Endocrine Emergencies: Recognition and Treatment offers a state-of-the-art update on the management of endocrine, diabetic, and metabolic emergencies. Developed by renowned experts, this comprehensive and easy to read title brings the field fully up to date, setting a high standard for diagnosis and treatment in each category. All chapters begin with a summary that presents, in concentrated form, what the physician needs to know to begin the evaluation and emergency treatment of the known endocrine emergencies. This is followed by an extended discussion of the pathophysiology that can be read after initial treatment has begun. Covering such areas as hypoglycemia, acute adrenal insufficiency, ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, thyroid storm, and pituitary apoplexy, just to name several, Endocrine Emergencies: Recognition and Treatment is an invaluable, practical resource that will be of great interest to endocrinologists, internal medicine and emergency room physicians, fellows and residents.
|Author||: George C. Willis|
|Publisher||: Elsevier Health Sciences|
|Release Date||: 2014-04-28|
|ISBN 10||: 0323297048|
|Pages||: 241 pages|
This issue of Emergency Medicine Clinics edited by Drs. George Willis and Tyson Pillow focuses on Endocrine and Metabolic Emergencies and covers topics such as: Diabetes Mellitus, Hypothyroidism, Hyperthyroidism, Adrenal Emergencies, Derangements of Pottasium, Derangements of Sodium/Water Balance, Derangements of Calcium, Magnesium, and Phosphorus, Metabolic Acidosis, Neonatal Endocrine Emergencies and more.
The Essential Guide to Recognizing and Treating Acute Endocrine and Metabolic Illness Endocrinology covers some of the most common conditions and serious public health challenges facing medicine today, and endocrine and metabolic emergencies constitute a large proportion of the clinical workload. Endocrine and Metabolic Medical Emergencies: A Clinician’s Guide provides a singular reference to help endocrinologists, acute and general medicine clinicians, hospitalists and critical care physicians, and general practitioners recognize the symptoms of endocrine emergencies and provide the highest standards of care. Already the definitive and most comprehensive guide to endocrine emergency care, this new second edition: provides acute care guidance for a range of both common and unusual endocrine emergencies; details the effects of acute medical and critical illness on metabolic and endocrine systems, and their impacts on endocrine investigations; discusses special patient populations, including the impacts of aging, pregnancy, transplantation, late-effects, perioperative, inherited metabolic disorders and HIV/AIDS on presentation and management; and features detailed coverage of disorders by system, as well as, metabolic bone diseases, neuroendocrine tumors, and more. Packed with case studies, images, and chapters written by distinguished authors, this guide is designed for both quick reference and study. Coverage includes the presentation, diagnosis, management, and treatment of endocrine and metabolic disorders in an acute care setting, as well as the most up-to-date guidance on issues including clinical lipidology, glucose, sodium, calcium and phosphate, and more. Blending the latest science with clinical and practical advice, this invaluable resource helps clinicians stay up to date with the field’s relevant body of knowledge while providing the practical, clinical insight they need in order to provide their patients with the utmost level of care.
|Author||: Kate Curtis,Clair Ramsden|
|Publisher||: Elsevier Health Sciences|
|Release Date||: 2011-08-15|
|ISBN 10||: 0729579824|
|Pages||: 1494 pages|
Emergency and Trauma Care is written for Australian emergency care providers including paramedics, emergency nurses, pre-hospital care providers, nurse practitioners, general practice nurses and allied health practitioners including occupational therapists and physiotherapists who are caring for trauma patients. This book follows the patient journey from pre-hospital to definitive care. Using a body systems approach, each chapter provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of adult and paediatric emergencies. Implications for clinical practice is supported by chapters of professional practice, clinical skills, research, evidence-based practice, and legal, ethical and cultural issues. Clinical assessment, physiology, management and rationale for intervention of common and not so common emergency presentations are provided, with each chapter providing clear and relevant examples for both Paramedics and Nurses. Emergency and Trauma Care brings together a team of highly respected clinical practitioners and academics to deliver the most up-to-date text dealing with the practical procedures and evidence experienced by emergency and trauma care providers every day. Chapter 2 Pre-hospital care overview in Australia and NZ Chapter 10 Scene assessment, management and rescue Chapter 11 Pre-Hospital Clinical Reasoning, Triage and Communication Pre-hospital and emergency nursing considerations included in all relevant chapters Chapter 5 Cultural Considerations in Emergency Care addresses cultural diversity, beliefs and values and focuses on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and Maori health Chapter 19 Resuscitation includes advanced life support, airway management and incorporates the 2010 Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines Chapter 37 People with disabilities provides assessment, examination and communication strategies for working with clients with intellectual and physical disabilities Section 5 focuses on examination and communication strategies for working with unique population groups, including the elderly, disabled, obstetric and paediatric patients Section 6 details major trauma assessment and management, blast injury, and trauma to specific body regions Essentials outline the main points addressed in each chapter Practice tips assist with communication skills, procedures and assessment Case studies supported by questions throughout Summaries and Key points, review questions, web links and references provide for consolidation and further research. Evolve resources include Power point slides, 30 additional Case studies, image bank, web links Three paramedic specific chapters (including scene assessment and management)
|Author||: Aaos,Nancy L. Caroline,Bob Elling|
|Publisher||: Jones & Bartlett Learning|
|Release Date||: 2007-03|
|ISBN 10||: 9780763742393|
|Pages||: 888 pages|
With this DVD, you will learn how to successfully perform each skill and will find helpful information, tips, and pointers designed to facilitate your progression through the practical examination.
Written by emergency nurses for emergency nurses, this comprehensive, evidence-based resource covers the issues and procedures that are often unique to the emergency department. New developments and changes in clinical practice are incorporated throughout. The user-friendly format features more than 350 high-quality illustrations and 150 tables that highlight essential concepts and offer quick access to vital information. Key coverage includes clinical fundamentals, treatment for trauma and medical-surgical emergencies, the foundations of emergency nursing practice, and special populations. 58 contributors offer valuable insights from a broad range of clinical positions in rural, suburban, and urban areas. High-quality radiographs and other diagnostic images help you learn to identify common conditions — especially head trauma, fractures, and dislocations. Logically organized, chapters are grouped into six sections for quick access to important content: Foundations of Emergency Nursing, Professional Practice, Clinical Foundations of Emergency Nursing, Major Trauma Emergencies, Medical and Surgical Emergencies, and Special Patient Populations. Tables and boxes highlight and summarize critical information for at-a-glance reference. A separate unit on special patient populations covers topics such as child abuse, elder abuse, intimate partner violence, sexual assault, substance abuse and behavioral/pediatric/obstetrical emergencies. Priority nursing diagnoses are highlighted in a quick-reference appendix to help you focus on the most serious problems. Five new chapters bring you the most reliable, up-to-date information on these key topics: Management of the Critical Care Patient in the Emergency Department Family Presence During Resuscitation Forensic Nursing Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Agents of Mass Destruction Influenza: Seasonal, Avian, and Pandemic Expanded coverage of shock and sepsis provides essential information on pathophysiology and diagnosis, with valuable guidelines for managing these patients. A detailed discussion of various types of triage systems and triage acuity ratings examines valid and reliable methods for differentiating between patients who require immediate treatment and those who can wait. Additional coverage of behavioral health emergencies includes new information on agitation, substance abuse, and suicide prevention.
Specialized care for cancer-related emergencies and acute conditions has evolved into a new discipline - a hybrid of oncology and emergency medicine. However, most cancer patients are not treated for their emergencies at specialized centers; rather, they go to acute care facilities in general hospitals or emergency rooms. The purpose of Oncologic Emergencies is to provide an additional resource for primary care providers (internists, family practitioners, advanced clinical practitioners), emergency physicians, oncologists, and other healthcare providers who may not see oncology patients on a regular basis. Written by acute care oncology experts, Oncologic Emergencies is an informative and authoritative review for when cancer patients require acute symptom management. The text is extensively indexed for easy access and retrieval of information. Chapters discuss triage, life and death situations, major presenting symptoms, diagnostic imaging, and pathophysiology of emergency illness. Additional chapters focus on the organ system (including pain emergencies and psychiatric emergencies) with other chapters dedicated to pediatric and geriatric cancer patients. Oncologic Emergencies is a compact, concise and comprehensive guide to the management of acute and emergency situations relating to cancer. Key Features: Features generic names for medications and foreign synonyms to allow for world-wide use Incorporates algorithms, especially for diagnostic approaches or therapeutic management Includes a dual-platform mini-CD-ROM with the complete text and illustrations, in fully searchable PDF files
Now in a smaller, more portable format, the 2nd edition of this best-selling pocket reference offers concise, yet complete clinical guidance on pediatric emergency care in the highly practical question-and-answer format of The Secrets Series®. Each chapter covers an important topic by asking key questions and providing helpful answers. This second edition again features six sections: the first addresses life threatening conditions and immediate stabilization of children, followed by a section on common chief complaints that are often managed in the Emergency Department. Subsequent sections focus on important medical emergencies, surgical emergencies, major and minor trauma and environmental emergencies. Covers important areas including cardiac arrest, respiratory failure, neurosurgery emergencies, ophthalmology emergencies, burns/smoke inhalation, toxicology, neck and spine injuries, and much more. Expedites reference and review with a question-and-answer format, bulleted lists, mnemonics, and tips from the authors. Includes a chapter containing the “Top 100 Secrets in pediatric emergency medicine, enabling you to quickly review essential material. Includes new chapters on Technology Assisted Child in the Emergency Department (ED), Sports Related Injuries, Emergency Medical Services for Children, and Patient Safety in the ED. Offers a new two-color page layout and “Key Points boxes to enhance your reference power.
Endocrine emergencies are often potentially life-threatening and can be easily overlooked in patients with no history of endocrine disease. Endocrine Emergencies is a practical guide to identification and treatment for today's clinicians, offering essential coverage of common and serious emergencies related to endocrine metabolic conditions of the thyroid, parathyroid, pituitary, and adrenal glands. Guides clinicians on how to recognize, diagnose, and treat each condition using up-to-date diagnostic techniques and therapeutics. Provides full-color, state-of-the-art coverage of key topics such as acute thyrotoxicosis and thyroid storm, ocular emergencies in Graves' ophthalmopathy, diabetic ketoacidosis, hypopituitarism, postoperative thyroid surgical emergencies, pheochromocytoma, and much more. Features separate chapters on emergencies related to neuroendocrine tumors, pregnant patients, and pediatric patients. Includes sections on emergency overview, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment in each chapter. Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.
This book contains relevant step-by-step information on how to detect, manage, and treat complications and emergencies during the perioperative period. Concisely written, highlighted sections reinforce essential points for easy memorization while consistent organization and checklists provide ease of learning and clarity. Anesthesia providers will find Anesthesia Emergencies an indispensable resource, describing assessment and treatment of life-threatening situations, including airway, thoracic, surgical, pediatric, and cardiovascular emergencies.
Whether you are a new or an experienced emergency nurse, you'll find that the Emergency Nursing Core Curriculum, 6th Edition is an essential tool for your practice. Authored by the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), this highly-respected resource will help you build and verify your knowledge, develop practice standards, improve quality of care, and educate nursing staff as well as patients and families. The Emergency Nursing Core Curriculum, 6th Edition is also the ideal resource to help you prepare for the Certification for Emergency Nurses (CEN) exam. Authored by ENA, you can rely on this text to be the most authoritative and up-to-date resource available. The text's outline format and alphabetical listing of the Clinical Emergencies chapters mean you can find the information you need - fast! The most recent CEN examination content is included to ensure that you're prepared and confident. Nine new chapters incorporate the latest information about: Triage Complementary and Alternative Therapies Cultural Dimensions and Emergency Nursing End-of-Life Issues in the Emergency Department Hemodynamic Monitoring Hematologic/Oncologic Emergencies Mechanism of Injury Weapons of Mass Destruction Forensic Nursing Practice A new unit on trauma emergencies reorganizes information from the previous edition to help you more easily find the facts you need. More illustrations and tables are included to enhance your understanding of key information.
|Author||: James M. Alexander|
|Publisher||: Elsevier Health Sciences|
|Release Date||: 2013-04-05|
|ISBN 10||: 1455772119|
|Pages||: 177 pages|
This issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics covers the most common and uncommon obstetric emergencies, including emergency caesarean section, resuscitation of the newborn, and hypertensive crisis. Other articles include coverage of the most daunting ob complications--shoulder dystocia and intrapartum hemorrhage. James Alexander, MD, serves as Guest Editor for this important issue.
Think back to a time when paramedics didn’t exist. When “drivers” simply brought injured patients to the hospital. When the EMS industry was in its infancy. A time before Nancy Caroline. Dr. Caroline’s work transformed EMS and the entire paramedic field. She created the first national standard curriculum for paramedic training in the United States. She also wrote the first paramedic textbook: Emergency Care in the Streets. The impact that Dr. Caroline had on EMS and health care spanned across the U.S. and abroad. From establishing EMS systems to training paramedics, to providing better nourishment and health care for orphans, her work had a profound impact on humanity. Throughout her life, Dr. Caroline brought a sense of excitement, joy, and humor to her work. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is proud to continue Dr. Caroline’s legacy. Her sense of excitement and humor live on in this text, which is dedicated to her. The Sixth Edition honors Dr. Caroline’s work with a clear, fun, understandable writing style for which she was known. Welcome back a familiar training companion to your classroom! Say hello to Sidney Sinus, AV Abe, and a cast of memorable characters and amusing anecdotes. Make learning for your students more fun!
Because ER nurses need to think fast and act fast . . . Fast Facts for the ER Nurse is the only orientation guide and reference designed specifically for new ER nurses and the preceptors responsible for their orientation. The chapters provide a brief overview of equipment, treatments, and drugs used to manage common disorders and conditions frequently seen in the ER. The book includes disorder definitions, signs and symptoms, interventions, drugs, and critical thinking questions. Using a bullet-point format, each chapter is conveniently organized alphabetically by disease and disorder within each body system for quick access. The book serves as an organized, reliable, and thorough ER guide, ensuring a structured approach to orientation. The book's "Fast Facts in a Nutshell" feature provides quick summaries of important points, questions, and answers at regular intervals throughout. Other useful features include a skills checklist, coverage of common lab values and medications, and EKG rhythms. Key Topics Include: Cardiovascular Emergencies Disaster Response Emergencies Infectious Disease Emergencies Mental Health Emergencies Shock and Multisystem Trauma Emergencies Substance Abuse and Toxicologic Emergencies New to this Edition: Endocrine Emergencies Environmental Emergencies Dental Emergencies Rapid Sequence Intubation Triage Acute Stroke Management Guidelines Sexual Assault-Intimate Partner Abuse
This full-color text prepares dental professionals to promptly and proactively recognize and manage medical emergencies that may occur in the dental office. It details how to anticipate potential emergencies and what resources must be on hand to deal effectively with these situations. The book is arranged in eight sections concentrating on topics such as prevention of emergencies through patient evaluation (medical history) and specific types of more common emergencies that practitioners may encounter. Algorithms located in the appendices provide step-by-step diagrams showing the decision-making process in each of several common emergency situations. PABCD boxes throughout text remind the reader of American Heart Association guidelines on Positioning, Airway, Breathing, Circulation, and Definitive management and explain the relevance of these guidelines to the topic being discussed. Chapters are organized into sections based upon types of common emergency situations. Chapter on Preparation includes an updated emergency drug and equipment kit to reflect materials that are safe and currently available on the market. Full-color drawings and updated photographs add realism to situations and equipment. Information on AEDs (Automated Electronic Defibrillators) explains why these should be mandatory in every dental practice and describes how to use these devices properly. A Pediatric Considerations chapter covers pediatric CPR and guidelines for basic life support. A Medicolegal Considerations chapter discusses topics such as theories of liability, definitions of emergencies and standards, and limitations and requirements of the doctor-patient relationship. An Evolve® website contains the Instructor's Resource Manual, an electronic image collection, and an ExamView® test bank.
Endocrine and metabolic emergencies account for a significant number of visits to the emergency department. This book includes discussion on endocrine response to critical illness; altered mental status; diabetic ketoacidosis; hyperosmolar coma; hypothyroidism; hyperthyroidism; adrenal emergencies; calcium and bone metabolism; case studies in potassium; disorders of fuel metabolism; metabolic acidosis; and sexual hormones.
|Author||: Nancy L. Caroline|
|Publisher||: Jones & Bartlett Learning|
|Release Date||: 2007-01-01|
|ISBN 10||: 0763744123|
|Pages||: 309 pages|
Student workbook covers the EMT-Paramedic National Standard Curriculum. It is designed to develop critical thinking skills by providing realistic case studies; anatomy labeling exercises, and medical vocabulary exercises. Also provides crossword puzzles, secret messages, and word finds, as well as page references to the textbook. Student resources CD-ROM contains (in PDF) glossary, common prefixes, suffixes, rootwords, abbreviations, medication formulary, medication flashcards, skill evaluation sheets, and national registry skill sheets.
|Author||: Nancy L. Caroline,Professor of Pharmacy Practice Thomas J Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University of the Pacific Stockton California Richard R Abood|
|Publisher||: Jones & Bartlett Publishers|
|Release Date||: 2010-08-10|
|ISBN 10||: 1449615716|
|Pages||: 329 pages|
Dr. Caroline trained her paramedics to be well-rounded, compassionate, quick-thinking problem solvers. This workbook will help students become great paramedics! Critical thinking skills are further developed through: Realistic and engaging case studies ECG Interpretation exercises What Would You Do? scenarios Comprehension of the course material is aided through: Skill drill activities Anatomy labeling exercises Medical vocabulary building exercises Fun is ensured with these activities: Crossword puzzles Secret messages Word finds Student Resources CD-ROM Included free with each copy of the Student Workbook! This CD-ROM contains the following resources: Glossary Common Prefixes Common Suffixes Common Root Words Common Abbreviations Medication Formulary Medication Flashcards Skill Evaluation Sheets National Registry Skill Sheets The Student Workbook comes complete with an answer key and page references for further study. Click here to view a sample chapter from the Student Workbook. Learn more about Nancy Caroline's Emergency Care in the Streets, Sixth Edition at http: //www.jblearning.com/catalog/9780763781729/."
Clinical endocrinology is a fascinating field requiring the challenging combination of broad pathophysiological interest and specific expertise in the field of endocrinology, thereby occupying a common ground between biochemistry, physiology and clinical medicine. In the majority of cases the clinician's notion of the presence of an endocrine disease is largely based upon pattern recognition, in which physical changes play an important role. Therefore many color illustrations have been included throughout the text. In addition there are many full color graphs and illustrations of diagnostic imaging and pathology. With over 350 illustrations the book represents a richly illustrated text on the diseases of endocrine glands. For each gland there is an introductory section on the relevant morphology and physiology, followed by descriptions of the disorders of the gland. When endocrine diseases are quite different in dogs and cats, separate descriptions are given for these species. Protocols for function tests and emergency treatments are presented in the last chapters. Consequently the book provides the user with both comprehensive descriptions and quick references. The book has been written by leading clinicians in the field, with contributions from two biochemists, a radiologist and pathologist. As such a valuable textbook for veterinary students and practitioners has been compiled to fulfil the need for an up-to-date and complete book on endocrine diseases of dogs and cats.
The ultimate emergency medicine textbook from the renowned Professor Gordian Fulde now in a new edition. Emergency Medicine 6e presents evidence-based clinical management and treatment advice for emergency medicine students and practitioners in Australasia. The vast range of topics include paediatric, geriatric, gynaecology, psychiatric, dental, rural and Indigenous presentations, ensuring readers are well prepared for any eventuality in the Emergency Department. This outstanding text combines expertise and experience with fully up-to-date content. It is authored by Professor Gordian Fulde, Emergency Department director at Sydney’s St Vincent's Hospital, with contributions from Dr Sascha Fulde and over 60 other notable emergency medicine clinicians. Readers will gain a solid understanding of effective procedural and management skills in the ED. Practical tips relate to: patient transport and retrieval; seriously ill patients; advanced nursing roles; general practitioners; working with IT; administration, legal matters, governance and quality care; and interns and students in the emergency department. The ideal complement to hands-on emergency medicine training, this new edition of Emergency Medicine also prepares readers to apply key emergency medicine skills to unique incidents such as mass casualty and chemical, biological and radiological hazard contingencies. Topics included in this edition of Emergency Medicine include: • securing the airway • resuscitation • arrhythmia management • pain management • imaging • dermatology • trauma • poisoning • envenomation • overdose Coverage of important controversies with evidence based recommendations. Editor comments contained in relevant chapters to provide clinical tips and advice for practice. Increased coverage of topical issues such as deep vein thrombosis (economy class syndrome) and street drugs. Practical rapid reference appendix. Detailed glossary and index. The Quick Reference Guide is updated and included in this book. It is also made available as an app Updating all chapters – particularly toxicology, IT, Paediatrics New resuscitation guidelines – Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation; External Automated Defibrillation in BLS; Compressions; Breathing; Airway; Unconsciousness; Priorities in an Emergency; Principles and Format for Developing Guidelines (all revised 12/2010 following ILCOR) More comprehensive content for Indigenous and Rural Emergencies chapter Moderate repetition arising from so many contributors The CT Brain and C spine Rules have been added to the Quick Reference Guide.