Archive for the 'medical assisting' Category

Overcoming Prescription Drug Addiction: A Guide to Coping and Understanding

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

prescriptionby Rod Colvin

If you or someone you love has fallen into the addiction trap, you know the pain and anguish it causes and the feelings of shame that often go with it. Author Rod Colvin understands your anguish. He watched his thirty-five-year-old brother, Randy, struggle and eventually die from his long-term addiction to prescription drugs. Drawing from his personal experience and his background as a counselor, Colvin now offers help and hope to those who struggle with this devastating disease. By arming readers with knowledge, he helps them along in their journey toward recovery.

This book covers such topics as: the nature of addiction as a chronic, progressive disease, drugs of addiction and how they hijack the brain, the most commonly abused prescription drugs, steps to take if you or a loved one has become hooked on drugs, treatment options, including medical detox and family interventions, insights on recovery offered by addiction medicine physicians, compelling stories of recovery as told by former addicts. Call Number RM146.5 .C65 2008

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Medical-Surgical Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

nursing1by Springhouse, Diane Labus (Editor), Sid Karpoff (Editor)

Call Number RT51 .M436 2008


Interactive CD-ROM cools down the stress with…

  • interactive games that encourage learning
  • a unique, entertaining approach to essential topics
  • 1,000 multiple-choice questions for each clinical topic—with rationales for every right and wrong answer
  • helpful hints to build confidence and critical-thinking skills
  • an ideal format for NCLEX and advanced certification preparation, and skills labs.

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Flu: The Story of The Great Influenza Pademic of 1918 and the Search of the Virus That Caused it

Friday, October 3, 2008

by Gina Kolata

call #  RC150.4 .K64 2005


When we think of plagues, we think of AIDS, Ebola, anthrax spores, and, of course, the Black Death. But in 1918 the Great Flu Epidemic killed an estimated 40 million people virtually overnight. If such a plague returned today, taking a comparable percentage of the U.S. population with it, 1.5 million Americans would die.

In Flu, Gina Kolata, an acclaimed reporter for The New York Times, unravels the mystery of this lethal virus with the high drama of a great adventure story. From Alaska to Norway, from the streets of Hong Kong to the corridors of the White House, Kolata tracks the race to recover the live pathogen and probes the fear that has impelled government policy.

A gripping work of science writing, Flu addresses the prospects for a great epidemic’s recurrence and considers what can be done to prevent it.


Instrumentation for the Operating Room: A Photographic Manual

Friday, July 25, 2008

By Shirley M. Tighe

Call Number: RD71 .B76 2007

Utilizing clear, detailed, true-color photographs, this manual builds familiarity with surgical instruments from basic care and handling to placement in sterilizing trays to explanations of surgical procedures. This 7th edition is expanded to provide essential resources for perioperative nurses and surgical technologists.

            • Nearly 800 photographs of individual as well as sets of instruments, including both whole instruments and tips, help distinguish between similar instrument types.
  • The importance of instrument preparation for surgery is emphasized.
  • Instruments are organized by surgical procedures, beginning with the basics and building to more advanced sets to facilitate understanding.
  • Instrument placement in sterilizing trays is demonstrated.
  • Approximately 200 NEW photographs feature individual and instrument sets, including tips.
  • Brief explanations of important surgical procedures and the necessary equipment are included.
  • Female Reproductive Surgery and Pediatric Surgery units are expanded to encompass the latest instruments.
  • New chapters highlight robotic instruments and external fixation, kidney transplant, and pediatric chest and vascular instruments.

Cultural Awareness in Healthcare: Your Practice

Friday, July 25, 2008

By Unknown

Call Number: RA418.5 .T73 C9 2008

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Biology for Nonbiologists

Friday, July 25, 2008

by Frank R. Spellman

Call Number: QH307.2 .S65 2007

The list keeps growing! The latest in Government Institutes’ non-specialist series, Biology for Non-biologists continues the tradition established by Toxicology for Non-Toxicologists and Chemistry for Non-chemists, by providing environmental and occupational-safety-and-health practitioners and students with a comprehensive overview of the principles and concepts of modern biology.

Working Safely in Health Care: A Practical Guide

Friday, July 25, 2008

By Deborah L. Fell-Carson

Call Number: RC965 .M39 F45 2008

Finally, a comprehensive resource on workplace safety designed with the health care worker in mind! This book will show you how to protect yourself and others from injury while on the job. You will be introduced to stresses and hazards unique to the health care environment, and provided with practical steps you can take to make work safer for you. If you know how to make work safer for yourself, you will be better equipped to provide a safe care environment for your clients.

2008 PDR Nurse’s Drug Handbook

Thursday, July 24, 2008

by George R. Spratto and Adrienne L. Woods

Call Number: RM125 .S668 2008

With over 1,000 of the latest and most common FDA-approved drugs, the 2008 PDR® Nurse’s Drug Handbook continues to be an essential resource for the most important drug information. Each entry provides a wealth of facts concerning drug action, dosage, interactions, and contraindications. Clear guidelines are also provided for administration of drugs, communication with clients, and nursing considerations. The PDR® Nurse’s Drug Handbook highlights prevention of medication errors and clinical accountability like no other drug resource, making it a trusted product for nursing students, practicing nurses, and other health care professionals. (Description by

Best Practices: Evidence-Based Nursing Procedures

Monday, July 21, 2008

By Springhouse Publishing Company

Call Number: RT85.5 .B475 2007

Now in its Second Edition with a new title, Best Practices: Evidence-Based Nursing Procedures is an excellent compilation of “best” practices based on current research and expert consensus findings. This timely, authoritative reference applies research findings directly to every aspect of nursing practice to guide nurses in performing procedures for patients with a full range of conditions and illnesses.

This edition provides a thorough update and review and includes new procedures and practices. Every entry is evidence-based, identifies the sources of the evidence, and now includes manufacturer recommendations. Nursing diagnoses, expected outcomes, and unexpected outcomes (complications) are now discussed for each procedure.

Red Book 2008

Friday, July 18, 2008

By Thomson Healthcare Staff

Call Number: RS51 .R43 2008

Pharmacy’s Fundamental Reference

The new 2008 RED BOOK not only brings you the latest pricing and product information on over 160,000 prescription and over-the-counter items, but there’s also a complete list of newly FDA-approved brands, generics, and biologics.

New products, new prices, essential information-the latest, most accurate information- all in one convenient resource.

You’ll also find:
• Over 50,000 price updates since last year
• Over 25,000 new NDCs added
• Separate Rx and OTC sections
• Generic and brand-name cross referencing
• Nationally recognized Average Wholesale Price (AWP), Direct Prices, and Federal Upper Limit prices for prescription drugs
• Complete package information—including dosage form, strength, size, and route of administration—a plus for ordering and/or restocking
• NDC numbers for FDA-approved products
• Suggested retail prices for OTC products
• “Orange Book” codes—FDA’s Approved Drug Products with Therapeutic Equivalent Evaluations