Marino’s The ICU Book

A fundamental and respected resource book in critical care, The ICU Book, Fourth Edition, continues to provide the current and practical guidance that have made it the best-selling text in critical care. The text addresses both the medical and surgical aspects of critical care, delivering the guidance needed to ensure sound, safe, and effective treatment for patients in intensive care—regardless of the specialty focus of the unit.

November 14, 2013
Paul L. Marino
Medical
Wolters Kluwer Health
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The Social Transformation of American Medicine

“A monumental achievement” ( New York Times ) and the winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Bancroft Prize in American History, this is a landmark history of the American health care system.   Considered the definitive history of the American health care system, The Social Transformation of American Medicine examines how the roles of doctors, hospitals, health plans, and government programs have evolved over the last two and a half centuries. How did the financially insecure medical profession of the nineteenth century become a prosperous one in the twentieth? Why was national health insurance blocked? And why are corporate institutions taking over our medical system today? Beginning in 1760 and coming up to the present day, renowned sociologist Paul Starr traces the decline of professional sovereignty in medicine, the political struggles over health care, and the rise of a corporate system.   Updated with a new preface and an epilogue analyzing developments since the early 1980s, The Social Transformation of American Medicine is a must-read for anyone concerned about the future of our fraught health care system.  

May 30, 2017
Paul Starr
Medical
Basic Books
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The Doctors Blackwell: How Two Pioneering Sisters Brought Medicine to Women and Women to Medicine

New York Times Bestseller Finalist for the 2022 Pulitzer Prize in Biography "Janice P. Nimura has resurrected Elizabeth and Emily Blackwell in all their feisty, thrilling, trailblazing splendor." —Stacy Schiff Elizabeth Blackwell believed from an early age that she was destined for a mission beyond the scope of "ordinary" womanhood. Though the world at first recoiled at the notion of a woman studying medicine, her intelligence and intensity ultimately won her the acceptance of the male medical establishment. In 1849, she became the first woman in America to receive an M.D. She was soon joined in her iconic achievement by her younger sister, Emily, who was actually the more brilliant physician. Exploring the sisters’ allies, enemies, and enduring partnership, Janice P. Nimura presents a story of trial and triumph. Together, the Blackwells founded the New York Infirmary for Indigent Women and Children, the first hospital staffed entirely by women. Both sisters were tenacious and visionary, but their convictions did not always align with the emergence of women’s rights—or with each other. From Bristol, Paris, and Edinburgh to the rising cities of antebellum America, this richly researched new biography celebrates two complicated pioneers who exploded the limits of possibility for women in medicine. As Elizabeth herself predicted, "a hundred years hence, women will not be what they are now."

January 19, 2021
Janice P. Nimura
Medical
W. W. Norton & Company
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EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) Crash Course with Online Practice Test, 2nd Edition

REA’s  EMT Crash Course® Everything you need for the exam – in a fast review format! REA’s EMT Crash Course® is the only book of its kind for the last-minute studier or any prospective Emergency Medical Technician who wants a quick refresher before taking the NREMT Certification Exam. Targeted, Focused Review – Study Only What You Need to Know  Written by an EMS Program Director and NREMT paramedic with 30 years of experience, EMT Crash Course® relies on the author’s careful analysis of the exam’s content and actual test questions. It covers only the information tested on the exam, so you can make the most of your valuable study time.  Our fully indexed targeted review covers all the official test categories including airway, ventilation, oxygenation, trauma, cardiology, medical, and EMS operations and is packed with practice questions and answers at the end of each chapter. Also included are tips and insights on résumé building, information on finding additional training opportunities, and more.   Expert Test-taking Strategies  Our experienced EMT author explains the structure of the NREMT Certification Exam, so you know what to expect on test day. He also shares detailed question-level strategies and shows you the best way to answer questions. By following our expert tips and advice, you can score higher on every section of the exam. Must-know Key Terms  Knowing the right medical terminology can make a real difference in your test score. That’s why we cover more than 400 EMT terms you need to know before you take your exam. Full-length Online Practice Exam  The book comes with a true-to-format online practice test with diagnostic feedback, topic-level scoring, and detailed answer explanations to help students gauge their test-readiness. No matter how or when you prepare for the EMT exam, REA’s  EMT Crash Course®   will show you how to study efficiently and strategically, so you can get a great score! About the Author Dr. Christopher Coughlin is the EMS Program Director for Glendale Community College in Glendale, Arizona. Dr. Coughlin has been an NREMT paramedic since 1991 and was one of the first 850 nationally certified flight paramedics (FP-C) in the United States. Dr. Coughlin earned his AAS in Advanced Emergency Medical Technology from Glendale Community College; his B.A. in Adult Education from Ottawa University, Phoenix, Arizona; his M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, and his Ph.D. in Professional Studies from Capella University, Minneapolis, Minnesota.  

December 14, 2017
Christopher Coughlin
Medical
Research & Education Association
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No Apparent Distress: A Doctor's Coming of Age on the Front Lines of American Medicine

A brutally frank memoir about doctors and patients in a health care system that puts the poor at risk. No Apparent Distress begins with a mistake made by a white medical student that may have hastened the death of a working-class black man who sought care in a student-run clinic. Haunted by this error, the author—herself from a working-class background—delves into the stories and politics of a medical training system in which students learn on the bodies of the poor. Part confession, part family history, No Apparent Distress is at once an indictment of American health care and a deeply moving tale of one doctor’s coming-of-age.

May 9, 2017
Rachel Pearson MD
Medical
W. W. Norton & Company
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Pre-Diabetes: Your Second Chance At Health! (2nd Edition)

This 2nd addition has been updated to add a new, extensive FAQ for 2018! A pre-diabetes diagnosis is a wake-up call and a call to action! The news that you have pre-diabetes should be taken seriously, yet many people who learn they have pre-diabetes take no action, and realize the negative consequences later. Even though pre-diabetes may have no apparent symptoms, anyone with this diagnosis should understand what this condition is, and what to do about it. This e-book will teach you what you need to know about pre-diabetes and how you can manage it so you minimize your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The information covered includes general information about pre-diabetes, such as symptoms and risk factors. You will learn how pre-diabetes is diagnosed, tips on managing pre-diabetes, how to start a weight loss plan, what to do about exercise, what you can eat, organizing your kitchen and pantry, how to manage dining out and much, much more. At the end of the e-book I will walk you through creating a weekly action plan to put everything in place. Along the way you'll receive helpful tips and links to resources. The bonuses included in the e-book are: Pre-Diabetes Resource List Tips For A Good Nights Sleep Body Mass Index Table Emotional Eating and Behavior Change Handout Healthy Foods Shopping List Are You Hungry Scale? Sample Walking Program Readers say: “This informative e-book did a thorough job of explaining what is needed for managing pre-diabetes, including focused eating habits and simple lifestyle modifications. I would recommend this e-book for anyone just learning that they are on the cusp of diabetes as it is a quick simple read and guides you in the right direction.” - V. Cardenas

July 4, 2012
Gretchen Scalpi, RD, CDE
Medical
Gretchen Scalpi, RD, CDE
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Prescription for the Future

How can America's healthcare system be transformed to provide consistently higher-quality and lower-cost care? Nothing else in healthcare matters more. Prescription for the Future identifies some standout medical organizations that have achieved higher-quality, more patient-focused, and lower-cost care, and from their examples distills twelve transformational practices that could transform the entire healthcare sector. Ezekiel J. Emanuel looks at individual physician practices and organizations who are already successfully driving change, and the specific practices they have instituted. They are not the titans everyone seems to know and assume to be the "best"; instead, Emanuel has chosen a select group -- from small physician offices to large multi-specialty group practices, accountable care organizations, and even for-profit companies--that are genuinely transforming care. Prescription for the Future shines a bright diagnostic light on the state of American healthcare and provides invaluable insights for healthcare workers, investors, and patients. The book gives all of us the tools to recognize the places that will deliver high-quality, effective care when we need it.

June 6, 2017
Ezekiel J. Emanuel
Medical
PublicAffairs
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When We Do Harm

Medical mistakes are more pervasive than we think. How can we improve outcomes? An acclaimed MD’s compassionate stories and research explore patient safety. “An essential read for anyone involved or interested in the care of patients.” — Booklist Patients enter the medical system with faith that they will receive the best care possible, so when things go wrong, it’s a profound and painful breach. Medical science has made enormous strides in decreasing mortality and suffering, but there’s no doubt that treatment can also cause harm, a significant portion of which is preventable. In When We Do Harm , practicing physician and acclaimed author Danielle Ofri places the issues of medical error and patient safety front and center in our national healthcare conversation. Drawing on current research, professional experience, and extensive interviews with nurses, physicians, administrators, researchers, patients, and families, Dr. Ofri explores the diagnostic, systemic, and cognitive causes of medical error. She advocates for strategic use of concrete safety interventions such as checklists and improvements to the electronic medical record, but focuses on the full-scale cultural and cognitive shifts required to make a meaningful dent in medical error. Woven throughout the book are the powerfully human stories that Dr. Ofri is renowned for. The errors she dissects range from the hardly noticeable missteps to the harrowing medical cataclysms. While our healthcare system is—and always will be—imperfect, Dr. Ofri argues that it is possible to minimize preventable harms, and that this should be the galvanizing issue of current medical discourse.

March 23, 2020
Danielle Ofri, MD
Medical
Beacon Press
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Ten Drugs

“The stories are skillfully told and entirely entertaining . . . An expert, mostly feel-good book about modern medicine” from the award-winning author ( Kirkus Reviews , starred review). Behind every landmark drug is a story. It could be an oddball researcher’s genius insight, a catalyzing moment in geopolitical history, a new breakthrough technology, or an unexpected but welcome side effect discovered during clinical trials. Piece together these stories, as Thomas Hager does in this remarkable, century-spanning history, and you can trace the evolution of our culture and the practice of medicine.  Beginning with opium, the “joy plant,” which has been used for 10,000 years, Hager tells a captivating story of medicine. His subjects include the largely forgotten female pioneer who introduced smallpox inoculation to Britain, the infamous knockout drops, the first antibiotic, which saved countless lives, the first antipsychotic, which helped empty public mental hospitals, Viagra, statins, and the new frontier of monoclonal antibodies. This is a deep, wide-ranging, and wildly entertaining book. “[An] absorbing new book.” — The New York Times Book Review “[A] well-written and engaging chronicle.” — The Wall Street Journal “Lucidly informative and compulsively readable.” — Publishers Weekly “Entertaining [and] insightful.” — Booklist “Well-written, well-researched and fascinating to read  Ten Drugs  provides an insightful look at how drugs have shaped modern medical practices.  Towards the end of the book Hager writes that he ‘came away surprised by some of the things he had learned.’  I had the very same reaction.” —Penny Le Couteur, coauthor of Napoleon’s Buttons: How 17 Molecules Changed History

March 5, 2019
Thomas Hager
Pharmacology & Toxicology
ABRAMS, Inc.
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Nurse-Trauma (TNCC)

Includes: 1. FlashCard Style questions. 2. Teaching Points to help you quickly master specialty content. The mission of StatPearls Publishing is to help you evaluate and improve your knowledge base. We do this by providing high quality, peer-reviewed, educationally sound questions written by leading educators.

April 3, 2018
Tammy Toney-Butler, Laurie Nolan-Kelley & Lori Freeman
Nursing
StatPearls Publishing
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McGraw-Hill Education CCRN Review

The most up-to-date study guide for CCRN board certification Prepare for the CCRN exam with the most up-to-date study guide available. CCRN Review offers hundreds of review questions that target the test’s most important question types, and includes four full-length practice tests. Organized to help you make the most of your study time, it covers all of the fundamental concepts tested on the exam. You will find strategies for handling questions based on real-world patient scenarios, help with essential math concepts, and extensive tips for performing your best on exam day. CCRN Review will help get you exam-day ready with: 4 full-length practice tests that reflect the most recent version of the exam 500 review questions targeting the most important question types Complete coverage of the exam’s two core subjects: Clinical Judgment and Professional Caring & Ethical Practice Strategies for answering questions based on real-world patient scenarios Thorough review of essential math concepts essential to the CCRN exam Techniques for success on Professional Caring & Ethical Practice questions Shortcuts to help you save time and minimize mistakes Tools to help you approach specific question types in the most effective way

December 25, 2020
Michael Reid
Nursing
McGraw Hill LLC
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Outlive

Um dos maiores especialistas mundiais em longevidade, Peter Attia investiga o envelhecimento, o impacto das doenças crônicas e fornece estratégias práticas para melhorar a saúde e prolongar a vida com qualidade. Antes dos 40 anos, Peter Attia, além de médico renomado, já era um maratonista aquático de alto nível, capaz de fazer longas travessias marítimas. Apesar da vida saudável, de repente descobriu que tinha uma doença cardiovascular, para a qual estava absolutamente despreparado. Quando enfim se deu conta do risco que corria, passou a se dedicar ao estudo da longevidade: como e por que morremos, e como podemos retardar ou até mesmo prevenir as principais doenças crônicas fatais, como as cardiovasculares, o câncer, o Alzheimer e a diabetes tipo 2? Neste manifesto inovador, Attia revela como a sua jornada pessoal o fez repensar a abordagem da medicina com a qual ele e tantos outros colegas e pacientes estavam acostumados. Afinal, apesar de todos os seus sucessos, a medicina tradicional parece ter falhado no que diz respeito às doenças relacionadas ao envelhecimento. Quase sempre os tratamentos são excessivamente tardios, focados em prolongar a longevidade em detrimento da saúde ou da qualidade de vida. Attia acredita que é preciso substituir esse modelo ultrapassado por uma estratégia personalizada e proativa, na qual as medidas são tomadas aqui e agora, bem antes dos primeiros sintomas. Com uma abordagem estratégica e científica, Peter Attia lança um novo olhar sobre a longevidade, em busca de saúde física, cognitiva e emocional. Seu objetivo não é ditar regras nem apontar falhas, mas ajudar pessoas a transformar seu modo de pensar a saúde em longo prazo e, assim, criar o melhor plano individualizado possível para viver mais e melhor.

August 22, 2023
Peter Attia & Bill Gifford
Medical
Intrinseca
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