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The mission of the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Medical Library is to provide biomedical, nursing, and allied health information resources and services to clinical and non clinical staff and patients. We provide access to professional journals (in print and electronic formats), reference and specialty textbooks, and online research databases. Our services include; circulation, reference assistance, literature searching, article retrieval, and interlibrary loan. 

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Lippincott's Primary Care Orthopaedics, 2014

The material is effectively presented with abundant color illustrations. Important information and suggestions for primary care physicians are spot on, such as obtaining a standing radiograph for a patient suspected of having knee arthritis, among others. The advice to avoid excessive ordering of MRI studies by those not planning to implement the results in their treatment plan is a good strategy and a money saver.

Antibiotic Basics for Clinicians, 2019

Popular as a classroom text, for review, and as a clinical quick-reference, this time-saving resource helps medical students master the rationale behind antibiotic selection for common bacterial pathogens and infectious diseases. Updated content reflects the latest antibiotic medications available on the market, and new full-color illustrations strengthen users' understanding of the application of antibiotic drug treatment. New full-color illustrations reinforce comprehension with greater clarity. Updated content familiarizes users with the most relevant antibacterial agents and treatment guidelines.

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Anatomy, 2016

Prepare for the dissection lab and operating room with Anatomy: A Photographic Atlas , 8e. Featuring outstanding full-color photographs of actual cadaver dissections with accompanying schematic drawings and diagnostic images, this proven text depicts anatomic structures more realistically than illustrations in traditional atlases. Chapters are organized by region in the order of a typical dissection with each chapter presenting topographical anatomical structures in a systemic manner. Authentic photographic reproduction of colors, structures, and spatial dimensions as seen in the dissection lab and on the operating table help you develop an understanding of the anatomy of the human body.

Goldfrank's Toxicologic Emergencies, 2019 Eleventh Edition

The best edition yet of the landmark text in medical toxicology. Covering every aspect of poison management, this indispensable case-based resource has been thoroughly refreshed to deliver evidence-based principles viewed through the lens of an active bedside clinical practice. In no other reference will you find such a diverse roster of esteemed editors and authors who deliver expert insights into every type of toxicologic emergency, whether due to substance abuse or exposure to toxins.

Foundations of Infection Control and Prevention, 2018

Foundations of Infection Control and Prevention offers a foundation in the critical concepts in infection control. Perfect for those with no prior exposure to medical terminology, this hands-on, practical text offers case examples of specific pathogens and avoids complex technical jargon, without being too simplistic.You'll learn the basics of infection control, along with real-life scenarios of infection control problems and prevention techniques. Each chapter includes an introduction to a specific pathogen so that the reader gains the basic knowledge of the diseases of most importance in the developed world.

Global Population Health and Well-Being in the 21st Century, 2016

"This book provides an excellent foundation for students seeking a context for global models and practices in population excellent primer for those who are ready to engage in global health projects." --Jay E. Maddock, PsycCRITIQUES "A must read for public health, clinical, and social care students, teachers, and practitioners alike, including case studies to provide a thorough and up-to-date account of the past, present, and future of global public health. Dr Lueddeke effectively highlights the ingenuity gap between today's wicked problems and their potential solutions, with a timely emphasis on the concepts of "planetary health" and "integrative ecological public health"...

Control of Communicable Diseases Manual, 2015

Control of Communicable Diseases Manual, 20th Edition, is the must have resource for anyone in the field of public health. Every chapter has been reworked and new chapters have been added. The 20th Edition is a timely update to a milestone reference work, ensuring the Manual's relevance and usefulness to every public health professional around the world.

Manual of Traumatic Brain Injury, 2016

"The Manual provides an excellent road map to the many topics relevant in the diagnosis, treatment, and long-term management of individuals with TBI. As such, the book can serve either as a fine introduction for the uninitiated or as a valued reference for seasoned clinicians. I highly recommend it]'" --Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation "This is a stellar quality book that will be beneficial for every member of the multidisciplinary team that is required to treat patients with TBI. It offers a concise but broad and informative view of the disorder, and can serve as an easy-to-read and access primary text.

Re-Visioning Family Therapy, 2019

A leading text for courses that go beyond the basics of family systems theory, intervention techniques, and diversity, this influential work has now been significantly revised with 65% new material. The volume explores how family relationships--and therapy itself--are profoundly shaped by race, social class, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and other intersecting dimensions of marginalization and privilege. Chapters from leading experts guide the practitioner to challenge assumptions about family health and pathology, understand the psychosocial impact of oppression, and tap into clients' cultural resources for healing. Practical clinical strategies are interwoven with theoretical insights, case examples, training ideas, and therapists' reflections on their own cultural and family legacies.

Diagnostic Surgical Pathology, 2015

Visually stunning and thoroughly up to date, the sixth edition of Sternberg's Diagnostic Surgical Pathology continues to set the standard for differential diagnosis of the surgical specimen. Offering the latest information on all currently known diseases, this classic two-volume reference presents advanced diagnostic techniques from a virtual "who's who" of experts in the field - pathologists who provide authoritative guidance on the diagnostic evaluation of every type of specimen from every anatomic site. No matter what your level of training or experience, keeping Sternberg's near your microscope is the next best thing to a personal consultation with a trusted colleague.

Wintrobe's Clinical Hematology, 2019

This extensive title, which combines scientific principles with up-to-date clinical procedures, has been thoroughly updated for the fourteenth edition. You'll find in-depth material on the biology and pathophysiology of lymphomas, leukemias, platelet destruction, and other hematological disorders as well as the procedures for diagnosing and treating them. Combines the biology and pathophysiology of hematology as well as the diagnosis and treatment of commonly encountered hematological disorders in one volume. Access the latest knowledge in genetics and genomics eBook features 300 online self-assessment questions for reviewing material and preparing for Board exams. Packed with more than 1,500 tables and figures.

Foundations of Clinical Research, 2020

Conceptual descriptions of analytic procedures used in EBP as well as tables that demonstrate simple calculations Algorithm for choosing a statistical procedure based on a study's design Diagrams that help students understand experimental and observational design variations Guidelines for critical appraisal of various types of studies Focus on sensitivity/specificity and likelihood ratios, number needed to treat, and measuring clinically meaningful change Special features that illustrate how research applies to practice, including, "Case-in Point," "Fun Facts," "Historical Notes," and end-of-chapter 'take-away' commentaries from the author

Manual for Pharmacy Technicians, 2019

This manual was constructed as a instructional manual for pharmacy technicians enrolled in formal training programs, for those wishing to achieve certification, and for training purposes at the workplace. This fifth edition has been updated to reflect the changing roles of pharmacy technicians and of the profession.

McLaughlin and Kaluzny's Continuous Quality Improvement in Health Care, 2020

Through a unique interdisciplinary perspective on health care quality and safety, McLaughlin & Kaluzny's Continuous Quality Improvement in Health Care, Fifth Edition covers the subjects of operations management, organizational behavior, and healthcare service delivery. With a broad focus on both the philosophy and processes of Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI), the challenges of implementation and institutionalization are addressed using examples from a variety of health care organizations, including primary care clinics, public health departments, and academic health centers.Significantly revised and updated throughout, the Fifth Edition offers a greater focus on practical application and incorporates contributions from leading health care quality.

The Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations, 2018

A comprehensive guide to effective strategic management of health care organizations. Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations provides essential guidance for leading health care organizations through strategic management. This structured approach to strategic management examines the processes of strategic thinking, consensus building and documentation of that thinking into a strategic plan, and creating and maintaining strategic momentum - all essential for coping with the rapidly evolving health care industry.

Ethics in Health Services Management, 2019

The most comprehensive book on health services ethics, this text is indispensable for education in health services organization and management, strategic planning, finance, marketing, and nursing administration. From the core principles of respect for persons, beneficence, nonmaleficence, and justice, as supplemented by virtue ethics, readers learn essential steps to effectively identify and solve ethical problems. More than 75 case studies and vignettes allow opportunities to analyze and apply ethical decision making across a range of care delivery settings and topics, including patient autonomy, end-of-life decisions, consent for treatment, resource allocation, whistle-blowing, confidentiality, and more.

Physical Examination and Health Assessment, 2020

With an easy-to-follow approach and unmatched learning support, Jarvis' Physical Examination and Health Assessment, 8th Edition is the most authoritative, complete, and easily-implemented solution for health assessment courses in nursing. This tightly integrated learning package continues to center on Carolyn Jarvis's trademark clear, logical, and holistic approach to physical examination and health assessment across the patient lifespan. It's packed with vivid illustrations, step-by-step guidance and evidence-based content to provide a complete approach of health assessment skills and physical examination.

Litt's Drug Eruption and Reaction Manual, 2018 24th Edition

Internationally relied upon by medical practitioners for its unparalleled focus on adverse effects and cutaneous reactions, Litt's Drug Eruption & Reaction Manual is a succinct clinical reference and essential drug-safety tool for patient care, now provided with ebook links to the associated online database.

Berek and Hacker's Gynecologic Oncology, 2015

Get the evidence-based, practical guidance you need to provide state-of-the-art care to women with gynecologic cancers. From diagnosis through medical and surgical management, Berek and Hacker's Gynecologic Oncology , 6th Edition delivers invaluable knowledge and expertise on every aspect of gynecologic malignancies. Ideal for gynecologic oncologists and fellows, general gynecologists, and medical and radiation oncologists, this new edition clearly translates basic science to clinical practice, making it your go-to source for everyday reference.

The American Psychiatric Association Publishing Textbook of Psychiatry, 2019

The American Psychiatric Association Publishing Textbook of Psychiatry, first published more than 30 years ago, is a landmark text with a legacy of sound scholarship, expert knowledge, and effective pedagogy. Thoroughly revised and featuring new authors and content, the seventh edition raises the bar, adding age-related, cultural, societal, and population considerations in the practice of psychiatry to the authoritative text that generations of students, residents, and clinicians have heretofore relied upon. T

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