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NPI’s selection of medical books serve as an excellent reference to utilize in medical practice, for sharpening skills or offering new procedures in your primary care practice. All National Procedures Institute’s books are written by well-respected medical physicians and make excellent reference books for your office and use with your patients. Many of our books come with DVDs, offer PDF or online access for your convenience. If you’re interested in enrolling in an accredited CME program, NPI offers multiple courses with hands-on procedural training through private programs and nationwide conferences.

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A Practical Guide to Botulinum Toxin Procedures A Practical Guide to Chemical Peels A Practical Guide to Dermal Filler Procedures
Practical Guide to Botulinum Toxin Procedures is one of four books in the new Cosmetic Procedures series. This series offers guidance to primary care practitioners who wish to expand their practice to minimally invasive cosmetic procedures. Whether the physician is just getting started or well versed in aesthetic medicine, this series can be used as a routine quick reference for current aesthetic procedures that can be readily incorporated into office practice. The series will put these cosmetic treatments into the hands of the physician the patient knows and trusts the most, and will bring primary care practitioners increased autonomy, improved patient satisfaction, and added reimbursement.

This book provides thoroughly illustrated step-by-step instructions on botulinum toxin injection procedures and advice on managing common issues seen in follow-up visits. Each chapter focuses on a single procedure and reviews all relevant anatomy, including target muscles and their functions and muscles to be avoided. Injection points and the injection Safety Zones are highlighted to help practitioners perform the procedures more effectively and minimize complication risks.

Initial chapters cover treatment in the upper third of the face for frown lines, horizontal forehead lines, and crow's feet—procedures suited for practitioners who are getting started with cosmetic botulinum toxin treatments. Subsequent chapters cover more advanced face and neck procedures and treatment of axillary hyperhidrosis.
Published: October 14, 2011
  • Rebecca Small MD, FAAFP
  • Assistant Clinical Professor, Family and Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; Director, Medical Aesthetics Training, Natividad Medical Center, Family Medicine Residency Program—UCS
  • Dalano Hoang DC
  • Clinic Director, Monterey Bay Laser Aesthetics, Capitola, CA

This third volume in the Cosmetic Procedures series details a broad array of minimally invasive cosmetic skin procedures. Regardless of your experience level with aesthetic medicine, this reference delivers useful facts and procedural guidance readers can apply directly to daily practice. Content features step-by-step instructions for chemical peels and other in-office exfoliation treatments and daily home skin care regimens to treat sun-damaged and prematurely aged skin, acne, rosacea, and hyperpigmentation.

Detailed coverage encompasses the basics of aesthetic medicine, including relevant anatomy, target regions, and areas to be avoided to help improve outcomes and minimize complication risks. Each chapter focuses on a skin care procedure or topical product regimen. Full-color design and illustrations boost understanding of each procedure and aid in retention of essential information. Step-by-step instructions guide readers through each procedure to rapidly acquire procedural skill. Convenient companion website includes videos that provide a surgeon’s-eye-view of the procedures.

Published: December 17, 2012
Author: Rebecca Small MD, FAAFP
  • Assistant Clinical Professor, Family and Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; Director, Medical Aesthetics Training, Natividad Medical Center, Family Medicine Residency Program—UCS
A Practical Guide to Dermal Filler Procedures is the second book in the new Cosmetic Procedures series especially designed for providers who would like to expand their practice to include minimally invasive cosmetic procedures. Residents or practitioners new to aesthetics and experienced providers alike can benefit from this series which focuses on current aesthetic treatments that can be readily incorporated into office practice. For the "hands on" providers, these commonly performed cosmetic procedures can make the practice of medicine more rewarding, improve patient satisfaction and increase reimbursement.

This book provides thoroughly illustrated step-by-step instructions on dermal filler treatments and advice on managing common issues seen in follow up visits. Each chapter focuses on a single dermal filler procedure and reviews all relevant anatomy including target regions and areas to avoid. Injection sites are highlighted to help practitioners perform the procedures more effectively and minimize complication risks. The series foreword has be written by world renowned author, John. L. Pfenninger.
Published: December 9, 2011
  • Rebecca Small MD, FAAFP
  • Assistant Clinical Professor, Family and Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; Director, Medical Aesthetics Training, Natividad Medical Center, Family Medicine Residency Program—UCS
  • Dalano Hoang DC
  • Clinic Director, Monterey Bay Laser Aesthetics, Capitola, CA
A Practical Guide to Joint & Soft Tissue Injection & Aspiration, 3rd edition Clinical Sonography A Practical Guide Comprehensive Hospital Medicine: An Evidence-Based Approach
Get step-by-step, evidence-based guidance on the injections most beneficial to your patients – and your primary care practice! A Practical Guide to Joint & Soft Tissue Injection, 3rd Edition, helps you master the techniques that can provide optimal pain relief, save health care dollars, increase patient satisfaction, and enhance the doctor/patient relationship. This easy-to-understand, fully-illustrated text offers practical, evidence-based information on a wide variety of injection and aspiration techniques for common skin and musculoskeletal conditions. The interactive eBook that accompanies the print book includes dozens of videos to help you perfect your technique.

  • Hundreds of full-color illustrations help you identify landmarks and determine exactly how to proceed.
  • An all-new chapter on injected anesthesia, including nerve blocks, brings you up to date in this key area.
  • New coverage of inflammatory dermatoses, carpal tunnel syndrome, myofascial trigger points, and different approaches to the knee joint help you provide pain relief and improved function to a wide variety of patients.
  • Comprehensive coverage includes a diverse group of musculoskeletal disorders, chalazions, keloids, warts, and occipital neuralgia, as well as the use of corticosteroids, viscosupplementation, and dry needling.
  • Solid guidance in foundational principles covers anatomy and landmarks, when to refer, indications and contraindications, special medical conditions, equipment, complications, coding and billing, and much more.
  • Helpful appendices provide consent forms, aftercare handouts, and information on documentation.
Now with the print edition, enjoy the bundled interactive eBook edition, offering tablet, smartphone, or online access to:
  • Dozens of step-by-step videos that show you exactly how to perform each injection
  • Complete content with enhanced navigation
  • Powerful search tools and smart navigation cross-links that pull results from content in the book, your notes, and even the web
  • Cross-linked pages, references, and more for easy navigation
  • Highlighting tool for easier reference of key content throughout the text
  • Ability to take and share notes with friends and colleagues
  • Quick reference tabbing to save your favorite content for future use
Published: December 2014 Author: James W McNabb MD Private Practice—Family Medicine, Full Circle Family Medicine of Piedmont HealthCare, Mooresville, NC
Considered by many to be the most relied-upon, practical text of its kind, Clinical Sonography: A Practical Guide is appreciated for its clear, concise writing, consistent format, and problem-based organization. This text cuts through complicated material to deliver the clearest and most comprehensive guide to sonography, leading students from the basics of imaging and positioning to more advanced clinical tips on instrumentation and report making.
The Fourth Edition includes over 800 new black-and-white images and 48 full-color images. New chapters cover ankle problems, malpractice, laboratory accreditation, and ergonomics. Chapters on artifacts, interventional techniques, and shoulder sonography have been extensively revised.
Published: Oct 3, 2006
Roger C Sanders
Tom C Winter MD
Professor of Radiology, Director of Ultrasound, University of Wisconsin Medical Center, Madison, WI
In the exciting and growing field of hospital medicine, you're as concerned with the efficient management of your unit as you are the effective care of your patients. This multimedia Expert Consult title is your ideal new clinical reference on both counts: in print and online! Nationally recognized experts equip you with practical, actionable guidance on all of the challenges you face everyday making it easier for you to provide optimal care for every patient.
Published Sept. 2007.
By Drs. Mark Williams, Scott Flanders, Winthrop Whitcomb, Steven Cohn, Frank Michota, Russell Holman, Richard Gross, Geno Merli FACP.
Dermatologic and Cosmetic Procedures in Office Practice Emergency Medicine Secrets Patient Education and Procedure Forms for Office Procedures
Dermatologic and Cosmetic Procedures in Office Practice, by Drs. Richard Usatine, John Pfenninger, Daniel Stulberg, and Rebecca Small, provides you with the clear, step-by-step guidance you need to provide these options to your patients. Full-color photographs and drawings in combination with high-definition narrated videos clearly demonstrate key procedures, including skin biopsies, cryosurgery, electrosurgery, botulinum toxin injections, and more. Access to the full text, and a downloadable image bank online at www.expertconsult.com make this an ideal reference for performing key dermatologic and cosmetic procedures in your practice. Emergency Medicine Secrets gives you the emergency medicine answers you need to succeed on your rotations and boards. Featuring new chapters and revised content to bring you completely up to date, this dependable review and reference retains its engaging question-and-answer format, ideally suited for board preparation, re-certification exams, or quick clinical reference. This book aids in informed consent of each patient.  The 50+ procedures covered in this book are explained in layman's terms that patients can understand, and has numerous patient education handouts, consent forms, protocols, patient encounter sheets, and other forms that are beneficial for everyday clinical use.
Published: 2009
Author: John L. Pfenninger
Pfenninger & Fowler's Procedures for Primary Care 3rd Edition Textbook Procedures in Cosmetic Dermatology - Botox Quality Colonoscopy Textbook
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Pfenninger and Fowler's Procedures for Primary Care, 3rd Edition, is a comprehensive ''how-to'' resource offering systematic strategies for nearly every medical procedure that can be performed in an office, hospital, or emergency care facility by primary care clinicians. Designed for everyday practice, the outline format allows speedy reference while the detailed text and clear illustrations guide you through each procedure. The new edition of this best-selling book features an additional 30+ chapters, full-color illustrations and easy online access to the complete contents, illustrations, patient procedure and education forms, CPT and ICD coding information and more!
Published: September 2010
Edited by: John Pfenninger, MD, FAAFP, Founder, The National Procedures Institute, Austin, TX; Clinical Professor, Department of Family Practice, Michigan State College of Human Medicine, East Lansing, MI
Grant Fowler, MD, Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Family Practice & Community Medicine, University of Texas Houston Health Science Center Medical School, Houston, TX
3rd Edition Released November 6, 2012:
This title in the Procedures in Cosmetic Dermatology Series presents up-to-the-minute, practical guidance on botulinum toxin injection techniques shaping today's practice. Succinctly written and lavishly illustrated, it focuses on procedural how-to's and offers step-by-step advice on proper techniques, pitfalls, and tricks of the trade so you can refine and hone your skills...and expand your surgical repertoire. You'll find current, to-the-point guidance on the cosmetic use of the toxin edited by pioneers in the field, Drs. Jean and Alastair Carruthers. Implement the newest procedures into your practice immediately and confidently with the outstanding guidance you'll find in this volume.

Published Oct. 2007. By Alastair Carruthers and Dr. Jean Carruthers.
Dr. Allen's issue focuses on how gastroenterologists can maximize the value of colonoscopy - where value is defined as quality/cost. Clinical issues are covered, like sedation issues, complications of colonoscopy, and infection risk, but the majority of the articles deal with the discussions that surround quality colonoscopy articles like: Risk Management and Legal Issues for Colonoscopy; Cost effectiveness of Colonoscopy in Prevention of Colon Cancer; Efficacy and Effectiveness of Colonoscopy: How Do We Bridge the Gap?; Current State of Colonoscopy Performance Measures; Use of Databases and Registries to Enhance Quality; and Maximizing the Value of Colonoscopy in Community, to name a few. In preparation of the changing landscape of healthcare, this issue will be an important one for all practicing gastroenterologists.

Published Nov. 2010. By Dr. John Allen.
The Echocardiographer's Pocket Reference 4th Edition Ultrasound Scanning: Principles and Protocols
New 4th Edition.

The fourth edition provides the newest American Society of Echocardiography recommendations for valvular stenosis, left ventricular diastolic function, right heart chamber systolic and diastolic evaluation and quantification, prosthetic heart valves, transcatheter interventions, three-dimensional echocardiography, contrast echocardiography and cardiac mechanics. The how-to section has been updated to reflect the new recommendations. Gail Size and Troy Russo reviewed and have presented the newest information concerning vascular ultrasound.

Updated Vascular Section!
Published: January 2013
Written by Terry Reynolds, BS, RDCS
Presents a visual, step-by-step method for scanning and image documentation to provide diagnostic sonograms for physicians. Scanning principles and specific instructions are provided to improve the quality of sonographic studies and establish standardization. The text includes criteria for professionalism and clinical skills, plus requisites for handling ultrasound equipment, image labeling, image technique, and case presentation. A universal method for scanning and documenting pathologies is provided. The protocol chapters provide detailed scanning protocols for the major blood vessels and organs of the abdomen, the male and female pelvic regions and obstetrics. Protocols for the abdomen, scrotum, thyroid gland, breast, neonatal brain, vascular and cardiac systems are also included.

Published April 2009. By Betty Tempkin.