The Intensive Care Unit Manual - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9781416024552, 9781455737857

The Intensive Care Unit Manual

2nd Edition

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Print ISBN: 9781416024552
eBook ISBN: 9781455737857
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 26th September 2013
Page Count: 1088


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!

Key Features

  • Stay at the forefront of critical care with a practice-oriented, relevant, and well-illustrated account of the pathophysiology of critical disease, presented in a highly readable format.
  • Gain valuable insight into the recognition, evaluation, and management of critical conditions such as respiratory, hemodynamic, and infectious diseases; management of ICU patients with special clinical conditions; cardiovascular, hematologic, and neurological disorders; poisoning and overdoses; trauma and burns; and much more!

Table of Contents

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 Manag


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