Decision Making in Emergency Critical Care

Decision Making in Emergency Critical Care : An Evidence-Based Handbook

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Looking for a concise and authoritative resource to help you manage the types of complex cardiac, pulmonary, and neurological emergencies you encounter as a resident or attending emergency room physician? Look no further than Decision Making in Emergency Critical Care: An Evidence-Based Handbook. This portable guide to rational clinical decision-making in the challenging - and changing - world of emergency critical care provides in every chapter a streamlined review of a common problem in critical care medicine, along with evidence-based guidelines and summary tables of landmark literature.

Prepare for effective critical care practice in the emergency room's often chaotic and resource-limited environment with expert guidance from fellows and attending physicians in the fields of emergency medicine, pulmonary and critical care medicine, cardiology, gastroenterology, and neurocritical care.
Master critical care fundamentals as experts guide you through the initial resuscitation and the continued management of critical care patients during their first 24 hours of intensive care.
Confidently make sustained, data-driven decisions for the critically ill patient using expert information on everything from hemodynamic monitoring and critical care ultrasonography to sepsis and septic shock to the ED-ICU transfer of care.

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  • Paperback | 832 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 27.18mm | 1,089g
  • Philadelphia, United States
  • English
  • 116
  • 1451186894
  • 9781451186895
  • 499,752

Table of contents

Section 1 Introduction

Emergency Critical Care - Robert Rodriguez

Section 2 Hemodynamic Monitoring

Tissue Oxygenation and Cardiac Output - Catherine S. Reid, Geoffrey K. Lighthall
Non-Invasive Hemodynamic Monitoring - Chad Myers
Arterial Blood Pressure Monitoring - Vidya Rao, John E. Arbo
The Central Venous and Pulmonary Artery Catheter - Carlos Brun, Geoffrey K. Lighthall

Section 3 Critical Care Ultrasonography

Principles of Critical Care Ultrasonography - Philips Perera, Laleh Gharahbaghian, Thomas Mailhot, Sarah Williams, Diku P. Mandavia
Pulmonary Ultrasonography - Feras Khan, Anne-Sophie Beraud

Section 4 Pulmonary Critical Care

Respiratory Failure and Mechanical Ventilation - John-Emile Kenny, Stephan J. Ruoss
Ventilation Strategies in COPD, Asthma, and Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension - Jey Chung, Paul Mohabir, Stephen J. Ruoss
Acute Pulmonary Edema - Nina Patel, Margaret Neff
High Risk Pulmonary Embolism - Tsuyoshi Mitari
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome - Darryl Abrams, Daniel Brodie
Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Membrane Oxygenation - Vidya Rao, Darryl Abrams, Cara Agerstrand, Daniel Brodie

Section 5 Cardiac Critical Care

Heart Failure and Cardiogenic Shock - Daniel Sedehi, Venu Menon
Right Ventricular Failure - Joshua Sternbach, Francois Haddad, John E. Arbo, Anne-Sophie Beraud
Hypertensive Crises - Anand Swaminathan, Michael P. Jones
Controversies in Arrhythmia Management - Sam Senturia
Left Ventricular Assist Devices - Joseph Hsu, Rachel Dotson
Management of the Post-Cardiac Arrest Patient - Cappi Lay

Section 6 Neurological Critical Care

Acute Ischemic Stroke - Mohamed Teleb, Paul Sing
Subarachnoid and Intracerebral Hemorrhage - Airton Leonardo de Oliveira Manoel , David Turkel-Parrella, Cappi Lay, Albert Goffi, Joshua Stillman
Seizure and Status Epilepticus - Brandon Foreman, Anil Mendiratta
Myasthenic Crisis and Peripheral Neuromuscular Disorders - Christina Ulane

Section 7 Gastrointestinal and Hematological Critical Care

Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage - Parvathi Myer, Shai Freidland
Acute Liver Failure and Hepatic Encephalopathy - Robert Wong, Glen Lutchman
Pancreatitis - Susan Quan, Walter Park
Leukemia - Martina Trinkaus,
Sickle Cell Disease - Richard Ward
Platelet Disorders and Hemostatic Emergencies - Shawn Kaku, Catherine T. Jamin
Transfusion Therapy - Michael P. Jones, John E. Arbo

Section 8 Sepsis and Septic Shock

Sepsis - Michael Scott, Michael Winters
Vasopressors and Inotropes - Matthew Strehlow
Principles of Antimicrobial Therapy - Chanu Rhee, Michael Klompas
Infections in the Immunocompromised Host - Maria Cristina Vazquez-Guillamet, Joshua Mooney, Joseph Hsu
Burns and Soft Tissue Infections - Carla M. Carvalho, Paul Maggio
Biomarkers in Sepsis - David M. Maslove

Section 9 Disorders of Acid-Base, Electrolytes, and Fluid Balance

Acid-Base Disorders - Tara Scherer, Corey Slovis
Electrolytes Disorders - Katy Deljoui, Michael McCurdy
Rhabdomyolysis - Audrey Wagner, Deborah M. Stein
Acute Kidney Injury and Renal Replacement Therapy - Emilee Ruth Willhem-Leen, Glen Chertow

Section 10 Endocrine Critical Care

Glycemic Control in the Critically Ill - Daniel Runde, Jarone Lee
Diabetic Ketoacidosis and Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic State - Catherine T. Jamin, Jeffrey Manko
Adrenal Insufficiency - Thomas B. Perera
Thyroid Storm and Myxedema Coma - James Lantry III, John E. Arbo Geoffrey K. Lighthall

Section 11 Toxicological Critical Care

Cardiotoxins - Nicholas Connor, Silas W. Smith
Pulmonary Toxins - Hong Kim, Rama B. Rao
Toxicologic Hyperthermic Syndromes - Mai Takematsu, Rama B. Rao
Metabolic Inhibitors - Lauren Shawn, Lewis S. Nelson
Caustics - Payal Sud, Mark Su
Anticoagulants - Betty Chen, Lewis S. Nelson
Drugs of Abuse - Rana Biary, Jane Marie Prosser
Alcohol Withdrawal - Nicole Bouchard

Section 12 Environmental Critical Care

Hypothermia - Morgan Eutermoser, Jay Lemery
Altitude Emergencies - Zina Semenovskaya, Christopher Davis, Jay Lemery
Drowning and Dive-Related Emergencies - Samuel Gerson, Jose Evangelista III

Section 13 Sedation and Delirium

Delirium - Jin H. Han, Eduard E. Vasilevsis,E. Wesley Ely
Sedation of the Agitated Patient - Randall Wood, Jin H. Han
Induction of Intubation and Sedation of the Mechanically Ventilated Patient - Jin H. Han, Pratik Pandharipande

Section 14 Geriatrics and Palliative Care

The Geriatric Patient - Mary Mulcare, Alexis Halpern, Michael Stern
Palliative Care in the Emergency Department - Lawrence Ho, J. Randall Curtis

Section 15 The ED-ICU Transfer of Care

Emergency Department Evaluation of the Critical Ill Patient - Geoffrey K. Lighthall, John E. Arbo
Severity of Illness Scores and Prognostication - David Maslove
Indications for Contact and Respiratory Isolation - Chanu Rhee, Michael Klompas

Epilogue - Scott Weingart
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About John E Arbo

Dr. John E. Arbo completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at the New York Presbyterian Hospital of Columbia & Cornell and his fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at the Stanford University Medical Center. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Divisions of Emergency Medicine and Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine at the New York Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell Medical Center.
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