Sunday, November 30, 2014

Anesthesia and Uncommon Diseases 6th

Your awareness of uncommon diseases and possible complications is vital to successful anesthetic patient management. Anesthesia and Uncommon Diseases, 6th Edition, brings you up to date with new information on less commonly seen diseases and conditions, including the latest evidence and management guidelines. This unique medical reference book is essential for a complete understanding of today's best options and potential difficulties in anesthesia.
  • Improve your ability to successfully manage every patient, including those with rare diseases or conditions.
  • Avoid complications with unique coverage of an important aspect of anesthetic management.
  • Access the complete contents and illustrations online at - fully searchable!
  • Stay current with all-new chapters on adult congenital heart disease, rheumatic diseases, and the cancer patient, plus many more revisions throughout.
  • Get outstanding visual guidance with hundreds of illustrations, now in full color.
Understand uncommon diseases to avoid anesthetic complications!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Clinical Anesthesia

The widely acclaimed text Clinical Anesthesia is now in its Fifth Edition, with thoroughly updated coverage and a new, more user-friendly design. More than 100 leading experts cover every aspect of contemporary perioperative medicine in one comprehensive, clinically focused, clear, concise, and accessible volume.

Introducing Anaesthesia

Introducing Anaesthesia is a must-have guide for new trainees beginning their specialty training in anaesthesia. It clearly explains the basics of anaesthetics including scientific principles, pharmacology and clinical practice as well as how to deal with common emergencies. The content addresses what a trainee needs to learn in the first three to six months of specialty training and maps to the Royal College of Anaesthetists' Initial Assessment of Competency.

Designed to provide structured support and learning, Introducing Anaesthesia builds confidence via the inclusion of diagrams and videos which demonstrate techniques and competencies. Clearly written and focused on the initial hurdles which all newcomers to anaesthesia need to overcome, this is an indispensible guide to the the principles and techniques required for trainees to anaesthetize patients on their own and to pass workbased assessments.

This book is ideal for new anaesthetic trainees and for those responsible for their training, mentoring and assessment.Trainees in acute medicine and emergency medicine who need to gain experience in anaesthetics as well as nurses and operating department practitioners will find this text very useful.

Neurocritical Care (What Do I Do Now)

Patients in the neurointensive care unit pose many clinical challenges for the attending physician. Even experienced clinicians occasionally arrive at the point where diagnostic, work-up, treatment, or prognostic thinking becomes blocked. Neurocritical Care is the next volume in the "What Do I Do Now? " series and provides the clinician with specific focus and insight on interventions in acute neurologic disorders. Neurocritical care in daily practice pertains to managing deteriorating patients, treatment of complications but also end-of-life care assisting families with difficult decisions. Written with a conversational tone and using a case- based approach, Neurocritical Care emphasizes how to handle comparatively common clinical problems emergently.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

ACCCN's Critical Care Nursing, 2E

A revised new edition of this comprehensive critical care nursing text, developed with the Australian College of Critical Care Nurses (ACCCN). This second edition of ACCCN's Critical Care Nursing has been fully revised and updated for critical care nurses and students in Australia and New Zealand.

As well as featuring the most recent critical care research data, current clinical practice, policies, procedures and guidelines specific to Australia and New Zealand, this new edition offers new and expanded chapters and case studies.

The ultimate guide for critical care nurses and nursing students alike, ACCCN's Critical Care Nursing 2e has been developed in conjunction with the Australian College of Critical Care Nurses (ACCCN).

As with the first edition, the text in ACCCN's Critical Care Nursing 2e reflects the expertise of ACCCN's highly-qualified team of local and international critical care nursing academics and clinicians.

This authoritative nursing resource takes a patient-centred approach, encouraging practising critical care nurses and students to develop effective, high-quality critical care nursing practice.

ACCCN's Critical Care Nursing 2e outlines the scope of critical care nursing, before detailing the core components and specialty aspects of critical care nursing, such as intensive care, emergency nursing, cardiac nursing, neuroscience nursing and acute care.

Specific clinical conditions such as emergency presentations, trauma, resuscitation, and organ donation are featured to explore some of the more complex or unique aspects of specialty critical care nursing practice.

- expanded chapters for cardiovascular, respiratory and neurological content
- new chapters on Quality and Safety; Recovery and Rehabilitation; Psychological care; and Obstetric emergencies
- new case studies elaborate on relevant care issues
- critiques of recent research publications explore related topics
- practice tips highlight areas of care particularly relevant to daily clinical practice
- learning activities support knowledge, reflective learning and understanding

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The MGH Textbook of Anesthetic Equipment

The MGH Textbook of Anesthetic Equipment by Warren Sandberg, MD, Richard Urman, MD, and Jesse Ehrenfeld, MD, provides expert coverage on the latest and best anesthetic equipment. Technology-driven changes, together with the high risks associated with anesthesia delivery, require that you understand everything from physics fundamentals to special situations to troubleshooting so you can safely and effectively use all the equipment and instrumentation in today's operating rooms. This one-stop, full-color reference, edited by an expert team from Massachusetts General Hospital, skillfully brings you up to speed. It also offers you easy access to complete, fully searchable contents online.
  • Ensure your patients receive the best care possible with excellent coverage of all monitoring techniques including transesophageal echocardiography.
  • Improve patient safety with information on temperature monitoring and control.
  • Update your knowledge of emergency room airway equipment to ensure the best results.
  • Decide which equipment is best suited for anesthesia delivery both inside and outside the hospital.
  • Search the full content online and download all the illustrations at
Minimize your risk by knowing the latest on anesthesiology equipment 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Wilkins' Clinical Assessment in Respiratory Care

Master the patient assessment skills you need to provide effective respiratory therapy! Wilkins' Clinical Assessment in Respiratory Care, 7th Edition prepares you to assist physicians as they make treatment decisions, evaluate the effectiveness of treatment, and determine if changes in the treatment need to be made. This edition expands coverage of infection control and cardiopulmonary symptoms, and follows a more logical progression through the many aspects of assessment. Written by Dr. Albert Heuer and Dr. Craig Scanlan, this comprehensive resource also helps you prepare for the NBRC CRT and RRT credentialing exams by cross-referencing material within the book to the NBRC exam matrices.

Pilbeam's Mechanical Ventilation: Physiological and Clinical Applications

Applying mechanical ventilation principles to patient care, Pilbeam's Mechanical Ventilation: Physiological and Clinical Applications, 5th Edition helps you provide safe, appropriate, and compassionate care for patients requiring ventilatory support. A focus on evidence-based practice includes the latest techniques and equipment, with complex ventilator principles simplified for optimal learning. This edition adds new case studies and new chapters on ventilator-associated pneumonia and on neonatal and pediatric mechanical ventilation. Starting with the most fundamental concepts and building to the most advanced, expert educator J. M. Cairo presents clear, comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of the rapidly evolving field of mechanical ventilation.
  • Excerpts of Clinical Practice Guidelines developed by the AARC (American Association for Respiratory Care) make it easy to access important information regarding indications/contraindications, hazards and complications, assessment of need, assessment of outcome, and monitoring.
  • Case Studies with exercises and Critical Care Concepts address situations that may be encountered during mechanical ventilation.
  • Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter help in accurately gauging your comprehension and measuring your progress.
  • Chapter outlines show the "big picture" of each chapter's content.
  • Key terms are listed in the chapter opener, then bolded and defined at their first mention in the text.
  • Key Point boxes highlight need-to-know information.
  • NBRC exam-style assessment questions at the end of each chapter offer practice for the certification exam.
  • NEW Neonatal and Pediatric Mechanical Ventilation chapter covers the latest advances and research relating to young patients.
  • Additional case studies in each chapter present "real-life" scenarios, showing the practical application of newly acquired skills.
  • End-of-chapter summaries help with review and in assessing your comprehension with a bulleted list of key content.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Acute Coronary Syndromes: A Companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease, 2E

Acute Coronary Syndromes-a Companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease-covers the state-of-the-art scientific and clinical information you need to rapidly evaluate and manage acute coronary syndromes. Dr. Pierre Theroux and his team of expert contributors present advances in diagnostic and imaging techniques such as biomarkers, nuclear cardiology, echocardiography, and multislice CT; secondary prevention; and new antiplatelet, anti-ischemic, and gene print and online.

- Tap into the most definitive knowledge available from one of the leading experts in the field and a stellar cast of contributors.
- Understand the special considerations for the care of acute coronary syndromes in the emergency department and the coronary care unit.

Effectively handle the treatment of special populations and chronic patients thanks to coverage of these challenges

- Access the fully searchable contents of the book online at
- See techniques and procedures in greater detail and clarity through the all-new full-color design.
- Approach treatment with a global perspective from the new section on Population-Based Perspective that discusses the INTERHEART study, insights from the REACH registry, lessons learned from European registries, and ACS in North America.
- Gain a comprehensive understanding of ACS through coverage of pathophysiology, molecular mechanisms, the role of the immune system, and brand-new chapters on cell necrosis and cell regeneration and pharmacogenetics in the section on Disease-Based Perspectives.

Integrate the latest testing and treatment techniques into your practice thanks to new chapters on biomarkers in acute ischemic heart disease; the role of noninvasive testing in prognostic risk stratification; the culprit lesions and patient at risk; non-responsiveness to antiplatelet therapy; bleeding in the acute coronary syndromes; and the refractory patient.

Covers the full spectrum of clinical management of ACS and the new scientific, diagnostic and treatment concepts

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Evidence-based Interventional Pain Practice: According to Clinical Diagnoses

Unrelieved chronic pain is a worldwide epidemicChronic pain has been subject to multiple international initiatives through the World Health Organization. Interventional Pain Medicine, use of minimally invasive techniques to relieve pain, is the best approach when simpler measures such as physical therapy or medications fail. However, these procedures can be associated with significant risk and expense. Establishing uniformity in diagnostic criteria and procedural performance can reduce both morbidity and unnecessary procedures, and hence healthcare expenditures.While other texts explain how to perform these procedures, little focus has been given to diagnostic considerations: if and when these procedures should be performed. Evidence-based Interventional Pain Practice uniquely focuses on how the establishment of an accurate and specific diagnosis relates to the effectiveness of the interventions. It provides the evidence for the use of interventional pain techniques across all areas of chronic pain including:
• Head, neck and shoulder pain
• Spinal pain
• Pain in the joints and extremities
• Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
• Phantom pain
Evidence-based Interventional Pain Practice provides essential knowledge for anyone who uses, or intends to use, interventional pain techniques.

Oxford Textbook of Anaesthesia for the Elderly Patient (Oxford Textbooks in Anaesthesia), 1E

As the global population lives to an increasing older age, there is a need to research, develop and deliver appropriate anaesthesia and pain management care to these increasingly frail and vulnerable patients. This book provides a comprehensive and detailed overview of all aspects of anaesthesia for the elderly patient looking at the effect of ageing on the systems of the body and the role that age has on drug mechanisms. Designed for both consultants and trainees who care for elderly patients, chapters address the clinical management of the older patient in pain, trauma, intensive care as well as anaesthesia for all aspects of surgery.

The expert author team use their experience to provide a practical and stimulating book which informs everyday clinical activity and explores the unanswered questions which face anaesthetists in this changing patient population. This book will give all consultants and trainees a thorough grounding in this growing and demanding area of anaesthetic practice.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Perioperative Hemostasis: Coagulation for Anesthesiologists

All anesthesiologists are confronted with patients who show bleeding disorders, whether congenital, acquired, or pharmacologically induced. Although many studies, meta-analyses, guidelines, and textbooks have been published on the subject, they mostly cover specific aspects or require a thorough knowledge of hemostasis. The goal of this book is to provide the anesthetist with an overview of hemostasis and the mechanisms underlying bleeding and coagulation in general and to assist in the understanding of specific coagulation disorders as they may occur in the various anesthetic subspecialties. It is hoped that, through the provision of practical information and tools, the book will help residents and trained anesthetists to manage one of the most frustrating challenges that they face: the bleeding patient. A full understanding of coagulation requires a lifelong career, and this book is not intended to replace the consulting hematologist, whose expert opinion should always be sought. The available procoagulant blood products and drugs all have potentially dangerous side-effects; furthermore, in bleeding disorders pitfalls are frequent and a misdiagnosis can have potentially catastrophic consequences. The aim of the editors is thus instead to enhance the collaboration between the disciplines of Anesthesiology and Hematology. ​


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Nurse Anesthesia 5E

Written specifically for nurse anesthetists, Nurse Anesthesia, 5th Edition provides comprehensive coverage of both scientific principles and evidence-based practice. It offers a complete overview of anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and pathophysiology, and offers practical coverage of equipment and anesthesia management. This edition includes updated information on pharmacokinetics, clinical monitoring, drug delivery systems, and complications, and revises chapters on airway management and anesthesia for cardiac surgery. Written by leading nurse anesthesia experts John Nagelhout and Karen Plaus, this perennial bestseller prepares anesthesia students and CRNAs for today's clinical anesthesia practice.

Over 650 figures of anatomy, nurse anesthesia procedures, and equipment depict complex concepts and information.
An easy-to-use organization covers basic principles first, and builds on those with individual chapters for each surgical specialty.
UPDATED references make it quick and simple to find the latest and most important research in the field.
Over 700 tables and boxes highlight the most essential information in a quick, easy-to-reference format.
Expert CRNA authors provide the current clinical information you'll use in daily practice.
UPDATED pharmacology information includes pharmacokinetics, drug delivery systems, opiate antagonists, and key induction drugs.

Over 100 NEW photos and illustrations enhance your understanding of difficult anesthesia concepts.
UPDATED Airway Management and Anesthesia for Cardiac Surgery chapters are thoroughly revised.
NEW coverage includes robotics, screening applications, and non-operating room best practices.

The Trauma Manual: Trauma and Acute Care Surgery

No member of the emergency room or trauma ward physician should be without this 4th edition of The Trauma Manual: Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. Designed to be used as a quick reference, this multidisciplinary pocket guide addresses all areas of trauma and emergency surgery with a list of key points at the end of each chapter.
In addition to a new section on the intensive care unit and an extended section on surgical emergencies, this manual also covers GI hemorrhage, hernias, bowel obstruction, pancreatitis, biliary tract disease, and other surgical challenges faced by trauma and emergency surgery personnel.

Organized in a chronological fashion following the usual events and phases of care after injury or acute surgical illness, this user-friendly manual is one guide every trauma surgeon, surgical resident, surgical critical care specialist, emergency medicine physician, and emergency or trauma nurse, will want to keep close by.


• Additional section on the intensive care unit
• Extended section on surgical emergencies
• 5 new chapters covering:
-          Acute respiratory failure
-          Cardiovascular disease and monitoring
-          Multiple organ dysfunction
-          Soft tissue infections
-          The role of laparoscopy in emergency surgery

Monday, November 10, 2014

Ultrasound in the Intensive Care Unit

Ultrasound in the Intensive Care Unit explores the current state of evidence supporting use of bedside ultrasound for procedural guidance and for the critical care-focused assessment of a variety of organ systems. This text covers standard practice areas, such as ultrasound guidance for vascular access in the ICU, as well as novel, less well-known applications such as the use of ultrasound for assessment of diaphragm function in patients with respiratory failure. As current ultrasound education is often dependent on widely varying local expertise, this book serves as a standard reference in what is at present a fragmented and challenging field of study for busy clinicians. By providing a comprehensive overview of the current state of critical care ultrasonography, with content contributed by experts in the field, this text will serve as a valuable resource that will allow education in critical care ultrasound to keep pace with the rapid technological growth that has driven this vital area of critical care medicine. Ultrasound in the Intensive Care Unit is essential reading for pulmonologists, practitioners in internal, hospitalist, and critical care medicine; educators and instructors in critical care ultrasound; and medical students, residents, and critical care trainees.

Monitoring the Critically Ill Patient (Essential Clinical Skills for Nurses)

Monitoring the Critically Ill Patient is an invaluable, accessible guide to caring for critically ill patients on the general ward. Now fully updated and improved throughout, this well–established and handy reference guide text assumes no prior knowledge and equips students and newly–qualified staff with the clinical skills and knowledge they need to confidently monitor patients at risk, identify key priorities, and provide prompt and effective care. This new edition includes the following five new chapters: Monitoring the critically ill child Monitoring the critically ill pregnant patient Monitoring the patient with infection and related systemic inflammatory response Monitoring a patient receiving a blood transfusion Monitoring pain

Friday, November 7, 2014

Oxford Textbook of Paediatric Pain

The Oxford Textbook of Paediatric Pain brings together an international team of experts to provide an authoritative and comprehensive textbook on all aspects of pain in infants, children and youth.

Divided into nine sections, the textbook analyses pain as a multifactorial problem to give the reader a comprehensive understanding of this challenging subject. Evidence-based chapters look in depth at topics ranging from the long-term effects of the pain in children, to complementary therapy in paediatric pain. Case examples and online materials including scales, worksheets, and videos are provided to aid learning and illustrate the application of knowledge.

Written by clinicians, educators, trainees and researchers, who were hand selected by the Editors for their practical approach and expertise in specific subject areas, The Oxford Textbook of Paediatric Pain will become the standard reference text in the assessment and treatment of patients and families in the field of paediatric pain.

Clinical Physiology of Acid-Base and Electrolyte Disorders 5E

This superbly written text gives students, residents, and practitioners the edge in understanding the mechanisms and clinical management of acid-base disorders. Presents the core information to understand renal and electrolyte physiology, and reviews the treatment rationale for all major acid-base and electrolyte disturbances. The entire text is exhaustively revised, and now includes questions and answers in each chapter.

Fluids & Electrolytes Made Incredibly Easy

Fluids & Electrolytes Made Incredibly Easy, Fifth Edition, uses a conversational writing style to break down complex concepts and make the fundamentals of fluids and electrolytes easy to understand and put into practice. This fully updated book is organized into four parts to provide comprehensive coverage of this challenging topic:
  • Fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base basics
  • Fluid and electrolyte imbalances
  • The importance and management of imbalances in major health problems
  • Treatments
New features of this edition include current infusion nursing standards of practice and a revised blood product chart. Each chapter includes clear, simple explanations of health problems, definitions of key terms, illustrations that clearly explain key concepts, memory joggers, and bullets and checklists that make it easy to spot important points at a glance. Chapter summaries provide a quick review of all essential information, and special elements found throughout the text make it easy to remember key points:
  • Quick-scan tables, illustrations, and flow charts focus on key informatio
  • “Ages and stages" icons identify age-related considerations
  • "Chart smart" sections outline all the points that require documentation for a specific imbalance or condition
  • "It's not working" icons tell the reader what to do when standard interventions aren't getting results
  • "Teaching points" focus on topics to teach patients
  • "Uh-oh" icons help the reader quickly recognize dangerous or life-threatening signs and symptoms
  • Quick reference appendices on fluid and electrolyte differences in pediatric and geriatric populations

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Decision Making in Emergency Critical Care: An Evidence-Based Handbook

Looking for a concise and authoritative resource to help you manage the types of complex cardiac, pulmonary, and neurological emergencies you encounter as a resident or attending emergency room physician? Look no further than Decision Making in Emergency Critical Care: An Evidence-Based Handbook. This portable guide to rational clinical decision-making in the challenging – and changing – world of emergency critical care provides in every chapter a streamlined review of a common problem in critical care medicine, along with evidence-based guidelines and summary tables of landmark literature.


Prepare for effective critical care practice in the emergency room’s often chaotic and resource-limited environment with expert guidance from fellows and attending physicians in the fields of emergency medicine, pulmonary and critical care medicine, cardiology, gastroenterology, and neurocritical care.
Master critical care fundamentals as experts guide you through the initial resuscitation and the continued management of critical care patients during their first 24 hours of intensive care.
Confidently make sustained, data-driven decisions for the critically ill patient using expert information on everything from hemodynamic monitoring and critical care ultrasonography to sepsis and septic shock to the ED-ICU transfer of care.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Quick Reference to Critical Care, 4E

The fourth edition of this pocket-sized reference guide to procedures, treatments, and stabilization techniques for disorders, injuries, and patient situations commonly seen in the critical care setting is now updated for use by nursing students as well practicing critical care nurses. Featuring new information on new drugs, defibrillators and EECP therapy, this useful reference offers two sections providing quick access to need-to-know information. The first section is organized by body system, with problems of each system alphabetized. The second section contains essential information on drugs, dosing, conversions, calculations, compatibilities, laboratory tests, and more.
This edition features over 200 images and tables, as well as Fast Facts and mnemonics to foster knowledge retention. Cross-references include page numbers, which provides quick access to information without the need to search the appeal.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Pediatric Neurocritical Care

Caring for children with neurocritical illness often requires multi-specialty collaboration and the understanding of an ever-expanding body of data. This book gives clinicians the up-to-date, concise, and clinically relevant guidance they need to provide optimal care to children with these acute neurologic disorders. The chapters in Pediatric Neurocritical Care are authored by experts in each individual topic, and co-edited by a neurologist and intensivist to ensure that all topics have been fully addressed from both perspectives.
The book covers the complete continuum of care from assessment, monitoring, and condition specific management through rehabilitation. Early chapters present differential diagnosis and management approaches to common overarching problems such as coma, headache, and elevated intracranial pressure, followed by chapters focusing on the evaluation and management of specific conditions including traumatic brain injury, stroke, seizures, central nervous system infections, and demyelinating disorders. The final chapters address important associated psychological, social, and ethical issues.
To reflect the full spectrum of specialties involved in the burgeoning field of pediatric neurocritical care, the book brings together an international group of experts from multiple disciplines including critical care medicine, anesthesiology, neurology, neurosurgery, rehabilitation medicine, psychology, and pediatric subspecialties.
Pediatric Neurocritical Care features:
  • Every topic is addressed from a neurologic and critical care perspective.
  • Comprehensive coverage includes the evaluation of common overarching problems and management of specific conditions, in addition to discussion of related psychological, ethical, and social issues.
  • Chapters are written by internationally known experts from the fields of critical care medicine, anesthesiology, neurology, neurosurgery, rehabilitation medicine, and many affiliated specialties.