Archive for June, 2006

Medic Monthly

Friday, June 30, 2006

Vol. 2, Issue 8: EMS Lawsuits – Patient Restraint (VHS)

Vol. 3, Issue 3: Wheezing (DVD)

Vol. 3, Issue 4: Depression/Suicide (DVD)

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The Success Principles

Friday, June 30, 2006

How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be
by Jack Canfield, with Jane Switzer

successprinciples.gif“When it comes to success, Canfield knows of what he speaks: he is co-creator, with Mark Victor Hansen, of the seemingly endless Chicken Soup for the Soul series. He presents 64 success principles that he claims “always work”-and draws on his own experience and that of others to illustrate them. Sixty-four principles may seem like a lot, but each receives a concise, easy-to-digest chapter that challenges readers to risk creating their lives exactly as they want them. Many of the principles are familiar-e.g., “Take 100% Responsibility for Your Life”-but Canfield has a nifty way of summarizing them (“Reject rejection”), and some are inventive: “Become an Inverse Paranoid” means see the world as out to help you instead of out to get you. He also offers specific techniques, such as positive-thinking exercises and visualizations. A section on transformation provides even more on how to overcome self-defeating beliefs, fears and habits. Further sections offer principles on building good teams and better relationships at the office. Canfield acknowledges his predecessors in the success advice field, such as Napoleon Hill, and is also clear that while he gives information, motivation, and inspiration, readers must contribute their own hard work. Canfield’s energy and enthusiasm bounce off the page; many will flock to this inspiring (and very rich) teacher. And those starting off in business or in need of a refresher course may consider this title required reading.” Publishers Weekly, copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Microsoft Access 2002

Friday, June 30, 2006

Complete Concepts and Techniques
by Shelly Cashman Pratt

access2002.JPG“Part of the highly successful Shelly Cashman Series, Microsoft Access 2002 Complete Concepts and Techniques provides step-by-step instructions accompanied by full-color screen shots, helping students learn basic through advanced Access 2002 skills quickly and easily.” (description from publisher)

Techniques of Problem Solving

Friday, June 30, 2006

by Steven G. Krantz

problemsolving.gif“The purpose of this book is to teach the basic principles of problem solving, including both mathematical and nonmathematical problems. This book will help students to translate verbal discussions into analytical data; learn problem-solving methods for attacking collections of analytical questions or data; build a personal arsenal of solutions and internalized problem-solving techniques; and become “armed problem solvers”, ready to battle with a variety of puzzles in different areas of life. Taking a direct and practical approach to the subject matter, Krantz’s book stands apart from others like it in that it incorporates exercises throughout the text. After many solved problems are given, a “Challenge Problem” is presented. Additional problems are included for readers to tackle at the end of each chapter. There are more than 350 problems in all. A Solutions Manual to most end-of-chapter exercises is available.” (description from publisher)

Solve This

Friday, June 30, 2006

Math Activities for Students and Clubs
by James Tanton

solvethis.gif“This is a collection of intriguing mathematical problems and activities linked by common themes that all involve working with objects from our everyday experience. Learn about the mathematics of a bagel, a checkerboard and a pile of laundry for example. Discover for yourself that wheels need not be round, that braids need not have free ends, that it’s always best to turn around twice – and more! Mathematics is all around us, we all do mathematics every day. The activities contained in this book are immediate, catchy and fun, but upon investigation, begin to unfold into surprising layers of depth and new perspectives. The necessary mathematics, in increasing levels of difficulty, is explained fully along the way. Mathematics educators will find this an invaluable resource of fresh and innovative approaches to topics in mathematics.” (description from publisher

The Code of Federal Regulations Title 21 — Food and Drugs

Friday, June 30, 2006

Part 11: Electronic Records; Electronic Signatures

Parts 210 & 211: cGMP in Manufacturing, Processing, Packing, or Holding of Drugs and Finished Pharamaceuticals

Part 820: Quality System Regulation

ICH Q7A: Good Manufacturing Practices for Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients

New Construction Titles

Friday, June 30, 2006

Architectural Drafting and Design, Third Edition
by Alan Jefferis and David A. Madsen

International Building Code, Commentary – Vols. I & II, 2003
by the International Code Council

International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings, Commentary – Vols. I & II, 2003
by the International Code Council

International Fuel Gas Code, Commentary, 2003
by the International Code Council

International Mechanical Code, Commentary, 2003
by the International Code Council

International Energy Conservation Code, Commentary, 2003
by the International Code Council

What Every Supervisor Must Know about OSHA — Construction
by Joe Teeples

Crime Beat

Friday, June 30, 2006

A Decade of Covering Cops and Killers
by Michael Connelly

crimebeat.gif“The same qualities that make for an outstanding crime reporter — attention to detail, understanding people, empathy, etc. — also make for a great crime novelist, as evidenced in Crime Beat: A Decade of Covering Cops and Killers, a gripping collection of newspaper articles written by bestselling author Michael Connelly (The Lincoln Lawyer, The Closers, et al.), when he worked as a journalist in South Florida and Los Angeles before becoming a full-time writer. The collection of almost two dozen exposés from the late 1980s and early 1990s ranges from stories focusing on cops (former LAPD Chief Daryl Gates in “Death Squad”) to those spotlighting infamous killers (serial murderer/rapist Christopher Bernard Wilder in “Killer on the Run”). “Trunk Music,” which explores the unsolved gangland-style murder of a businessman found bound and shot to death in the trunk of his Rolls-Royce, was the inspiration behind Connelly’s 1997 novel of the same name. The phrase “truth is stranger than fiction” couldn’t be more apt when it comes to the incredibly diverse subject matter of Crime Beat — from demented serial killers to savvy con artists to overzealous police. Fans of Connelly’s novels featuring former LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch will gain invaluable insights not only into Connelly’s complex and engaging protagonist but also into the equally complex and engaging author himself. Additionally, aficionados of true crime will absolutely devour this powerful nonfiction collection — yellow crime scene police tape not included.” Paul G. Allen, Barnes & Noble.com

Good Business

Friday, June 30, 2006

Leadership, Flow, and the Making of Meaning
by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

goodbusiness.gif“Since the publication of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s Flow in 1990, the notion of “flow” — the state of optimal experience in which one loses oneself in a task or activity — has become a household word. It has been endorsed by political leaders such as President Bill Clinton and Prime Minister Tony Blair, as well as sports coaches, business leaders, and the Wall Street Journal, which listed it as one of six books “every well-stocked business library should have.” With Good Business, Csikszentmihalyi applies the proven principles of Flow to the business world, revealing the specific values that have served visionary leaders who have succeeded in running businesses that are both successful and humane. Good Business is a key text for managers and for anyone seeking to find meaning, enrichment, and satisfaction on the job.” (description from publisher)

Bodies We’ve Buried

Friday, June 30, 2006

Inside the National Forensic Academy, the World’s Top CSI Training School
by Jarrett Hallcox and Amy Welch

bodiesweveburied.gif“In Bodies We’ve Buried, the very first book to reveal the inside workings of the National Forensic Academy, two NFA administrators offer readers and CSI fans exclusive access to a world normally off-limits to all but law enforcement officials, doctors, and scientists: inside the only hands-on crime-scene investigation school of its kind, where students are trained in burial recovery with actual human remains. This is the shocking, uncensored, and sometimes darkly humorous reality of forensic investigation. It features firsthand stories of the students themselves and shows how the remarkable science of CSI has solved some of the most famous cases in recent history. From the world-wide authority on crime scene investigation, Bodies We’ve Buried is the never-before-told story of CSI investigation as it really is.” (description from publisher)