- 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.