Independent Medical EvaluationA Practical Guide

Springer, Feb 2, 2018 – Medical – 220 pages Douglas W. MartinFront Cover

This comprehensive book thoroughly addresses every aspect of Independent Medical Evaluations, an important part of many medical specialty disciplines where forensic opinions are needed by patients, physicians, insurers, and attorneys. Independent Medical Evaluation: A Practical Guide begins by defining the IME product and the IME evaluator themselves, explaining the medicolegal systems, and providing guidance towards establishing these professional services. Following this, the book describes how to best use medical records, and best-practices for taking an IME history and conducting an examination. The final few chapters cover developing an IME report, the common challenges and pitfalls encountered, with strategies and pearls shared to illustrate how to avoid them. Structured in a concise, practical format, this essential guide includes a large selection of sample models and templates, for additional teaching purposes.

The first of its kind, Independent Medical Evaluation: A Practical Guide is a unique and ideal reference text for any physician working with IME’s, from the physician conducting their first exam, to the experienced physician alike. Purchase this Ebook or print copy today!


Occupational Health Medical Directives and Nursing Procedures

by Douglas Martin (Author)

These directives are designed to be used by nurses in an occupational health nursing program. These procedures outline the nurses’ role in the handling of emergent and non-emergent situations in the occupational health care setting. As is the case with all occupational health “best practices”, accurate documentation is of the utmost importance. There is a plethora of different onsite occupational health nursing services. Not every employer will use every available service. It is also important to note that some employers may have unique needs. It is not the purpose of this document to be all-encompassing or to substitute as a compendium of occupational health practice. Therefore, there may be times when an employer will request an occupational health nursing service that is not addressed within this guideline. When that occurs, the request should be submitted to the medical director for review. If appropriate, addenda to these guidelines regarding the specific request will be issued and are to be considered an extension of this document. In every instance, the recommendations contained within these guidelines are based upon evidence-based literature. It should be understood that in some areas, the evidence is weak or does not exist. In these instances, consensus recommendations are provided.

It should be understood that health care is both art and science. Since it is ever-evolving, the recommendations contained within these guidelines may become obsolete or incorrect as new information is published. It is for this reason that these guidelines are to be reviewed at least on an annual basis. Purchase this Ebook or print copy today!


Complex Regional Pain Syndrome – What is the Evidence?

by Douglas W MartinComplex Regional Pain Syndrome - What is the Evidence?: Ebook Format by [Douglas W Martin, Robert J Barth , James B Talmage]

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is a controversial issue in medicine. This book provides the most up to date universal review of the construct known as CRPS. The authors review the history of the diagnosis and offer an evidence based criticism regarding the development of the CRPS nomenclature. Chapters contain information regarding the theories of causation and difficulties encountered in the lack of proper application of the differential diagnostic process. Finally, issues regarding impairment, disability and problems in the medico-legal arena are discussed in detail. The authors conclude that the construct known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is a failure, and call for the cessation of the use of the term in medicine. Purchase the Kindle Edition or Paperback copy today!