eBook Decision Making in Emergency Critical Care: An Evidence-Based Handbook, 1st Edition

  • Published By: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • ISBN-10: 1469884992
  • ISBN-13: 9781469884998
  • DDC: 616.02
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 656 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released March 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015
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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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Preface: From the Editor.
1: Introduction.
2: Emergency Critical Care.
3: Hemodynamic Monitoring.
4: Tissue Oxygenation and Cardiac Output.
5: Noninvasive Hemodynamic Monitoring.
6: Arterial Blood Pressure Monitoring.
7: The Central Venous and Pulmonary Artery Catheter.
8: Critical Care Ultrasonography.
9: Principles of Critical Care Ultrasonography.
10: Pulmonary Ultrasonography.
11: Pulmonary Critical Care.
12: Respiratory Failure and Mechanical Ventilation.
13: Ventilation Strategies in COPD, Asthma, and Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension.
14: Acute Pulmonary Edema.
15: High Risk Pulmonary Embolism.
16: Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome.
17: Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation.
18: Cardiac Critical Care.
19: Heart Failure and Cardiogenic Shock.
20: Right Ventricular Failure.
21: Hypertensive Crises.
22: Controversies in Arrhythmia Management.
23: Left Ventricular Assist Devices.
24: Management of the Post–Cardiac Arrest Patient.
25: Neurological Critical Care.
26: Ischemic Stroke.
27: Subarachnoid and Intracerebral Hemorrhage.
28: Seizure and Status Epilepticus.
29: Myasthenic Crisis and Peripheral Neuromuscular Disorders.
30: Gastrointestinal and Hematological Critical Care.
31: Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage.
32: Acute Liver Failure and Hepatic Encephalopathy.
33: Pancreatitis.
34: Acute Leukemia.
35: Sickle Cell Disease.
36: Platelet Disorders and Hemostatic Emergencies.
37: Transfusion Therapy.
38: Sepsis and Septic Shock.
39: Sepsis.
40: Vasopressors and Inotropes.
41: Principles of Antimicrobial Therapy.
42: Infections in the Immunocompromised Host.
43: Burns and Soft Tissue Infections.
44: Biomarkers in Sepsis.
45: Disorders of Acid-Base, Electrolytes, and Fluid Balance.
46: Acid–Base Disorders.
47: Electrolyte Disorders.
48: Rhabdomyolysis.
49: Acute Kidney Injury and Renal Replacement Therapy.
50: Endocrine Critical Care.
51: Glycemic Control in the Critically Ill.
52: Diabetic Ketoacidosis and Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic State.
53: Adrenal Insufficiency.
54: Thyroid Storm and Myxedema Coma.
55: Toxicologic Critical Care.
56: Cardiotoxins.
57: Pulmonary Toxins.
58: Toxicologic Hyperthermic Syndromes.
59: Metabolic Inhibitors.
60: Caustics.
61: Anticoagulants.
62: Drugs of Abuse.
63: Alcohol Withdrawal.
64: Environmental Critical Care.
65: Hypothermia.
66: Altitude Emergencies.
67: Drowning.
68: Sedation and Delirium.
69: Delirium.
70: Sedation of the Agitated Patient.
71: Induction of Intubation and Sedation of the Mechanically Ventilated Patient.
72: Geriatrics and Palliative Care.
73: The Geriatric Patient.
74: Palliative Care in the Emergency Department.
75: The ED-ICU Transfer of Care.
76: ED Evaluation of the Critically III Patient.
77: Severity of Illness Scores and Prognostication.
78: Indications for Contact and Respiratory Isolation.