Oct 202016
 

Patient Safety: A Human Factors Approach


By (author): Sidney Dekker

Increased concern for patient safety has put the issue at the top of the agenda of practitioners, hospitals, and even governments. The risks to patients are many and diverse, and the complexity of the healthcare system that delivers them is huge. Yet the discourse is often oversimplified and underdeveloped. Written from a scientific, human factors perspective, Patient Safety: A Human Factors Approach delineates a method that can enlighten and clarify this discourse as well as put us on a better path to correcting the issues.

People often think, understandably, that safety lies mainly in the hands through which care ultimately flows to the patient?those who are closest to the patient, whose decisions can mean the difference between life and death, between health and morbidity. The human factors approach refuses to lay the responsibility for safety and risk solely at the feet of people at the sharp end. That is where we should intervene to make things safer, to tighten practice, to focus attention, to remind people to be careful, to impose rules and guidelines. The book defines an approach that looks relentlessly for sources of safety and risk everywhere in the system?the designs of devices; the teamwork and coordination between different practitioners; their communication across hierarchical and gender boundaries; the cognitive processes of individuals; the organization that surrounds, constrains, and empowers them; the economic and human resources offered; the technology available; the political landscape; and even the culture of the place.

The breadth of the human factors approach is itself testimony to the realization that there are no easy answers or silver bullets for resolving the issues in patient safety. A user-friendly introduction to the approach, this book takes the complexity of health care seriously and doesn’t over simplify the problem. It demonstrates what the approach does do, that is offer the substance and guidance to consider the issues in all their nuance and complexity.

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Oct 192016
 

Living with Obesity (Teen’s Guides (Hardcover))


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By (author): Nicolas Stettler

Presents teens with the information they need to understand obesity and its treatments. This practical guide discusses changing behaviors in order to achieve a healthy lifestyle, long-term approaches for achieving and maintaining weight, strategies for dealing with obesity in daily life, paying for care, and more.
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Oct 192016
 

Advances in Virus Research, Volume 80


Published since 1953, Advances in Virus Research covers a diverse range of in-depth reviews providing a valuable overview of the current field of virology. The impact factor for 2009 is 5.522 placing it 2nd in the highly competitive category of virology.

  • Contributions from leading authorities
  • Informs and updates on all the latest developments in the field
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Oct 192016
 

Living with the Internet and Online Dangers (Teen’s Guides (Hardcover))


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By (author): Corey Sandler

The Internet is filled with online dangers – from those who want to infect computers with destructive viruses to criminals who want to steal money, ruin reputations, or cause personal harm. This book highlights the risks and problems that come with modern Web technology, as well as what teens can do to protect themselves.
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Oct 182016
 

Wearable Robotics: Challenges and Trends: Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Wearable Robotics, WeRob2016, October 18-21, 2016, Segovia, Spain (Biosystems & Biorobotics)


The book reports on advanced topics in the areas of wearable robotics research and practice. It focuses on new technologies, including neural interfaces, soft wearable robots, sensors and actuators technologies, and discusses important regulatory challenges, as well as clinical and ethical issues. Based on the 2nd International Symposium on Wearable Robotics, WeRob2016, held October 18-21, 2016, in Segovia, Spain, the book addresses a large audience of academics and professionals working in government, industry, and medical centers, and end-users alike. It provides them with specialized information and with a source of inspiration for new ideas and collaborations. It discusses exemplary case studies highlighting practical challenges related to the implementation of wearable robots in a number of fields. One of the focus is on clinical applications, which was encouraged by the colocation of WeRob2016 with the International Conference on Neurorehabilitation, INCR2016. Additional topics include space applications and assistive technologies in the industry. The book merges together the engineering, medical, ethical and political perspectives, thus offering a multidisciplinary, timely snapshot of the field of wearable technologies. 

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Oct 182016
 

Mechanics of Biological Systems and Materials, Volume 6: Proceedings of the 2016 Annual Conference on Experimental and Applied Mechanics (Conference … Society for Experimental Mechanics Series)


Mechanics of Biological Systems and Materials, Volume 6 of the Proceedings of the 2016 SEM Annual Conference & Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics, the sixth volume of ten from the Conference, brings together contributions to this important area of research and engineering.  The collection presents early findings and case studies on a wide range of areas, including:

  • Soft Material Mechanics
  • Bio-Engineering and Biomechanics
  • Cells Mechanics
  • Biomaterials and Mechanics Across Multiple Scales
  • Biomechanics
  • Biotechnologies
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Mechanics
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Oct 182016
 

Nerve Cases: High Yield Scenarios for Oral and Written Testing


By (author): Amgad S. Hanna

This book addresses the severe knowledge deficit in peripheral nerve amongst neurosurgeons, however this topic represents an integral part of the oral board examination. The book employs a case based approach with the highest-yield scenarios for oral boards, primarily focusing on nerve entrapments, trauma and tumors. Thanks to its question and answer format, the reader is encouraged to think about the cases and questions as if taking the real exam before they check the answers. The work also includes common pitfalls, a section on nerve examinations including video recordings, and a section on important clinical findings that should be diagnosed from the picture. The book not only serves neurosurgeons, but also plastic surgeons, orthopedists, and neurologists.

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Oct 182016
 

RadTool Nuclear Medicine Flash Facts


By (author): Bital Savir-Baruch, Bruce J. Barron

This book is a learning aid and reference tool that provides all the important information pertaining to radioactive tracers within a single, easy-to-read volume. It introduces a new learning methodology that will help the reader to recall key facts on each tracer, including production, physical and chemical characteristics, study protocols, mechanism of action, distribution, and clearance. In addition, normal and abnormal tracer distributions are graphically reproduced on an outline of the human body using multiple colors. The book will be of value for all radiologists and medical students seeking a reliable source of essential information on radioactive tracers that can be readily consulted during everyday practice and used in preparation for examinations.
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Oct 182016
 

Nan Jing: The Classic of Difficult Issues (Chinese Medical Classics)


By (author): Paul U. Unschuld

This newly revised and updated edition of Paul U. Unschuld’s original 1986 groundbreaking translation reflects the latest philological, methodological, and sinological standards of the past thirty years. The Nan Jing was compiled in China during the first century C.E., marking both an apex and a conclusion to the initial development stages of Chinese medicine. Based on the doctrines of the Five Phases and yinyang, the Nan Jing covers all aspects of theoretical and practical health care in an unusually systematic fashion. Most important is its innovative discussion of pulse diagnosis and needle treatment.

This new edition also includes selected commentaries by twenty Chinese and Japanese authors from the past seventeen centuries. The commentaries provide insights into the processes of reception and transmission of ancient Chinese concepts from the Han era to the present time.

Together with the Huang Di Nei Jing Su Wen and the Huang Di Nei Jing Ling Shu, this new translation of the Nan Jing constitutes a trilogy of writings offering scholars and practitioners today unprecedented insights into the beginnings of a two-millennium tradition of what was a revolutionary understanding of human physiology and pathology.
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Oct 182016
 

160 Essential Chinese Herbal Patent Medicines


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By (author): Bob Flaws

This is a textbook on and compilation of 160 ready-made Chinese herbal medicines. Organized according to the same categories as Chinese formulas and prescriptions books, it discusses the ingredients, functions, indications, dosages, and contraindications of 160 medicines. These medicines and the companies that produce them have been selected not only for their clinical utility but also because they are free from heavy metals, pesticides, Western pharmaceuticals, or endangered species. The author also discusses how to combine these medicines to treat complex pattern presentations. There is an extensive symptom index and a formula index.
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