Acute resuscitation and care of unstable and critically ill patients can be a daunting experience for all trainees in the emergency department or the intensive care unit. The practical, easy-to-read and evidence-based information in Practical Emergency Resuscitation and Critical Care will help all physicians understand and begin management of these patients. This book offers the collaborative expertise of dozens of critical care physicians from different specialities, including but not limited to: emergency medicine, surgery, medicine and anaesthesia. Divided into sections by medical entities, it covers essential topics that are likely to be encountered in the emergency department where critical care often begins. The portable format and bullet point style content allows all practitioners instant access to the principle information that is necessary for the diagnosis and management of critical care patients.
Table of Contents
Preface; Part I. General Critical Care: 1. Shock; 2. Monitoring; 3. Airway management; 4. Mechanical ventilation; 5. The boarding ICU patient in the Emergency Department; Part II. Trauma: 6. General trauma principles; 7. Severe traumatic brain injury; 8. Spinal cord trauma; 9. Neck trauma; 10. Thoracic trauma; 11. Solid organ abdominal trauma; 12. Severe pelvic trauma; 13. Compartment syndrome; 14. Soft tissue injury: crush injury, arterial injury, and open fractures; 15. Burns; Part III. Neurologic Emergencies: 16. Ischemic strokes; 17. Intracranial hemorrhage; 18. Status epilepticus; 19. Acute spinal cord compression; Part IV. Cardiovascular Emergencies: 20. Acute coronary syndrome; 21. Tachyarrhythmias; 22. Bradyarrhythmias; 23. Post cardiac arrest; 24. Acute decompensated heart failure; 25. Aortic dissection; 26. Pericarditis and myocarditis; 27. Hypertensive emergencies; 28. Valvular diseases; Part V. Respiratory Emergencies: 29. Upper airway emergencies; 30. Asthma; 31. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); 32. Acute respiratory distress syndrome; 33. Massive hemoptysis; 34. Pulmonary embolism; Part VI. Gastrointestinal Emergencies: 35. Gastrointestinal bleeding; 36. Abdominal aortic aneurysms; 37. Acute pancreatitis; 38. Fulminant hepatic failure; 39. Acute mesenteric; 40. The surgical abdomen; 41. Abdominal compartment syndrome; 42. Esophageal perforation and mediastinitis; 43. Small bowel obstruction; Part VII. Renal Emergencies: 44. Acid-base interpretation; 45. Common electrolyte disorders (Na, K, Ca, Mg); 46. Acute kidney injury and emergent dialysis; 47. Rhabdomyolysis; Part VIII. Hematology-Oncology Emergencies: 48. Reversal of anticoagulation; 49. Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) and thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura/hemolytic uremic syndrome (TTP/HUS); 50. Neutropenic fever; 51. Tumor lysis syndrome; 52. Sickle cell emergencies; Part IX. Infectious Disease Emergencies: 53. Severe sepsis and septic shock; 54. Pneumonia; 55. Meningitis and encephalitis; 56. Infective endocarditis; 57. Necrotizing soft tissue skin infections; 58. Complications of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS); Part X. Endocrine Emergencies: 59. Diabetic ketoacidosis and hyperglycemic hyperosmolar; 60. Thyroid storm; 61. Adrenal crisis; 62. Pheochromocytoma; Part XI. Environmental Emergencies: 63. Anaphylaxis; 64. Hyperthermia; 65. Hypothermia; 66. Overdoses; Part XII. End of Life: 67. Care of the dying patient; Index.
Kaushal Shah is Residency Director for the Emergency Medicine
residency at Mt Sinai in New York City. He is also Chair of the SAEM Trauma
Interest Group, and Chair of the Education Committee for the New York chapter
Jarone Lee is Critical Care Attending, Instructor in Surgery, Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Emergency Medicine Attending, Department of Emergency Medicine, St Elizabeth's Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA.
Kamal Medlej is Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon.
Scott D. Weingart is an attending in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Elmhurst Hospital Center and an Associate Professor and the Director of ED Critical Care at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY, USA.