Key Clinical Topics in Critical Care offers an indispensable and practical guide for exam revision and clinical practice. Written and edited by specialists with a wealth of clinical experience, this book provides rapid access to core topics in critical care. Each topic is written in a concise and easy-to-digest format, making this book the essential resource for exam revision and quick reference at the point of care.
* Over 100 topics presented in alpha order, from acute coronary syndrome to weaning from ventilation
* Succinct coverage of clinical features, diagnosis, treatment and complications
* Effective exam revision for FRCA, FFICM and EDIC candidates
* Includes clinical photos and diagrams to improve understanding of key concepts
* Contributions from experienced specialists to ensure authoritative, accurate content
Sara-Catrin Cook MBBCh FRCA Intensive Care and Anaesthetics Registrar, Severn Deanery, Britstol, UK Matt Thomas FRCA MRCP Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine, Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol, UK Jerry Nolan FRCA FCEM Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Royal United Hospital, Bath, UK Michael Parr FRCP FRCA FANZCA FCICM Director of Intensive Care, Liverpool Hospital, New South Wales, Australia
1. Acute coronary syndrome 2. Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) - diagnosis 3. Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) - management 4. Abdominal compartment syndrome 5. Adrenal disease 6. Airway complications on Intensive Care Unit 7. Airway management in an emergency 8. Airway obstruction - upper and lower 9. Analgesia in critical care - advanced 10. Anaphylaxis 11. Antibiotics, antivirals and antifungals 12. Arterial blood gases (ABG) - physiology 13. Arterial blood gases (ABG) - analysis 14. Arterial cannulation 15. Asthma 16. Blood and blood products 17. Blood coagulopathies 18. Blood transfusion and complications 19. Brain stem death and organ donation 20. Burns 21. Calcium, magnesium and phosphate 22. Cancer patients and critical care 23. Cardiac arrhythmias 24. Cardiac failure - acute 25. Cardiac output measurement 26. Cardiac pacing 27. Cardiac surgery - postoperative care 28. Cardiac valve disease 29. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation 30. Care bundles 31. Central venous cannulation 32. Chest tube thoracostomy 33. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) 34. Coma 35. Consent 36. Critical illness polyneuromyopathy 37. Delirium 38. Diabetes mellitus 39. Diarrhoea 40. Drug overdose and poisons 41. Echocardiography for Critical Care 42. ECMO 43. Endocarditis 44. End-of-life care 45. Ethics 46. Fibreoptic bronchoscopy 47. Fluid replacement therapy 48. Guillain-Barre syndrome 49. Haematological disorders 50. HIV 51. Hypertension 52. Hyperthermia 53. Hypothermia 54. ICP monitoring 55. Infection acquired in hospital 56. Infection control 57. Inotropes and vasopressors 58. Liver failure - acute 59. Liver failure - chronic 60. Major haemorrhage 61. Meningitis and encephalitis 62. Meningococcal sepsis 63. Myasthenia gravis 64. Neurological diseases 65. Nutrition 66. Obstetric emergencies 67. Obstetric Haemorrhage 68. Oscillation and high frequency ventilation 69. Pancreatitis 70. Pandemic flu 71. Patient safety 72. Pituitary disorders 73. Pleural disease 74. Pneumonia - community acquired 75. Pneumonia - hospital acquired 76. Post-resuscitation care 77. Potassium 78. Pre-hospital care 79. Pulmonary function tests 80. Quality indicators 81. Quality of life after ICU 82. Radiology for Critical Care 83. Rapid response systems 84. Refractive hypoxia - management 85. Renal failure - acute 86. Renal failure - rescue therapies 87. Renal replacement therapy 88. Respiratory support - invasive 89. Respiratory support - non-invasive 90. Scoring systems 91. Sedation 92. Sepsis - management 93. Sepsis - pathophysiology 94. Shock 95. Sickle cell disease 96. SIRS 97. Skin and soft tissue infections 98. SOD/SDD 99. Sodium 100. Spinal injuries 101. Status epilepticus 102. Stress ulceration prophylaxis 103. Stroke 104. Subarachnoid haemorrhage 105. Tetanus 106. Thyroid Gland Disorders 107. Tracheostomy 108. Transfer of the critically ill 109. Transplant medicine 110. Trauma - anaesthesia and critical care 111. Trauma - other injuries 112. Trauma - primary survey 113. Trauma - secondary survey 114. Traumatic brain injury 115. Upper gastrointestinal bleeding 116. Vasculitides 117. Venous thromboembolism 118. Weaning from ventilation