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The field of infectious disease epidemiology has been front-and-center for the past few years. It has its own unique culture and set of tools and rules. This book offers a whole new vocabulary, from how to consider transmission—with the idea of a disease reproductive rate—to how disease is dispersed or clustered, and how to design a study. It presents the key concepts and principles underlying infectious disease epidemiology in an organized manner, and describes important activities such as disease surveillance and outbreak investigation. The book is valuable to those beginning their study of infectious disease epidemiology, as well as those working to train the next generation of prevention and control experts. It provides a unique introduction and perspective to the field of infectious disease epidemiology, utilizing a combination of intuitive case studies, popular media examples, and didactic exercises. The chapters introduce learners to major conceptual approaches in the field, as well as key factors that enable us to mitigate disease spread. Each chapter is structured to include key terms, a helpful narrative, “Heads Up” sections that help to allay conceptual confusion, highlights on a key figure in history, and a section with lessons learned from the classroom and questions to foster further investigation. The book is structured into four parts that walk learners through the world of infectious disease epidemiology, first covering disease emergence and basics, moving on to modes of transmission and types of diseases, then proceeding to infectious diseases in context, and finally disease control, eradication, and emergence. The authors hope that both the integrated approach and content of the book provide an exciting entrée into a field that is rich in its complexity, dynamicism, and multidisciplinary leanings.
Designed as a last-minute gut check for the certification exam, this guide, written by medical-surgical nurses, provides quick, digestible nuggets of the most pertinent topics they encounter on the Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board (
This book serves as a clinical guide to assist clinicians in prescribing psychotropic medications to address mental health conditions. It is used to assist clinicians to understand the key aspects of psychopharmacology. This is the first practical guide for novice and experienced nurse practitioners for explaining and choosing appropriate psychiatric medications. This clinical reference is ideal for students and all clinically oriented healthcare professionals since it provides concise, bulleted-style text for easy access to pertinent information. The book offers readers a broad understanding of the key aspects of psychotropic medications used in general psychiatry and primary-care settings and includes strategies to ease medication decision-making and evidence-based best practices to select and manage psychotropic medications. It is organized into two parts. Part I begins with an overview of general pharmacological principles and a brief overview of neurotransmitters, and covers the rationale for medication use and the risks and benefits of the major classes of psychotropic medications. Part II includes medications across drug classes that are divided by age population and includes practice management strategies, safety considerations, drug interactions, identification of side effects and adverse reactions, basic laboratory test recommendations, treatment options, and self-management strategies. The book ends with important concepts for patient and/or caregiver education and advocacy. It is intended for clinical healthcare providers, including physicians, nurses,
At no time in recent memory has the practice of public health leadership been more challenging. This book, and its accompanying set of diverse and accessible learning experiences (interviews with notable leaders, case studies, self-assessments, reflection exercises, and the like), provides a solid foundation for the practice of leadership in organizations focusing on such leadership topics as strategic leadership, systems thinking, team leadership, change leadership, and the development of others. Further, the book exposes readers to the challenges, actions, and lessons learned from the
Countless physicians, medical students, and therapists can describe a similar experience at one time or another during their training: a patient is behind the door in an examination room and the daily schedule has the words “shoulder pain” listed as the chief complaint. Depending on one’s experience or comfort level, many questions may immediately flood one’s mind regarding how to approach the patient: What are the various causes of shoulder pain? Is the pain really coming from the shoulder? What structures are important in the shoulder? What aspects of the physical examination will help distinguish one shoulder problem from another? The physical examination of musculoskeletal and peripheral nervous system problems is essential knowledge for broad areas of healthcare, as these problems are among the leading reasons for medical encounters. This pocket reference offers instant access to a wide array of clinical pearls to guide the physical examination and diagnosis. Whether one can choose to keep the print copy handy or use the digital version on our phone or tablet, our answer is quickly within reach. In this updated and refreshed second edition, one can search by body part or suspected diagnosis and find detailed descriptions of physical examination maneuvers, along with associated evidence of sensitivity and specificity, to help us with our diagnosis. Additionally, the reader will find all new colorized illustrations, high-resolution photos demonstrating the maneuvers, and corresponding videos that bring the examination to life. Video icons throughout chapters indicate which tests include an accompanying video. There is no substitute for excellent physical diagnosis skills. The authors hope that one will find this book useful as one develop and fine-tune their skills in order to give patients the very best care.
This book was designed to be a high-speed review – a last-minute gut check before the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (
This book has been designed to be a high-speed review—a last-minute gut check before the C-EFM® exam day. The authors created this review, which is a quick summary of the key topics one”ll encounter on the exam, to supplement their certification preparation studies. They encourage the readers to use it in conjunction with other study aids to ensure they are as prepared as possible for the exam. This book follows the National Certification Corporation’s (
This book addresses a growing concern. Implementation science seeks to close the research-to-practice gap by identifying the barriers that impede the adoption, implementation, sustainability, and scale-up of evidence-based health interventions, and by identifying the best methods for overcoming those barriers. The implementation scientists’ aspiration for the field is to generate useful and usable scientific knowledge to improve the practice of implementation. The rapid growth of implementation science as a research enterprise, however, has given rise to concerns that the authors and implementation scientists share that implementation science itself will replicate the research-to-practice gap that the field was intended to address. This book represents the first systematic attempt by leading implementation researchers to “translate” implementation science for implementation practitioners by making accessible and practical the wealth of scientific knowledge and associated tools that implementation science has produced. It also addresses an unmet need. Although a growing number of colleges and universities offer courses in implementation science, there are no textbooks in implementation science geared specifically for graduate health professional students or advanced undergraduate students. Instead, instructors teaching such courses must rely on peer-reviewed articles published by implementation researchers for implementation researchers. The book is organized into 14 chapters, suitable for a semester-long course but also useful for a quarter-long course. The core of the book consists of eight chapters organized by common tasks or steps involved in planning, executing, and evaluating implementation efforts. These tasks or steps include assessing the knowledge-practice gap (also known as the know-do gap); selecting an evidence-based practice (
This textbook provides a unique case study approach to public health emergencies through the combined perspective of both the 2020 10 Essential Public Health Services and the 2021 Master of Public Health Foundational Competencies. For the ease of the reader to approach learning about the roles that they may be called upon to play in addressing public health emergencies, this book is logically arranged into three parts. In the first part, “Fundamentals of Public Health Emergency Preparedness”, the reader gains an overall perspective of public health emergencies. The second part, “Lessons Learned from Actual Incidents”, is the “heart” of the book in the sense that it provides case studies that clearly demonstrate the application of the Essential Public Health Services using Foundational Competencies through activities undertaken by public health workers at different levels; namely, frontline staff, program managers and supervisors, and executive directors and leaders. By the articulation of specific activities to address disasters using the competencies needed to prepare and respond to actual public health emergencies in the case studies, the reader can gain knowledge and insights and then incorporate the lessons learned into their own learning. In the future, when they are working in public health settings and confronted with public health disasters, readers will be able to better respond knowing the vocabulary, incident command structure, and approaches best suited to the public health emergency. The third part of the book, “Special Considerations”, provides the reader with some of the cross-cutting issues confronting public health workers in disaster settings. Public health law, for example, serves as the basis for public health action and supports public health officers in issuing health officer orders for quarantine, isolation, travel restrictions, curtailment or limitation of business and restaurant operations, and vaccination prioritization all of which have been used in the COVID-19 pandemic.