Pediatric Critical Care

3rd Edition

Authors: Bradley Fuhrman Jerry Zimmerman
Hardcover ISBN: 9780323018081
eBook ISBN: 9780323070119
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 23rd December 2005
Page Count: 1904


Now completely revised and updated, this definitive, easy-to-use text guides you through all aspects of caring for the critically ill child. The clear, logical organ-system approach addresses development, function, disease, and treatment for a full range of disease entities. This new edition includes chapters covering hemodynamic principles, diagnostic and therapeutic cardiac catheterization, congenital malformations of brain and spinal chord, and gastrointestinal pharmacology. A completely new section has been added that considers the failure of organ systems. Multidisciplinary in approach, the book addresses pharmacology, nursing, administration, ethics, and other areas of concern to the whole pediatric ICU team.

Key Features

  • Completely revised by dozens of new contributors.
  • Contains new chapters covering hemodynamic principles; diagnostic and therapeutic cardiac catheterization; congenital malformations of brain and spinal cord; gastrointestinal pharmacology; and a new section on Failure of Organ Systems.
  • Provides a more detailed and complete understanding of the scientific basis of critical care.
  • Delivers significantly updated chapters on critical care in developing countries; hematology and oncology problems in the ICU; gastrointestinal pharmacology; drug interactions and adverse drug effects; and much more.

Table of Contents

I. The Discipline

1. Multidisciplinary Critical Care and the Role of the Pediatric Subspecialist in the PICU
2. History of Pediatric Intensive Care
3. Pediatric Critical Care and the Intensivist in the New Hospital Environment
4. The Nurse in Pediatric Critical Care
5. Research in Pediatric Critical Care
6. Proving the Point: Evidence-Based Medicine in Pediatric Critical Care
7. Outcome Prediction in Pediatric Critical Care
8. Safety and Quality Assessment in the PICU
9. Information Technology in Critical Care
10. Family-Centered Care in the PICU
11. Ethics in Pediatric Intensive Care
12. Ethical Issues in Death and Dying
13. Pediatric Transplantation and Organ Donation
14. Pediatric Transport: Shifting the Paradigm to Improve Patient Outcome
15. Pediatric Vascular Access and Centeses
16. Pediatric Intensive Care in Developing Countries

Section: II. Organ System Function and Failure

A. Circulation

17. Structure and Function of the Heart
18. Regional Circulation
19. Principles of Invasive Monitoring
20. Assessment of Cardiovascular Function
21. Echocardiography and Noninvasive Cardiac Diagnosis
22. Diagnostic and Therapeutic Cardiac Catheterization
23. Pharmacology of the Cardiovascular System
24. Cardiopulmonary Interactions
25. Myocardial Dysfunction, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, and Ventricular Assist Devices
26. Disorders of Cardiac Rhythm
27. Shock States
28. Cardiac Bypass for Repair of Congenital Heart Disease in Infants and Children
29. Cardiac Intensive Care
30. Cardiac Transplantation

Section: II. Organ System Function and Failure

B. Respiration

31. Structure of the Respiratory System
32. Pediatric Airway Management
33. Physiology of the Respiratory System
34. Control of Breathing and Acute Respiratory Failure


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About the Author

Bradley Fuhrman

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Texas Tech University - Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Physician-in-Chief, El Paso Children's Hospital, El Paso, Texas, USA

Jerry Zimmerman

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Pediatrics and Anesthesiology, Faculty, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Seattle Children's Hospital, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington School of Medicine,Seattle, Washington, USA