CRITICAL CARE

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

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Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Print Section Listen Introduction Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a common therapy in the intensive care unit (ICU), and begins with standard advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) algorithms as…

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Prepping and Draping in the ICU

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Prepping and Draping in the ICU Print Section Listen Introduction Preprocedural prepping and draping is essential to sterile performance of a procedure and prevention of device contamination. Proper preparation has…

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Critical Care Transport

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Critical Care Transport Print Section Listen Introduction Intensive care unit (ICU) patients are at their most vulnerable during the period of transport to and from the ICU. Definitions and Terms…

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The ICU Bed

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The ICU Bed Print Section Listen Introduction Intensive care unit (ICU) patients can develop a variety of complications related to prolonged immobilization and recumbent positioning while in the ICU, and,…

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Critical Care Ultrasound

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INTRODUCTION Print Section Listen Critical care ultrasound (CCUS) is an extension of the physical examination. The front-line clinician performs, interprets, and applies goal-directed examinations to rapidly diagnose and manage life-threatening…

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Extracorporeal Life Support

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DEFINITION OF EXTRACORPOREAL LIFE SUPPORT Print Section Listen Extracorporeal life support (ECLS), also known as extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), is an artificial form of cardiopulmonary support that allows the heart,…

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Trauma and Warfare

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INTRODUCTION Print Section Listen This chapter discusses trauma resuscitation, burns, organ-specific trauma, chemical warfare, and biological warfare. RESUSCITATION Print Section Listen Trauma is the leading cause of death for those…

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Toxicology

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INTRODUCTION Print Section Listen Toxicology represent a clinical dilemma for clinicians worldwide and impart a diagnostic challenge, particularly in the intensive care unit (ICU) setting. A poisoned patient typically cannot…

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Ethics, Death, and Organ Donation

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INTRODUCTION Print Section Listen Ethics is a moral code of what we believe to be universally accepted principles of rightness and wrongness that influences our medical decisions. Ever-advancing technology and…

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Hypothermia and Hyperthermia

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INTRODUCTION Print Section Listen Normal body temperature changes during the course of the day and is regulated by the thermoregulatory center in the anterior hypothalamus. The normal temperature at 6…

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