Principles of critical care, 2nd edition

Principles of critical care, 2nd edition

Principles of Critical Care, 2nd Edition Editors: Jesse B. Hall, MD, Gregory A. Schmidt, MD, and Lawrence D.H. Wood, MD, PhD, University of Chicago ...

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Principles

of Critical Care, 2nd Edition

Editors: Jesse B. Hall, MD, Gregory A. Schmidt, MD, and Lawrence D.H. Wood, MD, PhD, University of Chicago McGraw-Hill, 1998, $175 Bibliographic Data: ISBN: 0070259348. Country of origin: United States. 108 chapters, 1767 pages, hard cover Descriptive Notes: The book contains predominantly black and white illustrations, with some color illustrations.

Reviewer’s

Expert Opinion

Description: This work is the second edition of a multiauthored textbook of multidisciplinary critical care last pub lished in 1992. Purpose: The pathophysiology of critical illness is reviewed along with detailed discussions of procedures and issues involved in the direction of the modern ICU. Audience: Critical care practitioners at all levels will benefit from this work. ‘Ihe editors are acknowledged experts in critical care dram North America. The bulk of this material is pm vided by authors from the University of Chicago. Features More than 100 chapters and 1700 pages are included in this single volume, hard-bound work. The text begins with an overview of ICU organization and continues with general management principles, cardiopulmonary critical care, infectious concerns, and other organ-specific problems. The two concluding portions of the text discuss concerns specitic to surgical diseasein the ICU and other specialtyproblems, including pharmacology, obstetrics, dermatology, and environmental injury.

Chapters begin with an italicized summary of the key points and conclude with references that date to within 2 years of publication. Black and white illustrations and tables are frequent and reproduce well. Black and white photographs and radiographs reproduce with inconsistent quality. References represent original work. The table of contents divides chapters according to general subject matter. An extensive index concludes the work with separate citations for tables and figures. Assessment: This book shows evidence of maintaining currency after the first edition. The authors have added chapters dealing with new techniques in mechanical ventilation and other inflammatory problems while revising other standard chapters. Some chapters appear to be little changed from the first edition, although new references occasionally are inserted. Reference format is inconsistent among chapters. However, this effort is a major update of an important secondary reference for the critical care practitioner. Reviewers David J. Dries, MSE, MD, University of Michigan Medical School

Sheehy’s Emergency Nursing: Principles and Practice, 4th Edition Editor: Lorene Newberry, RN, MS, CEN, Promina Northwest Health System Mosby, Inc., 1998, $59.95 Bibliographic Data: ISBN: 0815176783. NLM: WY 154 5541. LCCN: 97-l 7575. LC: RT120.E4E48. Country of origin: United States. Fifty-six chapters, 828 pages, hard cover Descriptive Notes: The book contains black and white illustrations.The contributors represent the nursing specialties of emergency medical care, trauma, critical care, and family practice. Most are from U.S. medical centers, including Washoe Medical Center in Reno, Cook County Hospital, Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, UniversityHospitals of Cleveland, and Johns Hopkins.

Reviewer’s

Expert Opinion

Description: Emergency nursing clinical knowledge continues to increase dramatically. The fourth edition of Emergency Nursing comprehensively addresses the physiological, psychologic, and professional aspects of emergency nursing. Purpose This edition is organized into six units: Foundations of Emergency Nursing, Professional Practice, Clinical Foundations of Emergency Nursing, Major Trauma Emergencies, Medical and Surgical Emergencies, and Special Patient Situations. Revised clinical chapters address anatomy and physiology, p tient assessment and management, and specific nursing diagnoses. Eleven new chapters discuss such topics as cultural diversity, clinical pathways, injury mechanisms, fluids and electrolytes, elder trauma, obstetric trauma, domestic violence, elder abuse and neglect, sexual assault,and substanceabuse. 132

Audience: The text is written for emergency nurses, flight nurses, nurses with practice sites in prehospital programs or ambulatory care, nursing staff development personnel, and nursing students. Features: Unique features include 56 contributors with specific emergency nursing expertise, illustrations that provide excellent adjuncts to the narrative, and a table of contents located on the inside front cover for rapid chapter identification. The book index is complete. Assessment: ‘Ibis work is a valuable resource for emergency nurses and other professionals desiring to increase their knowledge of emergency nursing. The fourth edition provides current information on the clinical and professional practice of emergency nursing. Reviewer: Catherine Ferrario, MS, RN, CS, FNP, Rush University College of Nursing July-September1998 17:3 Air Medical Journal