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Aging Well: Solutions to the Most Pressing Global Challenges of Aging
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This open access book outlines the challenges of supporting the health and wellbeing of older adults around the world and offers examples of solutions designed by stakeholders, healthcare providers, and public, private and nonprofit organizations in the United States. The solutions presented address challenges including: providing person-centered long-term care, making palliative care accessible in all healthcare settings and the home, enabling aging-in-place, financing long-term care, improving care coordination and access to care, delivering hospital-level and emergency care in the home and retirement community settings, merging health and social care, supporting people living with dementia and their caregivers, creating communities and employment opportunities that are accessible and welcoming to those of all ages and abilities, and combating the stigma of aging. The innovative programs of support and care in Aging Well serve as models of excellence that, when put into action, move health spending toward a sustainable path and greatly contribute to the well-being of older adults.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Social Work
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OAPEN
Author:
Jean Galiana
William A. Haseltine
Date Added:
10/05/2021
Anatomy and Physiology
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Anatomy and Physiology is a dynamic textbook for the two-semester human anatomy and physiology course for life science and allied health majors. The book is organized by body system and covers standard scope and sequence requirements. Its lucid text, strategically constructed art, career features, and links to external learning tools address the critical teaching and learning challenges in the course. The web-based version of Anatomy and Physiology also features links to surgical videos, histology, and interactive diagrams.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Life Science
Anatomy/Physiology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
02/18/2020
Anatomy and Physiology YouTube Channel
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Short, animated videos on many Anatomy and Physiology topics. Videos used in college courses and cover the content presented in the first 2 semesters of Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing/Allied Health students.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
Anatomy/Physiology
Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Module
Author:
Dr. Bruce Forciea
Date Added:
02/05/2020
Basic Physics of Nuclear Medicine
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Nuclear Medicine is a fascinating application of nuclear physics. The first ten chapters of this wikibook are intended to support a basic introductory course in an early semester of an undergraduate program. They assume that students have completed decent high school programs in maths and physics and are concurrently taking subjects in the medical sciences. Additional chapters cover more advanced topics in this field. Our focus in this wikibook is the diagnostic application of Nuclear Medicine. Therapeutic applications are considered in a separate wikibook, "Radiation Oncology".

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Wikibooks
Author:
Kieran Maher
Date Added:
06/15/2019
Clinical Anatomy
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Interactive radiology images, animated modules showing the physiology of difficult to understand muscle groups, sketches of anatomy, and links to the already existing quality neuroanatomy website.

Covers:
Head and Neck
Anatomy Videos
Back and Core
Thorax
Radiological Atlas
Abdomen
Upper Limb
Anatomical Illustrations
Lower Limb
Embryology
Neuroanatomy
Pelvis

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Anatomy/Physiology
Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Module
Unit of Study
Author:
Claudia Krebs
Monika Fejtek
Date Added:
02/05/2020
Clinical Procedures for Safer Patient Care
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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:
06/20/2019
The Complete Subjective Health Assessment
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This textbook is designed for the novice learner who is seeking to develop a foundationalunderstanding 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:
Ryerson University
Author:
Jennifer L. Lapum
Michelle Hughes
Oona St-Amant
Date Added:
11/18/2021
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
Critical Care Nursing of Infants and Children
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This publication of the second edition of Critical Care Nursing of Infants and Children is another important milestone in the evolving development of pediatric critical care nursing. It often surprises students and colleagues when I discuss my experiences in the days "before pediatric intensive care units." They cannot conceive of a time when these specialized units, along with their highly technologic treatments, were not available to facilitate the care of critically ill children. During this "before" period, seriously ill children were cared for on regular hospital units with minimal technology. Staff nurses were often assigned to "special" the child, unless the family provided a private duty nurse. Sometimes a separate room was set aside for care of several seriously ill children so that one nurse could care for several children. The level of expertise of these staff and private duty nurses, however, was not adequate for the intensive care needs of critically ill children. Obviously children with serious health problems or children recovering from major surgery were at high risk of dying because adequate treatments and monitoring measures were not available.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Martha A. Q. Curley
Patricia A. Moloney-Harmon
Date Added:
10/05/2021
Culture, Politics, and Community: Living Public Health in Nigeria
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In this lecture, Professor Brieger discusses some of the lessons he learned during his 26-year experience working in Nigeria and his subsequent work with a wider variety of African nations, focusing on on tropical diseases and their associated social, cultural, and behavioral aspects.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Lecture
Lecture Notes
Provider:
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Provider Set:
JHSPH OpenCourseWare
Author:
Bill Brieger
Date Added:
04/30/2008
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:
12/05/2019
Disease Prevention and Healthy Lifestyles
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Wellness is being in good physical and mental health. Because mental health and physical health are linked, problems in one area can impact the other. At the same time, improving your physical health can also benefit your mental health, and vice versa. It is important to make healthy choices for both your physical and mental well-being.

Remember that wellness is not just the absence of illness or stress. You can still strive for wellness even if you are experiencing these challenges in your life.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Lumen Learning
Date Added:
10/08/2021
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:
12/05/2019
Ethical Issues in Public Health
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Lectures and small group discussions focus on ethical theory and current ethical issues in public health and health policy, including resource allocation, the use of summary measures of health, the right to health care, and conflicts between autonomy and health promotion efforts. Student evaluation based on class participation, a group project, and a paper evaluating ethical issues in the student's area of public health specialization.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Full Course
Lecture Notes
Syllabus
Provider:
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Provider Set:
JHSPH OpenCourseWare
Author:
Faden, Ruth
Date Added:
10/29/2021
Field Trials of Health Interventions: A Toolbox
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Before new interventions can be used in disease control programmes, it is essential that they are carefully evaluated in “field trials”, which may be complex and expensive undertakings. Descriptions of the detailed procedures and methods used in trials that have been conducted in the past have generally not been published.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Textbook
Date Added:
01/01/2015
Field Trials of Health Interventions: A Toolbox
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Before new interventions can be used in disease control programmes, it is essential that they are carefully evaluated in “field trials”, which may be complex and expensive undertakings. Descriptions of the detailed procedures and methods used in trials that have been conducted in the past have generally not been published.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OAPEN
Date Added:
01/01/2015
First Aid
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This book covers in depth all topics required for a standard first aid course, and also includes a section on advanced topics. The basics covered include: Primary assessment and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR); Legal aspects of first aid, including negligence and consent; Circulatory emergencies, such as bleeding, heart attack and stroke; Respiratory emergencies, such as asthma and anaphylactic shock; Internal injuries, such as broken bones, chest injuries, and internal bleeding; Burns, seizures and other medical conditions.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Wikibooks
Date Added:
06/15/2019
Food Production, Public Health, and the Environment
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This course provides an understanding of the complex and challenging public health issue of food security and in a world where one billion people are under-nourished while another billion are overweight. Explores the connections among diet, the current food and food animal production systems, the environment and public health, considering factors such as economics, population and equity. Case studies are used to examine these complex relationships and as well as alternative approaches to achieving both local and global food security and the important role public health can play. Guest lecturers include experts from a variety of disciplines and experiences.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Lecture
Reading
Syllabus
Provider:
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Provider Set:
JHSPH OpenCourseWare
Author:
Bob Lawrence
Polly Walker
Date Added:
09/15/2010
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:
11/18/2021
Fundamentals of Oncology for Public Health Practitioners
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Lectures by current practitioners of cancer prevention control in clinical oncology cover the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention/screening measures used for cancers such as lung, breast, prostate, colon/rectal, etc.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Full Course
Lecture Notes
Syllabus
Provider:
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Provider Set:
JHSPH OpenCourseWare
Author:
Bruce Trock
Date Added:
10/29/2021
Health Case Studies
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Health Case Studies is composed of eight separate health case studies. Each case study includes the patient narrative or story that models the best practice (at the time of publishing) in healthcare settings. Associated with each case is a set of specific learning objectives to support learning and facilitate educational strategies and evaluation.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Open Textbooks
Author:
Glynda Rees
Janet Morrison
Rob Kruger
Date Added:
01/01/2017
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:
12/05/2019
Health for Adult Living (HLTH 101)
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Exploration of the connection between personal choices and health across multiple dimensions of wellness. Focus on personalized behavior change strategies to advance health. The purpose of this course is for adults to advance their personal health. People generally have a good sense about what to do to be healthy, but actually doing it consistently is another matter. Because of this challenge, behavior change theory is applied throughout this course to engage students and evoke health-related change. By the end of it, we want students to be healthier than they were at the start and we want them to have an understanding of how to continue advancing their health throughout their lives.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Assessment
Full Course
Reading
Syllabus
Provider:
Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
Provider Set:
Open Course Library
Date Added:
12/10/2019
Histology and Embryology for Dental Hygiene
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This eBook makes use of animated images to focus on concepts in histology and embryology, as well as hyperlinks to promote non-linear reading and learning. It is aimed at college students in a dental hygienist program.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OpenOregon
Author:
Laird Sheldahl
Raye Ann Yapp
Date Added:
11/18/2021
Impact of Pandemic Influenza on Public Health
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This training examines the path of the avian influenza and examines how it could impact world health.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Syllabus
Provider:
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Provider Set:
JHSPH OpenCourseWare
Author:
Chotani,Rashid
Date Added:
10/29/2021
Integrating Social and Behavioral Theory into Public Health Part II: Mezzo/Micro-Level Theories
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This course builds upon knowledge of basic public health concepts and theory, showing how they are incorporated into intervention design and evaluation on an individual, group, community, and national scale. Using an ecologic framework and employing a variety of structural, health communication, and health education tools, applies theoretical perspectives from anthropology, geography, sociology, and psychology to health behavior interventions in paradigmatic settings (health services, communities, large populations). Uses a combination of lectures, reading, and small group exercises to demonstrate the dynamic relationship of theory and intervention. This second course of the two-course sequence concentrates on mezzo and micro-level theories of health behavior, provider-patient communication, and health literary.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Full Course
Lecture Notes
Reading
Syllabus
Provider:
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Provider Set:
JHSPH OpenCourseWare
Author:
Larry Wissow
Date Added:
09/15/2010
Introductory Statistics for the Life and Biomedical Sciences
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Introduction to Statistics for the Life and Biomedical Sciences has been written to be used in conjunction with a set of self-paced learning labs. These labs guide students through learning how to apply statistical ideas and concepts discussed in the text with the R computing language.

The text discusses the important ideas used to support an interpretation (such as the notion of a confidence interval), rather than the process of generating such material from data (such as computing a confidence interval for a particular subset of individuals in a study). This allows students whose main focus is understanding statistical concepts to not be distracted by the details of a particular software package. In our experience, however, we have found that many students enter a research setting after only a single course in statistics. These students benefit from a practical introduction to data analysis that incorporates the use of a statistical computing language.

In a classroom setting, we have found it beneficial for students to start working through the labs after having been exposed to the corresponding material in the text, either from self-reading or through an instructor presenting the main ideas. The labs are organized by chapter, and each lab corresponds to a particular section or set of sections in the text.

There are traditional exercises at the end of each chapter that does not require the use of computing. More complicated methods, such as multiple regression, do not lend themselves to hand calculation and computing is necessary for gaining practical experience with these methods. The lab exercises for these later chapters become an increasingly important part of mastering the material.

An essential component of the learning labs are the "Lab Notes" accompanying each chapter. The lab notes are a detailed reference guide to the R functions that appear in the labs, written to be accessible to a first-time user of a computing language. They provide more explanation than available in the R help documentation, with examples specific to what is demonstrated in the labs. The notes cover topics such as constructing histograms, writing loops, and running regression models.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Biology
Statistics and Probability
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Textbook
Author:
Dave Harrington
Julie Vu
Date Added:
01/08/2021
A Laboratory Guide to Clinical Hematology
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A textbook which can be used for the field of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, featuring digitized scans of laboratory slides which enables students to learn clinical hematology without access to a laboratory.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Alberta
Author:
Michelle To
Valentin Villatoro
Date Added:
12/05/2019
Large Animal Surgery – Supplemental Notes
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This textbook includes basic principles of large animal surgery and anesthesia, how to apply those principles to cases and situations, and discover ways of finding answers when you don’t remember the information, are presented with cases that aren’t “textbook” and/or things don’t go as planned.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Minnesota Libraries Publishing Project
Author:
Erin Malone
Date Added:
11/18/2021
Leadership and Influencing Change in Nursing
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Leadership and Influencing Change in Nursing is designed for a single-semester introduction to the professional nurse’s leadership role as both a care provider and a formal leader. An assortment of authors with diverse nursing leadership roles have contributed to this textbook. These diverse voices are focused on providing student nurses with the foundational tools, techniques, and knowledge required to empower them to meet the leadership challenges found within the incessantly changing health care environment.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
LibreTexts
Author:
Joan Wagner
Date Added:
10/05/2021
Lifetime Fitness and Wellness
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This course provides a study of fitness and wellness and their relationship to a healthy lifestyle. Defines fitness and wellness, evaluates the student's level of fitness and wellness, and motivates the student to incorporate physical fitness and wellness into daily living.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
Lumen Learning
Provider Set:
Candela Courseware
Date Added:
06/13/2019