This perennial bestseller is an ideal introductions to epidemiology in health care. The fifith editon retains the book's simplicity and brevity, at the same time providing the reader with the core elements of epidemiology needed in health care practice and research. The text has been revised throughout, with new examples introduced to bring the book right up to date.
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.
This scenario-based text provides answers to urgent and emergent questions in acute, emergency, and critical care situations focusing on the electrocardiogram in patient care management. The text is arranged in traditional topics areas such as ACS, dysrhythmia, etc yet each chapter is essentially a question with several cases illustrating the clinical dilemma the chapter itself is a specific answer to the question.
This is a unique format among textbooks with an ECG focus. The clinical scenarios cover the issues involved in detecting and managing major cardiovascular conditions. Focused, structured discussion then solves these problems in a clinically relevant, rapid, and easy to read fashion.
This novel approach to ECG instruction is ideal for practicing critical care and emergency physicians, specialist nurses, cardiologists, as well as students and trainees with a special interest in the ECG.
Pleural diseases are frequently managed in primary care, but specialist knowledge is required to understand the full variety of presentations and available treatments in this rapidly developing field. ABC of Pleural Diseases is a brand new addition to the ABC Series which takes a unique approach to these conditions by dealing with them as a related group as well as in their individual manifestations. The book provides a unique and comprehensive overview of pleural disease, beginning with the anatomy and physiology of the pleura. It then covers a wide range of specific conditions in greater detail, including pneumothorax, pleural effusions, pleural infections, as well as chapters on radiology and pathology. Full coverage is given of mesothelioma, the most common pleural cancer. Written by a team of specialists, this reference guide to pleural diseases is a practical guide for General Practitioners, Junior Doctors, Specialist Nurses, Radiologists and all Healthcare Professionals working within chest medicine.
This revised and updated edition of the ABC of Complementary Medicine offers an authoritative introduction to complementary therapies.
Taking an independent standpoint, neither promoting nor disparaging complementary therapies, this second edition includes the latest information on efficacy of treatments and provides a new emphasis on patient management. The ABC of Complementary Medicine is an invaluable guide to any doctor who encounters complementary medicine in clinical practice.
Traditional textbooks in this field have emphasized the basic sciences of pathology, biochemistry and physiology. Evidence-based Gastroenterology and Hepatology covers all the major diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and liver, utilizing clinical epidemiology to present the strongest and most current evidence for interventions.
This second edition is edited and written by leading gastroenterologists from around the world, each chapter summarizes the evidence so that better informed decisions will be made about which treatments to offer to patients.
It provides practising Gastroenterologists and Surgeons with clear information regarding the diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic diseases, giving clear evidence and experience-based material that is immediately relevant to clinical practice.
Also contains a list of recommended reading at the end of each chapter.
Take a look at up to date information at www.evidbasedgastro.com
With over ten thousand inter-hospital transfers of children and neonates now taking place every year in the UK, this book, and the associated training course run by the Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG) have been developed to provide an introduction to the knowledge required to undertake these transfers.
Paediatric and Neonatal Safe Transfer and Retrieval (PaNSTaR) is aimed at healthcare professionals either beginning their training in paediatric or neonatal transport and those who are involved in undertaking such transfers on an occasional basis.
Developed by a multi-professional group from across the UK, this new title incorporates a systematic approach throughout. This approach is adapted from the adult STaR course and covers the following:
an overview of the current delivery of children's transport services
the ACCEPT approach
- Preparation and Packaging
practical issues that are encountered during the transfer process from both an equipment and a clinical perspective
special considerations and circumstances that require additional planning
useful appendices that contain supporting information, sample checklists and example documentation.
For more details on the ALSG training courses please visit the ALSG website at www.alsg.org
Electrocardiography is an essential tool in diagnosing cardiac disorders. This second edition of the ABC of Clinical Electrocardiography allows readers to become familiar with the wide range of patterns seen in the electrocardiogram in clinical practice and covers the fundamentals of ECG interpretation and analysis.
Fully revised and updated, this edition includes a self-assessment section to aid revision and check comprehension, clear anatomical diagrams to illustrate key points and a larger format to show 12-lead ECGs clearly and without truncation.
Edited and written by leading experts, the ABC of Clinical Electrocardiography is a valuable text for anyone managing patients with heart disorders, both in general practice and in hospitals. Junior doctors and nurses, especially those working in cardiology and emergency departments, as well as medical students, will find this a vaulable introduction to the understanding of this key clinical tool.
A practical guide to the use of ultrasound and how to interpret the scans, aimed specifically at emergency physicians and staff. This is recognised as an essential skill in emergency medicine, and this book will provide the means to learn it, with question led text and many illustrations of real examples. The book will include a CD Rom of video clips, showing normal and abnormal scans, approximating to the real life situation.
This guide on assessment of people with some sort of mental impairment is a broad ranging report produced jointly by the British Medical Association and the Law Society. It is an authoritative statement on an important area. Its wide ranging coverage makes it essential reading for these groups. The second edition has been revised throughout to bring it right up to date with present requirements.
Evidence-Based Ophthalmology offers a unique approach to managing eye disease. From systematic reviewing of evidence, this book provides an overview of techniques for optimum management in key areas, including glaucoma, cataract and retinal disease - an invaluable reference source for practitioners worldwide representing an important contribution to the literature.
International authorship by leading Cochrane participants
An unbiased method for summarising and disseminating the evidence
Identifies gaps in evidence, and therefore research opportunities
Free-access update website giving the latest trial data and recommendations for implementation in practice
Includes a free fully searchable CD-ROM
Monitoring is a major component of management of chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, arthritis and depression. Yet poor monitoring means healthcare costs are rising.
This book discusses how monitoring principles adopted in other spheres such as clinical pharmacology and evidence-based medicine can be applied to chronic disease in the global setting. With contributions from leading experts in evidence-based medicine, it is a ground-breaking text for all involved in delivery of better and more effective management of chronic illnesses.
The need for evidence-based decisions that take account of both effectiveness and economics is greater now than ever. Using case studies and illustrative examples throughout the authors describe how the activities and outputs of evidence synthesis, systematic review, economic analysis and decision-making interact within and across different spheres of health and social policy and practice. Expanding on the first edition the book now covers approaches to evidence synthesis that combine economics and systematic review methods in the applied fields of social welfare, education and criminal justice, as well as health care. Written by economists and health services researchers closely involved in developing evidence-based policy and practice it showcases current state-of-the-art methodology and will be an invaluable read for all policy-makers and practitioners using evidence to inform decisions, analysts conducting research to support decisions and students discovering the need for evidence-based decisions to incorporate economic perspectives and evidence.
This is a systematic review on how innovations in health service practice and organisation can be disseminated and implemented. This is an academic text, originally commissioned by the Department of Health from University College London and University of Surrey, using a variety of research methods. The results of the review are discussed in detail in separate chapters covering particular innovations and the relevant contexts. The book is intended as a resource for health care researchers and academics.
This book is the British Medical Association's statement on the ethics related to care of the elderly, written and reviewed by a panel of renowned medical ethicists. As such it is an authoritative and considered reference, written in an accessible, non jargon so as to be useful for anyone charged with looking after the elderly. The book includes useful case examples so that it can be used by a range of health professionals and carers who need to know the law and ethics of looking after older people. The authors focus on practical issues such as helping older people stick to their treatment regimes, the sort of information they should be given to give valid consent, and their rights to confidentiality, as well as discussion about where they want to end their lives when it comes to that point.
New Mechanisms in Glucose Control presents a clear overview of the new drugs and treatment therapies that have been developed in recent years to helpimprove glycaemic management for the diabetic patient, namely the incretin mimetics (GLP-1 agonists) and DPP-4 inhibitors. It also considers other drug classes currently in development and undergoing clinical trials including the SGLT2 inhibitors and other pipeline products. In addition to pharma cotherapeutic agents, the role of bariatric as a management tool for diabetes is covered as well as consideration of the organisation of diabetes care with a community focus.This indispensable pocketbook details the newer treatments and offers a comparison with more traditional agents including sulphonyureas, glitazones and insulin. The pros and cons of traditional therapies are discussed as well as the epidemiology and pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes, helping to give the reader a better understanding of the disease area and its management.New Mechanisms in Glucose Control is essential reading for health professionals working in primary or secondary care and involved in treating diabetic patients.
Medical Statistics provides the necessary statistical tools to enable researchers to undertake and understand evidence-based clinical research.It is a practical guide to conducting statistical research and interpreting statistics in the context of ho
This highly practical aid to management of major incidents is the refined and improved new edition of Prehospital Emergency Management Master. Concentrating on the essential elements in treatment and transport of the wounded in a major incident this new system provides easily assimilable information on:symbols and terminology; first actions; METHANE report; command; safety; communications; triage; treament; transportthe system is produced on waterproof pages, and includes 12 separate action cards for use by auxiliary helpers, and a log for recording the facts.The complete package comes in a handy sized ring binder, allowing users to add their own local notes. The use of colour and easily recognisable icons makes this a valuable aid even in the most difficult conditions.
With over 200 traces to test your knowledge, this book is a first class learning tool for emergency physicians. Basic student-level knowledge of ECGs is assumed, so the reader can move directly to learning about the more complex traces that occur in the emergency department. The level of difficulty is stratified into two sections for specialists in training and specialist emergency physicians.A minimum amount of information is given beneath each trace, as if in the real situation. The full clinical description is printed in a separate section to avoid the temptation of looking.Accompanied by learning points, and with the cases presented randomly, this book provides a rich source of information on the interpretation of ECGs a core skill for all emergency department staff.
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 Learning and Teaching in Medicine is an invaluable resource for both novice and experienced medical teachers. It emphasises the teacher's role as a facilitator of learning rather than a transmitter of knowledge, and is designed to be practical and accessible not only to those new to the profession, but also to those who wish to keep abreast of developments in medical education. Fully updated and revised, this new edition continues to provide an accessible account of the most important domains of medical education including educational design, assessment, feedback and evaluation. The succinct chapters contained in this ABC are designed to help new teachers learn to teach and for experienced teachers to become even better than they are. Four new chapters have been added covering topics such as social media; quality assurance of assessments; mindfulness and learner supervision. Written by an expert editorial team with an international selection of authoritative contributors, this edition of ABC of Learning and Teaching in Medicine is an excellent introductory text for doctors and other health professionals starting out in their careers, as well as being an important reference for experienced educators.
Emergency Triage: Telephone Triage and Advice complements the highly successful Emergency Triage. The algorithms are rooted in the Manchester Triage System (MTS), which is used in hospitals around the world and which is acknowledged as an effective means of clinical prioritisation. This telephone iteration of a triage system which prioritises millions of patients each year provides a robust, safe, evidence-based system for managing the clinical risk in patients who are at a distance from health care providers. The basic principles that drive the MTS remain, but this book addresses the specific difficulties of assessment by telephone. The possible triage outcomes are "face-to-face now", "face-to-face soon" and "face-to-face later" together with a self-care option. Information and advice is suggested at every level. The advice ranges from life-saving interventions, which can be carried out until health care arrives, to self-care instructions. Emergency Triage: Telephone Triage and Advice provides all the necessary information that telephone triage staff must have to hand as well as including examples of questions to be asked. It will be a valuable resource for staff working in emergency departments, health centres and telephone triage organisations. Furthermore hospitals that are already using Emergency Triage will benefit from being linked with a telephone triage system that follows the same protocols.
Searching Skills Toolkit is an expert guide to help you find the clinical evidence you need more easily and effectively.
Clearly presented with useful tips and advice, flow charts, diagrams and real-life clinical scenarios, it shows the best methods for finding quality evidence. From deciding where to start, to building a search strategy, refining results and critical appraisal, it is a step-by-step guide to the process of finding healthcare evidence, and is designed for use by all health and social care professionals.
This second edition has been expanded with new chapters on searching for sources to support evidence-based management decision making and how to better enable your patients to make informed choices. It has also been fully updated to include new web sources, open source reference management software, and new training resources and exercises.
Searching Skills Toolkit is an ideal reference for doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, managers and decision makers, researchers and students.
The Evidence-based Practice Workbook is an ideal tool for use by GPs, medical specialists and other healthcare professionals to learn the concepts of evidence-based practice (EBP). Practical and interactive, this workbook provides simple methods to help health professionals find and use the best evidence to answer clinical questions, developing their skills in:
asking clinical questions
searching for answers
discriminating good from poor information and research
using the answers to make clinical decisions.
This attractive, colour workbook provides a clear explanation of EBP skills and concepts. Written by internationally respected authors, this expanded and updated edition has been developed from evidence-based practice workshops run by the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine at the University of Queensland and Oxford, and contains information and exercises to help health professionals learn how to use EBP in their clinical practice.