The Painless Guide To Mastering Clinical Acid-Base, 1st Edition
Benjamin Abelow, MD (Author)
Why the ASPEN Publications Review Committee recommends this book:
Acid-Base is topic that challenges many clinicians; therefore, getting a fresh approach from an experienced educator is welcome. The book introduces basic information, eg. buffers and acid-base physiology, and provides in-depth discussion on various acid-base disorders. Well-illustrated and with many “call-out” text boxes summarizing important points, the book is readable and interesting. The practice problems provide additional reinforcement of concepts. One of the nice features of the book is the guidance given in the front material entitled, “How to Make This Book Work for You”. The author suggests certain chapters that would be more germane for various readers, e.g., the beginner, those who already know the fundamentals, and those who want to learn blood gas interpretation. Although not a book most would read cover to cover, it is a handy reference that goes beyond most general texts for educators, students and clinicians who want to improve their ability to interpret blood gases under different clinical conditions.
About the author:
Dr. Abelow is a graduate of Yale University School of Medicine and served as a lecturer there for more than 8 years.