- The first port of call for anyone caring for critically ill patients
- Problem orientated layout
- Fully revised to reflect advancements in critical care
- Features up-to-date references and invaluable clinical advice
New to this edition
- This new edition features a wealth of new topics, including outreach support, admission criteria, survivor follow-up and more
- All chapters have been revised to reflect advances in critical care
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, as well 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 plenty of 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.
Review(s) from previous edition:
'It covers all the main, and many of the minor areas involved in intensive
care, and will be a valuable aid to nurses and doctors alike... an excellent
publication.' - Critical Care UK Website
'The information is presented in a concise, and clinically oriented fashion. Sections are well organized... it could serve as a good starting point for individuals who are less familiar with the complex problems often faced in critical care' - Annals of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
'A dandy little book for those caring for severely or moderately ill adult patients. It covers most bases, fits in your pocket, has thoughtful bookmark ribbons... it is an excellent reference and does deliver on its promise to provide immediate guidance and practical information for any situation likely to be encountered... If you are caring for critically ill patients in your hospital, this is one of the books to have' - Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine
'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
Readership: Trainee doctors, critical care specialists and nurses, other paramedical staff working in intensive care and emergency medicine. This book will also be of interest to senior medical students.
Authors, editors, and contributors
Mervyn Singer, Bloomsbury Centre of Intensive Care Medicine,
University College London, UK and
Andrew Webb, Medical Director (Clinical Services), University College London Hospitals NHS, UK