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.
Presents treatment options for a broad spectrum of medical disorders. Discussions include etiology, epidemiology, and pathogenesis, symptoms and signs, laboratory findings, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment.
The Merck Manual Go-To Home Guide for Symptoms takes complex medical information and makes it easy to understand and accessible to an everyday audience. It covers a wide range of everyday symptoms, from abdominal pain to wheezing, and almost everything in between. Every section provides a comprehensive look at each symptom's Causes: both common and less-common, Evaluation: warning signs, when to see a doctor, what the doctor does, and testing, Treatment: a wide-array of options, and Key points: the most important information about the symptom. It also includes helpful tables and illustrations. Organized in a (2- color, 500 page) paperback format makes it easy for busy families to quickly find the information they need. Symptoms covered include: Back Pain, Cough, Fatigue, Fever, Headache, Heartburn, Itching, Joint Pain, Nausea, Swelling and many more....
Now in paperback—the most comprehensive home health reference bestseller Millions of people around the world have relied on The Merck Manual Home Health Handbook for quick access to authoritative, accessible health information. Written by more than 300 internationally respected medical experts, this comprehensive medical resource features extensive, up-to-date coverage of health care for newborns, the elderly, and everyone in between. Contains reliable, up-to-date information on a broad range of medical conditions, illnesses, and situations, including accidents and injuries, aging, cancer, diabetes, digestive disorders, heart disease, mental health disorders, and many others Covers men's, women's, pediatric (both newborns and older children), and geriatric health issues Well organized and extensively indexed to make information easy to find An extraordinary bargain at a penny a page The Merck Manual Home Health Handbook is filled with essential medical information that’s both easy to find and easy to understand in order to help you communicate more effectively with your doctor, understand a diagnosis or treatment option, or simply know more about your health and the health of those you care about.
Author: Jane Huff
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Grasp the electrocardiography basics and identify arrhythmias accurately, with the freshly updated ECG Workout, 7th Edition. Fully addressing the most common arrhythmias, this clearly worded text will take you step-by-step through expert ECG tracing interpretation methods, including differentiating among rhythm groups, equipment use, and management protocols. This is the go-to ECG guide for both student training and professional review—perfect for physicians, nurses, medical and nursing students, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, telemetry technicians, and related practitioners. Get a strong grounding in accurate ECG readings with . . . NEW pull-out arrhythmia summary cards help you interpret end-of-chapter practice strips NEW and updated advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) guidelines incorporated in each arrhythmia chapter NEW and updated figures, boxes, tables, and additional practice strips Updated coverage of all ECG concepts and skills, including: Illustrated anatomy and physiology of the heart Electrical basis of electrocardiology Arrhythmia chapters: sinus, atrial, junctional and AV blocks, ventricular and bundle-branch block rhythms—examples, causes, clinical treatments, and practice strips Step-by-step direction on interpreting rhythm strips Components of the ECG tracing: waveforms, intervals, segments, complexes, and waveform identification Discussion of cardiac monitors, lead systems, lead placement, ECG artifacts, and troubleshooting monitor problems Methods for precise rate calculation Discussion of cardiac pacemakers: types, indications, function, pacemaker terminology, malfunctions, and pacemaker analysis, with practice tracings ECG conversion table ensures precise heart rate calculation with plastic pocket version inside back cover Skillbuilder practice strips—more than 600 life-size ECG tracings: End-of-chapter strips from actual patients, with 3-second indicators for rapid-rate calculation, and answers at back of book A mix of arrhythmias to help you distinguish among types Posttest with mix of more than 100 waveform rhythm strips, for student testing or self-evaluation
Succinct yet thorough, this updated edition offers the best knowledge on epidemiology, biostatistics, preventive medicine, and public health in one convenient source. This text also serves as an outstanding resource for preparing for the USMLE, and the American Board of Preventive Medicine, and includes STUDENT CONSULT online access.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners need to have an understanding of Western medical testing to recognize when laboratory tests are required and to interpret test results that are brought to them by patients. This book is an essential reference for the TCM classroom and clinic that teaches how to use and understand conventional lab testing in the treatment and referral of patients. Focusing on symptoms that commonly present in TCM practices, the book groups the lab tests by diseases or systems. Within each chapter are TCM case studies and perspectives, as well as multiple choice quizzes that test the reader's knowledge. Co-written by a doctor of Western medicine and an acupuncture physician, the book aims to familiarize TCM practitioners with the terminology and methodology of lab tests, bridging the gap between Eastern and Western schools of medicine and promoting an integrative approach to improve the overall care of the patient.
For more than forty years, animal health professionals have turned to the Merck Veterinary Manualfor integrated, concise and reliable veterinary information. Now this manual covering the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases of companion, food and zoo animals.is available on an easy-to-use, fully searchable CD-ROM. The CD includes the full text of The Merck Veterinary Manual 8/e and has been enhanced with picture links featuring original anatomical artwork and numerous clinical and diagnostic illustrations, table links and quick search links that provide quick accesss to cross referenced text.
Bound to Last
Author: Sean Manning
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Lovers of the printed book, arise! Thirty of today's top writers are here to tell you you're not alone. In Bound to Last,an amazing array of authors comes to the passionate defense of the printed book with spirited, never-before-published essays celebrating the hardcover or paperback they hold most dear—not necessarily because of its contents, but because of its significance as a one-of-a-kind, irreplaceable object. Whether focusing on the circumstances behind how a particular book was acquired, or how it has become forever “bound up” with a specific person, time, or place, each piece collected here confirms—poignantly, delightfully, irrefutably—that every book tells a story far beyond the one found within its pages. In addition to a foreword by Ray Bradbury, Bound to Last features original contributions by:Chris Abani, Rabih Alameddine, Anthony Doerr, Louis Ferrante, Nick Flynn, Karen Joy Fowler, Julia Glass, Karen Green, David Hajdu, Terrence Holt, Jim Knipfel, Shahriar Mandanipour, Sarah Manguso, Sean Manning, Joyce Maynard, Philipp Meyer, Jonathan Miles, Sigrid Nunez, Ed Park, Victoria Patterson, Francine Prose, Michael Ruhlman, Elissa Schappell, Christine Schutt, Jim Shepard, Susan Straight, J. Courtney Sullivan, Anthony Swofford, Danielle Trussoni, and Xu Xiaobin
Arm yourself with all the latest information on more than 1,000 generic and 4,000 trade name drugs. With its alphabetical organization and user-friendly design, Saunders Nursing Drug Handbook 2017 gives you all the expert drug information you need right in the palm of your hand. In addition to its detailed and thoroughly updated drug coverage (including Black Box Alerts), this convenient handbook also includes the precautionary information nurses need to provide safer patient care — such as guidance on clinical priorities in the practice setting and IV drug administration. No other drug handbook on the market more perfectly meets the practicing nurse’s needs as Saunders Nursing Drug Handbook 2017! Over 1,000 generic name drugs (encompassing over 4,000 trade name drugs) are organized alphabetically with A to Z tabs to make accessing important information quick and easy. Detailed information for each drug distinguishes side effects and adverse reactions to help you identify which are most likely to occur. Special text treatment for "High Alert" drugs that pose the greatest risk for patient harm promotes safe drug administration. UNIQUE! Frequently-used herb monographs and herb interactions are included to keep you informed of the effects of commonly encountered herbs. Classifications section features an overview of actions and uses for drug families. Top 100 Drugs list helps you easily identify the most frequently administered drugs. Nursing implications are organized in a functional nursing process framework and include headings for Baseline Assessment, Intervention/Evaluation, and Patient/Family Teaching. Information on lifespan and disorder-related dosage variations equips you with special considerations for specific patient populations. Extensively expanded IV content features a heading for IV compatibilities and expanded rates of infusion, reconstitutions, drip rates, test doses, flushing, and incompatibilities. Fixed combinations are included in dosages of each combined drug directly within the individual monographs. Cross-references to the 400 top U.S. brand-name drugs are located directly in the main section of the book for easier accessibility. Customizable and printable monographs for 100 of the most commonly used drugs are located on the free Evolve companion site. Therapeutic and toxic blood level information shows you the patient implications for drug administration. Comprehensive IV Compatibility Chart foldout arms you with compatibility information for 65 intravenous drugs. Newly approved drugs are listed in the front of the book for quick and easy access to this timely information. A sample drug monograph with call-outs is included to help you understand how to use the book more efficiently. NEW! Drug monographs for approximately 29 newly approved drugs by the FDA equip you with the most current drug information. NEW! Thoroughly updated monographs throughout feature updated information on new interactions, precautions, alerts, patient teaching instructions, and other need-to-know information. NEW! Over 270 Black Box Alerts updates and additions highlight the drugs found to carry a significant risk of serious or even life-threatening adverse effects.
Publisher: Big Nest via PublishDrive
Early in the beginning of spring, and through the summer, and towards winter, many of those who had been long gradually declining, took to bed with symptoms of phthisis; in many cases formerly of a doubtful character the disease then became confirmed; in these the constitution inclined to the phthisical. Many, and, in fact, the most of them, died; and of those confined to bed, I do not know if a single individual survived for any considerable time; they died more suddenly than is common in such cases. But other diseases, of a protracted character, and attended with fever, were well supported, and did not prove fatal: of these we will give a description afterwards.
The Occupational Therapy Manager
Author: Karen Jacobs, Guy L. McCormack
Publisher: American Occupational Therapy Association, Incorporated
In today's health care environment, occupational therapy practitioners in clinical and leadership positions must be prepared to ensure that clients receive the highest quality of care; personnel morale and efficiency remain high; businesses and organizations are profitable; and the occupational therapy profession is recognized by other health care professionals, reimbursers, and clients as a valuable service steeped in evidence. This book can help occupational therapy practitioners become capable, effective leaders across all practice settings. This edition includes 37 new and updated chapters, discussing the how-to aspects of creating evidence-based practices; effectively leading and motivating staff; ensuring ethical service delivery; and important day-do-day items such as budgeting, documentation, and reimbursement. Chapters also are updated to reflect health care reform and its potential effects on occupational therapy. The Occupational Therapy Manager is the best-selling and most comprehensive management book in the profession and is a fundamental, classic text for occupational therapy students, practitioners, and managers.
Know what the experts know and incorporate it into your daily practice with the #1 annual guide to internal medicine INCLUDES 7 ONLINE-ONLY CHAPTERS AT NO ADDITIONAL COST!Visit: www.AccessMedicine.com/CMDT Written by clinicians renowned in their respective fields, CMDT offers the most current insight into epidemiology, symptoms, signs, and treatment for more than 1,000 diseases and disorders. For each topic, you’ll find concise, evidence-based answers to questions about hospital and ambulatory medicine. This streamlined clinical companion is the fastest and easiest way to keep abreast of the latest diagnostic advances, prevention strategies, and cost-effective treatments. Features and content critical to clinical practice: •Strong emphasis on the practical aspects of clinical diagnosis and patient management in all fields of internal medicine•Full review of all internal medicine and primary care topics, including gynecology and obstetrics, dermatology, neurology, ophthalmology, geriatrics, and palliative care •Update of newly emerging infections and their treatments•Specific disease prevention information•Hundreds of medication tables, with indexed trade names and updated prices – plus helpful diagnostic and treatment algorithms•Recent references with PMID numbers•Full-color photographs and illustrations (many new to this edition) HERE ARE SOME OF THE MANY UPDATES AND ADDITIONS:•Revised section on pain management at the end of life•Updated ACC/AHA guidelines for treatment of valvular disease•New ACC/AHA and Hypertension Canada blood pressure guidelines•New FDA approved medications for treatment of breast cancer•New colon cancer screening recommendations from the U.S. Multi-Society Task Force•Acclaimed annual update of HIV/AIDS•New classification of epilepsy•Revised recommendations for treating hepatitis C virus-associated kidney disease•Revised chapter on psychiatric disordersNew FDA approved medication for gastric adenocarcinoma •Updated information about treating spinal muscular atrophy