Antibiotic Basics for Clinicians

Antibiotic Basics for Clinicians Author Alan R. Hauser
ISBN-10 9781451112214
Release 2012-03-06
Pages 336
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Antibiotic Basics for Clinicians, Second Edition, shows you how to apply your knowledge of pharmacology and microbiology in order to select the appropriate antibiotic. Rather than rely on rote memorization, you’ll learn the underlying rationale for treatment of common infectious diseases and pathogens. The text focuses on antibacterial agents, examining individual antibiotics and antibiotic classes as well as definitive and empiric therapies—providing a framework for prescription and clinical preparation for students training to be physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacologists, or medical technologists. Clinicians also rely on Antibiotic Basics for quick reference or review. The Second Edition includes current research and new approaches to emerging resistant organisms such as community-acquired, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase-producing bacteria. In addition, the book has been updated to reflect changes in treatment guidelines, including new guidelines for Clostridium difficile colitis and urinary tract infections.



Antibiotic Basics for Clinicians

Antibiotic Basics for Clinicians Author Alan R. Hauser
ISBN-10 0781794641
Release 2007
Pages 318
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Designed for quick, easy comprehension, this handbook reference will assist medical students in understanding the rationale behind antibiotic selection for common bacterial pathogens and infectious disease presentations. By supplying the rationale for choosing antibiotics, the book reduces the amount of memorization necessary for proper antibiotic prescribing. The book is heavily illustrated with two-color figures and includes fact-anecdotes, interesting ancillary information, mnemonics, and questions to test understanding. Appendices include dosing in adults and children; antibacterial agents in pregnancy; generic and trade names of commonly used antibacterial agents; and treatment of infections caused by bacterial agents of bioterrorism.



Antibiotics Simplified

Antibiotics Simplified Author Jason Gallagher
ISBN-10 9781449614591
Release 2011-03-09
Pages 258
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Antibiotics Simplified Second Edition is a comprehensive but concise guide to the basics of antibiotics. It combines a basic review of microbiology with practical guidance for treating patients. Based on the experience of practicing clinicians and written by experts in pharmacotherapy, this convenient reference outlines the characteristics of each drug and why a specific antibiotic is indicated for a particular infection. New To The Second Edition Includes 17 new chapters with the latest information about drug classes and antiviral agents Expanded coverage of drug classes Antiviral agents (antiretrovirals for HIV antimycobacterial agents, and antiparasitic agents) New appendix, including empiric regimens for common infections Each Drug Class Review Includes Agents belonging to each class Drugs most commonly used in practice Spectrum of activity Adverse effects Dosing issues Important points Useful indications



Complexity Leadership

Complexity Leadership Author Diana M Crowell
ISBN-10 9780803657717
Release 2015-09-24
Pages 248
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As hospitals and healthcare organizations strive to meet standards to achieve status in the Magnet Hospital Recognition Program and address the issues in the Institute of Medicine’s Nursing Work Force Issues Initiative, they must be able to respond in ways that embraces rapid change. The 2nd Edition of Dr. Diana M. Crowell’s groundbreaking text addresses the leadership roles advanced practice nurses can assume in this new environment. She defines the concept of complexity and teaches the leadership skills that are best suited for complex adaptive systems, while also enabling you to build the self-awareness you need to learn new ways to lead. Case studies help you apply your new skills and prepare for your advanced practice roles.



Pharmacotherapeutics For Advanced Practice Nurse Prescribers

Pharmacotherapeutics For Advanced Practice Nurse Prescribers Author Teri Moser Woo
ISBN-10 9780803645813
Release 2015-08-03
Pages 1416
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This exceptional text builds your knowledge of pharmacology by first providing an overview of pharmacologic principles and then teaching you how to apply those principles to clinical practice. Focusing on applying pharmacologic scientific knowledge to clinical practice, it explains diagnostic and treatment reasoning and rational drug selection, while providing useful clinical pearls from experienced practitioners.



The Pharmacist s Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy and Stewardship

The Pharmacist s Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy and Stewardship Author Sarah M. Wieczorkiewicz
ISBN-10 9781585285211
Release 2015-12-15
Pages 150
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When a patient comes in with a suspected infectious disease, knowledge is power. Now this knowledge is simplified, comprehensive and easy to find. The Pharmacist's Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy and Stewardship puts all the necessary information in one place, including: Evaluating potentially infected patients Identifying the infection's suspected source and related organisms Comparing the range of anti-infectives Knowing the factors that impact treatment Developing an antimicrobial stewardship program A step-wise approach walks logically from overall key concepts to disease- and drug-specific information. Disease states are summarized for easy reference. Tables make it easy to evaluate recommended treatment options. In infectious disease management, when answers are seldom black and white, this guide helps pharmacists make confident decisions.



Quality and Safety in Nursing

Quality and Safety in Nursing Author Gwen Sherwood
ISBN-10 9781119151678
Release 2017-04-17
Pages 424
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Drawing on the universal values in health care, the second edition of Quality and Safety in Nursing continues to devote itself to the nursing community and explores their role in improving quality of care and patient safety. Edited by key members of the Quality and Safety Education for Nursing (QSEN) steering team, Quality and Safety in Nursing is divided into three sections. Itfirst looks at the national initiative for quality and safety and links it to its origins in the IOM report. The second section defines each of the six QSEN competencies as well as providing teaching and clinical application strategies, resources and current references. The final section now features redesigned chapters on implementing quality and safety across settings. New to this edition includes: Instructional and practice approaches including narrative pedagogy and integrating the competencies in simulation A new chapter exploring the application of clinical learning and the critical nature of inter-professional teamwork A revised chapter on the mirror of education and practice to better understand teaching approaches This ground-breaking unique text addresses the challenges of preparing future nurses with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes (KSAs) necessary to continuously improve the health care system in which they practice.



Improving Patient Care

Improving Patient Care Author Richard Grol
ISBN-10 9781118525999
Release 2013-03-18
Pages 392
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As innovations are constantly being developed within health care, it can be difficult both to select appropriate new practices and technologies and to successfully adopt them within complex organizations. It is necessary to understand the consequences of introducing change, how to best implement new procedures and techniques, how to evaluate success and to improve the quality of patient care. This comprehensive guide allows you to do just that. Improving Patient Care, 2nd edition provides a structure for professionals and change agents to implement better practices in health care. It helps health professionals, managers, policy makers and researchers to assess new techniques and select and implement change in their organizations. This new edition includes recent evidence and further coverage on patient safety and patient centred strategies for change. Written by an international expert author team, Improving Patient Care is an established standard text for postgraduate students of health policy, health services and health management. The strong author team are global professors involved in managing research and development in the field of quality improvement, evidence-based practice and guidelines, quality assessment and indicators to improve patient outcomes through receiving appropriate healthcare.



Oh s Intensive Care Manual

Oh s Intensive Care Manual Author Andrew D Bersten
ISBN-10 9780702055461
Release 2013-10-31
Pages 1154
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Whether you’re a newcomer to the ICU or a seasoned practitioner, Oh's Intensive Care Manual delivers the practical, expert answers you need to manage the conditions you see every day in the intensive care unit. This highly esteemed, bestselling medical reference book presents comprehensive detail on each topic, while maintaining a succinct, accessible style so this information can be seamlessly incorporated into your daily practice. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability. Access everything you need to know about disease processes and their management during the course of ICU rotations. Gain valuable insight into the consensus of practice and standard of ICU care as followed in the UK, Europe, India, and Australia. Take advantage of expert advice on practical issues that will be encountered on a day-to-day basis in the ICU, as well as common pitfalls in treatment and management emphasized in each chapter. Overcome the latest challenges in intensive care medicine. Ten brand-new chapters in this edition include: Palliative Care; ICU and the Elderly; Health Care Team in Intensive Care Medicine; Preparing for Examinations in Intensive Care Medicine; Ultrasound in the ICU; ECMO for Respiratory Failure; ECMO for Cardiac Failure; Cirrhosis and Acute-on-Chronic Liver Disease; Solid Tumours and their Implications in the ICU; and Delirium. Optimize patient outcomes through an even greater focus on clinical management strategies. Quickly locate essential information with an increased number of summary boxes, tables, and charts, and a new chapter organization that expedites reference.



Preparing Nursing Research for the 21st Century

Preparing Nursing Research for the 21st Century Author Faye G. Abdellah
ISBN-10 UOM:39015032485578
Release 1994
Pages 274
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Rather than a cookbook approach to the mechanics of nursing research, this book provides an explanation of the usefulness of research methods and approaches, including the meaning of statistical and clinical findings, randomized clinical trials, outcome measures and outcome research.



Health Policy

Health Policy Author Charlene Harrington
ISBN-10 9780763746575
Release 2008
Pages 464
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The Fifth Edition of this best-selling health policy text is updated with a collection of new articles on various health policies. Health Policy provides a basic overview of the health policy and political process as it relates to thte health status of the US, the organization and issues of the healthcare system, and healthcare economics.



Pathophysiology

Pathophysiology Author Kathryn L. McCance
ISBN-10 9780323088541
Release 2013-12-13
Pages 1840
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Preceded by Pathophysiology: the biologic basis for disease in adults and children / [edited by] Kathryn L. McCance, Sue E. Huether. 6th ed. c2010.



Oxford Handbook of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology

Oxford Handbook of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Author M. Estee Torok
ISBN-10 9780191059209
Release 2016-12-06
Pages 912
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Fully reviewed and revised for its second edition, the Oxford Handbook of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology maintains its position as the must-have guide to all aspects of infectious diseases and microbiology. Reflecting the current approach to joint postgraduate training programmes, the handbook takes an integrated approach to both subjects. It covers the basic principles of bacteriology and virology, along with specific guidance on individual diseases and conditions, all in the accessible Oxford Handbook style. Now including new topics on important subjects such as microbiology specimen collection, commonly used media, molecular diagnostics, and antimicrobials in pregnancy, as well as incorporating new guidelines from WHO, NICE, and BASHH among others, this handbook ensures that the informaiton you need is accessible, clear, and easy-to-understand. Practical and comprehensive, this handbook includes coverage of National Frameworks and current legislation, together with information on topical issues such as bioterrorism and preventative medicine. Fully reviewed by specialist senior readers, and with useful links to up-to-date clinical information and online resources, this is an important addition to the Oxford Handbook Series.



Extending the Cure

Extending the Cure Author Ramanan Professor Laxminarayan
ISBN-10 9781136527593
Release 2010-09-30
Pages 194
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Our ability to treat common bacterial infections with antibiotics goes back only 65 years. However, the authors of this report make it clear that sustaining a supply of effective and affordable antibiotics cannot be without changes to the incentives facing patients, physicians, hospitals, insurers, and pharmaceutical manufacturers. In fact, increasing resistance to these drugs is already exacting a terrible price. Every day in the United States, approximately 172 men, women, and children die from infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria in hospitals alone. Beyond those deaths, antibiotic resistance is costing billions of dollars through prolonged hospital stays and the need for doctors to resort to ever more costly drugs to use as substitute treatments. Extending the Cure presents the problem of antibiotic resistance as a conflict between individual decision makers and their short-term interest and the interest of society as a whole, in both present and future: The effort that doctors make to please each patient by prescribing a drug when it might not be properly indicated, poor monitoring of discharged patients to ensure that they do not transmit drug-resistant pathogens to other persons, excesses in the marketing of new antibiotics, and the broad overuse of antibiotics all contribute to the development and spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The book explores a range of policy options that would encourage patients, health care providers, and managed care organizations to serve as more responsible stewards of existing antibiotics as well as proposals that would give pharmaceutical firms greater incentives to develop new antibiotics and avoid overselling. If the problem continues unaddressed, antibiotic resistance has the potential to derail the health care system and return us to a world where people of all ages routinely die from simple infections. As a basis for future research and a spur to a critically important dialogue, Extending the Cure is a fundamental first step in addressing this public health crisis. The Extending the Cure project is funded in part by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through its Pioneer Portfolio.



Pocket Book of Hospital Care for Children

Pocket Book of Hospital Care for Children Author World Health Organization
ISBN-10 9789241548373
Release 2013
Pages 412
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The Pocket Book is for use by doctors, nurses and other health workers who are responsible for the care of young children at the first level referral hospitals. This second edition is based on evidence from several WHO updated and published clinical guidelines. It is for use in both inpatient and outpatient care in small hospitals with basic laboratory facilities and essential medicines. In some settings, these guidelines can be used in any facilities where sick children are admitted for inpatient care. The Pocket Book is one of a series of documents and tools that support the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI). The guidelines require the hospital to have (1) the capacity to carry out certain essential investigations, such as pulse oximetry, blood glucose, blood smear examinations for malaria parasites, estimation of haemoglobin, packed cell volume and full blood count, blood group and cross-match, and basic microscopy of cerebrospinal fluid and urine; and where possible blood and urine culture, ultrasound and basic x-rays; (2) essential medicines for the care of seriously ill children. Advanced and high care treatment options, such as intensive care or mechanical ventilation, are not described. These guidelines focus on the management of the major causes of childhood mortality in most developing countries, such as newborn problems, pneumonia, diarrhoea, malaria, meningitis, septicaemia, measles and related conditions, severe acute malnutrition and paediatric HIV/AIDS. It also covers some common surgical conditions that can be managed in small hospitals. Details of the evidence on which the Pocket Book is based can be found onWHO website from the published guidelines provided in the bibliography. These guidelines are applicable in most areas of the world and may be adapted to suit country specific circumstances.



Reverse Gut Diseases Naturally

Reverse Gut Diseases Naturally Author Michelle Honda
ISBN-10 9781578265978
Release 2016-11-08
Pages 256
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The Long-Awaited Resource for Those Seeking to Reverse Gut Disease—Naturally. More than 50 million Americans struggle with gut diseases like Crohn’s disease and colitis. With traditional medicine offering little in the way of lasting, low-risk solutions, more patients are turning to the world of natural medicine. With Reverse Gut Diseases Naturally, learn to work with your body to achieve safe and sustainable results that will let you reclaim your life and your independence. Reverse Gut Diseases Naturally contains step by step, do-it-yourself instructions to help you reverse gut disorders and restore health. Complete with healing remedies, dietary regimens, and protocols for every stage of healing and maintenance, Reverse Gut Diseases Naturally also includes the most effective dietary programs proven to help treat gut dysbiosis and other intestinal ailments. Featuring alternative solutions to potentially harmful prescription drugs, as well as safe food choices and a guide to herbal medicine, Reverse Gut Diseases Naturally helps you regain your sense of health and wellbeing. Touching on every aspect of gut disease, including: risk factors and common causes of gut disease; supporting your body and its glandular health; holistic approaches to treating gut disease, and much more, Reverse Gut Diseases Naturally is the all-in-one resource for those looking to find something that really works. Reverse Gut Diseases Naturally covers a multitude of topics, including: • A complete dietary program for gut wellness, including a Quick Start Program • Natural substitutes for popular over-the-counter and prescription medications • The current issue of antibiotic use and overuse, and its role in gut disease • Detailed case histories demonstrating the effectiveness of natural methods each step of the way • How best to prepare herbal remedies and supplements for a variety of uses ...and many more! Diseases of the gut can be among the most limiting and life-altering conditions possible. Don’t just settle for keeping your symptoms under control—reverse your gut disease, the natural way! From the Trade Paperback edition.



Antibiotic Essentials 2017

Antibiotic Essentials 2017 Author Cheston B Cunha
ISBN-10 9789385999079
Release 2017-05-31
Pages 760
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New edition of highly successful annual pocket guide presenting latest information in field of antimicrobial therapy and infectious disease. Authored by leading experts in the field. Includes free access to the app.