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American Pain

By John Temple
  • ISBN Code: : 1493019597
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : True Crime
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* Finalist for the Edgar® Award in Best Fact Crime * New York Post, “The Post’s Favorite Books of 2015” * Suspense Magazine’s “Best True Crime Books of 2015” * Foreword Reviews’ INDIEFAB Book of the Year in True Crime * Publishers Weekly, Big Indie Book of Fall 2015 The king of the Florida pill mills was American Pain, a mega-clinic expressly created to serve addicts posing as patients. From a fortress-like former bank building, American Pain’s doctors distributed massive quantities of oxycodone to hundreds of customers a day, mostly traffickers and addicts who came by the vanload. Inked muscle-heads ran the clinic’s security. Former strippers operated the pharmacy, counting out pills and stashing cash in garbage bags. Under their lab coats, the doctors carried guns—and it was all legal… sort of. American Pain was the brainchild of Chris George, a 27-year-old convicted drug felon. The son of a South Florida home builder, Chris George grew up in ultra-rich Wellington, where Bill Gates, Springsteen, and Madonna kept houses. Thick-necked from weightlifting, he and his twin brother hung out with mobsters, invested in strip clubs, brawled with cops, and grinned for their mug shots. After the housing market stalled, a local doctor clued in the brothers to the burgeoning underground market for lightly regulated prescription painkillers. In Florida, pain clinics could dispense the meds, and no one tracked the patients. Seizing the opportunity, Chris George teamed up with the doctor, and word got out. Just two years later Chris had raked in $40 million, and 90 percent of the pills his doctors prescribed flowed north to feed the rest of the country’s insatiable narcotics addiction. Meanwhile, hundreds more pain clinics in the mold of American Pain had popped up in the Sunshine State, creating a gigantic new drug industry. American Pain chronicles the rise and fall of this game-changing pill mill, and how it helped tip the nation into its current opioid crisis, the deadliest drug epidemic in American history. The narrative swings back and forth between Florida and Kentucky, and is populated by a gaudy and diverse cast of characters. This includes the incongruous band of wealthy bad boys, thugs and esteemed physicians who built American Pain, as well as penniless Kentucky clans who transformed themselves into painkiller trafficking rings. It includes addicts whose lives were devastated by American Pain’s drugs, and the federal agents and grieving mothers who labored for years to bring the clinic’s crew to justice.

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  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 663
  • Pdf File: handbook-of-neurosurgery-neurology-and-spinal-medicine-for-nurses-and-advanced-practice-health-professionals.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This practical handbook allows nurses, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, and allied health professionals practicing in the fields of neurosurgery, neurology, and spinal care to quickly review essentials while in the work environment. It emphasizes procedural steps and critical elements in patient management, including intensive care, the neurological examination, differential diagnoses, and pain management. Written by a multidisciplinary team of experts, the handbook is expected to become a well-worn companion and essential aid to the busy practitioner.

Handbook of Musculoskeletal Pain and Disability Disorders in the Workplace

By Robert J. Gatchel,Izabela Z. Schultz
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 1493906127
  • Total of Pages : 509
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 178
  • Pdf File: handbook-of-musculoskeletal-pain-and-disability-disorders-in-the-workplace.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book addresses the complexity of preventing, diagnosing, and treating musculoskeletal pain and disability disorders in the workplace. Divided evenly between common occupational pain disorders, conceptual and methodological issues, and evidence-based intervention methods, this comprehensive reference presents current findings on prevalence, causation, and physical and psychological aspects common to these disorders. Attention is given to working-world concerns, including insurance and compensation issues and AMA guidelines for disability evaluations. Also, specialized chapters offer lenses for understanding and administering the best approaches for treating specific pain disorders, and explore what workplaces can do to accommodate affected employees and prevent injuries from occurring in the first place.

All My Relations: Understanding the Experiences of Native Americans with Disabilities

By Hilary N. Weaver,Francis K. Yuen
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1315470675
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 532
  • Pdf File: all-my-relations.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Native Americans suffer disproportionately from many social and health disparities. High rates of poverty, exposure to environmental toxins, and various forms of violence all increase the risk of health problems, including disabilities, yet there is very little published scholarship concerning Native American experiences with disabilities. In collecting contributions on various aspects of disability in Native American populations in one volume, this book seeks to redress this lack of attention. Writing about regions of the United States, Canada, and Australia, and spanning a diverse range of settings from remote rural areas, to reservations, to college campuses, the authors are attentive to the impact of specific environments on their inhabitants. Taking into account both physical and social environment, and recognizing the importance of cultural context, this book is a good starting point for anyone interested in developing a better understanding of the experience of Native peoples living with disabilities. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation.

Palliative Care Nursing, Fourth Edition

By Marianne Matzo, PhD, APRN-CNP, FPCN, FAAN,Deborah Witt Sherman, PhD, APRN, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FAAN
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
  • Book Code : 0826196365
  • Total of Pages : 704
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 432
  • Pdf File: palliative-care-nursing-fourth-edition.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Praise for the Third Edition: "In this comprehensive textbook on palliative care nursing, editors Marianne Matzo and Deborah Witt Sherman succeed in bringing together the heart of nursing and the true meaning of palliative care with the most current evidence based practice." --GeriPal This fourth edition of a comprehensive text/reference that has been valued by students, educators, and practicing nurses for many years, Palliative Care Nursing continues to reflect the fundamental hospice and palliative care nursing competencies---both basic and advanced--that are essential for effective and empathetic care of patients and families. This new edition reflects the tremendous growth of this vital discipline into the mainstream of health care and focuses on palliative care that is responsive to the demand for health care reform in America and globally. It provides the knowledge, scientific evidence, and skills needed by nurses to address the complex physical, emotional, social, sexual, and spiritual needs of patients and families within the context of a changing health care delivery system. With a focus on inter-professional collaboration, the book emphasizes the value of complementary, holistic models in promoting health and wholeness across the illness trajectory, even as death approaches. The book is edited by Project on Death in America Faculty Scholars, who have worked to develop, implement, and evaluate nursing initiatives in palliative care in the U.S. and internationally. With a focus on both quality of life and economic imperatives, interdisciplinary authors describe the management of specific diseases and related physical and psychological symptoms, and care of patients during the dying process. They cover assessment of key symptoms and pharmacological, non-pharmacological, and complementary interventions. Taking a life-span approach, the book includes age-appropriate nursing considerations. Key points at the beginning of each chapter and callouts containing evidenced-based information highlight best practices. The text also examines relevant legal, ethical, and cultural considerations and offers case studies with conclusions in each clinical chapter. New to the Fourth Edition: Thoroughly revised and expanded Three new chapters addressing palliative care amidst health care reform, rehabilitation in chronic or serious illness, and post-traumatic stress disorder A conceptual framework table in each chapter identifying the National Quality Forum Domains of Palliative Care and Basic and Advanced Palliative Care and Hospice Nursing Competencies Updated evidence-based callouts that review the highest-quality studies

Basic Nursing

By Leslie S Treas,Judith M Wilkinson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : F.A. Davis
  • Book Code : 0803640544
  • Total of Pages : 1758
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 827
  • Pdf File: basic-nursing.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Thinking. Doing Caring. In every chapter, you’ll first explore the theoretical knowledge behind the concepts, principles, and rationales. Then, you’ll study the practical knowledge involved in the processes; and finally, you’ll learn the skills and procedures. Student resources available at DavisPlus (davisplus.fadavis.com).

Primary Care

By Lynne M Dunphy,Jill Winland-Brown,Brian Porter,Debera Thomas
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : F.A. Davis
  • Book Code : 0803644949
  • Total of Pages : 1344
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 420
  • Pdf File: primary-care.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Written by nurse practitioners for nurse practitioners in collaboration with a physician, this popular text builds a solid understanding of the theoretical foundation of nursing practice, while also providing comprehensive patient-care guidance based on the latest scientific evidence.

Take Charge of Your Chronic Pain

By MD Abaci Peter
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 0762761873
  • Total of Pages : 296
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 257
  • Pdf File: take-charge-of-your-chronic-pain.pdf

Book Short Summary:

With more than twelve years' experience treating its sufferers and seeing the nation's health-care system come up short, Dr. Peter Abaci developed innovative treatments that have helped thousands better their lives in dramatic ways—techniques he now offers in this book for the first time.

Plumer's Principles and Practice of Infusion Therapy

By Sharon M. Weinstein,Mary E. Hagle
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Book Code : 146988724X
  • Total of Pages : 816
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 584
  • Pdf File: plumer-s-principles-and-practice-of-infusion-therapy.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Ninth Edition of Plumer’s Principles and Practice of Infusion Therapy provides clear, concise coverage of basic and advanced infusion procedures. Rely on this new edition for the most current coverage of intravenous therapy functions, procedures, standards, and equipment, along with practical new features and emphasis on safety considerations, as well as evidence-based practice. The book begins with an overview of IV therapy, including how to minimize risk and enhance performance, and then addresses assessment and monitoring; clinical decision making; patient specific therapies, and infusion therapy for children, the elderly, and across the continuum of care.

How to Manage Pain in the Elderly

By Yvonne M. D'Arcy
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Sigma Theta Tau
  • Book Code : 1930538847
  • Total of Pages : 184
  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Members : 547
  • Pdf File: how-to-manage-pain-in-the-elderly.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Includes pain assessment, pain medication management, complementary methods for pain relief, chronic pain management, interventional pain management, and palliative care. Clinical tips and case studies with assessment questions help nurses apply what they have learned. Content in line with guidelines for managing pain the elderly.

Emergency Neurology

By Karen L. Roos
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Book Code : 3030757781
  • Total of Pages : 412
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 911
  • Pdf File: emergency-neurology.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book is an invaluable resource for the diagnosis and management of neurological illnesses in the emergency setting. It emphasizes the quality of prognosis to be contingent on the prompt management of these illnesses. Emergency Neurology, Second Edition follows the exemplary format of the previous edition, with comprehensive chapters on every neurological emergency, including stroke, headache, back pain, dizziness, vertigo, syncope, visual loss, diplopia, facial nerve palsy, weakness, altered mental status, coma, meningitis and encephalitis, seizures, and spinal cord disorders. Chapters emphasize the clinical presentation, diagnostic studies and management, and include high-quality images and tables that are invaluable for rapid diagnosis and therapy. Building off its predecessor's success, Emergency Neurology, Second Edition is an excellent reference for neurologists, emergency room physicians, internists, neurology residents, emergency medicine residents, and internal medicine residents.

Evidence-Based Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practice

By Elizabeth Capezuti, PhD, RN, FAAN,DeAnne Zwicker, DrNP, APRN, BC,Terry T. Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN,Marie Boltz, PhD, RN, GNP-BC, FGSA, FAAN
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
  • Book Code : 082617129X
  • Total of Pages : 744
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 509
  • Pdf File: evidence-based-geriatric-nursing-protocols-for-best-practice.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Named a 2013 Doody's Core Title! "The evidence-based protocols are designed as a primary reference and are useful, substantive, and timely...The broader contributions of useful format and succinct review of the evidence make it likely that this text will continue to be the leading resource in nursing education and practice."--The Gerontologist "Now more than ever, nurses are called upon to lead efforts to embed evidence-based practice in daily operations. As the IOM report states, 'nurses have key roles to play as team members and leaders for a reformed and better-integrated, patient-centered health care system.' The process of implementing sweeping change in health care will likely take years; however, nurses must start pragmatically and focus on these critically important protocols that have demonstrated improved outcomes for older adults. Simply stated, 'Pick this book up and use it.'" From the Foreword, Susan L. Carlson, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, GNP-BC, FNGNA President, National Gerontological Nursing Association "As a gerontological clinical educator/research nurse, I will often use this as a reference. The format and the content are good, and the explanations of how to best use the evidence simplify the process of sifting through mountains of information to figure the best practice." Score: 97, 5 Stars. --Doody's One of the premier reference books for geriatric nurses in hospital, long-term, and community settings, this 4th edition has been thoroughly updated to provide the most current, evidence-based protocols for care of common clinical conditions and issues in elderly patients. Designed to improve the quality, outcomes, and cost-effectiveness of health care, these guidelines are the result of collaboration between leading practitioners and educators in geriatric nursing and New York University College of Nursing. Protocols for each clinical condition have been developed by experts in that particular area, and most have been systematically tested by over 300 participating hospitals in "Nurses Improving Care for Health System Elders" (NICHE). Evidence is derived from all levels of care, including community, primary, and long-term care. A systematic method in compliance with the AGREE appraisal process was used to rate the levels of evidence for each protocol. Protocols are organized in a consistent format for ease of use, and each includes an overview, evidence-based assessment and intervention strategies, and an illustrative case study with discussion. Additionally, each protocol is embedded within chapter text, which provides the context and detailed evidence for the protocol. Each chapter contains resources for further study. Key Features: Updated to provide a wide range of evidence-based geriatric protocols for best practices Contains new chapters on function-focused care, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, mistreatment detection, acute care models, and transitional care Illustrates application of clinical protocols to real-life practice through case studies and discussion Edited by nationally known leaders in geriatric nursing education and practice, who are endorsed by the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing and NICHE Encompasses the contributions of 58 leading practitioners of geriatric care Written for nursing students, nurse leaders, and practitioners at all levels, including those in specialty roles

Spine Imaging, An Issue of Radiologic Clinics of North America - E-Book

By Timothy P. Maus
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Book Code : 1455743127
  • Total of Pages : 309
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 784
  • Pdf File: spine-imaging-an-issue-of-radiologic-clinics-of-north-america-e-book.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Imaging of the spine is given a thorough update in this issue, beginning with an article on spine segmentation, enumeration and normal variants. Imaging of degenerative disease of the spine is then reviewed, giving consideration to appropriate utilization of imaging, specificity and sensitivity shortcomings in evaluation of degenerative disease, risks and benefits of imaging of degenerative disease, and the prevalence of radicular and xial pain and underlying pain generators. Next, the validity and socioeconomic impact of spine imaging in evaluating “degenerative pain syndromes is reviewed. Pathophysiology and biomechanics of disc and posterior element of degenerative disease is reviewed, along with imaging of radiculopathy / radiculitis, imaging of central canal stenosis, and imaging of discogenic pain (using MRI and discography). Imaging of joint related axial pain, spine neoplasm, spine infection, and non-acute trauma is also covered.