A case-based guide with expert commentary, Challenging Concepts in Critical Care shows how the experts approach and deal with real-life clinical scenarios. Each chapter presents a clinically challenging case complete with a case history, evidence based tips, and up-to-date learning points. To give further insight into the field, each chapter has commentary from an expert who identifies and explains the key points and controversies of the case.
Practical yet rich in detail, Challenging Concepts in Critical Care is a key title for anyone preparing for intensive care exams. For each case, key information is highlighted through the use of boxes to stimulate interest and facilitate learning: 'Learning points', 'Clinical tips', 'Evidence base', and 'Expert commentary'. With new information on key trials, clinical practise, and evidence based research, this book is also an invaluable resource for experienced critical care clinicians looking for a concise update on a wide range of challenging topics in the field. In addition, it is of high value to senior ICU nurses, allied health professionals, and anyone with an interest in intensive care medicine.
Table of Contents
2: Acute heart failure
3: Acute respiratory failure
4: Early management of multi-trauma
5: Severe traumatic brain injury
6: Post-cardiac arrest care and prognostication
7: Subarachnoid haemorrhage
8: Acute on chronic respiratory failure
9: Multiple organ support in an aging population
10: Sedation and delirium
11: Acute on chronic liver failure
12: Acute pancreatitis and renal replacement therapy
13: Feeding, access and thromboprophylaxis
14: Malignancy and critical illness
15: Major burns
16: Prolonged mechanical ventilation and delayed weaning
17: Pandemic planning and critical care
18: Organ donation and transplantation
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