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Safe patients smart hospitals : how one doctor's checklist can help us change health care from the inside out

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Pronovost, Peter. Penguin Books , 2010.
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WX 153 P965s 2010
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Cape Breton Regional
The inspiring story of how a leading innovator in patient safety found a simple way to save countless lives. First, do no harm-doctors, nurses and clinicians swear by this code of conduct. Yet in hospitals and doctors' offices across the country, errors are made every single day - avoidable, simple mistakes that often cost lives. Inspired by two medical mistakes that not only ended in unnecessary deaths but hit close to home, Dr. Peter Pronovost made it his personal mission to improve patient…
Call Number
WX 153 P965s 2010
Author
Pronovost, Peter
Other Authors
Vohr, Eric
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Penguin Books
Date Published
2010
Physical Description
282 p.
ISBN
9780452296862
9781594630644
Subjects (MeSH)
Hospital administration - methods
Medical Errors - prevention & control
Patient Safety
Quality Assurance, Health Care - methods
Abstract
The inspiring story of how a leading innovator in patient safety found a simple way to save countless lives. First, do no harm-doctors, nurses and clinicians swear by this code of conduct. Yet in hospitals and doctors' offices across the country, errors are made every single day - avoidable, simple mistakes that often cost lives. Inspired by two medical mistakes that not only ended in unnecessary deaths but hit close to home, Dr. Peter Pronovost made it his personal mission to improve patient safety and make preventable deaths a thing of the past, one hospital at a time. Dr. Pronovost began with simple improvements to a common procedure in the ER and ICU units at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Creating an easy five-step checklist based on the most up-to-date research for his fellow doctors and nurses to follow, he hoped that streamlining the procedure itself could slow the rate of infections patients often died from. But what Dr. Pronovost discovered was that doctors and nurses needed more than a checklist: the day-to-day environment needed to be more patient-driven and staff needed to see scientific results in order to know their efforts were a success. After those changes took effect, the units Dr. Pronovost worked with decreased their rate of infection by 70%. Today, all fifty states are implementing Dr. Pronovost's programs, which have the potential to save more lives than any other medical innovation in the past twenty-five years. But his ideas are just the beginning of the changes being made by doctors and nurses across the country making huge leaps to improve patient care. In Safe Patients, Smart Hospitals, Dr. Pronovost shares his own experience, anecdotal stories from his colleagues at Johns Hopkins and other hospitals that have made his approach their own, alongside comprehensive research-showing readers how small changes make a huge difference in patient care. Inspiring and thought provoking, this compelling book shows how one person with a cause really can make a huge difference in our lives.
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Book
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Cape Breton Regional
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The Meaningful Brand : How Strong Brands Make More Money

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Nigel Hollis. Palgrave Macmillan , c2013.
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Instilling brand loyalty among consumers is the key to long-term success, and requires focusing on meaningful differentiation: functional, emotional, or societal. Supported by data analyses, case studies and interviews, The Meaningful Brand explores the four components of a distinguished brand: purpose, delivery, resonance, and difference.
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Hollis, Nigel
Responsibility
Nigel Hollis
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Date Published
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 225 p. : ill.)
ISBN
9781137365590
9781349594757 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Marketing
Other Subjects
; Medicine & Public Health
Development Economics
Public Health
Abstract
Instilling brand loyalty among consumers is the key to long-term success, and requires focusing on meaningful differentiation: functional, emotional, or societal. Supported by data analyses, case studies and interviews, The Meaningful Brand explores the four components of a distinguished brand: purpose, delivery, resonance, and difference.
Contents
Part I. What's it all about? -- 1. How Marketing Adds Financial Value to a Business -- 2. How Brands Influence Purchase Decisions -- 3. What Makes Your Brand Meaningfully Different? -- 4. Linking Meaningful Difference to Financial Outcomes -- Part II. Creating a meaningfully different brand -- 5. Clarity of Purpose -- 6. Effective Delivery -- 7. Resonance -- 8. Differentiation -- 9. Defining a Meaningfully Different Experience -- Part III. Amplifying a meaningfully different brand -- 10. Findability -- 11. Credibility -- 12. Vitality -- 13. Affordability at a Price Point -- 14. Extendability -- 15. Make the Most of Your Brand.
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Festschrift, The Institute of Nuclear Medicine, 50 Years

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University College London, University College NHS Foundation Trust. Springer , c2012.
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The Institute of Nuclear Medicine, founded in 1961, celebrates with this Festschrift, its Golden Jubilee. It has been a remarkable 50 years of progress of the radionuclide tracer methodology. From initial, physiology based experimentation, a full independent medical discipline evolved, and with it, a comprehensive clinical service. Diagnosis and Treatment with radiotracers have established the basis for Nuclear Medicine. Technological advances have permeated the field like none other, its multi…
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University College London
University College NHS Foundation Trust
Place of Publication
Berlin, Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer
Date Published
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (approx. 280 p. : 60 ill., 20 ill. in color)
ISBN
9783642251238
Subjects (MeSH)
Academies and institutes - history
Nuclear medicine - history
Radiopharmaceuticals - history
University College, London. Institute of Nuclear Medicine
Subjects (LCSH)
Nuclear medicine
Radiology, Medical
Abstract
The Institute of Nuclear Medicine, founded in 1961, celebrates with this Festschrift, its Golden Jubilee. It has been a remarkable 50 years of progress of the radionuclide tracer methodology. From initial, physiology based experimentation, a full independent medical discipline evolved, and with it, a comprehensive clinical service. Diagnosis and Treatment with radiotracers have established the basis for Nuclear Medicine. Technological advances have permeated the field like none other, its multidisciplinary character and its translational research are embedded in the history of the Institute and its success. Recent and latest advances in the field promise a future as bright as has been witnessed and documented in the last 50 years.
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Instructions for sports medicine patients

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Marc R. Safran, James Zachazewski, David A. Stone ; with contributions by Anthony J. Saglimbeni. (2nd ed.) Elsevier Saunders , c2012.
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Instructions for Sports Medicine Patients provides step-by-step guidance for your patients to save time and eliminate the risk of miscommunication. Marc Safran and James E. Zachazewski present the combined perspectives of both an orthopaedic sports medicine physician and a physical therapist for a balanced approach to therapeutic practices. The updated second edition covers additional topics so that you stay current and have the best treatment options at your fingertips. You'll have over 300 r…
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Safran, Marc R
Other Authors
Stone, David A
Zachazewski, James E
Responsibility
Marc R. Safran, James Zachazewski, David A. Stone ; with contributions by Anthony J. Saglimbeni
Edition
2nd ed.
Place of Publication
Philadelphia, PA
Publisher
Elsevier Saunders
Date Published
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 1311 p.)
ISBN
9781455733231 (electronic bk.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Athletic Injuries - diagnosis
Athletic Injuries - therapy
Exercise movement techniques
Sports medicine - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Athletic Injuries - diagnosis
Athletic Injuries - therapy
Exercise Movement Techniques
Patient education
Sports injuries - Patients - Education
Sports medicine
Sports Medicine - methods
Abstract
Instructions for Sports Medicine Patients provides step-by-step guidance for your patients to save time and eliminate the risk of miscommunication. Marc Safran and James E. Zachazewski present the combined perspectives of both an orthopaedic sports medicine physician and a physical therapist for a balanced approach to therapeutic practices. The updated second edition covers additional topics so that you stay current and have the best treatment options at your fingertips. You'll have over 300 rehabilitation exercises with detailed drawings and descriptions, all downloadable from www.expertconsult.com. Ensure that your patients comply with therapeutic instructions and recover more quickly from chronic ankle instability, tennis elbow, and more.
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Insulin-like Growth Factors and Cancer : From Basic Biology to Therapeutics

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Derek LeRoith, editor. Humana Press , c2012.
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The insulin-like growth factor system has been shown to play a critical role in cancer development and progression. Insulin-like Growth Factors and Cancer: From Basic Biology to Therapeutics, specifically brings these aspects to the reader. The volume covers the epidemiological aspects of the relationships between circulating insulin and IGF-1 levels and the risk for cancer and cancer-related mortality and in particularly in disease states such as obesity and Type 2 diabetes. It then addresses …
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LeRoith, Derek
Responsibility
Derek LeRoith, editor
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Humana Press
Date Published
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 284 p. : 22 ill., 17 ill. in color)
Series Title
Cancer drug discovery and development
ISBN
9781461405986
Subjects (MeSH)
Insulin-like growth factor binding proteins
Neoplasms - etiology
Somatomedins
Subjects (LCSH)
Endocrinology
Oncology
Abstract
The insulin-like growth factor system has been shown to play a critical role in cancer development and progression. Insulin-like Growth Factors and Cancer: From Basic Biology to Therapeutics, specifically brings these aspects to the reader. The volume covers the epidemiological aspects of the relationships between circulating insulin and IGF-1 levels and the risk for cancer and cancer-related mortality and in particularly in disease states such as obesity and Type 2 diabetes. It then addresses the basic biology of the system and how the ligands, receptors and IGF-binding proteins affect cancer cell biology and cancer progression. Finally, it discusses the therapeutic potential of inhibiting the receptors using various newly discovered monoclonal antibodies and tyrosine kinase inhibitors that are in preclinical and clinical trials.
Contents
Epidemiology of IGF-1 and Cancer -- Aging and Cancer: The IGF-1 Connection -- Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes and Cancer -- IGF System and Breast Cancer -- The Role of Insulin-Like Growth Factor Signaling in Prostate Cancer Development and Progression -- IGF-1 Cellular Action and its Relationship to Cancer: Evidence from in Vitro and in Vivo Studies -- Insulin-like Growth Factor Signaling in Pediatric Sarcomas -- Cancer Genes, Tumor Suppressors, and Regulation of IGF-1R Expression in Cancer -- Mouse Models of IGF-1R and Cancer -- Targeting the Insulin-Like Growth Factor-1 Receptor in Cancer Therapy -- Targeting Insulin-like Growth Factor 1 (IGF-1R) and Insulin Receptor Signaling by Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors in Cancer -- Calories and Cancer: The Role of Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 -- Cancer Cell Metabolism -- Overlaps Between the Insulin and IGF-1 Receptor and Cancer -- Index.
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Integrated care in psychiatry : redefining the role of mental health professionals in the medical setting

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Paul Summergrad, Roger G. Kathol, editors. Springer , c2014.
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"Integrated Care in Psychiatry: Redefining the Role of Mental Health Professionals in the Medical Setting" is a landmark title in the field, offering a clear, detailed, and cohesive call by leading experts for coordinated care for patients with concurrent psychiatric and medical conditions. The renowned editors and authors argue that what is slowly occurring, and greatly needed at a faster pace, is nothing less than a sea change in the way that psychiatric care will be delivered. The current, m…
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Kathol, Roger G
Summergrad, Paul
Responsibility
Paul Summergrad, Roger G. Kathol, editors
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
Springer
Date Published
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 235 pages)
ISBN
9781493906871
9781493906888 (electronic bk.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Delivery of Health Care, Integrated - United States
Health Care Reform - United States
Mental Health Services - United States
Subjects (LCSH)
Behavioral Therapy
Delivery of Health Care, Integrated - United States
Integrated delivery of health care
Mental health services - Administration
Mental Health Services - United States
Psychiatry
Abstract
"Integrated Care in Psychiatry: Redefining the Role of Mental Health Professionals in the Medical Setting" is a landmark title in the field, offering a clear, detailed, and cohesive call by leading experts for coordinated care for patients with concurrent psychiatric and medical conditions. The renowned editors and authors argue that what is slowly occurring, and greatly needed at a faster pace, is nothing less than a sea change in the way that psychiatric care will be delivered. The current, mostly segregated, medical and psychiatric model of care has led to the development of competing medical and psychiatric subcultures that have resulted in a lack of dialog among health providers, administrators, and payers -- and thus in less than optimal patient outcomes. To remedy this problem, the book offers a practical, insightful road map to achieving the central tenet of health reform truly coordinated, patient-centered care where the care experience for the patient, the medical care itself, and the cost outcomes improve as the system changes from fee-for-service to population-based health. An invaluable reference for all clinicians, policy makers, payers, administrators, and others interested in the debate surrounding healthcare systems, Integrated Care in Psychiatry: Redefining the Role of Mental Health Professionals in the Medical Setting is a major contribution to the literature and a gold standard resource"--Provided by publisher.
Contents
A Vision of Integrated Psychiatric and Medical Care for 2023 -- Prevalence of Psychiatric Symptoms/Syndromes in Medical Settings -- Access to and Engagement in Evidence-Based Integrated Care -- Payment Barriers and Potential Solutions to Psychiatric Service Delivery in the Medical Setting -- Psychiatrist's Changing Role in a Reformed Delivery System: Adding Value in Accountable Care Organizations -- Working with Integrated Case Managers to Improve Health Outcomes and Reduce High Cost in Patients with Health Complexity -- Building Value-Added Teams to Care for Behavioral Health Needs in Primary Care -- Integrating Care in the Public Sector -- Integrating Child Psychiatric Care -- Proactive Psychiatric Consultation Services for the General Hospital of the Future -- Transitioning to Psychiatric Service Delivery in the Medical Setting -- Training the Next Generation of Psychiatrists in Integrated Medical-Psychiatric Care -- Research in Integrated Psychiatric Care.
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MRI-Arthroscopy Correlations : A Case-Based Atlas of the Knee, Shoulder, Elbow and Hip

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Stephen F. Brockmeier, editor. (1st ed.) Springer , c2015.
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Integrating MRI findings associated with the spectrum of problems seen in the most commonly treated joints in sports medicine with the diagnostic findings seen during arthroscopy of the same joint in the same patient, this unique text correlates this pathology and applies these findings to the clinic, the radiology reading room, and the operating suite. Representing a microcosm of daily patient care, this type of interactive correlation is an exceedingly effective tool for education and continu…
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Brockmeier, Stephen F
Responsibility
Stephen F. Brockmeier, editor
Edition
1st ed.
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date Published
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxi, 481 p. : 934 illus., 551 illus. in color)
ISBN
9781493926442 (print ed.)
9781493926459
Subjects (MeSH)
Arthroscopy
Athletic Injuries - diagnosis
Athletic Injuries - surgery
Joints - injuries
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Other Subjects
Imaging / Radiology
Medicine & Public Health
Orthopedics
Sports Medicine
Abstract
Integrating MRI findings associated with the spectrum of problems seen in the most commonly treated joints in sports medicine with the diagnostic findings seen during arthroscopy of the same joint in the same patient, this unique text correlates this pathology and applies these findings to the clinic, the radiology reading room, and the operating suite. Representing a microcosm of daily patient care, this type of interactive correlation is an exceedingly effective tool for education and continued learning, an impetus for interdisciplinary research collaboration, and a critical part of an approach to optimum patient care. Furthermore, this case-based correlation between MRI imaging and arthroscopic findings and treatment is a well-received and effective method for teaching and discussion at meetings and instructional courses. MRI-Arthroscopy Correlations is organized into four sections highlighting the four major joints in which MRI and arthroscopy are most commonly used in sports medicine: knee, shoulder, elbow, and hip. Chapters are formatted to present an overview of the specific disease entity first, followed by selected cases chosen by the chapter authors that best illustrate common or noteworthy disease entities or pathology with an emphasis on the parallel MRI imaging and arthroscopic findings. Each of the section editors, as well as the volume editor, are nationally recognized experts, teachers, and pioneers in their respective areas of sports medicine and have covered the gamut of topics in each of their sections. Taken together, this will be an invaluable resource for sports medicine specialists, orthopedic surgeons and musculoskeletal radiologists alike, promoting increasingly accurate diagnoses of pathology and advanced treatment options to aid in the optimization of patient care and recovery.
Contents
MR Imaging for the Orthopedic Surgeon -- Part 1: The Knee -- Diagnostic Knee Arthroscopy and Arthroscopic Anatomy -- Meniscus Tear MRI Correlation -- Chondral Lesions -- Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury and Reconstruction -- Posterior Cruciate Ligament -- Medial Collateral Ligament Injuries of the Knee -- The Posterolateral Corner of the Knee -- Patellofemoral Disorders -- Synovial Disorders of the Knee -- Part II: The Shoulder -- Diagnostic Shoulder Arthroscopy and Arthroscopic Anatomy -- Anterior Shoulder Instability -- Posterior Instability and Labral Pathology -- Rotator Cuff Disease -- SLAP Lesions and Biceps Tendon Pathology -- MRI-Arthroscopy Correlations in the Overhead Athlete -- Frozen Shoulder -- Disorders of the AC Joint and Suprascapular Nerve Compression Syndrome -- Imaging Evaluation of the Painful or Failed Shoulder Arthroplasty -- Part III: The Elbow -- Diagnostic Elbow Arthroscopy and Arthroscopic Anatomy -- Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis -- Elbow Injuries in the Overhead Athlete: MUCL Avulsion and Tears -- OCD / Chondral Injuries of the Elbow -- The Elbow: Degenerative and Inflammatory Arthritis -- Elbow Trauma and Arthrofibrosis -- Other Entities: PLRI, HO, Triceps and Plica -- Part IV: The Hip -- Diagnostic Hip Arthroscopy -- Femoroacetabular Impingement: Labrum, Articular Cartilage -- Femoroacetabular Impingement: Femoral Morphology and Correction -- Acetabular Fossa, Femoral Fovea and the Ligamentum Teres -- Traumatic and Atraumatic Hip Instability -- Peritrochanteric Space Disorders: Anatomy and Management -- Proximal Hamstring Pathology and Endoscopic Management -- Athletic Pubalgia and Sports Hernia: Evaluation and Management -- Revision Hip Arthroscopy -- Index.
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Integrative Therapies in Lung Health and Sleep

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Linda Chlan, Marshall I. Hertz, editors. Humana Press , c2012.
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Integrative Therapies in Lung Health and Sleep provides an overview of integrative therapies to assist clinicians caring for patients with acute or chronic lung diseases and sleep disorders--emphasizing the scientific bases for these therapies; and their implementation into clinical practice. This volume focuses on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments, modalities, and practices that are integrated with conventional medical treatment and for which there is some evidence of saf…
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Chlan, Linda
Hertz, Marshall I
Responsibility
Linda Chlan, Marshall I. Hertz, editors
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Humana Press
Date Published
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 327 p. : 62 ill., 4 ill. in color)
Series Title
Respiratory medicine (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN
9781617795794
Subjects (MeSH)
Complementary therapies - methods
Integrative medicine - methods
Lung diseases - therapy
Sleep Disorders - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Alternative medicine
Pneumology
Abstract
Integrative Therapies in Lung Health and Sleep provides an overview of integrative therapies to assist clinicians caring for patients with acute or chronic lung diseases and sleep disorders--emphasizing the scientific bases for these therapies; and their implementation into clinical practice. This volume focuses on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments, modalities, and practices that are integrated with conventional medical treatment and for which there is some evidence of safety and efficacy. Whole Medical Systems, with a specific focus on Traditional Chinese Medicine, are also addressed. Individual chapters are devoted to specific health conditions or illnesses, addressing the current state of the science in the four organizing CAM domains, including available information regarding benefits, risks, or safety considerations. Unique aspects of this volume are the chapters related to evaluation of the evidence base for integrative therapies; new animal model research with herbal preparations focused on the serious problem of sepsis in the ICU; guidance for counseling patients with chronic lung illnesses who may be desperate for a cure; and palliative and end-of-life care for patients with chronic lung conditions. Clinicians in various health care settings will find Integrative Therapies in Lung Health and Sleep beneficial in their practice, particularly as the use of integrative therapies becomes more widespread.
Contents
Overview of integrative therapies and healing practices -- Evaluation of integrative therapies for research and practice -- Integrative therapies in chronic pulmonary conditions -- Integrative therapies for people with asthma -- Integrative therapies for people with asthma -- Integrative therapies for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease -- Integrative therapies for people with interstitial lung disease, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and pulmonary arterial hypertension -- Integrative therapies for people with cystic fibrosis -- Integrative therapies for people with lung cancer -- Integrative therapies for lung transplantation recipients -- Integrative therapies in critical care and sleep disorders -- Integrative therapies in the management of critically ill patients -- Integrative therapies to promote sleep in the intensive care unit -- Future application of integrative therapies for sepsis : bench and experimental animal models -- Integrative therapies to manage acute and chronic sleep disorders -- Integrative therapies to promote lung health -- Integrative therapies for tobacco cessation -- Integrative therapies to support palliative and end-of-life care in lung disease -- Whole medical systems in lung health and sleep : focus on traditional Chinese medicine -- Counseling patients with chronic lung disease : interdisciplinary strategies for reducing distress.
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Health librarianship : an introduction

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Jeffrey T. Huber, Feili Tu-Keefner editors ; foreword by Fred W. Roper. ABC-CLIO , c2014.
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Intended for students interested in careers as health sciences librarians, this insightful book presents a current view of trends and issues in the field of health librarianship from leading scholars and practitioners.
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Huber, Jeffrey T
Tu-Keefner, Feili
Responsibility
Jeffrey T. Huber, Feili Tu-Keefner editors ; foreword by Fred W. Roper
Place of Publication
Santa Barbara, CA
Publisher
ABC-CLIO
Date Published
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource, 312 p.
ISBN
9781610698870
Subjects (MeSH)
Libraries, Medical
Libraries, Medical - United States
Subjects (LCSH)
Medical librarianship
Medical librarianship - United States
Medical libraries
Medical libraries - United States
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Abstract
Intended for students interested in careers as health sciences librarians, this insightful book presents a current view of trends and issues in the field of health librarianship from leading scholars and practitioners.
Contents
Cover; Contents; Illustrations; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter 1: Overview of Health Sciences Libraries and Librarianship; Chapter 2: Overview of the Healthcare Environment; Chapter 3: Situating Health Librarianship within the Healthcare Environment; Chapter 4: Evidence-Based Healthcare/Evidence-Based Practice; Chapter 5: Government Agency and Professional Association Resources and Services; Chapter 6: Health Librarianship: Management and Administration; Chapter 7: Technical Services in Health Sciences Libraries -- Chapter 8: Public Services in Health Sciences LibrariesChapter 9: Information Retrieval; Chapter 10: Historical Collections in Health Sciences Libraries; Chapter 11: Interpersonal Skills to the Fore: Consumer Health Librarianship; Chapter 12: Health Literacy; Chapter 13: Outreach Services; Chapter 14: Special Populations; Chapter 15: Health and Biomedical Informatics; Index.
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Infection control in the intensive care unit

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Hendrick K.F. Van Saene, Luciano Silvestri, Miguel A. Cal, Antonino Gullo, editors. (3rd ed.) Springer , c2012.
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Intensive care is a rapidly changing area of medicine; this third edition of "Infection Control in the Intensive Care Unit" has the same format as the previous one but covers a wider scope of infection prevention, from lower airways to bloodstream.This edition condenses and updates the information of the previous edition, with the addition of new tables and figures, and contains two completely new chapters on microcirculation and mechanisms of action behind the efficacy of Selective Decontamina…
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Van Saene, H K F
Responsibility
Hendrick K.F. Van Saene, Luciano Silvestri, Miguel A. Cal, Antonino Gullo, editors
Edition
3rd ed.
Place of Publication
Milan
Publisher
Springer
Date Published
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvi, 514 p. : 21 ill., 19 ill. in color)
ISBN
9788847016019
Subjects (MeSH)
Intensive Care Units
Subjects (LCSH)
Critical care medicine
Drug interactions
Internal medicine
Microbiology
Pharmacy
Abstract
Intensive care is a rapidly changing area of medicine; this third edition of "Infection Control in the Intensive Care Unit" has the same format as the previous one but covers a wider scope of infection prevention, from lower airways to bloodstream.This edition condenses and updates the information of the previous edition, with the addition of new tables and figures, and contains two completely new chapters on microcirculation and mechanisms of action behind the efficacy of Selective Decontamination of the Tract. SDD is an antimicrobial prophylaxis to prevent severe infections that has been proved to reduce inflammation; there is now evidence that SDD using parenteral and enteral antimicrobials reduces rather than increases antimicrobial resistance. Latest results are here taken into account; 10 new randomised controlled trials and 2 recent meta-analyses with endpoints of multiple organ failure and resistance. The outbreak chapter is substantially reduced and builds on the previous issue; it now includes polyclonality within outbreaks. This up-to-date and comprehensive study will be welcomed by intensive care specialists, clinical microbiologists, infection disease specialists and clinical pharmacists who wish to learn about the most recent discoveries and advances in infection control. It will also be of interest to advanced undergraduates wanting to learn more about the subject.
Contents
Foreword-Preface -- Section 1. Essentials in Clinical Microbiology -- Section 2. Antimicrobials -- Section 3. Infection Control -- Section 4. Infections on ICU -- Section 5. Special Topics.
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