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Critical Care: Just the Facts
     

Critical Care: Just the Facts

by Jesse Hall, Gregory Schmidt, D. Kyle Hogarth
 

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All the essentials of critical care in an instant!

This concise, yet comprehensive review is the perfect tool to prepare for in-service or licensing exams, for re-certification, or for use as a clinical refresher. Its highly efficient format conveniently condenses and simplifies the most important content, for maximum yield and comprehension-an

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All the essentials of critical care in an instant!

This concise, yet comprehensive review is the perfect tool to prepare for in-service or licensing exams, for re-certification, or for use as a clinical refresher. Its highly efficient format conveniently condenses and simplifies the most important content, for maximum yield and comprehension-an especially important benefit for facilitating bedside diagnosis in critical care medicine.

FEATURES

  • Compact review of key board-type material for specialization in critical care medicine
  • Trusted insights from a writing team of top-name academics and clinicians from one of the country's preeminent critical care divisions
  • Standardized, bulleted format emphasizes key points of epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical features, differential diagnosis, diagnosis, procedures and treatment, prognosis, plus references
  • Highlights and summarizes key concepts to assure quick absorption of the material and reinforce your understanding of even the most difficult topics
  • Logical chapter organization, arranged by system (cardiology, pulmonary system...) and illness (trauma, burns, poisoning…) to help focus your study and provide quick access to subjects

Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: David J. Dries, MD (University of Minnesota Medical School)
Description: This is the first edition of a review book based on Principles of Critical Care, 3rd edition (McGraw Hill, 2005).
Purpose: Essential information from the parent text is provided in a bulleted format.
Audience: Junior practitioners requiring quick information on a critical care problem may find this work useful. The editors are from the successful parent text and chapter authors are residents, fellows, and junior faculty most of whom are from the University of Chicago.
Features: Chapter and section organization is designed to parallel the parent text with initial chapters on general patient management followed by cardiopulmonary and other organ system considerations. Later sections review surgical topics, toxicology, procedures, and administrative concerns. The chapters are organized around short paragraphs and bullet points. Tables and line drawings are used to good effect, but radiographs are of inconsistent quality. Each chapter contains a brief bibliography, and essentially all of the references have publication dates prior to the 2005 publication date of the parent text. Occasional references are made to more recent primary sources and websites, but many chapters simply cite the corresponding material in the parent text.
Assessment: This is an effective quick guide for ICU problems. Unfortunately, content and references have not been updated and most are at least five years old. There are occasional editing inconsistencies in the references and text. This is an introductory "quick read" to be followed by more current primary and secondary sources.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071509565
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date:
04/06/2007
Series:
Just The Facts
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
560
File size:
8 MB

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Meet the Author

Jesse B. Hall, MD Professor of Medicine, and of Anesthesia and Critical Care Chief, Section of Pulmonary & Critical Care Director of Medical Intensive Care Unit Pritzker School of Medicine University of Chicago Dr. Hall is a recognized leader in the discipline and runs one of the top departments in the country. Both Drs. Hall and Schmidt are active presenters at national meetings and known internationally through their software company MedSym.

Gregory A. Schmidt, MD Associate Professor of Medicine Pritzker School of Medicine Dr. Hall is a recognized leader in the discipline and runs one of the top departments in the country. Both Drs. Hall and Schmidt are active presenters at national meetings and known internationally through their software company MedSym.

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