HE NOT ONLY SURVIVED, HE THRIVED.Now he's a social media personality with millions of followers, and an entrepreneur, marketer, podcaster, YouTuber, and author who hopes to use his voice to shine a light for those whose own lights have ...
Author: Riley J. Ford
Publisher: Independently Published
Mike Majlak was a seventeen-year-old from a loving, middle-class family in Milford, Connecticut, when he got caught up in the opioid epidemic that swept the nation. For close to a decade thereafter, his life was a wasteland of darkness and despair. While his peers were graduating from college, buying homes, getting married, having kids, and leading normal lives, Mike was snorting OxyContin, climbing out of cars at gunpoint, and burying his childhood friends. Unable to escape the noose of addiction, he eventually lost the trust and support of everyone who had ever loved him. Alone, with nothing but drugs to keep him company, darkness closed in, and the light inside him--the last flicker of hope--began to dim. His dreams, potential, and future were all being devoured by a relentless addiction too powerful to fight. Despair filled him as he realized he wasn't going to survive.Somehow, he did...HE NOT ONLY SURVIVED,HE THRIVED. Now he's a social media personality with millions of followers, and an entrepreneur, marketer, podcaster, YouTuber, and author who hopes to use his voice to shine a light for those whose own lights have grown dim. This is his story.
... the “fifth vital sign” by the Joint Commission, the country's leading accrediting body for hospitals that helps health-care systems improve performance. The four other vital signs—body temperature, blood pressure, breathing rate, ...
Author: Mike Majlak
Publisher: Mike Majlak
Category: Biography & Autobiography
USA TODAY BESTSELLING BOOK! Mike Majlak was a seventeen-year-old from a loving, middle-class family in Milford, Connecticut, when he got caught up in the opioid epidemic that swept the nation. For close to a decade thereafter, his life was a wasteland of darkness and despair. While his peers were graduating from college, buying homes, getting married, having kids, and leading normal lives, Mike was snorting OxyContin, climbing out of cars at gunpoint, and burying his childhood friends. Unable to escape the noose of addiction, he eventually lost the trust and support of everyone who had ever loved him. Alone, with nothing but drugs to keep him company, darkness closed in, and the light inside him--the last flicker of hope--began to dim. His dreams, potential, and future were all being devoured by a relentless addiction too powerful to fight. Despair filled him as he realized he wasn't going to survive. Somehow, he did... HE NOT ONLY SURVIVED, HE THRIVED. Now he's a social media personality with millions of followers, and an entrepreneur, marketer, podcaster, YouTuber, and author who hopes to use his voice to shine a light for those whose own lights have grown dim. This is his story.
Lara Owen, author of Her Blood Is Gold, researcher and consultant on menstruation and menopause in the workplace “In The Fifth Vital Sign, Lisa absolutely nails the case for fertility awareness as an essential and empowering healthcare ...
Author: Lisa Hendrickson-Jack
Publisher: Fertility Friday Publishing Inc.
Category: Health & Fitness
MENSTRUATION ISN'T JUST ABOUT HAVING BABIES Your menstrual cycle is a vital sign, just like your pulse, temperature, respiration rate, and blood pressure. And it provides you with essential information about your health.The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles and Optimize Your Fertility brings together over 1,000 meticulously researched scientific references in a textbook-quality guide to understanding your menstrual cycle. In this book you’ll learn: –What a normal cycle looks like; –The best way to chart your cycle and increase your fertility awareness; –How best to manage critical aspects of your health, including better sleep, exercise and a healthier diet; –Natural methods for managing period pain and PMS; –How to successfully avoid pregnancy without the pill; and –How to plan ahead if you do want to get pregnant. The Fifth Vital Sign aims to better connect women with their menstrual cycles, to break the myth that ovulation is only important when you're ready to have a baby. READ THE FIFTH VITAL SIGN TO BETTER UNDERSTAND YOUR HEALTH AND FERTILITY Whether children are a part of your future plans or not, your health matters. Start learning more now, and take control of your health. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Lisa Hendrickson-Jack is a certified Fertility Awareness Educator and Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner. She teaches women to chart their menstrual cycles for natural birth control, conception, and overall health monitoring. In her work, Lisa draws heavily from the current scientific literature and presents an evidence-based approach to fertility awareness and menstrual cycle optimization.
... as the “fifth vital sign” by the Joint Commission, the country's leading accrediting body for hospitals that helps health-care systems improve performance. The four other vital signs—body temperature, blood pressure, breathing rate, ...
Author: Mike Majlak
Publisher: Claudel Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A FREE PRELUDE TO THE FIFTH VITAL Mike Majlak was a seventeen-year-old from a loving, middle-class family in Milford, Connecticut, when he got caught up in the opioid epidemic that swept the nation. For close to a decade thereafter, his life was a wasteland of darkness and despair. While his peers were graduating from college, buying homes, getting married, having kids, and leading normal lives, Mike was snorting OxyContin, climbing out of cars at gunpoint, and burying his childhood friends. Unable to escape the noose of addiction, he eventually lost the trust and support of everyone who had ever loved him. Alone, with nothing but drugs to keep him company, darkness closed in, and the light inside him—the last flicker of hope—began to dim. His dreams, potential, and future were all being devoured by a relentless addiction too powerful to fight. Despair filled him as he realized he wasn’t going to survive. Somehow, he did… HE NOT ONLY SURVIVED, HE THRIVED. Now he’s a social media personality with millions of followers, and an entrepreneur, marketer, podcaster, YouTuber, and author who hopes to use his voice to shine a light for those whose own lights have grown dim. This is the prelude to his story.
Vital. Sign. 9. Chapter Overview Pain is the fifth vital sign. It is a subjective phenomenon, and the main assessment tool is the client's reporting and describing the pain itself and how the client experiences the pain.
Author: Janet R. Weber
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Lab Manual for Health Assessment in Nursing, 5e serves as a laboratory manual and a study guide for the student. Each chapter of the lab manual corresponds to a chapter in the main textbook assisting students with comprehending and applying the theoretical content. Students will fully develop their assessment skills using the new interview guides and assessment guides. Students will also develop independence and readiness for test-taking by answering questions designed to hone these skills. Critical thinking skills are further developed when students participate in the Critical Thinking and Case Study activities.
Information as to variations in coding practice in the years subsequent to 1950 which might disturb the trend for a particular cause within the years the Sixth Revision was in effect appears in the cause - ofdeath discussion in Vital ...
At the same time, clinicians are being pressured to respond to pain as the “fifth vital sign” (Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations 2000). In House Resolution 1863, the National Pain Care Policy Act of 2003, ...
Author: Alan F. Schatzberg, M.D.
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
Updated to reflect the new DSM-5 classification, this revised Fifth Edition maintains the user-friendly structure of its predecessors while offering in-depth coverage of the latest research in pharmacological principles, classes of drugs, and psychiatric disorders.
Many health facilities are making pain assessment the Lifespan Considerations fifth vital sign. The strategy of linking pain assessment to routine vital sign assessment and documentation represents a push to make pain assessment a ...
Author: Audry Berman
Publisher: Pearson Higher Education AU
Kozier and Erb’s Fundamentals of Nursing prepares students for practice in a range of diverse clinical settings and help them understand what it means to be a competent professional nurse in the twenty-first century. This third Australian edition has once again undergone a rigorous review and writing process. Contemporary changes in the regulation of nursing are reflected in the chapters and the third edition continues to focus on the three core philosophies: Person-centred care, critical thinking and clinical reasoning and cultural safety. Students will develop the knowledge, critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills to deliver care for their patients in ways that signify respect, acceptance, empathy, connectedness, cultural sensitivity and genuine concern.
Release on 2015-05-28 | by Michael A. Alexander, MD
PAIN SCALES Commonly, pain is accepted as the “fifth vital sign”; scoring systems for pain have become the expectation of patients and families and now are used as a benchmark by hospital accrediting bodies to improve the quality of ...
Accurate measurements of the vital signs are a very important part of patient assessment. Vital signs include temperature, pulse, respirations, ... The assessment of the patient's pain is sometimes called the fifth vital sign.
Author: Kaplan Nursing
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
"Comprehensive Review: Review of all tested subjects for the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) and Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) exams; Diagnostic test to help you target areas for score improvement and make the most of your study time; Full-length practice test with 300 questions; End-of-chapter quizzes with detailed answer explanations; Case study-based practice questions to develop your critical thinking skills, now with 2 NEW case studies!; Updated professional resources with advice for building an electronic portfolio; New discussions including: Covid-19, pediatric vaccinations, telehealth; New back-of-book Reference Guide with quick facts at your fingertips: normal vital signs, EKG leads & interpretation, order of draw, and more ..."--
It is often considered the “fifth vital sign” in nursing assessment. To perform this component of your vital sign routine, two basic measures are needed in any pain assess- ment: location and intensity. Assessment of location helps the ...
Author: Susan M. Ford
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
The only pharmacology textbook truly written for the LPN student, Roach’s Introductory Clinical Pharmacology, helps nursing students every step of the way to master one of the most challenging content areas in the pharmacology curriculum. Organized by body system, the book provides a clear, concise introduction to pharmacology, focusing on basic principles and the nurse's responsibility in drug administration. This Tenth Edition is enhanced by an updated art program, new patient case study scenarios, new chapter-opening Drug Classes boxes, an all-new chapter on drugs in aging, and more.
Release on 2020-05-29 | by Jill C. Cash, MSN, APN, FNP-BC
Each office visit is an opportunity to evaluate the patient's weight and to discuss exercise programs. As pain assessment becomes the “fifth vital sign” in the hospital setting, the body mass index ...
Author: Jill C. Cash, MSN, APN, FNP-BC
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
This bible of family practice for primary care clinicians and students provides current national practice guidelines for professional standards of care across the life span. Concise and clearly organized, this resource features detailed, step-by-step instructions for physical examinations and diagnostic testing in the outpatient setting, information on health promotion, care guidelines, dietary information, information on culturally responsive care, patient resources, and abundant patient-education handouts. Now in color with abundant images and illustrations, this fifth edition features thoroughly updated guidelines and recommendations to reflect latest in practice, as well as many new guidelines. Each of the diagnoses includes definition, incidence, pathogenesis, predisposing factors, common complaints, signs/symptoms, subjective data, physical exam and diagnostic tests, differential diagnosis, and a care plan. Key Features: Presents information for disorders in consistent format for ease of use Highlights key considerations with Practice Pointers Provides individual care points for pediatric, pregnant, and geriatric patients Includes 138 printable Patient Teaching Guides Offers 18 procedure guidelines and routine health maintenance guidelines Features appendices that provide guidelines on normal lab values, special diets, Tanner’s Sexual Maturity Stages, and teeth
Pain assessment should be charted as the “fifth” vital sign (Oncology Nursing Society, 1998) in patient evaluation. The Veterans Administration has made a decision to implement in all its facilities the process of charting pain as a ...
Author: Richard S. Weiner
Publisher: CRC Press
Category: Health & Fitness
This authoritative reference, the Sixth Edition of an internationally acclaimed bestseller, offers the most up-to-date information available on multidisciplinary pain diagnosis, treatment, and management. Pain Management: A Practical Guide for Clinicians is a compilation of literature written by members of The American Academy of Pain Management, the largest multidisciplinary society of pain management professionals in North America and the largest physician-based pain society in the United States. This unique reference covers both traditional and alternative approaches and discusses the pain of children as well as adult and geriatric patients. It includes approximately 60 new chapters and each chapter is written to allow the reader to read independently topics of interest and thus may be viewed as a self-contained study module. The collection of chapters allows an authoritative self-study on many of the pressing issues faced by pain practitioners. Regardless of your specialty or medical training or whether you are in a large hospital or a small clinic, if you work with patients in need of pain management, this complete reference is for you.
Pain is often referred to as the fifth vital sign. The manifestation of pain is a product of the physical, psychological, social, and spiritual experiences of that person. Pain is not only a reflex reaction to a noxious stimulus but ...
Author: Edward T. Bope
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Category: HEALTH & FITNESS
Conn's Current Therapy 2011 is an easy-to-use, in-depth guide to the latest advances in therapeutics for common complaints and diagnoses. Drs. Edward T. Bope, Rick D. Kellerman, and Robert E. Rakel present the expertise and knowledge of hundreds of skilled international leaders on the full range of evidence-based management options. With coverage of recent developments in travel medicine, sleep apnea, and immunization practices, as well as standardized diagnostic points and clinical recommendation tables, you'll have access to the information you need, in print and online at www.expertconsult.com. Access the fully searchable contents online at www.expertconsult.com. Deliver effective treatment after making correct diagnoses through discussions of important diagnostic criteria in each chapter. Get the best, most practical and accurate advice from acknowledged expert contributors. Apply best practices from around the world from coverage of management methods used by international experts. Stay current with recent developments in travel medicine, sleep apnea, immunization practices, and much more. Know the full range of treatment options through coverage of the latest information on recently-approved and soon-to-be-approved drugs. Tap into the guidance of experts for practical and accurate advice on diagnosis and management. Find the answers you need more easily with standardized Current Diagnostic Points and Current Therapy clinical recommendation tables. Accurately code for reimbursement using an up-to-date ICD-9 list of common diseases and codes. Conn's Current Therapy provides faster access to the latest therapeutic treatment
... pain was officially labeled the fifth vital sign. I can clearly remember when I attended one of the first pain management seminars in the year 2000 and after haven already thoroughly personally learned how harmful the sensation of ...
Author: SHARON TETILA COX
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Literary Criticism
The stories in this book are about ordinary everyday human beings as we are each challenged and often socially seduced biologically, psycho-socially, spiritually, and economically as biopsychosocial and spiritual beings. These are also riveting true stories of the biopsychosocial and spiritual being who demonstrates the courage to stand strong during challenges of social seduction not just for oneself, but also for others. Many of us muster up the courage to do the things that are right according to our spiritual faith which for me includes my Christian ethics meaning even when we do not necessarily feel like doing them. We find the courage to not do the things we’re being hedonistically enticed or seduced into doing when we know it’s not morally right, or against our practicing spiritual ethics which clearly tells us not to do them. While many biopsychosocial and spiritual beings pray, some chant, others meditate, study/tarry, etc. Often this is based upon our individually unique beliefs and practices we are allowed here in America. My Christian Ethics however are rooted in the Science of Biblical Hermeneutics which truly empowers me with full armor and the sword of the spirit that sustains and keeps me steady allowing me to maintain my inner peace in the midst of storms including the ones shared in this book.
Assess pain status as often as vital signs . Pain is considered the fifth vital sign . When pain exists , the nurse must implement interventions targeted for its relief . • Assist client to a position of comfort such as sitting upright ...
Author: Barbara Kuhn Timby
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
This readable and user-friendly textbook presents the most essential material from Barbara Kuhn Timby’s market-leading textbook, Introductory Medical-Surgical Nursing, Eighth Edition. Essentials of Nursing contains essential medical-surgical content and also includes two units on maternity nursing and pediatric nursing. More than 250 full-color illustrations complement the text. Essentials of Nursing offers LPN/LVN students an easy-to-digest overview of medical-surgical nursing, and is an excellent supplement to Timby’s Fundamental Nursing Skills and Concepts.
Vital signs include the patient's respirations, pulse, temperature, and blood pressure (BP). ... presence of pain can affect a patient's physical, emotional, and mental health; pain is thus often referred to as the “fifth vital sign.” ...
Author: Mary Ellen Zator Estes
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Gain confidence and competence with HEALTH ASSESSMENT & PHYSICAL EXAMINATION, fifth edition! Promoting healthy outcomes in patients begins with thorough and knowledgeable assessment, a key nursing responsibility. As you develop and refine your examination skills, you will learn to view the patient from a holistic perspective of not only physical well-being, but social, spiritual, emotional, and psychological health as well. With HEALTH ASSESSMENT & PHYSICAL EXAMINATION fifth edition you will gain the confidence and technical skills required of a competent and well-trained professional. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Release on 1974 | by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on District of Columbia Appropriations
... be staffed at the level required by Food Drug Administration regulations , The fifth vital concern was the pending loss of Office of Economic Opportunity funds by the United Planning Organization and the Health and Welfare Council .
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on District of Columbia Appropriations
Nursing organizations are proactively working to include pain as one of the basic vital signs, along with pulse, temperature, blood pressure, and respiration. Pain has already been included as the fifth vital sign by the Department of ...
Author: Robin A. Hurley
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
Windows to the Brain is the only book to synthesize neuroanatomical and imaging research as it pertains to selected neuropsychiatric diseases, containing all of the "Windows to the Brain" papers published from 1999-2006 in the Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences. These reader-friendly summaries by more than sixty contributors present modern imaging techniques that assist in the diagnosis of neuropsychiatric illness, enhanced by easily understood color graphics of the neuroanatomical circuits of behavior, memory, and emotion. They provide a basic understanding of how to apply a variety of imaging techniques to the study of adult neuropsychiatric disease and how to use neuroimaging to assist in diagnostic work-ups for conditions ranging from sleep disorders to epilepsy to borderline personality. Integrated, color-coded graphics present functional anatomical information in a manner that promotes understanding and use in clinical practice, while the text encompasses a wide range of diseases and injuries across the adult lifespan. The book is organized into four sections that will help readers increase their appreciation of the wide range of research and clinical applications for imaging in neuropsychiatry: chapters on imaging techniques discuss underlying principles, strengths and weaknesses, and applications; chapters on specific diseases demonstrate a range of investigative techniques; anatomy/circuit chapters focus on particular brain structures or functional neuropsychiatric circuits; and final chapters present image-based approaches to understanding or selecting treatment options. Some of the applications described are: Use of fMRI in posttraumatic stress disorder to reveal the delicate balance between the structures of the emotion and memory tracks; Use of high-resolution MRI and nuclear imaging to distinguish between panic disorder and simple partial seizure disorder; Use of functional imaging studies to detect corticobasal degeneration, as a means of better understanding dementia; Use of newer imaging techniques in identifying progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, to enable more rapid and reliable tailoring of individual therapy for HIV; Use of functional neuroimaging in the study of fear, in order to better understand and treat anxiety-based psychiatric disorders; Use of neuroimaging studies in conversion disorder, showing implications for the disruption of selfhood in dissociative identity disorder and schizophrenia; Use of FDG-PET scans to look for predictors of treatment response in childhood-onset obsessive-compulsive disorder. Windows to the Brain can help bring less-experienced readers up to speed on advanced imaging and anatomical details that pertain to the modern practice of neuropsychiatry. It is must-reading for specialists in neuropsychiatry and cognitive/behavioral neurology, or for general psychiatrists with an interest in neuroimaging.