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The definitive guide to the use of mechanical ventilation in critically ill patients – now in full color and updated to reflect the latest advances

A Doody's Core Title for 2015!

Principles & Practice of Mechanical Ventilation, 3e provides comprehensive, authoritative coverage of all the clinical, pharmacological, and technical issues surrounding the use of mechanical ventilation.

Editor Martin J. Tobin – past editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine – has enlisted more than 100 authors, all of whom are at the forefront of research in their chosen subfield in order to provide the most authoritative and up-to-date information possible. No other text so thoroughly and comprehensively explores the myriad advances in modes and methodologies that have occurred in this ever-changing field as this cornerstone text.


  • Each chapter has been extensively revised to reflect the latest research
  • A strong focus on the biomedical principles that govern ventilator management
  • Expert insights from contributors in critical care, pulmonary medicine, anesthesiology, surgery, basic science, provide a unique multidisciplinary approach
  • 68 chapters that explore every important aspect of mechanical ventilation, including:Conventional and unconventional methods of ventilator support;Noninvasive methods of ventilator support;Unconventional methods of ventilator support;Physiologic effect of mechanical ventilation;Complications in ventilator supported patients;Weaning of ventilator-support;Management of the ventilator-supported patient;Adjunctive therapy, including fluid management, inhaled antibiotic therapy, and bronchodilator therapy;Ethics and economics

      Principles & Practice of Mechanical Ventilation, 3e comprehensively covers the principles and practice of keeping patients alive through the use of mechanical ventilation, along with related pharmacological and technical issues.

      • The official publication of the Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association, this comprehensive and timely text is the standard reference for flight nurses and other health professionals involved in medical transportation. Its new title reflects the role and presence of not only flight or air nurses, but also that of surface transport nurses. The contemporary, collaborative focus in each unit emphasizes the role of all team members. Each clinical chapter consistently covers epidemiology, anatomy and physiology and/or pathophysiology, and specific conditions - with case studies and notes for assessment and treatment

        • Comprehensive discussions are presented for diseases or injuries commonly encountered in flight and ground nursing - including pathophysiology, assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation.
        • Detailed coverage of management issues is offered - including scene management, communication, safety, disaster management/triage, quality management, and marketing/public relations.
        • Competencies for each clinical chapter identify key components to providing effective patient care.
        • Case studies are presented at the end of each clinical chapter to help readers apply the information presented.
        • Content emphasizes practical application to prepare the reader for practice.
        • A discussion of the role of air and ground nurses as members of a team is provided, and the roles of the various team members are differentiated so they can more effectively collaborate in patient care and transport.

        • Each section stresses the collaborative focus that emphasizes the role of all team members.
        • Content meets the educational and reference needs of readers dedicated to expert care delivery in transport, including paramedics, physicians, respiratory therapists, pilots, mechanics, and communication specialists.
        • A new unit on the History and Current Role of Ground and Air Transport Nurses includes chapters on the History of Patient Transport (Chapter 1), Preparation for Practice (Chapter 2), Certification (Chapter 3), Members of the Transport Team (Chapter 4), and Research and Quality Management (Chapter 5).
        • The new unit on Patient Care Issues includes three new chapters that cover legal, ethical, and family issues to provide the reader with a better understanding of the different situations they might encounter in the field.
        • The Management unit features a new chapter on Accreditation for Air and Ground Medical Transport.
        • The Selected Patient Populations unit conveniently groups discussions of pregnant, neonatal, and pediatric patients.
        • A new appendix describes international patient transport and the goals of other transport associations.

        EMPACT (Emergency Medical Patients: Assessment, Care & Transport) offers a practical approach to common medical emergencies. Formerly published as AMLS (Advanced Medical Life Support), EMPACT is updated and revised to conform to the 2010 American Heart Association guidelines. Providing foundational chapters on assessment, critical thinking/decision making, and the difficult airway, the text moves on to cover common medical complaints, such as shock/hypoperfusion, dyspnea, chest discomfort or pain, and more. Presenting a realistic approach to the care of the patient, each chapter moves from assessment- and complaint-based primary assessment (identifying and controlling immediate life threats) to field diagnosis and management of immediately treatable underlying diseases. Intended for students with paramedic or other advanced-level training; a familiarity with anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology; and an overall understanding of the nature of medical emergencies.

        This comprehensive textbook, now fully revised and up-dated in its fourth edition, provides an authoritative account of all aspects of perioperative care for surgical patients. All areas of medical disease are discussed with clear recommendations for work up and management in the perioperative period. Basic discussions of surgical procedures are included to help non-surgeons understand the procedures and their implications for patient care. It includes numerous contributions from leading experts at national centers of medical excellence, and will serve as a significant work of reference for internists, anesthesiologists and surgeons.

        This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It is a concise guide to the recognition and care of critically ill patients aimed at trainee doctors in all medical specialties.

        • A concise guide for the trainee in internal medicine on how to treat patients on the ward who develop life-threatening emergencies, particularly involving organ support.
        • Enables the reader to identify critically ill and deteriorating patients sooner, thus improving outcome.
        • Does not focus on how disease is treated in the ITU, but on the important practicalities for the trainee on the medical ward, such as how to fluid resuscitate, when to insert cvp lines, when to call ITU etc.
        • Covers an area seen as increasing important for the MRCP and other postgraduate exams.
        • Deals with important areas such as inotropic support, blood gas analysis and the ethics of treating the critically ill, which are poorly covered in terms of educational material at this level.

        All the management and diagnosis strategies you need in the critical care environment

        A Doody's Core Title for 2011!

        CURRENT Diagnosis & Treatment: Critical Care delivers authoritative and clinically focused guidance in a concise, find-it-now format. Following the trusted LANGE approach, it includes a review of the etiology, relevant pathophysiology, and clinical symptoms as a prelude to diagnosis and treatment. Coverage includes everything from renal failure and surgical infections to coronary heart disease. There is a strong emphasis on evidence-based medicine throughout.


        • Comprehensive overview of 39 key critical care topics, covering critical care basics, medical critical care, and the essentials of surgical critical care
        • Valuable perspectives on the latest technologies, equipment, therapeutic strategies, and interventions
        • Addresses common but difficult-to-diagnose critical care problems and delivers “approach to the patient” strategies
        • NEW! Important treatment strategies for venous thromboembolism, acute respiratory distress syndrome, diabetic ketoacidosis, asthma, sepsis, and many more
        • NEW! Current recommendations for deep vein thrombosis prophylaxis, transfusions, goal-directed therapy in sepsis, mechanical ventilation, use of pulmonary artery catheters, and glycemic control
        • NEW! PMID numbers on all references for easy look-up

        About the Book: Concise yet comprehensive review of the Critical Care and Emergency Medicine. Most commonly encountered clinical scenarios and relevant topics are summarized in an easy to understand format. Can be used as quick reference guide during rounds, or during the patient encounter. Simplified version which can be used by physicians, pharmacists, nurses and allied health care staff. Author Biography: Dr. Asif Anwar graduated from Northeastern Illinois University, in Chicago IL, in 1997. Later he proceeded with his Internal Medicine residency training, at University of New Jersey (UMD-NJ) and Saint Louis University in Saint Louis Missouri. He also completed his fellowship training in Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine from SLUH in 2008. He has been affiliated with the US Air force, and currently holds the rank of a Major, and works with the Critical Care Air Transport Team (CCATT), and as a Flight Surgeon with the Air National Guard. He is board certified and a Fellow of American College of Chest Physicians. He is Clinical Assistant Professor, at University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Dr. Anwar has published original research in the peer-reviewed scientific journals.

        This is the first comprehensive study guide covering all aspects of pediatric critical care medicine. It fills a void that exists in learning resources currently available to pediatric critical care practitioners. The major textbooks are excellent references, but do not allow concise reading on specific topics and are not intended to act as both text and study guide. There are also several handbooks available, but these are usually written for general pediatric residents and lack the advanced physiology and pathophysiology required for the higher level pediatric critical care practitioner.

        This study guide will bridge the gap between the current levels of books in press. It will be physiologically based covering major pediatric critical care principles and specific disease entities commonly encountered by the pediatric critical care practitioner. Pathophysiologic aspects unique to the pediatric patient will be emphasized. Chapters will contain ‘margin notes’ stressing important key points to the reader and study questions based on the chapter focus will conclude each chapter. The outline of each chapter will be dependent on the section of text as outlines below.

        The condensed format of coverage is unique, involving heavily-illustrated text with self-assessment material to support learning objectives. The text is supported by case studies, tables and illustrations which describes the important theories and procedures on the pediatric critical care unit. This is useful for both pediatricians with patients either scheduled to enter the critical care unit or be discharged, pediatric critical care physicians and those in training and general critical care physicians who may see pediatric patients in their unit.

        Patients with a range of medical conditions undergo surgeries of varying levels of risk, and the evolving field of consult medicine aims to address their needs, whether pre- or post-surgery. This new edition of The Perioperative Medicine Consult Handbook provides useful information, advice, and guidelines based on a combination of clinical experience and evidence-based medicine. It covers topics in many major clinical areas (anesthesiology, cardiology, pulmonology, gastroenterology, rheumatology, endocrinology, and many others) and puts critical surgery information at a consult physician's fingertips. New to this edition are chapters on thyroid disease, restrictive lung disease, sickle cell disease, inflammatory bowel disease, nutrition, and perioperative care of elderly patients. The entire volume has been streamlined for a more precise presentation of essential perioperative management guidelines. Originally created by the Medicine Consult Service team at the University of Washington Medical Center, and now fully updated into a comprehensive second edition, this quick reference is sure to be indispensable for residents and consult physicians alike.

        A thorough understanding of the cardiopulmonary system is one of the foundations of critical care. In this important new text, specialists in respiratory medicine, cardiology and critical care have united to provide an authoritative, integrated presentation of the core information essential for effective patient management. Cardiopulmonary Critical Care is intended as a clinically relevant reference, not only as a study resource, but also for everyday use in the unit. The style and layout of the book reflects this, with numerous diagrams, flowcharts and checklists complementing the text and providing access to the key information. Experts discuss thoracic trauma, fluid resuscitation in the ICU, acid base disorders, oxygen transport and tissue oxygenation, acute myocardial infarction and many other topics. This book is essential for every ICU and hospital emergency room.