Critical care helps people with life-threatening injuries and illnesses. It might treat problems such as complications from surgery, accidents, infections, and severe breathing problems, and involves close, constant attention by a team of specially-trained health care providers. Critical care usually takes place in an intensive care unit (ICU) or trauma centre (MedlinePlus).
This third edition has been fully revised to present the latest advances in the provision of critical care. Beginning with an introduction to intensive care, resuscitation, monitoring procedures and imaging, the following sections discuss critical care for different conditions including cardiovascular problems, fever and acute infections, respiratory disorders, critical care after open heart surgery, and in pregnancy.
Other chapters cover fluid and electrolyte disturbances during critical care, nutritional support, and care of critically ill children, and a brand new chapter on end of life care has been added to this edition.
New edition presenting latest advances in provision of critical care
Fully revised chapters cover critical care for numerous different disorders
Includes brand new chapter on end of life care
Previous edition published in 2005
Farokh Erach Udwadia MD FRCPE FRCP ( London) Master FCCP FAMS FACP Hon DSc Emeritus Professor in Medicine, Grant Medical College and the JJ Group of Hospitals; Consultant Physician, Breach Candy Hospital; Consultant Physician, BD Petit Parsee General Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Section 1 An Introduction to Critical Care Section 2 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Cerebral Preservation in Adults Section 3 Basic Cardio-respiratory Physiology in the Intensive Care Unit Section 4 Procedures and Monitoring in the Intensive Care Unit Section 5 Imaging in the Critical Care Unit Section 6 Clinical Shock Syndromes Section 7 Cardiovascular Problems Requiring Critical Care Section 8 Respiratory Problems Requiring Critical Cares Section 9 Mechanical Ventilation in the Critically Ill Section 10 Fluid and Electrolyte Disturbances in the Critically Ill Patients Section 12 Nutritional Support in the Critically Ill Adult Section 13 Fever and Acute Infections in a Critical Care Setting Section 14 Surgical Infections in the Intensive Care Unit Section 15 Organ System Dysfunction Requiring Critical Care Section 16 Critical Care After Open Heart Surgery Section 17 The Immunocompromised Patient Section 18 Physical Injuries Requiring Critical Care Section 19 Critical Care of the Cancer Patient Section 20 Control of Pain and Anxiety and the use of Muscle Relaxants in the Critically Ill Section 21 Critical Care of the Transplant Patient Section 22 Critical Care in Pregnancy Section 23 The Critically Ill Child Section 24 End of Life Care in the Intensive Care Unit