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Emergencies in Critical Care

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780198568247

ISBN10:
019856824X
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
12/15/2007
Publisher(s):
Oxford University Press

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Summary

This essential handbook provides a practical, accessible guide to all emergency situations encountered in the critical care setting. Emergencies are very common in the critical care setting; but also surprisingly predictable. This book helps critical care staff identify those at risk, how to manage them, and be prepared in the ward. The book is split into two halves: the first about emergencies within specific systems; the second concentrates on various conditions or groups of patients. Most chapters begin with a generic description of how to manage emergencies affecting that system, or patient group. This is followed by details of specific diagnoses and how they should be managed. The author team have also tried, where possible, to follow the 'ABC' approach, which is not only the standard approach to emergency management, but also a widely-used scheme for documenting daily reviews on ICU and for documenting trauma management. This book will help all critical care staff involved with the management of emergencies, from the new junior doctor to the experienced staff nurse and consultant in a portable and easily-readable format.

Table of Contents

Assessment / Stabilisation
Airway
Breathing
Circulation
Neurology
Metabolic and Endocrine
Renal
Gastro-intestinal and hepatic
Haematology
Infections
Surgical patients
Trauma and burns
Obstetric critical care
Poisoning and Overdose
Miscellaneous Conditions
Transfers, retrievals, and major incidents
Organ Donation and coroner referrals
Appendices
Common emergency procedures
Reference values
Useful Information
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