The Complete Recovery Room Book

Author: Anthea Hatfield

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199666040

Category: Medical

Page: 560

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Rev. of: The complete recovery room book / Anthea Hatfield, Michael Tronson. 4th ed. 2009.

The Complete Recovery Room Book

Author: Anthea Hatfield

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191644145

Category: Medical

Page: 560

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The care that a patient receives in the first hours after surgery is crucial to minimizing the risk of complications such as heart attacks, pneumonia, and blood clots. As the patient awakes from their drug-induced coma, it takes time for them to metabolize and excrete these drugs, during which period they remain unable to care for themselves, and at increased risk of harm. The recovery room staff must manage both comatose and physiologically unstable patients, and deal with the immediate post-operative care of surgical patients. The fifth edition of this popular book provides nurses, surgeons and anaesthetists with clear guidance on how to manage day-to-day problems and how to make difficult decisions. Previous editions of this book have established it as the definitive guide to setting-up, equipping, staffing, and administering an acute care unit. It includes basic science such as physiology and pharmacology, specific symptoms including pain and vomiting, and has chapters devoted to the unique post-operative needs of individual types of surgery. This new edition brings this important text up to date and new drugs and techniques for monitoring are described. A new section looks ahead to the future development and design of recovery rooms and how they can contribute to patient well being.

The Complete Recovery Room Book

Author: Anthea Hatfield,Michael Tronson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199232687

Category: Medical

Page: 674

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The care that a patient receives in the first hours after surgery is crucial to minimizing the risk of complications such as heart attacks, pneumonia, and blood clots. As the patient awakes from their drug-induced coma, they remain unable to care for themselves, and at increased risk of harm. It is an environment where many skills and equipment are brought together, and successful development of recovery room units has significantly reduced the number of deathsfrom preventable conditions. This is a new edition of an established text that enables those working in the postoperative environment to manage day-to-day problems, but also make difficult decisions. It is a practical guide to setting-up, equipping, staffing, and administering this acute care unit.

Getting Your Life Back

Author: Jesse Wright,Monica Ramirez Basco

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743214865

Category: Self-Help

Page: 400

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In this powerful new self-help program, Wright and Basco show you how to blend the best methods of scientifically tested treatments to win the battle against depression. By following their step-by-step instructions, you will be able to develop a Personal Plan for Recovery that you can use to get well and stay well. The flexible plan lets you learn about and master the Five Keys to Recovery in the sequence that's best for you. Some people may want to work through all five keys; others may find they are able to achieve the level of health they want with just a few. Whether you learn the self-help strategies of cognitive-behavior therapy, rely on prescription antidepressants, try herbal remedies, work on mending relationships, focus on spiritual growth, or use a combination of methods, the Personal Plan for Recovery is a breakthrough tool that allows you to take control of your own treatment. Conversational and filled with guided exercises and strategies that work, Getting Your Life Back is an empowering book that maximizes each person's strengths and potential.

Nursing the Surgical Patient

Author: Rosie Pudner

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702044121

Category: Medical

Page: 624

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The new edition of this highly successful text brings it fully up to date with recent developments in surgical nursing, and includes a new chapter on perioperative stress and anxiety . The need for surgical nurses to remain at the cutting edge in relation to their knowledge and skills has never been greater, as the demands of higher patient throughput and reduced hospital stays take their toll. Nursing the Surgical Patient is written for, and by, nurses. It adopts a patient-centred approach to the care of people requiring a wide variety of surgical procedures. Compiled by experienced practitioners and educators in the field, it covers relevant anatomy and physiology, investigations, brief information on relevant medical conditions leading to surgery, an outline of the surgical procedures and the nursing care the patient will require. The key nursing care issues are described and explored, with case studies and care plans to bring theory to life. Comprehensive and research-based, yet accessible and engaging, Nursing the Surgical Patients a vital companion to nurses caring for surgical patients in either the primary or secondary care setting. This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States.

With You & Your Baby All the Way

The Complete Guide to Pregnancy, Childbirth, Recovery, and Baby Care

Author: Jerri Colonero

Publisher: Bull Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780923521431

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 418

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Provides in-depth answers to a wide variety of questions prospective parents may have about pregnancy, the childbirth experience, recovery, and newborn care, and features a detailed table of contents, a glossary, and other reference materials.

I Love You But I Don't Trust You

The Complete Guide to Restoring Trust in Your Relationship

Author: Mira Kirshenbaum

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101560045

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

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Is my relationship worth saving? Will the trust ever come back? How can things be good between us again? Whether broken trust is due to daily dishonesties, a monumental betrayal, or even a history of hurts from the past, it can put a relationship at risk. This is the first book to show you exactly what to do to restore trust in your relationship, regardless of how it was damaged. In this complete guide, couples therapist Mira Kirshenbaum will also help you understand the stages by which trust strengthens when the rebuilding process is allowed to take place. And you will learn how the two of you can avoid the mistakes that prevent healing and discover how to feel secure with each other again.

Room

Author: Emma Donoghue

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 178682177X

Category: Drama

Page: 96

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‘I wait for his boots to drop. They fall on Floor, one thump, two thumps, that’s how I know he’s going to get into Bed with Ma now and make it squeak. I count the squeaks because I’m excellent at numbers. I have to count, I can’t lose count, if I lose count I don’t know what. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10...’ Kidnapped as a teenage girl, Ma has been locked inside a purpose built room in her captor’s garden for seven years. Her five-year-old son, Jack, has no concept of the world outside and happily exists inside Room with the help of Ma’s games and his vivid imagination where objects like Rug, Lamp and TV are his only friends. But for Ma the time has come to escape and face their biggest challenge to date: the world outside Room.

Learn Calligraphy

The Complete Book of Lettering and Design

Author: Margaret Shepherd

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 0770434592

Category: Art

Page: 168

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In an age of myriad computer fonts and instant communication, your handwriting style is increasingly a very personal creation. In this book, Margaret Shepherd, America's premier calligrapher, shows you that calligraphy is not simply a craft you can learn, but an elegant art form that you can make your own. Calligraphy remains perennially popular, often adorning wedding invitations, diplomas, and commercial signs. Whether it is Roman, Gothic, Celtic, Bookhand, or Italic style, calligraphy conveys class and elegance. Margaret Shepherd makes this ancient art form accessible in a completely hand-lettered technical guide that will: * Provide context for calligraphy as an art, exploring the rich tradition of hand-lettering and mapping the evolution of the most popular styles. * Give detailed technical advice on choosing pens, paper, and inks, setting up your workspace, mastering various pen angles, along with step-by-step illustrations to guide you as you practice. * Explain which alphabets are appropriate for different forms of writing. For example, the Roman alphabet works well for short, unpunctuated passages, while the Italic alphabet is more suited to informal everyday communication. * Encourage you to personalize your lettering by using variant strokes and interpreting how you would like the words to look on the page. * Inspire you with carefully chosen illustrations and examples, which bring letters to life. In Margaret Shepherd's own words, "Calligraphy trains not only your eye and hand, but your mind as well." Learn Calligraphy is the authoritative primer for this age-old craft, and will help develop a new appreciation for lettering as you discover your creative personality.

Cesarean Recovery

Author: Chrissie Gallagher-Mundy

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 9781552979044

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 128

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Guide to assist post-operative mothers recover from cesarean section. Includes information on diet, breastfeeding, postpartum problems, and exercise routines for mother and baby.

Oxford Handbook of Perioperative Practice

Author: Suzanne Hughes,Andy Mardell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192552309

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

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The Oxford Handbook of Perioperative Practice offers readers practical, easily accessible, concise and up-to-date evidence-based information on the essential elements of perioperative practice. It provides a thorough introduction to the principles and practice of anaesthetics, intraoperative care and recovery nursing, focussing on the patients' journey before, during and after surgery. Containing many helpful illustrations and diagrams to guide the reader, along with references to national and international guidelines, the Oxford Handbook of Perioperative Practice assists practitioners in meeting the individual needs of surgical patients while ensuring safe and efficient care delivery. It enables readers to easily locate information about essential skills, patients' medical conditions, and perioperative and surgical patient management. It covers all steps of the perioperative process, and also contains an extensive section on pharmacology, as well as a section on perioperative emergencies. The book is clearly laid out, and written in an easily readable note-based style. Blank pages are included for the reader, so that notes, observations, and local protocols can be included, thereby individualising the Handbook. Written by teaching staff and clinicians from the fields of nursing, operating department practice and pharmacy, the Oxford Handbook of Perioperative Practice offers an inter-disciplinary and inter-professional approach to perioperative practice for those studying the subject and those practising within the perioperative environment.

Oxford Desk Reference: Acute Medicine

Author: Richard Leach,Kevin Moore,Derek Bell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019956597X

Category: Medical

Page: 816

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In this era of evidence-based medicine, one of the biggest challenges confronting clinicians is keeping abreast with the rapidly changing recommendations that guide clinical practice. It is not always easy to access research-based guidelines and protocols when needed in the clinic. Material isoften spread around various publications and web sites. Collating all the information in one easily accessible place and presenting it in a uniform style is hugely advantageous to a busy clinician. The Oxford Desk Reference - Acute Medicine allows easy access to evidence-based materials on commonlyencountered acute medical problems to ensure the optimum management of the acutely unwell patient. Acute Medicine is a growing and evolving specialty and now has its own curricula for training. This book collates key recommendations that a practising clinician needs to know and presents them in an easily accessible and uniform way allowing rapid assimilation of information. The book is edited bythree experts in Acute Medicine, including Derek Bell, the first chair of Acute Medicine, Richard Leach, author of Acute and Critical Care Medicine at a glance, and Kevin Moore, editor of the Oxford Handbook of Acute Medicine.

The Complete Book of Crochet Stitch Designs

500 Classic & Original Patterns

Author: Linda Schäpper

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781579909154

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 352

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Profiles five hundred crochet stitch designs, including classic patterns and originals by the author, providing a photo, a diagram, and written instructions for each; and includes a pictorial index, illustrated instructions for basic stitches, and a list of international crochet symbols.

Caring for the Perioperative Patient

Author: Paul Wicker,Joy O'Neill

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405188502

Category: Medical

Page: 426

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Caring for the Perioperative Patient is a practical, evidence–based and innovative book that identifies and discusses the essential core skills and knowledge required by perioperative practitioners to care for their patients. Divided into two sections, the first explores core perioperative issues, such as pharmacology, communication, homeostasis, and equipment. The second part of the book looks at more specific perioperative practice issues, including enhanced competence, patient preparation, and care of the patient during anaesthesia, surgery, and recovery. This updated new edition is skills–focused and uses examples of techniques or procedures to illustrate how skills can be applied in perioperative practice. It is essential reading for nurses or operating department practitioners (ODPs) who perform scrub, circulating, anaesthetic and recovery roles whilst caring for perioperative patients, as well as nursing and ODP students working in perioperative care. New edition of a successful text for perioperative practitioners and students Emphasises holistic patient centred care Focused on key skills and knowledge required by practitioners Explores the evidence–base for safe and effective practice

Gartsman's Shoulder Arthroscopy E-Book

Author: Hussein Elkousy,T. Bradley Edwards

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323529593

Category: Medical

Page: 392

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Covering the entire spectrum of operative shoulder arthroscopy, including both routine and complex shoulder procedures, Gartsman’s Shoulder Arthroscopy, 3rd Edition, provides a straightforward, "classroom" approach that walks you through each step of these challenging surgeries. Two master surgeons in the field, Drs. Hussein Elkousy and T. Bradley Edwards, present clear explanations of the standard approach to each procedure, plus variations and complications that frequently arise. Focused, concise coverage includes review of anatomy, indications and contraindications, non-operative options, pre-operative assessment and imaging, and more.

The Cancer Survivor's Bible

Author: Jonathan Chamberlain

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781908712097

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 550

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Chamberlain aims to provide a complete picture of the world of cancer in a thoughtful, rational way, without hectoring or vilifying people who hold different opinions. He includes stories of more than two dozen people who recovered from their cancers mainly using alternative approaches.

My Recovery

A Personal Plan for Healing

Author: Charles L. Whitfield

Publisher: HCI

ISBN: 9780757301209

Category: Self-Help

Page: 120

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To get somewhere it is useful to know where you are going. This can be especially difficult for people struggling with issues of addiction, compulsion, physical or mental illness. In this simple yet effective three-part program, best-selling author Charles Whitfield helps readers chart their own treatment plan and find a way out of the often confusing vortex of recovery work. Through illustrative charts and graphics he shows readers how to write their own recovery plan, including how to identify core issues and how to integrate those issues into a personalized plan. Stage one helps readers identify the illness or condition that plagues them and explains how recovery truly is within reach of those who participate in a full recovery program. Stage two explains how healing requires the reader to consider their adult child of trauma issues, such as co-dependence. It describes the way out of the pain and confusion-learning self-awareness, self-acceptance, self-responsibility and self-reflection. Stage three addresses more keys to success including having a healthy and nourishing spirituality and learning to live in the present moment, no longer burdened by the past or fearing the future. My Recovery Plan is an empowering book; it will give readers hope and instill the knowledge that they can, indeed, recover.

Trauma and the Twelve Steps

A Complete Guide for Enhancing Recovery

Author: Jamie Marich

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9780615603056

Category: Self-Help

Page: 164

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Criticism of 12-step recovery is nothing new; however, 12-step programs are increasingly getting a bad rap for being too "one size fits all," or not applicable to individuals struggling with issues beyond the scope of simple alcoholism or addiction, especially issues surrounding traumatic stress. "Trauma and the Twelve Steps: A Complete Guide to Enhancing Recovery" takes the posture that there is nothing wrong with using 12-step recovery principles in treatment or in continuing care with individuals who are affected by trauma-related issues. However, this book also explains how rigid application of 12-step principles can do more harm than good for a traumatized person, and that learning some simple accommodations based on the latest knowledge of traumatic stress can enhance the 12-step recovery experiences for trauma survivors. Written for professionals, sponsors, and those in a position to reach out and help recovering addicts, the user-friendly language in this book will teach you how to unify the traditional knowledge of 12-step recovery with the latest findings on healing trauma. In doing so, you will be able to help others, and maybe even yourself, "work a recovery" program like never before! ___________________________________ "At last, someone has thoughtfully and intelligently reconciled the practical wisdom of the 12 steps with best practices for posttraumatic stress. In "Trauma and the Twelve Steps," Jamie Marich tosses aside the rigid orthodoxies that have hampered both fields and delivers - in beautiful, eminently readable English - a coherent treatment approach that is sure to maximize sobriety and healing." -Belleruth Naparstek, Author of Invisible Heroes: Survivors of Trauma and How They Heal; creator of the Health Journeys guided imagery audio series "It's critically important for people in 12 step based-treatment to keep trauma in mind and not re-traumatize people with coercive practices like forced 4th and 5th steps or misguided ideas that addiction has nothing to do with trauma. I support these efforts, promoted in Dr. Marich's work, to help those whose choice of recovery paths is within the 12-step framework." -Maia Szalavitz, Journalist and best-selling author of Born for Love and The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog

Freedom from Fibromyalgia

7 Steps to Complete Recovery

Author: Leah E McCullough

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781570741029

Category: Medical

Page: 228

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Using all-natural methods, speaker & author Leah E. McCullough went from "I can barely get out of bed!" to "I want to go for a run!" This is the story & method of how a very determined woman completely recovered from Fibromyalgia and other co-existing conditions to enjoy vibrant health. Includes resources on sourcing quality food, recipes, & more.