Evidence-Based Practice of Critical Care – 2nd Edition (Elsevier) – 2016 Release

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Feb 142018

Evidence-Based Practice of Critical Care, 2nd Edition, presents objective data and expert guidance on managing critically ill patients in unique question-based chapters that focus on best practices. Now thoroughly updated by Drs. Clifford S. Deutschman, Patrick J. Neligan, and nearly 200 critical-care experts, this highly regarded title remains the only book of its kind that provides a comprehensive framework for translating evidence into practice, making it a valuable resource for both residents and practitioners.

    • Tap into the expertise of nearly 200 critical-care experts who discuss the wide variety of clinical options in critical care, examine the relevant research, and provide recommendations based on a thorough analysis of available evidence.

    • Think through each question in a logical, efficient manner, using a practical, consistent approach to available management options and guidelines.

    • Find the information you need quickly with tables that summarize the available literature and recommended clinical approaches.

  • Navigate a full range of challenges from routine care to complicated and special situations.

    • Stay up to date with new issues and controversies such as the redefinition of sepsis • changing approaches to fluid administration • immune suppression in sepsis • monitoring the microcirculation • the long-term sequelae of critical illness • minimizing ventilator associated lung injury • the benefits of evidence-based medicine management guidelines • rapid response teams • and more.

  • Benefit from all-new sections covering persistent critical illness and the role of advanced practice nurses and physician assistants in the ICU.



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Feb 142018

Intensive care patients are the most critically ill in any hospital and they are a patient group that utilises a disproportionate amount of medical resources. Intensive care medicine, around for about 40 years, is a relatively recent but globally expanding specialty due to a growing geriartric population of discerning demand for health system.

The older generation of intensivists are approaching retirement. The middle generation is trained in various medical specialties and then subspecialised in intensive care. These doctors now lead the way in clinical practice, research, management and training. On the other hand, the younger generation of intensivists includes an ever increasing number of doctors who, for the first time, enjoy a structured training program with clinical rotations, courses, and exam qualifications.

Written by outstanding specialist practitioners who are also internationally acclaimed authors from the UK and North America, this is an authoritative guide to practical intensive care medicine. The clinical contents of the book share a practical and educational common thread with each chapter addressing pertinent clinical challenges comprehensively. This invaluable book is specially targeted at medical students, trainees in intensive care medicine and other acute specialties, consultants wishing to remain up to date on all branches of this vast specialty and other allied professionals practicing in intensive care including nurses and physiotherapists.

Readership: Doctors, nurses and physiotherapists specialising in intensive care medicine, doctors in acute medical specialties and medical students.



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Springhouse Review for Critical Care Nursing Certification (4th edition)

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Feb 072018

Updated to reflect current AACN content on the CCRN certification exam, this review book provides the information nurses need to achieve CCRN certification. This book covers the topics found on the exam – from disorders by body system, to multisystem disorders, to professional caring and ethical practice concepts – and includes 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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Critical Care Nursing: A Holistic Approach (10th edition)

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Feb 062018


The practice of critical care nursing has changed dramatically since its inception in the 1960s. Critical care nurses, more than ever before, must possess an extensive body of knowledge in order to provide competent and holistic care to critically ill patients and their families. Critically ill patients are no longer found just in intensive care units. Instead, they are cared for in the emergency department, in progressive care units, in postanesthesia care units, and in the home. Today, critically ill patients are liable to be older and sicker than ever before, thus demanding extensive knowledge to meet their complex needs. Advances in nursing, medicine, and technology; the rapidly changing health care climate; and the shortage of nursing staff and faculty are other factors that have come together to effect great changes in the practice of critical care nursing. Some of the requisite knowledge for the practice of critical care nursing can be attained through formal education and textbooks, like this one. The rest can only be gained through experience. It is our goal, with this 10th edition of Critical Care Nursing: A Holistic Approach,to assist readers on their journey by providing a comprehensive, up-to-date resource and reference. New to this 10th edition, the reader will find a special feature on genetics, more emphasis on evidence-based practice, and a more streamlined text that focuses on the most important knowledge and practices for the critical care nurse.
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Minimally Invasive Acute Care Surgery

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Feb 032018


This text is designed to present a comprehensive, up to date and safe approach to managing emergency general surgery patients with a minimally invasive approach. This book bridges the gap between the minimally invasive surgery (MIS) expert who may not routinely be involved in the care of the acute care surgery patient and the ACS expert surgeon who may not have a routine MIS elective practice.
The first section reviews the physiology of the acute care surgery patient and the physiologic impact of MIS techniques including pnemoperitoneum in critically ill patients. This review is crucial to assure that the surgeon has a clear understanding of when a MIS approach is safe and when it can be potentially dangerous to the patient.
The illustrations are presented in an atlas-style format to describe the surgical procedures. The authors of the various sections are minimally invasive and acute care surgeons from prominent academic centers. The format represents a narrative review with appropriate illustrations and links to online videos.





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ICU Protocols: A Stepwise Approach

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Feb 012018


The book describes step-wise management of clinical emergencies seen every day in Intensive care units (ICUs. As a practical guide, clinicians can refer to it on a day-to-day basis during their work hours, or while in transit to update their knowledge. Targeted readers are intensivists, critical care specialists, and residents involved in the care of patients admitted in ICUs. This handbook covers an array of specialities such as cardiology, pulmonology, gastroenterology, neurology, nephrology, traumatology, and toxicology. This monograph provides point-of-care treatment guidance and will serve as a ready-reckoner for physicians to quickly learn the management steps in a methodical manner.





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The Washington Manual Internship Survival Guide (4th Revised edition)

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Jan 302018


This 4th edition of The Washington Manual Internship Survival Guide contains all the essential information needed for a successful internship. Designed to help residents improve their skills from their very first day on the wards, this pocket-size reference book offers practical medical advice for the top 10 workups and common calls and complaints residents will encounter during their rotations, including key history, what not to miss, and when to call for help. FEATURES • Includes a quick-reference detachable 12-panel pocket card with step-by-step instructions and full-color illustrations of procedures • New sections offer valuable insights into patient safety and risk management • Expanded coverage gives reader a better understanding of pain management and critical care • Thorough updates give residents the most current medical practices





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Geriatric Trauma and Critical Care (2nd Edition)

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Jan 282018


With the expertise of an author panel of leading clinicians in the field of surgery, trauma, critical care and geriatrics the new edition of this text addresses the explosion in knowledge on the impact aging has on injury, acute illness and critical care management. The text covers the physiologic changes associated with aging, as well as the clinical assessment, stratification, and management of acute illness and injury. Furthermore, the new edition discusses the full spectrum of critical care management of the elderly.

Part I explores the impact of aging on health and the healthcare system. There will be detailed discussion on the physiologic effects of aging and the impact on clinical management. The management of common surgical emergencies in the elderly is addressed in Part II. Part III addresses the evaluation and management of trauma and injury. Finally, Part IV explores the specific challenges of critical care management, including end-of-life and ethics, in the geriatric population. Updated information, reflective of the expansive literature, is addressed in all sections. New to the second edition are chapters on prehospital care, burns, nursing concerns, and abdominal solid organ injury. Appropriate chapters will include case vignettes and clinical algorithms. All chapters include a bullet-point summary.

Geriatric Trauma and Critical Care, 2nd Edition will be of great value to trauma surgeons, acute care surgeons, critical care specialists, emergency medicine physicians, geriatricians, general surgeons, and trainees in surgery, critical care, and emergency medicine. Advanced practice nurses, critical care nurses, and physician assistants will also find this a useful and practical resource.





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Critical Limb Ischemia: Acute and Chronic

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Jan 172018



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Mechanical Ventilation in the Critically Ill Obese Patient

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Jan 072018




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