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Applied Human Anatomy
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The structure of the human body is usually considered in courses in gross anatomy. These courses typically consist of lectures by the faculty, readings in assigned textbooks and the study of photographs and illustrations in human anatomy atlases. However, as student’s progress through the curriculum and move into the more clinical or practice oriented phases, many discover that the anatomical knowledge they actually need is somewhat different from the kind they possess. What many encounter is difficulty in applying their knowledge to a clinical setting.

Applied Human Anatomy was created to better integrate material that is more often than not treated separately in contemporary health care curricula. It is hoped that through this integration students will develop a deeper and more lasting knowledge and understanding of human anatomy as they are likely to need it in the evaluation and management of patients.

A print version is available for purchase on Amazon.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Anatomy/Physiology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Student Guide
Textbook
Provider:
Virginia Tech
Provider Set:
VTech Works
Author:
Mcnamara John
Nolan Michael
Date Added:
10/10/2022
Biomechanics of Human Movement
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This is a custom textbook catered to the needs of kinesiology students enrolled in a first-year biomechanics course. It has been modified from OpenStax College Physics and Anatomy and Physiology.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
British Columbia/Yukon Open Authoring Platform
Author:
Karine Hamm
Date Added:
09/04/2020
Building a Medical Terminology Foundation
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Building a Medical Terminology Foundation is an OER that focuses on breaking down medical terms into their word parts, pronouncing medical terms, and learning the meaning of medical terms within the context of introductory anatomy and physiology. This resource is targeted for health office administration and health services students in the first year of their college programs.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Maricopa Open Digital Press
Author:
Kimberlee Carter
Marie Rutherford
Date Added:
04/22/2021
Clinical Procedures for Safer Patient Care
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CC BY
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This open educational resource (OER) was developed to ensure best practice and quality care based on the latest evidence, and to address inconsistencies in how clinical health care skills are taught and practised in the clinical setting. The checklist approach, used in this textbook, aims to provide standardized processes for clinical skills and to help nursing schools and clinical practice partners keep procedural practice current. Each skill/procedure is covered in a chapter that has learning objectives, a brief overview of the relevant theory, checklists of steps for procedures with the rationale behind each step of the process, and a summary of key takeaways. Key terms are set in bold throughout the book and laid out again in a Glossary in the appendix. All 88 checklists are also summarized, and hyperlinked to the original checklist, in the appendix.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Open Textbooks
Date Added:
11/30/2015
The Complete Subjective Health Assessment
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This textbook is designed for the novice learner who is seeking to develop a foundational understanding of the complete subjective health assessment in the context of health and illness. The textbook deconstructs the categories of the complete subjective health assessment, providing learners with explanations and examples of what constitutes relevant subjective data. This textbook provides an opportunity to learn how to respond to normal, abnormal, and critical findings when completing a complete subjective health assessment

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Ryerson University
Author:
Jennifer L. Lapum
Michelle Hughes
Oona St-Amant
Date Added:
11/18/2021
The Complete Subjective Health Assessment
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This textbook is designed for the novice learner who is seeking to develop a foundational understanding of the complete subjective health assessment in the context of health and illness. The textbook deconstructs the categories of the complete subjective health assessment, providing learners with explanations and examples of what constitutes relevant subjective data. This textbook provides an opportunity to learn how to respond to normal, abnormal, and critical findings when completing a complete subjective health assessment.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
eCampusOntario
Author:
Jennifer L. Lapum
Michelle Hughes
Oona St-Amant
Paul Petrie
Sherry Morrell
Sita Mistry
Date Added:
07/24/2021
Comprehensive Midwifery: The role of the midwife in health care practice, education, and research
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The re-emergence of midwifery as a primary health care profession is one of the great stories of Canadian health care systems, but this story has been largely undocumented. This invaluable interactive e-book details the history and philosophy of midwifery, how current midwifery theory and policies are developed, and the role of education and research in advancing the field. We include a special focus on the social determinants of women’s health throughout Canada and the world, the principle of health care as a human right, and the principles and scope of midwifery practice. A must-read for Canadian student midwives and others interested in midwifery.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
eCampusOntario
Author:
Beth Murrary-Davis
Eileen K. Hutton
Elaine Carty
Karyn Kaufman
Michelle Butler
Date Added:
03/09/2020
Concepts of Fitness and Wellness
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This open textbook for Concepts of Fitness and Wellness at Georgia Highlands College was created through a Round Seven ALG Textbook Transformation Grant.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University System of Georgia
Provider Set:
Galileo Open Learning Materials
Author:
Althea Moser
Christin Collins
Connie Watjen
David Mathis
Jonathan Howard
Lisa Jellum
Scott Flynn
Sharryse Henderson
Date Added:
03/09/2018
Creative Clinical Teaching In The Health Professions
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This peer reviewed e-book is a must-read for nurses and other health professionals who strive to teach with creativity and excellence in clinical settings. Each chapter presents current evidence informed educational practice knowledge. Each topic is also presented with text boxes describing ‘Creative Strategies’ that clinical teachers from across Canada have successfully implemented. For those who are interested in background knowledge, the authors provided a comprehensive literature base. And, for those interested mainly in 'what to do,' the text box summaries offer step-by-step directions for creative, challenging activities that both new and experienced instructors can begin using immediately.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Athabasca University
Author:
Sherri Melrose
Date Added:
08/21/2015
Des bases physiques et chimiques du contrôle de la qualité des médicaments
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Le manuel est un résumé des principales activités du cours de conférences sur la chimie physique et colloïdale (en 2 parties) et constitue la base théorique des méthodes de contrôle de la qualité des médicaments et vise à acquérir les connaissances et les compétences nécessaires pour travailler dans ce domaine. Destiné aux étudiants francophones étrangers.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Author:
Khatchatourian M.A.
Morozova M.A.
Pleteneva T.V.
Uspenskaya E.V.
Date Added:
07/15/2019
Drugs quality control (Theoretical foundation and practical application)
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The Course book presents the basics of drugs quality control in accordance with regulatory documents (pharmacopoeia of Europe, USA, Japan, Russia) and new data from current scientific periodicals, monographs The features of the physical, spectral and chemical quality control of medicines according to the indicators «identification», «tests» and «assay» are described in detail. Part II presents a workbook, which includes questions for the self-control of the material studied and tasks for a laboratory workshop. The Course book contains reference material and samples of pharmacopoeial articles. The Course book is designed for students of the specialty «Pharmacy».

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Khatchaturyan M.A.
Morozova M.A.
Pleteneva T.V.
Uspenskaya E.V.
Date Added:
08/08/2019
Evaluación de las intervenciones sanitarias en salud global
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¿Cobertura de atención médica universal en 2030 para todas las personas, de norte a sur? El logro de este ambicioso y muy necesario objetivo de desarrollo sostenible requerirá no sólo una voluntad política excepcional, sino también pruebas sólidas sobre la forma de alcanzarlo, incluidas las intervenciones sanitarias en salud global más efectivas. Por lo tanto, evaluar esta evidencia es un gran desafío. Ya no podemos simplemente medir su efectividad: necesitamos entender por qué han sido (o no) efectivas, cómo y bajo qué condiciones.El objetivo de esta obra colectiva, que reúne a 27 autores y 12 autoras de diferentes países y disciplinas, es presentar de manera clara y accesible, en francés, una antología de enfoques y métodos avanzados en la evaluación de intervenciones: cuantitativos, cualitativos, mixtos, que permitan estudiar la evaluabilidad, la sostenibilidad, los procesos, la fidelidad, la eficiencia, la equidad y la eficacia de las intervenciones complejas. Cada método se presenta en un capítulo a través de un estudio de caso real para facilitar la transferencia de este valioso conocimiento.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Science et Bien Commun
Author:
Bajo la dirección de Valéry Ridde y Christian Dagenais
Date Added:
11/27/2020
First Aid for Canada
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First aid is the provision of immediate care to a victim with an injury of illness, usually effected by a lay person, and performed within a limited skill range. First aid is normally performed until the injury or illness is satisfactorily dealt with (such as in the case of small cuts, minor bruises, and blisters) or until the next level of care, such as an ambulance or doctor, arrives. This book is a Canadian version of the original at Wikibooks. All references to protocols which do not comply with resuscitation standards in Canada have been removed.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Open Textbooks
Author:
English Wikibooks
Date Added:
10/28/2014
Foundations for Assisting in Home Care
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This course is intended as a self-study course for those interested in exploring a career as a Home Health Aide or Personal Care Aide. This Open Educational Resource (OER) consists of 12 chapters which provide an overview of the responsibilities of the home health care worker.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Milne Publishing
Author:
Kimberly B. McLain
Date Added:
03/08/2021
Foundations of Epidemiology
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This book is intended to provide a basic introduction to epidemiologic methods and epidemiologic thinking. After reading this book, you should be able to read an epidemiologic study, understand what the authors did and why, and identify what they found. You will also have the tools to assess the quality of that study—how good is the evidence? What are potential sources of bias, and how might those have affected the results? This book will not teach you enough to be able to design and conduct your own epidemiologic studies—that level of understanding requires several years of specialized training. However, being able to read and understand the scientific literature about human health will allow you to apply that understanding to your own work in a nuanced, sophisticated way.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Oregon State University
Author:
Marit L. Bovbjerg
Date Added:
02/28/2020
Framework for Evaluating Mental Health and Wellness Education and Training Resources
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The purpose of this toolkit is to assist B.C. post-secondary institutions with evaluating and selecting resources to support their ongoing planning and delivery of education and training on mental health and wellness.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Author:
MHW Advisory Groups
Robynne Devine
Date Added:
02/10/2021
The Fundamentals of Healthcare Administration: Navigating Challenges and Coordinating Care
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This book is written for those interested in acquiring a thorough knowledge base relative to the intricacies of the organizational theories, customs, and insights significant to the management of health service organizations. It examines the foundational aspects of leadership and management as they relate to establishing and maintaining the principles and practices within healthcare organizations. The book opens with a discussion on the differences between health, healthcare, and health care while providing an overview of healthcare management and organizational trends. It culminates in discussions of leadership, management, motivation, organizational behavior, and management thinking. Additionally, it discusses topics of information technology, teamwork, health disparities, organizational culture, performance, and change.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of North Georgia Press
Author:
Dorothy J. Howell
Melissa Jordan
Whitney N. Hamilton
Date Added:
08/31/2022
A Guy's Guide: What Every Man Needs to Know About Their Health
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Men’s health is an important topic as males can be at a greater risk for certain diseases and conditions than females. Advocating for positive behaviors and better education on men’s health topics is vital to both quality and quantity of life. They need to visit medical care regularly for age-related screenings and take action in preventing certain diseases. This book was written with men in mind; the goal is to educate men (or anyone concerned about them) on how to maintain health, prevent disease, and know when to seek care. Each chapter explores a different issue and provides an insight into men’s health through text and visuals such as infographics.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Clemson University
Author:
Acadia Morgan
Alyssa Sheppard
Avery Morse
Becky Tugman
Brandon Shealy
Cary Andreo
David Cote
Drew Belsha
Elsa Meyer
Grace West
Hannah Fortune
Jonathan Beatriz
Katherine Skola
Kathryn Root
Marissa Guimbarda
Meredith Reese
Morgan Johnson
Mytchell Ernst
Perry Fleming
Rebecca Corallo
Samuel Baxter
Sophie Gardner
Sydney Richmond
Tanner Huyck
Taylor Scott
Yang Wu
Date Added:
08/13/2021
Health Education
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Readers will learn about the nature of health, health education, health promotion and related concepts. This will help to understand the social, psychological and physical components of health.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
College of the Canyons
Date Added:
06/28/2019