Urgent Procedures in Medical Practice

by Sanja Kupesic Plavsic

This book focuses on “urgent procedures in medical practice”. Video demonstrations are the most comprehensive way to learn procedures and contain information that cannot be mastered using photograph format. Videos on “urgent procedures in medical practice” presents 50 procedural skills demonstrated on partial task trainers, full body simulators, cadavers and/or on real patients in real clinical scenarios. In clinical practice often there is not enough time to read an article, chapter or look through a large reference when there is a patient who requires an immediate response. This book consists of 50 chapters, which includes skin adhesive, skin stapling, suturing skin lacerations, nail removal, wart, corn and callus removal, fine needle aspiration, breast cyst aspiration, skin biopsy, incision and drainage of superficial skin abscesses, removal of foreign bodies, rings and fishhooks, control of epistaxis, nasogastric tube insertion, bladder catheterization, lumbar puncture, digital rectal examination and anoscopy, excision of thrombosed external hemorrhoids, endotracheal intubation, thoracentesis, chest tube placement, paracentesis, arterial lines, central venous catheterization, peripherally inserted central catheter, venous cutdown, chest x-ray evaluation, fluorescein eye examination, conscious sedation, soft tissue corticosteroid injections, splinting, arthrocentesis, closed joint reductions, fetal heart rate monitoring, triage OB ultrasound, normal vaginal delivery, and intrauterine device placement and removal. Chapters featuring procedural skills provide a concise review of the procedures and include 5 multiple choice questions and answers to test the learner’s knowledge. List of relevant literature sources is provided at the end of each chapter.


Book Detail

Editor Editor's Affiliation
1. Plavsic Sanja Kupesic Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, El Paso, Texas, USA
ISBN 9789351529675
Speciality Medicine
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/13098
Edition 1/e
Publishing Year 2018
Pages 254
Book Type Professional



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