Mechatronics integrates key systems from mechanical, electrical, electronic, and computer engineering to manufacture industrial products, processes, and operations. Intended as a textbook for courses in mechatronics or as an up-to-date reference for practicing engineers, the book uses extensive in-text, solved examples and computer simulations to cover the basic concepts. This book contains information from both the theoretical and application perspectives related to mechatronic systems. The self-explanatory block diagrams, examples, and numerous illustrations provide the reader with a self-study text to develop systems with motors, circuits, microprocessors, and controls. A CD-ROM with numerous simulations, software, and third-party applications accompanies the print version of the text.
Extensively updated, this edition offers readers a carefully structured approach to learning the building blocks of the immune system, cells, organs and major receptor molecules, as well as initiation and actions of the immune response, especially in a clinical context.
The contributors include physicians who practise uremia therapy since its conception to more recent graduates, along with surgeons, pioneers and physicians who are patients themselves, thus giving readers the broadest perspective. --
The author of The Dressing Station offers a powerful memoir of the author's experiences in a combat-zone hospital in Iraq, sharing stories of his father's experiences as a surgeon on the battlefield in World War II. Reprint.
The focus of this classic collection of articles from The Health Care Supervisor is legislation and other legal matters as they may affect t he working health care supervisor. The book covers issues of liability, legal responsibilities of supervisors, laws that govern some aspects of supervisory conduct, laws regulating employment, and other legal m atters from individual privacy to labor unions.
Contracting is a tool that is playing an increasing role in many health systems. Although contracting has the potential to add benefits to health systems it also adds further complexity. Following a substantial health sector reform and the introduction of a purchaser-provider split contracting became a central part of the management of New Zealand's publicly funded health system during the period 1993 to 2000. This publication examines a number of different aspects of New Zealand's experience of using contracts in the health sector including the contracting process contract content and form purchaser-provider relationships including sources of tension and factors that alleviated tensions and issues related to monitoring and accountability. This publication may assist other countries that are using or are planning to use contracts within their health systems.
Nearly $1.5 billion per year is spent on alternative medical treatments. With more than twenty-five years of experience in the health-care profession, Dr. Linda Mundorff explores a variety of medical options designed to promote a natural lifestyle in Take Control: A Guide to Holistic Living. Writing in a style that health-care professionals and laypersons alike will understand and identify with, Mundorff will help you take control of your health by discovering the practical effectiveness of alternative medicine in conjunction with modern medicine. Informative, insightful, and humorous, Take Control allows you to gain control of your health by becoming a self-advocate in your care. Take Control will show you how to: Make lifestyle choices that last Fuel your body Live a more natural life Discover mindful exercises And much more With thorough coverage of remedies and contraindications supplemented by a glossary of terms, a list of suggested reading material, journal activities, and a variety of other helpful contents, Take Control is a guide to alternative medicine for everyone!
Plunkett's Health Care Industry Almanac is the only complete reference to the American Health Care Industry and its leading corporations. Whatever your purpose for researching the health care field, you'll find this award-winning reference book to be a valuable guide. No other source provides this massive book's easy-to-understand comparisons of national health expenditures, emerging technologies, patient populations, hospitals, clinics, corporations, research, Medicare, Medicaid, managed care, and many other areas of vital importance. Included in the market research sections are dozens of statistical tables covering every aspect of the industry, from Medicare expenditures to hospital utiliz...
Most clinical practices are not prepared for a disaster, and failure to prepare for a disaster can have devastating consequences on a medical practice, the physicians, and the patients. Disaster Planning for the Clinical Practice describes the types of disasters that can affect medical practices, suggests steps for disaster planning, and identifies the necessary procedures for restarting the practice after a disaster has occurred. Natural disasters are not the most common casue of practice failure - man-made disasters such as computer crashes, power outages, and loss of electronic data are more likely to impact a medical practice. This book offers suggestions on the preparation of a disaster...
For centuries the Roman Catholic Church has been concerned with the moral implications of medical practice. Indeed, until two decades ago, Catholic moral theologians were the major source of moral guidance, scholarly reflection and teaching on a variety of medical-moral topics, particularly those bearing on human life. Many, not only those within the Catholic communion, turned to the Church for guidance as each new possibility for altering the conditions of human life posed new challenges to long held moral values. Two decades ago, the center of gravity of ethical reflection shifted sharply from theologians and Christian philosophers to more secular thinkers. A confluence of forces was respo...