The critical care unit manages patients with a vast range of disease and injuries affecting every organ system. The unit can initially be a daunting environment, with complex monitoring equipment producing large volumes of clinical data. Core Topics in Critical Care Medicine is a practical, comprehensive, introductory-level text for any clinician in their first few months in the critical care unit. It guides clinicians in both the initial assessment and the clinical management of all CCU patients, demystifying the critical care unit and providing key knowledge in a concise and accessible manner. The full spectrum of disorders likely to be encountered in critical care are discussed, with additional chapters on transfer and admission, imaging in the CCU, structure and organisation of the unit, and ethical and legal issues. Written by Critical Care experts, Core Topics in Critical Care Medicine provides comprehensive, concise and easily accessible information for all trainees.
• Wide-ranging content encompasses the full spectrum of disorders encountered on the unit • Written by expert trainers who know how to present the complex critical care environment in an accessible style • Final chapter gives examples of mock MCQs and vivas in critical care to assist trainees preparing for examinations in Critical Care
1. Recognition of critical illness Edwin Mitchell; 2. Advanced airway management Isma Quasim; 3. Patient admission and discharge Santhana Kannan; 4. Transfer of the critically ill Gavin Perkins; 5. Assessment of severity and outcome Roger Stedman; 6. Information technology Roger Stedman; 7. Haemodynamics monitoring Anil Kumar; 8. Critical care imaging modalities Frances Aitchison; 9. Inotropes Mamta Patel; 10. Nutrition Yasser Tolba; 11. Pain control Edwin Mitchell; 12. Sedation Joyce Yeung; 13. Ethics John Bleasdale; 14. Multiple organ failure Zahid Khan; 15. Sepsis Yasser Tolba and M. Khalil; 16. Immunosuppressed patients Tara Quasim; 17. Principles of antibiotics use Edwin Mitchell; 18. Fluid and electrolyte disorders Prasad Bheemasenachar; 19. Acid-base disorders Prasad Bheemasenachar; 20. Postoperative critical care Prasad Bheemasenachar; 21. Organ donation Angeline Simons; 22. Post cardiopulmonary resuscitation care Gavin Perkins; 23. Bleeding and clotting disorders Nick Murphy; 24. Acute coronary syndromes Tony Whitehouse and Harjot Singh; 25. Cardiac arrhythmias Khai Ping; 26. Acute heart failure and cardiogenic shock Tony Whitehouse and Harjot Singh; 27. Mechanical ventilation Bill Tunnicliffe; 28. Failure of ventilation Darshan Pandit; 29. Failure of oxygenation Darshan Pandit; 30. Respiration weaning Darshan Pandit; 31. Non-invasive ventilation David Thickett; 32. Respiration: unusual strategies Bill Tunnicliffe; 33. Acute gastrointestinal bleeding and perforation Mamta Patel; 34. Acute severe pancreatitis Andrew Burtenshaw and Neil H. Crooks; 35. Poisoning Zahid Khan; 36. Hepatic failure Nick Murphy; 37. Acute renal failure Andrew Burtenshaw; 38. Renal replacement therapy Andrew Burtenshaw; 39. Status epilepticus Joyce Yeung; 40. Abnormal levels of consciousness Anil Kumar; 41. Meningitis and encephalopathy Nick Sherwood; 42. Traumatic head injury Sandeep Walia and Randeep Mullhi; 43. Trauma and burns Catherine Snelson; 44. Eclampsia and pre-eclampsia John Clift; 45. Obstetric emergencies in the ICU John Clift; 46. The sick child Nageena Hussain; 47. Core areas required for UK/European Diploma examinations Zahid Khan; 48. Examples of mock MCQs and vivas Zahid Khan.