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)
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. Critical Illness Polyneuromyopathy. Death Certification. Diabetes Mellitus. Drug Overdose. 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). Inotropes and Vasopressors. Liver Dysfunction. 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. 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. Venous Thromboembo