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Wilderness and rescue medicine
by Jeff Isaac

9780763789206Wma; Jeffrey Isaac; David E. JohnsonWilderness and Rescue MedicineA Guide to Practicing Medicine in Challenging Environments Wilderness and Rescue Medicine: A Practical Guide for the Basic and Advanced Practitioner provides the critical insight and tools required to practice medicine in remote or challenging environments. There is no place in field medicine for unreasonable restrictions on the practical application of medical judgment--that is the guiding philosophy of this user-friendly guide. Wilderness and Rescue Medicine: A Practical Guide for the Basic and Advanced Practitioner teaches readers how to improvise, adapt and exercise reasonable judgment at any level of medical training and in any difficult environment, from the desert to the oceans, from the backwoods to cities stricken by disaster. Grounded in the collective wisdom of hundreds of instructors, rescue personnel and medical practitioners, this text explores medical problems in a broad wilderness context--including cold injuries, altitude illness, diving and lightening injuries and toxins, among others--and pairs that exploration with the realities of solving such problems in the field, well outside the confines and comforts of mainstream medicine. Wilderness and Rescue Medicine: A Practical Guide for the Basic and Advanced Practitioner provides: * The most up-to-date guidance on practicing medicine in a wilderness context * An introduction to critical body systems and the general principals of trauma * Specific information on environmental and backcountry medicine * An examination of the medical role in search and rescue missions - Description from Syndetics
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201 Careers in Nursing
by Joyce Fitzpatrick

9780826133823Joyce J. Fitzpatrick; Emerson E. Ea201 Careers in NursingFew professions have evolved as much as nursing has, or offer as much variety, opportunity for growth, and potential for great personal and professional satisfaction. 201 Careers in Nursing , the new edition significantly expanding, updating and revising 101 Careers in Nursing , is your guide to careers in nursing practice, education, research, and so much more. Comprehensive in scope and for nurses at all levels, each career description includes educational requirements, core competencies, and required skills. Interviews with nurses working in a variety of roles and settings bring to life the breadth of opportunities available to nurses today. Important tips within the book will help when making your career choices, along with compensation range per degree, certification requirements, and earning potential for each career. 201 Careers in Nursing is an essential resource for nurses entering the profession, nurses considering a career change, and counselors facilitating career choices. Key Features: Includes 201 careers, each with career description, educational requirements, core competencies, and requisite skills Reformatted for ease of use Provides compensation range per degree, certification requirements, and earning potential for each career Features interviews with nurses in different careers in academia and practice settings Useful for students and nurses at all levels Sample Careers: Addictions Counselor Military Nurse Childbirth Educator Clinical Research Nurse Family Nurse Practitioner Medical-Surgical Nurse Telehealth Nurse Consultant Cruise Ship/Resort Nurse Disaster/Bioterrorism Nurse Fraud and Abuse Investigator Genetics Counselor Health Policy Analyst/Lobbyist Media Consultant - Description from Syndetics
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Breaking ground: my life in medicine
by Louis Wade Sullivan

9780820346939Louis W. Sullivan; David Chanoff; Andrew Young (Foreword by)Breaking Ground: My Life in MedicineWhile Louis W. Sullivan was a student at Morehouse College, Morehouse president Benjamin Mays said something to the student body that stuck with him for the rest of his life. âeoeThe tragedy of life is not failing to reach our goals,âe Mays said. âeoeIt is not having goals to reach.âe In Breaking Ground , Sullivan recounts his extraordinary life beginning with his childhood in Jim Crow south Georgia and continuing through his trailblazing endeavors training to become a physician in an almost entirely white environment in the Northeast, founding and then leading the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, and serving as secretary of Health and Human Services in President George H. W. Bush's administration. Throughout this extraordinary life Sullivan has passionately championed both improved health care and increased access to medical professions for the poor and people of color. At five years old, Louis Sullivan declared to his mother that he wanted to be a doctor. Given the harsh segregation in Blakely, Georgia, and its lack of adequate schools for African Americans at the time, his parents sent Louis and his brother, Walter, to Savannah and later Atlanta, where greater educational opportunities existed for blacks. After attending Booker T. Washington High School and Morehouse College, Sullivan went to medical school at Boston University-he was the sole African American student in his class. He eventually became the chief of hematology there until Hugh Gloster, the president of Morehouse College, presented him with an opportunity he couldn't refuse: Would Sullivan be the founding dean of Morehouse's new medical school? He agreed and went on to create a state-of-the-art institution dedicated to helping poor and minority students become doctors. During this period he established long-lasting relationships with George H. W. and Barbara Bush that would eventually result in his becoming the secretary of Health and Human Services in 1989. Sullivan details his experiences in Washington dealing with the burgeoning AIDS crisis, PETA activists, and antismoking efforts, along with his efforts to push through comprehensive health care reform decades before the Affordable Care Act. Along the way his interactions with a cast of politicos, including Thurgood Marshall, Jack Kemp, Clarence Thomas, Jesse Helms, and the Bushes, capture vividly a particular moment in recent history. Sullivan's life-from Morehouse to the White House and his ongoing work with medical students in South Africa-is the embodiment of the hopes and progress that the civil rights movement fought to achieve. His story should inspire future generations-of all backgrounds-to aspire to great things. - Description from Syndetics
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Nursing fundamentals
by Mary Ann Hogan

9780133083590MaryAnn Hogan; Sara Bolten; Donna TaliaferroNursing FundamentalsPEARSON REVIEWS & RATIONALES: NURSING FUNDAMENTALS WITH "NURSING REVIEWS & RATIONALES", 3/e provides a clear, concentrated, and up-to-date review of today's "need to know" knowledge for understanding nursing fundamentals. Developed by Mary Ann Hogan, RN and reviewed by a large team of nurse educators, this program can be used by current nursing students as a course study aid, for NCLEX-RN#65533; exam preparation, or by practicing nurses seeking comprehensive yet concise review. Fully reflective of the current (2010) NCLEX-RN#65533; Test Plan, it begins with overviews of the nursing process, health assessment, communication, and professional standards; health promotion throughout the life span, skills needed for safe practice. Next, it presents concise chapters on meeting basic human needs, as well as the needs of clients with pain; perioperative clients; and those with altered skin integrity, sensory perception, or mobility. The text concludes with a full chapter on safely administering medications and intravenous fluids. A complete support package includes access to additional questions and the complete eText online, and a tear-out NursingNotes card for clinical reference and quick review. - Description from Syndetics
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Medical-Surgical Nursing Demystified
by Mary Digiulio

9780071771498Mary Digiulio; Jim KeoghMedical-Surgical NursingThe quick and easy way to master medical-surgicalnursing and use your knowledge in real-world situations If you're looking for a fun, fast review that boils medical-surgical nursing down to its most essential, must-know points your search ends here! Medical-SurgicalNursing DeMYSTiFieD , 2nd Edition is a complete yet concise overview of the major body systems and the diseases and disorders that can affect them. You will learn about hallmark signs and symptoms, treatment, and nursing intervention so you have the knowledge to help your patients as a student and as a nurse once you start your career. Studying is easy and effective with key objectives, important terms, brief overviews, tables and diagrams, andNCLEX-style questions throughout the book. The bookends with a comprehensive final exam that covers all thecontent found in Medical-Surgical Nursing DeMYSTiFieD , 2nd Edition. This fast and easy guide offers: Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter An NCLEX-style quiz at the end of each chapter to reinforce learning and pinpoint weaknesses Coverage of diagnostic tests and treatment options A final exam at the end of the book A time-saving approach to performing better on an exam or at work Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Medical-Surgical NursingDeMYSTiFieD is your shortcut to mastering this essential nursing topic. Great for course exams and as an NCLEX review! - Description from Syndetics
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Leading and managing in nursing
by Patricia Yoder-Wise

9780323185776Patricia S. Yoder-WiseLeading and Managing in Nursing Leading and Managing in Nursing, 6th Edition offers an innovative approach to leading and managing by merging theory, research, and practical application to better prepare you for the NCLEX#65533; exam and the transition to the practice environment. This cutting-edge text is organized around the issues that are central to the success of professional nurses in today's constantly changing healthcare environment, including consumer relationships, cultural diversity, resource management, delegation, and communication. UNIQUE! Each chapter opens with The Challenge , where practicing nurse leaders/managers offer their real-world views of a concern related in the chapter, encouraging you to think about how you would handle the situation. UNIQUE! The Solution closes each chapter with an effective method to handle the real-life situation presented in The Challenge , and demonstrates the ins and outs of problem solving in practice. The Evidence boxes in each chapter summarize relevant concepts and research from nursing/business/medicine literature. Theory boxes highlight and summarize pertinent theoretical concepts related to chapter content. Research and Literature Perspective boxes summarize timely articles of interest and point out their relevance and applicability to practice. Separate chapters on key topic areas such as cultural diversity, consumer relationships, delegation, managing information and technology, legal and ethical issues, and many more. End-of-chapter Tips offer guidelines for applying information presented in the chapter. Numbered exercises challenge you to think critically about concepts in the text and apply them to real-life situations. Eye-catching full-color design helps engage and guide you through each chapter. Glossary alphabetically lists and defines all the boldfaced key terms from the chapters. Chapter Checklists provide a quick summary of key points and serve as a handy study tool. NEW! QSEN competencies incorporated throughout the text emphasize the importance of providing safe, high-quality nursing care. NEW! What New Graduates Say section at the end of each chapter provides you with a real-world perspective on the transition to clinical practice. NEW! Expanded content on legal and ethical issues, care delivery strategies, staffing, quality, and consumer relationships. NEW! Updated photos throughout the book maintain a contemporary and visually appealing look and feel. - Description from Syndetics
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Current diagnosis and treatment in sports medicine
by Patrick J. McMahon

9780071410632Patrick J. McMahonCurrent Diagnosis and Treatment in Sports Medicine Readable. Comprehensive. Up-to-date. The one book to have for day-to-day answers in sports medicine. A Doody's Core Title! Authoritative, point-of-care coverage with evaluation, treatment, and management of all common sports injuries Essential evidence-based stabilization and rehabilitation techniques Prevention strategies featured throughout Pre-participation and on-the-field evaluation Practical guidance on sports injuries in children Coverage of the medical issues of female athletes In-depth treatment of concussion Up-to-date information on medical conditions and sports participation Numerous easy-to-read diagnostic charts, tables, and treatment graphs Concise, current, and comprehensive review of the biomechanics of sports medicine Helpful references to classic and important new sources Online updates at companion site CURRENTMED.COM - Description from Syndetics
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Complementary and alternative therapies in nursing
by Ruth Lindquist

9780826196125Ruth Lindquist (Editor); Mariah Snyder (Editor); Mary Fran Tracy (Editor)Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Nursing Sixth Edition Designated a Doody's Core Title C]onsistently offers easily accessible and timely information on how complementary therapies influence the health, comfort, and well-being of patients in a variety of clinical settings. It is an influential resource for nurses in practice, education, and research. --Janice Post-White , PhD, RN, FAAN Praise for the Sixth Edition Complementary and alternative therapies are increasingly popular and this book provides an informative and up-to-date introduction to the more commonly used treatments."-- IAHPC Newsletter (International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care) The seventh edition of this highly acclaimed book continues to deliver evidence-based practice guidelines for the use of complementary and alternative therapies in nursing. It is the only book about complementary/alternative therapies that is focused on nursing, has chapters that examine specific therapies along with guidance for their implementation, and addresses therapies through a cultural/international lens. It reflects the rapid expansion of research on many complementary therapies and the exponential increase in the use of these therapies in the United States and globally. This new edition satisfies the recent requirement by the AACN for knowledge of complementary therapies as essential content for BA and Post-BA programs and will assist students in their study for NCLEX-RN test items regarding complementary therapies. New to this edition are the contributions of a new editor, Dr. Mary Frances Tracy, who is a recognized expert in the use of complementary therapies in both research and practice settings. In addition to the updating of all research-related content, the book now includes a focus on the use of alternative therapies outside of the U.S. and content on cultural therapies that nurses may encounter in clinical agencies. The book incorporates the most up-to-date information from the National Center for Complementary/Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), the relationship of technology to complementary therapies, updated information about precautions to be taken or interactions to note when using these therapies, instructions for the use of various therapies, and available resources and legal aspects related to the use of complementary therapies. The book includes an interactive PDF. New to the Seventh Edition: Completely updated research-related contents A focus on the international use of alternative/complementary therapies Incorporates new information from the National Center for Complementary/Alternative Medicine including their most recent classifications for complementary therapies New content on cultural therapies that nurses may encounter Technology and complementary therapies New information on precautions and potential interactions Instruction techniques for each therapy in exhibit form Legal concerns regarding the use of complementary therapies New references providing cutting edge content - Description from Syndetics
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Fundamentals of nursing made incredibly easy!
by Tracy A. Taylor

9781451194241Lippincott Williams and Wilkins StaffFundamentals of Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!Completely revised and updated, the Second Edition of Fundamentals of Nursing Made Incredibly Easy! presents essential nursing fundamentals in the easy-to-read, fun-to-learn format that is popular with nurses, nursing students, and faculty. The book provides comprehensive coverage of the theoretical foundations of nursing, the nursing process, basic nursing skills, physiologic patient care, and the latest nursing concepts, including evidence-based practice and critical thinking. Specific topics covered include oxygenation, self-care and hygiene, mobility and exercise, comfort from pain, rest and sleep, skin integrity, nutrition, and urinary and bowel elimination. Abundant illustrations, call-outs, end-of-chapter quizzes reinforce reading and highlight age-related considerations, risks and complications, and provide tips for documentation and patient-teaching. - Description from Syndetics
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