In this book, strategy expert Richard K. Betts surveys problems in developing and measuring combat readiness before, during, and after the cold war. He analyzes why attempts to maximize it often have counterproductive effects, and how confusions in technical concepts cause political controversy.
You might know how to properly bill patients, draw blood, or code in a professional work environment, but are you prepared to find and keep your next job? Using an easy-to-read, easy-to-follow format, Job Readiness for Health Professionals: Soft Skills Strategies for Success gives you an advantage in the job market by guiding you through what you need to know to master the essential soft skills — such as professional habits, attitudes, and personality traits — needed for every entry-level healthcare job. If you want long-term success as a working professional, then this book is for you! Critical thinking exercises woven throughout skills include multidisciplinary scenarios from the field. What If? boxes feature short scenarios for the you to think about how you would handle a situation in the workplace. Case studies use fictional vignettes to illustrate the issues involved with the specific skills. Down a Dark Road vignettes illustrate what can go terribly wrong when a skill is ignored or not mastered. Behavioral objectives provided for mastering each skill. Worktext format with journaling activities give you opportunities for self reflection on your skills progress. Experiential Exercises are actions or experiments that you can perform on your own to gain a deeper appreciation for the skill. Cross Currents with Other Skills cross references related skills, pointing out the synergies and connections between them.
Publisher: American Society for Training and Development
Category: Business & Economics
Can you add value to your organization by becoming an internal adviser? Would you like to know how to do that? In this Info-line, you'll learn to assess your ability to provide and your organization's receptiveness to this kind of solution and determine what additional competencies you'll need. Finally, design your own roadmap to becoming a successful inside consultant!
The Closed-Loop Planning System addresses the U.S. Air Force shortcoming in effective allocation of limited funding for depot—level repair across weapon systems and calculation of the readiness implications of such allocations.
The failure of Humanism, explored through the lens of the great Sicilian master Antonello da Massina, is the theme of award-winning author Steve Katz's latest novel. A father and son both search for meaning in their lives. The father, obsessed with Antonello's lost painting of St Francis, gets lost along the way. When the son tries to find out what happened to his father, his discoveries turn out to be more than he can absorb. A double picaresque that takes turns through fantasy, sexual follies and wild historical and philosophical speculation, this is contemporary fiction at its best.
This easy-to-read outline review follows the unique two-column Straight A's format that lets students choose how they study to improve test scores and final grades. The interior column outlines key facts for in-depth review; the exterior column lists only the most crucial points for quickest review. Other features include pretest questions at the beginning of each chapter; end-of-chapter NCLEX®-style questions; lists of top items to study before a test; Time-Out for Teaching patient-teaching points; Go with the Flow algorithms; and alerts highlighted in a second color. A bound-in CD-ROM contains hundreds of NCLEX®-style questions—including alternate-item format questions—with answers and rationales.
A quick and easy to use source for qualified thermal properties of metals and alloys. The data tables are arranged by material hierarchy, with summary tables sorted by property value. Values are given for a range of high and low temperatures. Short technical discussions at the beginning of each chapter are designed to refresh the reader's understanding of the properties and units covered in that section
Preface Development in the feld of medical technology has resulted in a manifold of medical devices enabling us to diagnose illnesses more reliably, treat them more effciently and compensate for handicaps more effectively. However, these improvements are also - sociated with safety risks. Today, patients are in contact with an increasing number of medical devices longer and more intensively then before. Applied parts are put into contact with the body, probes may be introduced into the body via natural or surgical orifces, and even whole devices may be implanted for many years. The application of devices is no longer restricted to medical locations only. Home use by lay people is increasing and involves even critical devices such as for dialysis, nerve and muscle stimulation and ventilation. In contrast to users’ patients are in a special situation. Their life could depend on the performance of a device, they might be unconscious, may have impaired reactions, or have been made insensitive to pain by medication, and hence they may be exposed to hazards without their awareness and protection by their own reaction. Therefore, medical devices must meet particularly stringent safety requirements. However, the question arises how safe is safe enough? The readiness to accept risks depends on a variety of accompanying circumstances. In fact, subjective risk p- ception varies among individuals and differs from country to country, and frequently only in rare cases it is in agreement with assessments of objective scientifc ana- ses.