With stories and anecdotes, the author describes a chequered progression of breakthroughs, haphazard experiments, ignorant attitudes, and surprising developments in human efforts to control pain. He offers a multicultural history that culminates with a discussion of successes, and failures, in the struggle against pain.
Covers the emergency treatments and procedures. This text presents the aspects of handling minor emergencies from bee stings to puncture wounds to fractures of the collarbone. This step-by-step guide is meant as a reference for office, clinic, urgent care center, first aid station, or emergency department.
Provides a full color photographic manual for perioperative nursing students, surgical technology students, and practicing perioperative personnel. This book also provides the types and styles of microsurgical instruments and their associated tips. These tips are the only distinguishing feature among instruments for similar surgical procedures.
Reflects the 2005 emergency cardiovascular care guidelines. This title offers coverage of the 1998 US DOT National Standard Curriculum (NSC) for the EMT-Paramedic, as well as content for further learning.
A guide to the clinical examination and treatment of minor injuries, this work discusses a comprehensive range of the conditions likely to present in each area with instructions on examination, as well as guidelines on whether to treat or refer. It is illustrated to demonstrate anatomical features and the clinical skills for treating injuries.
Offers a practical, systematic approach to care for a wide range of trauma presentations. This book addresses the clinical and psychosocial psychological elements. and offers a structured approach to the management of those who have fallen victim to trauma. It is suitable for nurses working or studying in this field.
Provides a didactic guide to the management of severely injured patients. This book provides the principles of trauma resuscitation together with information on the diagnosis and acute management of traumatic injuries. It also offers an explanation and synthesis of data, description of techniques and approaches, and guides to practical procedures.
The care of patients/clients with wounds continues to be demanding on time and resources with more frail elderly, more patients with compromised immune systems, a quicker throughput of patients, and an increase in resistant organisms. This guide helps the nurse practitioners to identify optimum management for patients with wounds.
Addresses clinical reasoning and decision making for the evaluation and treatment process of the adult with acquired brain injury. This book provides theoretical information, guidelines for both static and dynamic assessment, information on specific standardized evaluations, guidelines for adaptive and restorative treatment.
This handbook provides easily accessible information on orthopaedics and trauma, clearly presenting the salient features of a range of conditions and their treatment, and enabling junior doctors and students to confidently apply the knowledge to clinical activities.
The Oxford Handbook of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing is a practical, comprehensive guide to all aspects of practice in the field. Taking into account the latest evidence, it is well illustrated and written in a clear and concise style, providing both the qualified practitioner and the nursing student with the information they need.
In The Global Pain Crisis: What Everyone Needs to Know (R), renowned health journalist Judy Foreman addresses the most important questions about chronic pain: what is it, who does it affect most, what works and what doesn't for pain relief in Western and alternative medicines, what are the risks and benefits for opioids and marijuana, and how can the chronic pain crisis be resolved for good?
The Oxford Handbook of Pain Management is an essential resource for all clinicians involved in the management of pain. It brings together the information necessary to provide a truly biopsychosocial approach to the care of patients in pain, and helps the practitioner define the most appropriate therapy for individual conditions.
The Management of Acute Pain provides guidelines for those who prescribe and administer drugs for acute pain relief, particularly junior medical and nursing staff. The edition has been revised to take account of drug developments. The book will be valuable for House officers, SHO's, physiotherapists, and palliative care nurses.
Helps students to succeed in the classroom and on exams. This title gives you: 242 practice problems with concise explanations; essential information on tests, procedures, and medications; and, support for all the major textbooks covering emergency nursing.