Gynecologic Oncology Handbook provides a comprehensive yet concise, practical guide for fellows, residents, specialist trainees, and clinicians in the diagnosis and management of gynecologic cancers. The book addresses the fundamentals of gynecologic oncology, including staging, surgical therapies, comorbidity diagnosis and management, adjuvant therapies including chemotherapy and radiation, and survival and palliative care. With a focus on specific management decision-making, the book provides the basic information needed to guide the clinician on the ward or in the clinic, including clinical study references, medical comorbidity algorithms, and directed gynecologic cancer workups and treatments.
The new Seventh Edition of the award-winning classic prepares its users to deliver expert care in this challenging nursing specialty. It addresses neuroanatomy, assessment, diagnostic evaluation and management of the complete range of neurological disorders for which nurses provide patient care, including trauma, stoke, tumors, seizures, headache, aneurysms, infections, degenerative disorders and features new chapters on neurological critical care and peripheral neuropathies.
A step-by-step guide to doing a literature review in nursing, or related healthcare professions, that takes you through every step of the process from start to finish. Contents: What is a systematic review? -- Asking an answerable and focused review question -- Writing the plan and background to your review -- Specifying your objectives and inclusion and exclusion criteria -- Conducting a comprehensive and systematic literature search -- Working with your primary papers: selecting, appraising and extracting data -- Synthesizing, summarizing and presenting your findings -- Writing up your discussion and completing your review -- Sharing, disseminating and using systematic reviews to inform and improve nursing practice .
Pathophysiology Made Incredibly Easy, 5E, is a member of the popular Incredibly Easy series. It presents vital information needed by nurses and student nurses on the difficult topic of pathophysiology in an easy-to-learn, easy-to-remember approach -- as only Incredibly Easy titles can do! This entertaining, practical, and informative reference reviews the basics of pathophysiology including an overview of the cell and its components, such as cell division, degeneration and aging, homeostasis, disease and illness. Specific chapters address cancer, infection, immune disorders, and genetics. It provides valuable information on common disorders arranged by body system, highlighting the pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, common diagnostic test findings, and current treatments. In addition, special elements found throughout the text make it easy to understand and remember key points and information..
This book will introduce the basics of QAPI, including how it came to fruition and what regulations exist in regard to nursing homes starting their own QAPI program. In addition, this manual will highlight the new skills nursing homes will need to focus on to implement QAPI, including data analysis and root cause analysis. You'll get the tools you need to create a QAPI implementation and staff training plan. This book provides: An overview of QAPI and how it came to realization, Regulations surrounding QAPI and how they affect long-term care, How to assess your current performance improvement culture, A summary of each element and implementation examples, Steps to take to create and implement a QAPI program.
This book introduces readers to the options available in care settings, programs, and services. The second half of the book relates aspects of management?including leadership, human resources, marketing, regulatory and legal issues, and financing?to long-term care. The authors emphasize the need for flexibility in the long-term care system, recognizing that consumers may need different combinations of services and settings as they age. The importance of technology in care provision is also highlighted. Topics include: Residential, home, and community-based care services Cultural diversity and the delivery of services Chronic illness, with a focus on Alzheimer's and related dementias Hospice, palliative, and end-of-life care Consumer education and technology as self-help tools The design of long-term care facilities Management issues?human resources, marketing, legal, and ethical issues Long-term care financing sources Regulation of long-term care providers.
The Pain Center Manual is a concise resource that provides practical information for daily use in pain practice. For quick reference or on-the-spot guidance in academic or community pain centers, these pages are filled with the information trainees and experienced practitioners need at their fingertips including common medication dosages, titration schedules, dictation templates, assessment scales, guidelines for interventional procedures, and much more.A team of experts from one of the country's leading university pain centers covers everyday management concerns such as methadone safety, prescription writing for controlled substances, neuropathic medication adjuvants to consider in pain management, and treatment suggestions for a wide spectrum of chronic pain conditions. With an emphasis on ACGME standards and objectives, the manual offers the fundamental knowledge pain professionals need to provide consistent and compassionate care. The Pain Center Manual includes: Quick reference tables for medications and other treatment modalities, Clinical pearls for the most common pain complaints, Templates for consultations and interventional procedures, Useful scales, algorithms, diagrams, and other essential reference materials for performing tests and procedures, ACGME training guidelines
Presents evidence-based national guidelines and treatment algorithms for managing pain in patients in the critical care, trauma, and emergency room settings. Such patients often present with co-morbid and complex conditions which often make accurate pain assessment and treatment a challenge. In an easy-to-use, bulleted format, the book provides the most current information on assessing and managing pain in a variety of critical conditions. Both pharmacological management therapies and non-pharmacologic interventions are included along with information about pain assessment screening tools for special populations. Topics covered include the basics of pain physiology in critical, emergency, and operative care patients, assessing pain in the critically ill, medications and advanced pain management techniques useful with this population, and commonly occurring conditions in the various care environments. Also addressed are the management of particularly challenging patients (elderly, obese) and conditions (chronic pain, renal failure, chemically dependent patients, and burn patients). The book contains tables that efficiently summarize information and figures to illustrate key concepts.
The guide provides quick access to nursing guidelines for treatment of pain due to fibromyalgia, TMJ pain, phantom breast pain, postmastectomy pain syndrome, menstrually related migraine headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, interstitial cystitis, and STD-related and pelvic pain. Pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment options, current information from national guidelines (including using a combination of pain management scales for optimal pain assessment and management), along with regional anesthesia techniques, patient-controlled analgesia, and epidural pain management are also included
This comprehensive guide to geriatric pain management provides the most current information available on assessment and treatment of pain in older adults. In a concise, reader-friendly format, the book provides techniques, tips, and tools for assessing pain and examines barriers to appropriate treatment. It addresses the physiological and psychosocial factors underlying the process and occurrence of pain and helps nurses to develop a comprehensive multimodal approach to pain management that includes pharmacological and nonpharmacological interventions. The guide provides detailed coverage of medications commonly used for pain management, including all contraindications and side effects, so that nurses will be able to evaluate the best use of a medication in the context of comorbidities and sensitivities of each individual. Also addressed are chronic illnesses common to the elderly population, palliative and hospice care, treatment of concurrent depression and anxiety, treatment of cognitively impaired elderly, and techniques for assessment and intervention in cases of substance abuse.
This quick reference delivers complex information in an easy-to-read, step-by-step format with bitesize info boxes and bulleted information to provide the tools necessary to understand genetics/genomics and identify'red flags'that can appear in patient assessments.In an age of personalized and precision medicine, genetic risk assessment has never been more important. Genetics and Genomics in Nursing begins with an overview of genetics and the science behind inheritance. Chapters then break down the processes that make up risk assessment, and walk the reader through data collection and review, identification and calculation of risk, and patient communication. Finally, the last section of this text discusses special populations and key facts nurses need to know about their risk assessment.
Encompasses the many recent advances in genetic research and knowledge, providing essential new information on the science, technology, and clinical application of genomics. It focuses on the provision of individualized patient care based on personal genetics and dispositions. The second edition is designed for use by advanced practice nursing programs, as well as undergraduate programs. It pinpoints new developments in prenatal, maternity, and pediatric issues and supplies new information on genomics-based personal drug therapy, environmental susceptibilities, genetic therapies, epigenetics, and ethics The text features a practical, clinically oriented framework in line with the core competencies defined by the AACN. It delivers information according to a lifespan approach used in the practice setting.
Basic Skills in Interpreting Laboratory Data, Fifth Edition, is the classic and most popular pharmacy laboratory text because it is the only reference on this subject written by pharmacists, for pharmacists. Students find this guide a clear and useful introduction to the fundamentals of interpreting laboratory test results. The book enhances the skills pharmacists need by providing essential information on common laboratory tests used to screen for or diagnose diseases and monitor the effectiveness and safety of treatment and disease severity. Each chapter contains learning objectives, case studies, bibliographies, and charts that summarize the causes of high and low test results.
Organized the way a nurse thinks?by specimen and function?this proven book describes an extensive array of tests for diverse populations, providing step-by-step guidance on correct procedure, tips for accurate interpretation, and expert information on patient preparation and aftercare. Featuring additional tests, updated reference values, and coverage of the latest advances in CT scans, nuclear scans, and genetics, this edition maintains the organization and coverage that have made it the ideal reference and point-of-care guide for educational and practice settings.
This concise yet extremely comprehensive guide to managing cancer pain will enable nurses on the front lines of pain assessment and management to incorporate effective strategies into their daily practice. It offers quick access to current evidence-based guidelines for busy nurses and nurse practitioners working in all oncology care settings.
Issues of Cancer Survivorship addresses the issues of experiencing life with cancer, from diagnosis to living with and beyond cancer. It focuses on the psychological impact of cancer, including psychological distress, the uncertainty, the short-term and long-term side effects of treatments, body image issues, spirituality/religious issues, impact of the disease on finances, impact on family relationships, and social support. In addition, the book covers cancer in children and secondary cancers as a result of the treatment they received, which is increasingly an issue as patients are living longer..
This is a highly practical resource about the specific technical aspects of delivering radiation treatment. Pocket-sized and well organized for ease of use, the book is designed to lead radiation oncology trainees and residents step by step through the basics of radiotherapy planning and delivery for all major malignancies. This new, evidence-based edition retains the valued, practical features of the first edition while incorporating recent advances in the field.Chapters are the result of a joint collaboration between residents and staff radiation oncologists in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Cleveland Clinic. Sections are organized by body site or systemówhichever is best suited to consistency in presenting planning principles. Also included are such specialized topics as palliative therapy and pediatrics. More than 200 images help to clarify the steps of radiotherapy planning and delivery.
Suitable for your young patients with unparalleled coverage of everything from epidemiology, public health, and preventive medicine through clinical manifestations, diagnosis, treatment, and more, this title equips you with trusted answers to your clinical infectious disease questions