Sedation is a procedure that makes use of sedative medications to produce a relaxed experience for the patient. The central nervous system (CNS) is affected through the use of drugs, including tranquilizers and anxiolytics, that can be administered to the patient in several ways. Sedation dentistry has several benefits, both for dentists and patients. For patients, it can mean freedom from anxiety or fear during dental procedures. In cases where a patient has not been able to undergo dental treatment for many years because of this fear, sedation dentistry allows him to have several years' worth of dental treatment in just a few sessions. For dentists, sedation dentistry facilitates the easy performance of dental procedures. Patients are likely to be more cooperative under the relaxing effects of sedation. Treatments can also be quicker, because a number of procedures can be performed in a single session. Dental nurses play a vital role in assisting the dentist in the routine sedation of patients. In acknowledgement of this, the NEBDN run a post-qualification certificate in Dental Sedation Nursing that provides the dental nurse with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to carry out their role safely and competently. The ‘Basic Guide to Dental Sedation Nursing' is a must have book for all dental nurses seeking to develop their knowledge and understanding of this core area of clinical practice. Written in a clear and accessible style, chapters reflect the Certificate in Dental Sedation Nursing syllabus with chapters on such key topics as legal aspects, anatomy, equipment, patient assessment, types of sedation, medical emergencies and resuscitation. Illustrated in full colour throughout Handy format for easy reference and portability Evidence-based
Haematology Nursing is a comprehensive handbook, with a nursing focus, on the care and management of patients with haematological disorders. Divided into four sections, the first provides an introduction to haematology, looking at haemopoiesis, immunology and genetics. Section Two covers non-malignant haematology, including anaemia, haemoglobinopathies and haemochromatosis. Section Three explores the pathophysiology, care and management of myeloproliferative and lymphoproliferative disorders, including leukaemia, myeloma, and lymphoma. The final section provides information on various nursing care interventions, including blood transfusion, venous access devices, and palliative care. Aimed principally at nurses working in a variety of settings including haematology/oncology wards, medical/haematology wards, specialist bone marrow transplant centres, and community settings, Haematology Nursing is an essential and much-needed reference guide.
PATIENTS FIRST CLOSING THE HEALTH CARE GAP IN CANADA «This book is a must read for those who are interested in our health care system and who want to make it better. Dr. Montague provides an interesting overview of his journey through hospital wards, clinical trials, patient registries, patient health management and chronic disease management programs. Drawing on his diverse and unique background, he gives an important history of the past, analysis of the present and a glimpse of our future.» –David Johnstone, MD President, Canadian Cardiovascular Society «Based on significant practice and research experience in the public, private and academic worlds, over many regions of Canada, Dr. Montague reveals to the reader, consumer, decision maker and patient an evolving and, until now, largely overlooked dimension in optimizing care and outcome. This optimization is important not only within the context of an individual's care, but within the scope of an entire practice, community or even nation.» –Ross Tsuyuki, PharmD Director, The Epidemiology Coordinating and Research Centre, University of Alberta «Listen to Dr. Montague. He well understands both the problem and the solution, which is to pull out all the stops and to put patients first. He advocates patient health management to close the many care gaps. This will result in improved health for millions of Canadians and then, if we do it right, by emphasizing research and evidence-based health care and not merely budgets, our health care system will become more cost effective and our population healthier and more productive.» –Mark Poznansky, PhD President, Robarts Research Institute
The Fisher Investments On series is designed to provide individual investors, students, and aspiring investment professionals the tools necessary to understand and analyze investment opportunities—primarily for investing in global stocks. Each guide is an easily accessible primer to economic sectors, regions, or other components of the global stock market. While this guide is specifically on Health Care, the basic investment methodology is applicable for analyzing any global sector, regardless of the current macroeconomic environment. Following a top-down approach to investing, Fisher Investments on Heath Care can help you make more informed decisions within the Health Care sector. It skillfully addresses how to determine optimal times to invest in Health Care stocks and which Health Care industries have the potential to perform well in various environments. Explains some of the sector’s key macro drivers—like its defensive characteristics, economic cycles, and investor sentiment Shows how to capitalize on a wide array of macro conditions and industry-specific features to help you form an opinion on each of the industries within the sector Takes you through the major components of the industries within the global Health Care sector and reveals how they operate Offers investment strategies to help you determine when and how to overweight specific industries within the sector Outlines a five-step process to help differentiate firms in this field—designed to help you identify ones with the greatest probability of outperforming Filled with in-depth insights, Fisher Investments on Health Care provides a framework for understanding this sector and its industries to help you make better investment decisions—now and in the future. With this book as your guide, you can gain a global perspective of the Health Care sector and discover strategies to help achieve your investing goals.
The needs of critically ill children are unique and highly specialized. Paediatric Intensive Care Nursing is an essential manual of care and an invaluable resource to all those involved in the care of critically ill children and young people. Covering all the key aspects of pediatric intensive care, it is a fully comprehensive textbook which provides an evidence-based and up-to-date guide for all nurses who work with critically ill children. Paediatric Intensive Care Nursing is divided into four user-friendly sections: The first section looks at the general background of paediatric intensive care Section two employs a systems approach, with each chapter focusing on a specific disease and following the same framework. This includes treating children with cardiac conditions, acute neurological dysfunction, musculoskeletal injuries and gastrointestinal and endocrine conditions Section three looks at the essential care of managing pain relief, transportation needs and treating wounds The final section explores the holistic aspects of nursing – nutrition and fluid management, infection control issues, safeguarding children and spirituality and bereavement Written by a team of experts in the field, Paediatric Intensive Care Nursing is indispensable reading for nurses and health care professionals working with critically ill children.
Critical Care Medicine at a Glance is an accessible introduction and revision text for junior clinicians. Fully revised and updated to reflect changes to the content and assessment methods used by medical schools and postgraduate training programmes, this at a Glance provides a user-friendly overview of critical care medicine to encapsulate all that the student needs to know. This new edition of Critical Care Medicine at a Glance: • Is fully revised and updated to increase coverage of a rapidly expanding area of medicine • Provides a simple and straightforward, yet rapid, introduction to the care of the acutely ill • Features new 'Pearls of Wisdom', to aid learning and understanding • Includes an appendix of top nutrition tips from the Royal College of Physicians • Provides increased coverage of neurological emergencies, acute and abdominal emergencies, arrhythmias, imaging and fluid management Critical Care Medicine at a Glance is ideal for medical students, junior doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals expected to acquire the skills and knowledge needed to care for acutely ill patients.
The Care of Wounds addresses all aspects of holistic wound management. The fourth edition of this successful clinical text continues to reflect current research and evidence-based practice, while incorporating the considerable developments which have occurred in wound care practice since the previous edition. It includes chapters on the physiology of wound healing, general principles of wound management, wound management products, and the management of patients with both acute and chronic wounds. The title is an essential read for all nurses and healthcare professionals working in the field of tissue viability and wound healing. Comprehensive and clinically-oriented Examines best practice in wound management Incorporates national and international clinical guidelines where applicable Superbly illustrated with full colour throughout
Nursing the Cardiac Patient is a practical guide that addresses the management of cardiac patients across the spectrum of health care settings. It assists nurses in developing a complete understanding of the current evidence-based practice and principles underlying the care and management of the cardiac patient. It combines theoretical and practical components of cardiac care in an accessible and user-friendly format, with case studies and practical examples throughout.
A revolutionary program that can indefinitely postpone the need for dialysis If you've been diagnosed with kidney failure, this book could save your life. If you suffer from diabetes, hypertension, obesity, or any of a host of conditions that put you at risk for kidney disease, you owe it to yourself to read what is in this book. If you are among the 60,000 North Americans who go on dialysis each year, the information in this book could substantially improve your quality of life. In Coping with Kidney Disease, a leading expert tells you, in plain English, what you need to know to: * Understand kidney failure * Recognize early warning signs of kidney failure * Get a proper diagnosis * Talk with your doctors about it * Confidently evaluate treatment options * Take charge of your treatment * Delay dialysis or even avoid the need for it altogether The centerpiece of Coping with Kidney Disease is Dr. Walser's revolutionary 12-step program for avoiding dialysis. Based on treatments he has pioneered with his own patients at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the program calls for a supplemented low-protein diet supported by treatments to control blood pressure and correct high cholesterol. So effective has this breakthrough strategy proven to be that in many patients it actually worked to slow or arrest the progression of kidney failure to the end stage. Knowledge is power. Coping with Kidney Disease empowers you with what you need to take charge of kidney disease.
A practical guide to the diagnosis and treatment of acute symptoms and conditions, the ABC of Emergency Differential Diagnosis provides a step-by-step guide to emergency differential diagnosis for non-specialists in a hospital or primary care setting. This new title in the ABC series covers the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and management of the most common symptoms with 'walk through' diagnosis, clear learning outcomes, and easy to find treatment options. Using the familiar problem-based teaching approach for rapid assimilation of information, case studies in each chapter allow the reader to be sure that they have synthesised the information given and can apply it to clinical cases.
The Basic Guide to Infection Prevention and Control in Dentistry is a practical guide for all members of the dental team. It offers clear explanations of the key issues and concepts, an orientation of the evidence base and legal framework as well as providing a step-by-step guide to the safe running of a dental practice. Chapters cover key topics, namely: communicable diseases; occupational health and immunisation; decontamination of dental equipment; surgery disinfect ion; sharp safe working; hand hygiene and barrier personal protection; dental unit waterlines, clinical waste management and pathology specimen handling.
The principles of drug therapies are fundamental to medical practitioners in all branches; but are often difficult to get to grips with. Prescribing at a Glance addresses the most common uses of prescription drugs, and follows progress from dose calculation, administration to monitoring the effects in the treatments of major presenting problems. With a focus on prescribing, this user-friendly guide helps practitioners to develop crucial knowledge and skills, including establishing accurate drug histories, planning appropriate therapies, writing safe and legal prescriptions, critically appraising the prescribing of others, patient support, accessing reliable information about medicines, and detecting adverse drug reactions. Prescribing at a Glance:: Features detailed and high-quality colour illustrations throughout Includes examples of common prescribing errors, practice prescriptions and calculations Follows the structure of the WHO Good Prescribing Guide, and corresponds to the core curriculum of the British Pharmacological Society Is the perfect guide to help you prepare for the Prescribing Skills Assessment (PSA) Includes a companion website featuring interactive MCQs and cases, available at www.ataglanceseries.com/prescribing From the series that brought you Medical Pharmacology at a Glance, and designed to help those in the later stages of their medical training become adept at the skills required for a vital yet often confusing subject – Prescribing at a Glance will help you fill in any knowledge gaps with simple step-by-step instructions, and clear, easy-to-remember guidelines.
Rapid response, assessment and management are crucial for neurocritical situations Acute neurological illness is traumatic for patients and their families. Physicians caring for these patients are often under great distress and need to rapidly assess the situation to allow appropriate stabilization and management. Emergency Management in Neurocritical Care gives you the tools you need to perform under pressure in the neurocritical or emergency care unit. The no-nonsense approach corresponds to the attitude needed in both acute emergencies and in the neurocritical care unit. Packed with handy tips to improve your care of patients, and written by internationally renowned experts, the book covers: Acute Management of Neurological Emergencies Cerebrovascular Critical Care Infections of the Nervous System Neuromuscular Complications Encountered in the Intensive Care Unit Neurological Complications and Consultations in General Intensive Care Units Acute Neuroimaging and Neuromonitoring in Neurocritical Care Clinical in approach, practical in execution, Emergency Management in Neurocritical Care will help you perform better in pressure situations.
“Anne’s contribution to our understanding of the needs of young people with cancer has been unparalleled and without her extraordinary insights our services would be that much poorer.” From the foreword by Simon Davies , CEO Teenage Cancer Trust This topical and timely text provides valuable insights into the choices and experiences of palliative and end of life care for young people with cancer and other life limiting illnesses. With a focus on palliative care provision across a range of different clinical settings, this comprehensive new resource explores care in the home, the hospice and hospital. It looks at how and where families and young people can access palliative care, and what support is offered to attain their preferred place of death. Bereavement support for families is discussed, as well as a discussion of multidisciplinary work, interagency co-operation and resource issues. This title is essential reading for community children’s nurses, specialist palliative care teams, children’s hospices, school nurses, social workers and student nurses as well as families. A comprehensive resource on end of palliative are provision for children and young adults with cancer and other life limiting illnesses Timely and topical, tying in with the Department of Health palliative care strategy ‘Better Care: Better Lives’ Written in an accessible style that does not assume either detailed medical or theoretical knowledge Explores palliative care provision in a range of different clinical settings including the home, hospice, and hospital Provides valuable insights into the experiences of parents, children and young people