3 G37 2018
Human Diseases Designed specifically for future allied health professionals, HUMAN DISEASES, 5e delivers everything you need to know about the diseases and disorders health care providers see and treat the most. Making pathology fully accessible, this best seller is packed with the most current research available and reflects the latest practices from the field. Following a basic review of anatomy and physiology, chapters present each disease's description, etiology, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention as well as detailed, full-color photos to ensure your thorough understanding. The fifth edition covers emerging disorders, ICD-10 progress, pharmacology concerns, herbal and nontraditional remedies, current statistics, and much more. In addition, real-life cases and interactive learning tools give you hands-on experience putting what you learn into practice.
Call Number: RB111 .J66 2019
Lifestyle Wellness Coaching Lifestyles have changed dramatically over the past quarter century. Along with these changes come exciting opportunities, including new career paths in the professional domain of health and wellness coaching. Centered on an evidence-based process for guiding change, Lifestyle Wellness Coaching, Third Edition With Web Resource, offers a systematic approach to helping clients achieve enduring changes in their personal health and wellness behaviors through a supportive and forward-moving coaching relationship. Lifestyle Wellness Coaching has been thoroughly revised and updated to keep pace with the rapidly evolving field of wellness coaching. It is complemented by discussions, case studies, reflective opportunities, and practical aids and engages readers through multiple approaches to learning: - The reader is encouraged to gauge comprehension and application of the content by reflecting on personal experiences within the context of coaching. - Sample dialogues offer real-world examples of coaching situations and strategies. - The International Coach Federation's 11 core competencies are thoroughly examined to prepare readers for certification in the profession of coaching. - A new web resource houses easy-to-use forms, plans, and assessments that professionals can use immediately with clients. Lifestyle Wellness Coaching examines real coaching conversations to assess key considerations, such as the types of questions to ask, how to provide feedback effectively, and how to facilitate action planning. The text presents communication strategies to motivate, guide, inform, and support clients' processes toward personal change with a holistic approach. It addresses boundaries of care and advice appropriate to coaching relationships. Other issues explored include developing a trusting relationship, creating goals that are aligned with coaching processes, unblocking clients' energy and discovering resources for change, and generating forward movement through the skillful use of the International Coach Federation's 11 core competencies. Lifestyle Wellness Coaching introduces readers to models that clearly identify clients' progress through the stages of change. First, the text explores the popular transtheoretical model (TTM) of health-related behavior change and its delineation of six stages of clients' readiness to change. The discussion of TTM includes strategies appropriate to clients in various stages of readiness to change. The text also presents the learning-through-change model (LCM), revealing the deep layers beneath each phase of client movement toward change. Readers are offered a map for coaching clients toward goal achievement. The authors' unique flow model of coaching illustrates how professional coaches can help clients navigate the sometimes turbulent events of a person's life in order to change habitual patterns of behavior. The companion web resource offers a complete kit of assessment tools to help establish a strong framework for successful coaching. A welcome packet, coaching readiness index, introductory session form, and between-sessions questionnaire benefit both the professional and client in laying the groundwork. Other supplemental resources, such as a social and emotional intelligence assessment and a goal setting form, support the journey. Lifestyle Wellness Coaching, Third Edition, is the definitive resource for those seeking to embrace wellness coaching and propel clients to healthy, effective change.
Call Number: RA776 .G289 2019
Obstetric Intensive Care Manual The acclaimed quick-reference manual focusing on the clinical management of the critically ill pregnant patient For two decades, the Obstetric Intensive Care Manual has distinguished itself as the go-to guide for obstetricians, intensivists, residents, and nurses requiring immediate, practical guidance on intensive and critical care obstetric issues. Carefully written and formatted to deliver at-a-glance answers the moment they are needed, this trusted resource delivers treatment information on the most commonly encountered emergencies such as maternal sepsis, postpartum hemorrhage, cardiac disease, and thyroid emergencies. The Manual also covers key topics in managing obstetric patients in the ICU, such as transporting critically ill patients, fetal considerations and neonatal resuscitation, fluid and electrolyte therapy, and advanced cardiac life support. Features: *Updated content reflects the best available evidence *Easy-to-apply step-by-step guidance helps you deliver outstanding care to critically ill patients, and makes even the most complex treatment protocol simple to implement *Numerous summary tables, algorithms, figures, boxed information, and illustrations put essential information at your fingertips *Memory aids help you learn and remember information in the most efficient way possible If you are in need of a time-proven reference that delivers focused coverage over an extensive range of topics relative to obstetric intensive care, your search ends here.
Call Number: RG571 .O266 2018
Ross and Wilson Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Illness The new edition of the hugely successful Ross and Wilson Anatomy & Physiology in Health and Illness continues to bring its readers the core essentials of human biology presented in a clear and straightforward manner. Fully updated throughout, the book now comes with enhanced learning features including helpful revision questions and an all new art programme to further clarify the explanations given in the text. The 13th edition retains its popular website, which contains a wide range of 'critical thinking' exercises as well as new animations, an audio-glossary, the unique Body Spectrum© online colouring and self-test program, and helpful weblinks. This book is ideal for students of nursing and allied health professions, biomedical and paramedical science, operating department practice, complementary therapy and massage therapy, as well as trainee Health Care Assistants and those studying A' level or BTEC (or equivalent) human biology. Ross and Wilson Anatomy & Physiology in Health and Illness will be of particular help to readers new to the subject area, those returning to study after a period of absence and for anyone whose first language is not English. Latest edition of the world's most popular textbook on basic human anatomy and physiology with over 1.5 million copies sold worldwide Clear, no nonsense writing style helps make learning easy Accompanying website contains animations, audio-glossary, case studies and other self-assessment material, the unique Body Spectrum© online colouring and self-test software, and helpful weblinks Includes basic pathology and pathophysiology of important diseases and disorders Contains helpful learning features such as Learning Outcomes boxes, colour coding and design icons together with a stunning illustration and photography collection Contains clear explanations of common prefixes, suffixes and roots, with helpful examples from the text, plus a glossary and an appendix of normal biological values. Particularly valuable for students who are completely new to the subject, or returning to study after a period of absence, and for anyone whose first language is not English All new illustration programme brings the book right up-to-date for today's student Helpful 'Spot Check' questions at the end of each topic to monitor progress Fully updated throughout with the latest information on common and/or life threatening diseases and disorders Review and Revise end-of-chapter exercises assist with reader understanding and recall Over 120 animations - many of them newly created - help clarify underlying scientific and physiological principles and make learning fun
Call Number: RT69 .W384 2018
Sapira's Art and Science of Bedside Diagnosis Publisher's Note: Products purchased from 3rd Party sellers are not guaranteed by the Publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Essential reading for beginning and experienced clinicians alike, Sapira's Art & Science of Bedside Diagnosis, Fifth Edition, discusses the patient interview and the physical examination in an engaging, storytelling style. Tried and true methods are described in step-by-step detail, and include clinical pearls, vignettes, practical clinical experiences, personal history, explanations of the physiologic significance of findings, and extensive discussions of evidence-based medicine. It's a useful guide for learning and reinforcing effective bedside diagnosis techniques at all levels and stages of clinical practice. Key Features Serves as an essential road map to the individual, interdependent, and artful side of the practice of medicine using time-honored, hands-on methods. Helps you gain the most reliable information from your patients, leading to accurate differential diagnoses and efficient diagnostic strategies. Contains new material on endocrinology; the history and philosophy of medicine; orthopaedics, neurologic diagnoses and traumatic brain injury, dermatology; Guarino's auscultatory percussion of the skull; hearing, the vestibular system, and intracranial hypertension; ophthalmoscopy; podiatry; and more. Details effective approaches to various types of patients, including those who are forgetful or confused, vague, using illegal substances, non-English speaking, hard of hearing, hostile, evasive, and many other frequently encountered situations. Includes "Points to Remember," interesting historical tidbits, relevant references, and more than 300 questions with answers and discussion. Enrich Your eBook Reading Experience with Enhanced Video, Audio and Interactive Capabilities! Read directly on your preferred device(s), such as computer, tablet, or smartphone Easily convert to audiobook, powering your content with natural language text-to-speech Adapt for unique reading needs, supporting learning disabilities, visual/auditory impairments, second-language or literacy challenges, and more
Call Number: RC76 .S25 2019
Shields' General Thoracic Surgery Publisher's Note: Products purchased from 3rd Party sellers are not guaranteed by the Publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. The gold standard thoracic surgery reference for 45 years, Shields' General Thoracic Surgery remains your #1 resource for comprehensive coverage of both open and endoscopic surgical techniques, with commentary from more than 150 global experts in the field. This two-volume masterwork covers all facets of thoracic disease, enhanced with dynamic audio and visual content, colorful graphics, and an authoritative analysis of the world's literature and electronic data - making this 8th Edition the most extensive and concise collection of practical, complete information available for today's busy clinician. Key Features Addresses new topics such as deciphering complex statistical analyses, efficient use of the new World Health Organization's International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10), mining big data sets for specific decision making, and developing and performing effective quality improvement projects for the surgeon's practice and hospital setting. Includes a retrospective into the past with particular emphasis on artificial ventilation and the era of minimal invasion - both revolutionary milestones in the 100-year history of thoracic surgery. Covers all aspects of thoracic disease, including anatomy and embryology, diagnostics, and radiology, as well as extensive sections on lung cancer and other pulmonary tumors. Includes multidisciplinary contributions on medical treatment, radiation oncology, and surgery and anesthesia. Continues Dr. Thomas W. Shields' outstanding tradition of comprehensive coverage, while also transforming the text into a more concise and streamlined reference Your book purchase includes a complimentary download of the enhanced eBook for iOS, Android, PC & Mac. Take advantage of these practical features that will improve your eBook experience: The ability to download the eBook on multiple devices at one time -- providing a seamless reading experience online or offline Powerful search tools and smart navigation cross-links that allow you to search within this book, or across your entire library of VitalSource eBooks Multiple viewing options that enable you to scale images and text to any size without losing page clarity as well as responsive design The ability to highlight text and add notes with one click
Call Number: RD536 .G45 2019
Management/Employee Development Books
Blueprint for Engagement: authentic leadership Authentic leadership is an approach to leadership that emphasizes building the leader's legitimacy through honest relationships with followers which value their input and are built on an ethical foundation. By building trust and generating enthusiastic support from their subordinates, authentic leaders are able to improve individual and team performance. Many scholars and practitioners of authentic leadership say that the number one quality of an authentic leader is self-awareness. Self-aware leaders are transformational. Armed with self-awareness they build engaging, cooperative teams. How to gain and sustain self-awareness is the focus of the book. This book addresses current leadership challenges in health care and gives leaders guidelines for finding, living and sharing their authentic voice at home and at work. It is a much needed handbook to give current leaders perspective and practical tips to being more authentic, communicating more effectively while building engaging rapport across the organization. Additionally, a focus of the book is patient satisfaction. With a focus on nurse and physician leadership, this book provides new perspectives and action plans to increase patient satisfaction through communication that speaks to the needs of the patient in authentic and engaging ways.
Call Number: HD57.7 .H635 2018
The Core Elements of Value in Healthcare When you go shopping, do you simply go to the store with the intention of buying as many items as you can? Or do you select items based on the quality and satisfaction they will deliver for the money you spend? For most people, the quality of a product, relative to its cost, is most important. The field of healthcare today is making a similar distinction, placing a heightened emphasis on the delivery of value as opposed to sheer volume. So what exactly does it mean to deliver value in healthcare? For decades, providers in the United States operated according to a model of volume-based care, under the general assumption that more care was better. In recent years, however, important developments in policy and payment and innovations in disease management, complex case management, population health, predictive analytics, and decision support have contributed to a paradigm shift toward value-based care. Organizations are now striving to eliminate waste, deliver higher-quality care at a lower cost, and increase patient satisfaction. The Core Elements of Value in Healthcare provides a comprehensive introduction to value in healthcare as it relates to policy, delivery, finance, economics, strategy, public health, population health, operations, compliance, managed care, accountable care, and preventive medicine. The concepts of this book are reinforced through case examples and detailed discussion questions that encourage readers to apply the key principles as they learn.Drawing from his experience as a physician, a hospital executive, and the founder of a medical group and health plan, Dr. Paveljit S. Bindra examines value from a variety of perspectives. Specific areas of focus include the following: clinical innovations, alignment structures, payment reform, quality improvement, information technology. The Core Elements of Value in Healthcare equips readers with the knowledge to address disparate elements in the healthcare value chain, and it demonstrates how effective coordination of these elements can enhance the quality of care, reduce costs, and improve patient satisfaction and outcomes.
Call Number: RA418.3.U6 B54 2018
Even Better Data, Better Decisions: advanced business intelligence for medical practices What information do you need to see to drive growth and improve the bottom line in your practice? Identifying right information to be delivered at the right time to the right people can be a game changer for the performance of medical practices.
Business intelligence (BI) is not just a fancy name applied to the same old canned reports from disparate data sources. BI, when done correctly, drives practice performance. It delivers mission-critical data exactly when it is needed without manual sorting through pages and pages and columns and columns of data. True BI combines data from two or more discrete datasets to provide a more dimensional view of the data. For instance, combining upcoming appointments with historical clinical data or front desk collections with staffing data produces reports that can offer guidance to support real-time decisions and actions. This book is full of techniques to combine data to deliver actionable insights and drive performance that can be applied to each unique practice situation. The results lead to a more efficient, profitable, flexible, and responsive medical practice that delivers higher-quality patient care.
THIS BOOK WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH THE STRATEGIES TO:
Design more efficient staff models
Predict gaps in provider schedules
Track and diagnose common errors for denied claims
Optimize referral patterns
Track delinquent patient payment
Monitor Medicare quality codes
And much more
Call Number: R855.3 .M667 2017x
The Leader Habit: master the skills you need to lead in just minutes a day In leadership as in life, only practice makes perfect. Habits are powerful. They can lock us into negative behaviors (like snacking and smoking) or train us to act automatically in ways that benefit us (such as putting on a seat belt). Routines quietly undergird large portions of what we do and how we function. Habit formation can speed success in the workplace as well--even in complex areas like leadership. The Leader Habit spotlights 22 essential leadership abilities, breaking them down into a series of small, learnable behaviors. The accompanying 5-minute exercises help you practice each of these new skills until they stick. Drawn from a study of hundreds of leaders across the globe, the book's simple formula focuses on developing one skill at a time: sell the vision, delegate well, innovate often, empower others, overcome resistance, build strategic relationships, focus on customers, listen actively, negotiate effectively, and more.Many of us aspire to great leadership . . . consuming books and training. But unless you intentionally reinforce the right behaviors, results are fleeting. This eye-opening and original book builds the "muscle memory" to turn leadership skills into lasting habits.
Call Number: HD57.7 .L365 2018
Project Managers at Work Read 25 in-depth, candid interviews with notable project managers. Discover how project managers work, what they do, how they adapt and make decisions, how they inspire and motivate others, what career lessons and advice they can share, and how they landed their current jobs either as project managers or in more senior positions thanks to their success as project managers. Most of the project managers featured in this book--together with a selection of program managers, executives, entrepreneurs, and CEOs with project management backgrounds and responsibilities--work in the technology sector, but many work in other industries, including banking and financial services, consulting, aerospace, energy, and transportation. Bruce Harpham, PMP--a project management career advisor and journalist--has chosen interviewees who range across the spectrum of company size and maturity and of individual career stages--from CEOs who were formerly project managers (such as Mavenlink's Ray Grainger); to founders of project management consulting firms (such as Tramore's Tom Atkins); to project managers at the world's leading tech giants (such as IBM's Bob Tarne, Google's Michael Lubrano, Apple's Seth J. Gillespie, and Cisco's Hassan Osman), in the space industry (such as NASA's David Woerner, Canadian Space Agency's Isabelle Tremblay and EUMETSAT's Hilary Wilson), in financial services (such as TD Bank's Ilana Sprongl and Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System's Annette Lyjak), and at transportation companies (such as Amtrak's Sarina Arcari). What You'll Learn Practicing project managers and engineers and graduates who aspire to become project managers will learn from the mouths of seasoned exponents at the top of their profession: Break into project management, cultivate leadership skills, and influence higher-ups Win assignments to manage career-advancing projects and ace deliveries Avoid pitfalls and recover from operational failures and managerial mistakes Manage the distractions and pressures of project work successfully while maintaining high morale Discover the books, courses, and development strategies they used to make it to the top Who This Book Is For Practicing project managers--including the half million PMI members required to pursue continuing education to maintain certification. The secondary readership is engineers, career-changers, and recent graduates who aspire to become project managers.
Call Number: HD69.P75 H35875 2018x
The Six Sigma Handbook: a complete guide for green belts, black belts and managers of all levels, 5th ed. The most important reference to Lean Six Sigma―fully updated for the latest advances This thoroughly revised, industry standard guide delivers all the information you need to apply Lean Six Sigma techniques and dramatically improve processes, profitability, sustainability, and long-term growth. Written by two of the foremost authorities in the field, the book contains full explanations of the latest lean, problem solving and change management principles and methods. You will discover how to build the best teams and foster effective leadership while maximizing customer satisfaction and boosting profits. The book includes coverage of the recently released Minitab 18. The Six Sigma Handbook, Fifth Edition covers: *Building the responsive Six Sigma organization *Recognizing and capitalizing on opportunity *Data-driven management *Maximizing resources *Project management using DMAIC and DMADV *The define phase *The measure phase *Process behavior charts *Measurement systems evaluation *The analyze phase *The improve/design phase *The control/verify phase
Call Number: TS155 .P799 2018
Switchers: how smart professionals change careers and seize success Don't settle . . . SUCCEED in the right career! Are you stuck in an unsatisfying job? In the wrong profession? An industry that just isn't a fit? Get unstuck! Land a new career--one you're genuinely passionate about. Switchers helps you realize that dream. Written by celebrated career coach and psychologist Dr. Dawn Graham, the book provides proven strategies that will get you where you want to go. The first step is to recognize that the usual rules and job search tools won't work for you. Resumes and job boards were designed with traditional applicants in mind. As a career switcher, you have to go beyond the basics, using tactics tailor-made to ensure your candidacy stands out. The book reveals how to: Understand the concerns of hiring managers--and think like they do * Craft a resume that catches their attention within six seconds * Spotlight transferable skills that companies covet * Rebrand yourself--aligning your professional identity with your new aspirations * Reach decision-makers by recruiting "ambassadors" from within your network * Nail interviews by turning tough questions to your advantage * Convince skeptical employers to shelve their assumptions and take a chance on you * Negotiate a competitive salary and benefits package--even as a "newbie" to the fieldCareer changers face unique challenges that demand fresh approaches. Packed with psychological insights, practical exercises, and inspiring success stories, Switchers helps you leap over obstacles and into a whole new field. Want to pull off the most daring--and fulfilling--career move of your life? Read Switchers.
Call Number: HF5384 .G715 2018
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