Friday, April 29, 2016

Obstetric Anesthesia

In the United States, over half of pregnant women receive some form of anesthesia for their deliveries; this translates into well over 2 million anesthetics per year. With this new handbook, anesthesiologists have easy access to step-by-step, to-the-point information on how to manage patients in specific situations. Every aspect of obstetric anesthesia practice is covered, including patient evaluation, anesthesia for labor and delivery, anesthesia for cesarean delivery, management of patients with concurrent medical problems, management of obstetric emergencies, fetal assessment, and neonatal resuscitation. Distilled, synthesized text is complemented by a generous number of tables, charts, figures and flow diagrams, all presented in accessible handbook format. Obstetric Anesthesia is an ideal introduction to the specialty as well as an essential daily guide for obstetric patient care and management. 

Simulation In Anesthesia

Following up his best-selling Board Stiff TEE & Too manuals for the oral boards in anesthesiology, Dr. Gallagher has produced a step-by-step how-to guide on conducting an anesthesia simulation. Topics include which equipment to use as well as suggestions for simulation scenarios that will help train your staff with a theoretical basis for handling even the most unexpected complications. This simulation guide with video clips helps to close the gaps that may result when abnormal situations are not recognized quickly enough or the response to them is haphazard and slow.The result is a highly effective, enjoyable, and affordable tool on this increasingly important way to ensure resources are being managed effectively.Concise and complete guide to all the issues relevant to anesthesia simulationRich in clinical scenarios and modelsExperiences from state-of-the-art simulation centerEmploys latest CPR and other practice guidelinesA bound-in CD/DVD with simulation videos 

Monday, April 25, 2016

Fluids & Electrolytes Made Incredibly Easy!

Get all the basics on fluids and electrolytes, with the newest edition of the one-and-only Fluids and Electrolytes Made Incredibly Easy! Backed by plenty of real-world examples, this popular guide is full of clear definitions, practical patient care info, and on-the-job how-to. Humor, illustrations, and a fun and easygoing style make it the most enjoyable way to absorb the science, concepts and real-world patient care skills. Gain the fluids and electrolytes knowledge and skills you need-in an incredibly easy way! Get the lowdown on fluids and electrolytes, with...* NEW! All content fully updated * Easy-to-follow definitions for fluid-related concepts * Science of fluids and electrolytes offered in clear terms, as they relate to patient care * Fluid types and fluid movements in different body systems * How hormones and other elements affect fluid balance, losses and gains * Nurse Joy and Nurse Jake explain key concepts in clear terms, offer important care reminders, and keep it light * Plenty of patient care examples, including common fluids-related diagnoses, appropriate patient outcomes, and basis for each recommended treatment * Four easy sections: o Balancing Basics - Balancing fluids; balancing electrolytes; balancing acids and bases o Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalances - Imbalances in: fluids; sodium; potassium; magnesium: calcium; phosphorus; chloride; and acids and bases o Disorders that Cause Imbalances - Heat-related illnesses; heart failure; respiratory failure; excessive GI fluid loss; acute pancreatitis; renal failure and burns o Treating Imbalances - IV fluid replacement; total parenteral nutrition * Fun drawings and cartoons make skills and concepts easy to remember * Plenty of quick-scan tables, illustrations, and flow charts offer key info * Great refresher for new nursing grads and experienced nurses looking to renew their fluids and electrolytes knowledge * Illustrated features in each chapter include: o Memory joggers - Simple tricks for remembering crucial info o Caution - Danger signs and symptoms, so you can recognize trouble right away o It's not working - Alternative interventions, for when patient outcomes are not what you expected o Chart smart - Critical items you need to document o Teaching points - Clear patient-teaching tips to help your patients prevent recurrence of the problem o Ages and stages - Common fluid and electrolyte issues to watch for in very young and elderly patients o Just the facts - Brief outline of content at start of every chapter o Quick Quiz - NCLEX practice questions at end of every chapter o That's a wrap! - Summary at end of every chapter

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Clinical Anesthesia Procedures of the Massachusetts General Hospital 9th

Apply today's best practices in anesthesiology! Relied on for over 30 years by practicing anesthesiologists and residents as well as nurse anesthetists, Clinical Anesthesia Procedures of the Massachusetts General Hospital offers you current, comprehensive, concise, consistent, and clinically relevant guidelines on all facets of anesthesia, perioperative care, critical care, and pain management from a host of seasoned experts. Key Features *Find the answers you need effortlessly through an easy-to-scan outline format that progresses intuitively from preoperative evaluation through administration of anesthesia to perioperative issues for each subject.*Focus on the clinical fundamentals needed for the safe delivery of anesthesia and perioperative care.*Achieve excellent outcomes using proven procedures from the internationally recognized Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital.Now with the print edition, enjoy the bundled interactive eBook edition, which can be downloaded to your tablet and smartphone or accessed online and includes features like:*Complete content with enhanced navigation* A powerful search that pulls results from content in the book, your notes, and even the web*Cross-linked pages, references, and more for easy navigation*Highlighting tool for easier reference of key content throughout the text* Ability to take and share notes with friends and colleagues*Quick reference tabbing to save your favorite content for future use 

Anesthesia Emergencies 2nd

Anesthesia Emergencies contains relevant step-by-step information on how to detect, manage, and treat complications and emergencies during the perioperative period. Concisely written, highlighted sections on immediate management and risk factors reinforce essential points for easy memorization, while consistent organization and checklists provide ease of learning and clarity. Anesthesia providers will find this book an indispensable resource, describing assessment and treatment of life-threatening situations, including airway, thoracic, surgical, pediatric, and cardiovascular emergencies. The second edition contains a revised table of contents which presents topics in order of their priority during emergencies, as well as two new chapters on crisis resource management and disaster medicine. 

Sunday, April 10, 2016

ECG Handbook of Contemporary Challenges

A state-of-the-art reference on contemporary and challenging issues in electrocardiography.

Amazingly, over a century after the first use of the electrocardiogram, new ECG patterns are being discovered. And in the last few decades, several new electrocardiographic phenomena and markers have emerged that are challenging to physicians and allied professionals who read and interpret ECGs such as early repolarization, ECGs of athletes, Brugada Syndrome, short and long QT syndrome, various channelopathies, and cardiomyopathies.

Internationally recognized experts discuss the most recent evidence-based information on these new observations, complemented with detailed ECG tracings, to provide essential guidance for the optimal interpretation of ECGs in the 21st century. 

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Medical Pharmacology at a Glance

Medical Pharmacology at a Glance is recognised as an excellent starting point for pharmacology study. This international best-seller is the perfect companion for all medical and health students, providing an accessible, visual overview of pharmacology. This 8th edition has been extensively updated, especially in the areas of anaesthetics, drugs used in AIDs, cardiovascular drugs, drugs used in anxiety, depression and schizophrenia, urological drugs, drug metabolism, as well as practical concerns such as drug indications and side effects. Ideal for USMLE and pharmacology exam revision, Medical Pharmacology at a Glance features: The basic principles of drug action, interaction, absorption and excretion Chapters based on diseases or syndrome, for efficient clinical learning An emphasis on drug mechanisms References to the pathophysiology of disease, to aid understanding of drug choice and action Case studies with questions and full explanation of answers A companion website at featuring online cases and flashcards 

Friday, April 1, 2016

Clinical Mastery in the Treatment of Myofascial Pain

This concise and easily referenced clinical text brings together editors from a range of disciplines—including chiropractic, osteopathy, physical therapy, and medicine—to address therapeutic approaches to common muscle and joint pain. Organized by chief complaint, each chapter follows a structured format that takes readers from overview and assessment, through a case history, to a planned program of rehabilitation, generalization to similar conditions, and a treatment protocol.
Readers will explore key differences in assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation—a great aid in choosing the best therapy for each patient. The book’s practical, case study approach addresses a variety of factors affecting myofascial integrity, including psychological issues, sleep patterns, nutrition, and fitness. A glossary defines interdisciplinary nomenclature.

Atlas of Emergency Medicine Procedures

This full-color atlas is a step-by-step, visual guide to the most common procedures in emergency medicine. Procedures are described on a single page, or two-page spreads, so that the physician can quickly access and review the procedure at hand. The atlas contains more than 600 diagnostic algorithms, schematic diagrams and photographic illustrations to highlight the breadth and depth of emergency medicine. Topics are logically arranged by anatomic location or by type of procedure and all procedures are based on the most current and evidence-based practices known.

Rossi's Principles of Transfusion Medicine, 5th Edition

Rossi's Principles of Transfusion Medicine is the most comprehensive and practical reference on transfusion science and medicine available
  • Led by a world class Editor team, including two past-presidents of AABB, a past- President of the American Board of Pathology and members of the FDA Blood Products Advisory Committee , and international contributor team
  • Comprehensive reference resource, considered the gold standard in transfusion 
  • Covers current hot topics such as donor care – including the frequency of donation and management of iron deficiency/status), patient blood management, hemovigilance, cstem cell therapies, and global aspects of the organization of transfusion and transplant services
  • New material on molecular immunohematology
  • Companion website includes figures, full text and references