Thursday, October 29, 2015

Emergency Management in Neurocritical Care4



Rapid response, assessment and management are crucial for neurocritical situations
Acute neurological illness is traumatic for patients and their families. Physicians caring for these patients are often under great distress and need to rapidly assess the situation to allow appropriate stabilization and management.

Emergency Management in Neurocritical Care gives you the tools you need to perform under pressure in the neurocritical or emergency care unit. The no-nonsense approach corresponds to the attitude needed in both acute emergencies and in the neurocritical care unit. Packed with handy tips to improve your care of patients, and written by internationally renowned experts, the book covers:

Acute Management of Neurological Emergencies
Cerebrovascular Critical Care
Infections of the Nervous System
Neuromuscular Complications Encountered in the Intensive Care Unit
Neurological Complications and Consultations in General Intensive Care Units
Acute Neuroimaging and Neuromonitoring in Neurocritical Care

Clinical in approach, practical in execution, Emergency Management in Neurocritical Care will help you perform better in pressure situations.
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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Landmarks for Peripheral Nerve Blocks: Upper and Lower Extremities



Designed for quick reference on the wards or in the operating room, this pocket-sized flip-book depicts the anatomic landmarks whose location is essential for successfully performing peripheral nerve blocks. Full-color computer-generated drawings show surface anatomy and relevant deeper anatomic structures. Each chapter first presents basic anatomy including landmarks and then proceeds to brief descriptions of the most widely used blocks, as well as tips to troubleshoot problems and avoid complications. Both upper and lower limb blocks are included. The book is spiral bound at the top and printed on heavy, laminated paper to allow use in the operating room.
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Manual of Perioperative Care: An Essential Guide



Manual of Perioperative Care is a comprehensive manual of principles of care designed to support the clinical practice of perioperative practitioners, whether they are nurses or operating department practitioners. This book sets out to meet the needs of those studying perioperative practice as well as those who would like an up to date comprehensive reference on their bookshelf.
It covers the fundamentals involved in perioperative practice, setting modern surgical care into its complete environment and context.
With a practical, accessible focus, aided by full colour illustrations, this book follows the journey that the patient makes through their surgical care, with sections on:
• The foundation for safe and effective perioperative care
• Infection prevention and control
• Patient safety and managing risks
• Different patient care groups
• Approaches to surgery
This book will be essential reading for all students on perioperative courses, and newly qualified perioperative nurses and operating department practitioners.
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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Clinical Wisdom and Interventions in Acute and Critical Care: A Thinking-in-Action Approach



"[This book is] a lavishly detailed guide to the essence of becoming an expert nurse...I believe this book will secure a place on most educators' and expert clinicians' bookshelves. Every once in a while a better book comes along; this is one of those times."
Joan E. Lynaugh, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor Emeritus, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
(From the Foreword)
A classic research-based text in nursing practice and education, this newly revised second edition explains, through first-hand accounts of the hard-earned experiential wisdom of expert nurses, the clinical reasoning skills necessary for top-tier nursing in acute and critical settings. It provides not only the most current knowledge and practice innovations, but also reflects the authors' vast experience using the first edition in practice and educational settings.
This updated edition includes new interviews from acute care, critical care, perioperative nurses, and more. Attention is paid to current IOM and nursing guidelines for systems approaches to patient safety, with education and leadership implications described throughout. It is an essential resource for undergraduate and graduate nursing educators, students, administrators, and managers seeking to improve systems of care and leadership in clinical practice.
Key Features
Articulates major areas of knowledge and skill in acute, critical care, and perioperative nursing practice
Provides vivid, first-hand accounts of hard-earned wisdom that facilitate clinical imagination, reflection, and lifelong learning
Assists faculty, educators, APNs, and mentors in teaching nurses how to recognize recurring clinical syndromes and patterns
Bridges the gap from theory to practice in dynamic patient care situations
Embraces the complexity of caring for the critically ill and their families
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Thursday, October 22, 2015

Clinical Pharmacology for Anesthesiology


Apply the core principles of pharmacology for safe, effective anesthesia practice

Clinical Pharmacology for Anesthesiology incorporates the latest research and effectively details what anesthesia care providers must know about the drugs they use in everyday practice.
This comprehensive textbook uses a visual approach with an abundance of tables and illustrations to assist the practicing anesthesia care provider, resident, and student of anesthesia. The text begins with an overview of fundamental pharmacology concepts (pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and drug interactions) and then details all classes of drugs relevant to the anesthesiologist in a highly clinical manner. Features
  • Applies clinical pharmacology principles to patient care, focusing on how anesthetic drugs interact with one another in regards to analgesia, sedation, and hypnosis.
  • Delivers a concise overview of anesthetics and other drugs (diuretics, antiemetics, antiseizure medications, etc.) used in the perioperative environment
  • Describes how patient covariates, such as body weight, blood loss, and age influence drug behavior
  • Incorporates the use of computer simulations to visually present drug concentration and effects for selected anesthetic techniques in premedication, induction, maintenance, emergence, and sedation
  • Includes simulations of sample anesthetic techniques for various challenging surgical procedures
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Thoracic Anesthesia (Lange Medical Book)



What every resident and practicing anesthesiologist needs to know about thoracic anesthesia―in one concise handbook
Thoracic Anesthesia is the definitive introduction for anesthesiologists in training and the must-have reference for anesthesiologists who do not practice thoracic anesthesia exclusively. Here, you’ll find a current, detailed review of the basic, need-to-know concepts of thoracic anesthesia, along with clear, practical suggestions for handling commonly encountered scenarios. Written by top specialists in the field, the book is filled with high-yield insights into such pivotal topics as respiratory physiology, pulmonary pharmacology, imaging, one-lung ventilation, and postoperative care.
FEATURES
  • The ultimate thoracic anesthesia primer, designed for residents and experienced anesthesiologists/nurse anesthetists who must meet the growing demand for skilled practitioners in the thoracic operating room
  • Comprehensive, yet concise presentation and compact format make the text a perfect at-a-glance reference in the OR
  • Acknowledged experts in each topic area review key concepts that clarify a given condition―and summarize the best management strategies for delivering safe and effective perioperative care to thoracic surgical patients
  • Focus on the major principles of thoracic anesthesia covers chest physiology, mechanisms of pain, biology of chest malignancies, and lung separation techniques
  • Chapter on practice improvement and patient safety highlights the delivery of modern, high-quality perioperative thoracic care through a multi-disciplinary, team approach
  • Top-to-bottom coverage of the latest thoracic anesthesia techniques and procedures: Preoperative risk stratification, Closed thorax procedures, Lung resections for cancer and benign chest tumors, Extrapleural pneumonectomy, Pericardial window procedures, Esophageal cancer operations, Bronchopleural fistula, Lung transplantation, Thoracic trauma management
  • Special chapter on anesthesia for pediatric thoracic surgery presents the most current clinical perspectives that help you achieve positive outcomes even in the most challenging pediatric cases
  • Section on postoperative management of thoracic surgical patients thoroughly reviews routine postoperative care as well as how to handle respiratory, renal, and cardiovascular complications, and both acute and chronic post thoracotomy pain
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Understanding Anesthetic Equipment & Procedures: A Practical Approach



The book Understanding Anesthesia Equipment and Procedure: A Practical Approach is one of its kinds from this part of world. It has chronological history of evolution, applied physics with pitfalls and use as well as disuse. It has covered the common to advanced anesthesia equipment used in day to day practice of anesthesia. The contributors with high credentials have put their best efforts which made the things easy for students in anesthesia. This book has five hundred forty six pages incorporating six hundred eighty four figures and illustrations, which is a unique feature. The quality of pictures, printing, paper quality, binding are of international standard.
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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

A Case Approach to Perioperative Drug-Drug Interactions



The occurrence of deleterious or even fatal drug-drug interactions (DDIs) in the perioperative period is no longer a theoretical concern but a harrowing reality. A Case Approach to Perioperative Drug-Drug Interactions addresses the complex realm of pharmacokinetic drug interactions in an easy-to-read volume that functions as both a comprehensive clinical reference and a casebook.  The book presents a summary of the core concepts of drug interactions; an organized, annotated presentation of the drug interactions most relevant to the perioperative clinician; and approximately 200 case scenarios that highlight specific drug interactions. This book fills a real void in the clinical literature and is invaluable to anesthesiologists and surgeons, as well as trainees  in both specialties; intensive care staff, including physicians, ph
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Sunday, October 11, 2015

Case Studies of Near Misses in Clinical Anesthesia


All anesthesiologists eventually face the fear of a "near miss", when a patient's life has been put at risk. Learning from the experience is crucial to professionalism and the ongoing development of expertise.
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Saturday, October 10, 2015

A Surgeon's Guide to Anaesthesia and Perioperative Care



Have you struggled to find information on diathermy, ventilation, types of anaesthetic, what the anaesthetist does, or problems with positioning - the little bits other books leave out? If so, then this is the book for you, anaesthetics tailored specifically to the MRCS syllabus. The book is presented in three sections. The first focuses on applied basic sciences for the surgeon. The second discusses perioperative care and specific considerations that arise in the surgical specialties from both the surgical and anaesthetic viewpoint. Each chapter is written by clinical specialists in surgery and anaesthesia, with up-to-date information on topics including damage limitation surgery in trauma, transfusion practice, CPET testing, and enhanced recovery. The third section, 'At a Glance', is written in an easily accessible, brief format for revision or reference. Topics covered include post-operative cognitive dysfunction, coagulation, fluids and scoring systems. This is an essential text for all surgical trainees.
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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Core Topics in Endocrinology in Anaesthesia and Critical Care



Core Topics in Endocrinology in Anesthesia and Critical Care provides a comprehensive, practical overview of the perioperative management of patients with endocrine disorders, giving clear diagnostic advice and management guidelines. This book considers the management of patients with endocrine disorders of the pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands, including rarer disorders such as MEN syndrome. It then considers all aspects of the perioperative management of diabetic patients, including paediatric, obstetric and ambulatory patients. Finally it discusses endocrine disorders in the critically ill patient, covering such issues as the topical conundrum of glucose control and the management of diabetic metabolic acidosis, thyroid storm and myxoedema coma. Every chapter reviews the relevant anatomy and pathophysiology and the latest developments in defining the genetic causes are also considered where appropriate. Core Topics in Endocrinology in Anesthesia and Critical Care is an invaluable tool for all anaesthetists and intensivists in their daily clinical practice.
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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Atlas of Injection Therapy in Pain Management


A highly effective, low-risk pain management therapy to include in your patient services, Injection Therapy in Pain Management provides a practical, step-by-step approach that will allow physicians, including those without extensive prior experience, to manage pain through the injection of local anesthetics. Its clear, symptom-oriented format and detailed directions show how to recognize clinically recurring pain patterns, administer the correct treatment, and manage pain syndromes successfully.
Special Features:
  • Precise instructions for implementing injection techniques safely and efficiently - even for more complex pain such as headache and in the shoulder
  • Nearly 100 clear anatomic illustrations that use a simple color key to demonstrate injection points and areas of pain distribution - an ideal visual learning aid
  • Concise descriptions of indications; differential diagnoses; materials and techniques; insertion points, direction and depth; possible risks and side effects; and concomitant therapies for pain treatment
  • A straightforward double-page format with text on one side and anatomic drawings on the facing page for easy mastery of techniques
For all busy clinicians whose aim is to relieve pain quickly and effectively, and add a valuable, cost-effective service to their practice, this atlas-style teaching reference is essential. Orthopedists, sports medicine physicians, physical therapists, and practitioners of manual medicine will find a wealth of information and a roadmap of techniques that can be seamlessly integrated into everyday practice.
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Bell's Oral and Facial Pain, 7 edition


Pain, especially chronic pain, is a major health care problem, a fact that has precipitated a recent dramatic expansion in pain-related research efforts. This revised edition of Dr Welden Bell's classic text has been updated to incorporate the latest findings from these studies, including advanced understanding of the neurophysiology and central processing of pain and the resulting changes to diagnostic, classification, and treatment guidelines. To assist clinicians in the difficult and often complicated task of managing patients suffering from oral and facial pain, this textbook provides documented information concerning pain and pain behavior so that one may better understand what pain is, how it behaves, and how it might best be managed; develops a useful classification of orofacial pain disorders; offers practical diagnostic criteria by which the different orofacial pain disorders can be identified on a clinical level; and suggests guidelines for the effective management of patients who suffer from pain in the region of the mouth and face. The concepts and techniques discussed are supplemented with case reports as well as new, full-color photographs and illustrations to help the clinician better understand orofacial pain disorders and how to treat them effectively.
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Case Studies in Pain Management

Edited by internationally recognized pain experts, this unique book describes 73 real life clinical cases, each followed by discussion of pathogenesis, work-up, differential diagnosis and treatment options. Cases are divided into seven sub-topics: neurologic disorders, spinal disorders, musculoskeletal pain, visceral pain, headache and facial pain, cancer pain, and special topics such as pain in children and older adults. Discussions follow a question-and-answer format, facilitating learning and also enabling self-testing. Chapters are written by the foremost national and international leaders in the field of pain management, many of whom are pain program directors. Case Studies in Pain Management is an excellent learning source for trainees in pain management and a 'must read' for pain practitioners.
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Friday, October 2, 2015

Lung Ultrasound in the Critically Ill: The BLUE Protocol


Written by a pioneer in critical care ultrasound, this book discusses the basic technique and “signatures” of lung ultrasound and explains its main clinical applications. The tools and clinical uses of the BLUE protocol, which allows diagnosis of most cases of acute respiratory failure, are first described in detail. Careful attention is then devoted to protocols derived from the BLUE protocol – the FALLS protocol for diagnosis and management of acute circulatory failure, the Pink protocol for use in ARDS, and the SESAME protocol for use in cardiac arrest – and to the LUCI-FLR program, a means of answering clinical questions while reducing radiation exposure. Finally, the book discusses all the possible settings in which lung ultrasound can be used, discipline by discipline and condition by condition. Lung Ultrasound in the Critically Ill comprehensively explains how ultrasound can become the stethoscope of modern medicine. It is a superb complement to the author’s previous book, Whole Body Ultrasonography in the Critically Ill.

Anaesthesiology: Churchill's Ready Reference, 1e


Anaesthesia: Churchill's Ready Reference provides a practical compilation of investigations to assist in the everyday clinical management of the peri-operative and critically ill patient, and the parturient. In this volume, the authors have included an abundance of diagrams, figures, and tables that they find helpful in understanding this area of medicine. It is hoped that the volume will guide clinicians in the interpretation of investigations encountered on a daily basis in this area of practice. This book is not meant to replace larger, more complete textbooks, but to complement them and will be useful at the bedside, in the office and for teaching.