100 Cases in UK Paramedic Practice

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Mar 062019
 

Pre-hospital care plays an increasingly important part in contemporary healthcare delivery and the skills of paramedics, emergency medical technicians and emergency care assistants are a vital part of this. This casebook supports readers to develop the necessary assessment and decision-making skills they need in order to effectively manage a variety of cases typically seen in UK paramedic practice.

100 Cases in UK Paramedic Practice allows for learning and revision through 100 scenarios which aim to encompass cases that may be seen in daily practice. The book covers scenarios that can occur at any moment of the day, from an ambulance shift to primary care settings to event standby duties. The bite-size structure of this book allows the reader to focus on body systems or random case scenarios, depending on their preference.

This is an essential, evidence-based guide for students of pre-hospital care and a useful reference for qualified staff as a source of continued professional development or as a revision tool

About the Author
Christoph Schroth is a Lecturer in Paramedic Science and a Paramedic with a BA in Emergency and Disaster Management, as well as a postgraduate certificate in remote and offshore medicine. His experience ranges from the ambulance service sector to remote and offshore medicine in various environments.

Peter Phillips is a Lecturer in Paramedic Science and a Specialist Paramedic in Emergency and Urgent Care. He has worked within numerous healthcare trusts before becoming a lecturer and is now undertaking a PhD studying resilience of paramedics within the UK NHS ambulance service

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Demystifying Opioid Conversion Calculations : A Guide for Effective Dosing, Second Edition

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Mar 062019
 

Praised by practitioners, students and instructors for its engaging approach to teaching a very complex subject, Demystifying Opioid Conversion Calculations: A Guide for Effective Dosing, has long been the go-to guide for learning how to calculate opioid conversions. Now in its second edition, this reference is a must-have for clinicians involved in pain management at all levels.

Written by pain management expert Mary Lynn McPherson, PharmD, MA, MDE, BCPS, CPE, Demystifying Opioid Conversion Calculations focuses on the calculations that practitioners use in actual practice, providing realistic scenarios for decision making. The revised edition covers the entire spectrum of opioid analgesics used to manage patients with moderate-to-severe pain and serious life­limiting illnesses.

Inside this updated and expanded guide you’ll find:

– Learning objectives and practice problems with solutions in each chapter
– New clinical cases throughout, including detailed discussions of cases that demonstrate errors in opioid dose calculations
– Expanded information on less commonly used opioids, including levorphanol and nalbuphine
– Important summary points at the end of each chapter
– Updated pearls, pitfalls, and fast facts

Demystifying Opioid Conversion Calculations, 2nd Edition, is designed to help practitioners including pharmacists, physicians, nurses, and others develop a high level of skill in performing the required mathematical calculations associated with opioid conversions, plus the confidence to safely and effectively manage their patients’ needs for pain relief.

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Clinical Manual for Assessment and Treatment of Suicidal Patients, Second Edition

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Mar 062019
 

by John A. Chiles (Author), Kirk D. Strosahl (Author), Laura Weiss Roberts (Author)

Since the first edition of Clinical Manual for Assessment and Treatment of Suicidal Patients was published in 2005, advances have been made that increase our understanding of suicidal and self-destructive behavior. Although clinicians cannot unerringly predict which patients will die by suicide, they can focus more successfully on early identification of suicidal behavior and effective intervention, and this new edition of the clinical manual thoroughly explores not only assessment of suicidality but what comes after an at-risk patient has been identified. The authors argue that treating specific psychiatric disorders is not enough to prevent suicide, and they offer clinicians the necessary information and strategies to bridge that gap. The authors’ main premise is that suicide is a dangerous and short-term problem-solving behavior designed to regulate or eliminate intense emotional pain – a quick fix where a long-term effective solution is needed – and this understanding is the underpinning of the assessment and treatment strategies the authors recommend.

The content of this new edition has been thoroughly reviewed and revised, and substantive changes have been made to specific chapters to ensure that the book represents the most current thinking and research, while retaining the strengths of the previous edition. – The chapter on assessment has been revised to put the fundamental components of effective treatment in a clinical, case-oriented context and includes an easy-to-use assessment protocol that allows clinicians to determine where individual patients stand on seven dimensions (cognitive rigidity, problem-solving deficits, heightened mental pain, emotionally avoidant coping style, interpersonal deficits, self-control deficits, and environmental stress and social support deficits).- The many issues involved in the use of psychotropic medications in suicidal patients are addressed in a new chapter, which includes information on the relevant classes of drugs (such as antidepressants and antianxiety agents) and the issues that may arise with their use, including side effects, degree of lethality, and tendency to aggravate suicidality on introduction and withdrawal of the medication. – The chapter on special populations has been expanded to include adolescents, elders, and patients with co-occurring substance abuse or psychosis. Because of additional vulnerabilities, treating these groups may call for the use of added or special techniques to ensure the best therapeutic outcomes.- Primary care physicians are the first point of contact for many patients, and they may require additional preparation in order to assess and respond to those experiencing suicidal thoughts. The chapter “Suicidal Patients in Primary Care” explores strategies for screening, recognizing, and assessing risk; treating the initial crisis; and developing a crisis management plan.- “Tips for Success” appear at intervals, and “The Essentials” are included at the end of each chapter, highlighting the most important concepts. In addition, there are scores of helpful charts and exercises.

Practical, accessible, and reader-friendly, the Clinical Manual for Assessment and Treatment of Suicidal Patients is not an academic book but rather is one designed to become an indispensable part of clinicians’ working libraries

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ABO-incompatible Organ Transplantation

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Mar 062019
 

This book introduces the clinical application of ABO-incompatible transplantation. In the first part, it starts with the history, blood group antigen, antibody associated with ABO blood type, pathophysiology and pathology and related knowledge. In the second part, it covers clinical experience sharing of ABO-incompatible of heart, liver, lung and kidney transplantation. It provides a systematic methodologies and protocols.
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Building Tissues: An Engineer’s Guide to Regenerative Medicine

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Mar 052019
 

by Joseph W. Freeman (Author), Debabrata Banerjee (Author)

Tissue engineering uniquely applies concepts and techniques from biology and engineering in order to heal or produce new tissues after disease or traumatic injury. A successful tissue engineer must have knowledge of cellular biology, cell signaling, extracellular matrix development, and tissue structure and integrate it with the application of stresses and strains, mass transfer, mechanical properties, and heat transfer. In order to train the next generation of successful tissue engineers, this text gives the reader a background in both the engineering and biology associated with tissue engineering.

In reading this text, students will learn about these two different areas of study and how they can be integrated with one another to understand tissues in the human body and solve biomedical problems.

Students will be introduced to definitions of engineering concepts, the practical use of stress-strain relationships, material strength, mass transfer, and heat transfer.
Through examples and problems, students will apply engineering equations to medical and biomedical situations including actual tissue engineering problems.
Students will be introduced to a variety of cell and tissue types and be given the background information necessary to apply the use of cells to the growth and development of new tissues.
Students will learn how to select the proper material for the replacement of a particular tissue and why it is important to know about the mechanical properties and degradability of a material prior to implantation.
Students will learn how the application of force, material selection, and changes in temperature can positively or negatively affect cell behavior and tissue development.
Tissue structure will be described and students will learn about the direct relationship between the structure of a tissue and its properties

About the Author
Joseph W. Freeman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Rutgers University. He has worked in the areas of tendon development, the structure and mechanics of type I collagen, collagen mineralization and mechanical characterization, molecular modeling, soft tissue mechanics, and musculoskeletal tissue engineering. His primary research focus now lie in the design and fabrication of novel, functional scaffolds for the repair of musculoskeletal tissues, the use of novel biomaterials in tissue regeneration, developing therapies for tissue strengthening, collagen molecular modeling, and the use of tissue engineering techniques in cancer research. He has published over 100 papers and delivered numerous conference presentations in these areas. He has taught the first course in tissue engineering at Rutgers for the past seven years.

Debakrata Banerjee is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacology at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center. He has been an active researcher in tissue engineering and now stem cell technologies over the past twelve years. His focus is on molecular mechanisms that use stem cells, which are proving to be highly beneficial to tissue regeneration. He has published over 150 papers in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine journals

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Glutathione (Oxidative Stress and Disease)

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Mar 042019
 

This is the first serious attempt to synthesize all that became known of glutathione over the last three decades. The book contains an update of glutathione biosynthesis with special emphasis on its regulation in adaptive stress responses. Other chapters review glutathione transport systems and glutathione peroxidases and their differences in substrate specificities and localization. Further contributions center on the diversified roles of different glutathione-S-transferases and the roles of nitrosoglutathione and glutaredoxins – a subfamily of redoxins. The book closes with discussions of the analogous or homologous thiol metabolism in pathogens and the potential suitability of involved enzymes as drug targets.

Key selling features:

– Summarizing the way glutathione is involved in stress responses
– Compiling the multiple ways glutathione affects inflammatory responses
– Disclosing how glutathione dampens programmed cell death such as ferroptosis
– Exploring the enigma of how enzymes accelerate glutathione-dependent processes
– Discussing how detoxification and redox regulation is mediated by glutathionylation
– Reviewing the ways glutaredoxins catalyze protein disulfide reduction
– Highlighting the medical impact of glutathione-related metabolic pathways
– Illustrating the role thiol metabolism of pathogens might play in drug discovery

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Smart Materials in Structural Health Monitoring, Control and Biomechanics

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Mar 032019
 

“Smart Materials in Structural Health Monitoring, Control and Biomechanics” presents the latest developments in structural health monitoring, vibration control and biomechanics using smart materials. The book mainly focuses on piezoelectric, fibre optic and ionic polymer metal composite materials. It introduces concepts from the very basics and leads to advanced modelling (analytical/ numerical), practical aspects (including software/ hardware issues) and case studies spanning civil, mechanical and aerospace structures, including bridges, rocks and underground structures.This book is intended for practicing engineers, researchers from academic and R&D institutions and postgraduate students in the fields of smart materials and structures, structural health monitoring, vibration control and biomedical engineering. Professor Chee-Kiong Soh and Associate Professor Yaowen Yang both work at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Dr. Suresh Bhalla is an Associate Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India.
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Multifunctional Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery Applications: Imaging, Targeting, and Delivery

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Mar 032019
 

This book clearly demonstrates the progression of nanoparticle therapeutics from basic research to applications. This book, unlike others covering nanoparticles used in medical applications, presents the medical challenges that can be reduced or even overcome by recent advances in nanoscale drug delivery. Each chapter highlights recent progress in the design and engineering of select multifunctional nanoparticles with topics covering targeting, imaging, delivery, diagnostics, and therapy.
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Environmental Health Engineering in the Tropics : Water, Sanitation and Disease Control, Third Edition

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Mar 032019
 

This fully updated third edition of the classic text, widely cited as the most important and useful book for health engineering and disease prevention, describes infectious diseases in tropical and developing countries, and the effective measures that may be used against them.

The infections described include the diarrhoeal diseases, the common gut worms, Guinea worm, schistosomiasis, malaria, Bancroftian filariasis and other mosquito-borne infections. The environmental interventions that receive most attention are domestic water supplies and improved excreta disposal. Appropriate technology for these interventions, and also their impact on infectious diseases, are documented in detail.

This third edition includes new sections on arsenic in groundwater supplies and arsenic removal technologies, and new material in most chapters, including water supplies in developing countries and surface water drainage.

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Clinical Medicine, 4th edition

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Mar 032019
 

This new edition is a comprehensive guide to clinical medicine correlating clinical findings with pathological processes. Divided into two parts, the first section examines internal medicine and each of the systems in the human body.

The second section discusses functions and processes of these systems. Each chapter describes the investigation and examination of common disorders in each of the body systems. Nearly 700 full colour images and illustrations are included to enhance learning. Key points * Comprehensive guide to clinical medicine * Fully revised, new edition correlates clinical findings with pathological processes * Discusses functions, processes and common disorders in each system of the body * Nearly 700 full colour images and illustrations

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