Textbook of Intensive Care
This book is a comprehensive guide to modern intensive care practice. It covers the complete care of the patient in the ICU stressing the ... Show synopsis This book is a comprehensive guide to modern intensive care practice. It covers the complete care of the patient in the ICU stressing the multidisciplinary team approach that is central to modern practice. The text provides the reader with a discussion of the scientific principles underlying treatment, with emphasis on the basic physiology an dpharmacology of intensive care in addition to clinical management. Other topics covered in depth include resuscitation, both before and after arival in hospital, and technical aspects including monitoring, ventilation and laboratory investigation. The problems of establishing, organising and running an ICU are reviewd, as are care of realtives, follow-up after ICU treatment and comparing and assessing outcome.