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The Only First Responder Training Program Endorsed By A National Organization, First Responder, Fourth Edition Continues With An Assessment-Based Approach To First Responder Training. The Fourth Edition Fully Integrates The 2005 CPR And ECC Guidelines And Includes New Chapters On: Communications And Documentation; Geriatric Emergencies; And Terrorism Awareness. Designed To Meet The Needs Of Law Enforcement Personnel, Fire Fighters, Rescue Squad Personnel, Athletic Trainers, College Students, And Laypersons, The New Features Found In The Fourth Edition Will Help Students Take The Next Step Toward Becoming Outstanding First Responders. These Features Include: Endorsement By The American Academy Of Orthopaedic Surgeons; You Are The Provider, Attention-Grabbing Case Studies Found In Every Chapter; Special Population Tips, Disucssing The Specific Needs And Emergency Care Of Special Populations, Including Pediatric, Geriatric, And Special Needs Patients; Enhanced Skill Drills; And First Responder Practical Skills Review DVD, Packaged Free With The Fourth Edition. The Fourth Edition Fully Integrates The 2005 CPR And ECC Guidelines And Includes New Chapters On: ++ Communications And Documentation ++ Geriatric Emergencies ++ Terrorism Awareness Designed To Meet The Needs Of Law Enforcement Personnel, Fire Fighters, Rescue Squad Personnel, Athletic Trainers, College Students, And Laypersons, The New Features Found In The Fourth Edition Will Help Students Take The Next Step Toward Becoming Outstanding First Responders. These Features Include: ++ Endorsement By The American Academy Of Orthopaedic Surgeons ++ You Are The Provider, Attention-Grabbing Case Studies Found In Every Chapter ++ Special Population Tips, Discussing The Specific Needs And Emergency Care Of Special Populations, Including Pediatric, Geriatric, And Special Needs Patients ++ Enhanced Skill Drills ++ First Responder Practical Skills Review DVD, Packaged Free With The Fourth Edition

Now in its revised, updated Fifth Edition, The Cleveland Clinic Intensive Review of Internal Medicine offers thorough preparation for board certification and recertification exams in internal medicine. It is written by distinguished Cleveland Clinic faculty and serves as the syllabus for the Cleveland Clinic's esteemed internal medicine board review course.

Clinical vignettes and bulleted lists throughout the book highlight key clinical points. This edition also includes boxed "Points to Remember". Board simulations appear at the end of each section. An updated mock board exam containing over 200 multiple-choice questions appears at the end of the book.

A companion Website will offer an interactive question bank with 200 additional questions.

Reflecting the latest practices in the field, Clinical Decision Making: Case Studies in Medical-Surgical Nursing, 2nd edition bridges the gap between classroom knowledge and clinical application. Emphasizing holistic nursing care, this resource helps nursing students sharpen their critical thinking skills and gain experience applying what they have learned. The more than 40 medical-surgical case histories and related questions, and responses are based on real-life client situations. Every case contains an introductory blueprint of variables that must be considered while evaluating a particular scenario concerning the client, nursing protocol, and setting of care. Each blueprint and case is different, just as each clinical situation is unique. As learners simulate the actual decision-making process, they gain valuable experience making informed clinical judgments that will help them become successful nurses. Categorized by complexity, the book appeals to a broad range of learning levels and styles.
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While medical and hygienic developments have driven down the mortality rates of infectious diseases, pathogenic microorganisms are still a major factor in everyday clinical practice. They are still the most frequent cause of death in Third World countries. New and incurable infectious diseases are a worldwide problem. It is inescapable, therefore, that modern medicine must redouble its efforts to understand the relationship between microorganisms and humans and continue to lead the search for new therapies. The following five subject areas are covered:

  • Immunology
  • Bacteriology
  • Mycology
  • Virology
  • Parasitology

This book provides a clearly focused and richly detailed review of the entire field of medical microbiology. It is both a textbook for students of medicine and dentistry and a useful companion for medical technicians and laboratory assistants, both at school and in the laboratory. It will also serve as a handy work of reference for clinical practitioners. The book is structured with teachability in mind: The many color illustrations and microscopic images render complex themes readily accessible. Summaries at the beginning of every chapter, a color-coded reference guide and detailed diagnostic tables make this an excellent sourcebook for rapid learning and quick reference. A list of important internet addresses in the appendix will help the book's users keep abreast of cutting-edge research.

Highly Commended at the 2004 British Medical Awards Medical Book Competition! Neurology---made visible Every practitioner in modern medicine is confronted daily with neurologic symptoms, diagnoses, and clinical problems. Yet there is scarcely any other medical specialty that is so fraught with complexities and abstractions. This pocket atlas is designed to provide a better, easier-to-understand visual guide on what the reader needs to know about neurology. In a unique way, neurology is made visible in the truest sense of the word. Coverage includes: - The basic principles of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology (structure of the CNS, peripheral nerves, stimulus transmission, nerve conduction velocity, etc.). - Diagnostic methods and procedures (clinical examinations, electrophysiologic techniques, imaging studies, etc.). - Neurologic disorders including their clinical manifestations, pathogenesis, and principles of treatment. These topics and more are covered in elaborately drawn, meticulously labeled illustrations. The effective concept of placing the illustrations opposite the descriptive text for a particular subject has created word-and-picture units that combine maximum teaching impact with an optimum density of information. Neurologic relationships can be grasped literally at a glance. This pocket atlas is intended for medical students, physicians, and other medical professionals (nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists) who could profit from a visual guide to neurology.

Geared to primary care practitioners, The Washington Manual® of Outpatient Internal Medicine focuses on common ambulatory medical problems encountered in each medical subspecialty. The book has a quick-reference format similar to The Washington Manual® of Medical Therapeutics, with a standard chapter template, a bulleted style, numerous tables and figures, and a two-color design. All chapters are written by house staff and faculty at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine.

Coverage includes the traditional internal medicine subspecialties and other areas where problems are frequently seen in the ambulatory setting, such as dermatology, neurology, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, and psychiatry. Most subspecialties have separate symptom- and disease-based chapters.

The Washington Manual® is a registered mark belonging to Washington University in St. Louis to which international legal protection applies. The mark is used in this publication by LWW under license from Washington University.

More cases = more success on your exam

When you take your clinical skills exam, every case you know counts. Prepare quickly and efficiently for your clinical exam with the updated third edition of this bestselling OSCE study guide. Written by Canadian doctors, Clinical Skills Review presents 134 cases based on scenarios you’ll encounter on the MCCQE II and CFPC certification exams.

An essential resource for Canadian medical students and international medical graduates seeking a licence to practise medicine in Canada, Clinical Skills Review is also a valuable supplemental guide for the USMLE Step 2 CS.

Features of the new edition include:

  • Comprehensive coverage of typical clinical situations.
  • A systematic approach to clinical skills.
  • Indexes of cases and medical abbreviations for easy reference.
  • Time-tested mnemonics to help you excel on the exam.
  • Aids for group study, since practice is the best way to prepare.
  • Cases organized by categories found on the MCCQE II: Medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, preventive medicine and community health, psychiatry and neurology, and surgery.

As medical litigation continues to increase, the best defence for doctors is to be aware of, and avoid, medical errors. This book focuses on the key legal issues including medical documentation, which reduce risk and liability when handled correctly. It contains chapters on difficult patients and special issues for emergency physicians. The case-based format demonstrates clinical relevance and useful examples are drawn from office, hospital and community settings. This book is the companion volume to Learning from Medical Errors: Clinical Problems which focuses on the most common clinical situations resulting in malpractice litigation. Learning from Medical Errors: Legal Issues is vital reading for all doctors, medical lecturers and teachers and medical lawyers.

With the increased emphasis on reducing medical errors in an emergency setting, this book will focus on patient safety within the emergency department, where preventable medical errors often occur. The book will provide both an overview of patient safety within health care—the 'culture of safety,' importance of teamwork, organizational change—and specific guidelines on issues such as medication safety, procedural complications, and clinician fatigue, to ensure quality care in the ED. Special sections discuss ED design, medication safety, and awareness of the 'culture of safety.'