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Advanced Skills For Nursing Assistants: A Humanistic Approach To Caregiving

by Wilkins Lippincott Williams

This text builds on the basic concepts and skills that the nursing assistant has already mastered. Recognizing that the students using this text have already completed their basic nursing assisting training and may have already been working in the profession, this text does not repeat information that is part of the basic nursing assistant training. Rather, this textbook is meant to be used in conjunction with, or as a follow-up to, a "basic" nursing assistant textbook, such as Lippincott's Textbook for Nursing Assistants.

Advanced Strategies for Marketing Art

by Constance Smith

Educating oneself in all aspects of marketing is a necessity for any emerging or established artist. In this new book, artists will be taught to think about innovative and genre-specific marketing venues that they otherwise never would have explored.Names and websites of prominent and established art world professionals in a variety of venues are noted. Advance tax issues that will help artists save money are addressed, as well as advertising venues and direct mail innovations. Exposing your artwork online is discussed in detail, including how to develop a profitable and respectful website. Detailed information on how to approach a gallery owner and how to find a rep is also included. Information on art retreats and workshops is covered.Several prominent art world professionals have added their two cents in a variety of articles throughout the chapters, giving direct insight into how art professionals think and work. If you are a working, professional, exhibiting artist, you can't pass up this book, which will take you to new levels in your career.

Advanced Transport Phenomena

by P. A. Ramachandran

An integrated, modern approach to transport phenomena for graduate students, featuring traditional and contemporary examples to demonstrate the diverse practical applications of the theory. Written in an easy to follow style, the basic principles of transport phenomena, and model building are recapped in Chapters 1 and 2 before progressing logically through more advanced topics including physicochemical principles behind transport models. Treatments of numerical, analytical, and computational solutions are presented side by side, often with sample code in MATLAB, to aid students' understanding and develop their confidence in using computational skills to solve real-world problems. Learning objectives and mathematical prerequisites at the beginning of chapters orient students to what is required in the chapter, and summaries and over 400 end-of-chapter problems help them retain the key points and check their understanding. Online supplementary material including solutions to problems for instructors, supplementary reading material, sample computer codes, and case studies complete the package.

Advanced UFT 12 for Test Engineers Cookbook

by Meir Bar-Tal Jonathon Lee Wright

This advanced cookbook is designed for software testers and engineers with previous automation experience and teaches UFT (QTP) developers advanced programming approaches. Knowledge of software testing and basic coding (with VBScript in particular) and familiarity with programming concepts are prerequisites.

Advanced VBScript for Microsoft® Windows® Administrators

by Don Jones Jeffery Hicks

Get the in-depth guidance you need to take your Windows scripting skills to the next level. Enterprise-level Windows administrators who have experience with Windows scripting will learn advanced VBScript techniques. You will continue to build your skills by creating scripts to work with Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Operations Manager, and Microsoft Virtual Server. Coverage also includes the latest scripting updates for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. Each chapter highlights powerful, ready-to-run, enterprise-level scripts, and the companion CD-ROM includes sample scripts and utilities to help you put your advanced scripting skills to work right away.

Advanced Western Riding

by Kara L Stewart

Newly updated and extended, Advanced Western Riding joins the experience and enthusiasm of equestrienne Kara L. Stewart with the wisdom of Horse Illustrated to bring this definitive guide to advanced western riders. The book goes beyond the fundamentals to teach readers how to refine their riding skills--from the right mental attitude to the proper seat and hands to advanced schooling techniques and competitions. Complete with step-by-step instructions, countless tips, full-color photos, and an easy-to-use glossary, this guide takes the guesswork out of advanced western riding.

Advanced Word Power

by Beth Johnson Susan Gamer

You can never know enough words. Every person you meet knows an extra word you would not be familiar with and he/ she as well. This book invites you to Advanced Word Power. It teaches 30 power words in the college vocabulary likely to be used in examinations and tests.

The Advancement of Learning

by Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon, lawyer, statesman, and philosopher, remains one of the most effectual thinkers in European intellectual history. We can trace his influence from Kant in the 1700s to Darwin a century later. The Advancement of Learning, first published in 1605, contains an unprecedented and thorough systematization of the whole range of human knowledge. Bacon's argument that the sciences should move away from divine philosophy and embrace empirical observation would forever change the way philosophers and natural scientists interpret their world.

Advances in Bioceramics and Porous Ceramics VII

by Roger Narayan Paolo Colombo Andrew L. Gyekenyesi Michael Halbig

A collection of 15 papers from The American Ceramic Society's 38th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, held in Daytona Beach, Florida, January 26-31, 2014. This issue includes papers presented in Symposium 5 - Next Generation Bioceramics and Biocomposites and Symposium 9 - Porous Ceramics: Novel Developments and Applications.

Advances in Ceramic Armor IX: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 34 Issue 5

by Soshu Kirihara Sujanto Widjaja Jerry C. Lasalvia

Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings Volume 34, Issue 5 - Advances in Ceramic Armor IX A collection of 14 papers from The American Ceramic Society's 37th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, held in Daytona Beach, Florida, January 27-February 1, 2013.This issue includes papers presented in the Armor Ceramics Symposium on topics such as Manufacturing; High-Rate Real-Time Characterization; Microstructural Design; Nondestructive Characterization; and Phenomenology and Mechanics of Ceramics Subjected to Ballistic Impact.

Advances in Commercial Deployment of Spoken Dialog Systems

by David Suendermann

Advances in Commercial Deployment of Spoken Dialog Systems covers the peculiarities of commercial deployments of spoken dialog systems, from the tools, standards, and design principles to build them, the infrastructure to deploy them, techniques to monitor, evaluate, and analyze them, and, most importantly, effective strategies to adapt, tune, and optimize them. The book shows to what extent academic spoken dialog system research converges with real-world applications. This academic and practical synergy can be leveraged to build successful and robust spoken dialog applications that are useful when dealing with the dynamics of the ever-changing future user.

Advances in Dynamic Network Modeling in Complex Transportation Systems

by Satish V. Ukkusuri Kaan Ozbay

This edited book focuses on recent developments in Dynamic Network Modeling, including aspects of route guidance and traffic control as they relate to transportation systems and other complex infrastructure networks. Dynamic Network Modeling is generally understood to be the mathematical modeling of time-varying vehicular flows on networks in a fashion that is consistent with established traffic flow theory and travel demand theory. Dynamic Network Modeling as a field has grown over the last thirty years, with contributions from various scholars all over the field. The basic problem which many scholars in this area have focused on is related to the analysis and prediction of traffic flows satisfying notions of equilibrium when flows are changing over time. In addition, recent research has also focused on integrating dynamic equilibrium with traffic control and other mechanism designs such as congestion pricing and network design. Recently, advances in sensor deployment, availability of GPS-enabled vehicular data and social media data have rapidly contributed to better understanding and estimating the traffic network states and have contributed to new research problems which advance previous models in dynamic modeling. A recent National Science Foundation workshop on "Dynamic Route Guidance and Traffic Control" was organized in June 2010 at Rutgers University by Prof. Kaan Ozbay, Prof. Satish Ukkusuri , Prof. Hani Nassif, and Professor Pushkin Kachroo. This workshop brought together experts in this area from universities, industry and federal/state agencies to present recent findings in this area. Various topics were presented at the workshop including dynamic traffic assignment, traffic flow modeling, network control, complex systems, mobile sensor deployment, intelligent traffic systems and data collection issues. This book is motivated by the research presented at this workshop and the discussions that followed.

Advances in Intervertebral Disc Disease in Dogs and Cats

by James Fingeroth William Thomas

Advances in Intervertebral Disc Disease in Dogs and Cats defines our present knowledge of this common clinical problem, compiling information related to the canine and feline intervertebral disc into a single resource. As a comprehensive, focused work, the book is an authoritative reference for understanding and treating disc disease, providing a sound scientific and clinical basis for decision making. Offering an objective synthesis of the current literature, the book supplies guidance on the approach to a potential disc rupture, surgical and medical strategies, and management of the patient.Offering a complete understanding of intervertebral disc disease, the book describes and discusses the controversies and issues surrounding this topic, acknowledging the gaps in our knowledge. Advances in Intervertebral Disc Disease in Dogs and Cats presents up-to-date, reliable information on this common condition for veterinary surgeons, neurologists, and general practitioners.

Advances in Meta-Analysis

by Terri Pigott

The subject of the book is advanced statistical analyses for quantitative research synthesis (meta-analysis), and selected practical issues relating to research synthesis that are not covered in detail in the many existing introductory books on research synthesis (or meta-analysis). Complex statistical issues are arising more frequently as the primary research that is summarized in quantitative syntheses itself becomes more complex, and as researchers who are conducting meta-analyses become more ambitious in the questions they wish to address. Also as researchers have gained more experience in conducting research syntheses, several key issues have persisted and now appear fundamental to the enterprise of summarizing research. Specifically the book describes multivariate analyses for several indices commonly used in meta-analysis (e.g., correlations, effect sizes, proportions and/or odds ratios), will outline how to do power analysis for meta-analysis (again for each of the different kinds of study outcome indices), and examines issues around research quality and research design and their roles in synthesis. For each of the statistical topics we will examine the different possible statistical models (i.e., fixed, random, and mixed models) that could be adopted by a researcher. In dealing with the issues of study quality and research design it covers a number of specific topics that are of broad concern to research synthesists. In many fields a current issue is how to make sense of results when studies using several different designs appear in a research literature (e.g., Morris & Deshon, 1997, 2002). In education and other social sciences a critical aspect of this issue is how one might incorporate qualitative (e.g., case study) research within a synthesis. In medicine, related issues concern whether and how to summarize observational studies, and whether they should be combined with randomized controlled trials (or even if they should be combined at all). For each topic, included is a worked example (e.g., for the statistical analyses) and/or a detailed description of a published research synthesis that deals with the practical (non-statistical) issues covered.

Advances in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells IX: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 34 Issue 4

by Narottam P. Bansal Soshu Kirihara Sujanto Widjaja Mihails Kusnezoff

Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings Volume 34, Issue 4 - Advances in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells IXA collection of 13 papers from The American Ceramic Society's 37th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, held in Daytona Beach, Florida, January 27-February 1, 2013. This issue includes papers presented in Symposium 3 - 10thInternational Symposium on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells: Materials, Science, and Technology.

Advances in Speech Recognition

by Amy Neustein

This volume is comprised of contributions from eminent leaders in the speech industry, and presents a comprehensive and in depth analysis of the progress of speech technology in the topical areas of mobile settings, healthcare and call centers. The material addresses the technical aspects of voice technology within the framework of societal needs, such as the use of speech recognition software to produce up-to-date electronic health records, not withstanding patients making changes to health plans and physicians. Included will be discussion of speech engineering, linguistics, human factors analysis, medical informatics, business and information technology, electronics and communications engineering, all integrated into a cohesive work.

Advances in Teacher Emotion Research

by Michalinos Zembylas Paul A. Schutz

Some reports estimate that nearly 50% of teachers entering the profession leave within the first five years (Alliance for Excellent Education 2004; Ingersoll, 2003; Quality Counts 2000). One explanation of why teachers leave the profession so early in their career might be related to the emotional nature of the teaching profession. For example, teaching is an occupation that involves considerable emotional labor. Emotional labor involves the effort, planning, and control teachers need to express organizationally desired emotions during interpersonal transactions. As such, emotional labor has been associated with job dissatisfaction, health symptoms and emotional exhaustion, which are key components of burnout and related to teachers who drop out of the profession. Research into emotional labor in teaching and other aspects of teachers' emotions is becoming increasingly important not only because of the growing number of teachers leaving the profession, but also because unpleasant classroom emotions have considerable implications for student learning, school climate and the quality of education in general. Using a variety of different methodological and theoretical approaches, the authors in this edited volume, Advances in Teacher Emotion Research: The Impact on Teachers' Lives, provide a systematic overview that enriches our understanding of the role of emotions in teachers' professional lives and work. More specifically, the authors discuss inquiry related to teachers' emotions in educational reform, teacher identity, student involvement, race/class/gender issues, school administration and inspection, emotional labor, teacher burnout and several other related issues. This volume, then, represents the accumulation of different epistemological and theoretical positions related to inquiry on teachers' emotions, acknowledging that emotions are core components of teachers' lives. Advances in Teacher Emotion Research takes an eclectic look at teacher emotions, presenting current research from diverse perspectives, thereby making this volume a significant contribution to the field.

Advances in Vascular Medicine

by Michael Dashwood Gerry Coghlan Clive Handler David Abraham

There are few books available focusing on translational science in vascular medicine, particularly in the developing field of molecular basis and clinical complications of vascular disease. Advances in Vascular Medicine contains state-of-the-art papers by world experts addressing the key frontier areas of vascular molecular and clinical medicine.

Advancing Executive Coaching

by Gina Hernez-Broome Lisa A. Boyce

For anyone who coaches leaders, this book addresses the most critical issues impacting the future of leadership coaching as an organizational development initiative. It is organized around a Leadership Coaching Framework that employs a systems approach to frame the myriad issues. In addition to the introductory chapter that provides an overview of the book, the sixteen contributed chapters are grouped into three sections with the final chapter providing a review of the major themes in the volume with a discussion integrating the global discussions and future directions for leadership coaching.

Advancing Social Justice

by Laura M. Harrison Tracy Davis

This groundbreaking book offers educators a clear understanding of the concept of social justice and includes effective practices to help them promote social justice and address identity development on their campuses. In the first half of the book, the authors clarify the definition of social justice as an approach that examines and acknowledges the institutional and historical systems of power and privilege on individual identity and relationships. They provide important frameworks and foundational aspects of understanding social justice, and several chapters explore identity development using the critical lenses of history and context, concentrating on ways that oppression and privilege are manifest in the lived experiences of students. In the second half of the book, the authors supply educators with the conceptual tools and strategies needed to infuse a social justice approach into their work with students and within their institutions. They highlight important concepts to consider in designing and implementing effective social justice interventions and provide examples of effective social justice programs.

Advancing the Three-Minute Walk-Through: Mastering Reflective Practice

by Carolyn J. Downey Betty E. Steffy William K. Poston Fenwick W. English

How to successfully achieve a high-performance culture for entire schools! This sequel to the bestseller, The Three-Minute Classroom Walk-Through, helps school leaders put into practice a vision for changing schools one teacher at a time. While classic supervision often consists of superior-subordinate relationships, the authors offer a practical, time-saving alternative that cultivates autonomous teachers who are continually improving their skills. This ongoing and paperless walk-through model makes it possible to: Conduct frequent, short, informal professional conversations that reinforce a reflective teaching practice; Improve and strengthen relationships between principals, teachers, students, and parents; Collaborate regularly to evaluate, redefine, and strengthen best teaching practices.

Advancing Through Adversity

by Charles F. Stanley

God has a plan and a purpose for you, and He can turn things to good regardless of the situation you face. These two key principles, rooted in Scripture and evidenced in the lives of Christians throughout the ages, must color the lenses through which you view adversity. In Advancing Through Adversity, Charles Stanley provides a new perspective on adversity. You'll learn which questions to ask and what lessons can be learned from adversity. Understanding God's role and bolstering your courage can help you advance through adversity rather than be overcome by it. The Life Principles Study Guides are perfect companions to Dr. Stanley's Life Principles Bible or for use on their own. They are a unique approach to Bible study, incorporating biblical truth, personal insights, emotional responses, and a call to action. Whether you use a study in a group or as an individual, it will help you get in touch with the Bible, God, and yourself.

Advancing Variable Star Astronomy

by Thomas R. Williams Michael Saladyga

Founded in 1911, the AAVSO boasts over 1200 members and observers and is the world's largest non-profit organization dedicated to variable star observation. This timely book marks the AAVSO's centennial year, presenting an authoritative and accurate history of this important association. Writing in an engaging and accessible style, the authors move chronologically through five eras of the AAVSO, discussing the evolution of its structure and purpose. Throughout the text, the main focus is on the thousands of individuals whose contributions have made the AAVSO's progress possible. Describing a century of interaction between amateur and professional astronomers, the authors celebrate the collaborative relationships that have existed over the years. As the definitive history of the first hundred years of the AAVSO, this text has broad appeal and will be of interest to amateur and professional astronomers, as well as historians and sociologists of science in general.

Advancing Vocabulary Skills (4th Edition)

by Sherrie L. Nist

This book provides a solid, workable answer to the vocabulary problem.

The Advantage

by Patrick M. Lencioni

There is a competitive advantage out there, arguably more powerful than any other. Is it superior strategy? Faster innovation? Smarter employees? No, New York Times best-selling author, Patrick Lencioni, argues that the seminal difference between successful companies and mediocre ones has little to do with what they know and how smart they are and more to do with how healthy they are. In this book, Lencioni brings together his vast experience and many of the themes cultivated in his other best-selling books and delivers a first: a cohesive and comprehensive exploration of the unique advantage organizational health provides.Simply put, an organization is healthy when it is whole, consistent and complete, when its management, operations and culture are unified. Healthy organizations outperform their counterparts, are free of politics and confusion and provide an environment where star performers never want to leave. Lencioni's first non-fiction book provides leaders with a groundbreaking, approachable model for achieving organizational health--complete with stories, tips and anecdotes from his experiences consulting to some of the nation's leading organizations. In this age of informational ubiquity and nano-second change, it is no longer enough to build a competitive advantage based on intelligence alone. The Advantage provides a foundational construct for conducting business in a new way--one that maximizes human potential and aligns the organization around a common set of principles.

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