Critical Care Handbook of the Massachussetts General Hospital

Critical Care Handbook of the Massachussetts General Hospital

Paperback Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Handbook

Edited by Luca Bigatello, Associate editor Hasan Alam, Associate editor Rae M. Allain, Associate editor Edward A. Bittner, Associate editor Dean R. Hess, Associate editor Richard M. Pino, Associate editor Ulrich Schmidt

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  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
  • Format: Paperback | 752 pages
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 201mm x 33mm | 816g
  • Publication date: 30 January 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Philadelphia
  • ISBN 10: 0781795664
  • ISBN 13: 9780781795661
  • Edition: 5, Revised
  • Edition statement: 5th Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 572,557

Product description

Written by the multidisciplinary intensive care unit staff at the Massachusetts General Hospital, the Fifth Edition of this best-selling handbook is a practical, complete, and current guide to medical and surgical critical care. In a user-friendly outline format designed for rapid reference, this pocket-sized book presents reliable, hospital-tested protocols that reflect today's most advanced critical care practices. This edition includes new chapters on disaster preparedness in the ICU, quality improvement and prophylaxis, non-antibiotic therapies for sepsis, and use of ultrasound in the ICU. An appendix provides supplemental drug information.

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Table of contents

I: GENERAL PRINCIPLES 1: Hemodynamic Monitoring Erik Kistler & Luca Bigatello 2: Respiratory Monitoring Ettore Crimi & Dean Hess 3: Use of Ultrasound in the ICU Robin Guillory & Marc de Moya 4: Airway Management Jonathan Charnin, Robert Goulet & Richard Pino 5: Principles of Mechanical Ventilation Claudia Crimi & Dean Hess 6: Hemodynamic Management Jonathan Fox & Edward Bittner 7: Sedation & Analgesia Houman Amirfarzan, Ulrich Schmidt & Luca Bigatello 8: Fluids, Electrolytes & Acid-Base Management Cosmin Gauran & David Steele 9: Critical Care of the Trauma Patient Jeffrey Ustin & Hasan Alam 10: Critical Care of the Neurologic Patient Kevin Sheth & Lee Schwamm 11: Nutrition Elizabeth Sailhamer & Hasan Alam 12: Infectious Disease: General Considerations Laura Leduc & Judith Hellman 13: Quality Improvement & Prophylaxis Karsten Bartels & Ulrich Schmidt 14: Ethical & Legal Issues in ICU Practice Rae Allain & Sharon Brackett 15: Evidence-Based Practice & Basic Statistics in Critical Care Ala Nozari, H. Thomas Stelfox & Edward Bittner 16: Transport of the ICU Patient Emily Apsell & Michael Fitzsimons II: SPECIFIC CONSIDERATIONS 17: Coronary Artery Disease Corry 'Jeb' Kucik & Michael Fitzsimons 18: Valvular Heart Disease Jonathan Bloom & Theodore Alston 19: Cardiac Dysrhythmias Cosmin Gauran & Jagmeet Singh 20: The Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Kathrin Allen & Luca Bigatello 21: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease & Asthma Robert Owens & Fiona Gibbons 22: Pulmonary Embolism & Deep Venous Thrombosis B. Taylor Thompson 23: Discontinuation of Mechanical Ventilation Bishr Haydar & Jean Kwo 24: Acute Kidney Injury Beverly Newhouse 25: Liver Dysfunction Daniel Johnson & William Benedetto 26: Coagulopathy & Hypercoagulability Lorenzo Berra & Rae Allain 27: Acute Gastrointestinal Diseases Eugene Fukudome & Jean Kwo 28: Endocrine Disorders & Glucose Management Steven Russell & Taylor Thompson 29: Infectious Diseases: Specific Considerations Aranya Bagchi & Judith Hellman 30: Non-Antibiotic Therapies for Sepsis Anahat Dhillon & Edward Bittner 31: Stroke, Seizures & Encephalopathy Dorothea Strozyk & Lee Schwamm 32: Acute Weakness David Greer & Edward George 33: Drug Overdose, Poisoning & Adverse Drug Reactions Susan Wilcox & Richard Pino 34: Adult & Pediatric Resuscitation Arthur Tokarczyk & Richard Pino 35: Transfusion Medicine Jeffrey Ustin & Hasan Alam 36: Neurological Trauma Sherry Chou & Marc de Moya 37: The Burned Patient Nicolas Melo & Rob Sheridan 38: Disaster Preparedness in the ICU Todd Seigel & Edward George 39: ICU Care After Vascular Surgery Ross Blank & Rae Allain 40: ICU Care After Thoracic Surgery Kathrin Allen, Henning Gaissert & Luca Bigatello 41: ICU Care Following Liver, Kidney & Lung Transplantation Jason Wertheim & William Benedetto 42: ICU Care of the Obese Patient Jeremy Goldfarb & Jean Kwo 43: The Intensivist Outside the ICU Edward George & Edward Bittner 44: Obstetric Critical Care Amy Ortman & Richard Pino APPENDIX A: Supplemental Drug Information