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Author Smith, Robyn.

Title Cardiothoracic Critical Care
Published [Oxford] : Oxford University Press, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (401 pages)
Series Oxford Specialist Handbooks in Critical Care
Oxford specialist handbooks in critical care.
Contents Cover; OXFORD MEDICAL PUBLICATIONS; Cardiothoracic Critical Care; Series; Oxford Specialist Handbooks published and forthcoming; Copyright; Foreword; Preface; Contents; Symbols and Abbreviations; Contributors; Part 1 Early postoperative management; Chapter 1 The normal postoperative cardiac patient; Chapter 2Risk prediction and outcome; Chapter 3Fast-tracking the low-risk patient; Chapter 4Resuscitation in the cardiac intensive care setting; Chapter 5Myocardial ischaemia and infarction; Chapter 6Bleeding management; Chapter 7Postoperative hypotension; Chapter 8Glucose, lactate, and acid-base
Chapter 9Postoperative medicationsChapter 10 Information handover and care planning; Part 2Organ dysfunction; Chapter 11 Heart; Chapter 12 Lung; Chapter 13 Kidney; Chapter 14 Gastrointestinal; Chapter 15 Nervous system; Chapter 16 Immune system; Chapter 17 Haematology; Part 3Specific patient groups; Chapter 18 The thoracic patient; Chapter 19 The adult patient with congenital heart disease; Chapter 20The obstetric patient with cardiac disease; Chapter 21 Heart failure resistant to standard medical therapy; Chapter 22The transplant patient; Chapter 23Acute cardiology
Part 4Treatments and proceduresChapter 24Central venous cannulation, pulmonary artery catheter, and minimally invasive cardiac output monitoring; Chapter 25Airway management; Chapter 26Respiratory management; Chapter 27Circulatory support; Chapter 28Epicardial pacing; Chapter 29Sedation and pain relief; Chapter 30Wound management; Chapter 31 Infection control and prevention; Chapter 32Bedside echocardiography; Index
Summary An indispensible pocket reference for critical care trainees, consultants and intensive care nurses, this new Oxford Specialist Handbook provides an evidence-based approach to all aspects of patient care in cardiothoracic intensive care. Written in the Oxford Handbook format, each section is comprised of short topics ideal for quick reference. Portable, accessible, and reliable, the book equips the clinician with the basic scientific and clinical knowledge to safely assist in formulating management plans, based on current best practice. Cardiothoracic Critical Care addresses major recent devel
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Online resource; title from home page (viewed on April 8, 2014)
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Subject Cardiac intensive care.
Respiratory intensive care.
Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment
Cardiovascular Diseases.
Cardiovascular System.
Critical Care.
Delivery of Health Care.
Health Care Facilities, Manpower, and Services.
Health Services.
Heart Diseases.
Patient Care.
Respiratory Tract Diseases.
Thoracic Diseases.
Form Electronic book
Author Higgins, Michael.
Macfie, Alistair.
ISBN 019102418X
Other Titles Oxford Specialist Handbooks in Critical Care