We can only begin to acknowledge the many people who have assisted and supported us as we have moved this concept from a conversation over coffee to a second edition textbook.
Elon University, our professional home during the creation and ongoing revision of this work, has been a source of support throughout our journey. Colleagues have provided encouragement and feedback, and the access to updated facilities and equipment during photographic and video sessions has been indispensable.
As in all our endeavors, our community partners have been vital to our success. Colleagues at Cone Health-Alamance Regional Medical Center have shared equipment, helped identify patient volunteers, and provided valuable feedback on current practices. Our friends at Alamance Community College, Clover’s Mastectomy and Medical Supply, and Advanced Seating and Mobility made specialized equipment available to us during our photography sessions, and Rachael Fern Photography provided off-site professional photography services. The feedback from our team of reviewers during the revision process was invaluable.
Special thanks go to Cheri Schauer-Crabb for her crucial assistance at the conceptual stage of this project and to Andrea Attorri and Dorriea Murphy for their help in updating current clinical practices in the second edition.
The high-quality visual images for this manuscript would not have been possible without the expert services of Center City Film & Video and of Jason Torres Photography. We are especially grateful to Laura Horowitz and Lori Bradshaw for their skill, vision, and patience throughout the editing process.
We were fortunate to have many willing volunteers who brought the patient-care concepts to life in the filming sessions for the first edition: Judy Allen, Jerry Amash, Amber Anderson, Jamie Anderson, Bill Andrews, Andrea Attorri, Adam Autry, Nathan Bilodeau, Susan Bilodeau, Tyrone Bishop, Corey Bodey, Deborah Bryan, Marsha Edmonds, Sara Fleming, Jane Freund, Jeremy Gates, Barbara Guy, Stewart Holt, Don Johansson, Lux Johansson, Patricia Johansson, Daryl Lawson, Cynthia Lewis, Dusty Resh, Sandra Fields, Carolyn Johnson, Mike Johnson, Tiffany Needham, Emily Parker, Chris Ridenour, Scott Rytter, JC Swanner, Bob Truitt, and George Wentz. For this second edition, we welcomed more volunteers: Sabrina D. Fogleman, Savana Gerringer, Chioma Ichoku, Jean-Pierre Koenig, Micah Muñoz, Nita Skillman, Pamela J. Smith, Walker S. Smith, Elizabeth Van Fleet, and Shin-Yiing Yeung.
Margaret Biblis, Jennifer Pine, Melissa Duffield, and the rest of the editorial staff of F.A. Davis have been beyond wonderful. This book would not have been possible without their belief in us, their outstanding skills at every stage, and their continued encouragement.
We are deeply indebted to our students, past and present, who have challenged and inspired us along the way, and to our patients, who are both the recipients of our skills and our ultimate teachers.
Finally, we thank our families and friends whose patience, encouragement, and love have made this journey possible.