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Advanced Critical Care Nursing

Advanced Critical Care Nursing. Ed. Karen K Carlson. American Association of Critical Care Nurses. Saunders. 2009.

Very well designed book on critical care nursing that medical students and medical officers would also find interesting.  Well illustrated in colour. Multiple and useful tables.

Strong on pharmacological aspects of critical care management. Supported by evidence-based annotations, case studies and research utilisation boxes.  Well referenced.

Highly recommended.


June 3, 2009 Posted by | Books | , , , , | Leave a comment

Diabetes. A Handbook for the Primary Healthcare Team.

Diabetes. A Handbook for the Primary Healthcare Team.

McDowell,  Matthews, Brown. Churchill-Livingstone. 2007.

Clearly written book on management of diabetes mellitus in the primary care setting. Clear recommendations and good references. Illustrated with short clinical cases. Useful for medical, pharmacy and nursing students. Only a few illustrations in B/W.

April 27, 2009 Posted by | Books | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Problem-based Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Problem-based Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Ian A. Greer, Iain T. Cameron, Brian Magowan, Ralph N. Roberts and James J. Walker. 2003. Churchill Livingstone.

Total of 56 cases in 4 sections: Fertility and menstrual problems, General gynaecology, Pregnancy Problems, and Labour and delivery problems.  Each case starts with a 1-5 sentence clinical vignette. Subsequent questions address history taking, investigations, treatment options, etc over 2-4 pages. Discussion is to the point and of limited detail.

The authors point out that the modern medical curriculum has moved away from the traditional subject-based teaching to a problem-based or problem-oriented approach to learning, stimulating problem-solving skills. They indicate that the book will be helpful not only to undergraduates, nurses and midwives, but also postgraduates in their early years of training in obstetrics and gynaecology. The first 3 categories are likely to find the book useful but postgraduates could find the book a little too superficial for their needs.

This book has been borrowed only four times in the past year.

February 18, 2009 Posted by | Books | , , , , , | Leave a comment