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What it is:
Coagulation can be confusing, to say the least. This guide demystifies coag with easy-to-understand descriptions of clotting and anti-clotting, an explanation of laboratory tests, and succinct but complete reviews of bleeding disorders (like von Willebrand disease) and thrombotic disorders (like factor V Leiden). It’s short and complete, and it has tons of helpful mnemonics, charts and tables.
What students have said:
- “I’ve read it. I no longer hate coag!!”
- “I really liked the coag book, very easy to understand. I graduated in August and now am working in a hospital with a surgery/trauma team. I am using the book so I can understand the clotting system in general as well as how the meds like heparin and lovenox work since we use them on every pt. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge! It truly has helped me understand things I thought I would never get!”
- “I am reading your “Clot or Bleed”. I wish to know English better to express my gratitude for such a precious gift.”
- “Everything about it is great and convenient.”
- “The explanations are very helpful and succint…brilliant.”
- “It’s perfect for students.”
- “Your books helped me very much, especially, “Clot or Bleed”. It is a lot easier to remember the material if it is in lack of a better word, “dumbed” down for you.”
- “It expresses your unquestionable professional talent and your delicious sense of humour.”
Having trouble with coagulation?
You’re not alone. Coagulation is one of those topics that everyone, it seems, finds troublesome. The cascade alone, with all its Roman numerals and seemingly random pathways, is enough to make you want to throw a heavy object (where’s Robbins?). As one student put it, “I don’t know anyone who doesn’t hate coag.” What’s worse is that there wasn’t a book with a simple, understandable, succinct explanation of coag anywhere. Which led to the creation of this Painless Guide to Coag.
Here’s what the guide covers:
- The basics of clotting: platelet plug formation and the dreaded coagulation cascade
- The basics of anti-clotting: natural anticoagulants and fibrinolytics
- Laboratory tests: common (or otherwise important) platelet and coagulation tests
- Bleeding disorders (von Willebrand disease, hemophilia, hereditary platelet disorders, DIC, ITP, TTP, HUS, and others)
- Thrombotic disorders (factor V Leiden, ATIII deficiency, protein C and S deficiencies, antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, and others)
Here’s why it’s painless:
- It’s short (so you don’t waste time sorting out what’s important)
- It’s complete (so you don’t have to use other sources to figure things out)
- It’s easy to understand (no complicated text that you need to re-read three times)
- There are lots of helpful mnemonics (including a bizarre, sexy one for the coagulation cascade)
- It will make you look good (it gives answers to the questions most commonly asked by professors and attendings)
- There are nice, clean charts and tables (because tables are much easier to remember than paragraphs of text)
- It’s illustrated with explanatory photos (so you have more than just Roman numerals to picture in your brain)
- It’s got everything you need to know to really understand coag – minus the anxiety and torture.
Clot or Bleed: A Painless Guide for People Who Hate Coag
52 page ebook (immediate download)