This book provides a comprehensive, state-of-the art review of the interventional procedures that can be performed in intensive care settings. The book addresses fundamentals of the indications and technical aspects of procedures, and identifies pitfalls and resource needs. In addition, a section is dedicated to a discussion of the staff-preparation, hemodynamic, and anesthetic concerns necessary for all procedures. Chapters focus on the following specific concerns: airway, thoracic, ENT, vascular, abdominal, genitourinary, neurologic, and musculoskeletal. A brief review of the existing literature addressing these particular topics accompanies each section. Extensive illustrations and diagrams are also included to enhance the readers’ experience.
Authored by a multi-disciplinary team of experts in their fields, Interventional Critical Care: A Manual for Advanced Care Practitioners serves as a comprehensive resource for advanced care practitioners and physicians for performing and preparing for procedures in the ICU.
Dr. Dennis A. Taylor was educated at Wake Forest University (BA in Biology and Psychology and MBA in Healthcare Administration), Appalachian State University (M.Ed. in Curriculum Design and Adult Education), Seton Hall University (BSN and MSN as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner) and received his doctorate (DNP) from the University of South Carolina. He was recognized as a Fellow in the American College of Critical Care Medicine (FCCM) in 2010. Dr. Taylor is currently the Assistant Vice President, Carolinas HealthCare System Center for Advanced Practice. His current responsibilities include representing over 1,500 advanced practice nurses and physician assistants across the Carolinas HealthCare System. He is directing the largest postgraduate transition to practice Fellowship program for nurse practitioners and physician assistants in the United States with over 56 Fellows. In addition, Dr. Taylor continues his clinical practice in the Department of Surgery and Trauma Services where he continues to study and research venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in adult and pediatric patients.
Mr. Scott P. Sherry completed his undergraduate education at the University of Maryland Baltimore County with a BS in Emergency Health Services in 1995. He served as a paramedic with New Castle County, Delaware EMS for several years before returning to school. In 2002 he graduated from Finch University (now known as Rosalind Franklin University) in North Chicago, Illinois with an MS in Physician Assistant Studies. In 2014 he was recognized as Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Sherry currently works at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, OR for the Division of Trauma, Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery. His interests include utilization of APP in trauma and critical care, coding and billing, emergency medical services and trauma systems.<
Dr. Ronald F. Sing is a Professor of Surgery at Carolinas Medical Center and an adjunct Professor of Surgery for the University of North Carolina School of Medicine at Chapel Hill. Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, is an 814-bed adult acute care hospital with a 234-bed pediatric hospital and includes an American College of Surgeons verified Level I trauma center. Despite his busy clinical schedule, Dr. Sing remains actively engaged in research and education. He has over 200 PubMed citations and is actively involved with students, residents, and advanced care practitioners.