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ABC of Health Informatic Free Ebook Pdf

Health informatics (also called Health Information Systemshealth care informatics,healthcare informaticsmedical informaticsnursing informaticsclinical informatics, or biomedical informatics) is a discipline at the intersection of information science, computer science, and health care. It deals with the resources, devices, and methods required to optimize the acquisition, storage, retrieval, and use of information in health and biomedicine. Health informatics tools include not only computers but also clinical guidelines, formal medical terminologies, and information and communication systems. It is applied to the areas of nursing, clinical care, dentistry, pharmacy, public health,occupational therapy, and (bio)medical research.
The international standards on the subject are covered by ICS 35.240.80 in which ISO 27799:2008 is one of the core components.Molecular bioinformatics and clinical informatics have converged into the field of translational bioinformatics. World wide use o…

ABC Patient Safety Free EBOOK PDF

Patient safety is a new healthcare discipline that emphasizes the reporting, analysis, and prevention of medical error that often leads to adverse healthcare events. The frequency and magnitude of avoidable adverse patient events was not well known until the 1990s, when multiple countries reported staggering numbers of patients harmed and killed by medical errors. Recognizing that healthcare errors impact 1 in every 10 patients around the world, the World Health Organization calls patient safety an endemic concern.Indeed, patient safety has emerged as a distinct healthcare discipline supported by an immature yet developing scientific framework. There is a significant transdisciplinary body of theoretical and research literature that informs the science of patient safety.The resulting patient safety knowledge continually informs improvement efforts such as: applying lessons learned from business and industry, adopting innovative technologies, educating providers and consumers, enhancin…


Antenatal care has evolved from a philanthropic service for mothers and their unborn babies to a multiphasic screening programme. Much has been added in the past few years but a lack of scientific scrutiny has meant that little has been taken away. Healthy mothers and fetuses need little high technological care but some screening is desirable to allocate them with confidence to the healthy group of pregnant women. Women and fetuses at high risk need all the scientific help available to ensure the safest environment for delivery and aftercare. The detection and successful management of women and fetuses at high risk is the science
of antenatal care; the care of other mothers at lower risk is the art of the subject and probably can proceed without much technology.

Midwives are practitioners of normal obstetrics and are taking over much of the care of normal or low-risk pregnancies, backed up by general practitioner obstetricians in the community and by consultant led obstetric teams in …

Wound Care Essentials Practice Principles Third Edition EBOOK PDF

This is an exciting and challenging time for wound care clinicians as a new understanding of the biology of  healing wounds has given rise to many new wound care treatments and therapies. Although we are gaining new knowledge as to the biology of wound healing, “we can no longer care only for the wound itself; we must step back and look at the entire human being who happens to have a wound that needs healing.

”1 Being able to differentiate among the various treatment options, when and how to apply them, in what combinations, and when to change them has indeed become both an art and a science. “With the emergence of more complex products, we will be increasingly required to use these products ppropriately to maximize their impact. As a better understanding of the wound environment becomes available, our ability to tailor our approach and better treat the patient as a whole increases.”

Providing quality care for your wound patients starts with an analysis of the patient’s individualize…