About this book
Neurocritical Care: A Guide to Practical Management provides clear and concise guidelines for the clinician, on the management of adult brain injured patients. It steers the clinician through the complicated decisions that are demanded in these cases, involving initial assessment, interpretation of radiological investigations, referral to a Regional Neurosurgical Center, prevention of secondary brain injury and the management of complex clinical scenarios such as Status epilepticus. This book will prove an indispensible aid for making these critical decisions.
Including tried and tested proformas for swift and accurate communication of information to Regional Neurosurgical Centers, this book equips the clinician to get the most out of these specialist services. This book also addresses the difficult area of defining futility and withdrawal of care, ranging from the role of neuro-radiological imaging in aiding these decisions to a discussion of the complex ethical dilemmas that the clinician is inevitably faced with.
A comprehensive easy-reference, Neurocritical Care is essential reading for those working within the primary referring centre in Emergency Medicine, Anesthesia, Intensive Care and Surgery.
John P. Adams, MB ChB MRCP FRCA ATLS PGD – MedSch (Anesthesia) is Consultant Anesthetist with an interest in Neuroanesthesia and Anesthesia for Endocrine Surgery at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, UK.
Dominic Bell, FFA.RCS MB ChB MPhil is Consultant in Intensive Care and Anesthesia at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, UK.
Justin McKinlay, MA (Oxon) BM Bch FRCA is Consultant Anesthetist and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, UK.