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Key Topics in Critical Care, Second Edition

2nd Edition

By T. M. Craft, M. J. A. Parr, Jerry P. Nolan

CRC Press

368 pages

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Hardback: 9781859962299
pub: 2004-11-10
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High quality critical care medicine is a crucial component of advanced health care. Completely revised and updated, Key Topics in Critical Care, Second Edition provides a broad knowledge base in the major areas of critical care, enabling readers to rapidly acquire an understanding of the principles and practice of this area of modern clinical medicine.

Expanded to include the latest hot topics, the new edition puts an increased emphasis on recent reviews and contains added references to key landmark papers. Using the trademark Key Topics style, each topic has been written by an expert in the field and includes a succinct overview of the subject with references to current publications for further reading. The book provides a framework for candidates of postgraduate medical examinations such as FRCS, MRCP, and FRCA and a reference that can be consulted in emergency situations.

New topics include:

Critical illness polyneuromyopathy

End of life care

Inotropes and vasopressors

Medical emergency team (outreach critical care)

Status epilepticus

Venous thromboembolism

Table of Contents

Admission and Discharge Criteria

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Adrenal Disease

AIDS

Analgesia in Critical Care: Basic

Analgesia in Critical Care: Advanced

Anaphylaxis

Arterial Blood Gases: Acid-base Physiology

Arterial Blood Gases: Analysis

Arterial Cannulation

Asthma

Blood and Blood Products

Blood Coagulation

Blood Transfusion and Complications

Brain Death and Organ Donation

Burns

Calcium, Magnesium and Phosphate

Cancer Patients and Critical Care

Cardiac Arrhythmias

Cardiac Chest Pain (Acute Coronary Syndrome)

Cardiac Failure

Cardiac Output: Measurement

Cardiac Pacing

Cardiac Valve Disease

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Central Venous Pressure

Chest Tube Thoracostomy

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Coma

New! Critical Illness Polyneuromyopathy

Death Certification

Diabetes Mellitus

Drug Overdose

New! End-of-life Care

Endocarditis

Epiglottis

Fibreoptic Bronchoscopy

Fluid Replacement Therapy

Guillain-Barré Syndrome

Head Injury

Hyperthermia

Hypothermia

Infection Control

Infection Acquired in Critical Care (Nosocomial)

New! Inotropes and Vasopressors

Liver Dysfunction

New! Medical Emergency Team (Outreach Critical Care)

Meningitis

Meningococcal Sepsis

Myasthenia Gravis

Nutrition

Obstetric Emergencies: Major Haemorrhage

Obstetric Emergencies: Medical

Pancreatitis

Pneumonia: Community Acquired

Pneumonia: Hospital Acquired

Post Resuscitation Care

Potassium

Psychological Aspects of Critical Care

Pulmonary Aspiration

Renal Failure: Rescue Therapy

Renal Failure: Acute

Renal Replacement Therapy

Respiratory Support: Non-invasive Techniques

Respiratory Support: Invasive

Scoring Systems

Sedation

Sickle Cell Disease

SIRS, Sepsis and Multiple Organ Failure

Sodium

Spinal Injuries

New! Status Epilepticus

Stress Ulceration

Stroke

Subarachnoid Haemorrhage

Thyroid Emergencies

Tracheostomy

Transfer of the Critically Ill

Trauma: Anaesthesia and Critical Care

Trauma: Primary Survey

Trauma: Secondary Survey

New! Venous Thromboembolism

Weaning from Ventilation

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED014000
MEDICAL / Clinical Medicine
MED015000
MEDICAL / Critical Care