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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 www.efacultylounge.com 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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The Prescribing Pharmacist

By Barry Strickland-Hodge, Mary-Claire Kennedy

Prescribing has traditionally been the responsibility of medical doctors but independent prescribing courses are now firmly established in the UK and increasing numbers of healthcare professionals have taken on prescribing responsibilities.

The Prescribing Pharmacist reflects these changes, beginning with an overview of pharmacist prescribing and continuing with an exploration of consultation, patient clinical assessment, team working, and understanding cultural and religious issues and ethics. Internal and external influences on the new prescriber are considered, as well as medicines optimisation. The authors also look at prescribing for specific patient groups, such as the elderly, the very young, pregnant women and breast-feeding women, and finally move on to specific medicines that require special care when prescribing. Each chapter of the book refers and links to the Royal Pharmaceutical Society framework written in 2016, A Competency Framework for All Prescribers, which is reproduced, with permission.

Written by a team of pharmacy experts, this book is intended for any pharmacist who is thinking of becoming an independent prescriber, those on pharmacy courses and those who are already qualified as independent or supplementary pharmacist prescribers, who may use it as a reminder of important points covered on their course.

Contents include:

List of abbreviations
An introduction to pharmacist prescribing
The consultation, diagnostic process, diagnosis and influences on prescribing
Patient clinical assessment
Patient partnership and prescribing
Prescribing for specific groups of patients
Medicines requiring particular care when prescribing
Appendix : A Competency Framework for All Prescribers

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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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Comprehensive Critical Care Ultrasound [Kindle Edition]

Focused ultrasound examinations are being used more frequently in the critical care setting because of their rapid, precise detection capabilities. Comprehensive Critical Care Ultrasound is a companion guide for clinicians seeking to improve ultrasound understanding and skills in the ICU. The text covers the entire body and encompasses various views and diagnoses the clinicians will encounter at the bedside in both adult and pediatric populations. It also highlights administrative aspects of critical care ultrasound, including quality improvement, billing, and certification. With full-color images and online video, this book is a must-have for healthcare professionals who are interested in or currently practicing critical care ultrasound.

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Drugs for the Treatment of Respiratory Diseases

Millions of people are affected by these diseases, and the re-emergence of tuberculosis and increase in asthma in certain populations underline the importance of finding effective treatments. The demographice make this a critical time to identify novel strategies to prevent and treat these increasingly common diseases. The volume surveys and evaluates the drug treatments available for the main categories of lung diseases, including asthma, tuberculosis, smoking disorders, lung cancer, and respiratory infections.

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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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Chemistry and Physics for Nurse Anesthesia: A Student Centered Approach

“[A] welcome addition to the reference materials necessary for the study of nurse anesthesia….The textbook is divided into logical, easy to use sections that cover all areas necessary for the practice of nurse anesthesia….This is a text that is easy to read and able to be incorporated into any nurse anesthesia chemistry and physics course. I would recommend this textbook to any program director.” –Anthony Chipas, PhD, CRNA Division Director Anesthesia for Nurses Program Medical University of South Carolina At last. . . a combined chemistry & physics nursing anesthesia text. This textbook offers combined coverage of chemistry and physics to help students learn the content needed to master the underlying principles of nursing anesthesia. Because many graduate nursing students are uncomfortable with chemistry and physics, this text presents only the specific content in chemistry and physics that relates to anesthesia. Written in a conversational, accessible style, the book teaches at a highly understandable level, so as to bridge the gap between what students recall from their undergraduate biochemistry and physics courses, and what they need to know as nurse anesthetists. The book contains many illustrations that demonstrate how the scientific concepts relate directly to clinical application in anesthesia. Chapters cover key topics relating to anesthesiology, including the basics of both chemistry and physics, fluids, a concentration on gas laws, states of matter, acids and bases, electrical circuits, radiation, and radioactivity. With this text, students will benefit from: A review of the math, chemistry, and physics basics that relate to clinical anesthesia A conversational presentation of just what students need to know, enabling a fast and complete mastery of clinically relevant scientific concepts Heavy use of illustrations throughout chapters to complement the text End-of-chapter review questions that help students assess their learning PowerPoint Slides available to qualified instructors.
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Children’s Nursing Placements: Pocket Guides for Student Nurses

by Valerie Denieul (Author), Julia Robinson (Author)

Children’s nursing placements can be daunting – you ll be working in a variety of settings and caring for a range of children and their families when they are at their most vulnerable. You will have new colleagues to work with, and newly learned nursing theory to put into practice. This pocket guide is designed to make your placements much more enjoyable and less stressful.
From absence policy to paediatric early warning scores, via faeces, it’s full of practical detail, hints and tips.
Written by experienced lecturers with top tips provided by current nursing students – this guidance is really produced with you in mind.
Pocket-sized format – carry it with you at all times.
Space to make your own notes – be it uniform policy, new terminology, or just the names of your new colleagues!
Reduce your stress and make the most of your placement by having this book to hand from the start.

Contents
Before we start
Top tips from Children’s Nursing students
Getting there
Preparing for placement; Uniform; Absence from placement; The NMC Code; Family-centred care; Consent, competence and confidentiality
Settling there
Induction and first day; Working with your practice supervisor (mentor); Common documentation; Communicating with your colleagues; Communicating with children, young people and families
Being there
Personal safety; Fundamental skills; Paediatric Basic Life Support and choking; Common medical emergencies; Pain and pain assessment; Common medication groups for children’s nursing
Moving on from there
Reflection; FAQs; Common terminology in children’s nursing; Useful websites

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