Anaesthesia and Intensive Care A-Z E-Book

An Encyclopaedia of Principles and Practice

Author: Steven M. Yentis,Nicholas P. Hirsch,James Ip

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702071870

Category: Medical

Page: 640

View: 3534

For 25 years Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Perioperative Medicine A-Z has provided a comprehensive resource of the 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. The alphabetical arrangement with extensive cross-referencing ensures a full understanding of topics. The succinct and clear text and diagrams make for easy quick reference. The exam preparation checklist is ordered by key topics to facilitate effective revision. The contents are easily accessible with the accompanying ebook. There has been a substantial addition of new entries as well as revision of existing ones. This acknowledges the breadth of information needed to satisfy the range of activities performed by anaesthetic, intensive care, nursing and other colleagues, and also reflects the ever-changing field in which they all work. The consolidation of the role of anaesthetists as ‘perioperative physicians’ is reflected in additional entries of particular relevance and also by the enhanced title of the book. The structured ‘revision checklist’ of entries which is particularly useful to those preparing for examinations has been further developed for this edition.

The Role of Anesthesiology in Global Health

A Comprehensive Guide

Author: Ram Roth,Elizabeth A. M. Frost,Clifford Gevirtz,Carrie Atcheson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319094238

Category: Medical

Page: 432

View: 2665

“This brilliantly assembled expert compendium provides a much-needed guide for the practical application of anesthesiology in medical practice in the most bereft underdeveloped and violence-afflicted regions of the globe.” —Seymour Topping, Professor Emeritus of International Journalism, Columbia University This is a comprehensive guide to the role of anesthesiologists in medical missions. In their capacity as perioperative physicians, anesthesiologists improve the safety and efficacy of surgical interventions for underserved patients in low- and middle-income countries around the world. Contributions from international experts in global health provide essential historical context, practical medical and surgical considerations for planning missions, and scenarios of “on the ground” implementation of care. The final section considers anesthesiology education in the context of global health. This is an encompassing and eye-opening resource for trainees and physicians considering participating in a medical mission and students and faculty of global health.

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Biomechanics and Exercise Physiology in Practice

Author: Ronald Klomp

Publisher: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 413

View: 1091

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Essentials of Equipment in Anaesthesia, Critical Care, and Peri-Operative Medicine E-Book

Author: Baha Al-Shaikh,Simon G. Stacey

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 070207196X

Category: Medical

Page: 296

View: 828

Essentials of Equipment in Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Peri-Operative Medicine is a highly practical textbook for trainees in anaesthesia and an invaluable guide for all those who work with anaesthetic equipment, including anaesthetic and intensive care nurses and operating department practitioners. The superbly organized and easy-to read format of the book has been retained from previous editions. The text has been comprehensively updated and more focused on the FRCA with the addition of exam tips and new questions. A new chapter addresses the topical and ever expanding field of ‘Point of Care Testing’ in anaesthesia and intensive care. Clear colour photographs and illustrations as well as over 100 interactive self-assessment OSCE questions complete this concise account of anaesthetic equipment and its use in clinical settings.

Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Perioperative Medicine A-Z

An Encyclopedia of Principles and Practice

Author: Steve Yentis,Nicholas P. Hirsch,James Ip

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780702071652

Category:

Page: 654

View: 5985

For 25 years Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Perioperative Medicine A-Z has provided a comprehensive resource of the 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. The alphabetical arrangement with extensive cross-referencing ensures a full understanding of topics. The succinct and clear text and diagrams?make for easy quick reference. The exam preparation checklist is ordered by key topics to facilitate effective revision. The contents are easily accessible with the accompanying ebook. There has been a substantial addition of new entries as well as revision of existing ones. This acknowledges the breadth of information needed to satisfy the range of activities performed by anaesthetic, intensive care, nursing and other colleagues, and also reflects the ever-changing field in which they all work. The consolidation of the role of anaesthetists as 'perioperative physicians' is reflected in additional entries of particular relevance and also by the enhanced title of the book. The structured 'revision checklist' of entries which is particularly useful to those preparing for examinations has been further developed for this edition.

Occupational Therapy Without Borders

Learning from the Spirit of Survivors

Author: Frank Kronenberg,Salvador Simo Algado,Nick Pollard

Publisher: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 9780443074400

Category: Medical

Page: 461

View: 5636

This landmark book challenges occupational therapists to examine the generally accepted assumptions and key concepts of their profession by looking at the social and political mechanisms that influence people's access to useful and meaningful occupations. It also explores the new idea of occupational apartheid - the separation between those who have meaningful, useful occupations and those who are deprived of, isolated from, or otherwise constrained in their daily life. Includes contributions from worldwide leaders in occupational therapy research and practice Describes concrete initiatives with under-served and neglected populations Links philosophy with practical examples of engaging people who have transformed their lives rather than remain dependent and marginalized Allows the voices of survivors from around the world to be heard - giving the reader a global OT perspective Questions generally accepted assumptions and key concepts of the profession Looks at social and political mechanisms that influence people's access to useful and meaningful occupations

Obstetrics Illustrated E-Book

Author: Kevin P. Hanretty

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702048046

Category: Medical

Page: 447

View: 5511

This popular guide uses illustrations and concise, integrated text to describe the essentials of obstetric practice today. From the physiology of reproduction through antenatal care and disorders in pregnancy to labour and the puerperium period, readers will find an easy-to-grasp presentation of the field's most important issues. Features nearly 20 new line drawings to show the latest in obstetric practice. All other illustrations and content thoroughly revised and updated. New material includes: Current uses and types of IUCDs (including the Mirena IUS); Management of early pregnancy including ectopic pregnancy; Preterm labour; and Ventouse (to include Kiwi-style Ventouse Cup).

Special Tests in Musculoskeletal Examination E-Book

An evidence-based guide for clinicians

Author: Paul Hattam,Alison Smeatham

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702049344

Category: Medical

Page: 292

View: 5016

The proliferation of special tests used in musculoskeletal examination has left the clinician with a vast array of physical tests at their disposal. Special Tests in Musculoskeletal Examination is a handy one-stop guide with over 150 peripheral tests. The clinical context and evidence base is thoroughly explored and the addition of clinical tips and expert opinion will enable the clinician to select the most appropriate tests and interpret the results meaningfully. Step-by-step description for each test Clear photographic illustrations 'At a glance' presentation of the background evidence Detailed clinical context Comprehensive referencing of orthopaedic special tests Clinical tips

Cardiac Catheterization and Imaging (From Pediatrics to Geriatrics)

Author: IB Vijayalakshmi

Publisher: JP Medical Ltd

ISBN: 9351528669

Category: Medical

Page: 1134

View: 1028

Cardiac Catheterization and Imaging is an all-encompassing, richly illustrated guide to cardiac catheterisation and catheter-based intervention, from the foetus to the geriatric patient. The book is divided into 72 chapters across twelve sections, covering everything from the history of cardiac catheterisation, patient preparation, imaging modalities available in preparation and during the procedure, and the equipment required. Beginning with the history and basics of catheterisation, and a section on haemodynamics, subsequent sections cover a range of interventional techniques for heart disease. Further sections bring the text firmly up to date, with recent techniques in valvular aortic disease covered, a chapter on current indications for interventions in adults with congenital heart disease, and the latest equipment available for cardiovascular support. Each chapter concerning a specific condition follows a regular format; a concise discussion on the disorder, indications, procedural details, precautions, and potential pitfalls. With nearly 2100 images and illustrations, spanning 1134 pages, Cardiac Catheterization and Imaging is an invaluable, comprehensive resource for cardiologists. Key Points Comprehensive, illustrated guide to cardiac catheterisation from foetus to geriatric patient Covers history, basics, haemodynamics, various interventions and equipment 2097 images and illustrations

The Original Poor Man's James Bond:

Author: Kurt Saxon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780879472306

Category: Political Science

Page: 477

View: 9089

Intended originally for the political Right, The Poor Man's James Bond is now geared for use by the Civil Authorities. It embodies all the practical paramilitary knowledge collected and studied by dissident groups through-out America. It is a kind of Reader's Digest of do-it-yourself mayhem. Sections include the Still, Fougasse, How to Beat a Metal Detector, Evading Pursuit, Eleven Shot Twelve Gauge Shotgun, Blowing Up a Car, Napalm, Poisons and over fifty other fascinating items. 8.5 x 11, softcoverm, illustratedm, 400+ pages.

Nursing Calculations E-Book

Author: John D. Gatford,Nicole Phillips

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702048917

Category: Medical

Page: 176

View: 2297

This best-selling book enables nursing students to calculate drug doses accurately and quickly. It begins with a diagnostic test to pinpoint any weaknesses in basic arithmetic and is followed by specific exercises to remedy them. Examples are drawn from everyday clinical practice with graded exercises and answers. The content covers administering injections, tablets and mixtures intravenous infusions administering safe dosages to children. Nursing Calculations is an essential aid to safe clinical practice for student nurses and those returning to the profession. A diagnostic test at the start allows readers to review their knowledge of maths and identify their weak points Numerous exercises give plenty of practice in making drug calculations Answers to questions aid self-study Revision and summary exercises ensure that the reader fully understands the calculations The nursing context and use of actual drug labels allows the application of theory to everyday practice All medications reviewed and updated in accordance with current practice Revised layout to avoid crowded pages A portable laminated card placed inside the back cover with the key formulae that students need to remember Additional exercises, labels and paediatric examples Additional set of syringe diagrams A new table of abbreviations and their meanings and explanation of the 24-hour clock Addition of handwritten prescriptions to the medication label exercises to improve links to real-life practice

The Primary FRCA

A Complete Guide to Preparation and Passing

Author: Roger Sharpe,Michael D. Brunner,M. Hasan,P. Neville Robinson,Steven M. Yentis

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann Medical

ISBN: 9780750652209

Category: Medical

Page: 300

View: 4455

The goal of every aspiring anaesthetic trainee is to pass the Primary FRCA examination so that they can move to the next stage of their career. But there is more to passing the examination than the acquisition of knowledge. This book provides a complete guide to the process of preparing for and taking the exam and passing it. Useful advice is provided on revision strategies, the components of the examination and examination techniques.

Clinical Naturopathy: In Practice

Author: Jerome Sarris,Jon Wardle

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729584615

Category: Medical

Page: 200

View: 823

Clinical Naturopathy: In Practice applies the research, principles and treatment protocols outlined in Clinical Naturopathy: An Evidence-Based Guide to Practice, 2nd Edition. Written by a team of world-leading naturopathic practitioners and academics, Clinical Naturopathy: In Practice demonstrates the clinical decision-making processes in treating common conditions. It shares the clinical experiences of the expert authors, provides a gold-standard, integrative approach to real-world cases, and will guide you to deliver better clinical outcomes for your patients. Clinical pearls - key points to take into consideration during the examination process Diagnostic considerations Treatment protocols Example prescriptions Expected outcomes and Signposts for recovery - what to expect if treatment is effective or not Follow-up protocols - a guide of what to expect throughout the patient journey Clinical comprehension questions - to help understand practical concepts that drive the authors' clinical decision making

Foundations of Anesthesia

Basic Sciences for Clinical Practice

Author: Hugh C. Hemmings,Philip M. Hopkins

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323037070

Category: Medical

Page: 903

View: 9814

Accompanying CD-ROM ... "allows you to download figures into PowerPoint for electronic presentations." -- p. [4] of cover.

Allosteric Receptor Modulation in Drug Targeting

Author: Norman G. Bowery

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420016185

Category: Medical

Page: 376

View: 7955

Offering a wide array of illustrations and tables in every chapter, this book extensively covers the principles of allosterism in reference to drug action and progresses to a detailed examination of individual ionotropic and G-protein coupled receptor systems-helping those new to the subject understand the importance of allosterism and providing those already working in the field with specific reference information. This title provides in-depth chapters on basic principles of allosterism and its significance at GABAA, 5HT3, nicotinic, and GABAB receptors, ionotropic and metabotropic receptors for glutamate, muscarinic receptors and alpha 2 adrenoceptors to provide a firm foundation to the subject.

Modern Anesthetics

Author: Jürgen Schüttler,Helmut Schwilden

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540748069

Category: Medical

Page: 498

View: 6986

Some important constraints of anesthesia must be taken into consideration when the pharmacological properties of modern anesthetics are discussed. The most imp- tant of these could be that the target effect be achieved preferably within seconds, at most within a few minutes. Similarly, offset of drug action should be achieved within minutes rather hours. The target effects, such as unconsciousness, are pot- tially life-threatening, as are the side effects of modern anesthetics, such as respi- tory and cardiovascular depression. Finally, the patient’s purposeful responses are not available to guide drug dosage, because, either the patient is unconscious, or more problematically, the patient is aware but unable to communicate pain because of neuromuscular blockade. These constraints were already recognised 35 years ago, when in 1972 Volume XXX entitled “Modern Inhalation Anesthetics” appeared in this Handbook Series. The present volume is meant as a follow up and extension of that volume. At the beginning of the 1970’s anesthesia was commonly delivered by inhalation, with only very few exceptions. The clinical understanding of that time considered anesthesia as a unique state achieved by any of the inhalation anesthetics, in- pendent of their specific molecular structure. “The very mechanism of anesthetic action at the biophase” was discussed within the theoretical framework of the “u- tary theory of narcosis”.

Handbook of Clinical Anesthesia

Author: Paul Barash,Bruce F. Cullen,Robert K. Stoelting,Michael Cahalan,M. Christine Stock,Rafael Ortega

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1469830035

Category: Medical

Page: 1250

View: 1080

The Handbook of Clinical Anesthesia, Seventh Edition, closely parallels Clinical Anesthesia, Seventh Edition, and presents the essential information found in the larger text in a concise, portable format. Extensive changes made to the parent textbook are reflected in the Handbook; chapters have been completely updated and a new chapter covering anesthesia for laparoscopic and robotic surgeries has been added. The Handbook makes liberal use of tables and graphics to enhance rapid access to information. This comprehensive, pocket-sized reference guides you through virtually every aspect of perioperative, intraoperative, and postoperative patient care.

The Anaesthesia Science Viva Book

Author: Simon Bricker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108326412

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

View: 6004

This third edition of the highly successful The Anaesthesia Science Viva Book contains detailed, accessible summaries of the core questions in anatomy, physiology, pharmacology and clinical measurement that may be asked in the oral section of the Final FRCA exam. In addition to comprehensive updating of all the topics, this edition includes new subject material in each of the four basic sciences, with almost 200 detailed summaries of the most relevant topics in the examination. This volume once again gives candidates an insight into the way the viva works, offering general guidance on exam technique, and providing readily accessible information relating to a wide range of potential questions. Written by a former senior examiner for the diploma of the Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and listed as recommended reading by AnaesthesiaUK, the prime educational resource for trainee anaesthetists, it remains an essential purchase for every Final FRCA candidate.

Nurses in Nazi Germany

Moral Choice in History

Author: Bronwyn Rebekah McFarland-Icke

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691006659

Category: History

Page: 343

View: 1523

This book tells the story of German nurses who, directly or indirectly, participated in the Nazis' "euthanasia" measures against patients with mental and physical disabilities, measures that claimed well over 100,000 victims from 1939 to 1945. How could men and women who were trained to care for their patients come to kill or assist in murder or mistreatment? This is the central question pursued by Bronwyn McFarland-Icke as she details the lives of nurses from the beginning of the Weimar Republic through the years of National Socialist rule. Rather than examine what the Party did or did not order, she looks into the hearts and minds of people whose complicity in murder is not easily explained with reference to ideological enthusiasm. Her book is a micro-history in which many of the most important ethical, social, and cultural issues at the core of Nazi genocide can be addressed from a fresh perspective. McFarland-Icke offers gripping descriptions of the conditions and practices associated with psychiatric nursing during these years by mining such sources as nursing guides, personnel records, and postwar trial testimony. Nurses were expected to be conscientious and friendly caretakers despite job stress, low morale, and Nazi propaganda about patients' having "lives unworthy of living." While some managed to cope with this situation, others became abusive. Asylum administrators meanwhile encouraged nurses to perform with as little disruption and personal commentary as possible. So how did nurses react when ordered to participate in, or tolerate, the murder of their patients? Records suggest that some had no conflicts of conscience; others did as they were told with regret; and a few refused. The remarkable accounts of these nurses enable the author to re-create the drama taking place while sharpening her argument concerning the ability and the willingness to choose.

Comprehensive Guide to Education in Anesthesia

Author: Elizabeth A.M. Frost

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461489547

Category: Medical

Page: 248

View: 4508

Comprehensive Guide to Education in Anesthesia is the first single-source volume on the current practice of teaching and learning in this specialty which has long been at the forefront of innovation in medical education. It is edited by one of the great anesthesiology educators in the United States and brings together contributions from leading educators from across the US covering all aspects of anesthesiology education, from medical school and post-graduate training to board certification and continuing medical education. Topics include best educational practices, closed claim analysis, giving feedback to superiors, residency and fellowship training and requirements, maintenance of certification, the role of simulation, interacting with other specialties, community and global outreach, and more. The book conveys the unique nature of the specialty and is aimed at medical students contemplating a career in anesthesiology, residents and fellows, educators, and administrators.