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Call the Nurse: True Stories of a Country Nurse on a Scottish Isl...
by Mary J. MacLeod

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English

Pages

321

Publication Date

April 04, 2013

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Tired of the pace and noise of life near London and longing for a better place to raise their young children, Mary J. MacLeod and her husband encountered their dream while vacationing on a remote island in the Scottish Hebrides. Enthralled by its windswept beauty, they soon were the proud owners of a near-derelict croft house—a farmer’s stone cottage—on “a small acre” of land. Mary assumed duties as the island’s district nurse.<I> Call the Nurse</I> is her account of the enchanted years she and her family spent there, coming to know its folk as both patients and friends.<BR><BR> In anecdotes that are by turns funny, sad, moving, and tragic, she recalls them all, the crofters and their laird, the boatmen and tradesmen, young lovers and forbidding churchmen. Against the old-fashioned island culture and the grandeur of mountain and sea unfold indelible stories: a young woman carried through snow for airlift to the hospital; a rescue by boat; the marriage of a gentle giant and the island beauty; a ghostly encounter; the shocking discovery of a woman in chains; the flames of a heather fire at night; an unexploded bomb from World War II; and the joyful, tipsy celebration of a ceilidh. Gaelic fortitude meets a nurse’s compassion in these wonderful true stories from rural Scotland.
Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Healthcare Hu...
by Eric Topol

Language

English

Pages

341

Publication Date

March 12, 2019

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<div><b>One of America's top doctors reveals how AI will empower physicians and revolutionize patient care </b></div> <div><br /></div> <div>Medicine has become inhuman, to disastrous effect. The doctor-patient relationship--the heart of medicine--is broken: doctors are too distracted and overwhelmed to truly connect with their patients, and medical errors and misdiagnoses abound. In <i>Deep Medicine</i>, leading physician Eric Topol reveals how artificial intelligence can help. AI has the potential to transform everything doctors do, from notetaking and medical scans to diagnosis and treatment, greatly cutting down the cost of medicine and reducing human mortality. By freeing physicians from the tasks that interfere with human connection, AI will create space for the real healing that takes place between a doctor who can listen and a patient who needs to be heard.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Innovative, provocative, and hopeful, <i>Deep Medicine</i> shows us how the awesome power of AI can make medicine better, for all the humans involved.</div>
We Band of Angels: The Untold Story of the American Women Trapped...
by Elizabeth M. Norman

Language

English

Pages

384

Publication Date

June 29, 2011

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In the fall of 1941, the Philippines was a gardenia-scented paradise for the American Army and Navy nurses stationed there. War was a distant rumor, life a routine of easy shifts and dinners under the stars. On December 8 all that changed, as Japanese bombs began raining down on American bases in Luzon, and this paradise became a fiery hell. Caught in the raging battle, the nurses set up field hospitals in the jungles of Bataan and the tunnels of Corregidor, where they tended to the most devastating injuries of war, and suffered the terrors of shells and shrapnel.<br />  <br /> But the worst was yet to come. After Bataan and Corregidor fell, the nurses were herded into internment camps where they would endure three years of fear, brutality, and starvation. Once liberated, they returned to an America that at first celebrated them, but later refused to honor their leaders with the medals they clearly deserved. Here, in letters, diaries, and riveting firsthand accounts, is the story of what really happened during those dark days, woven together in a deeply affecting saga of women in war.<br />  <br /> <b>Praise for <i>We Band of Angels</i></b><br /> <i> </i><br /> “Gripping . . . a war story in which the main characters never kill one of the enemy, or even shoot at him, but are nevertheless heroes . . . Americans today should thank God we had such women.”—Stephen E. Ambrose<br />  <br /> “Remarkable and uplifting.”—<i>USA Today</i><br />  <br /> “[Elizabeth M. Norman] brings a quiet, scholarly voice to this narrative. . . . In just a little over six months these women had turned from plucky young girls on a mild adventure to authentic heroes. . . . Every page of this history is fascinating.”—Carolyn See, <i>The Washington Post</i><br />  <br /> “Riveting . . . poignant and powerful.”—<i>The Dallas Morning News</i><br /> <b> </b><br /> <b>Winner of the Lavinia Dock Award for historical scholarship, the American Academy of Nursing National Media Award, and the Agnes Dillon Randolph Award</b>
Trauma, Seventh Edition
by , David V. Feliciano

Language

English

Pages

1248

Publication Date

August 22, 2012

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<p><b>The definitive guide to trauma surgery—now in full color!</b></p> <p>The seventh edition, <i>Trauma</i> reaffirms its status as the leading comprehensive textbook in the field. With a new full-color design and a rich atlas of anatomic drawings and surgical approaches, <i>Trauma, 7e</i> takes you through the full range of injuries the trauma surgeon is likely to encounter. The book also features timely coverage that explains how to care for war victims who may require acute interventions such as amputation.</p> <p>Supported by numerous x-rays, CT scans, plus informative tables throughout, this trusted reference begins with an informative look at kinematics and the mechanisms of trauma injury. Subsequent chapters provide useful background information on the epidemiology of trauma; injury prevention; the basics of trauma systems, triage, and transport; and much more. The next section meticulously reviews generalized approaches to the trauma patient, from pre-hospital care and managing shock, to emergency department thoracotomy and the management of infections. <i>Trauma</i> then delivers a clear organ-by-organ survey of treatment protocols designed to help you respond to any critical care situation with confidence, no matter what body system is involved. The remaining sections of the book will help you successfully handle specific challenges in trauma—including alcohol and drug abuse, and combat-related wounds—in addition to post-traumatic complications such as multiple organ failure.</p> <p>FEATURES</p> <ul> <li>NEW! <b>Trauma Atlas</b> contains precise, concept-clarifying anatomical illustrations and proven surgical techniques that make common procedures more accessible than ever before</li> <li>High-yield section on specific approaches to the trauma patient prepares you for the wide spectrum of cases in trauma/critical surgery care, including: Disaster and mass casualty; Rural trauma; Management of shock; Post-injury hemotherapy and hemostasis; Emergency department thoracotomy; Diagnostic and interventional radiology; Surgeon-performed ultrasound; Anesthesia and pain management; Infection;</li> <li>A-to-Z overview of the management of specific traumatic injuries;</li> <li>Detailed discussion of the management of complications</li> </ul>
Motivational Interviewing, Third Edition: Helping People Change (...
by , Stephen Rollnick

Language

English

Pages

482

Publication Date

November 11, 2012

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<P>This bestselling work for professionals and students is the authoritative presentation of motivational interviewing (MI), the powerful approach to facilitating change. The book elucidates the four processes of MI--engaging, focusing, evoking, and planning--and vividly demonstrates what they look like in action. A wealth of vignettes and interview examples illustrate the "dos and don'ts" of successful implementation in diverse contexts. Highly accessible, the book is infused with respect and compassion for clients. The companion Web page provides additional helpful resources, including reflection questions, an extended bibliography, and annotated case material.<BR /><BR /> This book is in the Applications of Motivational Interviewing series, edited by Stephen Rollnick, William R. Miller, and Theresa B. Moyers.</P><DIV> </DIV><DIV>New to This Edition:</DIV><DIV>*Reflects major advances in understanding and teaching MI.</DIV><DIV>*Fully restructured around the new four-process model.</DIV><DIV>*Additional case examples and counseling situations.</DIV><DIV>*Reviews the growing evidence base and covers ways to assess MI fidelity.</DIV><DIV> </DIV><DIV>Pedagogical Features Include:</DIV><DIV>*Online reflection questions and annotated cases, ideal for classroom discussion.</DIV><DIV>*Key points at the end of each chapter.</DIV><DIV>*Engaging boxes with special topics and personal reflections.</DIV><DIV>*Extended bibliography and quick-reference glossary.</DIV>
Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare: A Guide to Best ...
by , Ellen Fineout-Overholt

Language

English

Pages

798

Publication Date

October 17, 2018

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Publisher's Note: Products purchased from 3rd Party sellers are not guaranteed by the Publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product.<br /><br />Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice, 4th Edition<br />Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, RN, APRN-CNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN and Ellen Fineout-Overholt, PhD, RN, FNAP, FAAN<br /> <br />Enhance your clinical decision-making capabilities and improve patient outcomes through evidence-based practice. <br /> <br />Develop the skills and knowledge you need to make evidence-based practice (EBP) an integral part of your clinical decision-making and everyday nursing practice with this proven, approachable text. Written in a straightforward, conversational style, Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare delivers real-world examples and meaningful strategies in every chapter to help you confidently meet today’s clinical challenges and ensure positive patient outcomes.<br /><br />NEW! Making Connections: An EBP Exemplar opens each unit, immersing you in an unfolding case study of EBP in real-life practice.<br />NEW! Chapters reflect the most current implications of EBP on health policy and the context, content, and outcomes of implementing EBP competencies in clinical and academic settings.<br />NEW! Learning objectives and EBP Terms to Learn at both the unit and chapter levels help you study efficiently and stay focused on essential concepts and vocabulary.<br />Making EBP Real features continue to end each unit with real-world examples that demonstrate the principles of EBP applied.<br />EBP Fast Facts reinforce key points at a glance.<br />Clinical Scenarios clarify the EBP process and enhance your rapid appraisal capabilities.
Maternity, Newborn, and Women's Health Nursing: A Case-Based Appr...
by Amy O'Meara

Language

English

Pages

776

Publication Date

October 05, 2018

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Publisher's Note: Products purchased from 3rd Party sellers are not guaranteed by the Publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product.<br />Build the critical thinking capabilities essential to your success with this captivating, case-based approach.<br /> <br />Maternity, Newborn, and Women’s Health Nursing: A Case-Based Approach brings the realities of nursing practice to life and helps you acquire the understanding and clinical reasoning skills to ensure effective patient-centered care.<br /> <br />This innovative text immerses you in realistic, case-based narratives that help you experience maternity, newborn, and women’s health nursing concepts from the patient’s perspective and confidently prepare for your clinical rotations. Accompanying units leverage these patient stories to enrich your understanding of key concepts and reinforce their clinical relevance, giving you unparalleled preparation for the challenges you’ll face in your nursing career.<br /><br />Powerfully written case-based patient scenarios instill a clinically relevant understanding of essential concepts to prepare you for clinicals.<br />Nurse’s Point of View sections in Unit 1 help you recognize the nursing considerations and challenges related to patient-based scenarios.<br />Step-by-Step Skills tutorials clarify common procedures.<br />Unfolding Patient Stories, written by the National League for Nursing, foster meaningful reflection on commonly encountered clinical scenarios.<br />Analyze the Evidence callouts present conflicting research to hone your critical thinking capabilities.<br />Patient Teaching boxes highlight important information to communicate to patients.<br />Lab Values help you recognize the significance of out-of-range values and make appropriate nursing interventions.  <br />The Pharmacy features detail essential pharmaceutical information at a glance.<br />Interactive learning resources, including Practice & Learn Case Studies and Watch & Learn Videos, reinforce skills and challenge you to apply what you’ve learned.<br />Learning Objectives and bolded Key Terms help you maximize your study time.<br />Think Critically questions instill the clinical reasoning and analytical skills essential to safe patient-centered practice.<br />Suggested Readings point you to further research for more information and clinical guidance.
Medical Terminology: The Best and Most Effective Way to Memorize,...
by David Andersson

Language

English

Pages

182

Publication Date

November 14, 2016

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<h1><strong>Medical Terminology </strong></h1><hr><h2><br /></h2><h2><u><strong>Let’s be very clear about this,</strong></u> if you want to feel proud of yourself and do a great job in the health care field, you need to learn and understand medical terminology! It is a fundamental part of the future of your career.</h2><h3><br /></h3><h3>Our medical terminology book is a must-have study guide and workbook for students looking to broaden or refreshen their skills of understanding medical terms. It is perfect for anyone who wishes to enter the medical field, and is a great complementary tool to have when preparing for the <strong>NCLEX</strong> or <strong>MCAT</strong>! </h3><hr><h3><br /></h3><h3>With this book you will learn and understand the basic concepts of medical terminology and how it is being used in everyday life among healthcare personnel. Becoming familiarised with medical terminology is a fundamental part of any medical career. </h3><h3><br /></h3><h3><strong>With that many medical books to choose from, it can be hard to decide which one to buy. </strong></h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>This book focuses on the readability apsect, which allows for an easy training guide and review. It is divided into chapters, and since the addition of multiple choice questions, the reader now has the possibility to practice and test what they have learned from previous chapters. The answers to these questions can be found at the very end of the book. By focusing on the important word parts — common prefixes, suffixes, and root words — the book goes to great lengths in simplifying the process of memorizing the medical language. </h3><h3><br /></h3><h3><strong><u>With this book you will:</u></strong></h3><h3><br /></h3><ul><li><h3> ..Be able to interpret medical terminology</h3></li><li><h3>..Learn and understand the basic fundamentals</h3></li><li><h3>..Be able to test your knowledge with multiple choice questions</h3></li></ul><h3><br /></h3><h3>Go to the top-right of the page and click <strong>"Add to Cart"</strong></h3>
Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital
by Sheri Fink

Language

English

Pages

546

Publication Date

September 10, 2013

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<p><b>Pulitzer Prize winner Sheri Fink’s landmark investigation of patient deaths at a New Orleans hospital ravaged by Hurricane Katrina—and her suspenseful portrayal of the quest for truth and justice.</b><br /><br />In the tradition of the best investigative journalism, physician and reporter Sheri Fink reconstructs 5 days at Memorial Medical Center and draws the reader into the lives of those who struggled mightily to survive and maintain life amid chaos.<br /><i><br /></i>After Katrina struck and the floodwaters rose, the power failed, and the heat climbed, exhausted caregivers chose to designate certain patients last for rescue. Months later, several of those caregivers faced criminal allegations that they deliberately injected numerous patients with drugs to hasten their deaths. <br /><br /><i>Five Days at Memorial</i>, the culmination of six years of reporting, unspools the mystery of what happened in those days, bringing the reader into a hospital fighting for its life and into a conversation about the most terrifying form of health care rationing.<br /><br />In a voice at once involving and fair, masterful and intimate, Fink exposes the hidden dilemmas of end-of-life care and reveals just how ill-prepared we are for the impact of large-scale disasters—and how we can do better. A remarkable book, engrossing from start to finish, <i>Five Days at Memorial</i> radically transforms your understanding of human nature in crisis.<br /><br /><b>One of The <i>New York Times</i>' Best Ten Books of the Year</b></p>
ATI TEAS Secrets Study Guide: TEAS 6 Complete Study Manual, Full-...
by TEAS Exam Secrets Test Pr...

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English

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Publication Date

January 17, 2017

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<p><b>***The Only Guide with 3 Complete Practice Tests and 74 Step-By-Step Tutorial Videos***</b></p><br /><p>The ATI TEAS is extremely challenging, and thorough test preparation is essential for success. <b><i>ATI TEAS Secrets Study Guide</i></b> is the ideal prep solution for anyone who wants ace the Test of Essential Academic Skills, Sixth Edition.</p><br /><p>Not only does it provide a comprehensive study manual for the TEAS 6 as a whole, it is the only guide that provides three full-length practice tests with detailed explanations of each answer and 74 video tutorials to help you review.</p><br /><p><b><i>ATI TEAS Secrets Study Guide</i></b> includes:</p><br /><ul><br /><li>A thorough and detailed review of all ATI TEAS test sections</li><br /><li>Review video tutorials to help you master difficult concepts</li><br /><li>Comprehensive practice questions with detailed answer explanations</li><br /><li>Tips and strategies to help you get your best test performance</li><br /></ul><br /><p>It is filled with the critical information you will need in order to do well on the test: the concepts, procedures, principles, and vocabulary that your nursing school expects you to have mastered before sitting for the exam.</p><br /><p><b>The Reading section covers:</b></p><br /><ul><br /><li>Key Ideas and Details</li><br /><li>Craft and Structure</li><br /><li>Integration of Knowledge and Ideas</li><br /></ul><br /><p><b>The Mathematics section covers:</b></p><br /><ul><br /><li>Numbers and Operations</li><br /><li>Data Interpretation</li><br /><li>Measurement</li><br /></ul><br /><p><b>The Science section covers:</b></p><br /><ul><br /><li>Human Anatomy and Physiology</li><br /><li>Life and Physical Sciences</li><br /><li>Scientific Reasoning</li><br /></ul><br /><p><b>The English and Language Usage section covers:</b></p><br /><ul><br /><li>Conventions of Standard English</li><br /><li>Punctuation</li><br /><li>Improving Sentences</li><br /><li>Improving Paragraphs</li><br /><li>Vocabulary</li><br /></ul><br /><p>These sections are full of specific and detailed information that will be key to succeeding on the ATI TEAS. Concepts and principles are not simply named or described in passing, but are explained in detail. The guide is laid out in a logical and organized fashion so that one section naturally flows from the one preceding it. Because it is written with an eye for both technical accuracy and accessibility, you will not have to worry about getting lost in dense academic language.</p><br /><p>Many concepts include links to online videos where you can watch our instructors break down the topics so the material can be quickly grasped. Examples are worked step-by-step so you see exactly what to do.</p><br /><p>Any test prep guide is only as good as its practice questions and answers, and that is another area where our guide stands out. Our test designers have provided hundreds of test questions that will prepare you for what to expect on the actual ATI TEAS. Each answer is explained in depth, in order to make the principles and reasoning behind it crystal clear.</p><br /><p>We have helped thousands of people pass standardized tests and achieve their education and career goals. We have done this by setting high standards for our test preparation guides, and our <b><i>ATI TEAS Secrets Study Guide</i></b> is no exception. It is an excellent investment in your future.</p><br /><p>TEAS® is a registered trademark of the Assessment Technologies Institute®, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.</p>

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