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181. Pocket Guide to Diagnostic Tests
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182. Evidence-Based Physical Diagnosis
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183. The Institutional Review Board
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184. Manual of Medical-Surgical Nursing
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185. Getting Into the Physician Assistant
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186. My So-Called Normal Life
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187. Handbook for Mortals: Guidance
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188. Diagnostic Ultrasound: Principles
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189. Nursing Health Assessment: Clinical
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190. From Chance to Choice : Genetics
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181. Pocket Guide to Diagnostic Tests (LANGE Clinical Science)
by DianaNicoll, Stephen J. McPhee, MichaelPignone, Diana Nicoll, Stephen McPhee, Michael Pignone
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Catlog: Book (2003-09-10)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Appleton & Lange
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Now completely updated, this information-rich resource offers instant access to selecting and interpreting more than 350 commonly used diagnostic tests, including laboratory tests, microbiology tests, diagnostic imaging, and electrocardiography.Key references accompany each test to facilitate the practice of evidence-based medicine.

"a lean, mean reference machine...seldom have I seen a book with such a high density of information."
--Journal of Family Practice, review of 2nd edition ... Read more


182. Evidence-Based Physical Diagnosis
by Steven R. McGee
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Asin: 0721686931
Catlog: Book (2001-03-16)
Publisher: W B Saunders
Sales Rank: 109257
Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars
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Evidence-Based Physical Diagnosis is an up-to-date, one-of-a-kind guide to the clinical significance of the physical examination, with emphasis on a critical review of the accuracy of traditional physical signs. Unique "Diagnostic Accuracy" tables compare physical signs to contemporary diagnostic tools (such as clinical imaging and laboratory testing), and identify which traditional findings are accurate and thus relevant to today's clinicians. The book's easy-to-use outline format concisely summarizes each physical sign's historical origin, definition, pathophysiology, and clinical significance. In addition, more than 2,200 references make it a valuable aid and authoritative reference for clinicians at all levels of practice. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars More readable than the title suggests
I hesitated to buy this book because of the title - "evidence-based" is often not so much an assurance of reliability as of nonreadability. However, of the twenty or so books on physical diagnosis I have perused this is by far the best - no single book will improve your clinical examination with more speed or pleasure.

5-0 out of 5 stars How to make yourself look smart
Many good physical exam books exist, but this is the only one that really tells you what PE finding mean. It includes great tables that lists findings of particular diseases and gives the sensitivity, specificity and likelihood ratios. Other books will tell you that sign X is associated with disease Y, but no others tell you that if you see X that there is a high probability that the patient has Y, and a low probability if the patient doesn't have Z. The tables are even referenced to articles.

5-0 out of 5 stars the book that highlight what physical findings can provide
this book is combination of ancient artistic physical signs with recently popular scientific evidence based medicine , great work that writer provide detail and clear evidence , all physicians must review their bed side skills with the evidnce ,their trend should be taught in every medical school .5 stars .

4-0 out of 5 stars WHAT AN INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL GRADUATE SHOULD KNOW.
Hi,
I am a graduate from India and having gone through mounds of worthless material in India,I think it would be worthwhile for IMG's and Indian trained doctors in particular to be aware of one thing that the North American medical delivery system expects.EVIDENCE.

Your decisons are made on solid evidence and that evidence is documented carefully,conclusions drawn,decisions made and
mangement costs justified and again carefully,your billing
should take into account everything.
Indian syatem teaches you to assimilate information but does not teach must in the way of application.Learn how to do it and
you are through all the North American examinations.

This book shold certainly help you to ORIENT yourself in the mannner described and required.

5-0 out of 5 stars A must have for clinician educators and physicians alike
Concise,pocket-sized book that critically appraises the evidence on the physical exam. Well written with numerous tables of test characteristics of physical exam findings (ie sensitivity, specificity, likelihood ratios). This is not an introductory text on physical examination. There are very few illustrations on how to actually examine a patient. ... Read more


183. The Institutional Review Board Member Handbook
by Robert J., Md. Amdur
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Catlog: Book (2002-11-01)
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
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Institutional Review Board Member Handbook is designed to give IRB members the information they need to protect the rights and welfare of research subjects in a way that is both effective and efficient. Chapters are short and to the point with the goal of presenting practical advice on what IRB members should do before and during full-committee meetings. A large portion of the book is devoted to topic-specific chapters that list the criteria IRB members should use to determine how to vote on specific kinds of studies.

This handbook is an excellent accompaniment to Institutional Review Board: Management and Function that IRB members can access and refer to quickly and easily. ... Read more


184. Manual of Medical-Surgical Nursing Care: Nursing Interventions & Collaborative Management (Manual of Medical Surgical Nursing Care)
by Pamela L. Swearingen
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Catlog: Book (2002-09-01)
Publisher: C.V. Mosby
Sales Rank: 95557
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Using a convenient, handbook-sized format, this manual offers nurses quick, easy access to clinical information formerly found only in medical-surgical textbooks or large manuals. It is the first reference of its size to feature the application of nursing diagnoses and interventions for more than 165 health alterations. Focusing on NANDA approved nursing diagnoses that are specific to each disorder, the manual also provides a quick review of pathophysiology, physical assessment, diagnostic testing, collaborative management, patient/family teaching, and discharge planning data. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars High Recommendation for nursing students
This is an excellent reference for nursing students doing their medical/surgical rotation. It contains thorough definitions, assessment data, nursing dx, and nursing interventions. It also contains precise criteria for objective goal setting/evaluation.

5-0 out of 5 stars Core Collection in Nursing
This item was selected for "Core Collection in Nursing and the Allied Health Sciences" by Oryx Press, 1990. ... Read more


185. Getting Into the Physician Assistant School of Your Choice
by Andrew J. Rodican
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Asin: 0071421858
Catlog: Book (2003-09-19)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Appleton & Lange
Sales Rank: 44010
Average Customer Review: 4.22 out of 5 stars
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Give PA applicants a competitive edge.

The best resource for anyone considering this career.

Getting Into the PA School of Your Choice, 2/e is a precise blueprint that addresses every step of the application process, including what schools look for in an applicant, financial aid, Internet resources, and information on PA programs.

*How to select a PA program
*Setting and achieving goals
*Comments, suggestions, and tips from current PA students
*Trends in PA programs- including excerpts from "PAs in the field" and salary profiles
*Expert advice on effective letters of recommendation Writing a quality essay-including sample “essays that worked”
*Interview strategies- including the toughest questions and answers
*Advice and contacts for financial aid
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5-0 out of 5 stars wished I'd found it sooner
This is a great behind-the-scenes view of the selection process. For me, the biggest difference it made was in my success in interviewing. Many PAs had said there was no way to study or prepare for these interviews...and they are WRONG! My only wish is that I had found it sooner.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Greatest Asset for Entrance...
This book helped me in preparation for the written and interview portion for PA school. 90% of the questions asked during my interview is covered in this book. They mention the Do's and Don'ts for interview preparation. I highly recommend this book for any student who is serious about the PA profession. THANKS Rodican.....

5-0 out of 5 stars THE book to get into PA School!
This is THE book you need to get into the PA school of your choice. My choice was the Stanford University Primary Care Associate Program (PCAP). I read this book, followed it's recommendations, read it again/used it as a reference, applied to one program, and was accepted... to the school of MY choice. If you have determined that a career in medicine as a PA is what you want to do, get this book, use it, and get into the school of YOUR choice!

1-0 out of 5 stars Not for the experienced applicant
This book is fairly elementary and not very usefull to any one who has done any other reading about the application process for medical or physicians assitant schools.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Best
This book helped me get into Cornell Medical PA program. This was my first choice, and I couldn't have done it without this book. ... Read more


186. My So-Called Normal Life
by ErinZammett
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Catlog: Book (2004-04-21)
Publisher: Overlook Hardcover
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A compellingly inspirational memoir of a young woman confronting the battle of her life with hope, humor, and style. ... Read more


187. Handbook for Mortals: Guidance for People Facing Serious Illness
by Joanne, Md Lynn, Joan, Md Harrold, Rosalynn Carter
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Catlog: Book (2001-09-01)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Written for caregivers as well as the dying, Handbook for Mortals is an excellent resource for anyone facing the end of life. Authors Joanne Lynn, M.D., and Joan Harrold, M.D., offer sensitive and practical advice for the ambiguous final stage of a life-threatening illness--when hope for a recovery is waning and the patient and family members are turning toward a different horizon, that of accepting and supporting an imminent death. For the most part, the authors focus on physical concerns such as pain management, artificial feeding, and an especially poignant passage about assisted suicide.

Because of theirbackgrounds, the authors are also comfortable discussing the emotional complexities of dying, such as offering advice on giving and receiving forgiveness and resolving conflicts in close relationships. (Lynn is director of the Center to Improve Care of the Dying at George Washington University and Harrold is medical director of a Pennsylvania hospice.) The handbook offers many sidebars, including "Words to Try" when speaking with a sick person: instead of saying, "Dad, you are going to be just fine," the authors suggest saying, "Dad, are there some things that worry you?" Proceeds from the sale of the book support Americans for Better Care of the Dying, a national charitable organization devoted to improving care for the last stage of life. --Gail Hudson ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Handbook for Mortals is a must.
Death comes to us all - whether it's sudden or gradual; whether it's our own or someone close - leaving this garment, quitting this life, passing on to the next Grand Adventure. In each chapter of this detailed, simply written, expressive & compassionate volume, are poignant poems, soothing photos & sidebars of lists to walk us through from Living With Serious Illness to Finding Meaning to Helping Family Make Decisions and Give Care; from getting the Help You Need to Talking With Your Doctor; from Controlling Pain to Planning Ahead; from Hastening Death to The Dying of Children to Enduring Loss & beyond. A huge crew of researching assistants from the Center to Improve Care of the Dying out of George Washington University, put this Handbook for Mortals together & the caring insights, profound realizations & ordinary instructions make for a really useful book you can pick up at any time & not worry about disturbing someone in the middle of the night or during their busy work day.

5-0 out of 5 stars Handbook for Mortals
I found this book days after leaving the hospital with a two year prognosis for a misdiagnosed illness. My head was spinning. I was making lists of questions and to do lists for leaving my 2 young children. Finding this book was a wonderful gift. It answered my questions and provided a realistic outlook for what to expect of a terminal condition. The book provides sample statements for calling your relatives and helps you to prepare for your doctor appointments. I visited a doctor today and I led the session and all of my questions were addressed before the exam occurred. This book should be recommended to all diagnosed with a terminal illness. Highly recommended book!

5-0 out of 5 stars Very useful in a difficult time
I wish I had picked up this book earlier in my step-father's illness. Very useful for those who are facing illness or who love someone who is very ill, telling you the kinds of things to expect and ways of dealing them.

5-0 out of 5 stars Handbook for Mortals is a must.
Death comes to us all - whether it's sudden or gradual; whether it's our own or someone close - leaving this garment, quitting this life, passing on to the next Grand Adventure. In each chapter of this detailed, simply written, expressive & compassionate volume, are poignant poems, soothing photos & sidebars of lists to walk us through from Living With Serious Illness to Finding Meaning to Helping Family Make Decisions and Give Care; from getting the Help You Need to Talking With Your Doctor; from Controlling Pain to Planning Ahead; from Hastening Death to The Dying of Children to Enduring Loss & beyond. A huge crew of researching assistants from the Center to Improve Care of the Dying out of George Washington University, put this Handbook for Mortals together & the caring insights, profound realizations & ordinary instructions make for a really useful book you can pick up at any time & not worry about disturbing someone in the middle of the night or during their busy work day. ... Read more


188. Diagnostic Ultrasound: Principles and Instruments
by Frederick W. Kremkau
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Catlog: Book (2002-01-15)
Publisher: W B Saunders
Sales Rank: 188322
Average Customer Review: 4.33 out of 5 stars
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This book clearly explains how to properly handle artifacts, scan safely, and evaluate instrument performance, while also helping students prepare for registry and board examinations in diagnostic ultrasound. Information is presented in a dynamic, visual format, with boxes, tables, and over 1,000 illustrations. This edition contains new and expanded material on contrast agents, harmonic imaging, coded excitation, panoramic imaging, spatial compounding, 3-D imaging, and electronic storage and communication of images external to the diagnostic instruments.Reorganized, rewritten material reflects the digital beam-forming, signal-processing, and image-processing functions of modern instruments. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great to have a clear concept of Ultrasound Physics
I found this book very understandable and easy in the sense that it describes most of the physical principles in detail and with equation which some other authors lack. Though it's not so easy to read at once or showing not only definations but also descriptions of topics which makes it more to understand instead of just memorizing the things and that is the most important thing I found in it

4-0 out of 5 stars An introductory textbook on medical ultrasound
I actually came across Professor Kremkau's textbook accidentally, when I was looking for some not too dated text on the physics of medical ultrasound. Although it was obviously aimed at a practicing ultrasonographer preparing for some ARDMS or ARRT exam rather than a physicist trying to brush up his knowledge of medical ultrasound, it proved to be a valuable source of relatively recent information on the current state of the area.

The textbook starts with an overview of the basic physics of waves and ultrasound, proceeds to the transducers and beam shape, and continues to the computer technology used for imaging. Next comes a chapter on the Doppler effect, being followed by a discussion on spectral analysis. A synthesis of these two techniques is the color Doppler imaging, and an entire chapter is devoted on the recent techniques like Color Doppler and Color Power Doppler. The textbook is concluded by a chapter discussing the artifacts, and finally a chapter on performance and safety.

The style is highly readable, although the text is somewhat repetitive. One striking observation - for a physicist at least - is that professor Kremkau denies the efforts spent in inventing a readable representation of mathematical relations over the past 500 years or so, and has invented his own system. So instead of the usual "wavelength equals propagation speed divided by frequency" written in mathematical symbols, we see frames like "frequency UP, wavelength DOWN" throughout the book. Strange, and probably not particularly efficient.

Each chapter is accompanied by a list of over 100 questions, and the answers are provided at the end of the book after the summary chapter. Each chapter also contains a small handy glossary. The book is lavishly illustrated and has a useful index, while the list of references is not particularly impressive.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good begining for education
I think,that this book is for those, who wants understand, what is ultrasound, what are the basic principals of working with it, and how to use ultrasound in practice. So, good begining for education in the field of ultrasound. Good luck for everybody, and of course, fortune! ... Read more


189. Nursing Health Assessment: Clinical Pocket Guide
by Patricia M. Dillon
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Catlog: Book (2003-07-01)
Publisher: F. A. Davis Company
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190. From Chance to Choice : Genetics and Justice
by Allen Buchanan, Dan W. Brock, Norman Daniels, Daniel Wikler
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Catlog: Book (2001-11-12)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Written by four internationally renowned bioethicists, From Chance to Choice is the first systematic treatment of the fundamental ethical issues underlying the application of genetic technologies to human beings. Probing the implications of the remarkable advances in genetics, the authors ask how should these affect our understanding of distributive justice, equality of opportunity, the rights and obligations as parents, the meaning of disability, and the role of the concept of human nature in ethical theory and practice. The book offers a historical context to contemporary debate over the use of these technologies by examining the eugenics movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In addition, appendices explain the nature of genetic causation, gene-environment interaction, and expose widespread misconceptions of genetic determinism, as well as outlining the nature of the ethical analysis used in the book. The questions raised in this book will be of interest to any reflective reader concerned about science and society and the rapid development of biotechnology, as well as to professionals in such areas as philosophy, bioethics, medical ethics, health management, law, and political science. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars The best book for understanding egalitarian eugenics.
Every person born is a highly probabilistic creature, having been randomly put together by a chance selection from twenty-three chromosomes from each parent. The combinatorial variation is remarkable even in extremely homogeneous populations, and even more so in multicultural populations where there are great disparities in the average abilities of different groups. Blacks excel in sports of speed leading to their total dominance in professional sports. Jews excel in verbal intelligence leading to their remarkable dominance in law, academics, politics, and the media. And other groups fall in between these group-based genetic differences. However, it is evident throughout this book that these issues will not be dealt with honestly and directly. They will be tip-toed around, especially intelligence.

This book ignores the more communitarian morality of Asian countries and/or western particularistic moral theories. They do take it up in Appendix II, "Methodology." There they state simply that a communitarian moral theory only exists as a condemnation of liberalism -- it does not attempt to put forth its own communitarian moral theory as rigorously as has been put forth by liberalism or a Rawlsian theory. Notice the irony here, that the same charge can be made against those (Gould, Lewontin, Rose, Kamin, et al.) who claim that there is no difference in the average intelligence of races or that genes do not matter. They also, like the communitarian moralists, have only attacked empiricists who have developed sociobiology and intelligence as genetically based. So now we have the kettle calling the stove black.

These authors are concerned that society will become more stratified with regards to genetic capital by various groups. That is, the well-to-do will be able to use genetic engineering to eliminate unwanted genes as well as enhance their children's potential by inserting new "improved" genes into their genetic code -- including altering the germ line genes that will be carried on to successive generations. Is this a fair criticism? Not really, because this is how evolution progresses and it has already occurred as I stated above. Groups, because of breeding are not the same. Again, using the example of Ashkenazi Jews or east Asians who dominate the economies of south Asian countries, multiculturalist societies are already made up of groups who are not equal. Ashkenazi Jews have and average IQ of 117 and live among populations with an average IQ of 100. Malaysians have an average IQ of 90 with a troublesome east Asian minority, that will not assimilate, and has an average IQ of about 106 that dominates the economy. Australians have a troublesome minority of aborigines with a low IQ. These and many other examples show that there is nothing new about some groups eugenically rising above other groups, in terms of intelligence at least. But now that we have new tools at our disposal, those of us who would like to acquire the high intelligence of Ashkenazi Jews for example are told that it is somehow unjust!

5-0 out of 5 stars Ethics, Eugenics and the human genome
This book addresses all of the neccessary details of the social ramafications involved with our knowledge of the human genome. In this book, the heart wrenching accounts of America's eugenic movement are powerful enough to move anyone to become actively involved in the issues at hand. A real eye opener, one which makes it painstakingly clear that we are not prepared to deal with the information that we have aquired about ourselves and eachother.

5-0 out of 5 stars Interpreting Chance to Choice for the Average Joe?
I would like to suggest that this book is a landmark in the intellectual history of the human race on a par with Rousseau's Social Contract and Darwin's Origin of the Species. This book is a great achievement for the authors (a "dream team" of practicing bioethicists). I had just enough training in ethics (B.A. Michigan 1982) to understand the book and I enjoyed it immensely.

I wonder, however, whether this book would probably be inaccessible to many readers who should read it. I expect we will need a really thorough set of "Cliff Notes" (or "Genomic Ethics for Dummies"), since this book seems designed to be read by the modern ethical philosopher, moreso than the educated members of the public. Perhaps the reviewers on Amazon.com could provide such a service for the world. I was fortunate to have an advance peek at the book through a conference held in San Diego in January, so I have had some time to reflect on the book's implications.

This book made me intrigued about the prospect for some people using the genome to have better babies (see the book on Designer Babies by Dr. Gosden for the "how to" on in vitro fertilization). Under secular ethical principles, as outlined in this book, do parents have an ethical obligation to use genomic information to have a "healthier" child? If so, what are the ethical boundaries of that obligation? NPR had a report some time ago about some achondroplastic dwarf parents who wanted to choose a child with their genetic "defect" --- is that sometime ethically prohibited by the principles in this book? The parental choice issues raised by this book strike me as the issue ripe for controversy. These are the fundamental questions that this book raises for every member of the human race who plans to procreate (or already has procreated).

My kids will be entering the first generation where prospects for improving admission to the aristocracy (e.g. to an Ivy League school) arguably could begin at the moment of conception (if in vitro, aided by genomic data to screen embryoes). I find that interesting and a little bit alarming.

Chance to Choice also addresses myriad ethical issues (those relating to "distributive justice" in the mode of John Rawls' Theory of Justice) that will spin off from the genome project. They suggest that genetic discrimination (the "genetic ghetto") may arise if we are not careful about how this information is used.

For anyone planning to make a living from the genome, some understanding of this book is essential to their success in business (I am an attorney involved in biotech issues and I think that this book point to (but does not map out) the boundaries of what companies can do with the genome).

My EMail is tredick@chapinlaw.com if anyone interested in discussing this book's implications further. I think that people will be talking about this one until the talking, bipedal genetically enhanced, vegetarian activist cows come home sometime in the next hundred years (just kidding... ;).

I plan to buy some extra copies on Amazon.com to give away or mark up with highlighters (those parts I need to read many times to really understand). It really is a great and timely book.

Tom ... Read more


191. Nursing Diagnosis Handbook: With Nic Interventions and Noc Outcomes
by Judith M., Ph.D. Wilkinson
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Catlog: Book (2004-02-01)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Sales Rank: 93585
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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This easy-to-use guide gives nurses instant access to information needed to write thorough, individualized care plans based on the most recent NANDA-approved nursing diagnoses. Nursing Interventions Classifications (NIC) and Nursing Outcome Classifications (NOC) are incorporated throughout.The guide presents diagnoses associated with medical, surgical, psychiatric, perinatal, and pediatric patient populations. Each Plan of Care includes: definition of nursing diagnosis, defining characteristics, related factors, suggestions for use, suggested alternative diagnoses, expected outcomes and evaluation criteria, NIC/NOC taxonomy, and suggested nursing actions.An excellent reference resource for staff nurses in a variety of settings, clinical nurse specialists, and staff development employees. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars The best Nursing Diagnosis Book Yet!
This book is a wonderful guide through the NANDA maze for nursing students and practitioners. It gives guidance to the appropriate diagnosis, assessments to make, how to steer clear of dependent diagnoses, and using NIC Interventions and NOC outcomes. I am a professor of nursing, and I have used this for two semesters with my clinical stduents who rave about "the book" and also to help staff nurses develop great outcome based interventions for their patients. It is very user friendly and is very portable. At the price...it is the best bang for the buck! ... Read more


192. Medical Language Instant Translator
by Davi-Ellen Chabner
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Asin: 0721603661
Catlog: Book (2004-04-01)
Publisher: W.B. Saunders Company
Sales Rank: 152515
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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This pocket-sized companion includes the tools needed to quickly analyze medical terms, accurately form medical plurals, understand clinical tests and diagnostic procedures, interpret medical laboratory tests, identify common prescription drugs and their uses, translate medical word parts to English, and translate from English to medical word parts. A quick reference, full-color anatomy orientation is included, as well as other helpful resources such as information on prescription drugs, diagnostic tests, abbreviations, and more. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars WONDERFUL REFERENCE FOR STUDENTS!
This little book has been a most valuable addition to my library. Wouldn't leave home or office without it!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great book to have handy
I am a student studying to be a medical assistant and this book is wonderful. It is small enough you can carry it to every class with you and will be helpful when you join the workforce. It has alot of information like abbreviations, acronyms for healthcare organizations and much, much more.

I like the price as well. Medical books are usually very [costly] but this is exactly what I was looking for at a great price.

I would highly recommend this book for anyone. ... Read more


193. Stress Testing: Principles and Practice
by Myrvin H. Ellestad
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Catlog: Book (2003-03-01)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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From reviews of previous editions:""This remains...the best book to buy on the subject of exercise testing...an excellent book aimed at general physicians and cardiologists...recommended with enthusiasm.""--International Journal of Cardiology""This book is to be recommended to all physicians who use exercise testing as a diagnostic or rehabilitation procedure...""--Cardiology in Practice""This is an excellent and detailed text describing the principles and practice of stress testing...I highly recommend this book for anyone involved in non-invasive cardiology.""--The Journal of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Technology""The author's style is to be lauded...(He) states clearly the absolute, relative, and contraindicaions to stress testing...highly recommended.""--Arch Phys Med Rehabil""I highly recommend this text as a well-written, integrated collection on current research, pathophysiology, and clinical applications.""--Physical TherapyAlthough the general format of Stress Testing has not been changed in the Fifth Edition, the chapters have been thoroughly revised and updated.""Take Home"" messages are sprinkled throughout the book to emphasize major concepts.The chapter on electrocardiographic changes has been completely re-organized to highlight the importance of unconventional markers of ischemia.Two new chapters cover the role of exercise echocardiography and exercise testing in congestive heart failure.Overall, Stress Testing, Fifth Edition, remains an essential resource for cardiologists and exercise physiologists. ... Read more


194. Physical Exam/Health Assessment(Book with CD-ROM)
by Carolyn Jarvis, Jarvis
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Catlog: Book (2001-12-03)
Publisher: W.B. Saunders Company
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5-0 out of 5 stars Great book
This is an excellent resource. The illustrations and photographs are wonderful. Carolyn is not afraid to use actual photographs of male and female genetalia....how refreshing! There is nothing worse than medical text using drawings. In real life you will being dealing with the real thing....why not see the real thing in your textbooks! Beyond that...this book is very easy to read and understand. This is a book to keep and use well after you get out of college.

5-0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Companion
I am a first year nursing student and I must say this book has been an excellent reference guide. No more lugging around huge nursing books for reference purposes. The book is clearly worded and is illustrated to help the beginner. The organization of the book is excellent as well, allowing you to find what you need to know in a hurry without having to flip through hundreds of pages found in bigger books. An excellent guide for anyone in the healthcare profession. ... Read more


195. Physician's Guide to the Laboratory Diagnosis of Metabolic Diseases
by N. Blau, M. Duran, M. E. Blaskovics, K. M. Gibson
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Asin: 354042542X
Catlog: Book (2002-10-03)
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Sales Rank: 857281
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Delay and mistakes in the diagnosis of inherited metabolic diseases may have devastating consequences. Reference laboratory data are scattered and clinical descriptions of rare conditions are hard to locate. This book describes 298 disorders, grouped into 35 chapters according to the type of condition. Within each group of disorders, chapters provide tables of pertinent clinical findings as well as reference and pathological values for crucial metabolites. Relevant metabolic pathways and diagnostic flow charts are included. There are three indices to make the book as user-friendly as possible: Disorders index, Signs and symptoms index, and Tests index. The Physician's Guide provides paediatricians and other physicians with a unique aid to help them select the correct diagnosis from a bewildering array of complex clinical and laboratory data. ... Read more


196. Clinical Manifestation and Assessment of Respiratory Disease
by Terry Des Jardins, George G. Burton
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Asin: 0323010865
Catlog: Book (2001-04-16)
Publisher: Mosby
Sales Rank: 86153
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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The New Edition of this popular text has been extensively revised to reflect the latest changes in the field! The introductory chapters address the fundamental skills and protocols necessary for clinical assessment. Each disease is presented in relation to one of six clinical scenarios: atelectasis, consolidation, increased alveolar-capillary membrane thickness, bronchospasm, excessive bronchial secretions, and distal airway and alveolar weakening. Students are provided with an illustration of the major alterations of the lungs, the etiology of the disease, an overview of clinical manifestations, a discussion of management, and a series of self assessment questions. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars super
To make it short, this is the best book on respiratory diseases out there for respiratorists and medical students. You want a quick review of respiratory A&P, PFTs, CXR, Hemodynamic and other assessment skills/techniques plus most importand adult and neo/ped pulmonary diseases, then you got to get this book. On top of all that, it has unbeliavably beautiful color illustrations of each disease which makes absorbing and understanding the material so much easier. The only flaw (for me anyway) is that this book is not hard cover and I think it should be considering its size and price. Written by MD and RT, good combo for a respiratory oriented book. STRONGLY recommend. ... Read more


197. Differential Diagnosis in Primary Care
by R. Douglas Collins
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Asin: 0781738040
Catlog: Book (2002-12-01)
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Sales Rank: 315450
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198. The Comfort of Home: An Illustrated Step-By-Step Guide for Caregivers, 2nd Edition
by Maria M. Meyer, Paula Derr
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Asin: 0966476735
Catlog: Book (2002-04-01)
Publisher: Care Trust Publications
Sales Rank: 75511
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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A guide that takes the fear out of home care and brings confidence and peace of mind to caregivers. The Comfort of Home starts with the basics and contains all the information caregivers need to do the job at their fingertips, both now and as new healthcare needs arise. The guide helps -make the home safe and comfortable, -handle everyday activities like toileting, bathing, and wheelchair transfers, -avoid infections and illnesses, -deal with Alzheimer's care, -communicate with healthcare professionals, -understand end-of-life health care documents and -avoid caregiver burnout. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Best reference for hands-on caregivers
I am the Director of The Waud Patient and Family Resource Center based out of Rush Presbyterian St. Lukes Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. I am a nurse by career choice, and a caregiver by nature. I have provided home care and hospice care to a number of family members. I found this book useful to teach family members how to take care of someone at home. It has clear illustrations, step by step instructions for those tasks caregivers do every day, and a resource listing for those items that help make the job easier. It also has introductions to other areas of care which are very informative. This book empowers people without any healthcare education or experience to understand the mechanics of taking care of another person - no matter where they live. If you have family in a nursing home, this book will help you evaluate the care they receive. Both personally and professionally I would recommend this book to any person with a loved one who needs care.

5-0 out of 5 stars "...the latest, most appropriate home care information."
"The guide covers all the essentials of home care from deciding if home care is appropriate to preparing and equipping the home, providing proper nutrition, managing daily living, dealing with emergencies, and handling finances.

The authors of the book, Maria Meyer and Paula Derr, draw from personal and professional experience, as well as consultations with professional caregivers, nurses, doctors, lawyers, architects, and a long list of other experts to ensure that the book contains the latest, most appropriate home care information."

Review by The Office of Rural Health, Volume 9, Number 1, Spring 1999

5-0 out of 5 stars Easy to read-full of tips
This book was very easy to read and contained a lot of practical tips on a wide variety of subjects. I liked the tips on how to make items yourself, cutting costs on things like hair washing aids and for making your home safe and navigable. The simple illustrations make the instructions easy to follow and the abundance of listed resources for more information and support was a nice bonus.

5-0 out of 5 stars Parkinson Report
"...a masterful job of presenting the multiple aspects of caregiving in a format that is both comprehensive and reader-friendly. The important focus on physical aspects of giving care are missing from many other publications in this category."

5-0 out of 5 stars Reviewers Choice
It is a 'must have' resource and tool for anyone assuming or considering the caregiver role. ... Read more


199. Creating Moments of Joy for the Person With Alzheimer's or Dementia
by Jolene Brackey
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Asin: 1557533660
Catlog: Book (2003-06)
Publisher: Purdue University Press
Sales Rank: 220734
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Jolene Brackey has a vision. A vision that will soon look beyond the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease and focus more of our energy on creating moments of joy. When a person has short-term memory loss, his life is made up of moments. But if you think about it, our memory is made up of moments, too. We are not able to create a perfectly wonderful day with someone who has dementia, but it is absolutely attainable to create a perfectly wonderful moment; a moment that puts a smile on their face, a twinkle in their eye, or triggers a memory. Five minutes later, they won’t remember what you did or said, but the feeling you left them with will linger.

Brackey has broken down the learning process into the five sections of the expanded third edition of Creating Moments of Joy for the Person with Alzheimer’s or Dementia. Within those sections are smaller steps. At the end of each step is a place where you can journal your thoughts, solutions, and treasures to help you achieve the overall goal of creating many moments of joy for the person with dementia, and for you!

The five sections of Creating Moments of Joy: (1)Understand the person with Alzheimer’s;(2)Powerful Tools That Create Positive Outcomes;(3)Let’s Talk Communication; (4) Memory Enhanced Environments; (5) Enhanced Moments. ... Read more


200. Hospice and Palliative Care: Concepts and Practice, Second Edition
by Walter B. Forman, Judith A. Kitzes, Robert P. Anderson, Denice Kopchak Sheehan, Denice C. Sheehan
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Asin: 0763715662
Catlog: Book (2003-03-24)
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Sales Rank: 628954
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Hospice and Palliative Care, Concepts and Practice offerstheoretical perspectives and practical information about this growing field. Inthe first part the authors present a historical overview of hospice and explainhow the interdisciplinary team functions in the hospice setting. In the secondpart the authors discuss challenges to the team including symptom management,death education, ethical issues, and support groups. The future of hospice isaddressed in the final part. The contributors are expert in community medicalcare, geriatric care, nursing care, pain management, research, counseling, andhospice management. ... Read more


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