Tarascon Pharmacopoeia 2014 Professional Desk Reference Edition Earns 4-Star Review

prescriber, prescribing, pharma, pharmacy, pharmacopeia, medical student, drugs, medicine, doctor, emergency medicine, pocket refereceThe Tarascon Pharmacopoeia 2014 Professional Desk Reference Edition recently received 4 stars from Doody’s Review Service. According to reviewer, Lawrence P. Carey, BS, PharmD, from the Temple University School of Pharmacy, this reference “is more comprehensive than others of its kind, such as the various prescriber drug guides.”

Read more excerpts from the review:

“This reference is intended for a variety of audiences, ranging from practicing prescribers to students. Any healthcare professionals who prescribe and/or provide drug therapy to patients should find this helpful.

Each entry provides dosing information for both adults and children, lists pertinent information such as mechanism of action and adverse effects, and contains miscellaneous pearls such as monitoring parameters. There are also a significant number of tables and charts for important data such as a cytochrome P450 list of drugs that use that system, broken down by whether they are strongly or weakly affected.

This is a worthwhile reference. The Tarascon name is well respected for its pocket references. I can see using this desk reference version often when drug information questions arise. It is more comprehensive than others of its kind, such as the various prescriber drug guides. As it is updated annually, it is also as current as possible when it goes to press.”

Want to learn more, or purchase a copy? Visit the Tarascon website.

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Join Million Hearts™ in the Fight Against Heart Attacks

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) continues its national initiative aimed to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes in the U.S. over the next five years. The campaign is called Million Hearts and is co-led by CDC and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), integrating and amplifying a range of existing heart disease and stroke prevention programs, policies, and activities.

The Million Hearts™ Initiative seeks to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by the end of 2017 by:

Empowering Americans to make healthy choices such as avoiding tobacco use and reducing the amount of sodium and trans fat they eat. These changes will reduce the number of people who need medical treatment for high blood pressure or cholesterol—and ultimately prevent heart attacks and strokes.

Improving care for people who do need treatment by encouraging a focus on the “ABCS”—Aspirin for people at risk, Blood pressure control, Cholesterol management, and Smoking cessation—four steps to address the major risk factors for cardiovascular disease and help to prevent heart attacks and strokes.

“Heart disease takes the lives of far too many people in this country, depriving their families and communities of someone they love and care for—a father, a mother, a wife, a friend, a neighbor, a spouse. With more than 2 million heart attacks and strokes a year, and 800,000 deaths, just about all of us have been touched by someone who has had heart disease, heart attack, or a stroke.” - Kathleen Sebelius, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary

As a Health Care Provider, How can you be One in a Million Hearts™?

TREAT high blood pressure and cholesterol in your patients.

TREAT appropriate patients with Aspirin.

ESTABALISH and DISCUSS with patients their specific goals for treatment and the most effective ways that they can help control their risk factors for heart disease and stroke.

COACH your patients to develop heart-healthy habits, such as regular exercise and a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables, and stress reduction techniques. Provide tools to show their progress and access to team members to help them succeed.

ASK your patients about their smoking status and provide cessation support and medication when appropriate.

ASK about barriers to medication adherence and help find solutions.

USE health information technology, such as electronic health records and decision support tools, to improve the delivery of care and control of the ABCS.

To learn more about Million Hearts™ and take the pledge to help prevent 1 million heart attacks, please visit the Million Hearts™ campaign website.

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It’s World Cancer Day

wcd-badgeToday, the world unites to raise awareness and fight cancer. Celebrated every February 4, World Cancer Day is a global initiative of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) that seeks to improve collective knowledge around cancer while challenging misconceptions around the disease. Fittingly, this year’s theme is “Debunk the Myths.” The UICC is concentrating specifically dispelling four myths:

Myth 1: We don’t need to talk about cancer.

  • The truth: While cancer can be a difficult topic to address, particularly in some cultures and settings, dealing with the disease openly can improve outcomes at an individual, community, and policy level.

Myth 2: Cancer… There are no signs or symptoms.

Myth 3: There is nothing I can do about cancer.

Myth 4: I don’t have the right to cancer care.

  • The truth: All people have the right to access proven and effective cancer treatments and services on equal terms, and without suffering hardship as a consequence.

Cancer Symptom Management, Fourth EditionJones & Bartlett Learning is committed to providing trusted resources to help healthcare providers give the best care to cancer patients. Recently, Cancer Symptom Management, Fourth Edition by Connie Henke Yarbro, Debra Wujcik, and Barbara Holmes Gobel was awarded first place in the American Journal of Nursing (AJN) Book of the Year Awards in the Palliative Care and Hospice category.

Covering multiple symptoms inherent in the treatment of cancer, the text examines each symptom in terms of its cause, pathophysiology, assessment, management, evaluation of therapeutic approaches, and patient self-care. New chapters include “Hypersensitivity Reactions to Antineoplastic Drugs,” “Extravasation,” “Ocular and Otic Complications,” and “Symptoms When Death is Imminent.”

To learn more about Jones & Bartlett Learning resources, visit our website.

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Tarascon Pocket Pharmacopoeia 2014 Deluxe Lab-Coat Edition Now Available

tarascon deluxe pharmacopoeia, tarascon, medicine, doctors, pocketbookThe Tarascon Pharmacopoeia® 2014 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.  This reference also includes typical drug dosing (all FDA approved), 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.

Tarascon is committed to providing health care providers the best available portable medical references. Our acclaimed series of pocket guides succinctly distills and organizes hard-to-remember yet vitally important clinical information. Written by experts in their fields, readers repeatedly tell us that they are “must-have” books.

Click here to view all Tarascon Pharmacopoeia products.


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Just Published: Tarascon Pocket Pharmacopoeia 2014 Classic Shirt Pocket Edition

tarascon, pharmacopoeia, medical, reference, medical student, residence, doctor, book, pharmacyUsed by prescribers around the world, including physicians, pharmacists, nurses, physician assistants, dentists, and medical transcriptionists, the Tarascon Pocket Pharmacopoeia® 2014 Classic Shirt-Pocket Edition continues its tradition as the leading portable drug reference packed with vital drug information to help clinicians make better decisions at the point of care.

The Tarascon Pocket Pharmacopoeia® 2014 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.

New to the 2014 Edition:
• Color-coded tabs for quicker location of important drug information
• FDA guideline updates
• Added tables for quick reference and ease of use
• Removal of discontinued drugs and outdated dosing information

As always, each edition of the Tarascon Pharmacopoeia® is meticulously peer-reviewed by experts and is now available in multiple print, mobile, and online formats.

Click here to view the Front Matter, and purchase your copy.

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November is American Diabetes Month

November marks the annual observance of American Diabetes Month (ADM). Spearheaded by the American Diabetes Association, ADM is a time to raise awareness of diabetes, a metabolic disease in which the body’s inability to produce any or enough insulin causes elevated levels of glucose in the blood.



  • Nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes
  • Another 79 million Americans have prediabetes and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes
  • Recent estimates project that as many as one in three American adults will have diabetes in 2050

The Toll on Health

  • Two out of three people with diabetes die from heart disease or stroke
  • Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure
  • Diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness among adults
  • The rate of amputation for people with diabetes is 10 times higher than for people without diabetes
  • About 60-70 percent of people with diabetes have mild to severeforms of nerve damage that could result in pain in the feet or hands, slowed digestion, sexual dysfunction and other nerve problems

Cost of Diabetes

  • The American Diabetes Association estimates that the total national cost of diagnosed diabetes in the United States is $245 billion
  • 1 in 10 health care dollars is spent treating diabetes and its complications
  • 1 in 5 health care dollars is spent caring for people with diabetes

To read more about diabetes, visit the American Diabetes Association website.

Jones & Bartlett Learning is proud to offer professional and patient resources related to the field of endocrinology. Click here to browse our titles.

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Jones & Bartlett Learning Title Featured on Grammy Award Website

0763779083Studies have shown that music therapy supports cancer patients through their treatment. It has been proven to promote wellness, manage stress, alleviate pain, enhance memory, help patients communicate and express feelings, and even promote physical rehabilitation.

Grammy.com, the website for the Grammy Awards, recently featured Jones & Bartlett Learning’s Music and Cancer: A Prescription for Healing by Nimesh Nagarsheth, MD in their piece on healing-based music.

Author Laurel Fishman states,

“N.E.D. drummer Dr. Nimesh Nagarsheth’s book, Music And Cancer: A Prescription For Healing, is the basis and title of an in-demand lecture he presents to audiences ranging from medical professionals to cancer survivors. Nagarsheth parallels the arts of music and medicine, delves into music’s healing properties (such as diminishing pain perception) and discusses how music therapy originated with ancient Greece’s Pythagoras.”

You can read the piece in its entirety on the Grammy website.

For more information about this title, please visit Jones & Bartlett Learning.

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World Stroke Day 2013

From our Public Safety blog:

website_inner_sharepoint1_006October 29, 2013 is World Stroke Day. Join Jones & Bartlett Learning in spreading the word that stroke is preventable and treatable—tell 6 people that today is World Stroke Day!

Did you know?

  • Stroke can be prevented and treated
  • Every 6 seconds stroke kills someone
  • 15 million people experience a stroke each year

Perhaps the most startling statistic is that 1 in 6 people will have a stroke in their lifetime.

In an effort to educate the public about stroke, preventative lifestyle behavior, and the fundamental need for quality long-term care for stroke survivors, the World Stroke Organization (WSO) launched the “1 in 6” campaign in 2010. This year, the campaign is entitled “Because I care…” and stresses the important role that family, friends and caregivers play in providing encouraging information and supportive care.

There are common myths and misconceptions surrounding stroke that can be easily corrected by sharing current information with coworkers, friends, and family members. This year, the WSO stresses the importance of this communication by offering ways to start a conversation with loved ones:

“Because I care…”

  • I want you to know the facts about stoke
  • I want you to learn how to prevent the assault of stroke
  • I will ensure that you receive quality treatment, care and support
  • I will be with you every step of the way towards your full recovery

The campaign also calls on individuals to commit to six stroke challenges:

  1. Know your personal risk factors: high blood pressure, diabetes, and high blood cholesterol.
  2. Be physically active and exercise regularly.
  3. Maintain a healthy diet high in fruit and vegetables and lot in salt to stay healthy and keep blood pressure low.
  4. Limit alcohol consumption.
  5. Avoid cigarette smoke. If you smoke, seek help to stop now.
  6. Learn to recognize the warning signs of a stroke and how to take action.

According to the American Stroke Association, Stroke is the second leading cause of death in the world, and the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. However, studies show that the public does not rank stroke as a major health concern. Increasing awareness and sharing information with your family and friends could save a life.

FAST is an easy way to remember the sudden signs of stroke. If you spot the signs, call for help immediately.

  • F – Face Drooping
  • A – Arm Weakness
  • S – Speech Difficulty
  • T – Time to call 9-1-1

To learn more about strokes and how you can get involved in the World Stroke Organization campaign, visit the WSO website and Facebook page today!

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The Most Comprehensive Resource on 12-Lead Interpretation

From our Public Safety blog:

12-Lead ECG: The Art of Interpretation, Second Edition will be available this November!

0763773514Our goal is to help you, the professional, succeed in the classroom and your career. This all-encompassing, four-color text, updated to the new Second Edition, is designed to make you a fully advanced interpreter of ECGs.

If you’re a paramedic, nurse, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, medical student or physician wanting to learn or brush up on your knowledge of electrocardiography, this textbook will meet your needs.

It’s vital for health professionals to continually improve skills and reestablish understanding of electrocardiography, and 12-Lead ECG: The Art of Interpretation makes it easy to do just that. The Second Edition takes the complex subject of electrocardiography and presents it in a simple, innovative, 3-level approach:

  • Level 1 provides basic information for those with minimal experience interpreting ECGs
  • Level 2 provides intermediate information for those with a basic understanding of the principles of electrocardiography
  • Level 3 provides advanced information for those with some mastery of the subject

Health Professionals: review the Second Edition before it’s available by viewing this sample chapter!

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October is Health Literacy Month

2013_2_14_9_15_44October marks the 14th anniversary of Health Literacy Month, a grassroots initiative founded by award-winning Jones & Bartlett Learning author, Helen Osborne, to raise awareness about the need for more easily understandable health communication. This year’s theme is “Be a Health Literacy Hero.”

Wondering how you can become a Health Literacy Hero? HealthLiteracy.com suggests starting with taking action and finding ways to improve how you communicate health information. Health Literacy Heroes can include individuals, teams, and organizations who not only identify health literacy problems but also act to solve them. Here are some examples.

Learn more about health literacy with Helen Osborne’s Health Literacy From A to Z: Practical Ways to Communicate Your Health Message, Second Edition, our award-winning and easy to use handbook designed for both healthcare students the busy health professional.

1449600530In a 5-star review from Doody’s Review Service, Steven K. Hamick, BIS, RCP, RRT, AE-C, from William Beaumont Hospitals writes that it,

“…would prove a worthy resource for all healthcare providers and bedside caregivers as well as medical and college libraries. This is an excellent book and highly recommended.”

Want to learn more? Preview a sample chapter now, listen to a podcast with Helen Osborne, or visit our website.

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