Surgical Decision Making 5th Edition

by Robert C. McIntyre, McIntyre, Ben Eiseman, Gregory Van Stiegmann

The thoroughly updated New Edition of this best-selling resource uses an algorithmic approach to facilitate the evaluation and management of 162 common surgical problems. Clear algorithms and concise accompanying explanations offer a quick and efficient way to review the key issues and make effective clinical decisions. 34 of the topics in this 5th Edition are either entirely new or have been completely rewritten, to reflect the latest developments in the field.

• Encompasses both general surgery and surgical subspecialties-helping readers to directly manage a broad range of problems, rather than referring them to specialists.
• Emphasizes information that frequently appears on board exams.

• Offers brand-new coverage of special issues in geriatric surgery · issues in surgical patients with HIV · obesity surgery · groin hernia · deep vein thrombosis · organ donation · blunt abdominal pediatric trauma · inguinal and scrotal conditions in children · anal fissure · and much more.
• Presents greatly expanded information on acute myocardial infarction and angina.
• Features completely new sections on Head & Neck and Trauma, collecting all of the topics relevant to these subspecialties together for greater ease of reference.
• Includes contributions from a new Editor-Robert C. McIntyre, MD-as well as many new authors, to ensure that the book covers the material that surgeons need to know today.

With 150 contributing experts

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Gastric and Oesophageal Surgery

by M. Asif Chaudry, Sri G. Thrumurthy, Muntzer Mughal

Gastric and Oesophageal Surgery serves as a detailed, evidence-based guide to benign and malignant oesophageal and gastric surgery, covering in a practical and accessible manner the myriad surgical conditions that trainees and consultants in the area will face. Whilst its compact size allows it great portability as a ‘pocket guide’, its succinct writing style gives the reader excellent ease of reference and a thorough ‘how-to’ on all major surgical processes. A comprehensive, highly topical evidence base is supplemented by a wealth of expert advice, which is easily accessed as practical tips within clearly laid out chapters. This makes the book an ideal revision aid for the FRCS General Surgery exit examinations, although its breadth and depth of coverage will benefit new consultant surgeons as well as junior surgical trainees. Highly illustrated with over 110 line drawings and photographs, it is the ideal volume to refresh the memory and consolidate knowledge in clinic or before surgery.

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Practice Guidelines for Family Nurse Practitioners

by Karen Fenstermacher, Barbara Toni Hudson

Prepare for FNP practice with the latest evidence-based guidelines! Practice Guidelines for Family Nurse Practitioners, 4th Edition provides essential information on current assessment and management protocols for primary care patients of all ages. Key details are easy to find, with the book’s concise, outline-style guidelines and abundant summary tables and charts. And you’ll be ready to manage care more effectively with the latest information on topics such as pain management, bariatric surgery follow-up, restless legs syndrome, and new medications for diabetes and cardiovascular disorders. Written by expert nurse practitioners Karen Fenstermacher and Barbara Toni Hudson, this guide equips you for the conditions most commonly seen in primary care settings.

Essential, evidence-based guidelines provide the latest guidance for management of disorders commonly seen by FNPs in primary care settings, including information on which problems must be referred to a physician and which constitute an emergency. Quick-reference tables and charts include pediatric conditions charts, comparative charts for similar disorders, and health maintenance guidelines charts. Coverage of special populations assessment provides quick access to information on adult, pediatric, and geriatric assessment. Compact size and spiral binding make this guide easy to carry and easy to use in the clinical setting. Full-color insert provides an illustrated, quick reference to common skin disorders. Concise outline format makes it easy to locate essential information quickly. NEW! Treatment guidelines include the latest nationally recognized evidence-based treatment guidelines, including those for dementia, asthma, and diabetes. UPDATED content throughout includes bariatric surgery follow-up after release from surgical care, assessment of pelvic masses, restless legs syndrome, the advanced eye examination including advanced staining techniques, and new medications for diabetes and cardiovascular disorders. NEW Pain chapter provides guidelines on pain management and caring for patients with pain. NEW Laboratory and Diagnostic Pearls chapter offers useful laboratory and diagnostic tips that the authors have accumulated over years of clinical practice. NEW! Coverage of respiratory and ENT disorders is presented into two separate chapters, reflecting how these problems are actually handled in clinical practice. NEW user-friendly design includes an improved outline format, easier-to-read tables, and color highlighting for essential information.

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Physical Aspects of Care : Nutritional, Dermatologic, Neurologic and Other Symptoms

Ph.D. Judith A. Paice, RN
>Palliative care is an essential element of our health care system and becoming increasingly significant amidst an aging society and organizations struggling to provide both compassionate and cost effective care. Palliative care is also characterized by a strong interdisciplinary approach. Nurses are at the center of the palliative care team across settings and populations. The third volume in the HPNA Palliative Nursing Manuals series, Physical Aspects of Care: Nutritional, Dermatologic, Neurologic and Other Symptoms, provides an overview of the principles of symptom assessment and management for symptoms including: fatigue, anorexia and cachexia, artificial nutrition and hydration, urinary tract disorders, lymphedema, skin disorders such as pressure ulcers, wounds, fistulas, and stomas, pruritus, fever, sweats, neurological disorders, anxiety and depression, and insomnia. The content of the concise, clinically-focused volumes in the HPNA series prepares nurses for certification exams as well as quick-reference in daily practice. Plentiful tables, figures, and practical tools such as assessment instruments, pharmacology tables, and patient teaching points make these volumes useful resources for nurses.

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