• Medical
      October 2014

      The ECG Workbook

      by Angela Rowlands, Andrew Sargent

      Now in its THIRD EDITION. Many books on ECG interpretation use simulated ECG tracings. Most of the traces that you find in this book are from real people and of the quality that you will be expected to interpret from in practice. There are two new chapters in this third edition that add greatly to the usefulness of the book. There is now a chapter on Hemiblocks, Bi Fascicular and Tri Fascicular Blocks. Here the reader will see how what seems a complex diagnosis from an ECG is easily mastered by simply putting together two concepts learned in earlier chapters. The other new chapter is on Paced Rhythms to help those looking after patients who have pacemakers fitted as it is recognised that pacemakers may cause confusion when trying to interpret the ECG. Both these new chapters adhere to the principles followed set out the first edition: that the text should be accessible and relevant to all practitioners, regardless of their experience and that the text should always be supported with relevant exercises to reinforce learning. Contents include:Recording a readable electrocardiogram (ECG)The electrical conducting system of the heartA systematic approach to rhythm strip analysisHeart blocksCommon ArrhythmiasEctopics and ExtrasystolesThe 12 lead ECGAxis deviationIschaemia, injury and necrosisSites of infarctionBundle branch blocksChamber enlargementHemiblocks, bifascicular blocks and trifascicular blocksPaced rhythmsA systematic approach to ECG interpretation

    • Medicine
      September 2014

      The Dark Side, Real Life Accounts of an NHS Paramedic

      The Good, the Bad and the Downright Ugly

      by Andy Thompson

      Andy Thompson’s true-to-life, graphic and gripping account of his work as an NHS paramedic in Britain’s A&E emergency Ambulance Service will shock you, sadden you, entertain you, and perhaps inspire you. You’ll smile at some of Andy’s real patient encounters, while others will cause you to wipe a tear. Using official NHS documentation recorded at the time to give precise details of each incident, Andy has held firm to the real-life accounts, even in keeping the dialogue as close as his memory allows to what was really said at the time. It’s as if you’re there next to him, struggling with the effects of adrenaline and fighting to save life. This is a rare work of medical non-fiction delivered in a way that is factual, informative, but at the same time naturally entertaining and moving, written with candour and humour. And if you have ever thought what it takes to become a paramedic - or any other of the specialist vocations - and that you could never achieve it yourself, Andy’s inspiring story of how he went from postman to frontline healthcare professional, fulfilling his dream, will make you think again that anything is possible if you have the desire. Andy says there are no heroics in the book and that he simply did his job, but we are sure The Dark Side will leave you convinced there are true heroes on our streets right here, right now. Saving lives every day, every night and often against all the odds. It might even change your whole perspective on life.

    • Biography & True Stories
      October 2014

      The Dark Side, Part 2 - Real Life Accounts of an NHS Paramedic

      The Traumatic, the Tragic and the Tearful

      by Andy Thompson

      Following up on his well-received first book, Andy Thompson provides another captivating, thought-provoking and at times intense glimpse into the daily life of a Paramedic working in the UK’s National Health Service. In the style of his first book, Andy recalls each event from the detailed documentation recorded at the time, each account written in a way that puts the reader right there next to him so that you live the events in real-time, hear the dialogue between paramedics, patient, their loved ones and other healthcare professionals as it would have been, and share in Andy’s thought processes during each of the ten very different situations he encounters. The term ‘The Dark Side’ describes the frontline emergency aspect of the Ambulance Service, since paramedics frequently experience sombre situations. In ‘The Dark Side, Part 2’ you will share in some truly traumatic, tragic and tearful events involving a seemingly vibrant, healthy young patient, a prison inmate, the victims of an horrific car crash, heart attacks, a frightening epileptic fit, the alarming effects of an allergic reaction, and what can happen when under-strain doctors prescribe the wrong medication. But there’s still room for lighthearted moments and a taste of the sometimes dark humour that allows paramedics to continually deal with events most of us would find too horrific. The detail in the descriptions of the care given to each patient on-scene by Andy and his colleagues will have you marvelling at the ability of these healthcare professionals to work at such speed of thought, buying enough time to deliver a patient into the specialist hands of hospital care and often full recovery. Of course there are inevitably also those times when tears of hope turn to tears of despair for loved ones. You cannot feel that pain until it happens to you, but this book will bring you mighty close to it at times.

    • Fiction
      June 2015

      The Sender

      by Toni Jenkins

      The Sender follows the journey of a mysterious and inspiring unsigned card, interconnecting the lives of four women from different backgrounds and cities who are all facing unique adversities. The card instructs each woman to hold it in their possession for six months before choosing another woman in need of its empowering quality to send it to, and invites them all to meet in Edinburgh two years from the date of its inception. The story takes place mainly in Edinburgh, Glasgow, York and Cambridge with brief departures to Russia and The Netherlands. The card seems to hold an extraordinary quality that helps the women face their challenges head-on, though none of them can imagine who the anonymous sender is or why they were the chosen ones. The Sender is based on the ideas of altruism, The Butterfly Effect and 'paying it forward', and shows how one seemingly small, kind act can connect unlikely characters and have a powerful, positive ripple effect. The Sender is available in paperback, hardback and eBook formats.

    • Fiction

      Pathological States - a novel

      by Daniel Melnick

      Dr. Morris Weisberg is a distinguished sixty-year-old pathologist as well as an amateur violinist and classical music lover. The quixotic and troubled doctor discovers a disastrous instance of malpractice and a cover-up reaching to the office of the Director of his California hospital. During this year of the Cuban Missile Crisis, Eichmann’s execution, and above-ground nuclear testing, Doctor Weisberg struggles to find a way to confront his own crisis. Morris and his wife, Sandra, were born in Europe near the start of the twentieth century, and each was brought to America at an early age. In 1962, the couple is living in suburbia, in L.A.’s San Fernando Valley. They have two sons. Both are aspiring artists in their twenties, and one is straight, the other gay. As they test limits and act out their resentments, the household begins to fill with excesses, revelations, and rebellion. At work and at home, communication fails, brutal buried truths erupt, and Morris begins to descend into maddening depression. He seeks refuge in his love of classical music and in his California garden. His glassed-in lanai there offers him solace, a place – like Los Angeles itself – of pleasure and escape, which ends up being a haunted, alienated space. As Morris plummets, his struggle to keep affirming his faith in both science and music wavers. Dr. Weisberg becomes a powerfully moving, larger-than-life character – noble, destructive, and terrifying.

    • Fiction
      November 2012

      Dark Streets of Whitechapel

      A Jack the Ripper Mystery

      by R. Barri Flowers

      Modern day criminologist and Ripperologist and bestselling author R. Barri Flowers delivers a heart-pounding historical thriller in Dark Streets of Whitechapel, featuring arguably the most infamous and elusive murderer of them all--19th century serial killer Jack the Ripper. In 1888 in New York City, the search for a killer of prostitutes comes to an end with the capture of Doctor Jack Lewiston, a respected surgeon and madman. But before he can go to trial, Jack escapes from custody and flees the country to London, England. Brought out of retirement to track him down is ex-NYC homicide detective-criminologist Henry Marboro. In charge of the original investigation into the “Ripper Murders,” Henry lost his objectivity when his younger sister was one of Jack’s victims. Ultimately his obsession to find the killer cost him his career, his wife, and some time in a hospital for alcohol treatment. Now on a renewed mission, Henry must find Jack Lewiston and bring him back to America--dead or alive--hopefully before more prostitutes become the victims of the serial killer. In the process, Henry develops an attraction for a mysterious and beautiful American nurse, Loraine Broderick, who lives in London. Unfortunately, Jack also has his sights set on her as a target of his madness in addition to ladies of the night streetwalking in Whitechapel in London’s East End. “It gets no better than this! R. Barri Flowers has written another thriller guaranteed to hold onto its readers! It was so gripping that I forgot to breathe a couple of times!” -- Huntress Reviews “A compelling and powerful account of Jack the Ripper.... Flowers has captured the sights and sounds of New York City and London’s East End in 1888.... The action is fast paced; the suspense building to a peak to the finale.” -- MysteryAbout.com

    • Neurology & clinical neurophysiology
      August 2007

      Rhoton's Cranial Anatomy and Surgical Approaches


      by Albert L. Rhoton Jr

      Rhoton's Cranial Anatomy and Surgical Approaches, a hardbound collection of the complete 2000 and 2000 classic supplements to NEUROSURGERY, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, is THE must-have resource for any neurosurgeons' personal library. The latest edition includes a new and lengthy section on Operative Techniques and Instrumentation for Neurosurgery.

    • Fiction

      But A Dream

      by Jenny Gill

      A tale of intrigue and mystery – No 3 in the South Hill Sagas, set in leafy Surrey to the south of London, though each books stands alone. Mags has struggled nearly all her life with heart disease. After she gives birth her health deteriorates, necessitating a transplant. She is given a vast array of medication to take daily. When her doctor changes some of her medication she starts having a frightening recurring dream. In addition she finds she has developed an interest in the game of rugby, and that her tastes in food have changed. Then the dream moves along and she finds herself not only an eye-witness to a murder but also the victim.

    • Medical
      January 2014

      Clinical Examination Skills for Healthcare Professionals

      by Editors: Mark Ranson, Hannah Abbott, Wendy Braithwaite

      Today, an increasing number of healthcare professionals (including nurses, midwives and members of many allied professions) have to conduct the vital first stage in a patient’s journey – taking a clinical history and conducting an effective physical examination. This book offers clear, practical guidance on the fundamentals of clinical examination for any practitioner who wishes to understand their patient’s specific needs and to plan appropriate care.Recognising that readers will come from a diverse range of clinical backgrounds and roles, the opening chapter (on consultation and the skills needed to take an accurate clinical history) underpins the systems-based approach. This, combined with the use of case study examples, allows healthcare professionals to focus on the principles of examining the system or systems that are most relevant to their specific area of practice. The book also includes a helpful glossary and list of abbreviations. The authors come from the same diverse range of professions for whom the book has been written, and their wealth of knowledge and experience enables them to understand the challenges facing today’s healthcare professionals. Contents include:Consultation and clinical history-taking skillsRespiratory assessmentCardiovascular assessmentGastrointestinal assessmentNeurological assessmentGenitourinary assessmentMusculoskeletal assessmentObstetric assessmentMental health assessmentPerioperative assessment EDITED BY: Mark Ranson (Editor) MA, FHEA, PGCIHE, BSc (Hons), Specialist Practitioner (NMC), DipHE, RGN; Senior Lecturer (Acute and Critical Care), University Campus SuffolkHannah Abbott (Editor), MSc (Science)(Open), PGCE, QTLS Status, BSc (Hons), RODP, FCODP; Head of Department (ODP & Paramedic Science), Birmingham City UniversityWendy Braithwaite (Editor), MEd, PGCE, BSc (Hons), Dip HE, RGN; Senior Lecturer (Acute and Critical Care), University Campus Suffolk

    • Medicine

      ASA Refresher Courses in Anesthesiology, Vol 41

      American Society of Anesthesiologists

      by Editor: Dr. Meg A. Rosenblatt, MD

      http://journals.lww.com/asa-refresher/pages/default.aspx Journal Launched 1973. Start date with WK LWW 01.08.2013. Once a month, pay-per-view $47.00. ASA Refresher Courses in Anesthesiology is a project in the Continuing Education Program of the American Society of Anesthesiologists. Each annual volume includes approximately 20 complete and edited peer-reviewed lectures on topics of current clinical interest selected from the ASA Refresher Courses presented at each year’s annual meeting and regional courses. During cases, in on-call rooms, as classroom materials, and as preparative reading for Board examination, the annual ASA Refresher Courses volumes provide invaluable and current information about the practice of anesthesiology written by some of the field’s leading experts. As such, the Refresher Courses series provides a source of timely, enjoyable, informative and essential reviews to keep readers up to date on changes to the current theory and practice of anesthesiology.

    • Medicine

      Journal of Evidence Based Healthcare

      Joanna Briggs Institute 

      by LWW

    • Medicine

      Orthopaedics Network

      by Samir Mehta, MD, Web Editor

      http://networks.lww.com/orthopaedics/Pages/default.aspx Orthopaedics Network is a single source solution for full-text access to every current article from the complete line of LWW orthopaedics journals including Spine. Featuring an innovative user interface, Orthopaedics Network aggregates and sorts articles from contributing journals into subspecialty-based Channels, giving users a quick and complete view into what’s being published specific to their unique needs. Web Editor, Samir Mehta, MD, guides users to “must-read” Featured Articles and, with his frequently updated Blog, provides insight into the latest developments in orthopaedics worldwide. Plus, with powerful personalization tools like My Network, Create Your Own Channel, and Saved Searches, users can customize Orthopaedics Network to focus on what matters most to them.

    • Medicine

      Lippincott's Nursing Centre

      by Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins


    • Medicine

      LWW Oncology

      by Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins


    • Medical
      March 2014

      Anatomy for problem solving in sports medicine: The Knee

      by Philip F Harris, Craig Ranson, Angus Robertson

      When examining patients with sports-related and exercise-related injuries, a thorough knowledge of anatomy is vital in order to make an accurate diagnosis and work out an effective treatment plan. In this helpful, practical book, a professional anatomist, an orthopaedic surgeon and a sports physiotherapist have combined their expertise to give a detailed explanation of the structural and functional anatomy of the knee. The book includes descriptions and images of the relevant anatomy, and sample clinical problems (with model answers) throughout. Although each problem is different, practitioners will always follow a similar pattern in arriving at a differential diagnosis. In every case, four main areas need to be covered: the type of sport; the clinical history; physical assessment; and appropriate investigations. By taking a logical, step-by-step approach to solving clinical problems, this book offers a valuable resource for the wide range of health professionals who manage knee injuries. Contents include: Introduction to solving sports injury problems and the role of anatomy Introduction to the anatomy of the knee Topographical anatomy of the knee Posterior structures Medial structures Lateral structures Major intra-articular structures The patella and patellofemoral joint

    • Medical
      May 2014

      Venepuncture and Cannulation: A Practical Guide

      by Nicola Brooks RN, PG dip, BSc Hons, NMC RTQ

      Venepuncture and Cannulation: A Practical Guide offers an easy-to-read, comprehensive account of the practical procedures of venepuncture and intravenous cannulation. It provides the underlying theory and underpinning knowledge required, as well as a step-by-step approach that will enable healthcare practitioners to carry out these procedures safely, efficiently and with confidence.This book is intended as a supplementary resource for those involved in practising or teaching these procedures, for healthcare practitioners wishing to update their knowledge, and for novice practitioners learning these skills for the first time. Each chapter contains intended learning outcomes and points for practice. Some chapters also include helpful illustrations and practical activities, and the book ends with two self-assessment checklists.Contents include: What are venepuncture and cannulation? An overview of the circulatory system and the related anatomy and physiology of the peripheral vascular system Vein selection Preparing yourself, your environment and your patient Venepuncture techniques Venepuncture – when things go wrong Cannulation Cannulation techniques Cannulation – when things go wrong Reducing risks when carrying out venepuncture and cannulation Appendix 1: Self-assessment checklist for venepuncture to ensure safe practice Appendix 2: Self-assessment checklist for cannulation to ensure safe practice --- The author, Nicola Brooks, is Senior Lecturer at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Health and Life Sciences, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK

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