Archive for the 'paramedic science' Category

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.


Down Syndrome

Thursday, August 14, 2008

by Dawn Laney

Call Number: RC571 .D66 2008

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Thursday, August 14, 2008

by Toney Allman

Call Number: HV6553 .A65 2008

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Perscription Drugs

Thursday, August 14, 2008

by Sylvia Engdahl

Call Number: RM301.15 .P735 2008

Description not available

Heart Disease

Thursday, August 14, 2008

by Clayton Farris Naff

Call Number: RC681 .H35 2008

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Breast Cancer: Real Questions, Real Answers

Friday, July 25, 2008

by David Chan

Call Number: RC280 .B8 C473 2006

Breast Cancer: Real Questions, Real Answers is an outgrowth of Dr. David Chan’s more than 20 years in private oncology practice. Inspired by his patients—who courageously face their illness but often feel fearful, confused about their options, and full of questions—Dr. Chan’s book is uniquely structured as a Question and Answer between patient and doctor. It provides readers with an easily navigated, completely current resource for all of their queries. Poised to become the new must-read for breast cancer patients, this book offers easily digestible information by reviewing and exploring the causes of breast cancer, outlining the core basics of breast cancer therapy, explaining how breast cancer survival is influenced by lifestyle, and much more.

Dr. Chan’s surefooted, compassionate tone offers reassurance throughout, as do the stories of his many patients, which give readers a firsthand glimpse at what they may face down the road, all from a survivor’s point of view. Complete with a glossary of important terms and an appendix of useful resources, Breast Cancer: Real Questions, Real Answers is a must for every breast cancer patient seeking information that will guide her through her struggle toward a triumphant recovery. (Description by

Cultural Awareness in Healthcare: Your Practice

Friday, July 25, 2008

By Unknown

Call Number: RA418.5 .T73 C9 2008

No Description Available

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