Understanding Clinical Investigations

A Quick Reference Manual
Author: Susan Skinner
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702026832
Category: Medical
Page: 331
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This indispensable handbook provides easily accessible explanations of the common investigations carried out on all body systems. It addresses the relationship between normal physiology and disease processes and the place of clinical investigation within these events. The rationale for investigation is made clear and some guidance for further care is offered. In this new edition each investigation has been updated in line in the light of recent guidelines and practice. New material has been added including chromosome studies and blood cholesterol values. Designed to give quickly referenced guidance on a broad spectrum of clinical investigation and monitoring, it will be helpful to all nursing staff and will assist in giving explaining tests to patients. Comprehensive range of common clinical investigations Combines normal physiology and clinical investigations and pathophysiology Appendix of normal values 2- colour throughout New design and format Each investigation has been updated in line in the light of recent guidelines and practice. New material has been added including chromosome studies and blood cholesterol values

Bedside Guide for Neonatal Care

Learning Tools to Support Practice
Author: Julia Petty
Publisher: Palgrave
ISBN: 1137398477
Category: Medical
Page: 352
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Neonatal care is a specialist area that often requires health professionals new to the field to acquire a specific set of skills and knowledge. This means that, even for experienced nurses, there is a need for clear and practical learning resources to ensure care of neonates is safe and accurate. This book provides health professionals working with neonates with the core information they need to understand and deliver the care practices to neonates and their families in the hospital setting. Written in an accessible A-Z format, it acts as a bedside guide to the key areas in practice, including Airway and Assessment, Drugs and Developmental Care, Infection, Jaundice, Psycho-emotional care of the family and Umbilical Care. Each practice area explored is supplemented with a range of tools to help guide delivery of the different procedures, including: • Checklists that provide a clear, bullet pointed list of important practice points for each procedure • Flow charts which illustrate clearly the different stages of each procedure • Summary Tables which collate key points in an abridged format about particular practice areas • Signposts to highlight links between different practice areas throughout the book • Stop and Think boxes that alert the reader to important practice points and areas of caution • Standard precautions to flag important infection control reminders • Local variations to remind the reader to check and make note of local variations and practice points • A topic-specific Glossary that appears at the end of each key term to provide concise explanations .............

Essential Nursing Skills E-Book


Author: Elaine Cole,Janet Hunter,Carol Bavin,Patricia Cronin,Karen Rawlings-Anderson,Maggie Nicol
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0723435359
Category: Medical
Page: 376
View: 9653
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This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. Easy to use and attractively designed in 2 colours throughout, this clinical manual concentrates on the preparation for each skill, the procedure, and post-procedure guidelines. With over 120 essential skills and procedures, written and produced in a clear, consistent style, this book is invaluable in any clinical setting and suitable for all foundation students regardless of their future specialty. All skills updated to reflect new guidelines and evidence-based practices e.g. recent changes in the Resuscitation Guidelines Internal design enhanced to improve usability Annotated further reading Useful websites

Clinical Skills in Children's Nursing


Author: Imelda Coyne,Fiona Timmins,Freda Neill
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199559031
Category: Medical
Page: 496
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Designed as a compelling text for students, Clinical Skills in Children's Nursing offers evidence-based and family centred practical guidance for procedures in all care settings. Emphasis is placed on the development of decision-making skills and sensitive care. It is enhanced by illustrations, online resources, and regular updates to evidence.

Dictionary for Clinical Trials


Author: Simon Day
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047031916X
Category: Medical
Page: 262
View: 9460
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As a result of the expansion in the area of pharmaceutical medicine there is an ever-increasing need for educational resources. The Dictionary of Clinical Trials, Second Edition comprehensively explains the 3000 words and short phrases commonly used when designing, running, analysing and reporting clinical trials. This book is a quick, pocket reference tool to understand the common and less well-used terms within the discipline of clinical trials, and provides an alternative to the textbooks available. Terms are heavily cross-referenced, which helps the reader to understand how terms fit into the broad picture of clinical trials. Wide ranging, brief, pragmatic explanations of clinical trial terminology Scope includes medical, statistical, epidemiological, ethical, regulatory and data management terminology Thoroughly revised and expanded - increase of 280 terms from First Edition, reference to Cochrane included From the reviews of the First Edition: "This invaluable text explains the majority of clinical trial terms, in alphabetical order, that are likely to be found in clinical trial protocols, reports, regulatory guidelines, and published manuscripts... Fully comprehensive - provides definitions of clinical trial terms in one complete volume... Includes extensive use of graphs throughout." LA DOC STI "...covers a range of subject matter, with emphasis on medical, statistical, epidemiological and ethical terms... a useful adjunct to standard clinical trial texts... a reference source to keep within easy reach." TALANTA The Dictionary of Clinical Trials, Second Edition is a ‘must-have’ for all pharmaceutical companies who conduct a lot of clinical trials, in all or one therapeutic area. The book is also of interest for public health and health science workers, and for contract research organisations and departments of medicine, where medics are involved with clinical trials.

ACCCN's Critical Care Nursing


Author: Doug Elliott,Leanne Aitken,Wendy Chaboyer
Publisher: Elsevier Australia
ISBN: 9780729537704
Category: Medical
Page: 737
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Developed in conjunction with the Australian College of Critical Care Nurses (ACCCN), the text has been written and edited by the most senior and experienced critical care nursing clinicians and academics across the region. ACCCN's Critical Care Nursing is a resource that will foster the development of skilled and confident critical care nurses. This comprehensive text provides detailed coverage of a number of specialty areas within critical care nursing including intensive care, emergency nursing, cardiac nursing, neuroscience nursing and acute care. It will encourage students to be reflective practitioners, ethical decision-makers and providers of evidence-based care. Written by expert clinicians, academics, and educators Pedagogically rich chapters with learning objectives, key terms, case studies, practice tips, article abstracts, learning activities, research vignettes Heavily illustrated and referenced Reflects current clinical practice, policies, procedures and guidelines The text has a patient-centred approach and will provide students with a sound knowledge base and critical thinking skills Image bank of all illustrations from the text will be available to lecturers for teaching

Primary Care, Second Edition

An Interprofessional Perspective
Author: Robert V. DiGregorio, PharmD, BCACP,Carol Green-Hernandez, PhD, ARNP, FNP-BC, FNS,Stephen Paul Holzemer, PhD, RN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826171486
Category: Medical
Page: 1168
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A complete, state-of-the-art bible of interprofessional primary care in one easy-to-use resource for Interprofessional Primary Care A truly interprofessional primary care textbook, created by DNPs/APRNs, MDs, PharmDs, PAs, CNSs, and CNMs Evidence-based practice guidelines for Primary Care Includes community care, team work, and wellness coachings Strong guidance on differential diagnosis, disease prevention, risk reduction and lifestyle management Across the lifespan focus PLUS gender, occupational and palliative care considerations Case Studies in PPT format available to faculty adopting the text This second edition of Primary Care delivers succinct, current, and integrated information on the assessment, differential diagnosis, treatment, and management of individuals with commonly seen conditions in primary care settings. Written and edited by APNs, MDs, PAs, PharmDs and other health professionals, it emphasizes guidance on differential diagnosis, interprofessional primary care, lifestyle management, health promotion, risk reduction, and disease prevention. The text features ërelationship-centered care, extensive coverage of age, gender, and occupational considerations; complementary approaches; nutritional assessment; violence exposure and vulnerability assessment; family, community, and cultural assessment; palliative care; and evidence-based practice guidelines. This important text presents current diagnostic criteria for each condition and includes relevant anatomy, pathology, and physiology, epidemiology of the condition, including cultural and economic factors, risk identification, and disease prevention strategies. Also included are related laboratory studies, the focused physical exam, wellness coaching, treatment options, potential pitfalls, and much more. Additionally, the book includes clinical "pearls", clinical warnings, referrals and warning points, and references. The text is of value to all interprofessional primary care providers, with a special focus on the needs of advanced practice nurses and MSN/DNP students, and as a course textbook for teaching primary health care topics New to the Second Edition: Increased focus on interprofessional primary care, including community care, team work, and wellness coaching Strong guidance on differential diagnosis, disease prevention, risk reduction and lifestyle management Broad team of interprofessional authors and editors Special focus on elder/geriatric primary care and palliative care Evidence-based practice guidelines Stronger focus on age, gender, and occupational considerationsFocus on age, gender, and occupational considerations Case Studies in PPT format available to faculty adopting the text

Design and Analysis of Clinical Trials

Concepts and Methodologies
Author: Shein-Chung Chow,Jen-Pei Liu
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471473294
Category: Mathematics
Page: 752
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Oxford Desk Reference: Clinical Genetics and Genomics


Author: Helen V. Firth,Jane A. Hurst
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192519824
Category: Medical
Page: 824
View: 8788
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A popular and easy-to-use guide, this book is a must-have tool for clinical consultations in genetics and genomic medicine. Ideal for quick reference during practice, it covers the process of diagnosis, investigation, management, and counselling for patients. With a strong evidence base and international guidelines, it puts reliable and trustworthy guidance at your fingertips. Designed for use as a first-line guide, the A to Z format ensures it's accessible, and the simple layout makes it easy to assimilate information. Highly illustrated, the book also contains up-to-date glossaries of terms used in genetics and dysmorphology providing quick reference for key concepts. The second edition is an eagerly anticipated update of the gold standard in the specialty. It covers new developments in the field, particularly the advent of genome-wide sequencing and major updates in cancer. Fifteen new topics have been added, including Sudden cardiac death, Neonatal screening, and Ciliopathies. The authors have used their experience to devise a practical clinical approach to many common genetic referrals, both outpatient and ward based. The most common Mendelian disorders, chromosomal disorders, congenital anomalies and syndromes are all covered, and where available diagnostic criteria are included. In addition there are chapters on familial cancer and pregnancy-related topics such as fetal anomalies, teratogens, prenatal and pre-implantation diagnosis and non-invasive prenatal testing. The book also provides information on the less common situations where management is particularly complex. Both practical and pertinent, Oxford Desk Reference: Clinical Genetics and Genomics is the companion you need by your side during clinical consultations.

Valvular Heart Disease: A Companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease E-Book


Author: Catherine M. Otto,Robert O. Bonow
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1437721478
Category: Medical
Page: 468
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Valvular Heart Disease is now an even better source for all your questions on dysfunctions or abnormalities of the heart’s four valves. In the third edition, Catherine Otto is joined by Robert Bonow and a team of expert contributors to bring you the latest developments in imaging and treatment. The full-color images and illustrations reflect the cutting-edge imaging and diagnostic modalities—Doppler echo and MR—that are so important for diagnosing aortic valve defects. Superb diagrams, an increased focus on imaging and case-based presentation, and new chapters—on Cardiac MR and CT imaging for valvular heart disease; Genetic, molecular and cellular mechanisms of valvular disease; Bicuspid aortic valve disease; and Ischemic mitral regurgitation—further enhance this valuable reference. Presents comprehensive coverage of valvular heart disease to provide you with a complete reference and one-stop shop for this specialty in cardiac medicine. Provides complete guidance on how and why to surgically treat valve patients for a reliable manual on managing difficult cases. Features chapters on pediatric and pregnant patients so you know what considerations to take into account when treating these special populations. Introduces Robert Bonow as an editor, who joins Catherine Otto and the team of expert authors to provide you with guidance from leaders in the field. Features new chapters—Genetic, molecular and cellular mechanisms of valvular disease; Bicuspid aortic valve disease; and Ischemic mitral regurgitation—for the latest in cutting-edge research and clinical data. Reflects the latest in imaging modalities in the new section on cardiac MR and CT imaging for valvular heart disease to provide you with a full understand of the tools for the most accurate diagnosis. Presents detailed illustrations and images in full color to better showcase valve anatomy and dysfunction, as well as important techniques and surgical procedures. Includes a summary of the new ACC/AHA valvular heart disease guidelines in each chapter to keep you up to date on the latest best practices throughout the field.

Dyslipidaemia in Clinical Practice, Second Edition


Author: Gilbert Thompson,Jonathan Morrell,Peter W.F. Wilson
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1841845930
Category: Medical
Page: 128
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The Second Edition offers the reader the very latest information on lipid disorders from aetiology to the management of this ever increasing problem that is a major cause of atherosclerotic and cardiovascular disease. Written by a general practitioner, an epidemiologist, and a lipidologist, this concise and well-illustrated text will appeal to a wide range of specialists who are dealing increasingly with dyslipidaemia. This book is practical and offers sound advice on screening, risk assessment and the management of dyslipidaemia, and is essential reading.

Clinical Trials in Osteoporosis


Author: Derek Pearson,Colin G. Miller
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1846285879
Category: Medical
Page: 292
View: 6504
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This second revised and updated edition is a practical handbook on clinical trials in the growing field of osteoporosis. Topics covered include study design, technical issues, data collection, quality assurance, data analysis, and presentation. Clinical Trials in Osteoporosis takes the user through the process step-by-step from start to finish. It also provides a background on regulatory guidelines, ethical implications, endpoints, current therapies, and the ideal drug to use. It will serve as a practical manual for clinicians and scientists new to the subject and provide a standard for existing centers to measure themselves against.

Research in Nursing and Health

Understanding and Using Quantitative and Qualitative Methods, 2nd Edition
Author: Carol Noll Hoskins,Carla Mariano
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826116161
Category: Medical
Page: 185
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Lehrbuch der Medizinischen Physiologie

Die Physiologie des Menschen für Studierende der Medizin und Ärzte
Author: William F. Ganong
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3662006278
Category: Medical
Page: 820
View: 2069
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American Herbal Products Association’s Botanical Safety Handbook, Second Edition


Author: Zoë Gardner,Michael McGuffin
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466516941
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 1072
View: 5732
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Access to accurate, evidence-based, and clinically relevant information is essential to anyone who uses or recommends herbal products. With input from some of the most respected experts in herbal and integrative medicine, this completely revised edition of the American Herbal Products Association’s Botanical Safety Handbook reviews both traditional knowledge and contemporary research on herbs to provide an authoritative resource on botanical safety. The book covers more than 500 species of herbs and provides a holistic understanding of safety through data compiled from clinical trials, pharmacological and toxicological studies, medical case reports, and historical texts. For each species, a brief safety summary is provided for quick reference, along with a detailed review of the literature. Easily understood classification systems are used to indicate the safety of each listed species and the potential for the species to interact with drugs. Enhancements to the Second Edition include: Classification of each herb with both a safety rating and a drug interaction rating More references listed for each individual herb, vetted for accuracy Specific information on adverse events reported in clinical trials or case reports Safety-related pharmacology and pharmacokinetics of each herb, including drug interactions Additional information on the use of herbs by pregnant or lactating women Toxicological studies and data on toxic compounds Representing the core of the botanical trade and comprising the finest growers, processors, manufacturers, and marketers of herbal products, the mission of the AHPA is to promote the responsible commerce of herbal products. The American Herbal Products Association Botanical Safety Handbook, Second Edition ensures that this vision is attained. The book will be a valuable reference for product manufacturers, healthcare practitioners, regulatory agencies, researchers, and consumers of herbal products.

Handbook of EEG Interpretation, Second Edition


Author: William O. Tatum, IV
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
ISBN: 1620700166
Category: Medical
Page: 361
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A trusted resource for anyone involved in EEG interpretation, this compact handbook is designed for on-the-go reference. Covering the essential components of EEG in clinical practice, the book provides graphic examples of classic EEG presentations with essential text points of critical information to enhance reading skills to aid in improving patient outcomes. Authored by prominent experts in clinical neurophysiology, this second edition is updated to reflect current advances in ICU and intraoperative monitoring and includes new chapters on polysomnography, status epilepticus, and pediatric EEG. "[A] first class resource of EEG Interpretation... highly recommended trusted resource for any health care professional dealing with patients who need an EEG investigation and particularly in epilepsies. Consistently formatted and packed with practical tips, this handbook is a highly useful tool for residents, fellows, clinicians, and neurophysiology technologists who are learning EEG interpretation or who need to make decisions while on call at the hospital and look for quick and reliable EEG information, regardless of specialty or level of training."--C. P. Panayiotopoulos, Department of Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsies, St. Thomas’ Hospital, Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology The Handbook of EEG Interpretation, Second Edition fits in a lab coat pocket to facilitate immediate information retrieval during bedside, OR, ER, and ICU EEG interpretation. It is divided into eight sections that cover all major EEG topics including normal and normal variants, epileptiform and nonepileptiform abnormalities, seizures and status epilepticus, ICU EEG, sleep, and intraoperative monitoring. Each chapter highlights the principal challenges involved with a particular type of EEG interpretation. Consistently formatted and packed with practical tips, this handbook is a highly useful tool for residents, fellows, clinicians, and neurophysiology technologists looking for quick and reliable EEG information, regardless of specialty or level of training. Key Features of Handbook of EEG Interpretation, Second Edition: Updated and expanded to reflect advances in clinical EEG applications, including three new dedicated chapters Addresses all areas of EEG interpretation in a concise, pocket-sized, easy-to-access format Provides organized information and a visual approach to identifying EEG waveforms and understanding their clinical significance Presents information consistently for structured review and rapid retrieval Includes practical tips by notable experts throughout "...Large variety of subjects, good diagrams, thoroughly researched data....The book would make a good addition to a departmental or personal library." --American Journal of Electroneurodiagnostic Technology "...[H]elpful for neurology residents and fellows who are learning EEG interpretation or who need to make decisions while on call at the hospital…" --Doody's Reviews

The Design of Everyday Things

Psychologie und Design der alltäglichen Dinge
Author: Norman Don
Publisher: Vahlen
ISBN: 3800648105
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 320
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Apple, Audi, Braun oder Samsung machen es vor: Gutes Design ist heute eine kritische Voraussetzung für erfolgreiche Produkte. Dieser Klassiker beschreibt die fundamentalen Prinzipien, um Dinge des täglichen Gebrauchs umzuwandeln in unterhaltsame und zufriedenstellende Produkte. Don Norman fordert ein Zusammenspiel von Mensch und Technologie mit dem Ziel, dass Designer und Produktentwickler die Bedürfnisse, Fähigkeiten und Handlungsweisen der Nutzer in den Vordergrund stellen und Designs an diesen angepasst werden. The Design of Everyday Things ist eine informative und spannende Einführung für Designer, Marketer, Produktentwickler und für alle an gutem Design interessierten Menschen. Zum Autor Don Norman ist emeritierter Professor für Kognitionswissenschaften. Er lehrte an der University of California in San Diego und der Northwest University in Illinois. Mitte der Neunzigerjahre leitete Don Norman die Advanced Technology Group bei Apple. Dort prägte er den Begriff der User Experience, um über die reine Benutzbarkeit hinaus eine ganzheitliche Erfahrung der Anwender im Umgang mit Technik in den Vordergrund zu stellen. Norman ist Mitbegründer der Beratungsfirma Nielsen Norman Group und hat unter anderem Autohersteller von BMW bis Toyota beraten. „Keiner kommt an Don Norman vorbei, wenn es um Fragen zu einem Design geht, das sich am Menschen orientiert.“ Brand Eins 7/2013 „Design ist einer der wichtigsten Wettbewerbsvorteile. Dieses Buch macht Spaß zu lesen und ist von größter Bedeutung.” Tom Peters, Co-Autor von „Auf der Suche nach Spitzenleistungen“

Users' Guides to the Medical Literature

Essentials of Evidence-Based Clinical Practice, Second Edition
Author: Gordon Guyatt,Drummond Rennie,Maureen O. Meade,Deborah J. Cook
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071590396
Category: Medical
Page: 380
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The “essential” companion to the landmark Users' Guides to the Medical Literature - completely revised and updated! 5 STAR DOODY'S REVIEW! "This second edition is even better than the original. Information is easier to find and the additional resources that will be available at www.JAMAevidence.com will provide readers with a one-stop source for evidence-based medicine."--Doody's Review Service Evidence-based medicine involves the careful interpretation of medical studies and its clinical application. And no resource helps you do it better-and faster-than Users' Guides to the Medical Literature: Essentials of Evidence-Based Clinical Practice. This streamlined reference distills the most clinically-relevant coverage from the parent Users' Guide Manual into one highly-focused, portable resource. Praised for its clear explanations of detailed statistical and mathematical principles, The Essentials concisely covers all the basic concepts of evidence-based medicine--everything you need to deliver optimal patient care. It's a perfect at-a-glance source for busy clinicians and students, helping you distinguish between solid medical evidence and poor medical evidence, tailor evidence-based medicine for each patient, and much more. Now in its second edition, this carry-along quick reference is more clinically relevant--and more essential--than ever! FEATURES Completely revised and updated with all new coverage of the basic issues in evidence-based medicine in patient care Abundant real-world examples drawn from the medical literature are woven throughout, and include important related principles and pitfalls in using clinical research in patient care decisions Edited by over 60 internationally recognized editors and contributors from around the globe Also look for JAMAevidence.com, a new interactive database for the best practice of evidence based medicine.

Oncology Nursing Forum


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Oncology
Page: N.A
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Coronary Care Manual


Author: Peter L. Thompson
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0729579271
Category: Medical
Page: 1000
View: 2258
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A comprehensive coronary care textbook for medical, nursing and paramedic staff The Coronary Care Manual, 2nd Edition is a practical medical manual designed to assist with management of the acute coronary patient. This respected medical resource is written by a group of coronary experts, both Australian and international. Its aim is to strike a balance between a large and rapidly-changing evidence base and practical application in the Coronary Care Unit, Intensive Care Unit, Emergency Department and the ambulance. The second edition of this important health textbook covers an extensive range of coronary care medicine, providing a handy companion for a night ‘on call’. Chapter topics in the Coronary Care Manual, 2nd Edition include pathophysiology, drug and non-drug therapies and postcoronary management, with chapters organised into subsections. Completely redesigned with fresh, new artwork, this new edition of the Coronary Care Manual is organised to suit academics and medical practitioners alike. • covers a broad range of coronary care medicine • provides specific advice on the management of common clinical problems • eliminates the need to refer to a larger reference book • features a consistent style and focus, with standardised artwork for figures • is now also available as an eBook! A code inside the Coronary Care Manual enables a full text download, allowing you to browse and search electronically, make notes and bookmarks in the electronic files and highlight material