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Critical Care Secrets

This best-selling volume in The Secrets Series® is back in an exciting, fully updated 4th Edition! You'll find all of the features you rely on the Secrets for—such as a question-and-answer format · bulleted lists · mnemonics · "Key Points" boxes · and tips from the authors.

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Published: July 2007

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-1-4160-3206-9

Contents

  • I. BASIC LIFE SUPPORT

    General Approach to the Critically Ill Patient
    Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
    Pulse Oximetry and Capnography
    Invasive Hemodynamic Monitoring
    Interpretation of Arterial Blood Gases
    Fluid Therapy
    Nutrition in Critically Ill Patients
    Noninvasive Ventilation
    Mechanical Ventilation
    Discontinuation of Mechanical Ventilation


    II. PROCEDURES

    Tracheal Intubation and Airway Management
    Tracheotomy and Upper Airway Obstruction
    Chest Tubes
    Bronchoscopy
    Pacemakers and Defibrillators
    Circulatory Assist Devices


    III. PULMONARY MEDICINE

    Acute Pneumonia
    Asthma
    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
    Cor Pulmonale
    Acute Respiratory Failure
    Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
    Aspiration
    Hemoptysis
    Venous Thromboembolism and Fat Embolism


    IV. CARDIOLOGY

    Chest Pain
    Acute Myocardial Infarction and Pressors
    Dysrhythmias and Tachyarrhythmias
    Aortic Dissection
    Valvular Heart Disease
    Pericardial Disease (Pericarditis and Pericardial Tamponade)


    V. INFECTIOUS DISEASE

    Sepsis, Severe Sepsis Syndrome, and Septic Shock
    Endocarditis
    Meningitis
    Disseminated Fungal Infections
    Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria
    Catheter-related Infections and Associated Bacteremia
    Bioterrorism
    Skin and Soft Tissue Infections


    VI. RENAL DISEASE

    Hypertension
    Acute Renal Failure
    Renal Replacement Therapy and Rhabdomyolysis
    Hypokalemia and Hyperkalemia
    Hyponatremia and Hypernatremia


    VII. GASTROENTEROLOGY

    Upper & Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding in the Critically Ill Patient
    Acute Pancreatitis
    Hepatitis and Cirrhosis
    Peritonitis and Lavage


    VIII. ENDOCRINOLOGY

    Diabetic Ketoacidosis
    Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Syndrome
    Adrenal Insufficiency in the Intensive Care Unit
    Thyroid Disease in the Intensive Care Unit


    IX. HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY

    Blood Products and Coagulation
    Thrombocytopenia and Platelets
    Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation
    Sickle Cell Disease
    Oncologic Emergencies (including Hypercalcemia)


    X. RHEUMATOLOGY

    Rheumatologic Diseases in the ICU


    XI. NEUROLOGY

    Coma
    Brain Death
    Status Epilepticus
    Stroke and Cerebral Aneurysms
    Landry-Guillain-Barré Syndrome
    Myasthenia Gravis
    Alcohol Withdrawal
    Head Trauma


    XII. SURGERY AND TRAUMA

    Burns
    The Acute Abdomen
    Pneumothorax
    Flail Chest and Pulmonary Contusion
    Myocardial Contusion


    XIII. PERIOPERATIVE CARE

    Liver and Heart Transplantation


    XIV. SEDATION and PAIN MANAGEMENT

    Use of Paralytic Agents in the Intensive Care Unit
    Pain Management in the Intensive Care Unit
    Sedation, Analgesia, and Delirium


    XV. EMERGENCY MEDICINE

    Tetanus
    Anaphylaxis
    Hypothermia
    Heat Stroke


    XVI. TOXICOLOGY

    General Approach to Poisonings
    Aspirin Intoxication
    Acetaminophen Overdose


    XVII. OBSTETRICS

    Care of the Critically Ill Pregnant Patient


    XVIII. PSYCHIATRY

    Delirium
    Anxiety and Agitation in the ICU
    Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome


    XIX. ETHICS

    Ethics
    Withdrawal of Treatment


    XX. ADMINISTRATION

    ICU Administration
    Quality Assurance in the ICU
    Scoring Systems for Comparison of Disease Severity in ICU Patients
    Evidence-based Critical Care

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