Near Misses in Pulmonary and Cardiothoracic Critical Care

Near Misses in Pulmonary and Cardiothoracic Critical Care




This essential clinical manual presents real-life case studies of uncommon problems encountered in the management of common chest disorders or uncommon presentations of critical illness. Unique, this reader friendly text encourages you to evaluate how you would handle a situation and which diagnosis you would chose. Case senarios include diagnosis and treatment options follow the case history, radiographs, and electrocardiographic tracings.

* Concise manual presenting real-life scenarios with unexpected consequences
* Multidisciplinary approach from experts in critical care medicine, surgery, and pulmonary medicine
* Reader friendly format enables you to locate relevant information quickly

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780750671170
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 02/17/1999
Edition description: REV
Pages: 230
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

The Bank Robber with a Short Sprint but a Long Lace; The Wealthy Man with a Bloody Cough; Chest Pain in a College Party Animal; Loss of Vision in a Man Carrying Groceries on Ice; Respiratory Arrest in an Old Man with Bad Breath; The Long-Forgotten Car Ride in a Small Car with a Large Friend; A Marathon Runner with Shortness of Breath; The Cancer Patient with a Large Left-Sided Pleural Effusion and the ICU Resident with Stubby Fingers; A Kid with a Cough After a Christmas Party; I'm OK, You're not OK; The Kind Resident and the Dyspneic Patient; A Tall Man with Thick Glasses and Chest Pain; An Elderly Lady with Urosepsis and an Intern's First Day in the ICU; A Nursing Student Giving her First Sponge Bath; A Young Head and Neck Resident and Her Clean White Coat; Crazy as a Loon and Peeing Like a Race Horse; The Snake Charmer with a Shortness of Breath; The Revenge of the Barbecue Grill; Hemodynamic Collapse in a Smoker and a New Respiratory Therapist; New Murmur and Collapse in an Investment Banker Admitted to the CCU; The Canadian Corpse Who Wiggled her Toes; Who Turned the Mediatinoscope Light Off?; The Man with a Slow Pulse and a Fast Cardiologist; The Heart Patient who Induced Chest Pain in his Physician; The College Freshman With Warm Hands but Cold Feet; The Opera Singer with a Hoarse Voice; A
Third-Year Anesthesia Resident Armed with a Double-Lumen Tube; Gone Fishing; What Goes Down Often Comes Up; The Cocaine Abuser with Not Enough Blood and Too Much Phosphate

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