Bedside Procedures in the ICU

Editat de Florian Falter
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This handbook is a guide to best practice in interventions commonly encountered in the ICU. It is clinically orientated providing :step-by-step explanations and illustrations of most invasive procedures, check lists to make sure the indication is right, check lists to ensure appropriate assessment once the procedure has been carried out. The information is easily accessible providing practical advice and essential background for every member of the multi-disciplinary team caring for critically ill patients. It will serve the senior consultant who has not performed a procedure for some time as well as the junior doctor in need of an aide memoire.

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ISBN-13: 9781447122586
ISBN-10: 1447122585
Pagini: 176
Ilustrații: 50 schwarz-weiße und 40 farbige Abbildungen
Dimensiuni: 129 x 204 x 13 mm
Greutate: 0.28 kg
Ediția: 2012
Colecția Springer
Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom

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Sedation and analgesia.- Airway Management and Intubation.- Bronchoscopy.- Percutaneous Dilatational Tracheostomy.- Arterial and Venous Catheter Insertion.- Advanced Non-Invasive Hemodynamic Monitoring.- Temporary cardiac pacing.- DC Cardioversion.- Pericardiocentesis.- Intercostal chest drain insertion.- Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Tube Placement.- Gastroesophageal Balloon Tube Tamponade.- Acute Compartment Syndrome.- Abdominal Compartment Syndrome.- Ultrasound Guided Procedures.- Renal Replacement Therapy.- Lumbar Puncture.- External Ventricular Drain Insertion.- Intracranial Pressure Measurement.

Notă biografică

Dr Florian Falter is a Consultant Anaesthetist at Papworth Clinic in Cambridge.

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At often critical times, ICU staff require immediate access to information regarding the management of patients in terms of procedures, drugs or any other aspect of treatment. Written by experts in the field of ICU, Bedside Procedures in the ICU facilitates rapid acquiring of clinical knowledge in a concise and didactic format. Focusing on the most commonly performed procedures in the Intensive Care Unit, this book examines 20 procedures all the way from indication to the management of possible complications. This easy to follow guide provides practical advice and essential background for every member of the multi-disciplinary team caring for critically ill patients, from the senior practitioner who has not performed a procedure for some time, to the junior doctor in need of step by step guidance.


A portable, practical book on bedside procedures in ICU
ICU is an environment with a high incidence of interventions, most textbooks mention them but do not provide detailed guidance how to perform them, when to perform them and how to assess it after the procedure
There are a number of highly specialised books in various subspecialities (neuro-ICU, cardiac ICU…) that explain certain procedures
However, these books are too specialised for the general intensivist
This book aims to give step-by-step guidance as to what can be done and how it is to be done across all subspecialities