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Oxford Handbook of Critical Care

ISBN: 9780199235339
ISBN: 9780199235339

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  • The first port of call for anyone caring for critically ill patients
  • Problem orientated layout
  • Fully revised to reflect advancements in critical care
  • Features up-to-date references and invaluable clinical advice

New to this edition

  • This new edition features a wealth of new topics, including outreach support, admission criteria, survivor follow-up and more
  • All chapters have been revised to reflect advances in critical care

The fully revised, third edition of this bestselling Handbook describes best practice of critical care in a succinct, concise and clinically-orientated way. Covering the principles of general management, it includes therapeutic and monitoring devices, specific disorders of organ systems, as well as detailed information on drugs and fluids. New material has been added on key areas such as airway maintenance, dressing techniques, infection control, echocardiography, tissue perfusion monitoring, coma and more. With up-to-date references and invaluable clinical advice, there is also plenty of space to add notes or amend sections to suit local protocols.

Patient-centred and practical, it will serve the consultant, trainee, nurse or other allied health professionals as both a reference and aide memoir. This is the indispensable Oxford Handbook for all those working within critical care.

Readership: Trainee doctors, critical care specialists and nurses, other paramedical staff working in intensive care and emergency medicine. This book will also be of interest to senior medical students.


1: Critical care organisation and management
2: Respiratory therapy techniques
3: Cardiovascular therapy techniques
4: Renal therapy techniques
5: Gastrointestinal therapy techniques
6: Nutrition and metabolic therapy
7: Wound and pressure area management
8: Respiratory monitoring
9: Cardiovascular monitoring
10: Neurological monitoring
11: Laboratory monitoring
12: Miscellaneous monitoring
13: Fluids
14: Respiratory drugs
15: Cardiovascular drugs
16: Renal drugs
17: Gastrointestinal drugs
18: Neurological drugs
19: Haematological drugs
20: Miscellaneous drugs
21: Resuscitation
22: Respiratory disorders
23: Cardiovascular disorders
24: Renal disorders
25: Gastrointestinal disorders
26: Hepatic disorders
27: Neurological disorders
28: Haematological disorders
29: Metabolic disorders
30: Poisoning
31: Infection and inflammation
32: Trauma and burns
33: Physical disorders
34: Pain and post-operative critical care
35: Oncological critical care
36: Obstetric emergencies
37: Transport of the critically ill
38: Death and the dying patient