Despite substantial advances in developing treatments for the serious illnesses that affect people worldwide, there remains a tremendous unmet need in the treatment of complex neurologic diseases, including neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders. Chief among the challenges that have hindered the development of therapeutics for central nervous system (CNS) disorders is the bloodâ€”brain barrier (BBB). The Forum on Neuroscience and Nervous System Disorders of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a workshop to explore the challenges associated with the BBB that have thus far stymied development of CNS drugs, examine new technologies that could address these challenges, and highlight potential opportunities for moving the field forward. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop
This second edition of Introduction to Quality and Safety Education for Nurses has been thoroughly updated with a leadership and management perspective while retaining core content that unpacks the knowledge and skills required of entry-level nurses in each of the six Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) domains. After heart disease and cancer, patient safety errors rank as the third-leading cause of death in the U.S. As patients’ needs have increased in complexity and inter-professional teamwork and collaboration has become essential, only strong leadership skills can ensure high-quality and safe care. Nurses, largest group of health care professionals that spend the most time with patients, are uniquely suited to lead through effective management and communication in this dynamic environment.
With contributions from nurses, physicians, pharmacists, librarians, attorney, and other health care professionals throughout the U.S. and beyond, Introduction to Quality and Safety Education for Nurses, Second Edition underscores the inter-professional focus grounding health care practice today. The updated edition includes five new chapters on implementing quality and safety initiatives from a leadership and management perspective, and state-of-the-art information on quality improvement. Each chapter contains learning objectives, opening scenarios, case studies, interviews, critical thinking exercises, key concepts, clinical discussion points, review activities, NCLEX-style questions, and web resources.
New to the Second Edition:
Increased focus on leadership and management aspects of Quality and Safety
Updated information from national and state health care and nursing organizations
An evolving clinical case study for application of concepts throughout the text
Additional patient care cases and real-life examples
Interviews with a myriad of health care professionals such as educators, library scientists, lawyers, psychologists, risk managers, and many others
Five new chapters addressing nurse leadership and management of high-quality care, legal and ethical aspects of quality and safety, delegating patient care and setting priorities, tools of quality improvement, and quality improvement project management
Helps nursing schools to fulfill accreditation standards for quality and safety curricula
Maps the QSEN competencies for knowledge, skills and attitudes(KSA’s) for each chapter
Includes objectives, critical thinking exercises, case studies, interviews, NCLEX-style questions, photos, tables, suggested readings, and more in each chapter
Provides instructor package with PowerPoint slides, Q&A, answers for case study and critical thinking exercises, and more
Provides knowledge for Nursing Education QSEN-specific courses
KSAs throughout chapters
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Includes practical guidance on challenging areas such as addressing psychosocial issues, establishing screening and prevention strategies, managing late effects in cancer survivors and many more
Easy-to-read outline format makes referencing in the clinical setting quick and convenient
Practical clinical vignettes with self-assessment Q&A accompany chapters in Part II
Clinical pearls highlight survivorship guidelines and their application
Provides management guidelines and detailed disease surveillance strategies for site-specific cancers
Includes digital access to the e-book
by Engineering, and Medicine National Academies of Sciences (Author), Health and Medicine Division (Author), Board on Global Health (Author), Forum on Microbial Threats (Author), Anna Nicholson (Editor), Cecilia Mundaca Shah (Editor), V. Ayano Ogawa (Editor)
The urban built environment is a prime setting for microbial transmission, because just as cities serve as hubs for migration and international travel, components of the urban built environment serve as hubs that drive the transmission of infectious disease pathogens. The risk of infectious diseases for many people living in slums is further compounded by their poverty and their surrounding physical and social environment, which is often overcrowded, is prone to physical hazards, and lacks adequate or secure housing and basic infrastructure, including water, sanitation, or hygiene services.
To examine the role of the urban built environment in the emergence and reemergence of infectious diseases that affect human health, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine planned a public workshop. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop
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Kaplan Medical’s USMLE Step 1 Integrated Vignettes provides must-know, high-yield facts for the Step 1 exam. A “question bank in book format,” this portable tool will help you bridge the gap between preclinical coursework and Qbank usage. The focus is on integrated cases and differential diagnoses, along with practical clinical correlations.
• Checklist of pathological processes within each organ system
• Clinical vignettes with high-yield explanations of conditions
• Ten representative diseases detailing morphologic features and differential diagnoses
• Physiology and pharmacology correlations for every disease
• Practice questions for self-assessment
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An important addition to the literature of cancer by an award-winning scholar and memoirist.
Elaborating upon her “Living with Cancer” column in the New York Times, Susan Gubar helps patients, caregivers, and the specialists who seek to serve them. In a book both enlightening and practical, she describes how the activities of reading and writing can right some of cancer’s wrongs. To stimulate the writing process, she proposes specific exercises, prompts, and models. In discussions of the diary of Fanny Burney, the stories of Leo Tolstoy and Alice Munro, numerous memoirs, novels, paintings, photographs, and blogs, Gubar shows how readers can learn from art that deepens our comprehension of what it means to live or die with the disease.
From a writer whose own memoir, Memoir of a Debulked Woman: Enduring Ovarian Cancer, was described by the New York Times Book Review as “moving and instructive…and incredibly brave,” this volume opens a path to healing.
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