Oxford Handbook of Occupational Health 3e (Oxford Medical Handbooks) 3rd Edition

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Aug 262023

Fully revised for this third edition, the Oxford Handbook of Occupational Health is a concise, practice-based guide to the area. Bringing together the latest legislation and guidance with current practice in the field, this is an authoritative reference to assessing and managing health risks in the workplace.

Consisting of twelve sections covering the full breadth of practice, this Handbook covers workplace hazards and diseases, occupational health emergencies, and practical procedures. This third edition also contains new information on ethics, work health and disability, infection control, respiratory disorders, and fitness for work, with updated diagrams, figures and chemical structures to aid reader understanding.

Providing a thorough, easy-to-use guide to the whole of occupational health, this Handbook is the essential resource for all occupational physicians, occupational health nurses, and all those dealing with workplace health and fitness, giving you the information you need at your fingertips.




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Hearing Science Fundamentals, Second Edition 2nd Edition

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Feb 152023

Hearing Science Fundamentals, Second Edition maintains the straightforward style of the previous edition, introducing the basic concepts in hearing science in an easy-to-understand format. With a wide variety of student-friendly features and instructor resources, this comprehensive textbook facilitates the absorption of technical material by both undergraduate and graduate students.


The text is divided into four clear sections to cover everything from the physics of sound to the anatomy and physiology of the auditory pathway and beyond. The textbook begins by delving into the basics of acoustics and digital signal processing (DSP). In the next section, readers will find full coverage of the basic anatomy and physiology of the auditory mechanism. The third section contains eight chapters on psychoacoustics and how sound is perceived via the auditory pathways. The book wraps up with a brand-new section devoted to pathologies of the auditory mechanisms.


New to the Second EditionNew coauthor, Jeremy J. Donai, AuD, PhD, brings his extensive clinical and research experience to the concepts discussed


Nine new chapters, including


Review of Speech Acoustics (Chapter 2)Digital Signal Processing (Chapter 3)Binaural Processing (Chapter 8)Temporal Processing (Chapter 10)Signal Detection Theory (Chapter 13)Auditory Perception and Hearing Impairment (Chapter 14)Separate and expanded chapters for Pathologies of the Auditory Mechanism (Chapter 9) from first edition.


Pathologies of the Conductive Auditory Mechanism (Chapter 15)


Pathologies of the Sensory Auditory Mechanism (Chapter 16)


Pathologies of the Central Auditory Mechanism (Chapter 17)


Clinical Notes intended to bridge the gap from classroom to hearing clinic have been added throughout the textVocabulary Checks throughout all the chaptersEvidence-based information incorporated throughout the textUpdated Recommended Readings listAncillary materials accessible on a PluralPlus companion website: a sample syllabus, test bank, and PowerPoint lecture slides for instructors, and practice quizzes, word-building and anatomy-labelling exercises, audio examples, and overview lecture videos for studentsKey FeaturesLearning objectives and key terms at the beginning of each chapter prepare the student for the chapter contentsTwo-color anatomical and line illustrations aid understanding of important technical conceptsQ & A boxes reinforce important information presented in the textA glossary of important terms

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Audiology Workbook, Fourth Edition 4th Edition

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Jul 122022

Audiology Workbook, Fourth Editionis a companion study aid to the textbook, Audiology: Science to Practice, Fourth Edition. It can also serve as an appropriate supplement to other introductory audiology textbooks or class lectures. The Audiology Workbook focuses on exercises and questions in hearing and vestibular science and audiology clinical principles and procedures that are beneficial for students in an undergraduate communication science and disorders program and those in a graduate-level AuD program. It is also a great study resource for the Audiology Praxis Exam.

The fourth edition is composed of an abundance of questions and activities designed to reinforce students’ knowledge of concepts and procedures that are, traditionally, difficult to master. There are questions and activities on 1) properties of sound, such as drawing waveforms; calculating frequencies periods, amplitudes, and phases, 2) auditory and vestibular anatomy and physiology of the auditory and vestibular systems, including diagrams to label, 3) procedures for obtaining pure-tone thresholds and interpreting describing audiograms 4) masking for pure-tone and speech tests, 5) performing and interpreting speech test, tympanograms, wideband acoustic immittance, acoustic reflexes, 6) understanding and interpreting evoked physiologic responses, including OAEs, ABRs, ECochG, ENOG, VEMP, 7) clinical case studies for common hearing and balance disorders, 8) treatment, including hearing aids, implantable devices, cerumen management, tinnitus, and aural rehabilitation.

The exercises are comprehensive and designed so they may be solved with relatively short answers and useful for group discussion. The popular exercises from previous editions have been retained, updated, and expanded, including those on audiogram interpretation, masking, immittance, and case studies. Comprehensive answers are also included for each chapter.

New to the Fourth Edition

  • Expanded exercises on the scientific foundations from the previous edition as well as new questions added on wavelength, resonance, decibels, signal-to-noise ratio, complex vibrations, stages of transduction through the auditory system, and psychoacoustics.
  • Many new and figures of auditory and vestibular anatomy.
  • New exercises related to clinical topics, including preparation for patient testing, case history, wideband acoustic immittance and evoked physiologic responses.
  • New chapter with exercises on hearing aids, assistive listening technologies, and implantable devices.
  • Each chapter now ends with a set of multiple-choice questions.

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Clinical Audiology: An Introduction 3rd Edition

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Feb 212022

The third edition of Clinical Audiology: An Introduction provides a comprehensive enhancement of all the introductory material available in previous editions of this stimulating textbook. Students can gain an understanding of the scope of the field of audiology and feel prepared to dive deeper into the subject as they progress through their courses. This essential book, now with even more exciting content and features, focuses on the clinical nature of audiology to familiarize students with the many challenging questions encountered by an audiologist.

This textbook is intended primarily for beginning-level students in the fields of audiology and speech-language pathology. It is intended for the first major courses in audiology, whether it be at the undergraduate or graduate level.

Whether your goal is to pursue a career as an audiologist or a speech-language pathologist, Clinical Audiology: An Introduction, Third Edition is the most comprehensive, accessible book available to provide you with the clinical understanding to advance in your chosen field.

New to the Third Edition

  • New Coauthor: Virginia Ramachandran, AuD, PhD
  • Two new chapters on implantable hearing technology and hearing assistive and connectivity technologies
  • Updated descriptions of hearing disorders and their causes
  • Expanded focus on diagnostic approach strategies
  • Expanded audiological treatment section
  • Updated hearing aid technology and verification approaches
  • An introduction to vestibular system assessment


Key Features

  • Chapter objectives at the beginning of each chapter preview the concepts to be discussed.
  • End of chapter discussion questions aid students in applying concepts.
  • End of chapter summaries outline the key points from the chapter improve retention
  • Margin notes provide key terms and definitions.
  • Bolded key terms draw attention to important concepts throughout the text.
  • Clinical notes describe particular techniques students might consider using.
  • Comprehensive glossary and index

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Contemporary Occupational Health Nursing: A Guide for Practitioners 2nd Edition

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Feb 112022

This textbook – now thoroughly revised and updated – provides a practical guide for those in training, or practising within, occupational health nursing. Concerned with the health of people at work and the effects of work on health and health on work, this distinctive branch of public health nursing requires specific knowledge and skills.

Contemporary Occupational Health Nursing includes chapters on: public health, leadership, health promotion and protection, health surveillance, health assessment, case management and rehabilitation, mental health, management of occupational health services and epidemiology and research, quality assurance and audit. The second edition includes additional content on health risk assessment and the Fit for Work Service, occupational health management systems, psychosocial factors and mindfulness, among other things.

Discussion of ethical issues is woven throughout and each chapter is written by an experienced occupational health nurse practitioner and includes features such as case studies, activities, learning objectives and chapter summaries. This book can be used as a text by those undertaking specialist community public health nursing qualifications and as an important resource for all nurses working in occupational health practice.

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Pediatric Skills for Occupational Therapy Assistants 5th Edition

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Feb 102022

Learn to provide effective therapy for children and adolescents! Pediatric Skills for Occupational Therapy Assistants, 5th Edition covers the entire scope of pediatric OT practice, from normal childhood development to pediatric disorders and treatment planning. Case studies and helpful tips reinforce your understanding and make it easier to apply OT principles to the clinical setting. This edition is thoroughly updated with online videos and new coverage of community systems, physical agent modalities, childhood obesity, Model of Human Occupation assessments, and Kinesio Taping®. Written by noted OTA educators Jean Solomon and Jane O’Brien, this resource is both a comprehensive textbook and a practical clinical reference!

  • Hundreds of case examples provide snapshots of real-life situations and solutions, helping you apply key concepts in a real-life setting.
  • UNIQUEClinical Pearls boxes highlight practical advice from the authors and contributors, sharing what they have learned from years of experience.
  • Coverage of evidence-based practice includes clinical trials and outcome studies, especially those relating to evaluation and intervention.
  • Coverage of cultural diversity and sensitivity issues addresses the many different groups of people that OTAs treat in practice.
  • Information on preventive care takes the role of the OTA beyond intervention and treatment.
  • Family-centered perspective uses the terminology of the AOTA Practice Framework in showing how to tailor your treatment to meet the needs of children from different environments.
  • Key terms, outlines, and objectives at the beginning of each chapter prepare readers for the information they’re expected to learn from the chapter.
  • Content reviews and questionsat the end of each chapter summarize key concepts and help you assess your understanding.
  • Suggested activities in each chapter help readers to bridge the gap between the classroom and the clinic by exploring realistic situations.
  • UNIQUE!Learning resources on the Evolve companion website include video clips and review questions, reinforcing your understanding and demonstrating how concepts apply to actual practice.
  • NEW! Every Moment Counts content is added to The Occupational Therapy Process chapter, promoting pediatric mental health.
  • NEW! Coverage of educational expectations is added to the Educational System chapter.
  • NEW! Coverage of “signature” constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) is added to Cerebral Palsy chapter.
  • NEWphotographs and illustrations are added throughout the book.
  • NEW video clipson the Evolve companion website show the typical development of children/adolescents.
  • NEW! Extensive assessment and abbreviations appendices are added to Evolve.
  • NEW! Expanded glossary is added to Evolve.

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Introduction to Orthotics: A Clinical Reasoning and Problem-Solving Approach (Introduction to Splinting) 4th Edition

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Jan 262022

Covering the theory, design, and fabrication of orthotic devices, Introduction to Orthotics: A Clinical Reasoning & Problem-Solving Approach, 4th Edition helps you master the skills you need to choose and fit effective orthoses for patients with hand injuries and functional deficits. It emphasizes upper extremity splinting, with additional coverage of lower extremity orthotics and upper extremity prosthetics, and offers case studies promoting clinical reasoning and problem solving. This edition includes new chapters on orthotics of the shoulder and orthotic systems, plus online videos demonstrating fabrication and fitting techniques. Written by occupational therapy educators Brenda Coppard and Helene Lohman, this textbook/workbook is ideal for students and as a practical resource for occupational therapists and therapy assistants in the clinical setting.

Student Resources on Evolve 


  • Video clips
  • Learning activities
  • Additional case studies
  • Review questions and answers
  • Self-quiz questions and answers
  • Fabrication procedures from the text
  • Forms from the text
  • Grading sheets from the text
  • How-To videos on the Evolve companion website let you watch the construction of orthotics again and again to increase your proficiency.
  • Review questions and self-quizzes reinforce your comprehension of the material.
  • Case studies in each chapter show how concepts relate to real-life clinical practice.
  • Self-evaluation forms allow you to analyze your strengths and weaknesses related to new orthotic intervention techniques.
  • Laboratory exercises test your clinical reasoning and technical skills.
  • High-quality photos and line drawings illustrate key concepts and techniques.
  • Combined textbook/workbook format makes it easier to develop fundamental skills in the theory, design, and fabrication of orthoses,
  • Spiral binding lets the book lay flat when opened for convenient use while on the job.
  • NEW! Fabrication processes appear in special boxes to allow for quick reference.
  • NEW! Fabrication processes, forms, and grading sheets are included on the Evolve companion website, allowing you to create a personalized study guide.
  • UPDATED content includes new case studies, references, evidence-based research tables, and more on the ‘science’ of orthotic intervention.
  • NEW! Additional learning exercises show how to apply theory to practice.
  • NEW! More integration of patient safety addresses this important aspect of patient care.

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Documenting Occupational Therapy Practice

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Oct 052020

A comprehensive guide to creating effective documentation in occupational therapy.

Documenting Occupational Therapy Practice, 3/e is the most comprehensive text on occupational therapy documentation currently on the market, covering general documentation principles, clinical documentation, electronic documentation, school system documentation, and documentation of administrative tasks. More than just a how-to manual, the text explores important ethical, legal, and language issues related to documentation in addition to presenting step-by-step strategies for creating successful SOAP notes, communications, and documentation. The Third Edition has been fully updated to reflect current AOTA official documents and new electronic documentation tools, and has been reorganized to improve readability. Effective review tools help readers truly master documentation techniques and strategies, while the text’s accompanying website provides additional learning resources that can be accessed on the go.

Teaching and Learning Experience

This text offers a comprehensive guide to creating effective documentation for occupational therapy. It provides:

– Comprehensive coverage of all areas of practice: Chapters examine the underlying concepts of good documentation in clinical, school, and administrative settings.
– Practical techniques and strategies that prepare students for the workplace: Chapters present clear, effective strategies for drafting documentation and communication that can be directly applied in professional settings.
– Exploration of ethical and legal issues: Discussions help students understand how documentation affects others and provide problem-solving strategies for addressing legal and ethical issues.
– Coverage of electronic documentation: Screenshots and discussion of electronic health record (EHR) systems familiarize students with current documentation technologies.
– Effective learning tools: Review exercises and numerous reference tools help students truly master text material.



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Occupational Therapy Assessments for Older Adults

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Mar 152018

The role of measurement and the benefits of outcome measures are defined as important tools used to document change in one or more constructs over time, help to describe a client’s condition, formulate a prognosis, as well as to evaluate the effects of occupational therapy intervention.

Occupational Therapy Assessments for Older Adults: 100 Instruments for Measuring Occupational Performance presents over 100 outcome measures in the form of vignettes that encompass a brief description of each instrument, a review of its psychometric properties, its advantages and disadvantages, administration procedures, permissions to use, author contact information, as well as where and how to procure the instrument.

Occupational Therapy Assessments for Older Adults by Dr. Kevin Bortnick narrows down the list of possible choices for the occupational therapy student or clinician to only those with an amount of peer review, bibliographic citations, as well as acceptance within the profession. The text also includes research-based information with text citations and has over 100 tables, diagrams, and figures.

Included in the review of each outcome measure:
Description: A brief record of the measure.
Psychometrics: A review of the level of research evidence that either supports or does not support the instrument, including such items as inter-rater, intra-rater, and test-retest reliabilities, as well as internal consistencies and construct validities among others.

Advantages: Synopsis of the benefits of using the measure over others including its unique attributes.
Disadvantages: A summary of its faults. For example, the amount of research evidence may be limited or the measure may be expensive.

Administration: Information regarding how to administer, score, and interpret results.
Permissions: How and where to procure the instrument, such as websites where it may be purchased or journal articles or publications that may contain the scale.
Summary: A brief summation of important information.

Occupational Therapy Assessments for Older Adults: 100 Instruments for Measuring Occupational Performance encourages occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistants to expand their thinking about the use of appropriate outcome measures with older adult populations. Using the appropriate outcome measure based on evidence can aid in the promotion of health, well-being, and participation of clients

About the Author
Kevin Bortnick, OTD, OT/L is an occupational therapist, researcher, and author. He holds a clinical doctorate in occupational therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in St. Augustine, Florida as well as a master’s degree from Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida. Raised in Michigan, where he received his undergraduate training in General Studies from the University of Michigan—Ann Arbor, he naturally enjoys the outdoors and conservation. He is currently involved in neurocognitive disorder-related research and is working on his next book. You can follow him on Facebook with the same name.


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Measuring Occupational Performance, Third Edition

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Mar 152018

As the profession of occupational therapy continues to mature and expand its practice, the measurement of occupational performance is one of the key avenues that all practicing clinicians will need to explore and master. Measuring Occupational Performance: Supporting Best Practice in Occupational Therapy, Third Edition summarizes the measurement tools needed to assess client occupational performance, to provide the best intervention, and to document the effectiveness of that intervention. These measurement tools are not just a compilation of all that are available for measurement relevant to occupational therapy; they are an elite group of tools carefully selected by the editors through a process of rigorous theoretical, clinical, and scientific reasoning.

In this Third Edition, Drs. Mary Law, Carolyn Baum, and Winnie Dunn have updated current chapters and added new topics that have not been covered in past editions, such as a chapter on measuring school performance, a key area of practice. Also included is a chapter on measurement principles and development to highlight the concepts common to all the measures included in the text. The Third Edition also has a focus on the best measures and measures that are used most frequently.

Features of the Third Edition:
Offers insight into the importance of measuring functional performance, methodologies, measurement issues, and best approach for outcome measurement
Conveys a broad focus on occupational performance and offers examples from a wide range of practice settings and from multiple spots throughout the lifespan
Explains the technical aspects of measurement development and methodologies and which components of functioning are to be measured and how
Develops an understanding of the theoretical aspects and evidence for both standardized tests and non-standardized tests

Instructors in educational settings can visit www.efacultylounge.com for additional material to be used for teaching in the classroom.

New in the Third Edition:
Focus on strengths-based approaches
Measures health and disability at both individual and population levels using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF)
An emphasis on evidence-based practice and using evidence from other disciplines, not just from occupational therapy
New chapter focused on school-based practice
New content on reliability, validity, and responsiveness
New content on goal attainment
Additional material on decision making in practice

In this changing health care environment, Measuring Occupational Performance: Supporting Best Practice in Occupational Therapy, Third Edition explains how core values and beliefs can be put into everyday practice and is the essential reference manual for the evidence-based occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistant student and practitioner.

“The authors draw attention to the use of strength-based approaches versus top-down approaches that help clients to use their own strengths to help overcome deficits during occupational performance.”
-Linda Frasier, OTD, Touro University Nevada, Doody’s Review Service

About the Author
Mary Law, PhD, FCAOT is Professor Emeritus, School of Rehabilitation Science and CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada.

Carolyn Baum, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA is the Elias Michael Director and Professor of Occupational Therapy, Neurology and Social Work at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO.

Winnie Dunn, PhD, OTR, FAOTA is Professor and Chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy Education in the School of Health Professions at the University of Kansas, Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, KS.


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