Case Files Critical Care

Case Files Critical Care

by Eugene Toy, Terrence Liu, Manuel Suarez
     
 

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SHARPEN YOUR CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS AND IMPROVE PATIENT CARE

Experience with clinical cases is key to mastering the art and science of medicine and ultimately to providing patients with competent clinical care. Case Files: Critical Care provides 42 true-to-life cases that illustrate essential concepts in critical care. Each case includes an

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SHARPEN YOUR CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS AND IMPROVE PATIENT CARE

Experience with clinical cases is key to mastering the art and science of medicine and ultimately to providing patients with competent clinical care. Case Files: Critical Care provides 42 true-to-life cases that illustrate essential concepts in critical care. Each case includes an easy-to-understand discussion correlated to key concepts, definitions of key terms, clinical pearls, and board-style review questions to reinforce your learning. With Case Files, you'll learn instead of memorize.

  • Learn from 42 high-yield cases, each with board-style questions
  • Master key concepts with clinical pearls
  • Practice with review review questions to reinforce learning
  • Polish your approach to clinical problem-solving and to patient care
  • Perfect for residents, medical students, PAs, and NPs working in the ICU

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Reviewer: David J. Dries, MD (University of Minnesota Medical School)
Description: This book discusses a series of critical care clinical scenarios with review questions presented by a multidisciplinary group of contributors.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide an approach to patient assessment and the development of a diagnostic and therapeutic plan.
Audience: Medical or allied health students working in the critical care unit are an appropriate audience for this book. Editors include senior clinicians at the University of California-San Francisco, the University of Texas, Houston and Westchester General Hospital in Miami.
Features: A brief introductory section sets out a basic approach to clinical problems and patient assessment. Next, 42 case scenarios make up the majority of the book. Each consists of a brief clinical presentation with a small number of questions, then a detailed analysis that includes background on the clinical problem, differential diagnosis, and an approach to management. Tables and occasional line drawings are used to good effect. Each presentation includes a small number of references, which for the most part, represent secondary literature and primary literature from many years prior to publication, although a few cite current primary literature. Specific authorship for individual cases is not indicated. The third and final section lists case content by topic with page references. The subject index of approximately 20 pages includes separate citations for figures and tables.
Assessment: For students seeking a means to integrate differential diagnosis and basic laboratory and imaging studies to arrive at initial steps in management, this may be a useful tool. However, the level of sophistication of the cases and the quality of references are uneven.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071770026
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date:
02/05/2014
Series:
LANGE Case Files
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
432
File size:
10 MB

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