The Intensive Care Unit Manual

The Intensive Care Unit Manual

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The Intensive Care Unit Manual

This is indeed a comprehensive resource for critical care practitioners. Through the Expert Consult on-line companion, annotated bibliographies and other tables and figures are available.

Section I. Basic Pathophysiologic Principles and Their Application in the Intensive Care Unit

  1. Approach to Acute Respiratory Failure
  2. Approach to Mechanical Ventilation
  3. Noninvasive Ventilation
  4. Liberation and Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation and Extubation
  5. Sedation and Analgesia during Mechanical Ventilation
  6. Use of Neuromuscular Blocking Agents
  7. Assessment and Monitoring of Hemodynamic Function
  8. Cardiogenic Shock and Other Pump Failure States
  9. Hemorrhagic Shock
  10. Septic Shock
  11. Vascular Access Issues and Procedures

Section II. Supportive Care for Intensive Care Unit Patients

  1. Approach to Supportive Care and Noninvasive Bedside Monitoring
  2. Management of the Critical Care Patient
  3. Health Care- Associated Infections
  4. Nutritional Therapy
  5. Nutrition-Related Access Procedures
  6. Pharmacokinetic Alterations in the Critically Ill
  7. Rational Use of Antimicrobials
  8. Rational Use of Blood Products

Section III. Specialized Care for Intensive Care Unit Patients

  1. Renal Replacement Therapy
  2. Rehabilitation Interventions and Recovery from Critical Illness
  3. Swallowing and Communication Disorders
  4. Care of the Patient Infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection
  5. Care of the Cancer Patient with Neutropenia or Thrombocytopenia
  6. Care of the Challenge-to-Wean Patient
  7. Care of the Patient with End-Stage Renal Disease
  8. Care of the Patient with End-Stage Liver Disease
  9. Care of the Maternal-Fetal Unit
  10. Care of the Patient with Morbid Obesity

Section IV. Problems Arising in the Intensive Care Unit Setting: Evaluation and Management

  1. Airways and Emergency Airway Management
  2. Alcohol Withdrawl: Diagnosis and Management
  3. Allergies to Antibiotics
  4. Arrhythmias (Bradycardias)
  5. Arrhythmias (Tachycardias)
  6. Barotrauma and Chest Tubes
  7. Change in Mental Status
  8. Delirium in the Intensive Care Unit: Diagnosis and Treatment
  9. Diarrhea Developing in the Intensive Care Unit Patient
  10. Electrolyte Disorders
  11. Ileus
  12. Increased Intracranial Pressure
  13. Pressure Ulcers: Prevention and Management
  14. Skin Rashes
  15. Sleep Disturbances in the Intensive Care Unit
  16. Thrombocytopenia
  17. Transfusion Reactions
  18. Ventilator Alarm Situations
  19. Weakness Developing in Intensive Care Unit Patient

Section V. Presenting Problems for Intensive Care Unit Admission


  1. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Therapeutic Hypothermia
  2. Chest Pain and Myocardial Ischemia
  3. Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms and Dissections
  4. Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
  5. Hypertensive Crisis and Management of Hypertension
  6. Pericardial Tamponade


  1. Hypothermia and Hyperthermia
  2. Smoke Inhalation and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
  3. Drug Overdoses and Toxic Ingestions


  1. Acute Pancreatitis
  2. Acute Liver Failure
  3. Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding and Colitis
  4. Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding


  1. Hemolytic Anemia
  2. Idiopathic and Thrombotic Thrombocytopenias


  1. Acute Central Nervous System Infections
  2. Community-Acquired Pneumonia
  3. Necrotizing Fasciitis and Related Soft Tissue Infections


  1. Acute Neuromuscular Weakness
  2. Brain Death and Management of Potential Organ Donors
  3. Neurological Assessment and Prognosis after Cardiopulmonary Arrest
  4. Status Epilepticus
  5. Stroke


  1. Obstetric and Postobstetric Complications


  1. Acute Lung Injury and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  2. Alternate Modes of Ventilation for Acute Lung Injury
  3. Acute Respiratory Failure Due to Asthma
  4. Acute Respiratory Failure Due to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  5. Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism
  6. Diffuse Alveolar Hemorrhage
  7. Massive Hemoptysis
  8. Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome and Other Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders


  1. Acute Kidney Injury and Rhabdomyolysis
  2. Diabetic Ketoacidosis, Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar State, and Alcoholic Ketoacidosis
  3. Metabolic Acidoses and Alkaloses
  4. Disorders of Water Homeostasis: Hyponatremia and Hypernatremia
  5. Thyroid and Adrenal Disorders in the Intensive Care Unit


  1. Perioperative Approach to the High-Risk Surgical Patient
  2. Management of Postoperative and Other Acute Pain


  1. Cardiac Surgery
  2. Craniotomy
  3. Major Abdominal Surgery: Postoperative Considerations
  4. Major Tissue Flaps
  5. Major Vascular Procedures
  6. Perioperative Care of the Morbidly Obese Patient
  7. Thoracic Surgical Patient


  1. Approach to the Trauma Patient
  2. Critical Care for the Orthopedic Patient
  3. Abdominal Trauma
  4. Extremity and Major Vascular Trauma
  5. Head Trauma
  6. Thoracic Trauma
  7. Spinal Injury

Section VI. Professionalism and Interpersonal and Communication Skills

  1. Ethical Principles, Communication, and End-of-Life Care
  2. Teamwork and Collaborative Practice in the Intensive Care Unit
  3. Family-Centered Care and Communication with Families of Intensive Care Unit Patients
  4. Providing Culturally Competent Care
  5. Sleep Deprivation and Sleepiness in Medical Housestaff and Appropriate Countermeasures

Systems-Based Practice

  1. Medical Errors and Patient Safety
  2. Medical Malpractice, Risk Management, and Chart Documentation
  3. Long-Term Acute Care in the Spectrum of Critical Care Medicine
  4. Rapid Response Systems: Rapid Response Teams and Medical Emergency Teams
  5. Telemedicine Applied to the Intensive Care Unit
  6. Transporting the Intensive Care Unit Patient


  1. Oxygen-Hemoglobin Dissociation Curves
  2. Tidal Volume Ratios (VD/VT)
  3. Palliative Drug Therapy for Terminal Withdrawal of Mechanical Ventilation
  4. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Algorithms
  5. Tables of Height, Predicted Body Weight (PBW), and Tidal Volumes of 4-to-8 mL/kg PBW for Females and Males

ISBN #: 9781416024552

Authors: P. Lanken, S. Manaker, B. Kohl, C. Hanson

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