The ICU Book, 4/e

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Author: Marino
Edition: 4th
ISBN: 9789351291305
Language: English
Published: 2013
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer

A fundamental and respected resource book in critical care, The ICU Book, Fourth Edition, continues to provide the current and practical guidance that have made it the best-selling text in critical care.

The ICU Book, 4/e

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A fundamental and respected resource book in critical care, The ICU Book, Fourth Edition, continues to provide the current and practical guidance that have made it the best-selling text in critical care. The text addresses both the medical and surgical aspects of critical care, delivering the guidance needed to ensure sound, safe, and effective treatment for patients in intensive care-regardless of the specialty focus of the unit. Traditionally available as a printed textbook, the print version now comes with a completely revamped digital experience, powered by Inkling.Viewable through a browser on PC and Mac or as a download to your iOS tablet or smartphone, the digital version includes:

  • The complete text with optimized navigation
  • A powerful, index-based search function
  • All referenced content is linked throughout for instant access
  • Regular literature and commentary updates integrated into the text
  • The ability to share notes with friends and colleagues

Key Features

  • Problem-based approach teaches critical thinking and mirrors the decision-making process of the intensive care unit
  • Expert perspectives from Dr. Marino help sharpen technique, minimize error, and improve outcomes
  • Reader-friendly format makes essential information easy to locate and apply
  • "Final Word" summaries at the conclusion of each chapter highlight salient points and improve retention of key concepts

Table of Contents

Section I: Vascular Access

  1. Vascular Catheters
  2. Central Venous Access
  3. The Indwelling Vascular Catheter

Section II: Preventive Practices in the ICU

  1. Occupational Exposures
  2. Alimentary Prophylaxis
  3. Venous Thromboembolism

Section III: Hemodynamic Monitoring

  1. Arterial Blood Pressure
  2. The Pulmonary Artery Catheter
  3. Cardiovascular Performance
  4. Systemic Oxygenation

Section IV: Disorders of Circulatory Flow

  1. Hemorrhage and Hypovolemia
  2. Colloid & Crystalloid Fluids
  3. Acute Heart Failure(s)
  4. Inflammatory Shock Syndromes

Section V: Cardiac Emergencies

  1. Tachyarrhythmias
  2. Acute Coronary Syndromes
  3. Cardiac Arrest

Section VI: Blood Components

  1. Erythrocyte Transfusions
  2. Platelets & Plasma

Section VII: Blood Components

  1. Hypoxia & Hypercapnia
  2. Oximetry & Capnography
  3. Oxygen Inhalation Therapy
  4. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  5. Asthma & COPD in the ICU

Section VIII: Mechanical Ventilation

  1. Positive-Pressure Ventilation
  2. Modes of Ventilatory Support
  3. Specialized Ventilatory Support
  4. The Ventilator-Dependent Patient
  5. Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia
  6. Discontinuing Mechanical Ventilation

Section IX: Acid-Base Disorders

  1. Acid-Base Evaluations
  2. Metabolic Acidosis
  3. Metabolic Alkalosis

Section X: Renal & Electrolyte Disorders

  1. Oliguria & Acute Kidney Injury
  2. Sodium & Water Imbalance
  3. Potassium
  4. Magnesium
  5. Calcium & Phosphorus

Section XI: The Abdomen and Pelvis

  1. Pancreatitis & Liver Failure
  2. Abdominal Sources of Sepsis
  3. Urinary Tract Infection

Section XII: Disorders of Body Temperature

  1. Thermoregulatory Disorders
  2. Fever in the ICU

Section XIII: Nervous System Disorders

  1. Disorders of Mentation
  2. Disorders of Movement
  3. Acute Stroke & Related Disorders

Section XIV: Nutrition & Metabolism

  1. Nutritional Requirements
  2. Enteral Nutrition
  3. Parenteral Nutrition
  4. Adrenal & Thyroid Dysfunction

Section XV: Common Drug Therapies in the ICU

  1. Analgesia & Sedation
  2. Antimicrobial Therapy
  3. Vasoactive Drugs

Section XVI: Toxicologic Emergencies

  1. Pharmaceutical Drug Overdose
  2. Nonpharmaceutical Intoxications

Section XVII: Appendices

  • Units and Conversions
  • Selected Reference Ranges
  • Measures of Test Performance
  • Drug Dosing in Renal Failure