Basics. Initial Assessment – The first hour. Drugs. Equipment & Investigations. Airway and Respiratory Emergencies. Other Emergencies. Management.
Ideal for any medic or health professional embarking upon an intensive care rotation or specialism, this simple bedside handbook provides handy, pragmatic guidance to the day-to-day fundamentals of working in an intensive care unit, often a daunting prospect for the junior doctor, nurse and allied health professional encountering this challenging environment for the first time.
Thoroughly updated, the second edition addresses recent and future developments in a variety of areas and is now organised into easy-to-read sections with clearly outlined learning goals. New topics added include sepsis, ARDS, refractory hypoxia, the role of allied health professionals, post ICU syndrome and follow up, and consent and capacity including new DOLS guidance. The book is authored by world-renowned contributors and edited by established consultants in the field of intensive care medicine.
‘…provides an excellent introduction to the management of acute illness for all clinical staff, and a solid foundation for those who choose to make ICM a fulfilling life-long career.’
From the Foreword by Julian Bion, Professor of Intensive Care Medicine, University of Birmingham
- Introductory - the only true ‘beginner’s guide’ on the market; simple, concise and easy-to-read and navigate
- Comprehensive - achieves breadth without being too in-depth for a doctor on rotation in the ICU or beginning their career in the specialism
- Accessible – from initial assessment to discharge, information is organised by organ system and covers common ICU emergencies, day to day running of the ICU, and guidance about reviewing ward referrals
Dr Nitin Arora FRCA FRCPE FFICM is a Consultant in Intensive Care & Anaesthesia, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, UK
Dr Shondipon K. Laha MA FRCA FFICM is a Consultant in Critical Care & Anaesthesia, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK