Pediatric Critical Care - 5th Edition - ISBN: 9780323378390, 9780323415583

Pediatric Critical Care

5th Edition

Author: Jerry Zimmerman
Hardcover ISBN: 9780323378390
eBook ISBN: 9780323415583
eBook ISBN: 9780323415576
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 8th December 2016
Page Count: 1960

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Still the #1 resource for today’s pediatric ICU teams, Pediatric Critical Care, 5th Edition covers the entire field, from basic science to cutting-edge clinical applications. Drs. Bradley P. Fuhrman and Jerry J. Zimmerman, accompanied by an expert team of editors and contributors from around the world, bring you today’s best information on the current and future landscape of pediatric critical care so you can consistently deliver optimum care to your young patients.

Key Features

  • Boasts highly readable, concise chapters with hundreds of useful photos, diagrams, algorithms, and clinical pearls.
  • Clear, logical, organ-system approach allows you to focus on the development, function, and treatment of a wide range of disease entities.

Table of Contents


Section 1. Pediatric Critical Care: The Discipline

1. History of Pediatric Critical Care

2. High-Reliability Pediatric Intensive Care Unit: Role of Intensivist and Team in Obtaining Optimal Outcomes

3. Subspecialization within Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

4. Critical Communication in the PICU 

5. Professionalism in the PICU  

6. Nurses in Pediatric Critical Care

7. Research in Pediatric Critical Care

8. Proving the Point: Evidence-Based Medicine in Pediatric Critical Care

9. Prediction Tools for Short Term Outcomes Following Critical Illness in Children

10. Long-Term Outcomes Following Critical Illness in Children

11. Safety and Quality Assessment in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

12. Information Technology in Critical Care   

13. Building Partnerships: Patient- and Family-Centered Care in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit  

14. Ethics in Pediatric Intensive Care  

15. Ethical Issues in Death and Dying  

16. Palliative Care in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit  

17. Process of Organ Donation and Pediatric Donor Management  

18. Pediatric Transport: Shifting the Paradigm to Improve Patient Outcome  

19. Pediatric Vascular Access and Centeses

20. Emerging Role of Ultrasonography in the PICU  

21. Pediatric Intensive Care in Resource-Poor Settings  

22. Educating the Intensivist  

23. Lifelong Learning  

24. Public Health Emergencies and Emergency Mass Critical Care  

Section 2. Cardiovascular System

25. Structure and Function of the Heart 

26. Regional Peripheral Circulation

27. Endothelium and Endotheliopathy  

28. Principles of Invasive Monitoring

29. Assessment of Cardiovascular Function

30. Myocardial Dysfunction, Extracorporeal Life Support, and Ventricular Assist Devices  

31. Echocardiography Imaging: Noninvasive Cardiac Diagnostics  

32. Diagnostic and Therapeutic Cardiac Catheterization  

33. Pharmacology of the Cardiovascular System   

34. Cardiopulmonary Interactions

35. Disorders of Cardiac Rhythm

36. Shock States  

37. Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Bypass  

38. Critical Care after Surgery for Congenital Cardiac Disease  

39. Cardiac Transplantation  

40. Acute and Chronic Heart Failure  

41. Physiologic Foundations of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

42. Performance of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Infants and Children

Section 3. Respiratory System

43. Structure and Development of the Upper Respiratory System in Infants and Children  

44. Structure and Development of the Lower Respiratory System in Infants and Children  

45. Physiology of the Respiratory System  

46. Noninvasive Respiratory Monitoring and Assessment of Gas Exchange

47. Overview of Breathing Failure

48. Ventilation/Perfusion Inequality  

49. Mechanical Dysfunction of the Respiratory System  

50. Specific Diseases of the Respiratory System: Upper Airway  

51. Pediatric Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome  

52. Ventilator-Induced Lung Injury  

53. Asthma  

54. Neonatal Respiratory Disease

55. Pneumonitis and Interstitial Disease  

56. Diseases of Pulmonary Circulation  

57. Mechanical Ventilation and Respiratory Care

58. Non-Invasive Ventilation

59. Extracorporeal Life Support  

Section 4. Central Nervous System

60. Structure, Function, and Development of the Nervous System

61. Brain Malformations  

62. Neurological Assessment and Monitoring

63. Neuroimaging  

64. Pediatric Neurocritical Care  

65. Coma and Depressed Sensorium  

66. Intracranial Hypertension and Brain Monitoring  

67. Status Epilepticus

68. Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy: Pathobiology and Therapy of the Post-Circulatory Arrest Syndrome in Children

69. Pediatric Stroke and Intracerebral Hemorrhage  

70. Central Nervous System Infections and Related Conditions  

71. Acute Neuromuscular Diseases and Disorders  

Section 5. Renal, Fluids, Electrolytets

72. Renal Structure and Function

73. Fluid and Electrolyte Issues in Pediatric Critical Illness  

74. Tests of Renal Function  

75. Glomerulotubular Dysfunction and Acute Renal Failure  

76. Acid-Base Disorders

77. Renal Pharmacology

78. Pediatric Renal Replacement Therapy in the Intensive Care Unit  

79. Acute Sever Hypertension  

Section 6. Metabolism, Endocrinology, and Nutrition

80. Cellular Respiration

81. Biology of the Stress Response  

82. Inborn Errors of Metabolism  

83. Genomic Variation in Health and Disease  

84. Molecular Foundations of Cellular Injury: Necrosis, Apoptosis and Autophagy

85. Common Endocrinopathies in the PICU  

86. Diabetic Ketoacidosis  

87. Nutrition in the Critically Ill Child  

Section 7. Hematology-Oncology

88. Structure and Function of Hematopoietic Organs

89. Erythron in Critical Illness

90. Hemoglobinopathies  

91. Coagulation and Coagulopathy in Critical Illness  

92. Thrombosis in Pediatric Critical Care  

93. Transfusion Medicine in the PICU  

94. Hematology and Oncology Problems in the Intensive Care Unit  

95. Critical Illness Involving Children Undergoing Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation 

Section 8. Gastrointestinal System

96. Gastrointestinal Structure and Function

97. Disorders and Diseases of the Gastrointestinal Tract and Liver

98. Applications of Gastrointestinal Pharmacology  

99. Acute Liver Failure, Liver Transplantation, and Extracorporeal Liver Support  

100. Acute Abdomen

Section 9. Immunity and Infection

101. The Innate Immune System  

102. Adaptive Immunity  

103. Congenital Immunodeficiency  

104. Acquired Immune Dysfunction  

105. Immune Balance in Critical Illness: SIRS, CARS, Immune Paralysis  

106. Pediatric Rheumatic Disease: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Complications  

107. Bacterial and Fungal Infections, Antimicrobials, and Antimicrobial Resistance  

108. Life-Threatening Viral Diseases and Their Treatment  

109. Infectious Syndromes in the PICU  

110. Hospital-Acquired Infection in the PICU: Epidemiology and Control  

111. Sepsis   

112. Multiple Organ Dysfunction/Failure Syndrome in Children  

Section 10. Environmental Hazards

113. Bites and Stings  

114. Heat Injury  

115. Accidental Hypothermia  

116. Drowning  

117. Burn and Inhalation Injuries

Section 11. Pediatric Trauma

118. Evaluation, Stabilization and Initial Management After Multiple Trauma  

119. Severe Traumatic Brain Injury in Infants and Children  

120. Thoracic Injuries in Children 

121. Abdominal Trauma in Pediatric Critical Care  

122. Child Abuse  

123. Violence-Associated Injury Among Children

Section 12. Pharmacology and Toxicology

124. Principles of Drug Disposition in the Critically Ill Child  

125. Molecular Mechanisms of Drug Actions: From Receptors to Effectors  

126. Adverse Drug Reactions and Drug–Drug Interactions  

127. Principles of Toxin Assessment and Screening  

128. Toxidromes and Their Treatment  

Section 13. Anesthesia Principles for the PICU

129. Airway Management  

130. Anesthesia Effects and Organ System Considerations  

131. Anesthesia Principles and Operating Room Anesthesia Regimens  

132. Malignant Hyperthermia  

133. Neuromuscular Blocking Agents  

134. Sedation and Analgesia  

135. Tolerance, Withdrawal, and Dependency  

136. Pediatric Delerium  


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About the Author

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