Description : This best-selling resource provides a general overview and basic information for all adult intensive care units. The material is presented in a brief and quick-access format which allows for topic and exam review. It provides enough detailed and specific information to address most all questions and problems that arise in the ICU. Emphasis on fundamental principles in the text should prove useful for patient care outside the ICU as well. New chapters in this edition include hyperthermia and hypothermia syndromes; infection control in the ICU; and severe airflow obstruction. Sections have been reorganized and consolidated when appropriate to reinforce concepts.
Description : Prepared by residents and faculty at the renowned Washington University School of Medicine, this useful pocket manual contains easy-to-read algorithms for the management of more than 80 medical and surgical problems that arise in the intensive care unit. Chapters focus on specific problems and the algorithms provide straightforward approaches to the management of these issues. Coverage includes an entire section on procedures commonly performed in the intensive care unit; appendices included common equations in the ICU, drug-drug interactions, and common drug dosages and side effects. New chapters include: Pulmonary Embolism, Clostridium difficile and Other Infectious Causes of Diarrhea, Fetal-Maternal Critical Care, Alternative Hemodynamic Monitoring, and Functional Hemodynamic Monitoring.
Description : Проникновенная, пробирающая до самого нутра история о дружбе и верности, о предательстве и искуплении. Нежный, тонкий, ироничный и по-хорошему сентиментальный, роман Халеда Хоссейни напоминает живописное полотно, которое можно разглядывать бесконечно. Амира и Хасана разделяла пропасть. Один принадлежал к местной аристократии, другой — к презираемому меньшинству. У одного отец был красив и важен, у другого — хром и жалок. Один был запойным читателем, другой — неграмотным. Заячью губу Хасана видели все, уродливые же шрамы Амира были скрыты глубоко внутри. Но не найти людей ближе, чем эти два мальчика. Их история разворачивается на фоне кабульской идиллии, которая вскоре сменится грозными бурями. Мальчики — словно два бумажных змея, которые подхватила эта буря и разметала в разные стороны. У каждого своя судьба, своя трагедия, но они, как и в детстве, связаны прочнейшими узами. Роман стал одним из самых ярких явлений в мировой литературе последних лет. В названии своей книги писатель вспоминает традиционную забаву афганских мальчишек — сражения бумажных змеев. Победить соперников и остаться в одиночестве парить в бездонном синем небе — настоящее детское счастье. Ты бежишь за змеем и ветром, как бежишь за своей судьбой, пытаясь поймать ее. Но поймает она тебя.
Description : The sixth edition provides practical, concise information on all aspects of intensive care. Written in a clear and accessible style and now for the first time presented in colour throughout, this book enables the user to manage a patient in an ICU setting effectively without recourse to large text/reference works or specialized monographs. This thoroughly revised and updated edition reflects the best and most current practice from leading centres in Australia, the UK and Western Europe. Information on management and treatment of conditions is balanced by pathophysiological and pharmacological background. This is not just a "cook book" of procedures. It provides all of the essential information for candidates wishing to pass professional examinations. Addition of colour throughout to highlight summary boxes, tables, charts and flow diagrams.Will make key information more accessible, easier and faster to retrieve. Pitfalls in treatment and management emphasized in each chapter.Providers the user with expert advice on practical issues that will be encountered on a day-to-day basis in the ICU. Keeps the user abreast of the latest developments in diagnosis and management.
Description : Подростки, страдающие от тяжелой болезни, не собираются сдаваться.Они по-прежнему остаются подростками – ядовитыми, неугомонными, взрывными, бунтующими, равно готовыми и к ненависти, и к любви.Хейзел и Огастус бросают вызов судьбе.Они влюблены друг в друга, их терзает не столько нависшая над ними тень смерти, сколько обычная ревность, злость и непонимание.Они – вместе. Сейчас – вместе. Но что их ждет впереди?
Description : Completely rewritten and updated for the Fifth Edition, this Spiral® Manual remains the leading quick-reference guide to both medical and surgical intensive care. The essential principles, protocols, and techniques from Irwin and Rippe's Intensive Care Medicine, Sixth Edition have been distilled into a portable, practical manual that is ideal for rapid bedside consultation. The user-friendly outline format features numerous tables, illustrations, and annotated references. Highlights of this Fifth Edition include a comprehensive overdoses and poisonings section presented in tabular format, new chapters on minimally invasive monitoring in the ICU, and completely revised cardiology and hematology sections.
Description : A distinguished list of contributors from some of the major international centers covers this specialty like never before. With recent advances in ultrasound technology and pharmacology the expertise required to care for a critically ill child with heart disease takes an integrated approach with a multidisciplinary team and central focus. This resource provides comprehensive discussions of pertinent cardiac issues in the ICU setting with emphasis on perioperative care.
Description : Critical care medicine is a dynamic and exciting arena where complex pathophysiologic states require extensive knowledge and up-to-date clinical information. An extensive kno- edge of basic pathophysiology, as well as awareness of the appropriate diagnostic tests and treatments that are used to optimize care in the critically ill is essential. Since our frst edition 7 years ago, new information crucial to the care and understanding of the critically ill patient has rapidly accumulated. Because this knowledge base crosses many different disciplines, a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach presenting the information is essential, similar to the multidisciplinary approach that is used to care for the critically ill patient. We have strived to provide this content in an easily digestible format that uses a variety of teaching tools to facilitate understanding of the presented concepts and to enhance information retention. To meet the demand to provide comprehensive and diverse education in order to und- stand the pathogenesis and optimum care of a variety of critical illnesses, we have subst- tially revised the prior topics in the frst edition with updated information. We have also markedly expanded the number of topics covered to include acute lung injury and the acute respiratory distress syndrome, an expanded discussion of the physiology and operation of mechanical ventilation, obstetrical care in the ICU, neurosurgical emergencies, acute co- nary syndromes, cardiac arrhythmias, role of whole body rehabilitation in the ICU, ethical conduct of human research in the ICU, and nursing care of the ICU patient.
Description : Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) is a procedure that uses a machine to take over the work of the lungs and sometimes the heart. The system provides heart-lung bypass support using a pump to circulate blood through an artificial lung back into the bloodstream, providing enough oxygen to the patient, whilst allowing time for the lungs and heart to rest or heal during or after serious illness. ECMO is often used for babies, but can also be used for children and adults (Medline Plus). The techniques for ECMO require professionals from multidisciplinary background to be involved in the procedure. This practical manual is a comprehensive guide to ECMO. Divided into eleven sections, the book begins with an introduction to the procedure and equipment. The following sections provide step by step discussion on initiation, maintenance of support and monitoring, and techniques of ECMO for different case scenarios. The final sections present multiple choice questions for self assessment and extensive appendices. Key points Comprehensive guide to Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Highly relevant for intensivists, anaesthesiologists, surgeons, paediatricians and cardiologists Includes section of multiple choice questions for self assessment More than 186 full colour images and illustrations
Description : This pocket book succinctly describes 318 errors commonly made by attendings, residents, interns, nurses, and nurse-anesthetists in the intensive care unit, and gives practical, easy-to-remember tips for avoiding these errors. The book can easily be read immediately before the start of a rotation or used for quick reference on call. Each error is described in a short, clinically relevant vignette, followed by a list of things that should always or never be done in that context and tips on how to avoid or ameliorate problems. Coverage includes all areas of ICU practice except the pediatric intensive care unit.
Description : Based on the 4th edition of the renowned textbook of the same name, this softcover manual focuses on the information necessary to make clinical decisions in the ICU. It begins with a crucial section on responding to emergency situations in the ICU. It proceeds to cover the most relevant clinical infomation in all areas of critical care including critical care monitoring, techniques and procedures, essential physiologic concers, shock states, pharmacology, surgical critical care, and infectious diseases. The manual also contains thorough reviews of diseaes by organ system: cardiovascular diseases, repiratory disorders, neurologic and gastrointestinal disorders, renal, endocrine, skin and muscle diseases, and hematologic/ oncologic diseases. This essential new resource is written in an easy-to-read style that makes heavy use of bulleted lists and tables and features an all-new full color format with a color art program. All critical care providers will find this a useful clinical resource.
Description : The team of nurses that Tilda Shalof found herself working with in the intensive care unit (ICU) of a big-city hospital was known as “Laura’s Line.” They were a bit wild: smart, funny, disrespectful of authority, but also caring and incredibly committed to their jobs. Laura set the tone with her quick remarks. Frances, from Newfoundland, was famous for her improvised recipes. Justine, the union rep, wore t-shirts emblazoned with defiant slogans, like “Nurses Care But It’s Not in the Budget.” Shalof was the one who had been to university. The others accused her of being “sooo sensitive.” They depended upon one another. Working in the ICU was both emotionally grueling and physically exhausting. Many patients, quite simply, were dying, and the staff strove mightily to prolong their lives. With their skill, dedication, and the resources of modern science, they sometimes were almost too successful. Doctors and nurses alike wondered if what they did for terminally-ill patients was not, in some cases, too extreme. A number of patients were admitted when it was too late even for heroic measures. A boy struck down by a cerebral aneurysm in the middle of a little-league hockey game. A woman rescued – too late – from a burning house. It all took its toll on the staff. And yet, on good days, they thrived on what they did. Shalof describes a colleague who is managing a “crashing” patient: “I looked at her. Nicky was flushed with excitement. She was doing five different things at the same time, planning ahead for another five. She was totally focused, in her element, in control, completely at home with the chaos. There was a huge smile on her face. Nurses like to fix things. If they can.” Shalof, a veteran ICU nurse, reveals what it is really like to work behind the closed hospital curtains. The drama, the sardonic humour, the grinding workload, the cheerful camaraderie, the big issues and the small, all are brought vividly to life in this remarkable book. From the Hardcover edition.
Description : Ventilator Management for the Cardiac Patient; Management of Post-Operative Complications in the Cardiac Surgery Patient; Guidelines Relevant to Care in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit--to keep the book and you up to date. yPresents the text in a new, full-color design and layout for a more visually-appealing and accessible format that makes finding the information you need quick and easy.
Description : Both editors are active duty officers and surgeons in the U.S. Army. Dr. Martin is a fellowship trained trauma surgeon who is currently the Trauma Medical Director at Madigan Army Medical Center. He has served as the Chief of Surgery with the 47th Combat Support Hospital (CSH) in Tikrit, Iraq in 2005 to 2006, and most recently as the Chief of Trauma and General Surgery with the 28th CSH in Baghdad, Iraq in 2007 to 2008. He has published multiple peer-reviewed journal articles and surgical chapters. He presented his latest work analyzing trauma-related deaths in the current war and strategies to reduce them at the 2008 annual meeting of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Beekley is the former Trauma Medical Director at Madigan Army Medical Center. He has multiple combat deployments to both Iraq and Afghanistan, and has served in a variety of leadership roles with both Forward Surgical Teams (FST) and Combat Support Hospitals (CSH).
Description : This is a handy reference book in the award-winning Incredibly Easy! style--perfect for those entering or needing a refresher in critical care nursing. Critical care nursing is one of the most demanding and complex areas of nursing practice. The critical care nurse has to be "broadly specialized" with a fluency in a wide range of interconnected concepts, body system physiology, pathophysiology, and highly technical interventions, while processing data from multiple sources--all this in an environment where there is no room for error and seconds really do count.
Description : Because of the increase in serious kidney diseases, including end-stage renal disease, your role as a nephrologist, intensivist, surgeon, or critical care physician is quickly expanding. Well received in its 1st edition, this 2nd edition continues to provide comprehensive coverage of the latest advances in critical care procedures for the adult or pediatric patient with renal diseases or disorders. Presents a common language and standardized guidelines to help multi-disciplinary physicians caring for the critically ill communicate more effectively. A new US editor, detailed discussions of different forms of organ support, artificial organs, infections, acute illness occurring in chronic hemodialysis patients, and much more make this book an exceptional resource for anyone who treats critically ill renal patients. Presents a multi-disciplinary and international approach to critical renal care for a thorough and integrated presentation of how to care for critically ill patients with renal disease or complications. Addresses the full range of renal problems, from epidemiology to monitoring and diagnostic procedures to pathophysiology of organ systems in relation to kidney failure. Provides details on different forms of organ support, including liver, lung, and cardiac therapy. Defines common guidelines in nephrology and critical care medicine for better communication among clinicians. Places a special emphasis on therapeutic interventions and treatment procedures for a hands on clinical reference tool. Features a new US editor, Dr. John Kellum, who incorporates his expertise in critical care medicine to the 2nd edition and extends the breadth of coverage with a North American perspective. Discusses new techniques in the field providing you with a comprehensive review of the experimental and clinical work being done. Features shorter, more focused chapters to help you access key facts quicker.
Description : Acute resuscitation and care of unstable and critically ill patients can be a daunting experience for all trainees in the emergency department or the intensive care unit. The practical, easy-to-read and evidence-based information in Practical Emergency Resuscitation and Critical Care will help all physicians understand and begin management of these patients. This book offers the collaborative expertise of dozens of critical care physicians from different specialities, including but not limited to: emergency medicine, surgery, medicine and anaesthesia. Divided into sections by medical entities, it covers essential topics that are likely to be encountered in the emergency department where critical care often begins. The portable format and bullet point style content allows all practitioners instant access to the principle information that is necessary for the diagnosis and management of critical care patients.
Description : The updated Third Edition of ICU Recall facilitates rapid review and memorization with a concise question and answer format. Topics include ethics, pharmacology, radiology, and, especially, ICU-focused questions. You'll find complete coverage of multi-system pathologic processes such as malnutrition, immunosuppression, neoplasia, and manifestations of infection, as well as patient-specific issues such as trauma, burns, transplants, and pediatric problems. This edition includes new techniques for cardiac support, renal support, and immunosuppression and thoroughly updated information on pharmacology, radiology, and monitoring. The enclosed bookmark helps readers self-test by covering the answers.
Description : Comprehensive, concise, and readable, Textbook of Critical Care, 7th Edition, brings you fully up to date with the effective management of critically ill patients, providing the evidence-based guidance you need to overcome a full range of practice challenges. Drs. Jean-Louis Vincent, Edward Abraham, Frederick A. Moore, Patrick Kochanek, and Mitchell P. Fink are joined by other international experts who offer a multidisciplinary approach to critical care, sharing expertise in anesthesia, surgery, pulmonary medicine, and pediatrics. This highly acclaimed text offers ICU clinicians a new understanding of the pathophysiology of critical illness and new therapeutic approaches to critical care. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability. Features a wealth of tables, boxes, algorithms, diagnostic images, and key points that clarify important concepts and streamline complex information for quick reference. coagulation, , telemedicine, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), and more. Offers new coverage of biomarkers, bedside ultrasound, and the management of increasingly complex critically ill patients. Provides new approaches to sepsis, acute kidney injury, and management of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), and other forms of respiratory failure.
Description : Since its first publication in 1936, Sabiston Textbook of Surgery has been regarded as the preeminent source for definitive guidance in all areas of general surgery. The 20th edition continues the rich tradition of quality that has made this classic text synonymous with the specialty and a part of generations of surgery residents and practitioners. Meticulously updated throughout, this classic text concisely covers the breadth of material needed for certification and practice of general surgery. Detailed, full-color intraoperative illustrations and high-quality video clips capture key teaching moments, allowing you to better understand the basic science of surgery, make the most informed decisions and achieve optimal outcomes for every patient. Understand the underlying science and its clinical application to make informed surgical decisions and achieve optimal outcomes. Overcome tough challenges, manage unusual situations, and avoid complications with the most trusted advice in your field. Get the depth of coverage you need in an easily accessible, single volume organized by organ and along traditional lines beginning with principles common to surgical specialties including fluid and electrolyte management, metabolic support, and wound healing. Subsequent sections review the management of injury, transplantation, oncology, breast, endocrine, and abdominal procedures. Explore topics encountered by general surgery residents in training as well as in-depth coverage of subspecialty areas including head and neck, thoracic, vascular, urology, neurosurgery, pediatrics, and gynecology. Visually grasp and retain difficult concepts thanks to a full-color design featuring an abundance of illustrations, intraoperative photographs, video clips and tables as well as more schematic diagrams that facilitate the comprehension of surgical techniques and procedures. Glean all essential, up-to-date, need-to-know information about the latest surgical perspectives and approaches to treatment including innovations in minimally invasive surgery and percutaneous devices. Streamline clinical decision making with an increased number of schematic diagrams and key data on surgical outcomes. Expert Consult eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, images, and references from the book on a variety of devices.
Description : This is the first comprehensive study guide covering all aspects of pediatric critical care medicine. It fills a void that exists in learning resources currently available to pediatric critical care practitioners. The major textbooks are excellent references, but do not allow concise reading on specific topics and are not intended to act as both text and study guide. There are also several handbooks available, but these are usually written for general pediatric residents and lack the advanced physiology and pathophysiology required for the higher level pediatric critical care practitioner
Description : This text contains major sections dedicated to specific organ systems. Each section consists of separate chapters dedicated to reviewing the specific disease processes affecting each organ system. It is useful for those studying towards pediatric critical care examinations and those who are already qualified.