Glycemic Control in the Hospitalized Patient

Author: Lillian F. Lien
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781607610069
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Glycemic Control in the Hospitalized Patient: A Comprehensive Clinical Guide is a unique, practical resource for health care providers dealing with hyperglycemia in the inpatient setting. Outlining a hands-on approach used by the Duke University Inpatient Diabetes Management team, the book discusses a wide range of scenarios that occur while treating patients with hyperglycemia, including challenging circumstances such as steroids and tube feeding regimens. Special emphasis is given to insulin therapy. The chapters are written by a group of health care providers with extensive, pioneering experience in hyperglycemia control in the inpatient setting at the Duke University Medical Center. The book includes the most up-to-date scientific evidence and information and is addressed to not only hospitalists and general internists but also endocrinology fellows, residents, nurse practitioners, nurses, and other primary care practitioners who treat patients in the inpatient setting. The focus is clearly on practical, patient-care topics. Glycemic Control in the Hospitalized Patient: A Comprehensive Clinical Guide is a first-of-its kind, comprehensive guide to state-of-the-art inpatient glycemic management.

Managing Diabetes and Hyperglycemia in the Hospital Setting

Author: Boris Draznin
Publisher: American Diabetes Association
ISBN: 1580406572
Format: PDF, Docs
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As the number of patients with diabetes increases annually, it is not surprising that the number of patients with diabetes who are admitted to the hospital also increases. Once in the hospital, patients with diabetes or hyperglycemia may be admitted to the Intensive Care Unit, require urgent or elective surgery, enteral or parenteral nutrition, intravenous insulin infusion, or therapies that significantly impact glycemic control (e.g., steroids). Because many clinical outcomes are influenced by the degree of glycemic control, knowledge of the best practices in inpatient diabetes management is extremely important. The field of inpatient management of diabetes and hyperglycemia has grown substantially in the last several years. This body of knowledge is summarized in this book, so it can reach the audience of hospitalists, endocrinologists, nurses and other team members who take care of hospitalized patients with diabetes and hyperglycemia.

Diabetes Case Studies

Author: Boris Draznin
Publisher: American Diabetes Association
ISBN: 1580406254
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The "case study" approach is one of the most used and most effective formats to present medical information and is the foundation for developing evidence-based treatment protocols. Compiled and edited by one of the world's best known clinical endocrinologists, Boris Draznin, MD, PhD, Diabetes Case Studies offers more than 100 actual cases from leading diabetologists, outlining both typical and unusual diabetes cases. Each study will illustrate real life dilemmas with a discussion as to how the diagnostic and therapeutic approaches were selected and implemented, through a thorough, yet succinct, presentation of the problems, the diagnoses, treatment protocols, and results. Readers will have practical information to use when treating their diabetic patients.

Volume 4 Issue 4 An Issue of Hospital Medicine Clinics

Author: Steven Deitelzweig
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323391028
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This online Clinics series provides evidence-based answers to clinical questions that practicing hospitalists face daily. This issue of Hospital Medicine Clinics is Guest Editored by Dr. Steven Deitelzweig. Dr. Deitelzweig has assembled a group of expert authors to review the following topics: Bradyarrhythmias; Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome; Tick Associated Ailments; Magnesium Disorders; Inpatient Management of Post- hepatic Transplant; Allergic Reactions and Angioedema; Optimal Glycemic Control in Hospitalized Patients; Ethics of Physician Relationships with Industry; Management of Benzodiazepine Withdrawal and Intoxication; and LEAN / Sig Sigma with Applicability to Healthcare.

Complete Nurse s Guide to Diabetes Care

Author: Belinda B Childs
Publisher: American Diabetes Association
ISBN: 158040717X
Format: PDF
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The third edition of the Complete Nurse's Guide to Diabetes Care is a comprehensive resource for all nurses who work with diabetes patients. Inside, readers will find expert advice on: The evolution of the nurse's roles in diabetes care and education Recent research on complications and associated diseases Practical issues, such as the effects of anxiety, depression, and polypharmacy Updated guidelines for nutrition therapy and physical activity How diabetes affects women, children, and the elderly An extensive resources section featuring contact information for useful organizations and essential patient care The Complete Nurses Guide to Diabetes Care, 3rd Edition, gives nurses the tools they need to give quality care to the person with diabetes.

Comprehensive Clinical Plasma Medicine

Author: Hans-Robert Metelmann
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331967627X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book presents the state of the art in clinical plasma medicine and outlines translational research strategies. Written by an international group of authors, it is divided into four parts. Part I is a detailed introduction and includes basic and recent research information on plasma sciences, plasma devices and mechanisms of biological plasma effects. Parts II and III provide valuable clinical insights f.e. into the treatment of superficial contaminations, ulcerations, wounds, treatment of cells in cancer, special indications like in heart surgery, dentistry, palliative treatment in head and neck cancer or the use of plasma in hygiene. Part IV offers information on how and where to qualify in plasma medicine and which companies produce and supply medical devices and is thus of particular interest to medical practitioners. This comprehensive book offers a sciences based practical to the clinical use of plasma and includes an extended selection of scientific medical data and translational literature.

Comprehensive Clinical Nephrology E Book

Author: Richard J. Johnson
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323547192
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Written and edited by world leaders in nephrology, Comprehensive Clinical Nephrology, 6th Edition, by Drs. John Feehally, Jurgen Floege, Richard J. Johnson, and Marcello Tonelli, provides current information on clinical procedures and conditions as well as the scientific facts and pathophysiology that are foundational to nephrology practice. Ideal for practicing nephrologists, fellows, residents, and internists, it thoroughly covers fluids and electrolytes, hypertension, diabetes, dialysis, and transplantation, and more – all in a single convenient volume. A "just right" amount of basic science and practical clinical guidance helps you make efficient and informed decisions. More than 1,500 full-color illustrations highlight key topics and detail pathogenesis for a full range of kidney conditions and clinical management. New quick-reference boxes with links to clinical guidelines in all relevant chapters. New chapters on common issues regarding prescribing in kidney disease, palliative nephrology, endemic nephropathies, pathophysiology of chronic kidney disease, and outcomes of dialysis.

CURRENT Practice Guidelines in Inpatient Medicine

Author: Jacob David
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 1260012239
Format: PDF, ePub
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The first resource dedicated to providing concise summaries of the most clinically relevant inpatient care guideline summaries CURRENT Practice Guidelines in Inpatient Medicine, 2018-2019 is written to spare busy physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and medical students from having to wade through full-length practice guidelines in order to provide high-quality care for hospitalized adults. With content drawn from reliable sources such as major professional societies and government agencies, each section of the book outlines the guidelines surrounding initial assessment, acute management, and subsequent care for conditions commonly encountered in the hospital setting. CURRENT Practice Guidelines in Inpatient Medicine, 2018-2019 strikes the perfect balance between brevity and clinical necessity, delivering exactly the amount of information needed – no more, no less

Technological Advances in the Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes

Author: D. Bruttomesso
Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
ISBN: 331802337X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The current epidemic of diabetes, obesity and related disorders is a driving force in the development of new technologies. Technological advances offer great new opportunities for the treatment of these chronic diseases. This review presents an update of developments that promise to revolutionize the treatment of diabetes. It examines hospital and outpatient care, intensive insulin therapy, blood glucose monitoring and innovative steps towards the construction of an artificial pancreas. Providing a comprehensive overview on the latest advances, this volume of Frontiers in Diabetes will be of particular interest to all healthcare providers involved in the daily management of patients with diabetes or related diseases.

Nursing Interventions Clinical Skills

Author: Anne Griffin Perry
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323241158
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Master nursing skills with this guide from the respected Perry, Potter & Ostendorf author team! The concise coverage in Nursing Interventions & Clinical Skills, 6th Edition makes it easy to master the clinical skills required in everyday nursing practice. Clear guidelines address 159 basic, intermediate, and advanced skills — from measuring body temperature to insertion of a peripheral intravenous device — and step-by-step instructions emphasize the use of evidence-based concepts to improve patient safety and outcomes. Its friendly, easy-to-read writing style includes a streamlined format and an Evolve companion website with review questions and handy checklists for each skill. Coverage of 159 skills and interventions addresses basic, intermediate, and advanced skills you'll use every day in practice. UNIQUE! Using Evidence in Nursing Practice chapter provides the information needed to use evidence-based practice to solve clinical problems. Safe Patient Care Alerts highlight unusual risks in performing skills, so you can plan ahead at each step of nursing care. Delegation & Collaboration guidelines help you make decisions in whether to delegate a skill to unlicensed assistive personnel, and indicates what key information must be shared. Special Considerations indicate additional risks or accommodations you may face when caring for pediatric or geriatric patients, and patients in home care settings. Documentation guidelines include samples of nurses’ notes showing what should be reported and recorded after performing skills. A consistent format for nursing skills makes it easier to perform skills, always including Assessment, Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation. A Glove icon identifies procedures in which clean gloves should be worn or gloves should be changed in order to minimize the risk of infection. Media resources include skills performance checklists on the Evolve companion website and related lessons, videos, and interactive exercises on Nursing Skills Online. NEW coverage of evidence-based techniques to improve patient safety and outcomes includes the concept of care bundles, structured practices that have been proven to improve the quality of care, and teach-back, a new step that shows how you can evaluate your success in patient teaching. NEW! Coverage of HCAHPS (Hospital Care Quality Information from the Consumer Perspective) introduces a concept now widely used to evaluate hospitals across the country. NEW! Teach-Back step shows how to evaluate the success of patient teaching, so you can be sure that the patient has mastered a task or consider trying additional teaching methods. NEW! Updated 2012 Infusion Nurses Society standards are incorporated for administering IVs, as well as other changes in evidence-based practice. NEW topics include communication with cognitively impaired patients, discharge planning and transitional care, and compassion fatigue for professional and family caregivers.