Diving and Subaquatic Medicine, Fifth Edition

Carl Edmonds; Michael Bennett; John Lippmann; Simon Mitchell
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Considered an essential resource by many in the field, Diving and Subaquatic Medicine remains the leading text on diving medicine, written to fulfil the requirements of any general physician wishing to advise their patients appropriately when a diving trip is planned, for those accompanying diving expeditions or when a doctor is required to assess and treat anyone who has been involved in a diving accident.

For this fifth edition the original author, Carl Edmonds, is joined by a new team of collaborators and the content has been entirely refreshed and updated throughout. Clinical cases, a feature popular with readers, are expanded, as is the illustrative content. Established and emerging diseases of diving medicine are all covered in full, as is the latest in types of diving, including free and indigenous diving, and associated equipment. Each medical disorder is discussed from a historical, etiological, clinical, pathological, preventative and therapeutic perspective in the informative and accessible style that has made previous editions so popular.

Vital reading for physicians, paramedics, naval personnel, and diving organizations, those who know the book already will waste no time in acquiring this update, while those new to the text will quickly find it a must for the personal bookshelf.

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Leading Health Care Transformation : A Primer for Clinical Leaders

Maulik Joshi; Natalie Erb; Sonia Zhang; M.D. Rishi Sikka
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A succinct and practical primer on healthcare transformation, Leading Healthcare Transformation” “is a key resource for all clinicians in leadership positions. It summarizes high-profile healthcare topics and includes a synopsis of the evidence, examples, lessons learned, and key action steps for each topic covered.
Providing cutting-edge insights from the quality and physician perspectives, the book focuses on the most critical topics in the field today, including the issues of quality, cost, value, and new models of care.
The book includes discussions on various quality improvement processes including Lean and Six Sigma. Detailing specific strategies and tools to help you achieve and sustain improvement, it explains how to build a culture of safety and identifies proven principles and practices for creating a high reliability organization.
Blending the perspectives of administrators, nurses, and physicians, this insightful and practical resource provides the understanding you need to leverage health information technology for clinical improvement and to improve care coordination to reduce readmissions.
The book includes a Foreword by Jonathan B. Perlin, MD, PhD, MSHA, FACP, FACMI.

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Restoring the Brain : Neurofeedback as an Integrative Approach to Health

Hanno W. Kirk
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Restoring the Brain: Neurofeedback as an Integrative Approach describes the history and process by which neurofeedback has become an effective tool for treating many mental and behavioral health conditions. It explains how new brain research and improvements in imaging technology allow for a new conceptualization of the brain. It also discusses how biomedical factors can degrade brain functioning and cause a wide range of symptoms of mental disorders.

The book is written in an accessible style for easy understanding and application to classification and treatment. It shares the clinical experiences of practitioners working with specific symptom constellations generally categorized by a DSM diagnostic label. It examines the brain as a self-regulating communications system and discusses how much of mental dysfunction can be understood as acquired brain behavior that can be redirected with the help of EEG-based neurofeedback. It describes principles and practices of integrating neurofeedback that make redirection possible.

Recent discoveries on the neuroelectrical properties of the brain illuminate the possibilities of combining innovative neurotherapy techniques with integrative medicine to achieve optimal brain function. Case studies of clinical applications highlight the effectiveness of neurofeedback in treating autism, ADHD, and trauma, particularly PTSD. Integrative approaches are the future of health care, and neurofeedback will play an increasingly significant role. Restoring the Brain: Neurofeedback as an Integrative Approach gives you a better understanding of the use and practice of neurofeedback.

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Spinal Cord Injury

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Spinal Cord Injury

Thomas N. Bryce; Naomi Betesh; Kristjan T. Ragnarsson
>A spinal cord injury (SCI) profoundly changes a person life and can affect nearly all of the body systems. Practitioners managing persons with SCI must treat the medical complications that arise, and be equipped to help their patients return to a productive integrated life within society. “Spinal Cord Injury: Rehabilitation Medicine Quick Reference” provides the necessary knowledge to help facilitate this process. Addressing over one hundred varied topics related to spinal cord injury, ranging from Treatment of Vocal Fold Paralysis or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders to Intrathecal Pump Management and Paraplegia, this text is a handy reference for the busy practitioner. Presented in a consistent two-page format for maximum clinical utility, the book is organized into three sections. The first covers the medical and psychological conditions associated with spinal cord injury; the second discusses common interventions; while the last outlines expected functional outcomes.

Every entry is standardized for quick look-up in the office or clinic, and features description, etiology, risk factors, clinical features, natural history, diagnosis, red flags, treatment, prognosis, helpful hints, and suggested readings. All “Rehabilitation Medicine Quick Reference”titles offer: Consistent Approach and Organization: at-a-glance outline format allows readers to find the facts quickly Concise Coverage: of must-know information broken down into easy-to-locate topics Fast Answers to Clinical Questions: diagnostic and management criteria for problems commonly encountered in daily practice Hands-on Practical Guidance: for all types of interventions and therapies Multi-Specialty Perspective: ensures that issues of relevance to all rehabilitation team members are addressed

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