Critical Care: Just the Facts: Just The Facts

Paperback | May 17, 2007

byJesse Hall, Gregory Schmidt

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All the essentials of critical care in an instant!

This concise, yet comprehensive review is the perfect tool to prepare for in-service or licensing exams, for re-certification, or for use as a clinical refresher. Its highly efficient format conveniently condenses and simplifies the most important content, for maximum yield and comprehension-an especially important benefit for facilitating bedside diagnosis in critical care medicine.


  • Compact review of key board-type material for specialization in critical care medicine
  • Trusted insights from a writing team of top-name academics and clinicians from one of the country's preeminent critical care divisions
  • Standardized, bulleted format emphasizes key points of epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical features, differential diagnosis, diagnosis, procedures and treatment, prognosis, plus references
  • Highlights and summarizes key concepts to assure quick absorption of the material and reinforce your understanding of even the most difficult topics
  • Logical chapter organization, arranged by system (cardiology, pulmonary system...) and illness (trauma, burns, poisoning…) to help focus your study and provide quick access to subjects

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All the essentials of critical care in an instant!This concise, yet comprehensive review is the perfect tool to prepare for in-service or licensing exams, for re-certification, or for use as a clinical refresher. Its highly efficient format conveniently condenses and simplifies the most important content, for maximum yield and compreh...

Jesse B. Hall, MD Professor of Medicine, and of Anesthesia and Critical Care Chief, Section of Pulmonary & Critical Care Director of Medical Intensive Care Unit Pritzker School of Medicine University of Chicago Dr. Hall is a recognized leader in the discipline and runs one of the top departments in the country. Both Drs. Hall and Schmi...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:560 pages, 10.8 × 8.5 × 0.68 inPublished:May 17, 2007Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1Assessment of the Critically Ill Patient
2Airway Management
4Fluid Therapy
5Pain Management
6Sedation Management in the ICU
7Neuromuscular Blockade
8Monitoring the Cardiovascular System
9Monitoring the Respiratory System
10Assessment of Severity of Illness
11Pulmonary Artery Catheter
12Nutrition in the Critically Ill
13An Approach to Shock
14Ventricular Dysfunction in Critical Illness
15Rhythm Disturbances in the ICU
16Noninvasive Assessment of Cardiac Output
17Interpretation of Hemodynamic Waveforms
18Myocardial Ischemia
19Echocardiography in the Critically Ill Patient
20Acute Right Heart Syndromes
21Pulmonary Embolism: Thrombus, Fat, Air, and Amniotic Fluid
22Pericardial Disease
23Cardiovascular Diseases
24Aortic Dissection
25Mechanical Circulatory Assist Devices
26Hypertensive Encephalopathy and Hypertensive
Emergencies27Pathophysiology of Acute Respiratory Faillure
28Non-Invasive Positive Pressure Ventilation
29Common Modes of Mechanical Ventilation
30Managing the Ventilated Patient
31Responding to Crises in the Ventilated Patient
32Using Respiractory Waveforms to Adjust Ventilator Settings
33Liberation from Mechanical Ventilation
34Ventilator-induced Lung Injury and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
35Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
36Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
37Acute-on-Chronic Respiratory Failure
38Status Asthmaticus
39Hemoptysis and Pulmonary Hemmorrhage
40Restrictive Diseases of the Respiratory System
41Sleep Disordered Breathing
42Inhalation Injuries
43Sepsis, Severe Sepsis, and Septic Shock
44Early Goal-Directed Therapy for Sepsis
45Drotrecogin alfa (activated)
46Approach to Sepsis of Unknown Etiology
47Empiric Antibiotic Selection in the Critical Care Setting
48Neutropenic Patients
49AIDS in the ICU
51Infectious Complications of Intravenous Devices
52Severe Community-Acquired Pneumonia
53Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia
54Fungal Infections in the ICU
55Central Nervous System Infections
56Viral Encephalitis
57Life-Threatening Infections of the Head and Neck
58Soft Tissue Infections
59Urinary System Infections
60Gastrointestinal Infections
61Severe Malaria
63Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers
64Anthrax and Smallpox
67Plague: The Black Death
69Cerebrovascular Accident
70CNS Hemorrhage
71Anoxic Encephalopathy
72Therapeutic Hypothermia
73Status Epilepticus
74Acute Spinal Cord Compression
75Delirium in the Intensive Care Unit
76Neuromuscular Weakness in the ICU
77Head Trauma
78Coma and Persistent Vegetative State
79Brain Death
80Anemia, Transfusion, Massive Transfusion
81Sickle Cell Disease
82Bleeding Disorders in the ICU
83Thrombolytic Therapy
84Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
85Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation
86Thrombocytopenia in Critically Ill Patients
87Plasmapheresis in the ICU
88Acute Leukemia
89Superior Vena Cava Syndrome
90Bone Marrow Transplantation
91Toxicities of Chemotherapy
92Radiation Pneumonitis
93Acute Renal Failure
94Renal Replacement Therapy in the ICU
95Severe Electrolyte Disorders
96Acid-Base Balance
97Diabetic Ketoacidosis in Adults
98Intensive Insulin Therapy in the Critically Ill
99Thyroid Disease
100Adrenal Insufficiency
102Upper GI Hemorrhage
103Lower GI Hemorrhage
104Acute Hepatic Failure
105Chronic Liver Disease
106Bleeding Esophageal Varices and TIPS
107Acute Pancreatitis
108Mesenteric Ischemia
109Abdominal Compartment Syndrome
110Inflammatory Bowel Disease
111Acute Abdomen
112Complicatons of Solid Organ Transplantation
113Care of the Multi-System Trauma Patient
114Spine Injuries
115Torso Trauma
116Pelvic and Extremity Trauma
117Electrical Trauma
119Care of the Post-Cardiac Surgery Patient
120Pregnancy in the ICU
121Rheumatology in the ICU
122Dermatology in the ICU
123Toxicology in Adults
124Chemical Weapons
127Severe Hyperthermia
128Near Drowning
129Carbon Monoxide Intoxication
130Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
131Acute Alcohol Withdrawal
132Central Venous Catheter
133Pulmonary Artery Catheter Insertion
136Emergent Surgical Airway
137Infection Control In the ICU
138Transporting the Critically Ill
139The eICU
140Withholding and Withdrawing Life-Sustaining Therapy and Administering Palliative Carer