Hospital Medicine Secrets: With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access

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Hospital Medicine Secrets provides essential knowledge for practicing hospitalists, students, or any professional interested in hospital medicine. A question-and-answer format, bulleted lists, and practical tips from the author expedite review - making The Secrets Series® a popular, user-friendly reference. And, online access via STUDENT CONSULT makes this a more effective learning tool!
  • Equips you with the evidence-based guidance you need to provide optimal care for hospitalized patients.
  • Expedites reference and review with a question-and-answer format, bulleted lists, mnemonics, and practical tips from the author.
  • Features a two-color page layout, "Key Points" boxes, and lists of useful web sites to enhance your reference power.
  • Presents a chapter containing the "Top 100 Secrets" in hospital medicine, enabling you to quickly review essential material.
  • Includes access to STUDENT CONSULT access at no additional charge, enabling you to consult the book online, anywhere you go · perform quick searches · and add your own notes and bookmarks!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323040877
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 11/29/2006
  • Series: Secrets Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

I. General Principles of Hospital Medicine

1. Prevention of Complications in the Hospital Setting
2. Patient Safety and Quality in the Hospital
3. Safe and Appropriate Medication Use
4. Medicolegal Issues in Hospital Medicine
5. Communicating with Patients and Families
6. Professional Communication
7. Handoffs
8. Discharge Planning and Transitions of Care
9. Evidence-based Medicine

II. Critical Care Medicine

10. Conventional and Noninvasive Ventilation
11. Vasopressors, Inotropes and Vasodilators
12. Pulmonary Artery Catheters and Intra-aortic Balloon Pumps
13. Brain Death and Organ Donation

III. Neurology

14. Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attacks
15. Seizures
16. Syncope
17. Meningitis and Encephalitis
18. Dementia and Delirium in the Hospitalized Patient

IV. Pulmonary

19. Evaluation of the Patient with Dyspnea or Hypoxia
20. Community-acquired Pneumonia
21. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
22. Asthma
23. Pneumothorax
24. Pleural Effusions
25. Pulmonary Hypertension

V. Cardiology

26. Evaluation of the Patient with Chest Pain
27. Acute Coronary Syndromes
28. Acute Aortic Dissection
29. Hypertensive Crises
30. Heart Failure
31. Pericardial Disease
32. Tachyarrythmias
33. Bradyarrhythmias
34. Infective Endocarditis

VI. Gastroenterology

35. Evaluation of the Patient with Abdominal Pain
36. Diarrhea in the Hospitalized Patient
37. Gastrointestinal Bleeding
38. Inflammatory Bowel Disease
39. Acute Liver Disease
40. Chronic Liver Disease
41. Acute and Chronic Pancreatitis
42. Biliary Disease
43. Ileus and Bowel Obstruction

VII. Nephrology

44. Urinary Tract Infections
45. Acute Renal Failure
46. Electrolyte Derangements
47. Acid Base Disorders
48. Care of the Inpatient Dialysis Patient
49. Fluid Management
50. Renal Stones

VIII. Infectious Disease

51. Approach to the Febrile Patient
52. Antibiotic Resistance and Selection
53. Approach to the Immunocompromised Patient
54. Sepsis
55. Nosocomial Infections
56. Bone, Joint, and Prosthetic Joint Infections

IX. Hematology and Oncology

57. Venous Thromboembolism
58. Anemia in the Hospitalized Patient
59. Sickle Cell Disease
60. Thrombocytopenia
61. Oncologic Emergencies

X. Endocrinology

62. Management of Inpatient Diabetes and Hyperglycemic Syndromes
63. Adrenal Insufficiency

XI. Rheumatology

64. Acute Arthritis
65. Vasculitis

XII. Dermatology

66. Skin and Soft Tissue infections
67. Skin Ulcers

XIII. Allergy

68. Allergic Reactions
69. Medication Allergy and Desensitization

XIV. Toxicology

70. Alcohol Withdrawal
71. Approach to Drug Overdose

XV. Geriatrics

72. Approach to the Elderly Hospitalized Patient

XVI. Perioperative and Consultative Medicine

73. Approach to the Preoperative Evaluation
74. Preoperative Cardiac Evaluation
75. Preoperative Pulmonary Evaluation
76. Perioperative Management of Diabetes
77. Perioperative Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis and Management of Long-term Warfarin Therapy
78. Postoperative Fever
79. Medical Problems in Pregnancy

XVII. Procedures

80. Advanced Cardiac Life Support
81. EKG Interpretation
82. Chest X-ray Interpretation
83. Lumbar Puncture
84. Thoracentesis
85. Paracentesis
86. Vascular Access

XVIII. Palliative Care Medicine and End of Life Issues

87. Palliative Care Assessment
88. Establishing Goals of Care
89. Determining Code Status
90. Ethical and Legal Issues at the End of Life
91. Breaking Bad News
92. Hospice
93. Pain Management in the Hospitalized Patient
94. Management of Common Physical and Psychological Symptoms

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