Care of the Critically Ill Medical Patient

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Elsevier Health Sciences, 2007 - Medical - 397 pages
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This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It is a concise guide to the recognition and care of critically ill patients aimed at trainee doctors in all medical specialties.

  • A concise guide for the trainee in internal medicine on how to treat patients on the ward who develop life-threatening emergencies, particularly involving organ support.
  • Enables the reader to identify critically ill and deteriorating patients sooner, thus improving outcome.
  • Does not focus on how disease is treated in the ITU, but on the important practicalities for the trainee on the medical ward, such as how to fluid resuscitate, when to insert cvp lines, when to call ITU etc.
  • Covers an area seen as increasing important for the MRCP and other postgraduate exams.
  • Deals with important areas such as inotropic support, blood gas analysis and the ethics of treating the critically ill, which are poorly covered in terms of educational material at this level.
 

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Contents

Contents
1
Fluid balance
29
Arterial blood gas interpretation
43
Nutrition in the critically ill
57
Assessment and management of sepsis
71
Cardiac emergencies
89
Respiratory emergencies
131
Neurological emergencies
171
Gastrointestinal emergencies
217
Metabolic emergencies
237
Poisoning
275
K Han 13 Practical procedures
301
Tracheostomy management
327
Ethical issues in critical care
359
Index
383
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