The Role of Anesthesiology in Global Health

A Comprehensive Guide

Author: Ram Roth,Elizabeth A. M. Frost,Clifford Gevirtz,Carrie Atcheson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319094238

Category: Medical

Page: 432

View: 4966

“This brilliantly assembled expert compendium provides a much-needed guide for the practical application of anesthesiology in medical practice in the most bereft underdeveloped and violence-afflicted regions of the globe.” —Seymour Topping, Professor Emeritus of International Journalism, Columbia University This is a comprehensive guide to the role of anesthesiologists in medical missions. In their capacity as perioperative physicians, anesthesiologists improve the safety and efficacy of surgical interventions for underserved patients in low- and middle-income countries around the world. Contributions from international experts in global health provide essential historical context, practical medical and surgical considerations for planning missions, and scenarios of “on the ground” implementation of care. The final section considers anesthesiology education in the context of global health. This is an encompassing and eye-opening resource for trainees and physicians considering participating in a medical mission and students and faculty of global health.


Biomechanics and Exercise Physiology in Practice

Author: Ronald Klomp

Publisher: Churchill Livingstone


Category: Medical

Page: 413

View: 3197

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Essentials of Equipment in Anaesthesia, Critical Care, and Peri-Operative Medicine E-Book

Author: Baha Al-Shaikh,Simon G. Stacey

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 070207196X

Category: Medical

Page: 296

View: 8338

Essentials of Equipment in Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Peri-Operative Medicine is a highly practical textbook for trainees in anaesthesia and an invaluable guide for all those who work with anaesthetic equipment, including anaesthetic and intensive care nurses and operating department practitioners. The superbly organized and easy-to read format of the book has been retained from previous editions. The text has been comprehensively updated and more focused on the FRCA with the addition of exam tips and new questions. A new chapter addresses the topical and ever expanding field of ‘Point of Care Testing’ in anaesthesia and intensive care. Clear colour photographs and illustrations as well as over 100 interactive self-assessment OSCE questions complete this concise account of anaesthetic equipment and its use in clinical settings.

Occupational Therapy Without Borders

Learning from the Spirit of Survivors

Author: Frank Kronenberg,Salvador Simo Algado,Nick Pollard

Publisher: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 9780443074400

Category: Medical

Page: 461

View: 8191

This landmark book challenges occupational therapists to examine the generally accepted assumptions and key concepts of their profession by looking at the social and political mechanisms that influence people's access to useful and meaningful occupations. It also explores the new idea of occupational apartheid - the separation between those who have meaningful, useful occupations and those who are deprived of, isolated from, or otherwise constrained in their daily life. Includes contributions from worldwide leaders in occupational therapy research and practice Describes concrete initiatives with under-served and neglected populations Links philosophy with practical examples of engaging people who have transformed their lives rather than remain dependent and marginalized Allows the voices of survivors from around the world to be heard - giving the reader a global OT perspective Questions generally accepted assumptions and key concepts of the profession Looks at social and political mechanisms that influence people's access to useful and meaningful occupations

Obstetrics Illustrated E-Book

Author: Kevin P. Hanretty

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702048046

Category: Medical

Page: 447

View: 5820

This popular guide uses illustrations and concise, integrated text to describe the essentials of obstetric practice today. From the physiology of reproduction through antenatal care and disorders in pregnancy to labour and the puerperium period, readers will find an easy-to-grasp presentation of the field's most important issues. Features nearly 20 new line drawings to show the latest in obstetric practice. All other illustrations and content thoroughly revised and updated. New material includes: Current uses and types of IUCDs (including the Mirena IUS); Management of early pregnancy including ectopic pregnancy; Preterm labour; and Ventouse (to include Kiwi-style Ventouse Cup).

Special Tests in Musculoskeletal Examination E-Book

An evidence-based guide for clinicians

Author: Paul Hattam,Alison Smeatham

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702049344

Category: Medical

Page: 292

View: 1221

The proliferation of special tests used in musculoskeletal examination has left the clinician with a vast array of physical tests at their disposal. Special Tests in Musculoskeletal Examination is a handy one-stop guide with over 150 peripheral tests. The clinical context and evidence base is thoroughly explored and the addition of clinical tips and expert opinion will enable the clinician to select the most appropriate tests and interpret the results meaningfully. Step-by-step description for each test Clear photographic illustrations 'At a glance' presentation of the background evidence Detailed clinical context Comprehensive referencing of orthopaedic special tests Clinical tips

Nursing Calculations

Author: John D. Gatford,Nicole Phillips

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780702062315


Page: 184

View: 4032

This internationally renowned guide to basic arithmetic for nursing students has been completely revised and updated for a new generation of readers. Now entering its ninth edition, Nursing Calculations comes with a quick-reference card fits in the pocket to remind readers of essential formulae and AN ON-LINE PROGRAM TO ALLOW FURTHER SELF-TESTING VIA THE USE OF COMPUTERS AND MOBILE DEVICES. Over 200,000 copies sold since publication! Initial self-testing chapter allows readers to identify and address areas of difficulty before moving onto practical examples 'Important Boxes' highlight potential pitfalls for the reader Special section on paediatrics covers medication calculations relating to body weight and body surface area Contains glossary and useful abbreviations Brings together basic math skills and clinical examples to prepare readers for real life drug calculations Quick-reference card fits in the pocket and remind readers of essential formulae Questions have been revised and updated when necessary to reflect current practice New material includes the use of medication charts in questions that involve medication labels Additional worked examples facilitate understanding of the 24-hour clock Contains a new revision chapter to help consolidate learning NOW COMES WITH AN ON-LINE PROGRAM TO ALLOW FURTHER SELF-TESTING VIA THE USE OF MOBILE DEVICES!

Clinical Naturopathy: In Practice

Author: Jerome Sarris,Jon Wardle

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729584615

Category: Medical

Page: 200

View: 7723

Clinical Naturopathy: In Practice applies the research, principles and treatment protocols outlined in Clinical Naturopathy: An Evidence-Based Guide to Practice, 2nd Edition. Written by a team of world-leading naturopathic practitioners and academics, Clinical Naturopathy: In Practice demonstrates the clinical decision-making processes in treating common conditions. It shares the clinical experiences of the expert authors, provides a gold-standard, integrative approach to real-world cases, and will guide you to deliver better clinical outcomes for your patients. Clinical pearls - key points to take into consideration during the examination process Diagnostic considerations Treatment protocols Example prescriptions Expected outcomes and Signposts for recovery - what to expect if treatment is effective or not Follow-up protocols - a guide of what to expect throughout the patient journey Clinical comprehension questions - to help understand practical concepts that drive the authors' clinical decision making

The Original Poor Man's James Bond:

Author: Kurt Saxon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780879472306

Category: Political Science

Page: 477

View: 9560

Intended originally for the political Right, The Poor Man's James Bond is now geared for use by the Civil Authorities. It embodies all the practical paramilitary knowledge collected and studied by dissident groups through-out America. It is a kind of Reader's Digest of do-it-yourself mayhem. Sections include the Still, Fougasse, How to Beat a Metal Detector, Evading Pursuit, Eleven Shot Twelve Gauge Shotgun, Blowing Up a Car, Napalm, Poisons and over fifty other fascinating items. 8.5 x 11, softcoverm, illustratedm, 400+ pages.

Cardiac Catheterization and Imaging (From Pediatrics to Geriatrics)

Author: IB Vijayalakshmi

Publisher: JP Medical Ltd

ISBN: 9351528669

Category: Medical

Page: 1134

View: 9212

Cardiac Catheterization and Imaging is an all-encompassing, richly illustrated guide to cardiac catheterisation and catheter-based intervention, from the foetus to the geriatric patient. The book is divided into 72 chapters across twelve sections, covering everything from the history of cardiac catheterisation, patient preparation, imaging modalities available in preparation and during the procedure, and the equipment required. Beginning with the history and basics of catheterisation, and a section on haemodynamics, subsequent sections cover a range of interventional techniques for heart disease. Further sections bring the text firmly up to date, with recent techniques in valvular aortic disease covered, a chapter on current indications for interventions in adults with congenital heart disease, and the latest equipment available for cardiovascular support. Each chapter concerning a specific condition follows a regular format; a concise discussion on the disorder, indications, procedural details, precautions, and potential pitfalls. With nearly 2100 images and illustrations, spanning 1134 pages, Cardiac Catheterization and Imaging is an invaluable, comprehensive resource for cardiologists. Key Points Comprehensive, illustrated guide to cardiac catheterisation from foetus to geriatric patient Covers history, basics, haemodynamics, various interventions and equipment 2097 images and illustrations

Modern Anesthetics

Author: Jürgen Schüttler,Helmut Schwilden

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540748069

Category: Medical

Page: 498

View: 3825

Some important constraints of anesthesia must be taken into consideration when the pharmacological properties of modern anesthetics are discussed. The most imp- tant of these could be that the target effect be achieved preferably within seconds, at most within a few minutes. Similarly, offset of drug action should be achieved within minutes rather hours. The target effects, such as unconsciousness, are pot- tially life-threatening, as are the side effects of modern anesthetics, such as respi- tory and cardiovascular depression. Finally, the patient’s purposeful responses are not available to guide drug dosage, because, either the patient is unconscious, or more problematically, the patient is aware but unable to communicate pain because of neuromuscular blockade. These constraints were already recognised 35 years ago, when in 1972 Volume XXX entitled “Modern Inhalation Anesthetics” appeared in this Handbook Series. The present volume is meant as a follow up and extension of that volume. At the beginning of the 1970’s anesthesia was commonly delivered by inhalation, with only very few exceptions. The clinical understanding of that time considered anesthesia as a unique state achieved by any of the inhalation anesthetics, in- pendent of their specific molecular structure. “The very mechanism of anesthetic action at the biophase” was discussed within the theoretical framework of the “u- tary theory of narcosis”.

Allosteric Receptor Modulation in Drug Targeting

Author: Norman G. Bowery

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420016185

Category: Medical

Page: 376

View: 2973

Offering a wide array of illustrations and tables in every chapter, this book extensively covers the principles of allosterism in reference to drug action and progresses to a detailed examination of individual ionotropic and G-protein coupled receptor systems-helping those new to the subject understand the importance of allosterism and providing those already working in the field with specific reference information. This title provides in-depth chapters on basic principles of allosterism and its significance at GABAA, 5HT3, nicotinic, and GABAB receptors, ionotropic and metabotropic receptors for glutamate, muscarinic receptors and alpha 2 adrenoceptors to provide a firm foundation to the subject.


Basic Principles, Clinical Applications, and Related Fields

Author: Ernst Niedermeyer,F. H. Lopes da Silva

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781751261

Category: Medical

Page: 1309

View: 4037

Established in 1982 as the leading reference on electroencephalography, Drs. Niedermeyer's and Lopes da Silva's text is now in its thoroughly updated Fifth Edition. An international group of experts provides comprehensive coverage of the neurophysiologic and technical aspects of EEG, evoked potentials, and magnetoencephalography, as well as the clinical applications of these studies in neonates, infants, children, adults, and older adults. This edition includes digital EEG and advances in areas such as neurocognition. Three new chapters cover the topics of Ultra-Fast EEG Frequencies, Ultra-Slow Activity, and Cortico-Muscular Coherence. Hundreds of EEG tracings and other illustrations complement the text.

Comprehensive Guide to Education in Anesthesia

Author: Elizabeth A.M. Frost

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461489547

Category: Medical

Page: 248

View: 7575

Comprehensive Guide to Education in Anesthesia is the first single-source volume on the current practice of teaching and learning in this specialty which has long been at the forefront of innovation in medical education. It is edited by one of the great anesthesiology educators in the United States and brings together contributions from leading educators from across the US covering all aspects of anesthesiology education, from medical school and post-graduate training to board certification and continuing medical education. Topics include best educational practices, closed claim analysis, giving feedback to superiors, residency and fellowship training and requirements, maintenance of certification, the role of simulation, interacting with other specialties, community and global outreach, and more. The book conveys the unique nature of the specialty and is aimed at medical students contemplating a career in anesthesiology, residents and fellows, educators, and administrators.

The Anaesthesia Science Viva Book

Author: Simon Bricker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108326412

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

View: 3947

This third edition of the highly successful The Anaesthesia Science Viva Book contains detailed, accessible summaries of the core questions in anatomy, physiology, pharmacology and clinical measurement that may be asked in the oral section of the Final FRCA exam. In addition to comprehensive updating of all the topics, this edition includes new subject material in each of the four basic sciences, with almost 200 detailed summaries of the most relevant topics in the examination. This volume once again gives candidates an insight into the way the viva works, offering general guidance on exam technique, and providing readily accessible information relating to a wide range of potential questions. Written by a former senior examiner for the diploma of the Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and listed as recommended reading by AnaesthesiaUK, the prime educational resource for trainee anaesthetists, it remains an essential purchase for every Final FRCA candidate.

Clinical Anesthesia

Author: Paul G Barash,Bruce F Cullen,Robert K Stoelting,Michael Cahalan,M Christine Stock

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1451122977


Page: 1760

View: 9282

The premier single-volume reference in the field of anesthesia, Clinical Anesthesia is now in its Sixth Edition, with thoroughly updated coverage, a new full-color design, and a revamped art program featuring 880 full-color illustrations. More than 80 leading experts cover every aspect of contemporary perioperative medicine in one comprehensive, clinically focused, clear, concise, and accessible volume. Two new editors, Michael Cahalan, MD and M. Christine Stock, MD, join Drs. Barash, Cullen, and Stoelting for this edition. A companion Website will offer the fully searchable text, plus access to enhanced podcasts that can be viewed on your desktop or downloaded to most Apple and BlackBerry devices. This is the tablet version which does not include access to the supplemental content mentioned in the text.

Anaesthesia and Intensive Care A-Z E-Book

An Encyclopaedia of Principles and Practice

Author: Steven M. Yentis,Nicholas P. Hirsch,James Ip

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702071870

Category: Medical

Page: 640

View: 1308

For 25 years Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Perioperative Medicine A-Z has provided a comprehensive resource of the relevant aspects of pharmacology, physiology, anatomy, physics, statistics, medicine, surgery, general anaesthetic practice, intensive care, equipment, and the history of anaesthesia and intensive care. Originally prepared as essential reading for candidates for the Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and similar exams, this fully updated edition will also prove as invaluable as ever for all anaesthetists and critical care physicians, as well as operating department practitioners and specialist nurses. The alphabetical arrangement with extensive cross-referencing ensures a full understanding of topics. The succinct and clear text and diagrams make for easy quick reference. The exam preparation checklist is ordered by key topics to facilitate effective revision. The contents are easily accessible with the accompanying ebook. There has been a substantial addition of new entries as well as revision of existing ones. This acknowledges the breadth of information needed to satisfy the range of activities performed by anaesthetic, intensive care, nursing and other colleagues, and also reflects the ever-changing field in which they all work. The consolidation of the role of anaesthetists as ‘perioperative physicians’ is reflected in additional entries of particular relevance and also by the enhanced title of the book. The structured ‘revision checklist’ of entries which is particularly useful to those preparing for examinations has been further developed for this edition.

Integrative Cardiology: Complementary and Alternative Medicine for the Heart

Complementary and Alternative Medicine for the Heart

Author: John Vogel,Mitchell Krucoff

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education / Medical

ISBN: 9780071443371

Category: Medical

Page: 624

View: 6273

Everything you need to incorporate complementary and alternative therapies into traditional cardiology practice "...a milestone in the inevitable merging of the two fields."--Dr. Andrew T. Weil, MD Written by the leading experts in cardiology and integrative medicine, this practical resource delivers a critical and balanced assessment of the evidence for complementary alternative medicine (CAM) approaches and their use in conjunction with traditional therapies. Comprehensive coverage includes: CAM treatment modalities Legal and ethical issues An important overview of the mechanistic and physiologic links between CAM and the cardiovascular system All categories identified by the NIH's National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) study Special considerations in such vital areas as women's health, obesity, aging, and end-of-life care Useful appendix that provides reliable sources of further information for both physicians and patients

Foundations of Anesthesia

Basic Sciences for Clinical Practice

Author: Hugh C. Hemmings,Philip M. Hopkins

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323037070

Category: Medical

Page: 903

View: 6762

Accompanying CD-ROM ... "allows you to download figures into PowerPoint for electronic presentations." -- p. [4] of cover.

Trends and Changes in Drug Research and Development

Author: S.R. Walker

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400926596

Category: Medical

Page: 128

View: 5832

The 20th Anniversary of a Learned Society is a momentous event in its af fairs, and it is fitting that, in the Appendix to the Proceedings of the 20th An niversary Meeting, the history of the Society for Drug Research is outlined. The aim of the Society, to encourage an interdisciplinary approach and to act as an organisation freed from any specific scientific branch of knowledge, was achieved and is exemplified by the publication of these proceedings of the Anniversary Meeting held at the Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain. In only two other cases have the Society's proceedings been published, main taining the original decision and policy to allow membership to enjoy com munications from those who may not have agreed to speak had publication been mandatory. The papers presented at the Anniversary Meeting covered a wide range of scientific disciplines, and it is fitting that work of such calibre should have been published under the able editorship of Stuart and Bryan Walker. They should prove invaluable to those who are interested in Drug Research.