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Anaesthetic and Perioperative Complications by Kamen Valchanov; Stephen T. Webb; Jane Sturgess [eds]Anaesthetic and Perioperative Complications dissects the nature of complications and helps anaesthetists and anaesthetic practitioners understand, avoid and manage them efficiently. Leading experts combine the detailed clinical management of common and important anaesthetic and perioperative complications with discussion of the key philosophical, ethical and medico-legal issues that arise with assessing a medical complication.
Call Number: 617.96041 ANA
Publication Date: 2011-09-22
Anaesthetic Crisis Manual by David C. BorshoffThe Anaesthetic Crisis Manual is a practical quick-reference handbook giving step-by-step instructions for the management of the most common anaesthetic crises encountered in the OR. • 20 crisis management protocols cover all major scenarios that require immediate therapeutic intervention to prevent a catastrophic outcome, including cardiac arrest, acute haemorrhage, anaphylaxis, aspiration, LAT, acutely elevated airway pressure, difficult airway, CICV, malignant hyperthermia, neonatal resuscitation and paediatric life support, acute bronchospasm, air embolism, ACM ischaemia, hyperkalaemia, laryngospasm, maternal collapse, post-partum haemorrhage and transfusion reaction • A crisis prevention section includes a 15-point machine check, a crisis prevention checklist and a list of 10 terminal events to help diagnose rapidly deteriorating events • Colour-coding, bulleted and numbered lists and flowcharts enhance memory recall in a stressful situation • The tabbed layout enables quick and easy navigation and use in the midst of a crisis A must for every anaesthetist and anaesthetic assistant.
Call Number: 617.96041 BOR
Publication Date: 2011-11-03
Anesthesia and Uncommon Diseases, 6e by Lee A. FleisherAnesthesia and Uncommon Diseases, 6th Edition, brings you up to date with new information on less commonly seen diseases and conditions, including the latest evidence and management guidelines. This unique medical reference book is essential for a complete understanding of today's best options and potential difficulties in anesthesia.
Complications in Anesthesiology by Nikolaus Gravenstein (Editor); Robert R. Kirby (Editor); Emilio B. Lobato (Editor)Now in its Third Edition, this comprehensive, problem-based textbook discusses the full range of complications in anesthesiology. Major sections cover intraoperative and postoperative complications affecting each organ system%respiratory, cardiovascular, neurologic, ophthalmologic, renal, hematologic and hemostatic, gastrointestinal, endocrine, obstetric, immunologic and infectious, and disorders of temperature regulation. Coverage includes problems that are rarely mentioned in older textbooks, such as ischemic optic neuropathy and postoperative cognitive dysfunction. Chapters address complications associated with specific equipment and techniques, with adverse drug interactions, and with herbal remedies and over-the-counter medications. Also included are chapters on medicolegal issues and risks to the anesthesiologist.
Call Number: 617.96041 COM
Publication Date: 2007-09-25
Crisis Management in Acute Care Settings: Human Factors and Team Psychology in a High-Stakes Environment, 3e by Michael St.Pierre; Gesine Hofinger; Robert SimonThis book is unique in providing a comprehensive overview of the human factors issues relevant to patient safety during acute care. By elucidating the principles of human behavior and decision-making in critical situations and identifying frequent sources of human error, it will help healthcare professionals provide safer, more effective treatment when dealing with emergencies characterized by uncertainty, high stakes, time pressure, and stress. The third edition has emerged from an ongoing synergistic relationship between clinicians and behavioral scientists on both sides of the Atlantic to update and enhance each chapter -- blending the strengths of the two professions into a readily accessible text. Among other improvements, readers will find sharper articulation of concepts and significantly more information on the organizational impact on individual and team performance. Crisis Management in Acute Care Settings is the required reference for all who are learning about, teaching, or providing acute and emergency healthcare. It will be of high value for undergraduate and graduate medical and nursing program and offer a much-needed resource for those who use high-fidelity healthcare simulation to teach teamwork.
Making Healthcare Safe: The Story of the Patient Safety Movement by Lucian L. LeapeThis unique title provides a compelling and ground-breaking account of the patient safety movement in the United States, told from the perspective of one of its most prominent leaders, and arguably the movement's founder, Lucian L. Leape, MD. Covering the growth of the field from the late 1980s to 2015, Dr. Leape details the developments, actors, organizations, research, and policy-making activities that marked the evolution and major advances of patient safety in this time span.
Publication Date: 2021-05-29
Medication Safety during Anesthesia and the Perioperative Period by Alan Merry; Joyce WahrWith medication errors in healthcare an internationally recognised problem, this much-needed book delivers a comprehensive approach to understanding medication safety in the perioperative period. It reviews what medication adverse events are, and how often and where these errors occur, as well as exploring human cognitive psychology and explaining why things can go wrong at any time in a complex system.
The Oxford Handbook of Public Health Ethics by Anna C. Mastroianni; Jeffrey P. Kahn; Nancy E. Kass [eds]This Oxford Handbook provides a sweeping and comprehensive review of the current state of public health ethics, addressing these and numerous other questions. Taking account of the wide range of topics under the umbrella of public health and the ethical issues raised by them, this volume is organized into fifteen sections. It begins with two sections that discuss the conceptual foundations, ethical tensions, and ethical frameworks of and for public health and how public health does its work. The thirteen sections that follow examine the application of public health ethics considerations and approaches across a broad range of public health topics.
Publication Date: 2019-08-20
Patient Safety: A Case-Based Comprehensive Guide by Abha Agrawal [ed]Patient Safety provides clinicians with a better understanding of the prevalence, causes and solutions for medical errors; bringing best practice principles to the bedside. 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.
Patient Safety in Surgery by Philip F. Stahel; Cyril Mauffrey [eds]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.
Quality of Anesthesia Care: Special Issue of Anesthesiology Clinics by Mark Neuman; Elizabeth MartinezOngoing improvement in the quality of patient care is essential to all anesthesia practices. This issue of Anesthesiology Clinics provides solid foundation and guidance in how to improve outcomes, as it covers the following topics. An overview of QI structures and initiatives is presented, focusing on the relevance to anesthesiology. A practical guide on how to implement a QI program is provided. Quality measurement approaches and issues, including the use of databases and risk adjustment are also examined. How to use simulation and other cutting-edge technology to improve quality in the OR is provided. Issues in multidisciplinary education and enhanced communication are explored. Recommendations for fostering a culture of safety are provided. How real-time support and decision-making can improve performance on quality process measures are examined. Clinical topics including bariatrics, geriatrics and decreasing perioperative delirium, and pain management are covered, as well as issues about end-of-life care.
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.
Call Number: 610.289 WAC
Publication Date: 2017-11-23
The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right by Atul GawandeReveals the surprising power of the ordinary checklist now being used in medicine, aviation, the armed services, homeland security, investment banking, skyscraper construction, and businesses of all kinds.
The problem of extreme complexity
The end of the master builder
The first try
The checklist factory
The hero in the age of checklists
Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science by Atul GawandeIn gripping accounts of true cases, surgeon Atul Gawande explores the power and the limits of medicine, offering an unflinching view from the scalpel's edge. Complications lays bare a science not in its idealized form but as it actually is--uncertain, perplexing, and profoundly human. Complicationsis a 2002 National Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction.
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.
Errors, Medicine and the Law by Alan Merry; Alexander McCall SmithUntoward injuries are unacceptably common in medical treatment, at times with tragic consequences for patients. The phrases 'an epidemic of error' and 'the medical toll' have been coined to describe this problem of 'iatrogenic harm', which it has been suggested may have contributed to 98,000 deaths per year in the US. Some of these incidents are the result of negligence on the part of doctors, but more usually they are no more than inevitable concomitants of the complexity of modern healthcare.
Managing Risks of Organizational Accidents by James ReasonThis is a practical book aimed at those whose daily task it is to think about and manage or regulate the risks of hazardous technologies. The book is not targeted at any one domain, but attempts to identify general tools and principles that are applicable to all organizations facing dangers of one sort or another.
Patient Safety, 2e by Charles VincentWhen you are ready to implement measures to improve patient safety, this is the book to consult. Charles Vincent, one of the world's pioneers in patient safety, discusses each and every aspect clearly and compellingly. He reviews the evidence of risks and harms to patients, and he provides practical guidance on implementing safer practices in health care.
Safer Surgery: analysing behaviour in the operating theatre by Rhona Flin; Lucy MitchellOwing to rising concern about patient safety, surgeons and anaesthetists have looked for ways of minimising adverse events. Clinicians have encouraged behavioural scientists to bring research techniques used in other industries into the operating theatre in order to study the behaviour of surgeons, nurses and anaesthetists. Safer Surgery presents one of the first collections of studies designed to understand the factors influencing safe and efficient surgical, anaesthetic and nursing practice.
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