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Published in conjunction with the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), the Fourth Edition of Medical Records and the Law is once again the ideal text for programs in HIM as well as a valuable reference resource for health professionals and those in the legal profession. Providing a useful resource to those in the legal profession, it addresses the substantial changes brought about by HIPAA and the growth of electronic health record systems and electronic data networks, retaining and updating the discussion of state laws affecting the use and disclosure of health information. This book also discusses the highly complex interplay of federal and state health information privacy laws. The Fourth Edition addresses the challenging area of how patient information may be used in connection with medical research involving human subjects. Features: With the evolution in how health information is created, stored, retrieved, used, and transmitted, the need for protection has resulted in new and comprehensive regulation in the form of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and this book addresses its voluminous privacy, security, identifier, code set, and transactions regulations. Medical Records and the Law, Fourth Edition provides the tools health care providers and government agents need, at all levels, given the increased focus on accountability for the quality of health care. This book focuses on the reduction of errors and rapid access to electronic health records as an essential and fundamental part of successful quality improvement efforts.

Packed with essential lists, figures, tables, and algorithms, the Tarascon Internal Medicine & Critical Care Pocketbook, Fifth Edition provides instant reminders of hard-to-remember yet vitally important clinical information. The Fifth Edition contains more information and several new topics throughout each chapter, including: Anthropometric Equations; Echo, MRI, and Nuclear Anatomy; ECG ST Elevation (STE) Patterns; Sepsis; Therapeutic Hypothermia; Pharyngeal Swab Technique; NIH Stroke Scale; Bronchoscopic Anatomy; SIADH; Serotonin Syndromes; and more. Intended for busy internal medicine physicians, nurses, or any healthcare provider in the ICU, Tarascon Internal Medicine & Critical Care Pocketbook is meticulously referenced with expert commentary on current academic controversies in the field.

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When you need the absolute best in health care, John Hopkins is the institute ranked #1 year after year. And when you want answers fast, turn to the Johns Hopkins Family Health Book for the knowledge you need from a name you know. Developed in consultation with an advisory board of more than 100 Johns Hopkins physicians, nurses, and health professionals, this indispensable home and medical resource covers a broad range of family health issues and focuses on maintaining good health and preventing diseases.

Read "How to Use this Book" first to learn how the book is organized and to find out where to look for information you need, whether you are trying to interpret symptoms, wish to know more about a medication, or are looking for general health and nutrition facts.

Part 1. Staying Healthy provides the underpinnings of a healthy lifestyle, including recommendations on nutrition, exercise, everyday safety, smoking, alcohol, and addiction.

Part 2. Health Over the Life Course details what you need to know about genetics and your family health history, and the special health concerns of pregnancy and childbirth, infancy, the preschool to preteen years, the teen years, adulthood, and the senior years.

Part 3. First Aid and Emergency Care gives you the tools to evaluate health emergencies, from everyday cuts and bruises to life-threatening crises.

Part 4. Body Systems and Disorders describes the functions of the body systems from head to toe and the most common problems related to them. You will learn what your symptoms mean, what signs a doctor looks for and the tests used during diagnosis, how a problem develops, and what can be done to treat or prevent it. Each chapter also discusses self-care measures and advises you on when to call a doctor.

Part 5. Becoming a Partner in Your Health Care offers strategies for negotiating today's difficult health care environment, including finding the right doctor and health care plan.

The Appendices include a comprehensive directory of the 80 most prescribed medications; glossary; growth chart; living wills and advance directives; measurement conversions and laboratory tests. Designed for instant access, the index highlights symptoms in red and primary entries in bold. A 48-page full-color insert of anatomy, disorders, and diseases, over 500 black-and-white and two-color illustrations, and endpapers featuring emergency first aid procedures--prepared by Johns Hopkins' renowned Art as Applied to Medicine department--complete this invaluable family reference.

The most innovative and authoritative reference to family health and medicine ever produced, the ACP Complete Home Medical Guide gives readers the information needed on the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of medical conditions. Focusing on the latest advances in medical science, with a user-friendly approach to one's own health care, this is an unbeatable reference.

The first scientific quick-reference book shares—in clear, everyday language—the most up-to-the-minute, reliable, and accessible information available on more than three hundred herbal medicines.

“Each year, more than sixty million Americans use herbal remedies and other types of alternative medical care. In fact, more people seek help from alternative health-care providers than from conventional health-care practitioners...” —Dr. Simeon Margolis

The Complete Guide to Herbal Medicines is the first scientific quick-reference book compiled by two trained, experienced clinical pharmacists. In clear, everyday language, they share the most up-to-the-minute, reliable, and accessible information available on more than three hundred herbal medicines. You'll find:

-a complete, dependable overview of herbal medicines

-what the scientific research shows

-a glossary of medical terms

-what happens when herbs interact with drugs

-references to key scientific studies

-and much, much more.

No other guide gives you such a complete directory of herbal medicines, or such detailed, practical advice about each one. To expand your knowledge and interest in herbal medicines, you should have The Complete Guide to Herbal Medicines.

This is a brand new, state-of-the art consumer medical encyclopedia from America's most trusted authority, aimed at the 30+ reader who still trusts a distinguished reference book more than the Internet, and who cares profoundly about his or her own health and that of the whole family. The AMA literally started from scratch to produce this book, so it is in no way to be considered a revision of any previously published title. Special features include: a mil-color Atlas of the Body; sections on 21st century medicine including genetics, brain imaging, robotic surgery, and other cutting edge topics; 40 symptom charts; and a heavily illustrated First Aid section with stcp-by-step suggestions for handling common injuries at home. It has extensive coverage of Alternative Medicine: 80 separate entries and several sidebars that cover the latest in alternative therapies, all edited and reviewed by physicians involved in alternative medicine. The fact that AMA is addressing alternative medicine when the competition largely avoids the topic proves that they know what today's health care consumer wants. AMA Complete Medical Encyclopedia devotes considerable space to mental health issues, with 229 entries on a wide range of Psychiatry topics. It has 129 entries on nutrition, and also covers exercise, sports medicine, and cosmetic surgery. It covers death and dying; home care; geriatric concerns; and specific life stages. Every entry, sidebar, illustration and feature was reviewed by one or more medical doctors, and specialists from dozens of fields reviewed me text and art for accuracy. The book has 6,000 entries covering about 2,000 illnesses and definitions for about 500 different tests and surgical procedures, plus a complete pharmacology section. It has more than 1,750 illustrations, all of which were created for this book, including 32 pages of color.

Medical Electronic Laboratory Equipment 1967-68 provides information of a comprehensive range of electronic and nucleonic equipment for use in laboratories concerned with all branches of medical research. This book covers a variety of topics, including amplifiers, computers, chromatographs, gamma encephalographs, display systems, kidney function systems, scintillation cameras, and ultrasonic equipment.

Organized into 10 chapters, this book begins with an overview of a wide-section of the equipment available in the specialized field. This text then provides general descriptive data of equipment with considerable operating and applications information. Other chapters consider a large number of illustrations showing equipment in use, as well as the case histories, analyses, and references. This book presents as well data from Europe, United States, and Japan that are useful as a practical guide and manual by all concerned with the acquisition, assessment, and use of electronic equipment for medical research.

This book is a valuable resource for readers interested in acquiring medical electronics equipment.

A practical, hands-on resource for physicians in all specialties, Medical Teaching in Ambulatory Care is a guide on training medical students and residents in settings such as private practices and hospital clinics. Concise, engaging, and easy to follow, it is an ideal handbook for the busy practitioner looking to upgrade his or her teaching abilities.

The authors cover basic education theory, individual teaching skills, strategies for evaluating trainees, and tips on working with challenging learners. Readers can follow along with the storyline of a fictional Dr. Smith, through whom the book provides practical examples that complement each theory, skill, and strategy presented.

This new edition has been updated with key medical education theories that are now core to current approaches, expanded details on one-to-one teaching, and information on structured formats to use when reviewing patient encounters with learners. The authors also examine the impact of digital technology on medical education in office-based settings and provide tips on working with the new generation of learners who enjoy – and expect – instant access to information of all kinds.

Netter’s Concise Orthopaedic Anatomy is a best-selling, portable, full-color resource excellent to have on hand during your orthopaedic rotation, residency, or as a quick look-up in practice. Jon C. Thompson presents the latest data in thoroughly updated diagnostic and treatment algorithms for all conditions while preserving the popular at-a-glance table format from the previous edition. You’ll get even more art from the Netter Collection as well as new radiologic images that visually demonstrate the key clinical correlations and applications of anatomical imaging. For a fast, memorable review of orthopaedic anatomy, this is a must-have.

  • Maintains the popular at-a-glance table format that makes finding essential information quick and convenient.
  • Contains useful clinical information on disorders, trauma, history, physical exam, radiology, surgical approaches, and minor procedures in every chapter.
  • Lists key information on bones, joints, muscles, and nerves in tables correlate to each Netter image.
  • Highlights key material in different colors-pearls in green and warnings in red-for easy reference.
  • Features both plain film and advanced radiographic (CT and MRI) images, along with cross-sectional anatomic plates for an even more thorough visual representation of the material.
  • Includes additional common surgical approaches to give you a broader understanding of techniques.
  • Incorporates reorganized Complicated Arthology tables for large joints, such as the shoulder, knee, and hip, for increased clarity and to incorporate new artwork and additional clinical correlations.
  • Reflects new data and current diagnostic and treatment techniques through updates to the Disorders and Fractures sections and the Physical Exam and Anatomic tables in each chapter.
  • Presents the very latest developments in the field through thoroughly updated diagnostic and treatment algorithms for all clinical conditions.

The purpose of the The Active Female: Health Issues Throughout the Lifespan, 2nd Edition is twofold: (1) to increase the awareness of wellness and fitness issues for active females and their family members; and (2) to provide an avenue for medical practitioners, allied health professionals, health educators, and certified individuals in sports medicine to gain critical, updated knowledge of a field specific to active females. Part I of the book offers a foundation to help the reader understand the interrelationship among body image concerns, the female reproductive cycle, and musculoskeletal anatomy/physiology of females that makes their health risks and concerns unique. Reproductive health is discussed by a prominent researcher in reproduction/endocrinology. An overview of the Female Athlete Triad which is a syndrome of three interrelated conditions (isordered eating, menstrual disturbances and bone loss) is presented in Part II. Physicians and certified professionals in sports medicine discuss the individual components of the triad, relating not only to the athletic female but also to the recreationally active woman throughout the lifespan. In Part III, Prevention and management of common musculoskeletal injuries is addressed by a female orthopedic surgeon who sub-specializes in treating female athletes. Finally, appropriate exercise and nutritional guidelines for active females are discussed in Parts IV-V of the book by certified professionals and licensed physicians in sports medicine. An invaluable addition to the literature, The Active Female: Health Issues Throughout the Lifespan, 2nd Edition will be of great interest to physicians, allied health care practitioners, medical/other wellness educators, and students who are interested in advancing women's health issues. Sports medicine specialists, family practitioners, gynecologists, team physicians, residents in sports medicine, athletic trainers, health educators, nurses, physicians assistants, physical therapists, sport psychologists, counselors, athletic trainers, and other members of the sports medicine team should also find this title of significant interest.