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Critical Care Secrets

Get the most out of your study and review with Critical Care Secrets! This easy-to-read book uses the popular and trusted Secrets Series® question-and-answer format to cover all areas of critical care medicine, focusing on the practical, "in-the-trenches" know-how you need to succeed both in practice, and on board and recertification exams. The easy-to-read approach of the Secrets books has been serving medical professionals for decades.


Medical Students, Medical Residents

Paperback, 672 Pages

Published: September 2012

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-08500-7


  • 1. General Approach to the Critically Ill Patient

    2. General Approach to Trauma victims

    3. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

    4. Assessments of Oxygenation

    5. Pulse Oximetry, Capnography, and Blood Gas Analysis

    6. Hemodynamic Monitoring

    7. Fluid Therapy

    8. Nutrition in Critically Ill Patients

    9. Mechanical Ventilation/Non-invasive

    10. Discontinuation of Mechanical Ventilation

    11. Arterial and Central Venous Catheters

    12. Ultrasound in the Intensive Care Unit

    13. Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenator (ECMO)

    14. Tracheal Intubation and Airway Management

    15. Tracheotomy and Upper Airway Obstruction

    16. Chest Tubes

    17. Bronchoscopy

    18. Pacemakers and Defibrillators

    19. Circulatory Assist Devices

    20. Acute Bacterial Pneumonia

    21. Asthma

    22. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

    23. Cor Pulmonale

    24. Acute Respiratory Failure/ARDS and Acute Chest Syndrome/ALI

    25. Hemoptysis

    26. Venous Thromboembolism and Fat Embolism

    27. Heart Failure and Valvular Heart Disease

    28. Acute Myocardial Infarction

    29. Dysrhythmias and Tachyarrhythmias

    30. Aortic Dissection

    31. Pericardial Disease (Pericarditis and Pericardial Tamponade)

    32. Sepsis, Severe Sepsis Syndrome, and Septic Shock

    33. Endocarditis

    34. Meningitis and Encephalitis in the Intensive Care Unit

    35. Disseminated Fungal Infections

    36. Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria

    37. Bioterrorism

    38. Skin and Soft Tissue Infections

    39. H1N1/Influenza

    40. Immunocompromised Host

    41. Hypertension

    42. Acute Renal Failure

    43. Renal Replacement Therapy and Rhabdomyolysis

    44. Hypokalemia and Hyperkalemia

    45. Hyponatremia and Hypernatremia

    46. Gastrointestinal Bleeding in the Critically Ill Patient

    47. Acute Pancreatitis

    48. Hepatitis and Cirrhosis

    49. Acute Abdomen/Peritonitis

    50. Diabetic Ketoacidosis and Hyperglycemic/Hyperosmolar Syndrome

    51. Management of Hyperglycemia in the Critically Ill

    52. Adrenal Insufficiency in the Intensive Care Unit

    53. Thyroid Disease in the Intensive Care Unit

    54. Blood Products and Coagulation

    55. Thrombocytopenia and Platelets

    56. Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation

    57. Oncologic Emergencies (Including Hypercalcemia)

    58. Rheumatologic Disease in the Intensive Care Unit

    59. Coma

    60. Brain Death

    61. Status Epilepticus

    62. Stroke

    63. Guillain-Barre Syndrome

    64. Myasthenia Gravis

    65. Alcohol Withdrawal

    66. Burns and Frostbite

    67. Pneumothorax

    68. Flail Chest and Pulmonary Contusion

    69. Cardiac Trauma

    70. Liver and Heart Transplantation

    71. Use of Paralytic Agents in the Intensive Care Unit

    72. Pain Management in the Intensive Care Unit

    73. Sedation, Analgesia, and Delirium

    74. Disaster Medicine

    75. Allergy and Anaphylaxis

    76. Hypothermia

    77. Heat Stroke

    78. General Toxicology and Toxidromes

    79. Analgesics and Antidepressants

    80. Toxic Alcohol Poisoning

    81. Poisoning by Cardiovascular Drugs

    82. Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome

    83. Care of the Critically Ill Pregnant Patient

    84. Ethics

    85. Palliative Care

    86. Organ Donation

    87. ICU Organization, Management, and Value

    88. Quality Assurance and Patient Safety in the Intensive Care Unit

    89. Scoring Systems for Comparison of Disease Severity in ICU Patients


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