Hospital Medicine Secrets

1st Edition

With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access


  • Jeffrey Glasheen
    • Print ISBN 9780323040877

    Key Features

    • Equips you with the evidence-based guidance you need to provide optimal care for hospitalized patients.
    • Expedites reference and review with a question-and-answer format, bulleted lists, mnemonics, and practical tips from the author.
    • Features a two-color page layout, "Key Points" boxes, and lists of useful web sites to enhance your reference power.
    • Presents a chapter containing the "Top 100 Secrets" in hospital medicine, enabling you to quickly review essential material.
    • Includes access to STUDENT CONSULT access at no additional charge, enabling you to consult the book online, anywhere you go · perform quick searches · and add your own notes and bookmarks!

    Table of Contents

    I. General Principles of Hospital Medicine

    1. Prevention of Complications in the Hospital Setting
    2. Patient Safety and Quality in the Hospital
    3. Safe and Appropriate Medication Use
    4. Medicolegal Issues in Hospital Medicine
    5. Communicating with Patients and Families
    6. Professional Communication
    7. Handoffs
    8. Discharge Planning and Transitions of Care
    9. Evidence-based Medicine

    II. Critical Care Medicine

    10. Conventional and Noninvasive Ventilation
    11. Vasopressors, Inotropes and Vasodilators
    12. Pulmonary Artery Catheters and Intra-aortic Balloon Pumps
    13. Brain Death and Organ Donation

    III. Neurology

    14. Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attacks
    15. Seizures
    16. Syncope
    17. Meningitis and Encephalitis
    18. Dementia and Delirium in the Hospitalized Patient

    IV. Pulmonary

    19. Evaluation of the Patient with Dyspnea or Hypoxia
    20. Community-acquired Pneumonia
    21. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
    22. Asthma
    23. Pneumothorax
    24. Pleural Effusions
    25. Pulmonary Hypertension

    V. Cardiology

    26. Evaluation of the Patient with Chest Pain
    27. Acute Coronary Syndromes
    28. Acute Aortic Dissection
    29. Hypertensive Crises
    30. Heart Failure
    31. Pericardial Disease
    32. Tachyarrythmias
    33. Bradyarrhythmias
    34. Infective Endocarditis

    VI. Gastroenterology

    35. Evaluation of the Patient with Abdominal Pain
    36. Diarrhea in the Hospitalized Patient
    37. Gastrointestinal Bleeding
    38. Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    39. Acute Liver Disease
    40. Chronic Liver Disease
    41. Acute and Chronic Pancreatitis
    42. Biliary Disease
    43. Ileus and Bowel Obstruction

    VII. Nephrology

    44. Urinary Tract Infections
    45. Acute Renal Failure
    46. Electrolyte Derangements


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