The Washington Manual Surgery Survival Guide

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Jeremy Goodman, Nirmal Veeramachaneni, Emily Winslow
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2003 - Medical - 321 pages

Prepared by residents and fellows at Washington University School of Medicine, this pocket-sized survival guide provides all the essential information that every surgery intern needs from Day 1 on the wards—including daily routine, rounds, chart reviews, preoperative and postoperative care, operating room conduct, radiology, critical care, and interaction with families, colleagues, and allied health professionals. Content includes algorithms, useful formulas, patient notes, and common calls and complaints. Comprehensive sections on common problems in general surgery, neurosurgery, orthopaedic surgery, urology, and plastic surgery present evaluation, diagnostic testing, and treatment in an easy-to-follow format. Other chapters cover crashing patients, tubes and drains, bleeding, codes, and nutrition.

The Washington ManualŪ Surgery Survival Guide is also available electronically for handheld computers. See PDA listing for details.

The Washington ManualŪ is a registered mark belonging to Washington University in St. Louis to which international legal protection applies. The mark is used in this publication by LWW under license from Washington University.

 

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Contents

Call Night
13
Books
27
Preoperative Cardiac Assessment
33
Preoperative Blood Work and Imaging
39
Preoperative Holding Area
45
COMMON PROBLEMS
51
Communicating with the Radiology Department
55
Interventional Radiology
64
Ventilators
157
NUTRITION
165
Total Parenteral Nutrition
171
Nasoenteric Tubes
177
NEUROSURGERY
183
Approach to Common Problems in Neurosurgery
193
SURGICAL SUBSPECIALTIES ORTHOPEDICSURGERY
211
Approach to Orthopedic Injuries
220

General Procedure
71
Chest Pain
74
Constipation
82
Fever
88
Hypertension
96
Nausea and Vomiting
104
Tachycardia
112
Insomnia
118
Patient Doesnt Look Right
125
Breast
131
Abdominal Observation Patients
144
UROLOGY
233
Common Calls in Urology
241
Plastic Surgery Essentials
253
Decubitus Ulcers
261
Nasoenteric Tube Placement
273
Central Venous Access
279
Paracentesis
285
Endotracheal Intubation
293
ACLS Algorithms
301
Patient Data Tracking Form
312
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