Up-to-the-minute, thorough, clinical coverage of common and important occupational and environmental diseases, injuries, and exposures Complete, yet concise, this clinically focused guide offers the definitive overview of common occupational and environmental illnesses, covering their diagnosis and treatment-plus preventive and remedial measures in the workplace and community. With its practical format and emphasis on fundamental topics, CURRENT Occupational and Environmental Medicine is just as essential for students and residents as it is for practicing physicians. You can count on the new fourth edition to deliver the bottom-line answers you need to stay on track in this complex, fast-breaking field. Features: The latest OSHA/NIOSH guidelines for occupational exposure standards Detailed diagnostic checklist for major diseases, injuries, and exposure that help expedite diagnosis and treatment The most clinically relevant perspectives on disability prevention-required reading for the occupational physician Skill-building insights on the importance of ergonomics in the workplace A step-by-step review of how to effectively manage an occupational health and safety program Details on substance abuse and employee assistance programs, health risk analysis, and the legal aspects of occupational and environmental medicine Preventive approaches to terrorist attacks on industry Information-packed primer on epidemiology and biostatistics for the occupational and environmental health specialist Up-to-date references with PMID numbers and peer-reviewed websites
A thorough, concise, up-to-date guide to the diagnosis and treatment of common occupational and environmental injuries and diseases Coverage includes: Chapters on how to conduct an occupational and environmental medical history, examine the patient, evaluate exposures, and prevent further injury and illness New methods of disability management and the important role that physicians can play in preventing disability Practical information on the toxic properties and clinical manifestation of common industrial materials Techniques to prevent acute and cumulative workplace-related injuries Detailed discussion of international occupational and environmental health, and issues of worker migration An appendix that concisely introduces the important topics of biostatistics and epidemiology LANGE The definitive overview of common occupational and environmental illnesses NEW CHAPTERS on electronic health records, the management of chronic pain, violence in the workplace, terrorism preparedness, disease surveillance, and chemical policy Valuable to practicing physicians as well as students and residents
PROPOSAL DESCRIPTION: Now in its updated Fourth Edition, this classic text provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of occupational and environmental medicine. The book offers accurate, current information on the history, causes, prevention, and treatment of a wide range of environmental and occupational diseases and includes numerous case studies.This edition includes more information on gene-environment interactions. The section on air pollution has been completely reorganized. Other Fourth Edition highlights include expanded coverage of government responses to the field and a new chapter on children's environmental health. Now in its updated Fourth Edition, this classic text provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of occupational and environmental medicine. The book offers accurate, current information on the history, causes, prevention, and treatment of a wide range of environmental and occupational diseases and includes numerous case studies. This edition includes more information on gene-environment interactions. The section on air pollution has been completely reorganized. Other Fourth Edition highlights include expanded coverage of government responses to the field and a new chapter on children's environmental health.
Occupational Health Services
Author: Tee L. Guidotti, M. Suzanne Arnold, David G. Lukcso, Judith Green-McKenzie, Joel Bender, Mark A. Rothstein, Frank H. Leone, Karen O'Hara, Marion Stecklow
Workers and their families, employers, and society as a whole benefit when providers deliver the best quality of care to injured workers and when they know how to provide effective services for both prevention and fitness for duty and understand why, instead of just following regulations. Designed for professionals who deliver, manage, and hold oversight responsibility for occupational health in an organization or in the community, Occupational Health Services guides the busy practitioner and clinic manager in setting up, running, and improving healthcare services for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and occupational management of work-related health issues. The text covers: an overview of occupational health care in the US and Canada: how it is organized, who pays for what, how it is regulated, and how workers’ compensation works how occupational health services are managed in practice, whether within a company, as a global network, in a hospital or medical group practice, as a free-standing clinic, or following other models management of core services, including recordkeeping, marketing, service delivery options, staff recruitment and evaluation, and program evaluation depth and detail on specific services, including clinical service delivery for injured workers, periodic health surveillance, impairment assessment, fitness for duty, alcohol and drug testing, employee assistance, mental health, health promotion, emergency management, global health management, and medico-legal services. This highly focused and relevant combined handbook and textbook is aimed at improving the provision of care and health protection for workers and will be of use to both managers and health practitioners from a range of backgrounds, including but not limited to medicine, nursing, health services administration, and physical therapy.
Fitness for Work
Author: Keith T Palmer, Ian Brown, John Hobson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The fifth edition of this established book provides comprehensive and practical guidance on the effects of medical conditions on employment and working capability. Every significant medical problem is covered, including sickness absence, health promotion, and fitness for work and cancer. Legal and ethical aspects are also addressed.
This fourth edition continues to provide a link between occupational health and clinical practice. It covers target organ systems that can be affected by hazardous exposures in workplaces, and it focuses on the clinical presentations, investigations and management of affected individuals. We have retained consideration of some special issues relevant to occupational medicine practice in this new edition. The main emphasis continues to be prevention of disease and early detection of health effects. This edition of the book has been updated to include new materials, topics, and references. We have retained a few of the previous case studies and illustrations, and introduced several new ones. There are new chapters on audit and evidence-based practice and on occupational cancer. We trust that this edition addresses many of the recommendations that were provided by readers of the previous edition. We have again asked international experts to author many of the chapters. Some of the authors are from Asia, and others from the US, UK, the Middle East and Australia. All the authors will have either clinical or academic experience in occupational medicine practice. The book will be of interest to medical practitioners, especially those in primary care and doctors intending to pursue a career in occupational medicine. It would also be relevant for non-medical health and safety professionals wanting to know more about health effects resulting from occupational exposures. Other groups who may find this edition useful as a ready reference are medical students, occupational health nurses, or clinical specialists in fields such as dermatology, respiratory medicine or toxicology. The book is targeted at all those who are interested in the interaction between work and health, and how occupational diseases and work-related disorders may present. Contents:Clinical Occupational Medicine:Work and Health (David Koh and Aw Tar Ching)Diagnosis and Management of Occupational Diseases (Aw Tar Ching, David Koh and John P Thompson)Respiratory Disorders (David Fishwick and Chris Barber)Skin Disorders (David Koh and Goh Chee Leok)Mental Health Disorders (Ken Addley and Robert Kerr)Musculoskeletal Disorders (Keith Palmer, Jane Frølund Thomsen and Sigurd Mikkelsen)Auditory Disorders (Ailin Razali and Krishna Gopal Rampal)Hematological Disorders (Ng Wee Tong and Mark Newson-Smith)Neurological Disorders (Ian Brown and Arjune Sen)Occupational Infections (Rayhan Hashmey and Aw Tar Ching)Renal Disorders (Huw Rees, Doris T Chan and Steve Riley)Cardiovascular Disorders (Mikhail S Dzeshka, Eduard Shantsila and Gregory Y H Lip)Hepatobiliary and Gastrointestinal Disorders (Ian Brown and Jane Collier)Eye Injuries and Other Disorders (Laurence Lim Shen and Wong Tien Yin)Metabolic Disorders (Tng Eng Loon and Lee See Muah)Reproductive Disorders (Lim John Wah and David Koh)Occupational Cancers (Lin Fritschi and Alison Reid)Special Issues in Occupational Medicine:Ethics in Occupational Medicine (David Koh and Lee See Muah)Occupational Medicine Practice and the Law (Lee See Muah and David Koh)Audit and Evidence-Based Occupational Medicine Practice (Yue-liang Leon Guo)Health Screening and Periodic Medical Examinations (Aw Tar Ching and David Koh)Aviation Medicine (Brian See and Gan Wee Hoe)Diving Medicine (Gregory Chan Chung Tsing)Remote Health Care (John Nelson Norman)Medical Disasters Planning and Response (Halim Mohamed and Abu Hasan Samad)Communication in Occupational Medicine (Max Lum)Cultural Aspects of Occupational Medicine Practice (Adul Bandhukul)Workers' Compensation Schemes (Paul Cullinan)Rehabilitation and Return to Work (Nerys Williams)Prevention of Occupational Diseases (David Koh and Aw Tar Ching) Readership: Serves as a useful guide for all those who are interested in occupational medical practice. These include medical students at various levels, occupational health nurses, general practitioners, researchers or colleagues and professionals in occupational and public health and safety — in other words, for all who have committed themselves to do the best practice for the health of working people.
Occupational and Environmental Health
Author: Barry S. Levy, David H. Wegman, Rosemary K. Sokas, Heather L. McStowe
Publisher: Oxford University Press
This thoroughly updated Fifth Edition is a comprehensive, practical guide to recognizing, preventing, and treating work-related and environmentally-induced injuries and diseases. Chapters by experts in medicine, industry, labor, government, safety, ergonomics, environmental health, and psychology address the full range of clinical and public health concerns. Numerous case studies, photographs, drawings, graphs, and tables help readers understand key concepts. This edition features new chapters on environmental health, including water pollution, hazardous waste, global environmental hazards, the role of nongovernmental organizations in environmental health, and responding to community environmental health concerns. Other new chapters cover conducting workplace investigations and assessing and enforcing compliance with health and safety regulations.
Author: Alice Hamilton, Harriet Louise Hardy
Publisher: Mosby Elsevier Health Science
With over 200 techniques available for examining different muscles and joints, it is impractical to accurately remember them all. But now there is a shortcut: The 3-Minute Musculoskeletal & Peripheral Nerve Exam is a clear, concise, and accessible reference for conducting a thorough musculoskeletal and peripheral nerve examination in a clinical setting. With a consistent presentation of each examination technique, this pocket-sized guide is both a tutorial for students and a reference for experienced practitioners. Each examination includes detailed photographs of models with labeled structures, and a standard format that covers: What action the patient performs What action the examiner performs Findings that indicate a positive test What the positive test signifies Covering a comprehensive collection of the conditions for which a patient would seek medical care, The 3-Minute Musculoskeletal & Peripheral Nerve Exam features: Small, discreet trim size, perfect for quick review prior to seeing a patient Extensive use of detailed photographs for each exam A section on the American Spinal Cord Injury Association examination and classification protocols An illustrative tutorial on gait and posture A comprehensive table of clinically relevant muscles and their action, location for EMG/Botox needle placement and nerve/root innervation A quick reference guide to all of these conditions and procedures The 3-Minute Musculoskeletal & Peripheral Nerve Exam will aid in the evaluation of joint problems through physical exam maneuvers and will teach the detection of muscle weakness and the examination of peripheral nerves and reflexes. It is an essential means of quick reference for residents and clinicians in physiatry, neurology, pain medicine, orthopedics, internal medicine, and family practice.
This question-and-answer review book is an excellent aid for candidates preparing for the board exam in occupational medicine and an ideal structured learning guide for physicians. It contains approximately 500 questions, with answers and explanations, based on Robert McCunney's comprehensive text, A Practical Approach to Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Third Edition. Two additional chapters present practical strategies for preparing for and taking the board exam. The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) designates each of the four sections of this review for a maximum of 22.5 credits in Category 1 of the American Medical Association's Physician's Recognition Award.
This book provides comprehensive, clinically relevant information on the wide-ranging field of aerospace medicine. It addresses all medical and public health issues involved in the care of crews, passengers, and support personnel of aircraft and space vehicles. It covers the physiology of the human body under flight conditions, clinical medicine as practiced in the unique aerospace community, and the impact of the industry on community health.
"The second edition of AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Disease and Injury Causation is dedicated to updating the science, expanding the focus, and including additional perspectives to improve the understanding of causation, which will eventually improve the treatment outcomes for the injured worker as they stay-at-home or return-to-work"--Provided by publisher.
Author: John Malcolm Harrington, Frank S. Gill
A clinical guide to occupational health, this third edition has been revised to cover all legislative changes, and the chapters on evaluating workplace exposure have been reorganized. It covers medicine and hygiene, and the law section has been expanded to offer a European perspective. A clinical guide to occupational health, this edition has been revised to cover all legislative changes, and the chapters on evaluating workplace exposure have been reorganized. It covers medicine and hygiene, and the law section has been expanded to offer a European perspective. The book is a clinical guide aimed at physicians, nurses, occupational hygienists, safety officers, environmental health oficers and personnel managers. It should also be useful as a course book for the interested medical student.
"This book will help the reader think through helping patients with return-to-work decisions when persisting symptoms and problems from illness or injury make work difficult"--Provided by publisher.