Critical Care Handbook of the Massachusetts General Hospital

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Luca M. Bigatello, Hasan Alam, Rae M. Allain
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2010 - Medical - 728 pages
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Written by the multidisciplinary intensive care unit staff at the Massachusetts General Hospital, the Fifth Edition of this best-selling handbook is a practical, complete, and current guide to medical and surgical critical care. In a user-friendly outline format designed for rapid reference, this pocket-sized book presents reliable, hospital-tested protocols that reflect today's most advanced critical care practices.

This edition includes new chapters on disaster preparedness in the ICU, quality improvement and prophylaxis, non-antibiotic therapies for sepsis, and use of ultrasound in the ICU. An appendix provides supplemental drug information.

 

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Contents

Discontinuation of Mechanical Ventilation 322
322
Liver Dysfunction 353
353
Acute Gastrointestinal Diseases 379
379
ICU Care After Thoracic Surgery
593
ICU Care Following Liver Kidney
605
ICU Care of the Obese Patient
616
The Intensivist Outside the ICU
626
Preface
vi
Supplemental Drug Information 653
653
Nutrition 177
131
Use of Ultrasound in the ICU
39
Index 701
58
EvidenceBased Practice and Basic Statistics
77
Principles of Mechanical Ventilation
78
Hemodynamic Management
100
SPECIFIC CONSIDERATIONS 244
112

Obstetric Critical Care 636
636
Critical Care of the Neurologic Patient 166
652
Transfusion Medicine 521
652
GENERAL PRINCIPLES 1
652
Sedation and Analgesia
124
The Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome 288
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