Denver Health Medical Center Handbook Of Surgical Critical Care: The Practice And The Evidence

Denver Health Medical Center Handbook Of Surgical Critical Care: The Practice And The Evidence

The Practice and the Evidence

Fredric M Pieracci, Ernest E Moore


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As surgical critical care continues to evolve, this handbook provides the framework for the surgical intensivist, and focuses specifically on the surgical considerations encountered in the care of the critically ill patient. Drawing from decades of experience at one of the world's busiest and most innovative trauma/ surgical intensive care units, the handbook systematically addresses all aspects of surgical critical care. Chapters are presented in an easy-to-access, bullet point format, with each chapter ending in a practical algorithm and review of recent literature. This text will serve as a guide, learning tool, and reference manual for all levels of practitioners, from aspiring student to seasoned attending.

  • Background:
    • Critical Care Responsibility in Healthcare Reform
    • Initial Approach to the Trauma Patient
    • Systems-based Approach to the Critically Ill Surgical Patient
  • System-Based Management:
    • Central Nervous System
    • Cardiovascular
    • Respiratory
    • Renal
    • Gastrointestinal
    • Hematology
    • Infectious Disease
  • ICU Procedures:
    • Principles of Ultrasound
    • Echocardiography
    • Central Venous Cannulation
    • Arterial Cannulation
    • Tube Thoracostomy
    • Lumbar Puncture
    • Inferior Vena Cava Filter
    • Percutaneous Tracheostomy
    • Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy
    • Difficult Urinary Catheterization
    • Bedside Laparotomy
  • Special Populations:
    • Pediatric
    • Geriatric
    • Bariatric
    • Cardiothoracic
    • Obstetrics
  • Special Issues:
    • Burn
    • Hypothermia
    • Orthopaedics
    • Pharmacology
    • Free Flap Monitoring
    • Ethics of Surgical Critical Care

Readership: Surgical Intensivists (ICU Doctors).
Key Features:
  • Specific to surgical critical care
  • Bullet point format for easy access
  • Cumulative knowledge/ experience from a world-renown center (Denver Health Medical Center)