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TitleCritical Care Study Guide [electronic resource] : Text and Review / edited by Gerard J. Criner, Gilbert E. D'Alonzo
ImprintNew York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer, 2002
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Descript XXX, 852 p. online resource


Critical care medicine is a dynamic and exciting arena where complex pathophysiologic states requiring extensive knowledge and clinical acumen are commonly found. Caring for critically ill patients requires an extensive knowledge of basic pathophysiology, as well as awareness of the appropriate diagnostic tests and therapeutic interventions. Because this knowledge base crosses many different disciplines, introduction to caring for the intensive care patient, while exciting, may also be intimidating. This textbook is designed toward making the dynamic environment of the critical care unit understandable and the approach to the patient both logical and successful. The book contains three components: (1) description of the procedural tasks commonly performed for the critically ill patient, (2) explanation of the most common pathophysiologic states enยญ countered, and (3) description of specific disease entities with details of their differential diยญ agnosis, diagnostic strategy, and therapeutic plan. This book also uses several educational approaches that we have found useful in our own teaching sessions and prior textbooks. Clinical cases introduce chapters and highlight chapยญ ter segments to emphasize clinical relevancy. As an additional study aid, margin notes highยญ light important teaching points and facilitate easy review of chapter content. To consolidate the principles outlined in each chapter, review questions with full text explanations are proยญ vided at the end of each chapter. All these elements help reinforce the most important mesยญ sages for the reader


1 Airway Management -- 2 Oxygenation Without Intubation -- 3 Blood Gas Sampling -- 4 Hemodynamic Monitoring -- 5 Drainage Tube Management -- 6 Implantable Devices for Cardiac Pacing and Defibrillation -- 7 Enteral Feeding Tubes -- 8 Common Procedures in the Intensive Care Unit: Thoracentesis, Lumbar Puncture, Paracentesis, and Pericardiocentesis -- 9 Noninvasive Monitoring in the Intensive Care Unit -- 10 Endoscopy in the Intensive Care Unit -- 11 Radiologic Imaging in the Critically Ill Patient -- 12 Neurologic Illness and Critical Care -- 13 Respiratory Failure -- 14 Heart Failure -- 15 Cardiac Arrhythmias -- 16 Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage -- 17 Hepatic Failure -- 18 Pathophysiology of the Sepsis Syndromes -- 19 Acute Renal Failure -- 20 Bleeding Diathesis -- 21 Nutrition Assessment and Nutrition Support in Intensive Care Unit Patients -- 22 Oxygen Content, Delivery, and Uptake -- 23 Circulatory Shock -- 24 Neuromyopathies in the Critically Ill -- 25 Disorders of Thermoregulation -- 26 Infections in the Intensive Care Unit -- 27 Critical Care Endocrinology -- 28 Evaluation and Management of Toxicologic Emergencies -- 29 Metabolic Disturbances of Acidโ{128}{148}Base and Electrolytes -- 30 Special Problems in the Critically Ill Trauma Patient -- 31 Ethics in Critical Care -- 32 Psychologic Dysfunction in the Intensive Care Unit Patient -- 33 Host Defenses -- 34 Mechanical Ventilation -- 35 Noninvasive Ventilation -- 36 Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation -- 37 Mechanical Hemodynamic Support -- 38 Pharmacologic Hemodynamic Support of Shock States -- 39 Antiarrhythmic Drug Management -- 40 Dialysis -- 41 Use of Blood Products -- 42 Advanced Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation -- 43 Antimicrobials -- 44 Use of Analgesics and Sedatives in Critical Care -- 45 Prophylactic Regimens in the Intensive Care Unit -- 46 Use of Neuromuscular Blocking Agents in the Intensive Care Unit -- 47 Hypertensive Crisis -- IV Appendices -- Appendix A Commonly Used Parenteral Medications and Dosage Recommendations for Adult Therapeutics -- Appendix B Commonly Used Calculations

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