Critical care handbook from C.H.I.P.S.

Critical Care
Volume Two
edited by William C. Wilson

This source addresses critical care and emergency practices and technologies for trauma and surgical conditions affecting all areas of the body.


  • Presented in a logical systems based format, reviewing the nervous, cardiovascular, and gastrointestinal systems, among others, this source outlines equipment to monitor the brain and spinal cord, hemodynamics, and renal function
  • provides a step-by-step approach to perform a TEE examination
  • supplies an overview of seven goals that must be achieved to wean patients from mechanical ventilation
  • studies the role of physical and occupational therapy in critical care considers religious and cultural differences in brain death and end-of-life care


  1. Neurophysiology Review
  2. Pulmonary Physiology Review
  3. Cardiovascular Physiology Review
  4. Clinical Pharmacology Review
  5. Analgesia and Sedation for Trauma and Critical Care
  6. Neuromuscular Blockade for Trauma and Critical Care
  7. Neurological Monitoring
  8. Respiratory Monitoring
  9. Cardiovascular Monitoring
  10. Renal and Splanchnic Monitoring
  11. Temperature Monitoring. Head Injury
  12. Spinal Cord Injury: Critical Care Management
  13. Management of Intracerebral Vascular Catastrophies
  14. Pediatric Neurological Emergencies
  15. Brain Death and Organ Donation
  16. Hemodynamic Management
  17. Shock
  18. Myocardial Ischemia in Trauma and Critical Care
  19. Dysrhythmia: Diagnosis and Management
  20. Use of the TEE in the SICU
  21. Mechanical Assist Devices
  22. Acute Respiratory Failure: Initial Diagnosis & Management
  23. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  24. Special Considerations Related to Chest Injuries
  25. Respiratory Care Mechanical Ventilation
  26. Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation
  27. Extubation of the Difficult Airway & ETT Change in the SICU
  28. Gastrointestinal Stress Ulcer Prophylaxis
  29. Nutritional and Metabolic Evaluation and Monitoring
  30. Enteral Nutrition
  31. Parental Nutrition
  32. Abdominal Compartment Syndrome
  33. Liver Dysfunction in the Previously Well Patient
  34. Acute Fulminant Hepatic Failure
  35. The Cirrhotic Patient
  36. Artificial Liver, Blood Cleansing Techniques
  37. Pancreatitis in Trauma and Critical Illness
  38. Renal Prophylaxis: Role of Renal Protective Agents in the SICU
  39. Rhabidomylysis
  40. Oliguria: Renal Failure or Renal Success?
  41. Dialysis Therapies in the SICU
  42. Fluid and Electrolyte Disorders
  43. Acid-Base Disorders
  44. Fever in the SICU
  45. Sepsis
  46. Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia
  47. Indwelling Vascular Catheter Related Infection and Sepsis
  48. Abdominal Sources of Infection
  49. Sinusitis
  50. The Immunocompromised Patient
  51. Antimicrobial Therapy
  52. Anemia: Diagnosis and Treatment
  53. Thrombocytopenia/Thrombocytosis
  54. Venous Thrombo-Embolus Disease
  55. Leukocytosis/Neutropenia
  56. Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation
  57. Rational Use of Blood Products
  58. Glucose and Insulin Management in Critical Care
  59. Thyroid/Parathyroid Disorders
  60. Adrenal Suppression and Crisis
  61. SIRS (Endocrine vs. Autocrine)
  62. Family Centered Critical Care
  63. Acute Stress Disorder, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  64. Rehabilitation: Starts in the SICU
  65. Ethical & Legal Issues in Trauma and Critical Care
  66. Religious and Cultural Differences in Brain Death and End of Life Care
  67. Comfort Care During the Withholding/Withdrawal Life Support
  68. Critical Care Rounds, Notes, and Use of Consultants
  69. Financial Considerations for Trauma and Critical Care
  70. Remote Management of Trauma and Critical Care
  71. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: Applications for Trauma and Critical Care
  72. Severity of Illness Scoring for Critical Care
  73. Algorithms for Trauma and Critical Care


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Critical Care
Volume Two
edited by William C. Wilson

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