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ABC of prehospital emergency medicine

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edited by Time Nutbeam, Matthey Boylan. --Chichester, West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell/BMJ Books , c2013.
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This brand new title in the ABC series provides a comprehensive overview of pre-hospital medicine, including transport, patient assessment, emergency care systems, and pre-hospital interventions.With pre-hospital care being the start of the "trauma chain", the treatment patients receive on-scene as well as en-route can be life-saving, and this new title is invaluabe for all staff involved in emergency and pre-hospital medicine.
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Nutbeam, Tim
Boylan, Matthew
Responsibility
edited by Time Nutbeam, Matthey Boylan
Place of Publication
Chichester, West Sussex, UK
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell/BMJ Books
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
215 p.
Series Vol.
258
Series Title
ABC series
ISBN
9781118592281 (PDF ebook)
Subjects (MeSH)
Emergency Medical Services - methods
Emergency Medicine - methods
Abstract
This brand new title in the ABC series provides a comprehensive overview of pre-hospital medicine, including transport, patient assessment, emergency care systems, and pre-hospital interventions.With pre-hospital care being the start of the "trauma chain", the treatment patients receive on-scene as well as en-route can be life-saving, and this new title is invaluabe for all staff involved in emergency and pre-hospital medicine.
Contents
1. Activation & Deployment of Pre-hospital Services -- 2. Scene safety and assessment -- 3. Motor Vehicle Collision Extrication -- 4. Personal Protective Equipment -- 5. Monitoring in Prehospital Care -- 6. The Role of Pre-hospital Ultrasound --7. The Primary Survey -- 8. Airway Assessment & Management -- 9. Breathing Assessment & Management -- 10. Circulation management -- 11. Analgesia And Procedural Sedation --12. Emergency Anaesthesia -- 13. Cardiac Arrest and End of Life Decisions --14. Head Injury --15. Spinal Injuries -- 16. Abdominal Trauma 1-- 17. Pelvic Trauma -- 18. Extremity Trauma -- 19. Management of burns -- 20. Crush Syndrome & Suspension Trauma -- 21. Ballistic & Blast Trauma -- 22. Medical Emergencies -- 23. Environmental Injuries -- 24. Environmental Emergencies - High Altitude Illness -- 25. Drowning, Near Drowning and Immersion Syndrome -- 26. Diving incidents -- 27. Pregnancy and Childbirth -- 28. Prehospital Management Of The Paediatric Patient Fiona -- 29. The Elderly Patient -- 30. Prehospital Management of the Bariatric Patient -- 31. Retrieval and Transport -- 32. Mass Gatherings -- 33. Mass Casualty -- 34. Chemical, Biological, Radiation and Nuclear (CBRN) Incidents -- 35. Clinical Governance -- 36. Medicolegal & ethical -- 37. Research and Future Development -- Index.
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The Arrhythmic Patient in the Emergency Department : A Practical Guide for Cardiologists and Emergency Physicians

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Massimo Zecchin, Gianfranco Sinagra, editors. (1st ed.) --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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This book is a practical guide to the differential diagnosis and treatment of patients presenting in the Emergency Department with syncope or arrhythmias, including bradyarrhythmias, atrial fibrillation, narrow and wide QRS tachycardias. In addition, clear advice is provided on the management of patients with cardiac devices and possible dysfunction, electrical storm, or a requirement for urgent surgery. For each topic, a literature review of epidemiology, physiopathology, differential diagnosi…
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Zecchin, Massimo
Sinagra, Gianfranco
Responsibility
Massimo Zecchin, Gianfranco Sinagra, editors
Edition
1st ed.
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 208 p. : 52 illus., 32 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319243283
9783319243269 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Arrhythmias, Cardiac - therapy
Emergency Medicine - methods
Emergency Service, Hospital
Abstract
This book is a practical guide to the differential diagnosis and treatment of patients presenting in the Emergency Department with syncope or arrhythmias, including bradyarrhythmias, atrial fibrillation, narrow and wide QRS tachycardias. In addition, clear advice is provided on the management of patients with cardiac devices and possible dysfunction, electrical storm, or a requirement for urgent surgery. For each topic, a literature review of epidemiology, physiopathology, differential diagnosis, and treatment is conducted. Furthermore, practical suggestions are offered for short-term management, e.g., regarding the decision on when and where to hospitalize the patient; these proposals do not replace but rather summarize or integrate the current guidelines.The book is designed both for emergency physicians and cardiologists, who will be the first to evaluate and treat patients with arrhythmias or potentially arrhythmic problems in the emergency setting. It will also be a useful textbook for students and residents in Cardiology and Emergency Medicine.
Contents
1 Introduction -- 2 Management of arrhythmic patients in ED: general principles -- 3 Syncope: first evaluation and management in ED -- 4 Bradyarrhythmias -- 5 Narrow QRS tachyarrhythmias -- 6 Atrial flutter and fibrillation -- 7 Wide QRS tachycardias -- 8 Acute management of arrhythmias in patients with known congenital heart disease and channelopathies -- 9 Acute management of patients with arrhythmias and non-cardiac diseases -- 10 Drug abuse and intoxication -- 11 Pacemaker malfunction; is it real? -- 12 Management of the electrical storm in patients with ICD -- 13 Emergency surgery and cardiac devices.
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Atlas of Emergency Medicine Procedures

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Latha Ganti, editor. (1st ed.) --New York, NY: Springer , c2016.
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This full-color atlas is a step-by-step, visual guide to the most common procedures in emergency medicine. Procedures are described on a single page, or two-page spreads, so that the physician can quickly access and review the procedure at hand. The atlas contains more than 600 diagnostic algorithms, schematic diagrams and photographic illustrations to highlight the breadth and depth of emergency medicine. Topics are logically arranged by anatomic location or by type of procedure and all proced…
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Ganti, Latha
Responsibility
Latha Ganti, editor
Edition
1st ed.
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xl, 755 p. : 654 illus., 628 illus. in color)
ISBN
9781493925070
9781493925063 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Emergency Medicine - methods
Abstract
This full-color atlas is a step-by-step, visual guide to the most common procedures in emergency medicine. Procedures are described on a single page, or two-page spreads, so that the physician can quickly access and review the procedure at hand. The atlas contains more than 600 diagnostic algorithms, schematic diagrams and photographic illustrations to highlight the breadth and depth of emergency medicine. Topics are logically arranged by anatomic location or by type of procedure and all procedures are based on the most current and evidence-based practices known.
Contents
Arterial Cannulation (Radial and Femoral) -- Ultrasound-Guided Peripheral Intravenous Access -- Central Venous Line Placement: Internal Jugular Vein, Subclavian Vein, and Femoral Vein -- Pulmonary Artery Catheter -- Noninvasive Cardiac Monitoring: The Edwards Vigileo System -- Peripheral Venous Cutdown -- Bag-Valve-Mask Ventilation -- Awake Orotracheal Intubation -- Rapid-Sequence Intubation -- Direct Laryngoscopy -- Laryngeal Mask Airway -- Combitube -- Assessment of the Difficult Airway -- GlideScope -- Endotracheal Tube Introducer (Bougie) -- Lighted Stylet Intubation -- Fiberoptic Stylet Intubation (Rigid and Semirigid) -- Storz Video Laryngoscope -- Cricothyroidotomy -- Tracheostomy Tube Malfunction -- Percutaneous Transtracheal Jet Ventilation -- Needle Thoracostomy -- Chest Tube Thoracostomy -- Thoracentesis -- Open Chest Wounds and Flail Chest -- Emergent Resuscitative Thoracotomy, Open Cardiac Massage, and Aortic Occlusion -- Lung Ultrasonography -- Repair of Cardiac Injuries -- Synchronized Electrical Cardioversion -- Unsynchronized Cardioversion (Defibrillation) -- Transcutaneous Pacing -- Transvenous Cardiac Pacing -- Pericardiocentesis (Optional: Ultrasound Guidance) -- Ultrasound Evaluation of Pulmonary Embolism and Heart Strain -- Pacemaker Evaluation in the Emergency Department -- Cervical Collar Placement -- Cervical Spine Clearance -- Log Roll -- Burr Hole Craniotomy -- External Ventricular Drain Placement -- Lumbar Puncture in Adults -- Reflex Eye Movements (DollÇÖs Eyes and Caloric Testing) -- Dix-Hallpike Maneuver -- Epley Maneuver for Vertigo (Particle Repositioning or Canalith Repositioning Procedure) -- Clinical Brain Death Examination in Adults -- Slit Lamp Examination -- Eye Irrigation -- Corneal Foreign Body Removal -- Ultrasound Evaluation of Retinal Detachment -- Ultrasonography in the Evaluation of Intraocular Pathology -- Tonometry -- Lateral Canthotomy -- Epistaxis Control -- Treatment of Septal Hematoma -- Nasal Foreign Body Removal -- Cerumen Removal -- Ear Foreign Body Removal -- Treatment of Auricular Hematoma -- Incision and Drainage of Peritonsillar Abscess -- Incision and Drainage of Sublingual Abscess -- Incision and Drainage of Parotid Duct Abscess.-á Techniques of Mandibular Anesthesia -- Reduction of Dislocated Temporomandibular Joint -- Dry Socket (Alveolar Osteitis, Fibrinolytic Osteitis) -- Postextraction Hemorrhage -- Fractured Tooth -- Dental Avulsion Management -- Excision of Thrombosed External Hemorrhoid -- Diagnostic Peritoneal Lavage -- Manual Reduction of Abdominal Hernia -- Extended Focused Assessment With Sonography for Trauma -- Nasogastric Tube Placement -- Esophageal Foreign Body Removal -- Activated Charcoal -- Gastric Lavage -- Whole Bowel Irrigation -- Sengstaken-Blakemore Tube -- Gastrostomy Tube Placement -- Paracentesis -- Anal Fissure Management -- Bladder Catheterization -- Pelvic Examination and Wet Preparation -- Bartholin Gland Abscess/Cysts Drainage -- Sexual Assault Forensic Examination -- Treatment of Priapism -- Reduction of Phimosis/Paraphimosis -- Manual Testicular Detorsion -- Local Anesthesia -- Regional Anesthesia (Nerve Blocks) -- Burn Care -- Wound Closure -- Wound Closure With Tissue Adhesive -- Fishhook Removal -- Tick Removal -- Subungal Hematoma Drainage -- Incision and Drainage of Abscess -- Splinting -- Ulnar Gutter Splint -- Shoulder Dislocation Reduction Techniques -- Elbow Dislocation Reduction -- Distal Interphalangeal Joint Reduction -- Hip Dislocation Reduction -- Knee Dislocation Reduction -- Ankle Dislocation Reduction -- Arthrocentesis -- Intra-articular Injection -- Sugar-Tong Splint -- Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring -- Ultrasonography for Ectopic Pregnancy -- Ultrasonography for Hydatidiform Mole -- Ultrasonography for Blighted Ovum (Anembryonic Gestation) -- Ultrasonography for Threatened, Incomplete, or Compete Abortion -- Ultrasonography for Placenta Previa -- Vaginal Delivery -- Shoulder Dystocia Management -- Breech Delivery in the Emergency Department -- Management of Primary Postpartum Hemorrhage -- Perimortem Cesarean Section -- Peripheral Venous Catheterization -- Umbilical Venous Catheters (Insertion and Removal) -- Intraosseous Access -- Lumbar Puncture in Pediatrics -- Suprapubic Bladder Aspiration -- Removal of Hair/Thread Tourniquet -- Use of the Broselow Tape -- Nursemaid's Elbow.
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Damage Control Management in the Polytrauma Patient

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Hans-Christoph Pape, Andrew B. Peitzman, Michael F. Rotondo, Peter V. Giannoudis, editors. (Second edition) --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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This book is an unparalleled source of cutting-edge information on every aspect of rescue, trauma management, and fracture care in the polytrauma/multiple injured patient. Damage control surgery is approached logically and systematically by dividing treatment into phases. The common goal of treating life-threatening conditions first, then treating major pelvic and extremity fractures, requires cooperation among all major disciplines and subspecialties involved in the care of polytrauma patients…
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Pape, Hans-Christoph
Peitzman, Andrew B.
Rotondo, Michael F.
Giannoudis, Peter V.
Other Authors
European Society for Trauma and Emergency Surgery
Responsibility
Hans-Christoph Pape, Andrew B. Peitzman, Michael F. Rotondo, Peter V. Giannoudis, editors
Edition
Second edition
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 338 pages) : 95 illus., 58 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319524290
9783319524276 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Clinical Decision-Making
Emergencies
Emergency Medicine - methods
Multiple Trauma - therapy
Triage
Abstract
This book is an unparalleled source of cutting-edge information on every aspect of rescue, trauma management, and fracture care in the polytrauma/multiple injured patient. Damage control surgery is approached logically and systematically by dividing treatment into phases. The common goal of treating life-threatening conditions first, then treating major pelvic and extremity fractures, requires cooperation among all major disciplines and subspecialties involved in the care of polytrauma patients, and the book is accordingly multidisciplinary in nature. It is edited by pioneers in the field and the authors are all acclaimed experts. This second, revised and updated edition of Damage Control Management in the Polytrauma Patient will be invaluable for all clinicians who must weigh life-saving operations against limb-threatening conditions, including emergency personnel, trauma surgeons, orthopaedic traumatologists, and anesthesiologists.
Contents
Part I. Introduction--Pathophysiology -- 1. Evolution of trauma systems -- 2. Concept of DC -- 3. Epidemiology of polytrauma and life threatening injuries -- 4. Response to major injury (hem. shock vs traumatic shock / soft tissue injury -- 5. Defining the lethal triade: coagulopathy, hypothermia and acidosis -- Part II. General treatment principles -- 6. Blood and fluid resuscitation -- 7. Impact of head injury in the polytrauma patient -- 8. Chest trauma: Classification and influence on the general management -- 9. Abdominal compartment syndrome -- 10. Orthopaedic surgery approach to DC; decision making and indications -- 11. General surgery surgery approach to DC: decision making and indications -- 12. New technologies for vascular injuries and hemorrhage control -- Part III. Phases of damage control -- 13. Phase 0: Prehospital management -- 14. Phase I: abbreviated surgery- general surgery -- 15. Phase I: abbreviated surgery- orthopaedic surgery -- 16. Phase II: ICU management -- 17. Phase III: second operation : repair of all injuries; general surgery -- 18. Phase III: second operation : repair of all injuries; orthopaedic surgery -- 19. Phase IV: late reconstruction :abdominal / chest wall closure -- 20. Phase IV: late reconstruction : plastic surgery for orthopaedics -- Part IV. Special circumstances and outcomes -- 21. Principles of damage control for pelvic ring injuries -- 22. Principles of damage control for pediatric trauma -- 23. Principles of damage control in the elderly -- 24. Vascular injuries in polytrauma patients -- 25. Principles for damage control in military casualties -- 26. Penetrating injuries and Damage Control Surgery: considerations and treatment options -- 27. Complications after orthopaedic DC: pin tract infections -- 28. Complications post damage control for the general surgeon -- 29. Outcomes of damage control surgery: general -- 30. Outcomes of damage control surgery: orthopaedic.
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Emergency Clinical Diagnosis

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Ashis Banerjee. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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This book is a rapid reference guide for all levels of medical staff working in emergency and acute care settings, but may also benefit nursing professionals and medical students. In this book, the readers will find diagnostic checklists, organised according to potential emergency presentations and classified under body systems, including atypical presentations, lists of differential diagnoses and guidance to pattern recognition. The book aims to help the reader achieve the correct diagnosis in…
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Banerjee, Ashis
Responsibility
Ashis Banerjee
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (vii, 291 pages)
ISBN
9783319507187
9783319507170 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Emergencies
Emergency Medicine - methods
Abstract
This book is a rapid reference guide for all levels of medical staff working in emergency and acute care settings, but may also benefit nursing professionals and medical students. In this book, the readers will find diagnostic checklists, organised according to potential emergency presentations and classified under body systems, including atypical presentations, lists of differential diagnoses and guidance to pattern recognition. The book aims to help the reader achieve the correct diagnosis in an emergency setting, which continues to remain a challenge, given the variety of potential clinical presentations. Diagnostic failure is the largest reason for delays in provision of appropriate treatment and the largest source of clinical complaints and untoward incidents.
Contents
1. Cardiovascular emergencies -- 2. Respiratory emergencies -- 3. Musculoskeletal emergencies -- 4. Metabolic and endocrine emergencies -- 5. Dermatological emergencies -- 6. Ocular emergencies -- 7. ENT and maxillofacial emergencies -- 8. Gynaecological emergencies -- 9. Neurological and psychiatric emergencies -- 10. Toxicological emergencies -- 11. Emergencies in the elderly -- 12. Gastrointestinal emergencies -- 13. Renal and urological emergencies -- 14. Haematological and oncological emergencies -- 15. Infectious disease emergencies -- 16. Paediatric emergencies.
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Emergency medicine : clinical essentials  

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Adams, James. (2nd ed.) --Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier , 2013.
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Adams, James
Edition
2nd ed.
Place of Publication
Philadelphia, PA
Publisher
Elsevier
Date of Publication
2013
ISBN
9781437735482
Subjects (MeSH)
Emergency Medicine - methods
Emergencies
Notes
Access to this online resource is restricted to IWK Health Centre employees working from inside the hospital network.
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Emergency medicine : clinical essentials

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editor, James G. Adams ; associate editors, Erik D. Barton, Jamie L. Collings, Peter M.C. DeBlieux ... [et al.]. (2nd ed.) --Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders , c2013.
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Cape Breton Regional: 2003 - 2013; 2016-
Halifax Infirmary: v. 21(1-2, 4-9, 11-17, 19-21), 1989 - v. 27, 1995.
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Adams, James G
Responsibility
editor, James G. Adams ; associate editors, Erik D. Barton, Jamie L. Collings, Peter M.C. DeBlieux ... [et al.]
Edition
2nd ed.
Place of Publication
Philadelphia, PA
Publisher
Elsevier Saunders
Date of Publication
c2013
Holdings
Cape Breton Regional: 2003 - 2013; 2016-
Halifax Infirmary: v. 21(1-2, 4-9, 11-17, 19-21), 1989 - v. 27, 1995.
Physical Description
1859 p.
ISBN
9781455733941
ISSN
0013-6654
Subjects (MeSH)
Emergencies
Emergency Medicine - methods
Contents
Section l. RESUSCITATION SKILLS AND TECHNIQUES -- Section ll. SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS IN THE PEDIATRIC PATIENT -- Section lll. HEAD AND NECK DISORDERS -- Section lV. GASTROINTESTINAL DISEASES -- Section V. THORACIC AND RESPIRATORY DISORDERS -- Section Vl. CARDIAC DISORDERS -- Section Vll. VASCULAR DISEASES -- Section Vlll. V -- Section lX. NERVOUS SYSTEMS DISORDERS -- Section X. IMMUNE SYSTEM DISORDERS -- Section Xl. GENITOURINARY AND RENAL DISEASES -- Section Xll. WOMEN’S HEALTH AND GYNECOLOGIC DISEASES -- Section Xlll. ENVIRONMENTAL DISORDERS -- Section XlV. BITES, STINGS, AND INJURIES FROM ANIMALS.
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Emergency medicine : clinical essentials

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edited by James G. Adams ; associate editors, Erik D. Barton ... [et al.]. (2nd ed.) --Philadelphia, Pa.: Elsevier/ Saunders , c2013.
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Halifax Infirmary: v. 21(1-2, 4-9, 11-17, 19-21), 1989 - v. 27, 1995.
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Emergency Medicine, 2nd Edition delivers all the relevant clinical core concepts you need for practice and certification, all in a comprehensive, easy-to-absorb, and highly visual format. This well-regarded emergency medicine reference offers fast-access diagnosis and treatment guidelines that quickly provide the pearls and secrets of your field, helping you optimize safety, efficiency, and quality in the ED as well as study for the boards. Get clear, concise descriptions and evidence-based tre…
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Adams, James
Responsibility
edited by James G. Adams ; associate editors, Erik D. Barton ... [et al.]
Edition
2nd ed.
Place of Publication
Philadelphia, Pa.
Publisher
Elsevier/ Saunders
Date of Publication
c2013
Holdings
Cape Breton Regional: 2003 - 2013; 2016-
Halifax Infirmary: v. 21(1-2, 4-9, 11-17, 19-21), 1989 - v. 27, 1995.
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxviii, 1801 p.)
ISBN
9781437735482 (electronic bk.)
ISSN
0013-6654
Subjects (MeSH)
Emergency Medicine - methods
Emergencies
Subjects (LCSH)
Emergency Medicine - methods
Emergencies
Emergency medicine
Notes
Previous ed.: 2008
Abstract
Emergency Medicine, 2nd Edition delivers all the relevant clinical core concepts you need for practice and certification, all in a comprehensive, easy-to-absorb, and highly visual format. This well-regarded emergency medicine reference offers fast-access diagnosis and treatment guidelines that quickly provide the pearls and secrets of your field, helping you optimize safety, efficiency, and quality in the ED as well as study for the boards. Get clear, concise descriptions and evidence-based treatment guidelines for a full range of clinical conditions, ranging from the common to the unusual.Find the information you need quickly with a highly visual format that features hundreds of full-color clinical photographs, illustrations, algorithms, tables, and graphs, plus key information highlighted for fast reference.Consult high-yield text boxes in every chapter for Priority Actions, Facts and Formulas, Documentation, Patient Teaching Tips, Red Flags, and Tips and Tricks. Make the most of your limited time with easy-to-digest blocks of information, consistently presented for clear readability and quick reference.Study efficiently and effectively for the boards, or rapidly consult this title in daily practice, thanks to well-organized chapters, a superb use of images and diagrams, and clinically relevant, easy-to-understand content.Benefit from the knowledge and expertise of renowned educators, dedicated to compiling today's best knowledge in emergency medicine into one highly useful, readable text
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Geriatric Emergency Medicine

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Christian Nickel, Abdelouahab Bellou, Simon Conroy, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This book discusses all important aspects of emergency medicine in older people, identifying the particular care needs of this population, which all too often remain unmet. The up-to-date and in-depth coverage will assist emergency physicians in identifying patients at risk for adverse outcomes, in conducting appropriate assessment,and in providing timely and adequate care. Particular attention is paid to the commonpitfalls in emergency management andmeans of avoiding them. Between 1980 and 201…
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Nickel, Christian
Bellou, Abdelouahab
Conroy, Simon
Responsibility
Christian Nickel, Abdelouahab Bellou, Simon Conroy, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 405 p.) : 25 illus., 16 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319193182
9783319193175 (print ed.)
9783319193199 (print ed.)
9783319792712 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Aged
Emergencies
Emergency Medicine - methods
Geriatrics - methods
Specialty
Emergency Medicine
Geriatrics
Abstract
This book discusses all important aspects of emergency medicine in older people, identifying the particular care needs of this population, which all too often remain unmet. The up-to-date and in-depth coverage will assist emergency physicians in identifying patients at risk for adverse outcomes, in conducting appropriate assessment,and in providing timely and adequate care. Particular attention is paid to the commonpitfalls in emergency management andmeans of avoiding them. Between 1980 and 2013, the number of older patients in emergency departmentsworldwide doubled. Compared with younger patients, older people suffer from more comorbidities, a higher mortality rate, require more complex assessment and diagnostic testing, and tend to stay longer in the emergency department. This book, written by internationally recognized experts in emergency medicine and geriatrics, not only presents the state of the art in the care of this population but also underlines the increasing need for adequate training and development in the field.
Contents
Part I. Pre-hospital Care and Initial Assessment -- 1. Prehospital Management of Older Patients -- 2. Triage of Older ED Patients -- 3. Primary Assessment and Stabilization of Life-Threatening Conditions in Older Patients -- 4. Secondary Assessment of Life-Threatening Conditions of Older Patients -- 5. Clinical Assessment and Management of Older People: What’s Different? -- 6. Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment in the Emergency Department -- Part II. Management of Common Conditions -- 7. Pitfalls in the Management of Older Patients in the Emergency Department -- 8. Nonspecific Disease Presentation: The Emergency Department Perspective -- 9. Falls Presenting in the Emergency Department -- 10. Syncope in Older People in the Emergency Department -- 11. Trauma in Older People -- 12. Management of Sepsis in Older Patients in the Emergency Department -- 13. Cognitive Impairment in Older People Presenting to ED -- 14. Depression in Acute Geriatric Care -- 15. Abdominal Pain in Older Patients -- 16. Urinary Tract Infections in Older Patients -- 17. Management of Acute Chest Pain in Older Patients -- 18. Dyspnoea in Older People in the Emergency Department -- 19. Management of Back Pain in Older Patients -- Part III. Special Considerations in Frail Older People -- 20. Medicine in Older Patients: Evidence Based? -- 21. Prescribing for Older Patients -- 22. Pain in Older People Attending Emergency Departments -- 23. Transitions of Care and Disposition -- 24. Principles of Rehabilitation in Geriatric Emergency Medicine -- 25. Palliative and End of Life Care for Dementia Patients in the Emergency Department -- 26. Palliative and End of Life Care for the Older Person in the Emergency Department -- 27. Ethical Issues of Emergency Medical Care for Older Patients.
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Hematologic Problems in the Critically Ill

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Giorgio Berlot, Gabriele Pozzato, editors. --Milan: Springer , c2015.
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This book covers a wide array of hematologic problems commonly encountered in the daily practice of critical care and emergency medicine. Unfortunately, the symptoms and signs associated with underlying hematologic disorders are frequently rather unspecific and confounding; furthermore, the clinical course of patients admitted to intensive care units with such disorders can be fulminant, warranting prompt diagnosis. This book recognizes the importance of accurate and speedy interpretation of sy…
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Berlot, Giorgio
Pozzato, Gabriele
Responsibility
Giorgio Berlot, Gabriele Pozzato, editors
Place of Publication
Milan
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (v, 147 p. : 3 illus. in color)
ISBN
9788847053014
9788847053007 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Critical Care - methods
Critical Illness
Emergency Medicine - methods
Hematologic Diseases
Abstract
This book covers a wide array of hematologic problems commonly encountered in the daily practice of critical care and emergency medicine. Unfortunately, the symptoms and signs associated with underlying hematologic disorders are frequently rather unspecific and confounding; furthermore, the clinical course of patients admitted to intensive care units with such disorders can be fulminant, warranting prompt diagnosis. This book recognizes the importance of accurate and speedy interpretation of symptoms in that the text is symptom oriented rather than disease oriented. Put another way, the reader confronted with a particular clinical problem or symptom will be guided step by step to the possible underlying disorder(s). The scenarios considered include critical illness in patients with anemia, leukopenia, leukocytosis, abnormal platelet count, and severe transfusion reactions. For each circumstance, factors relevant to symptom interpretation are fully discussed. In addition, helpful diagnostic algorithms are presented in the form of flow charts that will assist in decision making regarding the need for further investigations. The closing chapter is devoted to the drug-induced hematologic disorders. Although the book is intended mainly for intensivists, other specialists will find much information of value for their daily practice.
Contents
Introduction -- Anemia -- Anemia in the Critically Ill Patients -- Leukopenia in the Critically Ill Patients -- Leukocytosis in the Critically Ill Patients -- The Critically Ill Patient with Abnormal Platelet Count -- Adverse Transfusion Reactions in Critically Ill Patients -- Drugs and Blood Cells.
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Intensive Care for Emergency Surgeons

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Edoardo Picetti, Bruno M. Pereira, Tarek Razek, Mayur Narayan, Jeffry L. Kashuk, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2019.
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This book provides the basis needed for a dialogue between intensivists and emergency surgeons regarding the management and monitoring of acute care surgery (ACS) patients who require Intensive Care Unit (ICU) admission. It puts forward a practical approach to the treatment of common emergencies in daily clinical practice, and shares essential information on the treatment and monitoring of hemodynamic, respiratory, metabolic and neurological problems related to acute surgical patients requiring…
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Picetti, Edoardo
Pereira, Bruno M.
Razek, Tarek
Narayan, Mayur
Kashuk, Jeffry L.
Responsibility
Edoardo Picetti, Bruno M. Pereira, Tarek Razek, Mayur Narayan, Jeffry L. Kashuk, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 356 p.) : 48 illus., 33 illus. in color
Series Title
Hot topics in acute care surgery and trauma
ISBN
9783030118303
9783030118297 (Print ed.)
9783030118310 (Print ed.)
ISSN
2520-8284
Subjects (MeSH)
Critical Care - methods
Emergency Medicine - methods
Surgical Procedures, Operative - methods
Specialty
Critical Care
Emergency Medicine
Abstract
This book provides the basis needed for a dialogue between intensivists and emergency surgeons regarding the management and monitoring of acute care surgery (ACS) patients who require Intensive Care Unit (ICU) admission. It puts forward a practical approach to the treatment of common emergencies in daily clinical practice, and shares essential information on the treatment and monitoring of hemodynamic, respiratory, metabolic and neurological problems related to acute surgical patients requiring ICU admission. Furthermore, it includes two chapters regarding diagnostic and interventional radiology (fundamentals in daily emergency clinical practice), and addresses important issues such as ethics, mass casualty care, and care in low-resource settings. As such, the book not only offers a valuable guide for all practicing surgeons and intensivists, but is also relevant for residents and fellows who are newcomers to ACS.
Contents
1. When should your Acute Care Surgery (ACS) patient be admitted to the ICU or discharged from the ICU ?: A general review of ICU admission and discharge indications -- 2. Acute respiratory failure in the ACS patient: What are the indications for acute intervention? -- 3. Nuts and bolts of ventilator management: When is Invasive or Non-Invasive Mechanical Ventilation appropriate for your patient? -- 4. Principles of weaning from ventilatory support: When and why to wean, when to consider a tracheostomy -- 5. Circulatory failure/support in the ACS patient: What are the optimal methods of providing circulatory monitoring and support -- 6. Brain injury in the ACS patient: Nuts and bolts of neuromonitoring and management -- 7. Renal failure in the ACS patient: Understanding appropriate fluid management and renal replacement therapy -- 8. Acute hepatic failure in the ACS patient: Nuts and bolts of pathophysiology and therapy -- 9. Resuscitation and appropriate fluid therapy in the ACS patient: From pathophysiology to clinical practice -- 10. Blood therapy in the ACS patient: Choosing appropriate resuscitation and transfusion strategies -- 11. Coagulation derangements in the ACS patient: understanding prior anticoagulation therapy and addressing acute coagulopathy -- 12. Nutrition and Metabolic Support of the ACS patient: Understanding goals and ways to achieve them -- 13. Intra-abdominal hypertension, abdominal compartment syndrome and the open abdomen: Looking beyond basic pathophysiology, complications and therapies -- 14. Infectious complications in the ACS patients: Understanding appropriate antibiotic choice and utilization -- 15. Ongoing intra-abdominal infection requiring ICU care: prioritizing treatment decisions -- 16. Ultrasounds in the ICU: Nuts and bolts in the ACS patient management -- 17. Nuts and bolts of interventional radiology: a valuable adjunct for the care of ACS patient in the ICU -- 18. Ethical decisions and dilemmas in the ACS patients requiring ICU: Understanding when to start and when to stop -- 19. The ICU in mass casualty events: Changing priorities to meet ongoing demands -- 20. Care of the ACS patients in the low resource setting: How to make the maximum with the minimum.
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Oncologic Emergency Medicine : Principles and Practice

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Knox H. Todd, Charles R. Thomas, Jr., editors. --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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This is the first comprehensive clinical reference on cancer emergencies. It is edited and written by world-renowned experts in emergency medicine and oncology and covers the diagnosis and management of the full range of emergencies caused directly by cancer or by its treatment. It shows how the entire spectrum of clinical medicine is brought to bear in the care of cancer patients in the unique setting of the emergency department (ED), from health promotion and prevention, to treatment and pall…
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Todd, Knox H
Thomas, Jr., Charles R
Responsibility
Knox H. Todd, Charles R. Thomas, Jr., editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxi, 538 p. : 178 illus., 112 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319263878
9783319263854 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Emergencies
Emergency Medicine - methods
Neoplasms - complications
Neoplasms - therapy
Abstract
This is the first comprehensive clinical reference on cancer emergencies. It is edited and written by world-renowned experts in emergency medicine and oncology and covers the diagnosis and management of the full range of emergencies caused directly by cancer or by its treatment. It shows how the entire spectrum of clinical medicine is brought to bear in the care of cancer patients in the unique setting of the emergency department (ED), from health promotion and prevention, to treatment and palliative care. Recognizing the multiple, overlapping contexts in which emergency care of cancer patients occurs, the book addresses clinically crucial interdisciplinary topics such as the ethics of ED cancer care, the interface with palliative social work, substance abuse, and more. Finally, perspective on care system and social forces that shape ED cancer care, such as cancer care disparities and care models, and on how ED cancer care is delivered outside of the United States, frame the book as a whole. Against the backdrop of rising numbers of cancer patients and survivors as the United States population ages and a forecast shortage of oncologists, this book is designed to serve as the authoritative, single-source clinical reference on cancer emergencies. The intended audience includes emergency physicians, oncologists, internists, family physicians, emergency nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, policy makers as well as pre- and postgraduate trainees.
Contents
Part I. Systems and Contextual Issues -- Models of Care for Cancer Emergencies -- Quality Measures for Oncologic Emergency Medicine -- Ethics of Emergency Department Cancer Care -- Patient Navigation -- The Interface of Emergency Department, Oncology, and Palliative Social Work: Psychosocial Interventions in Oncologic Emergencies -- Rapid Learning Systems -- Part II. Prevention -- Tobacco-Related Illnesses and Management -- Ionizing Radiation -- Cervical Cancer Prevention -- Radiological and Nuclear Terrorism: The Oncological Emergency Response -- Part III. Evaluation and Treatment -- Emergent Management of Acute Airway Obstruction from Malignant Disease -- Oncologic Emergencies of the Central Nervous System (CNS) -- Malignant Spinal Cord Compression -- Head and Neck Oncologic Emergencies -- Cardiovascular Emergencies -- Pulmonary Complications in Cancer Patients -- Venous Thromboembolism -- Superior Vena Cava Syndrome (SVCS) -- Neutropenic Fever -- Bleeding and Thrombosis in Cancer Patients -- Endocrine and Metabolic Emergencies -- Pituitary Apoplexy -- Nephro-Urologic Emergencies in Patients with Cancer -- Oncologic Emergencies: Gastroenterology -- The Acute Abdomen -- Colorectal Cancer Prevention and Emergency Management -- Diarrhea in Cancer Patients -- Constipation in Cancer Patients -- Dermatologic Emergencies in Oncologic Patients -- Gynecologic Oncology Emergencies -- Ophthalmic Emergencies in Cancer Patients -- Psychiatry and Oncologic Emergencies -- Chemotherapy-Induced Toxicities -- Treatment Toxicity: Radiation -- Emergency Radiology -- Pain Management -- Substance Abuse Issues in Oncology: What the ED Professional Needs to Know -- Dyspnea in the Dying Patient -- Palliative Surgery -- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in the Cancer Patient -- Emergency Department Use at End of Life Among Cancer Patients -- Capacity Building: Integration of Palliative Care in Emergency Medicine.
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Roberts and Hedges' clinical procedures in emergency medicine and acute care

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Roberts, James. (7th ed.) --Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier , 2019.
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Roberts, James
Edition
7th ed.
Place of Publication
Philadelphia, PA
Publisher
Elsevier
Date of Publication
2019
ISBN
9780323354783
Subjects (MeSH)
Emergencies
Emergency Medicine - methods
Emergency Treatment - methods
Notes
Access to this online resource is restricted to IWK Health Centre employees working from inside the hospital network.
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Roberts and Hedges' clinical procedures in emergency medicine and acute care

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editor- in-chief, James R. Roberts ; senior editor, Catherine B. Custalow ; illustration editor, Todd W. Thomsen ; editor emeritus, Jerris R. Hedges. (7th ed.) --Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier , c2019.
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Comprehensive, detailed, and up to date, Roberts and & Hedges’ Clinical Procedures in Emergency Medicine and Acute Care, 7th Edition, provides highly visual coverage of both common and uncommon procedures encountered in emergency medicine and acute care practice. It clearly describes the ins and outs of every procedure you're likely to consider, such as how, why, when to, and when not to perform them, and recommends other emergency or acute care procedures that may be an option. Thoroughly rev…
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Roberts, James R
Responsibility
editor- in-chief, James R. Roberts ; senior editor, Catherine B. Custalow ; illustration editor, Todd W. Thomsen ; editor emeritus, Jerris R. Hedges
Edition
7th ed.
Alternate Title
Clinical procedures in emergency medicine and acute care
Clinical procedures in emergency medicine
Former Title
Roberts and Hedges' clinical procedures in emergency medicine
Place of Publication
Philadelphia, PA
Publisher
Elsevier
Date of Publication
c2019
Physical Description
1 online resource, 1500 p.
ISBN
9780323354783
Subjects (MeSH)
Emergencies
Emergency Medicine - methods
Emergency Treatment - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Emergency medicine
Emergencies
Emergency Medicine - methods
Emergency Treatment - methods
Specialty
Emergency Medicine
Notes
Preceded by: Roberts and Hedges' clinical procedures in emergency medicine.
Abstract
Comprehensive, detailed, and up to date, Roberts and & Hedges’ Clinical Procedures in Emergency Medicine and Acute Care, 7th Edition, provides highly visual coverage of both common and uncommon procedures encountered in emergency medicine and acute care practice. It clearly describes the ins and outs of every procedure you're likely to consider, such as how, why, when to, and when not to perform them, and recommends other emergency or acute care procedures that may be an option. Thoroughly revised and updated throughout, the 7th Edition remains the most well-known and trusted procedures manual in its field.
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Textbook of Echocardiography for Intensivists and Emergency Physicians

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Armando Sarti, F. Luca Lorini, editors. (Second edition) --Cham: Springer , c2019.
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The second edition of this superbly illustrated book equips practitioners with all the information that they will require in order to perform echocardiography appropriately and to interpret findings correctly. After clear exposition of fundamentals of the examination technique via both the transthoracic and the transesophageal approach, the functional anatomy of all normal and pathologic thoracic structures as observed on echocardiography is presented in detail. A wide range of basic and advanc…
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Sarti, Armando
Lorini, F. Luca
Responsibility
Armando Sarti, F. Luca Lorini, editors
Edition
Second edition
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 593 p.) : 464 illus., 409 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319998916
9783319998909 (Print ed.)
9783319998923 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Critical Care - methods
Echocardiography - methods
Emergency Medicine - methods
Specialty
Cardiology
Emergency Medicine
Ultrasonography
Abstract
The second edition of this superbly illustrated book equips practitioners with all the information that they will require in order to perform echocardiography appropriately and to interpret findings correctly. After clear exposition of fundamentals of the examination technique via both the transthoracic and the transesophageal approach, the functional anatomy of all normal and pathologic thoracic structures as observed on echocardiography is presented in detail. A wide range of basic and advanced applications of echocardiography in the emergency, perioperative, and intensive care settings are then described. A final supplementary section considers further applications of ultrasound in the ICU, such as in patients with respiratory failure, trauma, or venous thrombosis. This edition has been extensively revised and updated and includes entirely new chapters on various techniques and applications. It will be a tremendous aid to current best practice for all intensivists, emergency physicians, and anesthesiologists who intend to use echocardiography and ultrasound for diagnosis and guidance of optimal management in the critically ill.
Contents
Part I. ULTRASOUND AND USE OF THE ECHO MACHINE -- 1. Essential Physics of Ultrasound and Use of the Ultrasound Machine -- Part II. STANDARD ECHOCARDIOGRAPHIC EXAMINATION -- 2. Ultrasound Morphology of the Heart: Transthoracic Examination -- 3. Transthoracic Echocardiography in the ICU: The Patient Who Is Difficult To Study -- 4. Ultrasound Morphology of the Heart: Transesophageal Examination -- 5. Three-DimensionaL Echocardiography -- 6. Speckle Tracing for Left and right ventricles -- Part III. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONAL ECHO-ANATOMY -- 7. The Left Ventricle. Frequent Imaging in ICU Patients -- 8. The Right Ventricle and Pulmonary Artery. Frequent Imaging in ICU Patients -- 9. Left and Right Atria. Frequent Imaging in ICU Patients -- 10. Pericardium and Pericardial Diseases -- 11. The Aorta. Frequent Imaging in ICU Patients -- 12. Inferior and Superior Venae Cavae. Frequent Imaging in ICU Patients -- 13. Ischemia and Myocardial infarction -- 14. The Cardiomyopathies -- 15. Cor Pulmonale and Pulmonary Hypertension -- 16. Mitral Valve -- 17. The Aortic Valve -- 18. Tricuspid and Pulmonary Valves -- 19. Endocarditis -- 20. Prosthetic Valve Evaluation -- 21. Cardiac Tumors and Masses -- 22. Congenital Septal Abnormalities in the Adult Patient -- 23. Essential Pediatric Echocardiography -- Part IV. ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY IN THE IC AND OR: BASIC AND ADVANCED APPLICATIONS -- 24. Echocardiographic History, Echocardiographic Monitoring, and Goal-Directed, Focus- Oriented, and Comprehensive Examination -- 25. Intraoperative Echocardiography in Cardiac Surgery -- 26. General Hemodynamic Assessment -- 27. Contrast Echocardiography in the ICU and OR -- 28. Echo-Guided Therapy for Myocardial Ischemia -- 29. Hypovolemia and Fluid Responsiveness -- 30. ARDS, ALI, Mechanical Ventilation, and Weaning -- 31. Hypotension -- 32. Suspicion of Pulmonary Embolism -- 33. Suspicion of Acute Aortic Diseases -- 34. Chest Pain -- 35. Acute Dyspnea -- 36. Unexplained Hypoxemia -- 37. Sepsis and Septic Shock -- 38. Chest Trauma -- 39. Acute Atrial Fibrillation and Other Arrhythmias -- 40. Ultrasound Practice for ICU Nurses -- 41 Multiorgan Donor and Transplant Patients -- 42. New-Onset Cardiac Murmur in the Unstable Patient -- 43. ICU Echocardiography and Noninvasive Hemodynamic Monitoring -- 44. Ventricle- Arterial coupling -- 45. Non-cardiac Surgery: Perioperative Echocardiography and Lung -- 46. Perioperative echocardiography for Aortic Procedures -- 47. Obstetric Echocardiography -- Part V. ULTRASOUND IN THE ICU: OTHER APPLICATIONS -- 48. Echocardiography and Advanced Life Support -- 49. Central and Peripheral Vein Cannulation -- 50. Essential Ultrasonography for Venous Thrombosis -- 51. Lung and Pleural Ultrasonography in Emergency and Intensive Care -- 52. Ultrasound and the Morbidly-Obese Patient -- 53. Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma -- 54. Renal Ultrasound and Echo-Color Doppler Techniques in Kidney Failure -- 55. Ultrasound for Percutaneous Tracheostomy -- 56. Transcranial Doppler Ultrasonography in Emergency and Intensive Care -- 57. Ultrasonography of the Optic Nerve -- 58. Muscle Ultrasound for the ICU patient -- 59. Fever of unknown origin and Ultrasound -- 60. US-guided Regional Analgesia in the ICU.
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