Concussion Care Manual

Author: David L. Brody
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199383863
Size: 74.72 MB
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Concussion Care Manual from the Author: David L. Brody. This is a practical manual for clinicians who take care of patients with concussions. The long-term effects of concussions are an increasingly recognized problem in the medical community and by the general public. Most people recover well from concussions, but a substantial minority does not. However, most clinicians do not have specific training in how to evaluate and treat concussion patients who do not make a rapid and complete recovery. This manual, based on the experience of the director of the concussion clinic at Washington University in St Louis, provides specific step-by-step guidance for managing a variety of problems related to complex concussions: making an accurate diagnosis, general treatment strategies, headaches, sleep disruption, attention deficit, mood instability, anxiety and depression, post-traumatic stress, personality change, balance problems, dizziness, fatigue etc. Furthermore, there are specific sections on return to work, return to driving, return to school and return to contact sports. Finally, the manual includes information on special topics, such as concussion in adolescents, children, contact sport athletes, military personnel, and patients involved in medico-legal matters. The manual is written for clinicians with a broad range of backgrounds: primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, physician's assistants, athletic trainers, emergency medicine doctors, neurologists, neurosurgeons, psychiatrists, and rehabilitation medicine physicians should all be able to use the manual effectively. There is information on how to set up a specialty concussion clinic, and an extensive list of internet-based resources related to concussion. A list of other publications is provided to point to additional detailed information beyond what a pocket-sized 'on-the-fly' manual can provide.

Manual Of Traumatic Brain Injury Management

Author: Felise S. Zollman, MD, FAAN, FAAMA
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
ISBN: 9781935281993
Size: 31.70 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Manual Of Traumatic Brain Injury Management from the Author: Felise S. Zollman, MD, FAAN, FAAMA. Pocket-sized and portable, the Manual of Traumatic Brain Injury Management provides relevant clinical information in a succinct, readily accessible format. Expert authors drawn from the fields of rehabilitation medicine, neurology, neurosurgery, neurophysiology, physical and occupational therapy, and related areas cover the range of TBI, from concussion to severe injury. Organized to be consistent with the way TBI is managed, the book is divided into six sections and flows from initial injury through community living post-TBI, allowing clinicians to key in on specific topics quickly. Manual of Traumatic Brain Injury Management delivers the information you need to successfully manage the full spectrum of issues, medical complications, sequelae, and rehabilitation needs of patients who have sustained any level of brain injury. Features of Manual of Traumatic Brain Injury Management Include: Concise yet comprehensive: covers all aspects of TBI and its management A clinically-oriented, practical "how-to" manual, designed for rapid access to key information Organized to be consistent with the way TBI is managed Includes dedicated chapters on TBI in athletes and in military personnel. Internationally known contributors drawn from the leading TBI programs provide expert information

Neuropsychological Practice With Veterans

Author:
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826108067
Size: 19.49 MB
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Neuropsychological Practice With Veterans from the Author: . "In Neuropsychological Practice with Veterans, Bush endeavors to compile a comprehensive account of how neuropsychological research, assessment, and treatment of veterans are impacted by military status. He succeeds brilliantly with this undertaking...[T]his is an essential text for those working with active duty service members and veterans, and is highly recommended to all those seeking new perspectives."--Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society "In Neuropsychological Practice with Veterans, Dr. Shane S. Bush provides a multifaceted overview of neuropsychological assessments and treatments associated with war veterans who have suffered from traumatic brain injury (TBI) during their service."--Somatic Psychotherapy Today Traumatic brain injury (TBI), afflicting approximately one third of injured veterans returning from duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, is considered the signature injury in these conflicts. In addition to TBI, symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and major depression often afflict these veterans and contribute to neurological symptoms. This is the first volume to provide a comprehensive overview of neuropsychologically grounded assessment, treatment, training, and trends for clinicians who work with this population. Encompassing the writings of clinicians and researchers experienced in working with the Veterans Administration (VA) population, the book is grounded in an understanding of the unique culture of the veteran with its specialized service delivery methods and procedures. In addition to its focus on veterans with TBI, the text also addresses the assessment and treatment of aging veterans of previous military conflicts and of combat and non-combat veterans with neurological and emotional problems related to aging, substance abuse, HIV/hepatitis, psychiatric disorders, and other problems. Key Features: Addresses the growing need for neuropsychological assessment and treatment of returning veterans as well as aging veterans of earlier conflicts Focuses on traumatic brain injury, posttraumatic stress disorder, and major depression Discusses assessment of malingering (faking); benefits, pension, return-to-work evaluations; polytrauma management; and training concerns Written by clinicians and researchers experienced in working with veterans Edited by a neuropsychology specialist who is well known in the VA community

Frequency Specific Microcurrent In Pain Management

Author: Carolyn McMakin
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702049255
Size: 58.96 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Frequency Specific Microcurrent In Pain Management from the Author: Carolyn McMakin. This comprehensive text describes the origins, mechanisms, beneficial applications and practical details of frequency specific therapy - a treatment technique that uses frequencies, micro amperage current and the principles of biological resonance to treat pain and a wide range of medical conditions. It includes condition specific frequency protocols for the treatment of various pain complaints, and multi-center clinical case reports documenting successful application of the technique. Each section includes a review of condition pathophysiology and differential diagnosis, plus current research. A DVD feature a lecture from the author, Powerpoint teaching slides, practical demonstrations of techniques, fully searchable text and downloadable images from the book!

Manual Of Emergency Care

Author: Gail Pisarcik Lenehan
Publisher: Mosby Incorporated
ISBN:
Size: 66.16 MB
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Manual Of Emergency Care from the Author: Gail Pisarcik Lenehan. An excellent, comprehensive clinical reference thoughtfully revised to address new challenges facing emergency nurses, emergency medical technicians and paramedics. MANUAL OF EMERGENCY CARE details the basic principles of emergency care; includes up-to-the-minute advances in emergency care, medical, trauma, and special case emergencies; contains four entirely new chapters devoted to patient education, allergies, forensic nursing and legal issues; and offers thoroughly revised, more detailed chapters on sexual assault, wound care, and domestic violence. * Includes complete, up-to-date and practical information for clinical practitioners and nursing students. * Presents a team approach to problem solving, reflecting actual practices in emergency departments. * Covers assessment parameters, diagnostic tests, therapeutic interventions and other information pertinent to disorders and conditions NEW TO THIS EDITION: * Includes new chapter on forensic nursing thoroughly explaining the role of forensic nurses and the collection of forensic data. * Offers a new chapter on patient and family education, stressing the growing importance of providing supports to help patients and their families continue recovery once they leave emergency care. * Presents basic legal issues for emergency nurses in a new chapter addressing hot legal topics including legal consent, proper treatment of psychiatric patients, appropriate handling of forensic issues, and terms of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA). * Provides a new chapter on allergies with detailed descriptions of reactions and the associated signs and symptoms, interventions, diagnostic tests, latex allergies, and patient education and support. * Contains an updated, extensively detailed chapter on sexual assault listing proper procedures for collecting, securing and transferring evidence, following up, documenting the assault and testifying in court, all in a bulleted, easy-to-follow format. * Offers newly revised wound management chapter with more detailed definitions and descriptions of wounds and wound care. * Includes separate chapters on intravenous therapy and laboratory specimens.

Manual Of Critical Care Nursing

Author: Marianne Saunorus Baird
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323065929
Size: 33.17 MB
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Manual Of Critical Care Nursing from the Author: Marianne Saunorus Baird. It's the ideal go-to reference for the clinical setting! Compact and easy to use, Manual of Critical Care Nursing, 6th Edition presents essential information on approximately 80 disorders and conditions, as well as concepts relevant to caring for all critically ill patients and functioning in the critical care environment. Award-winning clinical nurse specialists Marianne Baird and Sue Bethel separate the content first by body system and then by disorder, with each disorder including a brief description of pathophysiology, assessment, diagnostic testing, collaborative management, nursing diagnoses, desired outcomes, nursing interventions, and patient teaching and rehabilitation. A concise format presents the material in a way that reflects a practicing nurse's thought processes. Coverage of approximately 80 critical care conditions/disorders includes those most commonly seen in critical care units. Chapter outlines provide easy access to disorders. A portable size makes it ideal for use in the unit or bedside, and is also easy to carry on campus. Unique! Gerontology icon highlights considerations relating to the care of older adults. Unique! Research briefs in special boxes discuss selected research studies for evidence-based patient care. Unique! The latest NANDA-approved nursing diagnoses increase familiarity with NANDA terminology. Appendixes provide quick reference to information needed in the critical care setting. Revised format mirrors a practicing nurse's approach to patient care, making it easier to find information. Newly formatted care plans incorporate diagnoses, interventions, and desired outcomes in a consistent, logical organization. Patient safety alerts and high alerts call attention to issues important to a patient’s safety. Unique! Diagnostic Tests tables highlight the definition, purpose, and abnormal findings for each test. Unique! Collaborative Management tables concisely summarize key points while incorporating nationally recognized guidelines. Colored tabs mark the location of each body system, making topics easier to find. Smaller trim size increases portability for use in the unit or bedside, while enhancing readability.

The Cost Manual Of Laboratory Animal Care And Use

Author: Bryan Howard
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439824932
Size: 46.88 MB
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The Cost Manual Of Laboratory Animal Care And Use from the Author: Bryan Howard. Judge Your Practices Against This Benchmark Manual COST Action B-24 established four working groups to research and discuss issues relevant to laboratory animal science. These included the housing of animals, environmental needs, refinement of procedures, genetically modified animals, and cost-benefit analysis. Based on the groups’ findings, The COST Manual of Laboratory Animal Care and Use: Refinement, Reduction, and Research provides a consensual European view of best practices for individuals and institutions caring for and working with laboratory animals. What is COST? COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is an intergovernmental initiative that promotes coordination of nationally funded science and research at a European level. This book focuses on reduction and refinement strategies and includes insightful contributions from 44 experts drawn from various EU countries. Addressing only the most commonly used mammalian species—rats, mice, and rabbits—each chapter of the book follows a similar structure: Objectives outline the breadth of the chapter’s coverage Key Factors summarize the central issues that underpin good practice Questions Unresolved close each chapter, identifying areas of uncertainty and prompting investigations directed at advancing knowledge and application within relevant fields The COST Manual of Laboratory Animal Care and Use: Refinement, Reduction, and Research is the reference sure to be found in the lab coats of those responsible for the care and welfare of animals and those overseeing and conducting activities related to the use of animals for scientific purposes.

The Merck Manual Home Health Handbook

Author: Robert S Porter, MD
Publisher: Merck & Company
ISBN:
Size: 62.57 MB
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The Merck Manual Home Health Handbook from the Author: Robert S Porter, MD. A comprehensive health care resource provides information on the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of almost two hundred diseases and disorders as well as health issues affecting men, women, children, and the elderly.