Critical Care Study Guide: Text And Review

Paperback | July 28, 2010

EditorGerard J. Criner

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The second edition of this best-selling study guide and text covers all aspects of critical care medicine. Written by a diverse group of physicians and health care personnel, it is of interest to all professionals who care for the ICU patient. The unique format includes key points highlighted in the margins for quick reference and self-assessment questions and answers at the end of each chapter. The text is supported by case studies, tables, and numerous illustrations that detail key procedures. The new edition has been revised substantially to reflect the most current research and guidelines, and new chapters have been added to make this the most practical and comprehensive study guide and text available today.

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The second edition of this best-selling study guide and text covers all aspects of critical care medicine. Written by a diverse group of physicians and health care personnel, it is of interest to all professionals who care for the ICU patient. The unique format includes key points highlighted in the margins for quick reference and self...

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The second edition of this best-selling study guide and text covers all aspects of critical care medicine. Written by a diverse group of physicians and health care personnel, it is of interest to all professionals who care for the ICU patient. The unique format includes key points highlighted in the margins for quick reference and self...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:1289 pages, 10.98 × 8.27 × 0.68 inPublished:July 28, 2010Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0387773274

ISBN - 13:9780387773278

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Table of Contents

Airway Management.- Oxygenation without Intubation.- Blood Gas Sampling.- Hemodynamic Monitoring.- Drainage Tube Management.- Cardiac Pacing and Defibrillation.- Enteral Feeding Tubes.- Common Procedures in the Intensive Care Unit: Thoracentesis, Lumbar Puncture, Paracentesis, and Pericardiocentes.- Noninvasive Monitoring in the Intensive Care Unit.- Endoscopy in the Intensive Care Unit.- Radiology for the Critically Ill.- Critical Care Research and Regulatory Compliance.- Nursing Care in the Intensive Care Unit Setting: The Role of the Nurse in the ICU.- Transport of the Critically Ill Patient.- Respiratory Failure.- ALI/ARDS.- Management of Massive Pulmonary Embolism.- Heart Failure.- Cardiac Arrhythmias.- Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage.- Hepatic Failure.- Acute Renal Failure.- Sepsis Syndromes.- Bleeding Diathesis.- Nutritional Support.- Oxygen Content, Delivery and Uptake.- Circulatory Shock.- Critical Care Neurology.- Neuromyopathies in the Critically Ill.- Neurosurgical Emergencies.- Disorders of Thermoregulation.- Infections in the ICU.- Critical Care Endocrinology.- Evaluation and Management of Toxicological Emergencies.- Metabolic Disturbances of Acid-Base and Electrolyte.- Special Problems in the Critically Ill Trauma Patient.- Ethics in Critical Care.- Psychological Dysfunction in the Intensive Care Unit Patient.- Host Defenses.- Burn Critical Care.- Transplant Patient ICU Care.- Postoperative Care of the Cardiac Surgery Patient.- Obstetric Care in the ICU Patient.- Modes of Mechanical Ventilation: Part I.- Mechanical Ventilation Part II: Monitoring of Respiratory Mechanics during Mechanical Ventilation and Ventilator Strategies.- Noninvasive Ventilation.- Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation.- Mechanical Hemodynamic Support.- Pharmacologic Hemodynamic Therapy of Shock.- Advanced Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.- Antiarrhythmic Drug Management.- Acute Coronary Syndrome.- Hypertensive Crisis.- Dialysis.- Use of Blood Components.- Antimicrobials.- Use of Analgesics and Sedatives in Critical Care.- Use of NMBA in the ICU.- Prophylactic Regimens.- Rehabilitation in the ICU.

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From the reviews of the second edition:"This is the second edition of a review work covering core content in multidisciplinary critical care and featuring review questions. . Practitioners and trainees focused on critical care are the intended audience. . This edition has been extensively updated from the first edition published eight years ago. Approximately 15 new chapters have been added with a greater emphasis on problems of the surgical patient, host defense, and rehabilitation in the critical care setting. I enjoy and use this tool." (David J. Dries, Doody's Review Service, November, 2010)