The Washington Manual Surgery Survival Guide / Edition 1

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Overview

Prepared by residents and fellows at Washington University School of Medicine, this pocket-sized survival guide provides all the essential information that every surgery intern needs from Day 1 on the wards—including daily routine, rounds, chart reviews, preoperative and postoperative care, operating room conduct, radiology, critical care, and interaction with families, colleagues, and allied health professionals. Content includes algorithms, useful formulas, patient notes, and common calls and complaints. Comprehensive sections on common problems in general surgery, neurosurgery, orthopaedic surgery, urology, and plastic surgery present evaluation, diagnostic testing, and treatment in an easy-to-follow format. Other chapters cover crashing patients, tubes and drains, bleeding, codes, and nutrition.

The Washington Manual® Surgery Survival Guide is also available electronically for handheld computers. See PDA listing for details.

The Washington Manual® is a registered mark belonging to Washington University in St. Louis to which international legal protection applies. The mark is used in this publication by LWW under license from Washington University.

Prepared by residents and fellows at Washington University School of Medicine, this pocket-sized survival guide provides all the essential information that every surgery intern needs from Day 1 on the wards--including daily routine, rounds, chart reviews, preoperative and postoperative care, operating room conduct, radiology, critical care, and interaction with families, colleagues, and allied health professionals. Content includes algorithms, useful formulas, patient notes, and common calls and complaints. Comprehensive sections on common problems in general surgery, neurosurgery, orthopaedic surgery, urology, and plastic surgery present evaluation, diagnostic testing, and treatment in an easy-to-follow format. Other chapters cover crashing patients, tubes and drains, bleeding, codes, and nutrition. The Washington Manual(R) Surgery Survival Guide is also available electronically for handheld computers. See PDA listing for details. The Washington Manual(R) is a registered mark belonging to Washington University in St. Louis to which international legal protection applies. The mark is used in this publication by LWW under license from Washington University.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781743686
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 9/28/2003
  • Series: The Washington Manual® Survival Guide Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 821,765
  • Product dimensions: 4.50 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributing Authors
Chairman's Note
Series Preface
Preface
Key to Abbreviations
1 Keys to Survival 1
2 Organizing Your Day 5
3 Call Night 13
4 Talking to Families 16
5 Discharges 18
6 Against Medical Advice 21
7 Expirations 22
8 Books 27
9 Internet Resources 28
10 Preoperative Cardiac Assessment 33
11 Preoperative Blood Work and Imaging 39
12 Bowel Prep 42
13 Preoperative Diet 43
14 Preoperative Antibiotics 44
15 Preoperative Holding Area 45
16 Consent 47
17 OR Conduct 48
18 Postoperative Check 50
19 Communicating with the Radiology Department 55
20 Contrast Agents 56
21 Neuroradiology 57
22 Chest Radiology 58
23 Abdominal and Pelvic Radiology 60
24 Interventional Radiology 64
25 Vascular Studies 67
26 Common Calls: General Procedure 71
27 Chest Pain 74
28 Confusion, Mental Status Change, and Agitation 78
29 Constipation 82
30 Diarrhea 85
31 Fever 88
32 Hypotension 93
33 Hypertension 96
34 Low Urine Output 99
35 Nausea and Vomiting 104
36 Shortness of Breath 107
37 Tachycardia 112
38 Diet Status 115
39 Falls 116
40 Insomnia 118
41 Lost IV Access 120
42 Pain 122
43 "Patient Doesn't Look Right" 125
44 Pharmacy Questions 126
45 Wound Drainage 127
46 Breast 131
47 Esophagus and Upper GI 132
48 General Abdominal Surgery 133
49 Herniorrhaphy 136
50 Laparoscopy 137
51 Liver/Pancreas/Gallbladder 139
52 Lower GI 141
53 Neck 142
54 Abdominal Observation Patients 144
55 Spleen 146
56 Trauma 147
57 Vascular 149
58 Crashing Patient 153
59 Codes 155
60 Ventilators 157
61 Invasive Monitoring 159
62 Medications 160
63 Bleeding 162
64 Common Surgical Diets 167
65 Estimating Nutritional Needs 169
66 Tube Feeding 170
67 Total Parenteral Nutrition 171
68 Nothing by Mouth (NPO) 172
69 Diabetes 173
70 Nasoenteric Tubes 177
71 Surgically Placed Feeding Tubes 178
72 Tracheostomy 180
73 Closed Suction Drain 181
74 Neurosurgery Essentials 185
75 Neurosurgery: General Approach 187
76 Approach to Common Problems in Neurosurgery 193
77 Orthopedic Surgery Essentials 213
78 Orthopedic Surgery: Emergencies 215
79 Approach to Orthopedic Injuries 220
80 Urology Essentials 235
81 Approach to Urologic Symptoms and Imaging 237
82 Common Calls in Urology 241
83 Plastic Surgery Essentials 253
84 Facial Fractures 256
85 Decubitus Ulcers 261
86 Hand Trauma 265
App. A Procedures 271
App. B Common Templates 297
App. C ACLS Algorithms 301
App. D Patient Data Tracking Form 312
Index 315
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