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REA’s EMT Crash CourseEverything you need for the exam – in a fast review format!EMT Crash Course is perfect for any prospective Emergency Medical Technician who wants a quick refresher before taking the NREMT Certification Exam. Targeted, Focused Review – Study Only What You Need to Know
Written by an EMS Program Director and NREMT paramedic with first-hand experience and classroom instruction, our targeted review chapters in outline style cover all the official test categories found on the EMT exam: airway and breathing, cardiology, medical, obstetrics and pediatrics, and trauma. The author explains the structure of the exam and shows you how to answer questions quickly and correctly.Expert Test-taking Strategies
Our author explains the structure of the NREMT Certification Exam, so you know what to expect on test day. He also shares question-level strategies and shows you the best way to answer questions. By following our expert tips and advice, you can score higher on the exam. Must-know Key Terms
Knowing the right medical terminology can make a real difference in your test score. That’s why we give you a glossary of more than 400 EMT terms you need to know before you take your exam.Take REA’s Online Practice Exam
After studying, go online and test what you’ve learned. Our practice exam features timed testing, diagnostic feedback, detailed answers, and automatic scoring. The exam is balanced to include every topic and type of question found on the actual EMT exam, so you know you’re studying the smart way.No matter how or when you prepare for the EMT exam, REA’s EMT Crash Course will show you how to study efficiently and strategically, so you can get a great score.
The team of nurses that Tilda Shalof found herself working with in the intensive care unit (ICU) of a big-city hospital was known as “Laura’s Line.” They were a bit wild: smart, funny, disrespectful of authority, but also caring and incredibly committed to their jobs. Laura set the tone with her quick remarks. Frances, from Newfoundland, was famous for her improvised recipes. Justine, the union rep, wore t-shirts emblazoned with defiant slogans, like “Nurses Care But It’s Not in the Budget.” Shalof was the one who had been to university. The others accused her of being “sooo sensitive.”

They depended upon one another. Working in the ICU was both emotionally grueling and physically exhausting. Many patients, quite simply, were dying, and the staff strove mightily to prolong their lives. With their skill, dedication, and the resources of modern science, they sometimes were almost too successful. Doctors and nurses alike wondered if what they did for terminally-ill patients was not, in some cases, too extreme. A number of patients were admitted when it was too late even for heroic measures. A boy struck down by a cerebral aneurysm in the middle of a little-league hockey game. A woman rescued – too late – from a burning house. It all took its toll on the staff.

And yet, on good days, they thrived on what they did. Shalof describes a colleague who is managing a “crashing” patient: “I looked at her. Nicky was flushed with excitement. She was doing five different things at the same time, planning ahead for another five. She was totally focused, in her element, in control, completely at home with the chaos. There was a huge smile on her face. Nurses like to fix things. If they can.”

Shalof, a veteran ICU nurse, reveals what it is really like to work behind the closed hospital curtains. The drama, the sardonic humour, the grinding workload, the cheerful camaraderie, the big issues and the small, all are brought vividly to life in this remarkable book.
A riveting first-hand account of a physician who's suddenly a dying patient, In Shock "searches for a glimmer of hope in life’s darkest moments, and finds it.” —The Washington Post

Dr. Rana Awdish never imagined that an emergency trip to the hospital would result in hemorrhaging nearly all of her blood volume and losing her unborn first child. But after her first visit, Dr. Awdish spent months fighting for her life, enduring consecutive major surgeries and experiencing multiple overlapping organ failures. At each step of the recovery process, Awdish was faced with something even more unexpected: repeated cavalier behavior from her fellow physicians—indifference following human loss, disregard for anguish and suffering, and an exacting emotional distance.

Hauntingly perceptive and beautifully written, In Shock allows the reader to transform alongside Awidsh and watch what she discovers in our carefully-cultivated, yet often misguided, standard of care. Awdish comes to understand the fatal flaws in her profession and in her own past actions as a physician while achieving, through unflinching presence, a crystalline vision of a new and better possibility for us all.

As Dr. Awdish finds herself up against the same self-protective partitions she was trained to construct as a medical student and physician, she artfully illuminates the dysfunction of disconnection. Shatteringly personal, and yet wholly universal, she offers a brave road map for anyone navigating illness while presenting physicians with a new paradigm and rationale for embracing the emotional bond between doctor and patient.

How We Do Harm exposes the underbelly of healthcare today—the overtreatment of the rich, the under treatment of the poor, the financial conflicts of interest that determine the care that physicians' provide, insurance companies that don't demand the best (or even the least expensive) care, and pharmaceutical companies concerned with selling drugs, regardless of whether they improve health or do harm.

Dr. Otis Brawley is the chief medical and scientific officer of The American Cancer Society, an oncologist with a dazzling clinical, research, and policy career. How We Do Harm pulls back the curtain on how medicine is really practiced in America. Brawley tells of doctors who select treatment based on payment they will receive, rather than on demonstrated scientific results; hospitals and pharmaceutical companies that seek out patients to treat even if they are not actually ill (but as long as their insurance will pay); a public primed to swallow the latest pill, no matter the cost; and rising healthcare costs for unnecessary—and often unproven—treatments that we all pay for. Brawley calls for rational healthcare, healthcare drawn from results-based, scientifically justifiable treatments, and not just the peddling of hot new drugs.

Brawley's personal history – from a childhood in the gang-ridden streets of black Detroit, to the green hallways of Grady Memorial Hospital, the largest public hospital in the U.S., to the boardrooms of The American Cancer Society—results in a passionate view of medicine and the politics of illness in America - and a deep understanding of healthcare today. How We Do Harm is his well-reasoned manifesto for change.

A riveting personal exploration of the healthcare crisis facing inner-city communities, written by an emergency room physician who grew up in the very neighborhood he is now serving
 
Sampson Davis is best known as one of three friends from inner-city Newark who made a pact in high school to become doctors. Their book The Pact and their work through the Three Doctors Foundation have inspired countless young men and women to strive for goals they otherwise would not have dreamed they could attain. In this book, Dr. Davis looks at the healthcare crisis in the inner city from a rare perspective: as a doctor who works on the front line of emergency medical care in the community where he grew up, and as a member of that community who has faced the same challenges as the people he treats every day. He also offers invaluable practical advice for those living in such communities, where conditions like asthma, heart disease, stroke, obesity, and AIDS are disproportionately endemic.
 
Dr. Davis’s sister, a drug addict, died of AIDS; his brother is now paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair as a result of a bar fight; and he himself did time in juvenile detention—a wake-up call that changed his life. He recounts recognizing a young man who is brought to the E.R. with critical gunshot wounds as someone who was arrested with him when he was a teenager during a robbery gone bad; describes a patient whose case of sickle-cell anemia rouses an ethical dilemma; and explains the difficulty he has convincing his landlord and friend, an older woman, to go to the hospital for much-needed treatment. With empathy and hard-earned wisdom, Living and Dying in Brick City presents an urgent picture of medical care in our cities. It is an important resource guide for anyone at risk, anyone close to those at risk, and anyone who cares about the fate of our cities.
 
Praise for Living and Dying in Brick City
 
“A pull-no-punches look at health care from a seldom-heard sector . . . Living and Dying isn’t a sky-is-falling chronicle. It’s a real, gutsy view of a city hospital.”—Essence
 
“Gripping . . . a prescription to help kids dream bigger than their circumstances, from someone who really knows.”—People
 
“[Dr. Davis] is really a local hero. His story has inspired so many of our young people, and he’s got his finger on the pulse of what is a challenge in Newark, and frankly all across America. . . . I think his book is going to make a big impact.”—Cory Booker

“Some memoirs are heartfelt, some are informative and some are even important. Few, however, are all three. . . . As rare as it is for a book to be heartfelt, well written and inspirational, it’s even rarer for a critic to say that a book should be required reading. This ought to be included in high school curricula—for the kids in the suburbs who have no idea what life is like in the inner cities, and for the kids in the inner cities to know that there is a way out.”—The Star-Ledger
 
“Dramatic and powerful.”—New York Daily News

“This book just might save your life. Sampson Davis shares fascinating stories from the E.R. and addresses the inner-city health crisis. His book is an important investment in your most valuable resource: your health.”—Suze Orman, author of The Money Class
Ace the USMLE Step 1 with these unique “flashcards in a book”!

Students who just aced the USMLE Step 1 reveal what it takes to excel!

"This book was excellent, and well organized. The 'make the diagnosis' section was great--lengthy and thorough--just like Step 1. It was nice because it was compact enough that you could fit it in your bag and review it anywhere. Great!" -- Sarah Fabiano, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Class of 2010

"I like the fact that embryology for each system is given at the beginning of each chapter. This series is a wonderful compendium throughout the medical college years, particularly preclinical years to prepare for Step 1." -- Ali Rizvi, MPH, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Class of 2010

Deja Reveiw: USMLE Step 1 boils down your coursework to just the critical concepts you need to know for exam success. This unbeatable guide features a quick-read, two-column "flashcard" Q&A format--specifically designed to help you remember a large amount of pertinent information in the least amount of time possible. The format allows you to zero in on only the correct answers to promote memory retention and get the most out of your study time. Great for last-minute review of high-yield facts, Deja Review provides a straightforward way for you to assess your strengths and weaknesses for USMLE Step 1 success.

You will find everything you need to ace the exam, including:

Active recall Q&A that allow you to understand, not just memorize, the content “Make a Diagnosis” clinical vignettes that put the material in clinical context Mnemonics and key words to help you focus on core concepts Portable size for study on the go--fits in your white coat pocket Bookmark included to help you work through easy-to-use flashcard presentation

The Content You Need to Ace the USMLE Step 1:
Basic Principles, Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Neuroscience, Cardiovascular, Pulmonary, Gastroenterology, Reproduction and Endocrinology, Renal and Genitourinary, Hematology and Oncology, Skin and Connective Tissues, Musculoskeletal, Behavioral Sciences, Make the Diagnosis, Abbreviations.

 This illustrated manual includes the following chapters: 
Part 1: Operational Issues 
Operational Issues: Care Under Fire 
Operational Issues: Hospital Survey 
Operational Issues: General Medical Site Survey Checklist 
Operational Issues: Site Survey, Veterinary Annex 
Operational Issues: Pararescue Primary Medical Kit Packing List 
Operational Issues: USAF SOF Trauma Ruck Pack List 
Operational Issues: USAF SOF Trauma Vest Pack List 
Operational Issues: Suggested M5 Packing List 
Operational Issues: Naval Special Warfare Combat Trauma AMAL 
Operational Issues: Patient Considerations 
Operational Issues: 9 Line MEDEVAC Request 
Operational Issues: Helicopter Landing Sites 
Operational Issues: CASEVAC with Fixed Winged Aircraft 
Operational Issues: Air Evacuation Phone List 

Part 2: Clinical Process 
Clinical Process: Medical History and Physical Examination 

Part 3: General Symptoms 
Symptom: Acute Abdominal Pain 
Symptom: Anxiety 
Symptom: Back Pain, Low 
Symptom: Breast Problems: Mastitis 
Symptom: Breast Problems: Breast Abscess Incision and Drainage Procedure 
Symptom: Chest Pain 
Symptom: Constipation 
Symptom: Cough 
Symptom: Depression and Mania 
Symptom: Acute Diarrhea 
Symptom: Dizziness 
Symptoms: ENT Problems 
Symptoms: Eye Problems: Acute Vision Loss without Trauma 
Symptom: Eye Problems: Acute Red Eye Without Trauma 
Symptom: Eye Problems: Orbital or Periorbital Inflammation 
Symptom: Eye Problems: Eye Injury 
Symptom: Fatigue 
Symptom: Fever 
Symptom: GYN Problems: Female Pelvic Examination 
Symptom: GYN Problems: Abnormal Uterine Bleeding 
Symptom: GYN Problems: Pelvic Pain, Acute 
Symptom: GYN Problems: Pelvic Pain, Chronic 
Symptom: GYN Problems: Vaginitis 
Symptom: GYN Problems: Bacterial Vaginosis 
Symptom: GYN Problems: Candida Vaginitis/Vulvitis 
Symptom: GYN Problems: Pelvic Inflammatory Disease 
Symptom: GYN Problems: Bartholin’s Gland Cyst/Abscess 
Symptom: Headache 
Symptom: Jaundice 
Symptom: Joint Pain 
Symptom: Joint Pain: Shoulder Pain 
Symptom: Joint Pain: Hip Pain 
Symptom: Joint Pain: Knee Pain 
Symptom: Joint Pain: Ankle Pain 
Symptom: Male Genital Problems: Genital Inflammation 
Symptom: Male Genital Problems: Testis/Scrotal Mass 
Symptom: Male Genital Problems: Prostatitis 
Symptom: Male Genital Problems: Testis Torsion 
Symptom: Male Genital Problems: Epididymitis 
Symptom: Memory Loss 
Symptom: OB Problems: Pregnancy 
Symptom: OB Problems: Vaginal Delivery 
Symptom: OB Problems: Preterm Labor (PTL) 
Symptom: OB Problems: Relief of Shoulder Dystocia 
Symptom: OB Problems: Breech Delivery 
Symptom: OB Problems: Cesarean Section 
Symptom: OB Problems: Episiotomy and Repair 
Symptom: OB Problems: Preeclampsia/Eclampsia 
Symptom: Palpitations 
Symptom: Rash and Itching Rash with a Fever 
Symptom: Shortness of Breath (Dyspnea) 
Symptom: Syncope (Fainting) 

Part 4: Organ Systems 
Chapter 1: Cardiac/Circulatory Cardiac: 
Chapter 2: Blood 
Chapter 3: Respiratory 
Chapter 4: Endocrine Endocrine: Adrenal Insufficiency 
Chapter 5: Neurologic 
Chapter 6: Skin 
Chapter 7: Gastrointestinal (GI) 
Chapter 8: Genitourinar 

Part 5: Specialty Areas 
Chapter 9 Podiatry 
Chapter 10: Dentistry 
Chapter 11: Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) 
Chapter 12: Zoonotic Diseases 
Chapter 13: Infectious Diseases (ID) 
Chapter 14: Preventive Medicine 
Chapter 15: Veterinary Medicine 
Chapter 16: Human Nutritional Deficiencies 
Chapter 17: Toxicology 
Chapter 18: Mental Health 
Chapter 19: Anesthesia 

Part 6: Operational Environments 
Chapter 20: Dive Medicine 
Chapter 21: Aerospace Medicine 
Chapter 22: High Altitude Illnesses 
Chapter 23: Cold Illnesses and Injuries 
Chapter 24: Heat-Related Illnesses 
Chapter 25: Chemical, Biological, and Radiation (CBR) Injuries 
Chapter 26: CBR: Biological Warfare 
Chapter 27: CBR: Radiation Injury 

Part 7: Trauma 
Chapter 28 Trauma Assessment 
Chapter 29: Human and Animal Bites 
Chapter 30: Shock 
Chapter 31: Burns, Blast, Lightning, & Electrical Injuries 
... and more.
A cardiac technician takes you to the front lines of emergency medicine—from tragic car accidents to gunshot wounds—in this “fast-moving” memoir (Booklist).

This book takes the reader to the front lines of medicine, from a serious automobile accident on a dark country road to a woman in cardiac arrest to a young man with near‐fatal gunshot wounds. For these patients and countless others, treatment cannot wait until they are wheeled into a distant emergency room. If lives are to be salvaged, care must begin with the life‐saving skills of Emergency Medical Technicians. “I could never work on a rescue squad,” is a statement the author has heard over and over throughout her years of squad service and readily admits it once described her own feelings. “If I can do it, so can you,” is her response to those whose fear and self‐doubt hold them back. “Anything is possible.”

EMT: Beyond the Lights and Sirens is more than a personal account of Pat Ivey’s rescue squad experiences. It is a story of courage and hope and letting go of past losses. It is a book for anyone who has ever struggled to go beyond who they are. Step aboard the ambulance. Witness the tender moments amidst tragedy. Experience the joy and the anguish, and share the tears and laughter of volunteer rescue squad personnel who respond around the clock to the cries of others. In this heartwarming and compelling book, Pat Ivey takes the reader beyond the lights and sirens on a journey they will never forget.
Since 1986, Medicine for the Outdoors has been hailed as the definitive take-along manual on the subject. Packed with step-by-step instructions and how-to explanations, this updated edition tells you the best way to respond to just about any medical problem. Logically organized, simple-to-understand enhanced illustrations and an increased focus on new topics mean this medical reference book may literally save your life. Whether you’re venturing into mountains, deserts, forests, or out to sea, it belongs in your pack! Examine the most diverse and comprehensive coverage of medical conditions related to the outdoors.Be guided through logical and complete explanations of every topic.Enhance your understanding with descriptive material including numerous drawings and instructions.Research recommendations for injury and illness prevention.Locate answers quickly with a helpful comprehensive index.Clearly visualize how to perform specific treatments, such as the use of a SAM® splint, with an increased number of helpful illustrations. Stay abreast of the latest in emergency medicine care, including new antibiotics, medicines, products to control bleeding, and today's most common infectious disease threats.Enhance your understanding of Lyme disease; water disinfection; emerging diseases (including West Nile Virus); and how to seek safety and act during natural disasters.Take advantage of Dr. Auerbach’s expert guidance with revised recommendations on high-altitude problems, drowning, airways management, toxic plants, and snake bites.Access new appendices covering AIDS/HIV transmission, expanded treatment instructions, global conflict guidelines (including terrorism), and canine medicine. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader.
An outstanding backpack reference for day-to-day neurosurgical practice

Now in an updated eighth edition, the Handbook of Neurosurgery has enjoyed legendary status on the bookshelf of every neurosurgery department for over a quarter of a century. Renowned for its scope and accessibility, the portable, single-volume guide is an invaluable resource for anyone involved in the care of patients with disorders of the central nervous system – neurosurgical residents, nurses, neurologists, and allied healthcare practitioners.

This classic handbook covers the full depth and breadth of the complex field of neurosurgery – including inherited and acquired neurological disorders, developmental anomalies, and more esoteric topics such as toxins that impact the central nervous system. The text also covers conditions treated primarily by neurologists that may come to the attention of a neurosurgical care provider such as Parkinsonism, multiple sclerosis, motor neuron diseases, and dementia. The latest information is provided on anatomy and physiology, differential diagnosis, and current principles of nonsurgical and surgical management covering the full age continuum – from pediatric to geriatric conditions.

Key Features:

Expanded four-color graphics and illustrations Packed with more than 1,600 pages of practical information, including thousands of literature citations, handy cross-references, and a comprehensive index Fundamentals of neurocritical care, with a comprehensive overview of conditions – from SAH to head and spine trauma – and complications such as rebleeding, vasospasm, cerebral salt wasting, and brain death

Comprehensive and conveniently compact, this is a must-have daily reference, a perfect study companion for board exams, as well as ideal for maintenance of certification preparation. It is certain to be a treasured tome for legions of new neurosurgery residents and an essential tool for anyone working in the clinical neurosciences.

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SCORE YOUR HIGHEST ON THE USMLE® STEP 1 WITH HELP FROM THE WORLD’S MOST POPULAR MEDICAL REVIEW BOOK
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This annually updated review delivers a comprehensive collection of high-yield facts and mnemonics that pinpoint exactly what you need to know to pass the exam. Co-authored by medical students who recently took the boards, it provides a complete framework to help you prepare for the most stressful exam of your career.
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THE FIELD'S MOST TRUSTED AND COMPREHENSIVE POCKET GUIDE TO TREATING COMMON AND RARE PROBLEMS IN NEWBORNS--EXPANDED AND UPDATED

"A copy of this reference should be kept readily available in the newborn unit. It is a potent learning tool for NCU students." -- Family Medicine review of an earlier edition

A true essential for twenty-five years, this streamlined pocket reference provides logically organized, quickly retrievable information on basic and advanced management techniques for the neonate. Featuring a convenient outline approach that puts key information at your fingertips, this quick reference covers everything you need to know about on-call neonatal problems, procedures, diseases and disorders, and pharmacology.

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NEW International editorial board NEW Chapters on therapeutic hypothermia, laryngeal mask airway, extravasation and infiltration, transillumination, transpyloric intubation, pain in the neonate, coagulation disorders, transient neonatal myasthenia gravis, pertussis, and tuberculosis NEW Full-color images of neonatal rashes and dermatologic problems NEW Immunization tables An "On Call" section presenting 34 common and serious patient management issues with guidelines for rapid diagnosis and treatment Cutting-edge strategies for management of specific respiratory syndromes One of the most comprehensive listings of neonatal medications available anywhere Valuable appendices, including Abbreviations Used in Neonatology, Blood Pressure Determinations, Isolation Guidelines, and more
Ideal for cardiologists who need to keep abreast of rapidly changing scientific foundations, clinical research results, and evidence-based medicine, Braunwald’s Heart Disease is your indispensable source for definitive, state-of-the-art answers on every aspect of contemporary cardiology, helping you apply the most recent knowledge in personalized medicine, imaging techniques, pharmacology, interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, and much more! Practice with confidence and overcome your toughest challenges with advice from the top minds in cardiology today, who synthesize the entire state of current knowledge and summarize all of the most recent ACC/AHA practice guidelines.Locate the answers you need fast thanks to a user-friendly, full-color design with more than 1,200 color illustrations. Learn from leading international experts, including 53 new authors. Explore brand-new chapters, such as Principles of Cardiovascular Genetics and Biomarkers, Proteomics, Metabolomics, and Personalized Medicine.Access new and updated guidelines covering Diseases of the Aorta, Peripheral Artery Diseases, Diabetes and the Cardiovascular System, Heart Failure, and Valvular Heart Disease.Stay abreast of the latest diagnostic and imaging techniques and modalities, such as three-dimensional echocardiography, speckle tracking, tissue Doppler, computed tomography, and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging.Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability.
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