Routine Blood Results Explained 3/e

A guide for Nurses & Allied Health Professionals
Author: Dr Andrew Blann
Publisher: M&K Update Ltd
ISBN: 1905539886
Category: Blood
Page: 150
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Now in its third edition, this essential handbook for nurses and allied health professionals gives clear, simple explanations of blood results, focusing on routinely requested investigations. There have been many changes since the second edition - from alterations in units (such as g/L for haemoglobin, rather than g/dL) to the merging of haematology with biochemistry, blood transfusion and immunology to form blood science. Accordingly, in this new edition there are more details of immunology, immunological diseases, and the blood tests involved.These changes reflect the new roles which nurses,

Blood Results in Clinical Practice


Author: Dr Graham Basten
Publisher: M&K Update Ltd
ISBN: 1905539738
Category: MEDICAL
Page: 80
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This book was written after feedback suggested that stories and analogies were very helpful to students wanting to remember blood tests and their implications. For this reason each section, where appropriate, contains an analogy, in addition to an overview of the relevant anatomy, physiology and biochemistry. The book links tests and conditions, and gives strategies for clinical practice using simple language. It will be useful as a supplementary text for those studying nursing, healthcare and medicine. It will also provide a quick-reference handbook for working healthcare professionals. Finally, it will provide a resource for patients and their relatives who may be keen to know more about the meaning and function of a particular blood test. Contents include: Understanding blood tests Case study: Interpreting abnormal results The full blood count, anaemia and infection Coagulation and deep vein thrombosis Inflammatory markers Autoimmune conditions Transfusion testing Management of long-term conditions, chronic disease markers: Diabetes Management of long-term conditions, chronic disease markers: Cholesterol Management of long-term conditions, chronic disease markers: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and acid base Thyroid function Bone profile Renal function: Urea and electrolytes, and gout Liver function tests

The ECG Workbook 3/e


Author: Angela Rowlands,Andrew Sargent
Publisher: M&K Update Ltd
ISBN: 1907830863
Category: Medical
Page: 118
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Many books on ECG interpretation use simulated ECG tracings. Most of the traces that you find in this book are from real people and of the quality that you will be expected to interpret from in practice. There are two new chapters in this third edition that add greatly to the usefulness of the book. There is now a chapter on Hemiblocks, Bi Fascicular and Tri Fascicular Blocks. Here the reader will see how what seems a complex diagnosis from an ECG is easily mastered by simply putting together two concepts learned in earlier chapters. The other new chapter is on Paced Rhythms to help those looking after patients who have pacemakers fitted as it is recognised that pacemakers may cause confusion when trying to interpret the ECG. Both these new chapters adhere to the principles followed set out the first edition: that the text should be accessible and relevant to all practitioners, regardless of their experience and that the text should always be supported with relevant exercises to reinforce learning. Contents include: Recording a readable electrocardiogram (ECG) The electrical conducting system of the heart A systematic approach to rhythm strip analysis Heart blocks Common Arrhythmias Ectopics and Extrasystoles The 12 lead ECG Axis deviation Ischaemia, injury and necrosis Sites of infarction Bundle branch blocks Chamber enlargement Hemiblocks, bifascicular blocks and trifascicular blocks Paced rhythms A systematic approach to ECG interpretation

Healthcare Simulation in Practice


Author: Mark Hellaby
Publisher: M&K Update Ltd
ISBN: 1905539568
Category: Medical
Page: 128
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This book is intended as a resource for all those involved in simulation-based healthcare education within the hospital environment, either within a dedicated simulation learning area or in-situ in the practice area. The basic principles will also be useful to individuals involved in simulation in any sector, including higher education institutions and voluntary aid societies. Over the last 50 years, there has been a growing interest in this method, as part of a blended learning approach, to improve knowledge, skills and behaviour. There is currently an opportunity for simulation to evolve from being a reactive process (in which a targeted group uses a single simulation to prepare for a particular type of incident) to a proactive process (in which repeated simulations allow development of the entire workforce over a period of time). This book aims to give simulation facilitators a deeper understanding of the process they are using, to ensure that every simulation is patient-centred, educationally coherent, innovative and evidence-based, delivers high-quality educational outcomes and value for money, and provides equity of access. CONTENTS: What is simulation? Scenario / programme development Introduction to the scenario Running the scenario Debriefing Simulation for the interprofessional team Simulation in a dedicated simulation area Simulation in the clinical area Simulation in a virtual area Simulation and resuscitation training Simulation for assessment Quality assurance Example scenario

Practical Prescribing for Musculoskeletal Practitioners 2/ed


Author: Dr Julie Dawson,Sheena Hennell,Ruth Shepton
Publisher: M&K Update Ltd
ISBN: 1907830782
Category: Medical
Page: 128
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This book provides prescribing advice for medical and non-medical prescribers caring for adult patients with common musculoskeletal problems. It will be particularly useful for non-medical practitioners, including independent physiotherapy and podiatry prescribers. Reference is made to current prescribing law and accountability, and the principles of safe prescribing are clearly defined. It gives practical prescribing advice for pain control, corticosteroids, osteoporosis, Paget’s disease, gout and disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs. Basic information is provided on each drug, including the mechanism of action where known, evidence grading, dosage and contra-indications. This revised edition incorporates the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance for osteoarthritis, chronic low back pain, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, neuropathic pain and gout, with weblinks giving rapid access to the relevant online documents. For drugs under patent, there are weblinks to the relevant online Summary Product Characteristics (SPC). All references have been updated and a list of common proprietary names has been added. Finally, a new concluding chapter offers a range of clinical case histories so that the reader can consider salient prescribing issues. All these additions make this book a vital purchase for the many autonomous practitioners who need to be familiar with the evidence base, NICE guidance and rationale for prescribing for patients with musculoskeletal disorders.

Clinical Examination Skills for Healthcare Professionals


Author: Mark Ranson,Hannah Abbott,Wendy Braithwaite
Publisher: M&K Update Ltd
ISBN: 1907830715
Category: Medical
Page: 216
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Today, an increasing number of healthcare professionals (including nurses, midwives and members of many allied professions) have to conduct the vital first stage in a patient’s journey – taking a clinical history and conducting an effective physical examination. This book offers clear, practical guidance on the fundamentals of clinical examination for any practitioner who wishes to understand their patient’s specific needs and to plan appropriate care. Recognising that readers will come from a diverse range of clinical backgrounds and roles, the opening chapter (on consultation and the skills needed to take an accurate clinical history) underpins the systems-based approach. This, combined with the use of case study examples, allows healthcare professionals to focus on the principles of examining the system or systems that are most relevant to their specific area of practice. The book also includes a helpful glossary and list of abbreviations. The authors come from the same diverse range of professions for whom the book has been written, and their wealth of knowledge and experience enables them to understand the challenges facing today’s healthcare professionals. Contents include: Consultation and clinical history-taking skills Respiratory assessment Cardiovascular assessment Gastrointestinal assessment Neurological assessment Genitourinary assessment Musculoskeletal assessment Obstetric assessment Mental health assessment Perioperative assessment

Anatomy for problem solving in sports medicine: The Knee


Author: Professor Philip F Harris,Dr Craig Ranson,Dr Angus Robertson
Publisher: M&K Update Ltd
ISBN: 1907830898
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 112
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When examining patients with sports-related and exercise-related injuries, a thorough knowledge of anatomy is vital in order to make an accurate diagnosis and work out an effective treatment plan. In this helpful, practical book, a professional anatomist, an orthopaedic surgeon and a sports physiotherapist have combined their expertise to give a detailed explanation of the structural and functional anatomy of the knee. The book includes descriptions and images of the relevant anatomy, and sample clinical problems (with model answers) throughout. Although each problem is different, practitioners will always follow a similar pattern in arriving at a differential diagnosis. In every case, four main areas need to be covered: the type of sport; the clinical history; physical assessment; and appropriate investigations. By taking a logical, step-by-step approach to solving clinical problems, this book offers a valuable resource for the wide range of health professionals who manage knee injuries.

Arterial Blood Gas Interpretation – A case study approach


Author: Mark Ranson,Donna Pierre
Publisher: M&K Update Ltd
ISBN: 1907830987
Category: Medical
Page: 68
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This helpful, practical book begins with a clear explanation of acid-base balance, followed by a straightforward six-step approach to arterial blood gas interpretation. The authors then apply this approach to a wide range of realistic case studies that resemble situations readers are likely to encounter in practice. With a strong focus on patient care pathways and including the most up-to-date information on arterial blood gas interpretation, this book will be invaluable to nurses, junior doctors and biomedical scientists as well as students and trainees in all these areas. Contents include: • Introduction to acid-base balance • A systematic approach to ABG interpretation • Respiratory acidosis • Respiratory alkalosis • Metabolic acidosis • Metabolic alkalosis • Compensatory mechanisms • ABG analysis practice questions and answers

Clinician's Guide to Laboratory Medicine

Pocket
Author: Samir P. Desai
Publisher: Md2b
ISBN: 9780972556187
Category: Medical
Page: 255
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Previously available only as part of the Clinician's Guide to Laboratory Medicine package, the new 3rd edition of the Clinician's Guide to Laboratory Medicine: Pocket is now available alone. Inside, find practical approaches to the interpretation of abnormal lab tests. Includes differential diagnoses, step-by-step approaches, and algorithms, all designed to answer your lab test questions in a flash. This concise, organized guide fits easily in a coat pocket, providing you with the tools necessary to tackle even the most challenging lab tests. See why so many consider it a "must-have" book.

Diagnostic Tests Made Incredibly Easy!


Author: N.A
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781786904
Category: Medical
Page: 442
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Thoroughly updated, this second edition includes hundreds of diagnostic tests organized by category. It concisely explains why and how each test is performed, what the normal findings are, what abnormal findings may mean, how to prepare a patient for the test, and much more.

Understanding Laboratory Investigations

A Text For Nurses And Health Care Professionals
Author: Chris Higgins
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9780632042456
Category: Medical
Page: 348
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Understanding Laboratory Investigations provides nurses with essential and easily digested information about the most frequently requested tests that are performed on patient samples in hospital laboratories. The book reflects the work of all five disciplines of pathology: clinical chemistry, haematology, clinical microbiology, blood transfusion and cytopathology. The text explains the physiological function of the substance being measured, details of reference ranges and the clinical significance of test results for diagnosis or patient monitoring. Those test results which warrant immediate clinical intervention are identified. Wherever possible, abnormal test results are related to symptoms. Sample collection and transport are dealt with under each test heading. Each chapter ends with discussion of a case study and questions to help students assess their understanding of the topic. Key features: * Takes an in-depth approach to understanding investigations. * Emphasizes those aspects of laboratory testing most relevant to nurses. *Includes practical information relating to sample collection and handling. * Includes many illustrations to aid understanding. * Includes case studies and self-assessment questions. The primary audience for the book is degree and diploma nurses on clinical placements, qualified hospital nurses, intensive care nurses, clinical nurse specialists and nurses undertaking specialist post-basic courses (intensive care, diabetes etc). In addition, the book may be of interest to other healthcare professionals including hospital pharmacy workers, physiotherapists, radiographers, phlebotomists, and biomedical students wishing to pursue a career in laboratory medicine.

Clinical Biochemistry

Metabolic and Clinical Aspects
Author: William J. Marshall,Stephen K. Bangert
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0443101868
Category: Medical
Page: 984
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Now fully revised and updated, Clinical Biochemistry, third edition is essential reading for specialty trainees, particularly those preparing for postgraduate examinations. It is also an invaluable current reference for all established practitioners, including both medical and scientist clinical biochemists. Building on the success of previous editions, this leading textbook primarily focuses on clinical aspects of the subject, giving detailed coverage of all conditions where clinical biochemistry is used in diagnosis and management - including nutritional disorders, diabetes, inherited metabolic disease, metabolic bone disease, renal calculi and dyslipidaemias. The acquisition and interpretation of clinical biochemical data are also discussed in detail. Expanded sections on haematology and immunology for clinical biochemists provide a thorough understanding of both laboratory and clinical aspects New chapters are included on important evolving areas such as the metabolic response to stress, forensic aspects of clinical biochemistry and data quality management An extended editorial team - including three expert new additions - ensures accuracy of information and relevance to current curricula and clinical practice A superb new accompanying electronic version provides an enhanced learning experience and rapid reference anytime, anywhere! Elsevier ExpertConsult.com Enhanced eBooks for medical professionals Compatible with PC, Mac®, most mobile devices and eReaders, browse, search, and interact with this title - online and offline. Redeem your PIN at expertconsult.com today! Straightforward navigation and search across all Elsevier titles Seamless, real-time integration between devices Adjustable text size and brightness Notes and highlights sharing with other users through social media Interactive content

Preoperative Assessment and Perioperative Management


Author: Mark Radford,Clare Evans,Alastair Williamson
Publisher: M&K Update Ltd
ISBN: 1907830022
Category: Operating room nursing
Page: 427
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Pre operative assessment of the surgical patient is a key part of the perioperative process. However, it is one that cannot be separated from the other aspects of perioperative management, both clinical and administrative, that ensures the safe and effective treatment of surgical patients. There are a number of books on the market that examine perioperative management anaesthesia and surgical nursing that are only able to touch on the pre-operative assessment process. Pre Operative Assessment & Perioperative Management sets out to be different, by bridging the gap between these texts and the evolving and developing area of practice that pre operative assessment has become in modern healthcare. In order to achieve this Pre Operative Assessment & Perioperative Management has set out to deliver the core clinical aspects of practice, linked to the education and service development needs of a perioperative service. The challenge for such a book is to integrate this knowledge effectively, using the best evidence base, for use in every day practice. The brief to the contributors was to help define pre operative assessment utilising their expertise to draw out some of the leading practices and thoughts of the day. They have achieved this, ensuring that the reader has access to some of the leading experts in international perioperative practice. They have done this in an open and accessible style that will guide the reader though some complex and demanding subjects to enable them to deliver better front line care to surgical patients.

Mosby's Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests - E-Book


Author: Kathleen Deska Pagana,Timothy J. Pagana
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323446647
Category: Medical
Page: 1162
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Writing care plans, understanding and performing tests, and interpreting test results is made easier with Mosby’s Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests, 6th Edition. This essential resource provides clear, concise overage of over 700 of the most commonly performed diagnostic and laboratory tests. Valuable in academic and clinical settings alike, it is beloved for its full-color design, user-friendly organization, and illustrations that help clarify keep concepts. Updated and streamlined content with new tests ensures you have the most relevant information. A new Diagnostic Testing for the Most Common Diseases section highlights the integration of medical testing as it relates to the top diseases or clinical syndromes. Tests are presented comprehensively and consistently, in a sequence that best simulates priorities in clinical practice. UNIQUE! Clinical Priorities boxes emphasize priorities and procedure considerations specific to understanding and performing tests. UNIQUE! Test Results and Clinical Significance sections describe the significance of the test findings and discuss the pathophysiology of the disease process and how it relates to the test result. UNIQUE! Home Care Responsibilities boxes focus on post-test factors for consideration. UNIQUE! Related Tests sections list additional tests related to the main test — including tests that provide similar information, confirmatory information, and other tests used to evaluate the same organ, disease process, or symptom complex. UNIQUE! Critical Values sections indicate test values of particular significance. UNIQUE! Icons indicate drugs that increase or decrease test values and patient teaching priorities. Age-Related Concerns boxes address pediatric and geriatric priorities. NEW and UPDATED! New tests have been added and outdated tests have been removed to reflect current best practices. NEW! A Diagnostic Testing for the Most Common Diseases section highlights the integration of medical testing as it relates to the top diseases or clinical syndromes.

A Guide to Laboratory Investigations


Author: M. F. McGhee
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
ISBN: 1846192102
Category: Medical
Page: 186
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This work interprets normal and abnormal laboratory results for the range of tests that have become part of everyday clinical practice. This edition outlines new tests, including PSA velocity and free/total PSA, and coeliac serology, and discusses new guidelines on specific clinical conditions.

Lab Values

63 Must Know Labs for Nurses
Author: Jon Haws,Sandra Haws
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781507704783
Category: Medical
Page: 94
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Save Time:: Lab Values for Nurses#1 Best Selling Nursing Reference Book on AmazonWant to study better, but don't have the time? This book outlines the 63 MUST KNOW lab values for nurses to help them prepare for the NCLEX (r) and care for patients on the floor. Whether you are a student nurse or an experience this book contains the information you need to know to provide superior patient care. Charts + Brief Descriptions = Fast Learning The book includes a brief introduction followed by charts including 63 important lab values with their units, normal ranges, and abbreviations. The charts are followed by a brief description for each individual value including: indications, what would cause abnormal values, and a description of the lab value itself. Download :: Lab Values: 63 Must Know Lab Values for Nurses Lab Values contains an easy to read and follow catalog of the most essential labs for nurses. Color graphics and charts Normal lab values and common abbreviations Descriptions of each value Correct filling order for specimen tubes Stop wasting time on you studies and start acing exams and spending more time actually caring for patients. With this ebook for kindle or kindle app you will learn the 63 most important labs for nurses and the NCLEX - RN (r). This is the perfect pocket guide and makes lab value interpretation easy. **FREE** Gift included (4 Page PDF download and lab charts). NCLEX, NCLEX-RN, and NCLEX-PN are registered trademarks of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. They hold no affiliation with this product.

The End of Alzheimer's

The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline
Author: Dale Bredesen
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0735216207
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 320
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Everyone knows someone who has survived cancer, but no one knows anyone who has survived Alzheimer's Disease. Dale Bredesen, MD, offers hope to anyone looking to prevent and even reverse Alzheimer's Disease and cognitive decline. Arguing that AD is not one condition, as it is currently treated, but three, Bredesen outlines 36 metabolic factors (micronutrients, hormone levels, sleep) that can trigger "downsizing" in the brain. He then shows us how to rebalance these factors using lifestyle modifications like taking B12, eliminating gluten, or improving oral hygiene.

Harrison's Endocrinology, 3E


Author: J. Jameson,Tinsley Randolph Harrison
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071814868
Category: Medical
Page: 560
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Expansion of the endocrinology section of Harrison's principles of internal medicine.