Medical handbooks rarely provide advice on what to do when your patient has to undergo surgery. Similarly surgical handbooks focus on conditions that need surgery, and the main problems caused by that surgery. In contrast, Perioperative Medicine is a concise, practical text that gives junior doctors the guidance that they need to cope with medical problems in surgical patients that might occur early in pre-assessment clinic, the night before surgery, out-of-hours or on the wards post-operatively. It is an invaluable guide to covering surgical patients, and appeals to a wide readership, including junior surgical doctors, medical doctors covering surgical acute admissions, and members of the hospital-at-night teams. It will also appeal to medical students interested in learning more about the practical management of patients, and all those who need to know how to sort out common, important and occasionally life threatening "non-surgical" conditions that frequently happen in surgical patients, such as heart attacks, strokes and asthma. This handbook is an updated version of the handbook published in 2000 in the Oxford Pocket Medicine series, entitled Peri-operative medicine - managing surgical patients with medical problems. This new edition is fully revised and is written as a guide for trainees in surgery (and its sub-disciplines) dealing with day-to-day medical problems arising in surgical patients. It covers all the fundamentals of the medical care of surgical patients, with new sections on surgical oncology, theatre etiquette, and planning lists, with most text rewritten to reflect new headings and recent guidelines.
Since the majority of surgical operations in the United States are performed on a nonemergency basis, it is increasingly important for patients to know how to evaluate and choose a quality surgeon and hospital. In A Patient's Guide to Surgery, Dr. Edward L. Bradley III thoroughly explains all you need to know to prepare yourself for the surgical experience. This book describes how you can actively participate in the decision-making process and, as a result, improve your chances for successful surgery and recovery. Among topics covered: Evaluating alternatives to surgery; deciding when to have surgery; getting a second opinion; changing surgeons; surgical fees; descriptions of the most common surgical operations; choices in procedures and anesthesia; and what to expect from your surgery. A Patient's Guide to Surgery also lists specific questions you should consider when evaluating a doctor, a hospital, or a prepaid health plan.
Much has been published on heart health, kidney health, and gut health. But how many of us are aware of our blood health? Is your blood as healthy as it should be? How would you even know? Blood Works is a fascinating new blood owners’ guide to help you care for the health of your most precious fluid—your blood. About 2 billion people globally are anemic, and almost as many suffer from iron deficiency without anemia. Many don’t even know they have it, just feeling tired, lethargic, and “foggy-headed.” Sound familiar? Over 600 million more suffer from acute or sometimes unrecognized chronic blood loss from causes such as heavy menstrual bleeding, obstetric hemorrhage, gastrointestinal bleeding, surgery, and trauma. Anemia, iron deficiency, and bleeding are signs of “blood failure” and have major negative health effects. Blood Works, with contributions from 48 leading international medical experts, is a must have book for all who want to look after their blood health. Your blood is the essential fluid that keeps you alive. Yet, while many of us know our cholesterol level and blood pressure, few of us are aware of our blood count. What we don’t know can affect our everyday quality of life and put us at risk if we have bleeding, an injury, or require hospitalization. Blood, and the vessels that contain it, make up the largest organ system in the body. Its balance and health must be maintained. For many decades, the treatment of first resort for anemia and blood loss has been blood transfusion, which is essentially a “liquid organ” transplant from another person. In heart failure or kidney failure, organ transplantation is not first-line treatment. In blood failure, blood “transplantation” should not be the first thing we reach for. Since the 1990s, scientific research has shown that the common use of blood transfusion is not the most effective treatment in many medical situations. It has been identified as one of the most overused treatments in modern medicine, costing billions of dollars, while causing changes in the recipient’s immune system that may increase the risk of complications and death. In October 2021, the World Health Organization called for the urgent global implementation of Patient Blood Management (PBM), stating “our own blood is still the best thing to have in our veins.” Blood Works is one of the most exciting books on blood health you will read. The book zooms in on why medical experts from around the world now recognize the need for fundamental change in the way a patient’s blood is managed. Known as PBM, Patient Blood Management places the person receiving treatment at the center of decisions involving their lifeblood. Its aim is to improve general health and treatment outcomes by managing and preserving a patient’s own blood while empowering them to share in making decisions. Meticulously researched and referenced, masterfully illustrated, and featuring personal stories from patients and their families, Blood Works is a compelling read. It will have a profound impact on your health and the health of your loved ones and is an invaluable resource for health care professionals.
Perioperative Medicine for the Junior Clinician is the first easy-to-read resource, featuring a digital component, on how to manage a diverse range of patients in the perioperative period, providing up-to-date practical knowledge and advice from a broad range of medical specialists caring for surgical patients. Perioperative Medicine for the Junior Clinician provides a guide to perioperative care, covering principles and practices of care; risk assessment; laboratory investigations; medication management; specific medical conditions and complications; postoperative care and pain management. It also features bite-size videos explaining the key concepts, as well as case studies, investigations and quizzes. Ideal for final year medical students and junior clinicians, this digital and print resource will be an invaluable tool when working in this multidisciplinary, team-based specialty. Perioperative Medicine for the Junior Clinician: Is based on a sell-out course run at the Alfred Hospital and Monash University in Melbourne, Australia Is a practical resource available in a flexible and portable content Features bite-size videos which further explain concepts in the written text, and clinically relevant case studies, all found on the companion website Is structured around guidelines and protocols The video materials, case studies, self-assessment quizzes and fully explained answers can be viewed on the companion website at www.wiley.com/go/perioperativemed
Concise, practical, and packed full of clinical information, the Oxford Handbook of Surgical Nursing is the essential resource for all those working in nursing practice surgery and its sub-specialties. Easily-accessible, this handbook provides all of the information and practical advice needed to care effectively and professionally for surgical patients This handbook provides a thorough introduction to the principles and practice of the care of patients undergoing the range of surgical procedures. It covers all of the core elements of surgical care from point of diagnosis, through to discharge and rehabilitation. The Oxford Handbook of Surgical Nursing provides clinical knowledge and skills for managing complex cases in the hospital or clinic. This guide will assist the reader in understanding the core role of the surgical nurse within the modern surgical team, to plan, implement and evaluate patient care delivery, and to manage complications arising from surgery. Evidence-based, and following the latest national guidelines, you can be sure this will be an indispensable companion, for all nurses, whether new to the specialty, or more experienced in surgical care.
Doctors need hospitals and hospitals need doctors. Then why do they continue to communicate their needs to each other so badly? Why all the animosity, conflict, and mistrust? In The Physician's Survival Guide for the Hospital, Dr. Samuel H. Steinberg, an experienced hospital administrator, solves this problem by revealing the information needed for each of these groups to be successful in the hospital environment. Practice administrators will learn skills and information to help them improve their job performance and enhance their standing with their colleagues. Hospital administrators will learn what physicians need to take care of their patients. Physicians, those just starting their practice as well as the more seasoned, will learn the best and most efficient ways to get their hospital work accomplished. They will also become skilled at managing their hospital practice, thus making it a more enjoyable and rewarding experience. Step-by-step, The Physician's Survival Guide for the Hospital takes you through all of the issues of the physician-hospital practice in order to generate better teamwork, avoid common pitfalls and mistakes, and provide a road map to make the hospital a better place for patients and staff.
Provides a comprehensive evidence-based guide to the management of the growing population of patients who require perioperative care Perioperative Medicine: Medical Consultation and Co-Management is the first comprehensive reference text developed specifically for hospitalists but envisioned also to help internists, anesthesiologists, allied health professionals, fellows, residents, and medical students manage various aspects of the medical care of the surgical patient. The book features both the preoperative and postoperative medical management of the surgical patient. It focuses on systems, operations, quality of perioperative care, and preoperative assessment of the patient, all in consideration with system-specific risk and evidence-based strategies that minimize risk. It places special emphasis on care of the older hospitalized surgical patient and offers a thorough discussion of post-operative conditions and their management. Chapters cover vital topics such as: Hospitalist as a Medical Consultant Co-Management of the Surgical Patient Preoperative Evaluation Improving the Quality and Outcomes of Perioperative Care Developing, Implementing, and Operating a Preoperative Clinic Assessing and Managing Risk of Major Organ Systems Assessing and Managing Disorders for Surgery Postoperative Care and Co-Management by Surgery Type Managing Common Postoperative Conditions With the core responsibilities of perioperative care falling more and more on the shoulders of hospitalists, internists, and allied health professionals, Perioperative Medicine is a much-needed guide for managing the clinical and operational issues associated with caring for hospitalized surgical patients.
More than ten million patients now travel abroad every year for affordable, high-quality healthcare. From Thailand's American-accredited Bumrungrad International Hospital to Eric Clapton's Crossroads Center in Antigua to Johns Hopkins International Medical Center in Singapore, health travelers now have access to a full array of the world's safest, best choices in healthcare facilities and physicians. Now in its third edition, Patients Beyond Borders remains the best-read, most comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide to medical tourism, written by the world's leading spokesperson on international health travel. This new edition of Patients Beyond Borders lists the 25 top medical travel destinations, where patients can choose from hundreds of hospitals and save 30-80 percent on medical procedures, ranging from a comprehensive health check-up to heart work, orthopedics, dental and cosmetic surgery, in vitro fertilization and more.