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The Intensive Care Unit Manual

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Intensive Care Unit Manual is a practical, hands-on, how-to manual that covers the full spectrum of conditions encountered in the ICU, guiding you step-by-step from your initial approach to the patient through diagnosis and treatment. Compact, affordable, and comprehensive, the ICU Manual puts all the critical care information you need right at your fingertips!

Paperback, 1088 Pages

Published: September 2013

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4160-2455-2


  • Section I. Basic Pathophysiologic Principles and Their Application in the Intensive Care Unit

    1. Approach to Acute Respiratory Failure

    2. Approach to Mechanical Ventilation

    3. Noninvasive Ventilation

    4. Liberation and Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation and Extubation

    5. Sedation and Analgesia during Mechanical Ventilation

    6. Use of Neuromuscular Blocking Agents

    7. Assessment and Monitoring of Hemodynamic Function

    8. Cardiogenic Shock and Other Pump Failure States

    9. Hemorrhagic Shock

    10. Septic Shock

    11. Vascular Access Issues and Procedures

    Section II. Supportive Care for Intensive Care Unit Patients

    12. Approach to Supportive Care and Noninvasive Bedside Monitoring

    13. Management of the Critical Care Patient

    14. Health Care- Associated Infections

    15. Nutritional Therapy

    16. Nutrition-Related Access Procedures

    17. Pharmacokinetic Alterations in the Critically Ill

    18. Rational Use of Antimicrobials

    19. Rational Use of Blood Products

    Section III. Specialized Care for Intensive Care Unit Patients

    20. Renal Replacement Therapy

    21. Rehabilitation Interventions and Recovery from Critical Illness

    22. Swallowing and Communication Disorders

    23. Care of the Patient Infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection

    24. Care of the Cancer Patient with Neutropenia or Thrombocytopenia

    25. Care of the Challenge-to-Wean Patient

    26. Care of the Patient with End-Stage Renal Disease

    27. Care of the Patient with End-Stage Liver Disease

    28. Care of the Maternal-Fetal Unit

    29. Care of the Patient with Morbid Obesity

    Section IV. Problems Arising in the Intensive Care Unit Setting: Evaluation and Management

    30. Airways and Emergency Airway Management

    31. Alcohol Withdrawl: Diagnosis and Management

    32. Allergies to Antibiotics

    33. Arrhythmias (Bradycardias)

    34. Arrhythmias (Tachycardias)

    35. Barotrauma and Chest Tubes

    36. Change in Mental Status

    37. Delirium in the Intensive Care Unit: Diagnosis and Treatment

    38. Diarrhea Developing in the Intensive Care Unit Patient

    39. Electrolyte Disorders

    40. Ileus

    41. Increased Intracranial Pressure

    42. Pressure Ulcers: Prevention and Management

    43. Skin Rashes

    44. Sleep Disturbances in the Intensive Care Unit

    45. Thrombocytopenia

    46. Transfusion Reactions

    47. Ventilator Alarm Situations

    48. Weakness Developing in Intensive Care Unit Patient

    Section V. Presenting Problems for Intensive Care Unit Admission


    49. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Therapeutic Hypothermia

    50. Chest Pain and Myocardial Ischemia

    51. Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms and Dissections

    52. Acute Heart Failure Syndromes

    53. Hypertensive Crisis and Management of Hypertension

    54. Pericardial Tamponade


    55. Hypothermia and Hyperthermia

    56. Smoke Inhalation and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

    57. Drug Overdoses and Toxic Ingestions


    58. Acute Pancreatitis

    59. Acute Liver Failure

    60. Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding and Colitis

    61. Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding


    62. Hemolytic Anemia

    63. Idiopathic and Thrombotic Thrombocytopenias


    64. Acute Central Nervous System Infections

    65. Community-Acquired Pneumonia

    66. Necrotizing Fasciitis and Related Soft Tissue Infections


    67. Acute Neuromuscular Weakness

    68. Brain Death and Management of Potential Organ Donors

    69. Neurological Assessment and Prognosis after Cardiopulmonary Arrest

    70. Status Epilepticus

    71. Stroke


    72. Obstetric and Postobstetric Complications


    73. Acute Lung Injury and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

    74. Alternate Modes of Ventilation for Acute Lung Injury

    75. Acute Respiratory Failure Due to Asthma

    76. Acute Respiratory Failure Due to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

    77. Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism

    78. Diffuse Alveolar Hemorrhage

    79. Massive Hemoptysis

    80. Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome and Other Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders


    81. Acute Kidney Injury and Rhabdomyolysis

    82. Diabetic Ketoacidosis, Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar State, and Alcoholic Ketoacidosis

    83. Metabolic Acidoses and Alkaloses

    84. Disorders of Water Homeostasis: Hyponatremia and Hypernatremia

    85. Thyroid and Adrenal Disorders in the Intensive Care Unit


    86. Perioperative Approach to the High-Risk Surgical Patient

    87. Management of Postoperative and Other Acute Pain


    88. Cardiac Surgery

    89. Craniotomy

    90. Major Abdominal Surgery: Postoperative Considerations

    91. Major Tissue Flaps

    92. Major Vascular Procedures

    93. Perioperative Care of the Morbidly Obese Patient

    94. Thoracic Surgical Patient


    95. Approach to the Trauma Patient

    96. Critical Care for the Orthopedic Patient

    97. Abdominal Trauma

    98. Extremity and Major Vascular Trauma

    99. Head Trauma

    100. Thoracic Trauma

    101. Spinal Injury

    Section VI. Professionalism and Interpersonal and Communication Skills

    102. Ethical Principles, Communication, and End-of-Life Care

    103. Teamwork and Collaborative Practice in the Intensive Care Unit

    104. Family-Centered Care and Communication with Families of Intensive Care Unit Patients

    105. Providing Culturally Competent Care

    106. Sleep Deprivation and Sleepiness in Medical Housestaff and Appropriate Countermeasures

    Systems-Based Practice

    107. Medical Errors and Patient Safety

    108. Medical Malpractice, Risk Management, and Chart Documentation

    109. Long-Term Acute Care in the Spectrum of Critical Care Medicine

    110. Rapid Response Systems: Rapid Response Teams and Medical Emergency Teams

    111. Telemedicine Applied to the Intensive Care Unit

    112. Transporting the Intensive Care Unit Patient


    A. Oxygen-Hemoglobin Dissociation Curves

    B. Tidal Volume Ratios (VD/VT)

    C. Pallative Drug Therapy for Terminal Withdrawal of Mechanical Ventilation

    D. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Algorithms

    E. Tables of Height, Predicted Body Weight (PBW), and Tidal Volumes of 4-to-8 mL/kg PBW for Females and Males


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