© 2009

Handbook of Critical Care

  • Jesse B Hall

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Imre Noth
    Pages 1-6
  3. Brian Gehlbach
    Pages 15-52
  4. John Kress
    Pages 53-95
  5. Imre Noth
    Pages 97-107
  6. Brian Gehlbach
    Pages 109-139
  7. John Kress
    Pages 141-154
  8. Imre Noth
    Pages 155-170
  9. Brian Gehlbach
    Pages 171-183
  10. Imre Noth
    Pages 185-195
  11. John Kress
    Pages 197-201
  12. Brian Gehlbach
    Pages 203-236
  13. Imre Noth
    Pages 237-249
  14. John Kress
    Pages 251-254
  15. Brian Gehlbach
    Pages 255-262
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 263-282

About this book


Critical care is an exciting field with diverse and complex challenges. These challenges include identifying pathophysiology in the individual patient, integrating care providers from multiple disciplines, addressing social concerns in the sick or dying patient, to name but a few. As a result of this complexity, care in the intensive care unit must be guided by a thoughtful and organized approach.

Written as a teaching aid for residents and fellows in intensive care and emergency medicine, this revised edition of the Handbook of Critical Care is also a valuable reference for all medical professionals in the critical care team. The 15 chapters in this pocket-sized basic intensive care manual include eight substantial sections covering the major organ systems, as well as infection, nutrition, physical injury and toxicology, and brief chapters on scoring systems and obstetrics. The chapters feature numerous pictures, comparative tables, diagrams and lists, and provide essential information for juniors training in intensive care medicine. The definitions, etiology, clinical features and differential diagnoses are well covered, while extensive use of bullet points and numbering increases the clarity of presentation enabling readers to quickly get to the key learning points.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jesse B Hall
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medicine MC 6076, Section of Pulmonary Critical Care and MedicineUniversity of ChicagoChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Handbook of Critical Care
  • Editors Jesse B. Hall
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer London 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-84882-723-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-84882-724-0
  • Edition Number 3
  • Number of Pages XIII, 275
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information “Originally published as J.B. Hall & P. Murphy (Author) Handbook of Critical Care: Revised Edition (Plastic Comb) by Science Press, 2004, ASIN: B002BRZZT6
  • Topics Intensive / Critical Care Medicine
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


From the reviews of the third edition:

"This is the third edition of a pocket-sized guide for the newcomer in the intensive care unit. … this is a quick read for new students or trainees. Medical students or junior residents exposed to the intensive care unit are an appropriate audience for this guide produced by four faculty members in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the University of Chicago. … this must be considered a book for junior members of the critical care team." (David J. Dries, Doody’s Review Service, October, 2009)