Mosby's Essentials for Nursing Assistants - E-Book

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Author: Sheila A. Sorrentino,Leighann Remmert

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323581900

Category: Medical

Page: 600

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Designed for shorter programs of 85 hours or fewer, Mosby's Essentials for Nursing Assistants, 6th Edition provides coverage of the concepts and skills that are essential for becoming a nursing assistant. Known for its reader-friendly approach, and bright visual presentation, the text covers OBRA-mandated content including step-by-step procedures for 76 skills covered on the latest NATSEP certification exams. With focus on quality of life in the patient/person and self-pride in the nursing assistant this concise text emphasizes the importance of treating residents with respect while providing safe, competent, and efficient care. New features include Focus on Math to help you master the formulas and calculations necessary for safe and effective caregiving and Focus on Pride: Application, which directs you to focus on residents’ emotional and mental needs during specific procedures. Over 75 procedures boxes are divided into step-by-step format with instructions for performing each skill, including Quality of Life courtesies, Pre-procedure, Procedure, and Post-Procedure sections to make learning critical skills easier. Concise coverage of nursing assistant content written at a 7th grade reading level that’s ideal and easy to use in classes with shorter hour requirements. Promoting Safety and Comfort boxes highlight important considerations for providing safe and effective care while promoting patient comfort. Focus on PRIDE boxes highlight personal and professional responsibility, rights and respect, independence and social interaction, delegation and teamwork, and ethics and laws, encouraging you to promote pride in the person, family, and themselves. Caring about Culture boxes contain information to help you learn about the various practices of other cultures. Focus on Practice boxes at the end of each chapter present short case scenarios with questions so students can consider practical applications for providing patient care. Focus on Communication boxes suggest what to say and questions to ask when interacting with patients, residents, visitors, and the nursing team to ensure clear communication in practice. Delegation Guidelines identify the nursing assistant's specific responsibilities in accepting commonly delegated tasks. NEW! Getting a Job chapter describes the professional skills you need for seeking and landing a job after certification. NEW! Focus on Math feature increases your critical thinking and calculation skills to assist you in performing a variety of procedures. NEW! Urinary Catheters chapter focuses on safety concerns surrounding perineal care. NEW! Content on electronic communication covers safety rules and wrongful use of electronic communication methods including cell phones and social media. NEW! Focus on Pride: Application examines residents’ emotional and mental wellbeing during care for specific issues.

Medical Terminology & Anatomy for ICD-10 Coding

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Author: Betsy J. Shiland

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323290787

Category: Medical

Page: 792

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Medical Terminology and Anatomy for ICD-10 Coding integrates expanded anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology coverage with the latest medical terminology you need to correctly code in ICD-10. The ICD-10-CM classification system serves as the structure for organizing diseases and disorders, with carefully drawn, well-labeled illustrations to help you visualize the associated anatomy. ICD-10 coding guidelines and notes, along with electronic medical records and integrated exercises are interspersed throughout the text. A robust Evolve site includes games, activities, and animations to reinforce learning. Medical terminology specifically tailored to ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS guidelines supply you with an excellent foundation for learning the medical terminology related to ICD-10-CM. Learn all the anatomy and physiology necessary to be able to understand medical reports and code accurately in ICD-10-CM/PCS. Pathology terms organized by ICD-10 disease and disorder categories let you learn terms in the same order they are presented in the coding manual. Guideline Alert! boxes highlight ICD-10-PCS coding information when relevant to medical terminology. Special Notes boxes present ICD-10 features that affect your understanding of the terminology presented. Root operation tables illustrate the root operations in PCS and their associated suffixes. Body Part key provides a complete list of body parts and how they should be coded in ICD-10. Pathology and procedure terminology tables list the word parts for each term, along with the definition so you become familiar with prefixes, suffixes, and combining forms. Exercises interspersed throughout the text encourage you to practice and learn as you move through the material. Be Careful! boxes warn you about similar and potentially confusing word parts and medical terms. Games and activities on accompanying Evolve website offer an easily accessible source for extra interactive practice and learning. Electronic medical record format illustrates the appearance of electronic records now being used in many healthcare settings. NEW! Pharmacology in each body system and a Pharmacology Basics appendix help you recognize drugs and medications in medical reports. NEW! More than 50 new images bring terminology to life. NEW! Additional procedural terms supply a more complete picture of the number and kind of procedures you will encounter on medical reports. NEW! Normal Lab Values appendix familiarizes you with normal and abnormal lab values so you know when to search a medical record for possible additional diagnoses. NEW! Tablet and mobile-optimized Evolve activities offer an easily accessible source for extra interactive practice and learning.

Workbook and Competency Evaluation Review for Mosby's Essentials for Nursing Assistants

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Author: Sheila A Sorrentino, PhD RN,Leighann Remmert, MS RN

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323569692

Category:

Page: 465

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Reinforce your understanding of the essentials! Corresponding to the chapters in Sorrentino's Mosby's Essentials for Nursing Assistants, 6th Edition this workbook provides a clear, comprehensive review of all the material included in the text. It uses a number of exercises and activities including case studies, matching, crosswords, labeling activities, multiple choice questions, and critical thinking exercises. In addition, over 75 checklists -- one for every procedure in the text - help you evaluate your proficiency in skills drills. The Competency Evaluation Review section helps you prepare for the certification exam with content review, chapter quizzes, two final exams, and more! Competency Review section includes content review and review questions for all key topics. 75 procedure checklists allow step-by-step review of each procedure. A wide variety of exercises enhances your ability to learn the material. Additional quizzes and practice exams provide the opportunity for further study and review. NEW! Updated exercises cover new textbook chapters from the main text including Ethics and Laws, Moving the Person, Transferring the Person, Urinary Catheters, Fluid Needs, Hearing, Speech, and Vision Problems, and Getting a Job. NEW! Math exercises increases your familiarity with common formulas and calculations found on the job.

Mosby's Canadian Textbook for the Support Worker - E-Book

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Author: Sheila A. Sorrentino,Leighann Remmert,Mary J. Wilk,Rosemary Newmaster

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1771720271

Category: Medical

Page: 1192

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Mosby’s Canadian Textbook for the Support Worker prepares students to function in the role of support worker in community and institutional settings. The #1 text used by Support Worker programs across Canada and at Canadian-affiliated schools worldwide, the book covers the broad foundation of skills that support workers/resident care aides/health care aides need in order to perform their role safely and effectively. Comprehensive, yet easy to read, Mosby’s Canadian Textbook for the Support Worker makes learning easy with clear explanations of concepts and step-by-step presentations of procedures. Numerous full-colour illustrations, photographs, charts, and tables are combined with real-life case studies and examples to provide the reader with an outstanding learning experience. Covers key procedures for Canadian support workers – 95 in total Recognizes provincial/territorial differences in scope of practice Clear, detailed instructions in step-by-step procedures Evidence-based practice: chapter references supplied at end of book Reflects current Canadian practice and terminology Additional First Nations content Chapter summaries to aid student comprehension Rationales for all procedure steps Test Bank features higher-level taxonomies to allow testing that focuses on cognitive level Instructor’s Test Bank features higher-level taxonomies to allow testing that focuses on cognitive level And more!

Modern Dental Assisting - E-Book

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Author: Doni L. Bird,Debbie S. Robinson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323485170

Category: Medical

Page: 1184

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Learn dental assisting top to bottom from the best, with the most comprehensive, most current, and most trusted text available. For more than 40 years, students and practitioners alike have relied on Modern Dental Assisting for its cutting-edge content, easy-to-grasp writing style, step-by-step procedures, engaging learning features, and top-notch visuals to master all aspects of dental assisting. The 12th edition showcases a brand-new illustration program and content on technological advances, public health and access to care, teledentistry, infection control guidelines, the Zika virus, Ebola, the oral-systemic health connection, and much more. Written by trusted experts Doni Bird and Debbie Robinson, this is the all-in-one learning resource you need to stay ahead of the curve in the modern world of dental assisting. Comprehensive, cutting edge content provides a single, start-to-finish source for dental assisting training. Step-by-step procedures use color coding, key-step icons, and clinical photos to demonstrate key dental assisting competencies for both general and expanded functions — detailing for each the equipment and supplies, chronological steps, and rationales. 70 procedural videos with questions and answers provide you with unlimited practice for clinical encounters. UNIQUE! Interactive Dental Office program features 25 in-depth case studies with questions, online periodontal charting, and radiographic mounting exercises to help you problem-solve their way through a wide variety of dental conditions and procedures. Recall and Critical Thinking questions in each chapter as well as self-assessment questions and an online mock exam provide robust opportunities for practice and application. Feature boxes on CDC guidelines, patient education, law and ethics, and future trends summarize recommendations and key applications in practice. Chapter key terms are defined at the beginning of each chapter, highlighted within text discussions, and cross-referenced to chapters within the glossary. Learning and performance outcomes help you focus on goals, serve as checkpoints for comprehension and skills mastery, and provide study tools for exam preparation. NEW! Content on the latest topics affecting dental assisting practice includes technological advancements, public health and access to care, teledentistry, infection control guidelines, the Zika virus, Ebola, the oral-systemic health connection, and much more. Revised art program provides vivid original renderings of dental anatomy tooth morphology and dental imaging, along with modern and improved photos of the latest products, equipment, and instruments.

Mosby's Essentials for Nursing Assistants

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Author: Sheila A. Sorrentino,Leighann N. Remmert,Bernie Gorek

Publisher: Mosby

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 556

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Provides all the information you need to be a successful nursing assistance.

Kinn's The Medical Assistant - E-Book

An Applied Learning Approach

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Author: Deborah B. Proctor,Alexandra Patricia Adams

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323187811

Category: Medical

Page: 1392

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Prepare for a successful career in medical assisting! Kinn’s The Medical Assistant, 12th Edition helps you learn the real-world administrative and clinical skills essential to working in the health care setting. Administrative coverage ranges from professionalism and interpersonal skills to billing and coding and electronic health records; clinical content teaches how to assist with medications, diagnostic procedures, and surgeries. And no other comprehensive medical assisting text can match its coverage of assisting with medical specialties! Written by medical assisting experts Alexandra Adams and Deborah Proctor, this classic resource also includes an Evolve companion website with practical exercises and activities, videos, and review questions for the CMA and RMA certification exams. More chapters on assisting with medical specialties than any other Medical Assisting text prepare you to assist in specialty exams and make you better qualified to work in specialty fields like cardiology, dermatology, ophthalmology, gynecology, and neurology. Step-by-step, illustrated procedures make it easier to learn and understand medical assisting skills, and include rationales for each step. Threaded case scenarios help you develop critical thinking skills and apply concepts to realistic administrative and clinical situations. Patient education and legal and ethical issues are described in relation to the Medical Assistant's job. A Portfolio Builder on the Evolve website helps you demonstrate proficiency to potential employers. Detailed learning objectives and vocabulary with definitions in each chapter help you study more effectively, with connections icons linking concepts in the text to exercises in the study guide and on the Evolve companion website. Study Guide includes a variety of exercises to test your knowledge and critical thinking skills, case scenarios from the book, and a Procedure Checklists Manual. Sold separately. NEW! Charting examples within the procedures are highlighted for easier learning. UPDATED coverage of the Electronic Health Record ensures that you are familiar with the technology you'll use on the job. UPDATED content on alternative therapies and treatment includes the latest herbal remedies such as red rice yeast for lowering cholesterol, St. John’s Wort for depression, and probiotic bacteria for GI maladies.

Mosby's Comprehensive Review for Veterinary Technicians

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Author: Monica M. Tighe,Marg Brown

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323171397

Category: Medical

Page: 760

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Whether you’re a new vet tech student or reviewing for the certification exam, Mosby's Comprehensive Review for Veterinary Technicians, 4th Edition is the ideal review tool to help you master critical concepts and pass the VTNE. Now in full color, this edition features a user-friendly outline format that helps break down information visually. Coverage reinforces key concepts in basic and clinical sciences, clinical applications, patient management and nutrition, anesthesia and pharmacology, medical and surgical nursing, and critical care, plus new information on pain management. To ensure the most meaningful review, the Evolve site features a study mode that includes 500 review questions and an exam mode that offers a computer-based testing environment similar to what you will encounter when taking the VTNE. Comprehensive coverage includes all areas of veterinary technology, such as: basic and clinical sciences; clinical applications; patient management, nursing and nutrition; anesthesia and pharmacology; and professional practices and issues. Comprehensive review exam at the end of the text contains 350 questions that provide you with a solid review of the vet tech curriculum and the information you need to know to pass the VTNE. User-friendly outline format is conducive to classification and grouping of material, which helps you retain the content. Coverage of dogs, cats, large animals, birds, reptiles, and laboratory animals ensures you are prepared for all aspects of the national board examination. Summarized concepts and procedures are highlighted in boxes and tables to support visual learners. Student-friendly chapter format contains a chapter outline, learning outcomes, a glossary, and review questions. Appendix of veterinary technician resources include American, Canadian, and international vet tech associations; registration of technicians; and special internet sites of interest to veterinary technicians. NEW! Chapter on pain management and updated and expanded chapter discussions provide the information needed to pass the VTNE NEW! Companion Evolve website contains a practice exam that simulates the computer-based VTNE testing environment. NEW! Full-color format features vivid color photos to support comprehension and recognition of essential concepts including histology, hematology, diagnostic microbiology and mycology, virology, urinalysis, and parasitology.

Mosby's Review Questions for the NCLEX-RN Exam - E-Book

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Author: Patricia M. Nugent,Judith S. Green,Barbara A. Vitale,Phyllis K. Pelikan

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323079938

Category: Medical

Page: 576

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This title includes additional digital media when purchased in print format. For this digital book edition, media content is not included. Prepare for exam success with Mosby's Review Questions for the NCLEX-RN® Examination! Over 5,000 exam-style practice questions help you assess your strengths and weaknesses, develop test-taking skills, and reduce your test anxiety. Written by testing experts Patricia M. Nugent, Phyllis K. Pelikan, Judith S. Green, and Barbara A. Vitale, this book makes review easy by organizing material into the core clinical areas of medical-surgical nursing, mental health, maternity, and pediatrics. Rationales are provided for both correct and incorrect answers, and alternate item format questions ensure that you're prepared for the latest version of the exam. Convenient organization by core clinical area, body system, and disorders makes it easy for students to select the practice questions they prefer. More than 3,000 questions in the book Rationales for both correct and incorrect answers explain the reasoning behind each answer option. Alternate item format questions include fill-in-the-blank, multiple response, drag and drop prioritizing, chart/exhibit, and hot spot (figure/illustration) enhance students' critical thinking skills. Three practice modes -- study, quiz, and exam Coverage of new content on the 2010 NCLEX-RN test plan prepares your students for the exam with the most up-to-date information. An increase to over 300 alternate item format questions provides additional practice with these important critical thinking questions. 12 chart/exhibit alternate item format questions introduce students to the newest alternate item format type. Coverage of new content on the 2010 NCLEX-RN test plan prepares you for the exam with the most up-to-date information. An increase to over 300 alternate item format questions provides additional practice with these important critical thinking questions. 12 chart/exhibit alternate item format questions introduce the newest alternate item format type.

Saunders Q&A Review for the NCLEX-RN® Examination E-Book

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Author: Linda Anne Silvestri

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455733415

Category: Medical

Page: 728

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With more than 5,800 test questions, Saunders Q&A Review for the NCLEX-RN® Examination, 5th Edition provides the practice you need to succeed on the NCLEX-RN exam. To enhance your review, each question includes a test-taking strategy, rationales for correct and incorrect answers, and page references to major nursing textbooks. The companion Evolve website adds a pre-test to help in identifying any areas of weakness, and lets you answer questions in quiz, study, or exam mode. Written by NCLEX review expert Linda Anne Silvestri, this book organizes questions to match the Client Needs and Integrated Processes found in the most recent NCLEX-RN test plan. This review is part of the popular Saunders Pyramid to Success, which has helped more than 1.5 million nurses pass the NCLEX exam! A detailed test-taking strategy is included for each question, providing clues for analyzing and selecting the correct answer. Rationales are provided for both correct and incorrect answer options. Questions categorized by Cognitive Level, Client Needs area, Integrated Process, and clinical content area help you focus on the question types you find most difficult. All alternate item format questions (multiple response, prioritizing, fill-in-the-blank, figure/illustration (hot spot), audio, video, and chart/exhibit) are included. Chapters organized by Client Needs simplify your review and reflect the question mix in the NCLEX-RN® test plan blueprint. A 85-question comprehensive exam represents the content and percentages of question types identified in the NCLEX-RN test plan. Preparation for your NCLEX-RN review includes chapters on nonacademic preparation, test-taking strategies, the CAT format, and a view of the NCLEX-RN from a new graduate's perspective. Page references to Elsevier textbooks direct you to remediation material for any question answered incorrectly. A companion Evolve website includes a pre-test to help in identifying any areas of weakness, and lets you answer questions in quiz, study, or exam mode. Automatic updates of the Evolve site allow you to check for changes to content or functionality throughout the life of the edition. Content from the most recent NCLEX-RN® test plan covers the newest topics you could see on the exam. 600 questions are added, for a total of 5,800 in the book and on the companion Evolve website. Hundreds of new alternate item format questions provide even more opportunity for practice. A Priority Nursing Tip is included with each question, providing important patient care information. A full-color design and over 20 new figures enhance understanding and increase the book's visual appeal. Review format includes chapters on how to study for and take the NCLEX examination, and includes a test for each Client Need category, a test on Integrated Processes, and a comprehensive test for practice in answering questions from all areas. A new content-area index makes it easier to find questions and review a given disorder/topic.

Mosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions - E-Book

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Author: Mosby

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323066046

Category: Medical

Page: 1488

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This convenient, concise version of the best-selling Mosby’s Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Health Professions provides condensed definitions to incorporate only the most essential information. Mosby’s Pocket Dictionary includes all of the information you need, including content on diseases, procedures, equipment, drugs, and so much more. Screened thumb tabs make it easy to locate definitions quickly, and a list of common medical abbreviations printed in the front and back covers make this a perfect reference for clinical practice. UNIQUE! Emphasis on nursing and health science terminology makes this the most useful pocket dictionary for students and practitioners in nursing and health professions. Its small size makes it easy to transport, and the sturdy, flexible cover increases the durability. The practical, straightforward alphabetical organization with no subentries and easy-to-use thumb tabs make it easy to find and understand information. UNIQUE! A section on nursing diagnoses with entries for all NANDA-approved nursing diagnoses prepares you for real-world practice. British spellings for selected entries help you recognize alternate spellings. Etymologies aid your understanding of medical terminology and help you develop a professional vocabulary. Pronunciations provided for key entries help you use terminology correctly in everyday practice. Includes 38,700 definitions, with over 5,000 new and 25,000 revised definitions, to reflect the latest information in all areas of nursing, medicine, and health professions. UNIQUE! Current definitions for all NANDA nursing diagnoses, NIC (Nursing Interventions Classifications) and NOC (Nursing Outcomes Classifications) ensure you have the most up-to-date information for clinical documentation, communication, and care evaluation.

Building a Medical Vocabulary

with Spanish Translations

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Author: Peggy C. Leonard

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323292542

Category: Medical

Page: 688

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The language of medicine may be complex, but learning it doesn’t have to be. Using short, easy-to-understand segments followed immediately by programmed exercises, Building a Medical Vocabulary: With Spanish Translations, 9th Edition starts with medical terms that you may already know and builds your knowledge by adding new combining forms, prefixes, and suffixes. An Evolve companion website reinforces your understanding with interactive games, animations, audio pronunciations, and more. Organizing medical terms by body system, this text provides the building blocks for effective communication in the health care environment. Easy-to-understand, conversational writing style makes reading and absorbing the material enjoyable. Programmed Learning sections allow you to actively participate in learning and get instant feedback on your progress. An Evolve companion website reinforces learning with audio pronunciations, interactive games, exercises, animations, flash cards, and more. Thorough explanation of terms enhances understanding by presenting vocabulary in the context of medical settings. Moderate level of A&P coverage provides the background that you need to understand body systems in the context of medical terminology. Health Care Reports and case studies allow you to apply your knowledge to job-like situations. Spanish translations cover common Spanish terminology that you are likely to encounter in the clinical environment. Be Careful with These caution boxes highlight important distinctions between terms that are similar in spelling and/or pronunciation. Comprehensive end-of-chapter reviews allow you to measure your learning against chapter objectives. The Joint Commission official Do Not Use list of error-prone abbreviations alert you to abbreviations that should not be used in the clinical setting. Bookmark pronunciation guide makes it easy to find pronunciations and may also be used to cover the answer column while working the programmed learning sections of the text. Glossary/Index makes it easy to find words and their definitions, and is great for final exam review. NEW Special Sense Organs chapter is dedicated to coverage of the eye, ear, and other special senses. NEW! List of key terms with pronunciations in each chapter provides a helpful review that coordinates with audio files on the Evolve companion website. NEW ICD and CPT information includes ICD and CPT terminology.

Structure & Function of the Body - E-Book

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Author: Gary A. Thibodeau,Kevin T. Patton

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323291678

Category: Medical

Page: 576

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Simple and straightforward, Thibodeau and Patton's Structure & Function of the Body, 14th Edition makes the difficult concepts of anatomy and physiology clear and easier to understand. Focusing on the normal structure and function of the human body and what the body does to maintain homeostasis, this introductory text provides more than 400 vibrantly detailed illustrations and a variety of interactive learning tools to help you establish an essential foundation for success in the care of the human body. This title includes additional digital media when purchased in print format. For this digital book edition, media content may not be included.

Pathology for the Physical Therapist Assistant - E-Book

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Author: Catherine C. Goodman,Kenda S. Fuller

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437708935

Category: Medical

Page: 960

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No other textbook provides coverage of the essential concepts of disease processes and disorders with the specific needs of the physical therapy assistant in mind. Pathology for the Physical Therapist Assistant provides coverage of disease processes and systemic disorders as well as guidelines, precautions, and contraindications for physical therapy interventions. Catherine Goodman, Kenda Fuller, and Robbie O’Shea share their expertise in a consistent, well-organized approach that defines each disorder, describes the appropriate physical therapy assessment and intervention, and rounds out the discussion with relevant case study examples based on established practice patterns. Chapters follow a consistent organization, first defining a disorder and then describing the appropriate physical therapy assessment and intervention. Full-color art throughout clearly depicts pathologies and interventions. Case studies provide examples of physical therapy applications to help you connect theory and practice and build strong clinical reasoning skills. Special boxes highlight Clinical Signs, Interventions, and Case Studies to alert you to important information within the text. Terminology and language from the Guide to Physical Therapy Practice is used throughout to familiarize you with standardized terminology used in practice. A companion Evolve website provides additional online learning activities including online chapters, references linked to Medline, case studies, and self-test questions.

Saunders Q & A Review for the NCLEX-PN® Examination E-Book

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Author: Linda Anne Silvestri

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455710733

Category: Medical

Page: 736

View: 5000

Based on student feedback, Saunders Q&A Review for the NCLEX-PN® Examination is organized to address specific Client Needs and Integrated Processes to mirror the NCLEX-PN test plan. This review follows Silvestri Comprehensive Review as the natural next step for students in the Silvestri suite of products. It contains 3,200 practice questions—including Alternate Item Format—that include comprehensive rationales for both correct and incorrect options, test-taking strategies, and a textbook page reference for further explanation. This title includes additional digital media when purchased in print format. For this digital book edition, media content may not be included. Remediation tied directly back to your Elsevier textbooks provides resources for further study. Content is organized according to Client Needs, providing an organized review for exam preparation and end-of-course or exit standardized exams. Practice questions, answers, and detailed rationales all appear on the same page, giving you immediate feedback on your responses. Detailed test-taking strategies for each question give you clues for analyzing and uncovering the correct answer option. Rationales are provided for both correct and incorrect options. Provides computerized testing practice in study, quiz, or exam modes, to allow you to choose from 21 different content categories and focus your study sessions. Each question is categorized by level of cognitive ability, Client Needs area, integrated process, and clinical content area to allow you multiple study and exam selections. Contains chapters on academic and nonacademic NCLEX-PN preparation, advice from a recent nursing graduate, and test-taking strategies that help you understand complicated exam questions. Comprehensive exam consists of 85 questions related to all content areas in the book and representative of the percentages identified in the NCLEX-PN test plan.

Oscar

Was uns ein Kater über das Leben und das Sterben lehrt

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Author: Dr. David Dosa

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 342655853X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

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Wenn sich Oscar, der Stationskater, zu einem Patienten auf das Bett legt, dann wissen Doktor Dosa und die Schwestern des Pflegeheims, dass es so weit ist. Denn Oscar spürt, wann ein Mensch sterben wird. Schnurrend schmiegt er sich an ihn – und bleibt bis zum letzten Atemzug. Oscar gibt Sterbenden, was ihnen von den Menschen oft verwehrt wird: tröstenden Beistand am Lebensende.

Applied Pharmacology for the Dental Hygienist

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Author: Elena Bablenis Haveles

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323294537

Category: Medical

Page: 368

View: 7258

Covering the most commonly used drugs in dentistry, Applied Pharmacology for the Dental Hygienist, 7th Edition provides an in-depth understanding of the pharmacologic principles needed for safe and effective dental treatment and oral health care. It discusses drug properties and mechanisms of action, dosages, intended effects, interactions, and adverse reactions — both for the medications a patient may already be taking and for the drugs prescribed by the dentist. New to this edition are topics such as drug-related osteonecrosis of the jaw, recommendations for antibiotic prophylaxis to reduce the risk of infection, cholesterol and cardiovascular guidelines, and new information on type 2 diabetes. Written by dental hygiene educator Elena Haveles, this trusted text prepares you for the expanding role of the dental hygienist! Comprehensive coverage provides an in-depth understanding of the most commonly used drugs, how they work, and how they affect patients’ oral health and dental treatment options. A dental focus addresses the drug interactions of clinical interest in dentistry, with explanations as to why certain drugs are used or contraindicated in a dental treatment plan. A logical format organizes chapters into four parts: 1) general pharmacologic principles, 2) drugs used in dentistry, 3) drugs that may alter dental treatment, and 4) special situations. Clinical Skills Assessment offers review questions at the end of each chapter, helping you assess your knowledge of the material. Dental Hygiene Considerations boxes show how principles of pharmacology apply specifically to dental hygienists. Note boxes highlight important concepts, indications, contraindications, memory tools, warnings, and more. Key terms are bolded and in color within each chapter and defined in a handy glossary. Summary tables and boxes serve as useful review and study tools with quick, easy-to-read summaries of key concepts. Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter set goals for what you will accomplish and provide a useful study guide for examinations. A bibliography in each chapter lists resource citations for additional research and study of dental-related topics. Quick-reference appendixes include resources such as the top 200 drugs, medical acronyms, and information on herbal and dietary supplements. A drug index provides easy look-up of specific drugs and types of drugs. NEW! Updated coverage reflects the latest changes and advances relating to dental treatment, such as adverse drug reactions, antibiotic prophylaxis, osteonecrosis of the jaw, cardiovascular and cholesterol guidelines, oral anticoagulant drugs, and type 2 diabetes. NEW! Full-color design includes additional illustrations showing basic principles and internal processes, along with photographs of oral conditions and side effects.