Anaesthesia, Pain, Intensive Care and Emergency A.P.I.C.E.: Proceedings of the 22st Postgraduate Course in Critical Medicine Venice-Mestre, Italy - November 9-11, 2007

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A. Gullo
Springer Science & Business Media, Feb 22, 2008 - Medical - 424 pages
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Improving standards of care is a real challenge in Intensive Care Medicine. Bettering clinical performance, patient safety, risk management and audit represents the cornerstone for raising the quality of care in ICU patients. Communication is the platform from where to start to reach a consensus in an extremely crowded area, a unique multidisciplinary and multiprofessional environment in which quality of care and, ultimately, patient survival need to be ameliorated.

 

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Contents

Organization of the Rapid Response System
3
Transoesophageal Echocardiography Clinical Assessment Techniques and Procedures in Critical Care and ICU
9
Use of Pulse Oximeter Waveform as a Non Invasive Functional Haemodynamic Monitoring Technique
23
Continuous Monitoring of Organ Chemistry a Paradigm Shift in Management of Intensive Care
29
General Anaesthesia and the Developing Brain
45
AIRWAY
51
Airway Management The Essentials
52
Best Method to Establish the Grade of Difficult Airway Clinical Assessment Techniques and Procedures in Critical Care and ICU
63
CARDIAC ARREST
195
New Aspects of Basic Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Research From Clinically Relevant Animal Models to Cells
197
Warning Symptoms of Sudden Cardiac Death
212
Vasopressors During Cardiac Arrest
219
INFECTIONS SEPSIS ORGAN DYSFUNTION
227
Candida Infection in Critically Ill Patients
229
Predisposition to Sepsis
240
SOFA Score A Keystone for Grading Multiple Organ Dysfunction
255

OutOfHospital Airway Management Knowledge and Equipment
71
Practical Aspects for Managing Extubation of the Difficult Airway
80
TRAUMA
93
Head Injury Treatment in 2007
95
Penetrating Injuries to the Neck Operation Observation or Angiointervention
111
OBSTETRICS
128
Clinical Decision Making in Obstetric Patients
131
Organization of Obstetric Services
145
PAEDIATRIC ANAESTHESIA
154
Clinical Decision Making in Paediatric Anaesthesia
157
Perioperative Care in Paediatrics Organization
162
Techniques and Drugs in Paediatrics TIVA and TCI
175
Depth of Anaesthesia Monitoring in Children
184
PERIOPERATIVE CARE
261
Operating Theatres Organization Costs and Audit
263
Use and Misuse of Preoperative Cardiac Testing for Noncardiac Surgery
269
Perioperative BetaBlockade Myths and Realities
279
Management of Hypoxia During One Lung Ventilation
290
Regional Anaesthesia for Thoracic Surgery
299
Why the Obese Patient is at Risk for Perioperative Complications
305
Perioperative Care in Neurosurgery Intraoperative Monitoring
313
Incidents Provoked Specifically by Certain Drugs Used in Anaesthesia
325
Side Effects Induced by Anaesthetic Manipulation or by Surgical Operation
332
QUALITY OF CARE IN THE ICU
342
Quality Management in the ICU Understanding the Process and Improving the Art
343
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