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Distinguished by abundant patient and health provider narratives highlighting the impact of health disparities on health outcomes worldwide, A Population Health Approach to Health Disparities for Nurses is a scholarly yet practical text that prepares
This book highlights the alarming statistics regarding medical errors and the most common causes. A thorough review of the literature identified the most significant errors and their causes. The significance of critical thinking, logic, and clinical judgment has been well established, and the book includes strategies for developing and improving these skills. It addresses case studies, exemplars, tips from the field, discussion questions, and special topics that support the integration and application of the important concepts. The book is structured and organized around two major units. Unit I addresses the severity of the issue and common causes. It provides an overview of the issue and the agencies that focus on patient safety. Despite numerous policy changes and strategies, patient errors have continued to increase after a previous improvement that stemmed from the initiatives after the landmark report To Err Is Human. Common medical errors include medication errors, patient falls, pressure ulcers, infections, and surgical errors. Unit I also describes the primary causes with poor communication being one of the most common causes. Unit II focuses on improving patient safety and decreasing adverse events. It focuses on ways to become a safe practitioner through education and competency development. It also highlights several theories that can be used to promote quality of care and decrease adverse outcomes. It then focuses on the significance of critical thinking in promoting patient outcomes and ways to develop and improve critical thinking and reasoning. The book focuses on prioritization and delegation and ways to develop these skills in addition to the scope of practice, intuition, and ethics. It focuses on leadership and emotional intelligence and finally focuses on the issue from a holistic approach and includes cultural humility and artificial intelligence.
The concept behind the creation of this first edition of the Handbook of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine stemmed from the consideration of the need to provide information about key concepts in pediatric rehabilitation more effectively to students, residents, and fellows on pediatric rehabilitation rotations. As the subspecialty of pediatric rehabilitation medicine has grown in scope, so has the need to expand the knowledge base not only within the subspecialty, but also to other subspecialties and clinicians who many times are caring for the same children that we are. This book has been created with this focused, yet broader call to convey key clinical information to all clinicians who provide care to children with complex medical and rehabilitation needs. It provides easily accessible key information that is portable. The latest information has been organized efficiently in each chapter through the combined use of text and bullet points to allow for rapid access in clinics and inpatient units, or to refer to while studying for boards. The chapters are grouped for easy reference into growth and development, central nervous system disorders, neuromuscular disorders, musculoskeletal, general, and miscellaneous sections. The book is intended for medical students; trainees in rehabilitation medicine, neurology, orthopedics, and pediatrics; practicing pediatricians, pediatric subspecialists, and primary care physicians; allied health professionals, including physical, occupational, and speech therapists; and advanced practice providers and nurse practitioners.
As the field of medical oncology evolves, the authors have developed a new format for the 3rd edition of this textbook, now titled: Tumor Board Review: Evidence-Based Case Reviews and Questions. The text includes recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment of the most common malignancies encountered by oncology providers. It also includes recently published clinical studies and updated cancer guidelines. Further, the authors discuss the importance of genetic mutations in selection of anticancer drugs (e.g., Braf mutations in melanoma) based on phase III clinical trials in both solid tumors and hematological malignancies. The content of this 3rd edition represents authors’ best effort to incorporate and highlight the most recent clinically relevant data in our field. The authors continue to use a case-based format, but they present each oncologic disease type in a tumor board format with a brief synopsis of a patient case followed by a discussion of the imaging and molecular and/or genomic sequencing required for a correct diagnosis. Each chapter finishes with a dialogue on staging and treatment including chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and targeted agent regimens. Finally, the text closes with pertinent information related to follow-up and survivorship. Each chapter includes up to ten board style questions at the end to help the reader enhance his/her/their knowledge base. The third edition continues to represent a joint effort between oncology faculty and subspecialty fellows based at the Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, Texas), the University of Michigan Medical School (Ann Arbor, Michigan), and the University of California Davis Medical Center (Sacramento, California).
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 nursing handbook introduces and defines key terms about race and racism for nurses, nursing students, and nurse educators. It addresses how race and racism act as structural and core social determinants of health and propel health inequities. It moves beyond a focus on multicultural approaches for understanding inequity toward a recognition of the broader impact that both systemic and structural racism have had on inequality in health and life opportunities. Through a social justice lens, the book underscores how nurses, as frontline health professionals, need to understand racism as a factor behind these inequities and its significance to their working environment and nursing practice.
In concise chapters with brief paragraphs and bulleted information, this practical handbook offers strategies for how to productively engage in a dialogue about race and racism. It considers the history of racism in the United States and then breaks down how it operates at structural, institutional, and individual levels. Case studies illustrate such concepts as microaggressions, implicit bias, power, privilege, and intersectionality in order to foster understanding and provide opportunities for both self-reflection and collective conversation.
Considering the various comments the authors received from a variety of readers of the past editions, it was clear that this text needed to keep the format and hold the place in the sports medicine review category of thorough, yet succinct, texts. This third edition has kept true to the sports medicine board examination content outline in order to cover all topics testable on the examination. Even the length of each chapter is designed according to how much that topic is weighted on the examination. The authors have also kept the easy-to-read outline format as well as the reference lists at the end of each chapter, which can be used for more in-depth study of the topics. The book is divided into three primary sections: General Topics; Health Promotion and Injury Prevention; and Diagnosis and Treatment of Sports Injuries and Conditions. The third section is divided into the following four subsections: Musculoskeletal Injuries and Conditions; Medical, Neurological, and Psychological Conditions; Special Populations; and Hot Topics in Sports Medicine. The authors have added a new chapter to the Hot Topics subsection on exercise as medicine to supplement existing chapters on sports ultrasound and regenerative medicine. For this third edition, they have added rationales with detailed explanations of why one answer is correct and the others are not. The book is meant to be used as a study guide for primary care sports medicine physicians (family medicine, emergency medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, and physical medicine and rehabilitation) and orthopedic sports medicine physicians preparing to take the sports medicine subspecialty examination for initial certification or recertification. It also can serve as a sports medicine reference for other medical professionals such as athletic trainers, physical therapists, chiropractors, advanced practice providers, physicians in training (i.e., interns, residents, and fellows), and other physicians interested in sports medicine.
While there are several comprehensive textbooks on movement disorders, all are lengthy, thick, hardbound books and thus are less useful for the busy, practicing clinician who often needs a quick guide on the diagnostic approach and therapy for various movement disorders. There are a few practical, therapeutic handbooks on Parkinson disease but there are none for other types of movement disorders (chorea, dystonia, myoclonus, ataxia, etc). The ever busy clinician will also benefit from a “primer” on