Denver Health Medical Center Handbook Of Surgical Critical Care: The Practice And The Evidence
As surgical critical care continues to evolve, this handbook provides the framework for the surgical intensivist, and focuses specifically on the surgical considerations encountered in the care of the critically ill patient. Drawing from decades of experience at one of the world’s busiest and most innovative trauma/ surgical intensive care units, the handbook systematically addresses all aspects of surgical critical care. Chapters are presented in an easy-to-access, bullet point format, with each chapter ending in a practical algorithm and review of recent literature. This text will serve as a guide, learning tool, and reference manual for all levels of practitioners, from aspiring student to seasoned attending.
Contents:Background:Critical Care Responsibility in Healthcare ReformInitial Approach to the Trauma PatientSystems-based Approach to the Critically Ill Surgical PatientSystem-Based Management:Central Nervous SystemCardiovascularRespiratoryRenalGastrointestinalHematologyInfectious DiseaseICU Procedures:Principles of UltrasoundEchocardiographyCentral Venous CannulationArterial CannulationTube ThoracostomyLumbar PunctureInferior Vena Cava FilterPercutaneous TracheostomyPercutaneous Endoscopic GastrostomyDifficult Urinary CatheterizationBedside LaparotomySpecial Populations:PediatricGeriatricBariatricCardiothoracicObstetricsSpecial Issues:BurnHypothermiaOrthopaedicsPharmacologyFree Flap MonitoringEthics of Surgical Critical Care
Readership: Surgical Intensivists (ICU Doctors).
Key Features:Specific to surgical critical careBullet point format for easy accessCumulative knowledge/ experience from a world-renown center (Denver Health Medical Center)