Oh's Intensive Care Manual - 7th Edition - ISBN: 9780702047626, 9780702055461

Oh's Intensive Care Manual

7th Edition

Expert Consult: Online and Print

Authors: Andrew Bersten
Paperback ISBN: 9780702047626
eBook ISBN: 9780702055461
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 3rd December 2013
Page Count: 1264


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.

"Oh’s Intensive Care Manual would represent a solid addition to any anesthesia departmental library as a resource or study aid." Reviewed by Canadian Journal of Anesthesia, Apr 2015

Key Features

  • Access everything you need to know about disease processes and their management during the course of ICU rotations.
  • Gain valuable insight into the consensus of practice and standard of ICU care as followed in the UK, Europe, India, and Australia.
  • Take advantage of expert advice on practical issues that will be encountered on a day-to-day basis in the ICU, as well as common pitfalls in treatment and management emphasized in each chapter.

Table of Contents

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


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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

"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