Skip to Main Content

Medical Library: Home

Library Announcements, Notices, and Information




Image by pikisuperstar on Freepik


Popular Resources

New Books

First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 2023

The time-tested, most popular board prep resource, revised as always to reflect the newest Step 1 test plan and provide the latest test-taking advice. First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 is a veritable blueprint for preparing for this critical exam, revealing all the content you'll encounter on test day. This unmatched text is written by carefully chosen students who excelled on the Step 1 exam, it's reviewed by top faculty--all the ensure that the content is relevant, high-yield, and accurate--and it's organized and formatted in ways that help you easily hone in on the most important content. First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 is filled with 1,000 color clinical images, including more depicting diverse patients; 1,300+ high-yield facts and mnemonics organized into basic principles and organ system; and test-taking advice from students who have passed the exam.

Family Medicine Board Review Book, 2024

Packed with more than 1,000 multiple choice questions and answers on topics commonly found on ABFM board examinations, The Family Medicine Board Review Book, Second Edition, edited by Dr. Robert A. Baldor, helps you make the most of your study time and achieve exam success. It provides valuable background information on ABFM in-training, board certification, and recertification examinations and their formats before presenting questions that are weighted and structured to mimic the ABFM exam. This unique, cost-effective review tool is ideal for testing your knowledge in every area of family medicine and identifying areas that may require further study.

Certified Nurse Educator Review Book, 2020

Based on the CNE® examination blueprint, Certified Nurse Educator Review Book: The Official NLN Guide to the CNE® Exam, Second Edition delivers a comprehensive review to prepare you to take the Certified Nurse Educator examination. Each chapter provides an overview of the content included on the exam blueprint and practice test items, complete with rationales for correct and incorrect answers, reflecting the types of items you will encounter on the exam. This revised edition streamlines and enhances your exam preparation with updated content, additional bulleted lists and tables, additional practice questions, and example scenarios that demonstrate the practical application of chapter concepts.

Palliative Care Nursing, 2023

Palliative Care Nursing: Caring for Suffering Patients continues to explore the concept of suffering as it relates to nursing practice in an updated new edition. This text helps practicing nurses and students define and recognize various aspects of suffering across the lifespan and within various patient populations, while providing guidance in alleviating suffering. In addition, the authors discuss ways nurses that witness suffering can optimize their own coping skills and facilitate personal growth. The Second Edition aligns with the recently updated ELNEC and AACN competencies and features three new chapters discussing advance care planning, palliative care for those with serious illnesses, and strategies for having difficult conversations with patients and families.

Avoiding Common Errors in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 2021

Conversational and easy to read, Avoiding Common Errors in Pediatric Emergency Medicine discusses 198 errors commonly made in the practice of pediatric emergency medicine and gives practical, easy-to-remember tips for avoiding these pitfalls. This unique manual offers brief, approachable, evidence-based chapters suitable for reading immediately before the start of a rotation, for quick reference on call, or daily for personal assessment and review. Covers nuanced topics specific to the care of children in the emergency setting, including treatment strategies, procedure competencies, distinct pathophysiology, and disease processes.

Leadership and Nursing Care Management, 2022

Develop your management and nursing leadership skills! Leadership & Nursing Care Management, 7th Edition focuses on best practices to help you learn to effectively manage interdisciplinary teams, client needs, and systems of care. A research-based approach includes realistic cases studies showing how to apply management principles to nursing practice. Arranged by American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) competencies, the text addresses topics such as staffing and scheduling, budgeting, team building, legal and ethical issues, and measurement of outcomes. Written by noted nursing educators Diane L. Huber and Maria Lindell Joseph, this edition includes new Next Generation NCLEX® content to prepare you for success on the NGN certification exam.

Grief and Loss Across the Lifespan, Third Edition

The third edition of this unrivaled text on loss, grief, and bereavement continues to provide a unique biopsychosocial perspective and developmental framework for understanding grieving patterns. Organized by a lifespan trajectory, this text describes developmental aspects of grieving, linking these theories to effective clinical work. Biopsychosocial developmental theories, including neurobiological and genetic information, frame chapters that include recent research on how people of that age respond to varied loss situations, and intervention strategies supported by practice experience and empirical evidence are addressed. The new edition illuminates special considerations in risk and resilience for each life phase, systematically addressing issues of oppression, marginalization, and health disparities. It includes a new chapter on grief and loss as they effect individuals over 85 and covers spiritual development for each life phase. The book restructures the adult chapters to reflect major changes in theories on expanded lifespans, adds to content on evolving living arrangements for aging individuals, and expands coverage of common losses at different points in the lifespan.

Operative Techniques in Foot and Ankle Surgery, 2022

Derived from Sam W. Wiesel and Todd J. Albert's four-volume ;Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery, this single-volume resource contains a comprehensive, authoritative review of operative techniques in foot and ankle surgery. In one convenient place, you'll find the entire Foot and Ankle section, as well as relevant chapters from the Oncology, Pediatrics, Sports Medicine, and Trauma sections of Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery. Superb full-color illustrations and step-by-step explanations help you master surgical techniques, select the best procedure, avoid complications, and anticipate outcomes. Written by global experts from leading institutions; Operative Techniques in Foot and Ankle Surgery, Third Edition, clearly demonstrates how to perform the techniques, making this an essential daily resource for residents, fellows, and practitioners.

Surgical Exposures in Orthopaedics: the Anatomic Approach, 2022

For nearly 40 years Surgical Exposures in Orthopaedics: The Anatomic Approach has helped orthopaedic surgeons enhance their anatomic knowledge, increase safety, and improve patient outcomes. The fully revised sixth edition carries on the legacy of Dr. Stanley Hoppenfeld(1934-2020), whose ideas have influenced orthopaedic surgical care worldwide. Coauthored by Piet de Boer and Dr. Richard Buckley, this bestselling reference provides a clear view of orthopaedic anatomy from the surgeon's perspective using easy-to-follow descriptions and hundreds of superb full-color illustrations. Brings you up to date with recent changes in the field, using a highly relevant anatomic approach that has become increasingly important as approaches become smaller. Details the techniques and pitfalls of each surgical approach, gives a clear preview of anatomic landmarks and incisions, and highlights potential dangers of superficial and deep dissection.

The Aprn and Pa's Complete Guide to Prescribing Drug Therapy 2022

Includes 25 new diagnoses and digital updates as needed! The only prescribing guide conveniently organized by clinical diagnoses for adult and pediatric patients, this concise resource is an unrivaled reference tool for advanced health care providers (AHCPs) and students in all clinical practice settings who need guidance on prescribing drugs for patients with acute, episodic, and chronic health problems. Newly updated for 2022 with the most recent drug information and clinical guidance, this revised edition contains 25 new diagnoses including 15 additional cancer diagnoses and the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The APRN and PA's Complete Guide to Prescribing Drug Therapy 2022 intersperses clinically useful information throughout, such as monitored laboratory values, patient teaching points, and safety information.

Evidence-Based Practice in Action

Awarded second place in the 2022 AJN Book of the Year Awards in Nursing Research! The biggest barrier to effective evidence-based practice (EBP) is the failure to effectively translate available knowledge, research, and clinical expertise into action This failure is rarely due to a lack of information, understanding, or experience. In fact, it usually comes down to a simple lack of tools and the absence of a clear plan to integrate EBP into care. Problem solved! Evidence-Based Practice in Action, Second Edition, is a time-tested, application-oriented EBP resource of The Iowa Model Revised: Evidence-Based Practice to Promote Excellence in Health Care. This book offers a proven, detailed plan to help nurses and healthcare professionals promote and achieve EBP adoption and implementation.

Wintrobe's Clinical Hematology, 2024

Selected as a Doody's Core Title for 2023! Comprehensive in scope and thoroughly up to date, Wintrobe's Clinical Hematology, 15th Edition, combines the biology and pathophysiology of hematology as well as the diagnosis and treatment of commonly encountered hematological disorders. Editor-in-chief Dr. Robert T. Means, Jr., along with a team of expert section editors and contributing authors, provide authoritative, in-depth information on the biology and pathophysiology of lymphomas, leukemias, platelet destruction, and other hematological disorders as well as the procedures for diagnosing and treating them. Packed with more than 1,500 tables and figures throughout, this trusted text is an indispensable reference for hematologists, oncologists, residents, nurse practitioners, and pathologists. Provides expert coverage of new topics, including COVID-19, palliative care and survivorship, transitioning from pediatric to adult care, and ethical issues in hematology such as management of individuals with religious/cultural objections to transfusion.

Elsevier's 2024 Intravenous Medications, 2024

Find the essential information you need to safely administer more than 400 intravenous drugs! For nearly 50 years, Elsevier's Intravenous Medications: A Handbook for Nurses and Health Professionals has been a trusted resource for complete, accurate drug information in a concise, quick-access format. New to the 2024 edition are 8 monographs of the most recent IV drugs to be approved by the FDA, in addition to updated drug uses, interactions, precautions, alerts, and patient teaching instructions for all current IV drugs.

Davis's Diseases and Disorders, 2023

Everything you need to know about caring for patients--in a succinct easy-to-understand "must-have" guide! Put information on more than 240 diseases and disorders at your fingertips. Clear, comprehensive discussions of pathophysiology--with rationales in the test and intervention sections--help you deliver effective care with confidence. Nursing students' must-have."If you're in a nursing program, this book will help you tremendously! Some books are lengthy but this one will get right to the point and the info you need to be successful!"--Chris G., Online Reviewer Most helpful HESI, ATI and NCLEX study material."Best for studying and understanding content. A must-use when studying for standardized tests...and licensing exams such as the NCLEX."--

Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery (includes Full Video Package), 2022

This highly acclaimed reference focuses on mastery of operative techniques while also providing a thorough understanding of how to select the best procedure, how to avoid complications, and what outcomes to expect. More than 1,000 global experts take you step by step through each procedure, and 13,000 full-color intraoperative photographs and drawings clearly demonstrate how to perform the techniques, making this an essential daily resource for residents, fellows, and practitioners. Includes new procedures and comprehensive updates throughout all four volumes.

Observances and/or Celebrations


Request Services

Fill out the appropriate form and save it.

Click on the envelope to email and attach your request form.

About the Library


Library Location:

Alexander T. Augusta Military Medical Center 

9300 DeWitt Loop

Sunrise Pavilion - 1st Floor - Room 902

Fort Belvoir, VA 22060

Library Hours:

0730 - 1630 Monday - Friday

Closed weekends and Holidays.

(After hour access is available for providers * please ask a library team member)

Library Phone Number: 


Library Email address:

Library COVID-19 Policies:

Please follow Hospital policies for mask wearing.

We take measures to keep you safe!

Thank you.


Authors/Researchers at A.T. Augusta Military Medical Center

Sean R. Wise and Chase B. Weber - ATAMMC

Wise SR, Seales P, Houser AP, Weber CB. Frozen Shoulder: Diagnosis and Management. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2023 Sep 1;22(9):307-312. doi: 10.1249/JSR.0000000000001097. PMID: 37678349.

Jason Oaks and Juan Narvaez - ATAMMC

Kilgore AJ, Twerdahl E, Oaks J, Narvaez J. Abdominal aortic compression on CT imaging during Valsalva. BMJ Case Rep. 2023 Sep 5;16(9):e257055. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2023-257055. PMID: 37669820; PMCID: PMC10481745.

Library Team

Virgie Paul, MLS

Medical Librarian