Routine Blood Results Explained 3/e

A guide for Nurses & Allied Health Professionals

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Author: Dr Andrew Blann

Publisher: M&K Update Ltd

ISBN: 1905539886

Category: Blood

Page: 150

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Now in its third edition, this essential handbook for nurses and allied health professionals gives clear, simple explanations of blood results, focusing on routinely requested investigations. There have been many changes since the second edition - from alterations in units (such as g/L for haemoglobin, rather than g/dL) to the merging of haematology with biochemistry, blood transfusion and immunology to form blood science. Accordingly, in this new edition there are more details of immunology, immunological diseases, and the blood tests involved.These changes reflect the new roles which nurses,

Blood Results in Clinical Practice

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Author: Dr Graham Basten

Publisher: M&K Update Ltd

ISBN: 1905539738

Category: MEDICAL

Page: 80

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This book was written after feedback suggested that stories and analogies were very helpful to students wanting to remember blood tests and their implications. For this reason each section, where appropriate, contains an analogy, in addition to an overview of the relevant anatomy, physiology and biochemistry. The book links tests and conditions, and gives strategies for clinical practice using simple language. It will be useful as a supplementary text for those studying nursing, healthcare and medicine. It will also provide a quick-reference handbook for working healthcare professionals. Finally, it will provide a resource for patients and their relatives who may be keen to know more about the meaning and function of a particular blood test. Contents include: Understanding blood tests Case study: Interpreting abnormal results The full blood count, anaemia and infection Coagulation and deep vein thrombosis Inflammatory markers Autoimmune conditions Transfusion testing Management of long-term conditions, chronic disease markers: Diabetes Management of long-term conditions, chronic disease markers: Cholesterol Management of long-term conditions, chronic disease markers: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and acid base Thyroid function Bone profile Renal function: Urea and electrolytes, and gout Liver function tests

Arterial Blood Gas Interpretation – A case study approach

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Author: Mark Ranson,Donna Pierre

Publisher: M&K Update Ltd

ISBN: 1907830987

Category: Medical

Page: 68

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This helpful, practical book begins with a clear explanation of acid-base balance, followed by a straightforward six-step approach to arterial blood gas interpretation. The authors then apply this approach to a wide range of realistic case studies that resemble situations readers are likely to encounter in practice. With a strong focus on patient care pathways and including the most up-to-date information on arterial blood gas interpretation, this book will be invaluable to nurses, junior doctors and biomedical scientists as well as students and trainees in all these areas. Contents include: • Introduction to acid-base balance • A systematic approach to ABG interpretation • Respiratory acidosis • Respiratory alkalosis • Metabolic acidosis • Metabolic alkalosis • Compensatory mechanisms • ABG analysis practice questions and answers

Diagnostic Tests Made Incredibly Easy!

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781786904

Category: Medical

Page: 442

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Thoroughly updated, this second edition includes hundreds of diagnostic tests organized by category. It concisely explains why and how each test is performed, what the normal findings are, what abnormal findings may mean, how to prepare a patient for the test, and much more.

The ECG Workbook 3/e

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Author: Angela Rowlands,Andrew Sargent

Publisher: M&K Update Ltd

ISBN: 1907830863

Category: Medical

Page: 118

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Many books on ECG interpretation use simulated ECG tracings. Most of the traces that you find in this book are from real people and of the quality that you will be expected to interpret from in practice. There are two new chapters in this third edition that add greatly to the usefulness of the book. There is now a chapter on Hemiblocks, Bi Fascicular and Tri Fascicular Blocks. Here the reader will see how what seems a complex diagnosis from an ECG is easily mastered by simply putting together two concepts learned in earlier chapters. The other new chapter is on Paced Rhythms to help those looking after patients who have pacemakers fitted as it is recognised that pacemakers may cause confusion when trying to interpret the ECG. Both these new chapters adhere to the principles followed set out the first edition: that the text should be accessible and relevant to all practitioners, regardless of their experience and that the text should always be supported with relevant exercises to reinforce learning. Contents include: Recording a readable electrocardiogram (ECG) The electrical conducting system of the heart A systematic approach to rhythm strip analysis Heart blocks Common Arrhythmias Ectopics and Extrasystoles The 12 lead ECG Axis deviation Ischaemia, injury and necrosis Sites of infarction Bundle branch blocks Chamber enlargement Hemiblocks, bifascicular blocks and trifascicular blocks Paced rhythms A systematic approach to ECG interpretation

Common Laboratory Tests Used by TCM Practitioners

When to Refer Patients for Lab Tests and How to Read and Interpret the Results

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Author: Christina Captain,Partha Banerjee

Publisher: Singing Dragon

ISBN: 0857011642

Category: Medical

Page: 128

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Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners need to have an understanding of Western medical testing to recognize when laboratory tests are required and to interpret test results that are brought to them by patients. This book is an essential reference for the TCM classroom and clinic that teaches how to use and understand conventional lab testing in the treatment and referral of patients. Focusing on symptoms that commonly present in TCM practices, the book groups the lab tests by diseases or systems. Within each chapter are TCM case studies and perspectives, as well as multiple choice quizzes that test the reader's knowledge. Co-written by a doctor of Western medicine and an acupuncture physician, the book aims to familiarize TCM practitioners with the terminology and methodology of lab tests, bridging the gap between Eastern and Western schools of medicine and promoting an integrative approach to improve the overall care of the patient.

Healthcare Simulation in Practice

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Author: Mark Hellaby

Publisher: M&K Update Ltd

ISBN: 1905539568

Category: Medical

Page: 128

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This book is intended as a resource for all those involved in simulation-based healthcare education within the hospital environment, either within a dedicated simulation learning area or in-situ in the practice area. The basic principles will also be useful to individuals involved in simulation in any sector, including higher education institutions and voluntary aid societies. Over the last 50 years, there has been a growing interest in this method, as part of a blended learning approach, to improve knowledge, skills and behaviour. There is currently an opportunity for simulation to evolve from being a reactive process (in which a targeted group uses a single simulation to prepare for a particular type of incident) to a proactive process (in which repeated simulations allow development of the entire workforce over a period of time). This book aims to give simulation facilitators a deeper understanding of the process they are using, to ensure that every simulation is patient-centred, educationally coherent, innovative and evidence-based, delivers high-quality educational outcomes and value for money, and provides equity of access. CONTENTS: What is simulation? Scenario / programme development Introduction to the scenario Running the scenario Debriefing Simulation for the interprofessional team Simulation in a dedicated simulation area Simulation in the clinical area Simulation in a virtual area Simulation and resuscitation training Simulation for assessment Quality assurance Example scenario

Practical Prescribing for Musculoskeletal Practitioners 2/ed

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Author: Dr Julie Dawson,Sheena Hennell,Ruth Shepton

Publisher: M&K Update Ltd

ISBN: 1907830782

Category: Medical

Page: 128

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This book provides prescribing advice for medical and non-medical prescribers caring for adult patients with common musculoskeletal problems. It will be particularly useful for non-medical practitioners, including independent physiotherapy and podiatry prescribers. Reference is made to current prescribing law and accountability, and the principles of safe prescribing are clearly defined. It gives practical prescribing advice for pain control, corticosteroids, osteoporosis, Paget’s disease, gout and disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs. Basic information is provided on each drug, including the mechanism of action where known, evidence grading, dosage and contra-indications. This revised edition incorporates the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance for osteoarthritis, chronic low back pain, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, neuropathic pain and gout, with weblinks giving rapid access to the relevant online documents. For drugs under patent, there are weblinks to the relevant online Summary Product Characteristics (SPC). All references have been updated and a list of common proprietary names has been added. Finally, a new concluding chapter offers a range of clinical case histories so that the reader can consider salient prescribing issues. All these additions make this book a vital purchase for the many autonomous practitioners who need to be familiar with the evidence base, NICE guidance and rationale for prescribing for patients with musculoskeletal disorders.

Normal Blood Test Scores Aren't Good Enough!

A Complete Guide to Understanding Preventive Blood Testing

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Author: Ellie Cullen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780971628304

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 210

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In this informative, easy-to-understand guide to the chronically misunderstood subject of preventive blood testing, Ellie Cullen, a Registered Nurse with over 24 years of hands-on, clinical experience, teaches you how to use simple blood tests to learn your body?s current?and future!?state of health.This one-of-a-kind health companion also contains 20 fascinating case studies detailing how the health secrets contained within helped real-life sufferers of heart disease, cancer, obesity, arthritis?even infertility! In addition, a comprehensive guide to over 60 specific blood tests make this book an invaluable tool in taking charge of your personal health today!

Clinical Examination Skills for Healthcare Professionals

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Author: Mark Ranson,Hannah Abbott,Wendy Braithwaite

Publisher: M&K Update Ltd

ISBN: 1907830715

Category: Medical

Page: 216

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Today, an increasing number of healthcare professionals (including nurses, midwives and members of many allied professions) have to conduct the vital first stage in a patient’s journey – taking a clinical history and conducting an effective physical examination. This book offers clear, practical guidance on the fundamentals of clinical examination for any practitioner who wishes to understand their patient’s specific needs and to plan appropriate care. Recognising that readers will come from a diverse range of clinical backgrounds and roles, the opening chapter (on consultation and the skills needed to take an accurate clinical history) underpins the systems-based approach. This, combined with the use of case study examples, allows healthcare professionals to focus on the principles of examining the system or systems that are most relevant to their specific area of practice. The book also includes a helpful glossary and list of abbreviations. The authors come from the same diverse range of professions for whom the book has been written, and their wealth of knowledge and experience enables them to understand the challenges facing today’s healthcare professionals. Contents include: Consultation and clinical history-taking skills Respiratory assessment Cardiovascular assessment Gastrointestinal assessment Neurological assessment Genitourinary assessment Musculoskeletal assessment Obstetric assessment Mental health assessment Perioperative assessment

Anatomy for problem solving in sports medicine: The Knee

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Author: Professor Philip F Harris,Dr Craig Ranson,Dr Angus Robertson

Publisher: M&K Update Ltd

ISBN: 1907830898

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 112

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When examining patients with sports-related and exercise-related injuries, a thorough knowledge of anatomy is vital in order to make an accurate diagnosis and work out an effective treatment plan. In this helpful, practical book, a professional anatomist, an orthopaedic surgeon and a sports physiotherapist have combined their expertise to give a detailed explanation of the structural and functional anatomy of the knee. The book includes descriptions and images of the relevant anatomy, and sample clinical problems (with model answers) throughout. Although each problem is different, practitioners will always follow a similar pattern in arriving at a differential diagnosis. In every case, four main areas need to be covered: the type of sport; the clinical history; physical assessment; and appropriate investigations. By taking a logical, step-by-step approach to solving clinical problems, this book offers a valuable resource for the wide range of health professionals who manage knee injuries.

Clinician's Guide to Laboratory Medicine

Pocket

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Author: Samir P. Desai

Publisher: Md2b

ISBN: 9780972556187

Category: Medical

Page: 255

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Previously available only as part of the Clinician's Guide to Laboratory Medicine package, the new 3rd edition of the Clinician's Guide to Laboratory Medicine: Pocket is now available alone. Inside, find practical approaches to the interpretation of abnormal lab tests. Includes differential diagnoses, step-by-step approaches, and algorithms, all designed to answer your lab test questions in a flash. This concise, organized guide fits easily in a coat pocket, providing you with the tools necessary to tackle even the most challenging lab tests. See why so many consider it a "must-have" book.

Understanding Chronic Kidney Disease

A Guide for the Non-Specialist

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Author: Dr Robert Lewis

Publisher: M&K Update Ltd

ISBN: 190783074X

Category: Chronic renal failure

Page: 157

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Since 2006, the management of chronic kidney disease (CKD) has become part of routine primary care practice. This book offers primary care practitioners a clinically based, practical understanding of how to diagnose and manage kidney disease (and what this means for the patient). It also fills the gap between the recent plethora of guidelines, protocols and recommendations on CKD and the questions patients ask in everyday clinical practice. Armed with this deeper understanding, healthcare professionals without specialist training in nephrology will be sufficiently informed to be able to manage renal disease with greater safety, effectiveness and efficiency. The author, Robert Lewis, has been a Consultant Renal Physician at the Wessex Regional Renal and Transplant Service, Portsmouth, UK, for 15 years. He has held executive roles in the major national renal organisations and has extensive practical experience of educating primary care practitioners on CKD. He was a founder member of the CKD Forum, which aims to improve the interface between primary and secondary care in the management of CKD

Understanding Laboratory Investigations

A Text For Nurses And Health Care Professionals

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Author: Chris Higgins

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780632042456

Category: Medical

Page: 348

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Understanding Laboratory Investigations provides nurses with essential and easily digested information about the most frequently requested tests that are performed on patient samples in hospital laboratories. The book reflects the work of all five disciplines of pathology: clinical chemistry, haematology, clinical microbiology, blood transfusion and cytopathology. The text explains the physiological function of the substance being measured, details of reference ranges and the clinical significance of test results for diagnosis or patient monitoring. Those test results which warrant immediate clinical intervention are identified. Wherever possible, abnormal test results are related to symptoms. Sample collection and transport are dealt with under each test heading. Each chapter ends with discussion of a case study and questions to help students assess their understanding of the topic. Key features: * Takes an in-depth approach to understanding investigations. * Emphasizes those aspects of laboratory testing most relevant to nurses. *Includes practical information relating to sample collection and handling. * Includes many illustrations to aid understanding. * Includes case studies and self-assessment questions. The primary audience for the book is degree and diploma nurses on clinical placements, qualified hospital nurses, intensive care nurses, clinical nurse specialists and nurses undertaking specialist post-basic courses (intensive care, diabetes etc). In addition, the book may be of interest to other healthcare professionals including hospital pharmacy workers, physiotherapists, radiographers, phlebotomists, and biomedical students wishing to pursue a career in laboratory medicine.

Preoperative Assessment and Perioperative Management

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Author: Mark Radford,Clare Evans,Alastair Williamson

Publisher: M&K Update Ltd

ISBN: 1907830022

Category: Operating room nursing

Page: 427

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Pre operative assessment of the surgical patient is a key part of the perioperative process. However, it is one that cannot be separated from the other aspects of perioperative management, both clinical and administrative, that ensures the safe and effective treatment of surgical patients. There are a number of books on the market that examine perioperative management anaesthesia and surgical nursing that are only able to touch on the pre-operative assessment process. Pre Operative Assessment & Perioperative Management sets out to be different, by bridging the gap between these texts and the evolving and developing area of practice that pre operative assessment has become in modern healthcare. In order to achieve this Pre Operative Assessment & Perioperative Management has set out to deliver the core clinical aspects of practice, linked to the education and service development needs of a perioperative service. The challenge for such a book is to integrate this knowledge effectively, using the best evidence base, for use in every day practice. The brief to the contributors was to help define pre operative assessment utilising their expertise to draw out some of the leading practices and thoughts of the day. They have achieved this, ensuring that the reader has access to some of the leading experts in international perioperative practice. They have done this in an open and accessible style that will guide the reader though some complex and demanding subjects to enable them to deliver better front line care to surgical patients.

A Mind of Your Own

The Truth About Depression and How Women Can Heal Their Bodies to Reclaim Their Lives

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Author: Kelly Brogan, M.D.,Kristin Loberg

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062405594

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

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Named one of the top health and wellness books for 2016 by MindBodyGreen Depression is not a disease. It is a symptom. Recent years have seen a shocking increase in antidepressant use the world over, with 1 in 4 women starting their day with medication. These drugs have steadily become the panacea for everything from grief, irritability, panic attacks, to insomnia, PMS, and stress. But the truth is, what women really need can’t be found at a pharmacy. According to Dr. Kelly Brogan, antidepressants not only overpromise and underdeliver, but their use may permanently disable the body’s self-healing potential. We need a new paradigm: The best way to heal the mind is to heal the whole body. In this groundbreaking, science-based and holistic approach, Dr. Brogan shatters the mythology conventional medicine has built around the causes and treatment of depression. Based on her expert interpretation of published medical findings, combined with years of experience from her clinical practice, Dr. Brogan illuminates the true cause of depression: it is not simply a chemical imbalance, but a lifestyle crisis that demands a reset. It is a signal that the interconnected systems in the body are out of balance – from blood sugar, to gut health, to thyroid function– and inflammation is at the root. A Mind of Your Own offers an achievable, step-by-step 30-day action plan—including powerful dietary interventions, targeted nutrient support, detoxification, sleep, and stress reframing techniques—women can use to heal their bodies, alleviate inflammation, and feel like themselves again without a single prescription. Bold, brave, and revolutionary, A Mind of Your Own takes readers on a journey of self-empowerment for radical transformation that goes far beyond symptom relief.

Interpretation of Diagnostic Tests

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Author: Jacques Burton Wallach

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781730556

Category: Medical

Page: 1181

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Providing the answers for a range of adult and paediatric conditions, this text summarises the available tests for most diseases, explaining what the results mean, and discussing differential diagnoses. It also includes additional tests based on molecular biology.

The Skinny Confidential

A Babe's Sexy, Sassy Health and Lifestyle Guide

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Author: Lauryn Evarts

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1624140459

Category: Cooking

Page: 176

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A comprehensive collection of lifestyle information, including tips on eating, exercising, and fashion.

The End of Alzheimer's

The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline

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Author: Dale Bredesen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0735216207

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

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Everyone knows someone who has survived cancer, but no one knows anyone who has survived Alzheimer's Disease. Dale Bredesen, MD, offers hope to anyone looking to prevent and even reverse Alzheimer's Disease and cognitive decline. Arguing that AD is not one condition, as it is currently treated, but three, Bredesen outlines 36 metabolic factors (micronutrients, hormone levels, sleep) that can trigger "downsizing" in the brain. He then shows us how to rebalance these factors using lifestyle modifications like taking B12, eliminating gluten, or improving oral hygiene.

Wallach's Interpretation of Diagnostic Tests

Pathways to Arriving at a Clinical Diagnosis

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Author: Mary A. Williamson,L. Michael Snyder

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 146988741X

Category: Medical

Page: 1288

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Wallach's Interpretation of Diagnostic Tests, 10th Edition serves as a practical guide to the use of laboratory tests which aids physicians in using tests more effectively and efficiently by offering test outcomes, possible meanings, differential diagnosis, and summaries of tests available. The book is organized into 2 sections. The first section is devoted to disease states. Where appropriate, a patient’s chief complaint and/or physical findings are initially presented with subsequent discussions focused on discrete disease states as they relate to a patient’s chief complaint. The second section is devoted to an alphabetical listing of laboratory tests while stressing the integration of the clinical laboratory in the clinical decision making process. Test sensitivity, specific and possible and negative probabilities are included whenever appropriate. Microbiology tests are listed in a separate chapter.