Mechanical Circulatory Support in End-Stage Heart Failure: A Practical Manual 1st ed. 2017 Edition

This book is a detailed practical guide to the use of ventricular assist devices and total artificial hearts to provide mechanical circulatory support (MCS) in patients with end-stage heart failure. It explains why MCS may be indicated, which patients require MCS, when and how to implant ventricular assist devices or a total artificial heart, and how to avoid potential complications of MCS. Management throughout the period of care is described, from preimplantation to follow-up, and both typical and atypical cases are discussed. The text features numerous helpful tips and tricks relating to surgical and nonsurgical management and is supported by a wealth of high-quality illustrations that document the preoperative evaluation and implantation techniques. Heart transplantation remains the gold standard for the treatment of patients suffering from end-stage heart failure, but the shortage of donors has led to an increase in the use of MCS. This book will assist all physicians, and especially cardiologists and anesthesiologists, who are involved in the care of these patients.

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Percutaneous Tracheostomy in Critically Ill Patients 1st ed. 2016 Edition

This book provides an up-to-date and comprehensive overview on percutaneous tracheostomy (PT) in critically ill patients. The various PT techniques that may be employed in the intensive care unit are fully described, with discussion of the available tracheostomy tubes and selection criteria and with clear evaluation of the risks and benefits of each procedure. A further individual chapter is devoted to the methods of airway management that may be used during PT. Detailed attention is also paid to medical and nursing management inside and outside hospital, to quality of life issues in tracheostomized patients, and to the problem of informed consent. The book concludes by addressing the need for standard guidelines. Percutaneous Tracheostomy in Critically Ill Patients will be an excellent source of information and guidance for novice and more experienced physicians working in intensive care units, operating rooms, and emergency departments as well as for those responsible for patient aftercare.

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Compact Clinical Guide to Mechanical Ventilation: Foundations of Practice for Critical Care Nurses 1st Edition

This book] offers easy-to-use, quick tips that will benefit a great number of nurses. Critical care nurses often need help with ventilator modes and types of usage and this book is a great resource.Score: 96, 4 Stars.–Doody’s Medical Reviews

The only book written about mechanical ventilation by nurses for nurses, this text fills a void in addressing high-level patient care and management specific to critical care nurses. Designed for use by practicing nurses, nursing students, and nursing educators, it provides a detailed, step-by-step approach to developing expertise in this challenging area of practice. The guide is grounded in evidence-based research and explains complex concepts in a user-friendly format along with useful tips for daily practice. It has been written based on the authors’ many years of teaching students at all levels of critical care as well as their experience in mentoring novice and experienced nurses in the critical care arena.

Emphasizing the nurse’s role in mechanical ventilation, the book offers many features that facilitate in-depth learning. These include bulleted points to simplify complex ideas, learning objectives, key points summarized for speedy reference, learning activities, a case study in each chapter with questions for reflection, clinical “pearls,” references for additional study, and a glossary. A digital companion includes cue cards summarizing challenging practice concepts and how-to procedural videos. The book addresses the needs of both adult critical care patients and geriatric critical care patients. A chapter on International Perspectives addresses the similarities and differences in critical care throughout the globe. Also covered are pharmacology protocols for the mechanically ventilated patient. Additionally, the book serves as a valuable resource for nurses preparing for national certification in critical care.

Key Features:

  • Written by nurses for nurses
  • Provides theoretical and practical, step-by-step information about mechanical ventilation for practicing nurses, students, and educators
  • Comprises a valuable resources for the orientation of nurses new to critical care
  • Contains chapters on international perspectives in critical care and pharmacology protocols for the mechanically ventilated patient

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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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Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient, 3rd Edition 3rd Edition

This new edition of the Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient (CCrISP) course manual has been fully updated and revised by a multidisciplinary team of surgeons and anaesthetists. It remains true to the original aims of the course: to encourage trainees to take responsibility for critically ill patients, to predict and prevent problems that patients might encounter while in hospital, to function well within the surgical team and communicate effectively with colleagues from other disciplines.

CCrISP is a valuable adjunct to traditional ward training and continues to provide young surgeons with the structure and confidence they require to safely and effectively care for their patients on the ward and in theatre. Designed to develop skills that are necessary in the management of critically ill patients, CCrISP integrates knowledge, practical skills, communication and leadership.

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Acute and Critical Care Formulas and Laboratory Values 2014th Edition

This pocket guide is a single-volume source of the most common and important formulas and laboratory values used in the daily practice of acute care and critical care medicine.  Information is presented in outline format and as tables, graphics, and algorithms to facilitate quick look up.  Acute and Critical Care Formulas and Laboratory Values is designed to help clinicians to interpret clinical data, to apply formulas, and to understand laboratory values, and to integrate this information with their knowledge of pathophysiology to promote the delivery of evidence-based care.

Essential formulas and laboratory values

Multiple ways to derive a value, where appropriate

Non-clinical formulas useful for understanding physiologic concepts or that underlie diagnostic tests or clinical measurement  included

Chapters divided by organ system

Practical appendixes of “Abbreviations” and “Key Telephone Numbers”

A special “Notes” section for recording frequently used formulas

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The Washington Manual of Critical Care (Lippincott Manual) 2nd Edition

Prepared by residents and faculty at the Washington University School of Medicine, this pocket manual contains easy-to-read algorithms for the management of more than 80 medical and surgical problems arising in the intensive care unit. Chapters focus on specific problems and the algorithms provide straightforward approaches to the management of these issues. Coverage includes a section on procedures commonly performed in the intensive care unit. Appendices include common equations in the ICU, drug-drug interactions, and common drug dosages and side effects.

If you purchased a copy of Kollef: The Washington Manual of Critical Care, 2e, ISBN: 978-1-4511-1022-7, please make note of the following two important corrections.

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The ESC Textbook of Intensive and Acute Cardiovascular Care (The European Society of Cardiology) 2nd Edition

The ESC Textbook of Intensive and Acute Cardiovascular Care is the official textbook of the Acute Cardiovascular Care Association (ACCA) of the ESC. This new updated edition continues to comprehensively approach all the different issues relating to intensive and acute cardiovascular care. The textbook is addressed to all those involved in intensive and acute cardiac care, from cardiologists to emergency physicians and healthcare professionals. The chapters cover the various acute cardiovascular diseases that need high quality intensive treatment, but also organisational issues, cooperation among professionals, and interaction with other specialities in medicine.

The largest section of the textbook is devoted to non-cardiac disease which could acutely involve the cardiovascular system. Other noteworthy chapters are on ethical issues – which are so important in acute cardiac care, such as patient safety, donor organ management and palliative care. A unique characteristic of the textbook is the presence of a whole section devoted to biomarkers, which underline the growing importance of laboratory medicine in the field of intensive and acute cardiac care.

A particular asset of the textbook is the digital version available on Oxford Medicine Online, which has additional online features including an extra chapter on lung ultrasound and many more images and videos, as well as a full list of references from all chapters. The online version is updated by the same authors on a yearly basis and is available with the print version and separately on a subscription basis, allowing easy access to content in digital and mobile optimised format. The textbook aligns directly with the core training curriculum for ACCA.

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Acute Nephrology for the Critical Care Physician 2015th Edition

This practical guide provides the reader with answers to important clinically relevant questions regarding the evaluation and management of acute kidney injury (AKI). All aspects of critical care nephrology are covered, from pathophysiology and diagnosis to prevention and treatment. The questions considered relate to a wide range of issues, such as: How do I diagnose AKI? How can I protect the kidney in clinical practice? How do I manage patients with AKI? When should I initiate and how do I perform renal replacement therapy (RTT)? Which type of RTT is most appropriate for my patient? Should I give specific nutrients? In addition to providing practical guidelines and treatment algorithms, the book includes calculators for continuous RRT and anticoagulant dosing. The authors are internationally renowned experts in the fields of Intensive Care Medicine and Nephrology and all contributions are written in a clear and concise style and have been peer reviewed. Acute Nephrology for the Critical Care Physician will serve as a very useful source for intensivist internists, anesthesiologists and nephrologists involved in the management and treatment of critically ill patients at risk of or affected by AKI.

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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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