Critical Care Emergency Medicine

Critical Care Emergency Medicine

by David Farcy, William Chiu, Alex Flaxman, John Marshall
     
 

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The first comprehensive text on critical care emergency medicine

"...goes a long way toward establishing emergency physicians as credible intensivists....The book is unique as it blends the perspective of a true intensivist with that of emergency medicine. The book is the fi rst of its kind, and I predict it will become known as the standard

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The first comprehensive text on critical care emergency medicine

"...goes a long way toward establishing emergency physicians as credible intensivists....The book is unique as it blends the perspective of a true intensivist with that of emergency medicine. The book is the fi rst of its kind, and I predict it will become known as the standard reference for those emergency physicians, as well as others, who wish to understand the overlap between emergency medicine and critical care."--Thomas M. Scalea, MD, FACS, FCCM, R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center and University of Maryland School of Medicine (from the foreword)

Critical Care Emergency Medicine is destined to become the standard reference for all clinicians who wish to understand the overlap between emergency medicine and critical care. Written by experienced emergency physicians and intensivists, the book is unique in incorporating both perspectives into the practice of emergency medicine and critical care.

Critical Care Emergency Medicine teaches emergency physicians everything they must know and do to better care for critically ill patients in an emergency department or to provide care in an ICU. Enhanced by numerous algorithms that speed decision making and full-color illustrations demonstrating anatomy and technique, this book is an essential practice tool.

Critical Care Emergency Medicine delivers expert guidance on managing:

  • Airway and Ventilatory Support
  • Pulmonary Disorders
  • Cardiovascular Disorders
  • Gastrointestinal and Renal Disorders
  • Neurologic and Neurosurgical Disorders
  • Hematologic and Endocrine Disorders
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Toxicologic Disorders

    You will also find important information on the use of ultrasound, fluid management, nutritional support, pediatric considerations, patient transportation, and end-of-life issues.

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    Editorial Reviews

    Doody's Review Service
    Reviewer: David J. Dries, MD (University of Minnesota Medical School)
    Description: An increasing amount of critical care is performed before patients reach the intensive care unit. Some of this work is done in the prehospital setting, and many essential interventions take place in the emergency department. This book describes critical care considerations for patients in the emergency department.
    Purpose: This work is targeted at practitioners providing initial management of patients in this setting.
    Audience: Students and practitioners of emergency medicine, surgery, hospital medicine, and other disciplines responding to the emergency department are an appropriate audience for this work, which is written by a mixture of emergency medicine, surgery, and critical care practitioners.
    Features: Chapters are grouped by anatomic location of critical care issues, beginning with cardiopulmonary topics and continuing through gastrointestinal, neurological, hematological, and infectious disease concerns. Concluding chapters include presentations on interventional and diagnostic ultrasound, shock management, nutrition support, and transportation of critically ill patients. Chapters are clearly written and tables effectively present key data. Photographs are sometimes used, but the quality is inconsistent. Each chapter includes a reference list of primary literature, dating to within three to four years of publication. The table of contents includes chapter grouping by subject matter and lists authorship. A detailed subject index includes separate citations for figures and tables.
    Assessment: This book fills an important gap in the secondary critical care literature and provides a tool for emergency medicine practitioners. Most chapters effectively reach this audience. I was, however, surprised at the inclusion of topics such as extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and management of postcardiac surgery patients, for example. A second edition could appropriately include presentations on resuscitation after injury.

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    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780071639811
    Publisher:
    McGraw-Hill Education
    Publication date:
    12/09/2011
    Sold by:
    Barnes & Noble
    Format:
    NOOK Book
    Pages:
    464
    File size:
    68 MB
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