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Oxford Handbook of Critical Care
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The fully revised, third edition of this bestselling Handbook describes best practice of critical care in a succinct, concise and clinically-orientated way. Covering the principles of general management, it includes therapeutic and monitoring devices, specific disorders of organ systems, as well as detailed information on drugs and fluids. New material has been added on key areas such as airway maintenance, dressing techniques, infection control, echocardiography, tissue perfusion
monitoring, coma and more. With up-to-date references and invaluable clinical advice, there is also plenty of space to add notes or amend sections to suit local protocols.

Patient-centred and practical, it will serve the consultant, trainee, nurse or other allied health professionals as both a reference and aide memoir. This is the indispensable Oxford Handbook for all those working within critical care.


ISBN-13: 9780199235339
Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP Oxford)
Publication date: March, 2009
Pages: 704
Dimensions: 110.00 x 186.00 x 26.60
Weight: 367g
Availability: Available
Subcategories: Accident & Emergency Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Nursing
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I would struggle to find a weakness. I think the strengths really are the simplicity and the structure... having all the relevant information from a multitude of clinical presentations in one place... the book certainly delivers what it is intended for. Every ICU should have at least one copy. I think all junior doctors who work on ICU will benefit from owning a copy.