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Professional Practice in Paramedic, Emergency and Urgent Care

by Valerie Nixon

Professional Practice in Paramedic, Emergency and Urgent Care explores a range of contemporary relevant topics fundamental to professional practice. Written for both pre- and post-registration paramedic students, it is also ideal for existing practitioners looking to develop their CPD skills as well as nursing and other health professionals working in emergency and urgent care settings.Each chapter includes examples, practical exercises and clinical scenarios, helping the reader relate theory to practice and develop critical thinking skillsCovers not only acute patient management but also a range of additional topics to provide a holistic approach to out-of-hospital careCompletion of the material in the book can be used as evidence in professional portfolios as required by the Health and Care Professions CouncilProfessional Practice in Paramedic, Emergency and Urgent Care is a comprehensive, theoretical underpinning to professional practice at all levels of paramedic and out-of-hospital care.

The Professional Practice of Rehabilitation Counseling (Second Edition)

by Dennis R. Maki Vilia M. Tarvydas

Based on the "Handbook of Rehabilitation Counseling" (Rigger/Maki 2004), this new volume has been completely revised and updated to accommodate the overarching changes that have recently occurred in the field. It reflects the new, accepted definition of rehabilitation counseling as a specialization "within" the field of counseling and demonstrates how the knowledge, skills and attitudes of rehabilitation counseling complement those of mental health counseling. The volume now includes an increased emphasis on education in general counseling, and mental health and substance abuse counseling; empirically supported practice; and a focus on the globalization of professional practice in rehabilitation counseling. It has been organized within a new conceptual framework for ease of use, and is based on the authors' ecological model that is a core framework for the book and the field itself. Key Features: Places rehabilitation counseling firmly within the profession of counseling Imparts the essence of the transformative rehabilitation practice Compatible with both CORE and CACREP standards for basic professional identity content Authored by nationally recognized experts in specialized topics who are acknowledge leaders in their field Designed for the practical use of students and instructors of introductory courses, as well as practicing professionals New to This Edition: Learning objectives for each chapter Content review and discussion questions for each chapter to enhance active learning PowerPoint presentations for instructors' use Model syllabus for an introduction to rehabilitation counseling course for instructors Exhaustive in scope, "The Professional Practice of Rehabilitation Counseling" will provide the expertise necessary for new graduates and practicing professionals who need to gain licensure and employment opportunities.

Professional Services Marketing

by John E. Doerr Mike Schultz Lee Frederiksen

A proven approach to revenue-generating marketing and client developmentProfessional Services Marketing is a fully field-tested and research-based approach to marketing and client development for professional services firms. The book, now in its Second Edition, covers five key areas that are critical for firms that want to grow and become more profitable: creating a marketing and growth strategy; establishing a brand and reputation; implementing a marketing communications program; executing lead generation strategies; and developing business by winning new clients. You will also read real-world case studies that illustrate major points, as well as quotes and stories from well-respected professionals in the industry.The Second Edition features new research and updates throughout, including new chapters on social media and online marketing, as well as new case studies and interviewsAuthors Mike Schultz and John E. Doerr are the coauthors of the Wall Street Journal and Inc. Magazine bestseller Rainmaking Conversations and Professional Services Marketing; Lee W. Frederiksen is coauthor of Online Marketing for Professional ServicesWill be widely promoted via multiple online routes and direct mail marketingFirms of any size can use this proven approach to marketing and client development to attract new clients and grow their professional service businesses.

Professional Services Marketing Wisdom

by Ric Willmot

Effective marketing tactics and strategies for professional service providersIf you own and operate your own professional services firm--in accounting, finance, law, or another field--you know just how important marketing is to the success of your business. If you can't get your name out there, you won't have any customers to call your own. This handy guide offers a comprehensive plan for attracting and acquiring clients for small and even one-person firms--no marketing degree required. The strategies and tactics here are fun, easy-to-understand, and doable right now. All you need to bring is enthusiasm and commitment. You'll learn how to identify potential clients, explain why you're their best choice, grow your market share, get great referrals, designate which clients are long-term, profitable keepers, and much more.Features easy-to-implement marketing tactics and strategies for small professional services firms in any industryIdeal for anyone who runs a small firm, as well as professionals in larger firms who want to climb the ladderShows readers with no marketing background how to boost their businessesNegates the need for expensive and often ineffective external marketing or sales consultants or branding and public relations firmsFor anyone who runs their own firm, Professional Services Marketing Wisdom offers unbeatable guidance on attracting and keeping the clients that small firms need to survive and thrive.

Professional SharePoint 2013 Development

by Scot Hillier Brian Wilson Reza Alirezaei Paul Swider Jeff Fried Matt Ranlett Brendon Schwartz

Thorough coverage of development in SharePoint 2013A team of well-known Microsoft MVPs joins forces in this fully updated resource, providing you with in-depth coverage of development tools in the latest iteration of the immensely popular SharePoint. From building solutions to building custom workflow and content management applications, this book shares field-tested best practices on all aspect of SharePoint 2013 development. Offers a thorough look at Windows Azure and SharePoint 2013Includes new chapters on Application Life Cycle Management, developing apps in SharePoint, and building PerformancePoint Dashboards in SharePointProfessional SharePoint 2013 Development is an essential SharePoint developer title.

Professional Visual Basic® 2010 and .NET 4

by Gastón C. Hillar Jonathan Marbutt Bill Sheldon Billy Hollis Kent Sharkey Rob Windsor

Intermediate and advanced coverage of Visual Basic 2010 and . NET 4 for professional developers If you've already covered the basics and want to dive deep into VB and . NET topics that professional programmers use most, this is your book. You'll find a quick review of introductory topics-always helpful-before the author team of experts moves you quickly into such topics as data access with ADO. NET, Language Integrated Query (LINQ), security, ASP. NET web programming with Visual Basic, Windows workflow, threading, and more. You'll explore all the new features of Visual Basic 2010 as well as all the essential functions that you need, including . NET features such as LINQ to SQL, LINQ to XML, WCF, and more. Plus, you'll examine exception handling and debugging, Visual Studio features, and ASP. NET web programming. Expert author team helps you master the tools and techniques you need most for professional programming Reviews why Visual Basic 2010 will be synonymous with writing code in Visual Studio 2010 Focuses on . NET features such as LINQ, LINQ to SQL, LINQ to XML, WPF, workflow, and more Discusses exception handling and debugging, data access with ADO. NET, Visual Studio features for Visual Basic developers, Windows programming with Windows Forms, ASP. NET web programming with VB, communication interfaces, Windows workflow, and threading This Wrox guide presents you with updated coverage on topics you need to know now.

Professional Visual Basic 2012 and .NET 4.5

by Bill Sheldon Billy Hollis Rob Windsor David Mccarter Gaston Hillar Todd Herman

Explore Visual Basic 2012 and . NET 4. 5 with this fully updated resource After a quick review of the of introductory topics of Visual Basic 2012 and . NET 4. 5, this book moves quickly into advanced topics such as data access with ADO. NET, security, ASP. NET web programming with Visual Basic, Windows workflow, and threading. You'll explore the essential Visual Basic 2012 functions you need, including . NET features such as LINQ, WCF, and more. Plus, you'll examine exception handling and debugging, Visual Studio features, and deployment. Puts the new Async keyword and Iterators to work Explores new options and interfaces presented by Windows 8 development and WinRT Continues strong coverage of core language elements and tools and creating componentized applications This updated version of Professional Visual Basic 2012 and . NET 4. 5 retains its expert author team, including one of the best-known and respected Microsoft Visual Basic MVPs, Bill Sheldon, and Microsoft Regional Director "Software Legend" Billy Hollis.

Professional Website Performance

by Peter Smith

Achieve optimal website speed and performance with this Wrox guideEffective website development requires optimum performance with regard to both web browser and server. This book covers all aspects of building and maintaining websites that deliver peak performance on all levels. Exploring both front-end and back-end configuration, it examines factors like compression and JavaScript, database performance, MySQL tuning, NoSQL alternatives, load-balancing across multiple servers, effective caching of web contents, CSS, and much more. Both developers and system administrators will find value in this platform-neutral guide.Covers essential information for creating and maintaining websites that deliver peak performance on both front end and back endExplains how to configure front-end performance related to the web browser and how to speed up communication between server and browserTopics include MySQL tuning, NoSQL alternatives, CSS, JavaScript, and web imagesExplores how to minimize the performance penalties of SSL; load-balancing across multiple servers with Apache, Nginx, and MySQL; and effective caching and compression of web contents Professional Website Performance: Optimizing the Front End and Back End offers essential information to help both front-end and back-end technicians ensure better website performance.

The Professional Woman's Guide to Giving Feedback

by Katie Botten

It can be difficult for women to get ahead at work, particularly in male-dominated environments. However, there are ways to get an edge at work and great feedback is one of them. It may seem like a small element of business life, but knowing how to use feedback effectively can not only allay everyday stresses and anxieties, but it can drive business performance to excellent results. This book will demonstrate exactly how women can use feedback in this way, explaining with clarity and practicality exactly how to make the most out of feedback, and to bring confidence and results at work. Author Bio: Katie Botten is an experienced trainer, facilitator, and coach, who specializes in helping individuals to bring out the best in themselves at work, and to improve their performance and results for more success and satisfaction. Katie has a degree in Psychology, a Postgraduate Diploma in HR Management, is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, and a Master Business Practitioner of NLP. She has been running her training and coaching business, Engaging Performance (, for over 10 years after gaining 20 years of experience in HR and Change roles in a variety of financial services and public sector organizations. Katie is also a co-founder of Women's International Career Reinvention ( which provides high quality, accessible, and affordable career insights, resources, and support for professional women dealing with, or seeking, career change.

The Professionals

by Owen Laukkanen

Four friends, caught in a terrible job market, joke about turning to kidnapping to survive. And then, suddenly, it's no joke. For two years, the strategy they devise works like a charm--until they kidnap the wrong man. Now two groups are after them--the law, in the form of veteran state investigator Kirk Stevens and hotshot young FBI agent Carla Windermere, and an organized crime outfit looking for payback. As they crisscross the country in a series of increasingly explosive confrontations, each of them is ultimately forced to recognize the truth: The real professionals, cop or criminal, are those who are willing to sacrifice everything.

The Professor

by Cathy Perkins

The Professor presses his palm against her flank, the warmth of her blood, hotter than her skin. Hot, like the life force that he has claimed. The power over life and death is the ultimate thrill.Someone is murdering women on college campuses. Agent Mick O'Shaughnessy's mission is simple: stop the killer. Following every lead, he meets Meg, the faculty advisor for one of the victims, who can help him track the killer through her campus connections.Meg Connelly is focused on getting her master's degree to show her estranged family she doesn't need anybody's help to succeed. There's something about Mick she can't resist, but the last time she let someone get close to her, it cost her everything.As the investigation heats up, so does their relationship. But Mick's interest in Meg doesn't just endanger her heart-it puts her in the sights of the killer.Once he gets her alone, he can take all the time he needs...92,000 words

The Professor

by Robert Bailey

"A retired Professor of Law who hasn't tried a real case in forty years teams up with a former student who's yet to trial a case at all, in order to clear both of their names..." The Professor, introduces Thomas Jackson McMurtrie, a longtime law professor at the University of Alabama, who, 40 years after giving up a promising career as a trial lawyer to teach law students at the request of his mentor, Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant, retires to his farm an angry and bitter man, betrayed by both a Board member he mistook for a friend and his own failing health. Meanwhile, the young family of one of Tom's oldest friends is killed in a tragic collision with an 18-wheeler. Believing his career is over, Tom refers his friend to a brilliant, yet beleaguered, former student, Rick Drake, who begins to uncover that the truth behind the tragedy is buried in a tangled web of arson, bribery and greed. When a key witness is murdered on the eve of trial, the young attorney, in over his head and at the end of his rope, knows he needs help...and there's only one man who can help him. The Professor is the first in a series of tense legal thriller featuring the unusual and compelling legal team of McMurtie & Drake, combining the thrills and authenticity of a John Grisham novel for the audience that flocked to Friday Night Lights.

The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

by Simon Winchester

The Professor and the Madman, masterfully researched and eloquently written, is an extraordinary tale of madness, genius, and the incredible obsessions of two remarkable men that led to the making of the Oxford English Dictionary -- and literary history. The compilation of the OED, begun in 1857, was one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken. As definitions were collected, the overseeing committee, led by Professor James Murray, discovered that one man, Dr. W. C. Minor, had submitted more than ten thousand. When the committee insisted on honoring him, a shocking truth came to light: Dr. Minor, an American Civil War veteran, was also an inmate at an asylum for the criminally insane.

Professor and the Nanny

by Phyllis Halldorson

Hired to care for his aging father, a beautiful nurse finds herself helping out when her employer finds himself stranded with the care of his young son. He soon realizes that his feelings go way beyond gratitude, but isn't he really too old for her?

Professor Dowell's Head

by Antonina W. Bouis Alexander Beliaev

By the best-selling Soviet sci-fi author, the scientific world mourned the loss of Professor Dowell. It was said that just before his death, he was on the verge of a breakthrough in human organ transplantation.

The Professor of Desire

by Philip Roth

Complex adult novel.

Professor & the Pregnant Nanny

by Emily Dalton

Once Melissa Richardson had been the most popular girl in school and Charles Avery had been the shy brain with a hopeless crush. Now Melissa was alone, pregnant and in need of a job - and her new employer was Charles Avery! Melissa's shock at seeing Charles again was matched only by her mortification at the attraction he roused in her. Her former admirer had grown into a handsome, successful hunk - and a widowed single dad with three adorable children in need of a nanny. Hiding her feelings for her boss as well as the embarrassing truth about her situation seemed a wise professional move. But could she resist Charles's charm and three disarming kids who didn't want a nanny, but a mommy?

Professor & the Pregnant Nanny

by Emily Dalton

THE BOY WHO GOT AWAY WAS ALL MAN NOW Once Melissa Richardson had been the most popular girl in school and Charles Avery had been the shy brain with a hopeless crush. Now Melissa was alone, pregnant and in need of a job -- and her new employer was Charles Avery! Melissa's shock at seeing Charles again was matched only by her mortification at the attraction he roused in her. Her former admirer had grown into a handsome, successful hunk -- and a widowed single dad with three adorable children in need of a nanny. Hiding her feelings for her boss as well as the embarrassing truth about her situation seemed a wise professional move. But could she resist Charles's charm and three disarming kids who didn't want a nanny, but a mommy?

Professors as Writers: A Self-Help Guide to Productive Writing

by Robert Boice

Intended to help scholars master writing as a productive, enjoyable and successful experience in 30-to-60 minute sessions amidst busy daily schedules

The Professor's Heart

by Laurie Alice Eakes

Mia Roper has what she always wanted Her independence, her career and her home back East. But when a train wreck strands her in Hillsdale, Michigan, the town she once called home, Mia begins to wonder if she made the right choice to leave Hillsdale-and her true love-behind. Rescuing injured passengers, Professor Ayden Goswell can't believe his eyes. Could that really be Mia, the woman who once owned his heart, emerging from the wreckage? Long ago, Mia and Ayden chose their careers over love. But God, it seems, may have other plans for them....

Profiles #2: World War II

by Aaron Rosenberg

Full-color series--six bios in one! It takes more than one person to bring about change and innovation. Find out how key players from yesterday and today influenced and interacted with each other during some of the world's most memorable periods. So much more than just your typical biography, Profiles focuses on six of the most prominent figures during World War II. This book includes all of the biographical information kids need to know (background, family, education, accomplishments, etc.) about FDR, Churchill, Eisenhower, Hitler, Stalin, and Hirohito. Photographs, maps, and quotes will be interwoven throughout the text.

Profiles in Folly: History's Worst Decisions and Why They Went Wrong

by Alan Axelrod

[From the dust jacket: "We love to be inspired by true stories of men and women who rose to the historic occasion and made bold--though sometimes difficult and painful--decisions, acts of courage that history has judged to be high points of leadership and wisdom. That, indeed, was the great appeal of historian Alan Axelrod's previous book, Profiles in Audacity. Although we may be a bit more reluctant to admit it, we also love to hear about the decisions that--whether through character flaws or sheer bad luck--led to misfortune, disaster, or worse. In brief, fascinating, and instructive vignettes, Axelrod pinpoints more than thirty such instances of human folly. Some are dumb choices made by bone-headed people, some are evil edicts made by ruthless people, but most are gaffes by good, smart, and savvy people that nevertheless went miserably, abominably, and often irreversibly wrong. The unfortunate blunders range from as far back as the days of the Trojans and the wooden horse to the ongoing disaster of Hurricane Katrina. They occurred in spheres as diverse as politics, the military, business, and invention. Some of these cautionary tales lead us to wonder "what were they thinking?" (Ford Motor Company and the Edsel and Coca-Cola's introduction of the "New Coke") while others leave us deeply shaken (the overconfidence behind the Titanic tragedy and the bureaucratic complacency that led to the Space Shuttle disasters of 1986 and 2003). All of the fateful choices examined in Profiles in Folly--including George Armstrong Custer abandoning his own battle plan at the Little Bighorn and Thomas Edison's stand on the wrong side of technological development with his campaign against the efficiencies of alternating current--are rich with the obstinacy, willful ignorance, and plain stupidity invaluable as lessons we can all apply not only to our own lives, but also to selecting and judging those whom we choose to be our leaders. Profiles in Folly is rich with exquisite twists ranging from acerbic to horrific, and a valuable reminder of what fools we mortals can indeed be."

Profit Over People

by Noam Chomsky

Why is the Atlantic slowly filling with crude petroleum, threatening a millions-of-years-old ecological balance? Why did traders at prominent banks take high-risk gambles with the money entrusted to them by hundreds of thousands of clients around the world, expanding and leveraging their investments to the point that failure led to a global financial crisis that left millions of people jobless and hundreds of cities economically devastated? Why would the world's most powerful military spend ten years fighting an enemy that presents no direct threat to secure resources for corporations? The culprit in all cases is neoliberal ideology--the belief in the supremacy of "free" markets to drive and govern human affairs. And in the years since the initial publication of Noam Chomsky's Profit Over People: Neoliberalism and Global Order, the bitter vines of neoliberalism have only twisted themselves further into the world economy, obliterating the public's voice in public affairs and substituting the bottom line in place of people's basic obligation to care for one another as ends in themselves. In Profit Over People, Chomsky reveals the roots of the present crisis, tracing the history of neoliberalism through an incisive analysis of free trade agreements of the 1990s, the World Trade Organization, and the International Monetary Fund--and describes the movements of resistance to the increasing interference by the private sector in global affairs. In the years since the initial publication of Profit Over People, the stakes have only risen. Now more than ever, Profit Over People is one of the key texts explaining how the crisis facing us operates--and how, through Chomsky's analysis of resistance, we may find an escape from the closing net.

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