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The Medical Follow-up Agency

By Edward D. Berkowitz,Mark J. Santangelo,Institute of Medicine
  • ISBN Code: : 0309596955
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Pages : 125
  • Category : Medical
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The Medical Follow-up Agency is a national treasure for veterans and for long-term studies of health. Its data resources provide incomparable opportunities to follow very important populations and to ask creative questions about their well-being as well as the occurrence and significance of illness. The Twin Registry provides an opportunity to understand the impact of heredity on health and disease in a population of more than 16,000 pairs of twins (i.e., 32,000 veterans). The Medical Follow-up Agency is a living tribute to the vision, energy, and effectiveness of Michael E. DeBakey, M.D. Dr. DeBakey created the idea for the agency, obtained the appropriate approvals, staffed its initial creation, and 50 years later, spoke on the occasion of its golden anniversary. This sequence of events must be unique in the history of veterans' health and medical research.

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  • Pdf File: the-cdc-field-epidemiology-manual.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A NEW AND ESSENTIAL RESOURCE FOR THE PRACTICE OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AND PUBLIC HEALTH The CDC Field Epidemiology Manual is a definitive guide to investigating acute public health events on the ground and in real time. Assembled and written by experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as other leading public health agencies, it offers current and field-tested guidance for every stage of an outbreak investigation -- from identification to intervention and other core considerations along the way. Modeled after Michael Gregg's seminal book Field Epidemiology, this CDC manual ushers investigators through the core elements of field work, including many of the challenges inherent to outbreaks: working with multiple state and federal agencies or multinational organizations; legal considerations; and effective utilization of an incident-management approach. Additional coverage includes: · Updated guidance for new tools in field investigations, including the latest technologies for data collection and incorporating data from geographic information systems (GIS) · Tips for investigations in unique settings, including healthcare and community-congregate sites · Advice for responding to different types of outbreaks, including acute enteric disease; suspected biologic or toxic agents; and outbreaks of violence, suicide, and other forms of injury For the ever-changing public health landscape, The CDC Field Epidemiology Manual offers a new, authoritative resource for effective outbreak response to acute and emerging threats. *** Oxford University Press will donate a portion of the proceeds from this book to the CDC Foundation, an independent nonprofit and the sole entity created by Congress to mobilize philanthropic and private-sector resources to support the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's critical health protection work. To learn more about the CDC Foundation, visit www.cdcfoundation.org.

The Road from Nanomedicine to Precision Medicine

By Shaker. A Mousa,Raj Bawa,Gerald F. Audette
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Book Code : 1000043320
  • Total of Pages : 608
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 996
  • Pdf File: the-road-from-nanomedicine-to-precision-medicine.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The enormous advances in nanomedicine and precision medicine in the past two decades necessitated this comprehensive reference, which can be relied upon by researchers, clinicians, pharmaceutical scientists, regulators, policymakers, and lawyers alike. This standalone, full-color resource broadly surveys innovative technologies and advances pertaining to nanomedicine and precision medicine. In addition, it addresses often-neglected yet crucial areas such as translational medicine, intellectual property law, ethics, policy, FDA regulatory issues, nano-nomenclature, and artificial nano-machines—all accomplished in a user-friendly, broad yet interconnected format. The book is essential reading for the novice and the expert alike in diverse fields such as medicine, law, pharmacy, genomics, biomedical sciences, ethics, and regulatory science. The book’s multidisciplinary approach will attract a global audience and serve as a valuable reference resource for industry, academia, and government.

Handbook of Risk and Crisis Communication

By Robert L. Heath,H. Dan O'Hair
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000116530
  • Total of Pages : 696
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 434
  • Pdf File: handbook-of-risk-and-crisis-communication.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Handbook of Risk and Crisis Communication explores the scope and purpose of risk, and its counterpart, crisis, to facilitate the understanding of these issues from conceptual and strategic perspectives. Recognizing that risk is a central feature of our daily lives, found in relationships, organizations, governments, the environment, and a wide variety of interactions, contributors to this volume explore such questions as "What is likely to happen, to whom, and with what consequences?" "To what extent can science and vigilance prevent or mitigate negative outcomes?" and "What obligation do some segments of local, national, and global populations have to help other segments manage risks?", shedding light on the issues in the quest for definitive answers. The Handbook offers a broad approach to the study of risk and crisis as joint concerns. Chapters explore the reach of crisis and risk communication, define and examine key constructs, and parse the contexts of these vital areas. As a whole, the volume presents a comprehensive array of studies that highlight the standard principles and theories on both topics, serving as the largest effort to date focused on engaging risk communication discussions in a comprehensive manner. Now available in paperback, the Handbook of Risk and Crisis Communication can be readily used in graduate coursework and individual research programs. With perspectives from psychology, sociology, anthropology, political science, economics, and communication, the Handbook provides vital insights for all disciplines studying risk, and is required reading for scholars and researchers investigating risk and crisis in various contexts.

Introduction to Competence-Based Social Work

By Michael E. Sherr,Johnny M. Jones
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0190923040
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 785
  • Pdf File: introduction-to-competence-based-social-work.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Social work is rooted in the values of service, social justice, and strong interpersonal relationships, but as the profession evolves, so must the approach to education. Michael E. Sherr and Johnny M. Jones have created an introductory textbook written for the future of social work. The second edition integrates the knowledge of practice, policy, research, HBSE, and field work with the skills and practice behaviors necessary for students to become fully competent social workers by the time they graduate. Students are introduced to social work through a "Why We Do, What We Do" model that emphasizes how and why social workers commit to their careers. 41 case vignettes, 16 of which are new, engage students and present a clear picture of the profession to help them become invested in enhancing and restoring the well-being of individuals, groups, and communities. Visit www.oup-arc.com for student and instructor resources.

Opportunities in Occupational Therapy Careers

By Zona R. Weeks
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Book Code : 0071388370
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 457
  • Pdf File: opportunities-in-occupational-therapy-careers.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Opportunities in Occupational Therapy Careers offers job seekers essential information about a variety of careers within the occupational therapy field and includes training and education requirements, salary statistics, and professional and Internet resources.

Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine, 2nd Edition

By Sylvia C. McKean,John J. Ross,Daniel D. Dressler,Danielle Scheurer
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Book Code : 0071843140
  • Total of Pages : 2265
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 504
  • Pdf File: principles-and-practice-of-hospital-medicine-2nd-edition.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The leading textbook of hospital medicine – completely updated to reflect today’s challenges A Doody’s Core Title for 2021! Since its publication in 2012, Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine, Second Edition has become the field’s premier resource. Comprehensive, authoritative, and practical, this landmark text provides a solid grounding in clinical, organizational, and administrative areas central to the practice of hospital medicine. The Second Edition has been completely updated to reflect the evolving practice responsibilities of hospitalists. Examples include value-based medicine, expanded surgical content, bedside clinical reasoning, and a new segment devoted to rehabilitation and skilled nursing care. This edition also features a more accessible and streamlined full-color design enriched by more than 600 illustrations. Each clinical chapter opens with boxed Key Clinical Questions that are addressed in the text and summarized in hundreds of tables. Case studies demonstrate how to apply this information specifically to the management of hospitalized patients. Representing the expertise of more than two hundred renowned contributors, Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine, Second Edition is logically divided into six sections: The Specialty of Hospital Medicine and Systems of Care Medical Consultation Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Care The Approach to the Patient at the Bedside Diagnostic Testing and Procedures Clinical Conditions in the Inpatient Setting Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine, Second Edition is essential reading for clinicians who strive to optimize inpatient care and sharpen their leadership skills.

Fundamentals of HIV Medicine 2021

By W. David Hardy
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0197576613
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 765
  • Pdf File: fundamentals-of-hiv-medicine-2021.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The essential work in HIV for providers and pharmacists--updated with everything they need to know in 2021! An end-to-end clinical resource for the treatment of individuals with HIV/AIDS, Fundamentals of HIV Medicine has served as a key resource for clinicians preventing and treating HIV for over a decade. Now updated for 2021, Fundamentals of HIV Medicine 2021 offers state-of-the-art continuing education for physicians, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, nurses, and other professionals working in the care of HIV patients. With this volume, practitioners will have immediate, indexed access to the most updated science, research, and guidelines related to all aspects of HIV care and prevention. This revised edition features key clinical updates across classic domains of HIV medicine along with recent research in HIV medicine including HIV workforce strains and PrEP, newly emerging antiretroviral treatment options, and the evolving effects of COVID-19 on HIV care. Embodying the American Academy of HIV Medicine's commitment to excellence in the care of seropositive patients, Fundamentals of HIV Medicine 2021 is a must-have for health professionals across HIV care, treatment, and prevention.

Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide, 8th edition

By Judith E. Tintinalli,J. Stephan Stapczynski,O. John Ma,David M. Cline,Garth D. Meckler
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Book Code : 0071809139
  • Total of Pages : 2016
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 569
  • Pdf File: tintinalli-s-emergency-medicine.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The most widely used and highly regarded textbook and reference of emergency medicine -- Endorsed by the American College of Emergency Physicians The 8th edition of Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine provides the depth and breadth of coverage that reflects the complexity and expertise needed to practice emergency medicine successfully in today’s fast–paced environments. It is an important contemporary clinical emergency care resource for physicians, NPs, and PAs who practice emergency medicine and for emergency medicine and pediatric emergency medicine fellows. It remains the preferred study guide for in-training and board examinations and recertification. NEW to this edition: • Full-color design with more tables than ever to succinctly present key information • Extensive updates to all sections, incorporating the latest guidelines, evidence-based protocols, and relevant research • Expanded pediatric section, with complete clinical information for general and pediatric emergency physicians • Expanded coverage of common emergency department procedures, with improved illustrations • Online access to more than 30 videos, covering a wide range of procedural and diagnostic topics and focusing on the latest ultrasound-guided techniques From the reviews of the seventh edition: "Collectively, they have once again produced an excellent text that manages to cover the broad scope of emergency medicine while remaining an easily readable and practical resource....Last, for the inevitable comparison of this current edition of Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine with other available emergency medicine textbooks available: in my opinion, Tintinalli’s still comes out on top. It is more concise and easier to read than some, yet it covers the breadth of emergency medicine practice more comprehensively than others....Just as previous editions did, the seventh presents all of the most pertinent and up-to-date information in a well-organized format that is comprehensive yet easy to read. That and many of the attractive new features in this current edition will ensure its place on my bookshelf for years to come."—JAMA

Building a Better Delivery System

By Institute of Medicine,National Academy of Engineering
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  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Book Code : 9780309133586
  • Total of Pages : 276
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 539
  • Pdf File: building-a-better-delivery-system.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In a joint effort between the National Academy of Engineering and the Institute of Medicine, this books attempts to bridge the knowledge/awareness divide separating health care professionals from their potential partners in systems engineering and related disciplines. The goal of this partnership is to transform the U.S. health care sector from an underperforming conglomerate of independent entities (individual practitioners, small group practices, clinics, hospitals, pharmacies, community health centers et. al.) into a high performance "system" in which every participating unit recognizes its dependence and influence on every other unit. By providing both a framework and action plan for a systems approach to health care delivery based on a partnership between engineers and health care professionals, Building a Better Delivery System describes opportunities and challenges to harness the power of systems-engineering tools, information technologies and complementary knowledge in social sciences, cognitive sciences and business/management to advance the U.S. health care system.

Introductory Medical Statistics, 3rd edition

By Richard F. Mould
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  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Book Code : 1439833680
  • Total of Pages : 216
  • Category : Mathematics
  • Members : 426
  • Pdf File: introductory-medical-statistics-3rd-edition.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Introductory Medical Statistics, now in its third edition, is an introductory textbook on basic statistical techniques. It is written for physicians, surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical physicists, radiographers, hospital administrators, medical statisticians in training, biochemists, and other professionals allied to medicine. It is suitable