Monday, November 30, 2015

Manual of ICU Procedures 2016

Manual of ICU Procedures is a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to intensive care procedures. The book is divided into four anatomical sections, and a final miscellaneous section. Section one covers airway and respiratory, followed by; vascular and cardiac; neurological; gastrointestinal, abdominal, and genitourinary procedures. Each section covers an extensive range of procedures, and each chapter begins with basic principles before describing the procedure step-by-step. Enhanced by 428 colour images and illustrations, Manual of ICU Procedures is an ideal resource for all critical care professionals. Key Points * Step-by-step guide to a range of intensive care procedures * Covers respiratory, cardiovascular, neurological, gastrointestinal, genitourinary and miscellaneous procedures *428 colour images 

Saturday, November 21, 2015

ASE's Comprehensive Echocardiography 2nd

Written and endorsed by world experts from the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), this unique multimedia resource uses text, case studies, and online components to cover the latest uses of echocardiography, including the most recent 2D and 3D advances. Unlike other existing textbooks in echocardiography, including the predecessor of this volume, entitled Dynamic Echocardiography, this 2nd edition, with its new title, covers a full range of topics, reflected in its 200 chapters that include essential material in a succinct format. Dr. Roberto M. Lang and his expert colleagues provide everything you need to assess cardiac anatomy and function and obtain clinically useful, noninvasive information for more accurate diagnosis and evaluation of heart disease.
  • Take advantage of an outstanding online library of slides and videos of case presentations that correspond to crisp, full-color images, allowing you to view dynamic echocardiographic clips of various cardiac pathologies.
  • Tap into the knowledge and skills of a team of experts from the ASE, led by world-renowned authorities in echocardiography.
  • Access the fully searchable text online at, along with additional cases, images, and an extensive library of cine images.
  • Get fully up to date with the latest echo practice guidelines and advanced technologies, including 3D echocardiography and myocardial strain.
  • Gain a better understanding of the latest methods to assess cardiac chamber size and function, valvular stenosis/regurgitation, cardiomyopathies, coronary artery disease, complications of myocardial infarction, and much more - all in a practical, well-illustrated brief yet comprehensive format extensively supported by multimedia material.
  • Stay up to date with hot topics in this rapidly evolving field: interventional/intraoperative echocardiography, transesophageal echocardiography, cardiac resynchronization therapy, and more.
Set the pace with enhanced technologies and guidelines 

Monday, November 16, 2015

Pilbeam's Mechanical Ventilation: Physiological and Clinical Applications, 6e

Learn everything you need to safely and compassionately care for patients requiring ventilator support with Pilbeam's Mechanical Ventilation: Physiological and Clinical Applications, 6th Edition. Known for its simple explanations and in-depth coverage of patient-ventilator management, this evidence-based text walks readers through the most fundamental and advanced concepts surrounding mechanical ventilation and guides them in properly applying these principles to patient care. This new edition features a completely revised chapter on ventilator graphics, additional case studies and clinical scenarios, plus all the reader-friendly features that promote critical thinking and clinical application - like key points, AARC clinical practice guidelines, and critical care concepts - that have helped make this text a household name among respiratory care professionals.
  • UNIQUE! Chapter on ventilator associated pneumonia provides in-depth, comprehensive coverage of this challenging issue.
  • Brief patient case studies list important assessment data and pose a critical thinking question to readers.
  • Critical Care Concepts are presented in short questions to engage readers in applying knowledge to difficult concepts.
  • Clinical scenarios cover patient presentation, assessment data, and treatment options to acquaint readers with different clinical situations.
  • NBRC exam-style assessment questions at the end of each chapter offer practice for the certification exam.
  • Key Point boxes highlight need-to-know information.
  • Logical chapter sequence builds on previously learned concepts and information.
  • Bulleted end-of-chapter summaries help readers to review and assess their comprehension.
  • 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.
  • Chapter outlines show the big picture of each chapter's content.
  • Glossary of mechanical ventilation terminology includes definitions to highlighted key terms in each chapter.
  • NEW! Completely revised chapter on ventilator graphics offers a more practical explanation of ventilator graphics and what readers need to know when looking at abnormal graphics.
  • NEW! Additional case studies and clinical scenarios cover real-life scenarios that highlight the

Sunday, November 15, 2015

The Protocol Book for Intensive Care 4th Edition

This new edition has been fully revised to bring trainees and practitioners up to date with the latest developments in the management of medical emergencies and intensive care, with an emphasis on cardiac care. The book covers major medical emergencies in cardiology, pulmonary medicine, central nervous system, metabolic medicine and rheumatology. A new chapter has been added on post-operative care after cardiac surgery. Presented in an easy to read format, this practical guide includes numerous tables and graphs, with further reading suggestions for each topic.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Core Topics in Operating Department Practice: Anaesthesia and Critical Care

Recent changes in medical roles and responsibilities have raised the profile of Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs). The level of knowledge is vast, and exams must be taken working towards statutory registration. This is the first in a series of three books providing comprehensive information for healthcare staff working in the operating department. Topics covered include anaesthesia, critical care, post-interventional care, enhancing care delivery, professional practice, leadership and resource management. The clear and concise format is ideally suited to study, qualification and for continued reference during practice. Written by specialists with a wealth of knowledge and experience, and incorporating problem-based learning using case studies, this book will be essential reading for ODPs and theatre nurses throughout the UK, in Australia where the same structures have been adopted, and worldwide for all professionals working in operating departments.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Essential Clinical Anesthesia Review: Keywords, Questions and Answers for the Boards

This concise, evidence-based board review book, organized according to the ABA keyword list, covers all the fundamental concepts needed to pass written and re-certification board examinations. Each chapter begins with a case scenario or clinical problems from everyday practice, followed by concise discussion and clinical review questions and answers. Discussion progresses logically from preoperative assessment and intraoperative management to postoperative pain management, enhancing the reader's knowledge and honing diagnostic and clinical management skills. New guidelines and recently developed standards of care are also covered. 

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Shnider and Levinson's Anesthesia for Obstetrics, Fifth Edition

Now in a fully updated Fifth Edition, Shnider and Levinson's Anesthesia for Obstetrics, continues to provide the comprehensive coverage that has made it the leading reference in the field. The rising number of Cesarean births and the more advanced age of first-time mothers in the United States have brought with them an increased risk for complications, making the role of the obstetric anesthesiologist increasingly important.

Inside you’ll explore…
• Maternal and Fetal Physiology builds your understanding of placental transfer of drugs.
• Fetal Assessment covers the basics of antenatal assessment and intrapartum monitoring.
• Anesthesia and Analgesia addresses the anesthetic considerations of vaginal and Cesarean delivery.
• Neonatal Well-Being—including neonatal resuscitation and neonatal injury.
• Management of Obstetric Complications helps minimize the risks posed by abnormal positioning, intrapartum fever, and antepartum and postpartum hemorrhage.
• Management of Anesthetic Complications addresses the special problems related to obstetric anesthesia, including embolic events and intubation problems.
• Management of the Parturient with Coexisting Disorders prepares you for the special challenges faced when treating mothers with hypertensive, respiratory, endocrine, neurologic, or other disorders.
• Difficult and Failed Intubation: Strategies, Prevention, and Management of Airway-Related Catastrophes addresses the airway related maternal mortality, predictors of difficult airway and strategies to manage the unanticipated difficult airway as well as the critical airway with increasing hyoxemia.

NEW to the Fifth Edition…
• New editorial team
• New full-color format
• New sections on Assessment of the Fetus; Anesthesia for Cesarean Delivery; Neonatal Well-Being: Old and New Concepts; Ethical, Medical, and Social Challenges and Issues; Maternal Safety, Difficult and Failed Intubation, Morbidity, and Mortality; and Anesthetic Considerations for Reproductive, In-Utero, and Non-Obstetric Procedures 

Pediatric Anesthesiology: A Comprehensive Board Review 1

Pediatric Anesthesiology: A Comprehensive Board Review is a high-yield, streamlined study aid. It contains more than 800, realistic, multiple-choice questions tailored to the keywords in the outline of the Pediatric Anesthesiology Certification Examination published by the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA). To maximize reading efficiency, annotated answers are followed by bulleted key facts and key references. With this book as guide, readers will be able to efficiently prepare for the written primary certification pediatric anesthesiology board exam.
This online version allows access to the full content of the textbook, provides links from all references through to primary research journal articles, allows full text searches and access to the figures that can be downloaded for PowerPoint presentations.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Arterial Blood Gases Made Easy

 Arterial blood gas (ABG) analysis is a fundamental skill in modern medicine yet one which many find difficult to grasp. This book provides readers with the core background knowledge required to understand the ABG, explains how it is used in clinical practice and provides a unique system for interpreting results. Over half of the book is devoted to thirty clinical case scenarios involving analysis of arterial blood gases, allowing the reader to gain both proficiency in interpretation and an appreciation of the role of an ABG in guiding clinical diagnosis and management.
    A practical guide written for all those who use this test and have to interpret the results.
    Utilises worked examples to allow the reader to gain confidence in interpreting ABGs and appreciate the usefulness of the test in a variety of different clinical settings.
    Written in a simple style and presents the concepts in a straightforward manner.
    Additional clinical case scenarios put the ABG into practice.