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Critical care secrets

Author: Polly E Parsons; Jeanine P Wiener-Kronish
Publisher: St. Louis, Mo. : Mosby Elsevier, ©2013.
Series: Secrets series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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This best-selling volume in The Secrets Series® is back in an exciting, fully updated 4th Edition! You'll find all of the features you rely on the Secrets for-such as a question-and-answer format · bulleted lists · mnemonics · ""Key Points"" boxes · and tips from the authors. Equips you with the evidence-based guidance you need to provide optima care for the critically ill. Expedites reference and review with a  Read more...
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Critical care secrets.
St. Louis, Mo. : Elsevier/Mosby, ©2013
(DLC) 2012017925
(OCoLC)793073843
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Polly E Parsons; Jeanine P Wiener-Kronish
ISBN: 9780323091251 0323091253
OCLC Number: 810317853
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 644 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Front cover; Critical care secrets; Copyright; Dedication; Contributors; Preface; Contents; Top 100 Secrets; I. Basic Life Support; Chapter 1: General Approach to the Critically Ill Patient; 1. Which organ systems are most commonly dysfunctional in critically ill patients?; 2. What system should be evaluated first?; 3. Which should be performed first-diagnostic maneuvers or therapeutic maneuvers?; 4. How do you evaluate the respiratory system?; 5. Define paradoxic respirations and accessory muscle use. What is their significance?; bibliography. 6. What supplemental tests are useful in evaluating the respiratory system?7. What therapy should be considered immediately in a patient with obvious respiratory failure?; 8. How do you evaluate the cardiovascular system?; 9. How is vital organ perfusion assessed?; 10. What supplemental tests are useful in the initial evaluation of the cardiovascular system?; 11. What therapies should be considered immediately in a patient with hypotension and evidence of inadequate vital organ functio; 12. How do you evaluate the metabolic environment? 13. Why are metabolic changes important to detect in a critically ill patient?14. Which laboratory tests should be performed in the initial evaluation of the metabolic environment?; 15. How do you evaluate the CNS?; 16. What diagnostic tests and therapies should be immediately considered in a patient with altered mental status?; 17. How do you evaluate the gastrointestinal tract?; 18. Besides the information about current organ system function, what else should one learn about a patient in the initial evalu; 19. What measures can be taken to reduce patient morbidity in the ICU?; bibliography. Chapter 2: General Approach to Trauma Patients1. Which trauma patients need to be admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU)?; 2. What is the top priority when a trauma patient first presents?; 3. How is the airway managed in trauma patients?; 4. What are the most important causes of hypotension in the trauma patient?; 5. How can I rapidly identify the source of bleeding in hemorrhagic shock?; 6. What is the role of the FAST examination in evaluating the trauma patient with hemodynamic instability?; 7. What is damage control resuscitation?; 8. What is hypotensive resuscitation? 9. When fluid resuscitation of the bleeding trauma patient is begun, how should it be carried out?10. What is damage control surgery?; 11. What are the signs of abdominal compartment syndrome, and how is it managed?; 12. How can I clear the cervical spine?; 13. Should patients with spinal cord injury receive steroids?; 14. How is closed-head injury managed?; 15. What are the options for treating massive bleeding from pelvic fractures?; bibliography; 16. When is chemical deep venous thrombosis (DVT) prophylaxis safe in traumatically injured patients?; Chapter 3: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.
Series Title: Secrets series.
Responsibility: [edited by] Polly E. Parsons, Jeanine P. Wiener-Kronish.

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