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Just Here Trying To Save A Few Lives

Author : Pamela Grim
ISBN : 9780446555050
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An emergency medicine physician for nearly a decade, Dr. Pamela Grim has delivered babies, treated heart attacks, saved car accident victims, comforted the dying, and consoled the living who were left behind. She has worked all over the world, caring for victims of gang life in America's inner cities, victims of the war in Bosnia, poverty-stricken patients in Nigeria, and bank presidents in the United States. Relating these rich and varied experiences with compelling prose, Dr. Grim takes readers into the E.R. and lets them experience first-hand what it takes to make split-second, life-and-death decisions in the course of an average day. And with unflinching honesty, she conveys what it's like to be a caring physician with one of the most demanding, exhilarating, frustrating, and rewarding jobs in the world.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Light The Dark

Author : Joe Fassler
ISBN : 9780143130840
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What inspires you? That's the simple, but profound question posed to 46 renowned authors in LIGHT THE DARK, each one revealing what gets them started and what keeps them going with the creative work they love. Collects the best of The Atlantic's much-acclaimed 'By Heart' series and adds brand new pieces from writers like Marilynne Robinson and Junot Diaz. Contributors include Neil Gaiman, Roxane Gay, Elizabeth Gilbert, Mary Gaitskill, Nell Zink, Michael Chabon and many more.

Back Injury Among Healthcare Workers

Author : William Charney
ISBN : 9780203491775
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently calculated nearly 60,000 musculoskeletal injuries to healthcare workers resulting from heavy lifting during attempts to move patients. Often the nurses, aides, orderlies, and attendants who suffered permanent injuries were forced out of the profession, straining an already inadequate pool of workers and wasting valuable knowledge and ability. Back Injury Among Healthcare Workers: Causes, Solutions, and Impacts presents the latest research on this topic from an epidemiological point of view. The book highlights case studies from actual injured workers, along with analysis of how this problem is being addressed around the world. This in-depth study also discusses the legal and rehabilitative obstacles to returning to work, and suggests new policies for the safe lifting and moving of patients. The editors compile recommended solutions from leading names in the field, detailing how healthcare facilities can create safe work environments to prevent disabling back injuries.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Staying Alive

Author : Matthew Hahn
ISBN : 9781510713963
Genre : Medical
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Staying Alive is the ultimate medical survival guide for the twenty-first-century patient. Written by the award-winning family physician Dr. Matthew Hahn, the book details what most effectively saves patients’ lives and keeps them well. Drawing on his extensive experience, Dr. Hahn teaches you to spot life-threatening symptoms and recognize medical emergencies in time. He then follows up with advice on taking advantage of available preventative care and changing your lifestyle to avoid these emergencies in the future. The book is divided into three sections: 1.Sixty-Two Medical Complaints That Should Never Be Ignored. As part of their medical education, doctors are taught certain classic symptoms that are the first sign of a serious medical condition. The intent of this section is to teach you those important signs and symptoms so that you know when you need to see a doctor immediately. 2.The Miracles of Twenty-First-Century Medicine. A revolution has taken place in the medical sciences. In this important section, you will learn about the true miracle that is modern preventive medical care. 3.The Be Healthy Workbook. The true secret to health and wellness is healthy eating and regular exercise. The Be Healthy Workbook provides a tested simple systematic method to developing and maintaining healthy eating and exercise habits. Each section includes real-life cases and illustrations that will bring this essential advice to life.
Category: Medical

American Healthscare

Author : Richard Young MD
ISBN : 9781620951538
Genre : Medical
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I’m a family physician. I think American healthcare costs too much, and I think physicians are part of the problem. I wrote this book because I’m worried about America’s future. American businesses have become more efficient over the last 10 years, but their employees can’t feel it. Workers are more productive, but the fruit of their labors is missing from their paychecks because it’s being sucked into the healthcare system. As well, U.S. businesses face a competitive disadvantage because they pay so much more for healthcare than companies in other countries. I’m not talking just about China, either. I’m talking about developed countries such as Australia and Sweden. I want a future that allows America to continue to make things and sell them to other countries. I want a future in which our children or grandchildren don’t pay for the excesses of this generation, and unless we change course now, they’ll drown in an ocean of federal government debt. America’s healthcare system is a significant contributor to this debt, and new approaches must be implemented to prevent imminent disaster. During the health reform debates of 2009-‐‐2010, several commentators talked about bending the healthcare cost curve at some ill-‐‐defined point in the future. The cost curve doesn’t need to be bent; it must be snapped off and reattached at a lower level. The root causes of expensive American healthcare have not been addressed. I will expose the core issues of the crisis that the special interests don’t talk about. Ultimately, my proposed solutions are about choices. I fundamentally believe America is great because it respects the integrity and intelligence of her citizens and allows them to make the best decisions for their families. I want you to have choices that currently don’t exist. Thank you spending your valuable time to see the healthcare system from a different perspective. By working together, maybe we can bring a healthy dose of sanity and a sense of proportion to our dysfunctional healthcare system, and thereby save our children’s future.
Category: Medical

The Checklist Manifesto

Author : Atul Gawande
ISBN : 1429953381
Genre : Medical
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The New York Times bestselling author of Better and Complications reveals the surprising power of the ordinary checklist We live in a world of great and increasing complexity, where even the most expert professionals struggle to master the tasks they face. Longer training, ever more advanced technologies—neither seems to prevent grievous errors. But in a hopeful turn, acclaimed surgeon and writer Atul Gawande finds a remedy in the humblest and simplest of techniques: the checklist. First introduced decades ago by the U.S. Air Force, checklists have enabled pilots to fly aircraft of mind-boggling sophistication. Now innovative checklists are being adopted in hospitals around the world, helping doctors and nurses respond to everything from flu epidemics to avalanches. Even in the immensely complex world of surgery, a simple ninety-second variant has cut the rate of fatalities by more than a third. In riveting stories, Gawande takes us from Austria, where an emergency checklist saved a drowning victim who had spent half an hour underwater, to Michigan, where a cleanliness checklist in intensive care units virtually eliminated a type of deadly hospital infection. He explains how checklists actually work to prompt striking and immediate improvements. And he follows the checklist revolution into fields well beyond medicine, from disaster response to investment banking, skyscraper construction, and businesses of all kinds. An intellectual adventure in which lives are lost and saved and one simple idea makes a tremendous difference, The Checklist Manifesto is essential reading for anyone working to get things right.
Category: Medical

No Apparent Distress A Doctor S Coming Of Age On The Front Lines Of American Medicine

Author : Rachel Pearson
ISBN : 9780393249255
Genre : Medical
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A brutally frank memoir about doctors and patients in a health care system that puts the poor at risk. In medical charts, the term “N.A.D.” (No Apparent Distress) is used for patients who appear stable. The phrase also aptly describes America’s medical system when it comes to treating the underprivileged. Medical students learn on the bodies of the poor—and the poor suffer from their mistakes. Rachel Pearson confronted these harsh realities when she started medical school in Galveston, Texas. Pearson, herself from a working-class background, remains haunted by the suicide of a close friend, experiences firsthand the heartbreak of her own errors in a patient’s care, and witnesses the ruinous effects of a hurricane on a Texas town’s medical system. In a free clinic where the motto is “All Are Welcome Here,” she learns how to practice medicine with love and tenacity amidst the raging injustices of a system that favors the rich and the white. No Apparent Distress is at once an indictment of American health care and a deeply moving tale of one doctor’s coming-of-age.
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Author : Nick Reding
ISBN : 9781608192076
Genre : Psychology
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Traces the efforts of a small Iowa community to counter the pervasiveness of crystal methamphetamine, in an account that offers insight into the drug's appeal while chronicling the author's numerous visits with the town's doctor, the local prosecutor and a long-time addict. Reprint. A best-selling book.
Category: Psychology

Something For The Pain Compassion And Burnout In The Er

Author : Paul Austin
ISBN : 9780393063141
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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“What makes this inspiring medical memoir stand out is the courageous measure of Austin’s humanity.”—Publishers Weekly In this eye-opening account of life in the ER, Paul Austin recalls how the daily grind of long, erratic shifts and endless hordes of patients with sad stories sent him down a path of bitterness and cynicism. Gritty, powerful, and ultimately redemptive, Something for the Pain is a revealing glimpse into the fragility of compassion and sanity in the industrial setting of today’s hospitals.
Category: Biography & Autobiography