A PREPARATION GUIDE FOR THE ASSESSMENT CENTER METHOD

(2nd Ed.)
Author: Tina Lewis Rowe
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
ISBN: 0398087520
Category: Law
Page: 330
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This updated and expanded edition continues to provide the concepts and methods that have helped officers of all ranks be successful in local, county, state, and federal law enforcement promotional processes. The book’s unique perspective provides insights not found elsewhere and presents them in an informative, entertaining, and encouraging way. Every section–from the history of the process to thought-structuring aids that are easy to remember and use–contains principles, concepts, and practical application guidelines that will increase assessment scores and improve job effectiveness after promotion. New chapters to this edition include Video in Your Assessment Center, Putting the Process All Together, Command-Level and Executive Assessment Centers, and A Close-up Look at Role-Play. The text is extensively researched, contains real-life testing scenarios, and is based on established supervisory and managerial concepts, plus valid testing and performance techniques.

Effective Succession Planning

Ensuring Leadership Continuity and Building Talent from Within
Author: William Rothwell
Publisher: AMACOM
ISBN: 0814449166
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 512
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Organizations that don't take steps to address future talent needs at all levels will face certain disruptions, and even disasters, when key employees leave. The most comprehensive book on the subject, Effective Succession Planning helps readers: Identify competencies and clarify organizational values * Plan for and quickly fill crucial vacancies at all levels * Develop and retain top talent, building and preserving the organization's intellectual capital * Assess current needs and future resources for seamless succession planning * And more Covering best practices, current trends, and the latest technology, the fifth edition also features new and revised material on: succession planning for small businesses and nonprofits; replacement planning; transition management; downsizing; international issues; mergers and acquisitions as a talent strategy; and succession planning for technical positions as well as roles built on longstanding social relationships. Packed with enlightening case studies and practical guidance, Effective Succession Planning remains an indispensable resource for any organization concerned with retaining the accumulated wisdom of its most valued employees.

MASTERING THE ASSESSMENT CENTER PROCESS

The Fast Track to Promotion
Author: Linsey C. Willis
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
ISBN: 0398091951
Category: Police
Page: 326
View: 350
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The Assessment Center process is the best method for identifying management potential in candidates and whether they can demonstrate a talent for planning and organizing, and possess the necessary judgment, communication skills and decision-making ability to move up the ranks. Many candidates do possess these abilities, but they have not learned how to apply them. This book will teach you how to use all your potential. Law enforcement officers are often confused, afraid, nervous or just plain curious about what they will experience when they go through the process. Most books on the assessment center process cover primarily its history, the skill dimensions, a description of the process and provide a few sample exercises. What makes this book different is that it provides an experiential approach to preparing for an assessment center by including numerous practice exercises, experiential learning, role player scripts, sample detailed Assessor Guides, and information from an experienced professional who has a 360-degree view of assessment center processes. By practicing these exercises, the reader will learn a great deal about their potential and abilities. The organization of this book starts with the notorious, challenging, perplexing, incorrectly defined and life-changing in-basket exercise. The author has many years of experience with in-baskets, which has included providing feedback to candidates and training assessors. Many of the essential sample exercises and components of the in-basket exercise are included in this book and have been used in past assessment center processes or in customized exercises. After reading the sample exercises and commentary contained herein, you will be convinced that your time and money have been well spent. Why? Because you will have practiced the exercises herein and, beyond just reading about the assessment center process, you will have learned about many of the most important components of the process.

Police Chief

How to Attain and Succeed in This Critical Position
Author: Daniel S. McDevitt,Mark W. Field
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
ISBN: 0398086281
Category: Electronic books
Page: 315
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Based on over seventy years of extensive experience at the federal, state, county, and municipal level, the authors draw on current knowledge to provide a thorough overview of the realities of the position of chief of police. The book provides practical, common sense advice for preparing oneself for the position, successfully negotiating the application and screening process, and competing in various selection procedures including the assessment center. The book then addresses negotiating an employee compensation and benefits agreement, and once the position is offered, how to prepare for your first days as a chief of police. It also furnishes sound advice intended to help the chief retain his physical, emotional and ethical health while leading a professional law enforcement agency. Chapter topics include advice on taking control of the police department and setting the agenda in place, emphasizing the extreme importance of role modeling the behavior that the chief expects of department personnel, the requirements for a productive relationship with the command staff, exploring the multifaceted relationship a chief has with his employees, and guidelines for managing relations with collective bargaining units, schools and businesses, and the various elements of the community. It also examines establishing and maintaining your relationship with your superior (whether that is a city manager or elected official), developing and managing a budget, managing the disciplinary process, how to respond when things go wrong (to include officer-involved shootings and other misconduct), and building a good working relationship with the media. Each chapter concludes with a OC Points to RememberOCO section that will be beneficial to the new police chief in order to avoid mistakes and build on the body of knowledge that constitutes professional law enforcement leadership. There are several sample policies, procedures, and forms included in the book that will prove very useful for the new or veteran chief. This resource will be invaluable to all prospective and current chiefs of police, law enforcement professionals, policymakers, and police academics."

Guía para el cuidado y uso de animales de laboratorio


Author: National Research Council
Publisher: Ediciones UC
ISBN: 9561421615
Category: Science
Page: 228
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Esta Guía de la Academia Nacional de Ciencias de Estados Unidos , constituye el principal estándar internacional para el cuidado y uso de animales en condiciones adecuadas desde el punto de vista humanitario, científico y técnico. Esta primera traducción al español de la Guía para el cuidado y uso de animales de laboratorio, en su octava edición, se constituye en un hito para el universo hispano parlante que se relaciona con la investigación de laboratorio. Fue revisada y enriquecida con el aporte de veterinarios, investigadores y expertos de Argentina, Colombia, Chile, España, Estados Unidos, México, Perú y Uruguay.

The Assessment Center Handbook for Police and Fire Personnel (3rd Edition)


Author: Charles D. Hale
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
ISBN: 0398084483
Category: Assessment centers (Personnel management procedure)
Page: 239
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Assessment centers continue to be widely used as the preferred and accepted manner of evaluating potential members of police and fire departments as a part of their standardized promotional examination process. This third edition of this most successful book expands upon the concepts and principles of the first two editions and introduces new innovations. Chapters have been extensively edited and reformatted. New sections have been added covering the tactical EMS problem and public education exercises. An entirely new chapter, oOe1/4oBest Practices in Assessment Center Exercises, oOe1/4O provides many examples of how candidates can achieve superior performance in many different kinds of assessment exercises. An additional new section offers opportunities for incorporating advancing technologies in assessment center programs. The text continues to offer invaluable insight concerning the reliability, cost-effectiveness, and objective methods for the selection of candidates for higher appointments. Reviewed are the advantages of an assessment center, typical assessment center exercises, design and administration, selection and training, candidate evaluation and scoring methods, and preparation. A substantial appendix provides many valuable resource tools, including exercise plans, typical schedules, candidate evaluation and assessor feedback forms, room configurations, and feedback questionnaires. The text continues to be the authoritative source for assessment center administrators."

101 Grandes respuestas a las mas dificiles preguntas en entrevistas de trabajo / 101 Great Answers to the Toughest Interview Questions


Author: Ron Fry
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9786074810042
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 236
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The Definitive Guide To Passing The Police Recruitment Process 2nd Edition

A handbook for prospective police officers, special constables and police community support officers
Author: John Mctaggart
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1845285573
Category: Political Science
Page: 304
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Every police force in England and Wales uses the same national application form and assessment centre. This book tells you not just about the process, but what you need to do to impress the assessors. Now in a revised new edition to reflect the recent changes in the six core skills by which all police applicants are assessed, it provides:

Manual de estilo de publicaciones de la American Psychological Association


Author: Maricela Chávez M.,American Psychological Association
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
ISBN: 9789684269781
Category: Psychology
Page: 433
View: 1867
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Saunders Q & A Review for the NCLEX-PN® Examination E-Book


Author: Linda Anne Silvestri
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455710733
Category: Medical
Page: 736
View: 3556
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Based on student feedback, Saunders Q&A Review for the NCLEX-PN® Examination is organized to address specific Client Needs and Integrated Processes to mirror the NCLEX-PN test plan. This review follows Silvestri Comprehensive Review as the natural next step for students in the Silvestri suite of products. It contains 3,200 practice questions—including Alternate Item Format—that include comprehensive rationales for both correct and incorrect options, test-taking strategies, and a textbook page reference for further explanation. This title includes additional digital media when purchased in print format. For this digital book edition, media content may not be included. Remediation tied directly back to your Elsevier textbooks provides resources for further study. Content is organized according to Client Needs, providing an organized review for exam preparation and end-of-course or exit standardized exams. Practice questions, answers, and detailed rationales all appear on the same page, giving you immediate feedback on your responses. Detailed test-taking strategies for each question give you clues for analyzing and uncovering the correct answer option. Rationales are provided for both correct and incorrect options. Provides computerized testing practice in study, quiz, or exam modes, to allow you to choose from 21 different content categories and focus your study sessions. Each question is categorized by level of cognitive ability, Client Needs area, integrated process, and clinical content area to allow you multiple study and exam selections. Contains chapters on academic and nonacademic NCLEX-PN preparation, advice from a recent nursing graduate, and test-taking strategies that help you understand complicated exam questions. Comprehensive exam consists of 85 questions related to all content areas in the book and representative of the percentages identified in the NCLEX-PN test plan.

Selecting, Preparing And Developing The School District Superintendent


Author: David S.G. Carter,Thomas E. Glass,Shirley M. Hord
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135395578
Category: Education
Page: 200
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Growing discontent with the performance of educational institutions is common in the USA today and little is being done to address the real problem - that of the need to reform and restructure the entire educational system. A key issue in this reform is the training and development of leaders in educational administration; as experienced "leaders" retire, so new professionals are called to assume the mantle of the "old hands" and vital new opportunities exist for those willing to take up the challenge.; This vitally practical text is about the selection, preparation and professional development of aspiring school leaders over the course of their careers, concentrating on ways to increase their overall effectiveness - particularly in changing times. It looks at changes that have been made and considers what can be adapted from existing systems in order to make radical improvements for those in leadership positions.; It is intended for use by postgraduate students in education, teacher trainings, heads of education faculties and teachers in leadership positions, school board members and aspirant superintendents.

La cuarta revolución industrial


Author: Klaus Schwab
Publisher: DEBATE
ISBN: 8499926991
Category: History
Page: N.A
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¿Qué es la cuarta revolución industrial? ¿Cómo definirá nuestro futuro? Un libro sobre el cambio de paradigma que vive nuestra sociedad actual por el fundador del Foro Davos. Son muchos los desafíos a los que se enfrenta el mundo hoy en día, pero posiblemente uno de los más importantes sea comprender la nueva revolución tecnológica que está acarreando la transformación de la humanidad debido a la convergencia de sistemas digitales, físicos y biológicos. Las nuevas tecnologías están cambiando la manera en la que vivimos, trabajamos y nos relacionamos los unos con los otros y la velocidad, amplitud y profundidad de esta revolución nos están obligando a repensar cómo los países se desarrollan, cómo las organizaciones generan valor e incluso lo que significa ser humanos. En La Cuarta Revolución Industrial, Klaus Schwab, fundador del Foro Económico Mundial, describe las características clave de la nueva revolución tecnológica y resalta las oportunidades y dilemas que ésta plantea. Las nuevas formas de colaboración y gobernabilidad, acompañadas de una narrativa positiva y compartida, pueden moldear la cuarta revolución industrial para beneficio de todos. Si aceptamos la responsabilidad colectiva de crear un futuro en el que la innovación y la tecnología sirvan a las personas, podremos llevar a la humanidad a nuevos niveles de conciencia moral.

Powerful Leadership Development

Bridging Theory and Practice Using Peers and Technology
Author: David H. Lepard,Alice G. Foster
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9780761945888
Category: Education
Page: 287
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Improve your leadership skills through performance-based activities, exercises, analysis, and simulations.

Saunders Q&A Review for the NCLEX-RN® Examination E-Book


Author: Linda Anne Silvestri
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455733415
Category: Medical
Page: 728
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With more than 5,800 test questions, Saunders Q&A Review for the NCLEX-RN® Examination, 5th Edition provides the practice you need to succeed on the NCLEX-RN exam. To enhance your review, each question includes a test-taking strategy, rationales for correct and incorrect answers, and page references to major nursing textbooks. The companion Evolve website adds a pre-test to help in identifying any areas of weakness, and lets you answer questions in quiz, study, or exam mode. Written by NCLEX review expert Linda Anne Silvestri, this book organizes questions to match the Client Needs and Integrated Processes found in the most recent NCLEX-RN test plan. This review is part of the popular Saunders Pyramid to Success, which has helped more than 1.5 million nurses pass the NCLEX exam! A detailed test-taking strategy is included for each question, providing clues for analyzing and selecting the correct answer. Rationales are provided for both correct and incorrect answer options. Questions categorized by Cognitive Level, Client Needs area, Integrated Process, and clinical content area help you focus on the question types you find most difficult. All alternate item format questions (multiple response, prioritizing, fill-in-the-blank, figure/illustration (hot spot), audio, video, and chart/exhibit) are included. Chapters organized by Client Needs simplify your review and reflect the question mix in the NCLEX-RN® test plan blueprint. A 85-question comprehensive exam represents the content and percentages of question types identified in the NCLEX-RN test plan. Preparation for your NCLEX-RN review includes chapters on nonacademic preparation, test-taking strategies, the CAT format, and a view of the NCLEX-RN from a new graduate's perspective. Page references to Elsevier textbooks direct you to remediation material for any question answered incorrectly. A companion Evolve website includes a pre-test to help in identifying any areas of weakness, and lets you answer questions in quiz, study, or exam mode. Automatic updates of the Evolve site allow you to check for changes to content or functionality throughout the life of the edition. Content from the most recent NCLEX-RN® test plan covers the newest topics you could see on the exam. 600 questions are added, for a total of 5,800 in the book and on the companion Evolve website. Hundreds of new alternate item format questions provide even more opportunity for practice. A Priority Nursing Tip is included with each question, providing important patient care information. A full-color design and over 20 new figures enhance understanding and increase the book's visual appeal. Review format includes chapters on how to study for and take the NCLEX examination, and includes a test for each Client Need category, a test on Integrated Processes, and a comprehensive test for practice in answering questions from all areas. A new content-area index makes it easier to find questions and review a given disorder/topic.

McGraw-Hill Education Preparación para el Examen TASC


Author: Kathy A. Zahler
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071847618
Category: Study Aids
Page: 416
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The only official guide to the SPANISH VERSION of the new high school equivalency test! The TASC high school equivalency test is given in both English and Spanish. Students who pass the Spanish-language version earn a valid high school equivalency diploma. McGraw-Hill Education Preparacion para el Examen TASC walks readers step-by-step through the Spanish-language version of the test. It features: a pre-test in every section that helps readers identify strengths and weaknesses before study topic-by-topic review of all test subjects and exercises to reinforce new skills full-length practice TASC test sections in the latest test format, with complete explanations for every question. For 2015 and beyond, the test is evolving toward greater rigor in the application of the Common Core State Standards and the use of new technology based question types – “hot spot” questions, “drop-down” questions, and “drag-and-drop” questions. All of these features are incorporated into Preparacion para el Examen TASC. About the Authors Kathy A. Zahler is a widely published test-prep writer and the author of numerous test guides for McGraw-Hill Education. Diane Zahler, Stephanie Muntone, and Thomas A. Evangelist are experienced test-prep writers and coaches. **************************************************************************************************** La guía oficial de la versión en español del Examen TASC ‒ autorizado por los creadores de exámenes de CTB/McGraw-Hill Si usted se está preparando para tomar la versión en español del examen de equivalencia de escuela secundaria del Examen TASC, esta es la única guía que usted va a necesitar. Hecha por los creadores de exámenes de CTB y McGraw-Hill, esta guía lo lleva paso-por-paso por cada materia y por cada pregunta, supliendo explicaciones completas para cada respuesta. Cada sección incluye un examen preliminar para ayudarlo a identificar sus áreas fuertes y sus debilidades. Cada capítulo incluye repasos del examen y ejercicios para ayudarlo a reforzar nuevas habilidades y formatos de base tecnológica. Este examen incluso tiene un examen de práctica completo con muestras de preguntas auténticas. Esta edición en español de la guía de estudio del Examen TASC cuenta con todo lo que usted necesita para aprobarlo ‒¡y obtener su diploma! Kathy A. Zahler es una escritora y creadora de exámenes que ha publicado abundantemente y autora de numerosas guías de exámenes para McGraw-Hill Education. Diane Zahler, Stephanie Muntone y Thomas A. Evangelist son experimentados escritores e instructores creadores de exámenes. La guía oficial de la versión en español del Examen TASC ‒ autorizado por los creadores de exámenes de CTB/McGraw-Hill

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Board Review, Third Edition


Author: Dr. Sara J. Cuccurullo, MD
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
ISBN: 1617052019
Category: Medical
Page: 198
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Doody's Core Title 2013! "This book does an excellent job and is currently the only known review book for physiatrists. The author has done it again, producing an excellent, concise resource that provides clinicians with an optimal solution for studying for the written board examination." --Doodys Reviews This third edition of the incomparable review bible for the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Board Examination has been completely updated to reflect current practice and the core knowledge tested on the exam. Known for its organization, consistency, and clarity, the book distills the essentials and provides focused reviews of all major topics. Coverage is expanded in the third edition to include dedicated sections on pain management, medical ethics, and ultrasound that reflect new board requirements. Written in outline format for readability and easy access to information, content is modeled after the topic selection of the AAPMR Self-Directed Medical Knowledge Program used by residents nationwide. To aid in information retention, ìPearlsî are designated with an open-book icon to highlight key concepts and stress clinical and board-eligible aspects of each topic. The text is divided into major subspecialty areas written by authors with clinical expertise in each subject area, and content is reviewed by senior specialists to ensure the utmost accuracy. More than 500 high-quality illustrations clarify and reinforce concepts. The book also provides updated epidemiologic and statistical data throughout and includes a section on biostatistics in physical medicine and rehabilitation. In addition to its proven value as a resource for exam preparation, the book is also a must-have for practicing physiatrists seeking recertification, and for PM&R instructors helping trainees to prepare for the exam. New to the Third Edition: Thoroughly reviewed, revised, and updated to reflect current practice and core knowledge tested on Boards Improved organization, clarity, and consistency Presents new chapters/sections on pain management, medical ethics, and ultrasound Key Features: Board"Pearlsî are highlighted with an open-book icon throughout the text to flag key concepts and stress high-yield aspects of each topic Models the table of contents after the topic selection of the AAPMR Self-Directed Medical Knowledge Program used by residents nationwide Authored by physicians with special interest and clinical expertise in their respective areas and reviewed by senior specialists in those areas Organizes information in outline format and by topic for easy reference Includes over 500 illustrations to clarify concepts Provides updated epidemiologic and statistical data throughout Contains a section on biostatistics in physical medicine & rehabilitation Praise for the First Edition: ì... there is no other comparable text in PM&R. The key resource for facts needed to pass boards and useful for those in clinical practice for day to day use as well. - -Doody's Reviews "I congratulate the editors and authors for coming up with such incredible and concise work...I think that this book is a must for all residents undergoing training in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation." -Saudi Medical Journal "Over the years many residents have confronted the problem of what to study for the boards...This elegant volume will finally fulfill this critical void" - From the foreword by Ernest W. Johnson, M.D.

Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-PN® Examination - E-Book


Author: Linda Anne Silvestri
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455759562
Category: Medical
Page: 1040
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This title includes additional digital media when purchased in print format. For this digital book edition, media content is not included.

Pathophysiology for the Health Professions - E- Book


Author: Barbara E. Gould,Ruthanna Dyer
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323292402
Category: Medical
Page: 736
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A concise, easy-to-understand introduction to the fundamentals, Pathophysiology for the Health Professions, 4th Edition helps you learn to identify disease processes and disorders. Authors Barbara Gould and Ruthanna Dyer continue the tradition of a text known for its readability and vivid, full-color illustrations, updated with the latest research and clinical advances. Unique Challenge, Think About, and Emergency Treatment features help in applying the material to real-life situations. No matter which area in the healthcare field you may enter, this book provides essential preparation for conditions encountered in clinical practice. Concise and readable approach includes the information students need without overwhelming them, even if they have a limited scientific background. Unique Challenge feature asks "What can go wrong with this structure or system?" as a way to help students facilitate progress by using previously learned knowledge. Unique Think About boxes help with self-evaluation, test preparation, and review. Unique Emergency Treatment boxes list basic emergency measures; these can be modified to fit specific professions, established protocols, or practice settings. Research boxes discuss new developments, problem areas of pathophysiology, and complications associated with research. Warning Signs boxes summarize conditions that may develop in patients. Diagnostic tests and treatments are included for each of the major disorders. Case studies in each chapter provide a basis for discussion or can be used as an assignment. Study questions offer a self-assessment on the material in each chapter. Ready References in the appendix provide a quick lookup for anatomic terms, conversion tables, abbreviations and acronyms, diagnostic studies and tests, and more. A companion Evolve website includes web links, learning activities, content updates, and more. New content on the causes and trends related to disease, new drugs, technology, and treatment. Coverage of obesity and its complications, including an in-depth discussion of metabolic syndrome. Multiple disorder syndromes in the aged client. DNA, genetics and the Human Genome Project with current research on protein pathways in health (proteomics) and the implications for drug treatment and disease causation. Coverage of autism. Updated content on the H1N1 virus and communicable diseases; HIV, cancer causation, and immunology; and substance abuse to reflect common practices in the use of illicit (street) drugs as well as abuse of prescription medications. Case studies revised to emphasize chronic diseases, prevention, and acute care, and to apply to a wider range of health professions. Appendices reorganized for improved reference and lookup.

Kinn's The Medical Assistant - E-Book

An Applied Learning Approach
Author: Deborah B. Proctor,Alexandra Patricia Adams
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323187811
Category: Medical
Page: 1392
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Prepare for a successful career in medical assisting! Kinn’s The Medical Assistant, 12th Edition helps you learn the real-world administrative and clinical skills essential to working in the health care setting. Administrative coverage ranges from professionalism and interpersonal skills to billing and coding and electronic health records; clinical content teaches how to assist with medications, diagnostic procedures, and surgeries. And no other comprehensive medical assisting text can match its coverage of assisting with medical specialties! Written by medical assisting experts Alexandra Adams and Deborah Proctor, this classic resource also includes an Evolve companion website with practical exercises and activities, videos, and review questions for the CMA and RMA certification exams. More chapters on assisting with medical specialties than any other Medical Assisting text prepare you to assist in specialty exams and make you better qualified to work in specialty fields like cardiology, dermatology, ophthalmology, gynecology, and neurology. Step-by-step, illustrated procedures make it easier to learn and understand medical assisting skills, and include rationales for each step. Threaded case scenarios help you develop critical thinking skills and apply concepts to realistic administrative and clinical situations. Patient education and legal and ethical issues are described in relation to the Medical Assistant's job. A Portfolio Builder on the Evolve website helps you demonstrate proficiency to potential employers. Detailed learning objectives and vocabulary with definitions in each chapter help you study more effectively, with connections icons linking concepts in the text to exercises in the study guide and on the Evolve companion website. Study Guide includes a variety of exercises to test your knowledge and critical thinking skills, case scenarios from the book, and a Procedure Checklists Manual. Sold separately. NEW! Charting examples within the procedures are highlighted for easier learning. UPDATED coverage of the Electronic Health Record ensures that you are familiar with the technology you'll use on the job. UPDATED content on alternative therapies and treatment includes the latest herbal remedies such as red rice yeast for lowering cholesterol, St. John’s Wort for depression, and probiotic bacteria for GI maladies.

Drain's PeriAnesthesia Nursing - E-Book

A Critical Care Approach
Author: Jan Odom-Forren
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455751499
Category: Medical
Page: 880
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Drain's Perianesthesia Nursing: A Critical Care Approach, 6th Edition is the most comprehensive book on the market specifically tailored to perianesthesia nurses. The book features five distinct sections – the PACU, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, nursing care, and special considerations. Nursing and pharmacologic interventions are integrated with in-depth coverage of pathophysiology. This edition expands coverage of evidence based research and adds a new chapter on care of the obese patient undergoing bariatric surgery. Written by Jan Odom-Forren, an expert in the anesthesia and post-operative fields, Drain's Perianesthesia Nursing is also an excellent study tool for ASPAN certification. Five separate sections provide coverage including the PACU, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, nursing care, and special considerations. An overview of essential PACU concepts section covers issues such as patient safety, evidence-based research, and legal/ethical considerations Anatomy and physiology chapters cover physiologic considerations for each body system Pharmacology chapters cover basic principles as well as types of anesthetic agents such as intravenous anesthetics and regional anesthesia, including the physiology of action and the appropriate nursing interventions to prepare you for common situations in the PACU. Nursing care chapters cover assessment, patient education, complications, pain management, and care of specialty-surgery patients. A section on special considerations covers the care of patients of different ages and those with conditions such as malignant hyperthermia, substance abuse, and cardiac arrest. Coverage of current policies and issues affecting perianesthesia nursing practice includes patient safety, infection control, managed care implications, pain management, and bioterrorism. Nursing and pharmacologic interventions are integrated with in-depth coverage of pathophysiology for a comprehensive look at disease and treatment. NEW Evidence Based Research boxes are added to all the chapters in Section IV and Section V. NEW! Care of the Obese Patient Undergoing Bariatric Surgery chapter discusses the challenges that weight-loss surgery presents to the patient and perianesthesia nurse. Streamlined format includes an overview, chapter summary, and references for each chapter. More than 275 illustrations show key concepts and principles of care. Updated The Changing Health Care System and Its Implications for the PACU chapter includes content on healthcare reform. Revised Patient Safety and Legal Issues in the PACU chapter includes content on patient safety. Expanded Evidence-based Practice and Research and Bioterrorism and Its Impact on the PACU chapters include coverage of new developments and practices.