Just Published: Communication Sciences and Disorders, Third Edition

Communication Sciences and Disorders: From Science to Clinical Practice, Third Edition is an introductory text for students enrolled in their first communication sciences and disorders course. This text contains basic information about speech disorders that are related to impairments in articulation, voice, and fluency; language disorders in children and adults; and hearing disorders that cause conductive and sensorineural hearing losses.

Features:

  • Updated content with new information on evidence-based practice
  • New online video segments that clearly demonstrate a variety of communication disorders at different ages and severities
  • New chapter on cleft lip and palate
  • New information on cochlear implants and listening
  • New information on spoken language approaches to audiologic habilitation

Instructor Resources:                                 

Slides in PowerPoint Format, Test Bank, and an Image Bank

Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, students practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools.

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5-Star Review for Respiratory Care: Patient Assessment and Care Plan Development

Respiratory Care: Patient Assessment and Care Plan Development Terrific news to share– Respiratory Care: Patient Assessment and Care Plan Development Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access by David C. Shelledy, PhD, RRT, RPFT, FAARC, FASAHP, and Jay I. Peters, MD, just received 5 stars and a perfect score of 100 from Doody’s Review Service.

According to Steven K Hamick, AAS, BIS, William Beaumont Hospitals, writing for Doody’s Review Service,

“This is an outstanding book [that] is well written and easy to read. It should be required for all respiratory therapy programs and available in all departments of respiratory care.”

Respiratory Care: Patient Assessment and Care Plan Development is a must-have resource for all students and clinicians assessing or caring for patients with cardiopulmonary disorders. As the most comprehensive reference available, it is a guide to the evaluation of the patient, and the development and implementation of an appropriate, evidence-based, respiratory care plan. In addition, each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools.

Would you like to learn more? Preview a sample chapter, visit our website, or watch a webinar with author, Dr. David Shelledy:

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Respiratory Care: Principles and Practice, Third Edition Webinar, Thursday August, 20th

Join us on Thursday, August 20th, at 1 pm EST for a webinar demonstration of Navigate 2 Advantage Access for Respiratory Care: Principles and Practice, Third EditionLearn more about instructor tools and customization options.

Perfect for your Research and Medical Literature courses, Navigate 2 Advantage Access for Access for Respiratory Care: Principles and Practice, Third Edition provides these features:

  • Learn: A complete eBook with interactive tools
  • Practice: A virtual Study Center with robust practice activities and flashcards
  • Assess: A homework and testing Assessment center with prepopulated quizzes and examinations
  • Analyze: Dashboards with learner and educator views that reports actionable data

Respiratory Care: Principles and Practice, Third Edition incorporates the latest information on the practice of respiratory care into a cohesive guide to help students learn to develop care plans, critical thinking skills, and clinical leadership skills. This complete up-to-date resource explores the technical and professional aspects of respiratory care.  This text includes student and instructor resources, and content cross-referencing the NBRC examination matrices.

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Just Published: Documentation for Physical Therapist Practice

Documentation for Physical Therapist Practice: A Clinical Decision Making Approach provides the framework for successful documentation. It is synchronous with Medicare standards as well as the American Physical Therapy Association’s recommendations for defensible documentation. This key resource utilizes a practical clinical decision-making approach and applies this framework to all aspects of documentation. This text emphasizes how the common and standard language of the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice and the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) model can be integrated with a physical therapist’s clinical reasoning process and a physical therapist assistant’s skill set to produce successful documentation.

Features:

  • Includes content on documentation formations: Initial Evaluations, Re-examination Notes, Daily Notes, Conclusion of the Episode of Care Summaries, Home Exercise Programs
  • Includes up-to-date information in line with APTA Guidelines for Defensible Documentation, World Health Organization, International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health, and Medicare
  • Reviews electronic documentation, ICD-9, ICD-10, and CPT codes

Instructor Resources:                                 

Answers to Case Study Questions, Answers to Discussion Questions, Key Image Review, Slides in PowerPoint Format, Test Bank

Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, students practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools.

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Heat and Performance: Don’t Get Sidelined

Lilah Al-Masri, MS, RD, CSSD, LD

Lilah Al-Masri, MS, RD, CSSD, LD

Simon Bartlett, PhD, CSCS, ATC

This week, our special guest bloggers, Lilah Al-Masri, MS, RD, CSSD, LD, and Simon Bartlett, PhD, CSCS, ATC, authors of 100 Questions and Answers about Sports Nutrition & Exercise, offer expert tips on how to train when the weather gets hot.

At some point in their athletic training, almost all athletes will be exposed to hot and/or humid conditions. Intense exercise events such as running, cycling, football, lacrosse and soccer in elevated temperatures and humidity can result in significant decreases in athletic performance and place the athlete at risk for potential life-threatening heat strain.

For example, the 2014 World Cup that was held in Brazil was played in temperatures that were consistently in the high 80’s with a humidity levels in the upper 70%. Numerous well-conditioned players collapsed late in the games due to cramping. You may also remember when LeBron James was sidelined with severe cramps during the 2014 NBA finals in San Antonio. The air conditioning went out in the arena causing the temperature to exceed 90 degrees and many players succumbed to heat strain.

In order to reduce the incidents of heat strain, it is important to understand the key physiological responses to exercise in the heat and humidity:

  1. Changes to blood flow and sweating. During exercise in hot conditions, heat produced by exercising muscles is transported by the circulating blood to the surface of the skin and released to the outside environment by radiation, convection or evaporation of sweat. If outside temperatures are equal to or greater than the body’s temperature, the body will rely solely upon evaporative cooling as the primary mechanism for heat loss. Studies have shown that sweat losses of 1-3 liters per hour have been recorded in athletes training or competing in the heat. If humidity is high, evaporative cooling ceases, resulting in the athlete retaining heat, causing the core temperature to rise.
  1. Greater demand on the heart and blood vessels. During sustained exercise, the heart pumps oxygen rich blood during each beat to the working muscles in order to sustain maximum performance. Exercise in the heat compromises muscle blood flow by shunting a higher percentage of blood to the periphery. This redirection of blood will reduce cardiac filling (flow to the heart) and stroke volume (blood pumped per beat). To compensate, heart rate will increase to try and maintain blood flow to the muscles. Thus, the relative intensity of exercise for the same workload increases, leading to earlier onset of fatigue and a reduced performance capacity. Additionally, blood volume losses due to dehydration can result in increases in blood viscosity, forcing the heart to work harder, placing greater stress on the heart and blood vessels.
  1. Negative effects on muscle energy availability. Muscles become the victim when the blood volume is split between competing interests during exercise in the heat. When blood is shunted away from the muscles to the periphery, muscle oxygen availability decreases. For endurance athletes, oxygen is vital, as it is responsible for breaking down fats and carbohydrates, producing substantial amounts of energy for muscular contraction. A decrease in the flow of oxygen can shift the athlete’s body from an aerobic to anaerobic state. The switch to anaerobic energy production leads to a higher total energy expenditure, blood lactate accumulation, greater carbohydrate utilization and rapid exhaustion.
  1. Reduction in aerobic capacity (VO2). The athlete’s aerobic capacity (VO2 max) diminishes over time in the heat as blood and oxygen is shunted away from the working muscles to the surface of the skin. Preserving a high VO2 max during exercise is essential to maintaining maximum endurance capacity and sustaining performance. Because VO2 max decreases in the heat, the athlete will be working at a higher percentage of their VO2 max; in other words, relative stress increases at a given workload due to decreased efficiency in the circulatory system.
  1. Humidity impedes cooling. Relative humidity is the amount of water vapor in the air and directly impacts sweating and cooling. The principal mechanism for cooling the athlete in the heat is the evaporation of sweat. The higher the humidity level, the more saturated the air becomes with water and the harder it becomes to evaporate sweat from the skins surface. As sweat evaporation decreases, the body struggles to stay cool resulting in a reduction in endurance capacity and an increased susceptibility to heat stress.

Understanding the impact that heat and humidity can have on the body, athletes will better equipped to prevent its many threats by implementing the following recommendations:

  1. Heat acclimatization - Athletes should integrate sport-specific drills such as shuttle runs, agility drills, and short sprints at a high intensity, as an effective way to adapt aerobic and anaerobic activities to the heat. Thirty to forty five minute sessions of high intensity activity at (approximately 75% VO2 max) over the course of 10-14 days in hot conditions are sufficient to see improvements.
  2. Protective equipment - Sports requiring protective equipment such as football and lacrosse should avoid wearing equipment for the first 5 days in a hot environment and gradually add equipment to subsequent practices. Single practice sessions for the first 5 days with succeeding practices shifting to double practice days are recommended.
  3. Clothing - Athletes should wear loose fitting, cotton, light and reflective colored clothing to increase air flow to the skin and help reduce the amount of heat storage in the body during exercise in the heat and humidity. Additionally, wearing tight -fitting wicking material can improve heat dissipation. Wear as little clothing as required during exercise. Maximizing skin exposure enhances the cooling surface area for evaporation. Remove equipment such as helmets during breaks and instruction.
  4. Cooling - Athletes should take frequent breaks during exercise. Seek shelter from the heat, drink plenty of fluids, and use cold-water techniques such as cold wet towels, misting fans, or forearm and face immersion in ice water buckets to enhance cooling.

Exercising indoors or outdoors in hot and humidity conditions produces additional strain on athlete’s cardiovascular and temperature regulation systems. Using the techniques provided, there are a variety of ways athletes can improve performance and enhance safety. Maintaining hydration levels throughout exercise and progressing through a heat acclimatization protocol are two of the best ways to ensure optimal performance and prevent heat illness.

http://www.jblearning.com/catalog/9780763778866/More information can be found in 100 Questions and Answers About Sports Nutrition and Exercise by Lilah Al-Masri, MS, RD, CSSD, LD and Simon Bartlett, PhD, CSCS, ATC.

Do you have a nutrition or exercise question? If so, submit them to adefronzo@jblearning.com . Questions will be answered on a monthly basis.

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Upcoming Webinar: Navigate 2 Advantage Access for Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professionals, Second Edition

Join us on Tuesday, August 4th, at 1 pm EST for a webinar demonstration of Navigate 2 Advantage Access for Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professionals, Second Edition. Learn more about instructor tools and customization options.

Perfect for your Research and Medical Literature courses, Navigate 2 Advantage Access for Access for Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professionals, Second Edition provides these features:

  • Learn: A complete eBook with interactive tools
  • Practice: A virtual Study Center with robust practice activities and flashcards
  • Assess: A homework and testing Assessment center with prepopulated quizzes and examinations
  • Analyze: Dashboards with learner and educator views that reports actionable data

Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professionals, Second Edition provides an engaging and comprehensive overview of human anatomy and physiology, written specifically with health professions students in mind. This text helps students navigate the subject through an array of features—including Test Your Understanding questions that regularly assess comprehension, Learning Goals that correlate to concrete Objectives, and a large assortment of end-of-chapter questions—that reinforce key concepts while promoting mastery of the material.

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Upcoming Webinar: Navigate 2 Advantage Access for Introduction to Research and Medical Literature for Health Professionals, Fourth Edition

Join us on Thursday, August 6th, at 1pm EST for a webinar demonstration of Navigate 2 Advantage Access for Research and Medical Literature for Health Professionals, Fourth Edition. Learn more about instructor tools and customization options.

Perfect for your Research and Medical Literature courses, Navigate 2 Advantage Access for Research and Medical Literature for Health Professionals, Fourth Edition provides these features:

  • Learn: A complete eBook with interactive tools
  • Practice: A virtual Study Center with robust practice activities and flashcards
  • Assess: A homework and testing Assessment center with prepopulated quizzes and examinations
  • Analyze: Dashboards with learner and educator views that reports actionable data

Introduction to Research and Medical Literature for Health Professionals, Fourth Edition is an essential resource to help students, faculty, and practitioners understand the research process, interpret data, comprehend results, and incorporate findings into practice. From choosing a research project and developing the research process design, to systematically gathering information, analyzing, interpreting data, differentiating among conflicting results, and finally understanding the overall evaluation, Introduction to Research and Medical Literature for Health Professionals, Fourth Edition will ease fears and help students and practitioners develop research skills to acquire and contribute knowledge that benefits their patients.

Don’t wait, register today for the webinar on Thursday, August 6th, at 1pm EST.

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AACP Most Requested Titles

Thank you for the great response at our booth during the AACP conference. If you missed it, these are our top requested titles from the conference.

Qualified instructors may request a review copy for course adoption consideration. Pharmacists and Students can save 25% and receive free ground shipping in the U.S with code AACP2015 now through 9/1/2015.

Principles of Research Design and Drug Literature Evaluation is a unique resource that explores critical elements of clinical research, biostatistical principles, and scientific literature evaluation techniques for evidence-based medicine. This accessible text provides comprehensive course content that meets and exceeds the curriculum standards set by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).

Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences with Patient Care Correlations provides a solid foundation in the areas of science that pharmacy students most need to understand to succeed in their education and career. Offering a comprehensive overview of the biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences, it is an ideal primary or secondary textbook for introductory courses.

Pharmacogenetics, Kinetics, and Dynamics for Personalized Medicine provides a valuable foundation illuminates how these principles and scientific advances can create optimal individual patient care, that is, “personalized medicine.” Through specific drug examples, this resource explores how the genetic constitution of an individual may lead to the need for an altered dose or in some cases alternative drug therapy.

Fundamental Skills for Patient Care in Pharmacy Practice enables students and new pharmacists to master the skills associated with clinical care in either the inpatient or outpatient setting. Tthis valuable resource provides the tools for gaining medication histories from patients and counseling them on the most effective and safe manner to take medications.

Would you like to learn more about our Pharmacy Resources? Please visit our website: www.jblearning.com.

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5-Star Review for Organizational Behavior in Health Care, Third Edition

Organizational Behavior in Health Care, Third EditionTerrific news to share– Organizational Behavior in Health Care, Third Edition by Nancy Borkowski, DBA, CPA, FACHE, FHFMA, recently earned 5 stars and a perfect score of 100 from Doody’s Review Service.

Cynthia Lee Cummings, RN, MSN, EdD, University of North Florida Brooks College of Health, writes that it is,

“…an engaging and worthwhile read. I wish that all managers and administrators could read this book and understand the organizational concepts that apply to all systems.”

Organizational Behavior in Health Care, Third Edition is specifically written for health care managers who are on the front lines every day, motivating and leading others in a constantly changing, complex environment. Designed for graduate-level study, it introduces the reader to the behavioral science literature relevant to the study of individual and group behavior, specifically in healthcare organizational settings. Using an applied focus, it provides a clear and concise overview of the essential topics in organizational behavior from the healthcare manager’s perspective.

The Third Edition offers:

  • More application examples of the theories and concepts throughout all chapters
  • New and updated case studies
  • Diversity chapter updated for recent demographic changes affecting the industry
  • Contemporary leadership chapter broadened to include collaborative leadership characteristics and skill set
  • Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools

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Washington Post Makes Health Navigators Front Page News

reigelmanGuest blogger, author, and editor of the Essential Public Health Series, Richard Riegelman MD, MPH, PhD, writes about the emerging career field known as “Health Navigator.”

On July 4, the Washington Post featured a front page article, “Navigators’ for cancer patients: A nice perk or something more?” Perhaps the Post recognized that health navigators can provide “independence day” for patients with serious disease. The article and the comments provided numerous testimonials recognizing the “godsend” that health navigators can be for cancer patients. They also indicated that health navigators are being shown to be cost-effective at least for poorer patients.

The Post article focused on patient navigators for cancer patients. It suggested that the jury is still out on the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of these health navigators. To understand the issues raised by the Post’s article, it is key to recognize that in the past most health navigators were trained on-the-job. This has been the case for community health workers, patient navigators, as well as health insurance navigators.

The Community Colleges and Public Health report produced by the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health and the League for Innovation in the Community Colleges recommended Health Navigator associate degree and academic certificate programs. These 30 semester credit hour programs are recommended to encourage the education of a new group of health professionals. It is expected that these health navigation professionals, when integrated into the health system, can improve health outcomes and reduce costs.

Health navigation education is designed not only to prepare cancer patient navigators but to prepare graduates for a range of roles in the health system including job titles such as community health worker, patient navigator, health insurance navigator plus as many as 30 other job titles being used across the country. Regardless of the job title, to be effective, health navigation education needs to prepare graduates with the knowledge and skills needed to function effectively as part of the health team.

To accomplish this goal the Community Colleges and Public Health report recommended the following 30 semester credit curriculum for all health navigator associate degrees and academic certificate programs:

Public Health Foundations and Core

  • Public Health Overview
  • Health Communications
  • Personal Health with a Population Perspective

Health Navigation Required Courses

  • Prevention and Community Health
  • Health Care Delivery
  • Health Insurance
  • Accessing and Analyzing Health Information

Experiential Learning and Electives

The League for Innovation in the Community Colleges has distributed the Community Colleges and Public Health report to all 1100+ community colleges and has developed a “call for planning” encouraging community colleges to develop health navigator programs consistent with the report. For a copy of the full report and more information on health navigation education see www.league.org/ccph/.

Jones & Bartlett Learning has responded to the growth and importance of health navigation education by developing a new Health Navigation textbook series. This four-book series as well as other Jones & Bartlett Learning textbooks will provide the full range of texts needed to fulfill the health navigation recommendations of the Community Colleges and Public Health report. Principles of Health Navigation by Kay Perrin, the first book in the series, will be published in time for use in fall 2016 courses.

In addition, existing texts such as Public Health 101 and forthcoming texts on health communications and personal health with a population perspective will provide excellent texts for teaching the Public Health Foundations and Core courses in community colleges and career schools. A range of textbooks included in the Jones & Bartlett Learning Essential Public Health series can be used as part of public health & health navigation associate degrees and academic certificate programs. To learn more, visit www.essentialpublichealth.com.

The four-book The Jones & Bartlett Learning Health Navigation Series will include Navigating the U.S. Health System, Navigating Health Insurance, and Navigating Community and Consumer Health. More information will be available this fall.

About the author:

Richard K. Riegelman, MD, MPH, PhD is Professor of Epidemiology-Biostatistics, Medicine, and Health Policy, and Founding Dean of the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services in Washington, DC. His education includes an M.D. from the University of Wisconsin plus a M.P.H. and Ph.D. in Epidemiology from Johns Hopkins. Dr. Riegelman practiced primary care internal medicine for over 20 years.

Dr. Riegelman has over 70 publications including 6 books for students and practitioners of medicine and public health. He is currently editor of the Jones & Bartlett Learning book series Essential Public Health. The series provides books and ancillary materials for the full spectrum of curricula for undergraduate public health as well as the core and cross-cutting competencies covered by the Certification in Public Health examination of the National Board of Public Health Examiners. He has taken a lead role in developing the Educated Citizen and Public Health initiative which has brought together arts and sciences and public health education associations to implement the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies recommendation that “…all undergraduates should have access to education in public health.” Dr. Riegelman also led the development of George Washington’s undergraduate major and minor and currently teaches “Public Health 101” and “Epidemiology 101” to undergraduates.

Would you like to learn more about the Health Navigator field? Read Understanding the Health Navigator and Health Navigators: Characteristics Through Internships from guest blogger, Kay Perrin, PhD, MPH.

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