Results: 15 Open Textbooks
  • Human Nutrition - 2020 Edition

    Author(s): University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Food Science, Human Nutrition Program

    Updated: Mar 10, 2021

    Description: This open access textbook was developed as an introductory nutrition resource to reflect the diverse dietary patterns of people in Hawai‘i and the greater Pacific. Using the ‘ōlelo no‘eau, or Hawaiian proverb, stated above, we believe that the principles of nutrition should be taught through the context of our communities and environments. The book covers basic concepts in human nutrition, key information about essential nutrients, basic nutritional assessment, and nutrition across the lifespan...[more]

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  • Human Nutrition

    Author(s): University of Hawai’i at Mānoa Food Science and Human Nutrition Program

    Updated: Mar 5, 2021

    Description: THIS BOOK WILL BE ARCHIVED ON JUNE 1, 2021 AS IT HAS BEEN REPLACED BY A NEW EDITION. This open textbook was developed as an introductory nutrition resource to reflect the diverse dietary patterns of people in Hawai‘’i and the greater Pacific. It serves as an introduction to nutrition for undergraduate students and is the OER textbook for the FSHN 185 The Science of Human Nutrition course at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa. The book covers basic concepts in human nutrition, key information ab...[more]

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  • Vital Sign Measurement Across the Lifespan – 2nd Canadian Edition

    Author(s): Jennifer L. Lapum, Margaret Verkuyl, Wendy Garcia, et al.; Ryerson University

    Updated: Jan 30, 2021

    Description: The purpose of this textbook is to help learners develop best practices in vital sign measurement. Its intended audience is students in health-related post-secondary programs as well as healthcare providers. Using a multi-media and interactive approach, it will provide opportunities to read about, observe, practice, and test vital sign measurement. This 2nd Canadian Edition includes over 120 H5P activities.

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  • Vital Sign Measurement Across the Lifespan - 1st Canadian Edition

    Author(s): Jennifer L. Lapum, Margaret Verkuyl, Wendy Garcia, Oona St-Amant, Andy Tan, Ryerson University

    Updated: Jan 30, 2021

    Description: THIS BOOK WILL BE ARCHIVED ON JUNE 1, 2021, AS IT HAS BEEN REPLACED BY A NEW EDITION. The purpose of this textbook is to help learners develop best practices in vital sign measurement. Using a multi-media approach, it will provide opportunities to read about, observe, practice, and test vital sign measurement.

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  • Supporting Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities & Mental Illness

    Author(s): Sherri Melrose, Debra Dusome, John Simpson, Cheryl Crocker, Elizabeth Athens

    Updated: Dec 9, 2020

    Description: This multidisciplinary resource develops topics of interest to all those who care about and for individuals with co-occurring intellectual disabilities and mental illness. Each chapter presents current evidence informed practice knowledge. Each topic is also presented with audio enabled text boxes emphasizing 'Key Points for Caregivers.' For those who are interested in background knowledge, we provided the comprehensive literature base. And, for those interested mainly in 'what to do,' we provi...[more]

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  • Northern and Indigenous Health and Healthcare

    Author(s): Heather Exner-Pirot, Bente Norbye, Lorna Butler; University of Saskatchewan

    Updated: Nov 24, 2020

    Description: The provision of northern health care entails many unique challenges and circumstances that are rarely represented in mainstream health sciences education. This open access, online resource consists of 38 short chapters from a variety of experts, academics, and practitioners in northern and Indigenous health and health care from around the Circumpolar North on the following themes: health issues in northern and Indigenous communities; health systems and governance; the social determinants of he...[more]

  • Medicines by Design

    Author(s): US Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute of Health, National Institute of General Medical Sciences

    Updated: Nov 5, 2020

    Description: Medicines By Design aims to explain how scientists unravel the many different ways medicines work in the body and how this information guides the hunt for drugs of the future. Pharmacology is a broad discipline encompassing every aspect of the study of drugs, including their discovery and development and the testing of their action in the body. Much of the most promising pharmacological research going on at universities across the country is sponsored by the National Institute of General Medica...[more]

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  • Clinical Procedures for Safer Patient Care - Thompson Rivers University Edition

    Author(s): Renée Anderson, Thompson Rivers University, Glynda Rees Doyle, Jodie Anita McCutcheon, British Columbia Institute of Technology

    Updated: Oct 6, 2020

    Description: This open educational resource (OER) was developed to ensure best practice and quality care based on the latest evidence, and to address inconsistencies in how clinical health care skills are taught and practised in the clinical setting. The checklist approach, used in this textbook, aims to provide standardized processes for clinical skills and to help nursing schools and clinical practice partners keep procedural practice current. Each skill/procedure is covered in a chapter that has learning...[more]

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  • Clinical Procedures for Safer Patient Care

    Author(s): Glynda Rees Doyle, British Columbia Institute of Technology, Jodie Anita McCutcheon, British Columbia Institute of Technology

    Updated: Oct 5, 2020

    Description: This open educational resource (OER) was developed to ensure best practice and quality care based on the latest evidence, and to address inconsistencies in how clinical health care skills are taught and practised in the clinical setting. The checklist approach, used in this textbook, aims to provide standardized processes for clinical skills and to help nursing schools and clinical practice partners keep procedural practice current. Each skill/procedure is covered in a chapter that has learning...[more]

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  • Nursing Care at the End of Life: What Every Clinician Should Know

    Author(s): Susan E. Lowey, The College at Brockport, SUNY

    Updated: Jan 28, 2020

    Description: Nursing Care at the End of Life: What Every Clinician Should Know should be an essential component of basic educational preparation for the professional registered nurse student. Recent studies show that only one in four nurses feel confident in caring for dying patients and their families and less than 2% of overall content in nursing textbooks is related to end-of-life care, despite the tremendous growth in palliative and end-of-life care programs across the country. The purpose of this textb...[more]

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