Oh's Intensive Care Manual

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Whether you’re a newcomer to the ICU or a seasoned practitioner, Oh's Intensive Care Manual delivers the practical, expert answers you need to manage the conditions you see every day in the intensive care unit. This highly esteemed, bestselling medical reference book presents comprehensive detail on each topic, while maintaining a succinct, accessible style so this information can be seamlessly incorporated into your daily practice.

"Overall this is an accessible, well-written and well-designed resource: a clearly designed and sensibly organised contents page makes the book straightforward to navigate."
Reviewed by: British Journal of Anaesthesia   Date: Jan 2015

Practitioners and trainees in intensive care medicine

Paperback, 1264 Pages

Published: December 2013

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-0-7020-4762-6


  • "The short and succinct chapters pack in the essential items of knowledge. Each area covered gives both theoretical basis, but also the practical ways of treating the condition being described and the evidence basis for doing so."
    BMA Book Awards 2009 - judges comments

    "The seventh edition of Oh’s Intensive Care Manual replaces the 2009 version and provides additional content. For the first time it is also published in an excellent electronic version, access to which is included in the purchase of the hard copy as well as being available separately.

    Overall this is an accessible, well-written and well-designed resource: a clearly designed and sensibly organised contents page makes the book straightforward to navigate."
    Reviewed by: British Journal of Anaesthesia   Date: Jan 2015


  • Part 1. Organisation Aspects

    1. Design and organisation of intensive care units

    2. Critical care outreach and rapid response systems

    3. Severity of illness and likely outcome from critical illness

    4. Transport of the critically ill patients

    5. Physiotherapy in intensive care

    6. Critical care nursing

    7. Ethics in intensive care

    8. Common problems after ICU

    9. Clinical information systems

    10. Clinical trials in critical care

    11. Palliative care

    12. ICU and the elderly

    13. Health care team in intensive care medicine

    14. Preparing for examinations in intensive care medicine

    Part 2. Shock

    15. Overview of shock

    16. Haemodynamic monitoring

    17. Multiple organ dysfunction syndrome

    18. Monitoring oxygenation

    19. Lactic acidosis

    Part 3. Acute Coronary Care

    20. Acute cardiac syndromes, investigations and interventions

    21. Adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation

    22. Management of cardiac arrhythmias

    23. Cardic pacing and implantable cardioverter defibrillators

    24. Acute heart failure

    25. Valvular and congenital heart disease and bacterial endocarditis

    26. Intensive care after cardiac surgery

    27. Echocardiography in the intensive care unit

    Part 4. Respiratory Failure

    28. Oxygen therapy

    29. Airway management and acute airway obstruction

    30. Acute respiratory failure in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

    31. Mechanical ventilation

    32. Humidification and inhalation therapy

    33. The acute respiratory distress syndrome

    34. Pulmonary embolism

    35. Acute severe asthma

    36. Pneumonia

    37. Non-invasive ventilation

    38. Respiratory monitoring

    39. Imaging the chest

    40. Ultrasound in the ICU

    41. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)

    41.1 ECMO for respiratory failure

    41.2 ECMO for cardiac failure

    Part 5. Gastroenterological Emergencies and Surgery

    42. Acute gastrointestinal bleeding

    43. Severe acute pancreatitis

    44. Liver failure

    44.1 Acute hepatic failure

    44.2 Cirrhosis and acute on chronic Liver Disease

    45. Abdominal surgical catastrophes

    46. Solid tumors and their implications in the ICU

    Part 6. Acute Renal Failure

    47. Acute kidney injury

    48. Renal replacement therapy

    Part 7. Neurological Disorders

    49. Disorders of consciousness

    50. Status epilepticus

    51. Acute cerebrovascular complications

    52. Cerebral protection

    53. Brain death

    54. Meningitis and encephalomyelitis

    55. Tetanus

    56. Delirium

    57. Neuromuscular diseases in intensive care Part 8. Endocrine Disorders

    58. Diabetic emergencies 59. Diabetes insipidus and other polyuric syndromes 60. Thyroid emergencies

    61. Adrenocortical insufficiency in critical illness

    62. Acute calcium disorders

    Part 9. Obstetric Emergencies

    63. Preeclampsia and eclampsia

    64. General obstetric emergencies

    65. Severe pre-existing disease in pregnancyPart 10. Infections and Immune Disorders

    66. Anaphylaxis

    67. Host defence and immunodeficiency disorders

    68. HIV and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

    69. Severe sepsis

    70. Nosocomial infections

    71. Severe soft- tissue infections

    72. Principles of antibiotic use

    73. Tropical diseases Part 11. Severe and Multiple Trauma

    74. Severe and multiple trauma

    75. Severe head injuries 76. Faciomaxillary and upper airway injuries

    77. Chest injuries

    78. Spinal injuries

    79. Abdominal and pelvic injuries

    Part 12. Environmental Injuries

    80. Submersion

    81. Burns

    82. Thermal disorders 83. Electrical safety and injuries

    84. Envenomation

    85. Ballistic injury 86. Background information on "biochemical terrorism"

    Part 13. Pharmacologic Considerations

    87. Pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and drug monitoring in critical illness

    88. Management and acute poisoning

    89. Sedation and pain management in intensive care

    90. Inotropes and vasopressors

    91. Vasodilators and antihypertensives Part 14. Metabolic Homeostasis

    92. Acid-base balance and disorders

    93. Fluid and electrolyte therapy

    94. Enteral and parenteral nutrition Part 15. Haematological Management

    95. Blood transfusion

    96. Colloids and blood products

    97. Therapeutic plasma exchange and intravenous immunoglobulin therapy

    98. Haemostatic failure

    99. Haematological malignancy

    Part 16. Transplantation

    100. Organ donation

    101. Liver transplantation

    102. Heart and lung transplantation

    Part 17. Paediatric Intensive Care 103. The critically ill child

    104. Upper airway obstruction in children

    105. Acute respiratory failure in children

    106. Paediatric fluid and electrolyte therapy

    107. Sedation and analgesia in children

    108. Shock and cardiac disease in children

    109. Neurological emergencies in children

    110. Paediatric trauma

    111. Withholding and withdrawing life-sustaining medical treatment in children

    112. Paediatric poisoning

    113. Paediatric cardiopulmonary resuscitation



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