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Beginner's guide to intensive care medicine

Author: Shondipon Laha; Nitin Arora
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Radcliffe Publishing, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A practical guide to the basics of Intensive Care Units (ICUs), patient management and emergencies for junior doctors, nurses and allied health professionals.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shondipon Laha; Nitin Arora
ISBN: 1846194512 9781846194511
OCLC Number: 655250627
Description: xvi, 172 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Your first day --
The daily review of a patient --
Face masks, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and airways --
The ventilator --
Monitoring the critical care patient --
Communication --
Capacity and consent --
Analgesia, sedation and muscle relaxation --
Drugs that work on the heart --
Nutrition and fluids --
How to assess ICU referrals on the ward --
How to assess a trauma patient --
The head-injured patient --
Initial management of the patient with burns --
Maintaining an airway --
What to do if the endotracheal tube or tracheostomy falls out --
'Fighting the ventilator' --
Pneumothorax --
Cardiac arrhythmias --
ICU delirium and the agitated patient --
Status epilepticus --
Pneumonia --
Sepsis --
Acute respiratory distress syndrome --
Acute renal failure in intensive care (acute kidney injury) --
Hepatic failure --
Subarachnoid haemorrhage --
Acute severe asthma --
Burns: ongoing management --
Organ donation in critical care.
Responsibility: edited by Shondipon Laha and Nitin Arora ; foreword by Jonathan Goodall.

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