Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Occupation-Based Activity Analysis

Occupational therapists use occupations and activities as not just a goal, but also as a treatment medium, therefore, they must understand both the uniqueness of a client’s occupations and how an activity can be used therapeutically. To analyze the complexity of an occupation takes much more depth of understanding of the person engaging in it, his or her environment, and the uniqueness of the occupation a person has chosen.

The new Second Edition of Occupation-Based Activity Analysis continues the tradition of teaching students and clinicians the process of conducting activity analyses and occupation-based activity analyses.

Dr. Heather Thomas has updated Occupation-Based Activity Analysis, Second Edition to reflect the significant changes made to the activity analysis process and terminology in the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework, Third Edition. As in an activity analysis, occupation-based activity analysis looks at what is required for full participation, yet goes beyond analyzing the activity; it looks at what it means for the person engaging in it and how and where it is performed by that person.

Inside Occupation-Based Activity Analysis, Second Edition, each chapter is dedicated to a component of the activity analysis process and corresponding section of the Framework. Chapters have been restructured based on a greater emphasis on occupation-based activity analysis. From start to finish, readers are guided through identifying the occupation, sequence and timing, objects and properties, space and social demands, body functions, and structures and performance skills required.

New in the Second Edition:
– Chapters throughout the text have been updated to reflect the changes in the Framework
– A new chapter to reflect the new addition to the Activity Demands section of the Framework
– Changes in terminology and definitions in the areas of occupation, performance skills, and body functions
– Additional activities provided at the end of each chapter
– Appendices and forms have been updated to reflect the changes in the Framework
– Images have been updated with greater clarity and resolution
– Updated and new instructor materials for faculty to use in the classroom

Instructors in educational settings can visit for additional materials to be used for teaching in the classroom.

As a foundational skill, activity analysis and occupation-based activity analysis is utilized throughout students’ careers and into their lives as practitioners, making Occupation-Based Activity Analysis, Second Edition the perfect textbook for the occupational therapy or occupational therapy assistant student, faculty, or clinician.


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Intelligent Hydrogels in Diagnostics and Therapeutics

This book explores the potential of hydrogels as a multiutility system and their benefits (biocompatibility, degradability, and supporting scaffolds) for a wide range of applications in diagnostics and therapeutics. It also discusses the future prospects and challenges facing hydrogels. A wide variety of smart hydrogels (conducting, stimuli responsive, and others) with possible biomedical applications are elaborated. The book demonstrates the effectiveness of hydrogels in diagnostics of diseases in various in vivo and in vitro environments and highlights the engineering/functionalization of hydrogels for everyday drug dosage as an efficient drug carrier, scaffold, and sensing application.

– Explores the potential of hydrogels as a multifunctional system and their benefits, particularly for biomedical applications in diagnostics as well as therapeutics.
– Highlights the designing and engineering of hydrogels for everyday drug dosage and possible functionalization to fabricate an efficient drug carrier.
– Examines the significance of biopolymer-based hydrogels and their responsiveness in different physiological fluids.
– Demonstrates the effectiveness of hydrogels in diagnostics of diseases in various in,vivo and in,vitro environments.
– Presents challenges associated with the hydrogels and discusses possible in-hand modifications at length.


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Oxford Textbook of Palliative Social Work

The Oxford Textbook of Palliative Social Work is a comprehensive, evidence-informed text that addresses the needs of professionals who provide interdisciplinary, culturally sensitive, biopsychosocial-spiritual care for patients and families living with life-threatening illness. Social workers from diverse settings will benefit from its international scope and wealth of patient and family narratives. Unique to this scholarly text is its emphasis on the collaborative nature inherent in palliative care. This definitive resource is edited by two leading palliative social work pioneers who bring together an array of international authors who provide clinicians, researchers, policy-makers, and academics with a broad range of content to enrich the guidelines recommended by the National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care.
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Biofilms Control: Biomedical and Industrial Environments

by P. Sriyutha Murthy (Author), Sekar Raju (Author), Vengatesan Thiyagarajan (Author)

Provides a concise picture of advancements in the field of biofilms control and discussion of recent advances and new approaches in the field. Biofilms are ubiquitous in nature and are encountered in a wide spectrum of natural and man-made environments in aquatic systems. Their occurrence is wide ranging, from rocks, ship hulls, power plant cooling water systems, heat processing industries for example. In biomedical and clinical settings biofilms are known to infest the vital organs of the human body and have been a source of contamination on implants and prostheses, and can also affect oral health.

Biofilm formation is an integral component of the life cycle of microbes, and current investigations have revealed that biofilm communities are very complex, dynamic systems which are heterogenous and have evolved with respect to the highly specialized environment. The biofilm mode of life offers protection to its members from hostile environmental conditions and hence is known to be tougher than their planktonic counterparts.


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Medical Conditions Affecting Pregnancy and Childbirth

Midwives are encountering more and more women whose pregnancies are complicated by medical conditions, including cardiac disease, obesity and diabetes. This new edition is completely up-to-date and offers highly practical solutions for everyday midwifery practice, acknowledging the importance of promoting normality where possible.


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The Voice and Voice Therapy (10th Edition)

The most up-to-date evidence-based practice and outcomes assessment and voice facilitating approaches available today
The Voice and Voice Therapy incorporates the most current scientific evidence from a variety of disciplines that supports the behavioral approaches to voice assessment and intervention. Well-written, with meaningful applications and helpful pedagogy, the book is accessible and relevant to students, instructors, and clinicians.

The 10th Edition includes nearly 500 new references representing advances in the field; updated topics and discussions; and new and improved pedagogical elements to ensure that students, instructors, and clinicians have the most current voice and voice-related disorders resource available.


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Corona – The Breathless Epidemic: How to Keep your Lung Healthy and Strong

Countless airways of various sizes form a ramified system like the branches of a tree. But in being directly in touch with the outside world through the air they breathe, they are greatly exposed to bacteria, viruses and other pollutants. If these get into the airways, they may set off inflammatory and harmful processes affecting our health as a whole.


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Bone Densitometry in Clinical Practice: Application and Interpretation 2nd Edition (Current Clinical Practice)

This fully updated and dramatically expanded edition will allow family physicians and specialists to fully understand not only what they need to do, but also why. New to this edition-over half the book-are discussions of the clinical guidelines for selecting patients for densitometry measurements, various questionnaires and indices that have been developed to help patients identify themselves as candidates for bone mass measurements, and specific densitometry applications of diagnosis, fracture risk prediction, and monitoring changes in bone density. Updated material includes an expanded review of the effects of diseases and drugs on bone density, new standardization formulas for the hip subregions and forearm, statistical devices necessary to “test the test,” and guidance on how to do a short-term precision study and apply the result to clinical practice. An accompanying CD-ROM contains a Precision Calculator, a Statistical Confidence Calculator for Measured Change in BMD, OST Nomograms, a Patient Risk Factor Questionnaire, and a CME review, which, if successfully completed, can lead to 30 hours of AMA Category I continuing education credit.
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Wound Care Essentials 5th Edition

Looking for an up-to-date, how-to, evidence-based wound care reference? The newly revised Wound Care Essentials, 5th Edition is the comprehensive seminal resource, offering the latest evidence, guidelines and information to assist the interprofessional skin and wound care team translate knowledge into practice.

A crucial guide for all skin and wound care professionals, this essential resource provides authoritative science and practical instruction on wound care best practices.

This must-have guide offers the latest, skin and wound care research-backed insights on prevention and management strategies…
Three New Chapters—Skin, Challenging Skin Conditions and Lymphedema
More chapter contributions from global wound care opinion leaders
More (now 50) helpful color photos in the wound gallery
Comprehensive end-of-book certification practice exam, including new review questions
Chapter features that include:
All chapters have been updated with the latest available research and educational enablers
Visual aids, mnemonics, tables boxes, diagrams. and charts to highlight key concepts
Practice Point Boxes – quick summaries of knowledge for best practices that assist in retaining knowledge
Show What You Know – review questions at the end of each chapter and answers with explanations at the end of the book
Patient Scenario – case studies that illustrate clinical data and discuss application of information
Skin and Wound Care Concepts—every chapter has been updated with the most current international guidelines especially for pressure injuries and skin tears
Essential content for training staff at wound centers and in every healthcare practice setting – ideal for updating skin and wound care policies and procedures


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Learn Medical Terminology

In this book, you will learn:

CHAPTER 1: Basic Word Elements

CHAPTER 2: Rules to Defining and Building Medical Terminology

CHAPTER 3: Types of Prefixes

CHAPTER 4: Types of Suffixes

CHAPTER 5: The Reproductive System

CHAPTER 6: The Urinary System

CHAPTER 7: The Digestive System

CHAPTER 8: The Respiratory System

CHAPTER 9: The Cardiovascular System

CHAPTER 10: The Lymphatic System & Immunity

CHAPTER 11: The Endocrine System

CHAPTER 12: The Musculoskeletal System

CHAPTER 13: The Special Senses

CHAPTER 14: The Nervous System and Psychiatry

CHAPTER 15: The Integumentary System

CHAPTER 16: Terms Related to Body Structures and Organization

CHAPTER 17: Conclusion


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