Critical Care Secrets

4th Edition

Authors: Polly Parsons Jeanine Wiener-Kronish
Paperback ISBN: 9781416032069
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 17th July 2007
Page Count: 550

Table of 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 I

Description

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.

Key Features

  • Equips you with the evidence-based guidance you need to provide optima care for the critically ill.
  • Expedites reference and review with a question-and-answer format, bulleted lists, mnemonics, and practical tips from the authors.
  • Features a two-color page layout, "Key Points" boxes, and lists of useful web sites to enhance your reference power.
  • Presents a chapter containing "Top Secrets", providing you with an overview of essential material for last-minute study or self-assessment

Details

No. of pages:
550
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Mosby 2007
Published:
Imprint:
Mosby
Paperback ISBN:
9781416032069

About the Authors

Polly Parsons Author

Affiliations and Expertise

E.L. Amidon Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine, University of Vermont College of Medicine; Medicine Health Care Service Leader, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, Vermont

Jeanine Wiener-Kronish Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Anesthetist-in-Chief, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts