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The Asthma Educators Handbook

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Publisher: McGraw-Hill

ISBN 10: 0071447377

ISBN 13: 9780071447379


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Description At A Glance

The Asthma Book provides mobile healthcare practitioners with the latest in trusted clinical information for more accurate, confident and informed decision-making at point-of-care.

Internists, family physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician's assistants, respiratory therapists, and pharmacists will find this unparalleled, authoritative resource has everything needed to understand and treat asthma in children and adults.

Key Features
  • Learn asthma care essentials - from top experts at the Partners Asthma Center. Ideal resource for preparing for certification as an asthma educator (AE-C).
  • Important information on how to develop an asthma action plan based on the principles of assessing and treating asthma attacks
  • Designed into two major sections - "The Fundamentals" and "Practical Aspects of Asthma Care"
  • Section "The Fundamentals" covers what asthma is and its relation to allergies, making the diagnosis of asthma, defining the severity of asthma, the medications used to treat asthma with their potential side-effects, and use of these medications in a stepwise approach based on the severity of asthma
  • Section "Practical Aspects of Asthma Care" covers various points - identifying and avoiding allergens in the home, work environments or school, how to use metered-dose inhaler or a Diskus, asthma action plans and many more!
  • Information on Inhalers and inhalation aids, Diagnosis and staging ambulatory asthma treatment, Managing pediatric and adult asthma, including asthmatic attacks
  • Section-ending Q&As that simulate the types of questions likely to appear on the National Asthma Educators Certification Board Exam
  • Series of case discussions which test your knowledge by asking you to assume the role of an asthma educator
  • Goal of this resource is to provide you with the tools to become an asthma educator
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Your Voice

By James Austin
TMAP is the kind of reference work that PDAs were made for. It provides a quick, easy, practical reference that you can carry in your pocket. Two years since you last did an ankle block? Forgotten what to look out for in a patient with carcinoid syndrome? Not sure what the surgery for a kidney transplant involves? You'll find it all here at the touch of a stylus.

TMAP is not the place to look for explanations of nerve physiology or the inner workings of a ventilator. But that's not what you carry a PDA for - you'll go to a text or to the internet to find that stuff. When you want quick, practical advice in a hurry, TMAP is ideal. I found it easy to install, and easy to access the info I need. I have both TMAP and ClinAne on my PDA, and I probably refer to TMAP ten times as much as I look at ClinAne.
I thouroughly recommend TMAP for the anaesthetic trainee, or for any working anaesthetist.

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