Including previously unpublished guidelines and recent care descriptions not available in any other text, this reference provides illustrative chapters on the identification, diagnosis, and management of commonly encountered diseases and conditions in the care of the critically-ill patient. Researching the most recent clinical trials and supplying a extensive amount of tables, references, and figures, this guide examines issues significantly affecting the efficacy of care in the ICU, such as nutritional formulations, sedation methods, pain control, life-support technology, and the electronic health record.
Practical Management for the Patient with Acute Lung Injury. Critical Care for Acute Severe Asthma. Management of Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in the Critical Care Unit. Hemoptysis. Pneumonia in the ICU. Pulmonary Embolism. Neuromuscular Respiratory Failure. Acute Coronary Syndrome. Management of Congestive Heart Failure with a Focus on the Role of B-Type Natriuretic Peptide. Sepsis. Management of Acute Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage. Neurologic Emergencies in the Intensive Care Unit Setting. Evaluation and Treatment of Acute Renal Failure in the Intensive Care Unit. CRITICAL CARE MANAGEMENT ISSUES. Nutritional Support in the Critically Ill Patient. Assessment and Management of Sedation in the ICU. Infection Control Issues in the Intensive Care Unit. Practical Medical Ethics in Intensive Care. The Electronic ICU