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This concise book includes the anatomy of foot and nail to infective diseases.

Guide and organize the evolution of your clinical laboratory students from beginners into effective professionals by giving them this invaluable resource, Essentials of Clinical Laboratory Science. This text fosters critical thinking beyond just the basic procedures, creating a thorough awareness of the clinical laboratory responsibilities that students will have to themselves, to their patients, and to the facilities where they work. Coverage includes the organization of health care facilities, the laws and regulations that govern them, and common tasks and responsibilities for the numerous professional categories that comprise the health care industry. Safety for the laboratory employee, the patients, and the visitors are explained in detail. With an emphasis on efficiency, accuracy, and professionalism, this book serves up the essential ingredients for a holistic approach to laboratory science that augments the diagnosis and treatment of all patients.
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Designed to be used in conjunction with Phlebotomy Essentials, Fourth Edition, this Workbook provides students with chapter-by-chapter exercises to reinforce text material, assessment tools to evaluate their skills, realistic scenarios to gauge their grasp of key concepts, and skills logs to chart their progress. The Workbook includes key terms matching exercises; chapter review questions; crossword puzzles; skill and knowledge drills; requisition activities; competency checklists; case studies; concept mapping exercises; procedure evaluation forms; venipuncture practice logs; and the lab tests and departments appendix from the text.

Written specifically for athletic trainers, the updated second edition of Clinical Pathology for Athletic Trainers: Recognizing Systemic Disease emphasizes practical knowledge; development of clinical skills, including evaluation and treatment; and development of clinical decision-making abilities.

Inside Clinical Pathology for Athletic Trainers, Second Edition, you will find an expanded discussion of the pathophysiology associated with general medical conditions, as well as case studies which facilitate the student's ability to formulate a differential diagnosis and make clinical decisions.

Dr. Daniel P. O'Connor and Dr. A. Louise Fincher have incorporated all of the didactic and psychomotor competencies listed within the General Medical Conditions and Pathology of Injuries and Illness domains from the Fourth Edition of the NATA Educational Competencies into this unique text. Competencies that are addressed throughout the text are conveniently listed at the beginning of each chapter in which they are referenced. Individual lab activities are included within some chapters to aid in the development of the psychomotor skills related to evaluating general medical illnesses. Instructors will enjoy new ancillary materials such as test bank questions and PowerPoint slides.

What's New in the Second Edition:
• New chapters on pharmacology; dermatology; and eyes, ears, nose, throat, and mouth
• Integration of NATA Position Statements and Consensus Statements
• Expanded discussion on the physical exam, including detailed instructions for evaluation procedures
• New illustrations and a color atlas
• New icons throughout the text to represent action to be taken by the athletic trainer during an evaluation, such as physician referral or activation of emergency action plan

Lab Activities Inside the Second Edition:
• Use of Pharmacology Resources
• Assessment of Temperature
• Assessment of Vital Signs (heart rate, blood pressure, and respiration rate)
• Cardiac Auscultation
• Pulmonary Auscultation and Percussion
• Peak Flow Expiratory Rate
• Abdominal Auscultation, Percussion, and Palpation
• Urinalysis
• Assessment of Blood Glucose Levels
• Use of the Otoscope
• Use of the Ophthalmoscope
• Sensory Function
• Motor Function
• Reflex Function
• Cranial Nerve Assessment

With expanded discussions and case studies, new chapters and lab activities, and an emphasis on the development of clinical skills, the Second Edition of Clinical Pathology for Athletic Trainers: Recognizing Systemic Disease is a must-have for today's athletic training students and clinicians.

This extensively revised, performance-based text covers the theory and techniques of basic medical laboratory procedures that are performed in physician office laboratories, small clinics, hospital laboratories, public health departments and point-of-care testing facilities. The procedures follow a user-friendly format that includes objectives, glossary, review questions, and a performance guide. This text includes 16 CLIA-waived tests, as well as some more complex tests, and incorporates up-to-date CLIA and OSHA safety regulations. This fourth-edition text is a comprehensive guide to all the essential laboratory techniques. (Allied Health, Medical Lab Technicians, CLIA, OSHA, laboratory techniques)

The Medical Review Officer's Guide to Drug Testing makes it easy to understand current federal guidelines and select the best approaches for your needs. Tables, checklists, and record-keeping forms help you standardize your drug testing operations. This reference also reviews federal drug testing regulations, describes drug testing procedures and addresses risk management strategies.

The development of medical mycology in the United States is assessed within the context of scientific progress as demonstrated by the creativity and scholarly contributions from research, technological activities, and training toward the management of fungal diseases. Although it focuses on American figures and events, it covers the origins of the discipline in Europe and Latin America. It describes historically significant scientific, technological and educational development and the narrative description is accompanied by an analysis of the causes of these and their perceived impact on the development of the discipline from the late 1880s into the 1990s. The development was conceptualised into five eras: "the era of discovery", "the formative years", "the advent of antifungal and immunosuppressive therapies", "the years of expansion" and "the era of transition".

While the historic roots of clinical chemistry originate from the chemical sciences the growth of the subject has been dependent upon the poli tical, social, economic and technologic national soil in which it has developed. Thus the present leaders in this field have backgrounds variously in chemistry, medicine, pharmacy or sometimes biology. Today, clinical chemistry has attained stature as a unified independent discipline. It is characterized by active and productive international and national societies; its function codified in the law of many countries; its scientific content the sole subject of international and national journals as well as textbooks and educational programs; and its inter national, regional and national meetings have become focal points for major exchange of scientific, clinical and technical information and exhibition. The positive impact of the discipline upon the delivery of health care has given it a significant position in the economics of public health. As a consequence it has become the most rapidly-growing segment of the industrial and commercial component of health main tenance. These changes have brought the need to define the educational and training processes to prepare future leaders of clinical chemistry. The diverse backgrounds of the present directors of clinical chemicallabora tories has required that the viewpoints of chemists, pharmacists, physicians and biologists be brought into harmony. This has been achieved by the years of discussion, debate and review by colleagues of varied professional backgrounds. This monograph reflects their consensus viewpoint for the practice of clinical chemistry at its most advanced level.