Chest Pain

Author: John Albarran,Jenny Tagney

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470777613

Category: Medical

Page: 280

View: 9434

Chest Pain: Advanced Assessment and Management promotes a systematic approach to the assessment and management of patients presenting with chest pain and related undifferentiated symptoms. Specifically, it equips practitioners with the knowledge and clinical skills needed to effectively differentiate and respond to clinical presentations where the primary symptom for seeking healthcare advice involves chest pain. Introductory chapters in section one explore the principles of physical assessment, history taking and differential diagnosis to provide the framework for subsequent chapters, which explore cardiac and non-cardiac causes of chest pain. Section two examines the advanced assessment and overall management of patients with pain in the chest. A range of clinical conditions that trigger chest pain and other related symptoms are covered, including: angina, acute coronary syndromes, pericarditis and myocarditis, aortic dissection, pulmonary embolism, oesophago-gastric disorders, musculoskeletal causes, pulmonary and respiratory causes, coronary heart disease, myocardial infarction, chest pain caused by trauma or cardiac syndrome X, cocaine misuse and Herpes zoster.

Short Stay Management of Chest Pain

Author: W. Frank Peacock,Christopher P. Cannon

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781603279482

Category: Medical

Page: 271

View: 3696

Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) continues to challenge our health care system in the complexity of presentation and the ever increasing number of patients exhibiting signs and symptoms of an acute coronary syndrome. Written by leading experts, Short Stay Management of Chest Pain provides scientific and clinical insights on the management of patients who arrive at the hospital with a presentation consistent with a potential acute coronary syndrome. Focusing on the cardiology aspects of chest pain, Short Stay Management of Chest Pain is a valuable tool for acute care physicians, nurses, and hospital administrators devoted to caring for this population. Short Stay Management of Chest Pain details the remarkable improvements in diagnostic accuracy and improved patient outcomes for patients presenting with suspected acute coronary syndromes.

Advanced Medical Life Support

Author: Alice Dalton

Publisher: Prentice Hall


Category: Medical

Page: 532

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"Advanced Medical Life Support "is "the "text on practical methods for adult emergency treatment. Designed to provide students with the practical knowledge and skills to effectively manage on-scene, adult medical emergencies, each chapter moves from assessment-based procedures to field diagnosis and management of treatable cause. Written by authors uniquely qualified to address the specific requirements of advanced-level EMS training, this is a complete and essential resource for seasoned EMS practitioners. Features: Highlights definitions, key ideas, and Clinical Insights in the margin. Introduces each chapter with a relevant case study and concludes the chapter with a follow-up to that same case study. Teaches critical thinking (Possibilities to Probabilities in Chapter 1). Applies critical thinking through interactive case studies (Chapter 13) Includes a Further Reading bibliography in each chapter. Contains appendices on pharmacology, normal lab data, and 12-lead ECG interpretation.

Year Book

Author: Society of Actuaries

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 7373

Algorithmic Diagnosis of Symptoms and Signs

Author: R. Douglas Collins

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781738057

Category: Medical

Page: 570

View: 8680

Designed for quick reference, this pocket manual contains algorithms for the diagnosis of 227 symptoms and signs. The algorithms will aid the busy clinician in organizing the approach to diagnosis and performing a cost-effective workup. Symptoms and signs are arranged alphabetically. For each symptom or sign, the list of diagnostic possibilities is organized into an algorithm that shows, at a glance, what historical or clinical data to look for. Dr. Collins then explains which tests to order and when to refer the patient to a specialist. This edition includes new diagnostic tests and algorithms for differential diagnosis of abnormal routine laboratory tests.

CBT for Managing Non-cardiac Chest Pain

Author: Elizabeth Marks,Myra Hunter,John Chambers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317243471

Category: Medical

Page: 232

View: 4395

CBT for Managing Non-cardiac Chest Pain is an evidence-based guide and workbook for clinicians working with people with non-cardiac chest pain (NCCP). NCCP affects around 25–30% of people in the UK, USA, and Europe and is associated with high levels of health care use and compromised quality of life. This is the first book to describe a treatment programme to fill the gap in care for patients. The authors have developed and researched a novel approach that demonstrates how physiological, cognitive, behavioural and social factors all contribute to the negative experience of chest pain. With the help of exercises and downloadable handouts for the patient, the book aims to provide the necessary information and clinical skills and approaches for clinicians to use in health care settings. CBT for Managing Non-cardiac Chest Pain will appeal to anyone involved in the care of patients with NCCP, including nurses; general practitioners; cardiologists; acute medical physicians and psychologists.

The 5-minute Pediatric Consult

Author: M. William Schwartz

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781735391

Category: Medical

Page: 1088

View: 831

Now in its revised, updated Third Edition, this best-selling reference is designed for quick consultation on problems seen in infants, children, and adolescents. More than 450 problems are covered in the fast-access two-page outline format that makes The 5-Minute Consult Series titles so popular among busy clinicians. The book is organized into five sections--chief complaints, diseases, syndromes, physical findings, and tables.