Chapter 1: Shock Overview.-Chapter 2: Airwave Management.-Chapter 3: Acute Respiratory Failure.-Chapter 4: Non-Invasive and Mechanical Ventilation.-Chapter 5: Asthma & COPD.-Chapter 6: Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome.-Chapter 7: Pulmonary Embolism and Massive DVT for Emergency Critical Care, Edition.-Chapter 8: Acute Coronary Syndrome and Myocardial Infarction.-Chapter 9: Cardiac Dysrhythmias.-Chapter 10: Left Ventricular Assist Devices and Pacemakers.-Chapter 11: Cardiac Arrest and Post-Arrest Syndrome.-Chapter 12: Heart Failure.- Chapter 13: Hypertensive Emergencies.-Chapter 14: Management of Emergency Department Patients with Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage.- Chapter 15: Acute Liver Failure and Acute Decompensation of Chronic Liver Failure.-Chapter 16: Vascular Emergencies - Aortic Aneurysm, Ischemic Bowel, Ischemic Limb.-Chapter 17: Renal Emergencies.-Chapter 18: Acid-Base and Electrolyte Disorders.-Chapter 19: Sepsis and Septic Shock.-Chapter 20: Severe Skin and Soft Tissue Infections.-Chapter 21: Stroke: Ischemic & Hemorrhagic.-Chapter 22: Seizures and Status Epilepticus.-Chapter 23: Spinal Cord Injuries.-Chapter 24: Traumatic Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury.-Chapter 25: Evaluation and management of the poly-trauma patient.-Chapter 26: Endocrine Emergencies in the ICU.-Chapter 27: Environmental Emergencies.-Chapter 28: Toxicology and OD.-Chapter 29: Oncologic Emergencies.-Chapter 30: Obstetric Emergency Critical Care.-Chapter 31: Care of the Newborn.-Chapter 32: Pediatrics 1: Intro, Airway, Respiratory, Cardiac, Neuro.-Chapter 33: Pediatrics 2: Trauma, Abuse, Drowning, Burns.-Chapter 34: Fluids and Vasoactive Agents.-Chapter 35: Blood Products.-Chapter 36: Inter-hospital Transfer of the Critically Ill.-Chapter 37: Ultrasound for Shock Evaluation, Resuscitation, and Critical Care Procedures.-Chapter 38: End of Life Care in the Emergency Department.
This comprehensive book provides practical guidance on the care of the critical patient in the emergency department. It focuses on the ED physician or provider working in a community hospital where, absent the consulting specialists found in a large academic center, the provider must evaluate and stabilize critically ill and injured patients alone. Structured in an easily accessible format, chapters present fundamental information in tables, bullet points, and flow diagrams. Emergency medicine scenarios covered across 38 chapters include acute respiratory failure, spinal cord Injuries, seizures and status epilepticus, care of the newborn, and end-of-life care.
Written by experts in the field, Emergency Department Critical Care is an essential resource for practicing emergency physicians and trainees, internists and family physicians, advance practice nurses, and physician's assistants who provide care in emergency departments and urgent care centers.
Lead Editor: Joseph R. Shiber, MD, FACEP, FACP, FCCM
Professor of Surgery, Neurology, and Emergency MedicineUniversity of Florida College of MedicineJacksonville, FL
Consulting Editor:Scott D. Weingart, MD FCCMDepartment of Resuscitation & Emergency Critical CareIcahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiNew York, NYUSA