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Clinical Intensive Care and Acute Medicine

Clinical Intensive Care and Acute Medicine

2nd Edition

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  • Date Published: April 2004
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521789806

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  • Focusing on areas common to all critically ill patients, including fluid therapy, sedation, shock, infection and other central topics, this reference to basic pathophysiological principles provides an excellent launch pad for a section on individual disease entities. The text is supported by problem-oriented guidelines to help the care provider tackle real-life practical problems. The new edition reflects the challenges of intensive care medicine, relevant to all residents, trainees, nursing staff and paramedics attached to the ICU. First Edition Pb (1996): 0-521-47812-X

    • Numerous 'troubleshooting' guides to dealing with real-life clinical scenarios in the ICU
    • Aimed at junior doctors who quickly need to know how to get fully up to speed in this challenging speciality
    • Explains principles of clinical intensive care to help understand the specifics of caring for these patients
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    Reviews & endorsements

    " of the best books I have come across...This book has much to commend it, and tackles the complexity of critical care in a rational and logical way. It deserves a place on the bookshelf of anyone who is involved with the critically ill, and should be read often." Khalid Hasan,

    "Clinical Intensive Care and Acute Medicine is a comprehensive, well-organizes, critical care companion book and a useful practical guide that concentrates on the relevant areas common to all critically ill patients."
    J. Christopher Farmer MD, Respiratory Care

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: April 2004
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521789806
    • length: 704 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 36 mm
    • weight: 0.93kg
    • contains: 66 b/w illus. 128 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface to first edition
    Preface to second edition
    1. A systematic approach to caring for the seriously ill
    2. Organisation of an Intensive Care Unit
    3. Routine care of the seriously ill
    4. Fluid therapy and electrolytes
    5. Nutrition and metabolism
    6. Acid base balance
    7. Sedation, analgesia and muscle relaxants
    8. Shock and anaphylaxis
    9. Multiorgan failure
    10. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
    11. Body temperature disorders
    12. Transport of the seriously ill
    13. Infection
    14. Trauma
    15. Poisoning
    16. Acute respiratory failure
    17. Interpretation of the portable chest film
    18. Specific respiratory problems
    19. Ventilatory techniques
    20. Cardiorespiratory monitoring
    21. Acute cardiovascular failure
    22. Specific cardiovascular problems
    23. Acute cranial disasters
    24. Specific intercranial problems
    25. Critical care neurology
    26. Acute renal failure
    27. Critical care gastroenterology
    28. Critical care haematology
    29. Critical care endocrinology
    30. Obstetrics emergencies
    31. Economics, outcome and ethics intensive care
    Appendix 1. SI units
    Appendix 2. Normal biochemical values
    Appendix 3. Normal haematological/clotting values
    Appendix 4. Normal urine values
    Appendix 5. Normal CSF values
    Appendix 6. Respiratory physiology and blood gases
    Appendix 7. Cardiorespiratory abbreviations
    Appendix 8. Toxicology

  • Authors

    Ken Hillman, University of New South Wales, Sydney

    Gillian Bishop, Liverpool Health Services

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