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A Practical Approach to Musculoskeletal Medicine: Assessment, Diagnosis, Treatment, 4th ed.

Author: By Elaine Atkins, Jill Kerr, Emily Goodlad ; Foreword By Oliver Cyriax. Pages: 572 Size: 23.33 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Elsevier
Published: 11 August, 2015
eISBN-13: 978070205740

This refreshing fourth edition of the established evidence-based textbook by Elaine Atkins, Jill Kerr and Emily Goodlad continues to uphold the Cyriax approach to clinical reasoning, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. Renamed A Practical Approach to Musculoskeletal Medicine, to reflect globally understood terminology, it focuses on the principles and practice of musculoskeletal medicine, providing practical guidance and tips for clinical practice based on extensive clinical experience and evidence. The book is split into three sections.

  • Section 1 presents the theory underpinning musculoskeletal medicine. The histology and behaviour of the soft tissues follow, with a review of the healing process, to enhance understanding of the effects of injury on the soft tissues. The first section ends with the principles of treatment as applied in musculoskeletal medicine and discusses the techniques of mobilization and injection, aims and application, and indications for use.
  • Section 2 adopts a regional approach. Anatomy is presented, including useful tips on surface marking to locate commonly injured anatomical structures. Assessment, lesions and treatment techniques are discussed for each region as appropriate for the stage in the healing process.
  • Section 3 provides resources to support the recording of assessment and to ensure safety, especially whilst learning the musculoskeletal medicine approach.

A Practical Approach to Musculoskeletal Medicine comprehensively and critically discusses current literature. It is a complete reference source for students and postgraduate medical practitioners, physiotherapists, osteopaths and other allied health professionals, including occupational therapists and podiatrists. It is essential reading.

Problem Solving for Healthcare Workers

Author: John Michael Collins. Pages: 267 Size: 2.12 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Productivity Press
Published: 02 January, 2018
eISBN-13: 9780203728727

While most healthcare facilities have an extremely high success rate at the most challenging lifesaving work and we all know of friends and relatives who have had supreme care, mistakes are still made and patients’ lives have been put at risk and lost.

How often have we heard politicians say after some disastrous report, “Lessons must be learned”, but what does this really mean. Will responsible parties carry out a careful cause and effect analysis and methodically get to the root causes of the problem? Will sufficient steps be taken to permanently eradicate those causes and provide a permanent solution so that the problem will not reoccur? This is what is done in the aviation industry with the result that air travel is very safe. The low accident rate is achieved by studying the causes and using the methods of continuous improvement explained in this book. These methods are now becoming better known in the medical profession have been recommended in recent reports but are perhaps misunderstood at operational levels.

This book is a basic level manual for those who have never been involved in any form of quality improvement project and is also suitable as a refresher for anyone wishing to familiarize themselves with the various techniques discussed. The aim of this book is to explain what continuous improvement is and why it’s needed; explain how individual departments can explain how and why continuous improvement is important, and helps readers recognize quality control methods in their own workplace and understand how to contribute to existing continuous improvement activities. While many of the case studies and examples are from the NHS, the author includes similar examples from around the world.

Problem Solving in Acute Oncology

Author: Edited By Ernie Marshall, Md, Mrcp(uk), Mbchb, Macmillian Consultant In Medical Oncology, Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, Merseyside, Uk, Alison Young, Md, Mrcp(uk), Mbchb, Consultant Medical Oncologist, St James`s Institute Of Oncology, St James`s University Hospital, Leeds, Uk, Peter I. Clark, Ma, Md, Frcp, Professor Of Medical Oncology, Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, Merseyside, Uk, Chair Of NHS England Chemotherapy Clinical Reference Group, Peter Selby, Cbe, Dsc, Md, Frcp, Frcr, Fmedsci, Professor Of Cancer Medicine, St James`s Institute Of Oncology, St James`s University Hospital And University Of Leeds, Leeds, Uk, President Of The Association Of Cancer Physicians. Pages: 268 Size: 16.92 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Atlas Medical Publishing
Published: 03 November, 2013
eISBN-13: 978184692649

In the United Kingdom there has been increasing attention paid to the needs of patients who present acutely with problems related to the diagnosis and management of cancer, complications of their cancer, complications of their treatment or who require appropriate symptom control or palliative care. These issues are being considered carefully by a wide range of professionals working in oncology, the Departments of Health and other bodies. There is now a substantial service development to ensure that Acute Oncology is appropriately provided in order to improve outcomes and wellbeing of patients. This book uses the Problem Solving format to produce a text which will be of value to everyone involved in planning and delivery of acute oncology care throughout the UK. The issues raised here will be equally valuable in an international context. The book is formally supported by the Association of Cancer Physicians (ACP).

Public Health and Community Nutrition

Author: Elizabeth Eilender. Pages: 70 Size: 1.33 MB Format: EPUB Publisher: Momentum Press
Published: 28 September, 2016
eISBN-13: 9781606508701

Poor quality dietary habits are one of the most pressing public health concerns of our time. As a society, we are faced with the paradox of malnutrition and overconsumption existing side-by-side. Many people in our communities deal with the stark reality of food insecurity coupled with a reliance on inexpensive, nutrient-poor calories that contribute to the nationwide prevalence of obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic conditions. As a resource for both students and practitioners, Public Health and Community Nutrition provides an overview of how social determinants of health and socioeconomic factors that influence a population’s or an individual’s well-being¾contribute to the existence of health disparities in the United States. Now more than ever, diet and health experts are needed to address these 21st-century public health challenges that require specific professional competencies related to nutritional assessment, knowledge of food assistance and support options, and nutrition education skills that are appropriate for targeted audiences.

Primary Care for Older Adults

Pages: 235 Size: 2.57 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Springer Verlag
Published: 01 January, 2018
eISBN-13: 9783319613291

This book provides a comprehensive and systematic state-of-the science review of major primary care delivery models, how they address specific needs of older adults, and available evidence for their efficacy. Written by experts in the field, this book explores the patient-centered medical home model (PCMH) in depth and dives into the complexities of the “medical neighborhood”. It describes and analyzes primary care specifically directed toward special, complex populations, such as the Health Home for safety net patients with mental health needs, and intensive primary care for older adults. It reviews an array of primary care models related to dual eligible patients including the GRACE primary care consultation model and PACE models. It describes primary care with Advanced Practice Nurses and Physician Assistants and explores in-depth the massive effort within the VA to develop the Patient Activated Care Team (PACT), a VA form of the PCMH that also has several offshoots that address complex older veterans and veterans with severe mental illness. Finally, it illuminates rarely discussed primary care that occurs within the home and within long-term care. Throughout the entire book, experts navigate the workforce, care quality, and financing challenges of primary care for older adults. Primary Care for Older Adults is a valuable resource for clinicians, researchers, patients, caregivers and their advocates, and policy makers who have an interest in designing, promoting, and implementing high quality primary care for older adults.

Practical Pediatric Dermatology

Author: Arnold P. Oranje, Tor Shwayder Pages: 263 Size: 3.18 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Springer Verlag
Published: 01 January, 2016
eISBN-13: 9783319321592

This book presents a selection of controversial issues of practical importance in pediatric dermatology with the aim of enabling the reader to adopt a well-balanced and evidence-based approach to the management of dermatological disorders encountered during childhood. It is not, therefore, structured according to a basic disease classification; rather it addresses a series of dilemmas in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of conditions, including inflammatory disorders, tumors, immune and autoimmune disorders. In addition to areas of debate in the management of individual conditions, controversies in the use of particular types of treatment, for example retinoids, cyclosporin, acyclovir, and laser therapy, are considered and relevant psychological aspects are discussed. Practical Pediatric Dermatology will assist pediatricians and dermatologists in decision making during daily clinical practice.

Pediatric and Adult Nutrition in Chronic Diseases, Developmental Disabilities, and Hereditary Metabolic Disorders

Pages: 585 Size: 42.88 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 09 March, 2017
eISBN-13: 9780199398928

“Packed with information that is useful on a daily basis. This book will be useful for all who care for children with disabilities or chronic disase.” -Journal of Parental and Enteral Nutrition Food and nutrition studies are more relevant to the practice of medicine than ever before. As scientific understanding of these links has expanded over the last decade, the need for an authoritative reference has never been greater. This fully revised and updated edition of PEDIATRIC AND ADULT NUTRITION IN CHRONIC DISEASES, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, AND HEREDITARY METABOLIC DISORDERS offers a comprehensive reference to the nutritional interventions for diseases across the lifespan. Comprising more than 60 topic-based chapters from leading figures in nutrition and medicine, this book is the most up-to-date work on diet as a symptom of, and therapy for, chronic, hereditary, and developmental disorders. Enriched with tables and charts that distill the latest recommendations for nutrient intake, physical activity, this third edition is a convenient and essential resource for busy clinicians and students in nutrition, dietetics, and medical specialties.

Orthodontics for Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists

Author: Tina Raked. Pages: 239 Size: 5.66 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Wiley-VCH
Published: 14 August, 2017
eISBN-13: 9781119251897

Clear, comprehensive, and easy to read, Orthodontics for Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapistsoutlines orthodontic theory and explains clinical techniques, without assuming prior knowledge. By learning the orthodontic mechanics and fundamentals, dental hygiene and therapy students can become valuable team members in an orthodontic practice.

Written in a student–friendly style, the text begins by outlining craniofacial growth and tooth development, orthodontic assessment, and biomechanics and anchorage, before introducing fixed and removable appliances, class I, II and III treatment principles, and cleft palate treatment, and ending with a chapter on adult orthodontics.

  • Student–friendly guide to essential orthodontic theory and clinical techniques for dental hygienists, dental therapists, and oral health therapists
  • Superbly illustrated with explanations on terminologies, orthodontic appliances, instruments, and procedures
  • Features multiple choice questions at the end of each chapter and interactive self–assessment questions on a companion website to help you test your knowledge

The ideal overall introduction to orthodontics, Orthodontics for Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists is an indispensable companion for those wishing to pursue a career in orthodontic practices after graduation.

Occupation-centred Practice with Children: A Practical Guide for Occupational Therapists, 2nd ed

Author: Sylvia Rodger Pages: 410 Size: 3 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Published: 16 March, 2017
eISBN-13: 9781119057758

Occupation–Centred Practice with Children remains the only occupational therapy book which supports the development and implementation of occupation–centred practice with children.  Drawing on the latest occupational therapy theory and research, this new edition has been fully updated throughout, and includes new chapters on occupational transitions for children and young people, assessing children s occupations and participation, intervention within schools, the arts and children s occupational opportunities, as well as using animals to support children s occupational engagement.

Key features:

  • Written by an international expert team of contributors.
  • Each chapter begins with preliminary questions to assist with consideration of current knowledge, and then reflection questions at the conclusion to allow revision of key content in order to support independent learning.
  • Highly practical, with a range of case studies, key point summaries, reflective questions, best practice guidelines, and a range of tools, interventions and techniques to aid applications to practice.
  • A new appendix outlining all the assessments referred to in the book has now been included.

Occupation–Centred Practice with Children is a practical, theoretically grounded and evidence based guide to contemporary occupational therapy practice, and is important reading for all occupational therapy students and therapists wishing to make a real difference to children and their families lives.

Occupation-centred Practice with Children: A Practical Guide for Occupational Therapists, 2nd ed.

Author: Sylvia Rodger Pages: 410 Size: 3 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Published: 16 March, 2017
eISBN-13: 9781119057758

Occupation–Centred Practice with Children remains the only occupational therapy book which supports the development and implementation of occupation–centred practice with children.  Drawing on the latest occupational therapy theory and research, this new edition has been fully updated throughout, and includes new chapters on occupational transitions for children and young people, assessing children s occupations and participation, intervention within schools, the arts and children s occupational opportunities, as well as using animals to support children s occupational engagement.

Key features:

  • Written by an international expert team of contributors.
  • Each chapter begins with preliminary questions to assist with consideration of current knowledge, and then reflection questions at the conclusion to allow revision of key content in order to support independent learning.
  • Highly practical, with a range of case studies, key point summaries, reflective questions, best practice guidelines, and a range of tools, interventions and techniques to aid applications to practice.
  • A new appendix outlining all the assessments referred to in the book has now been included.

Occupation–Centred Practice with Children is a practical, theoretically grounded and evidence based guide to contemporary occupational therapy practice, and is important reading for all occupational therapy students and therapists wishing to make a real difference to children and their families lives.