Occupational medicine has become of increasing importance as a result of the extensive health and safety legislation in the UK. This self test book offers comprehensive coverage for medical practitioners studying for the Royal College of Physicians associateship (and its equivalents) and general practioners studying for the Diploma ofthe Faculty of Occupational Physicians.Occupational Medicine is becoming increasingly relevant not least as a result of the extensive health and safety legislation, with many entering the speciality at various levels of involvement and from multi-disciplinary backgrounds. MCQs are a valuablemethod of revising and are also an established part of many higher examinations. * This book provides those new to the speciality or intending to sit examinations with an excellent means of testing knowledge and prompting areas for further reading. *It also provides those established in the field with a method of reviewing and refreshing the knowledge of this rapidly expanding area. * There are 250 questions covering all aspects of occupational medicine including epidemiology, statistics, stress, legislation and toxicology. The questions are based upon the AFOM and Diploma in Occupational Medicine, London and the LFOM and MFOM, Dublin examination syllabuses, however all those with an interest in occupational health will find the questions an invaluable revision aid.""
Sponsored by the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, this updated Third Edition is a comprehensive, practical guide to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of occupationally related disorders. It provides an excellent overview of technical issues, practical applications, and preventive strategies for illness and injury related to the workplace. Emphasizing prevention, new chapters provide expansive coverage of environmentally induced asthma and allergies. A section of competencies is included for certification preparation within this specialty. A comprehensive index provides reference ease for examination of all aspects of occupational and environmental medicine.
In occupational therapy practice, well designed groups represent social and cultural contexts for occupational performance in everyday life. Group Dynamics in Occupational Therapy: The Theoretical Basis and Practice Application of Group Intervention, the best-selling text for over 25 years by Marilyn B. Cole, has been updated to a Fifth Edition, offering strategies and learning tools to place clients in effective groups for enhanced therapeutic interventions. Updated to meet the AOTA’s Occupational Therapy Practice Framework, Third Edition, this Fifth Edition provides guidelines for occupational therapy group design and leadership and guides application of theory-based groups. The theory section clarifies how occupation based models and frames of reference change the way occupational therapy groups are organized and how theory impacts the selection of group activities, goals, and outcomes. Recent examples and evidence are added in this Fifth Edition to reflect the design and use of groups for evaluation and intervention within the newly evolving paradigm of occupational therapy. The third section focuses on the design of group protocols and outlines a series of group experiences for students. These are intended to provide both personal and professional growth, as well as a format for practice in group leadership, self-reflection, cultural competence, and community service learning. A new chapter focusing on the recovery model and trauma-informed care suggests ways for occupational therapists to design group interventions within these broadly defined approaches. Cole’s 7-step format for occupational therapy group leadership provides a concrete, user-friendly learning experience for students to design and lead theory based groups. The settings for which students can design group interventions has been updated to include current and emerging practice settings. Instructors in educational settings can visit www.efacultylounge.com for additional material to be used for teaching in the classroom. With a client-centered theoretical approach, Group Dynamics in Occupational Therapy: The Theoretical Basis and Practice Application of Group Intervention, Fifth Edition continues a 25-year tradition of education for occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistant students and clinicians.
Short Cases, Long Cases, MCQs, MEQs and OSPEs in Occupational Medicine: A Revision Aid...
Hailed by JAMA as "the best single-volume text on the subject," this classic is now in its thoroughly updated, expanded Third Edition. In 136 chapters written by more than 150 expert contributors, the book provides encyclopedic coverage of the history, causes, prevention, and treatment of environmental and occupational diseases.The Third Edition features new chapters on molecular carcinogenesis, biological markers, genetic susceptibility to environmentally-induced diseases, and molecular mechanisms of asthma and particle-induced lung disease. Full consideration is given to recently recognized occupational diseases and hazards such as occupational tuberculosis, toxic liver disorders and endocrine disruptions, multiple chemical sensitivities, carpal tunnel syndrome, hazards of the petroleum refining industry, sleep disorders, and sick building syndrome. Environmental concerns addressed include acid rain, PCBs in aquatic environments, and Persian Gulf War health issues. This edition also includes chapters on low back pain, biomechanics, respirators, and managed care and occupational health.
Edition THREE is out! This is the only book available that is made for those aspiring to enter the field of physical therapy or occupational therapy. It provides all the steps needed to help you be the most competitive in the competitive fields of physical and occupational therapy. It has been recently updated (ed. 3) on many levels including information about the application process, physical therapy assistants, and occupational therapy assistants. Please note: The information is a compilation of common knowledge and also information no one knows about or actually does. The author is a long-time interviewer and advisor to hundreds of students aspiring to enter the therapy field. The advice must be applied, even if you think you have heard some of it before. Much of the information is new and different, but again must be applied, not just read. This book gives a blueprint to be a successful applicant. The information is invaluable to someone who wants to stand out in a field where the interviews are only once or twice a year. This book gives makes you as competitive as you can to get that interview and then succeed in the interview. This book shows you the steps and unknown tips needed to put you in the best position to ultimately get into the very competitive U.S. physical therapy and occupational therapy schools. It starts with basic information and also covers details that few know or apply. The author has been asked by innumerable potential applicants regarding the steps to gain acceptance into P.T. school and finally decided to write a book about it. He has over 22 years of experience and has participated as a P.T. applicant interviewer for most of those years. He has interviewed the Chairs of P.T. and O.T. departments for their insight on the subject and outlined what steps are needed get into P.T. or O.T. school. He has studied the traits of those who are successful and those who do not make the cut. This book is for those of you who would like to learn the steps needed to be a competitive applicant in an ultra-competitive field. Chapters include: Personality Traits, Preparation, Schools, PTA/COTA process, Academics, Volunteering/Employment, Civic duties, Recommendation letters, The interview and Summary. Key words: Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Physical therapy assistant, Occupational therapy assistant, PT, OT, PTA, COTA, Physical therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy school, occupational therapy school. PT school requirements, physical therapy school requirements, OT school requirements, occupational school requirements.
Written in the concise LANGE format, this text is an essential resource for all health care professionals who diagnose and treat occupation and environmental illnesses.
NASM Essentials of Corrective Exercise Training introduces the health and fitness professional to NASM's proprietary Corrective Exercise Continuum, a system of training that uses corrective exercise strategies to help improve muscle imbalances and movement efficiency to decrease the risk of injury. This textbook includes several new chapters that were not included in NASM's previous corrective exercise materials, including the rationale for corrective exercise training, assessments of health risk, static postural assessments, range of motion assessments, and strength assessments (manual muscle testing) as well as corrective exercise strategies for the cervical spine, elbow, and wrist. There are more than 100 corrective exercise techniques in the categories of self-myofascial release, static stretching, neuromuscular stretching, isolated strength training, positional isometrics, and integrated dynamic movements included in the text. These, along with corrective exercise strategies for common movement impairments seen in each segment of the body, make this text the premier resource for learning and applying NASM's systematic approach to corrective exercise training.
This new reference provides clinicians with the latest tools for detecting, diagnosing and treating the full spectrum of workplace-related and environmental diseases, from asbestosis to food- and water-borne diseases. Drs Rosenstock and Cullen, acknowledged authorities in the field, have assembled an internationally known cast of contributing experts with extensive first-hand experience in managing diseases and disorders associated with physical, chemical and biologic agents encountered on the job or in other environments. The result is state-of-the-art, encyclopaedic coverage in a single handy volume.