UCLA Medical School’s ‘Guest Artist’ Helps Teach Med Students

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The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is bringing artists and future physicians together with the work of Ted Meyer. Meyer has been a guest artist at UCLA for five years; his position includes recruiting a network of artists exploring illness and curating discussions with the artists and first and second year students. His hope is to provide students with a more solid understanding of patients–living with afflictions, listening to first-hand accounts of coping with conditions, and understanding the relationship between this and their work.

Meyer told the Huffington Post, “There are a number of doctors who are very smart but when they get on the floor and have to start dealing with patients they break down.” With the help of Meyer, the combination of art and medicine is helpful to create stronger bonds between both doctors and patients.

To read the full story please visit: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/20/ted-meyer-geffen-medical-school_n_7325072.html

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Download the Revised Tarascon Pharmacopoeia App For Free

prescribing, dosing, prescriptions, medications, itunes, google play, tarascon, pharmacopoeia, physicians, doctorsThe Tarascon Pharmacopoeia continues its tradition as the most popular and most trusted portable drug reference. Available for your Apple and Android devices, this must-have resource contains vital drug information on thousands of drugs to help clinicians make better decisions at the point of care.

What’s new:

  • iOS 8 inspired interface with intuitive navigation
  • Includes complete contents of the Tarascon Pharmacopoeia 2015 Deluxe Edition including tables, figures and styling
  • Real-time content updates occurring in the background so as to not interrupt usage of the application
  • Improved search functionality
  • Robust drug interaction tool

This app also includes:

  • A fully integrated “Herbal & Alternative Therapy” section
  • 47 invaluable drug reference tables and 15 dynamic calculators
  • Both convenient relative pricing codes ($ to $$$$$) and exact prices from drugstore.com
  • Extensive pediatric drug dosing
  • Unique Canadian trade names and drugs
  • Consumer Reports best buy drugs

The trial version is now available for new users of the Tarascon Pharmacopoeia app, and will give ausers ccess to the entire contents of the app for 30 days. Download now through iTunes or Google Play.

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Review: Tarascon Pharmacopoeia 2015 Professional Desk Reference Edition is “very useful for practicing clinicians”

pharmacopoeia, tarascon, dose, dosing, pharmacist, clinician, resource, reference, doctor, physician, point of care, medical student, resident, drugs, FDA, medwatch, rheumatology, emergency medicine, primary care, hospital medicine, inpatient, outpatient, medicine, medicationThe Tarascon Pharmacopoeia 2015 Professional Desk Reference Edition has already been receiving rave reviews from fans, but now Doody’s Review Service is also singing its praises. Reviewer Jennifer L. Colon, PharmD, MS, MBA noted that this reference “is a high quality, yet easy to use, reference that is very useful for practicing clinicians.

More excerpts from the review:

It is organized based on clinical classes, i.e., antimicrobials, cardiovascular, ENT, etc., to further assist healthcare practitioners in efficiently locating specific information. Codes after the name of each drug identify metabolism and excretion, safety in pregnancy, safety in lactation, DEA controlled substances, and relative cost. The book also highlights the disease or indication in red for each pharmaceutical agent, and it differentiates between child and adult dosing. Finally, it notes the availability of generic, over-the-counter, and scored formulations. Other positive features include ease of readability, excellent organization, and the availability of both mobile and pocket versions.

I would rate it as equivalent to well known resources from Lexicomp and Micromedex.”

Visit our website to learn more about this must-have resource.

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Save 25% On Our “Must-Have Resource For Oncologists”

cancer, chemotherapy, oncology, chemo, drug, medicine, treatment, physician, oncologistCompletely revised and updated for 2015, the Physicians’ Cancer Chemotherapy Drug Manual 2015 is an up-to-date guide to the latest information on standard therapy and recent advances in the field. Written by world-class experts in clinical cancer therapeutics, this essential reference provides a complete, easy-to-use catalog of over 100 drugs and commonly used drug regimens—both on- and off-label—for the treatment of all the major cancers.


  • Revised to reflect rapid advances in the field, incorporating treatment strategies and new drugs like afatinib, ceritinib, ibrutinib, idelalisib, obinutuzumab, and ramucirumab.
  • A specific chapter focused on profiling antiemetic drugs and antiemetic treatment regimens.
  • Diagrams of drug structures and pathways for many of the agents.
  • Offers a comprehensive discussion of clinical pharmacology, special considerations, indications, and dosages.
  • Covers toxicity and drug–drug interactions.
  • A section on chemotherapy regimens for all major cancers.
  • Provides an overview of the basic principles of cancer drug therapy

Save 25% on this resource through April 4th by using code 5STAR at checkout. Click here to learn more about this best-selling resource from Jones & Bartlett Learning.

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Health Care and Technology Top List of 2015 Best Jobs

U.S. News & World Report has released their ranking of the 100 best jobs for 2015. best jobs, physician, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, dentist, doctors, medicine, healthcare, US NEWSBeginning with the occupations that the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts will grow the most between 2012 and 2022, the list ranks jobs in a variety of industries based on projected openings, rate of growth, job prospects, unemployment rates, salary, and job satisfaction.

Unsurprisingly, as a result of this criteria, health care and technology jobs rank highest on the list. Here is a sample of the top 10 best jobs:

  1. Dentist
  2. Nurse Practitioner
  3. Software Developer
  4. Physician
  5. Dental Hygienist
  6. Physical Therapist
  7. Computer Systems Analyst
  8. Information Security Analyst
  9. Registered Nurse
  10. Physician Assistant

Jones & Bartlett Learning is proud to be leading the way in teaching and learning materials that make a difference in the best and fastest growing fields in 2015 and beyond.

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Unwrap Holidays Savings at Tarascon.com

Now through December 22nd receive 20% off plus FREE shipping  on all print products at Tarascon.com.

Sale items include, but are not limited to:

Use coupon code TC20 at checkout to receive 20% off plus free shipping on your purchase. Sale ends December 22, 2014 and is only valid on new purchases of print products. Free ground shipping on US orders only.

Visit our website to view the entire catalog of Tarascon titles.

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Now Available: 2015 Tarascon Interactive Catalog

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This year’s edition includes:

  • 2015 edition of the Pharmacopoeias
  • New titles
  • Mobile applications
  • Bundle packages
  • Related resources
  • Discount code
  • …and more

View or download your copy today.

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New Arrivals: Tarascon Pharmacopoeia 2015 Editions

physicians, doctors, prescribing, pharma, pharmaceutical, prescribe, dose, dosing, pharmacopoeia, tarascon, pocketbook, medical, medical referenceThe Tarascon Pharmacopoeia 2015 Editions continue the tradition as the leading pocket drug reference packed with vital drug information to help clinicians make better decisions at the point of care.

The Tarascon Pocket Pharmacopoeia® 2015 Classic Shirt-Pocket Edition, now updated with over 100 new drugs, details FDA approved drug dosing, available trade and generic formulations, metabolism, safety in pregnancy and lactation, relative drug pricing information, Canadian trade names, and an herbal & alternative therapies section. Multiple tables supplement the drug content, including opioid equivalency, emergency drug infusions, cardiac dysrhythmia protocols, pediatric drug dosing, and much more.

The Tarascon Pharmacopoeia® 2015 Deluxe Lab-Coat Edition is an expanded version of the Classic Shirt Pocket Edition, containing more drugs, black box warnings, evidence-based off-label indications for adults and pediatric patients, and additional tables.  The Tarascon Pharmacopoeia 2015 Professional Desk Reference Edition includes the same essential content as the Deluxe Edition in an easy to read 7″x10″ paperback format.

New to the Tarascon Pharmacopoeia 2015 Editions:

• New section dedicated to rheumatology
• FDA guideline updates
• Added tables for quick reference and ease of use
• Removal of discontinued drugs and outdated dosing information

The Tarascon Pharmacopoeia is also available as a mobile app in iTunes and Google Play. To view all of the latest editions, please visit our website.


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New Pediatric Resource From Tarascon

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Additional features:
• Up-to-date pediatric practice guidelines

• Easy-to-understand algorithms, tables, charts, and formulas

• Chapters on endocrinology, hematology, infectious diseases, neonatalogy, and more

The Tarascon Pediatric Inpatient Pocketbook is an essential pocket reference for medical students, residents and attending physicians treating children in an inpatient setting.

Click here to view the entire table of contents, and to purchase this reference.

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Tarascon Pharmacopoeia Mobile App Meets Highest Level for Prescribing Safety

According to an article published in the Journal of Medical Toxicology, the Tarascon Pharmacopoeia mobile application is one of only two electronic prescribing apps to meet the highest level of safety for accurate prescribing information.

“Based on available download and usage data, we choose six popular medication reference apps available for the iPhone and an online reference commonly used at our institution to evaluate for the presence of relevant drug warnings. Warning types were categorized using investigator-defined classification as follows: category 1-warnings are in line with dosing information, category 2-warnings are advertised but listed separately from dosing information, category 3-warnings are listed but are not advertised and listed in a separate section from dosing information, and category 4-no boxed warnings
are present.”

The Tarascon Pharmacopoeia mobile application received a Category 1 rating. The article also when on to report:

“To the busy clinician with limited time and resources to devote to any individual task, prescribers rely on the convenience offered by electronic pharmacopoeia. This media provides the opportunity to deliver timely, current, and accurate information at the time they are needed.”

Read the full article at the US National Library of Medicine by clicking here. To download the Tarascon Pharmacopoeia mobile application, visit iTunes or Google Play.

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