From time to time, I recommend books on the site. These are books I have read and can share with all of you:
John Arbo's Decision Making in Emergency Critical Care
from the lead editor:
The inspiration for this project was the understanding that emergency physicians are being asked to care for a growing number of critically ill patients – this, coupled with prolonged patient stays, has placed new demands on the ER doc to provide not only acute resuscitative care, but also extended management of complex cardiac, pulmonary, and neurological emergencies.We reached out to experts in a wide range of fields to come together to provide an in-depth review of a broad range critical care subjects tailored to the emergency physician's needs. Literature summary tables at the conclusion of each chapter provide evidence-based guidelines to support sustained data-driven decisions for the care of critical ill patients in an often chaotic and resource-limited environment.Hopefully the book will help emergency physicians maintain their distinction as the ‘ultimate resuscitationists' in the challenging – and rapidly changing – world of emergency critical care.
Buy the Book Here: Decision Making in Emergency Critical Care: An Evidence-Based Handbook
Amal Mattu's Cardiovascular Emergencies
from the Amal Mattu speaking on behalf of the editors:
We created this text in order to pull together some thoughts on “best practices in emergency cardiology” and assemble them into a single resource. We wanted to make the text as cutting edge and practical as possible. And rather than creating a voluminous text that simply sits on a bookshelf collecting dust like so many others, we wanted to create essentially a “user's manual” that can be used on a daily basis to assist with clinical practice.
Buy the Book Here: From the ACEP Bookstore
Charlie Corke's Mini-Sims for Critical Care
“Mini-Simulation is the essence of simulation … refined at every level to maximise learning efficiency”
So says the editors. I love this book! Need to get in 5 minutes of teaching for your residents or staff? Just pick one sim and go
The Mini-Simulation concept provides an opportunity to conduct simulation in the normal work environment, at minimal cost, on a regular basis.
This book provides all the guidance and materials required to create effective medical simulations with basic equipment.
The scenarios are designed to be created within a few minutes using low cost mannequins, simple additional equipment (that should be readily available in critical care units) and with the multimedia materials provided in the package – monitor screen shots, ventilator screen captures, photographs, lab reports, echo loops etc.
The scenarios are intended to be short and should easily be performed, reviewed and repeated by trainees within 5-10 minutes. This makes the scenarios practical to include at the end of a routine ward round, or as an ‘extra’ patient. The short format facilitates repetition that enables the refinement of good performance that is important for long term learning and recall.
The scenarios can be used to expose trainees to those clinical situations that are very serious but uncommon, situations which trainees may not routinely encounter during their Emergency, Intensive Care or Anaesthetic training.
Buy the Book Here: Erudite Site
Jim Horowitz's Mechanical CPR Ibooks
Two free Ibooks on how to use Mechanical CPR Devices: