Core Topics in Critical Care Medicine

Core Topics in Critical Care Medicine

by Fang Gao Smith
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521897742

ISBN-13: 9780521897747

Pub. Date: 05/31/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Critical care is a specialty that treats seriously ill patients with a diverse range of diseases and/or injuries affecting every organ system. The critical care unit can initially be a daunting environment, with complex monitoring equipment and large volumes of clinical data to be interpreted.

Core Topics in Critical Care Medicine is a practical and Comprehensive

Overview

Critical care is a specialty that treats seriously ill patients with a diverse range of diseases and/or injuries affecting every organ system. The critical care unit can initially be a daunting environment, with complex monitoring equipment and large volumes of clinical data to be interpreted.

Core Topics in Critical Care Medicine is a practical and Comprehensive guide both to clinicians and allied health professionals working in the intensive care environment. The first section outlines the principles and fundamentals underlying the work in critical care. It guides clinicians in both the initial assessment and the clinical management of critically ill patients, demystifying the critical care unit.

The second section includes the full spectrum of disorders likely to be encountered in critical care, including obstetric and paediatric emergencies. Additional chapters cover the transfer and admission of sick patients, imaging technology in critical care, structure and organization of the critical care unit, and ethical and legal issues. The final chapters concentrate on advanced training in intensive care and give examples of mock MCQs and vivas in UK and European Diploma in Intensive Care examinations.

Written by critical care experts and containing all the information needed to provide overall care of the critically ill patient, Core Topics in Critical Care Medicine provides comprehensive, concise and easily accessible information for trainees from all backgrounds.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521897747
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/31/2010
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.20(d)

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Table of Contents

List of contributors vii

Foreword Julian Bion ix

Preface xi

Acknowledgements xii

List of abbreviations xiii

Section I Specific features of critical Care medicine 1

1 Recognition of critical illness Edwin Mitchell 1

2 Advanced airway management Isma Quasim 6

3 Patient admission and discharge Santhana Kannan 16

4 Transfer of the critically ill Gavin Perkins 21

5 Scoring systems and outcome Roger Stedman 27

6 Information management in critical care Roger Stedman 34

7 Haemodynamics monitoring Anil Kumar Joyce Yeung 40

8 Critical care imaging modalities Frances Aitchison 49

9 Vasoactive drugs Mamta Patel 58

10 Nutrition Yasser Tolba 67

11 Pain control Edwin Mitchell 72

12 Sedation Joyce Yeung 77

13 Ethics John Bleasdale 85

14 Organ donation Angeline Simons Joyce Yeung 91

Section II Systemic disorders and management 99

15 Sepsis Yasser Tolba David Thickett 99

16 Multiple organ failure Zahid Khan 108

17 Immunosuppressed patients Tara Quasim 116

18 Principles of antibiotics use Edwin Mitchell 124

19 Fluid and electrolyte disorders Prasad Bheemasenachar 130

20 Acid-base abnormalities Prasad Bheemasenachar 148

21 Post-operative critical care Prasad Bheemasenachar 159

22 Post-resuscitation care Gavin Perkins 170

Section III Organ dysfunction and management 177

23 Bleeding and clotting disorders Nick Murphy 177

24 Acute coronary syndromes Harjot Singh Tony Whitehouse 185

25 Cardiac arrhythmias Khai Ping Ng George Pulikal 194

26 Acute heart failure Harjot Singh Tony Whitehouse 202

27 Mechanical ventilation Bill Tunnicliffe 212

28 Failure of ventilation Darshan Pandit Joyce Yeung 226

29 Failure of oxygenation Darshan Pandit Joyce Yeung 232

30 Respiratory weaning Darshan Pandit 241

31 Non-invasive ventilation David Thickett 246

32 Unconventional strategies for respiratory support Bill Tunnicliffe 251

33 Acute gastrointestinal bleeding and perforation Mamta Patel Richard Skone 257

34 Severe acute pancreatitis Andrew Burtenshaw Neil Crooks 266

35 Poisoning Zahid Khan 275

36 Liver failure Nick Murphy Joyce Yeung 284

37 Acute renal failure Andrew Burtenshaw 292

38 Renal replacement therapy Andrew Burtenshaw 299

39 Status epilepticus Joyce Yeung 306

40 Abnormal levels of consciousness Anil Kumar 312

41 Meningitis and encephalitis Nick Sherwood 319

42 Traumatic brain injury Randeep Mullhi Sandeep Walia 325

43 Trauma and burns Catherine Snelson 334

44 Eclampsia and pre-eclampsia John Clift 342

45 Obstetric emergencies in the ICU John Clift Elinor Powell 349

46 Paediatric emergencies Nageena Hussain Joyce Yeung 360

Section IV Examinations 369

47 Core areas required for UK/European Diploma examinations Zahid Khan 369

48 Examples of mock MCQs and viva questions Zahid Khan 374

Index 380

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