"This convenient, yet informative pocket handbook is a quick reference source for early practitioners or trainees in the practice of spinal intervention and injection. From cover to cover, it is a swift read, at 116 pages, that fits into any medical lab coat pocket. For the information this handbook covers, it is inexpensive compared to other medical literature... This book is consistently organized, concise yet comprehensive, accurate, and includes current medical technology. There is strong ease of readability with emphasis on being a quick and efficient reference guide. For the Neurodiagnostic Technologist who wants to learn more on spinal injection intervention, I give a strong recommendation for The Pocket Handbook of Spinal Injections." -- Ryan R. Lau, MS, R. EEG/EP T., CNIM, CLTM, FASET, The Neurodiagnostic Journal This practical pocket handbook will serve as a quick reference guide for new practitioners or trainees in the field of spinal intervention. Following an overview of spinal anatomy and imaging, the book provides a working introduction to procedural spine care with concise descriptions of image-guided spinal injections by region, along with illustrations that identify optimal needle placement and contrast flow patterns for commonly given spinal injections. The authors focus on the basics-- C-arm positioning, needle selection, injectables, complications and side effects, and describe detailed protocols and procedures for treating common spine pathologies. Each chapter concludes with a curated list of references for additional information, and the appendix includes sample dictation templates to help with documentation. The book is consistently organized for ease of use and provides quick access to each procedure. Bullet points and key clinical pearls accompanying each type of injection further enhance its value as an on-the-go reference and clinical roadmap for beginning interventionalists. Key Features of Pocket Handbook of Spinal Injections: Describes requisite techniques in image-guided spinal injections in a concise, easily accessible format Organized consistently and pocket-sized for convenient, quick reference Features bullet points and key clinical pearls for each procedure Includes images of ideal needle placement and contrast flow patterns for each injection Highlights sample procedure dictation templates for quick reference
The Fourth Edition of this highly-praised pocketbook provides a concise and didactic account of the essential features of the more common surgical disorders, at both a size and price to suit the pocket. The book covers basic principles, as well as providing essential information on aetiology, diagnosis and management, including pre-operative and postoperative care. The text covers the field of general surgery but also covers the basic needs of the undergraduate as far as the surgical specialities are concerned. The book helps you with the essentials of history-taking, what physical signs to elicit, the differential diagnosis, what investigations to order and how to treat the patient. The text is illustrated with line drawings and imaging. Provides comprehensive coverage of general surgery, as well as an outline of the essentials of the surgical specialties. Identifies the basic principles together with key information on aetiology, diagnosis and management, as well as pre- and post-operative care. Includes an overview of history-taking, relevant physical signs, differential diagnosis, investigations and practical treatment. Checklist of emergency situations for quick reference The thoroughly updated text for this new edition includes new sections on practical procedures, ENT, gynaecology, audit, evidence-based medicine, clinical governance and medicolegal issues.
Sources of clinical treatment information on nonhuman primates are generally scattered across journals, textbooks, conferences, personal conversations, and more. However, when a clinician on the treatment floor is faced with a patient requiring an immediate treatment decision, time spent on making an informed decision becomes a critical factor. An alternative to conducting a literature search in time-sensitive situations, the Pocket Handbook of Nonhuman Primate Clinical Medicine supplies guidance and initial direction on diagnosis and treatment, including working doses based on past case experience. It is the frank, to-the-point nature of the writing that makes readers feel as if they had just asked a colleague how to approach a clinical problem and obtained a quick, "what you need to know" answer. The chapter authors draw on personal experience to describe commonly encountered clinical conditions and how to treat these cases—including not only the "dos" but also the "don’ts." This format gives readers easy access to clinical signs, diagnostic criteria, and options for treatment. The Pocket Handbook of Nonhuman Primate Clinical Medicine is a convenient, concise, case-based handbook written by and for clinicians in charge of the diagnosis and treatment of nonhuman primate patients. Available in both print and electronic formats, this handbook saves readers from having to wade through pages of data and case studies to find answers when time is a factor on the clinic floor.
The Pocketbook of Emergency Care is the first text designed for use by the professional paramedic at the roadside. The contents are formatted to be easily accessible when specific informatoin is required in an emergency situation. Although arimed at paramedics it is a useful, practical handbook for emergency medical technicians, advanced first aiders, combat medical technicians and practitioners of emergency medical care in remote and rural environments. The book covers the immediate management of acute medical emergencies, major trauma, minor injuries and environmental problems as well as covering the interaction with other emergency services and coping with major incidents. The Pocketbook is an up-to-date synopsis of pre-hospital emergency medicine and includes the most recent European Resuscitation Council algorithms along with recent military medical advances in the management of major trauma patients. The text is based on the popular Emergency Care Textbook for Paramedics, also published by Saunders Elsevier, which can be used as a reference text in conjunction with the Pocketbook. • essential guidelines for paramedic practice • presented in at-a-glance format for quick reference • illustrated • flexicover for durability
Designed to provide quick access to standards of care for infectious disease by focusing on selection, proper doses, costs, and side effects of antimicrobial agents, the 2005-2006 Pocket Book of Infectious Disease Therapy draws extensively from recommendations made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics, and from official statements of respected medical societies. Tabular material has been updated to include all newly approved antibiotics, as well as new recommendations for management. This edition includes topical issues such as MRSA (USA 300 strain), Avian influenza, Acinetobacter Hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and bioterrorism. It also contains the new guidelines for pyogenic meningitis, diabetic foot infections, healthcare associated pneumonia, surgical prophylaxis, fungal infections, bacteruria, and management of infections associated with international travel.
The Tarascon Neurosurgery Pocketbook brings neurologists, neurosurgeons and residents the most convenient and comprehensive pocket reference available today. This concise, organized pocket guide is packed with essential lists, figures, & tables providing instant reminders of hard-to-remember, vital clinical information. This pocket reference guide covers an array of neurosurgery topics including brain tumors. No other Neurologic reference of this kind incorporates neurosurgery, neurology and neuro-critical care in one reference. The Tarascon Neurosurgery Pocketbook is an unmatched resource for neurosurgeons and trainees.
This pocketbook is an accessible guide to the principles and practicalities of pain management, and will be highly useful to trainees in anaesthesia and palliative care, as well as to nurse specialists and other members of the pain clinic team.
Prepared by residents and attending physicians at Massachusetts General Hospital, this pocket-sized looseleaf is one of the best-selling references for medical students, interns, and residents on the wards and candidates reviewing for internal medicine board exams. In bulleted lists, tables, and algorithms, Pocket Medicine provides key clinical information about common problems in internal medicine, cardiology, pulmonary medicine, gastroenterology, nephrology, hematology-oncology, infectious diseases, endocrinology, and rheumatology. The six-ring binder resembles the familiar "pocket brain" notebook that most students and interns carry and allows users to add notes. This Fourth Edition is fully updated and includes an eight-page color insert with key and classic abnormal images.