BN.com Gift Guide

Critical Care Secrets / Edition 4

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$46.99
Buy Used
Buy Used from BN.com
$35.24
(Save 37%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $13.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 74%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (10) from $13.99   
  • New (2) from $115.00   
  • Used (8) from $13.99   

Overview

This best-selling volume in The Secrets Series® is back in an exciting, fully updated 4th Edition! You'll find all of the features you rely on the Secrets for—such as a question-and-answer format · bulleted lists · mnemonics · "Key Points" boxes · and tips from the authors.
  • Equips you with the evidence-based guidance you need to provide optima care for the critically ill.
  • Expedites reference and review with a question-and-answer format, bulleted lists, mnemonics, and practical tips from the authors.
  • Features a two-color page layout, "Key Points" boxes, and lists of useful web sites to enhance your reference power.
  • Presents a chapter containing "Top Secrets", providing you with an overview of essential material for last-minute study or self-assessment
  • Provides coverage of the principles of gas and fluid flow · pulmonary mechanics · and electronic circuitry.
  • Discusses protocols and guidelines.
  • Offers effective solutions to patients' medical and ethical problems from a wide range of specialists such as pulmonologists
    · surgeons · anesthesiologists · psychiatrists · pharmacists · and infectious disease experts.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From The Critics
Reviewer: David J. Dries, MD (University of Minnesota Medical School)
Description: This is the fourth edition of a question and answer book designed to review common critical care topics.
Purpose: Authors pose key questions in critical care and formulate answers to allow practitioners to identify effective solutions to patient problems.
Audience: Students, residents, and fellows are an appropriate audience for this work, which originates from academic institutions in North America.
Features: The 92 chapters are organized into 20 sections, beginning with basic life support and cardiopulmonary concerns. Infection, renal, endocrine, gastrointestinal, trauma and emergency medicine concerns are also represented. Concluding chapters summarize ethical considerations and administrative advances including key papers in evidence-based critical care. Chapters are organized as groups of questions and divided into small topics so that they can easily be read. Presentations are clear and tables and shading are used to highlight important points. The table of contents divides chapters into subheadings while an index of over 30 pages gives excellent access to content. This edition provides a greater number of references than the previous edition, all dating to within two years of publication.
Assessment: This fourth edition is effectively updated from previous editions. Succinct, useful answers are provided for common questions in multidisciplinary critical care. The authors begin to assemble references important in the recent move into evidence-based approaches to critical care and provide some web sites where additional data can be obtained. Although this is not an overview text, it does provide an effective introduction for trainees.
David J. Dries
This second edition of a multiauthored text reviews common facts involved in critical care management. Junior house officers and medical students will find a summary of common facts used to introduce critical care concepts in a question and answer format. The student or junior house officer is the appropriate audience for this work. Editors and contributors represent multidisciplinary critical care programs, with many of the contributors coming from the University of Colorado and the University of California, San Francisco. Topics begin with basic life support and fundamental procedures and span individual organ system considerations in the intensive care unit. Additional sections are devoted to surgery and trauma, perioperative care, radiology and emergency medicine support, toxicology, psychiatry, and administrative concerns. Tables are infrequent and illustrations rare. Each chapter contains a brief reference list of important but not necessarily recent work. Often reviews are cited instead of original studies. The table of contents divides chapters by organ system. A detailed index lists information reviewed on specific pages as well as broader topics covered by entire chapters. As the editors admit, this is not a standard text book. It provides many of the details contributing to a fundamental discussion of critical care topics. For deeper exploration and integration, a standard text book is necessary. Nonetheless, I found this an interesting collection of information bits, useful to anyone new to the ICU.
From the Publisher
"This book effectively uses a question-and-answer format to introduce core topics in intensive care medicine. The questions also will enable teachers to organize unit rounds, and students to recognize important concepts for common topics. " - David J. Dries, MD(University of Minnesota Medical School)
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: David J. Dries, MD (University of Minnesota Medical School)
Description: This second edition of a multiauthored text reviews common facts involved in critical care management.
Purpose: Junior house officers and medical students will find a summary of common facts used to introduce critical care concepts in a question and answer format.
Audience: The student or junior house officer is the appropriate audience for this work. Editors and contributors represent multidisciplinary critical care programs, with many of the contributors coming from the University of Colorado and the University of California, San Francisco.
Features: Topics begin with basic life support and fundamental procedures and span individual organ system considerations in the intensive care unit. Additional sections are devoted to surgery and trauma, perioperative care, radiology and emergency medicine support, toxicology, psychiatry, and administrative concerns. Tables are infrequent and illustrations rare. Each chapter contains a brief reference list of important but not necessarily recent work. Often reviews are cited instead of original studies. The table of contents divides chapters by organ system. A detailed index lists information reviewed on specific pages as well as broader topics covered by entire chapters.
Assessment: As the editors admit, this is not a standard text book. It provides many of the details contributing to a fundamental discussion of critical care topics. For deeper exploration and integration, a standard text book is necessary. Nonetheless, I found this an interesting collection of information bits, useful to anyone new to the ICU.

2 Stars from Doody
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416032069
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 8/2/2007
  • Series: Secrets Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 550
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

I. BASIC LIFE SUPPORT

General Approach to the Critically Ill Patient
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Pulse Oximetry and Capnography
Invasive Hemodynamic Monitoring
Interpretation of Arterial Blood Gases
Fluid Therapy
Nutrition in Critically Ill Patients
Noninvasive Ventilation
Mechanical Ventilation
Discontinuation of Mechanical Ventilation

II. PROCEDURES

Tracheal Intubation and Airway Management
Tracheotomy and Upper Airway Obstruction
Chest Tubes
Bronchoscopy
Pacemakers and Defibrillators
Circulatory Assist Devices

III. PULMONARY MEDICINE

Acute Pneumonia
Asthma
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Cor Pulmonale
Acute Respiratory Failure
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Aspiration
Hemoptysis
Venous Thromboembolism and Fat Embolism

IV. CARDIOLOGY

Chest Pain
Acute Myocardial Infarction and Pressors
Dysrhythmias and Tachyarrhythmias
Aortic Dissection
Valvular Heart Disease
Pericardial Disease (Pericarditis and Pericardial Tamponade)

V. INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Sepsis, Severe Sepsis Syndrome, and Septic Shock
Endocarditis
Meningitis
Disseminated Fungal Infections
Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria
Catheter-related Infections and Associated Bacteremia
Bioterrorism
Skin and Soft Tissue Infections

VI. RENAL DISEASE

Hypertension
Acute Renal Failure
Renal Replacement Therapy and Rhabdomyolysis
Hypokalemia and Hyperkalemia
Hyponatremia and Hypernatremia

VII. GASTROENTEROLOGY

Upper & Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding in the Critically Ill Patient
Acute Pancreatitis
Hepatitis and Cirrhosis
Peritonitis and Lavage

VIII. ENDOCRINOLOGY

Diabetic Ketoacidosis
Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Syndrome
Adrenal Insufficiency in the Intensive Care Unit
Thyroid Disease in the Intensive Care Unit

IX. HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY

Blood Products and Coagulation
Thrombocytopenia and Platelets
Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation
Sickle Cell Disease
Oncologic Emergencies (including Hypercalcemia)

X. RHEUMATOLOGY

Rheumatologic Diseases in the ICU

XI. NEUROLOGY

Coma
Brain Death
Status Epilepticus
Stroke and Cerebral Aneurysms
Landry-Guillain-Barré Syndrome
Myasthenia Gravis
Alcohol Withdrawal
Head Trauma

XII. SURGERY AND TRAUMA

Burns
The Acute Abdomen
Pneumothorax
Flail Chest and Pulmonary Contusion
Myocardial Contusion

XIII. PERIOPERATIVE CARE

Liver and Heart Transplantation

XIV. SEDATION and PAIN MANAGEMENT

Use of Paralytic Agents in the Intensive Care Unit
Pain Management in the Intensive Care Unit
Sedation, Analgesia, and Delirium

XV. EMERGENCY MEDICINE

Tetanus
Anaphylaxis
Hypothermia
Heat Stroke

XVI. TOXICOLOGY

General Approach to Poisonings
Aspirin Intoxication
Acetaminophen Overdose

XVII. OBSTETRICS

Care of the Critically Ill Pregnant Patient

XVIII. PSYCHIATRY

Delirium
Anxiety and Agitation in the ICU
Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome

XIX. ETHICS

Ethics
Withdrawal of Treatment

XX. ADMINISTRATION

ICU Administration
Quality Assurance in the ICU
Scoring Systems for Comparison of Disease Severity in ICU Patients
Evidence-based Critical Care

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)