Saturday, May 31, 2014

Critical Care Medicine: The Essentials

Ideally suited for students in critical care rotations and residents, this concise, practical handbook presents the essentials of medical and surgical critical care in an easy-to-read format. The authors succinctly explain the pathophysiology underlying clinical disorders and the key principles of diagnosis and patient management, emphasizing cost-effective approaches.
The Fourth Edition includes Controversies in Critical Care boxes in many chapters, which briefly summarize opposing arguments on controversial points. Other highlights include enhanced discussion of CT for abdominal disorders, new ACLS guidelines, and new material on removable IVC filters, interventional radiologic techniques for GI bleeding, and use of vascular ultrasound.

Acid-Base, Fluids, and Electrolytes Made Ridiculously Simple

A brief, highly readable book providing the clinician with a straightforward approach to solving even the most complex, acid-base, fluid, and electrolyte problems. Useful to medical students, interns and residents, nurses responsible for IV fluid therapy, and first year nephrology fellows. Numerous case examples.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Infections in the Adult Intensive Care Unit

The book will provide some basic aspects of the pathophysiology of infection, but essentially the book will be practical-based and use case-illustrations to highlight key aspects of diagnosis, management and prevention. Through a combination of text, tables, figures/line drawings, clinical illustrations and other illustrations, it is hoped to provide a comprehensive, interesting and stimulating approach to this important subject. Guidance on the appropriate use of laboratory investigations, as well as radiology, together with templates to use for deciding on the optimal choice of anti-infective agents will be amongst the strengths of this book.

Lecture Notes Clinical Anaesthesia

Perfect for medical students, junior doctors, anaesthetic nurses and allied health professionals, Lecture Notes Clinical Anaesthesia provides a thorough introduction to the modern principles and practices of clinical anaesthesia. Full–colour diagrams, photographs and key fact boxes support easy understanding of the theory of anaesthetics allowing confident transfer of information into clinical practice. This fourth edition has been fully revised and updated to reflect recent developments within the anaesthetics specialty and is fully supported by a wide–range of self–assessments for study and revision purposes together with a range of ′tips for anaesthesia attachments′ that start each chapter. Whether you need to develop your knowledge for clinical practice, or refresh that knowledge in the run–up to examinations, Lecture Notes Clinical Anaesthesia will help foster a systematic approach to the clinical situation for all medical students and hospital doctors.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Evidence-Based Practice of Critical Care

Evidence-Based Practice of Critical Care, edited by Drs. Clifford S. Deutschman and Patrick J. Neligan, provides objective data and expert guidance to help answer the most important questions challenging ICU physicians today. It discusses the clinical options, examines the relevant research, and presents expert recommendations on everything from acute organ failure to prevention issues. An outstanding source for "best practices" in critical care medicine, this book is a valuable framework for translating evidence into practice.
 Gain valuable evidence-based recommendations on key topics such as acute organ failure, infection, sepsis and inflammation, and prevention issues pointing the way to the most effective approaches.
 Get an overview of each question, an outline of management options, a review of the relevant evidence, areas of uncertainty, existing management guidelines, and authors’ recommendations.
 Navigate a full range of challenges from routine care to complicated and special situations.
 Find the information you need quickly with tables that summarize the available literature and recommended clinical approaches.

Pain-Relieving Procedures: The Illustrated Guid

There has been a step change in pain control in recent years thanks to improved imaging that allows for greater targeting of analgesia technique. However these procedures are not yet fully incorporated into practice.
This book will take real-life photos from procedural steps allied to 3D CT anatomic scans to show the procedures towards effective pain management. Structured by anatomical location, the book will cover all the important interventional pain procedures in practice.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Smith and Aitkenhead's Textbook of Anaesthesia

Smith and Aitkenhead's Textbook of Anaesthesia has become the book of choice for the trainee anaesthetist and is essential reading for candidates for the Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and similar examinations. It is also a highly trusted, practical guide for all anaesthetists and other health care professionals involved in the perioperative period.
Building on previous worldwide success, this sixth edition has been thoroughly updated and reorganised to reflect current anaesthetic practice and the basic sciences that directly underpin it. The inclusion of several new chapters continues to ensure complete coverage of key and evolving areas and new, experienced authors also add a fresh perspective to this edition. For the first time, Smith & Aitkenhead's Textbook of Anaesthesia comes with complementary access to the complete contents online at, making it more flexible and easy to use than ever before.
 Clear and concise coverage of the full range of modern clinical practice - from anaesthetic equipment and pre-operative assessment through to post-operative care, local anaesthesia, anaesthesia for individual specialties, intensive care and the management of chronic pain.
 New chapters on resuscitation; management of the difficult airway; management of the high-risk patient; anaesthetic considerations in transplant patients; consent and information; safety and quality improvement and education and training (appendix)
 Clinically relevant basic sciences integrated throughout - including the principles of pharmacology, anaesthetic agents and physics for the anaesthetist

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Practice Single Best Answer Questions for the Final FRCA: A Revision Guide

Book Description

Ten papers of thirty questions each cover the entire Final FRCA syllabus, including clinical anaesthesia, intensive care medicine and pain management. Every question is supplemented with a thorough explanation and further reading suggestions. Pitched at the right level for the exam, this is an essential resource for all FRCA candidates.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Handbook of Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen Sedation, 4e

This unique chairside handbook is the only product of its kind focused specifically on nitrous oxide and oxygen sedation. Handbook of Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen Sedation, 4th Edition takes a need-to-know approach, featuring a user-friendly outline format that is easy to digest along, with summary tables and boxes, helpful icons, clear illustrations, and step-by-step techniques with photos. Now in full color, this portable text is ideal in educational and clinical settings.
  •  Comprehensive coverage with the convenience and portability of a handbook equips a dental team member with all the background, technique, recovery, and additional information necessary to administer and monitor N2O/O2 sedation.
  •  Easy-to-use presentation utilizes a standard outline style that facilitates knowledge acquisition and provides a quick reference for consultation or chairside reference.
  •  Step-by-step techniques equip you with detailed guidance on how to best perform techniques to gain confidence and easily review procedures.
  •  FAQs supplied in an entire chapter devoted to commonly asked questions and answers regarding N2O/O2 sedation offers an excellent resource for patient education.
  •  Reference tables and boxes offer easy-to-read summaries of text discussions that support visual learners and serve as useful review and study tools.
  •  Expert multidisciplinary author team encompasses a breadth of experience in practice and a passion for education, ensuring that you are learning the best content from the best teachers.
  •  NEW! Chapter focuses on the types supply systems and equipment necessary to deliver N2O/O2 sedation.
  •  NEW! Coverage of the latest in N2O/O2 sedation, including the hazard communication standard, ensures that you are up to date on current issues, techniques, and equipment
  •  NEW! Full-color presentation improves clarity and comprehension of content, specifically the color-coding system for gases.
  •  NEW! Artwork, including color photos and illustrations, highlights the latest equipment and also enhances the learning experience and appeal for visual learners.
  •  NEW! End-of-chapter review questions and answers support the educational needs of students preparing for board and clinical exams.