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.
In a book as eye-opening as it is riveting, practicing nurse and regular contributor to the New York Times Theresa Brown invites us to experience not just a day in the life of a nurse but all the life that happens in just one day on a busy teaching hospital’s cancer ward. In the span of twelve hours, lives can be lost, life-altering treatment decisions made, and dreams fulfilled or irrevocably stolen. Every day, Theresa Brown holds these lives in her hands. On this day, there are four.
Unfolding in real time under the watchful eyes of Theresa Brown--a dedicated nurse and an insightful chronicler of events--we are given an unprecedented view into the individual struggles as well as the larger truths about medicine in this country. By shift’s end, we have witnessed something profound about hope and humanity.
“This meticulous, absorbing shift-in-the-life account of one nurse’s day on a cancer ward stands out for its honesty, clarity, and heart. Brown . . . juggles the fears, hopes, and realities of a 12-hour shift in a typical urban hospital with remarkable insight and unflagging care. Her memoir is a must-read for nurses or anyone close to one.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
“An empathetic and absorbing narrative as riveting as a TV drama.” —Kirkus Reviews
“I am filled with awe and gratitude for the work that the nurses like Theresa Brown do every day. She captures perfectly their central role in any patient’s life!” —Susan M. Love, MD, chief visionary officer, Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, and author of Dr. Susan Love’s Breast Book
"Tell me and I ́ll forget; Show me and I may remember; Involve me and I ́ll understand”
Fast Facts for the ER Nurse is the only orientation guide and reference designed specifically for new ER nurses and the preceptors responsible for their orientation. The chapters provide a brief overview of equipment, treatments, and drugs used to manage common disorders and conditions frequently seen in the ER. The book includes disorder definitions, signs and symptoms, interventions, drugs, and critical thinking questions.
Using a bullet-point format, each chapter is conveniently organized alphabetically by disease and disorder within each body system for quick access. The book serves as an organized, reliable, and thorough ER guide, ensuring a structured approach to orientation.
The book's "Fast Facts in a Nutshell" feature provides quick summaries of important points, questions, and answers at regular intervals throughout. Other useful features include a skills checklist, coverage of common lab values and medications, and EKG rhythms.Key Topics Include:
Cardiovascular EmergenciesDisaster Response EmergenciesInfectious Disease EmergenciesMental Health EmergenciesShock and Multisystem Trauma EmergenciesSubstance Abuse and Toxicologic EmergenciesNew to this Edition:
Endocrine EmergenciesEnvironmental EmergenciesDental EmergenciesRapid Sequence IntubationTriageAcute Stroke Management GuidelinesSexual Assault-Intimate Partner Abuse
New to this edition:26 brand new nursing diagnoses and 13 revised diagnoses Updates, changes, and revision to the vast majority of the nursing diagnosis definitions, in particular the Health Promotion and Risk Diagnoses A standardization of diagnostic indicator terms (defining characteristics, related factors, and risk factors) to further aid clarity for readers and clinicians All introductory chapters are written at an undergraduate nursing level, and provide critical information needed for nurses to understand assessment, its link to diagnosis, and the purpose and use of taxonomic structure for the nurse at the bedside A new chapter, focusing on Frequently Asked Questions, representing the most common questions received through the NANDA-I website, and at global conferences Five nursing diagnoses have been re-slotted within the NANDA-I taxonomy, following a review of the current taxonomic structure Coding of all diagnostic indicator terms is now available for those using electronic versions of the terminology Companion website featuring references from the book, video presentations, teaching tips, and links to taxonomy history and diagnosis submission/review process description www.wiley.com/go/nursingdiagnoses
All pain is real, and for many people it is a debilitating part of everyday life. In a world where 1 in 5 of us experience ongoing pain and where there is increasing evidence for the failure of synthetic drugs, take heart: help is at hand. It is now known that understanding more about why things hurt can actually help treat pain.
Recent advances in fields such as neurophysiology, brain imaging, immunology, psychology and cellular biology have provided an explanatory platform from which to explore pain. In everyday language accompanied by quirky illustrations, Explain Pain Second Edition discusses how pain responses are produced by the brain, how responses to injury from the autonomic motor and immune systems in your body contribute to pain, and why pain can persist after tissues have had plenty of time to heal.
Co-author Dr David Butler, founder of the Neuro Orthopaedic Institute, says that "it is no longer acceptable that pain be just managed: we must expect that it can be treated, and sufferers can alter it themselves through education."
Explain Pain has sold around 60,000 copies world-wide in 5 languages and continues to inspire clinical research and multidisciplinary pain treatment globally. Explain Pain aims to give people in pain the power to challenge pain and to consider new models for viewing what happens to your body and brain during pain. Once they have learnt about the processes involved they can follow a scientific route to recovery.
Why a second edition?
A decade of scientific research is a lot – and we need to keep on top of it.
In the last 10 years there has been increasing support for therapeutic neuroscience education from clinical trials, educational science, neuroscience, plain logic and the failure of drug therapy on chronic pain outcomes. Lorimer and David have subtly changed some of the language so that the second edition can be delivered with much more authority than the first.
Noigroup Publications (2013), 133 pages, 90+ illustrations and diagrams, half-canadian wire bound. ISBN: 978-0-9873426-6-9
Authors: Dr David S. Butler and Prof G. Lorimer Moseley.
This version does not include the updates and other functionality included in the tablet version that accompanies the print edition.
Nursing diagnoses are seen as key to the future of evidence-based, professionally-led nursing care – and to more effectively meeting the need of patients. In an era of increasing electronic patient health records, standardized nursing terminologies such as NANDA-I, NIC and NOC provide a means of collecting nursing data that are systematically analysed within and across healthcare organizations and provide essential data for cost/benefit analysis and clinical audit.
Nursing Diagnoses: Definitions and Classification is the definitive guide to nursing diagnoses, as reviewed and approved by NANDA-I. Each nursing diagnosis undergoes a rigorous assessment process by NANDA-I's Diagnosis Development Committee, with stringent criteria used to indicate the strength of the underlying level of evidence.
Each diagnosis comprises a label or name for the diagnosis, a definition, defining characteristics, risk factors and/or related factors. Many diagnoses are further qualified by terms such as risk for, effective, ineffective, impaired, imbalanced, self-care deficit, readiness for, disturbed, decreased, etc.
The 2012-2014 edition is arranged by concept according to Taxonomy II domains, i.e. Health promotion, Nutrition, Elimination and exchange, Activity/Rest, Perception/Cognition, Self-perception, Role relationships, Sexuality, Coping/ Stress tolerance, Life principles, Safety/protection, Comfort, and Growth/development.
The 2012-2014 edition contains revised chapters on NANDA-I taxonomy, and slotting of diagnoses into NANDA & NNN taxonomies, diagnostic reasoning & conceptual clarity, and submission of new/revised diagnoses. New chapters are provided on the use of nursing diagnoses in education, clinical practice, electronic health records, nursing & health care administration, and research . A companion website hosts related resources.
Key features2012-2014 edition arranged by diagnostic concepts Core references and level of evidence for each diagnosis New chapters on appropriate use of nursing diagnoses in clinical practice, education, administration and electronic health record 16 new diagnoses 11 revised diagnoses Aimed at students, educators, clinicians, nurse administrators and informaticians Companion website available, including a video on assessment, clinical reasoning and diagnosis
*The practice tests on the CD-ROM referenced on page 9 are now found on the accompanying website for the book. The website can be accessed by using the pincode found in the front matter of the book and following the prompts.*Completely updated content follows the latest CCRN Test Plan to ensure you have the most current information for exam preparation.
Easy-to-follow outline formatquickly and clearly presents the information you must know to pass the CCRN exam.
Engaginglearning activities provide fun and stimulating ways to learn critical concepts. Helpful appendices offer quick access to common abbreviations, laboratory values, and formulas essential to providing effective critical nursing care.NEW! Behavioral/Psychosocial chapter reflects the latest CCRN test plan, addressing behavioral and psychosocial issues that affect the care of the critically ill.
More than 1,000 multiple-choicereview questions on the new companion Evolve website offer convenient electronic access and can be answered in Study Mode or Exam Mode.
Nearly45% of the art is new or updated, including completely new algorithms based on the latest core protocols from the AHA, to help clarify complex concepts. Pharmacology boxes in each chapter highlight pharmacology as it pertains to each body system.
DMSO is a natural chemical compound derived from trees as a by-product from paper manufacturing. DMSO has been called a new medical principle and a true wonder drug. It has proven effective, either by itself or in combination with other products in the treatment of nearly every ailment known.
There has been much controversy about DMSO over the last 50 years. It is one of the most studied medical products ever. Thousands of scientific articles have been written about DMSO. When used properly it is one of the safest products know. It is also very cheap to produce.
This book provides the documentation needed to show that DMSO is probably the most important product ever for the relief of human suffering.
******Archie is quite clearly a leading authorithy on DMSO. He has extensive knowledge and experience regarding the clinical benefits of DMSO treatment. For decades, Archie has studied and worked with DMSO. He understands the safety, utility and efficaciousness of DMSO. I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in health, especially for those who want to learn more about non toxic medical therapies. For individuals with certain health ailments, DMSO could prove quite benefical. -Daniel Junck, MD
óFrom the Foreword
Linda Littlejohns, MSN, RN, FAAN, CNRN
"The best aspects of the book are that it is easy to read and factual, and it includes a wide range of information... I enjoyed the book. It is easy to read and navigate. Nurses will find it extremely helpful and valuable in the clinical setting. This is a good addition to a clinical library." Score: 98, 5 Stars.--Doody's Medical Reviews
This highly practical, pocket-sized reference for stroke care nurses provides quick, bedside access to the most current guidelines for diagnostic tests, state-of-the-art treatments, and best-practice standards. This resource distills lengthy and often complex national stroke care guidelines into clear, bite-size pieces of information. It also explains the rationale behind stroke standards, making them easier to embrace and incorporate into practice.
The book is organized consistently to foster rapid information retrieval. Each chapter includes objectives and such helpful features as ìFast Facts in a Nutshell,î targeted segments that provide critical information at a glance. The guide also serves as an instructive resource for nurses not specializing in neurology but who are increasingly being called on to care for stroke patients. The book is also a helpful resource for stroke program coordinators and as a review for SCRN and CNRN certification exams.Key Features:
Reflects current standards of the American Heart Association, the American Stroke Association, and The Joint CommissionProvides crucial information at a glance about diagnostic tests, state-of-the-art treatments, and best-practice standardsDistills lengthy and complex national stroke care standards into clear, concise informationIncludes a comprehensive review of diagnostic studiesServes as a concise review for SCRN and CNRN certification exams
You Don’t LOOK Sick!: Living Well with Invisible Chronic Illness chronicles a patient’s true-life accounts and her physician’s compassionate commentary as they take a journey through the three stages of chronic illness—Getting Sick, Being Sick, and Living Well. This resource helps you focus on building a meaningful life that contains illness as opposed to a life of frustration and fear. Designed for patients in at all stages of the chronic illness journey, this book will also be illuminating for caregivers and loved ones.
From the book:
“I’ve learned that having a chronic illness is not a prison sentence. It does not mean I must spend the rest of my life feeling depressed and angry, locked away from the world inside my little sick box. It does not mean that I am useless and no longer have any gifts to share, but it may mean that I must develop some new ones.”
You Don’t LOOK Sick! addresses practical aspects of chronic illness, such as:
hiring a doctor
managing chronic pain
coping with grief and the loss of function
winning battles with health and disability insurers
countering the social bias against the chronically ill
recognizing the limitations of chronics illness care and charting a path for change
In You Don’t LOOK Sick!: Living Well with Invisible Chronic Illness, you will find stories, dialogue, humor, examples, and analogy of the three stages to illustrate a challenging but navigable journey. You will also find suggested reading materials for learning to live well, medical Internet resources, illness-specific Web sites, names and addresses of national associations, and a bibliography of medical books by topic. The short chapters and straightforward language of the book will be helpful for readers who are weary and dispirited.
From the authors:
“I've learned that having a chronic illness is not a prison sentence. It does not mean I must spend the rest of my life feeling depressed and angry, locked away from the world inside my little sick box. It does not mean that I am useless and no longer have any gifts to share, but it may mean that I must develop some new ones.”
—Joy H. Selak
“My goal is to work with patients so that, like world class athletes, they can perform at their peak capacity. My job is more than giving answers; I must educate, counsel and encourage patients to set goals and implement a personal care program as well as take appropriate medications.”
—Dr. Steven Overman
The authors are experienced public speakers. If you wish to inquire about their availability to speak to patients or health care professionals, please contact Joy Selak by email at JoyWrites@austin.rr.com.
In medical school, no one teaches you how to let a patient die.
Jessica Zitter became a doctor because she wanted to be a hero. She elected to specialize in critical care—to become an ICU physician—and imagined herself swooping in to rescue patients from the brink of death. But then during her first code she found herself cracking the ribs of a patient so old and frail it was unimaginable he would ever come back to life. She began to question her choice.
Extreme Measures charts Zitter’s journey from wanting to be one kind of hero to becoming another—a doctor who prioritizes the patient’s values and preferences in an environment where the default choice is the extreme use of technology. In our current medical culture, the old and the ill are put on what she terms the End-of-Life Conveyor belt. They are intubated, catheterized, and even shelved away in care facilities to suffer their final days alone, confused, and often in pain. In her work Zitter has learned what patients fear more than death itself: the prospect of dying badly. She builds bridges between patients and caregivers, formulates plans to allay patients’ pain and anxiety, and enlists the support of loved ones so that life can end well, even beautifully.
Filled with rich patient stories that make a compelling medical narrative, Extreme Measures enlarges the national conversation as it thoughtfully and compassionately examines an experience that defines being human.
"This pocket-size book offers concise information for rapid reference, step-by-step instructions for perioperative practices, and evidence-based content based on current perioperative standards and recommended practices. ÖNovice nurses, students, and seasoned preceptors will be delighted to learn how easily this go-to guide will provide immediate reference to perioperative practices and information, all while fitting into a pocket for easy retrieval."
óKay Ball, PhD, RN, CNOR, FAAN
Associate Professor, Nursing, Otterbein University, Westerville, Ohio Past President, Association of periOperative Registered Nurses From the Foreword
This is a concise, easy-to-access resource for nurses who are new to the operating room (OR) and the experienced nurses who guide them. Condensing volumes of OR content into one pithy, pocket-size book, it contains a wealth of current, evidence-based clinical practice information perioperative nurses need daily. Based on current standards and recommended practices, it is organized to provide speedy access to critical information. Its lucid, step-by-step format helps new nurses to better understand the complex skills and techniques required in the OR.
Focusing on safety and specific patient interventions, orientation information including supplies needed and important protocols is covered. It addresses personal and patient preparation, environmental concerns, and documentation requirements, and describes the wide range of specific technical skills needed by both circulating and scrub nurses. Each chapter introduces concepts and sets clear learning objectives. Also included is an overview of the most common surgical procedures. New perioperative nurses in orientation and their preceptors will find this book to be a welcome addition to the learning process.Key Features:Provides must-have OR orientation information for new nurses and their preceptorsContains key information on patient preparation, aseptic technique, surgical procedures, anesthesia considerations, and documentationBased on the most up-to-date evidence in the literatureIncludes Fast Facts in a Nutshell feature to reinforce important information
When a Woman Overcomes Life's Hurts explores the kinds of hurt women experience and offers gracious, biblical counsel on how and where to find healing. Cindi shares the faulty thinking that often accompanies life's wounds and replaces it with truths every woman needs to know about how God views her. She takes women from feeling insignificant to realizing how much the Lord loves them feeling undesirable to seeing their true beauty feeling they're not good enough to recognizing how special they are
This is a book filled with grace, redemption, and transformation-leading women toward a renewed focus on God, a resurgence of inner joy, and better relationships with others.
Nine months of tying tourniquets and pushing new medications, of IVs, chest compressions, and defibrillator shocks—that was Kevin Grange’s initiation into emergency medicine when, at age thirty-six, he enrolled in the “Harvard of paramedic schools”: UCLA’s Daniel Freeman Paramedic Program, long considered one of the best and most intense paramedic training programs in the world.
Few jobs can match the stress, trauma, and drama that a paramedic calls a typical day at the office, and few educational settings can match the pressure and competitiveness of paramedic school. Blending months of classroom instruction with ER rotations and a grueling field internship with the Los Angeles Fire Department, UCLA’s paramedic program is like a mix of boot camp and med school. It would turn out to be the hardest thing Grange had ever done—but also the most transformational and inspiring.
An in-depth look at the trials and tragedies that paramedic students experience daily, Lights and Sirens is ultimately about the best part of humanity—people working together to help save a human life.
This innovative review for experienced critical care nurses preparing for the Adult CCRN (criticalcare registered nurse) examination has been finely honed to provide an effective balance of clinicaljudgmentñenhancing content review in the form of thousands of questions, answers, and hints. Alsoincluded are practice CCRN-style Q&A, test-taking skills, and thorough coverage of the CCRN testblueprint. Written by a well-known CCRN instructor, the review features a ìThink in Questionsî format,which helps readers to anticipate the kinds of questions that might be asked, and promotes critical thinkingthroughout the exam. This format guides candidates through each topic with a short content reviewfollowed by an innovative Q&A Socratic-style reasoning process to assist in arriving at the best clinicaljudgment. The review also features a separate section devoted to the professional caring and ethical practiceportion of the exam, as well as a bonus of more than 200 CCRN-style review questions following the examíscontent blueprint. These questions, in simulated exam format, are answered along with a rationale for each.The review is both comprehensive and user friendly, featuring ìbite-sizeî sections for easier learning andmemorization, and plentiful tables and charts. Additionally, the review includes a section on test-takingskills, specific guidance on preparing for the certification exam, and useful hints related to the CCRN examformat. Other helpful features include a study plan and guide for nurses to follow.Key Features:
Covers content review, practice CCRN-style Q&A, test-taking skills, and the CCRN testblueprint formatGoes beyond mere memorization of facts with ìThink in Questionsî Socratic-style content reviewin the form of over 1,000 critical-thinking questions and hintsContains ìbite-sizeî sections for each topic for easier learning and memorizationContains a separate section regarding the professional caring and ethical practice portion of the examIncludes a section on test-taking skills and study plan to improve study habits
CCRN is a registered service mark of AACN Certification Corporation, which neither sponsors nor endorses this product.
For many of the 40 million Americans who undergo anesthesia each year, it is the source of great fear and fascination. From the famous first demonstration of anesthesia in the Ether Dome at Massachusetts General Hospital in 1846 to today’s routine procedure that controls anxiety, memory formation, pain relief, and more, anesthesia has come a long way. But it remains one of the most extraordinary, unexplored corners of the medical world.
In Counting Backwards, Dr. Henry Jay Przybylo—a pediatric anesthesiologist with more than thirty years of experience—delivers an unforgettable account of the procedure’s daily dramas and fundamental mysteries. Przybylo has administered anesthesia more than 30,000 times in his career—erasing consciousness, denying memory, and immobilizing the body, and then reversing all of these effects—on newborn babies, screaming toddlers, sullen teenagers, even a gorilla. With compassion and candor, he weaves his experiences into an intimate exploration of the nature of consciousness, the politics of pain relief, and the wonder of modern medicine.
Filled with intensity and humanity, with moments of near-disaster, life-saving success, and simple grace, Counting Backwards is for anyone curious about what happens after we lose consciousness.
Does this sound familiar to you?
That was 6 years ago when I first experienced the shocking sciatica pain. Horror could not begin to describe how I felt that day. For the next 12 weeks I went through hell and back. Through a series of non-surgical treatments, exercises, and stretches, I have been back pain free & have not needed to see a healthcare professional for sciatica since then. I continue to care for my back with stretching, walking and sometimes back strengthening exercises. Oh, and every now and then, I also treat my back to spinal decompression at the chiropractor’s office.
The single most important thing I learned through my ordeal with sciatica is that there is no way any doctor can tell every patient everything he or she needs to know and, unfortunately, most patients don’t know what questions to ask.
This is why I wrote "Sciatica No More." I am hoping that this book will help people learn about their conditions, learn of the many treatment options, learn to live within the limitations of their bodies and learn to live free from sciatica pain.
In this book, you will learn:
- What is sciatica & sciatic nerve pain
- Sciatica diagnostic processes, sciatica symptoms
- Common causes of sciatica
- Non-surgical treatment options
- Natural remedies for sciatica pain
- Exercises for sciatica relief
- Surgical treatment options
- Working with sciatica pain
- Travelling with sciatica pain
- Sleeping with sciatica pain
- Myths and facts about sciatica
- Learn to say sayonara sciatica
- And much more...
Basic Sciences: Anatomy; Physics, Monitoring, and Anesthesia Delivery Devices; Mathematics; Pharmacology.
CLINICAL SCIENCES: Anesthesia Procedures, Methods, and Techniques.
ORGAN-BASED BASIC AND CLINICAL SCIENCES: Respiratory System; Cardiovascular System; Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems; Gastrointestinal and Hepatic systems; Renal and Urinary Systems Electrolyte Balance; Endocrine and Metabolic Systems; Hematologic System; Neuromuscular Diseases and Disorders.
CLINICAL SUBSPECIALTIES: A Painful Disease States; Pediatric Anesthesia; Obstetric Anesthesia; Otolaryngology Anesthesia; Anesthesia for Plastic Surgery, Liposuction Anesthesia for Laparoscopic Surgery; Ophthalmologic Anesthesia; Orthopedic Anesthesia; Trauma, Burn Management, Mass Casualty,
Biological Warfare; Ambulatory Surgery; Geriatric Anesthesia Aging Critical Care
SPECIAL PROBLEMS OR ISSUES IN ANESTHESIOLOGY:
Electroconvulsive Therapy; Organ Donors: Pathophysiology and Clinical Management; Radiologic Procedures; Anesthesia Locations; Outside the Operating Rooms;
Physician Impairment Disability; Ethics, Practice Management and Medicolegal Issues
Intended for daily use, this reference not only contains important guidelines for all nurses caring for cardiac surgery patients, but reinforces highly specialized skills and supports the development of new skills. It will be highly valuable to new graduates and nurses who are considering a switch to cardiac care, as well as seasoned practitioners.Key Features:
Provides a handy pocket reference for new and experienced cardiac care nursesClearly organized for easy reference to equipment, procedures, and pre- and post-op specialty careIncludes ìFast Facts in a Nutshellî feature to help guide the new nursePays special attention to the differences between CHD and manifestations of other heart disease statesPinpoints sensitive nursing indicators and ways to improve patient care
Content is divided into key topic areas including physiological adaptations to birth, newborn assessment and basic newborn care, newborn nutrition, common and high-risk neonatal conditions, special topics, and information based on a family-centered care model that addresses parent assessments, needs, and discharge instructions. Features such as Fast Facts in a Nutshell and tables with easy-to-read lab values and data reinforce information. Chapter objectives highlight procedures and policies to know as well as needed equipment, supplies, medications, and evidence-based protocols. Appendices include skills checklist, commonly used medications, abbreviations, and lab values. Pocket-sized and providing essential information at a glance, Fast Facts for the Neonatal Nurse is a useful guide to ensuring the highest quality of care for newborn infants and their families.
Key Features:Provides essential information for new neonatal nurses and their preceptors in concise, consistent, easy-to-use format Encompasses all aspects of effective, evidence-based, holistic care in all practice settings Includes a special ìorientation guideî and ìFast Facts in a Nutshellî in each chapter Offers practice-relevant information for quick retrieval Highlights Health Promotion and Discharge Teaching
All chapters are brief and easy to read quickly.
Offers specific strategies for the evaluation and management of a full range of pain syndromes, including cancer pain.
Features over 230 diagrams, illustrations, summary charts and tables that clarify the information and make it easy to apply.
Discusses the latest drugs and therapeutic approaches, such as acupuncture.
Presents the management of pain for every setting where it is practiced, including the emergency room, the critical care unit, and the pain clinic.Includes new topics such as: imaging in pain medicine, radiation safety, issues associated with the use of narcotics, intraarticular and intraperitoneal use of opioids, pain management in the emergency room and in the intensive care unit, pain management issues during pregnancy, geriatric pain, and hospice care and end-of-life issues. New chapters on interventional procedures include discography, intradiscal electrothermal coagulation (IDET), vertebroplasty, and piriformis injections. Truncal blocks and neuraxial blocks and anticoagulants are added to the section on nerve blocks.
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.
From the Hardcover edition.
The book offers practical information on triage for emergency department and urgent care settings, with useful tips for both triage orientees and preceptors. It addresses care considerations for specialized populations including geriatric and pediatric patients. The text supplies essential information on teaching and learning principles and the fostering of critical thinking skills, and covers such topics as compassion fatigue, customer service, legal concerns, core measures, and patient and staff safety. Trends in triage nursing such as electronic medical record considerations, provider in triage, and advanced triage protocols are included. Information is organized in brief, bulleted “bites” for knowledge at a glance, and Fast Facts in a Nutshell boxes reinforce key concepts.Key FeaturesProvides essential guidance for key procedures and protocols in an easy-to-read, easy-to-access formatOffers practical triage information with a focus on emergency department and urgent care settingsFocuses on processes, critical thinking, and the legal aspects of triageIncludes care considerations for specific patient populationsIncorporates advice from seasoned emergency department nurses and triage educators
[A] welcome addition to the reference materials necessary for the study of nurse anesthesia....The textbook is divided into logical, easy to use sections that cover all areas necessary for the practice of nurse anesthesia....This is a text that is easy to read and able to be incorporated into any nurse anesthesia chemistry and physics course. I would recommend this textbook to any program director.
--Anthony Chipas, PhD, CRNA
Division Director, Anesthesia for Nurses Program
Medical University of South Carolina
Nurse anesthesia students will welcome the second edition of this text designed for the combined course in chemistry and physics that is required for this program. It is written in a clear, conversational style to counteract the trepidation that often accompanies the study of chemistry and physics, and includes only those core scientific concepts that relate to clinical anesthesia application. Numerous illustrations demonstrate how the scientific concepts relate directly to their clinical application in anesthesia, and plentiful case studies exemplify and reinforce basic concepts. Review question at the end of each chapter facilitate self-assessment.
This second edition offers numerous features that will further assist students with understanding and mastery of the material. These new features are the direct result of knowledge gained from on-line and traditional classroom teaching experiences. They include chapter summaries, additional questions and answers at the end of each chapter specific to nurse anesthesia, end-of-chapter summaries, and lists of formulas and constants discussed in the book. Fifteen videos vividly demonstrate the key principles of the chemistry and physics of nurse anesthesia. Corresponding to various sections of the book, they supplement and illustrate text content. Also available are revised PowerPoint slides for faculty use. The first edition of this popular text is currently being used by eight nurse anesthesia programs throughout the United States and many additional programs plan to adopt the second edition.
New to the Second Edition:Emphasizes content in chemistry and physics that relates specifically to anesthesia, with a strong focus on gases Includes case studies to illustrate and reinforce knowledge Provides additional end-of-chapter problems focused on anesthesia Relates core scientific concepts to clinical anesthesia application Offers fifteen videos demonstrating key principles of the physics and chemistry of nurse anesthesia
Although there is no known cure for Fibromyalgia, latest advances in medical science have gained a lot of knowledge about this unusual disease. There are now treatment options available. There are also natural remedies available to help with Fibromyalgia pain relief.
"Fibromyalgia STOP!" is packed with the latest cutting edge information on Fibromyalgia and it took over 1 year to research, gather the data and compile it into this new eBook.
Just imagine it is possible to start getting relief from Fibromyalgia pain in as little as 7 days!
Here's what you'll discover in "Fibromyalgia STOP!":
- How to better understand how Fibromyalgia affects your body...
- What are possible causes of Fibromyalgia...
- 3 little known, yet simple ways to use diet to help relief your pain...
- Newer medicine available to treat fibromyalgia...
- Secrets from experts that few people ever know about...
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With an applied, interactive, and highly visual approach, Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology for Student Nurses provides students with an exciting and straightforward understanding of anatomy and physiology, enabling them to deliver high quality care in any setting. This book covers the structure and functions of the human body, with clinical applications throughout.
Key features:A clear, straightforward book on anatomy and physiology for all students in nursing and allied health. Fully interactive, with an activity section at the end of each chapter, featuring multiple choice questions, diagram labelling, test your learning questions, crosswords, and 'find out more'. Generous, full colour illustrations throughout Clinical considerations and scenarios throughout showing how the material can be applied to daily practice A companion website where you'll find further exercises, illustrations, and interactive MCQs www.wiley.com/go/peate
Charles L. Whitfield, MD
Bestselling author of Healing the Child Within and many other books
Peter Breggin has more experience in safely withdrawing psychiatric patients from medication than any other psychiatrist. In this book he shares his lifetime of experience. All of our patients deserve the benefit of our obtaining that knowledge.
Bertram Karon, PhD
Professor of Psychology, Michigan State University
Author, The Psychotherapy of Schizophrenia
Former President of the Division of Psychoanalysis of the American Psychological Association
This is such an important book. Describing the problem of withdrawal from psychiatric drugs in detail, and providing clear advice regarding how to deal with this problem as Peter has done so well in this book, is long overdue. For decades, the belief system that is mainstream psychiatry has denied the existence of withdrawal problems from the substances they prescribe so widely. In reality, withdrawal problems with psychiatric drugs is a common occurrence. Because of psychiatry's reckless denial of this real and common problem, millions of people worldwide have not had the support and care they desperately need when attempting to come off psychiatric drugs, often been erroneously advised that these problems are confirmation of the existence of their supposed original so-called 'psychiatric illness.' Dr. Breggin's book is therefore both timely and necessary."
Terry Lynch, MD
Physician and Psychotherapist
Author of Beyond Prozac: Healing Mental Suffering Without Drugs and Selfhood: A Key to the Recovering of
Emotional Well Being, Mental Health and the Prevention of Mental Health Problems
Dr. Peter Breggin has written an invaluable reference for mental health professionals and lay-persons alike who are seeking a way out of dependency on psychiatric drugs. He describes the many dangers of psychiatric medication in straightforward research-based and contextually nuanced terms. Most helpfully, he articulates a method of empathic, person-centered psychotherapy as an alternative to the prevailing emotionally and system disengaged drug-centered approach. In this book, Dr. Breggin systematically outlines how to safely withdraw a patient from psychiatric medication with rich case examples drawn with the detail and sensitivity to individual and situational differences that reveal not only his extensive clinical experience, but his clear, knowledgeable, and compassionate vision of a more humane form of treatment. In this volume, Dr. Peter Breggin has again demonstrated that he is a model of what psychiatry can and should be. This is an indispensable text for both mental health trainees and experienced practitioners seeking a practical alternative to the dominant drug-centric paradigm.
Gerald Porter, PhD
Vice President for Academic Affairs
School of Professional Psychology at Forest Institute
This much needed book and guide to psychiatric medication withdrawal is clearly written and easy to understand. As people become more empowered and able to inform themselves about the effects of pharmaceuticals, practitioners will be called upon to wean their patients off of damaging medications. This book will provide that guidance. Thank you Dr. Breggin for having the courage to oppose conventional psychiatric thinking and the caring to improve the quality of life for individuals who are ready to experience their own innate healing instead of reaching for a pill to mask the symptoms.
Melanie Sears, RN, MBA
Author, Humanizing Health Care and Choose Your Words
Today many psychologists, nurses, social workers, and counselors are struggling with how to help adults and the parents of children who are over-medicated or who wish to reduce or stop taking their psychiatric drugs. Dr. Breggin's book shows non-prescribing professionals, as well as prescribers, how to respond to their patient's needs in an informed, ethical, and empowering fashion.
Sarton Weinraub, PhD
Director, New York Person-Centered Resource Center, NYC
This is the first book to establish guidelines and to assist prescribers and therapists in withdrawing their patients from psychiatric drugs, including those patients with long-term exposure to antipsychotic drugs, benzodiazepines, stimulants, antidepressants, and mood stabilizers. It describes a method developed by the author throughout years of clinical experience, consultations with experienced colleagues, and scientific research. Based on a person-centered collaborative approach, with patients as partners, this method builds on a cooperative and empathic team effort involving prescribers, therapists, patients, and their families or support network.
The author, known for such books as Talking Back to Prozac, Toxic Psychiatry, and Medication Madness, is a lifelong reformer and scientist in mental health whose work has brought about significant change in psychiatric practice. This book provides critical information about when to consider psychiatric drug reduction or withdrawal, and how to accomplish it as safely, expeditiously, and comfortably as possible. It offers the theoretical framework underlying this approach along with extensive scientific information, practical advice, and illustrative case studies that will assist practitioners in multiple ways, including in how to:
Recognize common and sometimes overlooked adverse drug effects that may require withdrawal Treat emergencies during drug therapy and during withdrawal Determine the first drugs to withdraw during multi-drug therapy Distinguish between withdrawal reactions, newly occurring emotional problems, and recurrence of premedication issues Estimate the length of withdrawal
A question-and-answer format, Key Points boxes, bulleted lists, mnemonics, and a two-color page layout make information remarkably easy to reference and review.
Practical tips from the authors provide valuable insights into best practices.
The book's portable size lets you carry it comfortably in your lab coat pocket.Thorough updates throughout equip you with the most up-to-date information on all areas of anesthesia, including the most current standards of care.
This practical, comprehensive text serves as a step-by-step, hands-on workbook for those learning to interpret 12-Lead EKGs. With over 45 years of experience in cardiac care, authors Green and Chiaramida present the content and technical understanding students need to accurately analyze, interpret, and comprehend the variety of rhythm strips that make up 12-lead EKGs.
This book introduces basic principles of anatomy and physiology, including a review of the heart's electrical system. The chapters discuss vital elements of cardiology, such as atrial and ventricular arrhythmias, conduction abnormalities and heart block, ischemic and nonischemic disorders, and more. Explanations of terms and concepts are concise and to the point, allowing students to focus on the most important information. With this guide, medical and nursing students will gain the confidence they need to accurately interpret 12-lead EKGs.
Key Features: Self-Study Objectives listed at the start of each chapterEnlarged segments of the 12-Lead EKG rhythm strips to ensure that the student views the appropriate lead, and sees the entire 12-lead stripWorksheets at the end of each chapter, allowing students to practice measurement, evaluate and interpret rhythms, and develop diagnostic reasoning skillsA self assessment section for students at the end of the book
Combining superb illustrations with accessible and informative text, this book covers all the body systems and key concepts encountered from the start of the pre-registration nursing or healthcare programme, and is ideal for anyone looking for an overview of the human body. Providing a concise, visual overview of anatomy and physiology and the related biological sciences, this book will help students develop practical skills, enabling them to become caring, kind and compassionate nurses.Superbly illustrated, with full colour illustrations throughout Breaks down complex concepts in an accessible way Written specifically for nursing and healthcare students with all the information they need Includes access to a companion website with self-assessment questions for each chapter Available in a range of digital formats- perfect for ‘on the go’ study and revision
-Kathleen A. Gross, MSN, RN-BC, CRN
From the Foreword
This portable guide to radiology nursing provides comprehensive information about this emerging specialty in a concise format designed for speedy information retrieval. Written for both practicing nurses and new orientees, it outlines general procedures and protocols, along with requisite information for patient care in specialized areas of radiology. It discusses care for all patient populations including morbidly obese, pediatric, geriatric, and oncology and addresses vascular access, infection control, teamwork, and sterile technique in the radiology setting. The book encompasses over 50 different IR procedures, and also describes emergency situations in radiology and how to respond to them.
With an emphasis on inter-professional care, the book demystifies complex procedures and includes clinical "pearls" from seasoned experts in radiology nursing. The bookís "Fast Facts" format features consistently organized chapters, bulleted information "at a glance," an introduction, objectives, and summary in each chapter, and case studies to reinforce radiological interventions. The guide will be a welcome addition to the arsenal of radiology, emergency, and clinical care nurses as well as new orientees.
Key Features:Serves as an accessible, easy-to use, reference for practicing radiology nurses and new orientees Describes numerous essential procedures and protocols in reader-friendly "Fast Facts" style Addresses patient care in all areas of radiology and with specific patient populations Includes coverage of vascular access issues and emergency situations Delivers the accumulated wisdom of seasoned inter-professional practitioners
Endorsed by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) and written by top clinical experts in acute and progressive care nursing, this textbook covers all the must-know details on the care of adult progressive care patients and their families. Supported by helpful tables and algorithms, the book's practical, building-block organization starts with the basics before proceeding to more complex concepts. The AACN Essentials of Progressive Care Nursing includes essential information to successfully prepare for PCCN certification in progressive care and much more! The AACN Essentials of Progressive Care Nursing is divided into four sections:
THE ESSENTIALS -- presents information that clinicians must understand to provide safe, competent nursing care to the majority of progressive care patients, regardless of their underlying medical diagnoses
PATHOLOGICAL CONDITIONS -- covers pathologic conditions and management strategies commonly encountered among adult, progressive care patients
ADVANCED CONCEPTS IN CARING FOR THE PROGRESSIVE CARE PATIENT -- presents advanced progressive care concepts or pathologic conditions that are less common or more specialized than expected in adult progressive care
KEY REFERENCE INFORMATION -- features normal laboratory and diagnostic values; pharmacology tables; algorithms for advanced cardiac life support; and summary tables of cardiac rhythms, ECG characteristics, and treatment guides
AN INSIDER'S STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO PASSING THE ANESTHESIA BOARD EXAM
Written by a team of residents from St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, this is a high-yield “insider's guide” to success on the anesthesia boards and in-service exams. The books presents quick, frequently-tested, high-yield facts based on the most recently administered exams. You will find this great for initial and last minute exam review and anesthesiologists will find it valuable as a refresher before recertification.
The High-Yield Content You Need to Ace the Anesthesia Boards:
Introduction: How to Succeed on the Boards, Section 1: The Fundamentals of Anesthetic Management: Anesthetic Pharmacology, Physiology and Anesthesia, Preoperative Evaluation, Monitoring and Equipment, Techniques for General Anesthesia, Techniques for Regional Anesthesia, PACU, Section 2: Anesthesia for the Subspecialties: Pediatric Anesthesia, Obstetric Anesthesia, Cardiac Anesthesia, Thoracic Anesthesia, Vascular Anesthesia, Neurosurgical Anesthesia, Anesthesia for Trauma, Critical Care, Pain, Anesthesia for Ophthalmic and ENT Surgeries, Anesthesia for GU Surgery, Anesthesia for Patients with Liver Disease, Anesthesia for Patients with Endocrine Disease, Anesthesia for Transplantation, Anesthesia for Laparoscopic Surgery, Anesthesia for Orthopaedic Surgery, Anesthesia Outside of the ER, Special Considerations for Anesthesia Practice, Section 3:Common Oral Board Topics.
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.
The book covers assessment and procedural skills, medications, intravenous (IV) therapy, nutrition, wound care, sterile field setup, and patient preparation. It facilitates equipment mastery for respiratory and cardiac care along with troubleshooting tips for monitoring and mechanical devices. Also included is information on specific types of critical care units, such as cardiac, surgical, neuro, and the burn unit. Documentation, advance directives, organ donations, palliative and end-of-life care are also discussed.
The resource addresses the requirements of The Joint Commission and recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, such as isolation precautions and use of personal protective equipment. Other important information is provided such as normal hemodynamic measurements, basic electrocardiographic (EKG) rhythms, 12-lead EKG electrode placement, and a "Do Not Use" abbreviation list in the appendix that will help prevent medication errors.Key Features:Provides quick access to information needed on a daily basisCovers equipment, medications, procedures, and specialty careIncludes reliable data for basic EKG rhythms, IV therapy, expected treatments and patient care, abbreviation list, and troubleshooting tipsTargeted to new ICU nurses, and experienced critical care nurses alikeHelps nurses quickly access information with the "Fast Facts in a Nutshell" feature