Oxford American Handbook of Critical Care

Paperback | December 15, 2007

byJohn Kellum, Scott Gunn, Mervyn Singer

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Patients in Critical Care Departments require constant and intensive care, and their conditions are always serious and can quickly turn for the worse, demanding quick and effective intervention. The bedside is a maze of monitors, tubing, and ventilators, all of which demand a knowledge ofcomplex levels and settings. Because of these factors, students and hospital staff need a manual that provides authoritative, easily accessed information on assessment, treatment, and management of critical conditions. This new Oxford American Handbook of Critical Care is the perfect resource forthese critical settings. Based on the hugely popular Oxford Handbook of Critical Care from Oxford UK, this all new Handbook, from the highly acclaimed Department of Critical Care at the University of Pittsburgh, offers concise, clinically oriented guidelines in the proven format of the OxfordHandbook series. It will appeal to physicians, students, nurses, and anyone looking for a comprehensive, concise, easy to use, and affordable manual of Critical Care.

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Patients in Critical Care Departments require constant and intensive care, and their conditions are always serious and can quickly turn for the worse, demanding quick and effective intervention. The bedside is a maze of monitors, tubing, and ventilators, all of which demand a knowledge ofcomplex levels and settings. Because of these ...

John Kellum is a Professor of Critical Care at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Scott Gunn is an Assistant Professor of Critical Care at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Mervyn Singer is a Senior Lecturer in Intensive Care Medicine, Director, Bloomsbury Institute of Intensive Care Medicine at the University...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:572 pages, 4.02 × 7.09 × 0.71 inPublished:December 15, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195305280

ISBN - 13:9780195305289

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Table of Contents

1. Respiratory therapy techniques2. Cardiovascular therapy techniques3. Renal therapy techniques4. Gastrointestinal therapy techniques5. Nutrition6. Special support surfaces7. Respiratory monitoring8. Cardiovascular monitoring9. Neurological monitoring10. Laboratory monitoring11. Miscellaneous monitoring12. Fluids13. Respiratory drugs14. Cardiovascular drugs15. Renal drugs16. Gastrointestinal drugs17. Neurological drugs18. Hematological drugs19. Miscellaneous drugs20. Resuscitation21. Respiratory disorders22. Cardiovascular disorders23. Renal disorders24. Gastrointestinal disorders25. Hepatic disorders26. Neurological disorders27. Hematological disorders28. Metabolic disorders29. Poisoning30. Infection and inflammation31. Trauma and burns32. Physical disorders33. Pain and post-operative intensive care34. Obstetric emergencies35. Death and the dying patient36. ICU organization and management

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"Recent key papers from primary literature...are presented...Abundant cross-referencing with other chapters is provided so that readers have ready access to complementary information."--Doody's