This new resource provides a concise review of common as well as infrequently encountered diseases, syndromes, and disturbances of homeostasis in adult ICU patients. With more than 230 concise chapters and contributions from over 75 internationally recognized experts, readers will have complete diagnostic and management strategies for each disorder at their fingertips. An outline format, standardized headings, boxes highlighting key points, tables, and illustrations make reference quick and easy. And, illustrated, step-by-step descriptions detail the how-to and when-to for 25 diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Features an organ-system, problem-based approach with short, concise chapters. Provides succinct information on etiologies, differential diagnosis, clinical manifestations, laboratory findings, diagnostic methods, and specific treatment guidelines. Includes detailed sections on surgery, trauma, and post-operative care; imaging testing and monitoring; and respiratory care and mechanical ventilation. Offers an extensive section on pharmacology, detailing relevant drug dosing, key actions, indications, contraindications, interactions, standard doses, and side effects, for a wide variety of agents used in the ICU. Presents illustrated, step-by-step descriptions of 25 diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, including their indications, technical aspects, and basic interpretation of findings. Discusses the hottest topics in ICU medicine, including sepsis; acute respiratory distress syndrome; unstable angina; aortic dissection; diabetes insipidus; sedative-hypnotic and narcotic overdoses; acute abdominal pain; post-cardiopulmonary bypass management; and more.D. Supplemental oxygen (also see Chapter 222, Oxygen Therapy) 1. Low-flow oxygen at 1 to 2 L/minute ... Serial blood gases to assess oxygenation, hyper- carbia, and acidosis E. Mechanical ventilation 1. Indication: progressive fatigue andanbsp;...
|Title||:||Saunders Manual of Critical Care|
|Author||:||James A. Kruse, Mitchell P. Fink, Richard W. Carlson|
|Publisher||:||W B Saunders Company - 2003|