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81. Rnotes: Nurse's Clinical Pocket Guide
by Ehren Myers
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Catlog: Book (2002-11-01)
Publisher: F. A. Davis Company
Sales Rank: 26868
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Love this book!
I got this to help me during clinicals in nursing school. It has a vast amount of information that is well indexed so it is easy to find. The first time I brought it to clinicals my instructor (a nurse practitioner) took it and looked through it for about an hour. By the next day in class she had already purchased her own copy and she recommended it to the whole class.

5-0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Tool!!!
I have looked at a great many clinical nursing pocket guides and I must say this is the best. This clinical notebook is published by the same company that publishes Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary, just from this you can tell that most of the information is detailed, to the point, and easy to understand. The pad is made of waterproof resistant material and you can write on it with a ball point pen then wipe off with an alcohol swab and use it again. There is enough room to eneter information in for 5 patients. While I am not sure it will be of much use to a practicing nurse, it has proven very helpful for students.

5-0 out of 5 stars Little Book, Big Help!
I am a second-year RN student and I've found this little pocket book to be quite helpful at clinicals and at work (student nurse at a local hospital). Not only were my fellow nursing students raving about it, but my co-workers were just impressed with the content of the book and the fact that one can write pertinent info and wipe off that info when the patient is discharged.

5-0 out of 5 stars ALL- IN -ONE POCKET- SIZED REFERENCE!!! LOVE IT!!!!
I just received this little pocket lifesaver!! I am a second year RN student and have only flipped through RNotes. I wish it came out sooner and I had it last year! The book really will fit into your pocket and the fact that you can write on the pages and then wipe them off to reuse is great. This way you can change the pertinent info to the facility you happen to be having clinicals at. I will definitely reccommend this book to all my classmates and even suggest to my Dean that this book be put on the list of required texts.

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome reference!!!
I love RNotes very much. There is so much information right at your fingertips. It fits nicely in my scrub shirt. It can be written on and wiped clean. There are so many topics of information such as, calculations and conversions, lab values, assessment skills, emergency information, medications, and much much more. I recommend this book highly to any student nurse or "old-timer." ... Read more

82. Saunders Pharmaceutical Word Book 2005
by Randy Drake, Ellen Drake
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Catlog: Book (2004-12-15)
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Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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For medical transcriptionists who need to find accurate information quickly, Saunders Pharmaceutical Word Book 2005 is a must-have! This fast, easy-to-use reference provides the correct spelling and capitalization of over 25,000 brand- and generic-name drugs with dosage forms, investigational drug names and codes, chemotherapy protocols, trademarked dosage forms, and drug categories/classes. Although it is not a prescribing reference, it also contains the indications of approved drugs and standard dosages. * Pharmaceutical information is organized specifically for medical transcriptionists, designed to help them determine which drug is being transcribed and confirm correlating information * Useful appendices give transcriptionists exactly the information they need in a quick, convenient format saving them valuable time ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Big applause!
This book is crucial to the life of a medical transcriptionist.Updated annually, as the world of pharmaceuticals changes on an ongoing basis, Saunders has the king of drug word books.They cross-reference medications, list info for the generic and brand name drugs under each (e.g. "acetominophen" and "Tylenol" with same info) to minimize double-lookup, unlike the so-called "Quick Look Drug Book."Experimental drugs and discontinued products are listed together with the rest, so one does not have to access a separate appendix.Strengths of dosage (20 mg, 40 mg, etc.) are given, generics are not capitalized, etc., all critical info for an MT.Also included is a "sound-alike" list as well as "sound-alike" info within each individual entry, which often is very helpful.There are other similar publications out there and I've tried several, but Saunders is clearly the best IMO for the transcriptionist's needs. ... Read more

83. Atlas of Human Anatomy
by Frank H. Netter
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Asin: 0914168819
Catlog: Book (1997-01-15)
Publisher: Rittenhouse Book Distributors Inc.
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5-0 out of 5 stars This atlas will always be a classic, must buy
I used this atlas in chiropractic school. It's the best atlas, and it's so detailed that I prefer looking at this atlas than any other one. His pictures are as clear as can be. Obviously, Dr. Netter is very talented. I used this book also for my gross anatomy classes along with the following book also sold on
Spinal Anatomy Study Guide: Key Review Questions and Answers
(ISBN: 0971999600)
I got an A in my gross anatomy classes and also an A in my Spinal Anatomy class using both these books. My advice is definitely get both books. I also have friends in medical school who also used these two books and got excellent grades in their gross anatomy classes

5-0 out of 5 stars Outstanding even for non-medical readers
What a wonderful book. I am not a health-care professional -- just a layman -- but this book is positively captivating. I was able to use Dr. Netter's crystal-clear illustrations to understand a shoulder injury, and while there is virtually no descriptive text other than the labelling of the body parts (it's an atlas, not an anatomy book), there is much here to learn from.

Every medical professional I've spoken with knows Dr. Frank Netter's work, and it's great that he now has a single volume available to the layman.

5-0 out of 5 stars Not just for students!
A good anatomy atlas is invaluable in clinical practice as well!

I regularly pull out my (previous edition) atlas to (1) teach patients the anatomy involved in various problems ("this is why we need to do XYZ"), AND (2) to localize an injury (dermatome pictures, foot and hand ligaments and muscles)...

I wish this had been available when I was in medical school - it would have made anatomy a lot more accessible.

4-0 out of 5 stars Quite Good
Love the diagram especially it's all colour coded (but a little bit overwhelming when just start looking at it)
but the sad thing it's a "pure" atlas
the prob with it is that it doesn't hav any text or explanations at all

5-0 out of 5 stars study Osteology from another book
I'm not going to bother telling you how great this book is. To find praises just read the rest of the reviews on this book. I want to mention the problem that I found, which shouldn't stop you from purchasing this book. The only problem I found is that it doesn't concentrate enough on Osteology, particularly on cranium, bones of the hand and bones of the foot.

Pages two to 14 are devoted to the skeleton of the head. The following illustrations are available: anterior, lateral and posterior views of the whole skull; lateral and superior views of a newborn; superior view of horizontal section and lateral view of midsagittal section; calvaria, mandible and temporomandibular joint; radiographs of anteroposterior view, lateral view, and atlantoaxial joint. That's all! It would have been more helpful if this book contained some extra drawings of the cranial bones individually and rotated those bones in such angels (or cross sections) which would have given more details about some parts that aren't visible while viewing the skull as a whole with the bones articulating with each other.

Carpal bones and ligaments are between pages 435-441, and bones of the foot are between 505-510. Here are illustrated: palmar and dorsal views of carpal bones as whole; bones and movements of the writs; ligaments of the wrist, metacarpophalangeal and interphalangeal; dorsal, plantar, medial and lateral views of bones of foot as whole; medial, lateral and plantar vies of ligaments and tendons of the foot; 3 radiographs of lateral and anterior views of the ankle, and anteroposterior view of the wrist and the hand. Only one bone, calcaneus, is shown individually and its articulation sites with the other bones of the foot. Only one! The rest of the bones have lost their individual importance.

Having mentioned these minor problems I want to state that this book is, by far, the best resource available for medical school students; it goes hand-in-hand with gross lab. For that reason I have given it five stars. ... Read more

84. Review Questions and Answers for Veterinary Technicians (3rd Edition, Book & CD-ROM)
by Thomas Colville
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Catlog: Book (2003-02-14)
Publisher: C.V. Mosby
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Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars
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An excellent study guide for veterinary technician students, this book is an ideal review for final examinations, state certification examinations, and the Veterinary Technician National Examination. The sections in the text mirror the sections on the national exam, with over 2,800 multiple-choice questions – written by expert veterinary technician educators – that contain the most current information available on various subject areas. A companion CD-ROM features 2,400 additional questions in tutorial mode, categorized by subject matter, with immediate feedback and rationales for correct answers. Test mode on the CD-ROM allows the user to take three randomized 200-question tests a maximum of three times each, which provides feedback on scores in each of the subject areas and points out areas requiring further study.

Key Features

* Questions are written at appropriate level for veterinary technician students and practicing veterinary technicians, making this book a practical source for review.
* More than 5,000 questions in all provide a valuable review experience on various subject areas within the scope of the veterinary technician’s duties.
* Questions are designed to test factual knowledge, reasoning skills, and clinical judgment.
* Answers with rationales for correct answers are provided in an answer key at the back of the book, along with sample answer sheets for practice.
* All questions are multiple-choice, the format most commonly used in certification exams.

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* All 2,800 questions in the book are completely new to this edition.
* A new CD-ROM contains 2,400 additional questions, providing twice as many questions for study as the last edition, as well as the option of taking actual practice tests. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Review Questions and Answers for Veterinary Technicians
I used this text to study for my national boards two years ago and recommend to all of the students I encounter. It's a great way to test yourself before you take the exam. I purchased it about 6 weeks prior to. Each section gives you multiple choice questions about the knowledge you have already obtained. You can then grade yourself on the sections and see what weak areas you may need to "touch up on" before you test. It's well worth the money. I passed the exam, and felt it prepared me.

5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful!!
This is a great book for studying for the board exams (or for your own personal knowledge)... covers every aspect of veterinary technology you'd ever want to know about!

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent study-guide
I am studying now to take my boards in the Spring. This workbook is an excellent way for me to test myself, locate my areas of weakness and to improve upon those areas in time for the boards. My classmates all liked it so much, they asked me to order copies for them too!

5-0 out of 5 stars THE BEST STUDY BOOK TO GET!!!
This is a great book to study with. It will help you know what to study and it explains most answers you have. Totally worth your money!!

4-0 out of 5 stars Very good for Boards preparation
I've only had a chance to look at this book briefly, but that look was enough to convince me to order it. I know it's divided by subject matter, and takes the form of a long, multiple-choice quiz (like the Boards themselves) with the answers at the end of each chapter. It's great if, like me, you study best by testing yourself. ... Read more

85. Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time
by Dava Sobel
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Catlog: Book (1996-10-01)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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Average Customer Review: 3.89 out of 5 stars
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During the great ages of exploration, "the longitude problem" was the gravest of all scientific challenges. Lacking the ability to determine their longitude, sailors were literally lost at sea as soon as they lost sight of land. Ships ran aground on rocky shores; those traveling well-known routes were easy prey to pirates.

In 1714, England's Parliament offered a huge reward to anyone whose method of measuring longitude could be proven successful. The scientific establishment--from Galileo to Sir Isaac Newton--had mapped the heavens in its certainty of a celestial answer. In stark contrast, one man, John Harrison, dared to imagine a mechanical solution--a clock that would keep precise time at sea, something no clock had been able to do on land. And the race was on....
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4-0 out of 5 stars Amazing subject, fascinating story
With "Longitude" Dava Sobel has written a very interesting book about the greatest scientific problem of the 18th century.

As a result of the 1707-shipwreck story (with a loss of 4 out of the 5 ships), the English Parliament offered in 1714 a 20.000 pounds reward to the person that could provide a practicable and useful way of determining longitude. (If you have forgot, longitude is the "lines" that runs from pole to pole). Not being able to determining longitude was a great problem. Ships spent excessive time trying to find its way back to port, or worse men, ship and cargo were lost at sea.

John Harrison (1693-1776) spent his lifetime trying to solve the longitude mystery. Harrison was a son of a countryman, with minimal schooling, and was self-educated in watch making. He made several timepieces, which all qualified for the reward, but the reward was delayed several times by the Longitude committee whom believed that other ways of measuring longitude were the preferred ones. Ultimately after a lot of harassment and trouble, Harrison was given the reward money.

Dava Sobel has done a wonderful job in this book, capturing Harrison's fascinating character, his brilliance, preserving and hard working nature. The author has also managed to strike a perfect balance between technical jargon and personal anecdotes, and she does it in such a way permitting the lay readers of the book to admire the elegance of Harrison's discoveries. I believe it is a sign of excellent quality when an author makes learning so interesting.

I was hooked from the first page of this book and I read it in 50-page gulps at a time.

Highly recommended!

5-0 out of 5 stars John Harrison--an extraordinary person
John Harrison (1693-1776) spent his lifetime inventing and perfecting a series of timepieces to measure longitude. As Dava Sobel relates in her engaging narrative, "Longitude," until the 18th century sailors navigated by following parallels of latitude and roughly estimating distance traveled east or west. Ships routinely missed their destinations, often taking excessive time to arrive or succumbing to reefs off fogbound shores. Thousands of sailors and tons of cargo were lost.

In 1714, England's Parliament offered £20,000 (the equivalent of about $12 million today) to anyone who provided a "practicable and useful" means of determining longitude. Countless solutions were suggested, some bizarre, some impractical, some workable only on land and others far too complex.

Most astronomers believed the answer lay in the sky, but Harrison, a clockmaker, imagined a mechanical solution--a clock that would keep precise time at sea. By knowing the exact times at the Greenwich meridian and at a ship's position, one could find longitude by calculating the time difference. However, most scientists, including Isaac Newton, discounted a clock because there were too many variables at sea. Changes in temperature, air pressure, humidity and gravity would surely render a watch inaccurate.

Harrison persisted. As Dava Sobel writes, he worked on his timepiece for decades, though he suffered skepticism and ridicule. Even after completing his timepiece, an instrument we now call a chronometer, in 1759, he underwent a long series of unfair trials and demonstrations. Ultimately he triumphed.

Sobel, a science writer who contributes to Audubon, Life, Omni and other magazines, captures John Harrison's extraordinary character: brilliant, persevering and heroic in the face of adversity. He is a man you won't forget.

4-0 out of 5 stars Brief but enjoyable
This slim volume tells the story of John Harrison who, although untrained, built four revolutionary clocks that changed how ships navigate at sea. It also tells about the political fight Harrison was forced to fight to win recognition for his work.

Written in a easy-to-read, "magazine" tone the tale goes quickly, whole years pass in a couple sentences. I wanted more details and this is where the book disappoints but it may not be the authors fault The book hints that many events weren't recorded and more details just aren't available.

One technical note: I think the font used in this tiny, five by eight inch book is a little small and the page numbers, even smaller, aren't readable at a glance. Or maybe I'm getting old.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great story, but BEWARE of inaccuracies in this book.
John Harrison completes his first pendulum clock in 1713 before the age of 20. He made the gears for this out of wood which was radical for such a use, but as a carpenter, perhaps not to him---which is a mark of genius, I'd say; to reach beyond accepted norms in this manner. This he did after borrowing a book on math and the laws of motion; which he copied word for word, making his own copy. He incorporated different varieties of wood into his clock for strenth and later invented a bi-metal pendulum to counteract the expansion and compression of various individual metals. He also employed friction-free movements so as to do away with problematic lubricants. When intrigued by the puzzle of time at sea and the issue of longitude he contemplated substituting something not prone to gravity, as a pendulum of course is, to track times passing. In 1737 he creates a cantilevered clock 4 foot square. This the longitude board (which had offered a cash bonus to anyone who could devise a method in which time at sea could be kept) admired. Four years later he returns with an improved model; then starts on a 3rd model, like the previous two, also a fairly large sized clock.But there exists a problem within this book: An artisan freemason by the name of John Jefferys at the Worshipful Company of clockmakers befriends Harrison and then later presents to him a pocket watch in 1753. Then in 1755, while still working on his 3rd model, Harrison says this to the Longitude board: I have..."good reason to think" on the basis of a watch "already executed that such small machines[he's referring to pocketwatches] may be of great service with respect to longitude." He then completes version 3 in 1759. His fourth version appears just a year later, however, and is a 5 inch wide pocketwatch! The obvious inference made by the author is that after he received the pocketwatch from Jeffreys he seemingly put his version #3 on the backburner and soon started on the pocketwatch 4th version. The author does not claim Harrison copied anything from the Jeffreys model, but she certainly phrases this section so as to lend one to believe that this may have been the case; that Jefferys had a hand in the masterstroke invention Harrison eventually produced in version #4. This is not true. Harrison commissioned the watch he received from Jeffreys and was based on Harrison's specifications. It seems that Harrison simply asked Jeffreys to test an idea which he himself hadn't the time to attack just then; as he was still working on his 3rd version of a table-top prototype clock. Hence Harrison's above statement to the board in 1755 whence his ideas were validated by Jeffreys. In addition, the author plays up the part of the Astronomer Royal's part in attempting to impede Harrison from convincing the longitiude board of the efficacy of a time-piece solution to this problem over a celestial answer to this conundrum. The author also jazzes up the issue of whether Harrison received the prize the board promised to pay for a successful solution herein; even though the board supported him for upwards of 20 years as he pursued this quest. It's as if the author intentionally omitted some facts (that the Jefferys was a Harrison commission), and pumped up others (of a rival/foil on the board trying to impede Harrison and the compensation issue; implying that Harrison was jipped) just to make the story more compelling. John Harrison's story, however, is extremely compelling as it is and didn't need this extra spice served up by the author.Do read this (very short) book on how this Mr. Harrison solved the problem of knowing where one is when at sea; and if you're in London, visit the Old Royal Observatory and the Clockmakers museum (in the Guildhall) where you can see Harrison's wonderful creations in person. Enjoy!

4-0 out of 5 stars The Man who Captured Time so Ships could Navigate Accurately

Note: This review has been written from a city with the following position on Earth:

LATITUDE: (43 degrees 2 minutes North)
LONGITUDE: (81 degrees 9 minutes West).

In order to understand the significance of this remarkable book by Dava Sobel, the reader has to understand some words and phrases in the book's title and subtitle.

"Longitude" along with Latitude are two numbers along with compass directions that are used to fix the position of anything on the planet Earth (as in the note above). Lines of Latitude are the imaginary, parallel, horizontal lines circling the Earth with the equator (fixed by nature) being the "zero-degree parallel of latitude." Lines of Longitude or "meridians" are the imaginary lines that run top to bottom (north and south), from the Earth's North Pole to its South Pole with the "prime meridian" (established by political means) being the "zero-degree meridian of longitude." (Since the mid-1880s, the prime merdian has passed through Greenwich, England. Before this time, the imaginary line that passed through a ship's home port was usually used as the zero-degree meridian.)

Finding the latitude on land or at sea was easy and eventually a device was invented to make it even easier. But finding longitude, especially at sea on a swaying ship was difficult, a difficulty "that stumped the wisest minds of the world for the better part of human history" and was "the greatest scientific problem" of the 1700s. Ways of determining longitude astronomically were devised, but these proved to be impractical when used at sea.

England's parliament recognized that "the longitude problem" had to be solved practically since many people and valuable cargo were lost at sea when the ship's navigators lost sight of land. Thus, this parliament offered a top monetary prize that's equivalent to many millions of dollars today to anybody who could solve the problem.

Enter "a lone genius" named John Harrison (1693 to 1776). While most thought the solution to the problem was astronomical, Harrison saw time as the solution.

To calculate the longitude using time on a ship at sea, you have to realize these two facts found in this book:

(i) The Earth takes 24 hours of time to spin 360 degrees on its axis from east to west.
(ii) Noon (12:00 PM) is the highest point the sun seems to "travel" in a day.

To learn one's longitude at sea using time, as this book explains, it's necessary to do the following:

(1) Know the time it is aboard ship (local noon was normally used because of fact (ii) above).
(2) At the very same moment, know the time at a known longitude (such as at Greenwich, England).
(3) The difference in time between (1) and (2) is coverted to a longitude reading in degrees and direction (using fact (i) above).

Harrison's solution was the accurate determination of time of (2) above by inventing a reliable timepiece. This timepiece, in this case, would be set to Greenwich time. (Note that, as stated, (1) could be determined using the noon-day sun but this was not always practical. Eventually another timepiece was used to determine the ship's local noon for a particular day.) It has to be realized that this was the "era of pendulum clocks" where, on a deck of a rocking ship, "such clocks would slow down or speed up, or stop running altogether." Harrison was to capture time by building a marine clock or "timekeeper" (eventually called a "chronometer") that could be used on a ship at sea.

This book tells the "true story" of Harrison and his chronometers. (There were five built over a forty-year period. Harrison's first timekeeping device was known as H-1, his second was H-2, and so on.) Sobel uses accuracy (as evidenced by her thirty references), extensive interviews, and an engaging, mostly non-technical narrative (only essential technical detail is included) to convey a story that's filled with suspense, heroism, perfectionism, and villiany. All this in less than 200 pages!!

The only problem I had with this book is that it has hardly any pictures (photographs and illustrations). I would have liked to have seen pictures of the various people involved in this saga, maps showing where ships traveled, more photos of Harrison's amazing timepieces (both interior and exterior), and diagrams that explained important concepts. A diagram that actually showed how longitude, using a simple example, is calculated (using the steps above) would also have been helpful.

Finally, there is a good 1999 movie entitled "Longitude" based on this book. Be aware that even though this book is short, the movie is long (over three hours).

In conclusion, this book documents the exciting "true story" of how "a lone genius" solved "the longitude problem." Sobel states this more eloquently: "With his marine clocks, John Harrison tested the waters of space-time. He succeeded, against all odds, in using the fourth...dimension to link points on a three-dimensional globe. He [took] the world's whereabouts from the stars, and locked [or captured] the secret in"

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86. Medical Terminology Made Easy
by Jean Tannis Dennerll, Genevieve Love Medical Terminology Smith, Jean Tannis Dennerll
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Unlike other manuals that rely on memorization of vocabulary lists to learn medical terminology, Medical Terminology Made Easy, 3E promotes learning through word building, the process of defining Greek and Latin roots to correctly construct and decipher medical language. Units are grouped by topic and body system and each builds from simple to complex through a series of instructional and interactive frames and pronunciation coaching. Ideal for individuals who wish to teach themselves basic medical terminology or as a supplement to entry-level health care oriented courses. ... Read more

87. Grant's Atlas of Anatomy
by Anne M. R. Agur, Arthur F., II Dalley
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88. Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs
by Rosemary R. Berardi, II, Edward M. DeSimone, Gail D. Newton, Michael A. Oszko, Nicholas G Popovich, Carol J. Rollins, Leslie A. Shimp, Karen J. Tietze, Rosemary Berardi, II, Edward DeSimone, Gail Newton, Michael Oszko, Nicholas Popovich, Carol Rollins, Leslie Shimp, Karen Tietze
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Asin: 1582120501
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The gold-standard on self-care and non-prescription products! Using an evidence-based approach to establish the safety and effectiveness of self-care options for particular disorders. Thoroughly updated and revised with seven new chapters, this edition reflects recent FDA rulings and continues to emphasize communication and information-gathering skills. Features treatment algorithms, new assessment cases studies, and patient counseling information for each disorder. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Recommendation
As a third year pharmacy student, I am particularly impressed with the organization and conciseness of this guidebook to non-prescription products. This text is simple to follow, for health care professionals and also the average consumer who has questions and concerns about medications that they are buying over-the-counter. ... Read more

89. Textbook of Basic Nursing
by Caroline Bunker Rosdahl
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90. Uptime: Strategies for Excellence in Maintenance Management (Step-By-Step Approach to TPM Implementation)
by John Dixon Campbell
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Campbell outlines a blueprint for a world class maintenanceprogram by examining, piece by piece, its essential elements -leadership (strategy and management), control (data management,measures, tactics, planning and scheduling), continuous improvement(RCM and TPM), and quantum leaps (process reengineering). He explainseach element in detail, using simple language and practical examplesfrom a wide range of industries. This book is for every manager whoneeds to see the "big picture" of maintenance management. In additionto maintenance, engineering, and manufacturing managers, all businessmanagers will benefit from this comprehensive and realistic approach toimproving asset performance. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Uptime is tops for understanding Maintenance Management.
A must read for anyone in or about to enter the vast realm of Maintenance Management. John Campbell takes you through the strategies with easy to understand terms and concepts. All the buzz words are there TPM, RCM, CMMS, .. etc.

5-0 out of 5 stars If you need a maintenance big picture, it is the book
This book is a very good introduction in order to know what the maintenance meaning ... Read more

91. The Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice (7th Edition)
by Sandra M. Nettina
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Catlog: Book (2000-11-01)
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Sales Rank: 33769
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Now even more clinically focused, this classic reference book isthe one source every nurse needs for essential nursing knowledge.Designed in an easy-to-read outline format, this guide covers a widerange of disorders and patient problems in all basic areas of nursing,including medical-surgical, pediatric, maternity, and psychiatric.Readers will find over 100 common procedural guidelines with rationale,and step-by-step explanation of the how and why of each action. New inthe Sixth Edition: More consistent organization for easier access;Community-based nursing tips, in highlighted boxes, offer tried andtrue suggestions; New chapters include Health Promotion/PreventiveCare--explains the roles in health care delivery, Psychiatric Disordersand Patient Teaching Tools. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars More than a basic health care reference.
I have had this book in the house for 23 years. It was the best choice I could have made as the mother of a sick child. I needed somthing a lot better than a general health book because I needed better quality information on a moments notice to help me keep this child alive. It helped me understand things quicker so I could work more efficiently with the health care professionals that helped us. This worked for me because the information was quick, concise, and accurate. My child is very healthy today and is asking for his own copy. That's why I'm out here shopping today...for him.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice
This book could literally be "a student nurses' bible for writing diagnosis and intervention". It is concise and very practical. I would be totally lost without one. It is a self taught manual.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great reference for the RN or LPN students
An invaluable tool for helping students in their research of diagnoses and diseases. ... Read more

92. Examkrackers 1001 Questions in MCAT Chemistry
by Scott Calvin, Jonathan Orsay
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Asin: 1893858227
Catlog: Book (2002-03-04)
Publisher: Osote Publishing
Sales Rank: 54566
Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars
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1001 Questions in MCAT Chemistry provides practice questions in all chemistry topics covered by the MCAT. The questions and explanations are designed to teach the student to think intuitively. Like the MCAT, conceptual thinking is encouraged while lengthy calculations are discouraged. Memorization of basic formulas is required, but usually will not, in itself, provide the fastest method to finding an answer. Questions are conveniently arranged by topic. Question difficulty ranges from easy to very difficult. Questions are formatted exactly like the MCAT. Answers and explanations are provided in the back of the book.
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3-0 out of 5 stars Good but not as good as others are implying
I think this book is great if you are preparing for the DAT. But I don't think this book will give you 30's for the MCAT. Granted, you need to know how to answer these types of problems. But you need to practice real passages. I would strongly encourage you to acquire the Princeton Review Science Workbook. They come with the course but you can usually buy them used off of students who completed the course and the MCAT. Go to a messageboard for MCAT students etc. Aside from the real MCATs that AAMC releases, the Princeton Review book will help you. Ideally, you should use the Examcracker books first to hone your skills of the basic sciences. And then you should use the Princeton Review Science Workbook to apply those skills.But in now way will these books by themselves automatically equip you to handle the MCAT.

3-0 out of 5 stars Fair review for MCAT chemistry.
This book contains many questions in basic chemistry for the MCAT. All relevant topics are covered; however, I feel that this is not the best book for review. The main objection I have is that the question format is NOT what appears on the MCAT. Most MCAT questions are based on a reading passage and very few of the Examcracker's questions are in that form. Those that are based on a passage are very simple when compared to the real MCAT questions. I scored well on the physical sciences section but it was because I worked through real MCAT practice exams. Do not use this book as your sole source for chemistry preparation. I've said this dozens of times to friends, "If you purchase a 'comprehensive' review book make sure you also use old college books, old college notes, and work through old MCAT exams."

4-0 out of 5 stars Definitely worth your time and money.
I believe Examcrackers produces the best MCAT prep materials. I made the mistake of taking another prep company. It took me quite long to realize the other prep company did not prepare me at all. I used this book to help me understand the concepts for the g. chem on the MCAT.

5-0 out of 5 stars Begin to think like the AAMC
I challenge anyone to find a better series of teaching tools than the 1001 series from Examkrackers. I have been collecting all of the available MCAT prep material for the last two years and I am very adamant when I say there is a lot of bad/misguided/bs out there for sale. The authors of the 1001 books have gone to great lengths to make these books excellent learning tools.

The 1001 series are not passages like the real MCAT, they are problems that allow you to hone in on your weaknesses and fix them. The mini-passage format allows the user to get accustom to the MCAT style of questioning. If you are able to understand all 1001 questions in this book, then there is no reason not to score perfect on the MCAT Physical Science section.

The 1001 books are about the concepts and they force the student to think intuitively. This, my friends, is how to succeed on the MCAT.

3-0 out of 5 stars MCAT THINKING
While this book is better than most MCAT guides on the market, it does have some flaws. PRAISE: The questions are excellent! Just like the MCAT! FLAW: Often the questions pertain to information not previously mentioned or reviewed in the previous passage. EXAMPLE: A question from the first section involved answer choices of London forces, hydrogen bonding, and dipole-dipole moments. None of these terms or concepts were discussed previously! SO: Basically you need to have a good foundation before you get this book. Once you do buy the book, IT DOES TEACH YOU HOW TO THINK LIKE THE MCAT!!! Just remember to review the knowledge elsewhere! ... Read more

93. Nursing 2004 Drug Handbook (Nursing Drug Handbook)
by Lippincott, Springhouse
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Catlog: Book (2003-06-01)
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Sales Rank: 14010
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94. A-Z of Quantitative PCR (IUL Biotechnology, No. 5)
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Catlog: Book (2004-07)
Publisher: International University Line
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This book is a comprehensive manual to allow both the novice researcher and the expert to set up and carry out quantitative PCR assays from scratch. However, this book also sets out to explain as many features of qPCR as possible, provide alternative viewpoints, methods, and aims to simulate the researchers into generating, interpreting, and publishing data that are reproducible, reliable, and biologically meaningful ... Read more

95. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 15th Edition
by Stephen L. Hauser, Dan L. Longo
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Asin: 0070072728
Catlog: Book (2001-02-16)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Sales Rank: 19213
Average Customer Review: 4.69 out of 5 stars
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You will automatically receive a 3 month FREE subscription to Harrison's Online 2.0with your purchase of the HARRISON textbook.

Eminently readable, completely current, and dramatically revised, the new fifteenth edition of Harrison's PRINCIPLES OF INTERNAL MEDICINE raises the bar for internal medicine references. Featuring over 90 completely new chapters, HARRISON'S continues to provide the most authoritative record of internal medicine as practiced by the leading experts in the field. And it gives you the one comprehensive database that covers the full spectrum of issues you need to know NOW - basic science, pathophysiology, presenting clinical signs, diagnosis, and the latest treatment guidelines.

More than 90 New Chapters

* Expanded treatment with more algorithms and diagnostic decision trees
* A new feature, Genetic Considerations, describes how new advances affect patient care
* Clinical Guidelines now added throughout, provide evidence-based treatment strategies
* Alternative Medicine...a detailed chapter covers this emerging field
* New Chapter on Late Problems in Patients with Cancer
* New guidelines on Adolescent Health Care
* The latest in Gene Therapy with a new chapter on Screening, Prevention, and Counseling for Genetic Disorders
* New chapter on Infertility and Fertility Control
* Neurobiology of Disease highlights numerous advances made during "The disease of the Brain"
* Late-breaking treatment information on multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's and more
* A new color atlas of malaria-infected red blood cells ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A MUST BUY for the future Internist
This book is the Bible of Internal Medicine. Anyone considering a career in medicine should have this book in their library. Comprehensive and well written, it is the gold standard of medical textbooks.

5-0 out of 5 stars Just entering Medical School
Harrison's is one of the leading authorities on internal medicine. Access to Harrison's is an ABSOLUTE MUST for any medical student! However, you might want to consider your options before sheeling out all of this money.

The first consideration is that your medical school library probably has access to the online version of Harrison's. You may even be able to access it from your home from your school library's website. this doesn't work that well for me, because I hate reading long articles online. I need to be able to make notes and highlight. You can print from the website, but it is a hassle.

The second, and I think best option, is to buy a used copy of Harrison's while in medical school, and then maybe get the current edition when you graduate. The basic information doesn't change that much from year to year. you can use an old copy of Harrison's to get the basic concepts down and then use other resources to get the most up-to-date info. I bought a copy that was 2 years old... and I am pretty happy with it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Harrison's keeps being an authority in medicine
This book is a medical tradition, and it is as important to doctors as their stethoscope.
It is very complete, there is no doubt about it. Every subject of medicine is covered, and for a reference book is a must-have. It is also written in an easy-to-read way, but some chapters are more difficult to understand than others, and like a good meal, in excess it can get heavy and occasionally become a brick, so slow-reading is advised. Also worth to mention are the atlases, that give a lot of pictographic information.
I would recommend it only as a reference book, because for the USMLE, or as a course textbook, it is impossible to read it all, especially if time is scarce.

5-0 out of 5 stars Not For the Layperson
Is nothing sacred? There are people who are actually rating Harrison's. Those people in medicine (regardless of specialty) will already know that Harrison's is considered the Bible. The layman may be better served with the Merck Manual ( which is less expensive and easier to read than Harrison's). Medical students would probably find Cecil's an easier read also.A layperson reading Harrison's would understand Hippocrates' Aphorisms in the original Greek better.

5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful home reference!
Great reference, even for non-MD's. The book's chapters are a great read for anyone interested in health matters, and also for those who desire a really comprehensive medical tome.

The thing is pricey, but well-worth the cost. ... Read more

96. Medical Terminology:A Programmed Systems Approach
by Genevieve Love Smith, Phyllis E. Davis, Jean Tannis Dennerll
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Catlog: Book (1998-08-17)
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Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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I just started taking a medical terminology class last month and I was sure that learning all of these new complicated words would be extremely difficult but the Medical Terminology (A Programmed Systems Approach) 8th Edition is so easy to follow and actually fun to do. I've found myself fascinated with the idea that one word can have so many different meanings behind it. The way the book is set-up it has sort of an elementary school appeal to it because you work in it frame by frame and instead of skipping from one term to the next the book is constantly re-introducing you to terms that you've learned in previous units and intermingling them with the new ones.

The only disappointment in this book was that the paperback version did not include the terminology tapes that accompany the hardcover version, but other that that this book is a good investment if you plan to go into the medical field or if you just want to learn for your own personal knowledge. ... Read more

97. Chemistry the Central Science: Student Guide
by James C. Hill, H. Eugene Lemay
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Catlog: Book (2002-05-01)
Publisher: Prentice Hall College Div
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98. Handbook Of Clinical Psychopharmacology For Therapists
by John D. Preston, John H., Md. O'Neal, Mary C., Ph.D. Talaga
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Catlog: Book (2004-12-15)
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
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Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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These days, prescription drugs are often considered a first course of treatment for psychological disorders. Like any other modern pharmaceuticals, psychopharmacological drugs are complex, powerful, and highly interactive with other chemical and natural medications. Mental health and medical professionals absolutely must have a thorough knowledge of how these medicines are used and how they work in the human body. People who take these drugs or love others who do will benefit greatly from having a thorough understanding of the application and function of psychologically effective prescription drugs. This book has proven its indispensability through three editions and remains, in this fourth major update, the single most respected and widely used book on the subject available.

Everyone who needs the most accurate and comprehensive information about psychopharmacological medicines must have this book on his or her shelf. It covers every significant medical aspect of the use of these drugs, including indications based on diagnosis, physiological functions, side effects, and criteria for evaluating client response and recommending further treatment or reevaluation. This revised and expanded edition includes a new chapter devoted to children and psychopharmaceuticals. Sections on bipolar disorder, major depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and borderline personality disorder have been revised to include major developments in current research. Six new drugs have been fully reviewed and added to the book's charts and tables. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great new Update
The authors have kept up-to-date with new editions. User-friendly charts and clear explanations make this one of the best psychopharmacology books on the market.

5-0 out of 5 stars User friendly and comprehensive
This book provides many charts and quick references to a broad number of psychiatric medications, but also goes beyond just a discussion of medical treatment. It provides a clear understanding of the underlying neurobiology of various psychiatric medications, presumed mechanisms of action of drugs, and practical treatment guidelines. The book also offers a nice review of psychaitric diagnosis with an eye towards medication treatment. The book is written in an exceptionally clear style and is current in terms of theories and research. I recommend it to all of my graduate students.

5-0 out of 5 stars Clear and Practical
Takes complex material and makes it easy to understand. Practical and applied. ... Read more

99. Laboratory Experiments (9th Edition)
by John H. Nelson, Kenneth C. Kemp, Bursten (Nelson/Kemp), Bursten
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Catlog: Book (2002-05-20)
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100. Essentials of Medical Terminology
by Juanita J. Davies
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Catlog: Book (2001-11-30)
Publisher: Thomson Delmar Learning
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Now in full color!This essentials-level learning resource is organized by body system, and is designed for short courses or self-study, self-paced learning.The earlier chapters include a basic analysis of medical terminology, common anatomical roots, prefixes, suffixes, and terms relevant to body organization.The later chapters are organized by body systems, which include basic anatomy and physiology, term analysis, pronunciations, abbreviations, and exercises.NEW TO THIS EDITION:· New full color art enhances user understanding of basic anatomy and physiology terminology · Expanded appendices include word element to definition and definition to word element to help with comprehension and understanding of terms · Free Practice CD-ROM comes complete with word pronunciations along with review exercise activities, and games for effective review. ... Read more

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