May 282016
 

Core Clinical Cases in Paediatrics: a problem-solving approach


By (author): Andy Ewer, Tim Barrett, Vin Diwakur

Core Clinical Cases guides you to think of the patient as a whole, rather than as a sequence of unconnected symptoms. With its practical approach strongly linked to underlying theory, the series integrates your knowledge with the realities of managing clinical problems, and provides a basis for developing problem-solving skills.

The core areas of undergraduate study are covered in a logical sequence of learning activities: each case is followed by a detailed answer, along with a number of OSCE-style questions to help you practise for the exam. Related OSCE counselling style questions and answers also feature at the end of each section.

Key concepts and important information are highlighted, and the reader-friendly layout reflects exactly the type of question you will encounter, making the perfect revision aid for all types of case-based examination.

Core Clinical Cases in Paediatrics provides the reader with a highly structured case history text wholly appropriate for all types of case-based examination. Fully comprehensive the book covers all aspects of the course from neonatal examination and potential problems to developmental issues, medical conditions and behavioural problems.

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May 182016
 

Surgical Tips and Skills, 1e


By (author): Felix Behan FRCS FRACS

Surgical Tips & Skills, written by leading plastic and reconstructive surgeon Felix Behan, offers medical students and professional surgeons a comprehensive go-to guide for a range of surgical procedures and techniques.

Perfect for:

• – Medical Students

• – Surgical Trainees

• – Professional Surgeons

Benefits:

• – Clearly structured based on competency: Basic, Intermediate and Advanced.

• – More than 100 tutorials based on real-life cases.

• – Each tutorial is chronologically structured from Introduction, Problem, Solution to Outcome.

• – Highly visual with step-by-step instructions.

Benefit from highly graphic procedural photographs and make the most of the notes section, which provides space for your own comments alongside Behan’s instructions inside this medical textbook. Enhance your hands-on learning with Surgical Tips & Skills, which explores preoperative, intraoperative, postoperative and non-operative surgical procedures in a logical step-by-step layout.

Grounded in the principles of evidence based medicine, in conjunction with the extensive experience of Behan, Surgical Tips & Skills assists you in delivering a high standard of medical surgical treatment for optimal patient outcomes.

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May 072016
 

Clinical Skills for OSCEs, 5th edition


By (author): Neel Burton

Clinical Skills for OSCEs has been a bestseller since it was first published in 2002. The clear and concise writing style coupled with easy-to-follow line diagrams and essential clinical photographs have made this book a firm favourite with medical students.
This new edition features contributions from over 30 current students from medical schools across the UK, to ensure that the book remains current and appropriate for the requirements of today’s students. The book has been fully revised and updated and includes 8 brand new stations: Blood cultures; Cognitive testing; Dementia diagnosis; Weight loss history; Ophthalmic history; Choking; Imaging tests explanation; Endoscopies explanation.
With over 120 stations in total, Clinical Skills for OSCEs 5e continues to provide the essential skills and knowledge for all of the key topics you will need to know at medical school.
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May 012016
 

Penetrating Trauma: A Practical Guide on Operative Technique and Peri-Operative Management


Surgery needs skill. Skill needs knowledge. Knowledge of tricks, moves, and tools. This book is about such knowledge. Expert authors have contributed technical pearls, gained by years of experience. The short “how-I-do-it” chapters offer the reader a quick and effective guide that will be invaluable when addressing any penetrating injury. The book is not intended to serve as a comprehensive volume of pathophysiology and management in trauma; rather the goal is to provide practical solutions on how to treat injuries surgically. It describes the steps that you must take when, in the middle of the night, confronted with devastating bleeding, you will have only one chance to save a life!
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Apr 022016
 

Clinical Skills for the Ophthalmic Examination: Basic Procedures (The Basic Bookshelf for Eyecare Professionals)


By (author): Lindy Dubois MEd MMSc CO COMT

The step-by-step, instructional guide for the most common ophthalmic instruments and procedures has been updated to a second edition. Clinical Skills for the Ophthalmic Examination: Basic Procedures, Second Edition provides details on tests frequently performed in the office and provides instructions on the proper way to perform them.

Lindy DuBois focuses on presenting fundamental instruction in a clear and easy-to-use manual. Essential chapters, such as those on patient history, medications, allergies, and refractive surgery have been updated to offer critical information for the ophthalmic professional.

New to this edition:
An expanded History section with a detailed patient interview to comply with new regulations.
Expanded Interim History section to include patients with low vision.
New sections on Exophthalmometry and A-Scan Biometry.


Make Clinical Skills for the Ophthalmic Examination: Basic Procedures, Second Edition your go-to text for information on the latest procedures and instruments used in the clinic today.

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Apr 022016
 

Clinical Skills: The Essence of Caring


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By (author): Helen Iggulden, Caroline Macdonald, Karen Staniland

“This is an excellent book for anyone starting out on the Common Foundation year of their Nursing Degree, and as a reference to those further into their degree, on placement, or newly qualified. It covers everything from communication skills to pressure ulcers, and includes all four Nursing branches: Child, Adult, Mental Health and Learning Disability. The book is accompanied by an excellent CD-ROM that includes step-by-step Case Studies, resources for the book’s chapters, and skill-set video demos with self-assessment. The DVD applies the theory to practice in a style that is easy to understand and follow. It will prove invaluable in preparation for OSCEs and for refreshing skills that may not have been used for a while.”
Conor Hamilton, Student Nurse, Queens University Belfast, UK

“An excellent foundation text for first year pre-registration nurses. The accompanying DVD encourages application of the theory and helps consolidate learning.”
Janine Lee, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK

“This book provides an excellent alternative to other Clinical Skills books. The most obvious and most useful difference is the addition of a CD Rom. The book itself is clearly laid out from the beginning, with the table of contents detailing all the essential areas of nursing that are often forgotten. It is often assumed that nursing students already know the basics so the inclusion of how to bed bath a patient or how to feed a patient was welcomed. While primarily aimed at those following the common foundation program (1st year) it has also been of great use to myself during my 3rd year.”
Jackie Sheridan, Student Nurse, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK

“I found this book useful for a backup from clinical skills sessions to refresh my mind. It uses simple easy understandable language with key ideas highlighted and uses pictures and diagrams where necessary. I found the cd-rom invaluable as it uses step to step guides of skills used and although we all learn them in skills sessions we sometimes forget the gold standard way as we learn to cut corners. It is easy to use and well designed … It covers all branches of nursing with case studies to back up understanding and provide real-life examples of using skills in practice.”
Becky Gray, Student Nurse, University of Worcester, UK

“I was very impressed by this textbook. It reads very well, is easy to follow and is suitable for students within the common foundation programme. Allowing these students to see alternative aspects of other branches which they may not have seen within practice is valuable and the DVD material naturally adds to the learning and helps to show theory within practice.”
Conleth Kelly, Lecturer in The Faculty of Health and Social Care, The University of Chester, UK

“This is an impressively comprehensive guide to clinical skills drawing from the expertise and real life experiences of a variety of contributors with health and social care backgrounds … The edge to the book that I feel raises it above other clinical skills guides, is the free interactive DVD. Designed to be used at certain points during the reading of the book, it provides the reader/viewer with extensive further reading and resources … Additionally, and perhaps most usefully, it provides the student with video clips of the clinical skills being performed, which show how the best evidence based methods can easily be applied in practice.”
Daniel Gill, Student Nurse, University of Salford, UK

Clinical Skills: The Essence of Caring is an innovative new textbook and integrated Media Tool package which makes teaching and learning nursing interactive! Based on the Essence of Care, this book covers the core clinical skills curriculum and takes a holistic approach to the importance of delivering excellent nursing care.

Key Features:

Comprehensive coverage: An accessible account of all fundamental skills is provided, including Record Keeping, Communication and Pressure Ulcers.

Pedagogy: A multitude of activity and case study boxes, a glossary, self-test questions and 25 patient scenarios really bring the topics to life.

Inside every book is a free Media Tool DVD offering a wealth of fully integrated interactive material that is versatile enough to use in solo study, group assignments or classroom sessions. The DVD includes:

Case studies: This section contains a video case study for each nursing branch (Adult, Child, Mental Health and Learning Disability) which follows a patient journey to highlight the importance of empathic caring.

Skill Sets: This section includes video demonstrations and self-test questions for the clinical skills covered in first and second year nursing programmes, including: Infection Control, Wound Care, and Administration of Medicines.

Chapter Resources: This section contains extra supporting chapter material and includes questions, links, key learning resources and examples of both good and bad practice.

This comprehensive package offers a unique way of relating theory to practice, making it an essential learning resource for all CFP and nursing students.

Visit www.openup.co.uk/clinicalskills for a preview of the DVD and updated material.

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Mar 242016
 

The Cerebellum: Learning Movement, Language, and Social Skills


By (author): Dianne M. Broussard

The Cerebellum provides a concise, accessible overview of modern data on physiology and function of the cerebellum as it relates to learning, plasticity, and neurodegenerative diseases. Encompassing anatomy and physiology, theoretical work, cellular mechanisms, clinical research, and disorders, the book covers learning and plasticity while introducing the anatomy of the cerebellum. Known and proposed “functions of the cerebellum” are addressed on clinical, physiological, cellular, and computational levels, providing academics, researchers, medical students, and graduate students with an invaluable reference.
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Mar 062016
 

Mechanisms of Clinical Signs, 2e


By (author): Mark Dennis MBBS (Honours), William Talbot Bowen MBBS MD, Lucy Cho MBBS MIPH BA (University of Sydney)

What causes that condition?

What does it mean?

Organised by body system, Mechanisms of Clinical Signs, 2nd Edition explains the underlying mechanism and value of the clinical signs you are expected to know, and the conditions they indicate. Each chapter contains descriptions of clinical signs, a list of the conditions they are associated with (what conditions the signs indicate), an explanation of the mechanism and the ‘value’ of those signs (how reliable they are as an indication of a condition).

There is a uniform set of subheadings for each sign:

  • Description
  • Condition/s associated with
  • Mechanism/s
  • Sign value

The explanations for the mechanisms underlying each sign are brief but accurate and informative, and provide sufficient information for the reader to understand the mechanism:

  • Signs are ordered alphabetically within each chapter outlining a specific body system.
  • Extensive reference lists of up-to-date literature strengthen the authority of the content.
  • Video and audio content presents real life evaluation scenarios of clinical signs.
  • Clinical Pearls highlight the main signs which students and trainees should look out for to help them identify conditions with which the patients present.
  • A Student Consult eBook is available with the purchase of a print book, and provides access to a total of 200 multiple choice questions covering the 7 body systems, to test students and trainees’ knowledge of the content.
  • The eBook contains links to audio and video examples of particular signs which have to be heard or observed over a period of time in order to be identified correctly, e.g. Agonal respiration in Chapter 2 Respiratory Signs.
  • New images are added to depict clinical signs where no images were present in the previous edition.
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Mar 052016
 

Short Cases in Clinical Medicine


By (author): A. B. M. Abdullah

A helpful learning manual for undergraduates and PG students preparing for FCPS, MD, MRCP, FRACP or any other equivalent exam in Internal Medicine.
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Jan 242016
 

Practical Lean Leadership for Health Care Managers: A Guide to Sustainable and Effective Application of Lean Principles


By (author): Kjeld H. Aij PhD, Bas Lohman

The application of Lean tools appears relatively simple, but the change in culture required to turn Lean into a lasting success requires strong leadership. Previously published books about Lean in health care illustrate success stories, lessons learned, and challenges for the future. This book continues where those books leave off by describing the essence of and success factors for Lean in relation to leadership.

Practical Lean Leadership for Health Care Managers guides you on a journey to discover the secrets of successful Lean leaders. It is about Lean in healthcare and specifically examines the demands for making Lean successful and how the manager plays a key role in achieving this. Although the book is based on the authors’ experiences in health care, the principles presented are applicable in other sectors, both public and private.

The book uses a case study to illustrate the results of the authors’ quest for the common factors and characteristics of successful Lean leaders. The case study follows the introduction and development of Lean in a large hospital. Demonstrating the familiar struggles involved in applying theory to daily practice, the case study is supported by theory presented in side boxes.

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