Jan 132020

Emergency nursing requires rapid assessment and decision-making. Often nurses are required to make sense of considerable amounts of information and act on it. The Oxford Handbook of Emergency Nursing provides an essential resource when time is short and the need for practical clinical guidance is paramount. This second edition has been fully updated to reflect new guidelines and approaches which have impacted emergency nursing in recent years. This handbook provides clear, focussed information that will aid all areas of patient assessment and management in emergency care. The concise format will enable the reader to quickly locate the information needed and provides alerts regarding critical ‘must-dos’ for ill adults and children. The skills section provides a quick summary of the many clinical skills needed in emergency care, ideal as an introduction for the uninitiated and as a refresher for skills performed infrequently. Additionally, this second edition has been expanded to cover nursing in major trauma and emergencies in the elderly. This handbook will empower nurses to deliver excellence in emergency care.

Written by practising nurses and subject experts, the Oxford Handbook of Emergency Nursing is a unique and invaluable companion for qualified and student nurses, and to all health care professionals working in the emergency care setting.





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Jan 092020

Fully updated and revised, the second edition of The Practice of Emergency and Critical Care Neurology puts a more modern approach on the practice of emergency neurological care. When most texts within the field focus on the theoretical aspects, this book concentrates on the management of neurologic conditions, recognition of deterioration of neurologic functions, neurosurgical procedures, and immediate interventions. This text also presents hard data to explain why we do what we do.

Dr. Wijdicks condenses essential information into several sections comprising of the principles in recognizing critically ill neurologic patients in the emergency department, the evaluation of symptoms indicating critical emergency, general principles of managing critically ill patients, monitoring devices and diagnostic tests, complete management of specific disorders in the neurosciences intensive care unit, postoperative neurosurgical and neurointerventional complications, management of medical complications, and end of life care.

Key Features of the New Edition include

1. Additional chapters on critical consults in surgical and medical ICUs, critical care management, and comprehensive monitoring and biomarkers to reflect new research;
2. Rich illustrations using color photos of patients and drawings of important basic concepts of mechanism of acute neurologic disease;
3. Fully updated and comprehensive reference list;
4. A pocket book of selected tables and figures covering all essential points for quick reference and as a survival guide for house staff.

This is the go-to guide for every physician, staff neurologist, neurointensivist, resident, and fellow in training with managing acutely ill neurologic patients.


“Dr. Wijdicks has written and updated what is a wonderful text for anyone that touches the practice of critical care neurology. The chapters are well organized and thoughtful. The sections on paralysis and coma complement other sections such as the ones on communication and daily practice. This is a book that teaches about science and practice. The writing style is one that facilitates a deep understanding of the field for anyone at any stage of their career and practice.” –Kevin N. Sheth, MD, Chief, Division of Neurocritical Care and Emergency Neurology, Chief, Clinical Research, Department of Neurology; Director, Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit, Yale School of Medicine & Yale New Haven Hospital

“While the book is authoritative and well referenced, the reading experience is more akin to a curbside consult with the expert than a dry recitation of facts and figures. Content is arranged in a manner reflective of the course of clinical care, beginning with evaluation of presenting signs and symptoms (e.g., terrible headache, comatose), progressing to commonly encountered critical care management issues and discussions of specific disorders. Illustrative figures and tables supplement the text, many now in color…This new edition belongs on the office shelf of anyone who treats patients with neurologic urgencies, where it is sure to become a well-thumbed resource.” —Doody’s Health Sciences Book Review
“The name Eelco Wijdicks is synonymous with the development of the specialty of neurocritical care and with the publication of The Practice of Emergency and Critical Care Neurology he has produced a comprehensive account of the specialty. He achieves this by combining the latest science with his wealth of personal experience and the result is a work which will appeal to neurologists, anesthesiologists, intensivists, neurosurgeons, emergency room physicians and all allied specialties working with acutely ill neurological patients.” —Neurology, American Academy of Neruology
“Practical and comprehensive are probably the best words to summarize Eelco F M Wijdicks’ The Practice of Emergency and Critical Care Neurology. Wijdicks’ textbook comprehensively covers the specialty of emergency and critical care neurology including differential diagnoses, the meaning of technical monitoring, and differential pharmacological and procedural therapy. At the same time, this book can be used as a practical quick reference. This is as much a reference book for the neurointensivist as it is a teaching book for the young emergency doctor. Compared with the many other books on neurointensive care, the read is refreshingly smooth, which might be because this is a single-author book.” —Thorsten Steiner, The Lancet





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Labour Room Emergencies

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Dec 162019

Developed by a panel of leading experts in the field of obstetrics, this book provides an overview of disease presentation, treatment, protocols and outcomes in the field of obstetrics. This exhaustive compilation is a culmination of a targeted multidisciplinary approach and evidence based management in obstetrics. Up to date and easy to understand, it offers a blend of widely accepted guidelines, practical clinical know-how and the latest advances in the field, covering all the emergencies encountered in the delivery room.
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Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide, 9th edition

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Dec 152019

Unquestionably the leading text in emergency medicine, Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine is a true must-have resource for everyone in emergency medicine –- from residents to practicing physicians. The Ninth Edition of provides the depth and breadth of coverage that reflects the complexity and expertise needed to practice emergency medicine successfully in today’s fast –paced environments. It is an important contemporary clinical emergency care resource for physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants who practice emergency medicine and for emergency medicine and pediatric emergency medicine fellows. It remains the preferred study guide for in-training and board examinations and recertification.





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Neurological Emergencies: A Practical Approach

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Dec 132019

This comprehensive and up-to-date book covers the common emergencies in neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry. Chapters examine a variety of neurological emergencies, and offer pragmatic approaches to treatment and management. High-quality tables, figures, and algorithms supplement expertly written text, and provide readers with clear, rapid answers in an easily accessible format. Additionally, the book includes discussions on less common conditions, and incorporates specific methods for treating specific populations, such as pregnant women and transplant patients.
Neurological Emergencies: A Practical Approach is a go-to reference for all medical professions working in emergency treatment settings, and will increase their ability to better care for patients with acute neurological diseases.





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Avoiding Common Errors in the Emergency Department, 2nd Edition

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Dec 122019

In a conversational, easy-to-read style, Avoiding Common Errors in the Emergency Department, 2nd Edition , discusses 365 errors commonly made in the practice of emergency medicine and gives practical, easy-to-remember tips for avoiding these pitfalls. Chapters are brief, approachable, and evidence-based, suitable for reading immediately before the start of a rotation, used for quick reference on call, or read daily over the course of one year for personal assessment and review.

Key Features:
Coverage includes psychiatry, pediatrics, poisonings, cardiology, obstetrics and gynecology, trauma, general surgery, orthopedics, infectious diseases, gastroenterology, renal, anesthesia and airway management, urology, ENT, and oral and maxillofacial surgery.
Completely revised and rewritten by many new authors, as well as returning authors who bring a fresh perspective to new subjects.
New key points at the end of each chapter present must-know information in an easy-access, bulleted format.
Ideal for emergency medicine physicians, residents, and attendings; emergency nurse practitioners, PAs who practice in the ED, and primary care physicians in urgent care centers.





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Emergency Medicine PreTest Self-Assessment and Review

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Dec 112019

“This is an excellent review of emergency medicine in easy-to-read case-based questions that provide readers with sufficient information to understand the key concepts of diagnosis and management in the emergency setting.”–Doody’s Review Service. . “I found all of the questions to be in true USMLE style, the content to be entirely accurate and up-to-date, adn the degree of complexity to be appropriate for third and fourth year medical students. It is the best review text that I’ve ever reviewed.”–Michael Curley, Medical Student, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. . This is the best question-and-answer review for emergency medicine questions on the USMLE Step 2 and shelf exams. Reader will find 500 board-format questions, complete with explanations of both correct and incorrect answers. All questions have been reviewed by medical students to ensure they accurately reflect the exam experience.. . Features:. 500 USMLE-type questions, answers, and explanations. Explanations for right and wrong answers. Targets what you really need to know. Student tested and reviewed (20081118)
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Regenerative Medicine and Plastic Surgery: Elements, Research Concepts and Emerging Technologies

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Dec 112019

This book discusses the current research concepts and the emerging technologies in the field of stem cells and tissue engineering. It is the first authoritative reference documenting all the ways that plastic surgical practice and regenerative medicine science overlap or provide a road map for the future of both specialties. The Editors have provided a valuable service by gathering in one place the leading voices in these two fields in clear and concise manner.

Divided into five parts, the book opens with a description of the elements of regenerative medicine including definitions, basic principles of soft and bone tissue regeneration, biomaterials and scaffolds. Current research concepts are explored in the second part of this book, for example mechanotransduction and the utility of extracellular vesicles. In the third part, the editors present the emerging technologies and highlight the novel perspectives on bionic reconstruction and biomimetics in surgery and regenerative medicine. Part four deals with translational aspects including practical information on moving scientific findings from bench to bedside. The final part then describes in detail applications in clinical plastic surgery.

Written by leading experts this book is an invaluable resource for researchers, students, beginners and experienced clinicians in a range of specialties.

“In your hands is a comprehensive encyclopedia of two rapidly converging fields. Drs Duscher and Shiffman have done an outstanding job of highlighting the interdependent relationship between plastic surgery and regenerative medicine. Ultimately, this is to the benefit of both fields.”
– Geoffrey C. Gurtner, MD, FACS
Johnson and Johnson Distinguished Professor of Surgery
Professor (by courtesy) of Bioengineering and Materials Science
Inaugural Vice Chairman of Surgery for Innovation
Stanford University School of Medicine





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The Walls Manual of Emergency Airway Management, Fifth Edition

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Dec 032019

The Walls Manual of Emergency Airway Management is the world’s most trusted reference on emergency airway management, and is the foundation text in the nationally recognized The Difficult Airway Course: Emergency, The Difficult Airway Course: Critical Care, and The Difficult Airway Course: EMS. Its practical, hands-on approach provides all the concrete guidance you need to effectively respond to any airway emergency, whether in the emergency department, ICU, urgent care setting, pre-hospital environment, or anywhere else airway emergencies may occur.

– Apply the latest evidence-based approaches to all aspects of airway management. New chapters include Managing Retroglottic Devices, Controversies in EMS Airway Management, The Unstable Patient: Optimization for Emergency Airway Management, and Safe Extubation of the At-Risk Emergency Patient. Discover expanded coverage of preoxygenation techniques and comprehensive updates throughout.
– Efficiently overcome any challenge in airway management with the aid of step-by-step instructions, mnemonics, easy-to-follow algorithms, and rich illustrations.
– Glean expert insights from a brand-new editorial team led by Calvin Brown III, MD, who is Dr. Walls’ colleague and protege, and many of the same airway experts who teach The Difficult Airway Course – additionally, Dr. Ron Walls continues to actively author content within this edition!





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Essential Emergency Trauma

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Nov 282019

Essential Emergency Trauma is a concise, reader-friendly, and portable reference on the care of trauma patients in the emergency department. Geared to practicing emergency physicians, residents, and medical students, the book focuses sharply on the key details needed to stabilize and treat trauma patients with a wide variety of injuries.
Major sections cover trauma of each anatomic region. Each section opens with a chapter “The First 15 Minutes, Algorithm, and Decision Making”. Subsequent chapters focus on specific injury patterns, emphasizing pathophysiology, diagnosis, evaluation, and management. The information is presented in bullet points with numerous tables and images. Each chapter ends with an up-to-date review of the “Best Evidence”.





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