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Handbook of Practical Critical Care Medicine

  • Joseph Varon
  • Robert E. FrommJr.

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Joseph Varon, Robert E. Fromm Jr.
    Pages 1-12
  3. Joseph Varon, Robert E. Fromm Jr.
    Pages 13-58
  4. Joseph Varon, Robert E. Fromm Jr.
    Pages 59-109
  5. Joseph Varon, Robert E. Fromm Jr.
    Pages 111-145
  6. Joseph Varon, Robert E. Fromm Jr.
    Pages 147-177
  7. Joseph Varon, Robert E. Fromm Jr.
    Pages 179-193
  8. Joseph Varon, Robert E. Fromm Jr.
    Pages 195-220
  9. Joseph Varon, Robert E. Fromm Jr.
    Pages 221-244
  10. Joseph Varon, Robert E. Fromm Jr.
    Pages 245-266
  11. Joseph Varon, Robert E. Fromm Jr.
    Pages 267-287
  12. Joseph Varon, Robert E. Fromm Jr.
    Pages 289-314
  13. Joseph Varon, Robert E. Fromm Jr.
    Pages 315-333
  14. Joseph Varon, Robert E. Fromm Jr.
    Pages 335-370
  15. Joseph Varon, Robert E. Fromm Jr.
    Pages 371-414
  16. Joseph Varon, Robert E. Fromm Jr.
    Pages 415-436
  17. Joseph Varon, Robert E. Fromm Jr.
    Pages 437-463
  18. Joseph Varon, Robert E. Fromm Jr.
    Pages 465-486
  19. Joseph Varon, Robert E. Fromm Jr.
    Pages 487-492
  20. Joseph Varon, Robert E. Fromm Jr.
    Pages 493-498
  21. Joseph Varon, Robert E. Fromm Jr.
    Pages 499-505
  22. Back Matter
    Pages 507-518

About this book

Introduction

Critical care medicine is a relatively new specialty. Over the past few decades, we have seen an enormous growth in the number of inten­ sive care units (ICUs) worldwide. Medical students, residents, fellows, attending physicians, critical care nurses, pharmacists, respiratory ther­ apists, and other health-care providers (irrespective of their ultimate field of practice) will spend several months or years of their profes­ sional lives taking care of critically ill or severely injured patients. These clinicians must have special training, experience, and compe­ tence in managing complex problems in their patients. In addition, they must interpret the data obtained by many kinds of monitoring devices, and they must integrate this information with their knowl­ edge of the pathophysiology of disease. This handbook was written for every practitioner engaged in criti­ cal care medicine. We have attempted to present basic and generally accepted clinical information and some important formulas as well as laboratory values and tables that we feel will be useful to the practi­ tioner of critical care medicine. Chapter 1 provides an introduction to the ICU. Chapters 2 through 18 follow an outline format and are divided by organ system (i. e. , neurologic disorders, cardiovascular dis­ orders), as well as special topics (i. e. , environmental disorders, trauma, toxicology). In addition, many of these chapters review some useful facts and formulas systematically. Finally, Chapters 19 and 20 supply lists of pharmacologic agents and dosages commonly used in the ICU and laboratory values relevant to the ICU.

Keywords

Trauma care critical care infection intensive care intensive care medicine nutrition pathophysiology physiology toxicology

Authors and affiliations

  • Joseph Varon
    • 1
    • 2
  • Robert E. FrommJr.
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Baylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA
  2. 2.The Methodist HospitalHoustonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-86945-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-78098-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-86945-7
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