There are many biochemistry textbooks in the market. Some of them are purely basic while others are applied, and there are very few books which cover both these aspects together. For this reason, the students learning biochemistry in their undergraduate courses have to depend on multiple books to acquire a sound knowledge of the subject.
This book, ‘Biochemistry’ is unique with a simultaneous and equal emphasis on basic and applied aspects of biochemistry. This textbook offers an integration of medical and pure sciences, comprehensively written to meet the curriculum requirements of undergraduate courses in medical, dental, pharmacy, life-sciences and other categories (agriculture, veterinary, etc.).
This book is designed to develop in students a sustained interest and enthusiasm to learn and develop the concepts in biochemistry in a logical and stepwise manner. It incorporates a variety of pedagogic aids, besides colour illustrations to help the students understand the subject quickly and to the maximum. The summary and biomedical/clinical concepts are intended for a rapid absorption and assimilation of the facts and concepts in biochemistry. The self-assessment exercises will stimulate the students to think rather than merely learn the subject. In addition, these exercises (essays, short notes, fill in the blanks, multiple choice questions) set at different difficulty levels, will cater to the needs of all the categories of learners.
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The book offers an integration of medical and pure sciences, and is comprehensively written, revised and updated to meet the curriculum requirements of Medical, Pharmacy, Dental, Veterinary, Biotechnology, Agricultural Sciences, Life Sciences, and others studying Biochemistry as one of the subjects.
It is the first text book on Biochemistry in English with multi-colour illustrations by an author from Asia. The use of multicolours is for a clearer understanding of the complicated biochemical reactions.
It is written in a lucid style with the subject being presented as an engaging story growing from elementary information to the most recent advances, and with theoretical discussions being supplemented with illustrations, flowcharts, and tables for easy understanding of Biochemistry.
It has each chapter beginning with a four-line verse followed by the text, biomedical concepts, a summary, and self-assessment exercises. The lively illustrations and text with appropriate headings and sub-headings in bold type faces facilitate reading path clarity and quick recall.
It provides the most recent and essential information on Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Diabetes, Cancer, Free Radicals, Free radicals and Antioxidants, Prostaglandins, etc.
It describes a wide variety of case studies and biochemical correlations and several newer biomedical aspects- Metabolic syndrome, Therapeutic diets, Atkins diet, Trans fatty acids, Epigenetics, Nutrigenomics, Recombinant ribozymes, Membrane transport disorders, Pleural fluid etc.
It contains the basics (Bioorganic and Biophysical Chemistry, Tools of Biochemistry, Immunology, and Genetics) for beginners to learn easily Biochemistry, origins of biochemical words, confusables in Biochemistry, principles of Practical Biochemistry, and Clinical Biochemistry Laboratory.
The Dictionary of Parasitology reflects current practice in all aspects of parasitology and includes spellings, punctuation, abbreviations, acronyms, symbols, nomenclature, prefixes, and suffixes. It covers the field of modern parasitology with concise, clear, and authoritative precision. The dictionary assigns entries of parasites to the primary divisions of parasitology: human, veterinary, plant, insect, or fish; although in many instances the area of interest may be wide-ranging.
The dictionary provides the depth and breadth of knowledge that makes it both an informative and useful volume for beginners and experts in the field, as well as for writers and editors of scientific texts. Entries cover control measures, immunology, physiology, pharmacology, etc., and each are labeled according to the most appropriate area to which they relate.
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Providing more than 11,500 entries, the Dictionary of Parasitology, sets a standard that will allow those in the field to communicate with essential scientific accuracy.
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REA's flashcard book for the EMT Paramedic exam helps you check your test-readiness and get a high score. Our flashcard book is the perfect refresher and offers a quick and convenient way to practice answering questions while pinpointing your strengths and weaknesses.
Written by an expert with nearly 30 years of experience in the fire and EMS arenas, our flashcards give you full scenarios to evaluate in a multiple-choice format, just like the actual test. The book contains 350 must-study questions that cover all the test categories on the EMT Paramedic exam: airway & breathing, cardiology, legal, medical, obstetrics & pediatrics, scene size-up, and trauma.
Unlike most flashcards that come loose in a box, our flashcards are bound in an organized, portable book that makes studying a breeze. Write your answer on the front of the card, then compare it to the answer on the back of the card. This concise question and answer format makes it easy to find the right answer, and we give details explaining why the answer is correct.
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Practice tests are a critical self-assessment tool that reveals your strengths and weaknesses familiarize you with the exam format and types of questions, build your self confidence, and practice your exam time management. All of these can make a huge difference in your score! Practice Tests also reduce Test Anxiety, one of the main reasons for low marks on an exam.
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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
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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.
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"I wish I had a copy of this book during my microbiology course ... excellent for classroom studies during the first two years of medical school." -- Judy Vu, Third Year Medical Student, University of Utah School of Medicine
"I really enjoyed 'pimping' friends with questions from this book as a review for Step 1." -- Pete Pelletier, Third Year Medical Student, University of Utah School of Medicine
"This excellent book covers the material second year medical students need to study for exams. It could easily be used in a small group to review. 3 Stars."--Doody's Review Service
Deja Review: Microbiology and Immunology 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 so you can excel on your course exams and the USMLE Step 1.Active recall questions allow you to understand, not just memorize, the content Clinical vignettes at the end of chapters prepare you for board-style questions Portable size for study on the go--fits in your white coat pocket Bookmark included to guide you through easy-to-use flashcard presentation
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-Richard Danzig, former secretary of the navy
The first major bioterror event in the United States-the anthrax attacks in October 2001-was a clarion call for scientists who work with “hot” agents to find ways of protecting civilian populations against biological weapons. In The Demon in the Freezer, his first nonfiction book since The Hot Zone, a #1 New York Times bestseller, Richard Preston takes us into the heart of Usamriid, the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick, Maryland, once the headquarters of the U.S. biological weapons program and now the epicenter of national biodefense.
Peter Jahrling, the top scientist at Usamriid, a wry virologist who cut his teeth on Ebola, one of the world’s most lethal emerging viruses, has ORCON security clearance that gives him access to top secret information on bioweapons. His most urgent priority is to develop a drug that will take on smallpox-and win. Eradicated from the planet in 1979 in one of the great triumphs of modern science, the smallpox virus now resides, officially, in only two high-security freezers-at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta and in Siberia, at a Russian virology institute called Vector. But the demon in the freezer has been set loose. It is almost certain that illegal stocks are in the possession of hostile states, including Iraq and North Korea. Jahrling is haunted by the thought that biologists in secret labs are using genetic engineering to create a new superpox virus, a smallpox resistant to all vaccines.
Usamriid went into a state of Delta Alert on September 11 and activated its emergency response teams when the first anthrax letters were opened in New York and Washington, D.C. Preston reports, in unprecedented detail, on the government’s response to the attacks and takes us into the ongoing FBI investigation. His story is based on interviews with top-level FBI agents and with Dr. Steven Hatfill.
Jahrling is leading a team of scientists doing controversial experiments with live smallpox virus at CDC. Preston takes us into the lab where Jahrling is reawakening smallpox and explains, with cool and devastating precision, what may be at stake if his last bold experiment fails.
Beyond Heroes shows the reader, step by step, how ThedaCare teams developed the system, using the stories of its doctors, nurses and administrators to illustrate. The book explores each of the eight essential components of the lean system, from front-line problem solving with the scientific method to daily team huddles and creating standard work for leaders all the way to the top of an organization. Finally, the author introduces four executives from healthcare systems across North America who have implemented ThedaCare’s system and share the lessons they learned along the way.
Beyond Heroes is not just a call to action or an argument for a better healthcare system. It is a necessary roadmap through the rocky terrain ahead, one that healthcare leaders can customize to their special needs.
Get the most out of your study timewith a concise, integrated, clinical overview of Step 3 content, perfect for a refresher and practical preparation for this high-stakes, vignette-style exam.
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Features:A complete one-stop review of the most frequently tested topics NEW full-color design NEW integrated vignette Q&As prepare you for what you will see on exam day Insider tips and study strategies for outstanding performance Hundreds of high-yield tables, diagrams, and illustrations Key facts in the margins reinforce must-know information Mnemonics make learning and memorization fast, fun, and easy Great as a refresher for recertification
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Learn faster Practice with 2 complete practice question sets (over 500 questions)Identify your strengths and weaknesses quicklyConcentrate your study timeAnswer multiple choice questions strategicallyMake a DET study plan and study schedule
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This is an excellent tool for anyone preparing to take the national licensing exam or a current licensed administrator needing a good review.” Score: 93, 4 Stars
-- Doody’s Medical Reviews for the Sixth Edition
The seventh edition of this classic review guide for nursing home administration licensure is revised and updated to reflect new information as recently mandated for the federally required national exam. It is based on the same format as the actual exam and provides an easy-to-use, effective way to review essential concepts and practice test-taking skills.
The seventh edition reflects all changes to the new exam and includes over 600 test questions with answer keys, full-length rationales, and new content specific to the NAB exam. With core information on management, governance, and leadership; finance and business; environment; resident and patient care; and human resources--plus savvy test-taking strategies--it includes everything you need for exam success.
New to the Seventh Edition:
New questions and answers reflecting all updates and revisions
New laws and federal regulations
Impacts of the ACA on long-term care
2015 Federal Requirements for Electronic Health Records
New RAI (Resident Assessment Instrument)
New Quality Indicators
New Lifestyle Safety Code Inspection Processes
New ICDM-10 International Classification of Diseases-Modified
New topics including transportation options, customer care, data security, social media, contractual agreements, information management and technology, and much, much more
600+ questions with answer key and extensive rationales
Core information on management, governance, and leadership; finance and business; environment; nursing: resident/patient care; and human resources
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LANGE Q&A Radiography Examination contains more than 1,400 registry-style questions to get you ready for the licensing exam. Written by a respected radiologist with 35 years of teaching experience, the book reinforces concepts by including explanations for correct and incorrect answer options for each question. From cover to cover, this tried-and-true exam prep tool is filled with everything you need to have an edge on exam day.
Now in its tenth edition, LANGE Q&A Radiography Examinationis more indispensable than ever, reflecting content updates from the latest ARRT radiographic examination blueprint. In addition, the book features important coverage of computed tomography (CT) technology within the chapters on radiation protection, equipment, procedures, and CT imaging. Also included with purchase is access to two online practice exams with 400 questions and answers.Packed with over 1,400 Q&As and access to two online practice exams that deliver unmatched preparation for the radiography certification/recertification exam Sections include Patient Care and Education, Imaging Procedures, Radiation Protection, Image Acquisition and Evaluation, and Equipment Operation and Quality Control Covers the latest technologies including digital imaging and computed tomography
If you want to ace the EMT Paramedic Certification Exam, there's no better study partner than McGraw-Hill Education’s EMT-Paramedic Exam Review. Based on in-the-trenches insights from seasoned EMT instructor Peter A. DiPrima, Jr., this concise, skill-building learning tool helps you think through pre-hospital medicine while covering every must-know topic on the exam—from pharmacology to hazardous materials awareness.
Each chapter begins with a clinical scenario followed by a bulleted overview of key topics and is summarized by chapter-ending Q&As. Also included are valuable exam preparation tips, the do's and don'ts of answering multiple-choice questions, and much more. Turn to any page, and you’ll see that the Third Edition of McGraw-Hill Education’s EMT-Paramedic Exam Review has everything you need to boost your confidence—and your score.
Rely on this indispensable resource for:
A complete 180-question practice exam at the end of the book New and improved online question bank (available at www.mcgrawhillemt.com) with over 360 EMT-P practice questions—and answers that correspond to topics in the text High-yield outline format bolstered by Q&As, realistic clinical scenarios, and retention-enhancing bulleted content Seven sections that incorporate the most recent Paramedic National Curriculum Content corresponding to National EMS Education Standards Updated section on Advanced Life Support Monitoring featuring chapters on 12-lead ECG, Capnography, and Understanding Blood Chemistry EKGs and ECGs that enhance your comfort level with reading leads—a growing part of the EMT’s job function Photographs facilitating the identification of critical instruments and equipment And more!
Imaging Informatics Professionals (IIPs) have come to play an indispensable role in modern medicine, and the scope of this profession has grown far beyond the boundaries of the PACS. A successful IIP must not only understand the PACS itself, but also have knowledge of clinical workflow, a base in several medical specialties, and a solid IT capability regarding software interactions and networking. With the introduction of a certification test for the IIP position, a single source was needed to explain the fundamentals of imaging informatics and to demonstrate how those fundamentals are applied in everyday practice. Practical Imaging Informatics describes the foundations of information technology and clinical image management, details typical daily operations, and discusses rarer complications and issues.
Each chapter ends with clinical cases and the related questions, which evokes yet another method of active learning rather than didactic methods of imparting knowledge.
Key points have been highlighted and boxed at the end of each topic for quick revision of the core concepts.
This book comes with a free companion website which contains self-assessment exercises, detailed case discussions related to the clinical cases given inside the book, glossary and various other features for enhanced learning.
A long life in a healthy, vigorous, youthful body has always been one of humanity's greatest dreams. Recent progress in genetic manipulations and calorie-restricted diets in laboratory animals hold forth the promise that someday science will enable us to exert total control over our own biological aging.
Nearly all scientists who study the biology of aging agree that we will someday be able to substantially slow down the aging process, extending our productive, youthful lives. Dr. Aubrey de Grey is perhaps the most bullish of all such researchers. As has been reported in media outlets ranging from 60 Minutes to The New York Times, Dr. de Grey believes that the key biomedical technology required to eliminate aging-derived debilitation and death entirely—technology that would not only slow but periodically reverse age-related physiological decay, leaving us biologically young into an indefinite future—is now within reach.
In Ending Aging, Dr. de Grey and his research assistant Michael Rae describe the details of this biotechnology. They explain that the aging of the human body, just like the aging of man-made machines, results from an accumulation of various types of damage. As with man-made machines, this damage can periodically be repaired, leading to indefinite extension of the machine's fully functional lifetime, just as is routinely done with classic cars. We already know what types of damage accumulate in the human body, and we are moving rapidly toward the comprehensive development of technologies to remove that damage. By demystifying aging and its postponement for the nonspecialist reader, de Grey and Rae systematically dismantle the fatalist presumption that aging will forever defeat the efforts of medical science.
Designed for portable prep, Dr. Pestana's Surgery Notes helps you refresh your knowledge in between cases. You'll get the most concise, up-to-date review that incorporates recent changes in medical guidelines, including HIV status, organ donation, urological emergencies, classification of shock, pelvic fracture, ARDS, and cardiothoracic surgery.
The Best Review
Concise high-yield review of core surgery material180 vignettes for self-testing, updated for more challenging and exam-like practice10 brief essays providing a surgical perspective on selected tools from the diagnostic and therapeutic armamentariumFeatures regional and institutional differences in surgical practice, and clarifies how the USMLE Step 2 CK and shelf exams will likely address these variationsExpert GuidanceRevised and full up-to-date content from distinguished surgery instructor Dr. Carlos PestanaFor over a decade, Dr. Pestana's Surgery Notes has helped med students excel on the surgery shelf exam and USMLE Step 2 CK
NBDE Part II-style questions written by dental students who just took the exam
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Part of the time-tested First Aid review series, First Aid Q&A for the NBDE Part II delivers 600+ board-style review questions written by dental students who just took the boards. You will find detailed explanations of correct and incorrect answer options in an easy-to-read format.
The content you need to pass the NBDE Part II:
Chapter 1. Pharmacology; Chapter 2. Operative Dentistry and Prosthodontics; Chapter 3. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Pain Control; Chapter 4. Orthodontics; Chapter 5. Pediatric Dentistry; Chapter 6. Endodontics; Chapter 7. Periodontics; Chapter 8. Radiology; Chapter 9. Pathology; Chapter 10. Patient Management, Public Health, Ethics and Biostatistics
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"The book targets medical students, but even junior anesthesia trainees would find it very compelling....Although it has the appearance of a handbook, this book is an overview of clinical anesthesiology. It takes a simulation approach to drive home essential concepts of anesthesia management in different disease conditions. Of all the handy books out there, this is perhaps the only one that teaches anesthesia in the context of real patients rather than merely stating facts. It would be an invaluable aid to medical students doing anesthesia clerkships or junior anesthesia trainees who need a quick review for an emergency case in the middle of the night."--Doody's Review Service
Case Files: Anesthesiology contains 53 high-yield cases with open-ended questions. Each case includes an extended discussion, definitions, clinical Pearls, 3-5 USMLE-style comprehension questions, and references to the most current literature for further reading.
Features:53 high-yield clinical situations tailored for management of the anesthetic patient Clear and easy-to-follow case-based format helps readers develop clinical thinking skills Clinical pearls give evidence-based recommendations for patient management USMLE-style comprehension questions accompany each case Content enhanced by numerous tables, illustrations, and clinical images
Content that makes learning easy:
Preoperative evaluation: Preoperative evaluation: cardiac and pulmonary disease, Preoperative evaluation in an obese patient, Anesthesia in Patients with Heart Disease: Coronary artery disease, Pulmonary hypertension, R heart failure, Left Heart failure, Mitral stenosis, mitral insufficiency, Aortic stenosis, Subacute Aortic Hypertrophy, Congestive heart failure, AICD, Abdominal aortic aneurysm/stint, open Cardiac tamponade, Protamine reaction Anesthesia for the Patient with Pulmonary Disease: Anesthesia in a patient with reactive airway disease, Anesthesia in a patient with COPD, Thoracotomy, Aspiration, Anesthesia for the Patient with Neurological or Neurosurgical Conditions: Subdural hematoma/head injury, Crainotomy for mass excision, Crainotomy for aneurysm, The quadriplegic, Cervical fracture, Myasthenia gravis, Anesthesia for obstetrics: For caeserian section, Appendectomy or cholecystectomy in a pregnant patient, Total spinal, Local anesthetic toxicity, Anesthesia in the Pediatric Patient: Child with a Foreign Body, Cleft Palate, Anesthesia for a tonsillectomy--sleep apnea, and hemorrhage, Pyloric stenosis, Anesthesia in Patients with Hematologic Disorders: Hemaglobinapathy, Transfusion reaction, Coagulopathies, Anesthesia for Patients with Endocrinologic or Metabolic Disorders: Diabetes--hyperglycemia/hypoglycemia, Malignant hypertension/pheochromocytoma, Malignant hyperthermia, Cholinesterase deficiency, Anesthesia Special Situations: Complication of laporoscopy--ptx, air embolism, Complication of laporoscopy--occult hemorrhage, Burns, Trauma, MRI, Hypoxia of unknown etiology (equipment failure), Monitoring (including PA line, TEE), Awareness under anesthesia, End of life/ethics
Hailed by Doody’s Review Service as “the gold standard among instructors and students”, Radiography PREP delivers a concise summary of the entire radiography curriculum in a readable narrative.
Written by an experienced program director, this is a true “must read” for certification or recertification. Readers will find more than 850 ARRT-style review questions (including a comprehensive 200-question practice exam), detailed answer explanations for correct and incorrect answers, more than 400 illustrations and radiographic images, and powerful learning aids such as summary boxes and a glossary.Market: 748 accredited radiography programs in the USA, with a total enrollment of 16,500 students Updated to reflect the most recent ARRT Radiography Examination blueprint Interestingly written narrative style makes it easier to understand and remember key concepts
Dorothy A. Saia, MA, RT(R)(M) (Stamford, CT) is Director of the Radiography Program at Stamford Hospital. She has been teaching radiography for more than 35 years.
"This review is intended for residents and pediatric practitioners, but it also would be useful for medical students on pediatrics rotations. The book covers all topics in pediatrics. Genetics, nephrology, and neonatology are covered well, as is gastroenterology. It uses charts and tables for high-yield and intense studying. 3 Stars."--Doody's Review Service
This is the new edition of the physician-to-physician, step-by-step guide to passing the pediatrics board exam. Written by veteran First Aid editor Tao Le and a team of former residents from Johns Hopkins University who recently took the exam, this book covers what to expect on the exam, how to register and succeed, and must-know high-yield facts. Features new to this edition include a full-color photo insert and mini-cases that frame clinical discussions for better retention. The summary of high-yield facts make it the ideal last minute review book.
Complete coverage of all the must know topics:
Introduction to the Pediatric Boards, Adolescent/Gynecology/Genital, Allergy/Immunology/Rheumatology, Cardiology, Dermatology, Emergency/Critical Care, Endocrinology, GI/Nutrition; Growth, Development, and Behavior; Hematology/Oncology, Human Genetics and Development, Infectious Diseases, Muskuloskeletal, Neonatology, Neurology, Preventive Pediatrics and Ethics, Pulmonology, Renal/Urinary Tract
This indispensable guide is the next best thing to having a real-life PA mentor at your side. Based on the author's hard-won insights and extensive research as a student and professional PA, the book defines the PA's role; reveals the secrets for getting into and through a PA training program; and provides valuable tips for students to use during their clinical rotations. Above all, through the author's down-to-earth tone and use of personal vignettes, it offers encouragement when you need it most--and lays the foundation for a fulfilling career centered on optimizing patient outcomes.
The Ultimate Guide to the Physician Assistant Profession begins with an instructive look at the history of the profession, and subsequent chapters highlight exactly what it takes to excel in PA school; how to transition effectively from school to work; strategies for optimizing collaboration between physicians and PAs; and much more. Supporting this practical coverage are "Day in the Life" vignettes that feature engaging, hour-by-hour accounts of PAs at work across a range of unique settings and specialties, from administration and forensics, to family practice and cardiac critical care.
FEATURES:Firsthand accounts written by 6 student PAs and 39 practicing PAs relate their personal experiences in a broad range of clinical specialties, delivering an engaging, real-world snapshot of the demands and opportunities of the PA profession In-depth chapter on effectively managing the transition from school to work covers central topics such as financial planning, the job search, what to include in your first job contract, meeting the expectations of supervising physicians, and much more Valuable appendices provide key information on physician assistant schools, physician assistant affiliations, plus a valuable glossary of important, commonly used medical terminology
We've put all of our proven expertise in McGraw-Hill's MCAT to make sure you're ready for this difficult exam. This book will give you essential skill-building techniques and strategies developed by a team of renowned MCAT experts. You'll get the facts about the current exam, concise summaries of important concepts, hundreds of diagrams and scientific illustrations, two downloadable full-length practice tests, and more tests online. With McGraw-Hill's MCAT, we'll guide you step by step through your preparation program-and give you the tools you need to succeed.
Inside you'll find:2 downloadable full-length practice tests Hundreds of textbook-quality illustrations "Cram session" summaries of critical take-away points Helpful tips from MCAT experts
You'll also get links to our companion website that offers a 100-question MCAT mini-test and a full-length interactive MCAT sample test
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"Since there are few books available on this topic that are this comprehensive and well-organized, this book should be of value to anyone interested in the topic of assisted living facilities in the U.S." Score: 98, 5 stars.óDoodyís Medical Reviews
"This book is much needed. It offers a practical approach to key issues in the management of an assisted living facility... It is especially pleasing to see the long needed collaboration between nursing, social services, and education that is reflected by the training of the authors. This book is an important milestone for the field of aging and assisted living administration."
From the Foreword byRobert Newcomer, PhD,
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
University of California-San Francisco
Assisted Living Administration and Management contains all the essentials for students new to the field, as well as nuanced information for professionals looking to fine-tune their skills. This comprehensive resource provides deeper insights to address the ever-changing world of the assisted living community, containing effective best practices and model programs in elder care. The authors provide the necessary tools and tips to maximize the overall health, safety, and comfort of residents.
This landmark reference, for assisted living and senior housing administrators as well as graduate students, contains the most practical guidelines for operating assisted living facilities. It offers advice on hiring and training staff, architecture and space management, and more. This multidisciplinary book is conveniently organized to cover the most crucial aspects of management, including organization; human resources; business and finance; environment; and resident care.Key Features:
Highlights the most effective practices and model programs in elder care that are currently used by facilities throughout the United States Contains useful details on business and financial management, including guidelines for marketing, legal issues and terms, and public policy issues Includes chapters on environmental management, with information on accessibility, physical plant maintenance, and disaster preparedness Emphasizes the importance of holistic, resident care management, by examining the biological, psychological, and social aspects of aging Enables students to evaluate, analyze, and synthesize information on how to operate assisted living facilities
Change agents from Seattle Children’s Hospital, Jefferson Healthcare, and The Everett Clinic in Washington; Memorial Care in California; and Minnesota Children’s Hospital and Clinics all make contributions to this book. Each one tells of challenges overcome through continuous improvement. Providing both example and inspiration, these organizations stand as proof that effective mindful change is feasible. Their stories of hard-gained progress is for healthcare professionals who have the willingness to look critically at their work and the tenacity to find better, less wasteful ways to deliver safe, high-quality care.
Seattle Children’s Hospital will change your mind about what’s possible.
Joan Wellman and her colleagues provide examples of dramatic performance improvements. Using their practical examples, you can be on your way to becoming a leader who transforms your organization, empowers your team, adds value, and saves lives.—Ken Graham, CEO, El Camino Hospital, Mountain View, California
... Pat Hagan and his colleagues tell a compelling story of change at an enormously prestigious institution .... It is a story of humility and the courage to go outside of healthcare to learn. ... while 10 years ago, lean in healthcare was interesting, today it is essential.—J. Michael Rona, Rona Consulting Group
Joan Wellman and co-authors Pat Hagan and Howard Jeffries are true pioneers in the lean healthcare world. Their book... puts lean into the right context for healthcare leaders and change agents. ...Engaging and well-written, I recommend it highly.
—Mark Graban, author of Lean Hospitals: Improving Quality, Patient Safety, and Employee Satisfaction
This high-yield, rapid-fire Q&A book simulates flashcards in a book to help first and second year medical students review neuroscience for their course exams as well as prepare for the USMLE Step 1.
About the Book
The Deja Review series helps you Remember what you already know; the flashcard format helps medical students recall the most important, must-know facts and concepts covered in their course work for neuroscience. This rapid-fire question and answer review book allows students to quickly navigate through the information needed for their course exams and USMLE Step 1. Active recall questions reinforce correct answers to enhance learning - not just passive memorization.
Neuroscience is a required course in many medical schools, some consider it one of the most difficult, and heavily covered on USMLE Step 1. Mnemonics and keywords sprinkled throughout the text facilitate focus on core facts, while clinical vignettes at the end of each chapter allow students to reflect on the topic they have just read.
This book will publish with seven other basic science books in the Deja Review series, along with USMLE Step1 and USMLE Step 2 review books for a total of 10 new editions of Deja Review in 2010.
In-Store Date: 7/1/2010
Pub Month: July 2010
FeaturesActive recall Q&A format simulates flashcards in a book. Keywords and mnemonics highlighted throughout the text. High-Yield diagrams. Content integrated across organ systems to help students understand clinical presentation of basic neuroscience. Clinical vignette review questions at the end of each chapter. Contributions by med students who just aced the USMLE Step 1. Two column format allows for flashcard use of Q and A USMLE-format vignettes at the end of each chapter provide review of material covered in a clinical presentation. Clinical correlations of basic science throughout the text help students prepare for course work and board exams Content complements other review material and works in conjunction with other larger course books. Portable size for use on the go Chapters written by med students ensures the most up-to-date coverage of content actually covered on course exam and USMLE Market/Audience
Primary Market: First and second year US and Canadian medical students preparing for USMLE Step 1: 17,000
Secondary Market: International MD USMLE Step 1 test-takers: 16,000
DO Students USMLE Step 1 test-takers: 1,500
Matthew Tremblay (Bronx, NY) is a MD / PhD candidate at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY with a concentration: Alzheimer's Disease Pathogenesis
"I liked the format of the a lot and it made me a bit disappointed that I didn't try to sue the other books from the series. I like learning from the short question/vignette followed by answer format and this book is a great example." -- Eric Chanowski, University of Michigan
" I would recommend this book to my classmates, and in fact have already recommended the series to student who will begin medical school this fall." -- Joshua Lynch, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Includes companion downloadable files
LANGE Q&A: Surgical Technology Examination, 6e delivers 1,700 Q&As covering topics found on the national certification examination. The book includes detailed answer explanations and covers all major areas of surgical technology curriculum. The Sixth Edition has been updated to cover the latest surgical techniques, instruments and procedures.
FeaturesCompanion files enable you to customize your exams and keep track of your scores Organized into six core sections: Fundamental Knowledge, Infection Control, Concepts of Patient Care, Preoperative Preparation, Intraoperative and Postoperative Procedures, and Technology in the Operating Room NEW chapters on robotics and endoscopic surgery Update your surgical know-how with the latest information on specific procedures such as orthopedics, plastic surgery, and emergency procedures NEW instrument chapter with more than 60 photos Great for use during coursework and for intensive exam preparation
The sixth edition of Nursing Home Administration contains essential information to prepare an individual for licensure and employment as a nursing home administrator. This book addresses all regulatory pieces of information to provide readers with an overview of the entire process of managing a nursing facility. This edition has been updated to reflect the most accurate and up-to-date information to reflect new legislation and regulations passed since previous edition in 2008.
This textbook serves as a roadmap for studying and understanding all the various requirements-management, human resources, finance and business, industry laws and regulations, and patient care. It demonstrates how all components fit together to form the coordinated activity set required of a successful nursing home administrator.
Key Features:Formatted according to licensing examination and guidelines of the National Association of Boards of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators New federal guidelines to surveyors New resident assessment instrument Updated figures and tables New life safety code inspection processes New ICDM-10 (International Classification of Diseases-Modified) Sub-set of federal forms included in appendices Web references to enable the reader to successfully navigate the nursing home administration field
This high-yield, rapid-fire Q&A book is written by students for students to help first and second year medical students review behavioral science for their course exams as well as prepare for the USMLE Step 1.
About the Book The Deja Review series helps you "Remember what you already know"; the flashcard format helps medical students recall the most important, must-know facts and concepts covered in their course work for behavioral science. This rapid-fire question & answer review book allows students to quickly navigate through the information needed for their course exams and USMLE Step 1. Active recall questions reinforce correct answers to enhance learning - not just passive memorization.
Behavioral Science is often a required course in many medical schools, and Psychiatric conditions are heavily covered on USMLE Step 1. Mnemonics and keywords sprinkled throughout the text facilitate focus on core facts, while clinical vignettes at the end of each chapter allow students to reflect on the topic they have just read. This book will publish with seven other basic science books in the Deja Review series, along with USMLE Step1 and USMLE Step 2 review books for a total of 10 new editions in Fall 2010.
In-Store Date: 7/1/2010
Pub Month: July 2010
FeaturesRapid Recall Q&A format simulates flashcards in a book. Keywords and mnemonics highlighted throughout the text. NEW figures and charts detailing the DSM-IV classifications and criteria NEW chapter on psychopharmacology Updated chapter on Health care in the United States Expanded chapters on Epidemiology and Biostatistics Clinical vignette review questions at the end of each chapter. Written by med student who aced the USMLE. Two column format allows for “flashcard” use of Q&A USMLE-format vignettes at the end of each chapter provide review of material covered in a clinical presentation. Clinical correlations of basic science throughout the text help students prepare for course work and board exams. Content complements other review material and works in conjunction with other larger course books. Portable size for use on the go Chapters written by med students ensures the most up-to-date coverage of content actually covered on course exam and USMLE
Market / Audience
Primary Market: First and second year US and Canadian medical students preparing for USMLE Step 1: 17,000
Secondary Market: International MD USMLE Step 1 test-takers: 16,000
DO Students USMLE Step 1 test-takers: 1,500
About the Authors
Gene Ryan Quinn, MD (Seattle, WA) is a fourth year medical student from the University of Washington School of Medicine. He graduated from Tulane University with an MS in Cell and Molecular Biology and holds a BA in Psychology from University of Washington, Seattle. He was formerly a Pediatric Mental Health Specialist at Children's Hospital in Seattle.
"This behavioral science review book is well organized, quite thorough, and easy to use. It offers a fairly comprehensive review of behavioral science topics that might be tested on the USMLE Step 1. Medical students studying for this exam will find this book a valuable study guide for this subject. Weighted Numerical Score: 90 - 4 Stars!" -- Doody’s Book Review Service
From the authors of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology, the leading pharmacology textbook, here is the newest edition of the best review book available for medical pharmacology course exams and board examinations. This skill-building guide comes with more than 1,000 questions and answers –- far more than most other pharmacology reviews –- and a chapter-based approach that facilitates use with course notes or larger texts.
Presented in full color and organized to match the syllabi of pharmacology courses, the book is highlighted by concise discussion of the major concepts the underlie basic pharmacology principles or specific drug groups, and learning aids that include numerous tables and figures, high-yield terms and definitions, summary tables, test-taking strategies, and two complete practice exams with answer explanations in the appendix.Delivers the most up-to-date information on all drugs, including retrovirals, immunologic agents, and chemotherapies. Includes two comprehensive 100-question examinations
This high-yield, rapid-fire Q&A book is written by students for students to help first and second year medical students review physiology for their course exams as well as prepare for the USMLE Step 1.
About the Book
The Deja Review series helps you "Remember what you already know"; the flashcard format helps medical students recall the most important, must-know facts and concepts covered in their course work for physiology. This rapid-fire question & answer review book allows students to quickly navigate through the information needed for their course exams and USMLE Step 1. Active recall questions reinforce correct answers to enhance learning - not just passive memorization. Physiology is a required course in many medical schools, and heavily covered on USMLE Step 1.
Mnemonics and keywords sprinkled throughout the text facilitate focus on core facts, while clinical vignettes at the end of each chapter allow students to reflect on the topic they have just read.
This book will publish with seven other basic science books in the Deja Review series, along with USMLE Step1 and USMLE Step 2 review books for a total of 10 new editions in Fall 2010.
In-Store Date: 7/1/2010
Pub Month: July 2010
FeaturesRapid Recall Q and A format simulates flashcards in a book. Keywords and mnemonics highlighted throughout the text. NEW figures. Expanded chapter on Reproductive Physiology Clinical vignette review questions at the end of each chapter. Contributions by med students who aced the USMLE. Two column format allows for “flashcard” use of Q&A USMLE-format vignettes at the end of each chapter provide review of material covered in a clinical presentation. Clinical correlations of basic science throughout the text help students prepare for course work and board exams. Content complements other review material and works in conjunction with other larger course books. Portable size for use on the go Chapters written by med students ensures the most up-to-date coverage of content actually covered on course exam and USMLE
Market / Audience
Primary Market: First and second year US and Canadian medical students preparing for USMLE Step 1: 17,000
Secondary Market: International MD USMLE Step 1 test-takers: 16,000
DO Students USMLE Step 1 test-takers: 1,500
About the Authors
Reviews "I think this book would be great for USMLE review as well as Physiology course work...I think this book did a great job putting the right amount of details to help students prepare for the course exams as well as the USMLE." -- Sheree Perron, EVMS, M2
Beyond the Checklist argues that lives could be saved and patient care enhanced by adapting the relevant lessons of aviation safety and teamwork. In response to a series of human-error caused crashes, the airline industry developed the system of job training and information sharing known as Crew Resource Management (CRM). Under the new industry-wide system of CRM, pilots, flight attendants, and ground crews now communicate and cooperate in ways that have greatly reduced the hazards of commercial air travel.
The coauthors of this book sought out the aviation professionals who made this transformation possible. Beyond the Checklist gives us an inside look at CRM training and shows how airline staff interaction that once suffered from the same dysfunction that too often undermines real teamwork in health care today has dramatically improved. Drawing on the experience of doctors, nurses, medical educators, and administrators, this book demonstrates how CRM can be adapted, more widely and effectively, to health care delivery.
The authors provide case studies of three institutions that have successfully incorporated CRM-like principles into the fabric of their clinical culture by embracing practices that promote common patient safety knowledge and skills.They infuse this study with their own diverse experience and collaborative spirit: Patrick Mendenhall is a commercial airline pilot who teaches CRM; Suzanne Gordon is a nationally known health care journalist, training consultant, and speaker on issues related to nursing; and Bonnie Blair O'Connor is an ethnographer and medical educator who has spent more than two decades observing medical training and teamwork from the inside.
Apply the proven First Aid formula for Psychiatry Board success!
"A classic review in virtually every sense, this book consists of brief chapters packed with vital psychiatric and neurological information targeting the clinical knowledge criteria outlined by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) for their board-certification examination. Using abbreviated and high yield chapters, this book presents the most up-to-date and useful information on psychiatric and neurologic concepts related to the ABPN examination. 3 Stars."--Doody's Review Service
First Aid for the Psychiatry Boards is an “insider's guide” to passing the Psychiatry Boards, in-training exams, and recertification. Based on feedback from recent test-takers, this review offers high-yield information, mnemonics, and visual aids -- along with mini-cases for oral board success.The content is written by recent test-takers so you know you are studying the most current and relevant material possible. Now you can get real answers to real board questions!
Insider Coverage of All the Must-Know Topics:
Guide to the ABPN Examination, Psychiatry Topics Disorders of Childhood Onset, Unipolar Depressive Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Primary Psychotic Disorders, Substance Abuse and Dependence, Anxiety Disorders, Personality Disorders, Eating Disorders, Somatoform Disorders, Sleep and Sleep Disorders, Delirium and Dementia, Sexuality and Sexual Disorders, Neurology Topics Neuroanatomy and Clinical Correlates, Stroke and Critical Care, Neurochemistry and Neuropharmacology, Neuroimmunology, Neurodegenerative Disorders, Headache and Pain, Neuro-oncology, Neuro-ophthalomology and Neuro-otology, Neurological Infections, Neuromuscular Disease, Pediatric Neurology and Neurogenetics, Seizures and Epilepsy
"This is an excellent review of pharmacology for the student who is looking to identify his/her strengths and weaknesses prior to the exam." -- Alexis Dallara, Fourth Year Medical Student, SUNY Downstate College of Medicine
"The beauty of this text is that it includes essential pharmacology concepts in a compact book that can be quickly referenced and read multiple times during the course of a student's studies. I would definitely recommend it to any medical student." -- Rosalyn Pham, Fourth Year Medical Student, University of Washington Medical School
Deja Review: Pharmacology boils down your coursework to just the critical concepts you need to know for exam success. This unbeatable guide features a quick-read "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 so you can excel on your course exams and the USMLE Step 1.Active recall questions allow you to understand, not just memorize, the content Clinical vignettes at the end of chapters prepare you for board-style questions Portable size for study on the go--fits in your white coat pocket Bookmark included to guide you through easy-to-use flashcard presentation
How prepared are you for the new USMLE Step 3? Are you worried about answering questions on basic science concepts? Uncertain about managing the clock in CCS cases? Unprepared to answer questions on general OB-GYN topics? This book is the balm.
Written by Dr. Elizabeth August and bestselling author and lecturer Dr. Conrad Fischer, Obstetrics & Gynecology Correlations & Clinical Scenarios provides an entertaining and comprehensive review of OB-GYN topics found on the USMLE Step 3. Progressive clinical cases--embedded with meaningful foundational science correlations and CCS exam tips--ensure that you're prepared for the new USMLE Step 3.
Features:OB-GYN cases with Q&A provide practice for the multiple-choice exam component of the USMLE Step 3 Embedded basic science correlations prepare you to answer foundational science questions Integrated CCS navigation tips prepare you to handle Computer-based Case Simulations High-yield coverage of prenatal care, maternal disease during pregnancy, labor and delivery, uterine and cervical abnormalities, breast disease, ovarian disease, and more
The new “bible” for NBDE Part II preparation! This high-yield, comprehensive review of topics examined on the National Board Dental Examination (NBDE) Part II is written for dental students by recent dental graduates who aced the boards.Written for students by students who aced the exam, and reviewed by top dental school faculty Hundreds of high-yield facts and mnemonics boost exam-day performance Five case studies for top performance on the case-based component of the NBDE Part II Four-page color insert of images 100+ clinical images and illustrations you must know on exam day
For the ultimate NBDE study package, be sure to purchase First Aid for the NBDE Part 1.
Winner of a Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award!
Transforming Health Care: Virginia Mason Medical Center's Pursuit of the Perfect Patient Experience takes you on the journey of of Virginia Mason Medical Center's pursuit of the perfect patient experience through the application of lean principles, tools, and methodology. The results speak for themselves, including: An innovative patient safety alert system Reduction in professional liability insurance expenses Foundational changes that make it possible for nurses to spend 90% of their time with patients A computerized module that sorts through electronic medical charts and automatically identifies when disease management and preventative testing due
Over the last several years Virginia Mason has become internationally known for its journey towards perfection by applying the Toyota Production System to healthcare. The book takes readers step by step through Virginia Mason's journey as it seeks to provide perfection to its customer – the patient. This book shows you how you use this system to transform your own organization.
Filling the void, Biotechnology Operations: Principles and Practices reflects this integrative philosophy, serving as a practical guide for students, professionals, or anyone else with interests in the biotech industry. Although many books emphasize specific technical aspects of biotech, this is perhaps the first to integrate essential concepts of product development and scientific and management skills with the seven functional areas of biotechnology:
Biomanufacturing Clinical trials Nonclinical studies Project management Quality assurance Quality control Regulatory affairs
A practical roadmap to optimizing biotechnology operations, this reference illustrates how to use specific product planning, design, and project management processes to seamlessly merge plans and efforts in the key functional areas. Applying lessons learned throughout the nascent history of biotech, author Michael Roy highlights developmental principles that could bring future products to market more safely and efficiently. Drawing from his experiences working in industry and teaching a graduate course at the University of Wisconsin, this hotly anticipated book clarifies basic methodologies and practices to help reduce risks and resolve problems as future technological discoveries are developed into tangible products.
Resident Readiness: General Surgery prepares you for success during your surgical internship. Inside is a full range of scenarios you may experience during your residency, supported by comprehension questions with detailed answer explanations and tips to help you remember. You will also learn the clinical problem-solving process so you can think quickly on your feet, especially when time is critical. With the book's step-by-step guidance, you will gain the confidence you need to perform at your best on Day One of your residency.
BEYOND TREATING YOUR PATIENT, RESIDENT READINESS PREPARES YOU TOHandle inpatient problems on the floor Manage patients in the ED, including trauma Follow up with patients in the outpatient clinics post-surgery Triage multiple simultaneous admissions and/or consults
This comprehensive, practice-oriented text illustrates how healthcare organizations can gain a competitive edge through superior operations – and demonstrates how to achieve them. Underscoring the importance of a strategic perspective, the book describes how to attain excellence in the four competitive priorities: quality, cost, delivery, and flexibility. The competitive priorities are interrelated, with excellent quality laying the foundation for performance in the other competitive priorities, and with targeted improvement initiatives having synergistic effects. The text stresses the benefits of aligning the entire operations system within the parameters of a business strategy. It equips students with a conceptual mental model of healthcare operations in which all concepts and tools fit together logically.
With a hands-on approach, the book clearly demonstrates the “how-tos” of effectively managing a healthcare organization. It describes how to negotiate the different perspectives of clinicians and administrators by offering a common platform for building competitive advantage. To bring the cultural context of a healthcare organization to life, the book engages students with a series of short vignettes of a fictitious healthcare organization as it strives to achieve the status of a highly reliable organization. Integrated throughout are a variety of tools and quantitative techniques with step-by-step instructions to assist in problem solving and process improvements. Also included are mind maps linking competitive priorities and concepts, quick-reference icons, dashboards displaying measurement and process tracking, and boxed features. Several project ideas, team assignments, and creative thinking exercises are proposed. A comprehensive Instructor Packet and online tutorials further enhance the book’s outstanding value.
Includes mind maps to connect competitive priorities, concepts, and tools
Provides an extensive tool kit for problem solving and process improvements
Presents icons throughout the text to emphasize competitive priorities and tool coverage
Emphasizes measurement with dashboards and includes data files for statistical process control, queuing, and simulation
Demonstrates human dynamics and organizational challenges through realistic vignettes
Presents boxed features of frequently asked questions an real-world implementations of concepts
Provides comprehensive Instructor Packet and online tutorials