Intensive Care: The Basics

  • Jonathon R. GoodallEmail author


This chapter is not intended to be an account of the basics of intensive care medicine, or even an introduction to such: the subject is far too large, and there are already many excellent texts available. Rather, it is written to reflect those intensive care topics covered in the series of lectures delivered to the M62 audience over the past few years. While intentionally limited in its objectives, it is hoped that it will provide a basic reference guide to the areas covered and will certainly point the reader in the direction of further information should that be required.


Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Acute Renal Failure Brain Death Base Excess Respiratory Support 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Critical CareSalford Royal HospitalSalford, Greater ManchesterUK

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