Core Topics in Critical Care Medicine

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Fang Gao Smith
Cambridge University Press, Apr 22, 2010 - Medical
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The critical care unit manages patients with a vast range of disease and injuries affecting every organ system. The unit can initially be a daunting environment, with complex monitoring equipment producing large volumes of clinical data. Core Topics in Critical Care Medicine is a practical, comprehensive, introductory-level text for any clinician in their first few months in the critical care unit. It guides clinicians in both the initial assessment and the clinical management of all CCU patients, demystifying the critical care unit and providing key knowledge in a concise and accessible manner. The full spectrum of disorders likely to be encountered in critical care are discussed, with additional chapters on transfer and admission, imaging in the CCU, structure and organisation of the unit, and ethical and legal issues. Written by Critical Care experts, Core Topics in Critical Care Medicine provides comprehensive, concise and easily accessible information for all trainees.
 

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Contents

Specific features of critical Section II Systemic disorders
99
Advanced airway management 6 16 Multiple organ failure
108
Patient admission and discharge 16 17 Immunosuppressed patients
116
Transfer of the critically ill 21 18 Principles of antibiotics use
124
Scoring systems and outcome 27 19 Fluid and electrolyte disorders
130
Information management in critical care 34 20 Acidbase abnormalities
148
Haemodynamics monitoring 40 21 Postoperative critical care
159
Critical care imaging modalities 49 22 Postresuscitation care
170
Mechanical ventilation 212 39 Status epilepticus
306
Failure of ventilation 226 40 Abnormal levels of consciousness
312
Failure of oxygenation 232 41 Meningitis and encephalitis
319
Respiratory weaning 241 42 Traumatic brain injury
325
Noninvasive ventilation 246 43 Trauma and burns
334
Unconventional strategies 44 Eclampsia and preeclampsia
342
Bill Tunnicliffe
349
Acute gastrointestinal bleeding John Clift and Elinor Powell
360

Nutrition 67 and management
177
Sedation 77 24 Acute coronary syndromes
185
Ethics 85 25 Cardiac arrhythmias
194
Organ donation 91 Harjot Singh and Tony Whitehouse v
202
Severe acute pancreatitis 266
369
Renal replacement
377
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Fang Gao Smith is Professor in Anaesthesia, Critical Care Medicine and Pain, Clinical Trial Unit and Head of Academic Department of Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, UK.

Joyce Yeung is Anaesthetic Specialist Registrar, Warwickshire Rotation, West Midlands Deanery and Research Fellow, Academic Department of Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, UK.

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