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.
A groundbreaking exploration of the chilling history behind an increasingly common diagnosis.Hans Asperger, the pioneer of autism and Asperger syndrome in Nazi Vienna, has been celebrated for his compassionate defense of children with disabilities. But in this groundbreaking book, prize-winning historian Edith Sheffer exposes that Asperger was not only involved in the racial policies of Hitler’s Third Reich, he was complicit in the murder of children.As the Nazi regime slaughtered millions across Europe during World War Two, it sorted people according to race, religion, behavior, and physical condition for either treatment or elimination. Nazi psychiatrists targeted children with different kinds of minds―especially those thought to lack social skills―claiming the Reich had no place for them. Asperger and his colleagues endeavored to mold certain "autistic" children into productive citizens, while transferring others they deemed untreatable to Spiegelgrund, one of the Reich’s deadliest child-killing centers.In the first comprehensive history of the links between autism and Nazism, Sheffer uncovers how a diagnosis common today emerged from the atrocities of the Third Reich. With vivid storytelling and wide-ranging research, Asperger’s Children will move readers to rethink how societies assess, label, and treat those diagnosed with disabilities. 15 illustrations
A fascinating guide to self-awareness and living well through the Oriental technique of shiatsu. Filled with diagrams, drawings, and sample diagnoses, this is not only a practical guidebook, but also a fascinating meditation on how to live.
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
A UNIQUE COMBINATION TEXT AND FULL-COLOR ATLAS OF WOUND MANAGEMENT Text and Atlas of Wound Diagnosis and Treatment delivers outstanding visual guidance and clear, step-by-step instruction on caring for patients with wounds. Utilizing more than 700 full-color illustrations and clear, concise text, this unique learning text also includes complete discussion of evidence-based concepts of wound treatment. Text and Atlas of Wound Diagnosis and Treatment is logically divided into four sections: Integumentary Basics which covers fundamental topics such as anatomy and physiology of the integumentary system and acute and chronic wound healing Wound Diagnosis which discusses specific disorders such as vascular wounds, lymphedema, pressure ulcers, diabetes, burns, and more Wound Bed Preparation which details debridement and dressings Biophysical Technologies which includes electrical stimulation, negative pressure, pulsed lavage with suction, hyperbaric oxygen, ultraviolet, and low level laser therapy Text and Atlas of Wound Diagnosis and Treatment is enhanced by learning aids such as chapter objectives, NPTE-style review questions at the end of each chapter, and case studies which give real-world application to the principles and techniques discussed in the book. Entry-level students in all medical professions (doctors, podiatrists, physician assistants, nurses, physical therapists, and occupational therapists) will find this an essential text for understanding the multi-disciplinary approach to caring for patients with wounds.
A supernatural force brings together two lost souls undergoing radical treatment at an experimental drug-testing facility. When the facility is locked down for the weekend and the drugs take effect, the human guinea pigs experience sinister hallucinations pointing to a horrific double murder. Unsure of where reality stops, they see the apparitions become more and more threatening until the only way to leave the facility alive is to solve the haunting secret.
Based on Dr. Croibier’s everyday clinical experience, this book provides critical tools for examining patients in order to determine what the course of treatment should be. Written for manual hands-on therapy students and practitioners that include osteopaths, physical therapists, and chiropractors, the book explores in depth the osteopathic diagnosis process that aims to identify an abnormality and to discover factors that may be causing the dysfunction. Drawing a comparison between diagnosis in classical medicine and osteopathy, Dr. Croibier explains that the osteopath focuses on restoring the conditions of good health rather than simply addressing the consequences of disease. Enhanced with more than 175 full-color instructional photos and illustrations, the book describes the manual hands-on assessments and general evaluations that lead to a diagnosis. Manual assessments include objective observation, diagnostic touch, palpation of the affected areas of the body, visualization, and “listening” (a hand placed on a specific part of the body to determine tissue functionality). Based on Dr. Croibier’s recommendations, the manual therapist also performs a patient intake and interview; general evaluation that analyzes the patient’s symptoms and general state; examination of posture and equilibrium; and observation of individual characteristics, such as constitution, temperament, and body type.
With an easy-to-read approach and unmatched learning resources, Physical Examination & Health Assessment, 7th Edition offers a clear, logical, and holistic approach to physical exams across the lifespan. A total of 1,200 illustrations, checklists of key exam steps, and practical insights ensure that you learn all the physical exam skills you need to know. Written by Carolyn Jarvis, an experienced educator and clinician, this gold standard in physical examination reflects what is going on in nursing today with coverage of emerging trends and the latest on evidence-based practice. It's easy to see why this text is, far and away, #1 in this field!A clear, logical, and streamlined approach simplifies content and helps you learn to perform the complete health assessment: The conversational, easy-to-understand writing style makes learning easier. A two-column format distinguishes normal findings from abnormal findings, and uses step-by-step photos to clarify examination techniques and expected findings. 1,200 full-color illustrations present anatomy and physiology, examination techniques, and abnormal findings. Abnormal findings tables include more than 300 pathophysiology photos to help in recognizing, sorting, and describing abnormalities. Comprehensive coverage reflects the realities of today’s nursing practice: NEW content on the Electronic Health Record, charting, and narrative recording provides examples of how to document assessment findings. 150 NEW normal and abnormal examination photos for the nose, mouth, throat, thorax, and pediatric assessment show findings that are unexpected or that require referral for follow-up care, with cultural diversity and developmental variations. UPDATED evidence-based practice content is highlighted and reflects a focus on conducting the most effective, accurate examinations. UPDATED case studies provide opportunities to apply your knowledge and develop your analytical skills. Checklists for use in RN-to-BSN completion programs provide a refresher for seasoned nurses returning to the classroom. A holistic approach to assessment accommodates the diverse types of patients that you will encounter in the real world: Documentation and Critical Thinking sections provide real-world clinical examples of specific patients and how to record assessment findings in the patient’s chart, using the SOAP format. Promoting a Healthy Lifestyle boxes enable patient teaching and health promotion while performing the health assessment, and now address the key concept of prevention. Developmental Competence sections provide age-specific assessment techniques for infants, children, adolescents, pregnant women, and older adults. Culture and Genetics sections include biocultural and transcultural information on an increasingly diverse patient population. Spanish-language translations highlight important phrases for improved data gathering and communication during the physical examination with Spanish-speaking patients. NEW evidence-based guidelines reflect a focus on conducting the most effective, qualitative exams.NEW Substance Use Assessment chapter addresses this increasingly critical aspect of holistic patient assessments.100 new photos of step-by-step examination techniques include all-new exam panoramas for key systems. 100 new abnormal findings photos provide instant visual cues for findings that are unexpected or that require referral for follow-up care.Expanded chapter on assessment of the hospitalized adult provides a focused assessment of the patient in the hospital setting.New content on obesity provides current information on this growing health problem.
Bladder Cancer: A Patient-Friendly Guide to Understanding Your Diagnosis and Treatment Options resulted from a unique collaboration between doctors and patients. It started when David Pulver was diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2007 and got a second opinion from Mark Schoenberg, MD, an internationally acknowledged authority on bladder cancer. They formed a partnership—not only to treat David's bladder cancer but also to write a patient-friendly book for other patients diagnosed with this disease. The book combines expert medical information with a clear writing style that organizes and presents the information in the most patient-friendly way.When you are diagnosed with bladder cancer or have a recurrence of your disease, many questions start running through your mind. What does my diagnosis mean? What are my treatment options? How serious is my disease? Can I be cured?To grapple with these questions, you need to understand your diagnosis and learn about your treatment options— so you can get the best possible outcomes for your disease. The mission of this book is to educate you about bladder cancer so you can understand your diagnosis and make informed decisions regarding your treatment and care. The book will help you be a proactive patient, have better conversations with your doctor, and become your own advocate in fighting your disease.What You Will Learn from This BookThis book is organized into 14 chapters and 4 appendixes.You should first read Chapters 1–5, which provide information all patients with bladder cancer need to know. Topics include how to become a proactive patient, the anatomy and functions of the urinary system, how bladder cancer is diagnosed, and what you need to know to understand your diagnosis.The next step is to read the specific chapter or chapters that discuss the treatment options for your specific diagnosis. Chapters 6–13 include detailed information about the treatment options for the different types and stages of bladder cancer.Chapter 14 discusses the challenges bladder cancer survivors face as they transition from active treatment to follow-up care. In addition, there are 4 appendixes, including a glossary of bladder cancer terms and a list of bladder cancer resources for patients and their families.This book addresses the questions, concerns, and challenges that confront people diagnosed with bladder cancer and those who love and support them.