The case format provides a ready framework for identifying areas of weakness that require further review in more detailed reference works.
Also, the cases focus mainly on issues related to the initial treatment of patients when they arrive in the intensive care unit, thus avoiding any discussion of problems associated with prolonged intensive care unit admissions.
A shortcoming of the book is its focus primarily on medical intensive care topics. The information presented is selective rather than comprehensive. Core Areas of Clinical Expertise: Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.
The case histories illustrate key principles related to the main section topic. Each section concludes with a clinical follow-up evaluation of the case that was originally presented, highlighting the importance of both initial steps that were undertaken in the treatment of the patient and the results of the therapies that were initiated.
This book, although modest in cost and size, provides a nice overview of the field of critical care medicine using a case study format. This format, therefore, serves an educational function that is not provided by standard textbooks or by manuals of therapy.
The main body of the textbook is approximately pages. Examples in which other approaches could be presented include the. Click here to schedule your appointment or call or Major Clinical Programs:: Hundreds of bronchoscopic procedures are performed annually using the latest technology including electromagnetic navigation and bronchoscopic ultrasound.
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Each chapter begins with a brief discussion of a topic, which is followed by one or more case studies. Students of critical care medicine, regardless of their level of training, should find it useful whether it represents their initial introduction to the field or serves as a handy refresher when preparing for subspecialty examinations.
Critical Care Management Case Studies: The introduction of each topic and the accompanying case studies are limited to selected clinical situations. As it is, this text should fill an important niche in the medical literature.
It should be noted that these are relatively minor deficiencies. This article is only available in the PDF format.
On occasion, however, the approach would be aided by presenting alternative points of view. Abstract This concise text uses a case-study format to highlight the major problems encountered in adult intensive care units. It is divided into 11 main sections, in which 3—6 case-oriented topics related to each section are presented.
Particular attention is paid to frequent, troublesome, or controversial problems. Our Medical Intensive Care Unit has over admissions a year and continues to grow. Thousands of sleep studies are performed and read by an internationally known faculty pioneering new approaches to sleep medicine.
The 51 typical cases presented in this book could easily be read during the course of a clinical rotation. There is little if any coverage of topics specifically related to surgical critical care.
More complete coverage of the field of critical care medicine or a more exhaustive examination of issues related to problems associated with long-term intensive care management would have made the book overly long and thus potentially less useful to the audiences targeted by the authors.
Each chapter is devoted to a broad area of intensive care, such as mechanical ventilation, cardiac arrhythmias, cardiac failure, acute renal failure, or nutritional support.Case Studies in Critical Care Nursing: A Guide for Application and Review (Melander, Case Studies in Critical Care Nursing) Mar 5, by Sheila Drake Melander RN DSN ACNP-C FCCM.
Capnography in critical care medicine Introduction This publication is intended to illustrate the clinical utility of capnography in the Critical Care areas. The cases presented are based on actual situations in which capnography provided continuous, non-invasive information that alerted healthcare professionals to Case studies in capnography.
The case description below highlights issues raised in an upcoming Critical Care Medicine article. A year-old man is admitted to the ICU after an emergency laparotomy for a perforated sigmoid. This concise text uses a case-study format to highlight the major problems encountered in adult intensive care units.
Each chapter begins with a brief discussion of. Case Studies in Pediatric Critical Care presents a spectrum of real and interesting case studies relating to critically ill children. Each case study includes details of the presenting history and symptomatology, results of investigations and the subsequent critical care management of the patient.4/5(2).Download