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ABC of Intensive Care


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Contributors vii Preface ix Foreword xi 1 General Principles of Intensive Care Management 1 Anna Batchelor and Peter Nightingale 2 Communication and Decision-Making in Intensive Care 4 Martin Hughes and Graham R. Nimmo 3 Monitoring 8 James Haslam Jonathan Ball Andy Rhodes and Peter MacNaughton 4 Sedation 12 Tim Walsh 5 Pathophysiology of Organ Failure 18 Charles Hinds and Mervyn Singer 6 Severe Sepsis 24 Michael Gillies and Duncan Wyncoll 7 Respiratory Support 29 Simon Baudouin and Timothy W. Evans 8 Cardiovascular Support 35 Neil Soni and David Watson 9 Renal Failure 41 Liam Plant and Alasdair Short 10 Neurological Support 46 Peter J. D. Andrews 11 Liver Support 51 Julia Wendon and Chris Holland 12 Gastrointestinal Support 56 Saif Al Musa and Tony M. Rahman 13 Nutrition in the ICU 62 Marcia McDougall 14 Critical Care Outreach 66 Mandy Odell and Sheila Adam 15 End-of-Life Care 71 Ben Shippey and Bob Winter Index 74

About the Author

Graham Nimmo, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh Mervyn Singer, Professor of Intensive Care Medicine,University College London, London, UK


This is clearly an update from the first edition. Withits effective writing style, this book provides readers a workableintroduction in a brief amount of time. (Doody s, 23 March 2012)"This is an informative book especially for medical students andgraduates, younger doctors and specialist nurses working in theintensive care units of medical centers. It provides core knowledgeabout critical-care patient management. It is a well organized bookthat makes for easy learning." (Biz India, 3 February 2012)

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