Diabetes Management In Long Term Settings

Author by : Linda Haas
Languange : en
Publisher by : American Diabetes Association
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Description : Diabetes Management in Long-Term Settings is a clinical guide for the treatment of elderly patients with diabetes. With the number of older adults growing exponentially and with a growing percentage of this group facing diabetic and prediabetic conditions, Diabetes Management in Long-Term Settings will help physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and administrators develop effective programs to care for this growing population. It is a practical clinical guide outlining the protocols of geriatric diabetes care and will be a sought-after reference for all clinicians.


Long Term Care Medicine

Author by : Pamela Ann Fenstemacher
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : Long-Term Care Medicine: A Pocket Guide lessens the uncertainty involved in caring for patients in a long-term care facility. This practical pocket guide is divided into four sections: Introduction, Common Clinical Conditions, Psychosocial Aspects, and Special Issues in Long-Term Care. The chapters address all the varied components of the LTC system as well as how to take care of the patients and residents living within it. The contributors to this easy-to-read guide are passionate about LTC and many have worked within the American Medical Directors Association to create and disseminate a knowledge base for practitioners. Long-Term Care Medicine: A Pocket Guide is an invaluable resource for clinicians, practitioners, and educators who are seeking to optimize the care and living experience of residents in LTC by providing resident-centered care as well as resident choice, well-being, dignity, and an improved quality of life.


Post Acute And Long Term Medicine

Author by : Pamela A. Fenstemacher
Languange : en
Publisher by : Humana Press
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Description : This book addresses current issues surrounding hospital readmissions and the practice of post-acute and long-term care (LTC). Thoroughly updated, the Second Edition of this practical pocket guide presents new regulations governing these services and lessens the uncertainty involved in caring for patients in a long-term care facility. The book is divided into four sections that cover: types of care, which include community care, nursing facility care, and teamwork; clinical medicine, with suggested approaches to common conditions and wound care; psychosocial aspects of care, which include ethical and legal issues and caring for families; and special issues, with chapters on documentation, coding, and medication management. As community-based care is an area of rapid growth where the elderly are increasingly seeking their medical care, new chapters have also been added that describe these programs. Written by expert contributors, many of whom have worked within the American Medical Directors Association to create and disseminate a knowledge base for post-acute and LTC, this is a valuable resource for clinicians and educators seeking to maximize the care and living experience of residents in post-acute and long-term care settings.


Management Of Diabetes In The Long Term Care Population

Author by : Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : The economic, social and health burden of diabetes is significant, especially in the elderly population. This is a common disease that affects more than 20% of adults aged 65 to 75 years and 40% of adults older than 80 years. The prevalence of diabetes in long-term care (LTC) facilities is similar to that in the general population, but may be underestimated. Previous studies indicated that in a Canadian long-term care facility, a screening program reclassified a third of residents as having diabetes during a three-year period. Management of diabetes in LTC facilities is challenging due to the under-resourced environment and the nature of this specific population (e.g. age, higher rates of premature death, functional disability, and more co-morbidities than non-diabetics). Besides lifestyle modification and pharmacological therapy, blood glucose monitoring (levels of blood glucose or HbA1c) is also essential to ensure satisfactory glycemic control. Due to the metabolic differences of diabetes in the elderly compared with younger patients, the approaches of disease management should be different. The burden of rigourous near normal glycemic control (e.g. cost of patient discomfort) may outweigh the benefits (such as preventing long-term complications) in this population. Previous clinical practice guidelines have suggested that the glycemic target should be individualized based on the patient's functional status: patients with good functional status should be maintained at HbA1c lower than 7%, whereas those who are frail (have multiple co-morbidities, increased risk of hypoglycemia or have a life expectancy of fewer than 5 years) should be maintained at a less stringent target of lower than 8%. CADTH published a report in 2010 for the purpose of summarizing guideline recommendations regarding the management of diabetes in a long-term care population, but limited evidence was found. The purpose of this review is to identify any evidence and recommendations noted in the evidence-based guidelines for blood glucose monitoring in diabetic patients in LTC setting.


Diabetes Management In Primary Care

Author by : Jeff Unger
Languange : en
Publisher by : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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Description : Diabetes Management in Primary Care, 2nd Edition serves as an evidence-based guide for primary care physicians, residents, and medical students in managing patients with diabetes. This text covers all aspects of outpatient care for adults and adolescents with diabetes. You’ll find comprehensive coverage of the latest therapeutic, behavioral, and surgical options to successfully manage diabetic patients within the primary care setting. Diabetes Management in Primary Care is based upon patient centered strategies and customized care. Whether the patient has prediabetes or advanced long-term complications such as retinopathy or chronic kidney disease, providers of all specialties and all levels of care will gain insight into safe, effective and rationale intensification of one’s care. Complex co-existing disorders such as cancer, severe clinical obesity, polycystic ovary syndrome, severe insulin resistance, hypoglycemia awareness autonomic failure, steroid induced hyperglycemia and sleep disorders are discussed in vibrant detail. Diabetes Management in Primary Care is the first medical text book to address many of the topics listed below. One of the most anticipated chapters discusses the importance of incorporating cultural diversity into one’s treatment plan. New to this edition: · Access to the companion website that includes the fully searchable text for quick reference · ADA/IDF screening algorithms included to allow for faster determinations · Discussion of new agents for Type II diabetes to keep you updated on the most recent therapies available, including new long acting basal insulin and incretin mimetics and drugs in the R and D pipeline. · Questions that patients want answered including: “When will diabetes be cured?” · Examination of the relationship between obesity, sleep disorder and diabetes · Detailed discussion of the relationship between cancer and diabetes · The importance of becoming a culturally diverse clinician · The politics of diabetes management in the US · Updated guidelines for the diagnosis and management of polycystic ovary syndrome · Useful forms to streamline and document practice including: patient history, physical exam, complication surveillance, laboratory tests, and diabetes patient education This is the tablet version which does not include access to the supplemental content mentioned in the text.


Diabetes Management In Primary Care

Author by : Jeff Unger (M.D.)
Languange : en
Publisher by : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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Description : This book offers primary care physicians evidence-based guidelines for evaluating and treating all patients with diabetes. It covers all aspects of outpatient and hospital-based diabetes care for all age groups, and includes behavioral interventions for enhancing patient adherence. Coverage includes fine-tuning glycemic management with computerized self-blood glucose monitoring software, evaluating and treating patients with metabolic syndrome and polycystic ovary syndrome, managing mental illness in patients with diabetes, and prevention of microvascular and macrovascular complications. The book discusses newer insulin therapy protocols, insulin delivery devices such as pumps, pens, and inhaled insulin, and novel pharmacotherapies including incretin mimetics and DPP-IV inhibitors.


Pediatric Type Ii Diabetes

Author by : Grace Kim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Elsevier Health Sciences
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Description : Traditionally considered an adult disorder, type 2 diabetes in children has been steadily increasing in the past several years. This easy-to-read reference presents a succinct overview of clinically-focused topics covering diagnosis, treatment, management, and complications of type 2 diabetes mellitus in pediatric patients. An ideal reference for both pediatric endocrinologists as well as pediatricians, it’s an excellent overview of this fast-changing and complex field. Covers clinical presentation, diagnostic criteria, screening, and other topics related to diagnosis. Discusses complications such as hypertension, retinopathy, depression, PCOS, fatty liver, and more. Includes information on medications, lifestyle interventions, and surgical treatment. Consolidates today’s available information and experience in this timely area into one convenient resource.


Nutritional Management Of Diabetes Mellitus

Author by : Gary Frost
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : Diabetes mellitus is a common disorder where the body is no longer able to regulate blood glucose levels correctly owing to defects in insulin secretion or action. While some people require treatment with insulin, many are able to control their diabetes through management of diet, e.g. by decreasing the fat intake and increasing the amount of fibre. This book provides an up-to-date review of the dietary management of diabetes looking at general topics, such as the metabolic principles of nutrition, as well as more specific topics, such as nutritional management of diabetic children, pregnant women and the elderly. A specialist text on the nutritional management of diabetes A practical book, useful in clinical practice Written by well respected clinicians within the field


Diabetes E Book

Author by : Joan R. S. McDowell
Languange : en
Publisher by : Elsevier Health Sciences
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Description : This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. As one of the three major diseases in the Western world, and one that is on the increase, care of people with diabetes is crucial to the entire healthcare team. This book provides a comprehensive text on the management of the person with diabetes in the community and will be invaluable to dietitians, podiatrists and GPs and especially to practice nurses, district nurses and health visitors. It has been written from a community perspective by a multiprofessional team and advocates principles of care based on the latest research. It focuses on the role of the professional in assisting in self-care of the individual with diabetes. It also includes caring for the person in long-term care settings, for example, nursing homes. The comprehensive text establishes ‘why' as well as ‘what' you need to know The focus on community ensures its relevance Case study scenarios provide practical content, centred on people with diabetes Issues relating to ethnic minorities are incorporated throughout The evidence base ensures the latest research is incorporated and relates it to clinical practice Useful references and websites encourage wider reading


The Use Of Diabetic Support Groups By Nursing Home Patients

Author by : Julia Reschetnikow
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Diabetes Mellitus is becoming a disease that is increasingly prevalent today. The intent of this project is to offer the healthcare community a program to better educate the elderly diabetic population, and offer them support services during the course of their treatment in a long-term nursing facility. This program is typically aimed at long term nursing centers as a facilitator to diabetes management. Each year in the United States, the costs of diabetes and other disease-related illnesses are escalating. The costs are primarily borne by the elderly population due to deteriorating circumstances and limited access to treatment options. The significance of this program is that in the long run, along with education, support and guidance, the nation may cut the amount of healthcare spending due to geriatric diabetes and related conditions. Utilizing a support system may help guide patients along their treatment trajectories and increase adherence. The methods used for this program began by researching: the diabetic condition, target populations, long-term nursing facilities, support groups, and the projected outlooks for the diabetic condition. The Diabetic Buddy program was created to address patient needs, while increasing knowledge and offering support to diabetic nursing home patients. The findings of the program are: increased acknowledgement about the dangers of diabetes, and decreased complications of diabetes in nursing home patients. The Diabetic Buddy program offers education and support services to geriatric diabetic nursing home patients. Keywords: Health Care Administration, Dr. Gail Young, geriatrics, instruction, social, assistance, chronic illness.


Comprehensive Cardiovascular Medicine In The Primary Care Setting

Author by : Peter P. Toth
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : The thoroughly updated second edition of this key textbook provides an authoritative discussion of cardiovascular disease for the practicing primary care clinician. It examines a variety of disease states with emphasis on risk factors, risk estimation, and established cardiac disease. The book also explores the co-morbid conditions that surround cardiovascular disease. It includes key points, algorithms, case studies, recommendations on evidence-based practice, and summary boxes. A key resource for the busy practitioner, the Second Edition of Comprehensive Cardiovascular Medicine in the Primary Care Setting is designed to give residents, fellows, and primary care physicians the skills to confidently perform assessments, initiate and maintain efficacious therapy, and know when a referral to a cardiologist is advisable.


Medical Care Of Cancer Patients

Author by : Sai-Ching Jim Yeung
Languange : en
Publisher by : PMPH-USA
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Description : Recent therapeutic advances in cancer treatment indicate that cancer is becoming a chronic disease rather than a killer. This comprehensive text is the first to define and address the broad spectrum of acute and chronic internal medicine disorders that occur in cancer patients and cancer survivors as side-effects of the disease itself, or of the treatment regimens. The authors cover nononcologic aspects of internal medicine such as anorexia, obesity, bone loss, diabetes, depression, pain, fatigue, congestive heart failure, skin disorders, and pneumonia. This book is conceived as a companion to standard internal medicine and oncology texts - a comprehensive reference resource for internists caring for cancer patients and oncologists in practice. The text is extensively indexed for easy access and retrieval of information.


School Nurses Roles In Diabetes Education And Management For Students With Type 1 Diabetes In School Settings

Author by : Mee Kyung Lee
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Background: Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is one of the most common pediatric chronic diseases in schools. Students with T1D experience challenges in schools related to disease management, development, and in-school support. School nurses, designated health care professionals, are responsible for helping and supporting students with T1D manage their disease and needs through continuous interactions with students, families and school personnel. Purpose: The overall purpose of this research is to gain a broad understanding of school nurses’ roles in diabetes education and management for children with T1D in school settings through examination of the following: 1) the interrelations between school nurses’ attitudes about diabetes and self-efficacy in diabetes management and education including diabetes care behaviors, 2) the nature of school nurses’ attitudes and support for transitional care for children with T1D in school settings, 3) the interrelations between the levels of school nurses’ educational preparation and their self-efficacy as well as attitudes related to delivering diabetes education and management to children with T1D, and 4) school nurses’ attitudes about their actual and potential activities related to diabetes education. Methods: A total of 114 school nurses who provided diabetes care in schools participated in a descriptive study. Participants completed online surveys about demographic information, school nurses’ roles, diabetes attitudes, self-efficacy in diabetes education, self-efficacy in diabetes management, and diabetes education/transitional care. From those who completed the surveys, 20 convenience sample participants participated in semi-structured interviews. Results: School nurses had positive attitudes toward diabetes related issues, a moderate level of confidence in diabetes education and diabetes management, and a moderate or higher level of implementation of recommended nursing practice for students with T1D. School nurses’ diabetes attitudes were not related to their self-efficacy in providing diabetes education, but nurses’ attitudes towards the psychosocial impact of diabetes were significantly related to their self-efficacy in providing diabetes management (managing insulin pumps, administering glucagon, and counting carbohydrates) and the number of diabetic students school nurses took care of was a significant contributor to this interrelation. Holding a higher nursing credential was associated with having positive diabetes attitudes, but not with having higher levels of self-efficacy in diabetes education and diabetes management. Having a national school nurse certification was positively related to school nurses’ self-efficacy in diabetes education and counting carbohydrates. Nurses’ work status and the type of school they worked in were significantly related to their self-efficacy in providing diabetes education. The interview data revealed the core construct of school nurses’ perceptions of transitional care to be “supporting students to gain autonomy in diabetes management based on continued care in school systems.” School nurses’ perceptions focused on care continuity of diabetes management in a new school along with increasing independence in diabetes management. Both the survey and interview data revealed that school nurses providing care for transitional care focused on preparation for upcoming changes involved with diabetic students’ transitions to a new school environment including attaining diabetes self-management. School nurses also suggested coordinating care, transferring health documents to the next school, and promoting students’ independent diabetes management for successful transitional care in schools. The core construct of the reasons for initiating diabetes education for students with T1D was “instantly responding to a diabetes-relevant situation” in schools. School nurses provided diabetes education to meet diabetic students’ immediate diabetes management needs. School nurses also suggested three possible formats for diabetes education in schools to ensure a proper approach with systemic preparation: short, one-on-one education enhancing diabetes management skills, group sessions for social-emotional support, and systemic readiness for diabetes education that includes a standardized curriculum and fulltime school nurses. Conclusions: School nurses having positive diabetes-related attitudes was related to having a higher level of self-efficacy in providing diabetes management not to having self-efficacy in diabetes education; however school nurses’ self-efficacy in diabetes management was highly correlated with their self-efficacy in diabetes education. Also, school nurses’ credentials were a significant contributor only to their diabetes-related attitudes. In contrast, holding a national certification of school nurse was associated with self-efficacy in providing diabetes education and diabetes management in carbohydrate counting. Attitudes of school nurses assisting students in diabetes management were significantly related to their experience of providing transitional care to students with T1D. Also, nurses’ self-efficacy in diabetes education was significantly associated with their experiences providing transitional care. School nurses perceived transitional care as support for enhancing students’ independence in diabetes management in schools and relevant care content focused on preparing students and families for new school environments and maintaining similar levels of diabetes care. School nurses’ diabetes education was mainly initiated based on the immediate needs of students in diabetic situations, not on the long-term goals of diabetes management. In addition, systemic approaches to diabetes education were identified as possible formats for diabetes education based on diabetic students’ levels of self-management and development. The new knowledge generated from the findings provides information about school nurses’ practices for caring of students with T1D and relationships between their diabetes-related attitudes and confidence in diabetes education and management, so current practices can be developed to more effectively support diabetic students in schools. In addition, the study findings help school nurses understand the importance of transitional care and necessary nursing care in school systems for students with T1D.


American Diabetes Association Complete Guide To Diabetes

Author by : American Association
Languange : en
Publisher by : American Diabetes Association
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Description : The American Diabetes Association—the nation's leading health organization supporting diabetes research, information, and advocacy—has completely revised this comprehensive home reference to provide all the information a person needs to live an active, healthy life with diabetes. Now in its fifth edition, this extensive resource contains information on the best self-care techniques and the latest medical advances. For people with diabetes, this extraordinary guide will answer any question. Topics include the latest on self-care for type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes; new types of insulin and medications; strategies for avoiding diabetes complications; expanded sections on meal planning and nutrition; and tips on working with the health care system and insurance providers.


Telemonitoring In Diabetes Care Management

Author by : Marco ZEIMET
Languange : en
Publisher by : GRIN Verlag
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Description : Master's Thesis from the year 2004 in the subject Health Science, grade: 74/100 Grade A - First Class, Brunel University (DISC - Department of IS and Computing), course: Master of Science Course at Brunel University London, 84 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Topic Area and Motivation: Chronic disease care management in diabetes type II patients, living at home and supported by telemonitoring equipment has proven to be both working and useful while adding health value from a clinical perspective. Managerial decisions need however to be based on quantified cost estimations. The challenge today is to show, in which patient groups, positive cost-benefit results can be obtained by the use of telemedicine equipment. The problem statement: While numerous studies have shown clinical value and economical benefit separately, there is a need to identify the cost-benefit ratios applicable to different diabetic patient groups, with varying risk levels. The investment costs in expensive telemonitoring equipment need to be compared to associated clinical benefits obtained in the medium and long-term timeframe. The interest, relevance and importance of the study lays in the cost estimating of care interventions provided to diabetes patient following ‘care pathways’ in home care settings While similar work has been undertaken in the acute care settings with start-end pathways, the cost estimation of the diabetes follow-up is challenged by a recurring loop-back care pathway. Aims and hypothesis: While it is assumed that the use of telemedicine equipment and related care intervention costs are compensated by a reduction in complications and related health care costs, the aim of the study is to provide a simple model for cost-benefit analysis. Methods: Workload evaluation methods are used to cost-estimate and cost-quantify identified care pathway variables. The resulting cost information is then used as input data in a simple microsimulation model. Microsimulation is designed to identify the target group of instable diabetic patients for whom the use of telemedicine supported monitoring would produce both clinical added value and be cost-effectiveness as compared to the conventional care delivery model. Results: The microsimulation model is producing a breakeven point (cost benefit levels reached over determined periods of time) thus identifying parameters about which patient profiles can be cost-beneficially used for the telemedicine modality.


Care Of People With Diabetes

Author by : Trisha Dunning
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : Care of People with Diabetes is an essential guide to the care and management of people with diabetes mellitus, with particular emphasis on the acute care setting. Written by an experienced clinical nurse specialist with extensive knowledge of evidence-based diabetes care, this fully updated fourth edition serves as an essential companion to clinical practice for nurses and healthcare professionals. People with diabetes experience a high symptom and self-care burden associated with managing their condition, and require appropriate support, advice and regular monitoring. Similarly, health professionals need to maintain and keep up-to-date with an ever-increasing body of knowledge in order to help people with diabetes incorporate new research into their self-care. Care of People with Diabetes provides an extensive overview of the knowledge base all health professionals require to work effectively with people with diabetes. Special features: Comprehensive clinical manual on an ever-more prevalent condition, written to meet the needs of nurses and healthcare professionals Includes new material on evaluating education programmes, cystic fibrosis-related diabetes, diabetes and sleep apnoea, and end-of-life care Provides key evidence for best practice Includes protocols for consistent care and improving patient outcomes


Managing Diabetes Managing Medicine

Author by : Martin D. Moore
Languange : en
Publisher by : Manchester University Press
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Description : This electronic version has been made available under a Creative Commons (BY) open access license. This book is available as an open access ebook under a CC-BY-NC-ND licence. Through its study of diabetes care in twentieth-century Britain, Managing diabetes, managing medicine offers the first historical monograph to explore how the decision-making and labour of medical professionals became subject to bureaucratic regulation and managerial oversight. Where much existing literature has cast health care management as either a political imposition or an assertion of medical control, this work positions managerial medicine as a co-constructed venture. Although driven by different motives, doctors, nurses, professional bodies, government agencies and international organisations were all integral to the creation of managerial systems, working within a context of considerable professional, political, technological, economic and cultural change.


Textbook Of Family Medicine E Book

Author by : David Rakel
Languange : en
Publisher by : Elsevier Health Sciences
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Description : This ninth edition of the Textbook of Family Medicine, edited by Drs. Robert E. Rakel and David P. Rakel, remains your #1 choice for complete guidance on the principles of family medicine, primary care in the community, and all aspects of clinical practice. Ideal for both residents and practicing physicians, this medical reference book includes evidence-based, practical information to optimize patient care and prepare you for the ABFM exam. A clean, quick-reference layout makes it easy for you to put information to work immediately in your practice. Gain a new understanding of the patient-centered medical home and how to achieve this status in outpatient clinics. Make the most effective care decisions with help from "Evidence vs. Harm" icons that guide you through key treatments of common medical conditions. Take advantage of today’s most useful online resources with a convenient list of outstanding clinical websites. Quickly spot "Best Evidence Recommendations" with special boxes located throughout the text, and glean helpful tips on diagnosis and therapy from "Key Points" boxes found on every page. Quickly access content with an efficient new layout that includes more than 1,000 tables and full-color illustrations; treatment boxes for a concise overview of how to treat various conditions; Grade A SORT recommendations; and key points highlighting the major takeaways of each chapter. Take advantage of an enhanced focus on team-based care as the role of primary care providers evolves, and stay up to date on the most current practice guidelines with evidence-based information throughout. Remain at the forefront of the field with coverage on self-care, the emergence of tobacco alternatives such as e-cigarettes, and the changing picture of cancer in America.


The Sociology Of Long Term Conditions And Nursing Practice

Author by : Elaine Denny
Languange : en
Publisher by : Macmillan International Higher Education
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Description : In recent years there have been major developments in how long term conditions are managed and so it is important nurses understand the rationale behind policy initiatives and their implications for practice. This timely book provides a unique examination of the sociology surrounding long term conditions and the experiences of the patients who have them. It examines the social context of chronic illness and contains individual chapters on the common long term conditions present in the United Kingdom today.


Obesity And Diabetes

Author by : Anthony H. Barnett
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : Obesity has become the most common chronic disease of the present day, with significant increases in prevalence in populations across the world and all age groups. This has resulted in a dramatic increase in obesity-related metabolic and cardiovascular complications, making it an important public health issue. Type 2 diabetes associated with obesity or 'diabesity' is today the most common form of type 2 diabetes. It is also associated with a number of other cardiovascular risk factors, which constitute the metabolic syndrome. Effective management of 'diabesity' is crucial to the reduction of morbidity and premature mortality due to cardiovascular disease. This book comprises chapters written by leading international experts on various aspects of obesity-related diabetes. As a practical reference guide, it is suitable for all professionals with an interest in this field. Emerging problems such as childhood 'diabesity' and the impact of obesity on polycystic ovary syndrome will be of interest not only to paediatricians and endocrinologists, but also to general practitioners and other healthcare professionals. The contemporary approach to the clinical assessment of obesity and its management in both primary and secondary care settings is also described.


Occupational Outlook Handbook

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Disease Management

Author by : Diane Huber
Languange : en
Publisher by : Elsevier Health Sciences
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Description : Written specifically for case managers, this innovative reference presents a practical integration of disease management and case management to ensure comprehensive coverage of these two rapidly evolving and expanding fields. It explains and clarifies these two areas with in-depth expert commentary that offers a fresh, contemporary approach and captures both provider and payor perspectives. Its strong emphasis on evidence-based practice helps ensure that disease managers are using the best evidence to formulate the best results. Comprehensive, targeted content makes it one of the only resources available for practicing disease managers Wide variety of coverage includes chronic illnesses such as congestive heart failure, as well as management of those conditions such as pregnancy that do not indicate an unhealthy or diseased state Expert author contributions offer practical guidance and interdisciplinary perspectives Chapters provide case studies or case scenarios to demonstrate the ways in which case managers nationwide have responded to treatment challenges with success Emphasis on preventive care stresses the most practical and cost-effective solution to today's rising health care costs Authors detail specific tips, tools, and techniques that managers can put to use in practice Chapters are organized into three separate parts to present the information logically


Introduction To The Health Professions

Author by : Peggy Stanfield
Languange : en
Publisher by : Jones & Bartlett Publishers
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Description : Comprehensive coverage of all the major health professions. The text outlines more than 75 careers and touches on every major facet of the field from the evolution of medicine to payment for services...add more!


Diabetes Management In Primary Care

Author by : Jeff Unger
Languange : en
Publisher by : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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Description : Diabetes Management in Primary Care, 2nd Edition serves as an evidence-based guide for primary care physicians, residents, and medical students in managing patients with diabetes. This text covers all aspects of outpatient care for adults and adolescents with diabetes. You’ll find comprehensive coverage of the latest therapeutic, behavioral, and surgical options to successfully manage diabetic patients within the primary care setting. Diabetes Management in Primary Care is based upon patient centered strategies and customized care. Whether the patient has prediabetes or advanced long-term complications such as retinopathy or chronic kidney disease, providers of all specialties and all levels of care will gain insight into safe, effective and rationale intensification of one’s care. Complex co-existing disorders such as cancer, severe clinical obesity, polycystic ovary syndrome, severe insulin resistance, hypoglycemia awareness autonomic failure, steroid induced hyperglycemia and sleep disorders are discussed in vibrant detail. Diabetes Management in Primary Care is the first medical text book to address many of the topics listed below. One of the most anticipated chapters discusses the importance of incorporating cultural diversity into one’s treatment plan. New to this edition: · Access to the companion website that includes the fully searchable text for quick reference · ADA/IDF screening algorithms included to allow for faster determinations · Discussion of new agents for Type II diabetes to keep you updated on the most recent therapies available, including new long acting basal insulin and incretin mimetics and drugs in the R and D pipeline. · Questions that patients want answered including: “When will diabetes be cured?” · Examination of the relationship between obesity, sleep disorder and diabetes · Detailed discussion of the relationship between cancer and diabetes · The importance of becoming a culturally diverse clinician · The politics of diabetes management in the US · Updated guidelines for the diagnosis and management of polycystic ovary syndrome · Useful forms to streamline and document practice including: patient history, physical exam, complication surveillance, laboratory tests, and diabetes patient education


Using Technology To Support Evidence Based Behavioral Health Practices

Author by : Michael A. Cucciare
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : The use of technology to provide cost-effective behavioral healthcare is emerging as a crucial aspect of treating a wide variety of behavioral health problems. However, many behavioral health providers lack the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively integrate technology-based behavioral tools into their practice. In Using Technology to Support Evidence-Based Behavioral Health Practices, the authors help providers implement technology-based behavioral health practices in various healthcare settings and with various mental health disorders. Divided into two parts, the text first addresses specific disorders or problem areas, then presents issues concerning implementation and evaluating such tools in clinical practice and important ethical issues to consider when doing so.


Today S Health Professions

Author by : Barbara B Gresham
Languange : en
Publisher by : F.A. Davis
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Endocrine Secrets

Author by : Michael T. McDermott
Languange : en
Publisher by : Elsevier Health Sciences
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Description : The thoroughly updated Endocrine Secrets, 6th Edition continues the tradition of the highly popular Secrets Series®, offering fast answers to the most essential clinical endocrinology questions. A user-friendly Q&A format, replete with valuable pearls, tips, and memory aids, helps you to learn and study efficiently. It all adds up to a perfect concise board review or handy clinical endocrinology resource. Expedite your reference and review with a question-and-answer format that's conversational and easy to read. Zero in on key information with bulleted lists, mnemonics, practical tips from prominent endocrinologists, and "Key Points" boxes that provide a concise overview of important board-relevant content. Quickly review essential material with a chapter containing the "Top 100 Secrets" in endocrinology. Take your Secrets anywhere thanks to a convenient, pocket-sized design! Remain at the forefront of medical endocrinology with updates on new techniques and technologies, as well as changing treatment options and drug information. Equip yourself for effective practice with coverage of the most current developments in obesity management, weight loss drugs, and bariatric surgery; the newest guidelines for the pharmacological treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus; and much more. Make use of practical tips on intensive insulin therapy, and apply evidence-based techniques to achieve appropriate glucose control in hospitalized patients and effectively manage thyroid cancer. Access the latest research concerning the benefits and risks of the wide range of osteoporosis therapies.