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Handbook of Pediatric Intensive Care
Fourth edition
by Mark Helfaer

This handbook is a synopsis of the clinical chapters from Rogers' Textbook of Pediatric Intensive Care, Fourth Edition.

Readers will find the core information they need for quick reference and safe practice in the pediatric ICU. The book includes a large number of tables and line drawings.


Part One: Emergency Care and Acute Management

Initial Stabilization

  1. Airway Management
  2. Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  3. Transport
  4. Invasive Procedures
  5. Recognition and Initial Management of Shock

Rnvironmental Crises

  1. Multiple Trauma
  2. Drowning and Near Drowning: Submersion Injuries
  3. Burns, Electrical Injuries, and Smoke Inhalation
  4. Terrorism and Mass Casualty Events
  5. Poisoning
  6. Thermoregulation
  7. Envenomation Syndromes

Life-Support Technologies

  1. Mechanical Ventilation
  2. Inhaled Gases
  3. Extracorporeal Life Support
  4. Renal Replacement Therapies
  5. Blood Products in the PICU
  6. Plasmapheresis and Transfusion Therapy

Part Two: Critical Care Organ Systems

Respiratory Disease

  1. The Molecular Biology of Acute Lung Injury
  2. Respiratory Physiology
  3. Respiratory Monitoring
  4. Status Asthmaticus
  5. Neonatal Respiratory Failure
  6. Bronchiolitis and Pneumonia
  7. Acute Lung Injury and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  8. Chronic Respiratory Failure
  9. Sleep and Breathing

Neuromuscular Disease

  1. Acute Neuromuscular Disease
  2. Chronic Neuromuscular Disease

Neurologic Disease

  1. Developmental Neurobiology, Neurophysiology, and the PICU
  2. Molecular Biology of Brain Injury
  3. Evaluation of the Comatose Child
  4. Neurologic Monitoring
  5. Neurologic Imaging
  6. Head and Spinal Cord Trauma
  7. Status Epilepticus
  8. Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke
  9. Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy
  10. Metabolic Encephalopathies in Children
  11. Brain Death

Cardiac Disease

  1. Cardiac Anatomy
  2. Cardiovascular Physiology
  3. Cardiorespiratory Interactions in Children with heart Disease
  4. Hemodynamic Monitoring
  5. Heart Failure in Infants and Children
  6. Treatment of Heart Failure in Infants and children
  7. Cardiac Conduction, Dysrhythmias, and Pacing
  8. Preoperative Care of the Pediatric Cardiac Surgical Patient
  9. Postoperative Care of the Pediatric Cardiac Surgical patient

Immunologic Diseases

  1. Neurohormonal Control in the Immune System
  2. The Immune System
  3. The Polymorphonuclear
  4. The Immune System and Viral Illness in the Critically Ill
  5. Immune Modulation and Immunotherapy in Critical Illness
  6. Immunology of Cancer and Primary Immune Deficiency Syndromes

Infectious Diseases

  1. Principles of Antimicrobial Therapy
  2. Bacterial Sepsis and Mechanisms of Microbial Pathogenesis
  3. Critical Viral Infections
  4. Central Nervous System Infections
  5. Nosocomial Infections in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
  6. International and Emerging Infections
  7. Toxin-Related Diseaes
  8. Opportunistic Infections

Nutritional and Gastrointestinal Disorders

  1. Principles of Nutrition and Metabolism
  2. Nutritional Support in the Critically Ill Child
  3. The Acute Abdomen
  4. Fulminant Hepatic Failure and Transplantation
  5. Intestinal and Multivisceral Transplantation
  6. Critical Aspects of Intestinal Disorders

renal, Endocrine, and Metabolic Disorders

  1. Adrenal Dysfunction
  2. Disorders of Glucose Homeostasis
  3. Disorders of Water, Sodium, and Potassium Homeostasis
  4. Disorders of Calcium, Magnesium, and Phosphate
  5. Thyroid Disease
  6. Acute Renal failure and End-stage Renal Disease
  7. Hypertensive Crises
  8. Inborn Errors of Metabolism

Oncologic and Hematologic Disorders

  1. Cancer Therapy: Mechanisms, Toxicity, and Ethics in the PICU
  2. Oncologic Emergencies and Complications
  3. Hematologic Emergencies
  4. Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplantation
  5. Coagulation Issues in the PICU
  6. Sickle Cell Disease


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Handbook of Pediatric Intensive Care
Fourth edition
by Mark Helfaer

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