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AACN advanced critical care nursing

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Carlson, Karen K. American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. --St. Louis, MO: Saunders Elsevier , 2009.
Call Number
WY 154 A111 2009 REF
Location
Dickson Building
Sub-Location
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Call Number
WY 154 A111 2009 REF
Author
Carlson, Karen K
Corporate Author
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
Place of Publication
St. Louis, MO
Publisher
Saunders Elsevier
Date of Publication
2009
Physical Description
1597 p.
ISBN
9781416032199
Subjects (MeSH)
Critical Illness - nursing
Critical Care - methods - Nurses' Instruction
Format
Book
Location
Dickson Building
Sub-Location
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AACN certification and core review for high acuity and critical care

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Alspach, JoAnn Grif. American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. (6th ed.) --St. Louis, MO: Saunders Elsevier , 2008.
Call Number
WY 18.2 A111 2008
Location
Dickson Building
Call Number
WY 18.2 A111 2008
Author
Alspach, JoAnn Grif
Corporate Author
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
Edition
6th ed.
Place of Publication
St. Louis, MO
Publisher
Saunders Elsevier
Date of Publication
2008
Physical Description
180 p. + 1 CD-ROM
ISBN
9781416035923
Subjects (MeSH)
Critical Care - Examination Questions
Critical Illness - nursing - Examination Questions
Format
Book
Location
Dickson Building
Loan Period
3 weeks
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AACN essentials of critical care nursing

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Chulay, Marianne. American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. (2nd ed.) --New York, NY: McGraw-Hill , 2010.
Call Number
WY 49 A111 2010 REF
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Dickson Building
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Sub-Location
REFERENCE
Call Number
WY 49 A111 2010 REF
Author
Chulay, Marianne
Corporate Author
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
Other Authors
Burns, Suzanne M
Edition
2nd ed.
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
McGraw-Hill
Date of Publication
2010
Physical Description
569 p.
ISBN
9780071664424
Subjects (MeSH)
Critical Illness - nursing
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Dickson Building
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Sub-Location
REFERENCE
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3
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AACN essentials of critical care nursing : pocket handbook

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Chulay, Marianne. American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. --New York, NY: McGraw-Hill , 2010.
Call Number
WY 49 A111 2010
Location
Dickson Building
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
WY 49 A111 2010
Author
Chulay, Marianne
Corporate Author
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
Other Authors
Burns, Suzanne M
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
McGraw-Hill
Date of Publication
2010
Physical Description
195 p.
ISBN
9780071664080
Subjects (MeSH)
Critical Care - Handbooks
Critical Illness - nursing - Handbooks
Nursing Care - Handbooks
Format
Book
Publication Type
Handbook
Location
Dickson Building
Halifax Infirmary
Loan Period
3 weeks
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AACN procedure manual for critical care

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edited by Debra Lynn-McHale Wiegand. (6th ed.) --St. Louis, MO: Saunders/Elsevier , c2011.
Call Number
WY 154 A111 2011
Location
Cape Breton Regional
Call Number
WY 154 A111 2011
Other Authors
Wiegand, Debra J. Lynn-McHale
Other Authors
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
Responsibility
edited by Debra Lynn-McHale Wiegand
Edition
6th ed.
Alternate Title
Procedure manual for critical care
Place of Publication
St. Louis, MO
Publisher
Saunders/Elsevier
Date of Publication
c2011
Physical Description
xxiv, 1288 p. : ill.
ISBN
9781416062189
Subjects (MeSH)
Critical Care - methods
Critical Illness - nursing
Format
Book
Location
Cape Breton Regional
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AACN procedure manual for critical care

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Wiegand, Debra J. Lynn-McHale. American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. (6th ed.) --St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Saunders , c2011.
Call Number
WY 154 A111 2011 REF
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Dickson Building
Sub-Location
REFERENCE
Call Number
WY 154 A111 2011 REF
Author
Wiegand, Debra J. Lynn-McHale
Corporate Author
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
Edition
6th ed.
Place of Publication
St. Louis, MO
Publisher
Elsevier Saunders
Date of Publication
c2011
Physical Description
1288 p.
ISBN
9781416062189
Subjects (MeSH)
Critical Care - methods - Handbooks
Critical Illness - nursing - Handbooks
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Dickson Building
Sub-Location
REFERENCE
Copies
2
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AACN scope and standards for acute and critical care nursing practice

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Bell, Linda. American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. --Aliso Viejo, CA: American Association of Critical-Care Nurses , 2008.
Call Number
WY 154 A512 2008
Location
Dickson Building
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
WY 154 A512 2008
Author
Bell, Linda
Corporate Author
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
Place of Publication
Aliso Viejo, CA
Publisher
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
Date of Publication
2008
Physical Description
46 p.
ISBN
1929209223
Subjects (MeSH)
Acute Disease - nursing
Critical Illness - nursing
Critical Care - standards
Format
Book
Location
Dickson Building
Halifax Infirmary
Copies
2
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Antibiotic Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic Considerations in the Critically Ill

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Andrew A. Udy, Jason A. Roberts, Jeffrey Lipman, editors. --Singapore: Adis , c2018.
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This book provides unique insights into the issues that drive modified dosing regimens for antibiotics in the critically ill. Leading international authors provide their commentary alongside a summary of existing evidence on how to effectively dose antibiotics. Severe infection frequently necessitates admission to the intensive care unit (ICU). Equally, nosocomial sepsis often complicates the clinical course in ICU. Early, appropriate application of antibiotic therapy remains a cornerstone of e…
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Other Authors
Udy, Andrew A.
Roberts, Jason A.
Lipman, Jeffrey
Responsibility
Andrew A. Udy, Jason A. Roberts, Jeffrey Lipman, editors
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
Adis
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 275 p.) : 22 illus., 9 illus. in color
ISBN
9789811053368
9789811053351 (print ed.)
9789811053375 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Anti-Bacterial Agents - administration & dosage
Anti-Bacterial Agents - pharmacokinetics
Comparative Effectiveness Research
Critical Illness - therapy
Treatment Outcome
Specialty
Critical Care
Pharmacology
Abstract
This book provides unique insights into the issues that drive modified dosing regimens for antibiotics in the critically ill. Leading international authors provide their commentary alongside a summary of existing evidence on how to effectively dose antibiotics. Severe infection frequently necessitates admission to the intensive care unit (ICU). Equally, nosocomial sepsis often complicates the clinical course in ICU. Early, appropriate application of antibiotic therapy remains a cornerstone of effective management. However, this is challenging in the critical care environment, given the significant changes in patient physiology and organ function frequently encountered. Being cognisant of these factors, prescribers need to consider modified dosing regimens, not only to ensure adequate drug exposure, and therefore the greatest chance of clinical cure, but also toáavoid encouraging drug resistance.
Contents
1. Basic Pharmacokinetic Principles -- 2. Antibiotic Pharmacodynamics -- 3. Physiological Manifestations of Critical Illness -- 4. Dosing in Obese Critically Ill Patients -- 5. Hypoalbuminemia and Altered Protein Binding -- 6. Antibacterial Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic Considerations in the Critically ill -- 7. Augmented Renal Clearance -- 8. Antibiotic Dosing During Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation -- 9. Therapeutic Drug Monitoring: More than Avoiding Toxicity -- 10. Generic and Optimised Antibacterial Dosing Strategies in the Critically Ill -- 11. Antifungal PK/PD in the Critically Ill -- 12. Antibiotic Dosing in Pediatric Critically Ill Patients -- 13. Antibiotic Stewardship in the Intensive Care Unit.
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e-Book
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Applied Physiology in Intensive Care Medicine 1 : Physiological Notes, Technical Notes, Seminal Studies in Intensive Care

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M.R. Pinsky, L. Brochard, G. Hedenstierna, M. Antonelli (eds.). (Third edition) --Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer , c2012.
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The two previous editions of Applied Physiology in Intensive Care Medicine proved extremely successful, and the book has now been revised and split into two volumes to enhance ease of use. This first volume comprises three elements -- "physiological notes," "technical notes," and seminal studies. The physiological notes concisely and clearly capture the essence of the physiological perspectives underpinning our understanding of disease and response to therapy. The technical notes then succinctl…
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Pinsky, Michael R
Brochard, Laurent
Hedenstierna, Göran
Antonelli, Massimo
Responsibility
M.R. Pinsky, L. Brochard, G. Hedenstierna, M. Antonelli (eds.)
Edition
Third edition
Place of Publication
Berlin, Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxii, 435 p. : 65 illus., 20 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783642282706
9783642282690 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Critical Care
Critical Illness - therapy
Physiological Phenomena
Abstract
The two previous editions of Applied Physiology in Intensive Care Medicine proved extremely successful, and the book has now been revised and split into two volumes to enhance ease of use. This first volume comprises three elements -- "physiological notes," "technical notes," and seminal studies. The physiological notes concisely and clearly capture the essence of the physiological perspectives underpinning our understanding of disease and response to therapy. The technical notes then succinctly explain some of the basics of "how to" in this technology-centered field of critical care medicine. Finally, a number of seminal studies are provided on diverse topics in intensive care. Applied Physiology in Intensive Care has been written by some of the most renowned experts in the field and provides an up-to-date compendium of practical bedside knowledge essential to the effective delivery of acute care medicine. It will serve the clinician as an invaluable reference source on key issues regularly confronted in everyday practice.
Contents
1. Physiological Notes -- 1.1 Pulmonary -- 1.1.1 Respiratory Mechanics -- 1.1.2 Gas Exchange -- 1.2 Cardiovascular -- 1.3 Metabolism and Renal Function -- 1.4 Cerebral Function -- 2. Technical Notes -- 2.1 Sub-section Respiratory -- 2.2 Sub-section Hemodynamic -- 3. Seminal Studies in Intensive Care.
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e-Book
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Applied Physiology in Intensive Care Medicine 2 : Physiological Reviews and Editorials

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M.R. Pinsky, L. Brochard, J. Mancebo, M. Antonelli (eds.). (Third edition) --Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer , c2012.
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The two previous editions of Applied Physiology in Intensive Care Medicine proved extremely successful, and the book has now been revised and split into two volumes to enhance ease of use. In this second volume some of the most renowned experts in the field offer detailed reviews on measurement techniques and physiological processes of crucial importance in intensive care medicine. Throughout, a key aim is to help overcome the fundamental unevenness in clinicians' understanding of applied physi…
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Other Authors
Pinsky, Michael R
Brochard, Laurent
Mancebo, Jordi
Antonelli, Massimo
Responsibility
M.R. Pinsky, L. Brochard, J. Mancebo, M. Antonelli (eds.)
Edition
Third edition
Place of Publication
Berlin, Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xviii, 413 p. : 65 illus., 20 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783642282331
9783642282324 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Critical Care
Critical Illness - therapy
Physiological Phenomena
Abstract
The two previous editions of Applied Physiology in Intensive Care Medicine proved extremely successful, and the book has now been revised and split into two volumes to enhance ease of use. In this second volume some of the most renowned experts in the field offer detailed reviews on measurement techniques and physiological processes of crucial importance in intensive care medicine. Throughout, a key aim is to help overcome the fundamental unevenness in clinicians' understanding of applied physiology, which can lead to suboptimal treatment decisions. Applied Physiology in Intensive Care has been written by some of the most renowned experts in the field and provides an up-to-date compendium of practical bedside knowledge essential to the effective delivery of acute care medicine. It will serve the clinician as an invaluable reference source on key issues regularly confronted in everyday practice.
Contents
1. Physiological Reviews -- 1.1 Measurement Techniques -- 1.2 Physiological Processes -- 2. Editorials.
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e-Book
Location
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Cardiovascular Pediatric Critical Illness and Injury

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edited by Thomas P. Shanley, Hector R. Wong, Derek S. Wheeler. --London: Springer-Verlag , c2009.
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Online
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Author
Shanley, Thomas P
Other Authors
Wong, Hector R
Wheeler, Derek S
Responsibility
edited by Thomas P. Shanley, Hector R. Wong, Derek S. Wheeler
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Date of Publication
c2009
ISBN
9781848009233
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiovascular Diseases - Child
Cardiovascular System - injuries - Child
Cardiovascular Surgical Procedures - Child
Critical Illness - Child
Critical Care - methods - Child
Subjects (LCSH)
Critical care medicine
Cardiology
Pediatrics
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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The Central Nervous System in Pediatric Critical Illness and Injury

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edited by Derek S. Wheeler, Hector R. Wong, Thomas P. Shanley. --London: Springer-Verlag , c2009.
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Online
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Author
Wheeler, Derek S
Other Authors
Wong, Hector R
Shanley, Thomas P
Responsibility
edited by Derek S. Wheeler, Hector R. Wong, Thomas P. Shanley
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Date of Publication
c2009
ISBN
9781848009936
Subjects (MeSH)
Central Nervous System Diseases - Child
Trauma, Nervous System - Child
Critical Illness - Child
Subjects (LCSH)
Critical care medicine
Pediatrics
Neurology
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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Clinical Examination Skills in the Adult Critically Ill Patient

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Martin W. Dünser, Daniel Dankl, Sirak Petros, Mervyn Mer, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This well-illustrated book provides detailed guidance on all aspects of physical examination in patients requiring emergency or intensive care. After an introductory section covering basic principles and the recognition of pre-terminal signs, the approach to examination of individual organ systems is clearly explained. Examination schemes are then presented for particular conditions or settings, including respiratory distress, shock, neurological disease, trauma, suspected infection, and cardia…
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Other Authors
Dünser, Martin W.
Dankl, Daniel
Petros, Sirak
Mer, Mervyn
Responsibility
Martin W. Dünser, Daniel Dankl, Sirak Petros, Mervyn Mer, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 261 p.) : 236 illus., 226 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319773650
9783319773643 (print ed.)
9783319773667 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Adult
Critical Illness
Physical Examination
Specialty
Clinical Medicine
Physical Examination
Abstract
This well-illustrated book provides detailed guidance on all aspects of physical examination in patients requiring emergency or intensive care. After an introductory section covering basic principles and the recognition of pre-terminal signs, the approach to examination of individual organ systems is clearly explained. Examination schemes are then presented for particular conditions or settings, including respiratory distress, shock, neurological disease, trauma, suspected infection, and cardiac arrest. The skill of physical examination has become the forgotten art of medicine in both undergraduate and postgraduate studies. Furthermore, most books on the topic have so far focused on examination practices applicable to non-critically ill patients. In emergency and intensive care medicine, however, a different approach and sometimes also different examination techniques are required due to the life-threatening disease process. In summarizing knowledge and providing guidance on physical examination in this specific subgroup of patients, this book will meet the needs of all physicians and allied health care professionals involved in the care of critically ill patients.
Contents
Part I. General approach to the critically ill patient -- Basic principles -- The first impression -- Checking vital functions -- Recognizing pre-terminal signs -- Part II. Examining single organ systems -- The airway and lungs -- The circulation -- The brain -- The abdomen -- The liver -- The hydration status and the kidneys -- The neuromuscular system and spinal cord -- The coagulation -- Part III. Systematic examination schemes -- The patient in respiratory distress -- The patient in shock -- The patient with neurological disease -- The patient with severe trauma -- The patient with a suspected infection -- The patient in cardiac arrest -- The intoxicated patient -- During the ICU ward round -- Part IV. Appendix. Dermatological pearls.
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e-Book
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Clinical wisdom and interventions in acute and critical care : a thinking-in-action approach

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Patricia Benner, Patricia Hooper Kyriakidis, Daphne Stannard. (2nd ed.) --New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company , c2011.
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Author
Benner, Patricia E
Other Authors
Hooper-Kyriakidis, Patricia
Stannard, Daphne
Benner, Patricia E
Responsibility
Patricia Benner, Patricia Hooper Kyriakidis, Daphne Stannard
Edition
2nd ed.
Former Title
Clinical wisdom and interventions in critical care
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer Publishing Company
Date of Publication
c2011
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxiii, 576 p.)
ISBN
9780826105745
Subjects (MeSH)
Critical Care - methods
Nursing Care - methods
Critical Illness - nursing
Subjects (LCSH)
Intensive care nursing - Methodology
Catastrophic illness - Nursing
Critically ill - Care
Critical Care - methods
Nursing Care - methods
Critical Illness - nursing
Notes
Rev. ed. of: Clinical wisdom and interventions in critical care / Patricia Benner, Patricia Hooper-Kyriakidis, Daphne Stannard
Contents
Thinking-in-action and reasoning-in-transition : an overview -- Clinical grasp and clinical inquiry : problem identification and clinical problem solving -- Clinical imagination and clinical forethought : anticipating and preventing potential problems -- Diagnosing and managing life-sustaining physiologic functions in acutely ill and unstable patients -- The skilled know-how of managing a crisis -- Providing comfort measures for the critically and acutely ill -- Caring for patients' families -- Preventing hazards in a technological environment -- Facing death : end-of-life care and decision making -- Making a case : communicating clinical assessment and improving teamwork -- Patient safety : monitoring quality, preventing, and managing practice breakdown -- The skilled know-how of clinical and moral leadership and the coaching and mentoring of others -- Educational strategies and implications.
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e-Book
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Compelling Ethical Challenges in Critical Care and Emergency Medicine

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Andrej Michalsen, Nicholas Sadovnikoff, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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This book addresses the ethical problems that physicians have to face every day while caring for critically ill patients. Advances in medical technology, ageing societies worldwide, and their increased demands on health care systems have, on the one hand, led to better care and remarkable longevity in many parts of the world. On the other hand, however, improved treatments in many medical fields, amongst others in emergency and critical care, have resulted in more patients surviving with reduce…
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Michalsen, Andrej
Sadovnikoff, Nicholas
Responsibility
Andrej Michalsen, Nicholas Sadovnikoff, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xix, 170 p.) : 10 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030431273
9783030431266 (Print ed.)
9783030431280 (Print ed.)
9783030431297 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Clinical Decision-Making - ethics
Critical Care - ethics
Critical Illness
Emergency Medicine - ethics
Ethics, Clinical
Specialty
Critical Care
Emergency Medicine
Ethics
Abstract
This book addresses the ethical problems that physicians have to face every day while caring for critically ill patients. Advances in medical technology, ageing societies worldwide, and their increased demands on health care systems have, on the one hand, led to better care and remarkable longevity in many parts of the world. On the other hand, however, improved treatments in many medical fields, amongst others in emergency and critical care, have resulted in more patients surviving with reduced quality of life. This entails tradeoffs for many patients, their families, and the teams caring for them. At the same time, health care expenditures have risen dramatically and have to be balanced against costs for other public goods. Finally, the humane aspects of care have often failed to keep pace with the remarkable technological strides made in recent years. In this book, experts in their respective fields describe compelling ethical challenges resulting from these discrepancies and discuss potential solutions. The book is primarily intended for clinicians who care for two of the most vulnerable patient subpopulations – those being treated in ambulances or emergency rooms, and those being treated at intensive care units – due in part to the fact that they may be temporarily or permanently incapacitated. Core medical skills, such as diagnosis and predicting outcomes, as well as implementing treatment, remain challenging. However, without adequate communication and collaboration both within the inter-professional treatment teams and between the teams and the patients/their families, delivering excellent care is difficult at best. Therefore, the so-called “soft skills” are given the attention they deserve in order to overcome the gap between technological progress and interpersonal standstill.
Contents
Part I. Introduction -- 1. How Ethics Can Support Clinicians Caring for Critically Ill Patients -- 2. Patients and Teams Caring for Them: Parallels Between Critical Care and Emergency Medicine -- Part II. Goal of Therapy, Teams and Patients -- 3. Indication and Prognostication -- 4. Consent, Advance Directives, and Decision by Proxies -- 5. Cultural Diversity -- 6. Interprofessional Shared Decision-Making -- 7. Shared Decision-Making With Patients and Families -- Part III. Extent of Treatment -- 8. Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Triage -- 9. Usage of Cutting-Edge Technology: ECPR -- 10. Usage of Cutting-Edge Technology: ECMO -- 11. Limiting Life-Sustaining Therapies -- 12. Advancing Palliative Care in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine -- 13. Organ Donation and Transplantation -- Part IV. Disproportionate Care -- 14. Disproportionate Care, Ethical Climate, and Moral Distress -- Part V. The Way Ahead -- 15. To Treat or Not to Treat: How to Arrive at an Appropriate Decision Under Critical Circumstances -- Part VI. Epilogue -- 16. Epilogue: Critical Care During a Pandemic – A Shift from Deontology to Utilitarianism?
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Continuous EEG Monitoring : Principles and Practice

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Aatif M. Husain, Saurabh R. Sinha, editors. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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This book is designed to meet the need for a practically oriented textbook on the rapidly growing field of continuous EEG (cEEG) monitoring. A wide range of key clinical aspects are addressed, with explanation of status epilepticus classification, criteria for institution of monitoring, seizure patterns and their recognition, quantitative EEG analysis, and neuroimaging in patients undergoing cEEG monitoring. The value of cEEG and the nature of cEEG findings in various special situations are the…
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Husain, Aatif M
Sinha, Saurabh R
Responsibility
Aatif M. Husain, Saurabh R. Sinha, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 671 pages) : 283 illus., 206 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319312309
9783319312286 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Critical Illness - therapy
Electroencephalography - methods
Neurophysiological Monitoring - methods
Seizures - diagnosis
Seizures - prevention & control
Status Epilepticus - prevention & control
Abstract
This book is designed to meet the need for a practically oriented textbook on the rapidly growing field of continuous EEG (cEEG) monitoring. A wide range of key clinical aspects are addressed, with explanation of status epilepticus classification, criteria for institution of monitoring, seizure patterns and their recognition, quantitative EEG analysis, and neuroimaging in patients undergoing cEEG monitoring. The value of cEEG and the nature of cEEG findings in various special situations are then reviewed, covering particular pathologies, critical care considerations, and prognostication. Treatments of nonconvulsive status epilepticus (NCSE) and nonconvulsive seizures (NCS) are discussed. The concluding section is devoted to important administrative issues including billing, staffing issues, comparison of EEG machines, and information technology (IT) issues. Continuous EEG monitoring offers the only reliable means of detecting seizures that are not clinically obvious in critically ill patients. Such seizures are common: approximately 20% of patients undergoing cEEG monitoring in hospital have NCSE or NCS. Against this background, many hospitals have started to offer cEEG monitoring as a basis for delivery of appropriate treatment. By presenting the state of the art in cEEG monitoring, this book will be invaluable to practitioners including neurophysiologists, neurologists, neurointensivists, intensivists, neurophysiology and epilepsy fellows, and neurology residents.
Contents
Part I. Clinical Aspects -- 1. The History of Continuous EEG Monitoring -- 2. Epidemiology of Seizures in Critically Ill Adults -- 3. Epidemiology of Seizures in Critically Ill Children and Neonates -- 4. Status Epilepticus Classification -- 5. Criteria for Continuous EEG Monitoring -- 6. Periodic Complexes: Classification and Examples -- 7. Electrographic Seizures in Adults: Recognition and Examples -- 8. Electrographic Seizures in Pediatrics: Recognition and Examples -- 9. Patterns of Uncertain Significance -- 10. Artifacts Resembling Seizures -- 11. Quantitative EEG Analysis: Basics -- 12. QEEG in Seizure Detection -- 13. Quantitative EEG in Neonatal Seizures -- 14. Quantitative EEG for Non-seizure Indications -- 15. QEEG Training Module -- 16. Neuroimaging in Status Epilepticus -- Part II. Special Situations -- 17. Acute Anoxic Injury and Therapeutic Hypothermia in Adults -- 18. Autoimmune, Infectious, and Metabolic NCSE/NCS -- 19. Focal Neurologic Injury and Nonconvulsive Status Epilepticus/Nonconvulsive Seizures -- 20. Non-neurologic Causes of Nonconvulsive Status Epilepticus/Nonconvulsive Seizures -- 21. Therapeutic Hypothermia in Children -- 22. Medication-Induced Seizures and Status Epilepticus -- 23. Super Refractory Status Epilepticus -- 24. Critical Care Considerations -- 25. Prognostication in Adults -- 26. Prognostication in Pediatrics -- Part III. Treatment -- 27. Treatment of Status Epilepticus with Nonsedating Antiepileptic Drugs -- 28. Treatment of Status Epilepticus with Anesthetic Drugs -- 29. Nonpharmacologic and Nontraditional Treatments for Status Epilepticus -- 30. Treatment of Status Epilepticus in Pediatrics -- 31. Investigational Treatments for Status Epileptics -- Part IV. Technical and Administrative Considerations -- 32. EEG Equipment -- 3.3 Electrodes and Montages -- 34. Technical Considerations -- 35. Staffing Considerations for ICU EEG Monitoring -- 36. Coding and Billing Considerations -- 37. Reporting Results -- 38. Information Technology Issues.
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Core curriculum for progressive care nursing

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American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. --St. Louis, MO: Saunders Elsevier , 2010.
Call Number
WY 18.2 C797 2010
Location
Dickson Building
Call Number
WY 18.2 C797 2010
Corporate Author
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
Place of Publication
St. Louis, MO
Publisher
Saunders Elsevier
Date of Publication
2010
Physical Description
605 p.
ISBN
9781416099871
Subjects (MeSH)
Critical Illness - nursing - Outlines
Critical Care - methods - Outlines
Progressive Patient Care - methods - Outlines
Format
Book
Location
Dickson Building
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Core knowledge in critical care medicine

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Wolfgang Krüger, Andrew James Ludman. --Heidelberg: Springer , c2014.
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Every year, numerous articles on critical care topics are published, and it is increasingly difficult for the busy practitioner to keep abreast of the latest developments. This book provides a detailed review of state of the art knowledge as well as the latest research findings. It covers the core aspects in excellent detail, but is not so comprehensive as to make its daily use unfeasible. For each condition considered, discussion of the pathophysiology is integrated with observations on diagno…
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Author
Krüger, Wolfgang
Other Authors
Ludman, Andrew James
Responsibility
Wolfgang Krüger, Andrew James Ludman
Place of Publication
Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (ix, 422 pages) : illustrations
ISBN
9783642549717 (electronic bk.)
9783642549700
Subjects (MeSH)
Critical Care
Critical Illness
Subjects (LCSH)
Critical care medicine
Internal Medicine
Cardiology
Emergency medicine
Abstract
Every year, numerous articles on critical care topics are published, and it is increasingly difficult for the busy practitioner to keep abreast of the latest developments. This book provides a detailed review of state of the art knowledge as well as the latest research findings. It covers the core aspects in excellent detail, but is not so comprehensive as to make its daily use unfeasible. For each condition considered, discussion of the pathophysiology is integrated with observations on diagnosis and treatment in order to allow a deeper understanding. The book is scientifically based, with extensive references to published research. This will allow readers to investigate their individual interests further and will enable physicians to base their approach upon evidence rather than upon traditions or routines. Accordingly, clinicians will be able to justify measures by providing a coherent, evidence-based strategy and relevant citations where needed. Core Knowledge in Critical Care Medicine will appeal to experienced practitioners as an aide-mémoire, but will also be of great value to a wide range of more junior staff wishing to complement their background knowledge with important facts applicable to everyday practice.
Contents
1 Mechanical Ventilation -- 2. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) -- 3. Shock -- 4. Sepsis -- 5. Acute Kidney Injury -- 6. Nutrition in Critical Illness -- Appendix: Analgesia and Sedation in the Critically Ill Patients.
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Creating healing environments

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edited by Nancy C. Molter. (2nd ed.) --Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers , c2007.
Call Number
WY 154 C912 2007
Location
Dickson Building
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
WY 154 C912 2007
Corporate Author
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
Other Authors
Molter, Nancy C.
Responsibility
edited by Nancy C. Molter
Edition
2nd ed.
Place of Publication
Sudbury, MA
Publisher
Jones and Bartlett Publishers
Date of Publication
c2007
Physical Description
185 p.
Series Title
AACN protocols for practice
ISBN
9780763748951
Subjects (MeSH)
Critical Care - methods - Practice Guideline
Critical Illness - nursing - Practice Guideline
Family - psychology - Practice Guideline
Intensive Care Units - organization & administration
Clinical Protocols
Format
Book
Location
Dickson Building
Halifax Infirmary
Copies
2
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Critical Care Nutrition Therapy for Non-nutritionists

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edited by Mette M. Berger. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This book offers a pragmatic approach to day-to-day metabolic and nutritional care based on physiological considerations. Due to the numerous controversial trials published in the last 15 years, there is no clear guidance for intensive care physicians regarding the metabolic and nutritional management of patients. This has resulted in a return to underfeeding and related complications in most ICUs worldwide as shown by the latest Nutrition Day data. Using a structured, logical approach, the boo…
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Berger, Mette M.
Responsibility
edited by Mette M. Berger
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 179 p.) : 11 illus., 10 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319586526
9783319586519 (print ed.)
9783319586533 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Critical Care - methods
Critical Illness - therapy
Emergencies
Nutrition Therapy - methods
Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
Specialty
Critical Care
Nutrition Therapy
Abstract
This book offers a pragmatic approach to day-to-day metabolic and nutritional care based on physiological considerations. Due to the numerous controversial trials published in the last 15 years, there is no clear guidance for intensive care physicians regarding the metabolic and nutritional management of patients. This has resulted in a return to underfeeding and related complications in most ICUs worldwide as shown by the latest Nutrition Day data. Using a structured, logical approach, the book examines practical solutions for artificial feeding in complex areas of critical care (brain injuries, burns, cardiac failure, ECMO, intestinal failure, long term patient, renal failure, metabolic diseases, obesity, old patients) and discusses measurement of the results of metabolic interventions. It also includes dedicated chapters focusing on specific problems, in order to avoid complications. Critical Care Nutrition Therapy for Non-nutritionists is a valuable resource for all general ICUs and ICU subspecialties such as cardiovascular, neuro, gastrointestinal and burns ICUs.
Contents
General ICU patient -- Nutrition during prolonged hemodynamic instability -- ECMO patients -- Intestinal failure -- Brain injury and nutrition -- Burns (major) -- Obesity -- Acute Kidney Injury with and without renal replacement therapy -- Patient on non-invasive ventilation -- The very old patients -- Inborn Errors of Metabolism in Adults: Clues for nutritional management in ICU -- Nutrition and Metabolic Support in Chronic Critical Illness -- Practical aspects of nutrition.
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e-Book
Location
Online
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