Top 10 Best Books to Read in Medical Technology - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Medical Technology. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. The Survival Medicine Handbook: THE essential guide for when medical help is NOT on the way


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Medical Technology - August 2021

If you had to deal with an injury or illness in a disaster, would you know what to do? The Survival Medicine Handbook is a 670 page detailed guide for those who want to be medically prepared for any disaster where help is NOT on the way. This book is written by Joe Alton, M.D. and Amy Alton, A.R.N.P., the premiere medical preparedness professionals from the top ten survival website www.doomandbloom.net. The expanded third edition of the 3 category Amazon bestseller (Survival Skills, Disaster Relief, Safety/First Aid) is geared to enable the non-medical professional to deal with all the likely issues they will encounter in catastrophic short or long-term scenarios. The third (2016) edition of The Survival Medicine Handbook is not your standard first aid book: Unlike other so-called “survival” medical books, it assumes that a disaster, natural or man-made, has removed all access to hospitals or doctors for the foreseeable future; you, the average person, are now the highest medical resource left to your family. The Survival Medicine Handbook will give you the tools, in plain English, to competently handle injuries and illness for any situation that leaves you as the end of the line with regards to your family's medical well-being. Here are just some of the over 150 topics (175 illustrations) covered: PRINCIPLES OF MEDICAL PREPAREDNESS-HISTORY OF PREPAREDNESS-USING ALL THE TOOLS IN THE WOODSHED-SPIRITUALITY AND SURVIVAL-MODERN MEDICINE VS. SURVIVAL MEDICINE-THE IMPORTANCE OF COMMUNITY-HOW TO BECOME AN EFFECTIVE MEDIC-LIKELY MEDICAL ISSUES YOU’LL FACE-MEDICAL SKILLS YOU’LL WANT TO LEARN-MEDICAL BAGS, KITS, AND SUPPLIES-HOW TO STERILIZE MEDICAL SUPPLIES-NATURAL REMEDIES, LIKE OILS, TEAS, TINCTURES, AND SALVES-THE MEDICAL HISTORY AND PHYSICAL EXAM-THE MASS CASUALTY INCIDENT-THE ACTIVE SHOOTER EVENT-PATIENT TRANSPORT-HYGIENE-RELATED MEDICAL ISSUES-LICE, TICKS, AND WORMS-DENTAL ISSUES AND PROCEDURES-RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS-GUIDE TO PROTECTIVE MASKS-FOOD AND WATER-BORNE ILLNESS-WATER STERILIZATION-DIARRHEAL DISEASE AND DEHYDRATION-DEALING WITH SEWAGE ISSUES-RODENTS AS DISEASE VECTORS-FOOD POISONING-PATHOGENS (DISEASE-CAUSING ORGANISMS)-HOW INFECTIONS SPREAD-APPENDICITIS AND OTHER ABDOMINAL INFECTIONS AND CONDITIONS-HEPATITIS-URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS-INFECTIONS CAUSED BY YEAST-CELLULITIS-ABSCESSES-TETANUS-MOSQUITO-BORNE ILLNESSES-PANDEMICS-THE SURVIVAL SICK ROOM -HYPERTHERMIA (HEAT STROKE)-HYPOTHERMIA-FROSTBITE/IMMERSION (TRENCH) FOOT-COLD WATER SAFETY-FALLING THROUGH THE ICE-AVALANCHE PREPAREDNESS-ALTITUDE SICKNESS-WILDFIRE PREPAREDNESS-SMOKE INHALATION-TORNADO PREPAREDNESS-HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS-EARTHQUAKE PREPAREDNESS-FLOOD PREPAREDNESS-MARITIME SURVIVAL-NEAR-DROWNING-VOLCANO PREPAREDNESS-ALLERGIC REACTIONS-ASTHMA-ANAPHYLACTIC SHOCK-POISON IVY, OAK, AND SUMAC-RADIATION SICKNESS-BIOLOGICAL WARFARE-INJURIES TO SOFT TISSUES- MINOR WOUNDS-HEMORRHAGIC WOUNDS-PHYSICAL EFFECTS OF BLOOD LOSS-HEMORRHAGE CONTROL-TOURNIQUETS-COMMERCIAL BLOOD-CLOTTING AGENTS-KNIFE AND BULLET WOUNDS-BODY ARMOR-THE MEDIC UNDER FIRE-SOFT TISSUE CHRONIC WOUND CARE-HOW TO SUTURE SKIN-HOW TO STAPLE SKIN-LOCAL NERVE BLOCKS-BLISTERS, SPLINTERS, AND FISHHOOKS-NAIL BED INJURIES-BURN INJURIES-ANIMAL BITES-SNAKE BITES-INSECT BITES AND STINGS-HEAD INJURIES-SPRAINS AND STRAINS-DISLOCATIONS-FRACTURES-PNEUMOTHORAX-AMPUTATION-THYROID DISEASE-DIABETES-HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE-HEART DISEASE-ULCER AND ACID REFLUX DISEASE-SEIZURE DISORDERS-JOINT DISEASE-KIDNEY AND GALL BLADDER STONES-SKIN RASHES-VARICOSE VEINS-HEMORRHOIDS-AIRWAY OBSTRUCTION-TRACHEOTOMY-CPR IN THE UNCONSCIOUS PATIENT-HEADACHE-EYE TRAUMA AND INFECTIONS-NASAL TRAUMA-EAR INFECTIONS-PREGNANCY AND DELIVERY-ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION-SLEEP DEPRIVATION-OVER THE COUNTER DRUGS-PAIN RELIEF-ANTIBIOTICS- EXPIRATION DATES When medical personnel are overwhelmed and modern technology is non-existent, The Survival Medicine Handbook is THE essential book for your library.

  • Author: Joseph Alton MD
  • Publisher: Doom and Bloom, LLC; 3rd edition (June 7, 2016)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-0988872554
  • Dimensions: 6 x 1.58 x 9 inches

                 

2. Ekgs / Ecgs (Quick Study Academic)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Medical Technology - August 2021

The newest edition to BarCharts’ line of medical guides is an essential companion for anyone studying EKGs/ECGs or working in the medical field. This guide features an introduction to EKGs and how they work and also includes detailed sections covering the main types of arrhythmias, such as sinus rhythms, atrial rhythms, junctional rhythms, ventricular rhythms, and heart blocks. Helpful illustrations, along with the rate, rhythm, P wave, PR interval, and QRS complex, of each rhythm covered are also included to help with identification.

  • Author: Inc. BarCharts
  • Publisher: QuickStudy; 1st edition (May 31, 2012)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-1423218623
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 x 0.06 inches

                 

3. Phlebotomy (Quick Study Academic)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Medical Technology - August 2021

Our comprehensive 3-panel (6-page) guide is the perfect resource to help phlebotomy (venipuncture) students understand those procedures that enable blood draw/testing to be safe and comfortable for patients. Different forms of testing, equipment and other aspects of phlebotomy are explored in up-to-date detail. Includes easy-to-read tables and diagrams. Each section features “The Phlebotomist Knows” summary of critical points, set off graphically for easy reference.

  • Author: Inc. BarCharts
  • Publisher: QuickStudy; 1st edition (December 31, 2009)
  • Genre: Reference, Encyclopedias & Subject Guides
  • ISBN: 978-1423209508
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 x 0.06 inches

                 

4. Davis's Comprehensive Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests With Nursing Implications (Davis's Comprehensive Manual of Laboratory & Diagnostic Tests With Nursing Implications)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Medical Technology - August 2021

Best money I have spent in a LONG time. " I'm a nursing student and part of our clinical rotation was to write down our patient's lab results and note on any abnormals why they were abnormal for my particular patient. This book lists out not just the normal levels, but what conditions can contribute to the high or low values. Sometimes it's pages and pages of possible reasons. This baby is a fantastic time saver for me. "--Online Reviewer Great for nursing school, you will use it constantly. " Best nursing lab book I've encountered. Definitely worth the money. "--Online Reviewer Accuracy. " Very useful in clinical settings. Easy to read! Love this book! "--Katrina, Online Reviewer The information nurses need...when, where, and how they need it! Nursing-focused and easy-to-read, this full-color manual delivers all the information you need to understand how tests work, interpret their results, and provide quality patient care--pre-test, intra-test, and post-test. Tests and procedures are listed in alphabetical order by their complete name for quick reference. The integrated index allows fast searches by abbreviation, synonym, disease/disorder, specimen type, or test classification. Explore MORE online! An access code in new print texts unlocks Fast Find: Lab & Dx, the complete study library online, anytime, anywhere.

  • Author: Anne M. Van Leeuwen MA BS MT (ASCP)
  • Publisher: F.A. Davis Company; 9th edition (April 5, 2021)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1719640589
  • Dimensions: 5.3 x 1.8 x 8.2 inches

                 

5. Surgical Technology for the Surgical Technologist: A Positive Care Approach


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Medical Technology - August 2021

Packed with detailed, full-color illustrations and live surgery images, market-leading SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY FOR THE SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIST: A POSITIVE CARE APPROACH, 5e, delivers the most up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of over 200 essential surgical procedures. It also includes essential topics such as equipment and supplies, operative preparation, practical and technical considerations, and postoperative considerations. "Pearls of Wisdom" features offer practical insight from surgical technologists in the field, and numerous learning resources help you maximize your course success -- including "A POSITIVE CARE" memory tool, real-life case studies with critical thinking questions, and the powerful digital learning solution MindTap. Preparing you for real-world practice, SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY FOR THE SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIST, 5e, is the ultimate resource for helping you anticipate the patient's and surgeon's needs before, during, and after a surgical procedure.

  • Author: Association of Surgical Technologists
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 5th edition (January 1, 2017)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1305956414
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.7 x 11 inches

                 



6. Molecular Diagnostics: Fundamentals, Methods, and Clinical Applications


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Medical Technology - August 2021

Five Stars. “Best book available if you want to learn about molecular techniques applied to clinical pathology.” ―Ruben A., Amazon Reviewer Five Stars. “Easy read. helped me to pass ASCP molecular bio certification exam.”―Amazon Reviewer The only book you need to become certified. “Excellent book, full of details and clinical information. In addition, it describes very complexed concepts in a very easy way to understand including comprehensive diagrams.”―Ruben G., Amazon Reviewer MB(ASCP) must read. “This is a must read for those laboratory professionals trying to advance their knowledge in molecular diagnostics especially for those people taking the MB(ASCP) exam. Sure it helped me pass the exam.”―JR, Amazon Reviewer Meet the challenges of this rapidly expanding field Molecular diagnostics continues to grow in importance in the clinical laboratory. This respected text will prepare your students with a grounding in the fundamental principles of molecular biology. current methods, and their clinical applications. With a focus on the application of molecular concepts to diagnostic purposes, the text explains and illustrate the use and interpretation of molecular-based assays in patient care. Now with an expanded discussion of nucleic acid sequencing, with added emphasis on next generation sequencing (NGS), and updated coverage of proteomics and mass spectrometry applications, your students will have the most current information available today.

  • Author: Lela Buckingham PhD MB DLM(ASCP)
  • Publisher: F.A. Davis Company; Third edition (February 22, 2019)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-0803668294
  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 1.25 x 9.25 inches

                 

7. Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Healthcare Human Again


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Medical Technology - August 2021

One of America's top doctors reveals how AI will empower physicians and revolutionize patient care Medicine has become inhuman, to disastrous effect. The doctor-patient relationship--the heart of medicine--is broken: doctors are too distracted and overwhelmed to truly connect with their patients, and medical errors and misdiagnoses abound. In Deep Medicine , leading physician Eric Topol reveals how artificial intelligence can help. AI has the potential to transform everything doctors do, from notetaking and medical scans to diagnosis and treatment, greatly cutting down the cost of medicine and reducing human mortality. By freeing physicians from the tasks that interfere with human connection, AI will create space for the real healing that takes place between a doctor who can listen and a patient who needs to be heard. Innovative, provocative, and hopeful, Deep Medicine shows us how the awesome power of AI can make medicine better, for all the humans involved. Illustrations note: 46 Halftones, black & white 11 Tables, black & white

  • Author: Eric Topol MD
  • Publisher: Basic Books; Illustrated edition (March 12, 2019)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-1541644632
  • Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.25 x 9.5 inches

                 

8. Linne & Ringsrud's Clinical Laboratory Science: Concepts, Procedures, and Clinical Applications


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Medical Technology - August 2021

Thoroughly updated and easy-to-follow, Linne & Ringsrud's Clinical Laboratory Science: Concepts, Procedures, and Clinical Applications, 8th Edition offers a fundamental overview of the laboratory skills and techniques you’ll need for success in the clinical laboratory. Author Mary Louise Turgeon's simple and straightforward writing clarifies complex concepts, and her unique discipline-by-discipline approach helps you build knowledge and learn to confidently perform routine clinical laboratory tests with accurate, effective results. Topics like safety, measurement techniques, and quality assessment are woven throughout the various skills. The new eighth edition also features updated content including expanded information on viruses and automation. It’s the must-have foundation for anyone wanting to pursue a profession in the clinical lab. Broad content scope provides an ideal introduction to clinical laboratory science at a variety of levels, including CLS/MT, CLT/MLT, and Medical Assisting. Case studies include critical thinking and multiple-choice questions to challenge readers to apply the content to real-life scenarios. Expert insight from respected educator Mary Lou Turgeon reflects the full spectrum of clinical lab science. Detailed procedures guides readers through the exact steps performed in the lab. Vivid full-color illustrations familiarize readers with what they’ll see under the microscope. Review questions at the end of each chapter help readers assess your understanding and identify areas requiring additional study. Evolve companion website provides convenient online access to all of the procedures in the text and houses animations, flashcards, and additional review questions not found in the printed text. Procedure worksheets can be used in the lab and for assignment as homework. Streamlined approach makes must-know concepts and practices more accessible. Convenient glossary simplifies the process of looking up definitions without having to search through each chapter. NEW! Updated content throughout keeps pace with constant changes in clinical lab science. NEW! Consistent review question format ensures consistency and enables readers to study more efficiently. NEW! More discussion of automation familiarizes readers with the latest automation technologies and processes increasingly used in the clinical lab to increase productivity and elevate experimental data quality. NEW! Additional information on viruses keeps readers up to date on this critical area of clinical lab science.

  • Author: Mary Louise Turgeon EdD MLS(ASCP)CM
  • Publisher: Mosby; 8th edition (January 28, 2019)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-0323530828
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.2 x 10.8 inches

                 

9. Medical Laboratory Science Review


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Medical Technology - August 2021

Medical Laboratory Science Review  and Davis Edge work together to create an immersive, multimedia experience for students and an invaluable assessment and remediation tool for instructors. The text provides the foundational knowledge. Davis Edge tracks student progress and assesses their knowledge in real time until they’ve mastered the must-know concepts.  Davis Edge Davis Edge is the interactive, online Q&A review platform that provides the practice students need to master course content, improve their scores on classroom tests, and pass their board exams. Over 1,200 board-style practice questions written for  Medical Laboratory Science Review  test students’ knowledge and understanding of what they are learning. For instructors, it provides the real-time information they need to monitor, track, and assess their class’ vital signs…their students’ mastery of the content and their critical-thinking and decision-making skills. They’ll be able to easily identify the areas in which students are struggling and intervene quickly in class and on assignments to ensure that they succeed. An access code inside new, printed texts unlocks Davis Edge.   Text The perfect review for both MLT and MLS - guaranteed or your money back!* Five Stars.  “Best book to review for ASCP MLS exam! ”—Mirna K., Amazon Reviewer A must-have for any CLS student or instructor .  “Whether you're a student or an instructor, this book has amazingly well-constructed MCQs that covers the most important learning objectives in the CLS 6 different specialties. I especially love the comprehensive explanation of the correct answer as well as the explanation of the reasons behind exclusion of other distractors in the MCQ choices.” —Amazon Reviewer Wonderful! I passed and so did 6 classmates of ... “ of mine that used this. Loved the explanations on the same page and actually saw very similar questions on the actual board. Recommend this every time someone asks ”—Kristi T., Amazon Reviewer   Practice, practice, and more practice! This comprehensive resource provides the theoretical and practical knowledge students need to be prepared for classroom tests and certification and licensure examinations. They begin with an overview of test-taking skills and techniques. Then, they build their knowledge with more than 2,100 multiple-choice questions. The bonus quick-reference bookmark, featuring essential normal lab values, lets students cover the answers in the text as they go.  It’s the perfect review for both the MLT and MLS!   * Money-Back Guarantee:  If you are a graduate of an MLT or MLS program accredited in the United States, take the National Certification or State Licensure for the first time, and do not pass after using  Medical Laboratory Science Review, 5th Edition,  return the book to F.A. Davis Company, Customer Service, 1915 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Enclose your original receipt of purchase for the book and a copy of both your official test results notification and your certificate of graduation. We will refund the price you paid for the book. If you have questions, please call 1-800-323-3555.

  • Author: Robert R. Harr MS MLS (ASCP)
  • Publisher: F.A. Davis Company; Fifth edition (January 18, 2019)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-0803668270
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.5 x 11 inches

                 

10. Vascular Technology: An Illustrated Review


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Medical Technology - August 2021

For registry candidates, technologists in training, cross-training sonographers, clinical personnel, and RPVI candidates, here is the completely revised, updated 5th edition of the best and most trusted vascular technology review text available now, for the first time, in full color. Written and peer-reviewed by nationally renowned authors and vascular experts, it remains a silver-bullet review of everything a registry candidate needs to know to pass the ARDMS specialty exam in vascular technology. Also used in labs and diagnostic ultrasound programs across the country, it is perhaps the most widely read vascular reference in print. This new edition includes more than 500 color illustrations and images, photo-documented physiologic exam techniques, 120 self-assessment case studies, and an integral application for 15 SDMS-approved CME credits. RVT, RPVI, and RVS candidates and DMS students can combine this Step 1 review text with Davies Step 2 mock exam Vascular Technology Review and Step 3 ScoreCards for Vascular Technology for powerful 1-2-3 Step Ultrasound Education & Test Preparation. Ready to score? With this proven review, you can.

  • Author: Claudia Rumwell
  • Publisher: Davies Publishing, Inc.; 5th edition (August 1, 2014)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-0941022859
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 1 x 11 inches