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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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Clinical Sonography: A Practical Guide Comprehensive Hospital Medicine: An Evidence-Based Approach Dermatologic and Cosmetic Procedures in Office Practice
Uniquely organized by symptom rather than organ or pathology, Roger Sanders’s Clinical Sonography, 5e, not only ensures mastery of the content and competencies required for diagnostic sonography, it teaches students to think critically and “sonographically” as they prepare for certification exams and clinical practice. In every chapter, students first encounter a diagnostic problem to be solved and then follow pathways of exploration that help them identify the cause of the original presenting symptom.

Retaining its trademark concise, easy-to-understand writing style, consistent format, and clinical approach, the Fifth Edition is enhanced by a revised organization, new images and in-book learning tools, new content that reflects today’s practice environment, and a revised art and design program designed to meet the needs of today’s highly visual students.

Author: Roger C Sanders
Published: November 12, 2015
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 title is your ideal new clinical reference on both counts. Nationally recognized experts equip you with practical, actionable guidance on all of the challenges you face every day-making it easier for you to provide optimal care for every patient.
Key Features
  • State-of-the-art, evidence-based, hospital-focused guidelines on clinical assessment, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and discharge/follow-up planning help you to effectively manage all of the key disorders in every body system.
  • 20 chapters focused on peri-operative care assist you in navigating this increasingly important component of hospital medicine practice.
  • Expert advice on systems issues explores how to establish and enhance a hospitalist program, provide leadership, manage patient transitions of care, establish a teamwork model with hospital staff, promote patient safety and staff performance improvement, standardize care, and navigate legal and ethical concerns.

Author: Mark V. Williams, MD
Published September 28, 2007
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, 6th Edition Pfenninger & Fowler's Procedures for Primary Care 3rd Edition Textbook A Practical Guide to Botulinum Toxin Procedures
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. 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
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
Authors:
  • 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 Chemical Peels A Practical Guide to Dermal Filler Procedures A Practical Guide to Joint & Soft Tissue Injection & Aspiration, 3rd edition

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
Authors:
  • 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
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.

Features:
  • 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
Quality Colonoscopy Textbook Sonography Scanning, 4th Edition
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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.

Author: John I. Allen, MD, MBA, AGAF
Published November 1, 2010

Commonly referred to as the "sonography bible" by many of its past and current users, Betty Tempkin's Sonography Scanning, 4th Edition is the go-to guide for producing diagnostic sonograms for physicians. Featuring an updated two-color design, this new edition covers the latest ultrasound scanning principles along with step-by-step instructions for scanning and documenting images. The text also incorporates clinical skills, professionalism, image labeling, image techniques, case presentations, handling of ultrasound equipment, and the universal method for scanning and documenting pathologies. The scanning protocols follow AIUM guidelines and provide information on patient prep, transducers, breathing techniques, comprehensive surveys, and required images. Also included are the location of specific vessels or organs, anatomy and physiology, sonographic appearance, and normal variations.

"Overall, this book is an excellent resource for novice sonography students, but also provides a useful reference book for the more experienced sonographer." Reviewed by: Dr Vivien Gibbs on behalf of RAD Magazine Date: July 2015
New to this Edition
  • NEW! Transducer location drawings included on images helps users understand exactly where on the body they should scan to produce a particular image.
  • NEW! Musculoskeletal chapter provides musculoskeletal coverage for those sonographers interested in this specialty.
  • NEW! Two-color streamlined design enhances readability and allows for more images on the page.
  • NEW! 300 new images demonstrate superior quality images from the latest state-of-the-art ultrasound equipment.
  • NEW! Pedagogy including key terms and objectives is included at the beginning of each chapter to specify chapter expectations and focus study.
Key Features
  • Scanning principles and step-by-step instructions on how to scan and document images help users establish standardization and image documentation for physician diagnostic interpretation.
  • Scanning protocols that follow AIUM guidelines provides the essential information on patient prep, transducers, breathing techniques, comprehensive surveys, and required images. The location of specific vessels or organs, anatomy and physiology, sonographic appearance, and normal variations are also included.
  • Sonographic ergonomics and proper use of equipment help sonographers avoid occupational injuries.
  • Scanning protocol for pathology provides the criteria for evaluating and documenting abnormal sonographic findings, describing those findings within legal parameters, and relating those findings to the interpreting physician.
  • Review questions at the end of each chapter give users the ability to self-review.

Author: Betty Bates Tempkin, BA
Published: December 1, 2014