The at a Glance series is popular among medical students and junior doctors for its concise and simple approach and excellent illustrations. Each bite-sized chapter is covered in a double-page spread with colour summary diagrams on the left page and explanatory text on the right. Covering a wide range of topics, books in the at a Glance series are ideal as introductory subject texts or for revision purposes, and are useful throughout medical school and beyond. Everything you need to know about Acute and Critical Care Medicine...at a Glance! Following the familiar, easy-to-use at a Glance format, and now in full-colour, Acute and Critical Care Medicine at a Glance is an accessible introduction and revision text for medical students. Fully revised and updated to reflect changes to the content and assessment methods used by medical schools, this at a Glance provides a user-friendly overview of Acute and Critical Care Medicine to encapsulate all that the student needs to know. This new edition of Acute and Critical Care Medicine at a Glance: Provides a brief and straightforward, yet rapid, introduction to care of the critically ill that can be easily assimilated prior to starting a new job or clinical attachment Encompasses the clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic skills required to manage acutely ill patients in a variety of settings Includes assessment of the acutely unwell patient, monitoring, emergency resuscitation, oxygenation, circulatory support, methods of ventilation and management of a wide variety of medical and surgical emergencies Includes new chapters on fluid management, oxygenation, non-invasive ventilation, recognition of the seriously ill patient and hospital-acquired infections This book is an invaluable resource for all undergraduates in medicine, as well as clinical medical students, junior doctors, nurses caring for acutely-ill patients and paramedics. Pre-publication reviews: "The material forms an excellent basis for junior doctors in critical care and anaesthesia to get a good grounding in the subject, without appearing too scary." –Senior House Officer "The system-based approach...provides excellent reference material when studying a particular subject, allowing the reader to easily delve into the book when necessary, without having to read from cover-to-cover. It is an excellent revision aid.... Much time has gone into eliminating superfluous data so maximal essential information can be conveyed quickly." –UCL student
Critical Care Medicine At a Glance provides an accessibly concise introduction to critical care medicine. It covers the core knowledge required by students and junior doctors for clinical attachments in critical and intensive care unit setting. The book follows the easy-to-use At a Glance format of double page spreads composed of clear memorable diagrams that support accompanying key facts and essential information. The first part introduces key themes and covers general information, including looking at the management of the critically ill patient, oxygen transport and respiratory management, arterial blood gases and acid base balance and end of life issues. The correct use and dosage of drugs and what specialist equipment is necessary are also included. The second part is divided by systems, and examines critical illnesses in detail, their symptoms and causes and how to deal with every aspect in a critical care situation. Part three looks at Surgical aspects covering topics from Trauma, Head injury, Chest trauma, Acute Abdominal Emergencies, Obstetric Emergencies, Burns, Toxic Inhalation and Electrical injuries. The book provides very much a hands-on approach to dealing with life-or death situations, providing examples and guidance on how to work effectively in a critical or intensive care unit. Critical Care Medicine At a Glance will be an essential resource for students, junior doctors, and specialist nurses. It is ideal for clinical attachments and for those wishing to continue in critical care training. This book is designed to be an invaluable life-saving reference text and will fit even the tightest budget! Pre-publication review quote "A good introductiry text to those wishing to continue in critical care training.the PRHO would find it useful to provide a quick summary of the likely management of the critically ill on his/her inpatient list" Senior House Officer, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
Critical Care Medicine at a Glance is an accessible introduction and revision text for junior clinicians. Fully revised and updated to reflect changes to the content and assessment methods used by medical schools and postgraduate training programmes, this at a Glance provides a user-friendly overview of critical care medicine to encapsulate all that the student needs to know. This new edition of Critical Care Medicine at a Glance: • Is fully revised and updated to increase coverage of a rapidly expanding area of medicine • Provides a simple and straightforward, yet rapid, introduction to the care of the acutely ill • Features new 'Pearls of Wisdom', to aid learning and understanding • Includes an appendix of top nutrition tips from the Royal College of Physicians • Provides increased coverage of neurological emergencies, acute and abdominal emergencies, arrhythmias, imaging and fluid management Critical Care Medicine at a Glance is ideal for medical students, junior doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals expected to acquire the skills and knowledge needed to care for acutely ill patients.
Designed to support the best-selling third edition of Medicine at a Glance (9781405186162), Medicine at a Glance: Core Cases contains over 200 cases with self-assessment exercises and answers to aid understanding and test student knowledge. Following the structure of the main textbook, each chapter presents a number of clinical cases based on the textbook chapter’s content. This clinical knowledge is tested by a number of multiple choice self-assessment exercises which can then be applied to practical situations on the ward. Ideal for medical students and junior doctors, Medicine at a Glance: Core Cases: Features over 200 case studies and self-assessment exercises based on the best-selling Medicine at a Glance (9781405186162) Follows the structure of the main textbook - each chapter presents a number of clinical cases based on the textbook chapter’s content Includes free access to the online, interactive version featuring feedback and scoring at www.ataglanceseries.com/medicine This title is also available as a mobile App from MedHand Mobile Libraries. Buy it now from Google Play or the MedHand Store. For more information on the complete range of at a Glance titles, please visit: www.ataglanceseries.com
Critical Care Medicine at a Glance The market-leading at a Glance series is popular among healthcare students and newly qualified practitioners for its concise, simple approach and excellent illustrations. Each bite-sized chapter is covered in a double-page spread with clear, easy-to-follow diagrams, supported by succinct explanatory text. Covering a wide range of topics, books in the at a Glance series are ideal as introductory texts for teaching, learning and revision, and are useful throughout university and beyond. Everything you need to know about Critical Care Medicine... at a Glance! Critical Care Medicine at a Glance, Fourth Edition provides a succinct, accessible, highly illustrated introduction to the care of the critically ill patient. Designed for medical students, junior doctors and nurses alike, this authoritative revision guide covers the essential clinical, diagnostic, and therapeutic skills required to manage critically ill patients with a wide range of conditions in a variety of settings. Colour-coded chapters which contain concise explanatory text, applications to practice, and numerous high-quality photographs, illustrations, diagrams and tables. Fully revised to reflect current guidelines, changes in practice and recent medical innovations, this fourth edition includes expanded coverage of resus, sepsis, COVID-19, ECMO, dermatological emergencies, envenomation and other key conditions and procedures. Updated chapters incorporate current assessment methods used by medical schools and postgraduate training programmes, whilst additional ‘Pearls of Wisdom’ boxes and ‘Wise Owl Reading’ reference suggestions are integrated throughout to aid learning and comprehension. Allows rapid access to the knowledge and skills required to care for the acute and critically ill Covers a wide range of topics such as respiratory and neurological emergencies, arrhythmias, ventilation and intubation, trauma surgery and abdominal imaging Features contributions from leading critical care practitioners Provides normal values, reference ranges and treatment and monitoring guidelines for various critical care scenarios Includes practical case studies, revision questions and self-assessment tests with answers Contains several useful appendices, including information on pacemaker types and classifications Critical Care Medicine at a Glance, Fourth Edition is a must-have for medical students, junior doctors and nurses in intensive care and emergency medicine and those undertaking postgraduate exams. For more information on the complete range of Wiley Medical Education publications, please visit: www.wiley.com To receive automatic updates on Wiley books and journals, join our email list. Sign up today at www.wiley.com/email All content reviewed by students for students Wiley Medical Education books are designed exactly for their intended audience. All of our books are developed in collaboration with students. This means that our books are always published with you, the student, in mind. If you would like to be one of our student reviewers, go to www.reviewmedicalbooks.com to find out more. This book is also available as an e-book. For more details, please see www.wiley.com/buy/9781119605881
The principles of drug therapies are fundamental to medical practitioners in all branches; but are often difficult to get to grips with. Prescribing at a Glance addresses the most common uses of prescription drugs, and follows progress from dose calculation, administration to monitoring the effects in the treatments of major presenting problems. With a focus on prescribing, this user-friendly guide helps practitioners to develop crucial knowledge and skills, including establishing accurate drug histories, planning appropriate therapies, writing safe and legal prescriptions, critically appraising the prescribing of others, patient support, accessing reliable information about medicines, and detecting adverse drug reactions. Prescribing at a Glance:: Features detailed and high-quality colour illustrations throughout Includes examples of common prescribing errors, practice prescriptions and calculations Follows the structure of the WHO Good Prescribing Guide, and corresponds to the core curriculum of the British Pharmacological Society Is the perfect guide to help you prepare for the Prescribing Skills Assessment (PSA) Includes a companion website featuring interactive MCQs and cases, available at www.ataglanceseries.com/prescribing From the series that brought you Medical Pharmacology at a Glance, and designed to help those in the later stages of their medical training become adept at the skills required for a vital yet often confusing subject – Prescribing at a Glance will help you fill in any knowledge gaps with simple step-by-step instructions, and clear, easy-to-remember guidelines.
From the publishers of the market-leading at a Glance series comes a comprehensive yet accessible overview of all the fundamental elements of acute and critical care nursing. Acute and Critical Care Nursing at a Glance provides an introduction to the key knowledge and skills for patient assessment and problem identification, as well as how to plan, implement and evaluate care management strategies. It also explores clinical decision-making processes and their impact on care delivery, as well as key psychosocial issues, pain management, and safe transfer. All information is presented in a clear, double-page spread with key information accompanied by tables, illustrations, photographs and diagrams. Key features: Superbly illustrated, with full colour illustrations throughout An accessible, evidence-based, introduction to a complex topic Presents information structured according to the Resuscitation Council’s systematic ABCDE framework for ease of understanding Accompanied by patient case studies to help apply theory to practice Acute and Critical Care Nursing at a Glance is ideal for nursing students, healthcare assistants, and registered nurses working within the acute and critical care setting.
Delays in recognising deterioration, or inappropriate management of people in acute care settings can result in late treatment, avoidable admissions to intensive care units and, in some instances, unnecessary deaths. As the role of the nurse in healthcare settings continues to change and evolve, today's nursing and other healthcare students need to be equipped with the fundamental skills to recognise and manage deterioration in the patient in a competent and confident manner, appreciating the complexities of caring for those who are acutely unwell as you learn to become practitioners of the future. Using a body systems approach, and fully updated in light of new NEWS2 and NMC future nurse standards, as well as acknowledging the challenges faced by people with delirium in acute care settings, the second edition of this book provides a comprehensive overview of the essential issues in this important subject. Topics covered include recognition and identification of physiological and mental deterioration in adults; identification of disordered physiology that may lead to a medical emergency linked to deterioration of normal function; relevant anatomy and physiology; pathophysiological changes and actions that need to be taken; immediate recognition and response; investigations, diagnosis and management issues; and teaching and preventative strategies. Including case studies and test yourself questions, this book is an essential tool for student nurses who are required to undertake acute care experiences and are assessed in theory and practice.
All hospitals have critically ill patients, and their management depends upon the resources available. In many low income countries, critically ill patients may be admitted to a critical care unit; however, many are nursed on wards due to a lack of critical care beds or simply die before they reach the hospital. This book provides guidance on the unique situations for nurses working in these challenging environments, while considering ethical decision-making, providing appropriate services, and the types of patients admitted. Topics covered include: working in a resource limited environment; cultural awareness and international agendas; provision and access to healthcare services; ethical considerations in the context of resource limited environments; best practice and knowledge regarding rehabilitation, pain management, managing a major incident; relevant research concerning resource limited environments. Critical Care Nursing in Resource Limited Environments prepares readers to consider how best to utilise their skills and deliver safe patient care within a resource limited context. Each easy-to-read chapter provides core knowledge and relevant research, as well as useful ideas and solutions, with further reading sections to signpost readers to key international resources. This text provides practical ideas for nurses working in critical care and defence nursing, and acute areas in resource limited environments. It can also be used to support educational courses and pre-deployment training for nurses hoping to work in Global Health.
Delays in recognising deterioration or inappropriate management of people in acute care settings can result in late treatment, avoidable admissions to intensive care units and in some instances unnecessary deaths. As the role of the nurse in healthcare settings continues to change and evolve, today’s student nurses need to be equipped with the fundamental skills to recognise and manage deterioration in the patient in a competent and confident manner, as you learn to become practitioners of the future. Using a body systems approach and emphasising the central role and function of the nurse throughout, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the essential issues in this important subject. Topics covered include: recognition and identification of physiological deterioration in adults; identification of disordered physiology that may lead to a medical emergency linked to deterioration of normal function; relevant anatomy and physiology; pathophysiological changes and actions that need to be taken; immediate recognition and response; investigations, diagnosis and management issues; and teaching and preventative strategies.
Fundamentals of Critical Care A Textbook for Nursing and Healthcare Students In Fundamentals of Critical Care, a team of clinicians and health educators deliver an accessible, timely, and evidence-based introduction to the role of nurses and healthcare practitioners in critical care. The book explores fundamental concepts in critical care and their implications for practice. Each chapter outlines essential knowledge necessary to understand key concepts and includes high quality, full-colour artwork to enhance learning and recall. Readers are also provided with clinical scenarios, practice questions, and red and orange flags to indicate physiological and psychological alerts respectively. Covering a range of common and specialised disease processes and treatments requiring critical care, the book provides: A thorough introduction to the critical care unit, including philosophies of care, ways of working, humanisation, and outreach Comprehensive exploration of organisational influences, including political, local, national, and international influences Practical discussion of legal, ethical, and professional issues, as well as evidence-based approaches to critical care In-depth examination of nursing care assessment tools, nursing communication, cognition, pharmacology, and more Perfect for nursing students and trainee nursing associates, Fundamentals of Critical Care: A Textbook for Nursing and Healthcare Students will also earn a place in the libraries of healthcare students in physiotherapy, paramedicine, medicine, and those returning to practice. All content reviewed by students for students. If you would like to be one of our student reviewers, go to www.reviewnursingbooks.com to find out more. To receive automatic updates on Wiley books and journals, join our email list. Sign up today at www.wiley.com/email
This helpful, practical book begins with a clear explanation of acid-base balance, followed by a straightforward six-step approach to arterial blood gas interpretation. The authors then apply this approach to a wide range of realistic case studies that resemble situations readers are likely to encounter in practice. With a strong focus on patient care pathways and including the most up-to-date information on arterial blood gas interpretation, this book will be invaluable to nurses, junior doctors and biomedical scientists as well as students and trainees in all these areas. Contents include: • Introduction to acid-base balance • A systematic approach to ABG interpretation • Respiratory acidosis • Respiratory alkalosis • Metabolic acidosis • Metabolic alkalosis • Compensatory mechanisms • ABG analysis practice questions and answers