Compiled by internationally recognized experts in trauma critical care,this sourcediscusses the entire gamut of critical care management of the trauma patient and covers several common complications and conditions treated in surgical intensive care units that are not specifically related to trauma. Utilizing evidence-based guidelines where they exist, this all-encompassing source expertly analyzes procedures in analgesia and sedation, patient monitoring, infection control, nutritional evaluation, psychological support, and end-of-life care.
TRAUMA. Neurophysiology Review. Pulmonary Physiology Review. Cardiovascular Physiology Review. Clinical Pharmacology Review. Analgesia and Sedation for Trauma and Critical Care. Neuromuscular Blockade for Trauma and Critical Care. Neurological Monitoring. Respiratory Monitoring. Cardiovascular Monitoring. Renal and Splanchnic Monitoring. Temperature Monitoring. Head Injury. Spinal Cord Injury: Critical Care Management. Management of Intracerebral Vascular Catastrophies. Pediatric Neurological Emergencies. Brain Death and Organ Donation. Hemodynamic Management. Shock. Myocardial Ischemia in Trauma and Critical Care. Dysrhythmia: Diagnosis and Management. Use of the TEE in the SICU. Mechanical Assist Devices. Acute Respiratory Failure: Initial Diagnosis & Management. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. Special Considerations Related to Chest Injuries. Respiratory Care Mechanical Ventilation. Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation. Extubation of the Difficult Airway & ETT Change in the SICU. Gastrointestinal Stress Ulcer Prophylaxis. Nutritional and Metabolic Evaluation and Monitoring. Enteral Nutrition. Parental Nutrition. Abdominal Compartment Syndrome. Liver Dysfunction in the Previously Well Patient. Acute Fulminant Hepatic Failure. The Cirrhotic Patient. Artificial Liver, Blood Cleansing Techniques. Pancreatitis in Trauma and Critical Illness. Renal Prophylaxis: Role of Renal Protective Agents in the SICU. Rhabidomylysis. Oliguria: Renal Failure or Renal Success? Dialysis Therapies in the SICU. Fluid and Electrolyte Disorders. Acid-Base Disorders. Fever in the SICU. Sepsis. Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia. Indwelling Vascular Catheter Related Infection & Sepsis. Abdominal Sources of Infection. Sinusitis. The Immunocompromised Patient. Antimicrobial Therapy. Anemia: Diagnosis and Treatment. Thrombocytopenia/Thrombocytosis. Venous Thrombo-Embolus Disease. Leukocytosis / Neutropenia. Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation. Rational Use of Bloo