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Ward-based Critical Care : A Guide for Health Professionals, Revised Edition

Like the original Ward-based Critical Care, this second edition aims to guide practitioners in the initial management of critically ill adult patients within the ward setting. It should be of value to a wide range of healthcare professionals, including junior doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and students. It will also be relevant to practitioners who are moving into any setting that cares for acutely ill patients. This volume has been slightly reorganised since the first edition to ensure that practical aspects are incorporated within the relevant sections. The book is still structured around the ABCDE approach to assessing and managing patients, as this is promoted in critical care and resuscitation care training. The focus on practical examples and ‘hot tips’ to aid memory of key points continues. All the chapters have been updated with the most recent guidance, as available at the time of writing. This has meant that some chapters have required major revisions, while others have remained relatively unchanged. Some new chapters have been included, such as the ones on anaphylactic shock, patient safety, dealing with pregnant women in the ward setting, and massive blood transfusion. In addition, each section now starts with a chapter giving an overview of the A–E approach in order to provide more detail about assessing and managing those aspects of patient care. This informative book contains many useful features such as clinical scenarios, hot tips and practical skills, and the text is richly illustrated and cross-referenced throughout.
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Sleep Medicine in Critical Care Medicine: Diagnosis and Practical Approach

Sleep breathing disorders represent one of the most important factors that influence prognosis in critical patients, directly as an initial cause or indirect process that deteriorates after admission to the Intensive Care Units. Despite this known association, there is little scientific information in key practical questions. For example, how does one approach and diagnose sleep breathing disorders in critical care medicine? How can one measure these associations in patients under non-invasive and invasive mechanical ventilation? During weaning from mechanical ventilation, extubation process, or prevention extubation failure, and finally, their association with short and long term prognosis in medical and postoperative critically patients. In this scenario, they are of great interest to understand these associations In this book, we analyze the rationale for diagnosis and treatment in critically mechanically ventilated, from non-invasive, invasive and weaning from mechanical ventilation process, treatments, protocols and follow-up patients’ recommendations. The high prevalence of sleep breathing disorders, increment critically mechanical ventilated patients, new forms of invasive and non-invasive mechanical ventilation justify as multidisciplinary perspective this book, useful for pulmonologists, critical care and anesthesiologist.

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Critical Care Nursing

AACN Essentials of Critical Care Nursing, 4th Edition

Endorsed by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), this acclaimed textbook sets the standard for critical care nursing education. Recognizing the learner’s need to assimilate foundational knowledge before attempting to master more complex critical care nursing concepts, the book features a practical building-block organization that starts with the basics and logically progresses to advanced topics.

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Harrison’s Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, 2e Edition 2

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine – as only Harrison’s can cover it
A Doody’s Core Title for 2015.
Featuring a superb compilation of chapters related to pulmonary and critical care medicine that appear in Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, Eighteenth Edition, this concise, full-color clinical companion delivers the latest knowledge in the field backed by the scientific rigor and authority that have defined Harrison’s. You will find content from renowned editors and contributors in a carry-anywhere presentation that is ideal for the classroom, clinic, ward, or exam/certification preparation.
Features
Complete, current coverage of essential pulmonary and critical care medicine topics, including respiratory disorders, respiratory diseases, general approach to the critically ill patient, common critical illnesses and syndromes, and disorders complicating critical illnesses and their management
An important opening section “Diagnosis of Respiratory Disorders” that provides a systems overview, beginning with approach to the patient with disease of the respiratory system
Integration of pathophysiology with clinical management
140 high-yield questions and answers drawn from Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine Self-Assessment and Board Review, 18e
Content updates and new developments since the publication of Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, 18e
43 chapters written by physicians who are recognized experts in the field of pulmonary and critical care medicine
Helpful appendix of laboratory values of clinical importance

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Oxford Textbook of Advanced Critical Care Echocardiography

Advanced critical care echocardiography brings many benefits to critical care medicine. For those wishing to practice echo at a more advance level, it is necessary to master the theoretical aspects. The Oxford Textbook of Advanced Critical Care Echocardiography provides a physiological and evidence-based reference guide to the principles and techniques of advanced echocardiography. Both transoesophageal and transthoracic echocardiography are addressed and over 300 videos, 470 figures and, 140 mcqs are included making this an ideal adjunct for courses for intensivists.

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Critical Care Infectious Diseases Microbiology Pharmacology

Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship in Critical Care Medicine – 4th Edition (July 2020 Release)

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Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship in Critical Care Medicine 4E has been fully updated and revised. The clinical diagnostic approach to common infectious disease problems in the CCU is the underlying theme in the book. Emphasized throughout is the importance of formulating an accurate early presumptive clinical syndromic diagnosis which is the basis for selecting optimal initial antimicrobial therapy in the CCU. Without an accurate presumptive clinical diagnosis, effective therapy is unlikely at best. Based on the most probable clinical diagnosis, optimal antibiotic empiric therapy, based on antimicrobial stewardship principles, minimizes resistance and antibiotic complications in the CCU.

This new edition features chapters that explain the tenets of differential diagnostic reasoning, differential diagnostic characteristics of fever patterns in the CCU. The proper interpretation of rapid diagnostic tests, in the appropriate clinical context, is included. The diagnostic importance of cardinal clinical findings, particularly when combined, in the appropriate clinical context is emphasized and remains the basis for clinical problem solving in the CCU. Uniquely, critical diagnostic physical findings in the CCU, including color atlas of diagnostic eye findings, are included as important diagnostic determinants in the CCU.

Written by infectious disease clinicians for CCU consultants, Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship in Critical Care Medicine 4E remains a useful evidence based and experience tempered key clinical resource for infectious disease problems in the CCU.

Key Features

  • Essentials of the tenets of clinical diagnostic reasoning is explained as it relates to formulating a rapid and accurate clinical syndromic diagnosis in the CCU
  • The diagnostic significance of fever patterns and their relationship to the pulse rate in the proper

clinical context is explained in depth as related to the CCU setting

  • Formulating an accurate early clinical syndromic diagnosis is presented as essential since it is the

basis of effective empiric antibiotic therapy in the CCU

  • How to combine key non-specific laboratory and imaging findings to increase diagnostic specificity and diagnostic probability in the CCU is presented
  • Clinical perspective on the proper interpretation of the clinical significance of rapid diagnostic test results in the CCU is included
  • A clinical approach to apparent “antibiotic failure” in the CCU is presented either due to actual antibiotic failure or seeming but unrelated non-antibiotic failure
  • Section focuses on the practical aspects of antimicrobial stewardship particularly as related to optimizing dosing effectiveness while minimizing resistance and adverse effects in the CCU

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Critical Care Surgery

Surgical Intensive Care Medicine, Third Edition

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“This is the third edition of a comprehensive book on critical care issues pertinent to the surgical patient. … The audience most likely to benefit is senior trainees or junior faculty members seeking one of the reviews in this book. … Chapters are clearly written and reference lists have been updated to reflect citations dating to within two years of publication.” (David J. Dries, Doody’s Book Reviews, November, 2016)

From the Back Cover

This third edition text has been largely rewritten to include the many important advances that have been made and the controversies that have arisen in the past years. New topics have been added including Oxygen Transport, Tissue Oxygenation Evaluation, Echocardiography in the Critically Ill, Bedside Ultrasonography, Critical Care Issues in Oncological Surgery Patients, Long-Term Outcome after Intensive Care, Therapeutic Hypothermia, Delirium, and Post-Operative Gastrointestinal Dysfunction. Chapters are written by high-quality contributors, many of whom are nationally and internationally recognized researchers, speakers, and practitioners in Critical Care Medicine. Another important feature of this edition is the geographical diversity of its authors, including notable contributions from colleagues in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

Surgical Intensive Care Medicine, Third Edition provides a comprehensive, state-of-the art review of the field, and will serve as a valuable resource for medical students, residents, critical care fellows in training, surgeons, anesthesiologists and physicians caring for the critically ill.

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Management of the Difficult and Failed Airway, 3rd Edition

Written by the creators of the Difficult Airway Course: Anesthesia™ ,this beautifully illustrated and extensively referenced text delivers a comprehensive review of the latest options available for airway management and offers expert coverage of the full spectrum of airway management techniques.

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Critical Care Medicine Review: 1000 Questions and Answers

Covering all four critical care board exams (anesthesiology, surgery, internal medicine, and neurology), Critical Care Medicine Review: 1000 Questions and Answers prepares you for exam success as well as clinical practice in today’s ICU. This full-color, easy-to-use review tool provides challenging case studies, relevant images, multiple-choice board-style questions, rationales for correct and incorrect answers, and references for every question. Edited by instructors of anesthesia and critical care from Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, this comprehensive resource is an ideal study guide for critical care fellows, recertifying practitioners, and CCRNs.
Contains 1000 multiple-choice, case study questions and answers that mirror the four critical care exams in both content and distribution of questions and topics.
Covers all body systems as well as Surgery, Trauma, and Transplantation; Pharmacology and Toxicology; Research, Administration, and Ethics; and miscellaneous topics such as pregnancy, dermatologic disorders, and thermoregulatory disorders.
Answers include detailed rationales for both correct and incorrect responses, as well as references for further study and review.

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Critical Care Medicine: The Essentials and More (5th Edition)

With a full-color design and concise, easy-to-read chapters, Critical Care Medicine: The Essentials and a Bit More covers the core elements of critical care, with a unique focus on the pathophysiology underlying clinical disorders and how pathophysiologic concerns affect treatment options. There is much here that’s new: brand-new content, expanded discussions, and more graphical elements than ever before. Chapters follow a consistent structural template, with discussions of diagnosis, instrumentation, treatment and management techniques, and more. Expertly and succinctly captures all the fundamentals of the field!

  • Designed primarily for use by students and residents, but also helpful for anyone already in practice.
  • Emphasizes the pathophysiologic elements and treatments of illness and injury.
  • Now with updated drug info and more substantial coverage of interventional radiology, pregnancy care, and organization of critical care.
  • Adds new, brief summaries that present opposing arguments of controversial points.
  • Topics range from intubation, ventilation, and pharmacotherapy, as well as drug overdoses, sepsis, gastrointestinal bleeding, and other crisis care scenarios.

Review

It provides a concise overview of the fundamental aspects and management strategies for critically ill patients using pathophysiological examinations of the most common problems encountered.

Students, residents, and practitioners caring for critically ill patients are an appropriate audience for this book.

The chapters are divided into two basic categories: general concepts/techniques/methods commonly used in ICU management and specific critical emergencies/crises encountered in medical/surgical ICU patients. There are detailed summaries of the physiological basis of disease manifestations as well as expert descriptions of technique, pitfalls and technology applications for ventilatory management, transfusion medicine, nutrition, and sedation, among others. Later chapters provide thorough descriptions of potential causes for emergent conditions such as COPD exacerbations, septic shock, drug overdose, burns and trauma, and detail important management steps. There are current descriptions of pharmacology applications with the latest options. The chapters are written in a standardized format and in a similar style (a benefit of only two authors), which makes the book easy to use. Much new information in this edition has greatly enhanced the utility of this book. Each chapter begins with a summary of key points that accurately captures the essence of the material. The full-color tables, figures, images, and descriptions have been thoroughly updated, revised, and expanded, leading to increased readability of the material and increased relevance of this book as a daily resource in the ICU.

This book compares favorably with similar student preparatory books for ICU rotations including The Washington Manual of Critical Care, 3rd edition, Kollef et al. (Wolters Kluwer, 2018), Marino’s The ICU, 4th edition, Marino (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2014) and Critical Care Medicine: Principles of Diagnosis and Management in the Adult, 5th edition, Parrillo and Dellinger (Elsevier, 2019). What this book offers that makes it unique is the combined perspective of a pulmonary intensivist and a surgical intensivist. It offers a solid discussion of the basics and nuances of critical care issues and the implications of surgical disease on the physiology of our sickest patients. This is a must have for rotating senior students and junior residents taking an ICU rotation.”

Weighted Numerical Score: 92 – 4 Stars!

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