The author wishes to acknowledge the following professors who provided insightful reviews of individual chapters of this and previous editions. Without your concern and thoughtful commentary, this effort for our students would not have been possible: Thomas Jones, University of Nevada at Las Vegas; Robert McMullin, East Stroudsburg State University; and James Reid, New York City Technical College.
Respiratory distress is a common symptom of patients transported to hospitals by
emergency medical services (EMS) personnel. The benefit of advanced life support
for such patients has not been established.
The Ontario Prehospital Advanced Life Support (OPALS) Study was a controlled clinical
trial that was conducted in 15 cities before and after the implementation of a
program to provide advanced life support for patients with out-of-hospital respiratory
The MHS program in Environmental Health
is designed to address the academic and
practice needs of students in the diverse
environmental health field. For some,
it serves as a foundation and provides
direction for further academic training in
medical school or doctoral programs. For
others, the knowledge base it provides
allows them to successfully pursue positions
that incorporate environmental health
perspectives and practice activities.
This book arose because of the huge amounts of clinical material that pass through
the Singapore General Hospital, the largest tertiary care hospital in Singapore. A
significant proportion of our patients come to us for a second opinion from the
neighboring countries. Often they come to consult us for an abnormality on a
chest radiograph. Pulmonary Medicine is largely based on the strong foundation of
the plain chest radiograph. Indeed, chest radiography is the single most common
investigation carried out in hospital practice.
Other peculiarities of the sites are
that the systems are updated frequently, that advertising is not a source for funding and that the
Publication of personal information is dependent from a personal written agreement, for example, for
the member list of AIG. The principles of the Health-On-the-Net-Foundation (HON) are implemented
by both websites.
I gratefully acknowledge the support and contributions of people
who have in some way helped me write this book. To begin with, my
parents, Gene and Dee Donnelly, inspired me to become a veterinarian,
and I decided early on to follow that career path in my father’s
footsteps. My parents instilled in me a passion for client service and
the human-pet bond; they taught me perseverance and gave me a
great many opportunities that have helped me succeed in life.
Supported and approved by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), the Technical Working Group on Education in Fraud and Forensic Accounting (TWG) is a diverse group of content area experts: professionals working across the broad spectrum of activities that constitute fraud prevention, deterrence, detection, investigation, and remediation (hereinafter "fraud") and forensic accounting.
We have mainly regarded elderly people’s use of information technology in their daily lives
as ICT training of elderly people. We have also discussed the possibilities and limitations
that technology raises for information, activity and for better contact with others.
The use of ICT in nursing and care of elderly people mainly implies in this connection the use
of smart-home technology in houses for old people and people with dementia. This
technology involves the use of integrated ICT components.
Amy already had a degree in hospitality management and was
well established in the industry. But she chose to do an MBA
because she wanted to ensure she runs her training company
Serve It Up, to its full potential and she can offer executive level
consultancy services to her clients.
Currently, Amy has a five month consultancy contract to open
a new restaurant, undertaking all business set-up activities.
‘The MBA has provided me with the skills and knowledge
required to undertake these activities effectively,’ she says.
In addition, Kaiser CDSMP participants had 0.2 fewer
visits to the emergency room and 0.97 fewer hospital days
compared to the year prior to completing the CDSMP. As a
result, they reduced their health care costs. For example, if
the average cost per day of hospitalization were $1,000 and
the average cost of an emergency room visit were $100, the
potential savings would be $990 per participant for the first
year following completion of the program (0.97 days of
hospitalization multiplied by $1,000 plus 0.2 emergency
visits multiplied by $100).
Integrating SRH services into public facilities provides greater potential for scaling up services
and maintaining them on a long-term basis as networks are already in place across countries.
Successful integration necessitates political commitment towards providing a comprehensive
package of primary health care services and technical and financial support towards achieving
this. Many attempts to integrate SRH services have encountered problems at the programme and
Three interactive workshops
were conducted on the first day:
“Psychopharmacological update in child
psychiatry” by Dr Avinash De Souza;
“Treatment planning – don’t get caught
in categorical diagnoses” by Dr Gordon
Harper; and “Parenting techniques in the
management of oppositional-conduct
disorders” by Dr Anula Nikapota. A training
course on “Psychoactive medication in
children: paradigm shift” was also conducted
by Dr Gordon Harper.
Complication rates were 2.9% infection and 0.5% severe hemorrhage. The
total cost of the adverse effects was estimated by multiplying the number of biopsies by the
frequency of adverse events.
In men with a false positive test for PSA, an estimation of increased follow-up costs was
made, this comprised of blood tests for PSA and free PSA and evaluation by the urologist
every 4 months, and an estimated 8% of these patients underwent a second biopsy within
one year of the first biopsy.
The project was implemented in three phases. The preparatory phase from February 2000 to
October 2000 consisted of administrative approvals, completion of the research design, a facility
assessment, formative research on community attitudes and knowledge, procurement of
equipment and supplies, preparation of recordkeeping forms, training of CHWs, initial clinical
training of health center nursing staff in the three pilot divisions and at the district hospital, and
Mental health care is an essential but often
forgotten component of health care. Nurses
are core health-care providers and they need to be
able to contribute effectively to mental health care.
In reality, however, most low and middle income
countries do not have adequate numbers of nurses,
and the education and training of nurses in these
countries provide little of the knowledge and skills
necessary for good mental health care. The result
is poor or no mental health care for those who
Members of the Office of Government Relations work with decision-makers at the local, state, and national levels to uphold the hospital’s mission of providing exceptional clinical care, research, and training for pediatric providers. The program has a special interest in, and commitment to, our community health programs, and works hard to develop and sustain systemic solutions to child health concerns like asthma, obesity and mental
Studying human medicine in Germany – there is hardly any other
career plan that is more flexible and more reliable at the same time.
For there is a wealth of opportunities open to graduates in medicine:
besides employment in a hospital or in general practice, there are also
jobs in research, in industry, in the public health service or in manage-
The practical and high-quality training at German universities enjoys
an excellent reputation internationally and is integrated into a
network of hospitals, universities, research institutes and business
With the emerging evidence on the use of various routes of administration of misoprostol, particularly in the non-hospital setting, it is becoming clear that this drug should be available at the community level in the hands of trained personnel, especially where oxytocin, Uniject and other uterotonics are not present or practical for use.’
The Working Group of the Goa International Conference on the Prevention of Post Partum Hemorrhage, July 15, 2006, Goa, India
Many psychiatric institutions, general hospitals and social care homes in countries continue to use caged beds routinely
to restrain patients with mental disorders and mental retardation. Caged beds are beds with netting or, in some cases,
metal bars, which serve to physically restrain the patients. Patients are often kept in caged beds for extended periods,
sometimes even years. This type of restraint is often used when staff levels or training are inadequate, and sometimes
as a form of punishment or threat of punishment.
UNFPA responds to emergencies in a wide
range of situations and settings. The need
might be to reach women in a refugee camp
to work only with men, or to find internally
displaced persons who are dispersed
throughout the local population. Conditions
may be hostile or hospitable, politically
charged or on the path to peace; they
are never easy.