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Publisher Comments:

This comprehensive, accessible home reference guide addresses a wide range of health concerns-as only a nurse who knows the inside story on healthcare can. From headaches to ankle sprains, asthma to zinc remedies, this authoritative resource reveals what everyone needs to know in order to get healthy-and stay that way. The book features hundreds of tips on easing symptoms, promoting healing, following a treatment plan, and solving both the big and small problems that arise when someone is sick, hurt, or in pain.

Readers will discover how to:

€ Treat everyday health complaints and minor injuries

€ Heal faster after an injury

€ Get the best results from medicines while reducing side effects

€ Recover more comfortably at home after outpatient surgery

Review:

"In this useful home healthcare guide, Carroll offers the insight of a nurse to help readers understand and treat common medical conditions such as skin rashes and joint pains. Rather than following the general practice of organizing a self-care guide around specific diagnoses — which, she argues, makes such guides 'hard to use unless you can diagnose yourself correctly first' — she lists the topics by symptoms, starting with the most common medical complaint: headaches. She then works through topics like eye irritation, toothaches, constipation and dizziness. In each section, she explains what the symptoms look and feel like, answers FAQs and decisively informs readers when the symptoms might be serious enough to warrant a call to a healthcare pro or a trip to the emergency room. The book also includes information on dealing with injuries like sprains and cuts, choosing and using medications, fighting through the difficulties of the healthcare system and having surgery. Through it all, the tone is accessible, friendly and easy-to-understand — just as a one might hope a good nurse would be." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Get the insider's view on the full range of medical concerns.

About the Author

Pat Carroll, R.N., has more than 20 years of experience as a registered nurse, respiratory therapist, and ER nurse. She has appeared on news programs on NBC, FOX, CBS, and the WB, and is a regular contributor to the "Your Weekend" news program on Connecticut's ABC affiliate, WTNH. The author of The Surgical Nurse's Managed Care Manual, which one the American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award, she has written more than 125 professional articles, and is on the editorial boards of four professional nursing journals.

Table of Contents

What Nurses Know Acknowledgments

Dedication

Introduction

1. Treating Symptoms

Head Cases

Headaches

Earaches and Hearing Loss

Eye Irritation and Vision Changes

Toothaches and Mouth Pain

Body Aches And Pains

Back and Neck Pain

Bone, Muscle, and Joint Pain

Chest Pain

Weakness and Dizziness

Rashes and Itches

Cold And Fever

Cough

Stuffy or Runny Nose

Sore Throat

Fever

Stomach Aches

Heartburn

Diarrhea and Constipation

Abdominal Pain

2. Treating and Preventing Injuries

Bites and Stings

Cuts and Scrapes

Sprains and Strains

Poison Control

Home Safety

Travel Health and Safety

3. Choosing and Using Medicines Wisely

What You Must Know About Every Prescription

OTC (Nonprescription) Medications

Is It a Medication Allergy or a Side Effect?

Antibiotic Alert

Herbal Remedies and Nutritional Supplements

4. You and the Health Care System

Choosing Your Primary Care Provider

Getting the Most from Your Relationship with Your Health Care Providers

Insurance Scrabble: Making Sense of the Letters

Tips for ER Visits

Tips for Hospital Stays

5. Medical Tests and Same-Day Surgery

Medical Tests

Blood Tests

Medical Imaging

Bowel Prep

Endoscopy

Same-Day Surgery

Postoperative Pain

Appendix: Web Resources

Research References

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780399529573
Author:
Carroll, Patricia
Publisher:
Perigee Books
Author:
Carroll, Pat
Subject:
General
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Health - General
Subject:
General Medical
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Reference
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20040631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.40x5.42x.87 in. .68 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In this useful home healthcare guide, Carroll offers the insight of a nurse to help readers understand and treat common medical conditions such as skin rashes and joint pains. Rather than following the general practice of organizing a self-care guide around specific diagnoses — which, she argues, makes such guides 'hard to use unless you can diagnose yourself correctly first' — she lists the topics by symptoms, starting with the most common medical complaint: headaches. She then works through topics like eye irritation, toothaches, constipation and dizziness. In each section, she explains what the symptoms look and feel like, answers FAQs and decisively informs readers when the symptoms might be serious enough to warrant a call to a healthcare pro or a trip to the emergency room. The book also includes information on dealing with injuries like sprains and cuts, choosing and using medications, fighting through the difficulties of the healthcare system and having surgery. Through it all, the tone is accessible, friendly and easy-to-understand — just as a one might hope a good nurse would be." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Get the insider's view on the full range of medical concerns.
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