Essential Guide to Acute Care, 2nd Edition
April 2008, BMJ Books
The Essential Guide to Acute Care contains everything you really need to know about acute care that you can’t find in a standard textbook and have probably never been taught before.
Starting with the concept of patients at risk, the Essential Guide to Acute Care explains how to recognise and manage the generic altered physiology that accompanies acute illness.
The principles of acute care are explained simply yet comprehensively. Throughout the book ‘mini-tutorials’ expand on the latest thinking or controversies, and practical case histories reinforce learning at the end of each chapter. The chapters are designed to be read by individuals or used for group tutorials in acute care.
Extensively rewritten and updated, this second edition is essential reading for anyone who looks after acutely ill adults, including:
- Foundation Programme trainees and trainers
- Trainees in medicine, surgery, anaesthesia and emergency
- Final year medical students
- Nursing staff and allied professionals working in critical care
Units used in this book.
1 Patients at risk.
2 Oxygen therapy.
3 Acid-base balance.
4 Respiratory failure.
5 Fluid balance and volume resuscitation.
7 Acute renal failure.
8 Brain failure.
9 Optimising patients before surgery.
10 Pain control and sedation.
Appendix - Practical procedures.
Dr Kirsty Forrest, FRCA, Consultant in Anaesthesia, The
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Yorkshire, UK
Dr Paul Cramp, MRCP FRCA, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Yorkshire, UK
- This new edition reflects the fundamental change in training in
terms of knowledge skills and attitudes in acute care
- Covers the basics of physiology and practical procedures in
- Includes case histories and boxed mini tutorials summarising the evidence and current practice