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Critical Care, 1st Edition

Edited by William C. Wilson, Christopher M. Grande, David B. Hoyt

CRC Press

1,384 pages | 403 B/W Illus.

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Compiled by internationally recognized experts in trauma critical care,this sourcediscusses the entire gamut of critical care management of the trauma patient and covers several common complications and conditions treated in surgical intensive care units that are not specifically related to trauma.  Utilizing evidence-based guidelines where they exist, this all-encompassing source expertly analyzes procedures in analgesia and sedation, patient monitoring, infection control, nutritional evaluation, psychological support, and end-of-life care.


“I highly recommend this reference text to all anesthesiologists involved in trauma care. Residents and fellows will also gain significant insight, enhance their global knowledge base, and become well rounded practitioners through the expertise of many contributing authors to this text.”

Ian Zunder – The Ottawa Hospital, University of Ottawa

“…The editors are eminently qualified and have succeeded in producing an authoritative and comprehensive textbook on trauma….this two-volume set is an extremely valuable contribution because of the importance of the subject, the fact that the topic has not been so comprehensively covered in one text until now, and because of the wisdom of the editors.”

Vice Admiral Richard Henry Carmona, 17th General of the United States of America

“…a very compelling and important resource in the management of trauma….strongly recommended.”

Kenneth L. Mattox, Chief of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, U.S.A.

Table of Contents

TRAUMA. Neurophysiology Review. Pulmonary Physiology Review. Cardiovascular Physiology Review. Clinical Pharmacology Review. Analgesia and Sedation for Trauma and Critical Care. Neuromuscular Blockade for Trauma and Critical Care. Neurological Monitoring. Respiratory Monitoring. Cardiovascular Monitoring. Renal and Splanchnic Monitoring. Temperature Monitoring. Head Injury. Spinal Cord Injury: Critical Care Management. Management of Intracerebral Vascular Catastrophies. Pediatric Neurological Emergencies. Brain Death and Organ Donation. Hemodynamic Management. Shock. Myocardial Ischemia in Trauma and Critical Care. Dysrhythmia: Diagnosis and Management. Use of the TEE in the SICU. Mechanical Assist Devices. Acute Respiratory Failure: Initial Diagnosis & Management. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. Special Considerations Related to Chest Injuries. Respiratory Care Mechanical Ventilation. Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation. Extubation of the Difficult Airway & ETT Change in the SICU. Gastrointestinal Stress Ulcer Prophylaxis. Nutritional and Metabolic Evaluation and Monitoring. Enteral Nutrition. Parental Nutrition. Abdominal Compartment Syndrome. Liver Dysfunction in the Previously Well Patient. Acute Fulminant Hepatic Failure. The Cirrhotic Patient. Artificial Liver, Blood Cleansing Techniques. Pancreatitis in Trauma and Critical Illness. Renal Prophylaxis:  Role of Renal Protective Agents in the SICU. Rhabidomylysis. Oliguria:  Renal Failure or Renal Success? Dialysis Therapies in the SICU. Fluid and Electrolyte Disorders. Acid–Base Disorders. Fever in the SICU. Sepsis. Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia. Indwelling Vascular Catheter Related Infection & Sepsis.  Abdominal Sources of Infection. Sinusitis.           The Immunocompromised Patient. Antimicrobial Therapy. Anemia:  Diagnosis and Treatment. Thrombocytopenia/Thrombocytosis. Venous Thrombo-Embolus Disease. Leukocytosis / Neutropenia. Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation. Rational Use of Blood Products. Glucose and Insulin Management in Critical Care. Thyroid / Parathyroid Disorders. Adrenal Suppression and Crisis. SIRS (Endocrine vs. Autocrine). Family Centered Critical Care.Acute Stress Disorder, & Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Rehabilitation:  Starts in the SICU. Ethical & Legal Issues in Trauma and Critical Care. Religious and Cultural Differences in Brain Death and End of Life Care. Comfort Care During the Withholding/Withdrawal Life Support. Critical Care Rounds, Notes, and Use of Consultants. Financial Considerations for Trauma and Critical Care. Remote Management of Trauma & Critical Care. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: Applications for Trauma and Critical Care. Severity of Illness Scoring for Critical Care. Algorithms for Trauma and Critical Care.          

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Critical Care
MEDICAL / Emergency Medicine
MEDICAL / Surgery / General