The Medical Review Officer's Manual: MROCC's Guide to Drug Testing, Sixth Edition
NEW EDITION DUE OUT IN MAY!
The Medical Review Officer's Manual: MROCC's Guide to Drug Testing, Sixth Edition is a comprehensive, well-organized resource for Medical Review Officers (MROs), MRO Team Member, and everyone responsible for providing workplace drug and alcohol testing services. Written by Robert B. Swotinsky, MD, MPH, a Medical Review Officer with 30+ years of experience, this clearly organized and indexed manual sets the standard of performance for MROs. It also remains the best possible resource of preparation for MROCC's MRO Certification Examination.
This newly revised reference has been updated to address regulatory changes during the past five years, including:
- •Additional prescription opioids (added to the federal panel in 2017)
- •Oral fluid testing guidelines (2020)
- •The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Clearinghouse (2020)
- •The updated federal Custody and Control Form (2020)
- •An expanded discussion of testing of non-urine specimens
Guidelines for drug test interpretation have been updated to reflect evolving standards of practice. These include the means of verifying medical explanations, the interpretation of marijuana-positives with respect to state-legalized marijuana use, and the use of cannabidiol (CBD). Scientific discussions have been updated to include recent citations for some of the less well-known parts of the federal regulations so readers can more easily locate the source material.
NEW TO THIS EDITION:
Available as a package only in both print and electronic formats. The eBook version will be updated periodically to keep you abreast of future changes in regulations and recommendations.
The MRO Manual can also be used as a companion to The Medical Review Officer Team Manual: MROCC's Guide for MROs and MRO Team Members, Second Edition by James Ferguson, DO, FASAM published by OEM Press.
NOTE: The eBook version is online access only and NOT downloadable
Publication Date 2021 Format Softcover print book with digital access to e-book
ISBN 978-1-883595-93-7 Product Code 23122
The DOT Medical Examination: An Unofficial Guide to Commercial Drivers' Medical Certification, Seventh Edition
NOW AVAILABLE WITH ONLINE UPDATES!
Now in its Seventh Edition, The DOT Medical Examination: An Unofficial Guide to Commercial Drivers' Medical Certification, has been helping DOT Medical Examiners perform commercial driver exams for nearly 25 years. Completely revised and updated, this edition gives you all the information you need to conduct an efficient, accurate examination of a commercial driver.
Available as a package only (print and online). NOTE: The eBook version is online access only and NOT downloadable
This invaluable handbook continues to be offered as a bundled publication - in both print and electronic format, including updates to the electronic edition at least twice a year for the next three years. The Seventh Edition presents not only the "official" guidance, but also includes the "less official" information from the FMCSA's Medical Review Board and Medical Expert Panels.
The updated eBook version provides you with rapid access to the latest changes and updates to the regulations, FMCSA guidance, other information, and, of course, Dr. Hartenbaum's interpretation.
Publication Date June 2020 Format Softcover print book with digital access to eBook
ISBN 978-1-883595-90-6 Product Code 23120
Occupational and Environmental Medicine: Board Review and Clinical Synopsis
Occupational and Environmental Medicine: Board Review and Clinical Synopsis is an indispensable study guide for physicians preparing to take the Occupational Medicine board exam offered by the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM). Additionally, it is a quick reference tool for physicians, nurses and other health professionals for cases presenting in their clinical practice.
Preparing for and taking the Occupational Medicine Board Examination can be a daunting task for the busy professional. The first step toward achieving certification is being armed with the essential knowledge needed to successfully prepare for the exam.
Publication Date 2021 Format Softcover, 440 Pages Product Code 23118
Workers' Compensation Claims Management An Evidence-Based Approach to Measuring, Predicting, and Controlling Costs
This is the first book of its kind to take a statistical approach to controlling workers' compensation costs. Based on more than 15 years of research on workers' compensation claims costs, Workers' Compensation Claims Management provides the methodology necessary to correctly measure, compare, and predict claims costs for dynamic cohorts. The authors introduce the intervention methods needed to control costs, including cost effective pain management, cost effective injury treatment, and the cost effectiveness of on-site clinics, as well as the use of scientific research in support of controlling costs.
Use this book:
- When you want to know the performance of your workers' compensation system compared to other systems;
- When you want to know the performance of your workers' compensation system compared to previous years in the same system;
- When you want to know how much future open claims in your inventory would cost.
Find answers to questions such as:
- What are the common mistakes that should be avoided when measuring and comparing workers' compensation claim cost?
- How to correctly measure and compare workers' compensation claim costs for dynamic cohorts?
- Are workers' compensation claim costs predictable and how?
- What are the interventions workers' compensation managers can use to control costs?
No other book describes how to predict workers' compensation claim costs. This is the first book to take a statistical approach to controlling workers' compensation costs. Statistical examples are introduced in plain words with examples. The book will be especially useful for workers' compensation managers in understanding the mixture of claims in a dynamic cohort. It provides the tools needed to deal with the complexity of controlling workers' compensation costs. Data examples are included for readers to practice the methods explained in the book.
Use Workers' Compensation Claims Management to correctly measure, compare, and predict workers' compensation costs and return-to-work based on evidence collected from real data.
Publication Date 2019 Format Softcover, 216 pages ISBN 978-1-883595-80-7 Product Code 23601
Occupational Health Nursing Guidelines for Primary Clinical Conditions 5th Edition
For 25 years OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH NURSING GUIDELINES has been an indispensable resource for occupational health nurses providing clinical care and developing programs in occupational health.
Updated and expanded, the Fifth edition provides comprehensive and detailed guidance on the assessment, management, and referral of work-related and non-occupational health issues as well as the development of workplace health programs.
Guideline categories include:
- Prevention and Screening
- Primary Care
- Emergency Care
NEW IN THIS EDITION:
- Updates all existing guidelines and program areas
- New topics including Acute Low Back Pain; Macular Degeneration; Mentorship; Respirator Fit Test; Total Worker Health; Satisfaction Survey for OHN
- eBook version (warning - not downloadable) includes links to references and resources
Publication Date 2018 Format Softcover, Spiral Bound
ISBN 978-1-883595-76-0 Product Code 23114
Clinical Practice of Biological Monitoring, Second Edition
Biological monitoring is a complex and sometimes daunting area of occupational and environmental medicine. Clinical Practice of Biological Monitoring, Second Edition provides a clear path for the intricate task of selecting the appropriate laboratory test, the most relevant matrix for testing, or the most informative analyte so as to best interpret a chemical test result for clinical relevance.
Highlights of the second edition:
- Devoted to a single chemical, each chapter contains a quick-guide table indicating the best analyte, the best matrix, and a level-of-concern value for the substance.
- Further, the book identifies chemicals that cannot be measured directly, thereby allowing for time savings and avoidance of unnecessary testing.
- Ten new chapters and updated First Edition chapters, elucidate exposure to chemicals now contemporaneous with commerce or public health.
- Small enough to carry in your pocket!
Determining what test to do for an individual chemical exposure need not be a challenge. Refer to your pocket consultant, Clinical Practice of Biological Monitoring, Second Edition, for concise guidance on monitoring exposure to chemicals.
Order your copy today!
Publication Date 2019 Format Softcover, 302 pages ISBN 9781883595821 Product Code 23116
The Medical Review Officer Team Manual: MROCC's Guide for MROs and MRO Team Members, Second Edition
As demands for a safe and drug-free workplace grow, federal requirements and a burgeoning work load require that many medical review functions be carried out by Medical Review Officer Team members. This useful, up-to-the-minute manual has been created to help prepare MRO Team Members for certification and to keep the entire MRO team operating at a peak level of professionalism and efficiency. Offering a complete view of the medical review process, the Medical Review Officer Team Manual covers business, scientific, legal, ethical and logistical issues. Eighteen appendices and charts address every different function MRO Teams are required to perform.
Publication Date 2013 Format Softcover, 317 pages ISBN 978-1-883595-57-9 Product Code 23103
Guide to the Medical Evaluation for Respirator Use
For the first time in one convenient resource all the information you need to set up, conduct, and audit a program for the medical evaluation of workers for respirator use.
Publication Date 2000 Format Softcover, 332 pages ISBN 1-883595-30-4 Product Code 23068
Cannabis as Medicine: Its History and Science
Cannabis as Medicine: It's History and Science presents in two parts the historical uses of the cannabis plant as medicine and the modern, peer-reviewed scientific evidence that validates its medicinal properties.
Part I traces the history of medical cannabis and how it has been used as medicine in ancient, medieval, and modern times. Part II presents a scientific overview of the cannabis plant with a detailed review of the scientific underpinnings of the concept that cannabis is a safe and potentially useful medicine. More than 1,000 references document the peer-reviewed evidence that supports the medicinal potential of cannabis. Additionally, a useful glossary lists more than 200 terms and acronyms
Readers interested in the history of cannabis will enjoy learning about the historical uses of the plant. Physicians and scientists can examine the peer-reviewed evidence that supports a wide spectrum of potential medicinal uses. Clinical researchers will find it valuable as a source of ideas worth pursuing in the quest for new treatments for disorders including cancer, diabetes, epilepsy, PTSD, and MRSA infections, among others.
"An outstanding book by Dr. Thomas... very well-written in a style that is easy to follow. The author makes the important point that clinical trials have lagged behind pre-clinical research. He sharply analyzes the reasons for this disparity -- political and bureaucratic in many countries, particularly the U.S."-- Raphael Mechoulam, Ph.D. Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
"Highly recommended...Thorough, well-researched, and concise!"-- Julie Holland, MD, Editor: The Pot Book - A Complete Guide to Cannabis
"An impressive historical record of the use of cannabis as medicine and the latest science behind its modern medical use."-- Keith Stroup, Esq. Legal Counsel, NORML
"A lucid account of the medicinal uses of this fascinating plant. The book's carefully researched sections about the pharmacology of cannabis and its constituents are especially useful" -- Daniele Piomelli, Ph.D. Director, Center for the Study of Cannabis, University of California School of Medicine, Irvine, CA
NOTE: E-Book version is not downloadable
Publication Date February 2021 Format Softcover, 285 pages ISBN 978-1-883595-91-3 Product Code A102
Instant Medical Spanish for the Care of Workers
- The only medical Spanish book that specifically deals with work-related injuries and occupational medicine
- Offers pocket-sized convenience and quick, easy access to key medical terms in Spanish
- Organizes correct phrases for treatment in a logical sequence
- Gives you samples of all the forms you regularly use
Publication Date 1999 Format Softcover, 209 pages ISBN 978-1-883595-23-4 Product Code 23051