Nov 202015

Clinical Methods and Interpretation in Medicine

By (author): Ashis Kumar Saha

Clinical Methods and Interpretation in Medicine emphasises the importance of history taking and arriving at a diagnosis, and management following general physical and systematic examination. This book is divided into organ systems. Each system is subdivided into history taking, examination, and drugs with their contraindications. The format provides a coherent and direct approach to the clinical evaluation of the patient. The chapters on interviewing a patient and physical examination provide a guide to the format of history taking, disease-oriented approach and patient-oriented approach, how to start general observation, check for vital signs, nutritional status, and how to compile a statement on the patient. The causes, pathogenesis, clinical significance and relevance of systemic symptoms are thoroughly analysed, with over 1000 full colour images and illustrations to enhance understanding. Clinical Methods and Interpretation in Medicine is a comprehensive guide providing excellent preparation for exams for undergraduate and postgraduate medical students, and essential reference material for residents and fellows. Key Points * Divided into organ systems, focusing on history taking, examination and prescription for each * Over 1000 full colour images and illustrations * Excellent exam preparation
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Nov 192015

Principles and Practice of Percutaneous Tracheostomy

By (author): S. P. Ambesh

This book is an introduction to the principles and practice of the most recent developments in tracheostomy, including a detailed description of the various techniques, together with summaries of complications, contraindications and comparisons with surgical tracheostomy. The reader is taken through the practical procedures for different percutaneous tracheostomy techniques, with clear illustrations to guide through the operation and avoid potential difficulties and hazards. The book includes all important and different PDT techniques available, with chapters written by guest authors who have contributed to the development and refinement of these techniques.
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Nov 182015

Culture in Clinical Care: Strategies for Competence

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By (author): Bette Bonder PhD OTR/L FAOTA, Laura E. Martin PhD

Culture in Clinical Care: Strategies for Competence explores theory and practice to define and describe the multidimensional nature of culture and its interaction with an individual’s experience in the development of beliefs, values, and behavior. The newly updated Second Edition examines cultural beliefs related to health and wellness and how these beliefs and their associated actions affect intervention strategies.

Based on ethnographic methods, strategies for culturally sensitive assessment and intervention are defined and illustrated, with ample opportunities for reflection and practice. Going beyond traditional fact-centered and attitude-centered approaches, Culture in Clinical Care, Second Edition describes the ways in which culture emerges as individuals interact with each other in physical and social environments.

This one-of-a-kind text by Dr. Bette Bonder and Dr. Laura Martin provides health care practitioners and students with chapter objectives, critical thinking questions, interdisciplinary case studies and examples, numerous activities to build observation and interaction skills, comprehensive references and online resources, and images. The book’s organization emphasizes practice and reflection by interweaving theory, examples, and continuous hands-on application of concepts. Readers have the opportunity to practice what they are learning and evaluate their own effectiveness while being constantly reminded that all individuals in any interaction embody numerous cultural influences.

Benefits of the updated Second Edition:
• Training and practice in ethnographic methods that build awareness and skill
• Numerous examples, exercises, and activities for reflection and observation
• Interdisciplinary approach suitable for cross-disciplinary teaching contexts
• Definition of health care professions themselves as cultures
• Web and bibliographic resources
• Case studies involving a wide range of practitioner disciplines and cultural groups

Culture in Clinical Care: Strategies for Competence, Second Edition fills a niche in health professions programs because of its combined emphasis on a theoretical foundation that highlights the individual as a cultural actor and on practical strategies and methods for clinical interventions.

Instructors in educational settings can visit for additional material to be used in the classroom, including a sample syllabus.

Occupational therapists, physicians, physician assistants, mental health professionals, and a variety of related health professionals will benefit from this interactive, interdisciplinary text.
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Nov 142015

Essential Clinical Procedures: Expert Consult – Online and Print, 3e (Dehn, Essential Clinical Procedures)

By (author): Richard W. Dehn MPA PA-C, David P. Asprey PhD PA-C

Written by foremost experts in the field, the 3rd Edition of Essential Clinical Procedures presents the latest common diagnostic and treatment-related procedures that you need to know as a physician assistant! Clear and concise, this medical reference book leads you step-by-step through over 70 techniques commonly seen in primary care and specialist settings, equipping you to deliver the best and safest care to your patients.

  • Visualize procedures and other important concepts clearly through over 300 high-quality illustrations.
  • Ensure the safe execution of procedures with a focus on patient preparation and the proper use of instruments, as well as highlighted warnings to alert you to potential dangers that can occur when performing various treatments.
  • Be fully prepared for any situation with guidance on the possible complications, rationales, and precautions behind many common procedures.
  • Understand the ins and outs of nonprocedural issues, including informed consent, standard precautions, patient education, and procedure documentation.
  • Get all thehands-on guidance you need to provide safe and effective care to your patients with Essential Clinical Procedures!

  • Understand the “must-know” aspects of the most commonly seen conditions with a systematic presentation featuring consistent headings and supporting color images.
  • Quickly access core information throughhigh-yield margin notes and consistent formatting across all chapters.
  • Stay abreast of the latest procedures with a brand-new chapter and images on Reduction of the Shoulder/Finger Subluxations, plus many other updates throughout.
  • Access the fully searchable text onlineat!

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Nov 122015

Bates’ Nursing Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking (Guide to Physical Exam & History Taking (Bates))

By (author): Beth Hogan-Quigley MSN RN CRNP, Mary Louise Palm MS RN, Lynn S. Bickley MD

The gold standard in physical assessment has now been adapted exclusively for the needs of the RN-student. Based on the award-winning Bates’ Guide to Physical Examination & History Taking, this NEW TEXT combines the renowned features of the class Bates’ with an RN-focus. Trusted and time-perfected content including superior assessment techniques, vibrant visuals, and the classic Bates’ two-column format delivers assessment information in a comprehensive and student-friendly package. 

This new, RN-specific text contains some NEW, ADDITIONAL nursing-specific chapters: Introduction to Health Assessment, Cultural and Spiritual Assessment, Nutrition, and Putting It All Together. In addition, structure and function information is streamlined, health history is symptom and interview-focused, nursing documentation examples are included, data analysis is covered in end-of-chapter summary sections, health promotion is streamlined with a focus on follow-up and teaching at the end of the chapters.

The text is accompanied by a Lab Manual that incorporates nursing-specific case studies to reinforce content from a nursing perspective.

This text can also be packaged with the Bates for Nursing Online course for a complete nursing assessment solution.
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Nov 122015

Oxford Handbook of Expedition and Wilderness Medicine (Oxford Medical Handbooks)

Revised for its second edition to include the latest national and international guidelines, the Oxford Handbook of Expedition and Wilderness Medicine continues to be the essential resource forexpedition medics and all well-informed travellers, including gap-year students. Clear and concise, readers can rely on this handbook to provide the knowledge and practical advice they need. It enables efficient preparation and planning before the journey, advises on camp logistics, risk management, and medical problems during the trip, as well as highlighting rare but important risks to those visiting remote areas. Focusing on preventative measures, the handbook also contains chapters dealing with crisis management, emergency care, and evacuation from challenging environments. Now containing more guidance about the obligations of a clinician joining an expedition, and the ethical approach to such work, the second edition of the Oxford Handbook of Expedition and Wilderness Medicine also provides an increased emphasis on medicine in various extreme environments. With revised and additional illustrations, more colour plates, and an increased use of important algorithms, this edition will give you the confidence and skills you need to travel to any extreme or remote environment. Updated with the support of the Royal Geographical Society, and incorporating the combined knowledge and experience of a team of experienced clinicians and expeditioners, this is a practical, easy-to-use guide to all aspects of expedition and wilderness medicine. Anyone who might ever step into the natural countryside, away from tarmac or gravelled paths, to seek the freedom and beauty of unspoiled nature needs to be aware of the content of this book, to enhance their enjoyment, and minimise the risk of pursuing adventurous travel.
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Nov 112015

Guide to Clinical Documentation

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By (author): Debra D. Sullivan PhD RN PA-C

Develop the skills you need to effectively and efficiently document patient care for children and adults in clinical and hospital settings. This handy guide uses sample notes, writing exercises, and EMR activities to make each concept crystal clear, including how to document history and physical exams and write SOAP notes and prescriptions.

This edition has been completely revised and upgraded with more in-depth coverage of documentation and its ramifications, more documentation samples to analyze and emulate, and even more learning tools. You’ll also find access to our special version of Amazing Charts, online at DavisPlus. Amazing Charts is a fully functional, Windows-based, professional EMR software package currently being used by more than 3,200 medical practices nationwide.

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Nov 112015

Case History and Data Interpretation in Medical Practice: Concerned Mainly With Case Histories, Data Interpretation, Cardiac Catheter, Pedigree, … of Multiple Diseases and a Brief Short Not

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

This third edition presents trainees with the latest techniques for accurate interpretation of clinical data. Divided into two sections, the first provides descriptive text and related questions. The second part provides the answers and explanations to the questions. Each section is divided into five parts, presenting more than 500 cases on specific topics – case history and interpretation, data interpretation of cardiac catheter, family tree (genetics), spirometry (lung function assessment), and pictures of multiple diseases. Topics are presented in an easy to follow format allowing trainees to learn the basics of data interpretation and to practise identifying and diagnosing diseases based on investigations and patient history. Key points * Third edition describing latest techniques for accurate interpretation of clinical data * More than 500 cases presented as descriptive text, questions and answers * Includes more than 200 clinical photographs and illustrations * Previous edition published in 2010
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Nov 112015

The Patient History: Evidence-Based Approach (Tierney, The Patient History)

By (author): Mark Henderson, Lawrence Tierney, Gerald Smetana

The definitive evidence-based introduction to patient history-taking


A Doody’s Core Title for 2015!

For medical students and other health professions students, an accurate differential diagnosis starts with The Patient History. The ideal companion to major textbooks on the physical examination, this trusted guide is widely acclaimed for its skill-building, and evidence based approach to the medical history.

Now in full color, The Patient History defines best practices for the patient interview, explaining how to effectively elicit information from the patient in order to generate an accurate differential diagnosis. The second edition features all-new chapters, case scenarios, and a wealth of diagnostic algorithms. Introductory chapters articulate the fundamental principles of medical interviewing. The book employs a rigorous evidenced-based approach, reviewing and highlighting relevant citations from the literature throughout each chapter.


  • NEW! Case scenarios introduce each chapter and place history-taking principles in clinical context
  • NEW! Self-assessment multiple choice Q&A conclude each chapter?an ideal review for students seeking to assess their retention of chapter material
  • NEW! Full-color presentation
  • Essential chapter on red eye, pruritus, and hair loss
  • Symptom-based chapters covering 59 common symptoms and clinical presentations
  • Diagnostic approach section after each chapter featuring color algorithms and several multiple-choice questions
  • Hundreds of practical, high-yield questions to guide the history, ranging from basic queries to those appropriate for more experienced clinicians
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Oct 312015

Handbook of Signs & Symptoms (Lww, Handbook of Signs & Symptoms)

By (author): Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Handbook of Signs & Symptoms, 5th Edition

The newly updated Handbook of Signs & Symptoms, 5e proves it is still the must-have clinical nursing tool for improving patient safety, by increasing assessment accuracy. Quick-scan entries from A to Z offer the on-the-spot answers you need for more than 500 signs and symptoms, covering definitions, causes, patient history, exams, diagnostics, and interventions. Save time and increase your assessment confidence: Reach for this crucial guide!

Improve patient safety with . . .
• NEW signs and symptoms related to emerging diseases and disorders, including avian influenza, respiratory syncytial virus, Kawasaki disease, and the currently epidemic metabolic syndrome
• NEW appendix provides definitions and common causes of 250 less-familiar or nonspecific signs and symptoms
• NEW techniques for evoking patient responses
• NEW pediatric, psychiatric, and nail and tongue signs
• NEW focus on obtaining health history needed for comprehensive, reliable documentation
• Quick-reference A to Z format arms you with assessment guidance for 530 signs and symptoms6
• Convenient carry-it-with-you [or keep-it-handy] size
• Up-to-date methods for determining each sign or symptom’s identity, cause, and nursing implications
• Description of sign or symptom is followed by:
    o History and physical examination – Guidelines for detailed history and exam: what to ask, what to examine, and how
    o Emergency interventions – Life-, limb-, and organ-threatening signs and symptoms, with recommended nursing interventions
    o Medical causes – Differential diagnosis: common causative diseases and disorders related to each sign and symptom, and subtle indicators that keep assessments on track
    o Other causes – Medications and herbal remedies associated with each complaint o Special considerations – Patient positioning to ease comfort; preparation for diagnostic testing; reducing anxiety; signs of complications
    o Patient counseling – Patient teaching for comfort and safety; explaining causes, treatment, and possible outcomes; providing support referrals
    o Pediatric pointers, Geriatric pointers, and Gender cues – Age and gender issues affecting sign and symptom’s presentation, detection, and interpretation
• Charts help differentiate among a sign or symptom’s multiple causes, and differences among similar signs and symptoms
• Tables on signs and symptoms relating to bioterrorism agents and herbal remedies
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