Practical Guide to the Care of the Surgical Patient: The Pocket Scalpel

Practical Guide to the Care of the Surgical Patient: The Pocket Scalpel

by Tom C. Nguyen, Oscar J. Abilez
     
 

If you need a practical, portable resource to get you through the day-to-day management of surgical patients, this new title in the Practical Guide series is the answer! Written by residents with practice-proven guidance and input from attending surgeons, this “Pocket Scalpel” zeroes in on the differential diagnoses, clinical findings, lab values, and

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If you need a practical, portable resource to get you through the day-to-day management of surgical patients, this new title in the Practical Guide series is the answer! Written by residents with practice-proven guidance and input from attending surgeons, this “Pocket Scalpel” zeroes in on the differential diagnoses, clinical findings, lab values, and treatment guidelines you need...all in an intuitive and user-friendly format that fits comfortably in your scrubs or white coat pocket.

• Offers current clinical information on all facets of surgical patient management-from bedside procedures and operation guidelines to the latest drug therapies and lab tests-to promote effective, state-of-the-art care.
• Provides diagrams, algorithms, comparative tables, lists, key images-and more-to facilitate quick and rapid review of high-yield information.
• Features a chapter of “Skeletons” that provides convenient access to guidance on commonly used patient care management protocols-from admit and transfer orders, history and physical examination, and procedures...to intensive care unit progress and discharge summaries.
• Includes a section on pharmacotherapy for addressing specific antimicrobial conditions, enabling you to choose the most effective treatment options.
• Covers medical terms in Spanish, equipping you to handle an increasingly diverse patient population.
• Uses a convenient spiral binding so the book lays flat for easy reference and at-a-glance searching.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780323039772
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
11/25/2008
Series:
Practical Guide Series
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
4.00(w) x 6.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1 Stat! 1

2 Quick Reference 17

3 Skeletons and Templates 35

4 Medical Illustrations 50

5 Bugs and Drugs 84

6 Procedures 106

7 Systems 135

8 Trauma 226

9 Rounds and Services Survival Guide 254

10 Medical Spanish 257

Index 269

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