Anaesthesia and Intensive Care A-Z – Print & E-Book: An Encyclopedia of Principles and Practice, 5e (FRCA Study Guides) 5th Edition

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. Also for the first time, this fifth edition now comes with complementary access to the complete electronic version of the book. It is now easy to use the content just as you need it, anytime, anywhere – whether online or offline, on your laptop, tablet or mobile device.

  • Succinct, clear text and diagrams make quick reference easy
  • Entries arranged alphabetically, with extensive cross-referencing to ensure full understanding of topics
  • Thoroughly revised throughout to reflect the latest advances in the field
  • New exam preparation checklist ordered by core topics, for more effective use of revision time and enhanced confidence
  • More flexible and practical than ever before, with anytime, anywhere electronic access

Your eBook is much more than just ‘pictures of pages’:

  • Fully searchable, with main category entries prioritised in search returns
  • Customise your page views
  • Highlight and make searchable notes
  • Print and copy-and-paste with bibliographic support
  • Download to multiple devices, including desktop and mobile
  • 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
  • Comes with complete eBook version – more flexible and practical than ever before, with anytime, anywhere electronic access

Your eBook is much more than just ‘pictures of pages’:

  • Fully searchable, with main category entries prioritised in search returns
  • Customise your page views
  • Highlight and make searchable notes
  • Print and copy-and-paste with bibliographic support
  • Download to multiple devices, including desktop and mobile

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Mechanical Ventilation: Clinical Applications and Pathophysiology, 1e 1st Edition

One of the key tools in effectively managing critical illness is the use of mechanical ventilator support. This essential text helps you navigate this rapidly evolving technology and understand the latest research and treatment modalities. A deeper understanding of the effects of mechanical ventilation will enable you to optimize patient outcomes while reducing the risk of trauma to the lungs and other organ systems.

  • A physiologically-based approach helps you better understand the impact of mechanical ventilation on cytokine levels, lung physiology, and other organ systems.
  • The latest guidelines and protocols help you minimize trauma to the lungs and reduce patient length of stay.
  • Expert contributors provide the latest knowledge on all aspects of mechanical ventilation, from basic principles and invasive and non-invasive techniques to patient monitoring and controlling costs in the ICU.
  • Comprehensive coverage of advanced biological therapies helps you master cutting-edge techniques involving surfactant therapy, nitric oxide therapy, and cytokine modulators.
  • Detailed discussions of both neonatal and pediatric ventilator support helps you better meet the unique needs of younger patients.

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Emergency & Critical Care Pocket Guide, ACLS Version 7th Edition

The most popular pocket reference in emergency nursing now contains the 2010 AHA updates. The Emergency & Critical Care Pocket Guide has been an essential resource for physicians, paramedics, and nurses for over a decade. The Pocket Guide consolidates the critical information found in desk references into a convenient 3″x5″ pocket-size format that is handy enough to take with you anywhere. The newly updated Seventh Edition features the 2010 AHA Algorithms, updated poisons, emergency medications, and common drugs sections, as well as updated pediatric medications, a revised Spanish section, clear ECG rhythm images, and straightforward medical emergency treatments. Additional topics covered include Hemodynamic Values/Outcomes, an IV compatibility chart and Stroke Management.

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Seizures in Critical Care: A Guide to Diagnosis and Therapeutics (Current Clinical Neurology) 3rd ed. 2017 Edition

Updated and expanded to provide the neurologic, intensive and critical care communities a comprehensive guide to common critical care illnesses and seizures, this third edition remains the premier resource on seizures in critical care. In addition to covering etiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, differential diagnosis and treatment options, chapters feature the latest technologies and treatments and integrate current literature. This unique and specialized text offers neurologists, intensivists, neurosurgeons, trauma surgeons, epileptologists, electrophysiologists and residents in various specialties clarity on this challenging set of comorbidities.

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International Trauma Life Support for Emergency Care Providers (8th Edition) 8th Edition

For more than 30 years, International Trauma Life Support has been at the forefront of trauma education at all levels of emergency care worldwide. This complete reference is filled with practical, hands-on training that guides readers through the hows and whys behind all of the skills necessary for rapid assessment, resuscitation, stabilization, and transportation of the trauma patient. Updated with the latest approaches to the care of the trauma patient, this Eighth Edition conforms to the most recent AHA/ILCOR guidelines for artificial ventilation and CPR. This new edition continues ITLS’s tradition of excellence to ensure learners get the most out of the few minutes they have to save their patients’ lives.

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Drugs in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care 5th Edition

An essential reference text, the fifth edition of this popular book details drugs in anaesthesia and intensive care in an A-Z format. The book describes the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of all the drugs commonly used by anaesthetists. The A-Z organisation allows rapid access to specific information on the properties and characteristics of almost 200 drugs.

The new edition includes a complete revision of all the featured drugs, and the addition of key new drugs. New diagrams of particular drug structures and comparison tables aid comparison of differences within a drug class for exam revision. Improved navigation in the index enables prompt discoverability of information.

Written in a concise, bullet-point style to allow quick access to information, the book contains all necessary drug references for anaesthetists in training, consultant anaesthetists, intensive care nurses, and anaesthetic assistants.

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Pediatric & Neonatal Mechanical Ventilation 2/E 2nd Revised edition Edition

This book is intended to be practical resource for pediatric residents, pediatricians and physicians involved in care of neonatal and pediatric intensive care patients needing mechanical ventilation. In this second edition, newer chapters on specific scenarios of Ventilation in Asthma, ARDS, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, Patient ventilator synchrony have been added. Flow charts have also been included in most of the chapters for ready reference.

Contents

1. Structure and Function of Conventional Ventilator

2. Mechanical Ventilation: Basic Physiology
Basic Respiratory Physiology
Applied Respiratory Physiology for Mechanical Ventilation

3. Oxygen Therapy
Definition 20
Physiology

4. Basic Mechanical Ventilation
Indications of Mechanical Ventilation
Basic Fundamentals of Ventilation

5. Advanced Mechanical Ventilation: Newer Modes
Inverse Ratio Ventilation (IRV)
Airway Pressure Release Ventilation (APRV)
Pressure Support Ventilation (PSV)
Pressure-regulated Volume Control (PRVC)
Proportional Assist Ventilation (PAV)
Nonconventional Techniques
Neurally Adjusted Ventilatory Assist (NAVA)

6. Patient Ventilator Dyssynchrony
Ventilator-related Factors that affect Patient-ventilator Interaction
Trigger Variable
Ineffective Triggering

7. Blood Gas and Acid Base Interpretation
Acidosis
Alkalosis
Pediatric and Neonatal Mechanical Ventilation
Buffering System
Homeostasis
Pathophysiology
Metabolic Acidosis
Treatment
Metabolic Alkalosis
Respiratory Acidosis
Mixed Acid-base Disorders

8. Care of the Ventilated Patient
Physiotherapy
Appendix: Humidification and Mechanical Ventilation

9. Ventilator Graphics and Clinical Applications
Technique of Respiratory Mechanics Monitoring
Types of Waveforms
Scalars
Loops
Abnormal Waveforms

10. Ventilation for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Management of Pediatric ALI and ARDS
Respiratory Support in Children with ALI and ARDS
Endotracheal Intubation and Ventilation
Rescue Therapies for ChIldren with ALI/ARDS
Potentially Promising Therapies for Children with ALI/ARDS

11. Mechanical Ventilation in Acute Asthma
Criteria for Intubation
Intubation Technique
Sedation during Intubation and Ventilation
Effects of Intubation
Medical Management of Asthma in the Intubated Patient
Noninvasive Mechanical Ventilation

12. Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation
Determinants of Weaning Outcome
Extubation

13. Complications of Mechanical Ventilation
Complications Related to Adjunctive Therapies

14. Non-Invasive Ventilation
Mechanism of Improvement with Non-invasive Ventilation

15. Neonatal CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure)
Definition
Effects of CPAP in the Infant with Respiratory Distress
The CPAP Delivery System

16. Neonatal Ventilation

17. High Frequency Ventilation
Protective Strategies of Conventional Mechanical Ventilation
Basic Concepts of HFV (High Frequency Ventilation)
Types of High Frequency Ventilation
Clinical Application
Practical Aspects of High Frequency Ventilation of Pediatric and Neonatal Patients

18. Inhaled Nitric Oxide

19. Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
Recent Evidence on Use of ECMO

20. Commonly Available Ventilators
VELA Ventilator: Viasys Health Care (USA)
Neonatal Ventilator Model Bearcub 750 PSV Viasys Health Care (USA)
Ventilator Model Avea- Viasys Health Care

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Quick Reference to Critical Care Fourth Edition

The fourth edition of this pocket-sized reference guide to procedures, treatments, and stabilization techniques for disorders, injuries, and patient situations commonly seen in the critical care setting is now updated for use by nursing students as well practicing critical care nurses.  Featuring new  information on new drugs, defibrillators and EECP therapy, this useful reference offers two sections providing quick access to need-to-know information. The first section is organized by body system, with problems of each system alphabetized. The second section contains essential information on drugs, dosing, conversions, calculations, compatibilities, laboratory tests, and more.

This edition features over 200 images and tables, as well as Fast Facts and mnemonics to foster knowledge retention. Cross-references include page numbers, which provides quick access to information without the need to search the index.

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Comprehensive Critical Care Ultrasound

Focused ultrasound examinations are being used more frequently in the critical care setting because of their rapid, precise detection capabilities. Comprehensive Critical Care Ultrasound is a companion guide for clinicians seeking to improve ultrasound understanding and skills in the ICU. The text covers the entire body and encompasses various views and diagnoses the clinicians will encounter at the bedside in both adult and pediatric populations. It also highlights administrative aspects of critical care ultrasound, including quality improvement, billing, and certification. With full-color images and online video, this book is a must-have for healthcare professionals who are interested in or currently practicing critical care ultrasound.

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Focused ultrasound examinations are being used more frequently in the critical care setting because of their rapid, precise detection capabilities. Comprehensive Critical Care Ultrasound is a companion guide for clinicians seeking to improve ultrasound understanding and skills in the ICU. The text covers the entire body and encompasses various views and diagnoses the clinicians will encounter at the bedside in both adult and pediatric populations. It also highlights administrative aspects of critical care ultrasound, including quality improvement, billing, and certification. With full-color images and online video, this book is a must-have for healthcare professionals who are interested in or currently practicing critical care ultrasound.

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Annual Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine 2017 1st ed. 2017 Edition

The Annual Update compiles reviews of the most recent developments in experimental and clinical intensive care and emergency medicine research and practice in one comprehensive reference book. The chapters are written by well recognized experts in these fields. The book is addressed to everyone involved in internal medicine, anesthesia, surgery, pediatrics, intensive care and emergency medicine.

About the Author

Prof. Vincent is Professor of intensive care at the University of Brussels, and intensivist in the Department of Intensive Care at Erasme University Hospital in Brussels. He is President of the World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine (WFSICCM) and a Past-President of the Belgian Society of Intensive Care Medicine (SIZ), the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM), the European Shock Society (ESS), and the International Sepsis Forum (ISF). He is a member of the Royal Medical Academy of Belgium.

Prof. Vincent has signed more than 900 original articles, some 400 book chapters and review articles, 1000 original abstracts, and has edited 102 books. He is co-editor of the Textbook of Critical Care (Elsevier Saunders) and the “Encyclopedia of Intensive Care Medicine” (Springer). He is editor-in-chief of “Critical Care”, “Current Opinion in Critical Care”, and “ICU Management & Practice” and member of the editorial boards of about 30 journals.

For 37 years, Prof. Vincent has been chairman of the International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine, the largest international meeting in this field, which gathers more than 6000 participants every year in Brussels.

He has received several awards, including the Distinguished Investigator Award of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the College Medalist Award of the American College of Chest Physicians He is a recipient of the “Society Medal” (lifetime award) of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine and has received the prestigious Belgian scientific award of the FRS-FNRS (Prix Scientifique Joseph Maisin-Sciences Biomédicales Cliniques). In recognition of these achievements, he was awarded the title of Baron by King Albert II of Belgium in 2013.

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