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Rapid ABG Interpretation

Author : Desmond Allen
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Desmond Allen has been a credentialed respiratory therapist since 1975. He has managed or been the clinical coordinator of four cardiopulmonary departments and the clinical preceptor for numerous students. He holds a PhD in education and another in health administration. The rapid interpretation of ABGs need not be the ominous task that it is for so many. Herein, clinicians will learn to interpret ABGs rapidly by answering three simple questions. Is the pH normal, acidotic or alkalotic? Is the pH correctly predicted by the PaCO2? If the pH is abnormal, is the abnormality caused, compensated or exacerbated by the PaCO2? By answering these simple questions we have all the information we need for an accurately interpretation-whether the ABG is normal, respiratory or metabolic acidosis or alkalosis, or both, acute, compensated or partially compensated. The second section covers the fundamentals of BiPAP and mechanical ventilation management. These guidelines are presented so as to be employed in real time by physicians and respiratory therapists, or to be converted into policies and procedures.

All You Really Need to Know to Interpret Arterial Blood Gases

Author : Lawrence Martin
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Today every ICU provides rapid and automated blood gas testing twenty-four hours a day. The emphasis in this handy manual on blood gases is on interpreting readings and wisely using the information derived. The self-testing questions and glossary make it particularly useful. The Second Edition includes patient scenarios, more figures, a revised bibliography, and pertinent Internet addresses. Compatibility: BlackBerry(R) OS 4.1 or Higher / iPhone/iPod Touch 2.0 or Higher /Palm OS 3.5 or higher / Palm Pre Classic / Symbian S60, 3rd edition (Nokia) / Windows Mobile(TM) Pocket PC (all versions) / Windows Mobile Smartphone / Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP/Vista/Tablet PC

Rapid Review Anesthesiology Oral Boards

Author : Ruchir Gupta
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Written for trainees who are preparing to take the Anesthesia Oral Board exam, Rapid Review Anesthesiology Oral Boards is focused on the most commonly tested topics on the ABA oral board exam. Presented in a question-and-answer format, the book covers 39 different clinical scenarios encountered in the exam, including the Parkland formula to calculate fluid resuscitation in burn patients, ICP monitoring in craniotomy and hemodynamic goals in patients with cardiac disease. Questions follow the normal course of a case, from pre-operative assessment to intra-operative management and post-operative care. The answers to the questions are carefully structured to not only help the reader understand the medicine of anesthesia but also to provide the correct terminology needed to successfully pass the exam. This book is essential reading for trainees preparing for one of the toughest exams of their careers.

Nurse s Rapid Reference

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Organized for quick reference, this all-in-one portable handbook presents the most important information on 125 diseases, 48 treatments, 48 diagnostic tests, 42 procedures, 75 signs and symptoms, and 75 drugs.

Handbook of Blood Gas Acid Base Interpretation

Author : Ashfaq Hasan
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Handbook of Blood Gas/Acid-Base Interpretation, 2nd edition, simplifies concepts in blood gas/acid base interpretation and explains in an algorithmic fashion the physiological processes for managing respiratory and metabolic disorders. With this handbook, medical students, residents, nurses, and practitioners of respiratory and intensive care will find it possible to quickly grasp the principles underlying respiratory and acid-base physiology, and apply them. Uniquely set out in the form of flow-diagrams/algorithms charts, this handbook introduces concepts in a logically organized sequence and gradually builds upon them. The treatment of the subject in this format, describing processes in logical steps makes it easy for the reader to cover a difficult- and sometimes dreaded- subject rapidly.

Obstetric Gynecological Emergencies

Author : Deepti Goswami
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Obstetrics & Gynecological Emergencies consists of almost 100 scenarios based on real cases seen in a casualty department. The book is divided into three sections - Obstetrics Emergencies, Gynecological Emergencies and Emergencies Common to Obstetrics and Gynecology - and each chapter focuses on the importance of correct assessment and the sequential steps in managing the emergency situation.

Basic Skills in Interpreting Laboratory Data

Author : Mary Lee
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This edition of Basic Skills in Interpreting Laboratory Data, 4th Edition is a case-based learning tool that will enhance your skills in clinical lab test interpretation. It provides fundamentals of interpreting lab test results not only for pharmacy students, but also for practitioners as an aid in assessing patient drug-treatment responses. It is the only text written by and for pharmacists and provides case studies and practical information on patient therapy.Since the publication of the third edition, much has changed—in the clinical lab and in the hospital pharmacy. Consequently, the new fourth edition incorporates significant revisions and a wealth of important new information. NEW TO THIS EDITION: Three new chapters including new information on men’s health, women’s health, and pharmacogenomics and laboratory tests. Mini-cases embedded in each chapter provide therapy-related examples and reinforce important points made in the text. Quickview Charts give an overview of important clinical information including reference ranges and critical values. Learning Points focus on a clinical application of a major concept present in the chapter.

Textbook of Critical Care E Book

Author : Jean-Louis Vincent
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Textbook of Critical Care, by Drs. Jean-Louis Vincent, Edward Abraham, Frederick A. Moore, Patrick Kochanek, and Mitchell P. Fink, remains your best source on effective management of critically ill patients. This trusted reference - acclaimed for its success in bridging the gap between medical and surgical critical care - now features an even stronger focus on patient outcomes, equipping you with the proven, evidence-based guidance you need to successfully overcome a full range of practice challenges. Inside, you’ll find totally updated coverage of vital topics, such as coagulation and apoptosis in certain critical care illnesses, such as acute lung injury and adult respiratory distress syndrome; sepsis and other serious infectious diseases; specific organ dysfunction and failure; and many other vital topics. At www.expertconsult.com you can access the complete contents of the book online, rapidly searchable, with regular updates plus new videos that demonstrate how to perform key critical care procedures. The result is an even more indispensable reference for every ICU. Access the complete contents of the book online at www.expertconsult.com, rapidly searchable, and stay current for years to come with regular online updates. Practice with confidence by consulting with a "who’s who" of global experts on every facet of critical care medicine. Implement today’s most promising, evidence-based care strategies with an enhanced focus on patient outcomes. Effectively apply the latest techniques and approaches with totally updated coverage of the importance of coagulation and apoptosis in certain critical care illnesses, such as acute lung injury and adult respiratory distress syndrome; sepsis and other serious infectious diseases; specific organ dysfunction and failure; and many other vital topics. See how to perform key critical care procedures by watching a wealth of new videos online. Focus on the practical guidance you need with the aid of a new, more templated format in which basic science content has been integrated within clinical chapters, and all procedural content has been streamlined for online presentation and paired with videos.

Expert Rapid Response

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Organized alphabetically, Expert Rapid Response covers over 100 of the most urgent patient-care situations nurses working in hospitals encounter. Each entry begins with an explanation of how or why the life-threatening circumstance occurs.

Anaesthesia and Intensive Care A Z E Book

Author : Steven M. Yentis
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Building on the success of previous editions, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care A-Z (Fifth edition) remains the most comprehensive single volume source of relevant aspects of pharmacology, physiology, anatomy, physics, statistics, medicine, surgery, general anaesthetic practice, intensive care, equipment, and the history of anaesthesia and intensive care. Originally prepared as essential reading for candidates for the Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and similar exams, this fully updated edition will also prove as invaluable as ever for all anaesthetists and critical care physicians, as well as operating department practitioners and specialist nurses. All entries have been carefully reviewed and new ones added to reflect the latest advances and the evolving field breadth. This edition includes a structured checklist of entries, ordered by curriculum core topic area, as an additional new aid for those planning their revision. Building on the success of previous editions, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care A-Z (Fifth edition) remains the most comprehensive single volume source of relevant aspects of pharmacology, physiology, anatomy, physics, statistics, medicine, surgery, general anaesthetic practice, intensive care, equipment, and the history of anaesthesia and intensive care. Originally prepared as essential reading for candidates for the Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and similar exams, this fully updated edition will also prove as invaluable as ever for all anaesthetists and critical care physicians, as well as operating department practitioners and specialist nurses. All entries have been carefully reviewed and new ones added to reflect the latest advances and the evolving field breadth. This edition includes a structured checklist of entries, ordered by curriculum core topic area, as an additional new aid for those planning their revision. Additional line diagrams further enhance topic descriptions Contains a wide expansion of new entries and revisions of existing ones to reflect ongoing advances in the field New exam preparation checklist ordered by core topics, for more effective use of revision time and enhanced confidence

ACCCN s Critical Care Nursing E Book

Author : Doug Elliott
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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

Porter s Pocket Guide to Pediatrics

Author : William Porter
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Porter s Pocket Guide to Pediatrics, Fourth Edition is ideal for pediatric nurses and other healthcare professionals caring for children. This resource contains all of the key clinical information they need at their fingertips including medications, instant doses, cardiology, neurology, pediatrics, drug compatibility, laboratory values, vision screener, and useful appendices. Key Features: PALS & NRP algorithms, instant pediatric doses, highlights crucial medications, covers Cardiology, Neurology, Emergencies Instantly interprets ABG results With nearly 500,000 copies in print, the Porter s Pocket Guide Series is well-known in the nursing field and includes Porter s Pocket Guide to Nursing, Porter s Pocket Guide to Pediatrics, and Porter s Pocket Guide to Emergency & Critical Care. Each title is a succinct portrait of the key clinical information nurses and health professionals need. Porter s Pocket Guides have been an indispensable reference to healthcare professionals and institutions for over 15 years."

Straight A s in Fluids and Electrolytes

Author : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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Straight A's in Fluids and Electrolytes is an excellent review for the NCLEX® and for the fluids and electrolytes component of medical-surgical nursing courses from the LPN through the BSN level. It follows the unique, highly visual two-column Straight A's format—an in-depth outline review in the inner column and a quick-scanning key points refresher in the outer column. Other study aids include "Top 10" Lists that save students time before exams, Time-Out for Teaching tips on patient teaching, Go with the Flow algorithms, and dozens of illustrations. The book and bound-in CD-ROM contain hundreds of NCLEX®-style questions—including alternate-format questions—with answers and rationales.

Porter s Pocket Guide to Emergency and Critical Care

Author : William Porter
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Packed with vital, practical facts -- Health Professionals Rely on Porter’s Pocket Guides for Fast, Accurate Clinical Information! Porter’s Pocket Guide to Emergency & Critical Care is a quick reference for emergency and critical care nurses and other healthcare professionals containing all of the key clinical information they need at their fingertips. This pocket guide covers emergency and critical care related to cardiology, neurology and pediatrics. Key Features: ACLS guidelines Quick reference to ER and ICU nurses 52 critical medications, dosage charts for critical drips Automatically interprets ABG results Instant EKG interpretation: identify interior wall MI’s from anterior, posterior and lateral wall MIs Cover neurology, cardiology, pediatrics With nearly 500,000 copies in print, the Porter’s Pocket Guide Series is well-known in the nursing field and includes Porter’s Pocket Guide to Nursing, Porter’s Pocket Guide to Pediatrics, and Porter’s Pocket Guide to Emergency & Critical Care. Each title is a succinct portrait of the key clinical information nurses and health professionals need. Porter’s Pocket Guides have been an indispensable reference to healthcare professionals and institutions for over 15 years.

Sheep Goat Medicine E Book

Author : David G. Pugh
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Authoritative yet easy to read, Sheep and Goat Medicine, 2nd Edition covers all the latest advances in sheep and goat medicine, including medical treatment, surgery, theriogenology, and nutrition. Full-color photographs and clear instructions provide the answers you need, guiding you through common procedures and techniques such as restraint for examination, administration of drugs, blood collection, and grooming; these descriptions are often accompanied by explanatory diagrams and charts. With diseases, surgeries, and treatments organized by body system, information is always easy to find. New to this edition are chapters on parasite control, nutritional requirements, and performing a necropsy. Developed by Dr. D.G. Pugh, a world-renowned expert on the medical care of sheep and goats, this reference is unmatched for its comprehensive coverage of herd health, physical examination, anesthesia, and multisystem diseases. Clear writing style makes the book useful and easy to understand, even for sheep and/or goat owners who are not veterinarians. Both surgery and medicine are covered in each body systems chapter, so it's easier to choose between treatment options for specific disorders. Superbly illustrated surgical procedures clearly demonstrate the steps to follow in performing surgical procedures. An explanation of the differences in normal behavior between sheep and goats shows how they are not the same, and require different methods of treatment. A consistent, logical format in each body systems chapter makes information easy to find by beginning with physical examination and diagnostic procedures, followed by discussions of common diseases that involve the system. Consistent headings include pathogenesis, clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. A comprehensive nutrition chapter covers diet evaluation, method of balancing rations, total parenteral nutrition, and examples of nutritious diets. Practical formulas are included for making sodium sulfite for testing passive transfer, and Sheather's solution for fecal flotation. Useful appendixes summarize essential information on drugs and drug dosages, fluid therapy, and normal values and conversions. A diverse, authoritative panel of contributors provides current information on the care of valuable breeding stock as well as pets. Full-color photographs and graphics accurately depict conditions and procedures. New Fluid Therapy and Nutritional Support chapter covers emergency and critical care essential to the care of sheep and goats. New Gastrointestinal Parasitism chapter covers treatments for parasites, key to the successful management of all flocks. New Necropsy chapter helps you prevent disease outbreaks in a flock by determining the cause of death.

The Osler Medical Handbook

Author : Alan Cheng
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A handbook of medical topics encountered in daily practice; an evidence-based approach to the care of patients admitted to a general medical service; modeled on the Harriet Lane Handbook written by the Johns Hopkins Pediatrics House staff.

Medical Masterclass Module 4 Acute Medicine

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Introduction to Critical Care Nursing

Author : Mary Lou Sole
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The new third edition offers a wealth of revised and expanded content that reflects the latest changes in critical care nursing. This edition retains its easy-to-read format and continues to present concise nursing care plans. Research Applications boxes throughout focus on current issues in critical care nursing. An expanded number of Pathophysiology Flow Charts reinforce difficult concepts. New information on Geriatric Considerations is highlighted throughout and Clinical Alerts call attention to concerns from a variety of clinical settings. New Internet Resources are found in each chapter for further research on related topics. Concise Nursing Care Plans are retained from the current edition. Each plan (in table format) presents Nursing Diagnoses, Patient Outcomes, and Nursing Interventions for common critical care disorders and conditions. Research Applications, integrated throughout the text, reference current articles on important issues in critical care including cultural diversity and complementary therapies. Updated drug tablesreflect the most current content. Expanded number of pathophysiology flow charts present students with easy to understand graphic representations of difficult concepts. Each chapter concludes with Critical Thinking Questions to help students assess their comprehension of the chapter and give examples of practical applications. The answers and rationales are also found on the IER. Objectives and Summaries are included for each chapter. 262 illustrations An Instructors Electronic Resource CD-ROM now accompanies the text, and features 1000 Power Point slides, a 500 question test bank, and an electronic image collection of 100 images. It also presents the discussions and rationales to the Critical Thinking Questions and Case Study Questions. A Student Study Guidefocuses on case studies and learning activities to further enhance the application of critical thinking skills. Answers are located at the end of the book. Includes a new chapter on Trauma (Chapter 16) that addresses such injuries as those to the head, chest, and spinal cord. Case Studieswith accompanying questions help students apply the chapters content to real-life situations. Question discussions are presented on the Instructors Electronic Resource CD-ROM (IER). Clinical Alertscall attention to particular concerns, significance, and procedures in a variety of clinical settings. Geriatric Considerationshighlight the special needs of the older patient in a critical care environment. Internet Resources, located at the end of every chapter, have been added to aid he student further by offering links to chapter-related materials and organizations. Laboratory Alertsdetail common and cutting-edge tests and procedures, and how each relates to the chapter content.

Clinical Biochemistry E Book

Author : William J. Marshall
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Essential reading for candidates for the MRCPath examination and similar postgraduate examinations in clinical biochemistry. The book gives an overview of the acquisition of data, as well as concentrating on clinical aspects of the subject, giving detailed coverage of all conditions where clinical biochemistry is used in diagnosis and management. In common with other diagnostic specialties clinical biochemistry now uses an increasing number of techniques involving the 'new biology': these are covered in this book. It is also increasingly common for medically qualified clinical biochemists to become involved in the clinical management of patients (eg nutritional support) and material on this will be included. From the author of the popular Clinical Chemistry medical student textbook. Although there are many competing texts on clinical chemistry, the vast majority concentrate on the technology; this book concentrates on the clinical. Ideally suited for preparation for the MRCPath and similar examination. Significant changes to content to reflect changes in how clinical chemistry services are organised and to reflect the advent of metabolic medicine as a recognised specialty. Chapter on Clinical biochemistry of nutrition to include new information on regulation of appetite and the clinical management of obesity. New chapter to bring together information on inborn errors of metabolism affecting adults. New chapter on clinical biochemistry of cardiovascular disease. The diabetes chapter has been split into two separate chapters to allow more detailed description of the practical clinical management of the disease.

Rennie Roberton s Textbook of Neonatology E Book

Author : Janet M. Rennie
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Thoroughly revised and updated, the New Edition of this definitive text explains how to care for neonates using the very latest methods. Of diagnosis and treatment.Rennie & Roberton's Textbook of Neonatology, 5th Edition represents the state-of-the-art on neonatal care, providing not only detailed pathophysiology and clinical chapters on every condition of the neonate but also comprehensive chapters on the psychosocial aspects of neonatology, such as handling perinatal death and ethical and legal aspects of neonatal care. Contributions from Fetal Medicine experts and Obstetricians provide valuable peripheral information essential to the practice of neonatology.Rennie & Roberton's Textbook of Neonatology, 5th Edition is the gold standard for neonatal care and will be an invaluable tool for everyone involved in the care of the neonate. It serves as an authoritative reference for practitioners, a valuable preparation tool for neonatal certification exams, and a useful resource for the entire neonatal care team Improved illustration program throughout –color figures, line drawings. Will facilitate quick review and enhance comprehension. Major changes have been made to the chapters on genomics, screening,and a range of neurologic, respiratory and cardiovascular disorders including: resuscitation and ventilation, chronic lung disease, periventricular leucomalcia.This book continues to provide the user with the latest clinically relevant applications in diagnosis and management to enable user to derive appropriate differential diagnosis and management plans. Latest advances in imaging techniques included (CT, cranial ultrasonography, MRI. There has been tremendous growth in the pace of development and refinement of imaging techniques. This book will ensure that the user if fully aware of their clinical applications. Incorporates the latest guidelines on clinical governance (as recommended by RCPCH).Helps ensure implementation of appropriate management plans. Selected “key references now included at end of each chapter. Experts carefully select the most important articles for further reading to facilitate further understanding/research