After thirty five years, Mandell, Douglas, and Bennett’s Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases, 8th Edition is still the reference of choice for comprehensive, global guidance on diagnosing and treating the most challenging infectious diseases. Drs. John E. Bennett and Raphael Dolin along with new editorial team member Dr. Martin Blaser have meticulously updated this latest edition to save you time and to ensure you have the latest clinical and scientific knowledge at your fingertips. With new chapters, expanded and updated coverage, increased worldwide perspectives, and many new contributors, Mandell, Douglas, and Bennett’s Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases, 8th Edition helps you identify and treat whatever infectious disease you see. Get the answers to questions you have with more in-depth coverage of epidemiology, etiology, pathology, microbiology, immunology, and treatment of infectious agents than you'll find in any other infectious disease resource. Find the latest diagnoses and treatments for currently recognized and newly emerging infectious diseases, such as those caused by avian and swine influenza viruses. Put the latest knowledge to work in your practice with new or completely revised chapters on influenza (new pandemic strains); new Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) virus; probiotics; antibiotics for resistant bacteria; antifungal drugs; new antivirals for hepatitis B and C; Clostridium difficile treatment; sepsis; advances in HIV prevention and treatment; viral gastroenteritis; Lyme disease; Helicobacter pylori; malaria; infections in immunocompromised hosts; immunization (new vaccines and new recommendations); and microbiome. Benefit from fresh perspectives and global insights from an expanded team of international contributors. Find and grasp the information you need easily and rapidly with newly added chapter summaries. These bulleted templates include diagnosis, therapy, and prevention and are designed as a quick summary of the chapter and to enhance relevancy in search and retrieval on Expert Consult. Stay current on Expert Consult with a thorough and regularly scheduled update program that ensures access to new developments in the field, advances in therapy, and timely information. Access the information you need easily and rapidly with new succinct chapter summaries that include diagnosis, therapy, and prevention. Experience clinical scenarios with vivid clarity through a richly illustrated, full-color format that includes 1500 photographs for enhanced visual guidance.
This manual is aimed at all healthcare practitioners, from novice to expert, who care for the critically ill patient, recognising that different disciplines contribute to the provision of effective care and that essential knowledge and skills are shared by all practitioners. It provides evidence-based guidelines on core critical care procedures and includes a comprehensive competency framework and specific competencies to enable practitioners to assess their abilities and expertise. Each chapter provides a comprehensive overview, beginning with basic principles and progressing to more complex ideas, to support practitioners to develop their knowledge, skills and competencies in critical care.
"Presented in full color and enhanced by more than 700 illustrations, this authoritative text provides a background in all the important clinical, organizational, and administrative areas now required for the practice of hospital medicine. The goal of the book is provide trainees, junior and senior clinicians, and other professionals with a comprehensive resource that they can use to improve care processes and performance in the hospitals that serve their communities. Each chapter opens with boxed Key Clinical Questions that are addressed in the text and hundreds of tables encapsulate important information. Case studies demonstrate how to apply the concepts covered in the text directly to the hospitalized patient."--amazon.com.
Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology is the first and only comprehensive, state-of-the-art textbook written for practitioners in multiple specialties involved in the care of the arrhythmia patient. Encompassing the entire field of interventional therapy for cardiac rhythm management, from basic science to evidence-based medicine to future directions, topics include: Technology and Therapeutic Techniques – EP techniques; imaging and radiologic technology; device and ablation technology; drug therapy.Interventional Electrophysiologic Procedures – Diagnostic and physiologic EP techniques; mapping in percutaneous catheter and surgical EP procedures; catheter and surgical ablation; device implantation and management.Clinical Indications and Evidence-based Outcomes Standards – For medical and surgical EP interventions for arrhythmias.New Directions in Interventional Electrophysiology – Hybrid therapy for atrial and ventricular arrhythmias and staged therapy. This book will be essential reading for clinicians and researchers that form the health care team for arrhythmia patients: cardiologists, adult and pediatric clinical electrophysiologists, interventional electrophysiologists, cardiac surgeons practicing arrhythmia surgery, allied health care professionals, pharmacologists, radiologists and anesthesiologists evaluating arrhythmia patients, and basic scientists from the biomedical engineering and experimental physiology disciplines. Professor Sanjeev Saksena has been involved in this arena for over three decades and has brought his experience to this textbook, assembling editorial leadership from medical and surgical cardiology to provide a global perspective on fundamentals of medical practice, evidence-based therapeutic practices, and emerging research in this field. This book includes 95 videos.
Designed for the management and development of professional nurses, this text provides management concepts and theories, giving professional administrators theoretical and practical knowledge, enabling them to maintain morale, motivation, and productivity. Organized around the four management functions of Planning, Organizing, Leadership, and Evaluation, it includes new chapters on total quality management, the theory of human resource development, and collective bargaining. Additionally, content has been added to include recommendations from the work of the Institute of Medicine and the Magnet Appraisal process.
"The concise, easy-to-access resource is aimed at nurses who are new to the operating room and the experienced nurses who guide them... The $30 book contains a wealth of current, evidence-based clinical practice information that perioperative nurses need daily." --Dan O'Connor, Outpatient Surgery Magazine "This pocket-size book offers concise information for rapid reference, step-by-step instructions for perioperative practices, and evidence-based content based on current perioperative standards and recommended practices. …Novice nurses, students, and seasoned preceptors will be delighted to learn how easily this go-to guide will provide immediate reference to perioperative practices and information, all while fitting into a pocket for easy retrieval." —Kay Ball, PhD, RN, CNOR, FAAN Associate Professor, Nursing, Otterbein University, Westerville, Ohio Past President, Association of periOperative Registered Nurses From the Foreword This is a concise, easy-to-access resource for nurses who are new to the operating room (OR) and the experienced nurses who guide them. Condensing volumes of OR content into one pithy, pocket-size book, it contains a wealth of current, evidence-based clinical practice information perioperative nurses need daily. Based on current standards and recommended practices, it is organized to provide speedy access to critical information. Its lucid, step-by-step format helps new nurses to better understand the complex skills and techniques required in the OR. Focusing on safety and specific patient interventions, orientation information including supplies needed and important protocols is covered. It addresses personal and patient preparation, environmental concerns, and documentation requirements, and describes the wide range of specific technical skills needed by both circulating and scrub nurses. Each chapter introduces concepts and sets clear learning objectives. Also included is an overview of the most common surgical procedures. New perioperative nurses in orientation and their preceptors will find this book to be a welcome addition to the learning process. Key Features: Provides must-have OR orientation information for new nurses and their preceptors Contains key information on patient preparation, aseptic technique, surgical procedures, anesthesia considerations, and documentation Based on the most up-to-date evidence in the literature Includes Fast Facts in a Nutshell feature to reinforce important information