Manual of Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care

Author: Luthra
Edition: 1/e
ISBN: 9788131230503
Language: English
Published: 2012
Publisher: Elsevier, India

Manual of Paediatric Intensive Care is a point of care book on intensive care management of the paediatric cardiac patient.

Manual of Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care


Manual of Paediatric Intensive Care is a point of care book on intensive care management of the paediatric cardiac patient. This fulfils the need for a compact reference manual which provides relevant practical information with drug doses and protocols for intensive care management of children with heart disease including postoperative treatment. This book is meant for the postgraduate students of Cardiology and Cardiothoracic surgery.

Key Features

  • Elaborates pre- and postoperative guidelines in the intensive care of pediatric cardiac surgery patients.
  • An indispensible book for the cardiothoracic, pediatric and intensive care residents involved in the acute management of children with heart diseaseAddresses the need of a reference manual for general surgery and medicine residents while on rotation in the cardiac care unit.
  • Comprehensive chapters provide simple solutions and explanations to clinical problems rather than offering detailed physiological explanation.
  • Drugs and doses have been given in tables for easy reference at the point of care.
  • A practical book that can be read at leisure and referred to at the bedside.

Table of Contents

1 Hemodynamic Monitoring

2 Low Cardiac Output

3 Inotropes and Other Vasoactive Drugs

4 Congestive Heart Failure

5 Cardiac Tachyarrhythmias

6 Bradyarrhythmias and Pacemakers

7 Hypertensive Emergencies

8 Pulmonary Hypertension

9 Cyanotic Spells

10 Pediatric Resuscitation

11 Fluid and Electrolytes

12 Arterial Blood Gas Analysis

13 Parenteral Nutrition

14 Enteral Feeding

15 Gastrointestinal Drugs

16 Postoperative Respiratory Complication

17 Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

 8 Postoperative Bronchospasm

19 Ventilation

20 Ventilator Associated Pneumonia

21 Antibiotics

22 Sepsis and Multiorgan Dysfunction

23 Systemic Antifungal Agents

24 Sedatives, Analgesics, and Muscle Relaxants

25 Seizures

26 Management of the Comatose Child

27 Acute Kidney Injury

28 Coagulation Disorders in the Postoperative Period

29 Antithrombotic Agents

30 Management of Anaphylaxis


A International System of Units (SI Units) and Conversion Factors

B Vital Signs

C Anthropometric Measurements and Major Motor Milestones

D Hematological Parameters

E Normal Laboratory Values for Children

F Composition of Frequently Used Parenteral Fluids

G Size and Length of Pediatric Endotracheal Tubes and Suction Catheters

H Postoperative Checklist on Arrival in ICU

I Postoperative Instructions

J Fluid Prescription after Open Heart Surgery

K Calculations of Drug Infusions

L Preparation of Various Concentrations of Solutions

M Cries Pain Scale

N Drug Prescription in Renal Failure

O Pediatric Blood Levels of Commonly Used Drugs