Dr. Pestana's Surgery Notes

Top 180 Vignettes for the Surgical Wards

Author: Carlos Pestana

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1506218733

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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Celebrated by medical students for over a decade and meticulously updated, Dr. Pestana’s Surgery Notes is the highest-yield surgery review for the shelf and USMLE Step 2 CK exams. Surgical clerkship allows senior medical students to develop clinical skills and gain a better understanding of surgical disease while caring for patients. But time in the wards is limited, and clerkship covers only a tiny sample of the surgical universe. Dr. Pestana’s Surgery Notes: Top 180 Vignettes for the Surgical Wards, by distinguished surgery instructor Dr. Carlos Pestana, contains the surgery knowledge you need to excel on the surgery shelf exam and USMLE Step 2 CK. * Concise high-yield review of core surgery material * 180 vignettes for self-testing, now even more challenging and exam-like * 10 brief essays providing a surgical perspective on selected tools from the diagnostic and therapeutic armamentarium * Used and trusted by med students for over a decade * Revised and fully up-to-date * Portable: Carry it with you in the wards Kaplan regularly reviews and revises content to ensure that we are providing the most up-to-date prep, realistic practice materials, and the most current test information.

Barron's How to Prepare for the Act

Author: Barron's Publishing,Barron's Test Preparation

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 9780764171383

Category: Study Aids

Page: 583

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Features four practice exams and subject review chapters

Tutor Ted's Guide to the ACT

Author: Ted Dorsey,Ted Dorsey M a,Alice Humbracht,Martha Marion

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780983447139

Category:

Page: N.A

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Learn invaluable ACT strategies using Tutor Ted's techniques--cultivated for over a decade--to achieve YOUR maximum ACT score. Included in this book: * All of the science knowledge required on the ACT Science Test over the past 15 years! * Training exercises and practice questions just like what you'll see on the ACT * Strategies for attacking every section of the ACT * Simple, clear, and practical tutorials * Techniques for approaching double reading passages * Tutorials and practice prompts for the new, enhanced ACT Writing Test * The funny, fresh voice that sets Tutor Ted apart from the rest Maximize YOUR success--with help from Tutor Ted!

Cracking the AP Biology Exam 2018, Premium Edition

Author: Princeton Review

Publisher: Princeton Review

ISBN: 1524710636

Category: Study Aids

Page: 464

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PREMIUM PRACTICE FOR A PERFECT 5! Equip yourself to ace the AP Biology Exam with this Premium version of The Princeton Review's comprehensive study guide. In addition to all the great material in our classic Cracking the AP Biology Exam guide—thorough content reviews, targeted test strategies, and access to AP Connect extras via our online portal—this edition includes extra exams, for a total of 5 full-length practice tests with complete answer explanations! This eBook edition is optimized for on-screen learning with cross-linked questions, answers, and explanations. Everything You Need to Know to Help Achieve a High Score. • Comprehensive content review for all test topics • Up-to-date information on the 2018 AP Biology Exam • Engaging activities to help you critically assess your progress • Access to AP Connect, our online portal for helpful pre-college information and exam updates Premium Practice to Help Achieve Excellence. • 4 full-length practice tests in the book with detailed answer explanations • 1 additional full-length practice test online (downloadable to replicate the AP paper-and-pencil testing experience) • Practice drills at the end of each content chapter • Lists of key terms in every content chapter to help focus your studying Techniques That Actually Work. • Tried-and-true strategies to help you avoid traps and beat the test • Tips for pacing yourself and guessing logically • Essential tactics to help you work smarter, not harder

Parenting Matters

Supporting Parents of Children Ages 0-8

Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Children, Youth, and Families,Committee on Supporting the Parents of Young Children

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309388570

Category: Social Science

Page: 524

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Decades of research have demonstrated that the parent-child dyad and the environment of the familyâ€"which includes all primary caregiversâ€"are at the foundation of children’s well- being and healthy development. From birth, children are learning and rely on parents and the other caregivers in their lives to protect and care for them. The impact of parents may never be greater than during the earliest years of life, when a child’s brain is rapidly developing and when nearly all of her or his experiences are created and shaped by parents and the family environment. Parents help children build and refine their knowledge and skills, charting a trajectory for their health and well-being during childhood and beyond. The experience of parenting also impacts parents themselves. For instance, parenting can enrich and give focus to parents’ lives; generate stress or calm; and create any number of emotions, including feelings of happiness, sadness, fulfillment, and anger. Parenting of young children today takes place in the context of significant ongoing developments. These include: a rapidly growing body of science on early childhood, increases in funding for programs and services for families, changing demographics of the U.S. population, and greater diversity of family structure. Additionally, parenting is increasingly being shaped by technology and increased access to information about parenting. Parenting Matters identifies parenting knowledge, attitudes, and practices associated with positive developmental outcomes in children ages 0-8; universal/preventive and targeted strategies used in a variety of settings that have been effective with parents of young children and that support the identified knowledge, attitudes, and practices; and barriers to and facilitators for parents’ use of practices that lead to healthy child outcomes as well as their participation in effective programs and services. This report makes recommendations directed at an array of stakeholders, for promoting the wide-scale adoption of effective programs and services for parents and on areas that warrant further research to inform policy and practice. It is meant to serve as a roadmap for the future of parenting policy, research, and practice in the United States.

The R Book

Author: Michael J. Crawley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118448960

Category: Mathematics

Page: 1080

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Hugely successful and popular text presenting an extensive and comprehensive guide for all R users The R language is recognized as one of the most powerful and flexible statistical software packages, enabling users to apply many statistical techniques that would be impossible without such software to help implement such large data sets. R has become an essential tool for understanding and carrying out research. This edition: Features full colour text and extensive graphics throughout. Introduces a clear structure with numbered section headings to help readers locate information more efficiently. Looks at the evolution of R over the past five years. Features a new chapter on Bayesian Analysis and Meta-Analysis. Presents a fully revised and updated bibliography and reference section. Is supported by an accompanying website allowing examples from the text to be run by the user. Praise for the first edition: ‘…if you are an R user or wannabe R user, this text is the one that should be on your shelf. The breadth of topics covered is unsurpassed when it comes to texts on data analysis in R.’ (The American Statistician, August 2008) ‘The High-level software language of R is setting standards in quantitative analysis. And now anybody can get to grips with it thanks to The R Book…’ (Professional Pensions, July 2007)

CCENT/CCNA ICND1 100-105 Official Cert Guide

Author: Wendell Odom

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 0134440986

Category: Computers

Page: 1024

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Trust the best-selling Official Cert Guide series from Cisco Press to help you learn, prepare, and practice for exam success. They are built with the objective of providing assessment, review, and practice to help ensure you are fully prepared for your certification exam. Master Cisco CCENT/CCNA ICND1 100-105 exam topics Assess your knowledge with chapter-opening quizzes Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks This is the eBook edition of the CCENT/CCNA ICND1 100-105 Official Cert Guide. This eBook does not include the companion CD-ROM with practice exam that comes with the print edition. CCENT/CCNA ICND1 100-105 Official Cert Guide presents you with an organized test-preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. “Do I Know This Already?” quizzes open each chapter and enable you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly. CCENT/CCNA ICND1 100-105 Official Cert Guide from Cisco Press enables you to succeed on the exam the first time and is the only self-study resource approved by Cisco. Best-selling author and expert instructor Wendell Odom shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. This complete study package includes · A test-preparation routine proven to help you pass the exams · Do I Know This Already? quizzes, which enable you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section · Chapter-ending and part-ending exercises, which help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly · Troubleshooting sections, which help you master the complex scenarios you will face on the exam · A free copy of the CCENT ICND1 100-105 Network Simulator Lite software, complete with meaningful lab exercises that help you hone your hands-on skills with the command-line interface for routers and switches · Links to a series of hands-on config labs developed by the author · Online, interactive practice exercises that help you hone your knowledge · More than 90 minutes of video mentoring from the author · A final preparation chapter, which guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your review and test-taking strategies · Study plan suggestions and templates to help you organize and optimize your study time Well regarded for its level of detail, study plans, assessment features, challenging review questions and exercises, video instruction, and hands-on labs, this official study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that ensure your exam success. This official study guide helps you master all the topics on the CCENT/CCNA ICND1 exam, including · Networking fundamentals · Implementing basic Ethernet LANs · Ethernet LANs: design, VLANs, and troubleshooting · IPv4 addressing and subnetting · Implementing IPv4 · IPv4 design and troubleshooting · IPv4 services: ACLs and NAT · IPv6 · Network device management

The Official SAT Study Guide

Author: College Entrance Examination Board,The College Board

Publisher: The College Board

ISBN: 0874478529

Category: Study Aids

Page: 1100

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Offers test-taking strategies for the SAT, discussing each section and providing ten full-length tests, hundreds of practice questions, detailed reviews, a list of online resources, and coverage of the PSAT/NMSQT.

Pharmacy Law Examination and Board Review

Author: William Feinberg

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071829539

Category: Medical

Page: 545

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Get your highest score possible on the MPJE® with detailed state-specific guidance! Complete coverage of 20 states, plus federal regulations! Pharmacy Law is the perfect way to prepare for the MPJE Exam. It delivers a rigorous review of pharmacy-related statutes, rules, and regulations that impact pharmacy practice in twenty states as well as a summary of federal regulations that pertain to pharmacy law. Federal coverage includes summaries of must-know legislation such as the Federal Controlled Substances Act, the Federal Food, Drug & Cosmetics Act, and other relevant federal guidelines. State-specific chapters discuss important topics such as renewal of pharmacists’ licenses, qualifications, prescription transfers, inventory requirements, record-keeping, and prescriptive authority. Each chapter concludes with practice scenarios and questions with appropriate explanations. The Review You Need to Excel in These States: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas & Wisconsin. Watch for future supplements with additional states.

CNA Study Guide

CNA Exam Book and Practice Test Questions for the NNAAP Certified Nurse Assistant Exam

Author: Trivium Test Prep

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781941759271

Category: Medical

Page: 108

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"Pass your test the first time, guaranteed. Practice questions for all concepts, tips from experienced CNAs, real test secrets revealed. 100 practice test questions"--Cover.

Basic Epidemiology

Author: R. Bonita,R. Beaglehole,Tord Kjellström,World Health Organization

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 9241547073

Category: Medical

Page: 213

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Basic epidemiology provides an introduction to the core principles and methods of epidemiology, with a special emphasis on public health applications in developing countries. This edition includes chapters on the nature and uses of epidemiology; the epidemiological approach to defining and measuring the occurrence of health-related states in populations; the strengths and limitations of epidemiological study designs; and the role of epidemiology in evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of health care. The book has a particular emphasis on modifiable environmental factors and encourages the application of epidemiology to the prevention of disease and the promotion of health, including environmental and occupational health.

The Language of Real Estate

Author: John W. Reilly

Publisher: Dearborn Real Estate

ISBN: 9780793131938

Category: Real estate business

Page: 468

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From abandonment to zoning, and over 2,800 terms in between, The Language of Real Estate has every term that real estate professionals need. this industry best seller is a must have for all students, practitioners, and educators. Highlights include: * Appendix boasts over 350 commonly used abbreviations. * Subject classification index lists terms by topic. * Spanish key terms help both ESL students and thosewho will be working with ESL customers.

Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals:

Eighth Edition

Author: Committee for the Update of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals,Institute for Laboratory Animal Research,Division on Earth and Life Studies,National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309154006

Category: Science

Page: 248

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A respected resource for decades, the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals has been updated by a committee of experts, taking into consideration input from the scientific and laboratory animal communities and the public at large. The Guide incorporates new scientific information on common laboratory animals, including aquatic species, and includes extensive references. It is organized around major components of animal use: Key concepts of animal care and use. The Guide sets the framework for the humane care and use of laboratory animals. Animal care and use program. The Guide discusses the concept of a broad Program of Animal Care and Use, including roles and responsibilities of the Institutional Official, Attending Veterinarian and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. Animal environment, husbandry, and management. A chapter on this topic is now divided into sections on terrestrial and aquatic animals and provides recommendations for housing and environment, husbandry, behavioral and population management, and more. Veterinary care. The Guide discusses veterinary care and the responsibilities of the Attending Veterinarian. It includes recommendations on animal procurement and transportation, preventive medicine (including animal biosecurity), and clinical care and management. The Guide addresses distress and pain recognition and relief, and issues surrounding euthanasia. Physical plant. The Guide identifies design issues, providing construction guidelines for functional areas; considerations such as drainage, vibration and noise control, and environmental monitoring; and specialized facilities for animal housing and research needs. The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals provides a framework for the judgments required in the management of animal facilities. This updated and expanded resource of proven value will be important to scientists and researchers, veterinarians, animal care personnel, facilities managers, institutional administrators, policy makers involved in research issues, and animal welfare advocates.

Transforming Health Care Scheduling and Access

Getting to Now

Author: Institute of Medicine,Committee on Optimizing Scheduling in Health Care

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309339227

Category: Medical

Page: 154

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According to Transforming Health Care Scheduling and Access, long waits for treatment are a function of the disjointed manner in which most health systems have evolved to accommodate the needs and the desires of doctors and administrators, rather than those of patients. The result is a health care system that deploys its most valuable resource--highly trained personnel--inefficiently, leading to an unnecessary imbalance between the demand for appointments and the supply of open appointments. This study makes the case that by using the techniques of systems engineering, new approaches to management, and increased patient and family involvement, the current health care system can move forward to one with greater focus on the preferences of patients to provide convenient, efficient, and excellent health care without the need for costly investment. Transforming Health Care Scheduling and Access identifies best practices for making significant improvements in access and system-level change. This report makes recommendations for principles and practices to improve access by promoting efficient scheduling. This study will be a valuable resource for practitioners to progress toward a more patient-focused "How can we help you today?" culture.

NCLEX-PN Practice Questions Exam Cram

Author: Wilda Rinehart,Diann Sloan,Clara Hurd

Publisher: Pearson IT Certification

ISBN: 0133830586

Category: Medical

Page: 384

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“I studied nothing but your material for two weeks until I felt prepared to take the NCLEX®. Studying your material gave me the confidence I needed to pass!” –Rayena Thorne, nursing student at Wallace State Covers exactly what you need to know to score higher on your NCLEX-PN® exam. Includes more than 1,000 sample test questions to help you determine whether you’re ready to take the actual exam. Our popular Cram Sheet tear card helps you remember key concepts and facts. Use our innovative Quick-Check Answer Key System™ to quickly find answers as you work your way through the questions. Score Higher on the NCLEX-PN® Exam! The CD features 6 practice exams, giving you an effective tool to assess your readiness for the NCLEX-PN® exam. Key features include: All 1,000 questions in this book are included on the CD, giving you yet another effective tool to assess your readiness for the NCLEX-PN® exam Multiple test modes, questions that simulate an actual exam, and detailed answer explanations Written by Leading Experts! Pearson IT Certification Practice Test minimum system requirements: Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7, or Windows 8 Professional; Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 Client; Pentium class 1GHz processor (or equivalent); 512 MB RAM; 650 MB hard disk space plus 50 MB for each downloaded practice exam; Connection to the Internet during installation for access code validation NCLEX-PN® is a registered trademark of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. (NCSBN), which does not sponsor or endorse this product.

Barron's Act Flash Cards

410 Flash Cards to Help You Achieve a Higher Score

Author: James D. Giovannini,Patsy J. Prince

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780764167683

Category: Study Aids

Page: 410

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This set of test-preparation flash cards is designed to give prospective ACT test-takers the help they're looking for. The cards cover all five sections of the ACT and are divided into categories that reflect the ACT's test areas: English, Math, Reading, Science, and Writing. Cards for each section are filled with test-taking tips and strategies, important facts, and practice problems that mirror questions on the ACT. The English cards focus mainly on punctuation, grammar, and style. The Math cards cover all topics that appear on the ACT. The Reading cards contain strategies to maximize time and determine correct answers. The Science cards cover data representation, research summaries, and conflicting viewpoints. The Writing cards offer tips for creating a strong essay. All cards have corner punch holes that accommodate an enclosed metal key-ring-style card holder. Students can use the ring to arrange flash cards in sequences that best fit their study needs.

Preparing for the Occupational Therapy National Board Exam: 45 Days and Counting

Author: Rosanne Dizazzo-Miller,Fredrick D. Pociask,Tia Hughes

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1284072452

Category: Medical

Page: 688

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Preparing for the Occupational Therapy National Board Exam: 45 Days and Counting is a comprehensive overview for occupational therapy students preparing to take the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) exam.

McGraw-Hill Education: 10 ACT Practice Tests, Fifth Edition

Author: Steven W. Dulan

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 126001049X

Category: Study Aids

Page: 864

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Practice Makes Perfect! Get the practice you need to succeed on the ACT! Preparing for the ACT can be particularly stressful. McGraw-Hill Education: 10 ACT Practice Tests, Fifth Edition explains how the test is structured, what it measures, and how to budget your time for each section. Written by a test prep expert, this book has been fully updated to match the redesigned test. The 10 intensive practice tests help you improve your scores from each test to the next. You'll learn how to sharpen your skills, boost your confidence, reduce your stress—and to do your very best on test day. Features Include: • 10 complete sample ACT exams, with full explanations for every answer • Fully updated content that matches the current ACT • A bonus interactive Test Planner app to help you customize your study schedule • Scoring worksheets to help you calculate your total score for every test • Free access to additional practice ACT tests online

Clinical Practice Guidelines We Can Trust

Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Care Services,Committee on Standards for Developing Trustworthy Clinical Practice Guidelines

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 030921646X

Category: Medical

Page: 290

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Advances in medical, biomedical and health services research have reduced the level of uncertainty in clinical practice. Clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) complement this progress by establishing standards of care backed by strong scientific evidence. CPGs are statements that include recommendations intended to optimize patient care. These statements are informed by a systematic review of evidence and an assessment of the benefits and costs of alternative care options. Clinical Practice Guidelines We Can Trust examines the current state of clinical practice guidelines and how they can be improved to enhance healthcare quality and patient outcomes. Clinical practice guidelines now are ubiquitous in our healthcare system. The Guidelines International Network (GIN) database currently lists more than 3,700 guidelines from 39 countries. Developing guidelines presents a number of challenges including lack of transparent methodological practices, difficulty reconciling conflicting guidelines, and conflicts of interest. Clinical Practice Guidelines We Can Trust explores questions surrounding the quality of CPG development processes and the establishment of standards. It proposes eight standards for developing trustworthy clinical practice guidelines emphasizing transparency; management of conflict of interest ; systematic review--guideline development intersection; establishing evidence foundations for and rating strength of guideline recommendations; articulation of recommendations; external review; and updating. Clinical Practice Guidelines We Can Trust shows how clinical practice guidelines can enhance clinician and patient decision-making by translating complex scientific research findings into recommendations for clinical practice that are relevant to the individual patient encounter, instead of implementing a one size fits all approach to patient care. This book contains information directly related to the work of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), as well as various Congressional staff and policymakers. It is a vital resource for medical specialty societies, disease advocacy groups, health professionals, private and international organizations that develop or use clinical practice guidelines, consumers, clinicians, and payers.