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Nurturing the Premature Infant: Developmental Intervention in the Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery

Nurturing the Premature Infant: Developmental Intervention in the Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery Lowest new price: $20.00
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Brand: Edward Goldson

Traditionally, non-medical, developmental intervention with premature infants has been a controversial topic in neonatal intensive care units (NICU). However, a small but growing band of researchers have been pushing for the acceptance of alternative interventions, such as kangaroo care and massage therapy, that do not resort to surgical or other medical practices. Edward Goldson, a pediatrician at Children's Hospital in Colorado, has assembled the top researchers in the field to contribute to this comprehensive volume that deals with non-medical intervention with premature infants. Nurturing the Premature Infant is the first to combine the innovative research in this growing area and present it in a single volume. Not only will it be indispensable to professionals in the field, but it will also be of interest to parents of premature infants.

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Lower Extremity Trauma

Lower Extremity Trauma Lowest new price: $19.50
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Brand: Brand: CRC Press

With an abundance of case studies from Jackson Memorial Hospital, this reference provides expert guidance on the evaluation and treatment of lower extremity orthopedic injuries. Analyzing the function and interrelationships of the muscular and skeletal systems of the lower extremities, this source discloses key principles in trauma management, decision-making, soft tissue repair, tissue engineering, wound healing, and burn reconstruction.

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Palliative Care: The Nursing Role

Palliative Care: The Nursing Role Lowest new price: $55.84
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Author: Jean Lugton
Brand: Jean Lugton

This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. Palliative Care: The Nursing Role is an introductory text for nurses and other health care professionals who deliver palliative care across a range of settings. It lays a clear foundation of knowledge focusing on the needs and perspectives of patients and families who face the challenge of advanced, incurable illness. The style is highly accessible yet challenges readers to analyze key issues that present within palliative care. Covering the wide range of care provision in hospices, hospitals and patients' homes, the book draws widely from practice based examples to explain and expand upon theoretical issues. Research evidence underpins each of the chapters. Guided activities encourage readers to reflect, in a focused way, on their clinical experience and current practice. This new edition has been fully updated to reflect ongoing developments and shifting trends in palliative care education and practice. It will suit the needs of both pre and post-qualifying students seeking to develop their knowledge and is well suited to practitioners working within either generalist or specialist palliative care settings, or within acute or community settings as well as those studying a range of palliative care educational curricula. The authors have a wide range of experience in palliative care and all are actively engaged in practice and/or education.

  • A clear, broad-based approach offers a thorough introduction for the non-specialist nurse.
  • Written and edited by an experienced team of nurses working in this field, grounding it in current practice.
  • Learning outcomes listed at the start of each chapter aid learning and comprehension.
  • Reflective practice activities and an outline of CPD is especially useful for students working independently.
  • Case histories, recommended reading lists, and references provide a solid evidence base for clinically based practice and facilitate further study.
  • Thoroughly revised and updated to reflect changes in policy direction.
  • A new chapter on pain and symptom management.
  • Revised content reflects the recent shift in the evidence base concerning spirituality.
  • Includes psychosocial issues of loss for the patient, their family, and careers.

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Clinical Electrocardiography: PreTest? Self-Assessment and Review

Clinical Electrocardiography: PreTest? Self-Assessment and Review Lowest new price: $56.92
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Author: Franklin H. Zimmerman

Electrocardiograms are read by many health professionals, but it is critical that they be interpreted and understood by cardiologists. A four-hour session of the cardiology board exam is devoted to interpreting ECGs, and they are featured extensively in the anaesthesiology and critical care boards as well. In November 1993, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) begins recertification exams for its members. The ability to interpret ECGs is seen as being so crucial that the ACC has begun to offer review courses on the subject. This text consists of 200, high quality, three channel electrocardiograms, ranging from simple to complex, accompanied by a complete narrative history and usual interpretations. Readers can make their own diagnoses before turning the page to read the answer.


Visual Diagnosis in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine

Visual Diagnosis in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine Lowest new price: $131.32
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Brand: Brand: BMJ Books

Containing high quality images, this book presents the common visual diagnoses that are either pathognomonic or suggestive of specific illnesses. Organized randomly as a patient would present their 'chief complaint' rather than neatly into topics, this book is an invaluable aid for all health care personnel who manage patients in acute care settings. This book is also ideal for national examination review.

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Perioperative Care in Cardiac Anesthesia and Surgery (Landes Bioscience Medical Handbook (Vademecum))

Perioperative Care in Cardiac Anesthesia and Surgery (Landes Bioscience Medical Handbook (Vademecum)) Lowest new price: $52.35
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Author: Davy Cheng

This handbook describes the perioperative management of adult patients undergoing cardiac surgery. The content reflects the collective view of a health care team of a fast track cardiac surgery program. The purpose of this handbook is to provide a succinct, problem-oriented source of practical information about cardiac surgical patients for physicians, residents, nurses and other allied health care personnel involved in their care.


Chest Medicine: Essentials of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Chest Medicine: Essentials of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Lowest new price: $50.50
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Author: Lippincotts Williams Wilkins
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This Fourth Edition of Chest Medicine: Essentials of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine continues to teach pulmonary and critical care medicine through clinically-oriented, empirical documentation. Updates include expanded text on eosinophilic pneumonias and some nonrespiratory aspects of critical care. This portable textbook teaches the essentials of chest medicine, keeping pace with technology and new data to offer readers the latest information on pulmonary disease and critical care medicine

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Hard Choices for Loving People: CPR, Artificial Feeding, Comfort Measures Only and the Elderly Patient

Hard Choices for Loving People: CPR, Artificial Feeding, Comfort Measures Only and the Elderly Patient Lowest new price: $14.69
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Author: Hank Dunn

"Hard Choices for Loving People" is written for people who are making medical treatment decisions in the face of a life-threatening illness. Over 650,000 copies have been sold and are being used in more than 3,000 hospitals, nursing homes and hospice programs nationwide. In "Hard Choices" Chaplain Dunn reviews the medical research on common treatments like resuscitation attempts and artificial feeding tubes. Often these treatments offer no benefit for frail, seriously ill patients. Hank Dunn believes that because of the little benefit offered by these treatments for some patients, decisions about their use are emotional and spiritual in their nature. The bottom line question patients and their families struggle with is "Can I let go?"

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Soul Medicine: Medical Challenges on Life's Uncertain Journey

Soul Medicine: Medical Challenges on Life's Uncertain Journey Lowest new price: $79.71
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Author: John E. Postley


The Management of Head Injuries: A Practical Guide for the Emergency Room

The Management of Head Injuries: A Practical Guide for the Emergency Room Lowest new price: $49.99
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Author: David G. Currie

Head injuries are commonplace. Though most patients survive, the consequences, both physical and social, can be devastating. The methods of initial assessment and management can have a crucial effect on determining the outcome of the injury, and long-term effects. However, only a minority of head-injured patients are cared for by Neurosurgeons. The majority are seen by non-specialists, often junior doctors and nurses, and treated in district hospitals where specialist neurosurgical assistance is unavailable. As a guide for doctors and nurses working in the A & E department, or the Orthopaedic or General Surgical Ward, the emphasis of this book is on the early management of the head- injured patient. New to the second edition are chapters on managing the 'disturbed' head injured patient, a chapter of special value to nurses (who often have to deal with this difficult task). A new chapter on anaesthesia and head injuries has also been added, with other chapters significantly revised to reflect the crucial role played by anaesthetists in head injury management. Providing practical advice on the early treatment of minor head injuries, and the management of major head injuries, the book provides advice that will be essential in ensuring effective treatment of these patients.


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