Chest Drains in Daily Clinical Practice

Editors: Kiefer, Thomas (Ed.)

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  • Provides coverage of the relevant anatomy, procedures and decision-making involved in using chest drains
  • Offers a practical step-by-step guide to performing chest drain therapy in a clinical setting    
  • Written by a team of internationally renowned experts in thoracic surgery who are at the forefront of developing and improving chest drainage systems     
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About this book

This book covers all aspects of successfully treating patients using chest drains, beginning with anatomy and ending with physiotherapy and pain management. The aim of the book is to provide medical professionals with a step-by-step guide to using a chest drain, with specific chapters on indications, kinds of chest drains, catheters, drainage systems, how to insert a chest tube, complications during placement and handling of a chest drain, removing a chest drain, management of the  pleural space and post-procedural care. Unlike general thoracic surgery textbooks, this book gives a complete overview of chest drains in clinical practice to ensure the best possible care of patients.  

About the authors

Thomas Kiefer

Head of Department for Thoracic Surgery

Lunge Center Bodensee

Klinikum Konstanz

Konstanz, Germany

Reviews

“Chest Drains in Daily Clinical Practice is a useful primer in the use and management of intercostal chest drains. The book covers the major concerns of practitioners dealing with chest drains – the anatomy, physiology and indications for drainage of the pleural space. The book goes on to cover a number of aspects of the management of chest drains, including common problems encountered in patients who have a chest drain in situ. … Overall, a useful primer, with a surgical flavour.” (Toby Hillman, British Journal of Hospital Medicine, Vol. 78 (10), October, 2017)

“It is very difficult, within the world of thoracic surgery books, to create a new book that is unique. However, the book “Chest Drains in Daily Clinical Practice” by Thomas Kiefer clearly deserves this distinction, and not just in one way, but for several reasons. ... It addresses aspects of care faced by physicians, nurses, physiotherapists, and, in fact, includes all of these specialties in the choice of authors. It is a worthwhile book for an entire thoracic surgery service to use in organizing their care. ... I recommend this book to anyone involved in thoracic surgical care who is interested in improving patient care, and who is willing to not just focus on flashy high-visibility aspects, but to look at the simple daily routines that may have much greater actual overall impact.” (Frank C. Detterbeck FACS, FCCP, Yale University, Department of Thoracic Surgery, USA)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-32339-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-32338-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Chest Drains in Daily Clinical Practice
Editors
  • Thomas Kiefer
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-32339-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-32339-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-32338-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 202
Number of Illustrations
22 b/w illustrations, 65 illustrations in colour
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