Description : This best-selling resource provides a general overview and basic information for all adult intensive care units. The material is presented in a brief and quick-access format which allows for topic and exam review. It provides enough detailed and specific information to address most all questions and problems that arise in the ICU. Emphasis on fundamental principles in the text should prove useful for patient care outside the ICU as well. New chapters in this edition include hyperthermia and hypothermia syndromes; infection control in the ICU; and severe airflow obstruction. Sections have been reorganized and consolidated when appropriate to reinforce concepts.
Description : This pocket book succinctly describes 318 errors commonly made by attendings, residents, interns, nurses, and nurse-anesthetists in the intensive care unit, and gives practical, easy-to-remember tips for avoiding these errors. The book can easily be read immediately before the start of a rotation or used for quick reference on call. Each error is described in a short, clinically relevant vignette, followed by a list of things that should always or never be done in that context and tips on how to avoid or ameliorate problems. Coverage includes all areas of ICU practice except the pediatric intensive care unit.
Description : Critical care medicine is a dynamic and exciting arena where complex pathophysiologic states require extensive knowledge and up-to-date clinical information. An extensive kno- edge of basic pathophysiology, as well as awareness of the appropriate diagnostic tests and treatments that are used to optimize care in the critically ill is essential. Since our frst edition 7 years ago, new information crucial to the care and understanding of the critically ill patient has rapidly accumulated. Because this knowledge base crosses many different disciplines, a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach presenting the information is essential, similar to the multidisciplinary approach that is used to care for the critically ill patient. We have strived to provide this content in an easily digestible format that uses a variety of teaching tools to facilitate understanding of the presented concepts and to enhance information retention. To meet the demand to provide comprehensive and diverse education in order to und- stand the pathogenesis and optimum care of a variety of critical illnesses, we have subst- tially revised the prior topics in the frst edition with updated information. We have also markedly expanded the number of topics covered to include acute lung injury and the acute respiratory distress syndrome, an expanded discussion of the physiology and operation of mechanical ventilation, obstetrical care in the ICU, neurosurgical emergencies, acute co- nary syndromes, cardiac arrhythmias, role of whole body rehabilitation in the ICU, ethical conduct of human research in the ICU, and nursing care of the ICU patient.
Description : 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.
Description : This new edition has been fully revised to bring trainees and practitioners up to date with the latest developments in the management of medical emergencies and intensive care, with an emphasis on cardiac care. The book covers major medical emergencies in cardiology, pulmonary medicine, central nervous system, metabolic medicine and rheumatology. A new chapter has been added on post-operative care after cardiac surgery. Presented in an easy to read format, this practical guide includes numerous tables and graphs, with further reading suggestions for each topic. Key points Fourth edition presenting latest developments in management of medical emergencies and intensive care New chapter on post-operative care after cardiac surgery Includes numerous tables and graphs Previous edition published in 2010
Description : Critical Care Pharmacotherapeutics presents information on the fundamentals of critical care practice from a pharmacist’s point of view. This accessible text is an excellent introduction to critical care pharmacy. Pharmacy students, residents, and new pharmacists will learn about the medications used and approaches to pharmaceutical care for the critically ill patient. This text is also a helpful reference for students during an ICU advanced practice experience or for a pharmacy resident during an ICU rotation.
Description : The first book of its kind, it presents exhaustive, lucid and detailed guidelines for managing patients in the ICU. It contains clear and concise account of different procedures/ treatment options available for patients and elaborates the simplest, most reliable and cost-effective means by which these may be executed. In most of the ICUs of our country there are no protocols and things are done hapazardly. In these settings, such a textbook will serve as a Do it yourself recipe book.
Description : The updated Third Edition of ICU Recall facilitates rapid review and memorization with a concise question and answer format. Topics include ethics, pharmacology, radiology, and, especially, ICU-focused questions. You'll find complete coverage of multi-system pathologic processes such as malnutrition, immunosuppression, neoplasia, and manifestations of infection, as well as patient-specific issues such as trauma, burns, transplants, and pediatric problems. This edition includes new techniques for cardiac support, renal support, and immunosuppression and thoroughly updated information on pharmacology, radiology, and monitoring. The enclosed bookmark helps readers self-test by covering the answers.
Description : This authoritative reference published under the auspices of the American Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists (ASCCA) is now in its Second Edition. More than 100 internationally recognized experts present state-of-the-art strategies for successful, cost-effective perioperative care and management of acutely ill patients.This thoroughly revised edition features many distinguished new contributors from anesthesiology, critical care medicine, internal medicine, surgery, and pediatrics. Timely new chapters cover medical informatics, evidence-based medicine, human genomics, research in critical care medicine, and imaging in the ICU. Chapters on acute respiratory distress syndrome, sepsis, and other diseases have been rewritten to reflect recent technological and therapeutic breakthroughs.
Description : The team of nurses that Tilda Shalof found herself working with in the intensive care unit (ICU) of a big-city hospital was known as “Laura’s Line.” They were a bit wild: smart, funny, disrespectful of authority, but also caring and incredibly committed to their jobs. Laura set the tone with her quick remarks. Frances, from Newfoundland, was famous for her improvised recipes. Justine, the union rep, wore t-shirts emblazoned with defiant slogans, like “Nurses Care But It’s Not in the Budget.” Shalof was the one who had been to university. The others accused her of being “sooo sensitive.” They depended upon one another. Working in the ICU was both emotionally grueling and physically exhausting. Many patients, quite simply, were dying, and the staff strove mightily to prolong their lives. With their skill, dedication, and the resources of modern science, they sometimes were almost too successful. Doctors and nurses alike wondered if what they did for terminally-ill patients was not, in some cases, too extreme. A number of patients were admitted when it was too late even for heroic measures. A boy struck down by a cerebral aneurysm in the middle of a little-league hockey game. A woman rescued – too late – from a burning house. It all took its toll on the staff. And yet, on good days, they thrived on what they did. Shalof describes a colleague who is managing a “crashing” patient: “I looked at her. Nicky was flushed with excitement. She was doing five different things at the same time, planning ahead for another five. She was totally focused, in her element, in control, completely at home with the chaos. There was a huge smile on her face. Nurses like to fix things. If they can.” Shalof, a veteran ICU nurse, reveals what it is really like to work behind the closed hospital curtains. The drama, the sardonic humour, the grinding workload, the cheerful camaraderie, the big issues and the small, all are brought vividly to life in this remarkable book. From the Hardcover edition.