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Clinical Procedures for Safer Patient Care
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This open educational resource (OER) was developed to ensure best practice and quality care based on the latest evidence, and to address inconsistencies in how clinical health care skills are taught and practised in the clinical setting. The checklist approach, used in this textbook, aims to provide standardized processes for clinical skills and to help nursing schools and clinical practice partners keep procedural practice current. Each skill/procedure is covered in a chapter that has learning objectives, a brief overview of the relevant theory, checklists of steps for procedures with the rationale behind each step of the process, and a summary of key takeaways. Key terms are set in bold throughout the book and laid out again in a Glossary in the appendix. All 88 checklists are also summarized, and hyperlinked to the original checklist, in the appendix.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Open Textbooks
Date Added:
04/27/2020
Concepts of Fitness and Wellness
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This open textbook for Concepts of Fitness and Wellness at Georgia Highlands College was created through a Round Seven ALG Textbook Transformation Grant.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University System of Georgia
Provider Set:
Galileo Open Learning Materials
Author:
Althea Moser
Christin Collins
Connie Watjen
David Mathis
Jonathan Howard
Lisa Jellum
Scott Flynn
Sharryse Henderson
Date Added:
03/09/2018
Creative Clinical Teaching In The Health Professions
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This peer reviewed e-book is a must-read for nurses and other health professionals who strive to teach with creativity and excellence in clinical settings. Each chapter presents current evidence informed educational practice knowledge. Each topic is also presented with text boxes describing ‘Creative Strategies’ that clinical teachers from across Canada have successfully implemented. For those who are interested in background knowledge, the authors provided a comprehensive literature base. And, for those interested mainly in 'what to do,' the text box summaries offer step-by-step directions for creative, challenging activities that both new and experienced instructors can begin using immediately.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Athabasca University
Author:
Sherri Melrose
Date Added:
08/21/2015
Des bases physiques et chimiques du contrôle de la qualité des médicaments
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Le manuel est un résumé des principales activités du cours de conférences sur la chimie physique et colloïdale (en 2 parties) et constitue la base théorique des méthodes de contrôle de la qualité des médicaments et vise à acquérir les connaissances et les compétences nécessaires pour travailler dans ce domaine. Destiné aux étudiants francophones étrangers.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Author:
Khatchatourian M.A.
Morozova M.A.
Pleteneva T.V.
Uspenskaya E.V.
Date Added:
04/27/2020
Drugs quality control (Theoretical foundation and practical application)
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The Course book presents the basics of drugs quality control in accordance with regulatory documents (pharmacopoeia of Europe, USA, Japan, Russia) and new data from current scientific periodicals, monographs The features of the physical, spectral and chemical quality control of medicines according to the indicators «identification», «tests» and «assay» are described in detail. Part II presents a workbook, which includes questions for the self-control of the material studied and tasks for a laboratory workshop. The Course book contains reference material and samples of pharmacopoeial articles. The Course book is designed for students of the specialty «Pharmacy».

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Khatchaturyan M.A.
Morozova M.A.
Pleteneva T.V.
Uspenskaya E.V.
Date Added:
04/27/2020
Field Trials of Health Interventions: A Toolbox
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Before new interventions can be used in disease control programmes, it is essential that they are carefully evaluated in “field trials”, which may be complex and expensive undertakings. Descriptions of the detailed procedures and methods used in trials that have been conducted in the past have generally not been published.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Textbook
Date Added:
01/01/2015
Foundations of Epidemiology
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This book is intended to provide a basic introduction to epidemiologic methods and epidemiologic thinking. After reading this book, you should be able to read an epidemiologic study, understand what the authors did and why, and identify what they found. You will also have the tools to assess the quality of that study—how good is the evidence? What are potential sources of bias, and how might those have affected the results? This book will not teach you enough to be able to design and conduct your own epidemiologic studies—that level of understanding requires several years of specialized training. However, being able to read and understand the scientific literature about human health will allow you to apply that understanding to your own work in a nuanced, sophisticated way.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Oregon State University
Author:
Marit L. Bovbjerg
Date Added:
04/27/2020
Health Case Studies
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Health Case Studies is composed of eight separate health case studies. Each case study includes the patient narrative or story that models the best practice (at the time of publishing) in healthcare settings. Associated with each case is a set of specific learning objectives to support learning and facilitate educational strategies and evaluation.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Open Textbooks
Author:
Glynda Rees
Janet Morrison
Rob Kruger
Date Added:
01/01/2017
Health Education
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Readers will learn about the nature of health, health education, health promotion and related concepts. This will help to understand the social, psychological and physical components of health.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
College of the Canyons
Date Added:
04/27/2020
A History of Western Medicine, Disease and Public Health, vol. 2 (Since 1700)
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This textbook provides a contextualized approach to a Western civilization historical survey course, focusing on the modern history of medicine in Europe, North America, and the colonial world from 1700 to the present. The textbook emphasizes how disease classifications and medical and sanitation practices are framed within their social and cultural contexts, and how ideas about bodies, disease, disability, health, and healing have been associated historically with such factors as race and ethnicity, religion, social class, and gender. Some major themes include diverse perspectives and conflicts in the progress and triumph of modern medical science and the identification of historical patterns in modern medical identities, practices, issues and controversies.

The book seeks to develop historical awareness of major events and ideas that have shaped the evolution of Western medical and public health practices in the modern era as well as ideas about disease and disability, and to enhance critical thinking and writing skills to engage in the analysis of historical and contemporary issues.

Chapter files of this book are also available in PDF format in the CSCC Hub.

A History of Western Medicine, Disease and Public Health, vol. 2 (Since 1700) by Dea Boster, Benjamin Pugno at Columbus State Community College is licensed under CC-BY-NC-SA except where otherwise noted.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
History
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Benjamin Pugno
Dea Boster
Date Added:
01/13/2020
A History of Western Medicine, Disease and Public Health, vol. 2 (Since 1700)
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A History of Western Medicine, Disease and Public Health, vol. 2 (Since 1700) is a textbook providing a contextualized approach to a Western civilization historical survey course, focusing on the modern history of medicine in Europe, North America, and the colonial world from 1700 to the present.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
History
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Columbus State Community College
Author:
Columbus State Community College
Date Added:
01/13/2020
A History of Western Medicine, Disease, and Public Health, vol. 2 (since 1700)
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This textbook provides a contextualized approach to a Western civilization historical survey course, focusing on the modern history of medicine in Europe, North America, and the colonial world from 1700 to the present. The textbook emphasizes how disease classifications and medical and sanitation practices are framed within their social and cultural contexts, and how ideas about bodies, disease, disability, health, and healing have been associated historically with such factors as race and ethnicity, religion, social class and gender. Some major themes include diverse perspectives and conflicts in the progress and triumph of modern medical science and the identification of historical patterns in modern medical identities, practices, issues, and controversies.

The books seeks to develop historical awareness of major events and ideas that have shaped the evolution of Western medical and public health practices in the modern era as well ideas about disease and disability, and to enhance critical thinking and writing skills to engage in the analysis of historical and contemporary issues. A reader of primary documents corresponding to each chapter is also available.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
History
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Columbus State Community College
Author:
Boster
Pugno
Date Added:
12/30/2019
Introduction to Healthcare Delivery
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The purpose of this textbook is to provide an orientation to the healthcare delivery system including history, economics, medical/legal issues, professionalism, ethics, sociological aspects and wellness concepts. We will also be exploring the use and integration of technology in the healthcare system. And finally you can’t have an introduction to healthcare without including the development of healthcare team skills including critical thinking and problem solving strategies and multicultural healthcare perspectives.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
Sinclair Community College
Author:
Joseph Gregory Dudash M.D
Mary Beth Brown
Date Added:
06/26/2019
A Laboratory Guide to Clinical Hematology
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A textbook which can be used for the field of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, featuring digitized scans of laboratory slides which enables students to learn clinical hematology without access to a laboratory.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Alberta
Author:
Michelle To
Valentin Villatoro
Date Added:
04/27/2020
Literature Reviews for Education and Nursing Graduate Students
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Literature Reviews for Education and Nursing Graduate Students is an open textbook designed for students in graduate-level nursing and education programs. Its intent is to recognize the significant role the literature review plays in the research process and to prepare students for the work that goes into writing one. Developed for new graduate students and novice researchers just entering into the work of a chosen discipline, each of the eight chapters covers a component of the literature review process. Students will learn how to form a research question, search existing literature, synthesize results and write the review. The book contains examples, checklists, supplementary materials, and additional resources. Literature Reviews for Education and Nursing Graduate Students is written by two librarians with expertise guiding students through research and writing assignments, and is openly licensed.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Linda Frederiksen
Sue F. Phelps
Date Added:
04/27/2020
Nursing Care at the End of Life: What Every Clinician Should Know
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Dr. Lowey works with both juniors and seniors in the traditional Nursing program, teaching Community Health Nursing and Nursing Research. She earned her PhD in Health Practice Research from the University of Rochester and was awarded a Claire M. Fagin Fellowship from the Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity Program for her post-doctoral work. Improving care at the end of life, with a particular focus on symptom management, is the focus of Dr. Lowey’s research. The majority of her clinical practice has been as a community health hospice nurse providing care for dying patients and their loved ones. Dr. Lowey holds national certification as a board certified hospice and palliative care nurse (CHPN) through the National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses. In addition, she is a certified ELNEC (End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium) trainer (Core and Geriatric). She is also an appointed member of the National Board for Certification ...

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
State University of New York
Provider Set:
OpenSUNY Textbooks
Author:
Susan E. Lowey
Date Added:
12/14/2015
Public Health Ethics: Global Cases, Practice, and Context
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Introducing public health ethics poses two special challenges. First, it is a relatively new field that combines public health and practical ethics. Its unfamiliarity requires considerable explanation, yet its scope and emergent qualities make delineation difficult. Moreover, while the early development of public health ethics occurred in a western context, its reach, like public health itself, has become global. A second challenge, then, is to articulate an approach specific enough to provide clear guidance yet sufficiently flexible and encompassing to adapt to global contexts. Broadly speaking, public health ethics helps guide practical decisions affecting population or community health based on scientific evidence and in accordance with accepted values and standards of right and wrong. In these ways, public health ethics builds on its parent disciplines of public health and ethics. This dual inheritance plays out in the definition the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers of public health ethics: “A systematic process to clarify, prioritize, and justify possible courses of public health action based on ethical principles, values and beliefs of stakeholders, and scientific and other information” (CDC 2011). Public health ethics shares with other fields of practical and professional ethics both the general theories of ethics and a common store of ethical principles, values, and beliefs. It differs from these other fields largely in the nature of challenges that public health officials typically encounter and in the ethical frameworks it employs to address these challenges. Frameworks provide methodical approaches or procedures that tailor general ethical theories, principles, values, and beliefs to the specific ethical challenges that arise in a particular field. Although no framework is definitive, many are useful, and some are especially effective in particular contexts. This chapter will conclude by setting forth a straightforward, stepwise ethics framework that provides a tool for analyzing the cases in this volume and, more importantly, one that public health practitioners have found useful in a range of contexts. For a public health practitioner, knowing how to employ an ethics framework to address a range of ethical challenges in public health—a know-how that depends on practice—is the ultimate take-home message.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Andreas Reis
Angus Dawson
Carla Saenz
Drue H. Barrett
Gail Bolan
Leonard W. Ortmann
Date Added:
01/01/2016
Undergraduate Diagnostic Imaging Fundamentals
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Diagnostic Imaging principles and concepts are augmented by the presentation of imaging for common clinical conditions. Guiding principles related to minimizing radiation exposure and requesting the most appropriate imaging examination is addressed. Static images are enhanced by the ability to access images stored and displayed on an Html-5 compatible, Dicom image viewer that simulates a simple Picture Archive and Communication system (PACS). Users can also access other imaging from the Dicom viewer (ODIN), beyond the basic curriculum provided, to further advance their experience with viewing diagnostic imaging pathologies.This book is also available in three other digital formats: ePUB (for Nook, iBooks, Kobo etc.), PDF (regular print), PDF (large print).

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Saskatchewan
Author:
Brent Burbridge
Date Added:
04/27/2020
Veterinary Epidemiology: Principles and Methods
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The purpose of this textbook is to provide an introductory, yet comprehensive, source of information on epidemiology for veterinary students, researchers, and practitioners. There has not been a textbook that presents analytic epidemiology as a science, basic to veterinary medicine's efforts in health management (herd health) as well as in clinical medicine.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Virginia Tech
Provider Set:
VTech Works
Author:
Alan Meek
Wayne Martin
Date Added:
04/27/2020
Veterinary Histology
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Veterinary Histology is a microscopic anatomy textbook focused on domestic species, including the dog, cat, cattle, horses, swine, and camelids. This digital textbook provides comprehensive, system-specific text as well as high-resolution, annotated images along with chapter-specific glossary of terms and learning objectives.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
The Ohio State University
Provider Set:
Pressbooks
Author:
Christopher Premanandan
Ryan Jennings
Date Added:
04/27/2020