• Medicine

      Notes for Personal Care Workers

      The Quick Reference Book on Caring for the Elderly

      by Sylke Werner

      This quick reference book explains what personal care is, why it is necessary, which competencies personal care workers require, and how to safely and professionally care for, engage, and support people in need of care and their relatives in their daily lives. Target Group: Personal care workers, geriatric nurses

    • Medicine

      Notes for Dementia Support Workers

      The Quick Reference Book on Working with People with Dementia

      by Sylke Werner

      The practical quick reference book for dementia support workers, who inspire, support, and care for people with dementia in their daily lives in their own homes and in residential care. With a clear, specific, and professional approach, Sylke Werner explains the responsibilities that dementia support work entails and the forms and symptoms of dementia. She provides detailed descriptions of activities and ways of life for people with dementia, as well as work on the patient’s life story, care, and activities in the patient’s own home, care homes, and palliative care environments. Challenging behavior, the importance of care workers’ being attentive to their own needs, and legal principles are also covered in this practical handbook for dementia support workers. Target Group: Dementia support workers, geriatric nurses, activity and enrichment specialists, nursing assistants/direct care workers

    • Medicine

      Protection in In-home Care for the Elderly

      Preventing and Identifying Abusive Situations – Supporting Care Recipients and Caregivers

      by Barbara Baumeister, Trudi Beck (editors)

      Why and how are elderly people abused when they receive care in their own homes? How can this abuse be identified and prevented? The authors explains why the elderly are abused when they receive at-home care, differentiate between various forms of abuse, and demonstrate how it can be identified. They present interventions and provide tools for preventing and identifying abuse and for supporting care recipients and caregivers. Target Group: Geriatric nurses, social workers, geriatricians

    • Medicine

      Green for the Soul

      How to Help People Blossom

      by Berndt Vogel

      This richly illustrated and clearly structured publication demonstrates how green indoor and outdoor spaces can be used to stabilize individuals’ psychiatric health, to enable relaxation and recovery, to engage people, to enable them to experience inclusion, and to develop creativity and imagination. The author describes the diverse ways that gardening can be used to foster creativity and to engage, and presents the opportunities for interaction that landscapes offer people, animals, and plants. She explains how landscapes can prompt a search for meaning in crisis situations or everyday life and presents spaces for new experiences and taking stock of past experiences in green environments. Target Group: Horticultural therapists, occupational therapists, activity therapists, landscape architects, psychiatric nurses

    • Medicine
      September 2018

      Die Rotatorenmanschette

      Grundlagen, Diagnostik und Therapie von Rotatorenmanschettendefekten

      by Andreas Werner

      Prägnant und praxisnah – der neueste Stand in Diagnostik und Behandlung von degenerativen und traumatologischen Defekten der Rotatorenmanschette. In diesem Buch werden klinische Untersuchungstechniken, Bildgebung und Klassifikation von partiellen und kompletten Defekten, Muskelstatus und Sehnenheilung detailliert dargestellt. Neben der konservativen Therapie (medikamentöse Therapie, biologische Substitution, physikalische und physiotherapeutische Therapie) und der ausführlichen Beschreibung der operativen Behandlungsformen (Arthroskopie, Muskeltransfer, Endoprothetik) bildet die Rehabilitation einen weiteren Schwerpunkt des Buches. Plus: Anatomie, Biomechanik, Pathogenese, Begutachtung und Scores.

    • 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.

    • Medicine
      March 2012

      Lippincott Williams & Wilkins' Comprehensive Medical Assisting

      by Judy Kronenberger

      In the healthcare job market, much has changed in the past few years. Qualified healthcare workers are in demand, and in no area is this so apparent as in medical assisting. The challenges for the programs that train these assistants are multi-faceted:Guidelines, technologies, and the demands of this industry are changing fast. It is hard to keep up with what is new and expected when you have a full classroom.Today’s student brings unique challenges to an educational environment. In addition to skills and tasks, you have to teach critical thinking, professionalism, and communication.In a classroom of mixed generations, ability levels, and learning types, engaging all of the students is critical, but requires a multitude of options, which can be tough to plan for an already time-pressed instructor.Because of our understanding of the above,Lippincott Williams & Wilkins' Comprehensive Medical Assisting,Fourth Edition,is the medical assisting text designed to meet your challenges. In fact, this dynamic package of text and resources represent more than just a textbook, instead providing a suite of learning resources. This is the one text aimed at making sure that every graduate can quickly change their cap and gown for a set of scrubs and immediately be a vital member of the medical office. We do this by:Providing the content in a way that speaks to students, with an engaging style that puts comprehension and understanding at the forefront of the experience.Putting pedagogy to work in the text through key features like patient education boxes, competency checklists, procedure boxes, etc. We’ve emphasized not only the skill needed, but also continually draw the connection between what a student is learning and what they will need to do when they are working in a medical office.Placing students in the real environment in which they will need to live! Our electronic EMR and PMS software package allows you to train students in a platform already in use in medical offices throughout the country. And to help you train, we provide case studies to help keep make the learning experience as real-world as possible.Showing what we teach through skills videos to help definitively show the procedures and skills described so learners of all styles can better understand.Constantly reinforcing the learning through additional online ancillaries including animations, ESL resources, etc. to round out the experience.Helping instructors lessen planning time, giving them more time with their students, through robust instructor resources including lesson plans, PowerPoints, and more.A competency spreadsheet helps faculty members and students track their progress through the material.New content in the fourth edition focuses on addressing crucial changes in policy and technology. Without changing the engaging writing style we’re known for, we’ve made sure that the content is up-to-date and in-line with the needs of the market. We’ve added content on emergency preparedness, a crucial topic in today’s medical office. In addition, instructors will be happy to find the latest CAAHEP and ABHES competencies clearly addressed throughout the text.

    • Medicine
      June 2012

      Pocket Icu

      by Richard Urman

      Prepared by attending physicians at Harvard Medical School,Pocket ICU, follows the style ofPocket Medicine, one of the best-selling references for medical students, interns, and residents. This pocket-sized loose-leaf resource can be used on the wards or in the operating room. Information is presented in a schematic, outline format, with diagrams and tables for quick, easy reference. Content coverage is brief but broad, encompassing all the subspecialty areas of critical care including adult and pediatric critical care, neuro-critical care, cardiac critical care, transplant, burn, and neonatal critical care.

    • Medicine
      May 2012

      Lippincott Williams & Wilkins' Administrative Medical Assisting , 3/e

      by Lippincott

      We’re pleased to introduce the third edition ofLippincott Williams & Wilkins' Administrative Medical Assisting,the medical assisting text designed to address the challenges of medical assisting faculty, and provide the necessary content for programs that address administrative skills separately from clinical skills. This dynamic package of text and resources represent more than just a textbook, instead providing a suite of learning resources. This is the one text aimed at making sure that every graduate can quickly change their cap and gown for a set of scrubs and immediately be a vital member of the medical office. We do this by:Providing the content in an engaging style that speaks to students.Putting pedagogy to work in the text through key features like patent education boxes, competency checklists, procedure boxes, etc.Constantly reinforcing the learning through additional online ancillaries including simulations, animations, ESL resources, etc. round out the experience.Helping instructors lessen planning time, with robust instructor resources.A competency spreadsheet helps faculty members and students track their progress through the material.New content in the fourth edition focuses on addressing crucial changes in policy and technology. Without changing the engaging writing style we’re known for, we’ve made sure that the content is up-to-date and in-line with the needs of the market. We’ve added a chapter on emergency preparedness, a crucial topic in today’s medical office. In addition, instructors will be happy to find the latest CAAHEP and ABHES competencies clearly addressed throughout the text.

    • Medicine
      June 2012

      Lippincott's Fast Facts for NCLEX-PN

      by Lippincott

      Lippincott's Fast Facts for NCLEX-PNpresents 4,500 essential facts that nursing students can review again and again to help them prepare for and pass the PN exam. These important nuggets of information cover all aspects of nursing care, organized around the major subject areas tested on the exam: adult health, maternal-neonatal nursing, pediatric nursing, psychiatric nursing. pharmacology, and management of care.

    • Sports injuries & medicine
      July 2012

      Sports Medicine of Baseball

      by David W. Altchek

      Sports Medicine of Baseballincludes all-encompassing coverage of the evaluation and treatment of common problems encountered in baseball players at all levels of competition. A large portion of the book focuses on shoulder and elbow problems, given the high number of shoulder and elbow injuries that affect baseball players. The text will also cover lower extremity injuries, spine conditions, and common medical problems that may be encountered.Of special interest to athletic trainers, topics such as different training regimens for in-season versus off-season workouts and tailoring throwing programs for relievers and starters is given particular attention.

    • Medicine
      June 2012

      Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Pocketpedia

      by Shatzer, Matthew

      Designed for the busy clinician, this pocket-sized powerhouse provides quick access to charts, tables, diagrams, and illustrations to give you fast facts essential for day-to-day patient care. Field-tested by residents and clinicians at top academic and clinical centers throughout the country, the book is authored by specialists in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation who know what information you need at your fingertips.

    • Medicine
      June 2012

      Skin & Wound Care

      by Cathy Thomas Hess

      Quickly learn the pros and cons of hundreds of wound care products and expert nursing care throughout the entire healing process with the BRAND NEW edition ofClinical Guide to Skin and Wound Care. You’ll carry this compact, sensibly organized guide to…• choose the correct dressing for each wound type• know when to change to a different dressing as healing progresses• properly illustrate wound healing in your documentation• benchmark outcomes ...and more. You’ll accurately assess, plan, and monitor wound care using the most current, best nursing practices.This useful resource will help both clinicians and institutions deliver wound care that's both appropriate for patient needs and cost-effective for the institution. Featuring important new information on documentation regulations, including helpful checklists, and offering take-away highlights in every chapter, this useful resource also provides new content on lymphedema management guidelines, negative pressure wound therapy, and capturing data using today's media capabilities. Part 1 covers the fundamentals of skin and wound care, including assessment, treatment, prevention, nutrition, and documentation. From identifying patients at risk for wounds to achieving compliance for self-care, this is the companion you’ll rely on day after day. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of chronic wounds, accurately interpret lab values and adapt your care, develop a proper skin and wound care formulary, expertly manage tissue load, and understand and apply the wound care regulatory process. Part 2 offers profiles and photos of hundreds of skin and wound care products, all categorized and alphabetized for easy reference. You’ll find a wealth of NEW advice on the skin care products you use most, including cleansers, moisture barriers, antifungal and antimicrobial treatments, therapeutic moisturizers, liquid skin protectants, and others. The Seventh edition ofClinical Guide to Skin and Wound Carealso includes a full-color wound photo section, wound checklists, and much more.

    • Creative therapy (eg art, music, drama)

      Inside Art

      Crime, Punishment and Creative Energies

      by Mary Brown (Author)

      Based on conversations with artists - including people in prison or who were once imprisoned, this book charts the importance of creative activity as an instrument of personal change.

    • Optometry / opticians
      January 2006

      Fast Facts: Ophthalmology

      by Anthony Pane, Peter Simcock

      Ophthalmology is one of the most difficult areas in primary care, with many potential pitfalls even for the most experienced.Fast Facts: Ophthalmology is organized by patient presentation rather than by disease for ease and speed of use in clinical practice. It is designed to help you triage your patients into three main groups: emergencies requiring immediate referral; non-emergencies requiring routine referral, and treatable conditions. Table of contents: Eye examination Red eye Blurred vision Double vision Other important symptoms Gritty, itchy or watery eyes Abnormal eye appearance Eyelid disease Children's eye problems Eye trauma

    • Nursing

      Improving Patient Outcomes

      A Resource for Ward Leaders

      by Alison Wells

      Improving Patient Outcomes is aimed at ward and department leaders and prospective leaders. The evidence for effective team working and its impact on patient care is readily available and as a leader you do not have to make enormous changes to the way you work to have an effect. "This book does exactly what it sets out to do, it is clear, well written and written at the right level for the intended audience" - Directorate Manager, Merseyside Contents include: Improving patient outcomes Diagnosis: how well is your team performing? Selecting team members Creating and sustaining a learning environment Performance management Understanding change and its impact on team performance Implementing systems to support effective team working Involving patients in their care Measuring performance

    • Medical sociology
      March 2012

      My Health, My Faith, My Culture

      A Guide for Healthcare Practitioners

      by Sue Timmins

      Every patient, whatever their cultural background and religious affiliation, is entitled to receive healthcare that is sensitive, appropriate and person- centred. In the UK today, there are people from many different minority groups. There are also members of the host population who follow religions other than Christianity, either from birth or personal choice. The patient’s chosen or birth faith should always play an integral part in their care. This helpful guide enables healthcare practitioners to rise to the challenge of providing culturally sensitive services by giving them an understanding of patients’ varying potential requirements and how to meet them.

    • Nursing

      Primary Care Case Studies for Nurse Practitioners

      by Lydia Burke

      Fourteen clinical cases in a handy pocket size book Practice nurses and nurse practitioners working alongside general practitioners are required to see and treat patients with a variety of minor and complex conditions. They therefore need skills in history-taking, physica assessment, diagnosing, prescribing and managing long-term conditions. It is assumed that nurses who read this book will have experience in managing the care of babies, children, well young people, people for whom English is not their first language, people with mental health problems and older people with multiple health problems. These case studies are loosely based on interactions that the author has had with patients in Primary Care. Contents include: Managing children and babies in Primary Care Managing common problems Assessing for serious or potentially life-threatening conditions Managing patients with multiple health problems

    • Midwifery
      March 2012

      Perinatal Mental Health

      A Clinical Guide

      by Colin R. Martin

      The prospect of parenthood represents a milestone in anyone’s life course and is often a period of stress and challenge. There are a number of significant mental health problems that can occur during the perinatal period, the consequences of which can be both enduring and, occasionally, life threatening. However, irrespective of the specifics of the clinical manifestation of a disturbance, the distress and misery that accompanies it has significant ramifications for the mother or mother-to-be and her partner and family. This book is arranged in themed parts that represent key aspects of facilitating access to effective clinical management during the antenatal and postnatal period. These are covered in the first two Parts One and Two of the book. Part Three examines the pertinent areas of concern regarding partners, a critical but often neglected area of concern within the sphere of perinatal mental health. Part Four explores the social dimension of perinatal mental health, covering areas as diverse as the role of social workers to the psychological processes of obedience within the clinical setting. Part Five focuses on key themes of assessment and psychological interventions, a complex and often misunderstood area. Part Six highlights emerging issues of contemporary relevance, often challenging to the veracity and depth of the current evidence base but of increasing clinical and academic concern. Finally, Part Seven considers the broad spectrum of child health, child care and child development, often significantly influenced by the themes established and explored in the preceding parts of the book. It is hoped that this book will not only provide a handy and evidence-based book for the busy health professional, but will also promote interest and understanding of the complex area that represents perinatal mental health to a wider audience.

    • Nursing & ancillary services

      Cardiac Arrhythmia Recognition

      An Easy Learning Guide

      by Fiona Foxall

      This workbook is a no-fuss, practical guide containing all the information you need to get to grips with cardiac monitoring. It will help you recognise common cardiac arrhythmias and guide you in what actions to take when they occur. Presented in a clear and simple format, this workbook builds on your understanding. If you work your way through this book and carry out the exercises, you will soon become more confident and competent about haemodynamic monitoring and manipulation as well as understanding all the information that initially seems so complicated.

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