ABC of Clinical Communication


Author: Nicola Cooper,John Frain
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119246989
Category: Medical
Page: 88
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Clinical communication underpins safe patient care. The effective health professional sees illness through the patient’s eyes and understands what matters most to him or her. Effectiveness means gathering hard clinical data about the physical changes affecting the patient, understanding why the patient is concerned, conveying this to other health care professionals and involving the patient at every stage of management decisions. The evidence for good clinical communication is well established, although there are challenges. While listening is the basis of sound diagnosis and clinical reasoning, its absence affects patient outcomes particularly when patients are not permitted to make their concerns known or when there are gaps in information flow or communication between the professionals caring for them. The ABC of Clinical Communication considers the evidence pertinent to individual encounters between patients and their health professionals, how to achieve efficient flow of information, the function of clinical teams and developing a teaching programme. Topics covered include: The consultation Clinical communication and personality type Shared decision making Communication in clinical teams Communication in medical records Communication in specific situations, including mental health and end of life Teaching clinical communication The chapter authors are clinicians involved in communicating with patients, research and training healthcare professionals of the future. This team reflects the multidisciplinary approach required to develop effective clinical communication.

ABC of Clinical Leadership


Author: Tim Swanwick,Judy McKimm
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444340839
Category: Medical
Page: 88
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This new title in the ABC series is written by clinical educators involved in running leadership programmes for doctors and other healthcare professionals, and defines the scope of clinical leadership, emphasising its importance in the clinical context. It develops and explores the key principles of leadership and management, and outlines the main leadership theories that have influenced healthcare practice. Through the use of short illustrative case studies, the book considers the challenges and skills in leading multi-disciplinary health care teams as well as the key factors involved in the leadership and management of change both at an individual and organisational level. It explains the running of departments, units and practices and considers the healthcare system as part of wider social systems and structures. The ABC of Clinical Leadership is written with reference to the Medical Leadership Competency Framework - co-developed by the NHS and all UK Medical Royal Colleges - and considers a systematic approach to leading clinical services, strategic planning, and the management of people and resources. It also covers educational leadership, collaborative working and the importance of leading ethically and with integrity. The book concludes by asking the all important question - does leadership development make a difference?

ABC of Clinical Professionalism


Author: Nicola Cooper,Anna Frain,John Frain
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119266688
Category: Medical
Page: 96
View: 2002

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Clinical professionalism is a set of values, behaviours and relationships which underpins the public’s trust in healthcare providers both as individuals and organisations. ‘First, do no harm’ is expressed most clearly today in the patient safety movement and the imperative for transparency and candour in the delivery of healthcare. Professional conduct is essential for safe and high quality clinical care. The ABC of Clinical Professionalism considers recent evidence on how healthcare practitioners maintain professionalism including how values are developed and affected by the working environment, the challenges of maintaining personal and organisational resilience and the ethical and regulatory framework in which practice is conducted. Topics covered include: Acquiring and developing professional values Patient-centred care Burnout and resilience Confidentiality and social media The culture of healthcare Ensuring patient safety Leadership and collaboration Ethical and legal aspects of professionalism Teaching and assessing professionalism Regulation of healthcare professionals The chapter authors come from a range of countries and have experience of working in multidisciplinary clinical teams, research, and in the training of future healthcare practitioners including their development as professionals.

ABC of Patient Safety


Author: John Sandars,Gary Cook
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444312693
Category: Medical
Page: 64
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This brand new title in the popular ABC series offers an up-to-date introduction on improving patient safety in primary and secondary care. The ABC of Patient Safety covers an area of increasing importance in healthcare and provides a clear description of the underlying principles that influence practice. Patient safety is now an integral part of the training for all Foundation doctors and is rapidly becoming a component of many undergraduate and postgraduate exams, including the nMRCGP. This book is an ideal companion for this training. A wide variety of clinical staff and managers in primary and secondary care will find this book an essential text, offering an ideal theoretical and practical aid to patient safety. GPs and practice managers will find this book of particular interest, as well as medical and nursing students.

ABC of Health Informatics


Author: Frank Sullivan,Jeremy Wyatt
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444312804
Category: Medical
Page: 56
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New addition to the ABC series looking at how technology can aidhealth care This ABC focuses on how patient data, health knowledge, andlocal service information are managed during the routine tasks thatmake up clinical work. It looks at medical record keeping, how touse the information that records contain for clinical, qualityimprovement and research activities, how to use new media tocommunicate with clinical colleagues and patients, and theavailability and uses of clinical knowledge resources. After a short introduction to health informatics, each chapteris organised around a typical patient scenario that illustratesinformation dilemmas arising in clinical consultations. These casestudies help make the link between prescribing and treatment. A final chapter considers the implications of informatics andeHealth for the future of the health professions and their work. Italso includes a glossary of health informatics terms. Click on the sample chapter above for a look at what is healthinformation.

ABC of Autism


Author: Munib Haroon
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 1119317258
Category: Medical
Page: 88
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ABC of Autism provides clinicians and medical students with a succinct, evidence-based overview of the symptoms, evaluation, treatment, and management of autism in both daily practice and for ongoing patient support plans. This accessible and informative guide allows primary healthcare professionals to quickly reference the essential information required for appropriate patient care.

ABC of Adolescence


Author: Russell Viner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405171308
Category: Medical
Page: 56
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Adolescents undergo rapid physical, psychological and social developmental changes that result in management challenges, communication issues, patterns of disease and symptom presentations that are different from children or adults. This can be challenging for health professionals, who rarely have had specific training in dealing with the young people they meet in their clinical work. This ABC covers topics surrounding adolescent development, sexual behaviour and substance misuse, along with education and preventative strategies. It also features other adolescent health problems such as self-harm, eating disorders and psychosomatic presentations. This book is a valuable resource for all those who deal with adolescent patients in primary care, emergency departments, and hospital and outpatient settings.

ABC of Intensive Care


Author: Graham R. Nimmo,Mervyn Singer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444345206
Category: Medical
Page: 88
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This new and updated edition is a practical guide to intensive care for the non-specialist, providing the core knowledge and principles of intensive care patient management. From general principles through to critical care outreach and end of life care, it covers best practice management in the intensive care unit. It includes the key organ system support as well as monitoring, sepsis, brain-stem death, and nutrition in intensive care. There is also full coverage of organ donation. This invaluable resource is highly illustrated in colour throughout with new images, references to key evidence, and further reading and resources in each chapter. It is ideal for junior doctors, medical students and specialist nurses working in an acute hospital setting and the ICU and neonatal ICU, and for anyone involved in the management and care of intensive care patients. Endorsed by the Intensive Care Society (UK) and the Scottish Intensive Care Society. This title is also available as a mobile App from MedHand Mobile Libraries. Buy it now from Google Play or the MedHand Store.

ABC of Palliative Care


Author: Marie Fallon,Geoffrey Hanks
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118697618
Category: Medical
Page: 96
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This brand new edition pulls together the most up-to-date information on this complex, multidisciplinary area in a practical, user-friendly manner. It deals with the important social and psychological aspects for palliative care of people with incurable diseases including quality of life, communication and bereavement issues.

ABC of Medically Unexplained Symptoms


Author: Christopher Burton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118495306
Category: Medical
Page: 88
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This brand new title addresses the complex issues faced by primary health care practitioners in treating and managing patients with ‘medically unexplained symptoms'. It aims to develop guidelines and principles to help identify patients with medically unexplained symptoms, as they are typically underdiagnosed, and to manage symptoms more effectively with active patient involvement. This title is also available as a mobile App from MedHand Mobile Libraries. Buy it now from iTunes, Google Play or the MedHand Store.

ABC of Major Trauma


Author: David V. Skinner,Peter A. Driscoll
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118332318
Category: Medical
Page: 240
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Prehospital care is a growing area in medicine, and emergency treatments are becoming more sophisticated as the potential to save lives grow. The fourth edition of this ABC has been thoroughly updated and includes new chapters on nuclear and biological emergencies. Each chapter gives concise and clear guidance and is accompanied by excellent photographs and diagrams. Edited and written by leading UK trauma authorities, this is a truly comprehensive and practical book for everyday use by emergency medicine staff, nurses, hospital doctors, paramedics, and ambulance services. This title is also available as a mobile App from MedHand Mobile Libraries. Buy it now from iTunes, Google Play or the MedHand Store.

The ABC Clinical Guide to Herbs


Author: Mark Blumenthal,Josef A. Brinckmann,Bernd Wollschlaeger
Publisher: American Botanical
ISBN: N.A
Category: Medical
Page: 480
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The ABC Clinical Guide to Herbs is a unique reference book and nationally accredited continuing education course for physicians, pharmacists, nurses, dietitians and other healthcare professionals, and will be of great interest to herbalists and consumers. This book contains extensive information on 29 of the most popular herbs sold in the U.S. market today, including which products have shown safe and effective activity in published clinical trials. Each chapter contains a well-referenced, comprehensive therapeutic Monograph, a 2-page Clinical Overview for quick reference, and a 1-page Patient Information Sheet for the health professional to photocopy and give to patients. The ABC Clinical Guide to Herbs also reviews 13 proprietary products used in clinical studies.

ABC of Sexual Health


Author: Kevan Wylie
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118665694
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 144
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Preceded by ABC of sexual health / edited by John M. Tomlinson. 2nd edition. 2005.

ABC of Transfer and Retrieval Medicine


Author: Adam Low,Jonathan Hulme
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118719751
Category: Medical
Page: 224
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ABC of Transfer and Retrieval Medicine provides the key information required to help health care professionals involved in the movement of critically ill patients to do so safely, correctly and with confidence. Beginning with the practical and clinical considerations to be taken into account during patient transfer and an overview of transfer equipment, it then addresses pharmacological aspects of patient transfer, the roles and responsibilities of the transfer team, and the requirements of neonatal, paediatric and specialist transfers. Mapped against the syllabus for the Diploma of Retrieval and Transfer Medicine (Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh), it has been developed as a core resource for the diploma whilst providing an invaluable resource for any healthcare professional involved in the transfer of critically ill patients including anaesthetists, intensivists, nurses from ICU/ED and paramedics. It also includes frameworks for radiology and arterial blood gas interpretation, guidance on patient triage, transfer checklists and equipment checklists, and a summary of the relevant national guidelines. From a multidisciplinary international author team, this new addition to the ABC series is a useful resource for all health care professionals involved in the transfer of patients. It is relevant to anaesthetists, intensivists, paramedics, critical care and emergency department nursing staff who are required to take part in intra and inter hospital transfers.

Surgical Critical Care, An Issue of Surgical Clinics - E-Book


Author: John A. Weigelt
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455747939
Category: Medical
Page: 240
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An important review on critical care for the general surgeon! Topics include: heparin induced thrombocytopenia, monitoring devices, mechanical ventilation, removal from mechanical ventilations, common complications in the critically ill patients, common drugs in the SICU, hypovolemic shock resuscitation, sepsis, nutrition, renal management, pain management, family engagement, and more!

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Author: Michael Crichton
Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag
ISBN: 3641135354
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Ein Forschungslabor mitten in der Wüste von Nevada: Hier werden mit Hilfe der Nanotechnologie Miniaturkameras für die Kriegsführung entwickelt, die auf der Struktur von Bakterien aufbauen. Aber eines Tages können einige dieser Mikroroboter aus dem Labor entweichen, und nun machen sie Jagd auf alles, was in der Wüste lebt: Schlangen, Kaninchen – und Menschen. Der Biotechnologe Jack Forman soll den Killerschwarm vernichten. Doch er steht vor einer scheinbar hoffnungslosen Mission ...