Fast Facts for the Nurse Preceptor

 Nursing  Comments Off on Fast Facts for the Nurse Preceptor
Feb 142018
 

Dedicated and competent nurse preceptors are vital to the success of health care organizations and to the retention of nurses in the profession. Yet clinical teaching and supervision are skills that must be developed; a knowledgeable and experienced practitioner does not automatically become a successful nurse preceptor. This pithy reference guide for nurses in the preceptor role is brimming with information about how to successfully educate, protect, socialize, and evaluate nurses transitioning into a new environment. In an easy-access, bulleted format, this resource helps preceptors establish clinical objectives, execute evaluation and feedback techniques, identify role responsibilities, develop positive communication skills, and develop effective teaching/learning strategies.

The guide addresses the qualities of a good preceptor, communication and delegation skills, and the importance of evidence-based practice for the preceptor role. It discusses how to prepare new nurses for the reality shock of entering a new arena, and how to recognize and help the preceptee who is struggling. Nurse preceptors will gain insight into how to assist preceptees in organizing their clinical day and prioritizing their responsibilities. From suggestions in conflict resolution and bullying, to aids in developing critical thinking skills, to advice on completing relevant documentation, this guide helps new nurse preceptors provide a well-orchestrated orientation that will ensure a positive experience for novice nurses and the subsequent delivery of quality, patient-centered care. Sample competency forms and clinical tools add to the book’s utility, as well.

Key Features:

Delivers vital information on all aspects of successful nurse preceptorship in a concise, easy-access format
Includes evidence-based content throughout
Provides guidance on identifying and developing successful nurse preceptors
Addresses organization, prioritization, delegation, effective communication, conflict resolution, and the development of critical thinking skills
Offers key information on competency assessment and evaluations
A special “Preceptor’s Problem Solver” chapter addresses clinical issues unique to the nurse preceptor’s role

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Andrews’ Diseases of the Skin Clinical Atlas – Elsevier – 2017 Release

 Dermatology, Medical Atlas  Comments Off on Andrews’ Diseases of the Skin Clinical Atlas – Elsevier – 2017 Release
Feb 142018
 

Designed as both a superior standalone atlas and a pictorial companion to the 12th edition of Andrews’ Disease of the Skin, Andrews’ Diseases of the Skin Clinical Atlas provides a remarkable collection of 3,000 high-quality images, resulting in the ultimate visual catalogue for those who see patients with skin conditions. New diseases and rare conditions are represented, along with relevant hair, nail, and mucous membrane findings. Concise introductory text for each chapter offers a quick overview and understanding to aid diagnosis.

  • Includes 3,000 high-quality color images depicting the complete spectrum of skin diseases in all skin types across adults, children and newborns.
  • Highlights a wide variety of subtypes of common conditions such as lichen planus, granuloma annulare, and psoriasis.
  • Relevant hair, nail, and mucous membrane findings are featured.
  • Includes representations of important systemic conditions such as sarcoidosis, lupus erythematosus and infectious diseases.
  • Features never-before-published images contributed by 54 global leaders in dermatology.
  • Concise introductory text for each chapter gives readers a quick overview and understanding.
  • Table of Contents is aligned with Andrews’ Diseases of the Skin, allowing both books to be used in tandem.
  • Expert Consult eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, images, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

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Triple-Negative Breast Cancer: A Clinician’s Guide

 Oncology  Comments Off on Triple-Negative Breast Cancer: A Clinician’s Guide
Feb 142018
 

This guide provides practical information that will assist clinicians involved in the diagnosis, assessment, treatment, and follow-up care of patients with triple-negative breast cancer. After opening chapters on the pathologic evaluation, clinical presentation, genetics, and imaging features, the full range of current treatment approaches is thoroughly reviewed from a multidisciplinary perspective. Readers will find up-to-date information and guidance on surgical management, radiation therapy, tailored adjuvant therapy, neoadjuvant treatment, systemic treatment for metastatic disease, molecular profiling, and targeted therapy. The coverage is completed by discussion of special issues in young women with triple-negative breast cancer and individualization of the management approach in older patients affected with the disease. All healthcare professionals who care for patients with triple-negative breast cancer will find the book to be an invaluable source of expert advice on the issues faced in real-world practice.
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Respiratory Medicine: Self-Assessment Colour Review (Medical Self-Assessment Color Review Series) – 3rd Edition

 Respiratory Medicine  Comments Off on Respiratory Medicine: Self-Assessment Colour Review (Medical Self-Assessment Color Review Series) – 3rd Edition
Feb 142018
 

The third edition of this bestselling book provides new material on sleep disordered breathing, new methods for the staging of lung cancer, interstitial lung diseases and infections — all of which have grown in importance since the previous edition. The traditional areas of respiratory medicine remain strongly represented and the new edition contains many new radiological illustrations. The book contains integrated self-test questions, illustrations and detailed explanations. It is designed to educate as well as give answers to problems. The cases appear in random order and at varying levels of difficulty, mimicing how patients present in practice. The Color Review will appeal to a wide readership, ranging from senior medical students and post-registration trainees in internal medicine, to pulmonologists in training and practice, for examination revision and continuing education.

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Interventional Treatment of Wounds: A Modern Approach for Better Outcomes

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Feb 142018
 

Our aging population, combined with an increase incidence of both diabetes and obesity, has fueled the need for better care of acute and chronic wounds associated with these diseases. Interventional Wound Healing focuses on what modern surgery can do to accelerate the healing of such wounds. Utilizing case studies alongside background and in-depth analysis for each technique with color images and videos, this book is intended to guide the reader in surgical and non-surgical procedures to assist with wound closure.

Edited by the medical director of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Wound Care Center, Interventional Wound Healing takes the plastic surgeon’s point of view on wound care and various surgical and non-surgical interventional treatments. Where the typical wound care book addresses bandaging and dressing of various surface wounds, Interventional Wound Healing delves into the surgical and interventional procedures that can effectively treat both acute and chronic wounds. Written for wound care professional including physicians, podiatrists, nurses, residents and students this book features three distinct sections covering surgical methods and techniques, amputation, and interventional techniques, paying special attention to skin grafts, flaps, and substitutions, as well as arterial and venous interventions.

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A Practical Guide to Parkinson’s Disease : Diagnosis and Management

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Feb 142018
 

Knowledge at-a-glance on all aspects of Parkinson’s and related syndromes.

The only resource of its kind, this is a concise yet comprehensive overview of Parkinson’s disease and related syndromes written for PAs, medical students, case managers, and nurse practitioners in primary care and neurology settings. In an easy-to-read approach, it encompasses diagnosis, treatment, and ongoing management of the Parkinsonian patient along with abundant patient education and caregiver resources. The guide also addresses the unique considerations, treatment requirements, challenges, and prognoses for each of the Parkinson syndromes.

The resource presents a brief overview of the anatomy and physiology of Parkinson’s disease including the different types of Parkinsonian syndromes, assessment, and state-of-the-art diagnostic tools. It addresses measurement tools and disease progression for both motor and non-motor symptoms. Treatment options include the most current FDA-approved treatments with expert clinical commentary. Illustrations and diagrammatic representations of concepts, along with call-out boxes presenting key author insight, enhance the “information-at-a-glance” focus of the guide. Resources for patient and family offer relief from the burden of care-giving.

Key Features:

– Offers comprehensive yet pithy coverage of Parkinson’s disease in bulleted, quick-reference format for busy practitioners
– Covers the unique considerations of Parkinson-plus syndromes
– Includes illustrations, diagrams, and tables to quickly reinforce concepts
– Provides call-out boxes with key author insights
– Presents valuable resources for patient and family

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Cannabinoids and the Brain by Linda A. Parker

 Neurology/Neurosurgery  Comments Off on Cannabinoids and the Brain by Linda A. Parker
Feb 142018
 

The cannabis plant has been used for recreational and medicinal purposes for more than 4,000 years, but the scientific investigation into its effects has only recently yielded useful results. In this book, Linda Parker offers a review of the scientific evidence on the effects of cannabinoids on brain and behavioral functioning, with an emphasis on potential therapeutic uses.

Parker describes the discovery of tetrahydocannbinol (THC), the main psychoactive component of cannabis, and the further discovery of cannabinoid receptors in the brain. She explains that the brain produces chemicals similar to THC, which act on the same receptors as THC, and shows that the endocannabinoid system is involved in all aspects of brain functioning. Parker reports that cannabis contains not only the psychoactive compound THC, but also other compounds of potential therapeutic benefit, and that one of them, cannabidiol (CBD), shows promise for the treatment of pain, anxiety, and epilepsy. Parker reviews the evidence on cannabinoids and anxiety, depression, mood, sleep, schizophrenia, learning and memory, addiction, sex, appetite and obesity, chemotherapy-induced nausea, epilepsy, and such neurodegenerative disorders as multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer’s Disease. Each chapter also links the scientific evidence to historical and anecdotal reports of the medicinal use of cannabis.

As debate about the medical use of marijuana continues, Parker’s balanced and objective review of the fundamental science and potential therapeutic effects of cannabis is especially timely.

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Principles and Practice of Surgery – Elsevier – August 2017 Release (7th Edition)

 Surgery  Comments Off on Principles and Practice of Surgery – Elsevier – August 2017 Release (7th Edition)
Feb 142018
 

Principles and Practice of Surgery is the surgical companion textbook to the international medical bestseller Davidson’s Principles and Practice of Medicine. It is a comprehensive textbook for both the surgical student and trainee, guiding the reader through key core surgical topics which are encountered throughout an integrated medical curriculum as well as in subsequent clinical practice. Although sharing the same format and style as Davidson’s Principles and Practice of Medicine, this text is complete in itself, thus enabling the student to appreciate both the medical and surgical implications of diseases encountered in surgical wards.

  • A three-section textbook of surgical principles and regional clinical surgery.
  • The textbook presents a comprehensive account of international surgical practice, taking into account variations in the disease patterns and management approaches throughout the world.
  • Superbly presented with line drawings, high quality radiographic images and colour photographs.
  • Presented in similar form to its sister textbook Davidson’s Principles and Practice of Medicine.
  • Full online and ebook version available as part of Student Consult.
  • A new chapter on Evidence-based practice and professional development.
  • An expanded chapter on Surgical preparation includes an account of the main issues surrounding day case surgery.
  • A new International Advisory Board based in India, South Africa, South-east Asia and Europe has advised throughout on the structure and content of the book.
  • Consequently the text has been updated to reflect changes in understanding, evidence and practice, and to keep the contents in line with undergraduate and postgraduate surgical curricula
  • The evidence-based revision boxes that focus on major international guidelines have been thoroughly updated.
  • The text on tropical conditions such as tropical pancreatitis, tuberculosis affecting the various organ systems and filarial lymphoedema has been expanded.
  • Innovations useful in the practice of surgery in resource-poor environments have been included.
  • The text gives a global emphasis on epidemiological and cultural issues such as problems associated with directed transfusion of blood products from first degree relatives, the issues of informed consent and patient autonomy.
  • A comparison of SI and non-SI reference ranges for commonly used laboratory values has been added.

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Schiff’s Diseases of the Liver – November 2017 Release (12th Edition)

 Gastroenterology/Hepatology  Comments Off on Schiff’s Diseases of the Liver – November 2017 Release (12th Edition)
Feb 142018
 

The most important and reliable resource for treating diseases of the liver

For more than 55 years, “Schiff” has been acclaimed as the most outstanding liver book in the world.  This new 12th edition brings the field completely up to date and includes a companion website that features a wide-variety of accessory materials. The text is evidence-based to offer hepatologists and gastroenterologists treating patients with liver disease a comprehensive and essential resource. The text highlights clinical practice and covers anatomy, pathology, testing, imaging, and the effects of liver disease on other organs. The book is written in clear and accessible terms and key features include:

  • Treatment guidelines and management algorithms for every disease
  • Full-color attractive design throughout the text
  • Informative section overviews for each section
  • Concise key concepts box in every chapter
  • A full liver transplant section

This 12th edition is thoroughly revised with the latest clinical information. The new edition offers:

  • Information on acute and chronic liver failure and infections in cirrhosis
  • Over 100 MCQs
  • Downloads for Powerpoint™ making the content ideal for presentations

Schiff’s Diseases of the Liver is designed to be a first-stop reference for dealing with today’s demanding clinical situations.

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Rheumatology in Questions – Springer – (March 2018 Release)

 Rheumatology  Comments Off on Rheumatology in Questions – Springer – (March 2018 Release)
Feb 142018
 

This book covers all fields in rheumatology and aims to help readers comprehend, familiarize and evaluate their knowledge of the subject area. It contains short questions and concise answers on definitions, pathogenetic aspects, clinical and laboratory manifestations, differential diagnosis and the management of all rheumatic diseases.

The book also provides questions and answers on major aspects of basic immunology, valuable for understanding underlying immunological mechanisms of autoimmune rheumatic diseases. Illustrations and images help present information in a clear and schematic way.

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