A Crash Course in Critical Care!
Stabilize, treat, and save your sickest patients – in the ED or the field – with ACEP’s ultimate resuscitation guide. Packed with succinct evidence-based chapters written by the nation’s foremost authorities.
The second edition emphasizes:
- ECMO, sepsis, neuro, critical care, pulmonary hypertension, crashing obese patient, neonatal
- The addition of many new flow diagrams and diagnostic and treatment algorithms
- In-depth, up-to-date descriptions of the unique presentation, differential diagnosis, and management of specific critical illnesses
The ability to manage critically ill patients is perhaps the defining skill of emergency physicians. Whether performing rapid sequence intubation, initiating and adjusting mechanical ventilation, titrating vasoactive medications, administering intravenous fluids, or initiating extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, emergency clinicians must be at their best in these high-octane scenarios, during which lives can be saved—or lost.
Emergency Department Resuscitation of the Critically Ill focuses on caring for the sickest of the sick: the unstable patient with undifferentiated shock; the crashing ventilated patient; the decompensating patient with pulmonary hypertension or septic shock; the crashing obese patient; or the hypotensive patient with a left ventricular assist device. You’ll also find imperative information about managing pediatric and neonatal resuscitation, intracerebral hemorrhage, and the difficult emergency delivery.
What physiological possibilities must you consider immediately? What steps should you take now to save the patient’s life? The country’s foremost emergency medicine experts tell you everything you need to know to deliver rapid, efficient, and appropriate critical care. Quite simply, this book will help you save lives.
|Publisher:||American College of Emergency Physicians|
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About the Author
Michael C. Bond, MD, FACEP, FAAEM. Dr. Bond is an associate professor and the Residency Program Director in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland. He was guest editor of an Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America edition on orthopedic emergencies; has written several book chapters on cardiology emergencies, specifically pericarditis, myocarditis, Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, and temporary pacing; and has coauthored multiple orthopedic and cardiology literature summaries. In June 2005, Dr. Bond completed the combined Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine Residency Program at Allegheny General Hospital, where he found it particularly rewarding to care for the most critical of patients while teaching new interns to do the same.
Peter DeBlieux, MD, FACEP. Dr. DeBlieux is a professor of clinical medicine and an attending physician in emergency medicine and the medical intensive care unit of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC) Charity Hospital, where has served for 25 years. He also is the Chief Medical Officer and Director of Quality at University Medical Center and a clinical professor of surgery at Tulane University Medical School, both in New Orleans. He is the former Program Director of the LSUHSC Charity Hospital Emergency Medicine Residency and former Director of Resident and Faculty Development-positions he held for a decade each. Dr. DeBlieux earned his medical degree from LSUHSC, where he later completed an internship in internal medicine. He has remained at his alma mater, where he completed an emergency medicine residency followed by a pulmonary critical care fellowship.
Table of Contents
- Chapter 1: Undifferentiated Shock
- Chapter 2: The Difficult Airway
- Chapter 3: The Crashing Ventilated Patient
- Chapter 4: Fluid Management
- Chapter 5: Cardiac Arrest Updates
- Chapter 6: Postcardiac Arrest Management
- Chapter 7: Deadly Arrhythmias
- Chapter 8: Cardiogenic Shock
- Chapter 9: Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
- Chapter 10: Cardiac Tamponade
- Chapter 11: Aortic Catastrophes
- Chapter 12: Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock
- Chapter 13: The Crashing Morbidly Obese Patient
- Chapter 14: Pulmonary Hypertension
- Chapter 15: Left Ventricular Assist Devices
- Chapter 16: The Critically Ill Poisoned Patient
- Chapter 17: The Crashing Trauma Patient
- Chapter 18: Emergency Transfusions
- Chapter 19: Intracerebral Hemorrhage
- Chapter 20: Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
- Chapter 21: The Crashing Anaphylaxis Patient
- Chapter 22: Bedside Ultrasonography
- Chapter 23: The Difficult Emergency Delivery
- Chapter 24: Neonatal Resuscitation
- Chapter 25: Pediatric Resuscitation