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.

AACN Protocols for Practice: Care of Mechanically Ventilated Patients

Author: Editor: Suzanne M. Burns

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449664946

Category: Medical

Page: 284

View: 3529


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.

Three Patients

International Perspective on Intensive Care at the End of Life

Author: David W. Crippen,Jack K. Kilcullen,David F. Kelly

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792376712

Category: Medical

Page: 275

View: 6607


This volume explores the debate over medically futile treatment in the ICU, where the urgency to resolve it amounts yearly. Dr. Kelly presents an introduction to the arguments over medically futile treatment in the United States. Then, three fictitious patients arrive in turn at the ICU, each critically ill but with a different degree of promise. A panel of experienced critical care physicians from around the world offer their assessments and propose management based on resources they routinely have before describing what they would do with unlimited resources.

Handbook of ICU Therapy

Author: John Fuller,Jeff Granton,Ian McConachie

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316195821

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

View: 5189


This popular handbook provides a practical guide to managing common and important problems in the critically ill patient, as well as sufficient background information to enable understanding of the principles and rationale behind the therapy without overloading the reader with detailed basic science. Fully updated throughout, this third edition of Handbook of ICU Therapy includes new chapters on coagulation problems in the critically ill, airway management, electrolyte and metabolic acid/base problems, optimizing antimicrobial therapy, chronic critical illness, recognizing and responding to the deteriorating patient, ICU rehabilitation, palliative care, neurotrauma, the comatose patient, the obstetric patient, endocrine problems, and care of organ donors. Authored by senior clinicians from both sides of the Atlantic, chapters retain the easy-to-read format of previous editions. Aimed particularly at residents and trainees starting out in the ICU or preparing for postgraduate examinations, this handbook also serves as a valuable refresher for established intensivists, anesthesiologists and surgeons.

ICU Care of Abdominal Organ Transplant Patients

Author: Ali Al-Khafaji

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199768897

Category: Medical

Page: 274

View: 608


Pre- and post-operative care of transplant patients is an aspect of Critical Care Medicine in which most ICU physicians and nurses have received little or no formal training and are left to cope with this complex population with only spotty, incomplete 'on-the-job experience' as a guide. In response to this clinical knowledge gap, this book provides a concise 'at the bedside' resource for clinicians caring for abdominal organ transplant patients before and after surgery.

AACN Protocols for Practice

Palliative care and end-of-life issues in critical care

Author: Justine Medina,Kathleen Puntillo

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763740276

Category: Medical

Page: 59

View: 7585


AACN Protocols for Practice: Palliative Care and End-of-Life Issues in Critical Care sets forth the evidence-based guidelines for providing appropriate care, whether aggressively life-saving or palliative end-of-life care. The Protocols equip critical-care nurses to effectively manage the following: symptom management; family issues and intervention; withholding and withdrawing life support; communication and conflict resolution; and caring for the caregiver.

Change Leadership in Nursing

How Change Occurs in a Complex Hospital System

Author: Phyllis Beck Kritek, PhD, MSN, FAAN,Mairead Hickey, PhD, RN, FAHA

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826108385

Category: Medical

Page: 400

View: 2926


"Recommended."--Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries Brigham and Women's Hospital, a high-profile, complex, academic medical center in Boston, MA, is a founding member of the Partners HeathCare Sytem and is associated with Harvard Medical School and Dana Farber Cancer Institute. This truly unique volume chronicles the systemic efforts of the nursing department to make an already outstanding system even better. It provides access to a compelling story of institute-wide nursing practice today and how the opportunity for major change was embraced and successfully accomplished. Told from the perspective of ninety administrative and staff nurses, it serves as a model for change in similar institutions everywhere. Key Features Provides "real world" system level description of hospital-wide change initiated and implemented by nurses committed to safe quality patient care Serves as a roadmap for institution-wide change for aspiring nurse leaders, including values to support, tools to develop or use, resources to be managed, key personnel to employ, and more Offers nurse executives an array of catalytic ideas they can adapt to their own settings Acts as a model for administrators and students in Masters and Doctoral Programs who are interested in seeing how change occurs in complex systems through personal engagement at all levels

Marshall & Ruedy's On Call: Principles & Protocols

Australian Version

Author: Mike Cadogan,Anthony F. T. Brown,Antonio Celenza

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729579611

Category: Medical

Page: 701

View: 1550


This book provides a structured approach to the initial assessment, resuscitation, differential diagnosis and short-term management of common on-call problems. It also provides an overall guide to hospital practice and acute clinical skills. It is designed to help junior doctors and senior medical students acquire a logical, practical and efficient approach, which is essential for problem-based learning and acute management. Clinical problem-solving is an essential skill for the doctor on call. Traditionally, the diagnosis and management of a patient’s problems are approached with an ordered, structured and sequential system (e.g. history-taking, physical examination, and review of available investigations) before formulating the provisional and differential diagnoses and the management plan. In an emergency, doctors proceed concurrently with resuscitation, history, examination, investigation and definitive treatment. Stabilisation of the airway, breathing, circulation and neurological disability must occur in the first few minutes to avoid death and disability. A ‘complete history and physical examination’ can take 60 minutes or more to complete. However, while on call this is not possible, as unnecessary time spent on a patient with a relatively minor complaint may deny adequate treatment time to patients who may require resuscitation. This book provides a focused approach to many clinical problems in order to increase efficiency and improve time management. Latest 2010 ACLS guidelines Practical problem based format – individual patient problems carefully analysed to allow the doctor to make correct assessment and not miss important diagnoses All terms, definitions and clinical information reviewed and rewritten to match local health system practice Student Consult title Completely revised throughout and updated with the latest 2010 resuscitation and antibiotic guidelines

The Protocol Book for Intensive Care

Author: Soumitra Kumar

Publisher: JP Medical Ltd

ISBN: 9350907402

Category: Medical

Page: 520

View: 3627


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

InterstellarNet: Origins

Author: Edward M. Lerner

Publisher: FoxAcre Press

ISBN: 1936771683

Category: Fiction

Page: 290

View: 364


When the First Call from the Stars Comes, Do We Even Dare to Answer? Life changes for everyone in general--and for physicist Dean Matthews in particular--when astronomers detect a radio signal from a nearby star. First Contact forces humanity to face hard questions, and do it fast. Every answer spawns new questions. Every solution sets in motion a new and more daunting crisis to challenge Dean, his family-and an expanding number of interstellar civilizations-for generations to come. Praise for InterstellarNet: Origins " InterstellarNet: Origins...Lerner proves he knows enough real-world, present-day computer science and economics to combine them into a wonderfully thought-provoking story.... Lerner's world-building and extrapolating are top notch." --SFScope "Lerner mixes physics, computer science, and economics into a series of very intellectually satisfying puzzles. Some of the puzzles involve understanding the alien, and some depend on understanding ourselves ... A very satisfying read, especially for the intellectually inclined." --Mike Brotherton, author of Spider Star "One of the most original, believable, thoroughly thought-out, and utterly fascinating visions ever of what interstellar contact might really be like." --Dr. Stanley Schmidt, Editor, Analog Magazine "Edward Lerner takes us from a first SETI detection to full scale interstellar net economics, with thrills along the way. No one had thought through what a working interstellar net would be like. Lerner has the professional heft to make sense of it, tell a story, and make us care. Good stuff, told in clear, quick prose. A groundbreaking job!" --Gregory Benford, author of Timescape.

AACN-AANN Protocols for Practice: Monitoring Technologies in Critically Ill Neuroscience Patients

Author: American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN),,American Association of Neuroscience Nurses,

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449664032

Category: Medical

Page: 197

View: 7053


AACN Protocols for Practice: Monitoring Neuroscience Patients provides clinicians at the point of care with the latest research findings in patient care in a format which is easy to understand and integrate into clinical practice. 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.

Handbook of Neuroanesthesia

Author: Newfield,James E. Cottrell

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 0781762456

Category: Medical

Page: 466

View: 3884


Thoroughly updated for its Fourth Edition, this handbook is a complete, convenient, and practical guide to perioperative management of neurosurgical patients. In a quick-reference outline format, the book provides detailed instructions on anesthetic management during all neurosurgical and neuroradiologic procedures and on intensive care of neurosurgical patients and patients with head injury. This edition covers new developments in interventional neuroradiology, treatment of cerebral and spinal cord ischemia, awake craniotomy, and therapies for children with central nervous system diseases. New material is also included on acute treatment of stroke, brain death, and management of brain-dead patients during harvest of donated organs.

Advances in Physiology Research and Application: 2011 Edition

Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1464920702

Category: Medical

Page: 1690

View: 6877


Advances in Physiology Research and Application: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Physiology. The editors have built Advances in Physiology Research and Application: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Physiology in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Advances in Physiology Research and Application: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at

Metabolism and Nutrition for the Surgical Patient, Part II, An Issue of Surgical Clinics - E-Book

Author: Stanley Dudrick

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 145570928X

Category: Medical

Page: 272

View: 6375


This Surgical Clinics issue is Part 2 of a special two part issue on nutrition and metabolism of the surgical patient, co-guest edited by Dr. Stanley Dudrick, a pioneer in total parenteral nutrition. Part 2, guest edited by Dr. Dudrick and Dr. Juan Sanchez present topics on nutrition and metabolism for the chronically ill patient. Topics will include: nutrition management of acute and chronic pancreatitis, surgical treatment of patients with diabetes mellitus, nutrition management of geriatric surgical patients, nutrients, routes of delivery and immunocompetence, immunologic functions and aspects of the alimentary tract related to feeding, overview of enteral and parenteral feeding access techniques, dietary, metabolic and surgical management of obese patients, historical highlights of the development of total parenteral nutrition, nutrition support of patients with cardiovascular disease, genomic and epigenomic aspects of nutrition and metabolism in surgical patients, nutrition support of patients with inflammatory bowel disorders of the small intestine, colon and rectum, nutrition support of patients with cancer, home parenteral nutrition for intestinal failure, and more.

Neurological and Neurosurgical Intensive Care

Author: Allan H. Ropper

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781731966

Category: Medical

Page: 391

View: 3209


The standard text and reference on neurological and neurosurgical intensive care is now in its Fourth Edition–thoroughly revised to incorporate the latest therapeutic advances and insights from the most recent clinical trials. A team of distinguished neuro-intensivists offers practical, state-of-the-art guidelines for managing the wide range of problems arising in postoperative neurosurgical care and care of patients with acute neurological diseases. This edition focuses sharply on the details of therapeutics. The authors, from leading neuro-intensive care units, have written the book collectively, giving it more cohesiveness and more of an authoritative consensus voice than previous multiauthored editions.

Intensive Care Medicine

Annual Update 2010

Author: Jean-Louis Vincent

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441955623

Category: Medical

Page: 602

View: 1410


The Update 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.

Infection Prevention and Control in the Hospital, An Issue of Infectious Disease Clinics - E-Book

Author: Keith S. Kaye

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455709344

Category: Medical

Page: 312

View: 6171


Over the past several decades, “infection control has become a rapidly growing multidisciplinary field of incredible importance with regard to the safety of patients and healthcare workers, regulation and accreditation of healthcare facilities, and finances. The focus of this field has increasingly turned to prevention rather than control of hospital-acquired infections. This issue will bring the infectious disease specialist up to date on important topics such as hand hygiene, sterilization, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, antibiotic stewardship, and specific infections of particular concern.