Books & Textbooks
Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring: Pathophysiology and Practice Textbook 2nd Edition
The Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring: Pathophysiology and Practice Textbook 2nd Edition is updated to include the most current information on maternal and fetal physiology using NICHD nomenclature in the interpretation of fetal assessment and electronic fetal monitoring (EFM). Our textbook includes full color, American-scale fetal heart rate tracings to facilitate interpretation. Our textbook includes 15 chapters, and incorporates chapter review questions, clinical case studies, and fetal heart rate monitoring tracing examples to test and reinforce knowledge. Two chapters are devoted to basic and advanced electronic fetal monitoring (EFM) interpretation. One chapter is devoted to Patient Safety and Team Communication. Our 2nd Edition Textbook is now SOLD OUT! Check back for the release of our 3rd Edition.
We offer an online Post Test for our Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring: Pathophysiology and Practice Textbook, eligible for 28.0 CNE Contact Hours, including 25.95 EFM Contact Hours. The Post Test is available for purchase with access for one-year for one person and includes access to our electronic textbook.
The Little Book of Menopause - Expanded Edition
Considerable confusion exists among women and their care providers regarding the biology of the menopause. Once considered a one-year problem for some women, menopause is now recognized as starting in the 40s, and for some, extending into the 70s. As such, in the past decade, this important field of women’s health has emerged as factual, structured, and formal. Why do these menopausal symptoms appear? How long do they last? What is their impact on personal lifestyle and business economics? And what safe measures can be employed to modify them? In recent years scientists have contributed significant information as to the etiologies of hot flashes, mood swings, memory loss, vaginal dryness, loss of libido, bone and heart health. Yet so little of this information is known to care providers who daily must care for these challenged women as the U.S. population ages. The Little Book of Menopause addresses the role of inflammation as the underlying cause of most of the menopause symptoms, the biologic impact that loss of estrogen plays in this process, and the role that hormone replacement serves to reduce these symptoms. Care providers in women’s health now have a responsibility to embrace care of menopausal women with the same level of professionalism as they apply to obstetrics and gynecology of younger women. Our understanding of the biology of menopause now makes both possible. Moreover, women receiving gynecologic care, by becoming more educated about menopause, can engage with their care providers in a meaningful conversation. Read the book review by The North American Menopause Society (NAMS).
The Little Book of Menopause Expanded Edition is available on Amazon.
The Little Book of Menopause - Living with the Challenges of Breast Cancer
Becoming a breast cancer survivor often involves menopause. Yet, every woman experiencing breast cancer care that is complicated by menopausal symptoms only wants to feel normal. She asks how to be treated for menopausal symptoms. She also may be haunted by concerns about the psychology of living with breast cancer, the role of her partner, her response to lymphedema and cognitive impairment (chemobrain), her need for exercise, and the challenge of sleep. Or, she may want clarification of how to preserve her reproductive capabilities during treatments, risks of a pregnancy after breast cancer, and whether breastfeeding is possible. Fortunately, new insights into these cancer-related questions allow gynecologists to understand these concerns and serve as part of the cancer-care team. We hope that care providers will find this Little Book contribution to the breast cancer literature a useful resource for their office and for their patients. Read the book review by The North American Menopause Society (NAMS).
The Little Book of Menopause Living with the Challenges of Breast Cancer is available on Amazon.
The Little Book of Pain Management
Pain can impact essentially every aspect of quality of life and is often referred to as the fifth vital sign. Acute pain management can be witnessed daily in any emergency room. Chronic pain is estimated to affect over 100 million people in the United States alone. It is not surprising, then, that with the infinite complexity of the human body we have yet to find a definite etiology, characterization, and treatment of pain. Worse, the widespread and at times indiscriminate use of opioids for pain management has led to a crisis in opioid use.
Every aspect of life challenges the need for appropriate pain management. Whether it is delivering nursing care at the bedside, treating postoperative pain, avoiding opioid-induced respiratory depression, averting prescription drug overdose, easing the pain of labor, or controlling chronic pain, care providers must remember that one’s quality of life often depends on how he or she perceives being rendered pain free.
We hope that this comprehensive approach to understanding the biology and management of pain will provide care providers and their patients a road map for negotiating this widespread and challenging aspect of health.
The Little Book of Pain Management is available exclusively for the FREE Kindle App on Amazon.
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