Cardiothoracic Critical Care

Paperback | March 24, 2014

EditorRobyn Smith, Michael Higgins, Alistair Macfie

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An indispensible pocket reference for critical care trainees, consultants and intensive care nurses, this new Oxford Specialist Handbook provides an evidence-based approach to all aspects of patient care in cardiothoracic intensive care. Written in the Oxford Handbook format, each section is comprised of short topics ideal for quick reference. Portable, accessible, and reliable, the book equips the clinician with the basic scientific and clinical knowledge to safely assist in formulating management plans, based on current bestpractice. Cardiothoracic Critical Care addresses major recent developments in cardiothoracic critical care, such as cardiovascular support, mechanical support (IABP, VADS, and ECMO), and drug therapies such as nitric oxide and other new inotropic agents. The management of postoperative bleeding is covered indetail, as it increasingly involves updated fluid and blood-product therapies including blood preservation techniques such as cell salvage.

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An indispensible pocket reference for critical care trainees, consultants and intensive care nurses, this new Oxford Specialist Handbook provides an evidence-based approach to all aspects of patient care in cardiothoracic intensive care. Written in the Oxford Handbook format, each section is comprised of short topics ideal for quick re...

Robyn Smith, Michael Higgins, and Alistair Macfie are all Consultants in Critical Care Medicine and Anaesthesia at West of Scotland Heart and Lung Centre, Golden Jubilee National Hospital, Glasgow, UK.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 7.09 × 3.94 × 0.01 inPublished:March 24, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199692955

ISBN - 13:9780199692958

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Table of Contents

Part 1. Early postoperative management1. The normal postoperative cardiac patient2. Risk prediction and outcome3. Fast-tracking the low-risk patient4. Resuscitation in the cardiac intensive care setting5. Myocardial ischaemia and infarction6. Bleeding7. Postoperative hypotension8. Glucose, lactate, and acid-base9. Postoperative medications10. Information handover and care planningPart 2. Organ dysfunction11. Heart12. Lung13. Kidney14. Gut15. Nervous system16. Immune system17. HaematologyPart 3. Specific patient groups18. The thoracic patient19. The adult patient with congenital heart disease20. The obstetric patient with cardiac disease21. Heart failure resistant to standard medical therapy22. The transplant patient23. Acute cardiologyPart 4. Treatments and procedures24. Central venous cannulation, pulmonary artery catheter, and minimally invasive cardiac output monitoring25. Airway management26. Respiratory management27. Circulatory support28. Epicardial pacing29. Sedation and pain relief30. Wound management31. Infection control and prevention32. Bedside echocardiography