With Over 50 additional contributors
Examines critical care procedures • monitoring • mechanical ventilation • imaging • nutrition • pharmacology • sedation • pain control • systemic inflammatory response • sepsis • ARDS • and more.
Focuses on key syndromes for the full range of organ systems, giving readers the practical guidance they need to manage all the problems commonly encountered in ICU patients.
Details principles of trauma assessment and resuscitation as well as management of pregnant and immunocompromised patients.
Presents information in a bulleted format for quick, efficient reference.
Emphasizes current, Society-approved practice guidelines throughout to ensure the safe and efficacious use of all techniques.
Uses specially designed boxes to display key points • current controversies • advantages and disadvantages of various drugs, test, techniques, monitoring, and other topics—all at a glance
Table of Contents
SECTION I: GENERAL PRINCIPALS OF THE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT 1. Sepsis: The Systemic Inflammatory Response 2. Acute Respiratory Failure 3. Vascular Access and Hemodynamic Monitoring 4. Modern Acid-Base Physiology 5. Metabolic Derangements 6. Fluid, Electrolyte, Blood, and Blood Product Management 7. Arrhythmia Management 8. Critical Care Pharmacologic Principals: Vasoactive Drugs 9. Nutrition in the Intensive Care Unit 10. Catheter-Related Blood Stream Infections in the Intensive Care Unit 11. Current Practices in Intensive Care Unit Sedation SECTION II: ORGAN-SYSTEMS A. Cardiopulmonary 12. Hypertension 13. Myocardial Ischemia and Infarction in the Perioperative Period 14. Adults with Congenital Heart Disease 15. Pneumonia in Adults 16. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome 17. Mechanical Ventilation 18. Weaning From Mechanical Ventilation B. Neuro-endocrine 19. Nontraumatic Brain Injury 20. Traumatic Brain Injury 21. Neurologic Monitoring 22. Endocrine Dysfunction 23.Critical Care in Pregnancy C. Hematologic 24. The Immune-Compromised Host and the HIV Patient 25. Coagulation and Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC) 26. Blood and Component Therapy D. Gastrointestinal Renal 27. Cirrhosis, Fulminant Hepatic Failure, And Liver Transplantation 28. Gastrointestinal Bleeding 29. Renal Failure and Support 30. Urologic Concerns in Critical Care SECTION III: TRAUMA AND ETHICS A. Trauma 31. Trauma: The Golden Hour, Principals of Assessment, and Resuscitation 32. Treating Thermal Injury and Smoke Inhalation 33. Environmental Threat and Disaster Response: Natural Disasters and Biological, Chemical, and Nuclear Threat 34. Poisoning B. Ethics and Intensive Care Unit Management 35. Ethics in Critical Care 36. Safety, Quality, Scoring Systems, and Legal Issues in Critical Care 37. Scoring Systems SECTION IV: POSTANSTHESIA CARE UNIT 38. Common Postanesthesia Care Unit Problems 39. Pulmonary Surgery Postoperative Care 40. Hemodynamic Instability in the Recovery Room 41. Postoperative Transport to the Intensive Care Unit INDEX