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.

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

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,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.

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.

Nutrition in Critical Care

Author: Peter Faber,Mario Siervo

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107669014

Category: Medical

Page: 261

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Provides comprehensive and practical guidance for managing the nutritional requirements of critically ill patients and thereby improving prognosis.

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.

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

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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.

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

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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

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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

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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.

Critical Care Emergencies, An Issue of Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America,

Author: Evie Marcolini

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323323707

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

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Drs. Evie Marcolini and Haney Mallemat have assembled an expert panel of authors focusing on: Sepsis, Shock, Assessment and Treatment of the Trauma Patient in Shock, Coagulopathy and Hemorrhage, Vasopressors & Inotropes, Assessing Volume Status, Neurotrauma, Mechanical Circulatory Support, End of life, and more!

Das ICU-Buch

Praktische Intensivmedizin

Author: Paul L. Marino,Götz Geldner,Tilmann Müller-Wolff

Publisher: "Elsevier,Urban&FischerVerlag"

ISBN: 3437170325

Category: Medical

Page: 912

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Ob Weiterbildungsassistent auf der Intensivstation oder erfahrener Arzt: das ICU-Buch - Praktische Intensivmedizin macht es Ihnen leicht, die oft sehr komplexen Vorgänge bei z.T. multimorbiden Patienten zu verstehen, die richtigen Prioritäten zu setzen und begründete diagnostische und therapeutische Entscheidungen zu treffen. Das Buch spannt den Bogen von der Physiologie über gebräuchliche Arbeitstechniken bis hin zu konkreten und klinisch begründeten Behandlungskonzepten bei speziellen Erkrankungen. Detaillierte Diagnostik und differenzierte Therapie werden problemorientiert dargestellt Die Interdisziplinäre Herangehensweise wird den oft vielschichtigen Erkrankungen gerecht Neu in der 5. Auflage: Komplett überarbeitet und aktualisiert unter Betonung neu erschienener Übersichtsartikel und klinischer Leitlinien 5 zusätzliche Kapitel: Gefäßkatheter, Berufsbedingte Expositionen, Alternative Beatmungsverfahren, Pankreatitis und Leberinsuffizienz sowie Nichtmedikamentöse Toxidrome Komplett in Farbe - das macht das Buch maximal lesefreundlich „Resümee" für die Praxis am Kapitelende unterstützt Sie bei der Umsetzung im Klinikalltag 246 neue Abbildungen und 199 neue Tabellen visualisieren die Inhalte und zeigen Ihnen alles Wichtige auf einen Blick Inhalte adaptiert entsprechend deutscher und europäischer Leitlinien/Empfehlungen sowie gesetzlicher Vorgaben

AACN Procedure Manual for Critical Care - E-Book

Author: AACN

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455776904

Category: Medical

Page: 1312

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The AACN Procedure Manual for Critical Care, 6th Edition presents procedures for the critical care environment in an illustrated, consistent, and step-by-step format. The Procedures and Patient Monitoring sections are presented in a tabular format that includes special considerations and rationales for each intervention. References have been meticulously reviewed to ensure that the most authoritative and timely standards of practice are used. Additionally, the references supporting care recommendations are identified according to the latest AACN Evidence Leveling System to ensure that you have a complete understanding of the strength of the evidence base. UNIQUE! AACN-sponsored content ensures the highest standards of practice Comprehensive, clear, easy-to-use format allows you to quickly find and review the exact content you need Rationales provide complete information on every procedure Identified AP procedures help you judge whether a procedure is in your scope of practice Patient safety highlighted with new icons for patient identification and time-out Joint Commission Universal Protocols CDC Standard Precautions for hand washing and applying protective clothing and equipment highlighted with new icons UNIQUE! Clarity of Evidence Leveling helps you quickly grasp the strength of the evidence supporting the care recommendations Reviewed and Updated References comply with the highest standards of critical care practice Alphabetical procedures index inside the front cover provides easy access Reader-friendly design changes make it easier to identify and utilize special features

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

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"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

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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

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

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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.

Practical Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Respiratory Failure

Author: Zab Mosenifar,Guy W. Soo Hoo

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849366635

Category: Medical

Page: 448

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Specifically focusing on the immediate management and diagnosis of patients in the intensive care unit, this reference contains expert reviews and practical care recommendations for patients with acute respiratory failure. Packed with detailed descriptions of treatment procedures and quality figures throughout each chapter, this reference will stand as a must-have armamentarium of protocols and guidelines for efficient and effective patient care.

Surgical Critical Care, An Issue of Surgical Clinics - E-Book

Author: John A. Weigelt

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455747939

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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An important review on critical care for the general surgeon! Topics include: heparin induced thrombocytopenia, monitoring devices, mechanical ventilation, removal from mechanical ventilations, common complications in the critically ill patients, common drugs in the SICU, hypovolemic shock resuscitation, sepsis, nutrition, renal management, pain management, family engagement, and more!