Oh's Intensive Care Manual - 6th Edition - ISBN: 9780702030963, 9780702043222

Oh's Intensive Care Manual

6th Edition

Editors: Andrew Bersten Neil Soni
Authors: Andrew Bersten
eBook ISBN: 9780702043222
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 5th December 2008
Page Count: 1292

Secure Checkout

Personal information is secured with SSL technology.

Free Shipping

Free global shipping
No minimum order.


The sixth edition of Oh’s Intensive Care Manual provides practical, concise information on all aspects of intensive care. Written in a clear and accessible style and now for the first time presented in colour throughout, this book enables the user to manage a patient in an ICU setting effectively without recourse to large text/reference works or specialized monographs.
This thoroughly revised and updated edition reflects the best and most current practice from leading centres in Australia, the UK and Western Europe. Although primarily intended for the trainee and practitioner in intensive care, nurses and other allied health professionals will find that this is an invaluable tool in helping to deal with a broad spectrum of conditions encountered in the ICU.

Key Features

  • Represents a consensus of practice/standard of care in Australia/NZ, UK and Europe.
  • Treatment guidelines are authoritative since they follow those that are Recommended/laid down by Professional societies.
  • Comprehensive, covers all important areas of intensive care medicine.
  • Provides a single resource that will cover everything that a user will need to know during the course of an ICU rotation. No need to refer to a larger textbook.
  • Information on management and treatment of conditions is balanced by pathophysiological and pharmacological background. This is not just a "cook book" of procedures. It provides all of the essential information for candidates wishing to pass professional examinations.
  • Covers the paediatric as well as the adult patient in the ICU.
  • Provides quick access and practical guidance for all clinical scenarios.
  • Extensive list of key references most taken from the last three years.
  • Helps trainees and practitioners prepare for case conference/presentations.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Design and organization of intensive care units

Chapter 2 Outreach

Chapter 3 Severity of Illness and Likely Outcome from Critical Illness

Chapter 4 Transport of the Critically Ill

Chapter 5 Physiotherapy in Intensive Care

Chapter 6 Critical Care Nursing

Chapter 7 Ethics in Intensive Care

Chapter 8 Common problems after ICU

Chapter 9 Clinical Information Systems

Chapter 10 Clinical Trials in Critical Care

Chapter 11 Overview of Shock

Chapter 12 Haemodynamic Monitoring

Chapter 13 Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome

Chapter 14 Monitoring Oxygenation

Chapter 15 Lactic Acidosis

Chapter 16 Cardiovascular disease

Chapter 17 Adult Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Chapter 18 Management of cardiac arrhythmias

Chapter 19 Cardiac pacing and implantable cardioverter defibrillators

Chapter 20 Acute Heart Failure

Chapter 21 Valvular and Congenital Heart Disease

Chapter 22 Postoperative Cardiac Intensive Care

Chapter 23 Echocardiography in Intensive Care

Chapter 24 Oxygen Therapy

Chapter 25 Airway Management and Acute Upper Airway Obstruction

Chapter 26 Acute Respiratory Failure in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Chapter 27 Mechanical Ventilatio

Chapter 28 Humidification and Inhalation Therapy

Chapter 29 The Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)

Chapter 30 Pulmonary Embolism

Chapter 31 Severe Acute Asthma

Chapter 32 Peumonia

Chapter 33 Non-Invasive Ventilation

Chapter 34 Respiratory Monitoring

Chapter 35 Imaging the Chest

Chapter 36 Acute Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Chapter 37 Severe Acute Pancreatitis

Chapter 38 Hepatic Failure

Chapter 39 Abdominal Surgical Catastrophes

Chapter 40 Acute Renal Failure

Chapter 41 Renal Replacement Therapy

Chapter 42 Disorders of Consciousness

Chzpter 43 Status Epilecticus

Chapter 44. Acute Cerebrovascular Complications

Chapter 45 Cerebral Protection

Chapter 46 Brain Death

Chapter 47.Meningitis and Encephalomyelitis

Chapter 48 Tetanus

Chapter 49 Neuromuscular disorders in intensive care

Chapter 50 Diabetic Emergencies

Chapter 51 Diabetes Insipidus and Other Polyuric Syndromes

Chapter 52 Thyroid Emergencies

Chapter 53 Adrenocortical Insufficiency in Critical Illness

Chapter 54 Acute Calcium Disorders

Chapter 55 Pre-eclampsia and eclampsia

Chapter 56 General obstetric emergencies in the ICU

Chapter 57 Severe pre-existing disease in pregnancy

Chapter 58 Anaphylaxis

Chapter 59 Host defence mechanisms and immunodeficiency disorders

Chapter 60 HIV and the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

Chapter 61 Severe Sepsis

Chapter 62 Nosocomial Infection

Chapter 63.Severe Soft-Tissue Infections

Chapter 64 Principles of Antibiotic Use

Chapter 65 Tropical Diseases

Chapter 66 Severe and Multiple Trauma

Chapter 67 Severe Head Injuries

Chapter 68 Maxillofacial and Upper Airway Injuries

Chapter 69 Chest Injuries

Chapter 70 Spinal Injuries

Chapter 71 Abdominal and Pelvic Injuries

Chapter 72 Near Drowning

Chapter 73 Burns

Chapter 74 Thermal disorders

Chapter 75 Electrical safety and injuries

Chapter 76 Envenomation

Chapter 77 Blast Injury and Gunshot Wounds:Pathophysiology

Chapter 78 Biochemical Terrorism

Chapter 79 Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics and Drug Monitoring in Critical Illness

Chapter 80 Management of acute poisoning

Chapter 81 Sedation, analgesia and muscle relaxation in the intensive care unit

Chapter 82 Inotropes and Vasopressors

Chapter 83 Vasodilators and Antihypertensives

Chapter 84 Acid-Base Balance and Disorders

Chapter 85 Fluid and Electrolyte Therapy

Chapter 86 Metabolic response to injury and infection

Chapter 87 Enternal and Parenteral Nutruition

Chapter 88 Blood Transfusion

Chapter 89. Colloids and blood products

Chapter 90 Therapeutic plasma exchange and intravenous immunoglobulinimmunomodulatory therapy

Chapter 91 Haemostatic Failure

Chapter 92 Haematological Malignancies

Chapter 93 Organ Donation

Chapter 94 Liver Transplantation

Chapter 95 Heart and Lung Transplantation

Chapter 96 The critically ill child

Chapter 97 Upper Respiratory Tract Obstruction in Children

Chapter 98 Acute Respiratory Failure in Children

Chapter 99 Paediatric Fluid and Electrolyte Therapy

Chapter 100 Sedation and Analgesia in Children

Chapter 101 Shock and cardiac disease in children

Chapter 102 Neurological emergencies in children

Chapter 103 Paediatric Trauma

Chapter 104 Equipment for Paediatric Intensive Care

Chapter 105 Paediatric poisoning

Chapter 106 Paediatric Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation


No. of pages:
© Butterworth-Heinemann 2009
eBook ISBN:

About the Editor

Andrew Bersten

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Critical Care Medicine, Flinders Medical Centre and School of Medicine, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia

Neil Soni

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant in Intensive Care and Anaesthesia, Director and Lead Clinician, Intensive Care Unit, Magill Department of Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain Management, Hon. Senior Lecturer, Imperial College Medical School, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, UK

About the Author

Andrew Bersten

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Critical Care Medicine, Flinders Medical Centre and School of Medicine, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia


"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