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Critical Care Handbook of the Massachusetts General Hospital



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Critical Care Handbook of the Massachusetts General Hospital
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Written by the multidisciplinary intensive care unit staff at the Massachusetts General Hospital, the Fourth Edition of this best-selling handbook is a practical, complete, and current guide to medical and surgical critical care. In a user-friendly outline format designed for rapid reference, this pocket-sized book presents reliable, hospital-tested protocols that reflect today's most advanced critical care practices. This edition includes new information on hemodynamic monitoring and management, respiratory monitoring, airway problems, new transfusion agents and infection control techniques, wound care, ventilator management, end-of-life issues, outcomes evaluation, and evidence-based practice. Appendices provide key information on drugs and blood laboratory values.

Table of Contents

    I. Critical Care Principles Hemodynamic Monitoring I Sascha Beutler/Luca Bigatello Hemodynamic Monitoring II Edward Bittner/Frederic Michard Respiratory Monitoring Daniel Fisher/Dean Hess Airway Management Peter Dunn//Robert Goulet/Ken Haspel Mechanical Ventilation Fiona Gibbons/Dean Hess Sedation, Analgesia and Neuro-Muscular Blockade James Helstrom/Ulrich Schmidt Fluid, Electrolytes, Acid Base David Liu/David Steele Hemodynamic management Stacey Remchuck/Keith Baker/Luca Bigatello Nutrition Stephen Panaro/Thomas Felbinger Transfusion Therapy and Anticoagulation Richard Pino/Rae Allain Infection: general condiserations Catherine Valentine/Judith Hellman Prophylaxis Kathryn Brush/Ulrich Schmidt Neuro Critical Care Neeraj Badjatia/Lee Schwamm Adult and Pediatric Resuscitation Shyam Parek/Richard Pino Ethical and Legal Issues Sharon Brackett/Rae Allain Outcomes/evidence based Henry Thomas Stelfox/Edward Bittner II. Specific Considerations CAD Richard Oeser/Michael Fitzsimons Valvular Heart Disease John Klick/Ted Alston Arrhythmia Harish Lecamwasam/Jagmeet Singh Acute Respiratory Failure: ALI/ARDS Sascha Beutler/Kris Davignon/Luca Bigatello Acute Respiratory Failure: Asthma/COPD Joseph Meltzer/Kenneth Shepherd Pulmonary Embolism Deborah Quinn/Taylor Thompson Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation Jean Kwo/Dean Hess Acute Renal Failure Harish Lecamwasam/Hasan Bazari Acute Liver Failure William Benedetto/Kenneth Haspel Acute Gastrointestinal Disease Patricia Bachiller/Jean Kwo Endocrine Disorders Theresa Chang/Robert Peterfreund Infection: specific considerations Roland Brusseau/Judith Hellman Acute Brain Injuries & Tumors (not Trauma) Leigh Hochberg/Lee Schwamm Acute Weakness Edward George/David Greer Drug Overdose, Poisoning, etc. John Klick/Richard Pino Dermatology/Allergy Bonnie MacKool III. Surgical Critical Care Trauma Adrian Maung/Robert Sheridan Neuro Trauma Neeraj Badjatia/Brian Hoh/Lee Schwamm Burns Loreta Grecu/Robert Sheridan Vascular Surgery Lee Wesner/Peter Dunn Thoracic Surgery Kristopher Davignon/Kenneth Haspel Cardiac Surgery Ahmad Sheikh / Thomas MacGillivray Transplantation Andrew Cameron/Michael Fitzsimons General Surgery (+Bariatric) Surgery Patrick Jackson/Jean Kwo OB Gyn Jason Jenkins/ Kevin Dennehy Appendices Supplemental Drug Information Robert Hallisey Blood Laboratory Values Richard Pino
Release date NZ
November 1st, 2005
Edited by Dean R. Hess Edited by Judith Hellman Edited by Kenneth L. Haspel Edited by Luca Bigatello Edited by Rae M. Allain
Country of Publication
United States
4th Revised edition
Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
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