Medical Spanish for Nurses: A Self-Teaching Guide

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Apr 232018
 

Designed for those with no previous experience speaking Spanish, this guide provides nurses, other medical professionals, and students with the tools to communicate with Spanish-speaking patients. Online audio is available to provide correct pronunciation and prepare learners for a wide array of medical situations. Using a step-by-step approach with plenty of examples, the text enables readers to quickly develop their Spanish knowledge. Question and response scenarios, vocabulary quizzes, anatomy identifi cation, summary exercises, and dialogue reinforce and expedite learning.

Chapters provide appropriate Spanish vocabulary, terminology, and expressions commonly used in health care interactions–as well as likely patient responses–to prepare readers for conversational Spanish. Key sections enable readers to speak with confi dence while taking a patient’s history, assessing pain, conducting a physical assessment, and talking about nutrition and pediatric and adult illnesses. Tips on cultural competence are featured throughout, culminating in a comprehensive chapter on transcultural nursing and the impact of culture, belief systems, and social norms on health care delivery to diverse Spanish-speaking populations.

Key Features:

Requires no previous knowledge of Spanish
Focuses on Spanish words and phrases needed in common health care interactions with patients
Includes multiple interactive print and audio exercises to enhance learning
Gives print and audio examples of common patient responses
Includes examples of common conversations between health care professionals and patients
Provides scripted dialogues for conducting a complete history and physical exam, performing gynecological exams, and teaching scenarios for fetal development, pregnancy, breast exams, testicular exams, and contraception

About the Author
Soledad Traverso, PhD, is a professor of Spanish at Penn State Behrend, located in Erie, Pennsylvania, where she has taught since 1996. She is also the program chair for foreign languages. Dr. Traverso instructs students at all levels, from introductory to advanced courses. A native of Chile, she has written extensively about South American literature and has published books and articles about authors from her home country. In 2013, Dr. Traverso and Laurie Urraro cotaught a medical Spanish continuing-education course for health care providers at St. Vincent Hospital in Erie, Pennsylvania, which became the foundation for this work. As a result of her commitment to providing health care professionals in the Erie community with the ability to speak medical Spanish and the tremendous success of this course, Dr. Traverso received the Distinguished Award for Excellence in Outreach by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Penn State Behrend. Dr. Traverso and Dr. Patty Pasky McMahon teach “Conversational Spanish for Future Health Care Providers” at Penn State Behrend’s nursing program, which has become a highly sought-after course among students.

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Anatomy Of Medical Errors

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Apr 232018
 

A surgeon unknowingly damages the intestines of a nurse expecting only an overnight stay after surgery, beginning a chain of more tragic and preventable errors. The consequences result in the nurse spending several weeks on an ICU ventilator in a drug-induced coma, having four additional surgeries, and requiring a pump to drain the raging infection from her open abdomen. As she awakens and tries to come to terms with what happened to her, she realizes the hospital and doctors will never tell her the whole truth; she has to find out what went wrong on her own. In order to heal, she determines to write and share her story so others may learn how infections, adverse events, and medical errors occur frequently in hospitals, sometimes resulting in death.
More than a narrative, Anatomy of Medical Errors: The Patient in Room 2 shines light on the dysfunction that underpins many hospital organizations, especially teaching hospitals, including silencing of the patient, provider arrogance, flawed coordination of care, poor communication, and lack of ownership for outcomes.

Forever changed by the experience, author Donna Helen Crisp uses her struggles to teach nurses, doctors, and other healthcare professionals how to prevent or avoid potentially dangerous situations, recognize warning signs, and work collaboratively to provide transparent patient care. This book provides an ethical and critical thought process framework for care providers and others through a compelling story about hospital culture. Readers who want to understand how delivery of care works in fast-paced and complex healthcare environments will come away engaged and informed.

About the Author
Donna Helen Crisp, JD, MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC, became a nurse in 1992 after working in social work, law, and music. After earning her BSN and MSN degrees, she became a mental health Clinical Nurse Specialist in adult psychiatry. She has worked with clients of all ages in various hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, homes, and private practice. Whether in the role of staff nurse, supervisor, administrator, consultant, or teacher, her nursing practice of care focuses on the person s suffering.

After teaching in the community college system for five years, Donna Helen became an assistant professor at the UNC Chapel Hill School of Nursing, where she taught for six years in the undergraduate and graduate programs. Her nursing research has focused on chronic illness, suffering, quality of life, advance directives, ethical decision-making, and forgiveness. She has taught on these topics at numerous conferences. Her abiding passion continues to focus on the recognition and amelioration of suffering, wherever it exists. She currently lives in Asheville, North Carolina, where she works as a nurse and writes about nursing.

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Stroke Certification Study Guide for Nurses

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Apr 232018
 

This sought-after companion to the author’s popular Fast Facts for Stroke Care Nursing is a must-have study guide for nurses seeking Stroke Certified Registered Nurse (SCRN®) status. It contains comprehensive information about the exam, answers to commonly asked questions, and savvy tips for maximizing your score, along with 300 practice questions and answers with rationales.

Designed to prepare nurses for the multiple-choice format of the certification exam, questions are arranged in chapters correlating with the logical sequence and flow of the exam and reflect the percentage of questions in each exam category. Case studies facilitate the application of knowledge with various examples of common stroke patient situations. A complete practice exam with answers and detailed rationales enables neuroscience nurses, stroke care coordinators, and related specialists to ascertain their strengths and weaknesses. Appendices include a list of medications, national stroke guidelines, and neuroscience terms.

KEY FEATURES:

Q&A app included!
Promotes comprehensive and rigorous study for the SCRN exam
Helps neuroscience nurses, stroke care coordinators, and related specialists maximize their scores
Contains 300 exam-style questions with correct answers and detailed rationales along with a complete practice exam
Includes important information about the exam itself, answers to commonly asked questions, and case studies
Covers content in accordance with the test blueprint of the SCRN exam

About the Author
Kathy J. Morrison, MSN, RN, CNRN, SCRN, FAHA, is a certified neuroscience nurse, a certified stroke nurse, a Fellow of the American Heart Association, and a recipient of the prestigious Pennsylvania State Nightingale Award for Clinical Nursing Excellence. As the stroke program manager for the Penn State Hershey Medical Center, she oversees all aspects of stroke care, from prehospital through stroke clinic follow-up. She played a pivotal role in Penn State Hershey Medical Center’s attainment of The Joint Commission Comprehensive Stroke Center certification and has mentored many stroke program coordinators through the process of attaining Primary and Comprehensive Stroke Center certification. Ms. Morrison serves on The Joint Commission Expert Panel for Stroke Center certification standards.

Ms. Morrison’s published works have appeared in nursing journals and neuroscience course curricula. Her book, Fast Facts for Stroke Care Nursing, has been well received in the nursing community, both as a handy guide for stroke care nurses and as a preparation tool for the SCRN® certification exam. In addition to speaking nationally on stroke-related topics, she is active in community stroke screenings and awareness lectures and facilitates a regional stroke survivor support group. She established the Stroke Coordinators of Pennsylvania (SCoPA) in 2010—a group of stroke coordinators whose collaborative work has resulted in significant improvements in stroke care and outcomes in community hospitals across central Pennsylvania. She is a Fellow of the American Heart Association, a member of the American Heart Association Professional Education Committee and Hospital Accreditation Science Committee, a member of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses Advocacy Committee, and a board member of the Susquehanna Valley Chapter of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses.

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Human Health and Physical Activity During Heat Exposure

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Apr 232018
 

This book provides fundamental concepts in human thermal physiology and their applications in general public, occupational, military, and athletics settings from the biometeorological perspective. The book includes a section on human physiology, epidemiology and special considerations in aforementioned populations, and behavioral and technological adjustments people may take to combat thermal environmental stress and safeguard their health.
The book is the first of its kind to compile multiple disciplines – human physiology, climatology, and medicine – in one to provide fundamental concepts in human thermal physiology and their applications in general public, occupational, military, and athletics settings from the biometeorological perspective;
Developed by experts, scientists, and physicians from exercise physiology, climatology, public health, sports medicine, and military medicine;
Highlights special considerations and applications of thermal physiology to general public, occupational, military, and athletics settings.
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Melanin-Concentrating Hormone and Sleep: Molecular, Functional and Clinical Aspects

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Apr 232018
 

This book offers a compilation of papers on the role of melanin-concentrating hormone (MCH) in sleep, sleep disorders and neuroendocrine functions. Leading experts in sleep medicine, psychiatry and neuroendocrinology provide a broad perspective on the field, from the anatomical structure and physiology of the MCH system to the connection with other systems influencing sleep and diseases like anxiety and depression. The potential of MCHR-1 antagonists as anxiolytic/antidepressant drugs is also reviewed. The book will represent an interdisciplinary guide for sleep disorder specialists, sleep researchers, psychiatrists, neurologists, psychologists, and behavioral sleep medicine specialists.
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The Breath of Life: An Introduction to Craniosacral Biodynamics

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Apr 232018
 

A unique approach to Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, a whole-body healing therapy focused on working with the forces underlying health and healing

Cherionna Menzam-Sills draws on her extensive background in pre- and perinatal psychology, embryology, bodywork, Continuum Movement, and other somatic therapies—as well as years of working with her husband, Biodynamics pioneer Franklyn Sills—to present this accessible introduction to the meditative healing practice of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST). This book offers a personal journey of embodied inquiry into each element of biodynamic session work, using meditative explorations, personal descriptions, and illustrations to convey the essence of Biodynamics. It emphasizes breathing and body awareness exercises that help the practitioner become more attuned to her own body so that she can create an effective relational field with her client. An essential guide for new practitioners, students, and clients—as well as a valuable reference for experienced practitioners—this book illuminates the path toward the intelligent formative forces of the mysterious presence called “the breath of life” and its transformative power for health and wholeness.

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Positive Psychology for Overcoming Depression

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Apr 232018
 

One in two people in the developed world will experience depression in their lifetime. This book is aimed at the millions suffering mild-to-moderate depression as well as those who want to protect themselves against persistent low moods.

It explains key strategies to help you not only overcome depression but also reduce the chances of it occurring or recurring. As you practise the simple yet highly-effective exercises that positive psychologist Miriam Akhtar suggests, you will find your mood lifts naturally, your confidence, resilience, positivity and strength grow, and your outlook becomes more optimistic. These strategies come not only from the author’s professional practice as a positive psychologist and coach, but also her background as someone who has suffered from depression herself.

The book begins by explaining the principles of Positive Psychology, which is the scientific study of optimal functioning – what it takes to feel good, function well and flourish. It then goes on to focus on how its simple but profound techniques, from savouring positive events, consciously expressing gratitude for everyday experiences, practising meditation, and working on developing optimism and cultivating resilience in the face of difficulties, can help to prevent depression arising or, if you are already experiencing the blues, reduce your symptoms and allow the sun to shine on your life once more. Throughout the book she brings these concepts to life by providing real-life case studies that show you how you can work her ideas into your daily routine.

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Percutaneous Treatment of Left Side Cardiac Valves: A Practical Guide for the Interventional Cardiologist , Third Edition

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Apr 232018
 

After the success of the first two editions, this expanded and extensively revised edition provides the interventional cardiologist with detailed, state of the art information on key techniques and approaches to percutaneous treatment of left side cardiac valve disease, keeping pace with the rapid and dynamic evolution in the discipline.
Many new techniques and resources are now available, including new devices for transcatheter aortic valve implantation and new approaches to transcatheter mitral valve replacement. Numerous images will help the reader to understand the steps of each procedure and the characteristics of the different devices available. The potential complications and expected or potential morbidity from each procedure are discussed in depth, along with the best ways to manage them.

Transcatheter aortic valve implantation has revolutionized the field of interventional cardiology. Initially envisaged as a palliative technique for inoperable patients, it now offe

rs high-risk patients a viable alternative to surgery. Several techniques are also available of transcatheter mitral valve repair, and initial cases of transcatheter mitral valve replacement have also been reported: the interest in these techniques is such that further significant technological advances are expected to be seen over the next few years.
This highly informative, easy to read, and carefully structured guide provides interventional cardiologists with updated knowledge on the application of transcatheter techniques to cardiac valves.

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American Academy of Pediatrics Textbook of Pediatric Care, 2nd Edition

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Apr 222018
 

The landmark guide to pediatric medicine – updated and streamlined for today’s clinicians and students.

For more than 80 years, the American Academy of Pediatrics has been the nation’s leading and most trusted child health authority. The new second edition of AAP Textbook of Pediatric Care continues the tradition by providing a wealth of expert guidance spanning every aspect of current clinical practice.

– Gain a better understanding of the relationship between mental and physiologic health and between early childhood adversity and long-term health outcomes.
– Deliver the best pediatric health care with step-by-step recommendations on what to do, when and how to do it, when to admit, and when to refer.
– Effectively integrate mental health care into routine primary pediatric care: mental health screening, surveillance, promotion, symptoms, and conditions are now fully integrated through the text.
– Expertly apply the latest approaches and techniques with 75 new chapters, including Planned Coordinated Care to Support the Medical Home; Pediatric History: Assessing the Social Environment; Promoting the Health of Young Children; Applying Behavior Change Science; Conducting the Health Supervision Visit; Psychosocial Therapies; Transitions to Adulthood; Children in Poverty; Maternal Depression; Disruptive Behavior and Aggression; and more.
– Diagnose, treat, and manage 85 of the most common physiologic and behavioral signs and symptoms more effectively.
– Includes more than 600 full-color photos and illustrations.

 

 

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Neonatal Pain: Suffering, Pain, and Risk of Brain Damage in the Fetus and Newborn, Second Edition

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Apr 222018
 

This completely revised and updated edition offers a comprehensive overview of neonatal pain assessment and treatment. It includes the field of fetal surgery, and many other topics have been updated or added, such as circumcision analgesia, new drugs, new insights into neurophysiologic pathways of neonatal pain and new drawbacks of analgesic drugs. While in the early years of the 21st century pain treatment in neonates was still optional, it is now a tenet, and more and more institutions are looking for inspiration and good references to create their own guidelines. Written by leading researchers in the field, this book provides that inspiration and offers a valuable tool for neonatologists, anesthetists, nurses and physiotherapists. Since it also deals with prenatal and postnatal surgery, it also appeals to surgeons.
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