Critical Care Handbook of the Massachussetts General Hospital

ISBN-10: 0781795664
ISBN-13: 9780781795661
Edition: 5th 2010 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $45.50
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date: 12/29/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 752
Size: 4.75" wide x 7.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Written by the multidisciplinary intensive care unit staff at the Massachusetts General Hospital, the Fifth Edition of this best-selling handbook is a practical, complete, and current guide to medical and surgical critical care. In a user-friendly outline format designed for rapid reference, this pocket-sized book presents reliable, hospital-tested protocols that reflect today's most advanced critical care practices. This edition includes new chapters on disaster preparedness in the ICU, quality improvement and prophylaxis, non-antibiotic therapies for sepsis, the long-term PACU patient, and use of ultrasound in the ICU. An appendix provides supplemental drug information.

General Principles
Hemodynamic Monitoring
Respiratory Monitoring
Use of Ultrasound in the ICU
Airway Management
Principles of Mechanical Ventilation
Hemodynamic Management
Sedation & Analgesia
Fluids, Electrolytes & Acid-Base Management
Critical Care of the Trauma Patient
Critical Care of the Neurologic Patient
Nutrition
Infectious Disease: General Considerations
Quality Improvement & Prophylaxis
Ethical & Legal Issues in ICU Practice
Evidence-Based Practice & Basic Statistics in Critical Care
Transport of the ICU Patient
Specific Considerations
Coronary Artery Disease
Valvular Heart Disease
Cardiac Dysrhythmias
The Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease & Asthma
Pulmonary Embolism & Deep Venous Thrombosis
Discontinuation of Mechanical Ventilation
Acute Kidney Injury
Liver Dysfunction
Coagulopathy & Hypercoagulability
Acute Gastrointestinal Diseases
Endocrine Disorders & Glucose Management
Infectious Diseases: Specific Considerations
Non-Antibiotic Therapies for Sepsis
Stroke, Seizures & Encephalopathy
Acute Weakness
Drug Overdose, Poisoning & Adverse Drug Reactions
Adult & Pediatric Resuscitation
Transfusion Medicine
Neurological Trauma
The Burned Patient
Disaster Preparedness in the ICU
ICU Care After Vascular Surgery
ICU Care After Thoracic Surgery
ICU Care Following Liver, Kidney & Lung Transplantation
ICU Care of the Obese Patient
The Intensivist Outside the ICU
Obstetric Critical Care
Supplemental Drug Information

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