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Critical Care Medicine at a Glance, 3rd Edition

October 2014, ©2013, Wiley-Blackwell
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Critical Care Medicine at a Glance is an accessible introduction and revision text for junior clinicians. Fully revised and updated to reflect changes to the content and assessment methods used by medical schools and postgraduate training programmes, this at a Glance provides a user-friendly overview of critical care medicine to encapsulate all that the student needs to know.

This new edition of Critical Care Medicine at a Glance:

• Is fully revised and updated to increase coverage of a rapidly expanding area of medicine
• Provides a simple and straightforward, yet rapid, introduction to the care of the acutely ill
• Features new 'Pearls of Wisdom', to aid learning and understanding
• Includes an appendix of top nutrition tips from the Royal College of Physicians
• Provides increased coverage of neurological emergencies, acute and abdominal emergencies, arrhythmias, imaging and fluid management

Critical Care Medicine at a Glance is ideal for medical students, junior doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals expected to acquire the skills and knowledge needed to care for acutely ill patients.

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Table of Contents

Preface viii

Acknowledgements ix

Units, symbols and abbreviations x

How to use your textbook xvi

Part 1 General 1

1 Recognizing the unwell patient 2

2 Managing the critically ill patient 4

3 Monitoring in critical care medicine 6

4 The electrocardiogram 8

5 Cardiopulmonary resuscitation 10

6 Oxygen transport 12

7 Shock 14

8 Circulatory assessment 16

9 Fluid management: pathophysiological factors 18

10 Fluid management: assessment and prescription 20

11 Fluid management: fl uid choice 22

12 Inotropes and vasopressors 23

13 Failure of oxygenation and respiratory failure 24

14. Oxygenation and oxygen therapy 26

15. Airways obstruction and management 28

16 Non-invasive ventilation 30

17 Endotracheal intubation 32

18 Mechanical ventilation 34

19 Respiratory management, weaning and tracheostomy 36

20 Arterial blood gases and acid-base balance 38

21 Analgesia, sedation and paralysis 40

22 Enteral and parenteral nutrition 42

23 Hypothermia and hyperthermia 44

24 Assessment of the patient with suspected infection 46

25 Bacteraemia, SIRS and sepsis 48

26 Hospital-acquired (nosocomial) infections 50

27 Fever in the returning traveller 52

28 Fever (pyrexia) of unknown origin 54

29 End of life issues 56

Part 2 Medical 59

Cardiac

30 Acute coronary syndromes I: clinical pathophysiology 60

31 Acute coronary syndromes II: investigations and management 62

32 Arrhythmias: tachyarrhythmias 64

33 Arrhythmias: bradyarrhythmias 67

34 Heart failure and pulmonary oedema 68

35 Cardiac emergencies 70

36 Deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism 72

Respiratory

37 Chest imaging and bronchoscopy 74

38 Community-acquired pneumonia 76

39 Hospital-acquired (nosocomial) pneumonia 78

40 Asthma 80

41 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 82

42 Acute respiratory distress syndrome 84

43 Pneumothorax and air leaks 86

44 Respiratory emergencies 88

Renal and metabolic

45 Acute kidney injury: pathophysiology and clinical aspects 90

46 Acute kidney injury: management and renal replacement therapy 92

47 Electrolyte disturbances: sodium and potassium 94

48 Electrolyte disturbances: calcium 96

49 Electrolyte disturbances: magnesium and phosphate 98

50 Diabetic emergencies 100

51 Endocrine emergencies 102

Gastrointestinal

52 Gastrointestinal haemorrhage 104

53 Jaundice 106

54 Acute liver failure 108

55 Acute pancreatitis 110

56 Vomiting and intestinal obstruction 112

57 Diarrhoea 114

58 Ascites 116

59 Abdominal imaging 117

Neurological

60 Acute confusional state, coma and status epilepticus 118

61 Stroke 120

62 Other cerebral vascular disorders 122

63 Infective neurological emergencies 123

64 Neuromuscular conditions 124

Infective

65 Specific bacterial infections 126

66 Common adult viral infections 128

67 Common fungal and protozoal infections 130

68 The immune compromised patient 132

Other systems

69 Coagulation disorders and transfusion 134

70 Drug overdose and poisoning 136

Part 3 Surgical 139

71 Trauma 140

72 Head injury 142

73 Chest trauma 144

74 Acute abdominal emergencies 146

75 Obstetric emergencies 148

76 Burns, toxic inhalation and electrical injuries 150

Part 4 Self-assessment

Case studies and questions 152

Case studies answers 155

Appendices

Appendix I Classification of antiarrhythmic drugs 162

Appendix II Pacemaker types and classifications 163

Appendix III Acute injury network staging system 2008 for acute kidney injury (AKI) 164

Appendix IV Rockall risk-scoring system for GI bleeds 165

Appendix V Child–Pugh grading 166

Appendix VI Typical criteria for liver transplantation 167

Appendix VII Royal College of Physicians’ top nutrition tips 168

Index 169

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Author Information

Richard Leach is Clinical Director for Acute Medicine, Directorates of Acute and Critical Care Medicine, Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital Trust and King's College London
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