The validation and radiation sterilization process for biomaterials and medical devices requires careful planning to ensure regulatory compliance followed by precise accuracy in execution and documentation. This in-depth guide details all steps from prevalidation planning to final report and ongoing monitoring and control. Sterilization Validation & Routine Operation Handbook: Radiation provides a framework for the validation and routine operation of an irradiation sterilization process. The guidance presented complies with ANSI/AAMI/ISO 11137: 1994, Sterilization of health care product-Requirements for validation and routine control-Radiation sterilization and the newly published AAMI substantiation of 25 kGy using VDmax procedure. The author discusses methods to aid in comprehending the requirements in these standards. She also provides practical procedures for the validation and routine monitoring and control of specific gamma and electron beam radiation sterilization processes.Background chapters provide needed information on radiation sterilization technologies, sterilization microbiology, validation approaches and working with a radiation sterilization contractor. Much of the information in this new book is presented in convenient tables and charts, with diagrams and other schematics that simply illustrate appropriate validation methodologies. Sterilization Validation & Routine Operation Handbook: Radiation brings together in one resource information scattered throughout many documents and will be useful to all those involved in the sterilization of medical materials, drugs and devices.
Published by: CRC Press | Publication date: 11/22/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 170 pages
This brand new revision aid has been designed specifically to help medical students memorize essential clinical facts, invaluable throughout medical studies and particularly useful in the pressured run-up to final exams. Over 100 maps are organized by body system, with a concluding section of miscellaneous examples.The book’s format has been designed with the student in mind – it is pocket sized and the maps summarize a variety of aspects, including the definition of the disease, causes, investigations, treatments and complications, to aid in recall. Ideally suited for students and early postgraduates revising for exams, this convenient and portable distillation of knowledge will aid in memorization and save many hours of note taking.
Published by: CRC Press | Publication date: 01/06/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 248 pages
This is the most comprehensive resource for candidates sitting the challenging final Clinical Skills Assessment exam, offering a complete curriculum guide as well as 110 role plays that can be removed and practised in pairs. The guidance is seamlessly aligned to the RCGP syllabus, fully up-to-date and referenced with the latest guidelines, with detailed 'model' answers to each case. Offering a new, straightforward consultation model highly suited to the requirements of the exam, the book provides:
- a realistic amount of information for both ‘doctor' and ‘patient’ to closely replicate the exam
- the answers! Each case includes a fully worked up ‘Model Consultation’
- summaries of guidelines and tips from the authors' recent experience of the CSA exam for all 110 cases
- an easy way to mark each colleague’s role play attempts, with tick boxes on the Model Consultation and a universally applicable marking scheme card
- a colour-coded curriculum for ease of reference
- the only CSA casebook and revision guide providing information and answers across the curriculum.
- Clinical Skills Assessment (CSA) for the RCGP (Royal College of General Practitioners).
- Simulated Surgery, Learning Needs Assessment, for the International GP Recruitment (IGPR) Scheme, GP Returner Scheme and GP Induction Scheme.
- Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) for the RACGP (Royal Australian College of General Practitioners) Fellowship.
- GPEP1 Clinical Examination for the RNZCGP (Royal New Zealand college of General Practitioners).
- The Certification Examination in Family Medicine simulated office orals (SOOs) for The College of Family Physicians of Canada."
- The Family Medicine Certification Examination for the ABFM (American Board of Family Medicine).
Published by: CRC Press | Publication date: 11/08/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 580 pages
When faced with a ’human error’ problem, you may be tempted to ask 'Why didn’t these people watch out better?' Or, 'How can I get my people more engaged in safety?' You might think you can solve your safety problems by telling your people to be more careful, by reprimanding the miscreants, by issuing a new rule or procedure and demanding compliance. These are all expressions of 'The Bad Apple Theory' where you believe your system is basically safe if it were not for those few unreliable people in it. Building on its successful predecessors, the third edition of The Field Guide to Understanding ’Human Error’ will help you understand a new way of dealing with a perceived 'human error' problem in your organization. It will help you trace how your organization juggles inherent trade-offs between safety and other pressures and expectations, suggesting that you are not the custodian of an already safe system. It will encourage you to start looking more closely at the performance that others may still call 'human error', allowing you to discover how your people create safety through practice, at all levels of your organization, mostly successfully, under the pressure of resource constraints and multiple conflicting goals. The Field Guide to Understanding 'Human Error' will help you understand how to move beyond 'human error'; how to understand accidents; how to do better investigations; how to understand and improve your safety work. You will be invited to think creatively and differently about the safety issues you and your organization face. In each, you will find possibilities for a new language, for different concepts, and for new leverage points to influence your own thinking and practice, as well as that of your colleagues and organization. If you are faced with a ’human error’ problem, abandon the fallacy of a quick fix. Read this book.
Published by: CRC Press | Publication date: 11/01/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 237 pages
This essential guide for GPs distils years of knowledge, experience, and key evidence into 25 easy-to-read chapters, each one covering a different speciality.Every consultant has pearls of wisdom they wish they could share with GPs: knowledge they have acquired from years of experience and evidence-based study, which could lead to better patient care and more efficient use of resources. Instant Wisdom for GPs gathers these pearls together, presenting ten bullet-point gems from each speciality, together with advice on overlooked or obscure diagnoses, guidance on how to distinguish tricky differentials, and tips on prescribing.Each of these 25 chapters is written by an expert with lengthy experience in his or her field:
- General Practice
- Functional Symptoms
- General Surgery
- Thyroid Disease
- Sexual Health
- Care of the Elderly
- Palliative Care
Published by: CRC Press | Publication date: 11/28/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 196 pages
SPON’S ARCHITECTS’ AND BUILDERS’ PRICE BOOK 2019, compiled by AECOM, still provides the most accurate, detailed and professionally relevant construction price information for the UK. Its unique Tender Index, updated through the year, gives an ongoing reality check and allows you to adjust for changing market conditions. Although it suits a wide range of project sizes, this is the only price book which sets out a detailed cost base for contracts exceeding £4,000,000 in value.Use the access code inside the front cover of the book to get set up with an ebook of this 2019 edition on the VitalSource® Bookshelf platform. This versatile and powerful online data viewing package is available for use until the end of December 2019.As well as an overhaul of prices, several new items have been added, including:
- Semi and automatic pedestrian doors -- revolving, sliding, and swing
- An expanded range of industrial shutter doors
- Industrial docks and shelters
- An expanded range of aluminium gutters
- 20,000 prices for the most frequently specified items, the majority with labour constants and detailed build-ups.
- Hundreds of alternative materials prices for the more unusual items.
- Detailed guidance on wage rates, daywork, cost limits and allowances, property insurance and professional fees, plus useful formulae, design criteria and trade association addresses.
- Updates, free of charge, two or three times a year – see inside for registration details. Updates are available online at www.pricebooks.co.uk
Published by: CRC Press | Publication date: 10/03/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 862 pages
Discover the lessons that helped bring about a new golden age of Disney animation!Published for the first time ever, Drawn to Life is a two volume collection of the legendary lectures from long-time Disney animator Walt Stanchfield. For over twenty years, Walt helped breathe life into the new golden age of animation with these teachings at the Walt Disney Animation Studios and influenced such talented artists as Tim Burton, Brad Bird, Glen Keane, and John Lasseter. These writings represent the quintessential refresher for fine artists and film professionals, and it is a vital tutorial for students who are now poised to be part of another new generation in the art form. Written by Walt Stanchfield (1919-2000), who began work for the Walt Disney Studios in the 1950s. His work can be seen in films like Sleeping Beauty, The Jungle Book, 101 Dalmatians, and Peter Pan.Edited by Academy Award®-nominated producer Don Hahn, who has prduced such classic Disney films as Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King.
Published by: CRC Press | Publication date: 11/12/2012Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 448 pages
‘…provides an excellent introduction to the management of acute illness for all clinical staff, and a solid foundation for those who choose to make ICM a fulfilling life-long career.’ From the Foreword by Julian Bion, Professor of Intensive Care Medicine, University of BirminghamIdeal for any medic or health professional embarking upon an intensive care rotation or specialism, this simple bedside handbook provides handy, pragmatic guidance to the day-to-day fundamentals of working in an intensive care unit, often a daunting prospect for the junior doctor, nurse and allied health professional encountering this challenging environment for the first time.Thoroughly updated, the second edition addresses recent and future developments in a variety of areas and is now organised into easy-to-read sections with clearly outlined learning goals. New topics added include sepsis, ARDS, refractory hypoxia, the role of allied health professionals, post ICU syndrome and follow up, and consent and capacity including new DOLS guidance. The book is authored by world-renowned contributors and edited by established consultants in the field of intensive care medicine.
Published by: CRC Press | Publication date: 06/14/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 484 pages
This is the first revision book to be published specifically for candidates sitting the FRCS(Urol) examination, which tests the required standard of a recognised Urology specialist. It provides a selection of common clinical scenarios together with a guide to answering the FRCS(Urol) questions. Each chapter is written by Consultant Urological Surgeons or Senior Urology Trainees who have already been successful in passing the examination. This second edition responds to continual changes in practice:
- The chapters on urological cancers including prostate cancer, bladder cancer and renal cancer have important updates due to emergence of new evidence and changes in NICE, EAU and AUA guidelines.
- Substantial revisions to other sections such as paediatric urology, female urology, urinary stone disease, benign prostatic hyperplasia and uro-technology to meet standards of current best practice.
- Adds an extra chapter on the TNM classification of urological cancers.
Published by: CRC Press | Publication date: 01/29/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 510 pages
Examining Political Violence: Studies of Terrorism, Counterterrorism, and Internal War (International Police Executive Symposium Co-Publications)
Security is undermined worldwide from political dissident activity and acts of terrorism targeted at innocent victims with no relation to the offenders. This political violence and terrorism plagues all continents and does not originate solely from jihadist groups. With a view towards developing more effective measures of prevention and resolution, Examining Political Violence: Studies of Terrorism, Counterterrorism, and Internal War examines political violence in various national and international settings. A collection of works, some previously published as articles in the journal Police Practice and Research, the book provides both conceptual analysis and case studies, exploring historical and sociopolitical contexts of conflicts in order to help readers better understand these themes.Divided into three parts, the book begins by defining the concepts of terrorism and radicalization. It discusses countering terrorism through intelligence gathering, examines how a multiagency approach is necessary to be prepared for terrorist acts, and examines different policing models. It discusses the experiences of policing agencies’ investigations into terrorist groups, and examines the targeting of police officers by terrorist groups.Specifying the historical and sociopolitical contexts of conflicts is essential for understanding these themes. Control policies must be grounded in empirical realities, not ideological preferences or aversions. Bringing together theoretical concepts examined through operational and empirical findings, the book is written by academics researching the areas as well as practitioners working in the fields of counterterrorism and political violence. The conclusions drawn from these findings may assist in combating terrorism and political violence around the world.
Published by: CRC Press | Publication date: 12/13/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 408 pages