A thorough, concise, up-to-date guide to the diagnosis and treatment of common occupational and environmental injuries and diseasesA Doody's Core Title for 2017!Coverage includes:Chapters on how to conduct an occupational and environmental medical history, examine the patient, evaluate exposures, and prevent further injury and illnessNew methods of disability management and the important role that physicians can play in preventing disabilityPractical information on the toxic properties and clinical manifestation of common industrial materialsTechniques to prevent acute and cumulative workplace-related injuriesDetailed discussion of international occupational and environmental health, and issues of worker migrationAn appendix that concisely introduces the important topics of biostatistics and epidemiologyLANGEThe definitive overview of common occupational and environmental illnessesNEW CHAPTERS on electronic health records, the management of chronic pain, violence in the workplace, terrorism preparedness, disease surveillance, and chemical policyValuable to practicing physicians as well as students and residents
Second edition! Confidently handle return to work and work ability issues Risk, capacity and tolerance. Once understood, these three return to work-related issues can help guide physicians through work ability and work cases for numerous diagnoses and body systems. Structured with these themes in mind, this easy-to-read publication includes the latest medical literature reviewed by experts and step-by-step guidance to help negotiate return to work cases. Practical features and second edition updates include: * Four new chapters: Gastrointestinal, Genitourinary, Obstetric and Hematology-Oncology * Updated approaches and references from more than 20 new contributors * Implications of unemployment, medication, work aspects and driving * Forms that can be used to communicate return to work guidelines * Disclaimers to use when writing return to work guidelines * Tips on negotiating with patients * Current science on functional capacity evaluations * Chapters organized by body system, making it easy to use as a reference text for a particular system or diagnosis * Tables contain recommended disability durations by diagnosis * The Cardiopulmonary chapter has been divided into separate cardiac and pulmonary chapters * A new chapter featuring international perspectives on return to work Ideal for: * Physicians, primarily orthopedists, neurosurgeons, and primary care physicians * Nurse case managers * Nurse practitioners and physicians' assistants who function as primary care providers * Lawyers involved in claims handling * Disability insurers * Workers' compensation administrators * Human resource managers
This fourth edition continues to provide a link between occupational health and clinical practice. It covers target organ systems that can be affected by hazardous exposures in workplaces, and it focuses on the clinical presentations, investigations and management of affected individuals. We have retained consideration of some special issues relevant to occupational medicine practice in this new edition.The main emphasis continues to be prevention of disease and early detection of health effects. This edition of the book has been updated to include new materials, topics, and references. We have retained a few of the previous case studies and illustrations, and introduced several new ones. There are new chapters on audit and evidence-based practice and on occupational cancer. We trust that this edition addresses many of the recommendations that were provided by readers of the previous edition.We have again asked international experts to author many of the chapters. Some of the authors are from Asia, and others from the US, UK, the Middle East and Australia. All the authors will have either clinical or academic experience in occupational medicine practice.The book will be of interest to medical practitioners, especially those in primary care and doctors intending to pursue a career in occupational medicine. It would also be relevant for non-medical health and safety professionals wanting to know more about health effects resulting from occupational exposures. Other groups who may find this edition useful as a ready reference are medical students, occupational health nurses, or clinical specialists in fields such as dermatology, respiratory medicine or toxicology. The book is targeted at all those who are interested in the interaction between work and health, and how occupational diseases and work-related disorders may present.
Musculoskeletal, Sports, and Occupational Medicine: Rehabilitation Medicine Quick Reference provides the core knowledge the busy practitioner needs to deliver top-notch rehabilitative care to patients with musculoskeletal, sports, or occupational injuries. Covering 107 alphabetically arranged topics from Achilles Tendinopathy to Whiplash, this nuts and bolts resource is designed to provide concise and accurate information. The book begins with a template for evaluating a patient with musculoskeletal injury, and covers the full gamut of conditions and sequelae commonly seen by practitioners dealing with bone, joint, and soft tissue problems in athletes, injured workers, and individuals of any age with musculoskeletal issues. Every entry is standardized for quick look-up in the office or clinic, and features description, etiology, risk factors, clinical features, natural history, diagnosis, red flags, treatment, prognosis, helpful hints and suggested readings.Every entry is standardized for quick look-up in the office or clinic, and features description, etiology, risk factors, clinical features, natural history, diagnosis, red flags, treatment, prognosis, helpful hints, and suggested readings. All Rehabilitation Medicine Quick Referencetitles offer: Consistent Approach and Organization: at-a-glance outline format allows readers to find the facts quickly Concise Coverage: of must-know information broken down into easy-to-locate topics Fast Answers to Clinical Questions: diagnostic and management criteria for problems commonly encountered in daily practice Hands-on Practical Guidance: for all types of interventions and therapies Multi-Specialty Perspective: ensures that issues of relevance to all rehabilitation team members are addressed
This new edition of Occupational and Environmental Medicineconcentrates more on the newer kinds of occupational diseaseincluding those (like “RSI” and pesticide poisoning)where exposure and effects are difficult to understand. There isspecific emphasis on work, health and wellbeing, with links topublic health, health promotion, the value of work, disabled peopleat work, the aging workforce, vocational rehabilitation, evidencebased practice, and further chapters on the health effects ofclimate change and of occupational health and safety in relation tomigration and terrorism.
MedicalPearls Publishing provides a flashcard style practice test with teaching points to assist in identification of knowledge gaps and resolve educational deficits.
Why waste time guessing at what you need to know for the occupational and environmental medicine board exam? Maximize your exam preparation time with this quick-hit question and answer review. The unique question and single-answer format eliminates the guesswork associated with traditional multiple-choice Q&A reviews and reinforces only the correct answers you'll need to know on exam day. Emphasis is placed on distilling key facts and clinical pearls essential for exam success. This high-yield review for the boards is the perfect compliment to larger texts for intense, streamlined review in the days and weeks before your exam.
MedicalPearls Publishing provides a multiple-choice question practice test with teaching points to assist in identification of knowledge gaps and resolve educational deficits.
This reference provides family practitioners with information on occupational injuries and illnesses commonly encountered in a family practice setting. Clinical topics are organized in an easy-to-use format with key questions to ask in history taking, important physical findings, cost-effective diagnostic testing, and current treatments. In addition to chapters on work-related injuries, occupation and environmental systemic disorders, and indoor environmental quality, there is also information on workers' compensation, insurance regulations, prescribing physical therapy, and introducing occupational medicine as part of a family practice. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)