An Evidence-Based Approach To Cardiovascular Emergencies - $99.00
With An Evidence-Based Approach To Cardiovascular Emergencies, You Gain Knowledge From The Latest Research On Key Cardiovascular Emergency Topics, Plus Earn Free CME.
Using more than 6 months of research, the Emergency Medicine Practice Editors and Editorial Board have systematically updated 4 Emergency Medicine Practice articles -- adding new, relevant practice recommendations into each article.
An Evidence-Based Approach To Cardiovascular Emergencies discusses the state of the literature: Is it weak or strong? Based mainly on consensus or tradition?
In particular, it stresses any major randomized controlled trials and nationally published guidelines, and admits when there is very little hard evidence to support the dogma. It also criticizes gaps in logic and leaps of faith contained in prominent guidelines, such as ACLS or ATLS. In addition, it provides you with dozens of useful tools to aid in decision making.
With An Evidence-Based Approach To Cardiovascular Emergencies, you also receive 16 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM at no extra charge.
This book brings you the latest evidence-based findings for:
- Chest Pain: Diagnostic Strategies To Save Lives, Time, And Money In The Emergency Department
- Dying On Arrival: The First 15 Minutes Caring For The Moribund Patient
- Evidence-Based Risk Stratification Of Patients With Suspected UA/NSTEMI
- Shock: Rapid Recognition And Appropriate Emergency Department Intervention
Excerpt from the Chest Pain chapter:
Chest pain accounts for roughly 5% to 7% of the total emergency department (ED) patient volume in the United States, or approximately 6 million visits per year. More than 3 million patients are hospitalized annually for acute chest pain evaluation, and of those, approximately 70% are found not to have an acute coronary event, at an annual cost exceeding $3 billion.1 Despite this vigilance, 0.4% to 4.0% of patients with an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) are sent home from the ED, doubling their mortality compared with that of patients who are admitted.
Excerpt from the Dying On Arrival chapter:
The practice of emergency medicine is certainly not for those who dislike surprises. Although dying patients rushed into the emergency department (ED) provide the high drama relished by television audiences, in the real “ER,” the arrival of a moribund patient who is too unstable to speak can unnerve the most inveterate “adrenalin junkie” among us. In this highly charged setting, there is no time for a slow or meandering evaluation; every second counts. This chapter of the Emergency Medicine Practice Clinical Excellence Series, Volume VIII looks at the management of these challenging situations.
Excerpt from the Suspected UA/NSTEMI chapter:
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is pervasive, complex, and kills more Americans each year than any other disease process.1 Many patients with symptomatic CAD use the emergency department (ED) as their initial point of entry into the medical system. Early recognition, risk stratification, and timely intervention are critical to securing a favorable outcome. Emergency clinicians must therefore be expert both in the diagnosis of symptomatic CAD as well as the implementation of the complex, stepwise management protocols currently being recommended. This review highlights the advances in our understanding of ACS: its pathophysiology, clinical diagnosis, risk stratification, and therapeutics with a particular focus on the subgroup of unstable angina (UA) and non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI).
Excerpt from the Shock chapter:
This chapter of the Emergency Medicine Practice Clinical Excellence Series, Volume VIII presents an evidence-based approach to presumed hemorrhagic shock. Keys to successful clinical outcomes are early recognition, stabilization of airway and oxygenation, rapid and appropriate fluid resuscitation, and early monitoring of physiologic parameters. Specific antidotal and supportive therapies, definitive control of hemorrhage, and disposition of the patient are also discussed.
In addition, this volume of the Emergency Medicine Practice Clinical Excellence Series offers:
- Important clinical tools that include targeted questions regarding the patient history and suggestions regarding a focused physical examination -- concentrating on the “big-ticket” questions that help practicing physicians in their search for crucial physical findings.
- Clinical pathways that present solid diagnostic and treatment strategies, with each recommendation for action graded according to strength of evidence.
- Pitfalls to avoid that provide risk management advice highlighting problem areas that could compromise patient care.
- Cost- and time-effective strategies that show that saving time and money in the ED doesn't have to mean cutting corners.
- Class of evidence ratings in treatment algorithms that help you weigh the strength of the recommendations so you can decide if they are right for your patient.
- 16 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM at no extra charge.
Publication Date: August 1, 2011
Page Count: 140