Thursday, August 28, 2014

Critical Care Medicine at a Glance


Critical Care Medicine at a Glance is an accessible introduction and revision text for junior clinicians. Fully revised and updated to reflect changes to the content and assessment methods used by medical schools and postgraduate training programmes, this at a Glance provides a user-friendly overview of critical care medicine to encapsulate all that the student needs to know.

This new edition of Critical Care Medicine at a Glance:

• Is fully revised and updated to increase coverage of a rapidly expanding area of medicine
• Provides a simple and straightforward, yet rapid, introduction to the care of the acutely ill
• Features new 'Pearls of Wisdom', to aid learning and understanding
• Includes an appendix of top nutrition tips from the Royal College of Physicians
• Provides increased coverage of neurological emergencies, acute and abdominal emergencies, arrhythmias, imaging and fluid management

Critical Care Medicine at a Glance is ideal for medical students, junior doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals expected to acquire the skills and knowledge needed to care for acutely ill patients.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

A Practical Approach to Cardiac Anesthesia


A Practical Approach To Cardiac Anesthesia is the most widely used clinical reference in cardiac anesthesia. Drawing on the experience of 55 authors from 29 different institutions, this 5th edition provides complete information on drugs, monitoring, cardiopulmonary bypass, circulatory support, and anesthetic management of specific cardiac disorders.
Combining clinically relevant basic science with a practical “what-to-do” approach, this text is written in an easy-to-read outline format. Information is presented in a logical structure that makes essential facts easy to find and apply. And step-by-step coverage guides readers from cardiac physiology to anesthetic management of specific cardiac surgical procedures to management of cardiac disorders to circulatory support and organ preservation.
Whether you’re a practicing anesthesiologist, anesthesia resident, fellow in cardiothoracic anesthesia, perfusionist, or any other anesthesia practitioner, this is one book you should definitely keep close by.
FEATURES
• Insightful perspectives from acknowledged authorities address thoracic anesthesia and pain management in cardiac and thoracic procedures
• New chapters covering cardiac physiology and pericardial disease
• Additional content addressing adult congenital heart disease and the latest advances in percutaneous valves
• Full-color design throughout helps to highlight critical concepts
• TEE images in full-color provide detailed intraoperative views of cardiovascular structures and activity
• Key points are summarized at the beginning of each chapter with references to the appropriate section of the text

Monday, August 25, 2014

Chestnut's Obstetric Anesthesia: Principles and Practice 5e


From basic science to various anesthesia techniques to complications, the meticulously updated, fifth edition of Chestnut's Obstetric Anesthesia: Principles and Practice, covers all you need to know about obstetric anesthesia. An editorial team of leading authorities presents the latest on anesthesia techniques for labor and delivery and medical disorders that occur during pregnancy. New chapters and rewritten versions of key chapters cover topics such as psychiatric disorders in the pregnant patient, neurologic disorders, and critical care of obstetric patients.  With online access to the full text, it is an invaluable, comprehensive reference textbook for specialists in obstetric anesthesiology and obstetricians, as well as anesthesiology and obstetric residents. This book also serves as a clear, user-friendly guide for both anesthesiologists and obstetricians who are in clinical practice.
  • Emphasizes the treatment of the fetus and the mother as separate patients with distinct needs to ensure the application of modern principles of care.
  • Delivers contributions from many leaders in the fields of obstetric anesthesia and maternal-fetal medicine from all over the world.
  • Offers abundant figures, tables, and boxes that illustrate the step-by-step management of a full range of clinical scenarios.
  • Presents key point summaries in each chapter for quick, convenient reference.
  • Stay current on the latest advancements and developments with sweeping updates and new chapters on topics such as patient safety and team approach, transthoracic echocardiography and noninvasive measurement of cardiac output in obstetric patients, psychiatric disorders during pregnancy, neurologic injuries, and more.
  • Prevent and plan for potential complications associated with the advancing age of pregnant women. An extensive, state-of-the art discussion of "critical care of obstetric patients" equips you to address any special considerations for this increasing segment.
  • Know exactly how to proceed. An abundance of tables and boxes illustrate the step-by-step management of a full range of clinical scenarios.
  • Choose the best drugs available while adhering to the most recent guidelines for obstetric anesthesia.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Avoiding Common ICU Errors


This pocket book succinctly describes 318 errors commonly made by attendings, residents, interns, nurses, and nurse-anesthetists in the intensive care unit, and gives practical, easy-to-remember tips for avoiding these errors. The book can easily be read immediately before the start of a rotation or used for quick reference on call. Each error is described in a short, clinically relevant vignette, followed by a list of things that should always or never be done in that context and tips on how to avoid or ameliorate problems. Coverage includes all areas of ICU practice except the pediatric intensive care unit.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Textbook of Neurointensive Care


This updated and refined new edition is the only book to provide a comprehensive approach to the intensive care of neurologically injured patients from the emergency room and ICU through the operating room and post-surgical period. It reviews neuroanatomy, neuroradiology, and neurophysiology, examines the neurological problems most frequently seen in intensive care, and describes the various types of neurosurgery. General issues are discussed, such as cardiac care, fluids and electrolytes, nutrition, and monitoring as well as more specific conditions and complications including elevated intracranial pressure, seizures, and altered mental states.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Anaesthesia Science Viva Book


The clinical science viva voce examination is an important component of the Final FRCA examination, covering applied pharmacology, anatomy, physiology and physics. Written by the author of the best-selling Short Answer Questions in Anaesthesia, 2nd Edition, this new book is the definitive guide to this part of the FRCA exam and is also the perfect companion volume to The Clinical Anaesthesia Viva Book by Mills et al., another best-selling GMM title.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

MCQs for the Final FRCA


Multiple-choice questions (MCQs) are used by many examination boards as a way of testing a broad spectrum of knowledge in an easily administered and unbiased way. They form a critical part of both the Primary and Final FRCA (Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists) examinations. Six 90-question examinations, and a 30-question sample examination are presented, offering 570 individual questions with detailed model answers and making this book a comprehensive self-learning tool, especially when used in conjunction with other key texts such as Fundamentals of Anaesthesia.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Atlas of Pain Injection Techniques


Hone your pain injection skills with Atlas of Pain Injection Techniques! This highly illustrated, "off-the-shelf" guide offers easy-to-follow descriptions of today's best techniques for administering basic nerve blocks. Ideal for relative newcomers to pain management as well as for anesthesiology trainees, this medical reference book provides exactly the fundamental guidance you need to master these essential procedures.
  • Find information quickly with a user-friendly, templated format that guides you through each nerve block in a consistent and easy-to-follow manner.
  • Rely on expert recommendations when considering local anesthetics, corticosteroids, and neurolytic agents.
  • Offer proven, reliable treatment options to patients with persistent, severe or chronic pain. This introductory atlas provides a description of many basic regional anesthetic tools as well as common joint and muscular injections for pain relief.
  • See exactly how to proceed to achieve optimal results and avoid problems. Step-by-step instructions - with concise text accompanied by line drawings and color photographs - demonstrate correct needle placement and anatomical structure for 29 techniques and procedures.
  • Apply ultrasound guided therapies for optimal needle placement in delivery of anesthetic agents. 

Atlas of Common Pain Syndromes


Noted pain authority Dr. Steven Waldman returns with a new edition of Atlas of Common Pain Syndromes. Delivering complete, concise, step-by-step visual guidance, this innovative, popular atlas equips you to effectively diagnose and manage pain syndromes commonly encountered in any clinical practice. Clearly labeled, vivid illustrations depict the physical symptoms and anatomy of each pain site, and diagnostic images demonstrate key findings from MRI, CT, and conventional radiography. With an easy-to use, templated format, and online access to the complete text and image bank at www.expertconsult.com, you’ll have Dr. Waldman’s preferred approaches right at your fingertips.
  • Accurately diagnose and treat common pain syndromes by following a step-by-step approach that progresses from signs and symptoms through physical findings, laboratory and radiographic testing, treatment options, clinical pearls, and diagnostic codes.
  • Practice with confidence by consulting with Steven D. Waldman, MD - author of numerous groundbreaking pain management references - as well as a team of leading international authorities.
  • Quickly and easily find the information you need thanks to highly templated chapters that explore signs and symptoms, physical findings, laboratory and radiographic testing, treatment options, clinical pearls, and diagnostic codes for each pain syndrome.
  • Ensure proper reimbursement with comprehensive coverage of insurance coding information.
  • Avoid potential pitfalls in diagnosis and treatment by referring to "Side Effects and Complications" sections in each chapter.
  • See, identify, and diagnose patients’ issues with help from clinically relevant illustrations that connect pain syndromes to clearly labeled anatomic illustrations.
  • Effectively apply the latest techniques and approaches with 29 new chapters covering subarachnoid hemorrhage, adhesive capsulitis, iliopectineal bursitis, discitis, and more!

A Practice of Anesthesia for Infants and Children


Provide optimal anesthetic care to your young patients with A Practice of Anesthesia in Infants and Children, 5th Edition, by Drs. Charles J. Cote, Jerrold Lerman, and Brian J. Anderson. 110 experts representing 10 different countries on 6 continents bring you complete coverage of the safe, effective administration of general and regional anesthesia to infants and children - covering standard techniques as well as the very latest advances.
  • Find authoritative answers on everything from preoperative evaluation through neonatal emergencies to the PACU.
  • Get a free laminated pocket reference guide inside the book!
  • Quickly review underlying scientific concepts and benefit from expert information on preoperative assessment and anesthesia management, postoperative care, emergencies, and special procedures.
  • Stay on the cutting edge of management of emergence agitation, sleep-disordered breathing and postoperative vomiting; the use of new devices such as cuffed endotracheal tubes and new airway devices; and much more.
  • Familiarize yourself with the full range of available new drugs, including those used for premedication and emergence from anesthesia.
  • Benefit from numerous new figures and tables that facilitate easier retention of the material; new insights from neonatologists and neonatal pharmacologists; quick summaries of each chapter; and more than 1,000 illustrations that clarify key concepts.
  • Access the entire text online, fully searchable, at www.expertconsult.com, plus an extensive video library covering simulation, pediatric airway management, burn injuries, ultra-sound guided regional anesthesia, and much more; and new online-only sections, tables and figures.

Monday, August 18, 2014

ACLS Study Guide 4th Ed


Reflecting the 2010 Emergency Cardiovascular Care guidelines, ACLS Study Guide, 4th Edition offers a complete, full-color overview of advanced cardiovascular life support. An easy-to-read approach covers everything from airway management and rhythms and their management to electrical therapy, acute coronary syndromes, and acute stroke. In addition to the latest ACLS treatment algorithms, this edition includes new case studies, new photos and illustrations, a heart rate ruler, and a handy ACLS quick-reference card for use in the field. Written by Barbara Aehlert, ACLS Study Guide is the official textbook for the American Safety & Health Institute ACLS certification course. A pretest and posttest -- each containing 50 questions with answers and rationales -- allow you to check your knowledge prior to and after your study. Chapter objectives preview the main points in each chapter. Stop and Review sections at the end of the chapters help you remember the most important information. ACLS Pearls boxes offer key points and useful tips for clinical practice. Keeping it Simple boxes provide essential information in a clear and concise manner. Ten case studies present real-life clinical situations, allowing you to make decisions based on information in the Preparatory section. Consistent format of case studies includes Objective, Skills to Master, Rhythms to Master, Medications to Master, Related Text Chapters, Essential Actions, and Unacceptable Actions. A heart rate ruler is included to help you interpret ECGs. 4 x 6 pocket-size quick-reference card contains key ACLS algorithms for field use. 100 new and updated photos and illustrations show key ACLS procedures and equipment.Pharmacological interventions are integrated into the chapters for a more cohesive learning experience. New streamlined approach reduces the number of pages and simplifies the information you need to know.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Core Clinical Competencies in Anesthesiology: A Case-Based Approach


The core clinical competencies in anesthesiology can be pretty blurry - just how do they apply to real life? This book answers this question, incorporating the core clinical competencies into an engaging format that anesthesiologists like - case studies. So, far from being a "dry and dusty volume of forgotten lore," this book actually makes learning the competencies fun! Written in the same engaging style as a number of other anesthesia books (specifically, the Board Stiff opus) by leading anesthesiologists from leading medical centers across the United States, this book will bring the core clinical competencies to life for residents, attendings, and medical students alike.

Anaesthesia for Minimally Invasive Surgery


Minimally invasive or laparoscopic surgery is becoming increasingly commonplace, as technology has enabled a minimally invasive approach to be offered as a feasible alternative to conventional open surgery for a number of important surgical procedures. This up-to-date, comprehensive, but concise and practically oriented introduction to the subject will be of value to all anaesthetists with an interest in minimally invasive techniques. It begins by covering the key aspects of basic physiology, moves on to patient preparation and positioning, monitoring, the anaesthetic procedures themselves (including possible complications and contraindications and easy-to-follow 'how to' guides for a number of key procedures) and finally, post-operative pain. Written by a leading expert in the field, from a well-known European centre of excellence, it is essential reading for anaesthetists and intensivists at all levels of expertise.

Acute Pain Management


This textbook is written as a comprehensive overview of acute pain management. It is designed to guide clinicians through an impressive array of different options available to them and to patients. In the last decade there has been a flurry of interest in the extent to which acute pain can become chronic pain, and how we might reduce the incidence of such chronicity. This overview covers a wide range of treatments for pain management, including the anatomy of pain pathways, the pathophysiology of severe pain, pain assessment, therapeutic guidelines, analgesic options, organization of pain services, and the role of anesthesiologists, surgeons, pharmacists, and nurses in providing optimal care. It also discusses the use of patient-controlled analgesia and how this may or may not be effective and useful.

Mastering ACLS


Mastering ACLS, Second Edition will help health care professionals successfully complete the American Heart Association's Advanced Cardiac Life Support course and certification exam. This quick-review outline-format study guide covers the core knowledge and skills needed for ACLS—including detailed, illustrated life support techniques, core case studies, arrhythmias, defibrillation procedures, I.V. techniques, cardiovascular pharmacology, myocardial infarction, and special resuscitation situations.
Now in full color, this edition features 200 illustrations and algorithms, expanded chapter quizzes, a comprehensive test, expanded information on automated external defibrillators, and additional case scenarios in the Megacode and other chapters. A new appendix reviews Basic Cardiac Life Support guidelines.

Cerebral Monitoring in the OR and ICU


This comprehensive volume will serve as a complete guide to the clinical application of computer assisted systems in monitoring central nervous functions both in the OR and ICU. It presents practical guidelines and therapeutic indications for computerized EEG and Somatosensory Evoked Potential (SSEP) monitoring for the experienced user as well as the novice, leading the newcomer step-by-step to a level of advanced monitoring. Basic procedures and data handling are explained in a user-friendly and practical way.
The book also describes what cerebral monitoring can do and what its limitations are. In addition, proper selection of the available monitoring devices, set-up procedures, the technique of electrode placement, trouble shooting and data interpretation are fully covered. Various typical cases underline how EEG power spectra and evoked potential changes are interpreted, how they are used in the light of other variables being measured how they can serve to get a deeper insight into the underlying clinical situation. In this respect representative and color illustrated examples further emphasize the link between this book and clinical practice.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Interventional Management of Head and Face Pain: Nerve Blocks and Beyond


 This is the first book on interventional management of intractable, medically resistant head and face pain.  It is edited and written by world-class leaders in headache medicine and features practical presentations of the entire spectrum of procedures, from simple to complex.  Designed to help shorten the learning curve of practitioners who are beginning to use interventional headache procedures, it provides guidance in identifying patients who are appropriate candidates for this approach and includes a unique compilation of outcomes-based algorithms for different headache and face pain syndromes.

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine: Volume 3: Gastroenterological, Endocrine, Renal, Hematologic, Oncologic and Immune Systems


The second edition of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine spans four volumes, with major sections dedicated to specific organ systems. Each major section consists of separate chapters dedicated to reviewing the specific disease processes affecting each organ system. Each chapter concludes with a comprehensive list of references, with brief, concise remarks denoting references of ‘special interest’ and ‘of interest’. Consequently, the books are unique in their comprehensive coverage of pediatric critical care and their ease of use and will be of value to those studying towards pediatric critical care examinations and those who are already qualified.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Manual of Geriatric Anesthesia

The Manual of Geriatric Anesthesia is a practical guide for physicians, residents, and students interested in the care of the elderly patient undergoing surgery. Although primarily written for anesthesiologists, other perioperative physicians and nurses will also find the information highly valuable. Highlights of the text include concise and clear discussions of preoperative assessment, anesthetic administration, the immediate postoperative care, as well as the more classic ‘geriatric’ topics such as the hip fracture patient, cataract surgery, postoperative delirium, dementia, ethics and end of life care. Clinical geriatric principles are woven into the text so that the reader can develop skills in geriatrics and develop a broader understanding of terminology and principles used in geriatric medicine.

Objective Anaesthesia Review: A Comprehensive Textbook for the Examinees


The third edition of Objective Anaesthesia Review has been fully updated to help postgraduates in their exam preparation. Presented in an easy to follow, question and answer format, this textbook covers a range of topics in anaesthesia. Divided into two sections, the first part discusses numerous diseases and disorders, and the second describes anaesthesia equipment. Many chapters in this new edition have been revised and new chapters have been added including 'Acute Postoperative Pain' in the first section and 'Videolaryngoscopes' in the second section.
Key points
* Fully updated, third edition helping anaesthesia trainees prepare for examinations
* Easy to follow, question and answer format, covering many clinical cases and anaesthesia equipment
* Includes new chapters and 265 images and illustrations
* Previous edition published in 2012

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Principles of Neurophysiological Assessment, Mapping, and Monitoring


This book provides foundational knowledge of intraoperative monitoring (IOM) and is written for the range of clinicians who monitor the function of the nervous system during surgery, from new technologists to neurophysiologists and neurosurgeons. Early chapters describe the building blocks of IOM in accessible terms and are followed by practical chapters on monitoring and mapping that show basic and clinical science “in action”. Anesthesiologists and trainees with an interest in diagnosing and managing pain will appreciate the inclusion of chapters on the electrophysiological assessment of spinal cord pathology and on the treatment of pain. Principles of Neurophysiological Assessment, Mapping, and Monitoring is designed for use as a text in academic courses or in corporate training programs. It also provides a concise refresher for experienced clinicians and for physicians, neurophysiologists, and technologists preparing for board exams.

Principles of Echocardiography and Intracardiac Echocardiography


Principles of Echocardiography and Intracardiac Echocardiography has everything you need to successfully obtain and interpret cardiac echo images. Stuart J. Hutchison-a premier cardiac diagnostic specialist-explains the dos and don'ts of echocardiography so that you get the best images and avoid artifacts. Get only the coverage you need with clinically-oriented, practical information presented in a consistent format that makes finding everything quick and easy. High-quality images, tables of useful values and settings, and access to the full text and more online at expertconsult.com make this the one echo handbook that has it all.
  • Features access to the full text, an image library, and moving images online at expertconsult.com where you can browse, download, and learn from additional content.
  • Focuses on clinically-oriented and practical information so that you get only the coverage that you need.
  • Presents material in a consistent format that makes it easy for you find information.
  • Explains how to obtain the best image quality and avoid artifacts through instructions on how to and how not to perform echocardiography.
  • Provides excellent visual guidance through high-quality images-many in color-that reinforce the quality of information in the text.
  • Includes numerous tables with useful values and settings to help you master probe settings and measurements.
Your purchase entitles you to access the web site until the next edition is published, or until the current edition is no longer offered for sale by Elsevier, whichever occurs first. Elsevier reserves the right to offer a suitable replacement product (such as a downloadable or CD-ROM-based electronic version) should access to the web site be discontinued.

The Only EKG Book You'll Ever Need

This popular and practical text presents all the information clinicians need to use the EKG in everyday practice and interpret hypertrophy and enlargement, arrhythmias, conduction blocks, pre-excitation syndromes, and myocardial infarction. It is an ideal reference for medical students in ICM courses, house officers, or anyone directly involved in patient care, whether student, teacher, or practitioner.

  • Four-color design to make models, illustrations and tracings clearer
  • More questions for faculty test generator
  • Numerous new tracings
  • Expanded sections on subjects where new developments have made deeper understanding possible including atrial fibrillation, long QT syndrome, apical ballooning syndrome and more
  • 200 facsimiles of EKG strips
  • Clinical examples to help students get a sense of the clinical use of EKG
  • Numerous case studies
  • Online companion site with fully searchable text and image bank. Plus, an interactive question bank for students, EKG Image with explanation test bank and test generator for faculty

Monday, August 11, 2014

Clinical Anesthesia 7th



Clinical Anesthesia, Seventh Edition, covers the full spectrum of clinical options, providing insightful coverage of pharmacology, physiology, co-existing diseases, and surgical procedures. This classic book is unmatched for its clarity and depth of coverage. Traditionally available as a printed textbook, now it comes with a completely revamped digital experience, powered by Inkling. Viewable through a browser or as a download to your tablet or smartphone, the digital version includes:

The complete text with optimized navigation
A powerful, index-based search
Hundreds of videos demonstrating teaching points for procedures and concepts. The videos teach airway anatomy via bronchoscope, demonstrate decision-making via animated algorithms, and simplify physiologic concepts via simple visual demonstrations
All referenced cases, studies and pages are linked throughout for instant access
Regular updates integrated into the text of the electronic version
Ongoing postings of new videos
The ability to share notes with friends and colleagues

Whether you’re brushing up on the basics, or preparing for a complicated case, the digital version will let you take the content wherever you go and offer you the most interactive experience yet.

Anesthesiology Board Review, 3rd edition


Maximize your anesthesiology exam score!
This powerful, results-oriented study guide delivers everything you need to improve your knowledge, confidence, and recall. Featuring a rigorous quick-hit Q&A format consisting of short clinical questions with briefanswers, this is truly your most effective weapon when preparing for the anesthesiology in-service and board exams.
The unique question and single-answer format of Anesthesiology Board Review eliminates theguesswork associated with traditional multiple-choice Q&A reviews and reinforces only the answers you need to know on exam day. With content following the anesthesiology board exam blueprint, emphasis is placed on distilling key facts and clinical pearls essential for exam success. Thishigh-yield review is the perfect complement to larger texts and delivers an intense, streamlined review in the days and weeks before the exam.
    3,500+ rapid-fire questions covering more than 95 percent of the key words from 2006 to 2011
    NEW questions throughout the book with thoroughly updated chapters
    NEW chapter organization aligns with exam blueprint to streamline studying
    Great review for ITE, the Anesthesiology Boards, and MOCA
GET THE HIGHEST SCORE POSSIBLE WITH:
    BULL'S-EYE HITS on anesthesiology exam topics--the meaningful and the frequently tested
    TOOLS TO IMPRINT YOUR MEMORY such as pearls, mnemonics, visual imagery, and other tested learning aids
    RAPID-FIRE Q&A PRESENTATION that maximizes your study time
    NO CONFUSING WRONG ANSWERS to clutter your memory

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Visual Diagnosis in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine 1st

Containing high quality images, this book presents the common visual diagnoses that are either pathognomonic or suggestive of specific illnesses. Organized randomly as a patient would present their 'chief complaint' rather than neatly into topics, this book is an invaluable aid for all health care personnel who manage patients in acute care settings. This book is also ideal for national examination review.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Anesthesia and Analgesia in Dermatologic Surgery


With malpractice insurance premiums on the rise, and insurance rates for the practicing anesthesiologist at an all time high, it is important, now more than ever, to have a single source reference related to both anesthesia and analgesia and how they both relate to dermatologic surgery. This book provides comprehensive coverage on the therapeutic usage of anesthesia and analgesia during dermatologic surgical procedures, providing basic concepts, as well as step-by-step descriptions of the various techniques involved.
Written by an international group of contributors, Anesthesia and Analgesia in Dermatologic Surgery:
    is the first book of its kind to present both anesthesia and analgesia techniques in a single source volume
    covers the basic principles of regional and local anesthesia with respect to anatomy, local anesthetic agents, and techniques
    examines new eutectic mixtures that penetrate through the skin’s membrane, enabling doctors to use analgesia over anesthesia for a wide range of superficial surgical procedures, including the harvesting of split skin grafts, laser surgery, electrosurgery, epilation, and skin biopsy
    discusses the use of nerve blocks as safer alternatives to local anesthesia
    contains a full chapter dedicated to the pediatric patient, and the specific concerns when relating anesthesia to the pediatric patient

Monday, August 4, 2014

Airway Management in Emergencies


Learn the clinical skills necessary to treat any emergency airway problem Written by international experts in a style that's concise, practical and to the point, Airway Management in Emergencies covers all the options -- both medical and surgical -- for managing any patient's airway in an emergency. Here, you'll find the core knowledge and accompanying management protocols necessary to assess, oxygenate, intubate, and monitor patients requiring emergency airway management. In each chapter, this high-yield coverage is supported by evidence-based algorithms, synoptic tips, and real-world case studies that show you how to resolve any difficult airway scenario you would likely encounter in clinical practice. Features: Highlighted key points in each chapter Skill-sharpening review of “core knowledge” More than 100 figures that include a combination of original art work, fluoroscopy and Airwaycam® images. A practical overview of both established and newer emergency airway equipment Far-reaching coverage addressing both the anticipated and unanticipated difficult airway, the uncooperative patient, and the "failed" airway. Chapters on treating a range of patient populations and clinical presentations, including an approach to the pediatric, the elderly, and the critically ill patient Perspectives on when and how to perform both "awake" and rapid sequence intubations and effectively administer post-intubation care A closing chapter on the interrelationship between human performance and patient safety -- and how to optimize both in caring for patients requiring acute airway management

Manual of Emergency Airway Management


Prepared by the faculty of the National Emergency Airway Management Course, this manual is an expert, practical guide to emergency airway management in any adult or pediatric patient. It offers step-by-step instructions on techniques, drug administration, and prevention and management of complications and includes a complete section on difficult clinical scenarios. The book is packed with easy-to-follow algorithms and diagrams and helpful mnemonics. Each of the Third Edition's chapters includes improved full-color illustrations and updated evidence-based analyses of procedures. A new section geared to the prehospital setting presents current National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians guidelines, including alternative airway devices.

Peripherally Inserted Central Venous Catheters



Indications for central venous cannulation in critically ill patients have increased dramatically, but central venous access has the drawbacks of morbidity and a scarcity of experienced operators. Ultrasound-guided peripheral venous access offers a solution, in that it reduces morbidity and can be performed by a dedicated nursing team. The aim of this book is to teach the fundamentals of this emerging technique. Advice is provided on choice of materials; maneuvers for positioning of peripherally inserted central venous catheters (PICCs), techniques for evaluation of PICC tip placement; prevention, diagnosis, and management of complications; and organization of a dedicated team within a hospital or a supportive care program. Legal and economic issues are also considered. The book will be of interest to a wide range of professionals, including nutritionists, oncologists, anesthesiologists, surgeons, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, physician assistants, and radiologists

Friday, August 1, 2014

Principles And Practice of Mechanical Ventilation



The definitive guide to the use of mechanical ventilation in critically ill patients – now in full color and updated to reflect the latest advances
Principles & Practice of Mechanical Ventilation, 3e provides comprehensive, authoritative coverage of all the clinical, pharmacological, and technical issues surrounding the use of mechanical ventilation.
Editor Martin J. Tobin – past editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine – has enlisted more than 100 authors, all of whom are at the forefront of research in their chosen subfield in order to provide the most authoritative and up-to-date information possible. No other text so thoroughly and comprehensively explores the myriad advances in modes and methodologies that have occurred in this ever-changing field as this cornerstone text.
Features
Each chapter has been extensively revised to reflect the latest research
A strong focus on the biomedical principles that govern ventilator management
Expert insights from contributors in critical care, pulmonary medicine, anesthesiology, surgery, basic science, provide a unique multidisciplinary approach
68 chapters that explore every important aspect of mechanical ventilation, including: Conventional and unconventional methods of ventilator support; Noninvasive methods of ventilator support; Unconventional methods of ventilator support; Physiologic effect of mechanical ventilation; Complications in ventilator supported patients; Weaning of ventilator-support; Management of the ventilator-supported patient; Adjunctive therapy, including fluid management, inhaled antibiotic therapy, and bronchodilator therapy; Ethics and economics
Principles & Practice of Mechanical Ventilation, 3e comprehensively covers the principles and practice of keeping patients alive through the use of mechanical ventilation, along with related pharmacological and technical issues.

Practical Manual of Echocardiography in the Urgent Setting


Practical Manual of Echocardiography in the Urgent Setting covers the essentials of echocardiography in the acute setting, from ultrasound basics to descriptions of all pertinent echocardiographic views to clear stepwise advice on basic calculations and normal/abnormal ranges.
This compact new reference:
•             Provides step-by-step guidance to acquiring the correct views and making the necessary calculations to accurately diagnose cardiac conditions commonly encountered in urgent settings.
•             Presents information organized by complaint/initial presentation so that readers can work from this first knowledge of the patient through the steps required to pinpoint a diagnosis.
•             Covers echo basics, from sound wave characteristics/properties to common device settings to basic ultrasound formulas.
•             Includes diagnostic algorithms fitted to address the differential diagnosis in the most commonly-encountered clinical scenarios.
Designed and written by frontline clinicians with extensive experience treating patients, Practical Manual of Echocardiography in the Urgent Setting is the perfect pocket-sized guide for residents in cardiology, emergency medicine, and hospital medicine; trainees in echocardiography; medical students on cardiology or emergency medicine rotations; technicians, nurses, attending physicians -- anyone who practices in the urgent setting and who needs reliable guidance on echocardiographic views, data and normal/abnormal ranges to aid rapid diagnosis and decision-making at the point of care.