This new and updated edition is a practical guide to intensive care for the non-specialist, providing the core knowledge and principles of intensive care patient management. From general principles through to critical care outreach and end of life care, it covers best practice management in the intensive care unit. It includes the key organ system support as well as monitoring, sepsis, brain-stem death, and nutrition in intensive care. There is also full coverage of organ donation. This invaluable resource is highly illustrated in colour throughout with new images, references to key evidence, and further reading and resources in each chapter. It is ideal for junior doctors, medical students and specialist nurses working in an acute hospital setting and the ICU and neonatal ICU, and for anyone involved in the management and care of intensive care patients. Endorsed by the Intensive Care Society (UK) and the Scottish Intensive Care Society.
Graham Nimmo, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh Mervyn Singer, Professor of Intensive Care Medicine, University College London, London, UK
Contributors vii Preface ix Foreword xi 1 General Principles of Intensive Care Management 1 Anna Batchelor and Peter Nightingale 2 Communication and Decision-Making in Intensive Care 4 Martin Hughes and Graham R. Nimmo 3 Monitoring 8 James Haslam Jonathan Ball Andy Rhodes and Peter MacNaughton 4 Sedation 12 Tim Walsh 5 Pathophysiology of Organ Failure 18 Charles Hinds and Mervyn Singer 6 Severe Sepsis 24 Michael Gillies and Duncan Wyncoll 7 Respiratory Support 29 Simon Baudouin and Timothy W. Evans 8 Cardiovascular Support 35 Neil Soni and David Watson 9 Renal Failure 41 Liam Plant and Alasdair Short 10 Neurological Support 46 Peter J. D. Andrews 11 Liver Support 51 Julia Wendon and Chris Holland 12 Gastrointestinal Support 56 Saif Al Musa and Tony M. Rahman 13 Nutrition in the ICU 62 Marcia McDougall 14 Critical Care Outreach 66 Mandy Odell and Sheila Adam 15 End-of-Life Care 71 Ben Shippey and Bob Winter Index 74