Oxford Handbook of Critical Care and Emergencies in Critical Care Pack (3rd & 2nd ed)

ISBN : 9780199692804

Mervyn Singer; Andrew Webb; Martin Beed; Richard Sherman; Ravi P. Mahajan
1264 Pages
Multiple Copy Pack
108 x 180 mm
Pub date
Oct 2013
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This excellent value pack contains the Oxford Handbook of Critical Care Third Edition and Emergencies in Critical Care Second Edition. The combination of practical advice and essential background information with an easily accessible guide in emergencies presents a unique package essential to every doctor with an interest in Critical Care. The fully revised, third edition of the Oxford Handbook of Critical Care 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. Emergencies in Critical Care provides a practical, accessible guide to all emergency situations encountered in the critical care setting. Emergencies are very common in the critical care setting; but also surprisingly predictable. This book helps critical care staff identify those at risk, how to manage them, and be prepared in the ward. This second edition covers new areas of importance, including sections on how to deal with adverse events and critical incidents involving critically ill patients, patient-safety and improved patient rescue packages, and on the practicalities of infection control procedures. Normal values have been combined into one short chapter for easy reference. Easy to use and evidence based, this book will help all critical care staff involved with the management of emergencies, from the new junior doctor to the experienced consultant in a portable and easily-readable format.


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
1. Assessment and stabilisation
2. Airway
3. Breathing
4. Circulation
5. Neurology
6. Metabolic and endocrine
7. Renal
8. Gastrointestinal and hepatic
9. Haematology and oncology
10. Infections and infectious diseases
11. Surgical patients
12. Trauma, burns, and skin injuries
13. Obstetrics and fertility patients
14. Poisoning and overdose
15. Incidents and adverse events
16. Transfers and retrievals
17. Treatment limitation and organ donation
18. Common emergency procedures

About the author: 

Mervyn Singer is Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at University College London. He has published numerous books, reviews, chapters and original research publications in critical and acute medicine, and led single- and multi-centre clinical trials. His research interests include the pathophysiology and management of sepsis and multi-organ failure, shock states, tissue oxygenation, infection, haemodynamics and haemodynamic monitoring.; Mervyn Singer, Bloomsbury Centre of Intensive Care Medicine, University College London, UK, and Andrew Webb, Medical Director and Consultant Physician, Department of Intensive Care, University College London Hospitals NHS, UK Dr Andrew Webb is Medical Director at UCL Hospitals and Consultant Physician in Critical Care Medicine. As a medical director his role is unusual in that it includes the executive and operational director responsibility for University College Hospital including the divisions of Critical Care & Theatres, Emergency Services, Medicines & Therapies, Pathology, Outpatients & Imaging and Surgery. He has been a Consultant in critical care medicine since 1989 and was Honorary Treasurer for the ICS during 2000-2003. He is currently chair of the Critical Care Advisory Committee for the Welsh Assembly Government. He has interests in haemodynamic monitoring, fluid management and healthcare management.; Martin Beed graduated from Nottingham Medical School in 1994, and has worked in a wide variety of hospitals including being a medical SHO in the Shetland Isles. He trained in anaesthesia and intensive care in the Nottingham and East Midlands School of Anaesthesia; and has also worked for a year in the intensive care unit of the Royal Adelaide Hospital, Australia, where he developed an interest in the retrieval and transfer of critically ill patients by air or by road. He obtained a consultant post in Intensive Care and Anaesthesia in 2006 at the City Campus of Nottingham University Hospitals. ; Richard Sherman trained at The University of Sheffield Medical School. He gained his current position as Consultant in Critical Care & Anaesthesia at Nottingham City Hospital in 2002. He has been a member of the Intensive Care Society for over eight years. He is a qualified Advanced Trauma Life Support instructor and enjoys the educational aspect of his work. He is involved with undergraduate and trainee teaching, audit and research. ; Ravi Majahan joined the University of Nottingham in 1991 as a lecturer in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, and was awarded chair in 2006. He has a drive for education and research, has been training programme director, honorary secretary of Anaesthetic Research Society, and has held many examinerships. His main research interests include cerebral vascular physiology, and vascular physiology in sepsis.

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