Antibiotic Basics for Clinicians

  • Filename: antibiotic-basics-for-clinicians.
  • ISBN: 9781451112214
  • Release Date: 2012-03-06
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Alan R. Hauser
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins



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

  • Filename: antibiotic-basics-for-clinicians.
  • ISBN: 0781794641
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 318
  • Author: Alan R. Hauser
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins



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

  • Filename: antibiotics-simplified.
  • ISBN: 9781449614591
  • Release Date: 2011-03-09
  • Number of pages: 258
  • Author: Jason Gallagher
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers



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

  • Filename: complexity-leadership.
  • ISBN: 9780803657717
  • Release Date: 2015-09-24
  • Number of pages: 248
  • Author: Diana M Crowell
  • Publisher: F.A. Davis



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

  • Filename: pharmacotherapeutics-for-advanced-practice-nurse-prescribers.
  • ISBN: 9780803645813
  • Release Date: 2015-08-03
  • Number of pages: 1416
  • Author: Teri Moser Woo
  • Publisher: F.A. Davis



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

  • Filename: the-pharmacist-s-guide-to-antimicrobial-therapy-and-stewardship.
  • ISBN: 9781585285211
  • Release Date: 2015-12-15
  • Number of pages: 150
  • Author: Sarah M. Wieczorkiewicz
  • Publisher: ASHP



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

  • Filename: quality-and-safety-in-nursing.
  • ISBN: 9781119151685
  • Release Date: 2017-02-02
  • Number of pages: 424
  • Author: Gwen Sherwood
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



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.

Oh s Intensive Care Manual

  • Filename: oh-s-intensive-care-manual.
  • ISBN: 9780702055461
  • Release Date: 2013-10-31
  • Number of pages: 1154
  • Author: Andrew D Bersten
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences



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.

Improving Patient Care

  • Filename: improving-patient-care.
  • ISBN: 9781118525999
  • Release Date: 2013-03-18
  • Number of pages: 392
  • Author: Richard Grol
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



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.

Preparing Nursing Research for the 21st Century

  • Filename: preparing-nursing-research-for-the-21st-century.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015032485578
  • Release Date: 1994
  • Number of pages: 274
  • Author: Faye G. Abdellah
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company



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.

Pathophysiology

  • Filename: pathophysiology.
  • ISBN: 9780323088541
  • Release Date: 2013-12-13
  • Number of pages: 1840
  • Author: Kathryn L. McCance
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences



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

  • Filename: oxford-handbook-of-infectious-diseases-and-microbiology.
  • ISBN: 9780191059209
  • Release Date: 2016-12-06
  • Number of pages: 912
  • Author: M. Estee Torok
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press



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.

Reverse Gut Diseases Naturally

  • Filename: reverse-gut-diseases-naturally.
  • ISBN: 9781578265978
  • Release Date: 2016-11-08
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Michelle Honda
  • Publisher: Hatherleigh Press



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.

CURRENT Geriatric Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Filename: current-geriatric-diagnosis-and-treatment.
  • ISBN: 0071399240
  • Release Date: 2004-03-24
  • Number of pages: 558
  • Author: C. Landefeld
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional



Provides up-to-date, expert, and accessible diagnostic and treatment information on the most common health problems among elderly.

Antibiotic Essentials 2017

  • Filename: antibiotic-essentials-2017.
  • ISBN: 9789385999079
  • Release Date: 2017-05-31
  • Number of pages: 760
  • Author: Cheston B Cunha
  • Publisher: JP Medical Ltd



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.

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