Critical Care Secrets (Secrets 6th Revised edition)

Critical Care Secrets (Secrets 6th Revised edition)

By: Polly E. Parsons (author), Jeanine P. Wiener-Kronish (author), Renee D Stapleton (author), Lorenzo Berra (author)Paperback

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For more than 30 years, the highly regarded Secrets Series (R) has provided students and practitioners in all areas of health care with concise, focused, and engaging resources for quick reference and exam review. Critical Care Secrets, 6th Edition, features the Secrets' popular question-and-answer format that also includes lists, tables, and an easy-to-read style - making reference and review quick, easy, and enjoyable. Fully updated throughout, with new chapters on neurological monitoring, obesity in the ICU, new ultrasound practices, ICU survivorship, and the latest cardiac technology such as ventricular assist and percutaneous support devices. Written and fully updated by clinical and thought leaders in critical care who have contributed chapters in their areas of expertise. The proven Secrets Series (R) format gives you the most return for your time - concise, easy to read, engaging, and highly effective. Covers the full range of essential topics in critical care for in-training or practicing professionals, including anatomy, physiology, immunology, and inflammation - fundamentally important topics in the effective care of critically ill patients. Top 100 Secrets and Key Points boxes provide a fast overview of the secrets you must know for success in practice and on exams. Portable size makes it easy to carry with you for quick reference or review anywhere, anytime. Expert ConsultT eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.


I. General ICU Care 1. Glycemic Control in the ICU 2. Early Mobility 3. Sedation, Analgesia, Delirium 4. Pain Management in the ICU 5. Ethics and Palliative Care 6. Fluid Therapy 7. Nutrition in Critically Ill Patients 8. Mechanical Ventilation 9. Noninvasive Respiratory Support 10. Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation and Extubation 11. Quality Assurance and Patient Safety in the ICU II. Monitoring 12. Pulse Oximetry, Capnography, and Blood Gas Analysis 13. Hemodynamic Monitoring 14. Neuromonitoring III. Procedures 15. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation 16. Arterial and Central Venous Catheters 17. Critical Care Ultrasound 18. Ventricular Assist Device 19. Percutaneous Assist Devices 20. Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumps 21. Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) 22. Tracheal Intubation and Airway Management 23. Tracheotomy and Upper Airway Obstruction 24. Chest Tubes and Pneumothorax 25. Bronchoscopy 26. Pacemakers and Defibrillators IV. Pulmonary 27. Acute Pneumonia 28. Asthma 29. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 30. Acute Respiratory Failure/ARDS 31. Hemoptysis 32. Venous Thromboembolism and Fat Embolism V. Cardiology 33. Heart Failure and Valvular Heart Disease 34. Acute Myocardial Infarction 35. Cardiac Arrhythmia 36. Aortic Dissection 37. Pericardial Disease (Pericardial Tamponade and Pericarditis) VI. Infectious Disease 38. Sepsis and Septic Shock 39. Endocarditis 40. Meningitis and Encephalitis in the Intensive Care Unit 41. Disseminated Fungal Infections 42. Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria 43. Skin and Soft Tissue Infections 44. H1N1/Influenza 45. Immunocompromised Host VII. Renal Disease 46. Hypertensive Crises 47. Acute Kidney Injury 48. Renal Replacement Therapy and Rhabdomyolysis 49. Hypokalemia and Hyperkalemia 50. Hyponatremia and Hypernatremia VIII. Gastroenterology 51. Upper and Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding in the Critically Ill Patient 52. Acute Pancreatitis 53. Hepatitis and Cirrhosis IX. Endocrinology 54. Diabetic Ketoacidosis and Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic State 55. Adrenal Insufficiency in the Intensive Care Unit 56. Thyroid Disease in the ICU X. Hematology/Oncology 57. Blood Products and Coagulation 58. Thrombocytopenia and Platelets 59. Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation XI. Neurology 60. Coma 61. Brain Death 62. Status Epilepticus 63. Stroke and Subarachnoid Hemorrhage 64. Guillain-Barre Syndrome and Myasthenia Gravis 65. Alcohol Withdrawal XII. Surgery and Trauma 66. Burns and Frostbite 67. Thoracic Trauma (Flail Chest and Pulmonary & Myocardial Contusion) 68. Acute Abdomen and Peritonitis 69. Organ Donation XIII. Emergency Medicine 70. Disaster Medicine, Bioterrorism and Ebola 71. Allergy and Anaphylaxis 72. Hypothermia 73. Heat Stroke XIV. Toxicology 74. General Approach to Poisonings 75. Analgesics and Antidepressants 76. Toxic Alcohol Poisoning 77. Cardiovascular Medications 78. Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome XV. Unique Patient Populations 79. Care of the Critically Ill Pregnant Patient 80. Care of the Obese patient 81. Oncologic Emergencies 82. Post-Intensive Care Syndrome & Chronic Critical Illness 83. ICU Survivors XVI. Emerging Therapies 84. Sepsis: Emerging Therapies

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  • ISBN13: 9780323510646
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 704
  • ID: 9780323510646
  • ISBN10: 0323510647
  • edition: 6th Revised edition

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