Critical Care Emergency Medicine / Edition 1

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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

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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: 9780071628242
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/27/2011
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 624
  • Sales rank: 329,995
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

David A. Farcy, MD, FAAEM, FACEP, FCCM

Medical Director of Surgical Intensivist Program

Director of Emergency Department Critical Care

Mount Sinai Medical Center

Miami, Florida

Michael C. Chiu, MD, FACS, FCCM

Associate Professor of Surgery

Director, Fellowship Programs in Surgical

Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery

R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center

University of Maryland School of Medicine

Baltimore, Maryland

Alex Flaxman, MD, MSE

Director, Emergency Medicine Critical Care

Emergency and Critical Care Attending

St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center

Patterson, New Jersey

Attending Intensivist

Pittsburgh Critical Care Associates, Inc.

Staff Intensivist

Upper Allegheny Health System

Olean, New York

John P. Marshall, MD, FACEP

Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine

Maimonides Medical Center

Brooklyn, New York

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Table of Contents

1. The Emergency Department Intensivist, Scott D. Weingart
2. Approach to the Difficult Airway, Timothy B. Jang and Jason C. Wagner
3. The Failed Airway, David R. Gens, David A. Farcy, and Dale J. Yeatts
4. Mechanical Ventilation, David A. Farcy, Paul L. Petersen, Dennis Heard, and Peter DeBlieux
5. Weaning and Extubation, Alex Flexman
6. Noninvasive Ventilation, Brian J. Wright and Todd L. Slesinger
7. Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Membrane Oxygenation, David A. Farcy, David Rabinowitz, and Paola G. Pieri
8. Acute Respiratory Failure, Imoigele P. Aisiku
9. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS, Isaac Tawil and Megan L. Garcia
10. Severe Asthma and COPD, Michael T. Dalley
11. Pulmonary Embolism, Rayan A. Rouhizad and Beth A. Longenecker
12. Hemodynamic and Perfusion Monitoring, Elizabeth Lea Walters and H. Bryant Nguyen
13. Acute Coronary Syndrome, John P. Marshall and Jonathan Rose
14. Hypertensive Crises, Christopher M. Perry, Qiuping Zhou, and Todd L. Slesinger
15. Post-Cardiac Arrest Management, Alan C. Heffner
16. Vasopressors and Inotropes, Amber Rollstin, John P. Marshall, and William C. Chiu
17. Management After Cardiac Surgery, Justin T. Sambol and Lamont C. Smith
18. Pericardial Diseases, Joseph R. Shiber
19. Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Marie-Carmelle Elie-Turenne
20. Acute Liver Failure: How to Orchestrate Emergency Critical Care Interventions, Thomas H. Kalb and Jennifer A. Frontera
21. Acid-Base Disorders, Kevin M. Jones and William C. Chiu
22. Electrolyte Disorders, Kevin M. Jones, Samantha L. Wood, and William C. Chiu
23. Acute Renal Failure and Renal Replacement Therapy, Alex Flexman and Deborah M. Stein
24. Alterations in Mental Status, Nestor D. Tomycz and David W. Crippen
25. Management of Acute Intracranial Hypertension, Asma Zakaria and Imoigele P. Aisiku
26. Stroke, Alex M. Barrocas and Beth A. Longenecker
27. Intracranial Hemorrhage, Alex M. Barrocas and Beth A. Longenecker
28. Traumatic Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury, Jason A. Ellis, Kiwon Lee, and Dorothea Altschul
29. Transfusion in Critical Care, Julie A. Mayglothling and Therese M. Duane
30. Deep Venous Thrombosis, Amy Tortorich and David R. Gens
31. Hyperglycemic Emergency, Grace S. Lee and Shyoko Honiden
32. Glucose Management in Critical Care, Ari J. Ciment and Joseph Romero
33. Adrenal Insufficiency, Evie G. Marcolini and William C. Chiu
34. Approach to Fever in Critical Care, Marnie E. Rosenthal
35. Principles of Antimicrobial Use in Critical Care, Anu Osinusi and Manjari Joshi
36. Sepsis and Septic Shock, David A. Farcy, John Yashou, and Emanuel Rivers
37. Nosocomial and Health Care-Associated Pneumonia, Michael T. McCurdy
38. Infectious Endocarditis, Joseph R. Shiber
39. Clostridium Difficile Infection (CDI), Claudio D. Tuda
40. Approach to Poisoning, Mohan Punja and Robert J. Hoffman
41. The Critically Ill Poisoned Patient, Robert J. Hoffman
42. Acetaminophen Overdose, Seth R. Podolsky
43. Salicylate Overdose, (Shawn) Xun Zhong and Andrew Stolbach
44. Point-Of-Care Echocardiography In The Emergency Department, Stephen J. Leech, Falk Eike Flach, and L. Connor Nickels
45. Ultrasound-Guided Critical Care Procedures, Ashika Jain, Lawrence E. Haines, and Eitan Dickman
46. Classification of Shock, Tiffany M. Osborn and David A. Farcy
47. Fluid Management, Alan C. Heffner and Matthew T. Robinson
48. Nutritional Support in Critical Care, Colleen Casey
49. Percutaneous Tracheostomy for the Intensivist, Jonathan L. Marinaro, Rajeev P. Misra, and Dan Hale
50. Therapeutic Hypothermia: History, Data, Translation and Emergency Department Application, David F. Gaieski and Munish Goyal
51. Pediatric Considerations, Fernando L. Soto
52. Transportation of the Critical Care Patient, Ira Nemeth and Julio R. Lairet
53. End-of-life Issues in Emergency Critical Care, Sangeeta Lamba

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