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Now in its Second Edition with a new title, Best Practices: Evidence-Based Nursing Procedures is an excellent compilation of "best" practices based on current research and expert consensus findings. This timely, authoritative reference applies research findings directly to every aspect of nursing practice to guide nurses in performing procedures for patients with a full range of conditions and illnesses.

This edition provides a thorough update and review and includes new procedures and practices. Every entry is evidence-based, identifies the sources of the evidence, and now includes manufacturer recommendations. Nursing diagnoses, expected outcomes, and unexpected outcomes (complications) are now discussed for each procedure.

Advances in intensive and critical care medicine occur rapidly. Innovation, training and research are the pillars that support a process deriving from basic science and multiprofessional/multidisciplinary interventions. The APICE 2010 Yearbook highlights several innovations for optimising prevention and management measures for the critically ill by integrating diagnostic procedures with pharmacological and technological options. Considering that cerebral, respiratory, cardiovascular, renal and metabolic dysfunctions occurring during serious illnesses or syndromes represent risk factors for patient survival, the final goal remains multifaceted: to improve standards and quality of care; to introduce the expanding concept of clinical governance and professionalism; to focus on the importance of ethical principles for establishing a process of patient-centered and evidence-based care. For these reasons, medical professionals must reach a consensus regarding the importance of continuing medical education.

In partnership with the American College of Physicians, here is the definitive point-of-care guide to managing critical care patients

A Doody's Core Title for 2011!

This handy, yet comprehensive resource fully reviews the optimal clinical management of patients in the intensive care unit. Numerous clinical and procedural illustrations support this turnkey coverage, which is packed with clinical pearls and presented in an at-a-glance format. The ACP Manual of Critical Care touches on all core content areas and body/system regions, from cardiovascular critical care to critical care of neurological diseases. If it's important to achieving optimal patient outcomes in the critical care setting, you'll find it here.

FEATURES

  • All content is prepared under the auspices of the ACP, the world's leading organization of internal medicine physicians
  • Eye-catching two-color design simplifies reader navigation and referencing
  • A trove of superb anatomical, clinical, and procedural illustrations commissioned especially for this book
  • Extensive array of clinical pearls and step-by-step clinical procedures for issues commonly encountered in the ICU
  • Evidence-based chapters provide practice guidelines and treatment recommendations grounded in rigorous scientific research
  • Balanced coverage includes major controversies and unsettled issues
  • Helpful appendix features commonly used parameters and formulae in critical care, plus useful treatment algorithms and tables

Prepared by attending physicians at Harvard Medical School, Pocket ICU, follows the style of Pocket Medicine, one of the best-selling references for medical students, interns, and residents. This pocket-sized loose-leaf resource can be used on the wards or in the operating room. Information is presented in a schematic, outline format, with diagrams and tables for quick, easy reference. Content coverage is brief but broad, encompassing all the subspecialty areas of critical care including adult and pediatric critical care, neuro-critical care, cardiac critical care, transplant, burn, and neonatal critical care.

The sixth edition of Oh's Intensive Care Manual provides practical, concise information on all aspects of intensive care. Written in a clear and accessible style and now for the first time presented in colour throughout, this book enables the user to manage a patient in an ICU setting effectively without recourse to large text/reference works or specialized monographs.
This thoroughly revised and updated edition reflects the best and most current practice from leading centres in Australia, the UK and Western Europe. Although primarily intended for the trainee and practitioner in intensive care, nurses and other allied health professionals will find that this is an invaluable tool in helping to deal with a broad spectrum of conditions encountered in the ICU.

  • Represents a consensus of practice/standard of care in Australia/NZ, UK and Europe.
  • Treatment guidelines are authoritative since they follow those that are Recommended/laid down by Professional societies.
  • Comprehensive, covers all important areas of intensive care medicine.
  • Provides a single resource that will cover everything that a user will need to know during the course of an ICU rotation. No need to refer to a larger textbook.
  • Information on management and treatment of conditions is balanced by pathophysiological and pharmacological background. This is not just a "cook book" of procedures. It provides all of the essential information for candidates wishing to pass professional examinations.
  • Covers the paediatric as well as the adult patient in the ICU.
  • Provides quick access and practical guidance for all clinical scenarios.
  • Extensive list of key references most taken from the last three years.
  • Helps trainees and practitioners prepare for case conference/presentations.


  • Addition of colour throughout to highlight summary boxes, tables, charts and flow diagrams.Will make key information more accessible, easier and faster to retrieve.
  • Line drawings extensively re-done in colour throughout.Will improve the user's understanding of the physiological processes under discussion.
  • 5-10 Key points added at end of chapters. Will provide the user with a useful summary of the essential bottom line information.
  • Pitfalls in treatment and management emphasized in each chapter.Providers the user with expert advice on practical issues that will be encountered on a day-to-day basis in the ICU.
  • Includes the most current classification and "clinical scoring" schemes.
  • Keeps the user abreast of the latest developments in diagnosis and management.

Recent changes to doctor training have increasingly led to foundation year doctors being rotated to Intensive Care Units (ICUs). Many doctors - along with nurses and allied health professionals new to intensive care - find that the standard texts on this challenging clinical environment are too comprehensive to provide an introduction or day-to-day reference. This simple bedside handbook fills that gap, providing a pragmatic guide to the basics of ICUs, patient management and emergencies. It also addresses recent and future developments in a variety of areas including organ donation, the Mental Capacity Act and management of the acutely ill patient. The book is divided into short, easy-to-read topics, which have clearly outlined learning goals and emphasise the continuities between intensive care medicine and other forms of care. Foundation, Acute Common Stem and Anaesthesia junior doctors facing their initial attachment in Intensive Care will find this essential reading. Nurses, pharmacists, physiotherapists and allied health professionals working in ICUs will also find it an invaluable guide.

This book provides 300 practice MCQs divided into three practice papers. Correct answers follow, accompanied by short referenced notes drawing from recent important journal articles, major critical care textbooks and selected internet resources. Since there is no other dedicated intensive care MCQ book on the market, this book is relevant to the following groups: junior intensive care trainees, senior intensive care nursing staff wishing to enhance their medical knowledge, intensive care consultants as a teaching aid and trainees preparing for professional examinations. This MCQ book will also be ideal in preparation for the European Diploma in Intensive Care Medicine (EDIC) Part 1 examination, as the questions are matched as closely as possible in style and difficulty to those in the EDIC Part 1. The EDIC is an internationally recognised qualification for medical trainees in intensive care, set by the European Society for Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM). It is a two-part examination consisting of a 100-question multiple choice paper (Part 1) and a clinical and viva voce examination (Part 2). To ensure relevance, the questions are designed with reference to the training syllabus provided by the ESICM.

Evidence-Based Practice of Critical Care, edited by Drs. Clifford S. Deutschman and Patrick J. Neligan, provides objective data and expert guidance to help answer the most important questions challenging ICU physicians today. It discusses the clinical options, examines the relevant research, and presents expert recommendations on everything from acute organ failure to prevention issues. An outstanding source for "best practices" in critical care medicine, this book is a valuable framework for translating evidence into practice. It also provides access to the full text online, with regular updates to emerging clinical evidence.




  • Gain valuable evidence-based recommendations on key topics such as acute organ failure, infection, sepsis and inflammation, and prevention issues pointing the way to the most effective approaches.


  • Get an overview of each question, an outline of management options, a review of the relevant evidence, areas of uncertainty, existing management guidelines, and authors' recommendations.



  • Navigate a full range of challenges from routine care to complicated and special situations.



  • Find the information you need quickly with tables that summarize the available literature and recommended clinical approaches.



  • Stay current on the latest advances in the field with full-text, online access that includes regular updates to emerging clinical evidence.

The two previous editions of Applied Physiology in Intensive Care Medicine proved extremely successful, and the book has now been revised and split into two volumes to enhance ease of use. In this second volume some of the most renowned experts in the field offer detailed reviews on measurement techniques and physiological processes of crucial importance in intensive care medicine. Throughout, a key aim is to help overcome the fundamental unevenness in clinicians’ understanding of applied physiology, which can lead to suboptimal treatment decisions. Applied Physiology in Intensive Care has been written by some of the most renowned experts in the field and provides an up-to-date compendium of practical bedside knowledge essential to the effective delivery of acute care medicine. It will serve the clinician as an invaluable reference source on key issues regularly confronted in everyday practice.

Thoroughly updated for its Sixth Edition, this classic reference remains an unsurpassed source of definitive, practical guidance on adult patient care in the ICU. It provides encyclopedic, multidisciplinary coverage of both medical and surgical intensive care and includes a "how-to" atlas of procedures and a new section on noninvasive monitoring.

Each Sixth Edition chapter, for the first time, identifies Advances in Management based on randomized controlled clinical trials. The cardiology section has been completely rewritten to reflect advances in management of acute coronary syndromes. Also included are extensive updates on management of COPD, diabetes, oncologic emergencies, and overdoses and poisonings.

A companion Website will provide instant access to the complete and fully searchable online text.