Oxford Handbook of Critical Care

Oxford Handbook of Critical Care

Part-work (fascículo) Oxford Handbook

By (author) Mervyn Singer, By (author) Andrew Webb


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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Part-work (fascículo) | 704 pages
  • Dimensions: 106mm x 180mm x 30mm | 358g
  • Publication date: 1 June 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0199235333
  • ISBN 13: 9780199235339
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 33 black and white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 41,188

Product description

The fully revised, third edition of this bestselling Handbook describes best practice of critical care in a succinct, concise and clinically-orientated way. Covering the principles of general management, it includes therapeutic and monitoring devices, specific disorders of organ systems, as well as detailed information on drugs and fluids. New material has been added on key areas such as airway maintenance, dressing techniques, infection control, echocardiography, tissue perfusion monitoring, coma and more. With up-to-date references and invaluable clinical advice, there is also plenty of space to add notes or amend sections to suit local protocols. Patient-centred and practical, it will serve the consultant, trainee, nurse or other allied health professionals as both a reference and aide memoir. This is the indispensable Oxford Handbook for all those working within critical care.

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Author information

Mervyn Singer is Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at University College London. He has published numerous books, reviews, chapters and original research publications in critical and acute medicine, and led single- and multi-centre clinical trials. His research interests include the pathophysiology and management of sepsis and multi-organ failure, shock states, tissue oxygenation, infection, haemodynamics and haemodynamic monitoring.

Review quote

Every ICU should have at least one copy. I think all junior doctors who work on ICU will benefit from owning a copy. British Journal of Anaesthesia Review from previous edition It covers all the main, and many of the minor areas involved in intensive care, and will be a valuable aid to nurses and doctors alike... an excellent publication. Critical Care UK Website The information is presented in a concise, and clinically oriented fashion. Sections are well organized... it could serve as a good starting point for individuals who are less familiar with the complex problems often faced in critical care Annals of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada A dandy little book for those caring for severely or moderately ill adult patients. It covers most bases, fits in your pocket, has thoughtful bookmark ribbons... it is an excellent reference and does deliver on its promise to provide immediate guidance and practical information for any situation likely to be encountered... If you are caring for critically ill patients in your hospital, this is one of the books to have Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine Singer and Webb's book is an excellent handbook for those working on critical care... Its patient-centred, practical and fully referenced... Doody's Journal Sepember 2005

Table of contents

ABBREVIATIONS ; 1. Critical care organisation and management ; 2. Respiratory therapy techniques ; 3. Cardiovascular therapy techniques ; 4. Renal therapy techniques ; 5. Gastrointestinal therapy techniques ; 6. Nutrition and metabolic therapy ; 7. Wound and pressure area management ; 8. Respiratory monitoring ; 9. Cardiovascular monitoring ; 10. Neurological monitoring ; 11. Laboratory monitoring ; 12. Miscellaneous monitoring ; 13. Fluids ; 14. Respiratory drugs ; 15. Cardiovascular drugs ; 16. Renal drugs ; 17. Gastrointestinal drugs ; 18. Neurological drugs ; 19. Haematological drugs ; 20. Miscellaneous drugs ; 21. Resuscitation ; 22. Respiratory disorders ; 23. Cardiovascular disorders ; 24. Renal disorders ; 25. Gastrointestinal disorders ; 26. Hepatic disorders ; 27. Neurological disorders ; 28. Haematological disorders ; 29. Metabolic disorders ; 30. Poisoning ; 31. Infection and inflammation ; 32. Trauma and burns ; 33. Physical disorders ; 34. Pain and post-operative critical care ; 35. Oncological critical care ; 36. Obstetric emergencies ; 37. Transport of the critically ill ; 38. Death and the dying patient