Critical Care Handbook of the Massachussetts General Hospital

Critical Care Handbook of the Massachussetts 9780781795661
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Publication Date: Dec 29, 2009
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Edition: Fifth
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

About the Author(s)

  • 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


  • Edition: Fifth
  • Product Format: Softbound
  • ISBN: 9780781795661
  • Trim Size: 5 x 8
  • Pages: 752
  • Pub Date: Dec 29, 2009
  • Weight: 2.0

Table of contents


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