physiology

Sedentary Behavior and Health

Author: Edited By Weimo Zhu, Neville Owen. Pages: 456 Size: 13.88 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Published: 19 January, 2017
eISBN-13: 9781492545095

From office jobs and long commutes to passive entertainment like television and video games, humans are sitting more than ever. Though lack of exercise has major health consequences, researchers are now examining the additional and widespread health risk of the simple act of sitting for extended periods. With research from leading scientists, Sedentary Behavior and Health: Concepts, Assessments, and Interventions presents evidence on sedentary behavior, its apparent health risks, and suggestions on measuring and altering this behavior. The highly respected international author team provides an interdisciplinary review of current research, examining scientific, public health, and broader social questions about the implications of sedentary behavior. These topics include humans` physiological predispositions, exacerbation of current health conditions like obesity and diabetes, and the design and ergonomics of offices and chairs. To examine the many facets of this developing area of study, Sedentary Behavior and Health is divided into five parts:

  • Sedentary Behavior Concepts and Context- reviews the physiology of sedentary behavior, investigating current habits from the perspectives of evolution, industrial engineering, and design.
  • Sedentary Behavior and Health- explores the relationship between sedentary behavior and several major chronic diseases, including obesity, cardiovascular disease, and low-back pain.
  • Measuring and Analyzing Sedentary Behavior- explains research methods for understanding and measuring sedentary behavior in order to recognize patterns and design interventions.
  • Sedentary Behavior and Subpopulations- covers issues, risks, and behaviors in groups such as children, working adults, older adults, and minorities.
  • Changing Sedentary Behavior- provides methods and recommendations for improvement with environmental, social, community, worksite, and technology-based interventions.

Included in this groundbreaking text are learning objectives, key concepts, and study questions to focus attention on key issues and reinforce concepts. Reviews of the literature in the field are presented, many with comparisons in table form, to provide the full scope of research. Sidebars throughout the text apply theoretical concepts to real-world scenarios. Inactivity is mismatched with many aspects of humans` genetic makeup. While it is becoming the new norm, the consequences of this behavior are emerging as a public health threat. Sedentary Behavior and Health will serve as a key reference for the rapidly emerging research area of sedentary behavior.

Nursing Key Topics Review: Maternity

Author: Elsevier Pages: 363 Size: 4.2 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Elsevier
Published: 08 September, 2016
eISBN-13: 9780323449281

Study efficiently with Nursing Key Topics Review: Maternity! This quick review and accompanying mobile web app focus on the most critical, practical, and relevant maternal nursing information to prepare you for success on course exams. Concise coverage includes topics from pregnancy, labor, and birth to postpartum and newborn nursing care. Summary tables and quick, bulleted lists make it easier to glance through and remember concepts. Mobile web app audio summaries reinforce content when you are on the go. Best of all, it’s easy to assess your understanding as you go along – because key maternity topics are always immediately followed by review questions with correct answers and rationales.

Myles Pocket Reference for Midwives

Author: Ashwin, Cathy;anderson, Michelle Pages: 103 Size: 1.87 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Elsevier
Published: 29 April, 2017
eISBN-13: 9780702074431

Myles Pocket Reference for Midwives is a brand new resource that offers readers a ready source of up-to-date information at the fingertips!

Well illustrated with over 100 figures, tables and pull-out boxes, this slim pocket guide includes a wealth of information ranging from physical examination to drug calculations, antenatal investigations, screening, infant feeding, medical complications of pregnancy, and birth emergencies.

Myles Pocket Reference for Midwives will be ideal for all midwives – whether qualified or in training.

  • Helpful bullet point style enables rapid access to essential information
  • Rich illustrative programme enables rapid access to key information

Midwifery Essentials: Labour: Volume 3, 2nd ed.

Author: Baston, Helen;hall, Jenny Pages: 225 Size: 3.15 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Churchill Livingstone
Published: 18 April, 2017
eISBN-13: 9780702071393

The second edition of the popular Midwifery Essentials series continues to help readers understand and master a range of core issues safely and with confidence!

Written by leading midwifery academics, each book in the series provides a user-friendly source of information which has been fully updated throughout to reflect the latest evidence-base for current practice. Now with an improved design to make learning as easy as possible, each paperback in the series focuses on the importance of communication and contemporary women-centred care and presents helpful ‘scenarios’ to encourage debate and reflection.

The Midwifery Essentials series is ideal for all midwives – whether qualified or in training – and is also helpful to nurses and HCAs working in the maternity environment.

  • Fully updated to provide a useful, friendly source of information
  • Strong focus on contemporary women-centred care
  • Designed to stimulate debate and reflection upon current practice, local policies and procedures
  • Scenarios enable practitioners to understand the context of maternity care and explore their role in safe and effective service provision
  • Helpful ‘jigsaw’ approach enables readers to explore specific topics from a variety of perspectives e.g. consent, safety and health promotion
  • Explains the professional and legal issues surrounding clinical procedures
  • Chapters designed to be read as a ‘standalone’ or in succession
  • Emphasises the crucial role of effective communication
  • Makes reference to the latest national and international guidelines
  • Contains new scenarios to reflect recent changes in practice
  • Improved layout aids retention and learning
  • Fully updated throughout with the latest evidence base for clinical skills and procedures
  • Embraces the principles of ‘Better Births’

Midwifery Essentials: Postnatal: Volume 4, 2nd ed.

Author: Baston, Helen;hall, Jenny Pages: 201 Size: 2.23 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Churchill Livingstone
Published: 17 April, 2017
eISBN-13: 9780702071447
eISBN-10: 0702071447
Print ISBNs: PB: 9780702071003, 0702071005

The second edition of the popular Midwifery Essentials series continues to help readers understand and master a range of core issues safely and with confidence!

Written by leading midwifery academics, each book in the series provides a user-friendly source of information which has been fully updated throughout to reflect the latest evidence-base for current practice. Now with an improved design to make learning as easy as possible, each paperback in the series focuses on the importance of communication and contemporary women-centred care and presents helpful ‘scenarios’ to encourage debate and reflection.

The Midwifery Essentials series is ideal for all midwives – whether qualified or in training – and is also helpful to nurses and HCAs working in the maternity environment.

  • Fully updated to provide a useful, friendly source of information
  • Strong focus on contemporary women-centred care
  • Designed to stimulate debate and reflection upon current practice, local policies and procedures
  • Scenarios enable practitioners to understand the context of maternity care and explore their role in safe and effective service provision
  • Helpful ‘jigsaw’ approach enables readers to explore specific topics from a variety of perspectives e.g. consent, safety and health promotion
  • Explains the professional and legal issues surrounding clinical procedures
  • Chapters designed to be read as a ‘standalone’ or in succession
  • Emphasises the crucial role of effective communication
  • Makes reference to the latest national and international guidelines
  • Contains new scenarios to reflect recent changes in practice
  • Improved layout aids retention and learning
  • Fully updated throughout with the latest evidence base for clinical skills and procedures
  • Embraces the principles of ‘Better Births’

Midwifery Essentials: Basics: Volume 1, 2nd ed.

Author: Baston, Helen;hall, Jenny;einion, Alys Bethan Pages: 259 Size: 2.75 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Elsevier
Published: 20 April, 2017
eISBN-13: 9780702071331

The second edition of the popular Midwifery Essentials series continues to help readers understand and master a range of core issues safely and with confidence!

Written by leading midwifery academics, each book in the series provides a user-friendly source of information which has been fully updated throughout to reflect the latest evidence-base for current practice. Now with an improved design to make learning as easy as possible, each paperback in the series focuses on the importance of communication and contemporary women-centred care and presents helpful ‘scenarios’ to encourage debate and reflection.

The Midwifery Essentials series is ideal for all midwives – whether qualified or in training – and is also helpful to nurses and HCAs working in the maternity environment.

  • Fully updated to provide a useful, friendly source of information
  • Strong focus on contemporary women-centred care
  • Designed to stimulate debate and reflection upon current practice, local policies and procedures
  • Scenarios enable practitioners to understand the context of maternity care and explore their role in safe and effective service provision
  • Helpful ‘jigsaw’ approach enables readers to explore specific topics from a variety of perspectives e.g. consent, safety and health promotion
  • Explains the professional and legal issues surrounding clinical procedures
  • Chapters designed to be read as a ‘standalone’ or in succession
  • Emphasises the crucial role of effective communication
  • Makes reference to the latest national and international guidelines
  • Contains new scenarios to reflect recent changes in practice
  • Improved layout aids retention and learning
  • Fully updated throughout with the latest evidence base for clinical skills and procedures
  • Embraces the principles of ‘Better Births’

Mayes’ Midwifery, 15th ed.

Author: Macdonald, Sue;johnson, Gail Pages: 1,221 Size: 32.75 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Bailliere Tindall
Published: 14 August, 2017
eISBN-13: 9780702063367

Mayes Midwifery retains all of the features that characterised the success of earlier editions – authority, accessibility and comprehensiveness – while addressing the wider context of current midwifery practice by applying evidence into practice.

The book explores anatomy and applied physiology, a wide range of public health issues, as well as cultural competence. Fast moving areas such as professional and leadership issues, fertility control, genetics, foetal development, medical problems in pregnancy and care of the new born and baby with complex needs are brought right up to date.

The latest edition of Mayes’ Midwifery has also been redesigned to further assist with engagement of the topics while the artwork programme has been upgraded to help with the understanding of complex physiological processes. As with the previous edition, the book also comes with an associated website containing over 600 MCQs, case studies, and reflective activities together with a wealth of other learning tools.

Mayes’ Midwifery 15th edition is an essential tool for midwives at every stage of their professional career – student midwives seeking knowledge, skills and guidance on their journey to becoming midwives – midwives returning to practice and for qualified midwives wherever they work. Nurses and health care assistants working on maternity units in the UK and overseas will also find the volume an important resource.

  • New edition of a classic textbook updated and designed for today’s midwifery student!
  • Chapters authored by experts in their field, including midwifery academics and clinicians as well as allied professionals such as researchers, physiotherapists, neonatal nurse specialists, social scientists and legal experts
  • Evidence and research based throughout to help facilitate safe clinical practice
  • Learning outcomes and key points help readers structure their study and recap on what they have learned
  • Reflective activities encourage the application of theory to practice
  • Contains practice based tools and checklists
  • Presents and discusses the latest national and international guidelines
  • Associated website with over 600 MCQs, reflective activities to encourage the application of theory to practice, case studies and additional learning tools
  • Downloadable image bank to assist readers with essay preparation and other assignments
  • Suitable for use in normal community and midwife led arenas, high tech environments and more rural areas of clinical practice
  • Brand new design – incorporating helpful learning features – aids reader engagement and retention of facts
  • Updated artwork program helps clarify complex physiological processes and other challenging concepts

Diseases in the Elderly

Author: Nages Nagaratnam, Kujan Nagaratnam And Gary Cheuk. Pages: 406 Size: 8.25 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Springer Verlag
Published: 01 January, 2016
eISBN-13: 9783319257877

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the two important issues relating to disease in elderly: the age-related changes and the pathophysiology of the diseases. The book contains 19 chapters that are arranged by organ system and structured to cover the specific areas for a quick but in-depth understanding of diseases in aging patients. Unlike any other book on the market, this text is concise and yet thorough in approach to the stipulated areas. This book includes multiple-choice questions that reinforce the concepts that are most vital to understanding and treating geriatric patients, making it an outstanding resource on its own or as a companion to larger geriatric texts. Diseases in the Elderly is the ultimate resource for geriatricians, medical students, primary care physicians, hospital doctors, geriatric nurses, and all other medical professionals treating and diagnosing diseases in elderly patients.

Blood Results in Clinical Practice

Author: Graham Basten Pages: 93 Size: 2.29 MB Format: PDF Publisher: M&K Update Ltd.
Published: 25 March, 2013
eISBN-13: 9781907830730

This book was written after feedback suggested that stories and analogies were very helpful to students wanting to remember blood tests and their implications. For this reason each section, where appropriate, contains an analogy, in addition to an overview of the relevant anatomy, physiology and biochemistry. The book links tests and conditions, and gives strategies for clinical practice using simple language. It will be useful as a supplementary text for those studying nursing, healthcare and medicine. It will also provide a quick-reference handbook for working healthcare professionals. Finally, it will provide a resource for patients and their relatives who may be keen to know more about the meaning and function of a particular blood test.

ABC of Breast Diseases

Author: Edited By J. Michael Dixon. Pages: 167 Size: 72.64 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Bmj Books
Published: 03 August, 2012
eISBN-13: 9781118472002

The ABC of Breast Diseases provides comprehensive guidance to the assessment of symptoms, and how to manage all common breast conditions and provides guidelines on referral. It covers congenital problems, breast infection and mastalgia, before addressing the epidemiology, prevention, screening and diagnosis of breast cancer. It outlines the treatment and management options for breast cancer within different groups and includes new chapters on the genetics, prevention, management of high risk women and the psychological aspects of breast diseases. Edited and written by internationally renowned experts in the field and highly illustrated in full colour, this fourth edition remains a practical guide for general practitioners, family physicians, practice nurses and breast care nurses as well as for surgeons and oncologists both in training and recently qualified as well as medical students.