CRITICAL CARE

Evaluating Physical Symptoms

Mar 9, 2020 by in CRITICAL CARE Comments Off on Evaluating Physical Symptoms

INTRODUCTION Print Section Listen In Chapter 1, we presented 3 axioms of mental health care for medical settings: (1) The comorbidity of medical and mental disorders is frequent; (2) chronic…

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Airway Management

Feb 26, 2020 by in CRITICAL CARE Comments Off on Airway Management

FIGURE 39.1 Standard bag-valve-mask setup. Note that the bag is self-inflating, so it can be used with (usual) or without (in emergencies) an external gas supply. The “tail” of the…

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Lung and Heart Transplantation

Feb 26, 2020 by in CRITICAL CARE Comments Off on Lung and Heart Transplantation

FIGURE 71.1 Volume of lung transplants in the United States. There has been significant increase in the volume of lung transplantation in the past decade, mostly due to increase in…

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Echocardiography

Feb 26, 2020 by in CRITICAL CARE Comments Off on Echocardiography

SCANNING TECHNIQUES The examination will be briefly presented. Adequate texts and atlases on this topic are numerous and can be easily accessed. With recent improvements in echocardiographic technologies, and two-dimensional…

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Interventional Radiology

Feb 26, 2020 by in CRITICAL CARE Comments Off on Interventional Radiology

FIGURE 36.1 Typical drainage tray. A: Layout and contents of the Safe-T-Centesis catheter drainage tray. The kit includes patient prep supplies, a 6-French temporary pigtail drainage catheter, and a fluid…

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Venous Oximetry

Feb 26, 2020 by in CRITICAL CARE Comments Off on Venous Oximetry

INITIAL THERAPY If Sv̄O2 is low in association with a low CO, optimization procedures with fluids or inotropic agents should occur immediately. When titrating inotropic infusions, a lack of response…

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Neuroimaging

Feb 26, 2020 by in CRITICAL CARE Comments Off on Neuroimaging

FIGURE 30.1 Postcontrast axial T1-weighted MRI. A large left frontal mass results in subfalcine herniation with shift of the ventricles and septum pellucidum to the right across midline (black line)….

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Mechanical Ventilation

Feb 26, 2020 by in CRITICAL CARE Comments Off on Mechanical Ventilation

FIGURE 102.1 The effects of gravity on ventilation–perfusion ratio (VA/Q). In the upright subject, gravity affects VA, Q, and concomitantly, the VA/Q ratio. Gravitational forces pull on both the gases…

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