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
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. Readership: Serves as a useful guide for all those who are interested in occupational medical practice. These include medical students at various levels, occupational health nurses, general practitioners, researchers or colleagues and professionals in occupational and public health and safety in other words, for all who have committed themselves to do the best practice for the health of working people.
Praise for Previous Editions: "This splendid book [...]is authoritative, well written, and ably edited." - Occupational & Environmental Medicine "The book provides a logical, structured exposition of a diverse multidisciplinary speciality, employing a language and format designed to educate the novice student and seasoned practitioner alike - a vital contribution to the field." - New England Journal of Medicine Occupational and environmental contributions to the occurrence of disease and injury represent a core component of public health and health care. Factors in the workplace and the ambient environment have significant impacts on individual and community health.Occupational and Environmental Health is a comprehensive, practical textbook for understanding how work and environment influence individual and population health. Comprising 40 chapters written by national and international experts, this book combines theory and practical insights to help readers effectively recognize and prevent occupational and environmental disease and injury.
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)
MedicalPearls Publishing provides a flashcard style practice test with teaching points to assist in identification of knowledge gaps and resolve educational deficits.
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
MedicalPearls Publishing provides a multiple-choice question practice test with teaching points to assist in identification of knowledge gaps and resolve educational deficits.
This entry in the unique "Secrets" series uses the familiar question-and-answer format and provides legislative and legal overviews and annotated case studies. Sections include material on epidemiology, toxicology, industrial hygiene, chemical hazards, physical hazards, biological hazards, leading occupational diseases, indoor air pollution, chemical sensitivity, diagnosing and reporting occupational diseases, ethics disability evaluation and employee assistance programs.
"This book will help the reader think through helping patients with return-to-work decisions when persisting symptoms and problems from illness or injury make work difficult"--Provided by publisher.