Resident On Call

Author: Scott Rivkees
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493008293
Size: 67.77 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.

Nursing Assisting Essentials For Long Term Care

Author: Barbara Acello
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781401827526
Size: 29.68 MB
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The 2nd edition of Nursing Assisting: Essentials of Long Term Care is specifically designed to prepare individuals to take the state certification exams. It presents basic resident care information for long-term care facilities emphasizing the realities of clinical practice while offering solutions to common problems encountered in the practice. This book meets the OBRA and CDC standards and emphasizes Infection Control in every chapter. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Burn Unit

Author: Barbara Ravage
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 078673891X
Size: 75.65 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.

Radiology On Call A Case Based Manual

Author: Roland Talanow
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071785035
Size: 40.55 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 (www.oncallradiology.com) 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

On Call

Author: J. Lottmann, MD
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1491745142
Size: 18.58 MB
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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.

Nursing Home Federal Requirements 8th Edition

Author: James E. Allen, PhD, MSPH, NHA, IP
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826171257
Size: 40.82 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 Nursing homes are now the most highly regulated environments in the United States, in the service of maximizing the quality of each residentís life. This user-friendly guide has been updated to provide all of the requisite information needed by nursing home staff to prepare for a visit from federal surveyors. It provides the most current federal guidelines and the procedures used by federal surveyors in certifying facilities for participation in Medicare and Medicaid funding. It describes every aspect and service of a nursing home that is subject to inspection and includes the nearly 20% of new requirements established during the past three years, with an emphasis on the new Minimum Data Set 3.0. The guide not only presents federal requirements and explanatory guidelines but also explains how to best interpret these guidelines so nursing home staff can be optimally prepared for a survey visit. It reflects changes in regulations regarding end-of-life care, nasogastric tube regulations, and rights to establish advance directives. The guide also provides information straight from CMS's Internet-Only Manual. New Features of Eighth Edition: Describes how to best use the updated manual Focuses on Minimum Data Set 3.0 Explains clearly how to interpret the new requirements, 20% of which have been updated Presents new quality measures Includes new CMS forms Reflects changes in regulations regarding end-of-life care, nasogastric tube regulations, and rights to establish advance directives

Who S Gonna Change James

Author: Dan Lane
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595316158
Size: 74.64 MB
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A young Pediatric resident, Doctor Carl Wiggles, has ignored the civil rights conflicts of the 1960s until new interns under his direction bring the problems to his service. The interns, a Jewish female from Missouri and a Baptist male from Mississippi, continuously battle over issues related to civil rights. Fortunately, James, a black janitor, serves as the young doctor's advisor and source of information about the issues being argued. As the stress from caring for seriously ill infants and children changes the doctors' relationships while they work together, Doctor Wiggles gradually realizes that ignoring civil rights conflicts isn't possible because the health problems of the children under his care are a product of a segregated world. The gradual transformation of Wiggles from an isolated life dedicated to completing his residency to a role in life as part of an imperfect world is the central theme of the book. Every major character contributes in some way to changing Carl's viewpoint despite different backgrounds and beliefs. While trying to save the life of a critically ill infant, the young doctors learn to ignore each other's prejudices to work together and save the infant's life.

Lippincott S Textbook For Nursing Assistants

Author: Pamela J. Carter
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781766852
Size: 60.48 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: 24.55 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

Tips For The Residency Match

Author: Justin W. Kung
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118860942
Size: 50.15 MB
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Tips for the Residency Match is a unique guide for medical students applying for residency positions. Packed with hints, tips, and recommendations from both program directors and current residents, Tips for the Residency Match chronologically covers the key information required to excel during the residency application process - from résumé advice and preparing for the interview and beyond. Both insightful and practical, Tips for the Residency Match features a wide spectrum of medical specialties and an extra section for foreign graduates. Tips for the Residency Match is: Uniquely tailored to the needs of those applying for US residency positions Written by leading Residency Directors and current residents in the major specialties Offers unprecedented access to how departmental decisions about the Match are made Boasting expert advice and a wide scope, Tips for the Residency Match is the ideal companion for those applying for residency positions throughout the United States.