Acute resuscitation and care of unstable and critically ill patients can be a daunting experience for all trainees in the emergency department or the intensive care unit. The practical, easy-to-read and evidence-based information in Practical Emergency Resuscitation and Critical Care will help all physicians understand and begin management of these patients. This book offers the collaborative expertise of dozens of critical care physicians from different specialities, including but not limited to: emergency medicine, surgery, medicine and anaesthesia. Divided into sections by medical entities, it covers essential topics that are likely to be encountered in the emergency department where critical care often begins. The portable format and bullet point style content allows all practitioners instant access to the principle information that is necessary for the diagnosis and management of critical care patients.
Preface; Part I. General Critical Care: 1. Shock; 2. Monitoring; 3. Airway management; 4. Mechanical ventilation; 5. The boarding ICU patient in the Emergency Department; Part II. Trauma: 6. General trauma principles; 7. Severe traumatic brain injury; 8. Spinal cord trauma; 9. Neck trauma; 10. Thoracic trauma; 11. Solid organ abdominal trauma; 12. Severe pelvic trauma; 13. Compartment syndrome; 14. Soft tissue injury: crush injury, arterial injury, and open fractures; 15. Burns; Part III. Neurologic Emergencies: 16. Ischemic strokes; 17. Intracranial hemorrhage; 18. Status epilepticus; 19. Acute spinal cord compression; Part IV. Cardiovascular Emergencies: 20. Acute coronary syndrome; 21. Tachyarrhythmias; 22. Bradyarrhythmias; 23. Post cardiac arrest; 24. Acute decompensated heart failure; 25. Aortic dissection; 26. Pericarditis and myocarditis; 27. Hypertensive emergencies; 28. Valvular diseases; Part V. Respiratory Emergencies: 29. Upper airway emergencies; 30. Asthma; 31. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); 32. Acute respiratory distress syndrome; 33. Massive hemoptysis; 34. Pulmonary embolism; Part VI. Gastrointestinal Emergencies: 35. Gastrointestinal bleeding; 36. Abdominal aortic aneurysms; 37. Acute pancreatitis; 38. Fulminant hepatic failure; 39. Acute mesenteric; 40. The surgical abdomen; 41. Abdominal compartment syndrome; 42. Esophageal perforation and mediastinitis; 43. Small bowel obstruction; Part VII. Renal Emergencies: 44. Acid-base interpretation; 45. Common electrolyte disorders (Na, K, Ca, Mg); 46. Acute kidney injury and emergent dialysis; 47. Rhabdomyolysis; Part VIII. Hematology-Oncology Emergencies: 48. Reversal of anticoagulation; 49. Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) and thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura/hemolytic uremic syndrome (TTP/HUS); 50. Neutropenic fever; 51. Tumor lysis syndrome; 52. Sickle cell emergencies; Part IX. Infectious Disease Emergencies: 53. Severe sepsis and septic shock; 54. Pneumonia; 55. Meningitis and encephalitis; 56. Infective endocarditis; 57. Necrotizing soft tissue skin infections; 58. Complications of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS); Part X. Endocrine Emergencies: 59. Diabetic ketoacidosis and hyperglycemic hyperosmolar; 60. Thyroid storm; 61. Adrenal crisis; 62. Pheochromocytoma; Part XI. Environmental Emergencies: 63. Anaphylaxis; 64. Hyperthermia; 65. Hypothermia; 66. Overdoses; Part XII. End of Life: 67. Care of the dying patient; Index.