Tag: education

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Among ICU nurses, an intervention that included education, role-play, and debriefing resulted in a lower prevalence of job strain at 6 months compared with nurses who did not undergo this program. Further research is needed to understand which components of the program may have contributed to this result and to evaluate whether this program is cost-effective. Among 198 ICU nurses who were randomized (95 aged... Read More | Comment
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The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH), as part of the American Reinvestment & Recovery Act of 2009, was created to accelerate the pace of technology diffusion in the American healthcare system. The promulgation of this health policy led to the Meaningful Use incentive program – a $30 billion initiative to transform healthcare delivery in hospitals through the advanced implementation of... Read More | Comment
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Mechanical ventilation is an essential life-sustaining therapy for many critically-ill patients. As technology has evolved, clinicians have been presented with an increasing number of ventilator options as well as an ever-expanding and confusing list of terms, abbreviations, and acronyms. Unfortunately, this has made it extremely difficult for clinicians at all levels of training to truly understand mechanical ventilation and to optimally manage patients with respiratory... Read More | Comment
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This oft-quoted all-time favorite of the medical community will gladden – and strengthen – the hearts of patients, doctors, and anyone entering medical study, internship, or practice. With unassailable logic and rapier wit, the sage Dr. Oscar London muses on the challenges and joys of doctoring, and imparts timeless truths, reality checks, and poignant insights gleaned from 30 years of general practice – while never... Read More | Comment
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Shared decision making occurs when patients and clinicians reach a formulation about the presenting problem and discuss how to manage it. If there are several reasonable alternatives, the alternatives should be explicitly compared, using evidence about relevant harms and benefits. Such decisions should be informed by knowledge about the patients’ condition, about the evidence applicable to it, and the patient’s goals and preferences. Eliciting patients’... Read More | Comment
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This highly informative book provides essential insights for ICU nurses at ECMO centers around the world, who face the substantial challenges involved in the management of ECMO patients. Above all, it meets their training needs with regard to bedside monitoring for these patients, which has become a major issue. The editors and most of the contributors serve at La Pitié-Salpétrière ICU, France, which, in terms... Read More | Comment
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This book collects and synthesizes the latest thinking on the condition in its variety of cognitive and behavioral presentations, matched by a variety of clinical responses. Acknowledging the continuum of injury and the multi-stage nature of recovery, expert contributors review salient research data and offer clinical guidelines for the neuropsychologist working with TBI patients, detailing key areas of impairment, brief and comprehensive assessment methods and... Read More | Comment
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There’s nothing better than feeling confident and relaxed on exam day! Knowing that years of late night study sessions and unpaid clinical rotations are coming to an end just feels….well, absolutely fantastic! Of course, the truth is, that feeling doesn’t come without a focused, disciplined approach. Studying is important, but studying years of respiratory school notes is not the answer. Our RRT Board exam series... Read More | Comment
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The word mentorship evokes strong emotional and intellectual chords. In formal parlance, mentorship has been defined as “a dynamic, reciprocal relationship in a work environment between an advanced-career incumbent (mentor) and a beginner (mentee) aimed at promoting the career development of both.” In our careers in academic medicine, we have seen mentees benefit from mentors through development of critical thinking skills and advice on research... Read More | Comment
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This book focuses on the critical care of the patient with acute, acute on chronic and chronic liver failure as well as the peri-operative care of the patient with liver transplantation. Each of these disease processes is unique in pathophysiological manifestations, underpinnings of physiology and treatment options. Patients with acute, chronic or acute on chronic liver failure are a growing fraction of ICU admissions. Hepatic... Read More | Comment
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High-Acuity Nursing provides a comprehensive knowledge set needed to care for adult patients with complex, unpredictable conditions across settings, from high-skill, long-term facilities to critical care units. Focusing on the relationship between pathophysiology and the nursing process, the text encourages students to think critically to reach optimal clinical decisions for high-acuity patients. All chapters in the 7th edition have been updated and many have been... Read More | Comment
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This handbook covers the principles of mechanical ventilation, making them easy to understand and apply in clinical settings. Presented in an accessible style and supplemented by a wealth of illustrations and graphs, it includes chapters on the basic mathematics and physics of ventilation, respiratory anatomy, basic and advanced ventilation modes, and the fundamentals of acid-base balance. A closing chapter on troubleshooting for mechanical ventilation provides... Read More | Comment
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This book discusses mechanical ventilation in emergency settings, covering the management of patients from the time of intubation until transfer to the ICU. It provides an introduction to key concepts of physiology pertinent to mechanical ventilation as well as a review of the core evidence-based principles of ventilation. The text highlights the management of mechanical ventilation for critically ill patients with several conditions commonly encountered... Read More | Comment
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This free eBook presents emergent clinical situations and the core tasks required of healthcare professionals needing to recognize, navigate and safely manage them. It’s really about how to perform the ABCs while protecting yourself, the patient and others; attempting to establish therapeutic relationships; and respecting patients’ values and wishes. When first called upon to manage acutely ill patients, the healthcare team must initiate their ABCs... Read More | Comment
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A valuable resource for certification preparation and the daily nutrition care of pediatric patients focusing on the importance of nutrition to the growth and development of children. Written with an interdisciplinary evidence-based approach, it is designed to meet the educational needs of any discipline involved in the nutrition care of pediatric patients. This edition features 37 fully revised and updated chapters and is designed to... Read More | Comment