The ECG in Emergency Decision Making

Author: H. J. J. Wellens,Mary Boudreau Conover

Publisher: W B Saunders Company

ISBN: 9781416002598

Category: Medical

Page: 281

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This text explains and illustrates the importance of 12-lead electrocardiograms (ECGs) in making rapid and informed decisions in cardiac care. It covers the logical steps to the ECG recognition of the underlying mechanism of cardiac emergencies, their prognostic significance, and the best treatment.
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The ECG in Emergency Decision Making

Author: H. J. J. Wellens,Mary Boudreau Conover

Publisher: W B Saunders Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 229

View: 6526

This ideal reference underscores the importance of an informed and systematic approach to the 12-lead ECG in making accurate and effective decisions in cardiac emergencies. Each chapter begins with a summary of the step-by-step approach to correct diagnosis and treatment which is then fully developed within each chapter. Covers acute myocardial infarction, unstable angina, narrow and wide complex tachycardias, slow rhythms, potassium derangements, acute pulmonary embolism, the emergencies resulting from drugs, pacing, those encountered prehospital, and more.
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Avoiding Common Errors in the Emergency Department

Author: Amal Mattu,Arjun S. Chanmugam,Stuart P. Swadron,Dale Woolridge,Michael Winters

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1496380312

Category: Medical

Page: 1080

View: 7877

In a conversational, easy-to-read style, Avoiding Common Errors in the Emergency Department, 2nd Edition, discusses 365 errors commonly made in the practice of emergency medicine and gives practical, easy-to-remember tips for avoiding these pitfalls. Chapters are brief, approachable, and evidence-based, suitable for reading immediately before the start of a rotation, used for quick reference on call, or read daily over the course of one year for personal assessment and review.
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An Introduction to Clinical Emergency Medicine

Author: S. V. Mahadevan,Gus M. Garmel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521747767

Category: Medical

Page: 910

View: 7764

Fully-updated edition of this award-winning textbook, arranged by presenting complaints with full-color images throughout. For students, residents, and emergency physicians.
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Perioperative Drug Manual

Author: Paul F. White

Publisher: Saunders

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 542

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Essential at-a-glance guidance whenever and wherever it's needed. Previously published as the Anesthesia Drug Manual, this handy guide, now entitled Perioperative Drugs, once again concisely reviews the essential pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties of more than 400 drugs in 36 drug classes to give readers an informed basis for sound decision-making. It enables clinicians to quickly review the pharmacologic properties of all of the drugs a patient might be taking, and to anticipate interactions between these medications and anesthetics. The concisely organized, templated format facilitates quick reference, and a PDA version makes it accessible any setting. Describes the drugs a surgical patient might be taking for other medical conditions, and how these drugs interact with anesthetics. Details approximately 400 drugs in 36 different drugs classes, including drugs recently approved by the FDA. Uses a concise, bulleted format to present-generic and trade name · pharmacokinetics · indications · pharmaco-dynamics involving the central nervous, cardiovascular, pulmonary, hepatic, renal, gastrointestinal, and musculoskeletal systems · dosages/concentrations for adults and children · specific contraindications · and interactions/allergic responses-for each drug. Includes a "key point" for every drug entry that summarizes the clinical implications of the drug for the patient's perioperative course. Is meticulously updated throughout to incorporate all of the latest information. Features new sections on transplant drugs as well as alternative and herbal medications, and offers expanded coverage of blood substitutes.
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ECG Diagnosis in Clinical Practice

Author: Romeo Vecht,Michael A. Gatzoulis,Nicholas Peters

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1848003129

Category: Medical

Page: 260

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Over the last century the ECG has been used by clinicians to make major clinical decisions with regard to electric pacing, the use of thrombolytic drugs in acute myocardial infarction and the timing of surgery. In conjunction with a chest X-ray and the echocardiogram it is a fundamental part of the initial investigation of a patient with suspected heart disease. These electrical squiggles have always been difficult for students to understand. In part the problem has been that the formatting of the ECG has only become standard in the last two decades. Some important books have not provided the full twelve-lead ECG. On occasion the interpretation of the ECG has been related to complex explanations of the shapes of the electrical signals. For the practising physician much of the interpretation is a matter of pattern recognition.
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Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Medicine

Self-Assessment Color Review, Second Edition

Author: Rebecca Kirby,Elke Rudloff,Drew Linklater

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482225948

Category: Medical

Page: 254

View: 1171

Managing emergency and critical care situations is a daily challenge for veterinary practitioners caring for small animals. The appropriate treatment must be undertaken as quickly as possible and the most life-threatening problem tackled first. This second edition of Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Medicine provides more than 200 new randomly organized cases in the form of integrated questions, illustrations, and detailed explanatory answers. The concise, simulation-oriented format helps readers test their skills in emergency situations and gain practice making rapid decisions about diagnosis and treatment plans. The book covers all aspects of emergency and critical care medicine where a coordinated team approach to patient care is needed. It is an essential reference for newly qualified veterinary practitioners, technicians, nurses, students, and examination candidates.
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Clinical Scenarios in Surgery

Decision Making and Operative Technique

Author: Justin B. Dimick,Gilbert R. Upchurch,Christopher J. Sonnenday

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 145117845X

Category: Medical

Page: 672

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Clinical Scenarios in Surgery: Decision Making and Operative Technique presents 125 cases in all areas of general surgery: GI, breast, hepatobiliary, colorectal, cardiothoracic, endocrine, vascular, trauma, pediatric, critical care, and transplant. Each full-color case begins with a patient presentation and proceeds through differential diagnosis, diagnosis and treatment, surgical procedures, postoperative management, and a case conclusion. Each case includes key technical steps, potential pitfalls, take-home points, and suggested readings. The patient stories in these clinical scenarios provide context to faciliate learning the principles of safe surgical care. This book will be particularly useful for senior surgical residents and recent graduates as they prepare for the American Board of Surgery oral examination.
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150 Practice ECGs

Interpretation and Review

Author: George J. Taylor

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470693177

Category: Medical

Page: 272

View: 4535

The third edition of 150 Practice ECGs: Interpretation and Review combines practice tracings with clinical cardiology, providing students with the practical knowledge necessary to read, interpret, and understand ECGs. This essential review book is organized into three sections: introductory text reviewing ECG diagnostic criteria, pathophysiology, and clinical correlation; 150 ECG tracings with a brief clinical history; and interpretation and teaching points for each of the 150 ECGs. 150 Practice ECGs: Interpretation and Review, 3rd Edition is ideal as an introductory text for medical and nursing students at any stage of training, for residents and fellows as a refresher before board exams, and for the sophisticated student/teacher as a comprehensive teaching file.
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Pediatric Decision-making Strategies Pageburst E-book on Vitalsource Retail Access Card

Author: Albert J. Pomeranz,Sharon Busey,Svapna Sabnis,Richard E. Behrman,Robert M. Kliegman

Publisher: W B Saunders Company

ISBN: 9780323328265

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

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Designed to accompany Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics and Nelson Essentials of Pediatrics, Pediatric Decision-Making Strategies is a concise, user-friendly reference uses a unique algorithmic approach to facilitate diagnosis, testing, and basic treatment of common pediatric disorders. For any given symptom, an algorithm guides the reader through the appropriate investigative procedures and lab tests to reach definitive diagnoses. An updated format that enhances usability makes this medical reference book a must-have for medical students, residents, and practitioners treating pediatric patients.
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Occupational Therapy Evaluation for Children

A Pocket Guide

Author: Shelley E. Mulligan

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1469829436

Category: Medical

Page: 368

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Fully revised to reflect the latest AOTA standards, Occupational Therapy Evaluation for Children: A Pocket Guide, 2nd Edition is a comprehensive, portable reference that provides occupational therapists a trusted resource for use throughout their education and into practice. Unique and easy-to-use, this proven book provides an overview of theory, as well as step-by-step coverage of techniques. Clinical examples illustrate the application of content, as well as client and family-centered practice; illustrations demonstrate assessment techniques; and extensive tables summarize key assessments, techniques, and actions. This updated Second Edition includes new assessment tools, new content addressing specialty areas such as autism, additional assessments, and more.
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Advanced EMT

A Clinical Reasoning Approach

Author: Melissa Alexander,Richard Belle

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 9780134420127

Category: Medical

Page: 1216

View: 3093

For courses in Advanced EMT Using the National EMS Education Standards as a foundation, Advanced EMT: A Clinical-Reasoning Approach is designed to assist students in successfully completing their Advanced EMT course and ultimately obtaining their licensure. Special care has been taken to ensure that the latest applicable research was reviewed during the development of this text, resulting in our ability to deliver the latest evidence-based patient care to you and your students. Also available with MyBRADYLab(tm) MyBRADYLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyBRADYLab does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyBRADYLab, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.
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Textbook of Clinical Hemodynamics

Author: Michael Ragosta

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1416040005

Category: Medical

Page: 249

View: 8769

Here's a source of guidance on the analysis of the hemodynamic waveforms generated in the cardiac catheterization lab. It progresses from a review of basic monitoring principles and normal waveforms through an assessment of the waveform data associated with the full range of individual coronary diseases, providing the assistance needed to accurately interpret any findings encountered in practice. Its extremely clinically oriented approach makes it an ideal hands-on tool for any clinician involved in diagnosing cardiac problems using interventional cardiology.
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Emergency Medicine Procedures, Second Edition

Author: Eric Reichman

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 007161351X

Category: Medical

Page: 1296

View: 1849

THE MOST CLEAR, COMPLETE, AND EASY-TO-UNDERSTAND REVIEW OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE PROCEDURES AVAILABLE Going far beyond the scope of most other texts, this lavishly illustrated, expert-authored reference helps you master the clinical and technical skills required to perform the full range of procedures in an emergency or acute care setting. The techniques presented in these pages will dramatically expand your understanding of emergency medicine procedures and--most importantly--your ability to deliver positive patient outcomes. FEATURES Over 1,700 original, precise illustrations Sections organized by procedures for each body region Each chapter focuses on a single procedure and often includes several proven methods for performing it Chapters include: Relevant anatomy and pathophysiology Indications and contraindications for the procedure Preparation of the patient, including consent, anesthesia, and analgesia Step-by-step description of the procedure Cautions that indicate common problems Alternative techniques and helpful hints Aftercare and follow-up Potential complications Summary of critical information Includes both common procedures and infrequently encountered procedures Important evidence-based recommendations throughout Helpful pedagogy--includes key information, cautions, and important facts highlighted in bold Companion DVD with animations of the 20 most common or difficult procedures, and complete references for each chapter
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The New Harvest

Agricultural Innovation in Africa

Author: Calestous Juma

Publisher: OUP Us

ISBN: 0190237236

Category: Agricultural innovations

Page: 360

View: 607

African agriculture is currently at a crossroads, at which persistent food shortages are compounded by threats from climate change. But, as this book argues, Africa can feed itself in a generation and can help contribute to global food security. To achieve this Africa has to define agriculture as a force in economic growth by advancing scientific and technological research, investing in infrastructure, fostering higher technical training, and creating regional markets.
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The Cleveland Clinic Cardiology Board Review

Author: Brian P. Griffin,Samir R. Kapadia,Curtis M. Rimmerman

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1451177402

Category: Medical

Page: 952

View: 3602

The Cleveland Clinic Cardiology Board Review, 2nd Edition continues to offer thorough preparation for board certification and recertification exams in cardiology. It is written by distinguished clinicians from the Cleveland Clinic Foundation's Department of Cardiovascular Medicine and based on the Cleveland Clinic Foundation's popular annual Intensive Review of Cardiology course. The book provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-art review of every area of contemporary cardiovascular medicine. Emphasis is on board relevant clinical material and accurate real-world clinical decision making. More than 500 illustrations and numerous tables facilitate quick review. Board-format questions with answers and explanations appear at the end of each chapter. Plus, with this edition you have access to an online companion website with fully searchable text and a question bank for access to the content anytime, anywhere.
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ECG Workout

Exercises in Arrhythmia Interpretation

Author: Jane Huff

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1469899825

Category: Medical

Page: 400

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Grasp the electrocardiography basics and identify arrhythmias accurately, with the freshly updated ECG Workout, 7th Edition. Fully addressing the most common arrhythmias, this clearly worded text will take you step-by-step through expert ECG tracing interpretation methods, including differentiating among rhythm groups, equipment use, and management protocols. This is the go-to ECG guide for both student training and professional review—perfect for physicians, nurses, medical and nursing students, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, telemetry technicians, and related practitioners. Get a strong grounding in accurate ECG readings with . . . NEW pull-out arrhythmia summary cards help you interpret end-of-chapter practice strips NEW and updated advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) guidelines incorporated in each arrhythmia chapter NEW and updated figures, boxes, tables, and additional practice strips Updated coverage of all ECG concepts and skills, including: Illustrated anatomy and physiology of the heart Electrical basis of electrocardiology Arrhythmia chapters: sinus, atrial, junctional and AV blocks, ventricular and bundle-branch block rhythms—examples, causes, clinical treatments, and practice strips Step-by-step direction on interpreting rhythm strips Components of the ECG tracing: waveforms, intervals, segments, complexes, and waveform identification Discussion of cardiac monitors, lead systems, lead placement, ECG artifacts, and troubleshooting monitor problems Methods for precise rate calculation Discussion of cardiac pacemakers: types, indications, function, pacemaker terminology, malfunctions, and pacemaker analysis, with practice tracings ECG conversion table ensures precise heart rate calculation with plastic pocket version inside back cover Skillbuilder practice strips—more than 600 life-size ECG tracings: End-of-chapter strips from actual patients, with 3-second indicators for rapid-rate calculation, and answers at back of book A mix of arrhythmias to help you distinguish among types Posttest with mix of more than 100 waveform rhythm strips, for student testing or self-evaluation
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Spectral Analysis of Signals

The Missing Data Case

Author: Yanwei Wang,Jian Li,Petre Stoica

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

ISBN: 1598290010

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 102

View: 8303

Spectral estimation is important in many fields including astronomy, meteorology, seismology, communications, economics, speech analysis, medical imaging, radar, sonar, and underwater acoustics. Most existing spectral estimation algorithms are devised for uniformly sampled complete-data sequences. However, the spectral estimation for data sequences with missing samples is also important in many applications ranging from astronomical time series analysis to synthetic aperture radar imaging with angular diversity. For spectral estimation in the missing-data case, the challenge is how to extend the existing spectral estimation techniques to deal with these missing-data samples. Recently, nonparametric adaptive filtering based techniques have been developed successfully for various missing-data problems. Collectively, these algorithms provide a comprehensive toolset for the missing-data problem based exclusively on the nonparametric adaptive filter-bank approaches, which are robust and accurate, and can provide high resolution and low sidelobes. In this book, we present these algorithms for both one-dimensional and two-dimensional spectral estimation problems.
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Evidence-based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare

A Guide to Best Practice

Author: Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk,Ellen Fineout-Overholt

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1605477788

Category: Medical

Page: 599

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Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk and Ellen Fineout-Overholt are creators of the ARCC (Advancing Research and Clinical practice through close Collaboration) Model, an innovative strategy for implementing and sustaining evidence-based practice in healthcare systems. The ARCC Model is cited as an exemplar of education in evidence-based practice in the Board on Health Care Services and the Institute of Medicine's book, Health Professions Education: A Bridge to Quality. "McInyk and Fineout-Overholt's book should be required reading in all graduate programs. Their text has provided a blueprint for the future of nursing practice and a rigorously substantiated and clearly described means for clinicians, educators, and administrators to participate in improving quality of care." Janet D. Allan, PhD, RN, FAAN Dean and Professor University of Maryland School of Nursing "Evidence-based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice has been instrumental in developing a culture of evidence-based practice at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. It is fundamental to our curriculum provided to all levels of staff, from new graduate nurses to the highest levels of hospital leadership." Dr. Patricia Potter, RN, PhD, FAAN, Dr. Gail Rea, RN, PhD, CNE, Dr. Karen Balakas, RN, PhD, CNE, Jennifer Williams, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, Elizabeth Pratt, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC Evidence Equals Excellence group at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Barnes-Jewish School of Nursing at Goldfarb Evidence-based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice is an exemplary text that spans the continuum of nursing evidence to support best practice. Utilizing this text with undergraduate, RN to BSN, and graduate nursing students, it is the ONLY text that demonstrates how to retrieve, read, and analyze evidence whether it is published as an individual study, systematic review, meta-analysis, best practice guideline, or outcomes management report. Students learn how to utilize multiple complex databases and websites as they move through each chapter. And, they experience dissemination of evidence through the development of presentations, publications, posters, and grants. This is truly a remarkable book that embraces evidence as the basis for nursing practice and patient-centered care and safety. Having used this text with more than 1000 students over the past five years, I can honestly say that I have found no other text that facilitates learning and development of clinical judgment that is grounded in valid, reliable, and applicable evidence. This is a keeper! Alice E. Dupler, JD, APRN-BC Clinical Associate Professor Washington State University College of Nursing "I have used the book since I developed the Evidence-based Practice course for our College of Nursing in Fall 2007. It was the first course of its kind at Indiana State University. It has been well received and the preferred course for all nursing graduate students for completion of their final scholarly projects. The text was essential in developing the course and provides the foundation and guidance that the students need to develop their Evidence Based Practice projects...the students love the text!" Susan Eley PhD, RN, FNP-BC Assistant Professor Director FNP Program Indiana State University
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Resident Duty Hours:

Enhancing Sleep, Supervision, and Safety

Author: Committee on Optimizing Graduate Medical Trainee (Resident) Hours and Work Schedule to Improve Patient Safety,Institute of Medicine,National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309127769

Category: Medical

Page: 428

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Medical residents in hospitals are often required to be on duty for long hours. In 2003 the organization overseeing graduate medical education adopted common program requirements to restrict resident workweeks, including limits to an average of 80 hours over 4 weeks and the longest consecutive period of work to 30 hours in order to protect patients and residents from unsafe conditions resulting from excessive fatigue. Resident Duty Hours provides a timely examination of how those requirements were implemented and their impact on safety, education, and the training institutions. An in-depth review of the evidence on sleep and human performance indicated a need to increase opportunities for sleep during residency training to prevent acute and chronic sleep deprivation and minimize the risk of fatigue-related errors. In addition to recommending opportunities for on-duty sleep during long duty periods and breaks for sleep of appropriate lengths between work periods, the committee also recommends enhancements of supervision, appropriate workload, and changes in the work environment to improve conditions for safety and learning. All residents, medical educators, those involved with academic training institutions, specialty societies, professional groups, and consumer/patient safety organizations will find this book useful to advocate for an improved culture of safety.
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