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.

 Editorial Reviews

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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Massachusetts General Hospital Review of Critical Care Medicine 1st Edition

The MGH Review of Critical Care Medicine
The field of critical care medicine is evolving quickly. To prepare for certification and refresh their knowledge, today’s practitioners need a concise multidisciplinary review that focuses on the core areas of critical care. Ideal for critical care fellows, critical care nurses, residents, and practitioners who spend time in the ICU, The MGH Review of Critical Care Medicine employs brief chapters on focused topics to help readers review core areas and test their knowledge.

Features:

  • Broad scope addresses all major topics is adult critical care with contributions from experts in a range of disciplines.
  • Concise chapters based on commonly referenced topics make the review easy to navigate.
  • Focused discussions are based on patient presentation and are structured to include common causes, initial management strategies, pathophysiology, differential diagnosis, management, and outcomes.
  • Incisive review questions (3–10 per topic) include answers and explanations to help readers understand the “how” and “why” behind each answer.
  • Staff of MGH and its sister institutions provide consistent terminology and presentation throughout the review.

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Examination Intensive Care Medicine, 2e 2nd Edition

This is a high quality exam-focused resource to facilitate passage through ICU fellowship examinations. There is currently no specific competing publication that specifically meets the goals of an examination guide for ICM trainees. This book covers the key components of the exam syllabuses for FCICM, EDIC and DICM, and builds on the ICM component of the previous edition, Examination Intensive Care and Anaesthesia. The book deals with all elements of the individual clinical examinations including performance strategies and provides a chapter on paediatric intensive care. The book is suitable for all trainees in Intensive Care Medicine. Trainees in Anaesthesia, Emergency Medicine, Surgery and Medicine will also find it useful.

  • The print edition includes an accompanying interactive DVD which contains a wealth of supplementary material including a procedures and equipment library, case based scenarios to aid recall of important facts and a summary of important critical care literature

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Cardiac Intensive Care: Expert Consult: Online and Print, 2e (Expert Consult Title: Online + Print) 2nd Edition

The new edition of Cardiac Intensive Care―the only textbook dedicated to cardiac intensive care medicine―chronicles the progress made in the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of patients with critical cardiac illness. Editors Allen Jeremias, MD, MSc and David L. Brown, MD present the landmark discoveries, greater understanding of syndromes, and technological advancements that have helped make clinical cardiology a progressive and interventional field. You’ll get coverage of the plethora of noncoronary diseases in the CICU, as well as a complete compendium of up-to-date pharmacologic agents. The new full-color design and layout and nine new chapters give you the latest theoretical, technical, diagnostic, and therapeutic advances in an accessible and visually appealing format. Moreover, the full text is available online at expertconsult.com.

  • Features the authoritative perspectives of a stellar group of contributors―many of whom are the pioneers in the fields they cover―for the best available guidance.
  • Provides the basic science framework for the clinical material through a section on the scientific foundation of cardiac intensive care to give you the complete picture.
  • Presents a pharmacological introduction to the classes of drugs so you know which are most commonly used in the CICU.
  • Covers which noncoronary diseases frequently result in admittance to the CICU to prepare you for those diagnoses that are not of a cardiac nature.
  • Offers the convenience of full-text online access at expertconsult.com.
  • Features nine new chapters―Quality Assurance and Improvement in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit; Physical Examination in the CICU; Mechanical Treatments for Acute ST-Elevation MI; Non-ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction: Diagnosis, Prognosis, Risk Stratification, and Management; Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa Inhibitors; Vascular Access Procedures; Ventilator Management for the Cardiac Patient; Management of Post-Operative Complications in the Cardiac Surgery Patient; Guidelines Relevant to Care in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit―to keep the book and you up to date.
  • Presents the text in a new, full-color design and layout for a more visually-appealing and accessible format that makes finding the information you need quick and easy.

Your purchase entitles you to access the web site until the next edition is published, or until the current edition is no longer offered for sale by Elsevier, whichever occurs first. If the next edition is published less than one year after your purchase, you will be entitled to online access for one year from your date of purchase. Elsevier reserves the right to offer a suitable replacement product (such as a downloadable or CD-ROM-based electronic version) should online access to the web site be discontinued.

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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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