Jan 212016
 

Diet and Nutrition in Critical Care


Finding all the information necessary to treat or meet the nutritional requirements of patients who are severely ill or establish new protocols has historically been problematic. This is addressed in Diet and Nutrition in Critical Care. This major reference work encapsulates the latest treatments and procedures to meet the dietary and nutritional needs of the critically ill. Where evidence is available this is presented. However, where evidence is absent, the authors highlight this and provide guidance based on their analysis of other available data and their clinical experience. Diet and Nutrition in Critical Care is a three volume set which addresses the needs of all those concerned with diet and nutrition in the critically ill and covers General Aspects, Enteral Aspects, and Parenteral Aspects. Each volume is stand alone and is further divided into separate sections. The Sections in the General Aspects are:

General conditions in the severely ill
General metabolic effects and treatments
Assessment protocols
General nutritional aspects
Specific nutrients
Adverse aspects 

The next two volumes Enteral Aspects and Parenteral Aspects contain the following sections:

General aspects and methods
Specific nutrients
Specific conditions
Adverse aspects and outcomes
Comparisons or dual parenteral and enteral support or transitions Preclinical studies

The authors recognise the limitations in simplistic divisions and there is always difficulty in categorising treatment regimens. For example, some regimens involve transitions from one feeding protocol to another or the development of co-morbid conditions and in some cases enteral support may be supplemented with parenteral support. This complexity however, is addressed by the excellent indexing system. Contributors are authors of international and national standing, leaders in the field and trendsetters. Emerging fields of

science and important discoveries relating to artificial support will also be incorporated into Diet and Nutrition in Critical Care. This volume represents a one stop shop of material related to enteral and parenteral support and is essential reading for those specialising in intensive and critical care, dietitians, nutritionists, gastroenterologists, cardiologists, pharmacologists, health care professionals, research scientists, molecular or cellular biochemists, general practitioners as well as those interested in diet and nutrition in general.

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Jan 162016
 

Springhouse Review for Critical Care Nursing Certification (Springhouse Nursing Review Series)


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By (author): Springhouse

Updated to reflect current AACN content on the CCRN certification exam, this review book provides the information nurses need to achieve CCRN certification. It covers all topics found on the exam—from disorders by body system, to multisystem disorders, to professional caring and ethical practice concepts—and includes new appendices on patients with special needs and JCAHO pain management. The book reviews signs and symptoms, key laboratory values, diagnostic tests, and medical and nursing management for scores of problems. Review questions and posttests, answers with rationales, study tips, test-taking strategies, and information on the test plan are also included.

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Jan 152016
 

AWHONN High-Risk & Critical Care Obstetrics (Mandeville, AWHONN’s High Risk and Critical Care Intrapartum Nursing)


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By (author): Nan H. Troiano RN MSN, Carol J. Harvey RNC C-EFM MS, Bonnie Flood Chez RNC MSN

Co-published with the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics & Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), this comprehensive book on advanced obstetrics practice focuses on the care of childbearing women with complications during pregnancy and the related professional concerns of perinatal professionals caring for them. This substantially revised edition reflects the significant change in this specialty area and the need to collaborate in practice to maximize patient outcomes. All chapters have been revised by RN-MD author teams.

This edition includes the AWHONN Perinatal Morbidity Advisory Panel Top 5 Issues: obesity, thromboembolic disease, diabetes, perinatal infections, and cardiac disease. The entire first section presents the realities of today’s practice including ethics, collaboration, and patient safety. Nineteen chapters detail the primary complications of pregnancy.

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Jan 152016
 

Wound Management in Urgent Care


By (author): Brittany Busse

This text outlines, from a surgeon’s standpoint, how wounds can be expeditiously and effectively managed in the Urgent Care setting by physicians and mid-level providers with Primary Care training.  The main topics addressed include the principles of wound healing, wound types, types of primary repair, healing by secondary intention, wound complications, and special circumstances.  Under each of these subheadings, proper evaluation of the wound, techniques to facilitate healing, specific patient home care (aftercare) instructions, and pitfalls to be avoided are addressed.  In addition, a brief list of specific do’s and don’ts for each type of wound and tips for effective transfer of care when necessary is included. This text provides a concise reference manual that can be used to provide quick yet structured information to improve patient outcomes.  As Urgent Care is a clinical setting that is growing in popularity across the United States, Wound Management in Urgent Care will provide a useful resource for providers in the Urgent Care setting.
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Jan 152016
 

Noninvasive Mechanical Ventilation and Difficult Weaning in Critical Care: Key Topics and Practical Approaches


This book establishes the indications for the use of NIV in the context of weaning from invasive mechanical ventilation. It provides a comprehensive overview of key topics relevant for correct practical application, including NIV and weaning principles, important aspects of patient care before and after weaning, and pediatric and neonatology weaning. Finally, the book summarizes international guidelines and new perspectives of NIV during weaning. With contributions by international experts in the field on noninvasive mechanical ventilation, the book will serve as a valuable guide for critical care physicians, respiratory physiotherapists, and pulmonologists.
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Jan 022016
 

Key Topics in Management of the Critically Ill


This book is designed to assist clinicians who are new to intensive care by providing information on a range of important and novel topics of relevance in the day-to-day management of critically ill patients. Guidance is given on the appropriate response to various emergencies and circumstances, including stroke, acute liver failure, severe burns, extreme pain, and delirium. The role of simulation training in the intensive care unit is discussed, and detailed attention is devoted to the application of modern techniques for the assessment of vital organs in the critical care setting, such as echocardiography and lung ultrasound.  An individual chapter focuses on regional anesthesia in intensive care, and in addition the book addresses subjects and issues that are frequently neglected. Examples include transfer of the critically ill patient, the role of forgotten electrolytes such as magnesium, the use of non-coumarin anticoagulants, and neuropsychological rehabilitation. The book will have broad appeal, including for general intensivists, anesthetists, acute medicine physicians, and medical students attached to acute specialties or preparing for exams in intensive care medicine.
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Dec 312015
 

Critical Care Nursing: A Holistic Approach


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By (author): Patricia Gonce Morton RN PhD ACNP-BC FAAN, Dorrie K. Fontaine RN PhD FAAN

Fully revised and streamlined to include the most recent information, Critical Care Nursing: A Holistic Approach, 10e provides students with the theory and application knowledge necessary to fully prepare them for the highly specialized and complicated technical world of critical care nursing.
 
These specially designed features assist students in providing competent and compassionate care to critically ill patients and their families:
·         NEW!! Evidence-Based Practice Highlights focus attention on the importance of research-based practice and include significant excerpts from AACN practice alerts as well as guidelines from other relevant organizations.
·         NEW!! Icons to identify drug therapy tables as well as laboratory and diagnostic tables focus attention on significant information.
·         NEW!! Spotlight on Genetics box, appearing in selected chapters, is key to understanding how genetic factors influence disorders.
NEW!!Patient Safety boxes guide safe and effective practice by alerting the critical care nurse of risk factors, signs and symptoms, side effects, and complications.
·          Considerations for the Older Patient boxes highlight the special needs of the fastest growing part of our population – older patients.
·         Health History boxes summarize key areas that should be covered and relevant information that may be revealed during the health history.
·         Collaborative Care Guides, presented in a tabular format containing outcomes and interventions, describe how the health care team works together to manage a patient’s illness and minimize complications.
·         Teaching Guides help the critical care nurse to prepare patients and family members for procedures, assist patients and family members with understanding the illness they are dealing with, explain post-procedure or postoperative activities, or prepare a patient for discharge from the hospital.
·         Nursing Diagnoses boxes use current NANDA terminology to summarize common nursing diagnoses for particular conditions.
Nursing Interventions tables and boxes highlight key information for the critical care nurse
 
 
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Dec 292015
 

Point-of-Care Tests for Severe Hemorrhage: A Manual for Diagnosis and Treatment


This book is a rich source of information on point-of-care (POC) tests for the diagnosis and treatment of severe hemorrhage, including thromboelastography, thromboelastometry, heparin monitoring systems, and platelet function analyzers (Multiplate, PFA-100, VerifyNow, etc.). The opening chapters focus on the pathophysiology of coagulation and the general characteristics of POC devices. The relevance of POC tests in specific scenarios is then carefully explained, with guidance on their use in contexts including trauma, cardiovascular surgery, ECMO, liver surgery, postpartum hemorrhage, and disorders of hemostasis in the critically ill. An individual chapter is devoted to practical issues when applying POC tests, and the book closes by presenting a set of informative clinical cases. As POC devices gain increasing popularity as bedside diagnostic tools in different clinical settings, it is important for practitioners to understand their role and value. Point-of-Care Tests for Severe Hemorrhage will be a useful and reliable source of information for anesthesiologists, intensivists, cardiologists, and hematologists.
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Dec 292015
 

Clinical Intensive Care and Acute Medicine


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By (author): Ken Hillman, Gillian Bishop

Focusing on areas common to all critically ill patients, including fluid therapy, sedation, shock, infection and other central topics, this reference to basic pathophysiological principles provides an excellent launch pad for a section on individual disease entities. The text is supported by problem-oriented guidelines to help the care provider tackle real-life practical problems. The new edition reflects the challenges of intensive care medicine, relevant to all residents, trainees, nursing staff and paramedics attached to the ICU. First Edition Pb (1996): 0-521-47812-X
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Dec 292015
 

Critical Care Notes: Clinical Pocket Guide


By (author): Janice Jones PhD RN CNS, Brenda Fix MS RN NP

A DAVIS’S NOTES BOOK!

This pocket-sized quick reference is your go-to guide for the clinical information you need to care for adult patients safely and effectively.

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