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Bedside Critical Care Guide

Bedside Critical Care Guide

  • Editor: Ramzy H Rimawi
  • No of Pages: 81
  • Publisher: OMICS International
  • Published On: March 2014 , Mon 03
  • Chapter 1      
    Principles of Mechanical Ventilation
    Authors: Robert A Shaw

    In this chapter, you will learn basic pulmonary physiology necessary to understand the modes of mechanical ventilation.

  • Chapter 2      
    Management of Common Respiratory Disorders in the ICU: Asthma, COPD, and ARDS
    Authors: Hunter A Coore, Hudson Polonini

    Pulmonary disorders are frequently encountered in the intensive care unit (ICU).

  • Chapter 3      
    Bedside approach to Gastrointestinal Bleeding in the Intensive Care Unit
    Authors: Diana A Gliga, Ramzy H Rimawi, Mark A Mazer, Zahid Vahora

    Acute gastrointestinal bleeding is a common problem in the intensive care unit (ICU).

  • Chapter 4      
    Renal Disorders in the ICU
    Authors: Ruba Sarsour, Tejas Desai

    Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) is a sudden decrease in kidney function due to a reduction in glomerular filtration rate (GFR).

  • Chapter 5      
    Nutritional Support in an ICU Setting
    Authors: Christina Lipay, Paul J McCarthy, Laura E Matarese

    The importance of nutritional support in the intensive care unit (ICU) is supported by current and emerging evidence.

  • Chapter 6      
    An ICU Bedside Review of Burns
    Authors: Nazia Sultana, Abid Butt

    The therapy of burn injuries has been described since the time of the ancients.

  • Chapter 7      
    Management of Common Neurocritical Care Disorders
    Authors: Paul J McCarthy, Arash Afshinnik

    Neurocritical care specialists strive to improve health and clinical outcomes in patients with life-threatening neurological.

  • Chapter 8      
    ICU Delirium – Attention to Inattention
    Authors: Alison L Mortensen, Mark A Mazer, Paul J McCarthy, Ramzy H Rimawi

    Delirium is a common occurrence amongst patients in the intensive care unit (ICU).

  • Chapter 9      
    Approach to Fever in the Intensive Care Unit
    Authors: Kaushal B Shah, Urvi D Gandhi, Thomson Pancoast, Porus S Shah

    Fever is a very common manifestation in the intensive care unit (ICU), occurring in about 50% of critically ill patients.

  • Chapter 10      
    Bedside Fundamentals of Pneumonia in the ICU
    Authors: Hao Nguyen, Ramzy H Rimawi

    Pneumonia in the intensive care unit (ICU) has been a major concern for critical care practitioners because of its associated morbidity and mortality.

  • Chapter 11      
    Antibiotic Therapy in Sepsis
    Authors: Ramzy H Rimawi, Mark A Mazer

    Sepsis is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the intensive care unit (ICU).

  • Chapter 12      
    ICU Infection Control and Preventive Measures
    Authors: Manjit S Dhillon, Kaushal B Shah, Ramzy H Rimawi

    Intensive care units (ICU) carry a high risk for nosocomial infections, contributing to an increase in morbidity, mortality, and healthcare costs.

  • Chapter 13      
    Bedside Management of Shock
    Authors: Khalid Saadah

    Shock is a life-threatening condition characterized by multi-organ dysfunction and tissue hypoxemia caused by a decrease.

  • Chapter 14      
    Acute Myocardial Infarction in an ICU
    Authors: Ramzy H Rimawi, Matthew R Gay, Joshua R Howell, Endya L Frye, Nyria L Muhirwa, Jered K Cope Meyers

    Approximately 15 million Americans over 20 years of age have coronary heart disease (CHD), in which the prevalence for myocardial.

  • Chapter 15      
    Heart Failure in an ICU
    Authors: Ramzy H Rimawi, Beth Cherveny, Joshua Davis, Holly Dieu, Amber Heckart, Kendall Liner

    Heart failure is an acute or chronic syndrome that results from amplified left ventricular filling pressure, salt and fluid retention.

  • Chapter 16      
    Critical Care Scoring Systems and Checklists
    Authors: Ogugua N Obi

    Scoring systems are widely used in the ICU to predict outcome, characterize disease severity and degree of organ dysfunction.

  • Ramzy H Rimawi

    Travel Medicine and Critical Care Medicine, Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, USA

    Dr. Ramzy Rimawi earned his BA in English and Biology at the State University at Stony Brook. He then earned his medical doctorate degree from Ross University School of Medicine. After completing his Internal Medicine residency training, he pursued a fellowship in Infectious Diseases followed by Critical Care Medicine at East Carolina University for the Brody School of Medicine. His passion for critical care lies in its’ rapid physiologic and complex reasoning often in the face of uncertainty. His clinical interests are nosocomial infections in the ICU, antibiotic stewardship, infection control and HIV.

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