The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy

The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy

The world's most widely used medical reference is now better than ever! For its 19th Edition, the Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy has been thoroughly updated and thoughtfully expanded, with more than 850 additional pages, 15 new chapters, over 300 new tables, and 56 new figures. Packed with essential information on diagnosing and treating medical disorders, this handy, compact guide was written by a team of clinicians for everyday use by medical professionals for delivery of the best care to their patients. Designed for maximum clinical utility, the new Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy 19th edition makes it easy to find the right information, right when it is needed. It is a must-have for medical students, residents, practicing physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals. Free 1-year Mobile App Access when you purchase the printed manual. The Skyscape mobile version, available for Blackberry® and Android™ devices, the iPhone® and Windows Mobile® phones, and other popular platforms, uses technology to transform the answers found in The Merck Manual into action.

Introduction to Reference Sources in the Health Sciences, Sixth Edition

Introduction to Reference Sources in the Health Sciences, Sixth Edition

Prepared in collaboration with the Medical Library Association, this completely updated, revised, and expanded edition lists classic and up-to-the-minute print and electronic resources in the health sciences, helping librarians find the answers that library users seek. Included are electronic versions of traditionally print reference sources, trustworthy electronic-only resources, and resources that library users can access from home or on the go through freely available websites or via library licenses. In this benchmark guide, the authors Include new chapters on health information seeking, point-of-care sources, and global health sources Focus on works that can be considered foundational or essential, in both print and electronic formats Address questions librarians need to consider in developing and maintaining their reference collections When it comes to questions involving the health sciences, this valuable resource will point both library staff and the users they serve in the right direction.

Reference Sources for Small and Medium-sized Libraries, Eighth Edition

Reference Sources for Small and Medium-sized Libraries, Eighth Edition

Focusing on new reference sources published since 2008 and reference titles that have retained their relevance, this new edition brings O’Gorman’s complete and authoritative guide to the best reference sources for small and medium-sized academic and public libraries fully up to date. About 40 percent of the content is new to this edition. Containing sources selected and annotated by a team of public and academic librarians, the works included have been chosen for value and expertise in specific subject areas. Equally useful for both library patrons and staff, this resource Covers more than a dozen key subject areas, including General Reference; Philosophy, Religion, and Ethics; Psychology and Psychiatry; Social Sciences and Sociology; Business and Careers; Political Science and Law; Education; Words and Languages; Science and Technology; History; and Performing Arts Encompasses database products, CD-ROMs, websites, and other electronic resources in addition to print materials Includes thorough annotations for each source, with information on author/editor, publisher, cost, format, Dewey and LC classification numbers, and more Library patrons will find this an invaluable resource for current everyday topics. Librarians will appreciate it as both a reference and collection development tool, knowing it’s backed by ALA’s long tradition of excellence in reference selection.

Primary Care, Second Edition

An Interprofessional Perspective

Primary Care, Second Edition

A complete, state-of-the-art bible of interprofessional primary care in one easy-to-use resource for Interprofessional Primary Care A truly interprofessional primary care textbook, created by DNPs/APRNs, MDs, PharmDs, PAs, CNSs, and CNMs Evidence-based practice guidelines for Primary Care Includes community care, team work, and wellness coachings Strong guidance on differential diagnosis, disease prevention, risk reduction and lifestyle management Across the lifespan focus PLUS gender, occupational and palliative care considerations Case Studies in PPT format available to faculty adopting the text This second edition of Primary Care delivers succinct, current, and integrated information on the assessment, differential diagnosis, treatment, and management of individuals with commonly seen conditions in primary care settings. Written and edited by APNs, MDs, PAs, PharmDs and other health professionals, it emphasizes guidance on differential diagnosis, interprofessional primary care, lifestyle management, health promotion, risk reduction, and disease prevention. The text features ërelationship-centered care, extensive coverage of age, gender, and occupational considerations; complementary approaches; nutritional assessment; violence exposure and vulnerability assessment; family, community, and cultural assessment; palliative care; and evidence-based practice guidelines. This important text presents current diagnostic criteria for each condition and includes relevant anatomy, pathology, and physiology, epidemiology of the condition, including cultural and economic factors, risk identification, and disease prevention strategies. Also included are related laboratory studies, the focused physical exam, wellness coaching, treatment options, potential pitfalls, and much more. Additionally, the book includes clinical "pearls", clinical warnings, referrals and warning points, and references. The text is of value to all interprofessional primary care providers, with a special focus on the needs of advanced practice nurses and MSN/DNP students, and as a course textbook for teaching primary health care topics New to the Second Edition: Increased focus on interprofessional primary care, including community care, team work, and wellness coaching Strong guidance on differential diagnosis, disease prevention, risk reduction and lifestyle management Broad team of interprofessional authors and editors Special focus on elder/geriatric primary care and palliative care Evidence-based practice guidelines Stronger focus on age, gender, and occupational considerationsFocus on age, gender, and occupational considerations Case Studies in PPT format available to faculty adopting the text

Life Rules

Nature's Blueprint for Surviving Economic and Environmental Collapse

Life Rules

Corporate capitalism has ravaged the planet the same way HIV ravages the human body, triggering a critical mass of cascading environmental, economic, social, and political crises. Economic and climate instability, collapsing ecosystems, peak fossil fuels, and devastating resource wars—if the Earth were a patient, her condition would be critical. Life Rules offers a comprehensive analysis of our present circumstances, combined with a holistic treatment protocol for restoring health to vulnerable human and natural communities. Predicting that Life will last, but if we don't make some fundamental changes, life as we know it—and a lot of us—won't, Life Rules identifies natural laws that have allowed non-human communities to thrive and prosper for several billion years, including: Local self-reliance Mutual interdependence Reliance on non-fossil sources of energy Resource conservation, sharing, and recycling Radically democratic self-organization and governance This sobering yet essentially optimistic manifesto is required reading for anyone concerned about our ability to live within Earth's means. A powerful tool for community transition and cultural transformation, Life Rules offers a solution to our global challenges that is at once authentically hopeful, deeply inspiring, and profoundly liberating. Ellen LaConte is acting director of the EarthWalk Alliance, a contributing editor to Green Horizon Magazine and The Ecozoic, a frequent talk show guest, and publisher of the Starting Point online newsletter. She has written two books about Helen and Scott Nearing, homesteaders and best-selling authors of Living the Good Life, and she is the author of the upcoming environmental novel Afton.

Professional Review Guide for the CCS-P Examination, 2012 Edition, 1st ed.

Professional Review Guide for the CCS-P Examination, 2012 Edition, 1st ed.

The PROFESSIONAL REVIEW GUIDE FOR THE CCS-P EXAMINATION, 2012 EDITION, is an essential, effective preparation tool for the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Certified Coding Specialist-Physician-based (CCS-P) exam. This comprehens

Evidence Based Practice for Health Professionals

Evidence Based Practice for Health Professionals

Evidence Based Practice for Health Professionals is included in the 2015 edition of the essential collection of Doody’s Core Titles. Evidence based practice (EBP) has become the standard in health care practice today. Evidence Based Practice for Health Professionals covers the fundamentals of applying medical evidence to clinical practice and discussing research findings with patients and fellow professionals. This essential text explains the basic concepts of EBP, its applications in health care, and how to interpret biostatistics and biomedical research. With examples derived from multiple health professions, Evidence Based Practice for Health Professionals teaches the skills needed to access and interpret research in order to successfully apply it to collaborative, patient-centered health care decisions. Students gain valuable practice with skill-building learning activities, such as explaining the evidence for treatments to patients, developing a standard of care, selecting a diagnostic tool, and designing community-based educational materials. Evidence-Based Practice for Health Professionals also helps prepare students to communicate knowledgeably with members of interprofessional healthcare teams as well as with pharmaceutical sales representatives. • Covers EBP fundamentals and their application to clinical practice • Teaches the skills needed to interpret medical research and apply it to patient care • Enables students to develop EBP skills with practical learning activities • Prepares students to communicate about medical evidence with patients and fellow professionals INSTRUCTOR RESOURCES • Instructor’s Manual • PowerPoint Presentations • Test Bank • Handouts Student Resources: Companion Website* *Each new copy of the textbook includes an access code for the Companion Website. Please note electronic formats/eBooks do not include access to the Companion Website.

A Textbook of Medical-surgical Nursing

A Textbook of Medical-surgical Nursing


Drug Information: A Guide for Pharmacists, Sixth Edition

Drug Information: A Guide for Pharmacists, Sixth Edition

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. The guide pharmacists and students turn to first for cutting-edge coverage of drug information A Doody’s Core Title for 2019! The goal of Drug Information: A Guide for Pharmacists, Sixth Edition is to teach students and practitioners how to effectively research, interpret, evaluate, collate, and disseminate drug information in the most efficient and effective manner possible. Updated to reflect the realities of today’s practice, the book also addresses important issues such as the legal and ethical considerations of providing drug information. Drug Information: A Guide for Pharmacists begins by introducing the concept of drug information, including its history, and provides details on the various places drug information specialists may find employment. This is followed by information on how to answer a question, from the process of gathering necessary background information through determining the actual informational need, to answering the question. The chapter on drug information resources includes descriptions of the most commonly used references and contains new information on apps available to practitioners. As with past editions, practical examples are also provided. The Sixth Edition has been updated throughout, with chapters from previous editions rearranged to make the subject flow better. This edition is also enhanced by the addition of new chapters on journal clubs and counterfeit drugs/drug shortages. In addition, coverage of Policy Development, Project Design and Implementation has been greatly expanded.

Drug Information A Guide for Pharmacists 5/E

Drug Information A Guide for Pharmacists 5/E

The classic guide to information management for pharmacists--updated to reflect the realities of today's practice The goal of Drug Information: A Guide for Pharmacists is to teach students and practitioners how to effectively research, interpret, evaluate, collate, and disseminate drug information in the most efficient and effective manner possible. Updated throughout, the book also addresses important issues such as the legal and ethical considerations of providing drug information. The Fifth Edition includes a timely new chapter on assessing drug promotions by pharmaceutical representatives and the need for counter-detailing. There is also a new chapter that bridges the gap between pharmacy informatics and drug information. COVERAGE INCLUDES: Formulating effective responses and recommendations for drug information Evaluation of the drug literature The application of statistical analysis in the biomedical sciences Drug evaluation monographs Adverse drug reactions Medication and patient safety Investigational drugs