A pocketbook of intensive care for junior doctors/residents working on the intensive/critical care unit.
New to this Edition
•Expanding of guidelines on sepsis.
•Revision of cardiovascular section with regard to monitoring and use of inotropes.
•More on non-invasive ventilatory support in respiratory section.
•Coverage of MARS (liver support system) in renal section.
•Updating of section on myocardial infarction with regard to angiplasty and stents.
•Updating of CPR protocols.
Table of Contents
Organisational issues. Introduction to intensive care. Basic principles. Cardiovascular system. Respiratory system. Gastrointestinal system. Renal system. Metabolic and endocrine problems. Overdose, poisoning and drug abuse. Haematological problems. Brain injury, neurological and neuromuscular problems. Trauma. Infection and inflammation. The postoperative and obstetric patient. Practical procedures. End of life issues. Appendices
By Simon M. Whiteley, MB, BS, FRCA, Consultant, Intensive Care, St James University Hospital, Leeds, UK; Andrew Bodenham, MB, BS, FRCA, Consultant, Intenstive Care, The General Infirmary at Leeds, Leeds, UK and Mark C. Bellamy, MA, MB, BS, FRCA, Professor of Intensive Care, St. James's University Hospital, Leeds, UK