Pediatric Critical Care: The Essentials / Edition 1

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Overview

While critical care pharmacology and technology have become widely available, paediatricians and primary care physicians must frequently deal with critically ill children in understaffed hospitals. Those who represent the first line of care know that the first hours of treatment to a critically ill child have a significant impact on the outcome.

This introductory overview of paediatric critical care is written for medical students, paediatric residents, and residents from other disciplines who rotate through paediatric ICU. In addition to covering PICU topics, this tome reviews the initial management and stabilization of critically ill children. Management of life-threatening situations to critically ill children that are also reviewed in this book include respiratory failure, cardiovascular collagse, status epilepticus, status asthmaticus, upper airway obstructions, toxic ingestions, and sepsis.

This easy-to-read manual outlines basic concepts of paediatric ICU and makes for easy reading in a night on call. while also satisfying the requirements for a quick reference text that can help the unsuspecting health care worker in an emergency, its engaging presentation motivates readiness for critical care.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Kenneth A. Schenkman, MD, PhD (University of Washington School of Medicine)
Description: This introductory text in the field of pediatric critical care medicine addresses common issues encountered in the care of critically ill children.
Purpose: The purpose is to "provide a preliminary overview or introduction to critical care medicine." This text fills a useful role in providing a fairly comprehensive but succinct overview of the essential concepts of pediatric critical care medicine.
Audience: It is written for "those who may be periodically faced with caring for critically ill children," and for "house staff of various disciplines, for medical students, and for nursing staff." It is also an excellent introduction for professionals who care for other hospitalized children and serves as a concise review for specialists in both medical and surgical fields.
Features: Organized in the traditional manner, this book starts with the basics of airway management, mechanical ventilation, and circulatory physiology. The succeeding chapters cover management strategies for common illnesses and conditions encountered in the pediatric intensive care unit. Review of issues encountered in the ICU include monitoring, sedation, fluid and electrolyte balance, nutrition, and blood product administration. This book has many concise tables and algorithms in keeping with the practical approach used throughout. Each chapter is generally well referenced with appropriate and current sources for further reading.
Assessment: In my opinion, this is a well-written and useful text for a wide range of professionals who either occasionally or more frequently care for critically ill infants and children. It is easy to read and covers the fundamental concepts of pediatric critical care medicine. Although it can be used as a reference, it should be read cover-to-cover for those who are interested in learning the essentials of this complex field.
From the Publisher
"Pediatric Critical Care: The Essentials is an excellent textbook as a reference for physicians who may be involved in the care of critically ill children on a consultative or initial/stabilizing basis. This is especially true for busy anesthesiologists who may encounter critically ill children in their practice. In addition, this reviewer believes this textbook would be invaluable for medical students, residents, and fellows who work in a pediatric intensive care unit. A comprehensive reading of this text by students and residents over a period of time would certainly educate them on the major issues and treatment likely to be encountered in the pediatric critical environment."

Journal of Anesthesia & Analgesia

"... a well-written and useful text for a wide range of professionals who either occasionally or more frequently care for critically ill infants and children. It is easy to read and covers the fundamental concepts of pediatric critical care medicine. Although it can be used as a reference, it should be read cover-to-cover for those who are interested in learning the essentials of this complex field."

Doody’s Review Service

"Four stars This clear, concise, well-written text achieves the editor’s goal of providing a ready reference to assist nonintensivists who occasionally encounter a critically ill child in need of immediate intensive management. This is arguably the best of the 2 or 3 overview texts currently available."

Mayo Clinic Proceedings

"...concise and well written...a useful addition to the libraries of general pediatricians and pediatric residents."

The New England Journal of Medicine

"...a valuable addition to any general pediatrician’s library."

Pediatric Cardiology

"Each chapter of this book is well-organized and easy to read...the information presented, especially concerning drugs and therapeutic regiments, is as current as it can possibly be.
"I would recommend this book to any student, housetaff officer, or nurse working in a PICU. Practicing pediatricians and primary care physicians without ready access to tertiary pediatric critical care centers will also find this book to be very helpful. Pediatric intensivists may also like this book for the specific chapters mentioned herein. Its relatively low cost, as compared with the major pediatric critical care textbooks, makes it a bargain."

Anesthesiology

"This book attempts to provide an easy-to-read, useful, and practical overview of the complexities of pediatric critical care medicine, for a target population that includes pediatricians, house officers, medical students, and nursing staff who do not necessarily practice this subspecialty. This book achieves its goals; it is readable, concise, straightforward, and updated.

"In summary, the vast majority of chapters are excellent, and I would recommend this book to be added to the bookshelves of intensive care units in which house officer, non-specialized physicians, and nursing staff take care of critically ill children."

Pediatric Pulmonology

"In summary, ‘Pediatric Critical Care: The Essentials’ is a well-written textbook that more than lives up to its goal of serving as an introductory overview of PCCM. My nurses and nurse practitioners have enjoyed this book as a rapid bedside source of information concerning their patients. As the former Chairman of the Pediatric Residency Education Committee of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, we are considering using this book as the ‘core’ textbook for residents and medical students performing their rotations in the PICU. This book will be helpful to everyone who cares for a sick infant or child and belongs on the bookshelf in every PICU."

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Kenneth A. Schenkman
This introductory text in the field of pediatric critical care medicine addresses common issues encountered in the care of critically ill children. The purpose is to "provide a preliminary overview or introduction to critical care medicine." This text fills a useful role in providing a fairly comprehensive but succinct overview of the essential concepts of pediatric critical care medicine. It is written for "those who may be periodically faced with caring for critically ill children," and for "house staff of various disciplines, for medical students, and for nursing staff." It is also an excellent introduction for professionals who care for other hospitalized children and serves as a concise review for specialists in both medical and surgical fields. Organized in the traditional manner, this book starts with the basics of airway management, mechanical ventilation, and circulatory physiology. The succeeding chapters cover management strategies for common illnesses and conditions encountered in the pediatric intensive care unit. Review of issues encountered in the ICU include monitoring, sedation, fluid and electrolyte balance, nutrition, and blood product administration. This book has many concise tables and algorithms in keeping with the practical approach used throughout. Each chapter is generally well referenced with appropriate and current sources for further reading. In my opinion, this is a well-written and useful text for a wide range of professionals who either occasionally or more frequently care for critically ill infants and children. It is easy to read and covers the fundamental concepts of pediatric critical care medicine. Although it can be used as a reference, itshould be read cover-to-cover for those who are interested in learning the essentials of this complex field.
Booknews
An introductory text written as an overview for practicing pediatricians as well as for medical students, pediatric residents, and housestaff who rotate through Pediatric ICU. In addition to describing the day-to-day management of patients during their PICU course, contributors provide information that can be used during the initial stabilization and management of the critically ill child. Coverage includes airway management; cardiovascular physiology, shock, inotropic agents, and invasive hemodynamic monitoring; congenital heart diseases; status epilepticus; increased intracranial pressure; the use of sedative/analgesic and neuromuscular blocking agents; traumatic injury and burns; metabolic disorders; nutrition; blood product administration; acute renal failure; GI tract disorders; and diabetic ketoacidosis. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780879934286
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/27/1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 3.94 (w) x 9.84 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword.

William A. Altemeier, MD.

Preface.

Joseph D. Tobias, MD.

Chapter 1. Airway Management.

Joseph D. Tobias, MD.

Chapter 2. Cardiovascular Physiology, Shock, Inotropic Agents, and Invasive Hemodynamic Monitoring.

Joseph D. Tobias, MD.

Chapter 3. Croup, Upper Airway Obstruction, and Status Asthmaticus.

Joseph D. Tobias, MD and David G. Nichols, MD.

Chapter 4. Mechanical Ventilation, Respiratory Monitoring, and the Basics of Pulmonary Physiology.

Lynn Martin, MD.

Chapter 5. Alternative Modes of Respiratory Support.

Thomas V. Brogan, MD and Lynn D. Martin, MD.

Chapter 6. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome in Children.

J. Steven Hata, MD.

Chapter 7. Congenital Heart Diseases/Arrhythmias.

Marcus S. Schamberger, MD.

Chapter 8. Postoperative Cardiac Care.

Joseph D. Tobias, MD and William R. Wilson Jr., MD.

Chapter 9. Status Epilepticus.

Joseph E. Segeleon, MD and Steven E. Haun, MD.

Chapter 10. Increased Intracranial Pressure/Intracranial Pressure Monitoring.

Steven E. Haun, MD and Joseph E. Segeleon, MD.

Chapter 11. The Use of Sedative/Analgesic and Neuromuscular Blocking Agents in Children in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.

Joseph D. Tobias, MD.

Chapter 12. Traumatic Injury and Burns.

Joseph D. Tobias, MD.

Chapter 13. Fluid and Electrolyte Issues, Metabolic Disorders, Tumor Lysis Syndrome.

Rosaleah V. Bernardo MD, Joseph E. Segeleon MD, and Steven E. Haun, MD.

Chapter 14. Nutrition in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Patient.

Adalberto Torres Jr, MD and Pat Wiggins, MS, RD, CS.

Chapter 15. Blood Product Administration and Coagulation Function.

Joseph D. Tobias, MD.

Chapter 16. Acute Renal Failure and Renal Replacement Therapy.

R. Blaine Easley, MD and Ted Groshong, MD.

Chapter 17. Diabetic Ketoacidosis.

Jessica Klekamp MD and Kevin B. Churchwell, MD.

Chapter 18. Hypertensive Emergencies in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Patient.

Ted D. Groshong, MD.

Chapter 19. Infectious Disease Issues in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Patient.

Sayonara Pérez Mato, MD and Sara S. Viesman, MD.

Chapter 20. Poisonings and Toxic Ingestions.

R. Blaine Easley, MD and Joseph D. Tobias, MD.

Chapter 21. Gastrointestinal Tract Disorders in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Patient.

Joseph D. Tobias, MD

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