‘…provides an excellent introduction to the management of acute illness for all clinical staff, and a solid foundation for those who choose to make ICM a fulfilling life-long career.’
From the Foreword by Julian Bion, Professor of Intensive Care Medicine, University of Birmingham
Ideal for any medic or health professional embarking upon an intensive care rotation or specialism, this simple bedside handbook provides handy, pragmatic guidance to the day-to-day fundamentals of working in an intensive care unit, often a daunting prospect for the junior doctor, nurse and allied health professional encountering this challenging environment for the first time.
Thoroughly updated, the second edition addresses recent and future developments in a variety of areas and is now organised into easy-to-read sections with clearly outlined learning goals. New topics added include sepsis, ARDS, refractory hypoxia, the role of allied health professionals, post ICU syndrome and follow up, and consent and capacity including new DOLS guidance. The book is authored by world-renowned contributors and edited by established consultants in the field of intensive care medicine.
A lot of time and effort went into the first edition of this book. I am bamboozled by the high-end contributor list and the end result of all of their hard work under Arora / Laha, to produce an even better second edition! I cannot emphasise enough just how useful this is as a text for senior ITU physicians, for our juniors, our nursing staff and AHP’s. I suggest if you have the time, go down tom the local, yes, book shop (they exist), and pick up a copy.
JW, Critical Care Northampton
Full Review: https://criticalcarenorthampton.com/the-beginners-guide-to-intensive-care/
Basics. Initial Assessment – The first hour. Drugs. Equipment & Investigations. Airway and Respiratory Emergencies. Other Emergencies. Management.