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.
"This book is for trainees who regularly come into contact with acutely ill adults. By explaining the physiological changes it aims to provide a logical basis for management and optimal care. To provide a book that will be useful to a range of grades from a variety of disciplines is certainly a challenge. However I think this book succeeds admirably. It really does provide a lot of information that you really want to know and understand and which is not available in the standard texts...I think this is an excellent book which I would certainly recommend to all grades - as a learning tool for trainees and as a refresher to senior staff." Clinical Tutor and Foundation Programme Director, Cheltenham General Hospital
Vital text to aid competency assessment in the UK Foundation Programme
- 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 acute medicine
- Includes case histories and boxed mini tutorials summarising the evidence and current practice