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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