Author: Michael Macintosh
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2011-05-27
As more critically ill patients are cared for on acute general wards rather than in ICUs, many nurses are having to cope with the particular problems of very sick patients without the specialist knowledge of an ICU trained nurse. This book considers the key issues surrounding the critical patient's care in the acute general hospital. The anatomy and physiology of each body system is explored, looking at the major associated conditions and illnesses and how the patient is assessed and monitored.
Author: Richard M. Leach
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2010-06-11
The at a Glance series is popular among medical students and junior doctors for its concise and simple approach and excellent illustrations. Each bite-sized chapter is covered in a double-page spread with colour summary diagrams on the left page and explanatory text on the right. Covering a wide range of topics, books in the at a Glance series are ideal as introductory subject texts or for revision purposes, and are useful throughout medical school and beyond. Everything you need to know about Acute and Critical Care Medicine...at a Glance! Following the familiar, easy-to-use at a Glance format, and now in full-colour, Acute and Critical Care Medicine at a Glance is an accessible introduction and revision text for medical students. Fully revised and updated to reflect changes to the content and assessment methods used by medical schools, this at a Glance provides a user-friendly overview of Acute and Critical Care Medicine to encapsulate all that the student needs to know. This new edition of Acute and Critical Care Medicine at a Glance: Provides a brief and straightforward, yet rapid, introduction to care of the critically ill that can be easily assimilated prior to starting a new job or clinical attachment Encompasses the clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic skills required to manage acutely ill patients in a variety of settings Includes assessment of the acutely unwell patient, monitoring, emergency resuscitation, oxygenation, circulatory support, methods of ventilation and management of a wide variety of medical and surgical emergencies Includes new chapters on fluid management, oxygenation, non-invasive ventilation, recognition of the seriously ill patient and hospital-acquired infections This book is an invaluable resource for all undergraduates in medicine, as well as clinical medical students, junior doctors, nurses caring for acutely-ill patients and paramedics. Pre-publication reviews: "The material forms an excellent basis for junior doctors in critical care and anaesthesia to get a good grounding in the subject, without appearing too scary." –Senior House Officer "The system-based approach...provides excellent reference material when studying a particular subject, allowing the reader to easily delve into the book when necessary, without having to read from cover-to-cover. It is an excellent revision aid.... Much time has gone into eliminating superfluous data so maximal essential information can be conveyed quickly." –UCL student
Author: Claudio Ronco
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2017-12-14
Comprehensive and clinically relevant, the 3rd Edition of Critical Care Nephrology provides authoritative coverage of the latest advances in critical care procedures for patients with renal diseases or disorders. Using common guidelines and standardized approaches to critically ill patients, this multidisciplinary reference facilitates better communication among all physicians who care for critically ill patients suffering from kidney disease, electrolyte and metabolic imbalances, poisoning, severe sepsis, major organ dysfunction, and other pathological events. Offers detailed discussions of different forms of organ support, artificial organs, infections, acute illness occurring in chronic hemodialysis patients, and much more. Places a special emphasis on therapeutic interventions and treatment procedures for a hands on clinical reference tool. Presents information clearly, in a format designed for easy reference – from basic sciences to clinical syndromes to diagnostic tools. Covers special populations such as children, diabetic patients, and the elderly. An exceptional resource for nephrologists, intensivists, surgeons, or critical care physicians – anyone who treats critically ill renal patients. Shares a combined commitment to excellence lead by Drs. Claudio Ronco, Rinaldo Bellomo, John Kellum, and Zaccaria Ricci – unparalleled leaders in this field. Addresses key topics with expanded coverage of acute kidney injury, stress biomarkers, and sepsis, including the latest developments on mechanisms and management. Provides up-to-date information on extracorporeal therapies from new editor Dr. Zaccaria Ricci.
Unless dealing with injury regularly, few surgeons can attain and sustain the level of skill necessary for decision making in major trauma. This includes both the intellectual decisions and the manual dexterity required to perform all the manoeuvres needed for surgical access and control. These can be particularly challenging, and may be infrequently required, yet rapid access to and control of sites of haemorrhage following trauma can be life-saving surgical intervention. Many situations require specialist trauma expertise, yet often this is simply not on hand within the available time frame. Manual of Definitive Surgical Trauma Care, Second Edition, is written by the editorial board of the DSTCTM, which is a short course focusing on the life-saving surgical techniques and surgical decision-making required for surgeons who deal with major surgical trauma on an infrequent basis. This course supplements the well-recognized and accepted American College of Surgeons' Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS®) course. This manual is published in association with IATSIC (the International Association for the Surgery of Trauma and Surgical Intensive Care), and is written by an Editorial Board of surgeons who belong to that society. IATSIC are broadening their reach and running more and more courses worldwide. This new second edition has been updated to incorporate all recent developments in this rapidly progressing area. It emphasizes how practical 'real-life' decisions on the care of the injured patient should be made and then covers in practical terms the surgical techniques required. Every aspect of surgical trauma care is covered, including: ·the causation of injuries - aids rapid understanding of presented trauma; ·the initial, pre-hospital and emergency department care of the patient - all of which may determine eventual outcome; ·the resources required, both physical and intellectual, within the hospital to deal with the specific problems associated with patients with multiple injuries; the limitations in providing specialist expertise within the time frame required. It is an ideal practical manual for both trainees and qualified surgeons.
Author: Tina M. Marrelli
Publisher: Sigma Theta Tau
Release Date: 2018-01-18
Hospice & Palliative Care Handbook, Third Edition, offers concise, focused coverage of all aspects of hospice and palliative care for clinicians, managers, and other team members who provide important care while meeting difficult multilevel regulations. Author Tina M. Marrelli, Director of the first U.S. hospice program to attain Joint Commission accreditation for hospice services, helps caregivers meet quality, coverage, and reimbursement requirements in daily practice and documentation. Filled with key topics such as professional standards and guidelines, bereavement services considerations, outcomes, and goals, and quality control, this comprehensible book provides the tools hospice caregivers need for success.
Author: Alexander Waller
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann Medical
Release Date: 2000
* Practical and comprehensive text on the management of the wide range of symptoms that plague terminal cancer patients * Updates have been made to every chapter to include data from the most current studies * Contains clear, user-friendly format that enables quick access to information * Includes new chapters on principles of palliative medicine, approach to common pain syndromes, and bereaved * Provides more information throughout the book on the care of the family Praise for the First Edition: "The authors have obviously had much experience in this field and have used their experience to develop an easy and logical approach to a patient with a variety of symptoms. This is not a book for detailed background and historical perspectives, but if offers simple and practical advice for those physicians involved in this expanding field of treating terminally ill patients. It provides a simple and logical approach to most problems that arise at this time...it will be difficult to pass up." Anesthesia and Analgesia
Author: J. Tinker
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2013-04-17
During the past decade there has been a considerable expansion in the understanding, assessment and treatment of critically ill patients. An attempt to portray our present knowledge of this diverse field in a comprehensive textbook is therefore a formidable and daunting undertaking. However, many colleagues in different disciplines and from different countries convinced us of the need for such a work and, greatly encouraged by their interest, we embarked upon the project. Any single text, even a very long one, cannot cover every aspect of critical illness. Our first task was, therefore, to define those areas of the subject that had to be included. This we did on a systematic basis, and although the final emphasis of the book is very largely directed to clinical matters, we felt it pertinent to include in some detail accounts of relevant physiology and technology. Care of the Critically Ill Patient is divided into twelve sections, each concerned with major facets of critical illness; each of the sixty-eight chapters includes a topical and often extensive bibliography. The many chosen contributors form an international group of specialists whose combined expertise embraces the topics that we have selected.
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2008-06-05
From AACN experts comes a resource dedicated to helping you oversee or care for critical care patients in any practice setting. This comprehensive critical care nursing textbook addresses serious and potentially life-threatening patient conditions with a foundation rooted in the critical thinking process: the comprehension, analysis, synthesis, and application of knowledge. Endorsed by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), the largest specialty nursing organization in the United States, for the most authoritative coverage available. Thorough discussions of each body system emphasize advanced concepts, presenting physiology in an application format that examines the clinical implications of physiological science. Coverage of assessment focuses on interpreting abnormal findings and linking those findings to diagnosis and intervention. Appropriate interventions are discussed from an interdisciplinary, evidence-based perspective. Hundreds of new, full-color illustrations and design clarify important concepts and improve the book's usability. Complex, unfolding case studies are presented in all disease chapters, accompanied by review questions with a comprehensive answer key. Multidisciplinary Plans of Care provide at-a-glance information for common ICU conditions. Nutrition boxes appear in each relevant chapter, offering guidelines for patient needs with specific illnesses. Research-Based Practice Guidelines boxes and Promoting Evidence-Based Practice features appear throughout the text whenever applicable to present the latest research-supported nursing assessment and intervention practices. Drug boxes include common classifications of critical care drugs for specific disorders, including drug, actions, dosage, and special considerations. Applying the Technology features help you apply the latest technology to patient care. NIC Interventions boxes list NIC intervention labels appropriate for the conditions discussed in a chapter.
Author: Brian S. Carter
Publisher: JHU Press
Release Date: 2013-10-23
With contributions from an international group of expert educators, clinicians, and parents, this book takes a truly interdisciplinary approach to pediatric palliative care, presenting best practices, clear instruction, and the latest information and research for anyone involved in pediatric palliative and end-of-life care.
Get it while you can ... Complex, ever-changing, and controversial, the future of our current system of Social Security and Medicare is uncertain. This indispensable guide explains the proposed changes and current status of these important social programs. Completely revised to incorporate changes to compensation scales and survivor benefits, and with an expanded section on Medicare and the new drug programs, this book is the most up-to-date overview of Social Security and Medicare currently available. * Revised and updated with the latest 2006 statistics on income scales and cost of living; such Social Security Benefits as survivor benefits and disability payments; tax codes; and more * Completely new chapters on Medicare, the Medicare Drug Programs, and the current political climate and proposed changes * Completely revised section on resources
Author: Suzette M. M LaRoche, MD
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
Release Date: 2012-12-20
The emerging technology of continuous EEG monitoring in intensive care units gives practitioners the ability to identify malignant EEG patterns quickly and provide more effective care. Handbook of ICU EEG Monitoring encompasses the wide range of technical and clinical issues involved in the successful monitoring of critically ill patients to detect significant changes in cerebral function and prevent serious neuronal injury. Divided into five sections, the handbook covers EEG acquisition and other technical considerations, clinical indications, EEG interpretation, appropriate treatment, and practical and administrative concerns. The book addresses the often overlooked subjects of billing, coding, and generating reports to facilitate communication across the entire ICU team. Written by leading experts in this rapidly evolving field, the chapters are brief and formatted for maximum utility with bulleted text, pearls, and take-home points to reinforce key information. High-quality examples of routine and quantitative EEG findings help users hone their interpretive understanding and build skills for detecting clinically significant EEG changes in the ICU. Handbook of ICU EEG Monitoring Features: Broad but practical reference covering all aspects of ICU EEG monitoring Thorough discussion of the indications for ICU EEG monitoring and prevalence of seizures in patient subgroups Focus on the challenges of EEG interpretation that are unique to EEG monitoring in the ICU Pearls and take-home points highlighted in every chapter Includes hard-to-find information on technical aspects, indications, billing and coding, and other administrative and procedural concerns Handbook of ICU EEG Monitoring is the first practical but comprehensive resource dedicated to the art and science of EEG monitoring in the ICU. Neurologists, neurointensivists, neurosurgeons, nursing staff, EEG technologists, and anyone caring for critically patients will find pertinent and pivotal information to inform their practice.
Author: Dan Longo
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2013-03-22
Hematology and Oncology – as only Harrison’s can cover it Featuring a superb compilation of chapters on hematology and oncology that appear in Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, Eighteenth Edition, this concise, full-color clinical companion delivers the latest knowledge in the field backed by the scientific rigor and authority that have defined Harrison’s. You will find content from renowned editors and contributors in a carry-anywhere presentation that is ideal for the classroom, clinic, ward, or exam/certification preparation. Features Organized into twelve sections: The Cellular Basis of Hematopoiesis; Cardinal Manifestations of Hematologic Diseases; Anemias, Myeloproliferative Disorders; Hematologic Malignancies; Disorders of Hemostasis; Biology of Cancer; Principles of Cancer Prevention and Treatment; Neoplastic Disorders; Endocrine Neoplasia; Remote Effects of Cancer; and Oncologic Emergencies and Late Effects Complications Each chapter contents relevant information on the genetics, cell biology, pathophysiology, and treatment of specific disease entities Chapters on hematopoiesis, cancer cell biology, and cancer prevention reflect the rapidly growing body of knowledge in these areas Integration of pathophysiology with clinical management 153 high-yield questions and answers drawn from Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine Self-Assessment and Board Review, 18e Content updates and new developments since the publication of Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, 18e 55 chapters written by physicians who are recognized experts in the field of hematology and oncology Helpful appendix of laboratory values of clinical importance
Author: Jane Mallett
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2013-05-15
This manual is aimed at all healthcare practitioners, from novice to expert, who care for the critically ill patient, recognising that different disciplines contribute to the provision of effective care and that essential knowledge and skills are shared by all practitioners. It provides evidence-based guidelines on core critical care procedures and includes a comprehensive competency framework and specific competencies to enable practitioners to assess their abilities and expertise. Each chapter provides a comprehensive overview, beginning with basic principles and progressing to more complex ideas, to support practitioners to develop their knowledge, skills and competencies in critical care.
Unlocking Medical Law and Ethics will help you grasp the main concepts of Medical Law with ease. Containing accessible explanations in clear and precise terms that are easy to understand, it provides an excellent foundation for learning and revising. The information is clearly presented in a logical structure and the following features support learning helping you to advance with confidence: Clear learning outcomes at the beginning of each chapter set out the skills and knowledge you will need to get to grips with the subject Key Learning Points throughout each chapter allow you to progressively build and consolidate your understanding End-of-chapter summaries provide a useful check-list for each topic Cases and judgments are highlighted to help you find them and add them to your notes quickly Frequent activities and self-test questions are included so you can put your knowledge into practice Sample essay questions with annotated answers prepare you for assessment Glossary of legal terms clarifies important definitions This second edition has been updated to include discussion of recent changes and developments within the module, such as updated case law, including: Birmingham Children’s NHS Trust v B 2014 EWHC 531; NHS Foundation Trust v A 2014 EWHC 920; A NHS Trust v DE 2013 EWHC 2562; Re P-M (Parental Order: Payments to Surrogacy Agency) 2013 EWHC 2328; R v Catt (Sarah Louise) 2013 EWCA 1187 and Doogan v Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board and others 2013 CSIH 36. The books in the Unlocking the Law Series get straight to the point and offer clear and concise coverage of the law, broken-down into bite-size sections with regular recaps to boost your confidence. They provide complete coverage of both core and popular optional law modules, presented in an innovative, visual format and are supported by a website which offers students a host of additional practice opportunities. Visit www.unlockingthelaw.co.uk for access to free study resources, including multiple choice questions, key questions and answers, revision mp3s and cases and materials exercises. Series editors: Jacqueline Martin LLM has over ten years’ experience as a practising barrister and has taught law at all levels. Chris Turner LLM is Senior Lecturer in Law at Wolverhampton University and has taught law at all levels.
Author: Richard M. Leach
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2014-10-20
Following the familiar, easy-to-use at a Glance format, and now in full-colour, Acute Medicine at a Glance is an accessible introduction and revision text for medical students. Fully revised and updated to reflect changes to the content and assessment methods used by medical schools, this at a Glance provides a user-friendly overview of Acute Medicine to encapsulate all that the student needs to know. This new edition of Acute Medicine at a Glance: Fully revised and updated to increase coverage of acute medicine - a rapidly expanding area of medicine Provides a simple and straightforward, yet rapid, introduction to the care of the acutely ill Provides a new feature - 'Pearls of Wisdom' to aid learning and understanding Increased coverage of neurological emergencies, acute and abdominal emergencies, arrhythmias, imaging and fluid management Ideal for medical students, junior doctors and nurses as they are increasingly required to acquire skills in managing acutely-ill patients