Monday, July 20, 2015

Cardiac Anesthesia: Practical Aspects

Cardiac Anesthesia - Practical Aspects is a concise but complete guide to all topics of cardiac anaesthesia, demonstrating safe, evidence-based procedures. The book is divided into six sections, beginning with a section on general considerations; this includes an introduction and history of cardiac anaesthesia, guidance on the preoperative evaluation of patients with cardiovascular disease, and a chapter on cardiovascular drugs. Each chapter in the cardiac anaesthesia section covers a specific cardiovascular condition or surgical procedure. The specialty-based management section covers cardiovascular concerns relating to various surgical procedures, including neurological, urosurgical, orthopaedic, plastic, and liver surgery, including transplantation. The final section covers post-operative pain management for the cardiac patient. Enhanced by full colour images and illustrations throughout, Cardiac Anesthesia - Practical Aspects simplifies the practicalities of a complicated subject, making the book a useful resource for all anaesthetists and cardiac anaesthesiologists. Key Points * Concise guide to topics in cardiac anaesthesia * Includes history of cardiac anaesthesia and guide to cardiovascular drugs * Covers issues relating to various surgical procedures in cardiac patients *46 colour images and illustrations 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Provider Handbook & Review Questions, 2 edition

• Complies with the latest AHA guidelines
• Covers all topics necessary to be certified in ACLS including respiratory arrest, symptomatic bradycardia, acute stroke, and more
• Includes comprehensive ACLS Algorithms, tables, images and other visual tools.
• Review Questions
• Save on ACLS certification when you certify online through National Health Care Provider Solution. Discount code included in your purchase.
NHCPS recently released an updated version of their Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Provider Handbook that includes several constructive improvements to an already exceptional handbook. A few of these key features include: elimination of all formatting/sizing issues, enhanced algorithms, and improved overall quality and content of the information presented throughout. With these updates, NHCPS proudly offers one of the most effective and user-friendly ACLS Provider Handbooks on the market.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Provider Handbook, presented by National Health Care Provider Solutions (NHCPS), is a comprehensive resource intended for health care professionals currently enrolled in an Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification or Recertification Course. It serves as the primary training material for ACLS Certification and Recertification courses provided by National Health Care Provider Solutions ( Although it is predominantly intended for use during certification courses, the handbook was also created to serve as daily reference material for both health care professionals and non-health care professionals alike.
Information covered in the handbook includes proper procedures and recommended instructions for multiple emergency scenarios, including respiratory arrest, symptomatic bradycardia, acute stroke and more. Full-page, comprehensive ACLS Algorithms, tables, images and other visual tools are spread throughout the handbook. All material included in this handbook are delivered in a manner intended to enhance learning in the most comprehensive and convenient way possible.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Yearbook of Anesthesiology 4

Yearbook of Anesthesiology-4 is an up-to-date guide to the latest advances in anaesthesiology practice. Comprised of 25 chapters covering general anaesthesia, pain and intensive care, this book presents the most recent information in the field, in a concise and highly illustrated format. Various chapters highlight progress within different areas of anaesthesiology, including mechanical ventilation strategies in ARDS (acute respiratory distress syndrome), perioperative fluid therapy, the role of nitrous oxide, new findings concerning postoperative vomiting and nausea, and a chapter revisiting brachial plexus block techniques. Other chapters feature discussion on the management of patients with burns, kidney transplant and the benefits of implantable paint therapy devices. Anaesthetic management of foetal surgery and problems with anaesthesia in the MRI suite are also discussed in detail. 'Journal Scan' is a new chapter in this volume of Yearbook of Anesthesiology, offering expert opinion on a selection of landmark papers published in respected journals in the past year. With nearly 80 colour images and illustrations, Yearbook of Anesthesiology-4 is an essential update on the most recent developments in the field for trainees, intensivists and practising anaesthesiologists. Key Points *25 chapters presenting the latest developments in the field of anaesthesiology * New chapter 'Journal Scan' offers expert opinion on landmark papers published in the past year *79 colour images and illustrations

Final FRCA 300 SBAs

Final FRCA: 300 SBAs offers a wealth of exam questions focussing on the new SBA format. With so few resources available for candidate wishing to practice the new exam format, Final FRCA: 300 SBAs will ensure that trainees have sufficient experience to ensure success in the exam. Presented as 10 complete SBA mock paper sections, and featuring the most up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of practice questions, the content is carefully designed to test knowledge and improve exam technique. Covering the full breadth of the syllabus with particular focus on clinical scenarios, Final FRCA: 300 SBAs provides the definitive SBA revision guide to maximise chances of exam success. *300 SBAs providing large number of questions in the new exam format * Answers feature detailed explanations to consolidate knowledge * Tables, diagrams and graphs to assist in understanding answers and help clarify complex concepts * A further reading reference is provided with each SBA question to aid understanding of answers * Up to date and relevant SBA questions reflect RCA style questioning, along with accepted current practice and guidelines

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Arterial Blood Gas Analysis: an easy learning guide

Blood gas analysis is one of the most frequently requested blood tests when caring for the critically ill patient, as it provides very valuable information about the respiratory and acid base status of the patient (Shoulders-Odom, 2000). However, many healthcare professionals find it difficult to get to grips with blood gas analysis. It often seems complex and daunting, but if you work your way through this book and carry out all the exercises, you will soon become confident and competent at analysing blood gases and will understand all the information that initially seemed so complicated. Blood gas analysis is a skill, which requires continuous practice, so once you have completed this workbook keep analysing blood gases as often as you can and discuss your findings with your mentor, until it becomes easy. With practice it will.

A Practical Guide to Mechanical Ventilation

A new, case-oriented and practical guide to one of the core techniques in respiratory medicine and critical care.
  • Concise, practical reference designed for use in the critical care setting
  • Case-oriented content is organised according to commonly encountered clinical scenarios
  • Flow charts and algorithms delineate appropriate treatment protocols

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Management of Sepsis: the PIRO Approach

Sepsis is a very important public health problem. It is widely acknowledged that the severe inflammatory response syndrome/severe sepsis paradigm fails to stratify sepsis patients adequately. This book reviews in detail how sepsis should be managed on the basis of a novel approach to staging. The PIRO (predisposing factors, infection, response, organ dysfunction) model was first proposed at the start of the decade on a theoretical basis and has now been translated into a practical approach for use at the bedside. It is loosely based on the TNM staging system for cancers, with points being allocated to each of the four aforementioned key characteristics of the septic process. The proposed PIRO framework facilitates evaluation of factors that are important in the pathogenesis of severe sepsis and in the development of treatment strategies. This book clearly explains the advantages of the PIRO approach in different settings and will be of value to all practitioners concerned with the management of sepsis.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Emergencies in Anaesthesia

The second edition of this essential handbook provides a practical, accessible guide to all emergency situations encountered during, and immediately following, anaesthesia. It covers the major specialties including cardiovascular medicine, respiratory medicine, obstetrics, and paediatrics, and each section begins with a clear table listing presentation, diagnosis, exclusions, immediate action, and follow up action. These subsections are then expanded upon in bullet format. Additional sections cover practical procedures such as how to insert a chest drain and how to administer inhaled drugs under anaesthesia, plus a concise drug formulary.

The book will provide consultant and trainee anaesthetists, operating department personnel and anaesthetic nurses with a useful source of information and guidance that can be carried in the pocket, handbag or briefcase.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Basic Concepts of EKG: A Simplified Approach

This book is intended to provide the basic concepts of EKG and its analysis through simple and logical explanations for beginners as well as experienced professionals. It is crafted with the learning behavior of health professionals in mind and therefore rationalized approach with simplified analogy method is used throughout the book. All important points are color coded and explained with illustrations for easy reading and quick reference.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Understanding Mechanical Ventilation: A Practical Handbook 2nd Edition

This book will familiarize not only physicians but also nurses and respiratory therapists with the concepts that underlie mechanical ventilation. A conscious attempt has been made to emphasize medical physiology throughout the book, in order to specifically address the how`s and why`s of mechanical ventilation. At the same time the book incorporates the current strategies for the mechanical ventilation of patients with specific disorders; this should be of some use to the specialists practicing in their respective ICUs.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Textbook of Clinical Echocardiography 5th

Textbook of Clinical Echocardiography, 5th Edition enables you to use echocardiography to its fullest potential in your initial diagnosis, decision making, and clinical management of patients with a wide range of heart diseases. World-renowned cardiologist Dr. Catherine M. Otto helps you master what you need to know to obtain the detailed anatomic and physiologic information that can be gained from the full range of echo techniques, from basic to advanced.
  • Get straightforward explanations of ultrasound physics, image acquisition, and major techniques and disease categories - all with a practical, problem-based approach.
  • Make the most of this versatile, low-cost, low-risk procedure with expert guidance from one of the foremost teachers and writers in the field of echocardiography.
  • Know what alternative diagnostic approaches to initiate when echocardiography does not provide a definitive answer.
  • Access the entire text online at, as well as echo video recordings that correspond to the still images throughout the book.
  • Acquire a solid foundation in the essentials of advanced echocardiography techniques such as contrast echo, 3D echo, myocardial mechanics, and intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography.
  • Fully understand the use of echocardiography and its outcomes with key points that identify the must-know elements in every chapter, and state-of-the-art echo images complemented by full-color comparative drawings of heart structures.
  • Familiarize yourself with new ASE recommendations for echocardiographic assessment of the right heart and 3D echocardiography, including updated tables of normal measurements.