Sep 142016
 

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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Sep 082016
 

Learning from Experience: Guidebook for Clinicians


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By (author): Marilyn Charles

An important task facing all clinicians, and especially challenging for younger, less experienced clinicians, is to come to know oneself sufficiently to be able to register the patient’s experience in useful and progressively deeper ways.  In an effort to aid younger clinicians in the daily struggle to “know thyself,” Marilyn Charles turns to key ideas that have facilitated her own clinical work with difficult patients.  Concepts such as “container” and “contained,” transitional space, projective identification, and transference/countertransference are introduced not as academic ideas, but as aspects of the therapeutic environment that elicit greater creativity and vitality on the therapist’s part.  In Charles’s skillful hands, the basic ideas of Klein, Winnicott, and Bion become newly comprehensible without losing depth and richness; they come to life in the fulcrum of daily clinical encounter.
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Sep 032016
 

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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Sep 022016
 

Communication the Cleveland Clinic Way: How to Drive a Relationship-Centered Strategy for Exceptional Patient Experience


By (author): Adrienne Boissy, Timothy Gilligan

Put relationship-centered communication at the forefront of care

Today, physicians face a hypercompetitive marketplace in which they must meet unique and complex patient needs as efficiently as possible. But in a culture prioritizing clinical outcomes above all, there can be a tendency to lose sight of one of the most critical aspects of providing effective care: the communication skills that build and foster physician-patient relationships. 

Studies have shown that good communication between doctors and patients and among all caregivers who interface with patients directly results in better clinical outcomes, reduced costs, greater patient satisfaction, and lower rates of physician burnout.

In Communication the Cleveland Clinic Way, Dr. Adrienne Boissy and her team tell the story of how Cleveland Clinic created and applied the R.E.D.E. to Communicate: Foundations of Healthcare program, making the world-renowned hospital system a leader in relationship-centered care. They provide a step-by-step guide for healthcare leaders and decision-makers to design, develop, and implement communication skills training in their own institutions. Learn how to:

• Craft an effective, colleague-supported communication skills program to include veteran physicians, residents, and medical students
• Leverage creative program design and data transparency to engage and facilitate staff physicians and advanced care providers
• Identify common misperceptions and myths in healthcare communication and respond to them successfully
• Cultivate a true sense of empathy?with patients and fellow caregivers alike?while maintaining professionalism

In a field where difficult conversations and stressful relationships are commonplace, clinicians need a structured approach to enable them to deliver the best care possible. Communication the Cleveland Clinic Way is the blueprint for establishing a relationship-centered program that will improve patient experience, reinvigorate doctors’ passion for their work, and elevate any organization.

 

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Aug 212016
 

The Emotion Regulation Skills System for Cognitively Challenged Clients: A DBT® -Informed Approach


By (author): Julie F. Brown MSW PhD

Informed by the principles and practices of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), this book presents skills training guidelines specifically designed for adults with cognitive challenges. Clinicians learn how to teach core emotion regulation and adaptive coping skills in a framework that promotes motivation and mastery for all learners, and that helps clients apply what they have learned in daily life. The book features ideas for scaffolding learning, a sample 12-week group curriculum that can also be used in individual skills training, and numerous practical tools, including 150 reproducible handouts and worksheets. The large-size format facilitates photocopying. Purchasers also get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials. 
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Aug 192016
 

Handbook of Response to Intervention: The Science and Practice of Assessment and Intervention


Until now, practitioners have had access to few detailed descriptions of RTI methods and the effective role they can play in special education. The Handbook of Response to Intervention fills this critical information gap. In this comprehensive volume, more than 90 expert scholars and practitioners provide a guide to the essentials of RTI assessment and identification as well as research-based interventions for improving students’ reading, writing, oral, and math skills.

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Jul 242016
 

Electronic Fetal Monitoring: Concepts and Applications


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By (author): Cydney Afriat Menihan CNM MSN RDMS C-EFM, Ellen Kopel MS RNC-OB C-EFM

This comprehensive text emphasizes the practical application of electronic fetal monitoring (EFM). Case scenarios link various clinical situations with data interpretation to promote critical thinking. Relevant, up-to-date research helps readers develop problem solving skills; identify optimal treatment responses; and become familiar with the disease and nondisease conditions in pregnant patients that affect fetal health. More than 170 EFM strips complement the text. This edition has more monitoring strips and a new chapter on electronic record-keeping by a well-known expert.

Electronic Fetal Monitoring: Concepts and Applications, Second Edition is a must-have purchase for anyone responsible for EFM interpretation.

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Jul 242016
 

OSCEs for Medical Finals


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By (author): Hamed Khan, Iqbal Khan, Akhil Gupta, Nazmul Hussain, Sathiji Nageshwaran

OSCEs for Medical Finals has been written by doctors from a variety of specialties with extensive experience of medical education and of organising and examining OSCEs.

The book and website package consists of the most common OSCE scenarios encountered in medical finals, together with checklists, similar to OSCE mark schemes, that cover all of the key learning points students need to succeed. Each topic checklist contains comprehensive exam-focussed advice on how to maximise performance together with a range of ‘insider’s tips’ on OSCE strategy and common OSCE pitfalls.

Designed to provide enough coverage for those students who want to gain as many marks as possible in their OSCEs, and not just a book which will ensure students ‘scrape a pass’, the book is fully supported by a companion website at www.wiley.com/go/khan/osces, containing:

  • OSCE checklists from the book
  • A survey of doctors and students of which OSCEs have a high chance of appearing in finals in each UK medical school
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Jul 142016
 

How to Teach in Clinical Settings


By (author): Mary Seabrook

How to Teach in Clinical Settings is a practical guide to support all doctors wishing to develop their skills in clinical teaching and supervision.

It provides hands on strategies to address common problems such as giving critical feedback effectively and teaching mixed-level groups. It gives guidance on the particular challenges of teaching in clinical settings including the need to manage teaching with service provision, to engage patients, motivate students, and to judge the balance of support and independence appropriate for each trainee.

How to Teach in Clinical Settings is invaluable for all doctors involved in teaching and training at any stage of their career. It is also useful and accessible to medical students who increasingly need to consider and develop their own teaching skills as part of their career progression.

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Jul 142016
 

Public Health Skills: A Practical Guide for nurses and public health practitioners


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Nurses and other public health practitioners have a crucial role to play in helping to improve the collective well being of society and so developing skills in public health – preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health – is key to this process. Public Health Skills: A practical guide for nurses and public health practitioners covers the complete spectrum of public health practice: the effective assessment and management of need, understanding policy and how to affect its implementation; before moving on to explore practical issues and themes surrounding the facilitation of public health. Within the four sections of the book, the text is organised around the ten core public health skills outlined in the National Occupational Standards for the practice of public health, covering skills including surveillance and assessment, collaborative working, working with communities, strategy development, risk management, leadership and ethics.

Public Health Skills: A practical guide for nurses and public health practitioners provides the fundamental, essential knowledge and skills required to provide safe and effective practice and is an invaluable resource for all those connected to this vital, challenging and rapidly expanding aspect of health provision.

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