Antibiotic Basics for Clinicians

Antibiotic Basics for Clinicians Author Alan R. Hauser
ISBN-10 9781451112214
Release 2012-03-06
Pages 336
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Antibiotic Basics for Clinicians, Second Edition, shows you how to apply your knowledge of pharmacology and microbiology in order to select the appropriate antibiotic. Rather than rely on rote memorization, you’ll learn the underlying rationale for treatment of common infectious diseases and pathogens. The text focuses on antibacterial agents, examining individual antibiotics and antibiotic classes as well as definitive and empiric therapies—providing a framework for prescription and clinical preparation for students training to be physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacologists, or medical technologists. Clinicians also rely on Antibiotic Basics for quick reference or review. The Second Edition includes current research and new approaches to emerging resistant organisms such as community-acquired, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase-producing bacteria. In addition, the book has been updated to reflect changes in treatment guidelines, including new guidelines for Clostridium difficile colitis and urinary tract infections.



Antibiotic Basics for Clinicians

Antibiotic Basics for Clinicians Author Alan R. Hauser
ISBN-10 0781794641
Release 2007
Pages 318
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Designed for quick, easy comprehension, this handbook reference will assist medical students in understanding the rationale behind antibiotic selection for common bacterial pathogens and infectious disease presentations. By supplying the rationale for choosing antibiotics, the book reduces the amount of memorization necessary for proper antibiotic prescribing. The book is heavily illustrated with two-color figures and includes fact-anecdotes, interesting ancillary information, mnemonics, and questions to test understanding. Appendices include dosing in adults and children; antibacterial agents in pregnancy; generic and trade names of commonly used antibacterial agents; and treatment of infections caused by bacterial agents of bioterrorism.



Antibiotics Simplified

Antibiotics Simplified Author Jason Gallagher
ISBN-10 9781449614591
Release 2011-03-09
Pages 258
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Antibiotics Simplified Second Edition is a comprehensive but concise guide to the basics of antibiotics. It combines a basic review of microbiology with practical guidance for treating patients. Based on the experience of practicing clinicians and written by experts in pharmacotherapy, this convenient reference outlines the characteristics of each drug and why a specific antibiotic is indicated for a particular infection. New To The Second Edition Includes 17 new chapters with the latest information about drug classes and antiviral agents Expanded coverage of drug classes Antiviral agents (antiretrovirals for HIV antimycobacterial agents, and antiparasitic agents) New appendix, including empiric regimens for common infections Each Drug Class Review Includes Agents belonging to each class Drugs most commonly used in practice Spectrum of activity Adverse effects Dosing issues Important points Useful indications



Antibiotic Essentials 2010

Antibiotic Essentials 2010 Author Burke A. Cunha
ISBN-10 9780763792152
Release 2010-03-23
Pages 732
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Completely revised and updated, Antibiotic Essentials 2010 is a concise, practical, and authoritative guide to the treatment and prevention of infectious diseases commonly encountered in adults. It covers 542 clinical infectious disease syndromes, HIV infection, 134 detailed drug summaries, pediatric infectious diseases, and a chest x-ray atlas. Key topics include: Empiric Therapy Based on Clinical Syndrome Initial Therapy Based on Isolates Pending Susceptibility Testing HIV Infection Fungi, Parasites, Unusual Organisms Antibiotic Prophylaxis and Immunizations Drug Summaries



Pharmacotherapeutics For Advanced Practice Nurse Prescribers

Pharmacotherapeutics For Advanced Practice Nurse Prescribers Author Teri Moser Woo
ISBN-10 9780803645813
Release 2015-08-03
Pages 1416
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This exceptional text builds your knowledge of pharmacology by first providing an overview of pharmacologic principles and then teaching you how to apply those principles to clinical practice. Focusing on applying pharmacologic scientific knowledge to clinical practice, it explains diagnostic and treatment reasoning and rational drug selection, while providing useful clinical pearls from experienced practitioners.



The Pharmacist s Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy and Stewardship

The Pharmacist s Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy and Stewardship Author Sarah M. Wieczorkiewicz
ISBN-10 9781585285211
Release 2015-12-15
Pages 150
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When a patient comes in with a suspected infectious disease, knowledge is power. Now this knowledge is simplified, comprehensive and easy to find. The Pharmacist's Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy and Stewardship puts all the necessary information in one place, including: Evaluating potentially infected patients Identifying the infection's suspected source and related organisms Comparing the range of anti-infectives Knowing the factors that impact treatment Developing an antimicrobial stewardship program A step-wise approach walks logically from overall key concepts to disease- and drug-specific information. Disease states are summarized for easy reference. Tables make it easy to evaluate recommended treatment options. In infectious disease management, when answers are seldom black and white, this guide helps pharmacists make confident decisions.



Quality and Safety in Nursing

Quality and Safety in Nursing Author Gwen Sherwood
ISBN-10 9781119151685
Release 2017-02-02
Pages 424
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Drawing on the universal values in health care, the second edition of Quality and Safety in Nursing continues to devote itself to the nursing community and explores their role in improving quality of care and patient safety. Edited by key members of the Quality and Safety Education for Nursing (QSEN) steering team, Quality and Safety in Nursing is divided into three sections. Itfirst looks at the national initiative for quality and safety and links it to its origins in the IOM report. The second section defines each of the six QSEN competencies as well as providing teaching and clinical application strategies, resources and current references. The final section now features redesigned chapters on implementing quality and safety across settings. New to this edition includes: Instructional and practice approaches including narrative pedagogy and integrating the competencies in simulation A new chapter exploring the application of clinical learning and the critical nature of inter-professional teamwork A revised chapter on the mirror of education and practice to better understand teaching approaches This ground-breaking unique text addresses the challenges of preparing future nurses with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes (KSAs) necessary to continuously improve the health care system in which they practice.



Antimicrobial Resistance in Developing Countries

Antimicrobial Resistance in Developing Countries Author Aníbal de J. Sosa
ISBN-10 0387893709
Release 2009-10-08
Pages 554
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Avoiding infection has always been expensive. Some human populations escaped tropical infections by migrating into cold climates but then had to procure fuel, warm clothing, durable housing, and crops from a short growing season. Waterborne infections were averted by owning your own well or supporting a community reservoir. Everyone got vaccines in rich countries, while people in others got them later if at all. Antimicrobial agents seemed at first to be an exception. They did not need to be delivered through a cold chain and to everyone, as vaccines did. They had to be given only to infected patients and often then as relatively cheap injectables or pills off a shelf for only a few days to get astonishing cures. Antimicrobials not only were better than most other innovations but also reached more of the world’s people sooner. The problem appeared later. After each new antimicrobial became widely used, genes expressing resistance to it began to emerge and spread through bacterial populations. Patients infected with bacteria expressing such resistance genes then failed treatment and remained infected or died. Growing resistance to antimicrobial agents began to take away more and more of the cures that the agents had brought.



Essentials of Clinical Infectious Diseases

Essentials of Clinical Infectious Diseases Author William F. Wright
ISBN-10 9781936287918
Release 2013-02-12
Pages 367
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This quick-reference handbook on clinical infectious diseases is intended for a broad medical audience. Written in outline format with 45 short focused chapters covering core infectious disease topics, the book provides a basic introduction to identifying and managing commonly encountered problems. Organized by system, each section begins with a general framework covering clinical presentation, laboratory and diagnostic evaluation, and empirical antibiotic therapy. Individual chapters within sections are devoted to particular problems and cover pathogenesis and risk factors, microbial causes, clinical manifestations, approach to the patient (history, examination, diagnostic studies), diagnostic criteria, and medical, antimicrobial, and surgical management.



Learning Radiology Recognizing the Basics

Learning Radiology  Recognizing the Basics Author William Herring
ISBN-10 9780323081665
Release 2011-04-01
Pages 333
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Learning Radiology: Recognizing the Basics, 2nd Edition, is an image-filled, practical, and clinical introduction to this integral part of the diagnostic process. William Herring, MD, a skilled radiology teacher, masterfully covers everything you need to know to effectively interpret medical images. Learn the latest on ultrasound, MRI, CT, and more, in a time-friendly format with brief, bulleted text and abundant high-quality images. Then ensure your mastery of the material with additional online content, bonus images, and self-assessment exercises at www.studentconsult.com. Identify a wide range of common and uncommon conditions based upon their imaging findings. Quickly grasp the fundamentals you need to know through easy-access bulleted text and more than 700 images. Arrive at diagnoses by following a pattern recognition approach, and logically overcome difficult diagnostic challenges with the aid of decision trees. Learn from the best, as Dr. Herring is both a skilled radiology teacher and the host of his own specialty website, www.learningradiology.com. Easily master the fundamental principles of MRI, ultrasound, and CT with new chapters that cover principles of each modality and the recognition of normal and abnormal findings.



Dignity

Dignity Author Donna Hicks
ISBN-10 9780300163926
Release 2011-09-06
Pages 221
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Describes the elements of dignity, how to recognize violations of dignity, and ways to respond to restore broken relationships.



Preparing Nursing Research for the 21st Century

Preparing Nursing Research for the 21st Century Author Faye G. Abdellah
ISBN-10 UOM:39015032485578
Release 1994
Pages 274
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Rather than a cookbook approach to the mechanics of nursing research, this book provides an explanation of the usefulness of research methods and approaches, including the meaning of statistical and clinical findings, randomized clinical trials, outcome measures and outcome research.



Abrams Clinical Drug Therapy

Abrams  Clinical Drug Therapy Author Geralyn Frandsen
ISBN-10 9781609137113
Release 2013-01-24
Pages 1176
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This popular core nursing pharmacology textbook provides unique coverage of nursing interventions for drug therapy with related rationales. Highly praised for its organized and readable presentation, the text explains the "why" behind each nursing action, and emphasizes how drugs work differently in different patients. The 10th edition has a new fresh design and approach with an added focus on patient safety integrated into the text.



Manual of Neonatal Respiratory Care

Manual of Neonatal Respiratory Care Author Steven M. Donn
ISBN-10 9783319398396
Release 2017-01-17
Pages 820
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The latest edition of this popular book covers the “how-to” of respiratory care of newborns. Chapters from the previous edition have been updated to reflect advances in both equipment and practice, while newer chapters reflect the evolving worldwide approaches to neonatal respiratory failure, such as sustained inflation, optimization of lung volume, and the use of volumetric capnography, aerosol therapy, and management of chylothorax. New additions to the book also include chapters on assessment of large data bases, implementation of quality improvement programs in neonatal respiratory care, chronic ventilation of the baby with non-respiratory failure. The text also features case studies for self-review and is illustrated with high quality radiographic images, figures, tables, and algorithms. Written and edited by international experts, the Manual of Neonatal Respiratory Care, Fourth Edition is a thorough update and remains a convenient source of practical information on respiratory physiology, exam techniques, tips for performing procedures, radiography, ventilation, pain management, transport, and discharge planning.



Zakim and Boyer s Hepatology

Zakim and Boyer s Hepatology Author Thomas D. Boyer
ISBN-10 9780323446570
Release 2016-12-13
Pages 1314
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Get the authoritative, up-to-date information you need on liver disease from the 7th Edition of the most trusted reference worldwide. Covering both basic science and recent clinical developments, this revised edition by Drs. Arun J. Sanyal, Thomas D. Boyer, Norah A. Terrault, and Keith D. Lindor, provides an in-depth, comprehensive look at the pathophysiology, diagnostic, and treatment information related to the liver. More than 1,100 figures and tables, many new and in full color, highlight completely updated content throughout. Expert, international authorship and comprehensive, easy-to-access information makes this edition the gold standard in the field of hepatology. Includes new information on the rapid changes in treatment paradigms for acute liver failure, the latest treatments for primary biliary cholangitis, full coverage of the gut microbiome and its role in liver disease, the newest developments in drug-induced liver injury, and changes in hepatitis C virus treatment and hot-button concerns about access to care. New summary boxes at the end of each chapter and a newly streamlined table of contents make it easier to find and understand the information you’re looking for. Hundreds of brand-new illustrations clearly present key aspects of liver disease.



Clinical Procedures for Medical Assistants E Book

Clinical Procedures for Medical Assistants   E Book Author Kathy Bonewit-West
ISBN-10 9781455776610
Release 2015-01-06
Pages 864
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Learn the procedures and skills you need to succeed as a medical assistant! Clinical Procedures for Medical Assistants, 9th Edition provides clear, step-by-step instructions for common office procedures such as taking vital signs, collecting and processing lab specimens, preparing patients for examinations, and assisting with office surgeries. Written by expert educator Kathy Bonewit-West, this full-color edition covers the latest competencies and topics in today's medical assisting practice including emergency preparedness and the updated fecal occult blood testing procedure. The Evolve companion website includes videos of 84 procedures described in the book, preparing you to become a competent clinical medical assistant. Over 120 procedures are presented in a clear, illustrated, step-by-step format, with online videos showing 84 of the procedures in action. Chapter outlines and learning objectives prepare you for the skills and concepts you will be learning. What Would You Do? What Would You Not Do? case studies challenge you to apply your knowledge to realistic medical office situations — with a practitioner's response at the end of chapters. Putting It All Into Practice and Memories from Practicum boxes feature real medical assistants sharing personal, on-the-job experiences. Key Terms and Terminology Review help you master medical assisting terminology. Charting examples help you understand the process for charting your own procedures. Patient Teaching boxes prepare you for effective communication, with detailed instructions on how to answer questions and how to explain medical concepts and procedures. Student resources on the Evolve companion website offer a fun way to practice your medical assisting knowledge with animations, games such as Quiz Show and Road to Recovery, drag-and-drop exercises, Apply Your Knowledge exercises, matching exercises, and other interactive activities (blood pressure readings, determining height and weight, drawing up medication), as well as all video procedures and practicum activities. UPDATED fecal occult blood testing procedure includes new video demonstrating this procedure. UPDATED examples of medical assistants using an EHR are demonstrated in the video procedures, showing the use of electronic charting. Updated venipuncture photos show how to perform venipuncture. UPDATED content also includes topics such as the medical record, including HIPAA, electronic medical records, and advanced directives; emergency preparedness; the use of computer technology; medical asepsis; AIDS & hepatitis; latex glove allergies & non-latex gloves; vital signs including temporal artery thermometer, pulse oximetry, and the significance of pulse pressure; pediatrics including immunization information and IM injection theory; the colonoscopy; IV therapy; and the latest CLIA waived tests. All 84 procedure videos are now available on the Evolve companion website for convenient viewing



Kinn s The Medical Assistant E Book

Kinn s The Medical Assistant   E Book Author Deborah B. Proctor
ISBN-10 9780323187817
Release 2013-12-27
Pages 1392
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Prepare for a successful career in medical assisting! Kinn’s The Medical Assistant, 12th Edition helps you learn the real-world administrative and clinical skills essential to working in the health care setting. Administrative coverage ranges from professionalism and interpersonal skills to billing and coding and electronic health records; clinical content teaches how to assist with medications, diagnostic procedures, and surgeries. And no other comprehensive medical assisting text can match its coverage of assisting with medical specialties! Written by medical assisting experts Alexandra Adams and Deborah Proctor, this classic resource also includes an Evolve companion website with practical exercises and activities, videos, and review questions for the CMA and RMA certification exams. More chapters on assisting with medical specialties than any other Medical Assisting text prepare you to assist in specialty exams and make you better qualified to work in specialty fields like cardiology, dermatology, ophthalmology, gynecology, and neurology. Step-by-step, illustrated procedures make it easier to learn and understand medical assisting skills, and include rationales for each step. Threaded case scenarios help you develop critical thinking skills and apply concepts to realistic administrative and clinical situations. Patient education and legal and ethical issues are described in relation to the Medical Assistant's job. A Portfolio Builder on the Evolve website helps you demonstrate proficiency to potential employers. Detailed learning objectives and vocabulary with definitions in each chapter help you study more effectively, with connections icons linking concepts in the text to exercises in the study guide and on the Evolve companion website. Study Guide includes a variety of exercises to test your knowledge and critical thinking skills, case scenarios from the book, and a Procedure Checklists Manual. Sold separately. NEW! Charting examples within the procedures are highlighted for easier learning. UPDATED coverage of the Electronic Health Record ensures that you are familiar with the technology you'll use on the job. UPDATED content on alternative therapies and treatment includes the latest herbal remedies such as red rice yeast for lowering cholesterol, St. John’s Wort for depression, and probiotic bacteria for GI maladies.