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Kate Cumming was one of the first women to offer her services for the care of the South's wounded soldiers. Her journal provides a look behind the lines of Civil War action in depicting civilian attitudes, army medical practices, and the administrative workings of the Confederate hospital system.
Medical students encounter many challenges on their path to success, from managing their time, applying theory to practice, and passing exams. The Medical Student Survival Skills series helps medical students navigate core subjects of the curriculum, providing accessible short reference guides for OSCE preparation and hospital placements. These guides are the perfect tool for achieving clinical success.
Get two weeks of job experience under your belt with The Simulated Administrative Medical Office: Externship Practice for Medical Assisting! This simulated practicum walks you through ten days on the job as an administrative medical assistant working in the front office of a medical practice. Clear, step-by-step instructions show you how to complete tasks - such as patient scheduling, billing, and insurance - using SimChart for the Medical Office. The guide also reinforces points of professionalism to ensure you'll be well prepared to succeed in your actual externships and future AMA career! * This product ISBN?does NOT include a SimChart for the Medical Office access code.? To purchase the text + SimChart package, please use ISBN 9780323374712.
No one really expects it, but at some time or another, just about everyone has been--or will be--responsible for giving care for a sustained period to someone close to them. Gail Sheehy, who has chronicled every major turning point for modern Americans, knows firsthand the trials, fears, and rare joys of caregiving. Now she takes you by the hand and shows you that you will get through this--and you will do the right things.
With empathy and intelligence, backed by formidable research, and interspersed with poignant stories of her experience and that of other successful caregivers, Passages in Caregiving examines the arc of caregiving from the very first signs of trouble--providing invaluable advice and guidance to help turn a stressful, life-altering situation into a journey that can be safely navigated and from which everyone can benefit.
Thirty million people today care for ailing family members in their own homes--a number that will increase dramatically over the next decade as baby boomers enter old age, as soldiers return home from war mentally and physically wounded, as medical advances extend lives and health insurance fails to cover them.
Offering both companionship and guidance to the people who find themselves caring for their intimates, "An Uncertain Inheritance" is a collection of essays from some of the country's most accomplished writers. Poignant, honest, sometimes heartbreaking, often wry, and funny, here is a book that examines caregiving from every angle, revealing the pain, intimacy, and grace inherent in this meaningful relationship.
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With this go-to guide you'll: . . Get access to nearly 100 sample resumes and cover letters. Organize and draft your resume with the aid of helpful worksheets. Discover the common elements in the most popular resume formats. Learn to use vivid, active verbs in your resume. Find out how to format and submit resumes electronically. .
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Fundamentals of Care is an accessible introductory textbook for all health care assistants; assistant practitioners and social care support workers who are undertaking the newly introduced, mandatory Care Certificate, as well as offering a resource for providing care and support. Practically focused, each chapter begins with the outcomes associated with each standard, which helps contextualise and focus the reader on the content and relevance to the Care Certificate. The book also includes exercises to encourage the reader to stop, look, listen and act, thinking cap activity promotes further thinking and application to care and support provision along with case studies and resource files. Written to help the reader come to terms with the role and function of the heath and care assistants, Fundamentals of Care offers support to those undertaking the Care Certificate and to assist those who already work as health and care assistants, helping them in their quest to enhance safe and effective care.
In the evolution of the nursing profession, the phrases nursing care, therapeutic care, caring for others, and related expressions are used by nurses to describe their professional service to others. Members of our society have different thoughts and role expectations about these phrases in relation to the kind of care they receive from nurses. Furthermore, these expressions hold different meanings for nurses in their various care-giving roles, such as to individual clients, families, and community groups they serve. The concept of care is probably one of the least understood ideas used by professional and non-professional people, yet it is probably one of the most important concepts to be understood by human groups. It is a word with multiple social usages in the American culture, and has other meanings in other world cultures. It is time that we study the implicit and explicit meanings associated with the concepts of care and caring so that we can reduce their ambiguities.
"If you're ready to show up for practice, Yosaif 's coaching can help you and your loved one get the love and support you need." -Bernie Siegel, MD, Author of Love, Medicine and Miracles; co-author with Yosaif August, of Help Me to Heal (Hay House, 2003) This book promotes caregivers' resiliency and helps them sustain themselves by reaching out for the love and support they and their loved ones need. It addresses the paradox of how difficult it is to help people who are stressed out and overwhelmed without, inadvertently, adding to their stress. This is especially so with caregivers who are at risk of burning out. This lively and easy to use how-to manual coaches caregivers - family and friends who are providing care to a loved one - to reach out for help before they, themselves, get so depleted that they burn out (and, in turn, need caregivers for themselves ). It does it in a way that their reaching out does not become just another item on their to-do list. In his introduction, Yosaif August, the author, invites caregivers to use the book as a just-in-time resource - to leaf through it, find topics that speak to them and then use it in a series of ten minute reads. Part One of the book coaches them to take stock of what they need, what their strengths and resources are, and any beliefs they have that may be holding them back from reaching out for love and support. Part Two coaches them in finding the best ways for them to do it, including using the new caresites i.e. free websites for them to use in communicating with people who care about them. The third section provides resources for them to use to help sustain them in providing care for their loved one. Mr. August is an award-winning healthcare innovator (inventor of Bedscapes(r)), life coach and keynote presenter. He was a family caregiver for his own parents and mother-in-law. In this book he draws on what he learned from those experiences, from his life coaching clients and research interviews he conducted with family caregivers who have been especially effective in reaching out for what they and their loved ones needed. Besides the caregivers themselves, it is also a valuable resource for friends, neighbors, professional colleagues, fellow congregants and others who are concerned that these caregivers are at risk of burning out but haven't yet found a way to help them. As the author says, "friends don't let friends burn out any more than friends let friends drive drunk." With this book in hand, they can reach out to the caregiver and offer to help them use it. This book is endorsed by a wide range of respected experts in the world of caregiving, spirituality and medicine - and by the leaders of the three major caresites (CarePages, Caring Bridge and Lotsa Helping Hands) - who also recommend its use by professionals: social workers, therapists, nurses, healthcare chaplains, physicians and others. "Yosaif August is the Vince Lombardi of coaching for caregivers." -Andrew Schorr, two-time cancer patient; Author of The Web-Savvy Patient, Founder, PatientPower.info ..". Written as if the author is speaking directly to you." -Louise Knight, M.S.W., LCSW-C, OSW-C, Director, Family Patient and Family Services Program, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins Yosaif August is quite the caregiving coach. His book provides a thorough compilation of resources for our nation's caregivers. But what makes his book truly tremendous is his focus, not just on how to reach out for help, but on putting caregiver needs first to avoid burnout. -Hal Chapel, CEO and Co-Founder, Lotsa Helping Hands It's vital to take care of the caregiver Yosaif does a terrific job of breaking down ways to do just that in a very consumable way. -Sona Mehring, CaringBridge Founder and C
The Paramedic Pocket Guide, an all new pocket reference in emergency and critical care, is an essential resource for paramedics, nurses, and doctors. The Paramedic Pocket Guide consolidates critical information found in desk references into a convenient 3" x 5" pocket-size format that is handy enough to take with you anywhere. The Eighth Edition features: - Aligns with the JRCALC Guidelines - Information on poisons and emergency medications - ECG rhythm strips - Pediatric medications - Straightforward medical emergency treatments
Nurses are in contact with people at risk of, and following stroke, at every stage of their journey and in all settings. The market-leading guide for stroke nursing has been fully updated to reflect advances in clinical management of stroke, and provides a practical, evidenced-based, text to facilitate the provision of optimal stroke care during the primary prevention and acute phases. It also includes consideration of rehabilitation, recovery and discharge planning, which are integral to acute stroke management and the impact on the experience of life after stroke of individuals and their families. This essential text provides a greater focus on clinical application in practice, as well as an additional new chapter focused on the knowledge and skills required by nurses. - Explores UK and international perspectives on stroke management, and how it underpins management recommendations. - Structured to follow the acute stroke pathway experienced by patients. - Additional case studies and practice examples. - Explicitly links knowledge and skills to clinical practice required by clinicians in the provision of contemporary stroke care. - Authored by experienced and expert clinicians and leaders in the field of nursing practice, research and education.
Physical Assessment for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals offers a practical and comprehensive guide to best clinical practice when taking patient history and physical examination. This accessible text is structured in accordance with the competencies for advanced practice in assessment, diagnosis and treatment as published by the RCN. Following a systematic, systems-based approach to patient assessment, it includes a summary of the key clinical skills needed to develop and improve clinical examination in order to confidently assess, diagnose, plan and provide outstanding care. In this revised edition, colour photographs and case studies have been included to assist health care practitioners in their assessment of the patient. This important guide: Includes a highly visual colour presentation with photographs and illustrations Features a wide range of key learning points to help guide practice Offers illustrative examples, applications to practice and case studies Written for health care students, newly qualified and advanced nurse practitioners, and those in the allied health professions, Physical Assessment for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals is the essential guide for developing the skills needed to accurately access patient history and physical examination.
The #1 review for the USMLE Step 2 CS is now even better! The Sixth Edition of First Aid for the USMLE Step 2 CS has been updated to reflect the latest NBME exam format and worksheet items, and incorporates feedback from recent US and international test-takers. This high-yield review delivers a thorough exam preparation guide for the USMLE Step 2 CS, offering a solid review of frequently test CS cases, along with proven study and exam strategies for clinical encounters. 44 full-length practice cases that simulate the real exam, updated to reflect recent exam changes, and test your ability to document the patient's most likely diagnosis and how it is supported by the history and physical findings A revised and expanded set of 39 minicases representing common complaints designed to help you rapidly develop a working set of differential diagnoses Detailed descriptions and illustrations of high-yield physical exam maneuvers that will win you points without costing time Updated maxicases with examples of how to ask patients insightful questions Expanded guidelines on how to deal with challenging situations, including those that pose ethical and confidentiality issues An updated exam preparation guide for the new USMLE (R) Step 2 CS, including proven study and exam strategies for clinical encounters based on the patient-centered interview Updated content based on feedback from recent U.S. and international test takers
Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals (PEPP), United Kingdom Revised Third Edition represents a comprehensive source of prehospital medical information for the emergency care of infants and children. PEPP is designed to give prehospital professionals the education, skills, and confidence they need to effectively treat pediatric patients. Developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, PEPP specifically teaches prehospital professionals how to better assess and manage ill or injured children. PEPP combines comprehensive medical content with dynamic features and an interactive course to fully prepare prehospital professionals to care for children in the field. New to the Revised Third Edition: Meets 2015 CPR and ECC Guidelines The textbook content addresses every pediatric-specific competency statement in the National EMS Education Standards Shock and resuscitation content is covered in two separate chapters, placing more emphasis on these critical topics A top-flight EMS author team working in conjunction with AAP physician reviewers ensures exceptional medical content with a "street" focus A free eBook is included with every printed copy of the Revised Third Edition Features include: The Pediatric Assessment Triangle (PAT) represents the essence of the PEPP patient assessment method, which includes assessing appearance, work of breathing, and circulation to the skin The Patient Assessment Flowchart provides students with an easy-to-understand reference of the pediatric patient assessment process Case Studies provide an opportunity for critical thinking and encourage students to consider how they would treat a similar case in the field Procedures provide written step-by-step explanations and visual summaries of important BLS and ALS pediatric skills Interactive Course and Flexible Course Options: PEPP Course Coordinators now have the option of offering onsite or hybrid courses The hybrid course includes engaging, interactive online modules that students complete before attending the onsite portion of the course for scenarios and hands-on skill stations The onsite course includes case-based lectures, live-action video, small group scenarios, and hands-on skill stations A new renewal course for providers to keep up-to-date with their skills The BLS course is geared toward Emergency Medical Responders and EMTs, while the ALS course is ideal for AEMTs and Paramedics. Learn more about the PEPP course at www.PEPPsite.com. *Note: Access to the online modules can be purchased separately. Select the Student Resources tab above to purchase, or click the links below: BLS Pretest Access ALS Pretest Access BLS Hybrid Access ALS Hybrid Access *PEPP Precourse Module access codes are not available in the eBook version.
In this book, the combination of principles and practical applications is maintained and developed in Frank Quinn's comprehensive discussion of nursing, midwifery, and health education, which can be equally applied to physiotherapy, occupational therapy, chiropody, and dietetics. The educational approaches of the book cover the whole field of adult education and include teaching patients, clients, and colleagues. It includes new chapters on such aspects as planning for teaching, quality assurance, educational delivery systems, and course management. It also incorporates major changes in approaches to UK nurse education over the last six years. An accompanying free website includes lesson plans, guides to learning outcomes, advice on classroom management, and links to the main regulatory bodies and organizations.
A convenient reference for all Orthopaedists and PCP's! The Tarascon Pocket Orthopaedica, Fourth Edition is the ultimate portable reference for the busy orthopedist or primary care physician caring for patients with musculoskeletal disorders or sports related injuries. This concise, organized pocket guide is packed with essential lists, figures, & tables providing instant reminders of hard-to-remember yet vitally important clinical information. Completely revised and updated, Tarascon Pocket Orthopaedica, Fourth Edition includes all new high-quality original artwork detailing extremity anatomy, fracture classifications, radiologic views, and orthopedic procedures.
Learn the essential concepts of major diseases/disorders and disease processes. Gould's Pathophysiology for the Health Professions, 6th Edition is a concise, easy-to-understand introduction to the fundamentals of pathophysiology. Continuing in its well-known tradition of readability and vivid, full-color illustrations, the text is updated with the latest research and trends in human disease. Disorders are described by body system, with coverage of the interactions between systems, and special features help you to apply the material to real-life situations. No matter which healthcare field you may enter, this book provides solid preparation for the conditions you may encounter in clinical practice. Updated graphics help you recognize and identify various concepts and specific disorders through enhanced flowcharts, photos, and illustrations. Concise and readable approach includes the information you need without overwhelming you, even if you have a limited scientific background. Format for individual disorder discussions includes 1) background, 2) pathophysiology, 3) etiology, 4) signs and symptoms, 5) diagnoses, 6) possible related complications/disorders, and 7) treatments/research. UNIQUE! Apply Your Knowledge questions ask you to use what you've learned to predict What can go wrong with this structure or system, transitioning you from normal anatomy and physiology into pathophysiology. UNIQUE! Think About questions alert you to important points and help with self-evaluation, test preparation, and review. Warning Signs boxes help in identifying the pre-emptive signs of physiologic events such as strokes. Emergency Treatment boxes give step-by-step instructions to follow for emergencies such as shock, cardiac arrest, and pneumothorax. Research boxes discuss new developments, problem areas of pathophysiology, and complications associated with research. Key terms, learning objectives, and bulleted chapter summaries help you focus on key concepts and information. NEW! All chapters updated to include new data on major diseases and other changes in guidelines and the literature, reflecting latest developments in pathophysiology including, updated drug therapy content, expanded coverage of viruses, new cancer treatments, new research on the links between mental health and biochemical/physiologic factors, and much more! NEW! Streamlined narrative content enhances the readability of imperative information.
Based on the National EMS Education Standards and endorsed by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Emergency Medical Responder: Your First Response in Emergency Care, Sixth Edition offers complete coverage of every competency statement with clarity and precision in a concise format that ensures student comprehension and encourages critical thinking. The experienced author team and the AAOS medical editors have transformed the Education Standards into a training program that reflects best practices. Using clear, accessible language and proven pedagogical features, the Sixth Edition is the only way to prepare law enforcement personnel, fire fighters, rescue squad personnel, athletic trainers, college students, and laypersons for the challenges they will face in the field.
An Introduction to Medical Terminology for Health Care is designed to introduce medical terms to readers who have little or no prior knowledge of the language of medicine. The latest edition of this hugely popular volume retains its effective approach to learning medical terminology by breaking words into their component parts and applying knowledge through exercises and examples from patient care. Throughout the book, information is organised into friendly, accessible, learning modules which are presented in a helpful, template format. Abundant fill-in exercises and helpful diagrams also aid the process of analysing and learning medical terms. In this latest fifth edition, Andy Hutton has brought the book completely up-to-date by with the addition of new exercises and more information on common pathological conditions, medical procedures and laboratory tests. Each unit now includes a comprehensive list of associated words that are often used in combination with specific medical terms in patient records and medical publications. An Introduction to Medical Terminology for Health Care is suitable for medical secretaries and clerical staff - particularly those on AMSPAR courses, foundation level nursing and allied health students, CMA (AAMA) candidates and anyone undertaking the SQA National Progression Award in administration for medical receptionists and secretaries. A self-directed learning package that requires no previous knowledge of medical terminology New design with icons to direct the reader and facilitate the learning process Case Histories help put the words into a 'real life' context Over 120 clear images enable students to associate medical terms with human anatomy and medical equipment Self-assessment modules allow readers to test their knowledge of the meaning of word components and their association with a disease, anatomical feature or medical specialty Simple, non-technical descriptions of pathological conditions, symptoms, laboratory tests, medical instruments and clinical procedures Numerous fill-in word exercises to ensure fast and effective learning Comprehensive abbreviation lists and a glossary A valuable resource for readers taking the City and Guilds (AMSPAR) exams or CMA (AAMA) exams in medical terminology Fresh design and updated artwork program gives added appeal to the volume Each unit contains a list of common associated words often used in conjunction with specific medical terms in patient records and medical publications More information on pathological conditions, laboratory tests and clinical procedures Self-assessment exercises on medical specialties Revised lists of common abbreviations associated with each speciality
This new text provides a jargon-free user guide to the key concepts, models and techniques of reflective practice from one of the leading writers in the field. A one-stop source book, it can be used both by the beginner as a handbook and by the more experienced practitioner as a guide to other sources of thinking and information.
Winner, 2016 Outstanding Publication in the Sociology of Disability, American Sociological Association, Section Disability and Society Recent years have seen an explosion in the number of children diagnosed with "invisible disabilities" such as ADHD, mood and conduct disorders, and high-functioning autism spectrum disorders. Whether they are viewed as biological problems in brain wiring or as results of the increasing medicalization of childhood, the burden of dealing with the day-to-day trials and complex medical and educational decisions falls almost entirely on mothers. Yet few ask how these mothers make sense of their children's troubles, and to what extent they feel responsibility or blame. Raising Generation Rx offers a groundbreaking study that situates mothers' experiences within an age of neuroscientific breakthrough, a high-stakes knowledge-based economy, cutbacks in public services and decent jobs, and increased global competition and racialized class and gender inequality. Through in-depth interviews, observations of parents' meetings, and analyses of popular advice, Linda Blum examines the experiences of diverse mothers coping with the challenges of their children's "invisible disabilities" in the face of daunting social, economic, and political realities. She reveals how mothers in widely varied households learn to advocate for their children in the dense bureaucracies of the educational and medical systems; wrestle with anguishing decisions about the use of psychoactive medications; and live with the inescapable blame and stigma in their communities.
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