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QS 1: Triage and clinical assessment
Catastrophic Perioperative Complications and Management by Charles J. Fox (Editor); Elyse M. Cornett (Editor); G. E. Ghali (Editor)For years the administrative of anesthesia was extremely dangerous and risky. Because of this the surgeon and anesthesiologist had to balance the risks and benefits for each patient before proceeding with surgery. In the last two decades the care of the surgical patient has changed dramatically. New equipment, monitors and pharmacologic agents have transformed surgical technique and improved outcomes. Patients once deemed "too sick" for the operating room are found frequently on operating room schedules nationwide. Today, anesthesiology for the healthy patient in most developed countries is extremely safe. However, perioperative complications still occur. These events can be catastrophic for patients and may have serious implications for residents, surgical and anesthesiology staff and nurses. Prompt recognition and management of these incidents may reduce or negate complications. This is based on a fundamental base of knowledge acquired through several avenues and practiced with other team members to maximize outcomes. Engagement of all caregivers impacts outcomes. Many organizations do not have the structural components or education to recognize or manage these catastrophic events. This textbook will provide educational material for the many students, as well as nurses, residents or attending physicians who participate in perioperative medicine. It will focus on the most serious perioperative complications and include a discussion of the pathophysiologic and pharmacologic implications unique to each. Additionally, it will provide medicolegal information pertinent to those providing care to these patients. All chapters will be written with the most current and relevant information by leading experts in each field.The layout and format is designed to be purposeful, logical and visually effective. Other features include review questions and answers, chapter summaries and shaded call-out boxes to facilitate learning. Catastrophic Perioperative Complications and Management will be of great utility for medical and nursing students, anesthesiology residents, student nurse anesthestists, surgical residents, nurses involved in perioperative medicine as well as surgical and anesthesiology attending physicians.
Publication Date: 2019-03-29
Clinical Ethics in Anesthesiology: a case-based textbook by Gail A. Van Norman; Stephen Jackson; Stanley H. Rosenbaum; Susan K. Palmer [eds]Ethical issues facing anesthesiologists are more far-reaching than those involving virtually any other medical specialty. In this clinical ethics textbook, authors from across the USA, Canada and Europe draw on ethical principles and practical knowledge to provide a realistic understanding of ethical anesthetic practice. The result is a compilation of expert opinion and international perspectives from clinical leaders in anesthesiology. Building on real-life, case-based problems, each chapter is clinically focused and addresses both practical and theoretical issues. Topics include general operating room care, pediatric and obstetrical patient care, the intensive care unit, pain practice, research and publication, as well as discussions of lethal injection, disclosure of errors, expert witness testimony, triage in disaster and conflicts of interest with industry. An important reference tool for any anesthesiologist, whether clinical or research-oriented, this book is especially valuable for physicians involved in teaching residents and students about the ethical aspects of anesthesia practice.
Publication Date: 2010-10-28
Consent, Benefit, and Risk in Anaesthetic Practice by Jonathan G. Hardman; Iain K. Moppett; Alan R. Aitkenhead [eds]Patients' expectations regarding involvement in their own healthcare have increased dramatically over the past few years. No longer is it acceptable for the doctor to dictate treatment; patients demand information regarding treatment options, and input into the selection of the most appropriate treatment plan.
Patient flow : reducing delay in healthcare delivery by Randolph W. Hall (Editor)This book is dedicated to improving healthcare through reducing the delays experienced by patients. It is the first book treatment to have reduction in patient delay as its sole focus, and therefore, provides the foundation by which hospitals can implement change. In short, the book provides "hands-on" discussion and methods for solving a variety of problems, and is a guide to motivate change in Health Care Systems around the world.
Publication Date: 2006-10-11
The Perioperative Medicine Consult Handbook by Molly Blackley Jackson (Editor); Somnath Mookherjee (Editor); Nason P. Hamlin (Editor)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.
Publication Date: 2014-11-20
Reducing Mortality in the Perioperative Period, 2e by Giovanni Landoni; Laura Ruggeri; Alberto Zangrillo [eds]This book offers a complete description of each topic with updated evidence from the literature. Each chapter deals with a specific drug or technique and is structured into the following: background knowledge, main evidence from the literature, and a practical how-to section. Lastly, the book describes in detail the consensus process used, which served to reinforce the systematic review and which is currently being used and improved in other settings with growing success.
Publication Date: 2017
QS 3: Safe and sufficient facilities
Error Reduction and Prevention in Surgical Pathology by Raouf E. Nakhleh (Editor); Keith E. Volmar (Editor)The 1st edition of Error Reduction and Prevention in Surgical Pathology was an opportunity to pull together into one place all the ideas related to errors in surgical pathology and to organize a discipline in error reduction. This 2nd edition is an opportunity to refine this information, to reorganize the book to improve its usability and practicality, and to include topics that were not previously addressed. This book serves as a guide to pathologists to successfully avoid errors and deliver the best diagnosis possible with all relevant information needed to manage patients. The introductory section includes general principles and ideas that are necessary to understand the context of error reduction. In addition to general principles of error reduction and legal and regulatory responsibilities, a chapter on regulatory affairs and payment systems which increasingly may be impacted by error reduction and improvement activities was added. This later chapter is particularly important in view of the implementation of various value-based payment programs, such as the Medicare Merit-Based Incentive Payment System that became law in 2015. The remainder of the book is organized in a similar manor to the 1st edition with chapters devoted to all aspects of the test cycle, including pre-analytic, analytic and post-analytic. The 2nd Edition of Error Reduction and Prevention in Surgical Pathology serves as an essential guide to a successfully managed laboratory and contains all relevant information needed to manage specimens and deliver the best diagnosis.
Great health care : making it happen by J. Timothy Harrington (Editor); Eric D. Newman (Editor)Great Health Care is enlightening and entertaining. It's a must read for physicians, patients, health policymakers and administrators, and the interested public---anyone who wants to understand what great health care is, and how we might build it together. The authors share their stories and motivations and the methods they have used to transform care for their own patients within their own practices and health systems. They thoughtfully explore how we got into this mess, how we can get out of it, and the barriers to making it happen. "It is not only the impact of chronic diseases on our health and economy that draws us to this subject. It is the intriguing and rewarding potential for improving the status quo through redesigning how chronic disease care is provided and paid for." (Timothy Harrington, MD) "You can't do things differently until you see things differently." (Eric Newman, MD) "We start people on the road to recovery, but the 12 weeks of cardiac rehabilitation is just the warm-up period. The really important part is what happens afterward." (Richard Lueker, MD, Beth McCormick, MS) "We believe the extra-ordinary efforts of our program coordinators are key to our clients' wellbeing and our unusually low readmission rate." (Kathi Farrell, RN, BSN, PHN, Kathleen Sullivan, RN, MSN) "In real life, we are not usually given the chance to have a do-over. But we are given the chance to continuously improve. With the right skill sets, and the right partners, we can transform." (Eric Newman, MD)
Publication Date: 2011-12-23
Health system redesign : how to make health care person-centered, equitable, and sustainabl by Joachim P. SturmbergThis forward-looking volume challenges professionals and interested lay readers to reconsider our ways of looking at health and wellness, illness and disease, and the goals of health/healthcare systems. Reframing health systems as complex adaptive systems, the book identifies health care as a central aspect of social care and security for all people, particularly the most vulnerable. From there, the author outlines necessary organizational, design, medical, and community steps toward building health systems that view and practice health care as a human right and can produce optimum care in the long term. And extensive illustrations display effective collaborative problem solving within these systems, in both intriguing theoretical models and the real world. Highlights of the coverage: · Systems and complexity thinking in health and health care · & am p;nb sp; Redesign based on "first principles" · Redesign from an organizational perspective · Working together effectively and efficiently to achieve a common purpose · Analyzing "the workings" of health systems as complex adaptive systems · Person-centered, equitable, and sustainable health systems: achieving the goal Health System Redesign brings a voice and a vision to the most pressing problems in healthcare service delivery, and offers new goals and purpose to health policymakers, health financiers, organizational leaders, clinicians, and concerned members of the local community.
Patient Safety by Abha Agrawal (Editor)Despite the evolution and growing awareness of patient safety, many medical professionals are not a part of this important conversation.nbsp; Clinicians often believe they are too busy taking care of patients to adopt and implement patient safety initiatives and that acknowledging medical errors is an affront to their skills. Patient Safety provides clinicians with a better understanding of the prevalence, causes and solutions for medical errors; bringing best practice principles to the bedside.nbsp; Written by experts from a variety of backgrounds, each chapter features an analysis of clinical cases based on the Root Cause Analysis (RCA) methodology, along with case-based discussions on various patient safety topics.nbsp; The systems and processes outlined in the book are general and broadly applicable to institutions of all sizes and structures. The core ethic of medical professionals is to "do no harm".nbsp; Patient Safety is a comprehensive resource for physicians, nurses and students, as well as healthcare leaders and administrators for identifying, solving and preventing medical error.
Publication Date: 2013-10-04
Patient Safety in Surgery by Philip F. Stahel (Editor); Cyril Mauffrey (Editor)In general, surgeons strive to achieve excellent results and ideal patient outcomes, however, this noble task is frequently failed. For patients, surgical complications are analogous to "friendly fire" in wartime. Both scenarios imply that harm is unintentionally done by somebody whose aim was to help. Interestingly, adverse events resulting from surgical interventions are more frequently related to system errors and a communication breakdown among providers, rather than to the imminent threat of the surgical blade "gone wrong". Patient Safety in Surgery aims to increase the safety and quality of care for patients undergoing surgical procedures in all fields of surgery. Patient Safety in Surgery, covers all aspects related to patient safety in surgery, including pertinent issues of interest to surgeons, medical trainees (students, residents, and fellows), nurses, anaesthesiologists, patients, patient families, advocacy groups, and medicolegal experts.
Understanding Patient Safety, 3e by Robert Wachter; Kiran GuptaUnderstanding Patient Safety, 3e is the essential book for anyone seeking to learn the core clinical, organizational, and systems issues of patient safety. Written in an engaging and accessible style by one of the world's leading authorities on patient safety and quality, this full-color text is filled with valuable cases and analyses, as well as table, graphics, references, and tools.
Echography in Anesthesiology, Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine by Frédéric GrecoAre you looking for the essentials you need to learn the basics of echography for anesthesiology, intensive care and emergency medicine? This is what this book offers you!These few pages condense the essential knowledge to make getting started with echographyin emergency situations easier. Ultrasounds are presented in great detail in orderto facilitate and optimize the medical diagnosis process.As a doctor, you will first be placed in front of the machine in order to take the picturesthat will serve to answer the questions asked. Just as the author did, you will realizethat, when facing the patient with the machine, the best echographic examination isworth nothing without a good clinical examination.As a "beginner's guide", this book also offers self-training procedure that lays thefoundations of the "FAST" learning method. This FAST Program of Echography allowsyou to learn the process by watching, feeling and talking. This training course is based onan ancient methodology that centers on the learning of a manual gesture: 'practice makesperfect'.This book will show you that you can quickly master this Program of Echography,and will in turn increase your self-confidence when taking care of your patients.Have a nice trip through the fascinating world of ultrasounds!
Image-Guided Percutaneous Spine Biopsy by A. Orlando OrtizThis textbook covers key areas and reviews important principles and steps in the preparation for and the performance of spine biopsy. Image-guided percutaneous biopsy techniques and their application throughout the spinal axis are presented and discussed in detail. The advantages and disadvantages of various spine biopsy instruments are reviewed. Commonly encountered biopsy scenarios are considered in order to help readers effectively manage these situations when they occur in their practices. Clear guidance is offered on patient selection and preparation, which are critical to safe and effective outcomes, and much emphasis is placed on procedural safety, with a focus on complication avoidance and the appropriate reporting of complications. Image-Guided Percutaneous Spine Biopsy will be a welcome one-stop shop providing up-to-date information for all physicians with an interest in the subject, including radiologists, surgeons, and pathologists.
Publication Date: 2017-04-09
Imaging the ICU Patient by Florian Falter (Editor); Nicholas J. Screaton (Editor)The critical care unit is an intense clinical environment with huge responsibilities on the professionals caring for these patients. Imaging is a key source of diagnostic information, but the conditions in which diagnostic imaging has to be performed are often extremely challenging and significantly different to imaging in the non acute setting. Imaging the ICU Patient reviews imaging procedures on the ICU in a highly practical and memorable manner. Swift and efficient clinical decision-making is rewarded on the ICU and this book serves as a practical handbook.
Ultrasonography in the ICU : practical applications by Paula Ferrada (Editor)This text presents a basic guide of the principles and applications of ultrasound in the critical care setting. The text also addresses the basic and clinical uses of ultrasound, including clinical cases at the end of each of the 7 sections of the clinical subdivisions. The final chapters focus on the issues of training, certification, credentialing and billing. These discussions make the text unique, as literature regarding monetary and training issues for ultrasound in the ICU is sparse. Each chapter is written by experts in the field, and supplemented with illustrations and links to videos of actual ultrasound examinations in patients. Ultrasonography in the ICU: Practical Applications will be of great utility to critical care specialists in the disciplines of surgery, medicine, anesthesiology and emergency medicine. In addition this book can be used as a teaching tool for critical care fellows and residents interested in further training in ultrasound for the critically ill patient.
Publication Date: 2015-05-18
Ultrasound in Anesthetic Practice [ACCESS VIA INTERNET ARCHIVE] by Graham Arthurs; Barry Nicholls [eds]Ultrasound is now an accessible tool for all clinicians and healthcare professionals, facilitating safe, easy, quick and non-invasive examination of organs. This practical text explains the benefits of ultrasound for * vascular access * local anesthetic blocks * cardiac and oesophageal assessment * trauma and intensive care practice * neonatal and obstetric practice * ophthalmic disorders * soft tissue injuries The companion DVD contains over 700 still and video clips, allowing the reader to view ultrasound sequences while reading the relevant chapter. Written by ultrasound experts, Ultrasound in Anesthetic Practice is the perfect introductory text for all anaesthetists and any trainee or medical student who needs a step-by-step guide to how ultrasound works, how to use it themselves, how to get the best images and when to ask a sonographer for help.
Understanding Anesthesia Equipment, 5e by Jerry A. Dorsch; Susan E. DorschThe "Bible on Anesthesia Equipment" returns in a new Fifth Edition, and once again takes readers step-by-step through all the basic anesthesia equipment. This absolute leader in the field includes comprehensive references and detailed discussions on the scientific fundamentals of anesthesia equipment, its design, and its optimal use. This thoroughly updated edition includes new information on suction devices, the magnetic resonance imaging environment, temperature monitoring and control, double-lumen tubes, emergency room airway equipment, and many other topics. Readers will have access to the fully searchable online text and an interactive quiz bank at acompanion Website.
Ward's Anaesthetic Equipment, 6e by Anew J. DaveyWard's Anaesthetic Equipment is a highly accessible single source to aid understanding of the key principles behind equipment function and design. This sixth edition of the classic reference text on anaesthetic equipment is again extensively revised to reflect the very latest advances.
Absolute hospital medicine review : an intensive question & answer guide by Kevin Conrad (Editor)Hospital medicine has expanded beyond the practice of internal medicine to co-manage patients in the fields of orthopedics, neurosurgery and general surgery. This concise guide covers the evolution and expanding scope of hospital medicine and the variety of clinical, ethical and administrative situations a Hospitalist encounters. 500 questions on inpatient care, co-management of patients and hospital system management are provided with the goal of assessing clinical and academic competency. Questions feature actual cases with evidence-based solutions. Useful to physicians, house staff and advanced nurse practitioners, this up-to-date referenced learning text encompasses all aspects of hospital care.
Publication Date: 2016-01-06
Clinical Audit in Primary Care: demonstrating quality and outcomes by Ruth Chambers; Gill WakleyClinical audit is essential for demonstrating performance for the quality and outcomes framework of the GP Contract. This completely up to date manual uses a practical ¿how-to-do-it¿ approach, linked directly to the GP Contract, to make the undertaking of clinical audit a positive and rewarding exercise for both patient care and practice finance. By using examples of clinical audit from around twenty different clinical fields, Clinical Audit in Primary Care provides tips and advice that can be integrated into everyday practice. The recommended process will enable managers, doctors, nurses and clinical staff to collect the data painlessly and to draw meaningful results from it. Its principles will also provide practical guidance to pharmacists and others in the multidisciplinary team involved in clinical audit.
Comparative Effectiveness Research in Health Services by Adrian Levy (Editor); Boris Sobolev (Editor)The second volume in the Health Services Research series provides a series of perspectives on comparative effectiveness research. Motivated by concern from the general public, governments in virtually all countries with developed and rapidly developing economies have been actively seeking and promoting ways of improving the patient experience of health care, improving the health of populations, and reducing the per capita cost of health care. While comparing treatment outcomes is not a new concept, appreciation of its potential application has grown in recent years. In addition to traditional health sciences methods, modern approaches to comparative effectiveness research now include greater emphasis on social sciences frameworks such as economics, ethics, and implementation science. Moreover, a key feature of the modern approach to comparing treatment outcomes is a focus on the individual patient through explicit consideration of inter-patient variability and patient-reported outcomes. Comparative Effectiveness Research presents a series of chapters of relevance including introductions to areas that are being incorporated when comparing treatments, country-specific applications, patient-centred approaches, and modern methods. Included are chapters on the following areas that are being considered in treatment comparisons: ethics, economics and costs, implementation science, modern payment schemes (coverage with evidence development), and priority setting. Country-specific examples include an overview chapter on national approaches from various countries in Europe, Australia, and Canada, as well as specific chapters on comparative effectiveness research in Brazil and in the United States. The focus on the individual patient is described through chapters on patient-centred comparative effectiveness research, individualized treatment, the link with personalized medicine, and incorporating patient and public input for treatment. Methodological chapters include overviews of data sources, study designs, new statistical methods of combining results, the link with evidence-based medicine, specific issues when comparing drug and non-drug technologies, and dissemination of results.
Publication Date: 2016-03-21
Distracted Doctoring : returning to patient-centered care in the digital age by Peter J. Papadakos (Editor); Stephen Bertman (Editor)Examining-room computers require doctors to record detailed data about their patients, yet reduce the time clinicians can spend listening attentively to the very people they are trying to help. This book presents original essays by distinguished experts in their fields, addressing this critical problem and making an urgent case for reform, because while electronic technology has revolutionized the practice of medicine, it also poses a unique challenge to health care. Smartphones in the hands of doctors and nurses have become dangerously seductive devices that can endanger their patients. Distracted Doctoring is written for anesthesiologists and surgeons, as well as general practitioners, nurses, and health care administrators and students. Chapters include Electronic Challenges to Patient Safety and Care; Distraction, Disengagement, and the Purpose of Medici≠ and Managing Distractions through Advocacy, Education, and Change.
Healthcare Communication Matters: Transforming Healthcare, Organizations, and Caregivers the Cleveland Clinic Way by Adrienne Boissy; Timothy GilliganPut relationship-centered communication at the forefront of care Today, physicians face a hypercompetitive marketplace in which they must meet unique and complex patient needs as efficiently as possible. But in a culture prioritizing clinical outcomes above all, there can be a tendency to lose sight of one of the most critical aspects of providing effective care: the communication skills that build and foster physician-patient relationships. Studies have shown that good communication between doctors and patients and among all caregivers who interface with patients directly results in better clinical outcomes, reduced costs, greater patient satisfaction, and lower rates of physician burnout. In Communication the Cleveland Clinic Way, Dr. Adrienne Boissy and her team tell the story of how Cleveland Clinic created and applied the R.E.D.E. to Communicate: Foundations of Healthcare program, making the world-renowned hospital system a leader in relationship-centered care. They provide a step-by-step guide for healthcare leaders and decision-makers to design, develop, and implement communication skills training in their own institutions. Learn how to: - Craft an effective, colleague-supported communication skills program to include veteran physicians, residents, and medical students - Leverage creative program design and data transparency to engage and facilitate staff physicians and advanced care providers - Identify common misperceptions and myths in healthcare communication and respond to them successfully - Cultivate a true sense of empathy--with patients and fellow caregivers alike--while maintaining professionalism In a field where difficult conversations and stressful relationships are commonplace, clinicians need a structured approach to enable them to deliver the best care possible. Communication the Cleveland Clinic Way is the blueprint for establishing a relationship-centered program that will improve patient experience, reinvigorate doctors' passion for their work, and elevate any organization.
Publication Date: 2016-01-08
Health Care Evaluation Using Computer Simulation by Boris Sobolev; Victor Sanchez; Lisa KuramotoThe purpose of this book is to place computer simulation studies within the paradigm of intervention research that is concerned with comparing the outcomes of health care delivered under different policies. This book presents computer simulation as a tool for testing various policy alternatives that have been developed by decision-makers within health care systems. This approach differs from the use of computer simulation in operations research, where simulation helps determine the configurations of a system that will allow it to function optimally.nbsp; Although simulation of health care processes is not new, few health care systems have used simulations as a basis for re-engineering the delivery of health services. There is growing appreciation that the complexity of health care processes exceeds the capacity of individual disciplines-health services research, health economics, or operations research-to guide health care reform. In this book, the authors focus on bringing the methodological rigor of evaluative research to the design and analysis of such simulation studies.
Publication Date: 2012-07-12
Health Services Evaluation by Boris Sobolev (Editor); Adrian Levy (Editor); Sarah Goring (Editor); Constantine Gatsonis (Editor); Ewout van Ginneken (Editor); Reinhard Busse (Editor)The Handbook of Health Services Research is a reference for all aspects of the field of health services and outcomes research. It addresses the increasing need for comprehensive, yet balanced, information in a field that welcomes various disciplines: medicine, public health, statistics, economics, management, policy, and information technology. This well-organized reference is an indispensable source of information for everyone who seeks to develop understanding of health systems and to learn about historical, political, and socioeconomic factors that influence health policies at the global, national, regional and local level. Specifically, the Handbook helps readers: Recognize core concepts of health services and outcomes research, such as, need, access, equity, quality and safety; Become familiar with social, political, organizational, behavioral and economic theories that have influenced health systems designs; Learn about frameworks developed for evaluating the organization, financing, delivery, utilization and outcomes of health services; Get an introduction to methods of comparative effectiveness research, program evaluation, health technology assessment and health economics; Identify types and sources of data appropriate for generating valid and reliable information about the delivery of health services; Learn about strengths and weaknesses of various research designs used to study health services and policy issues. The online version of the Handbook of Health Services Research is in the format of a dynamically updated knowledge base, offering search tools, cross-referencing across chapters and linking to supplement data, other major reference works and external articles. The Handbook of Health Services Research is accessible at the level of graduate students even if it is not their focus area. This includes students with various backgrounds: medicine, public health, statistics, economics, management or information technology.
Publication Date: 2019-02-22
Interpreting Health Benefits and Risks by Erik Rifkin; Andrew LazrisThis timely guide to communication in patient-centered medicine argues for greater clarity in explaining health risks versus benefits of an array of screening tests, procedures, and drug regimens. It reviews the growing trend toward patients' involvement in their own care, particularly in terms of chronic conditions, and details approaches physicians can use to prepare patients (and themselves) for collaborative decision-making based on informed choices and clear, meaningful knowledge. Chapters apply this lens to a wide range of common interventions as contentious as estrogen replacement therapy and antibiotics, and as widely prescribed as the daily aspirin and the annual physical. With this goal in mind, the authors also introduce an innovative decision-making tool that translates risks and benefits into a clear graphic format for fewer chances of miscommunication or misunderstanding. Among the topics covered: Involving the patient in decision making. Towards a universal decision aid. BRCT: the Benefit/Risk Characterization Theater. Breast Cancer Screening--Mammograms. Prostate Cancer Screening. Colon cancer screening with colonoscopy. Screening for and treating dementia. Statins, cholesterol, and coronary heart disease. Physicians in family and internal medicine will find Interpreting Health Benefits and Risks: A Practical Guide to Facilitate Doctor- Patient Communication a valuable resource for communicating with patients and new possibilities for working toward their better health and health education. This book considers several common and important situations where faulty decision-making makes overtreatment a serious risk.
Publication Date: 2014-11-14
Intervention Effectiveness Research: Quality Improvement and Program Evaluation by Karen A. MonsenDo interventions improve health outcomes? This volume provides a model and road map to answer clinical questions related to intervention effectiveness research, quality improvement, and program evaluations. It offers clear and simple guidance for all phases of a clinical inquiry projects from planning through dissemination and communication of results and findings. The book emphasizes the value and importance of leveraging existing data to advance research, practice, and quality improvement efforts. Intervention and Effectiveness Research is a practical guide for organizing and navigating the intersections of research and practice. Structure, process and outcome worksheets for every step are provided together with examples from diverse settings and populations to lead readers through the process of implementing their own projects. The author guides readers through the process of designing, implementing, and evaluating project s. This book is intended for teachers of DNP and PhD programs in nursing and other disciplines, their students, and healthcare leaders who need to leverage data to demonstrate care quality and outcomes.
Publication Date: 2018-08-18
Medical Emergency Teams by Michael A. DeVita (Editor); Kenneth Hillman (Editor); Rinaldo Bellomo (Editor)Why Critical Care Evolved METs? In early 2004, when Dr. Michael DeVita informed me that he was cons- ering a textbook on the new concept of Medical Emergency Teams (METs), I was surprised. At Presbyterian-University Hospital in Pittsburgh we int- duced this idea some 15 years ago, but did not think it was revolutionary enough to publish. This, even though, our fellows in critical care medicine training were all involved and informed about the importance of "C- dition C (Crisis)," as it was called to distinguish it from "Condition A (Arrest). "We thought it absurd to intervene only after cardiac arrest had occurred,because most cases showed prior deterioration and cardiac arrest could be prevented with rapid team work to correct precluding problems. The above thoughts were logical in Pittsburgh, where the legendary Dr. Peter Safar had been working since the late 1950s on improving current resuscitation techniques, ?rst ventilation victims of apneic from drowning, treatment of smoke inhalation, and so on. This was followed by external cardiac compression upon demonstration of its ef?ciency in cases of unexpected sudden cardiac arrest. Dr. Safar devoted his entire professional life to improvement of cardiopulmonary resuscitation. He and many others emphasized the importance of getting the CPR team to o- of-hospital victims of cardiac arrest as quickly as possible.
Patient navigation : overcoming barriers to care by Elizabeth A. Calhoun (Editor); Angelina Esparza (Editor)Documenting the success and result of patient navigation programs, this book represents the culmination of years of research and practical experience by scientific leaders in the field. A practical guide to creating, implementing, and evaluating successful programs, Patient Naviation - Overcoming Barriers to Care offers a step-by-step guide towards creating and implementing a patient navigation program within a healthcare system. Providing a formal structure for evaluation and quality improvement this book is an essential resource for facilities seeking patient navigation services accreditation.
Addressing Unhealthy Alcohol Use in Primary Care by Richard Saitz (Editor)While there is a wealth of published information on addiction medicine, the psychological aspects of alcohol abuse, and behavioral medicine with regard to addiction, virtually none of these resources were written with the primary care provider in mind. Addressing Unhealthy Alcohol Use in Primary Care is a resource for primary care clinicians who are confronted by patients with these problems daily, and who wish to successfully address these issues in their practice. It would focus on the literature and science relevant to primary care practice and cover the range of interventions appropriate for this setting. Topics include assessment, brief counseling interventions, pharmacotherapy, referrals to both specialty care and Alcoholics Anonymous (and other self-help programs), psychiatric co-morbidity and other drug use, and other information specific to the needs of the primary care provider.
Publication Date: 2012-12-22
Consent, Benefit, and Risk in Anaesthetic Practice by Jonathan G. Hardman; Iain K. Moppett; Alan R. Aitkenhead [eds]Patients' expectations regarding involvement in their own healthcare have increased dramatically over the past few years. No longer is it acceptable for the doctor to dictate treatment; patients demand information regarding treatment options, and input into the selection of the most appropriate treatment plan.
Ethical Issues in Anesthesiology and Surgery by Barbara G. Jericho [ed]Each chapter includes an ethical challenge presented as a clinical case scenario that readers may relate to in their daily practice of anesthesiology and surgery. The ethical issues surrounding each chapter's content are examined in an easily understandable manner for the specific target audience to improve the understanding and management of ethical dilemmas in patient care.
Call Number: 174.29796 ETH
Publication Date: 2015-12-29
Healthcare information security and privacy by Sean P. MurphyWritten by an expert in the field with multiple industry certifications, this definitive resource fully addresses information security and privacy considerations and their implications within the business of patient care. The book begins with an overview of the organization, financing, and delivery of healthcare and discusses technology, terminology, and data management principles. The topic coverage continues across all aspects of information security and privacy, with a special emphasis on real-life scenarios in clinical practices and business operations in healthcare. Learn best practices for healthcare information security and privacy with detailed coverage of essential topics such as information governance, roles and occupations, risk assessment and management, incident response, patient rights, and cybersecurity. Written for a global audience, this comprehensive guide addresses U.S. laws and regulations as well as those within the European Union, the United Kingdom, and Canada.--Publisher description
Perioperative assessment of the maxillofacial surgery patient : problem-based patient management by Elie M. Ferneini, Jeffrey D. Bennett, editorsThis book is designed to guide the practitioner in the medical and anesthetic management of the maxillofacial surgery patient, serving as a comprehensive, up-to-date resource that will assist in patient work-up and response to any medical problem. It is divided into four sections that provide an overview of general and basic topics relevant to perioperative assessment, explain the assessment and management of diverse medical issues and co-morbidities, discuss the perioperative, pharmacological, and supportive management of maxillofactial treatment, and identify potential complications and their management. All of the authors have been carefully selected for their expertise in the topics that they discuss. While the book will be especially valuable for oral and maxillofacial surgeons, it will also be highly relevant for multiple other health care providers, including dentists, dental specialists, dental hygienists, otolaryngologists, plastic and reconstructive surgeons, medical residents, nurses, and physician assistants.
Publication Date: 2018
Perioperative Medicine by Steven L. Cohn (Editor)Perioperative Medicine uses a concise, highly practical, bulleted format designed to ensure rapid comprehension of key concepts and reinforce the reader's understanding of complex topics in perioperative medicine. It contains authoritative, up-to-date coverage of the most essential concepts in perioperative care from preoperative risk assessment to postoperative follow-up. The Editor and his contributors use their expert insight and experience to provide an in-depth review of comorbid conditions, patient and surgery-specific risk assessment, and common postoperative complications. This new book reviews recent developments in the field, including published guidelines, and emphasizes an evidence-based, cost-effective approach designed to ensure quality, patient safety, and optimal outcomes. It is intended for use by hospitalists, general internists and subspecialists as well as anesthesiologists, surgeons, and residents in training who are caring for patients before and after surgery.
Publication Date: 2011-06-21
Perioperative medicine : managing surgical patients with medical problems by Anthony Nicholls; Iain Wilson [eds]Many patients undergoing surgery have a chronic medical disorder unrelated to the surgical problem. These can present major difficulties for inexperienced surgical house staff and junior anaesthetists working unsupervised, most of whom will have had little or no experience in dealing with suchproblems. Peri-operative medicine provides practical guidelines on the management of all the common medical conditions likely to be encountered in routine surgical and anaesthetic practice. The first section addresses a range of general issues that can arise on surgical wards when patients withcomplex medical problems are being prepared for operation, such as obtaining informed consent. The book then provides simple protocols for the safe care of patients with underlying medical problems on surgical wards, with special focus on the risks that various conditions pose for surgery andanaesthesia. The third part of the book looks at the diagnosis and management of medical complications in the post-operative period. An essential book for junior anaesthetists and surgical house staff to keep by their sides at all times.
Perioperative psychiatry : a guide to behavioral healthcare for the surgical patient by Information:Paula C. Zimbrean, Mark A. Oldham, Hochang Benjamin Lee, editors.This book provides a comprehensive review of mental health topics for pre- and postsurgical patients. The book discusses general aspects of psychiatric care during the immediate pre- and postsurgical phase, such as pain management, psychopharmacological management or legal aspects of informed consent. The volume dedicates one section to specific subspecialties, including cardiac surgery, neurosurgery, organ transplantation, plastic surgery, bariatric surgery, and many others. Each of these chapters address preoperative psychiatric risk factors, evaluations, impact, and management recommendations for prevention and treatment of the most common psychiatric complications. The final section reviews the current dilemmas and questions for future research in this field, including delirium and capacity evaluation. The text concludes with commentary written by experts in the fields of consultation-liaison psychiatry and surgery on future directions and considerations. Perioperative Psychiatry is a valuable resource for psychiatrists, psychologists, surgeons, trainees, nurses, social workers, and all medical professionals concerned with the behavioral health of surgical patients.
Publication Date: 2019
Preoperative Assessment and Management, 3e by BobbieJean SweitzerThis latest edition of Preoperative Assessment and Management offers up-to-date, concise, and comprehensive information for anyone who performs preoperative assessments on patients. With a practical, no-nonsense writing style, it provides fast, efficient answers on evaluating patients with neurological, cardiac, renal, endocrine, metabolic, hematologic, musculoskeletal, and other disorders; administering medications; and more.
Practical Guide to Moderate Sedation/Analgesia, 2e by Jan Odom-Forren; Donna S. WatsonWhen it comes to managing the care of a patient receiving conscious sedation/analgesia during a short-term therapeutic, diagnostic, or surgical procedure, this easy-to-follow book is an ideal clinical reference. It covers everything you need to know - from practice guidelines for administering sedation, to pre-sedation requirements, intra-procedure monitoring and documentation, and discharge criteria. Detailed sections discuss the basic concepts of medications, administration techniques, potential complications and emergencies, monitoring parameters, developing a credentialing program, legal implications, and patient discharge, as well as separate chapters on pediatric and geriatric sedation. The book also provides practical learning tools such as sample documentation forms, learner feedback, and questions and answer sections. Thorough content provides all the key, essential information needed for a complete understanding of moderate sedation/analgesia in practice. Detailed sections address the basic concepts of medications, administration techniques, potential complications and emergencies, monitoring parameters, developing a credentialing program, legal implications, and patient discharge. Learning tools focus on practical implementations, such as sample documentation forms, learner feedback, and questions and answer sections. A chapter on Pediatric Sedation presents the latest techniques and recommended guidelines for the proper management of this special population. The latest JCAHO Standards for Sedation and Analgesia are included to assist nurses and institutions with meeting these standards. A new chapter on geriatric sedation focuses on specific considerations for older adults receiving moderate sedation. A new chapter on risk management and legal issues provides important guidelines for understanding the scope of practice as it pertains to administering and monitoring patients receiving moderate sedation/analgesia. More in-depth discussion on aspects of care examines topics such as the role of the RN in monitoring the patient, the standards of care as applied to all types of facilities, and the discharge criteria within the PACU.
Anesthesia in high-risk patients by Jean-Luc Fellahi, Marc Leone, editorsThis book describes the approach to anesthetic and perioperative management in different categories of high-risk patient scheduled to undergo elective noncardiac surgery. Individual sections focus on patients with conditions entailing cardiac and hemodynamic risks, respiratory risks, renal and metabolic risks, neurological risks, and other forms of risk. For each condition, up-to-date guidance is provided on risk evaluation, risk stratification, and intraoperative and postoperative anesthetic management. This is the first time that such different clinical situations have been gathered together in a single textbook of anesthesiology. All of the authors are international experts with extensive clinical experience. The aim is to provide trainee anesthesiologists with clear guidance that will prove invaluable when managing a wide range of patients with serious illnesses or conditions that pose a significant anesthetic risk. The book will also serve as a valuable reference for more experienced anesthesiologists and intensivists.
Bedside Procedures for the Intensivist by Heidi L. Frankel (Editor); Bennett P. DeBoisblancBedside Procedures for the Intensivist delivers practical tips and clear, step-by-step instruction on the most common procedures in the ICU. The convenient and portable handbook focuses on ultrasound-guided techniques, including an introduction to ultrasound physics and principles, while individual chapters provide concise "how-to" text supplemented with numerous full-color figures and tables that summarize key content. Residents, fellows, and trainees in critical care will benefit from the detailing of indications and contraindications for performing core procedures, while more experienced intensivists will find the book a reliable source of review material. Key procedures described include:* Ultrasound-guided vascular access* Ultrasound-guided drainage* Focused echocardiography* Airway management* Dialysis and apheresis* Pericardiocentesis* Insertion of vena cava filters* Percutaneous dilational tracheostomy* Open tracheostomy* Transbronchial biopsy* Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy* Intracranial monitoring
Publication Date: 2010-07-28
Case Studies of near Misses in Clinical Anesthesia by John G. Brock-UtneAll anesthesiologists eventually face the fear of a "near miss," when a patient's life has been put at risk.nbsp; Learning from the experience is crucial to professionalism and the ongoing development of expertise. Drawing on forty-plus years of practice in major metropolitan hospitals in the United States, Norway, and South Africa, John Brock-Utne, MD presents 80 carefully selected cases that provide the basis for lessons and tips to prevent potential disaster. nbsp;The cases emphasize problem-centered learning and span a broad range of topics--from an outbreak of operating room infection (could it be the anesthesia equipment?), nbsp;complications of fiberoptic intubations, nbsp;and problems with epidural drug pumps, to performing an urgent tracheostomy for the first time, working with an aggressive surgeon, and what to do when a patient falls offnbsp; the operating table during surgery.nbsp;nbsp;80 true-story clinical "near misses" never before published, ideal for problem-centered learning, recommendations, references, and discussions accompany most cases, rich basis for teaching discussions both in or out of the operating room, settings include sophisticated as well as rudimentary anesthetic environments, complements the author's other case book, Clinical Anesthesia: Near Misses and Lessons Learned (Springer, 2008).
Current procedures : surgery by Rebecca M. Minter, Gerard M. DohertyLearn to perform more than 50 of the most common surgical procedures with this step-by-step, superbly illustrated guide. This book is a unique combination atlas and text that details everything that you must know to perform more than 50 key surgical procedures. It covers the full spectrum of general surgery in an ultra-convenient, at-a-glance format, with more than 400 beautifully rendered illustrations to guide you every step of the way. An easy to follow template for each procedure includes: Indications, Contraindications, Informed Consent, Equipment, Patient Preparation, Patient Positioning, Procedure, Postoperative Care, Potential Complications, Pearls and Tips, References.
Publication Date: 2010
ICU protocols : a stepwise approach by Rajesh Chawla (Editor); Subhash Todi (Editor)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.
Pfenninger and Fowler's Procedures for Primary Care, 4e by Grant C. FowlerPrimary care clinicians are performing more varied procedures than ever before, and physicians, residents, and students need a comprehensive, authoritative resource that provides trusted information in an easy-to-follow format. Through three outstanding editions, Pfenninger and Fowler's Procedures for Primary Care has been the go-to reference for step-by-step strategies for nearly every medical procedure that can be performed in an office, hospital, or emergency care facility by primary care providers. This 4th Edition continues that tradition with new section editors, updated illustrations, new chapters, and much more.
The Complete Recovery Room Book, 6e by Anne Craig; Anthea HatfieldThe care that a patient receives in the first hours after surgery is crucial to minimizing the risk of complications. The recovery room staff must manage both comatose and physiologically unstable patients, and deal with the immediate post-operative care of surgical patients. The Complete Recovery Room Book, Sixth edition, provides nurses, surgeons, and anaesthetists with up-to-date guidance and practical tips on the post-operativemanagement of patients.
Enhanced recovery after surgery by Ryoji Fukushima, Masaki Kaibori, editorsThis book provides up-to-date information and practical approaches to Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) programs for digestive and / or cardiopulmonary surgery. ERAS programs following surgical interventions are now part of the standard of care for patients undergoing various operative procedures. These programs have been associated with reductions in complications, in length of hospital stay after surgery and in related costs, and have led to improved patient QOL. Enhanced Recovery after Surgery discusses a range of aspects of the program, from surgical procedure to perioperative management. Each chapter is written by experts in the field, including digestive, cardiopulmonary and pediatric surgeons. It is a valuable resource for surgeons, nurses and administrators interested in initiating an ERAS program.
Publication Date: 2018
Postoperative Care in Thoracic Surgery by Mert Şentürk (Editor); Mukadder Orhan Sungur (Editor)This book offers a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of optimal postoperative care in patients who have undergone thoracic surgery and discusses challenging issues that are of interest not only in the context of thoracic surgery but also more generally within the fields of anesthesia, intensive care, and pain medicine. The coverage ranges, for example, from use of non-invasive ventilation, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, and new monitoring devices to fluid management, pain control, and treatment of arrhythmias. A key feature of the book is the exceptionally attractive list of authors, who represent the most authoritative experts on the topics that they address. The approach is appropriately multidisciplinary, acknowledging that in many centers thoracic anesthetists are responsible for care during the postoperative period. This book is exceptional in being devoted solely to postoperative care in thoracic surgery, even though the difficulties involved in thoracic operations sometimes exceed those of cardiac surgery, especially in the postoperative period.
Publication Date: 2016-12-16
Postoperative critical care for adult cardiac surgical patients by Ali Dabbagh, Fardad Esmailian, Sary Aranki, editorsThis text reviews the postoperative management of patients who have undergone cardiac surgical procedures, some of the most common and most complicated forms of surgery. These patients and their management are characterized by complex challenges, while among the factors determining ultimate clinical outcome, postoperative critical care is of major importance. This new and extensively updated edition of Postoperative Critical Care for Cardiac Surgical Patients maintains the general clinical approach in explaining and analyzing the course of clinical care in patients undergoing cardiac surgery, providing the reader with a practical "cookbook" of postoperative intensive care in adult cardiac patients. It has been extensively updated to include the developments in this field during the last few years, from new chapters on postoperative management of renal, gastrointestinal and respiratory systems, postoperative management of infectious and inflammatory complications, and postoperative care of transplant patients and postoperative safety. This book is of critical importance for cardiac surgeons, cardiac anesthesiologists and intensivists, and defines optimal daily practice for adult patients undergoing cardiac surgical procedures.
Publication Date: 2018
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