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📒The Machine At The Bedside ✍ Stanley Joel Reiser
✏The Machine at the Bedside Book Summary : A comprehensive examination of concepts and strategies for humane and effective usage of health care technology. The authors provide a multidisciplinary framework for practitioners, educators, policy makers, and the public to utilize in health care decision making.
📒The Machine At The Bedside ✍ Stanley Joel Reiser
✏The Machine at the Bedside Book Summary : This 1984 work examines concepts and strategies for using health care technology effectively and humanely at the bedside. Applying knowledge from the decision sciences, ethics, economics, sociology, the physical sciences, law, history, and clinical medicine, this book provides a multidisciplinary framework for practitioners, educators, policy makers, and the public who must decide about and implement the technological agents of health care. Twelve chapters present basic knowledge about this technology, from the forces that create and disseminate it to the perspectives and techniques crucial for directing its use. The second part of the book consists of twenty-three case studies depicting the benefits and liminations of the chief health care technologies of our times, such as electronic fetal monitoring, imaging technology, intensive care, and genetic diagnosis. By discussing both theory and practice in the context of legal, economic, ethical, and other concerns, this work will help prepare health care students and professionals to deal with the complex issues associated with the use of technology in health care.
📒Fair Resource Allocation And Rationing At The Bedside ✍ Marion Danis
✏Fair Resource Allocation and Rationing at the Bedside Book Summary : Health systems need to set priorities fairly. In one way or another, part of this important task will fall to physicians. How do they make judgments about resource stewardship, and how should they do so? How can they make such decisions in a manner that is compatible with their clinical duties to patients? In this book, philosophers, bioethicists, physicians, lawyers and health policy experts make the case that priority setting and rationing contribute significantly to the possibility of affordable and fair healthcare and that clinicians play an indispensable role in that process. The book depicts the results of a survey of European physicians about their experiences with rationing and other cost containment strategies, and their perception of scarcity and fairness in their health care systems. Responding to and complementing these findings, commentators discuss why resource allocation and bedside rationing is necessary and justifiable. The book explores how bedside rationing relates to clinical judgments about medical necessity and medical indications, marginal benefits, weak evidence based medicine, off-label use. The book highlights how comparative studies of health care systems can advance more effective and fair bedside rationing through learning from one another. From a practical standpoint, the book offers a number of strategies for health care systems and clinicians to work in tandem to allocate and ration resources as fairly as possible: how to foster more attention to fairness when rationing at the bedside, how to avoid exacerbating health disparities when allocating resources, how to teach about bedside rationing to students, how to discuss rationing more explicitly in the public arena and in the doctor's office.
📒Strangers At The Bedside ✍ David J. Rothman
✏Strangers at the Bedside Book Summary : David Rothman gives us a brilliant, finely etched study of medical practice today. Beginning in the mid-1960s, the practice of medicine in the United States underwent a most remarkable--and thoroughly controversial--transformation. The discretion that the profession once enjoyed has been increasingly circumscribed, and now an almost bewildering number of parties and procedures participate in medical decision making. Well into the post-World War II period, decisions at the bedside were the almost exclusive concern of the individual physician, even when they raised fundamental ethical and social issues. It was mainly doctors who wrote and read about the morality of withholding a course of antibiotics and letting pneumonia serve as the old man's best friend, of considering a newborn with grave birth defects a "stillbirth" thus sparing the parents the agony of choice and the burden of care, of experimenting on the institutionalized the retarded to learn more about hepatitis, or of giving one patient and not another access to the iron lung when the machine was in short supply. Moreover, it was usually the individual physician who decided these matters without formal discussions with patients, their families, or even with colleagues, and certainly without drawing the attention of journalists, judges, or professional philosophers. The impact of the invasion of outsiders into medical decision-making, most generally framed, was to make the invisible visible. Outsiders to medicine--that is, lawyers, judges, legislators, and academics--have penetrated its every nook and cranny, in the process giving medicine exceptional prominence on the public agenda and making it the subject of popular discourse. The glare of the spotlight transformed medical decision making, shaping not merely the external conditions under which medicine would be practiced (something that the state, through the regulation of licensure, had always done), but the very substance of medical pract
📒Machines In Our Hearts ✍ Kirk Jeffrey
✏Machines in Our Hearts Book Summary : "An important book that provides valuable insight into the origins and growth of one of the world's most successful biomedical industries." -- JAMA
📒Point Of Care Ultrasound E Book ✍ Nilam J Soni
✏Point of Care Ultrasound E book Book Summary : With portable, hand-carried ultrasound devices being more frequently implemented in medicine today, Point-of-Care Ultrasound will be a welcome resource for any physician or health care practitioner looking to further their knowledge and skills in point-of-care ultrasound. This comprehensive, portable handbook offers an easy-access format that provides comprehensive, non-specialty-specific guidance on this ever-evolving technology. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability. Access all the facts with focused chapters covering a diverse range of topics, as well as case-based examples that include ultrasound scans. Understand the pearls and pitfalls of point-of-care ultrasound through contributions from experts at more than 30 institutions. View techniques more clearly than ever before. Illustrations and photos include transducer position, cross-sectional anatomy, ultrasound cross sections, and ultrasound images.
📒Sapira S Art And Science Of Bedside Diagnosis ✍ Jane M. Orient
✏Sapira s Art and Science of Bedside Diagnosis Book Summary : The Fourth Edition of this textbook teaches the artful science of the patient interview and the physical examination. Chapters are filled with clinical pearls, vignettes, step-by-step methods, and explanations of the physiologic significance of findings. New features include "Points to Remember", over 300 questions with answers and discussion, over 120 additional references, and expanded discussions of the usage and pitfalls of evidence-based medicine. Other highlights include expanded and updated discussions of sleep apnea, "minor" head trauma, cervical spine involvement in rheumatoid arthritis, transplantation-related problems, adverse effects of AIDS therapy, and more. A companion Website includes fully searchable text and a 300-question test bank.
📒Tips Tricks In Bedside Cardiology ✍ Atul Luthra
✏Tips Tricks in Bedside Cardiology Book Summary : The second edition of Tips & Tricks in Bedside Cardiology presents 54 clinical cases that physicians may encounter in daily practice. Each case is presented in a step by step format beginning with a brief description of the complaint, history taking, and physical examination, followed by in depth discussion on diagnosis. Each case concludes with a box of key clinical points. This fully revised new edition features numerous high quality ECG strips, X-ray films and ECHO images, as well as detailed illustrations. A photo CD ROM is also included. Key points New edition presenting 54 clinical cardiology cases Step by step format for each case Key clinical points summarised in each chapter Features numerous ECG strips, X-ray films, ECHO images and detailed illustrations Includes photo CD ROM Previous edition published in 2010
📒Peritoneal Dialysis ✍ K.D. Nolph
✏Peritoneal Dialysis Book Summary : Peritoneal dialysis represents an internal technique for membrane are becoming apparent. Studies of peritoneal blood purification. In this dialyzer the blood path, the dialysis increase understanding of the anatomy and phy membrane and the dialysate compartment are provided by siology of biological membranes and the factors influencing nature. The developments of chronic peritoneal catheters, the passive movement of solutes across the microcirculation and related structures. Peritoneal dialysis provides a 'win automated cycling equipment, solution preparation by reversed osmosis, manipulations of transport with drugs dow' to the visceral microcirculation in animals and hu and the experiences with continuous ambulatory peritoneal mans. dialysis and continuous cycling peritoneal dialysis have Peritoneal dialysis may be useful to treat problems other increased the interest in peritoneal dialysis. Publications than renal failure. Beneficial effects in the treatment of related to peritoneal dialysis probably exceed 400 annually. dysproteinemias, psoriasis, hypothermia, and many meta Peritoneal Dialysis International (formally Peritoneal Dialy bolic problems have been reported. The intraperitoneal sis Bulletin) the official journal of the International Society administration of chemotherapeutic agents draws upon and for Peritoneal Dialysis is a journal solely devoted to contributes to our understanding of peritoneal dialysis.
📒Review Of Hemodialysis For Nurses And Dialysis Personnel E Book ✍ Judith Z. Kallenbach
✏Review of Hemodialysis for Nurses and Dialysis Personnel E Book Book Summary : Keeping you current with the latest in dialysis treatment and equipment, Review of Hemodialysis for Nurses and Dialysis Personnel, 8th Edition provides a practical introduction to dialysis and an excellent review for the certification exam. It assumes no prior knowledge of patient care, nursing procedures, or dialysis principles, using a question-and-answer format to discuss the basic principles, basic diseases, and basic problems found in the treatment of kidney patients by dialysis. Dialysis expert Judy Kallenbach writes in a clear, easy-to-read style, explaining topics such as the chemistry of body fluid and electrolytes, renal failure, nutrition, infection control, and the important psychosocial aspects of dialysis treatment. Easy-to-understand language introduces new terms and concepts, not assuming prior knowledge of dialysis. A question-and-answer format makes information easy to find and easy to read. Comprehensive coverage provides the knowledge needed to care for dialysis patients and to prepare for the certification exam, with topics including a review of fluid and electrolytes, transplantation, infection control, and the important psychosocial aspects of dialysis treatment. More than 60 illustrations depict all aspects of dialysis treatment and care. A multidisciplinary approach includes a chapter on the different roles in the hemodialysis team, describing how dialysis care is coordinated and what patients go through during their treatment. Coverage of the entire lifespan helps in caring for patients of different ages, including separate chapters on pediatric hemodialysis and end-stage renal disease in the elderly. A discussion of home dialysis therapies prepares you for a time when cost cutting may lead to a wider use of home dialysis treatment. Useful appendices offer quick reference to organizations and resources, pound-to-kilogram conversions, a glossary, and more. New Math Calculations chapter helps in accurately programming goals for dialysis patients. New Test Taking Guidelines chapter offers tips and strategies to prepare you for the certification exam. Updated coverage includes the latest on water treatment, infection control, patient assessment, and the plan of care, with additional information on the management of quality and professional boundaries. Coverage of revised regulations from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) updates the requirements for reimbursement for services provided to federally insured patients, with changes in areas such as patient safety, infection control, water and dialysate quality, facility design, patient care, patient plan of care, performance improvement, and personnel qualifications.