The House Officer’s Guide To ICU Care, 3rd Edition - Elefteriades 9781935395683

House Officers' Guide to ICU Care
House Officers' Guide to ICU Care

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The House Officer’s Guide To ICU Care: Fundamentals Of Management Of The Heart And Lungs - 3rd Edition

by John A. Elefteriades, MD; Curtis Tribble, MD; Alexander S. Geha, MD, MS; Mark Siegel, MD; and Lawrence S. Cohen, MD
Foreword by L. Henry Edmunds, Jr., MD

Product Details:
Published December 2012
ISBN: 9781935395683
Trim size: 6 x 9 inches
512 pages
Format: Paperback; eBook


The Must-Have Guide for Navigating the ICU

The House Officer's Guide to ICU Care is an eminently practical handbook for junior house officers, medical students, PAs, and nurses that offers nuts-and-bolts guidelines for optimal management of medical and surgical patients in the ICU setting. Using clear, straightforward language, the authors methodically guide clinicians through the decision-making process, first by outlining the pathophysiology of abnormalities seen in the ICU and then by explaining the principles underlying today's therapeutic measures and describing how these agents and devices are used to ensure safe patient recovery. While the text focuses on the postoperative cardiothoracic surgery patient, the principles and therapies covered are broadly relevant to all medical and general surgery ICU patients.

This third edition has been thoroughly updated to include the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies, procedures, and practices, and covers everything the house officer needs to know to deliver safe, effective, front-line care - especially during those times when senior staff are not there to rely on. Updated references, self-assessment tools, and an Emergency Response Sheet of essential paradigms, drugs, and doses will ensure confident decision-making when it counts the most.

For the house officer, this book gives you everything you need to know, and not a word more.

Especially useful for:

- house officers and medical students embarking on ICU responsibilities
- intensive care nurses and nurses in training
- physicians' assistants
- respiratory therapists


John A. Elefteriades, MD, William W.L. Glenn Professor of Surgery; Director, Aortic Institute at Yale-New Haven, Yale University School of Medicine

Curtis Tribble, MD, Professor of Surgery, University of Mississippi

Alexander S. Geha, MD, MS, Professor & Chief Emeritus, Cardiothoracic Surgery; Univ. of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago; Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery; University of California at San Diego Medical Center

Mark Siegel, MD, Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary); Yale University School of Medicine

Lawrence S. Cohen, MD, The Ebenezer K. Hunt Professor of Medicine (Emeritus), Yale University School of Medicine


Review in Critical Care Medicine: February 2014 - Volume 42 - Issue 2:

Table of Contents:

Foreword to the First Edition by Dwight C. McGoon, M.D.
Foreword to the Second Edition by Burton E. Sobel, M.D.
Foreword to the Third Edition by L. Henry Edmunds, Jr., MD

Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the Third Edition

1. Ventilators and Respiratory Management
2. Arrhythmias
3. Temporary Pacemakers
4. The Defibrillator
5. Hemodynamic Monitoring and the Swan-Ganz Catheter
6. Hemodynamic Management
7. Continuous Infusion Agents
8. The Intra-aortic Balloon Pump
9. Cardiac Assist Devices
10. Heart Transplantation
11. Cardiac Arrest and Near Arrest
12. Thoracic Imaging in Acute Disease
13. Management of Acute Coronary Ischemia
14. Acute Management of Valvular Heart Disease John R Setaro, M.D.
15. Postoperative Bleeding
16. Chest Trauma
17. Chest Tubes
18. Management of Acute Pulmonary Disease
19. Problems Following Noncardiac Thoracic Surgery
20. Aortic Emergencies
21. Acute Kidney Injury
22. Sedation and Analgesia
23. Additional Topics

Self-Assessment Quizzes
House Officer's Guide to ICU Care —Emergency Response Sheet