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Critical Care Administration

A Comprehensive Clinical Guide

  • Jorge Hidalgo
  • Javier Pérez-Fernández
  • Gloria Rodríguez-Vega

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Janice Zimmerman, Mukhtar Al-Saadi
    Pages 1-20
  3. Ahmed Taha, Gloria Rodríguez-Vega
    Pages 21-41
  4. Mary Jane Reed, A. Joseph Layon
    Pages 43-52
  5. Asad Latif, Ho Geol Ryu, Todd Dorman
    Pages 53-68
  6. J. Christopher Farmer
    Pages 83-90
  7. Ruth Kleinpell, Stephen M. Pastores
    Pages 91-100
  8. Zeid Kalarikkal, Shaun L. Thompson
    Pages 101-110
  9. Javier Pérez-Fernández, Nestor A. Raimondi, Francisco Murillo Cabezas
    Pages 111-125
  10. Paul C. Yodice
    Pages 137-157
  11. Lewis J. Kaplan, Samuel Tisherman
    Pages 159-175
  12. Jason L. Bartock, R. Phillip Dellinger
    Pages 177-188
  13. Gabriel Heras, Jerry Zimmerman, Jorge Hidalgo
    Pages 189-197
  14. Dixan Gonzalez, Martha Ruiz, Javier Pérez-Fernández
    Pages 199-206
  15. Cory Franklin
    Pages 207-214
  16. Marie R. Baldisseri
    Pages 215-226
  17. Laurence W. Busse, Alex Hall, Jonathan Sevransky
    Pages 227-255
  18. María Cruz Martín Delgado
    Pages 257-271

About this book


This book provides a state-of-the-art overview on critical care administration. The text reviews important aspects and considerations involved in developing an efficient, cost-effective critical care program, while maintaining a safe and high-quality work environment. Major topics covered include different models of critical care services, planning and budgeting, administration support, staffing models, tele/smart ICU, protocols and guidelines, and disaster preparedness and management.

Written by experts in the field, Critical Care Administration: A Comprehensive Clinical Guide is a practical, handy resource for critical care professionals involved in the administration and management of ICUs.  


open ICU clinical indicators tele ICU smart ICU disaster preparedness palliative care burnout

Editors and affiliations

  • Jorge Hidalgo
    • 1
  • Javier Pérez-Fernández
    • 2
  • Gloria Rodríguez-Vega
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Critical CareKarl Heusner Memorial HospitalBelize CityBelize
  2. 2.Department of Critical Care ServicesBaptist Hospital of MiamiMiamiUSA
  3. 3.Department of Critical Care and Neurocritical CareHIMA-San PabloCaguasPuerto Rico

About the editors

Jorge Hidalgo, MD, MCCM, MACP, FCCP
Professor of Critical Care
Head Division of Critical Care
Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital
Belize City, Belize
Central America

Javier Pérez-Fernández, MD, FCCM, FCCP
Medical Director, Critical Care Services
Baptist Hospital of Miami
South Florida Critical Care Services
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
Florida International University
Herbert Wertheim School of Medicine
Miami, FL

Gloria M. Rodríguez-Vega, MD, MCCM, FACP, FCCP
Chief, Department of Critical Care 
Director, Neurosurgical ICU
HIMA-San Pablo-Caguas, 
Puerto Rico

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Critical Care Administration
  • Book Subtitle A Comprehensive Clinical Guide
  • Editors Jorge Hidalgo
    Javier Pérez-Fernández
    Gloria Rodríguez-Vega
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-33807-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-33810-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-33808-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIX, 277
  • Number of Illustrations 6 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Intensive / Critical Care Medicine
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Internal Medicine & Dermatology


“An appropriate audience is senior trainees and providers facing leadership decisions, emanating from a group of international leaders in the design of critical care programs. … This book is an important contribution. … The content is detailed and practical with concise presentation, which makes this an easily utilized tool.” (David J. Dries, Doody's Book Reviews, June 5, 2020)