Intensive Care

3rd Edition

A Concise Textbook

Authors:

  • Charles Hinds
  • J. David Watson
    • Print ISBN 9780702025969

    Key Features

    • Provides a balanced view of current controversies with citation of the most relevant publications
    • Information readily accessible through the extensive use of bullet points, italics to highlight key words, headings, sub-headings, tables, figures and diagrams
    • Written entirely by two authors to ensure consistency of style and content, each chapter has been reviewed by an expert to ensure completion, accuracy and currency
    • Ideal for physicians preparing for the increasingly important examinations in the specialty
    • Includes summary tables of recommended approaches to clinical management
    • Also suitable for trainees in other acute specialities who are increasingly becoming involved in the management of critically ill patients and those who may be sitting other postgraduate exams that include aspects of intensive care and acute medicine in the syllabus

    Table of Contents

    1 PLANNING, ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT:

    Introduction;
    Levels of care and facilities required to deliver a critical care service;
    Designing critical care areas;
    Management of the critical care service

    2 OUTCOME AND COSTS:

    Mortality, long-term survival and quality of life;
    costs;
    End-of-life decision-making, withholding and withdrawing treatment;
    Severity scoring systems

    3 APPLIED CARDIOVASCULAR AND RESPIRATORY PHYSIOLOGY:

    Oxygen delivery;
    Cardiac output;
    Oxygen content;
    Pulmonary ventilation and gas exchange;
    Mixed venous oxygen tension;
    Lung volumes;
    Lung mechanics and work of breathing;
    Control of breathing

    4 ASSESSMENT AND MONITORING OF CARDIOVASCULAR FUNCTION:

    Heart rate;
    Blood pressure;
    Pre-load;
    Cardiac output and myocardial function;
    Assessment of tissue perfusion and oxygenation

    5 SHOCK, SEPSIS AND MULTIPLE-ORGAN FAILURE:

    Definition;
    Causes;
    Pathophysiology;
    Clinical features of shock;
    Monitoring and laboratory investigations in shock;
    Management;
    Multiple-organ failure;
    Adjunctive therapy in shock, sepsis and organ failure;
    Anaphylactic shock;
    Pulmonary embolism

    6 ASSESSMENT AND MONITORING OF RESPIRATORY FUNCTION:

    Measurement of lung volumes;
    Assessing airways obstruction;
    Maximum mouth pressures;
    Flow-volume and pressure-volume loops;
    Measuring the work of breathing;
    Non-invasive monitoring of ventilation;
    Monitoring inspired and expired gas composition;
    Measurement of respiratory gas exchange;
    Blood gas analysis and acid-base disturbances;
    Determination of oxygen content;
    In vivo blood gas measurement;
    Other indices of pulmonary oxygen transfer and lung function

    7 RESPIRATORY SUPPORT:

    Negative-pressure ventilation;
    Positive-pressure ventilation;
    Beneficial effects of

    Details

    No. of pages:
    600
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2008
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Saunders Ltd.
    Print ISBN:
    9780702025969