Oxford Handbook of Critical Care

Paperback | April 11, 2009

byMervyn Singer, Andrew Webb

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The fully revised, third edition of this bestselling Handbook describes best practice of critical care in a succinct, concise and clinically-orientated way. Covering the principles of general management, it includes therapeutic and monitoring devices, specific disorders of organ systems, aswell as detailed information on drugs and fluids. New material has been added on key areas such as airway maintenance, dressing techniques, infection control, echocardiography, tissue perfusion monitoring, coma and more. With up-to-date references and invaluable clinical advice, there is also plentyof space to add notes or amend sections to suit local protocols. Patient-centred and practical, it will serve the consultant, trainee, nurse or other allied health professionals as both a reference and aide memoir. This is the indispensable Oxford Handbook for all those working within critical care.

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The fully revised, third edition of this bestselling Handbook describes best practice of critical care in a succinct, concise and clinically-orientated way. Covering the principles of general management, it includes therapeutic and monitoring devices, specific disorders of organ systems, aswell as detailed information on drugs and flui...

Mervyn Singer is Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at University College London. He has published numerous books, reviews, chapters and original research publications in critical and acute medicine, and led single- and multi-centre clinical trials. His research interests include the pathophysiology and management of sepsis and mult...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:696 pages, 7.09 × 3.94 × 0.04 inPublished:April 11, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199235333

ISBN - 13:9780199235339

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Table of Contents

Abbreviations1. Critical care organisation and management2. Respiratory therapy techniques3. Cardiovascular therapy techniques4. Renal therapy techniques5. Gastrointestinal therapy techniques6. Nutrition and metabolic therapy7. Wound and pressure area management8. Respiratory monitoring9. Cardiovascular monitoring10. Neurological monitoring11. Laboratory monitoring12. Miscellaneous monitoring13. Fluids14. Respiratory drugs15. Cardiovascular drugs16. Renal drugs17. Gastrointestinal drugs18. Neurological drugs19. Haematological drugs20. Miscellaneous drugs21. Resuscitation22. Respiratory disorders23. Cardiovascular disorders24. Renal disorders25. Gastrointestinal disorders26. Hepatic disorders27. Neurological disorders28. Haematological disorders29. Metabolic disorders30. Poisoning31. Infection and inflammation32. Trauma and burns33. Physical disorders34. Pain and post-operative critical care35. Oncological critical care36. Obstetric emergencies37. Transport of the critically ill38. Death and the dying patient

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"Singer and Webb's book is an excellent handbook for those working on critical care... Its patient-centred, practical and fully referenced..." --Doody's Journal Sepember 2005