The Intensive Care Unit Manual,

The Intensive Care Unit Manual

Edited by Paul N. Lanken, MD, Professor of Medicine, Chief, Critical Care Section, Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Division, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; Medical Director (1987-1999), Medical Intensive Care Unit, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; Associate Editors: C. William Hanson III, MD, Associate Professor of Anesthesia, Surgery, and Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Section Chief, Critical Care Medicine, Department of Anesthesia, Medical Director of Clinical Documentation, Department of Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; Scott Manaker, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medcine and Pharmacology, Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Division, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Director of Clinical Documentation, Department of Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA


Approach to Acute Respiratory Failure. Approach to Mechanical Ventilation. Approach to Weaning. Approach to Agitation and Distress in Respiratory Failure. Assessment and Monitoring of Hemodynamic Issues. Cardiogenic Shock and Other Pump Failure States. Hemhorragic Shock and Other Low Preload States. Septic Shock and Other Low Afterload States. Vascular Access Issues and Procedures. Approach to ICU Supportive Care and Noninvasive Bedside Monitoring. Infection Control and Nosocomial Infections. Pharmacokinetic and Drug Interaction Issues. Nutritional Therapy in the ICU. Rational Use of Antimicrobial Agents in the ICU. Rational Use of Blood Products in the ICU. Renal Replacement in the ICU. Care of the AIDS Patient in the ICU. Care of the Cancer Patient with Neutropenia. Care of the ESLD Patient in the ICU. Care of the ESRD Patient in the ICU. Care of the Matenal-Fetal Unit in the ICU. Evaluation and Management of Withholding and Withdrawing. The Challenge to Wean Patient. Evaluation and Management of Swallowing. Integration of Physical and Occupational Rehabilitation. Evaluation and Management of Acute Arterial Desaturation. Evaluation and Management of Acute Hypercapnia. Artificial Airways and Emergency. Allergies to Antibiotics: Evaluation and Management. Evaluation and Management of Arrhythmias (Bradycardias). Evaluation and Management of Arrhythmias (Tachycardias). Barotrauma and Chest Tube Management. Evaluation and Management of Change in Mental Status or New Seizures. Evaluation and Management of Chest Pain and/or Ischemic EKG. Evaluation and Management of Diarrhea. Evaluation and Management of Electrolyte. Evaluation and Management of Falling Urine. Evaluation and Management of Fever. Evaluation and Management of Hypertensive Episodes. Evaluation and Management of Hypotensive Episodes. Evaluation and Management of Ileus. Evaluation and Management of Increased Intracranial Pressure. Evaluation and Management of Skin Rashes. Evaluation and Management of Sleep Disorders. Evaluation and Management of Thrombycytopenia. Evaluation and Management of Transfusion Reactions. Evaluation and Management of Unilateral and Bilateral Limb Swelling. Evaluation and Management of Ventilator Alarming Situations. Acute Myocardial Infarction. Aortic Aneurysms and Dissections. Cardiogenic Pulmonary Edema. Hypertensive Crises. Pericardial Tamponade. Hypothermia and Hyperthermia. Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Inhalation. Burns. Drug Overdoses and Toxic Ingestions. Acute Pancreatitis. Fulminant Hepatic Failure. Lower GI Bleeding and Colitis. Upper GI Bleeding. Acute Hemolytic Anaemias. Idiopathic and Thrombatic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP & TTP). Acute Central Nervous System Infections. Severe Community Acquired Pneumonia. Necrotizing Fascitis & Related Soft Tissue Infections. Acute Neuromuscular Weakness Disorders. Brain Death and Organ/Tissue Donation. Coma Postcardiopulmonary Arrest. Status Epilepticus. Strokes, Transient Ischemic Events, and Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. Obstetrical and Postobstetrical Complications. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. Asthma and COPD Respiratory Failure. Diffuse Pulmonary Hemorrhage and Massive Hemoptysis. Massive Pulmonary Embolus & Thrombolytic Therapy. Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome. Acute Renal Failure & Rhabdomyolysis. Alcoholic & Diabetic Ketoacidosis. Metabolic Acidoses & Alkaloses. Serum Sodium Disorders. Thyroid & Adrenal Disorders. How to Read an Anaesthesia OR Record. Perioperative Approach to the High Risk Surgical Patient. Postoperative Pain Control. Cardiac Surgery. Craniotomy. Major Abdominal Surgery. Major Orthopaedic Surgery. Major Tissue Flaps. Major Vascular Procedures. Thoracic Surgery. Approachto Trauma Patients Admitted to ICU. Abdominal Trauma. Extremity and Major Vascular Trauma. Head Trauma. Thoracic Trauma. Spinal Injuries.