Beed, Martin; Sherman, Richard; Mahajan, Ravi
30 Jul 2013
This essential handbook provides a practical, accessible guide to all emergency situations encountered in the critical care setting. Emergencies are very common in the critical care setting; but also surprisingly predictable. This book helps critical care staff identify those at risk, how to manage them, and be prepared in the ward. Most chapters begin with a generic description of how to manage emergencies affecting that system, or patient group. This is followed
by details of specific diagnoses and how they should be managed. The author team have also tried, where possible, to follow the 'ABC' approach, which is not only the standard approach to emergency
management, but also a widely-used scheme for documenting daily reviews on ICU and for documenting trauma management. This new edition covers new areas of importance, including sections on how to deal with adverse events and critical incidents involving critically ill patients, patient-safety and improved patient rescue packages, and on the practicalities of infection control procedures. Normal values have been combined int one short chapter for easy
reference.This book will help all critical care staff involved with the management of emergencies, from the new junior doctor to the experienced consultant in a portable and easily-readable format.