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Decision Making in Emergency Critical Care


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Table of Contents

Section 1 Introduction

  1. Emergency Critical Care - Robert Rodriguez

Section 2 Hemodynamic Monitoring

  1. Tissue Oxygenation and Cardiac Output - Catherine S. Reid, Geoffrey K. Lighthall
  2. Non-Invasive Hemodynamic Monitoring - Chad Myers
  3. Arterial Blood Pressure Monitoring - Vidya Rao, John E. Arbo
  4. The Central Venous and Pulmonary Artery Catheter - Carlos Brun, Geoffrey K. Lighthall

Section 3 Critical Care Ultrasonography

  1. Principles of Critical Care Ultrasonography - Philips Perera, Laleh Gharahbaghian, Thomas Mailhot, Sarah Williams, Diku P. Mandavia
  2. Pulmonary Ultrasonography - Feras Khan, Anne-Sophie Beraud

Section 4 Pulmonary Critical Care

  1. Respiratory Failure and Mechanical Ventilation - John-Emile Kenny, Stephan J. Ruoss
  2. Ventilation Strategies in COPD, Asthma, and Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension - Jey Chung, Paul Mohabir, Stephen J. Ruoss
  3. Acute Pulmonary Edema - Nina Patel, Margaret Neff
  4. High Risk Pulmonary Embolism - Tsuyoshi Mitari
  5. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome - Darryl Abrams, Daniel Brodie
  6. Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Membrane Oxygenation - Vidya Rao, Darryl Abrams, Cara Agerstrand, Daniel Brodie

Section 5 Cardiac Critical Care

  1. Heart Failure and Cardiogenic Shock - Daniel Sedehi, Venu Menon
  2. Right Ventricular Failure - Joshua Sternbach, Francois Haddad, John E. Arbo, Anne-Sophie Beraud
  3. Hypertensive Crises - Anand Swaminathan, Michael P. Jones
  4. Controversies in Arrhythmia Management - Sam Senturia
  5. Left Ventricular Assist Devices - Joseph Hsu, Rachel Dotson
  6. Management of the Post-Cardiac Arrest Patient - Cappi Lay

Section 6 Neurological Critical Care

  1. Acute Ischemic Stroke - Mohamed Teleb, Paul Sing
  2. Subarachnoid and Intracerebral Hemorrhage - Airton Leonardo de Oliveira Manoel , David Turkel-Parrella, Cappi Lay, Albert Goffi, Joshua Stillman
  3. Seizure and Status Epilepticus - Brandon Foreman, Anil Mendiratta
  4. Myasthenic Crisis and Peripheral Neuromuscular Disorders - Christina Ulane

Section 7 Gastrointestinal and Hematological Critical Care

  1. Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage - Parvathi Myer, Shai Freidland
  2. Acute Liver Failure and Hepatic Encephalopathy - Robert Wong, Glen Lutchman
  3. Pancreatitis - Susan Quan, Walter Park
  4. Leukemia - Martina Trinkaus,
  5. Sickle Cell Disease - Richard Ward
  6. Platelet Disorders and Hemostatic Emergencies - Shawn Kaku, Catherine T. Jamin
  7. Transfusion Therapy - Michael P. Jones, John E. Arbo

Section 8 Sepsis and Septic Shock

  1. Sepsis - Michael Scott, Michael Winters
  2. Vasopressors and Inotropes - Matthew Strehlow
  3. Principles of Antimicrobial Therapy - Chanu Rhee, Michael Klompas
  4. Infections in the Immunocompromised Host - Maria Cristina Vazquez-Guillamet, Joshua Mooney, Joseph Hsu
  5. Burns and Soft Tissue Infections - Carla M. Carvalho, Paul Maggio
  6. Biomarkers in Sepsis - David M. Maslove

Section 9 Disorders of Acid-Base, Electrolytes, and Fluid Balance

  1. Acid-Base Disorders - Tara Scherer, Corey Slovis
  2. Electrolytes Disorders - Katy Deljoui, Michael McCurdy
  3. Rhabdomyolysis - Audrey Wagner, Deborah M. Stein
  4. Acute Kidney Injury and Renal Replacement Therapy - Emilee Ruth Willhem-Leen, Glen Chertow

Section 10 Endocrine Critical Care

  1. Glycemic Control in the Critically Ill - Daniel Runde, Jarone Lee
  2. Diabetic Ketoacidosis and Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic State - Catherine T. Jamin, Jeffrey Manko
  3. Adrenal Insufficiency - Thomas B. Perera
  4. Thyroid Storm and Myxedema Coma - James Lantry III, John E. Arbo Geoffrey K. Lighthall

Section 11 Toxicological Critical Care

  1. Cardiotoxins - Nicholas Connor, Silas W. Smith
  2. Pulmonary Toxins - Hong Kim, Rama B. Rao
  3. Toxicologic Hyperthermic Syndromes - Mai Takematsu, Rama B. Rao
  4. Metabolic Inhibitors - Lauren Shawn, Lewis S. Nelson
  5. Caustics - Payal Sud, Mark Su
  6. Anticoagulants - Betty Chen, Lewis S. Nelson
  7. Drugs of Abuse - Rana Biary, Jane Marie Prosser
  8. Alcohol Withdrawal - Nicole Bouchard

Section 12 Environmental Critical Care

  1. Hypothermia - Morgan Eutermoser, Jay Lemery
  2. Altitude Emergencies - Zina Semenovskaya, Christopher Davis, Jay Lemery
  3. Drowning and Dive-Related Emergencies - Samuel Gerson, Jose Evangelista III

Section 13 Sedation and Delirium

  1. Delirium - Jin H. Han, Eduard E. Vasilevsis,E. Wesley Ely
  2. Sedation of the Agitated Patient - Randall Wood, Jin H. Han
  3. Induction of Intubation and Sedation of the Mechanically Ventilated Patient - Jin H. Han, Pratik Pandharipande

Section 14 Geriatrics and Palliative Care

  1. The Geriatric Patient - Mary Mulcare, Alexis Halpern, Michael Stern
  2. Palliative Care in the Emergency Department - Lawrence Ho, J. Randall Curtis

Section 15 The ED-ICU Transfer of Care

  1. Emergency Department Evaluation of the Critical Ill Patient - Geoffrey K. Lighthall, John E. Arbo
  2. Severity of Illness Scores and Prognostication - David Maslove
  3. Indications for Contact and Respiratory Isolation - Chanu Rhee, Michael Klompas

Epilogue - Scott Weingart

About the Author

Dr. John E. Arbo completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at the New York Presbyterian Hospital of Columbia & Cornell and his fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at the Stanford University Medical Center. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Divisions of Emergency Medicine and Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine at the New York Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell Medical Center.

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