The Clinical Handbook for Surgical Critical Care covers all aspects of acute and emergency care for the critically ill or injured patient who may be in the ICU and/or CCU. This new edition is separated into chapters by organ systems, and takes a look at the critical disease states associated with these organs. All chapters follow the same structure of:
Physical examination and monitoring
Treatment options (with supporting evidence)
New to this edition:
Full update to the advances in basic and clinical science since publication of the first edition.
An update to treatment options in all sections.
A new chapter on acute abdominal illness.
Online Learning features including Questions & Answers and Case Studies
- The critical care surgeon
- The Circulation
- The Critical Surgical Adbomen
- The Pulmonary System
- The Renal system
- The Gastronintestinal System
- The Nervous System
- The Hemoatopoietic System
- Online learning features
- Case studies
- Multiple Choice Questions/ Study Questions
Kenneth W. Burchard Professor of Surgery and Anesthesiology, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire USA
Excellent for both trainees and consultants
‘’Aimed primarily at surgeons involved in the management of critically ill surgical patients. It approaches each organ system tackling normal physiology followed by the abnormal pathophysiological process involved, and the role of examination, investigations, monitoring and surgical interventions. It does not claim to provide a comprehensive review of all available treatment options but directs the reader to an extensive bibliography at the end of the book. But in understanding the principles behind the management of critically ill patients, it succeeds admirably.’’ - From the First edition