Intensive and Critical Care Medicine

WFSICCM World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine

  • Antonino Gullo
  • Philip D. Lumb
  • José Besso
  • Ged F. Williams

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Introduction and Mission

  3. Professionalism, Ethics and Evidence Based Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. A. Gullo, P. Murabito, J. Besso
      Pages 29-40
    3. S. Bhagwanjee
      Pages 41-46
  4. Clinical Governance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. A. Garland
      Pages 81-91
    3. R. P. Moreno, A. C. Diogo, S. Afonso
      Pages 93-104
  5. Nursing Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. G. F. Williams
      Pages 107-117
    3. G. F. Williams, P. R. Fulbrook, A. W. Alexandrov, W. Cañón Montañez, H. M. Salisu-Kabara, D. W. K. Chan
      Pages 119-132
  6. Central Nervous System, Circulation and Kidney

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. F. M. B. Maciel
      Pages 135-141
    3. C. Hartog, K. Reinhart
      Pages 151-161
    4. J. Besso, G. Blanco, R. Gonzalez
      Pages 175-191
  7. Respiratory System and Protective Ventilation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. L. Gattinoni, E. Carlesso, F. Polli
      Pages 195-206
    3. R. Nanchal, E. J. Jimenez, F. E. Poalillo
      Pages 207-218
  8. Infections Surveillance, Prevention and Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
    2. M. Palomar Martínez, F. Alvarez Lerma
      Pages 221-236
    3. F. Alvarez Lerma, M. Palomar Martínez
      Pages 237-249
    4. N. Taylor, F. Abecasis, H. K. F. van Saene
      Pages 251-259
    5. H. K. F. van Saene, D. F. Zandstra, A. J. Petros, L. Silvestri, A. R. De Gaudio
      Pages 261-272
    6. L. Silvestri, M. A. de la Cal, H. K. F. van Saene
      Pages 273-283
    7. S. Rinaldi, A. R. De Gaudio
      Pages 285-296
  9. Sepsis, Organ Dysfunction and the Bundles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 297-297
    2. F. J. Hurtado, M. Buroni, J. Tenzi
      Pages 299-313
    3. J. -L. Vincent
      Pages 325-331
  10. Trauma

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 333-333
    2. F. Plani
      Pages 335-351
    3. D. Demetriades, K. Inaba, P. Talving
      Pages 353-363
  11. Limited Resource, Disaster

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 365-365
    2. E. J. Jimenez
      Pages 367-378
    3. B. Du, X. Xi, Y. Kang, L. Weng, China Critical Care Clinical Trial Group (CCCCTG)
      Pages 379-390
    4. A. C. Argent, N. “Tex” Kissoon
      Pages 391-414
  12. Special Clinical Conditions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 415-415
    2. D. Annane
      Pages 417-433
    3. E. Celis-Rodriguez, K. Reinhart, Y. Sakr
      Pages 435-445
    4. R. Alexander, A. Paratore, F. Paruk
      Pages 469-486
    5. C. Foot, M. Fisher
      Pages 487-500
    6. S. V. Prayag, A. R. Jahagirdar
      Pages 501-513

About this book


The focus of this volume endorsed by World Federation of Societies on Intensive and Critical Care Medicine is the "state of the art" of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine as well as new insights into basic science, clinical research and therapeutic interventions. Structured in four parts, the volume opens with few chapters devoted to the beginning and development of the WSICCM, to procedures standardization, recommendations and quality of care improvement, with particular reference to the definition of clinical governance, professionalism and ethics. In the second part, the authors describe the practical clinical approach to critical illness; among the topics dealt with, the reader will find monitoring and management of shock states; acute pain management, airway management, ALI/ARDS and protective lung ventilation; the problem of weaning; antibiotics policy, sepsis and organ dysfunction. The third part of the book is related to some special conditions of countries with limited resources, such as management of obstetrics at high risk, malaria; AIDS, blood transfusion and its components. The last part of the book is structured to present some crucial issues of the intensive and critical care arena, in particular evidence-based practice, the role of the e-distance learning for information and the promotion of CME programs; last but not least, trauma care, disaster and natural disaster medicine are also discussed; a final chapter on the Guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Disaster Medicine is included.

Comprehensive though easy-to-consult, updated and written by world-renowned experts, the volume will be a very useful tool in the daily practice of all health professionals working in the intensive and critical care environment.


Continuing Medical Education (CME) Critical Care Medicine Defibrillation Ethics High Risk Patients Intensive Care Sepsis Surgery Trauma intensive care medicine

Editors and affiliations

  • Antonino Gullo
    • 1
  • Philip D. Lumb
    • 2
  • José Besso
    • 3
  • Ged F. Williams
    • 4
  1. 1.Department and School of Anesthesia and Intensive CareCatania School of Medicine and University-HospitalCataniaItaly
  2. 2.Department of AnesthesiologyKeck Medical SchoolLos AngelesUSA
  3. 3.Department of Critical Care MedicineHospital Centro Medico de CaracasCaracasVenezuela
  4. 4.World Federation of Critical Care Nurses C/-Nursing AdministrationGold Coast HealthSouthportAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Milan 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-1435-0
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-1436-7
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