Bailliere's Nurses' Dictionary

For Nurses and Health Care Workers

Author: Barbara F. Weller

Publisher: Bailliere Tindall

ISBN: 9780702053283

Category: Medical

Page: 601

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This popular classic, Baillière's Nurses' Dictionary, is now in its 26th edition, and fully updated to ensure it retains its usefulness to nurses and health care workers. New entries reflect the constantly changing world of health care services. Containing a wealth of useful information in a convenient pocket-sized format, this is an essential resource for everyone involved in nursing and health care. Appendices: 1 Nutrition 2 Resuscitation 3 First Aid 4 Medicines and their Control 5 The Legal and Professional Framework of Nursing 6 Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics Section 1: Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Section 2: Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) 7 Common Abbreviations 8 Common Prefixes, Suffixes and Roots 9 Units of Measurement and Tables of Normal Values 10 Immunization and Vaccinations 11 Occupational Health and Safety 12 Prevention and Control of Infection 13 Practice Development 14 Clinical Supervision Convenient, portable size Illustrations clarify anatomy and physiology terminology Useful appendices Additional online resources Expanded appendices Online pronunciation guide

Physiology and Anatomy for Nurses and Healthcare Practitioners

A Homeostatic Approach, Third Edition

Author: John Clancy,Andrew McVicar

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1444165283

Category: Medical

Page: 768

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The third edition of Physiology and Anatomy for Nurses and Healthcare Practitioners: A homeostatic approach presents homeostasis as a dynamic concept that provides the basis for understanding health and well-being. It recognises how failure to respond to homeostatic disturbances results in imbalances responsible for signs and symptoms of ill-health, and describes how healthcare interventions seek to reverse those imbalances. Accompanied by colour illustrations and a description of related anatomy, the book provides an integrated explanation of body functioning. It discusses the organisation of the human body, main features and processes that must be controlled for health, the organ systems that act as homeostatic regulators, and effectors of homeostatic regulation. It also discusses influences on homeostasis and provides case studies that place examples of ill health and health care into the context of homeostasis. Features of the third edition include: An overview of microbiology and principles of infection management Expanded information on pharmacological principles and actions of the major classes of drugs Expanded discussion on physiological functions in relation to specific pathologies Updates on how the Human Genome project has impacted healthcare Additional case studies to illustrate the healthcare provider’s role as an external agent of homeostatic control Photographs of common clinical conditions Access to an accompanying website with supplemental information An essential physiology and anatomy text, this book guides readers through the basic structure and functions of the body systems to more complex issues of clinical disorders and healthcare practice. Coverage includes the cardiovascular, lymphatic, nervous, endocrine, reproductive, and respiratory systems as well as skeletal muscle, embryo development, and circadian rhythms.

An Introduction to Medical Terminology for Health Care

Author: Andrew R. Hutton

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0443100756

Category: Medical

Page: 383

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This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. A knowledge of medical terminology is essential for employment in many health care professions. This attractive and easy to use self-teaching text provides a simple, interactive and comprehensive guide to the language of medicine.

Australian Nurses' Dictionary

Author: Jennie King,Rhonda Hawley

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729585336

Category: Medical

Page: 630

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Fully updated and revised, the trusted Australian Nurses’ Dictionary, 6e remains the only pocket-sized dictionary specific to Australia and New Zealand. Compiled by Jennie King, Rhonda Hawley and Barbara Weller, this dictionary features comprehensive nursing definitions, guidelines, terminology, policies and procedures, and provides a quick reference source for students and nurses in the clinical setting. In addition to numerous everyday nursing terms, definitions extend to include specialist areas such as complementary therapies, health informatics, nursing management, midwifery, education, research and ethics. Over 5,500 entries More than 100 supporting illustrations and tables Pronunciation guide for every definition. A full-colour abridged Atlas of Human Anatomy for an on-the-go reference to the anatomy of body systems Twelve appendices to assist with clinical practice Over 150 new entries across a range of specialist areas.

Nursing Dictionary Pocket

Author: Suzanne Bowden,Marc Deschka

Publisher: Borm Bruckmeier Pub Llc

ISBN: 9781591032373

Category: Medical

Page: 314

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The Nursing Dictionary pocket is a collection of relevant medical terms for nursing professionals. This title includes: * More than 600 pictures, graphics, and tables * Classifications in clearly arranged tables * Explanation of common abbreviations and symbols * Valuable appendix with normal lab values, immunization schedule, periodic table, etc.

Getting into Nursing

Author: Karen Elcock

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473927498

Category: Medical

Page: 176

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This book helps potential nursing students succeed in getting into nursing. It gives practical help on the application process: filling out application forms; passing numeracy and literacy tests; and succeeding at interviews. It also explains what nurses do, what personal qualities are needed and what is involved in nursing training, so applicants can decide whether nursing is really for them. This book has been carefully shaped to answer all of the common questions applicants are likely to have, along with many they will not yet have thought of. It has been updated in light of the recommendations in the Francis Report and covers values-based recruitment, the importance of compassion in practice and considers the needs of non-traditional applicants and mature students. Features of the book include: practice numeracy and literacy tests to help students face their interview day with confidence all the information students need given in one place with no need to trawl through countless websites looking for answers to questions helpful advice on choosing the right course and succeeding in the application top tips and stories from real nurses, students, patients and lecturers that explore 'from the inside' what nursing is like example interviews to help students prepare for the big day.

Anatomy and Physiology for Nurses E-Book

Author: Roger Watson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702046043

Category: Medical

Page: 376

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Get to all of the high-quality content from Elsevier faster than ever! Your favourite textbooks are now available as e-books allowing you to: Electronically search the book Create and share notes and highlights Save time with automatic referencing Load it up and change the way you learn! What do I get? You will be emailed a PIN code that will give you perpetual access to the electronic version of the book Book Description This is a new edition of a popular and comprehensive introductory text on anatomy and physiology for nurses and allied health students. clear diagrams aid understanding learning objectives in each chapter help revision review questions help test understanding clinical links help students relate the content to practice Revised and updated to reflect developments in the subject Web links to clinical examples to help relate theory to practice

Mosby Nurse's Pocket Dictionary

Author: Christine Brooker

Publisher: Mosby Incorporated

ISBN: 9780723433736

Category: Medical

Page: 420

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This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. Health care and nursing practice continue to change at a rapid pace, and nurses need access to up-to-date information from the many areas of nursing practice and other health care disciplines. This pocket dictionary is the ideal companion to nursing practice and contains over 7000 relevant medical and nursing terms clearly defined together with 90 clear illustrations. In addition to this, it also includes several appendices of useful clinical reference material for easy access including normal values, nutritional guidelines and useful addresses. All of the entries have been reviewed and updated, and many of the particularly relevant issues such as research, quality and information technology have been expanded to reflect their importance in the changing health care environment.

Minidictionary for Nurses

Author: Market House Books Limited

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199666385

Category: Medical

Page: 832

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This best-selling dictionary provides detailed coverage of the ever-expanding vocabulary of the nursing professions in an authoritative and accessible way. It is a must-have for all nurses, nursing students, and medical practitioners, including midwives and health visitors.

Mosby's Medical Terminology Flash Cards

Author: Mosby

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323222587

Category: Medical

Page: 34

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Fun, quick, and easy to study while on the go, Mosby's Medical Terminology Flash Cards, 3rd Edition provide a great tool for learning and reviewing medical terms. 600 full-color flash cards help you memorize the prefixes, suffixes, and combining forms used to build medical terms. Updated with the latest medical terms and illustrations, these flash cards include word-building examples and Spanish translations. And you can now study flash cards and take quizzes on your smartphone! Full-color illustrations help you remember terms and their word parts. Word-building examples show how word parts are used to create medical terms - including the most commonly diagnosed diseases and disorders, as well as treatments and procedures. Indexing by body system makes it easy to organize and study terms. Spanish translations of word parts and terminology are included. Alphabetical index and suggested learning activities in a companion booklet make it easy to find specific cards and study the cards in a variety of different ways. Durable, hole-punched design allows you to put sets of cards on a metal ring or cord for on-the-go study. NEW! Smaller 3" x 5" card format helps you memorize - anywhere and anytime - the prefixes, suffixes, and combining forms used to build medical terms. NEW! Mobile-optimized flash cards and quizzes allow you to study the flash cards and take quizzes using your smartphone.

Nursing Assisting: Essentials for Long Term Care

Author: Barbara Acello

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781401827526

Category: Medical

Page: 416

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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.

Medical Terminology and Clinical Procedures

Author: Mary Bird,Mary Bird Srn Fams

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781475999396

Category: Medical

Page: 317

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Illustrated with almost 100 clear figures this book demystifies the basis of medical terminology, explaining the way medical terms are formed. Concise descriptions of the structure and function of the human body, diseases and conditions afflicting people, together with medical and surgical procedures used to treat patients, are all included. It also contains the meanings of commonly used medical and pharmaceutical abbreviations.

Healthcare Support

A Textbook for Healthcare Assistants

Author: College of Progressive Education (Dublin, Ireland),Imelda Duffy

Publisher: Gill & MacMillan

ISBN: 9780717145126

Category: Nurses' aides

Page: 193

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New and unique textbook written specifically for the FETAC Level 5 Certificate in Healthcare Support course. This course is the Department of Health and Children s recommended training for all healthcare assistants. "

Dispelling the Darkness

Voyage in the Malay Archipelago and the Discovery of Evolution by Wallace and Darwin

Author: John van Wyhe

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814458821

Category: Science

Page: 420

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“The facts of variability, of the struggle for existence, of adaptation to conditions, were notorious enough; but none of us had suspected that the road to the heart of the species problem lay through them, until Darwin and Wallace dispelled the darkness.”T H Huxley (1887) Darwin is one of the most famous scientists in history. But he was not alone. Comparatively forgotten, Wallace independently discovered evolution by natural selection in Southeast Asia. This book is based on the most thorough research ever conducted on Wallace's voyage. Closely connected, but worlds apart, Darwin and Wallace's stories hold many surprises. Did Darwin really keep his theory a secret for twenty years? Did he plagiarise Wallace? Were their theories really the same? How did Wallace hit on the solution, and on which island? This book reveals for the first time the true story of Darwin, Wallace and the discovery that would change our understanding of life on Earth forever. Sample Chapter(s) Introduction (247 KB) Chapter 1: Great Expectations (6,496 KB) Contents:IntroductionGreat ExpectationsEmpires of SteamSingaporeMalacca and BorneoTesting the WatersCrossing the LineIn Search of ParadiseStruggle and SpiceThe Longest DayDarwin's DelayCrossing BackCounting Up Readership: Student, professional, general public. Keywords:Evolution;Natural Selection;Biology;Biography;Alfred Russel Wallace;Charles Darwin;History of Science;Malay ArchipelagoKey Features:The book provides a thorough revision of Wallace in Southeast Asia and his discoveries. Numerous current understandings of Wallace are shown to be mythsThe book reveals the details of Wallace's steamer trip to AsiaHis Singapore stay is revealed for the first time — with many surprising new detailsHis famous Sarawak law paper is shown to be radically different from existing interpretationsIt includes a previously unknown component of his theorising — Wallace's deep lawThe book solves the mystery of what led to Wallace's eureka moment of discovering natural selectionThe book solves the long-standing mystery of whether he discovered evolution on Ternate or GiloloThe book is the first to show what Wallace's original evolution theory really was — it was rather different from Darwin's. This settles the old debate about the differences between the theories of Wallace and DarwinThe book solves the old mystery of when Wallace sent his theory to Darwin — and WHY he did not send it straight for publicationThe book corrects scores of dates and names never given or given wrong by WallaceReviews: “The story of Wallace will never be the same again. John van Wyhe has delved deeply into archives and brings Wallace's travels wonderfully back to life by discovering new facts about his voyage and theories. Without downplaying the impact of Darwin, van Wyhe's book reveals Wallace as a great evolutionary thinker in his own right, who truly deserves to be considered in context.” Janet Browne Aramont Professor of the History of Science Harvard University “This book greatly advances our knowledge of Wallace by correcting a plethora of misleading myths, by reconstructing Wallace's travels, experiences and reflections with authoritative precision, interpretive sophistication, archival documentation and by insightful clarifications of Wallace and Darwin's interactions, divergences and convergences. The overall result is a major scholarly contribution to the intellectual and social history of Wallacean science and of Darwinian science in their original, distinctive cultural contexts.” Jonathan Hodge Honorary Fellow, History and Philosophy of Science University of Leeds “The first published notebook of Wallace's travel to the Malay Archipelago is a long-awaited addition to all the biographies and studies, as they offer the unique insight into the development of Wallace's thinking during his long journey. John van Wyhe makes extensive use of Wallace's notes, but only in their totality they make an impact and give way to emergence of Wallace's personality in many sides.” Thomas Weber Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung “Van Wyhe is not guilty of any such bias against Wallace and in fact deserves these reviewers' thanks for elucidating for the first time exactly how these two fascinating men discovered the way life on Earth evolves.” Gordon Chancellor, author of The Dispersal of Darwin “The book has marvelous illustrations of the flora and fauna observed by Wallace, as well as other images of the period, and is ideal for historian as well as naturalists.” CHOICE “This book is certainly one of the best resources for documenting Wallace's time in the Malay archipelago, as well as giving a good and balanced overview of his life. It also achieves what the author sets out to do: putting the record straight.” Biological Journal of the Linnean Society

Studyware for Hegner/Acello/caldwell's Nursing Assistant

A Nursing Process Approach: Basics

Author: Barbara Hegner,Barbara Acello,Esther Caldwell

Publisher: Delmar Pub

ISBN: 9781111538477

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

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Succeed in your nursing course and have fun with Studyware software! This dynamic resource is packed with interactive games, quizzes, and other resources that your mastery of key concepts in the corresponding chapter in your textbook.

A Dictionary of Nursing

Author: Market House Books Limited

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199666377

Category: Medical

Page: 640

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This dictionary incorporates new material on the major developments of the last few years, including public health medicine, genetics and organ transplantation. The dictionary includes more than 10,200 clear and concise entries.

Human Growth and Development

An Irish Perspective

Author: Emma Zara O'Brien

Publisher: Gill & MacMillan

ISBN: 9780717156290

Category: Developmental psychology

Page: 224

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Updated edition of this popular book introducing human growth and development from conception to old age, with reference to an Irish context. New to this edition: Updated for the Human Growth and Development award (5N1279) New chapter emphasises the application of knowledge to practical, work-based problems and scenarios Greater prominence given to the older stage of lifespan development with reference to the Creating Excellence in Dementia Care report 2012 Irish and international facts, research, cases and statistics are used to: explain normal patterns of lifespan development; introduce variations within the normal range; highlight the factors that can affect development throughout the lifespan. Examines the stages from infancy to old age within the framework of physical, cognitive and socio-emotional theories. Written For: NFQ Level 5 Human Growth and Developemnt component module, as part of: Early Childhood Care & Education (5M2009) Applied Social Studies (5M2181) Community Care (5M2786) Health Service Skills (5M3782) Healthcare Support (5M4339) Nursing Studies (5M4349) Community Health Services (5M4468) Also suitable for: CACHE courses in Childcare and Health and Social Care Montessori courses and Returning to Education courses Introduction to Psychology courses

Imaging for Students Fourth Edition

Author: David A. Lisle

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1444164821

Category: Medical

Page: 312

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Imaging for Students delivers step-by-step guidance to the range of imaging techniques available, providing a clear explanation of how each imaging modality actually works, and including information on the associated risks and hazards. Throughout, the importance of patient preparation and post-procedure observation is emphasized. Taking information from evidence-based studies and published guidelines, in line with current clinical practice, the book takes a highly logical approach to the investigation of clinical scenarios, where possible indicating the "best first test"—vital to both appropriate clinical and cost-effective decision-making. Drawing on the extensive clinical and teaching experience of its respected author, the fourth edition of Imaging for Students gives students and junior doctors everything they need to understand the advantages, disadvantages, and possible side effects of the imaging modalities available, and how to apply them appropriately in clinical practice.

Animals and Agency

An Interdisciplinary Exploration

Author: Sarah McFarland,Ryan Hediger

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9047429249

Category: Nature

Page: 392

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This collection examines the question of nonhuman animal agency by shifting emphasis from the human perspective toward that of other animals, exploring modes of animal resistance to human behaviors, and considering the ways the presence of animals refracts human notions like agency and species.

Ethnomedicinal Plants

Revitalizing of Traditional Knowledge of Herbs

Author: Mahendra Rai,Deepak Acharya,José Luis Rios

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439853622

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 518

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Presenting recent discoveries on ethnomedicinal plants around the world, this book focuses on evaluating the progress to date as well as the future potential of drug development in ethnomedicine. Eight reviews examine therapeutic applications including the spasmolitic effects of various plants, the anti-inflammatory activity of plants from Brazil and Tunisia, common fertility treatments in Trinidad and Tobago, traditional medicines from Cameroon and their interaction with estrogen receptors, the medicinal plants used in Spain to treat digestion problems, immune-modulators and stimulators from plants, and antimicrobial herbs from India.