ICU Protocols

A stepwise approach

Author: Rajesh Chawla,Subhash Todi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 8132205359

Category: Medical

Page: 879

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The book describes step-wise management of clinical emergencies seen every day in Intensive care units (ICUs. As a practical guide, clinicians can refer to it on a day-to-day basis during their work hours, or while in transit to update their knowledge. Targeted readers are intensivists, critical care specialists, and residents involved in the care of patients admitted in ICUs. This handbook covers an array of specialities such as cardiology, pulmonology, gastroenterology, neurology, nephrology, traumatology, and toxicology. This monograph provides point-of-care treatment guidance and will serve as a ready-reckoner for physicians to quickly learn the management steps in a methodical manner.

ICU Protocols

A Stepwise Approach

Author: Rajesh Chawla

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 8132205340

Category: Medical

Page: 879

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This title describes step-wise management of clinical emergencies seen every day in intensive care units. It covers an array of specialities such as cardiology, pulmonology, gastroenterology, neurology, traumatology, and toxicology, and provides point-of-care treatment guidance.

ICU Protocols

A stepwise approach

Author: Rajesh Chawla,Subhash Todi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9788132228455

Category: Medical

Page: 879

View: 5428

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The book describes step-wise management of clinical emergencies seen every day in Intensive care units (ICUs. As a practical guide, clinicians can refer to it on a day-to-day basis during their work hours, or while in transit to update their knowledge. Targeted readers are intensivists, critical care specialists, and residents involved in the care of patients admitted in ICUs. This handbook covers an array of specialities such as cardiology, pulmonology, gastroenterology, neurology, nephrology, traumatology, and toxicology. This monograph provides point-of-care treatment guidance and will serve as a ready-reckoner for physicians to quickly learn the management steps in a methodical manner.

The Protocol Book for Intensive Care

Author: Soumitra Kumar

Publisher: JP Medical Ltd

ISBN: 9350907402

Category: Medical

Page: 520

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This new edition has been fully revised to bring trainees and practitioners up to date with the latest developments in the management of medical emergencies and intensive care, with an emphasis on cardiac care. The book covers major medical emergencies in cardiology, pulmonary medicine, central nervous system, metabolic medicine and rheumatology. A new chapter has been added on post-operative care after cardiac surgery. Presented in an easy to read format, this practical guide includes numerous tables and graphs, with further reading suggestions for each topic. Key points Fourth edition presenting latest developments in management of medical emergencies and intensive care New chapter on post-operative care after cardiac surgery Includes numerous tables and graphs Previous edition published in 2010

Critical Care Handbook of the Massachusetts General Hospital

Author: Luca M. Bigatello,Hasan Alam,Rae M. Allain

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 0781795664

Category: Medical

Page: 728

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This bestselling handbook is a practical, complete, and current guide to medical and surgical critical care. This edition includes new chapters on disaster preparedness in the ICU, quality improvement and prophylaxis, non-antibiotic therapies for sepsis, and use of ultrasound in the ICU.

Manual of ICU Procedures

Author: Mohan Gurjar

Publisher: JP Medical Ltd

ISBN: 9351524221

Category: Medical

Page: 738

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Manual of ICU Procedures is a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to intensive care procedures. The book is divided into four anatomical sections, and a final miscellaneous section. Section one covers airway and respiratory, followed by; vascular and cardiac; neurological; gastrointestinal, abdominal, and genitourinary procedures. Each section covers an extensive range of procedures, and each chapter begins with basic principles before describing the procedure step-by-step. Enhanced by 428 colour images and illustrations, Manual of ICU Procedures is an ideal resource for all critical care professionals. Key Points Step-by-step guide to a range of intensive care procedures Covers respiratory, cardiovascular, neurological, gastrointestinal, genitourinary and miscellaneous procedures 428 colour images

Handbook of ICU Therapy

Author: Ian McConachie

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781900151788

Category: Medical

Page: 244

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Handbook of ICU Therapy aims to provide rapid access to important information about the treatment of the critically ill patient and will fill the gap between the `list' type manuals and large textbooks or specialist monographs. It comprises a series of `cutting edge' reviews of the most advanced treatment concepts available in the modern ITU. Whilst assuming a basic knowledge of underlying conditions, it nonetheless outlines key physiological principles where necessary, and critically reviews the current literature and practice. The heart of the book is aimed at providing the key practical information on treatment techniques to the busy clinician in an easily accessible format. In addition to conventional drug therapy, ventilator, fluid and physical therapies are also discussed in detail. All of the authors are directly involved in ICU research and practice and represent the new generation of intensivists.

Civetta, Taylor, & Kirby's Critical Care

Author: Andrea Gabrielli,A. Joseph Layon,Mihae Yu

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780781768696

Category: Medical

Page: 2765

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The leading critical care textbook since 1988, Civetta, Taylor and Kirby's Critical Care is now in its Fourth Edition, with a new editorial team, over thirty new chapters, and completely updated information. The book addresses every problem encountered in the intensive care unit and covers surgical critical care more thoroughly than any other text. Each chapter begins with immediate concerns and proceeds to broader-based discussions of relevant pathophysiologic and clinical issues. This edition has new sections on shock states; pharmacology, nutrition, toxicology and the environment; and disaster management. New chapters include bedside ultrasound, point of care testing, neurogenic shock, anaphylactic shock, surgical infections, and acute coronary syndrome. A companion Website will offer instant access to the fully searchable text.

Best Practices for Hospital and Health-System Pharmacy 2013-2014

Author: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

Publisher: ASHP

ISBN: 1585284335

Category: Medical

Page: 776

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ASHP position statements and more than 70 guidance documents of varying scope provide ongoing advice to managers and practitioners to help improve the medication-use process, patient care and safety, and patient outcomes and quality of life. New or revised material in this edition includes: Clinical Practice Guidelines for Antimicrobial Prophylaxis in Surgery Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Pain, Agitation, and Delirium in Adult Patients in the Intensive Care Unit ASHP Therapeutic Position Statement on the Role of Pharmacotherapy in Preventing Venous Thromboembolism in Hospitalized ASHP Guidelines on Compounding Sterile Preparations ASHP Guidelines on Home Infusion Pharmacy Services ASHP Statement on the Pharmacy Technician’s Role in Pharmacy Informatics ASHP Statement on the Pharmacist’s Role in Substance Abuse Prevention, Education, and Assistance.

The NeuroICU Book

Author: Kiwon Lee

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071636358

Category: Computers

Page: 975

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"The goal of neurological critical care is to rapidly deliver acute medical therapies and appropriate interventions through effective monitoring of both neurological and end organ function. The NeuroICU Book puts that goal within the reach of every neurologist and critical care specialist. Combining the latest clinical perspectives in critical care medicine, neurology, and neurosurgery, this comprehensive, evidence-based text standardizes neurocritical care and takes you through the rationale for those standards. Filled with detailed case studies and featuring a question-and-answer format, the book not only builds competency in recognizing acute changes in neurological function, but also addresses all organ insufficiencies and failures, reflecting the real-life challenges in the modern neuro-ICU."--Publisher's website.

The 5-Minute ICU Consult

Author: Jose R. Yunen,Gyorgy Frendl

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1605472166

Category: Medical

Page: 544

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This new addition to the 5-Minute Clinical Consult Series covers all aspects of adult critical care. Following the highly successful format of the series, each entry consists of a two-page spread covering basics such as definition and pathophysiology and progressing through diagnosis to medications and synopses of surgical interventions and complications. Over 200 topics are covered. Algorithms for common and complex diagnoses and treatment options are included in a special section.

Practice Guidelines for Acute Care Nurse Practitioners - E-Book

Author: Thomas W. Barkley,Charlene M. Myers

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1416069216

Category: Medical

Page: 1024

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PRACTICE GUIDELINES FOR ACUTE CARE NURSE PRACTITIONERS, 2nd Edition is the only comprehensive clinical reference tailored to the needs of advance practice nurses. With discussions of more than 230 of the most common conditions experienced by adult patients in acute care, this reference includes everything you need on a day-to-day basis. Plus, quick reference is easy with a spiral binding and content organized by body system. Each condition lists a concise outline of defining terms, incidence/predisposing factors, subject and physical examination findings, diagnostic tests, and management strategies so you can find everything you need to know quickly. Includes discussion of body systems, nutritional considerations, fluid/electrolyte imbalances, shock, trauma, gerontological concerns, professional issues, and trends in advanced practice. Nursing guidelines for more than 230 of the most common conditions experienced by adult patients in acute care serve as an invaluable resource in the field. Conditions are organized by body system for quick reference when treating patients. Each condition lists defining terms, incidence/predisposing factors, subjective and physical examination findings, diagnostic tests, and management strategies to provide help every step of the way. Coverage also includes discussion of body systems, nutritional considerations, fluid/electrolyte imbalances, shock, and trauma for a complete look at patient care and diagnosis. An entire chapter dedicated to congestive heart failure gives you a deeper look at the disease. Specific content, as well as online references, for diseases such as SARS and West Nile Virus give you the most current information available on these evolving diseases. New chapters on admission, pre-op and post-op orders prepare you for every step of the patient treatment process. Addition of ICD-9 codes within the chapters makes classifying diseases with ICD codes easy. New content on Parkinson's disease, gout, testicular cancer, multiple sclerosis, bite management (including spider, snake, animal, and human) better prepare you for these situations. Updated and expanded content reflects changes in current guidelines and evidence-based practice, an important part of working in the field. Updated and expanded content on coronary artery disease and inclusion of the new JNC 7 national hypertension guidelines features more information on these common diseases. Expanded and updated coverage of postmenopausal women and hormone replacement therapy.

AACN Protocols for Practice: Care of Mechanically Ventilated Patients

Author: Editor: Suzanne M. Burns

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449664946

Category: Medical

Page: 284

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Care of Mechanically Ventilated Patients guides clinicians’ practice in the following categories: airway management, modes and methods of mechanical ventilation, weaning, sedation and neuromuscular blockade, nutrition support, and home care management of ventilator-assisted patients. Each protocol guides clinicians in the appropriate selection of patients, use and application of management principles, initial and ongoing monitoring, discontinuation of therapies or interventions, and selected aspects of quality control.

Yearbook of Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine 2009

Author: Jean-Louis Vincent

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540922768

Category: Medical

Page: 998

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

Evidence-Based Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practice

Fourth Edition

Author: Elizabeth Capezuti, PhD, RN, FAAN,DeAnne Zwicker, DrNP, APRN, BC,Terry T. Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN,Marie Boltz, PhD, RN, GNP-BC, FGSA, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 082617129X

Category: Medical

Page: 744

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Named a 2013 Doody's Core Title! "The evidence-based protocols are designed as a primary reference and are useful, substantive, and timely...The broader contributions of useful format and succinct review of the evidence make it likely that this text will continue to be the leading resource in nursing education and practice."--The Gerontologist "Now more than ever, nurses are called upon to lead efforts to embed evidence-based practice in daily operations. As the IOM report states, 'nurses have key roles to play as team members and leaders for a reformed and better-integrated, patient-centered health care system.' The process of implementing sweeping change in health care will likely take years; however, nurses must start pragmatically and focus on these critically important protocols that have demonstrated improved outcomes for older adults. Simply stated, 'Pick this book up and use it.'" From the Foreword, Susan L. Carlson, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, GNP-BC, FNGNA President, National Gerontological Nursing Association "As a gerontological clinical educator/research nurse, I will often use this as a reference. The format and the content are good, and the explanations of how to best use the evidence simplify the process of sifting through mountains of information to figure the best practice." Score: 97, 5 Stars. --Doody's One of the premier reference books for geriatric nurses in hospital, long-term, and community settings, this 4th edition has been thoroughly updated to provide the most current, evidence-based protocols for care of common clinical conditions and issues in elderly patients. Designed to improve the quality, outcomes, and cost-effectiveness of health care, these guidelines are the result of collaboration between leading practitioners and educators in geriatric nursing and New York University College of Nursing. Protocols for each clinical condition have been developed by experts in that particular area, and most have been systematically tested by over 300 participating hospitals in "Nurses Improving Care for Health System Elders" (NICHE). Evidence is derived from all levels of care, including community, primary, and long-term care. A systematic method in compliance with the AGREE appraisal process was used to rate the levels of evidence for each protocol. Protocols are organized in a consistent format for ease of use, and each includes an overview, evidence-based assessment and intervention strategies, and an illustrative case study with discussion. Additionally, each protocol is embedded within chapter text, which provides the context and detailed evidence for the protocol. Each chapter contains resources for further study. Key Features: Updated to provide a wide range of evidence-based geriatric protocols for best practices Contains new chapters on function-focused care, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, mistreatment detection, acute care models, and transitional care Illustrates application of clinical protocols to real-life practice through case studies and discussion Edited by nationally known leaders in geriatric nursing education and practice, who are endorsed by the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing and NICHE Encompasses the contributions of 58 leading practitioners of geriatric care Written for nursing students, nurse leaders, and practitioners at all levels, including those in specialty roles

Face Transplantation

Principles, Techniques and Artistry

Author: Juan P. Barret,Anna Veronica Tomasello

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3662454440

Category: Medical

Page: 148

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This book brings together all the relevant available science behind face transplants. It is comprehensive in its coverage, encompassing patient and donor evaluation, ethics, legal issues, psychological issues, types of transplant, surgical technique, issues relating to immunosuppression, follow-up protocols, and current outcomes. Facial transplantation, which allows the replacement of missing anatomy with a perfect match based on transplant medicine principles, has become the most striking innovation in plastic surgery of the twenty-first century as surgeons and scientists progress from reconstructive surgery to restorative surgery. A robust team approach is, however, necessary to produce safe and efficient outcomes, and numerous questions are arising, from technical issues to ethical dilemmas. The reader will discover in this volume all the information required in order to understand this new discipline and to be able to set up a program of facial transplantation.

Quality Management in Intensive Care

A Practical Guide

Author: Bertrand Guidet,Andreas Valentin,Hans Flaatten

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316489922

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

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This book is one of the first to comprehensively summarise the latest thinking and research in the rapidly evolving field of quality management in intensive care. Quality indicators and outcome measures are discussed with a practical focus on patient-centred, evidence-based implementation for safer and more effective clinical practice. Chapters on topics such as teambuilding, patient satisfaction, mortality and morbidity, and electronic management systems are organised into three sections, covering quality management at the scale of the individual patient, the intensive care unit, and the national and international level. Written by a team of over forty international experts in the specialty, with editors who have been heavily involved for many years with the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, the book reflects commonly accepted goals and guidelines for best practice, and will be valuable for practitioners worldwide. The ideal one-stop resource for intensive care physicians as well as ICU and hospital managers.

Lung Ultrasound in the Critically Ill

The BLUE Protocol

Author: Daniel A. Lichtenstein

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319153714

Category: Medical

Page: 376

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Written by a pioneer in critical care ultrasound, this book discusses the basic technique and “signatures” of lung ultrasound and explains its main clinical applications. The tools and clinical uses of the BLUE protocol, which allows diagnosis of most cases of acute respiratory failure, are first described in detail. Careful attention is then devoted to protocols derived from the BLUE protocol – the FALLS protocol for diagnosis and management of acute circulatory failure, the Pink protocol for use in ARDS, and the SESAME protocol for use in cardiac arrest – and to the LUCI-FLR program, a means of answering clinical questions while reducing radiation exposure. Finally, the book discusses all the possible settings in which lung ultrasound can be used, discipline by discipline and condition by condition. Lung Ultrasound in the Critically Ill comprehensively explains how ultrasound can become the stethoscope of modern medicine. It is a superb complement to the author’s previous book, Whole Body Ultrasonography in the Critically Ill.

Care of the Critically Ill Patient

Author: J. Tinker,M. Rapin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1447134982

Category: Medical

Page: 1133

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During the past decade there has been a considerable expansion in the understanding, assessment and treatment of critically ill patients. An attempt to portray our present knowledge of this diverse field in a comprehensive textbook is therefore a formidable and daunting undertaking. However, many colleagues in different disciplines and from different countries convinced us of the need for such a work and, greatly encouraged by their interest, we embarked upon the project. Any single text, even a very long one, cannot cover every aspect of critical illness. Our first task was, therefore, to define those areas of the subject that had to be included. This we did on a systematic basis, and although the final emphasis of the book is very largely directed to clinical matters, we felt it pertinent to include in some detail accounts of relevant physiology and technology. Care of the Critically Ill Patient is divided into twelve sections, each concerned with major facets of critical illness; each of the sixty-eight chapters includes a topical and often extensive bibliography. The many chosen contributors form an international group of specialists whose combined expertise embraces the topics that we have selected.