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

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[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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Clinical Wisdom and Interventions in Acute and Critical Care, Second Edition: A Thinking-in-Action Approach (Benner, Clinical Wisdom and Interventions in Acute and Critical Care) 2nd Edition

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[This book is] a lavishly detailed guide to the essence of becoming an expert nurse…I believe this book will secure a place on most educators’ and expert clinicians’ bookshelves. Every once in a while a better book comes along; this is one of those times.

From the foreword by Joan E. Lynaugh, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor Emeritus, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

A classic research-based text in nursing practice and education, this newly revised second edition explains, through first-hand accounts of the hard-earned experiential wisdom of expert nurses, the clinical reasoning skills necessary for top-tier nursing in acute and critical settings. It provides not only the most current knowledge and practice innovations, but also reflects the authors’ vast experience using the first edition in practice and educational settings.

This updated edition includes new interviews from acute care, critical care, perioperative nurses, and more. Attention is paid to current IOM and nursing guidelines for systems approaches to patient safety, with education and leadership implications described throughout. It is an essential resource for undergraduate and graduate nursing educators, students, administrators, and managers seeking to improve systems of care and leadership in clinical practice.

Key Features

  • Articulates major areas of knowledge and skill in acute, critical care, and perioperative nursing practice
  • Provides vivid, first-hand accounts of hard-earned wisdom that facilitate clinical imagination, reflection, and lifelong learning
  • Assists faculty, educators, APNs, and mentors in teaching nurses how to recognize recurring clinical syndromes and patterns
  • Bridges the gap from theory to practice in dynamic patient care situations
  • Embraces the complexity of caring for the critically ill and their families

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Complications in Pediatric Surgery 1st Edition

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Addressing the need of pediatricians and pediatric surgeons for a one-stop, comprehensive text on pediatric surgery, Complications in Pediatric Surgery covers each case a physician may encounter upon treating the pediatric surgical patient, from fetus to adolescent.

Complications in Pediatric Surgery provides separate and concise chapters, each of which concentrates on a specific area of the body. The chapters highlight common surgical errors and complications, as well as the approaches and techniques to be used in the face of such complications.

Including key expert opinions in each section, this text explores following therapeutic areas:

  • head and neck surgery
  • thoracic and chest wall surgery
  • extracorporeal life support
  • fetal surgery
  • abdominal wall and hernia surgery
  • intestinal and vascular access
  • esophageal surgery
  • stomach, duodenum, and small intestine
  • colon and anorectal surgery
  • appendicitis
  • hepatobiliary surgery
  • surgery of the spleen
  • oncologic surgery
  • laparoscopic and thorascopic surgery
  • pediatric trauma
  • transplantation
  • urologic surgery

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Practical Manual of Intraocular Inflammation 1st Edition

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Filling the need for a succinct, up-to-date guide in the management of sight-threatening disorders, this source provides a clear and practical approach to the treatment and analysis of posterior segment intraocular inflammatory conditions. Practical Manual of Intraocular Inflammation includes:

  • full coverage of diagnosis, clinical assessment, and management of symptoms
  • descriptions of external inflammatory conditions, as well as uveitis
  • full-color algorithms, scientific charts, schematic illustrations, and clinical photographs

With over 60 color images, ophthalmologists, optometrists, and primary care physicians will find this source well-illustrated and documented, making this reference indispensable to any eye and vision practice.

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The Encyclopedia of the Digestive System and Digestive Disorders (Facts on File Library of Health & Living) 2nd ed. Edition

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The Encyclopedia of the Digestive System and Digestive Disorders, Second Edition is a one-stop guide to the gastrointestinal system and everything that can go wrong with it. Entries explain the organs of the digestive system and how they work, the digestive process, disorders and infectious diseases of the digestive system, and how to maintain good digestive health. This edition has been updated and expanded to include new techniques and technology used for diagnosing and treating digestive diseases, emerging issues in digestive medicine, and recent breakthroughs in understanding digestion and digestive diseases. Appendixes provide body mass index charts and directories of helpful agencies, associations, organizations, and Web sites.

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Encephalitis: Diagnosis and Treatment (Neurological Disease and Therapy) Hardcover – November 28, 2007

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Inflammation of the brain, usually brought on by a viral infection, encephalitis currently poses a grave threat to patients around the world. With the migration of West Nile virus into North America, there is a greater awareness and corresponding need to understand, diagnose, and manage this illness. InEncephalitis: Diagnosis and Treatment, experts discuss advances in diagnostic tools, as well as therapeutic approaches that allow clinicians to better recognize and treat afflicted patients.

Individual chapters address the principal infectious and non-infectious causes of brain inflammation, including paraneoplastic encephalitides―an apparent autoimmune process in patients with malignancies―as well as acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, a post-infectious disorder. The book addresses etiology, epidemiology, and specific issues in diagnosis, pathology, and treatment, including various laboratory methodologies, pathologic changes seen in the different disorders, and diagnosis and management of the seizures that occur quite frequently in these disorders.

With contributions from a group of international experts, the book provides a perspective on this disorder that is both broad and in-depth.

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Adolescent Rheumatology 1st Edition

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Adolescent Rheumatology is the first single-source text that focuses on how adolescent-specific aspects impact rheumatic conditions and cross references disease-specific information from general rheumatology textbooks. Using a generic, developmental approach to make this book unique, the evidence base is referenced with a clinical and practical approach that is adopted to each topic.

Written by a list of international experts from a range of disciplines, chapter topics include:

  • differences in presentation, diagnosis and management between pediatric, adolescent and adult rheumatology care
  • adolescent health training issues
  • quality of care in adolescent rheumatology
  • communication with young people
  • a full chapter written by young people attending adolescent rheumatology clinics

This guide also covers core adolescent health topics and how these factors are impacted by rheumatic disease, which includes:

  • adherence
  • back pain
  • chronic idiopathic pain
  • cognitive development
  • communication
  • generic health issues
  • growth and puberty
  • juvenile idiopathic arthritis
  • low bone density
  • peer support
  • parenting of adolescents
  • SLE
  • sports injuries
  • transitioning to adult health care

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Handbook of Toxicology, Second Edition 2nd Edition

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Working in the laboratory or office, you use a diverse assortment of basic information to design, conduct, and interpret toxicology studies and to perform risk assessments. The Second Edition of the best-selling Handbook of Toxicology gives you the information you need in a single reference source.

NEW IN THIS EDITION:

  • Expanded coverage of inhalation toxicology, neurotoxicology, and histopathology
  • Additional regulatory chapters dealing with pesticides, medical devices, consumer products, and world-wide notification of new chemicals
  • Areas of toxicology missing from the first edition such as ecotoxicology and in vitro toxicology
  • A chapter providing extensive overview of the toxicology of metals
  • Two chapters on basic male and female endocrinology and related toxicology
  • Information on differences in physiological and biochemical parameters between children and adults
  • References to Web site sources of valuable information
  • Over 200 new tables and figures

    THE SINGLE SOURCE FOR THE INFORMATION YOU USE MOST FREQUENTLY

    Updated and expanded, this unique book includes practical reference information useful to toxicologists in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, contract laboratories, regulatory agencies, and academia. To help you find information quickly and easily, data is arranged by toxicology subspecialty and each chapter begins with a detailed listing of information presented. Containing over 700 tables and figures, Handbook of Toxicology, Second Edition gives you a single source for the information you use most often.

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The Encyclopedia of the Brain and Brain Disorders (Facts on File Library of Health & Living) 3rd ed. Edition

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With more than 800 entries, this book covers all aspects of the brain, from anatomy, function, and development to diseases and disorders. With a large focus on memory, one of the mind’s most important and mysterious functions, this extensive volume discusses the functions and elements of memory.

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Compact Clinical Guide to Cancer Pain Management: An Evidence-Based Approach for Nurses 1st Edition

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This book provides many options for pain management in cancer patients, including pharmacological and nonpharmacological options,…[and] is well organized and easy to navigate. Score: 92, 4 Stars.–Doody’s Medical Reviews

Overall, [this book] is a comprehensive and wide-ranging text that, as proclaimed on the cover, is evidence-based and fully referenced. Practitioners and students alike will find it useful, and it deserves a place on the library shelf where people from a wide range of backgrounds can gain access.”–International Journal of Palliative Nursing

“[This] text is full of ‘clinical pearls’ based on [the authors’] extensive clinical experience with effective and ineffective pain management interventions√ñThe scope of the content in this text is extremely comprehensive√ñnewer content on the effect of opioid polymorphisms, cancer pain emergencies, myofascial pain, and chronic pain in cancer survivors places this text at the forefront in terms of cutting-edge issues in cancer pain management.”

Christine Miaskowski, RN, PhD, FAAN
Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
American Cancer Society Clinical Research Professor
Sharon A. Lamb Endowed Chair in Symptom Management Research
Department of Physiological Nursing
University of California, San Francisco, CA
From the Foreword

Although the prevalence of uncontrolled cancer pain remains unnecessarily high, research has indicated that 90% of cancer patients with pain can be successfully treated with standard therapies. This concise yet extremely comprehensive guide to managing cancer pain will enable nurses on the front lines of pain assessment and management to incorporate effective strategies into their daily practice. It offers quick access to current evidence-based guidelines for busy nurses and nurse practitioners working in all oncology care settings. To facilitate quick information retrieval, the text is designed in a consistently organized, bulleted format with highlighted key information and tools for assessment and standardized treatment. It also serves as an important review for the ONS and HPNA certification exam.

This book focuses on all aspects of cancer pain, including assessment and screening tools, pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatment options, current national guidelines for pain management, regional anesthesia techniques, patient-controlled anesthesia, and epidural pain management. It also includes updated information on the effect of opioid polymorphisms, cancer pain emergencies, myofascial pain, and chronic pain in cancer survivors. The book covers palliative care and end-of-life pain management, especially for patients who have symptoms that are not managed. Information on chronic pain conditions such as neuropathic pain in cancer and the use of adjuvant medications for pain control are included, along with special treatment options for addiction and substance abuse in the cancer population. The text additionally provides information on managing pain with difficult-to-treat populations.

Key Features:

  • Provides current, evidence-based information on all aspects of cancer pain management
  • Includes important new guidelines on using a combination of pain management scales for optimal pain assessment and management
  • Describes interventional techniques for managing severe pain situations
  • Organized for speedy information retrieval

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