Critical Care Handbook of the Massachussetts General Hospital
Critical Care Handbook of the Massachussetts General Hospital Critical Care Handbook of the Massachussetts General Hospital

Critical Care Handbook of the Massachussetts General Hospital

Publication Date: December 29, 2009
Availability: In Stock
ISBN/ISSN: 9780781795661
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Written by the multidisciplinary intensive care unit staff at the Massachusetts General Hospital, the Fifth Edition of this best-selling handbook is a practical, complete, and current guide to medical and surgical critical care. In a user-friendly outline format designed for rapid reference, this pocket-sized book presents reliable, hospital-tested protocols that reflect today's most advanced critical care practices.

This edition includes new chapters on disaster preparedness in the ICU, quality improvement and prophylaxis, non-antibiotic therapies for sepsis, and use of ultrasound in the ICU. An appendix provides supplemental drug information.

--NEW! chapter on disaster preparedness in the ICU
--NEW! chapter on quality improvement and prophylaxis
--NEW! chapter on non-antibiotic therapies for sepsis
--NEW! chapter on use of ultrasound in the ICU
--Comprehensive clinical coverage of critical care
--Concise outline format
--Written by residents and faculty at Massachusetts General Hospital
Luca M. Bigatello MD
Director, Intensive Care Unit, Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Rae M. Allain MD
Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Dean Hess PhD, RRT
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Richard M. Pino MD, PhD
Medical Director, Procedural Sedation
Vice Chairman for Clinical Affairs

Edition: 5
ISBN/ISSN: 9780781795661
Product Format: Softbound
Trim Size: 5 x 8
Pages: 752
Pub Date: December 29, 2009
Weight: 1.75


1: Hemodynamic Monitoring
Erik Kistler & Luca Bigatello

2: Respiratory Monitoring
Ettore Crimi & Dean Hess

3: Use of Ultrasound in the ICU
Robin Guillory & Marc de Moya

4: Airway Management
Jonathan Charnin, Robert Goulet & Richard Pino

5: Principles of Mechanical Ventilation
Claudia Crimi & Dean Hess

6: Hemodynamic Management
Jonathan Fox & Edward Bittner

7: Sedation & Analgesia
Houman Amirfarzan, Ulrich Schmidt & Luca Bigatello

8: Fluids, Electrolytes & Acid-Base Management
Cosmin Gauran & David Steele

9: Critical Care of the Trauma Patient
Jeffrey Ustin & Hasan Alam

10: Critical Care of the Neurologic Patient
Kevin Sheth & Lee Schwamm

11: Nutrition
Elizabeth Sailhamer & Hasan Alam

12: Infectious Disease: General Considerations
Laura Leduc & Judith Hellman

13: Quality Improvement & Prophylaxis
Karsten Bartels & Ulrich Schmidt

14: Ethical & Legal Issues in ICU Practice
Rae Allain & Sharon Brackett

15: Evidence-Based Practice & Basic Statistics in Critical Care
Ala Nozari, H. Thomas Stelfox & Edward Bittner

16: Transport of the ICU Patient
Emily Apsell & Michael Fitzsimons


17: Coronary Artery Disease
Corry 'Jeb' Kucik & Michael Fitzsimons

18: Valvular Heart Disease
Jonathan Bloom & Theodore Alston

19: Cardiac Dysrhythmias
Cosmin Gauran & Jagmeet Singh

20: The Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Kathrin Allen & Luca Bigatello

21: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease & Asthma
Robert Owens & Fiona Gibbons

22: Pulmonary Embolism & Deep Venous Thrombosis
B. Taylor Thompson

23: Discontinuation of Mechanical Ventilation
Bishr Haydar & Jean Kwo

24: Acute Kidney Injury
Beverly Newhouse

25: Liver Dysfunction
Daniel Johnson & William Benedetto

26: Coagulopathy & Hypercoagulability
Lorenzo Berra & Rae Allain

27: Acute Gastrointestinal Diseases
Eugene Fukudome & Jean Kwo

28: Endocrine Disorders & Glucose Management
Steven Russell & Taylor Thompson

29: Infectious Diseases: Specific Considerations
Aranya Bagchi & Judith Hellman

30: Non-Antibiotic Therapies for Sepsis
Anahat Dhillon & Edward Bittner

31: Stroke, Seizures & Encephalopathy
Dorothea Strozyk & Lee Schwamm

32: Acute Weakness
David Greer & Edward George

33: Drug Overdose, Poisoning & Adverse Drug Reactions
Susan Wilcox & Richard Pino

34: Adult & Pediatric Resuscitation
Arthur Tokarczyk & Richard Pino

35: Transfusion Medicine
Jeffrey Ustin & Hasan Alam

36: Neurological Trauma
Sherry Chou & Marc de Moya

37: The Burned Patient
Nicolas Melo & Rob Sheridan

38: Disaster Preparedness in the ICU
Todd Seigel & Edward George

39: ICU Care After Vascular Surgery
Ross Blank & Rae Allain

40: ICU Care After Thoracic Surgery
Kathrin Allen, Henning Gaissert & Luca Bigatello

41: ICU Care Following Liver, Kidney & Lung Transplantation
Jason Wertheim & William Benedetto

42: ICU Care of the Obese Patient
Jeremy Goldfarb & Jean Kwo

43: The Intensivist Outside the ICU
Edward George & Edward Bittner

44: Obstetric Critical Care
Amy Ortman & Richard Pino


A: Supplemental Drug Information

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