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Key Topics in Management of the Critically Ill

  • Marcela P. Vizcaychipi
  • Carlos M. Corredor

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Alina Hua, Helen Williams, Naz Nordin, Kevin Haire
    Pages 1-11
  3. Ian Conrick-Martin, Áine Merwick
    Pages 25-46
  4. Olivia Clancy, Annalisa Casarin, Trudi Edginton, Marcela P. Vizcaychipi
    Pages 47-61
  5. Harriet Wordsworth, Helen Laycock
    Pages 63-74
  6. Jacinda Gail Hammerschlag, Richard Peter von Rahden
    Pages 75-85
  7. Nektaria Xirouchaki, Dimitrios Georgopoulos
    Pages 105-115
  8. Katherine Horner, Catherine Isitt, Asako Shida
    Pages 155-166
  9. Simona Deplano, Sheena Patel, Ian Gabriel, Francis Matthey
    Pages 167-178
  10. Felicia Bamgbose, Pranev Sharma
    Pages 179-188
  11. Michael E. O’Connor, Jonathan M. Handy
    Pages 189-198

About this book


This book is designed to assist clinicians who are new to intensive care by providing information on a range of important and novel topics of relevance in the day-to-day management of critically ill patients. Guidance is given on the appropriate response to various emergencies and circumstances, including stroke, acute liver failure, severe burns, extreme pain, and delirium. The role of simulation training in the intensive care unit is discussed, and detailed attention is devoted to the application of modern techniques for the assessment of vital organs in the critical care setting, such as echocardiography and lung ultrasound.  An individual chapter focuses on regional anesthesia in intensive care, and in addition the book addresses subjects and issues that are frequently neglected. Examples include transfer of the critically ill patient, the role of forgotten electrolytes such as magnesium, the use of non-coumarin anticoagulants, and neuropsychological rehabilitation. The book will have broad appeal, including for general intensivists, anesthetists, acute medicine physicians, and medical students attached to acute specialties or preparing for exams in intensive care medicine


Burns in intensive care Echocardiogram Echocardiography in intensive care Neurorehabilitation and perioperative cognitive dysfunction Regional anesthesia in intensive care Simulation in intensive care Ultrasound in intensive care

Editors and affiliations

  • Marcela P. Vizcaychipi
    • 1
  • Carlos M. Corredor
    • 2
  1. 1.Anaesthesia and Intensive Care MedicineChelsea and Westminster HospitalLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia and IntensiveSt George's HospitalLondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Key Topics in Management of the Critically Ill
  • Editors Marcela P. Vizcaychipi
    Carlos M. Corredor
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-22376-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-37411-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-22377-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 199
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Intensive / Critical Care Medicine
    Emergency Medicine
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Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Internal Medicine & Dermatology