Medicine consultation is an evolving field. Patients with a wide range of medical conditions undergo surgeries of varying levels of risk. However, medicine is still medicine, whether a patient has just undergone or is about to undergo a surgery. Creating a differential diagnosis, weighing risks and benefits, providing timely treatment--these skills are equally applicable to the internist whether he or she is in an office or in a perioperative setting.Consult medicine is, first and foremost, a collaboration between physicians of different disciplines in order to provide patients with the most complete care possible. Teamwork between internists, surgeons, and anesthesiologists improves patient care. The Medicine Consult Handbook was created to provide useful information, advice and guidelines based on a combination of clinical experience and evidence-based medicine. It covers topics in many major clinical areas (anesthesiology, cardiology, pulmonology, gastroenterology, rheumatology, endocrinology, and many others ) and puts critical surgery information at a consult physician's fingertips.The Medicine Consult Handbook was created by the Medicine Consult Service team at the University of Washington Medical Center and has already gained traction as a handy resource in the field. Now fully updated and expanded with new topics (including substance abuse and obesity), this is sure to become an indispensable quick reference book for residents and consult physicians alike.Now fully updated and expanded with new topics (including substance abuse and obesity), this is sure to become an indispensable quick reference book for residents and consult physicians alike.
|Title||:||The Perioperative Medicine Consult Handbook|
|Author||:||Christopher J. Wong, Nason P. Hamlin|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-11-07|