Resident On Call

Author: Scott Rivkees
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493008293
Size: 24.71 MB
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In turn heartbreaking, irreverent, moving—and at times raucously humorous—one of the nation's leading pediatric researchers recounts his first years as a newly minted, stuggling, and insecure doctor at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. A graduate of a state university medical school, Scott Rivkees was competing with elite students from some of the most prestigious schools in the country. Nervous and uncertain, he worked unholy hours with patients ranging from indigent street people to celebrity guests drawn to the reputation and care offered by Mass General. Along the way he learned what medical school textbooks don't teach: how to deal with immense pressure, exhaustion, unruly patients, mysterious conditions, the joy of saving a life, and the wrenching suddenness of losing a patient, more often than not a young child. His resident education did not prevent him from losing his sense of irony and humor as he recounts bleary nights on the town, the allure of young nurses, substandard housing, and the value of pricking an inflated ego.

Burn Unit

Author: Barbara Ravage
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 078673891X
Size: 75.43 MB
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“A compelling blend of science, history and storytelling. Barbara Ravage has fashioned an enlightening, invaluable book.” —Stewart O'Nan, author of The Circus Fire: A True Story of an American TragedyThough each of us is just a spark away from being a burn victim, the public knows little and understands less about the world that patients inhabit. Pulling the curtains back on this private and sterile environment, Burn Unit is a riveting account of the frontline efforts—both modern-day and historical—to save lives devastated by fire. With unflinching urgency, Barbara Ravage follows an extraordinary team of healers at Massachusetts General Hospital, the cradle of modern burn treatment and the site of one of the best burn units in the world. From Boston's Cocoanut Grove fire of 1942 to the treatment of the victims of the Rhode Island nightclub fire in early 2003, we watch everyday heroes do their incredible but punishing work against the backdrop of history. Both a moving human drama and an engrossing scientific exploration of this little-known field of medicine, Burn Unit is an unforgettably powerful read.

On Call

Author: J. Lottmann, MD
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1491745142
Size: 45.11 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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On Call is the true story of a female rural surgeon. There aren’t very many rural surgeons around, so this is an uncommon story. It spans a thirty-year practice from 1981 to 2011, after her schooling and training. Dr. Lottmann explains the distinctive nature of a rural surgery practice and how it differs from an urban practice. She explains the scope of general surgery and how her particular surgical caseload changed over that thirty-year period. Surgery has changed a lot since she began her career either because of medical developments or new surgical apparatus. For a rural surgeon, it has become a challenge to offer the most up-to-date procedures in a small rural hospital because of the cost of having the very latest equipment. In On Call, Dr. Lottman takes us through her training, her practice, some of her most memorable cases, her triumphs, and some of her many challenges. She also considers the challenges of being a wife and mother as well as being a surgeon—frequently, the only surgeon in town. Dr. Lottmann hopes that her story will encourage medical students to pursue a career in rural surgery because there is a great need for them in this country.

On Call

Author: Emily R. Transue, M.D.
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1429937793
Size: 49.35 MB
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On Call begins with a newly-minted doctor checking in for her first day of residency--wearing the long white coat of an MD and being called "Doctor" for the first time. Having studied at Yale and Dartmouth, Dr. Emily Transue arrives in Seattle to start her internship in Internal Medicine just after graduating from medical school. This series of loosely interconnected scenes from the author's medical training concludes her residency three years later. During her first week as a student on the medical wards, Dr. Transue watched someone come into the emergency room in cardiac arrest and die. Nothing like this had ever happened to her before-it was a long way from books and labs. So she began to record her experiences as she gained confidence putting her book knowledge to work. The stories focus on the patients Dr. Transue encountered in the hospital, ER and clinic; some are funny and others tragic. They range in scope from brief interactions in the clinic to prolonged relationships during hospitalization. There is a man newly diagnosed with lung cancer who is lyrical about his life on a sunny island far away, and a woman, just released from a breathing machine after nearly dying, who sits up and demands a cup of coffee. Though the book has a great deal of medical content, the focus is more on the stories of the patients' lives and illnesses and the relationships that developed between the patients and the author, and the way both parties grew in the course of these experiences. Along the way, the book describes the life of a resident physician and reflects on the way the medical system treats both its patients and doctors. On Call provides a window into the experience of patients at critical junctures in life and into the author's own experience as a new member of the medical profession.

Nursing Policies And Procedures For Long Term Care

Author: Debra Collins, RN, RAC-CT
Publisher: LTCS Books
ISBN: 0986254274
Size: 68.26 MB
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October, 2016 Edition for MDS v1.14.1. Current with all RAI Manual Updates, Surveyor Guidelines and Federal Regulatory Changes. Covers all nursing policies and procedures for long term care. Includes many policies for Medications, Falls, Restraints, Pressure Ulcers, and Pain Care. Current with all of the latest regulatory updates. The form at the top of each nursing policy for long term care has spaces for the date the policy and procedure was approved by the Director of Nursing and the date of any addendums or changes. Each nursing policy for long term care may also be used as teaching tools in an inservice or employee counseling session. Nursing policies and procedures have been updated to ensure compliance with the change to MDS 3.0 and with all of the federal regulations and guidelines updated during the past year. Each nursing policy for long term care in the book is also included on the CD which is located in the back of the manual, so they may be easily edited on a word processor for desired updates and changes.

Resident Readiness Internal Medicine

Author: Debra Klamen
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Prof Med/Tech
ISBN: 0071779930
Size: 27.57 MB
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ARE YOU READY? GET RESIDENT READY. Inspired by the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine's popular course, Resident Readiness: Internal Medicine prepares you for success during your medical internship. Inside is a full range of clinical scenarios you may experience during your internal medicine residency, supported by comprehension questions with detailed answer explanations and tips to remember. You will also learn the clinical problem-solving process so you can think quickly on your feet, especially when time is critical. With the book's step-by-step guidance, you will gain the confidence you need to perform at your best on Day One of your residency. Beyond treating your patient, Resident Readiness prepares you to Deal successfully with emergencies on the floor Safely hand off patients Handle call Discharge and follow up with your patients Smooth your transition and be ready for residency Case-based approach brings your readiness to the next level Targets what you really need to know to care for patients on day one

Radiology On Call A Case Based Manual

Author: Roland Talanow
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071785035
Size: 74.41 MB
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200 of the most common cases for radiology on-call/emergency situations—in one uncommon guide Radiology On-Call covers the full spectrum of clinical scenarios that you are likely to see in the emergency department or during an in-house call. Two hundred cases are logically arranged by organ system, supported by 375 precise, state-of-the-art radiographs, CT, MRI, nuclear medicine and ultrasound images that accelerate on-the-spot clinical decision-making. Radiology On-Call has an easy-to-navigate, streamlined style that features annotated images and minimal text. The author provides only those facts and brief descriptions that are needed to become familiar with each entity. Features: The complete on-call radiology sourcebook, designed to help residents ensure the accuracy of radiologic interpretations, become familiar with emergency findings, and reduce on-call errors 200 highly instructive cases containing 375 radiographs, CT, MRI, nuclear medicine, and ultrasound images, many in full color Consistent organization: image, diagnosis, comments, cross-reference to online tutorial Cross-reference to interactive online tutorial: Cases are linked to an online tutorial ( providing many cases in a unique interactive way almost as seen on a real workstation (scroll, window, level, magnify, pan). Content intuitively organized by organ system: Chest, Abdomen, Neuro, Musculoskeletal Section-opening anatomical overviews, featuring clearly labeled radiographs, provide a solid base of knowledge for understanding subsequent material on imaging and image-guided situations Large collection of references, including links to free, open-access high-quality review articles about specific topics discussed in the book

Lippincott S Textbook For Nursing Assistants

Author: Pamela J. Carter
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781766852
Size: 55.17 MB
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Now in its Second Edition, this textbook prepares students to work as nursing assistants in long-term care, acute care, and home health care settings, and provides a firm foundation for advancement to an LPN and ultimately an RN role. The book is written in a direct, conversational writing style with an emphasis on professionalism and humanism. This edition is significantly updated and has new photographs and illustrations. A front-of-book CD-ROM includes an audio glossary. An audiobook version of the entire text in MP3 format is available as a separate purchase. A student-edition DVD, containing selected procedures from Lippincott's Video Series for Nursing Assistants, is also available as a separate purchase.

Nursing Home Federal Requirements

Author: James E. Allen, PhD, MSPH, NHA, IP
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826107923
Size: 26.97 MB
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"[The book] lists all the federal requirements that are evaluated by state surveyors during the annual survey visit to nursing homes and for complaint visits. The exhibit section contains forms used by surveyors to gather data during the survey visit. Visually, the format makes the regulations easy to read. If nursing home staff used the book to prepare for a survey, they would be well prepared." Marcia Flesner, PhD, RN, MHCA University of Missouri-Columbia From Doody's Review The Federal government, together with more than 50 advocacy groups, has spent the past 40 years writing and refining the rules and guidelines in this manual. This book presents the latest federal guidelines and protocols used by federal surveyors in certifying facilities for participation in Medicare and Medicaid funding. It is an essential resource for long-term care facilities to have on hand to be ready for a survey at any time. It provides information straight from CMS's Internet-Only Manual-in print and at your fingertips for easy access. Divided into four accessible and user-friendly parts, this manual includes: Federal requirements and interpretive guidelines Rules for conducting the survey Summary of the requirements for long-term care facilities and surveyors CMS forms commonly used by surveyors This newly updated and revised edition spans every aspect and service of a nursing home and represents the latest requirements to ensure that outstanding quality assurance and risk management programs are in place. New to This Edition: Section on how to use manual Summarization of federal requirements Updated definitions of Medicare and Medicaid Compliance requirements with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 SNF/Hospice requirements when SNF serves hospice patients SNF-based home health agencies Life safety code requirements Changes in SNF provider status Surveyor qualifications standards Management of complaints and incidents New medical director guidelines


Author: Carol C. Donley
Publisher: Kent State University Press
ISBN: 9780873387255
Size: 75.93 MB
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Carol Donley and Martin Kohn believe that physicians stand at a unique vantage point as observers of the human condition. In this text, contributors attempt to prove this assertion through their prose on topics as diverse as the clashes between forces of creation and destruction, institutional economic survival, conflicts between genders and generations, balancing of primary care with specialization, issues of race and class, cultural displacement and the influence of William Carlos Williams on doctors and writing. The stories and essays in the collection provide a deeper understanding of the complex emotions and feelings of the men and women who, every day, hold life in their hands.