The definitive evidence-based introduction to patient history-takingNOW IN FULL COLORA Doody's Core Title for 2017!For medical students and other health professions students, an accurate differential diagnosis starts with The Patient History. The ideal companion to major textbooks on the physical examination, this trusted guide is widely acclaimed for its skill-building, and evidence based approach to the medical history.Now in full color, The Patient History defines best practices for the patient interview, explaining how to effectively elicit information from the patient in order to generate an accurate differential diagnosis. The second edition features all-new chapters, case scenarios, and a wealth of diagnostic algorithms. Introductory chapters articulate the fundamental principles of medical interviewing. The book employs a rigorous evidenced-based approach, reviewing and highlighting relevant citations from the literature throughout each chapter.FeaturesNEW! Case scenarios introduce each chapter and place history-taking principles in clinical contextNEW! Self-assessment multiple choice Q&A conclude each chapter―an ideal review for students seeking to assess their retention of chapter materialNEW! Full-color presentationEssential chapter on red eye, pruritus, and hair lossSymptom-based chapters covering 59 common symptoms and clinical presentationsDiagnostic approach section after each chapter featuring color algorithms and several multiple-choice questions Hundreds of practical, high-yield questions to guide the history, ranging from basic queries to those appropriate for more experienced clinicians
"The Dysautonomia Project" is a much needed tool for physicians, patients, or caregivers looking to arm themselves with the power of knowledge. It combines current publications from leaders in the field of autonomic disorders with explanations for doctors and patients about the signs and symptoms, which will aid in reducing the six-year lead time to diagnosis.
For nearly 25 years, Ferri's concise, pocket-sized resource has served as the go-to reference for practical, clinical information among students, residents, and other medical professionals. Formerly known as Practical Guide to the Care of the Medical Patient, this volume continues to provide a fast, effective, and efficient way to identify the important clinical, laboratory, and diagnostic imaging information you need to get through your internal medicine clerkship or residency. "...informative and detailed ...useful for those planning an elective or clinical work in the USA...". Reviewed by: Jacob F de Wolff, on behalf of British Journal of Hospital Medicine Date: October 2014Benefit from the expert guidance of Dr. Fred Ferri, a leading teacher, clinician, and author.Confidently manage patients with the latest clinical information, drug therapies, and lab tests.Apply the latest knowledge and techniques with this updated and streamlined title, which still stays true to the Ferri name. Quickly find important information with content organized into three major sections: Section I, titled "Surviving the Wards," contains information on charting, laboratory evaluation and formulary; Section II provides the differential diagnosis of common signs and symptoms likely to be encountered in the acute care setting; Section III has been completely revised and subdivided into 11 specialty specific diseases and disorders.Carry just the sections you need, add personalized materials, and keep everything together and safe with an improved ring binder and design.Access the full text and procedural videos online at Expert Consult.Your purchase entitles you to access the web site until the next edition is published, or until the current edition is no longer offered for sale by Elsevier, whichever occurs first. Elsevier reserves the right to offer a suitable replacement product (such as a downloadable or CD-ROM-based electronic version) should access to the web site be discontinued. Registration and use of the web site is subject to the terms of the non-transferable, limited license under which access to the site and its content is granted by Elsevier. Access to the site by individuals is limited to the first retail purchaser and may not be transferred to another party by resale, lending or other means.
The ideal "how-to" book! Innovative ideas to increase critical thinking Practical guidelines for family interviewing Clinical tools, skills and examples Breaches the boundaries of practice, education and research Harness the power of the nurse-family relationship!Use the thoroughly revised evidence-based Calgary Family Assessment and Intervention Models to competently and compassionately assess and intervene with families experiencing illness, loss, and/or disability.From theory to practice, polish the skills you need to... Use questions in family interviewing more effectively Conduct a fifteen minute family interview Avoid the three most common errors in family nursing Create genograms for families with multiple unions, parents and siblings Prepare, conduct, terminate, and document family interviews
Completely portable, this pocket-sized collection of full-color, spiral-bound cards uses humor, cartoons, and mnemonics to help you understand and retain important information about fluids and electrolytes. This fun, colorful, and insightful approach makes these cards a valuable learning and review tool throughout nursing school, as well as a great resource for preparing for the NCLEX® examination.UNIQUE! 64 full-color, cartoon mnemonics cover key fluids and electrolytes and acid-base concepts. UNIQUE! Colored highlights draw attention to four central topics: Serious Life Threatening Implications in pink; Common Clinical Findings in blue; Important Nursing Implications in yellow; and Patient Teaching information in green. Concise What You Need to Know information on the back of each image highlights key information and specific nursing implications. Spiral-bound pages made of thick, substantial card stock are durable and portable. Color-coded thumb tabs feature a different color for each section for easy referral. 15 new cartoons help you master the latest information on fluids and electrolytes. New topics include: Homeostasis: A Question of Balance and The Body’s Water: Keeping It Where You Need It.
Updated and easy-to-use, Mosby’s Guide to Nursing Diagnosis, 5th Edition is ideal for use in clinicals, in class, and at the bedside! This pocket-sized reference book is a condensed version Ackley’s Nursing Diagnosis Handbook, 11th Edition that helps you diagnose and formulate care plans with confidence and ease. It includes the 2015-17 NANDA-I approved nursing diagnoses based on more than 1,300 specific symptoms and a step-by-step guide to creating care plans, featuring desired outcomes, interventions, and patient teaching. Plus, alphabetic thumb tabs allow for quick and easy access to specific symptoms and nursing diagnoses.UNIQUE! 2015-2017 NANDA-I approved nursing diagnoses Alphabetical thumb tabsPediatric, geriatric, multicultural, home care, safety, and client/family teaching and discharge planning interventionsPocketsize portability Nursing Diagnoses Index UNIQUE! Includes the 2015-2017 NANDA-I approved nursing diagnoses UNIQUE! Includes care plans for every NANDA-I approved nursing diagnosis, with pediatric, geriatric, multicultural, home care, safety, and client/family teaching and discharge planning interventionsAlphabetical thumb tabs provide quick access to specific symptoms and nursing diagnosesPocketsize portability makes this book easy to carry and use in clinicals, in class, or at the bedside.Nursing Diagnoses Index on the inside front and back cover
In her New York Times bestseller, Radical Remission: Surviving Cancer Against All Odds, Dr. Kelly A. Turner, founder of the Radical Remission Project, uncovers nine factors that can lead to a spontaneous remission from cancer—even after conventional medicine has failed.While getting her Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkley, Dr. Turner, a researcher, lecturer, and counselor in integrative oncology, was shocked to discover that no one was studying episodes of radical (or unexpected) remission—when people recover against all odds without the help of conventional medicine, or after conventional medicine has failed. She was so fascinated by this kind of remission that she embarked on a ten month trip around the world, traveling to ten different countries to interview fifty holistic healers and twenty radical remission cancer survivors about their healing practices and techniques. Her research continued by interviewing over 100 Radical Remission survivors and studying over 1000 of these cases. Her evidence presents nine common themes that she believes may help even terminal patients turn their lives around.
Praise for the First Edition:"This is a concise, yet comprehensive book. I would recommend that any advanced practice nurse working in obstetrics have it on the bookshelf. It could also be used as a protocol manual for small practices." Score: 100, 5 Stars --Doody's Medical ReviewsThe only comprehensive source of current, evidence-based guidelines for nurse practitioners, nurse-midwives, clinical nurse specialists, and other health professionals who provide prenatal and postpartum care in outpatient settings, this clinical reference covers the latest health care guidelines in an easy-to-read, outline format. With three new chapters, Obesity in Pregnancy, Dermatological Concerns, and Preventing Zika in Pregnancy, the second edition has also been updated to include new guidelines from professional organizations such as the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses; American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists; American Academy of Pediatricians; and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.Delivered in a convenient, spiral-bound format for health professionals in a busy clinical practice setting, this guide addresses clinical topics and practice standards regarding preconception, prenatal, and postpartum nursing care. Topics are broken down into definition, etiology, history, physical exam, lab exam, differential diagnosis, treatment, complications, consultation/referral, and follow-up. Sections provide in-depth detail on genetic counseling, health promotion and assessment, lactation issues, and medications during pregnancy. Tables and diagrams further illustrate and reinforce the content, and numerous web addresses are provided.New to the Second Edition:Three new chapters, Obesity in Pregnancy, Dermatological Concerns, and Preventing Zika in PregnancyNew and updated guidelines from the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses; American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists; American Academy of Pediatricians; and the U.S. Preventive Services Task ForceNew clinical updates on genetic screening and testing, nausea and vomiting, use of low-dose aspirin to prevent pregnancy complications, HIV prevention using PrEP, breastfeeding, avoidance of nonmedically indicated early-term delivery, and use of marijuana and heroinNew nomenclature for preeclampsiaUpdated information on healthy preconception careKey Features:Comprises the only comprehensive source of current guidelines for nurse practitioner care of obstetric patients in ambulatory settingsPresents complete guidelines in consistent, easy-to-access outline formatWritten by board-certified nurse practitioners with more than 50 years of combined women’s health and obstetric/perinatal practiceOffers guidelines on identifying complications and when to refer for specialist care
Featuring exclusive tips and targeted review from USMLE expert Conrad Fischer, MD, Master the Boards USMLE Step 2 CK has the information you need to excel on the exam and match into the residency program you want.Designed to work with Kaplan's Step 2 High Yield course, this edition features exam-style questions and is the highest yield full-color review book for the Clinical Knowledge exam. If it is not likely to appear on the test, it is not in this book.The Best ReviewNew design with hundreds of full-color diagnostic images, algorithms, and tablesNew biostatistics chapter and expanded disease coverage, with dozens of new topics including Zika and EbolaLogical, step-by-step approach to patient careDisease topics are presented in exam-style format for realistic review:What is the most likely diagnosis?What is the best initial test?What is the most accurate diagnostic test?What is the treatment?Expert GuidanceAvoid surprises on Test Day with exclusive tips and targeted review from USMLE expert Conrad Fischer, MD.Expert test-taking advice, including tips for recognizing incorrect answers and guidance on the order in which steps should be taken.We invented test prep—Kaplan (www.kaptest.com) has been helping students for almost 80 years. Our proven strategies have helped legions of students achieve their dreams.