Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Basic Clinical Anesthesia

This text presents the basic and clinical foundations of anesthesiology.   It is easy to read and is comprehensive without being lengthy.  Readers can test their knowledge with the “Clinical Review” questions at the end of chapters and will appreciate the abundance of color illustrations, clinical images, and practical tables.   Chapters are highly organized and make liberal use of bulleted text where appropriate.

Everything needed in a single source is here, from clinically important basic science to the full range of anesthetic practice:  pain management and regional anesthesia, including ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve blocks; specialty anesthesia; preoperative evaluation and intraoperative management; ambulatory and non-operating room anesthesia; and critical care.  The book also includes topical chapters on the obese patient, infectious diseases, alternative medicine, substance abuse, cosmetic surgery, robotic surgery, the hazards of working in the operating room, and residency requirements and guidelines 

Monday, May 25, 2015

Principles of Physiology for the Anaesthetist, Third Edition

Principles of Physiology for the Anaesthetist, now in its Third Edition, continues to provide candidates with a "tailor-made" alternative to more general physiology textbooks and delivers information designed and written specifically with the trainee anaesthetist in mind.

The book covers the physiology of all major organ systems, with specific emphasis on the nervous, respiratory, and cardiovascular systems. In addition, special sections on the physiology of pain, the physiology of ageing, and the physiological effects of specific environments―all highly relevant to anaesthetic practice―have been incorporated.

The third edition builds upon several new features introduced in the last edition: learning objectives, areas for reflection, and a handy summary of physiological equations and tables. Copious diagrams throughout support the text and aid in the understanding of difficult concepts.

The authors integrate their teaching experience in physiology into the content to improve the understanding of the fundamentals of human physiology in relation to the work of the anaesthetist. This book will remain an invaluable reference throughout anaesthetic training and beyond, as well as a useful revision aid. 

Non-invasive Ventilation and Weaning: Principles and Practice

Non-Invasive Ventilation and Weaning: Principles and Practice provides up-to-date, authoritative and comprehensive information from a prestigious range of worldwide key opinion leaders on different applications for non-invasive ventilation, and closely related techniques, both in hospital and at home.

Chapters cover the use of non-invasive ventilation in acute and chronic respiratory failure, plus paediatric and other specialty applications. Sections are devoted to conditions including COPD, cardiac failure and neuromuscular disease; in each case, there are detailed evaluations of current best practice regarding the science, diagnostics and management of the condition. Concise summaries of each chapter, plus generous use of tables and illustrations, ensure the reader gains rapid access to the wealth of information presented.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Seeley's Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology

Designed for the one-semester course, Seeley's Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology is written to allow instructors the ability to accomplish one overall goal: to teach the basics of A&P while fostering the skill of problem solving. Through learning how to solve problems and think critically, students learn A&P based on two themes: the relationship between structure and function, and homeostasis.

Perioperative Practice at a Glance

From the publishers of the market-leading at a Glance series comes this new title on all aspects of caring for patients in the perioperative environment. From pre-operative care, through the anaesthetic and surgical phases to post-operation and recovery, this easy-to-read, quick-reference resource uses the unique at a Glance format to quickly convey need-to-know information in both images and text, allowing vital knowledge to be revised promptly and efficiently. * Brings together all aspects of perioperative practice in one easy-to-read book * Moves through the patient journey, providing support to perioperative practitioners in all aspects of their role * Covers key information on perioperative emergencies * Includes material on advanced skills to support Advanced Practitioners * Each topic is covered in two pages, allowing for easy revision and reference

This is a must-have resource for operating department practitioners and students, theatre nurses and nursing students, and trainee surgeons and anaesthetists.

Pediatric Anesthesiology Volume 32, Issue 1 (Anesthesiology Clinics(March 2014))

Monday, May 11, 2015

Interpreting Difficult ECGs: A Rapid Reference

Interpreting Difficult ECGs: A Rapid Reference provides nurses and other health care professionals with systematic methods for interpreting difficult waveforms from arrhythmias to ECG changes in acute coronary syndromes, bundle branch block, hypertrophy, and abnormalities caused by electrolyte disturbances and drugs.
Chapters cover ECG fundamentals, interpreting rhythm strips, interpreting 12-lead ECGs, and understanding the effects of drugs, pacemakers, and other treatments on ECGs.

The book contains more than 200 illustrations, including graphic waveforms, exact lead placement, and charts of key concepts such as selecting the best monitoring lead. A section of practice strips is included. Helpful quick-reference appendices cover major arrhythmias and antiarrhythmic drugs.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Critical Care: A Volume in the Requisites in Anesthesiology Series

A nice broad based big picture review of all relevant topics in critical care. presentation is clean and refreshing. A good adjunct to The ICU book. You can crank out a chapter in 20 min and have it down solid.

Guide to Airway Management