Care of the Critically Ill Medical Patient
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.
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Arterial blood gas interpretation
Nutrition in the critically ill
Assessment and management of sepsis
abnormal acute airway antibiotics aortic aortic dissection aspiration assessment asthma beneﬁt bicarbonate bleeding blood gas blood pressure bowel breathing cardiac cardiac tamponade catheter cause central venous cerebral chest pain clinical coma critical care unit critically ill patients CT scan cuff deﬁnitive diagnosis difﬁcult disease dose drain drugs ﬁrst ﬂow ﬂuid ﬂuid resuscitation glucose guidelines haemorrhage hospital hyperkalaemia hyponatraemia hypotension hypoxia increased infarction infection infusion initial inotropes insertion intravenous intubation KEY POINTS liver lung meningitis metabolic acidosis mmHg mmol/L monitoring myocardial myocardial infarction needle neurological normal nutrition obstruction occur overdose oxygen PaCO2 paracetamol performed pneumonia pneumothorax poisoning potassium present pulmonary oedema pulse renal failure respiratory failure risk saline sepsis serum severe signiﬁcant signs sodium speciﬁc spinal status epilepticus stoma stroke surgical symptoms syndrome tachycardia therapy thrombolysis tracheal tracheostomy tube treatment urine usually vein ventilation ventricular