Decision Making in Emergency Critical Care


SECTION 1 - Introduction

Chapter 1. Emergency Critical Care

SECTION 2 - Hemodynamic Monitoring

Chapter 2. Tissue Oxygenation and Cardiac Output

Chapter 3. Noninvasive Hemodynamic Monitoring

Chapter 4. Arterial Blood Pressure Monitoring

Chapter 5. The Central Venous and Pulmonary Artery Catheter

SECTION 3 - Critical Care Ultrasonography

Chapter 6. Principles of Critical Care Ultrasonography

Chapter 7. Pulmonary Ultrasonography

SECTION 4 - Pulmonary Critical Care

Chapter 8. Respiratory Failure and Mechanical Ventilation

Chapter 9. Ventilation Strategies in COPD, Asthma, and Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Chapter 10. Acute Pulmonary Edema

Chapter 11. High Risk Pulmonary Embolism

Chapter 12. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Chapter 13. Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

Chapter 14. Heart Failure and Cardiogenic Shock

SECTION 5 - Cardiac Critical Care

Chapter 15. Right Ventricular Failure

Chapter 16. Hypertensive Crises

Chapter 17. Controversies in Arrhythmia Management

Chapter 18. Left Ventricular Assist Devices

Chapter 19. Management of the Post-Cardiac Arrest Patient

SECTION 6 - Neurological Critical Care

Chapter 20. Ischemic Stroke

Chapter 21. Subarachnoid and Intracerebral Hemorrhage

Chapter 22. Seizure and Status Epilepticus

Chapter 23. Myasthenic Crisis and Peripheral Neuromuscular Disorders

SECTION 7 - Gastrointestinal and Hematological Critical Care

Chapter 24. Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage

Chapter 25. Acute Liver Failure and Hepatic Encephalopathy

Chapter 26. Pancreatitis

Chapter 27. Acute Leukemia

Chapter 28. Sickle Cell Disease

Chapter 29. Platelet Disorders and Hemostatic Emergencies

Chapter 30. Transfusion Therapy

SECTION 8 - Sepsis and Septic Shock

Chapter 31. Sepsis

Chapter 32. Vasopressors and Inotropes

Chapter 33. Principles of Antimicrobial Therapy

Chapter 34. Infections in the Immunocompromised Host

Chapter 35. Burns and Soft Tissue Infections

Chapter 36. Biomarkers in Sepsis

SECTION 9 - Disorders of Acid-Base, Electrolytes, and Fluid Balance

Chapter 37. Acid-Base Disorders

Chapter 38. Electrolyte Disorders

Chapter 39. Rhabdomyolysis

Chapter 40. Acute Kidney Injury and Renal Replacement Therapy

SECTION 10 - Endocrine Critical Care

Chapter 41. Glycemic Control in the Critically Ill

Chapter 42. Diabetic Ketoacidosis and Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic State

Chapter 43. Adrenal Insufficiency

Chapter 44. Thyroid Storm and Myxedema Coma

SECTION 11 - Toxicologic Critical Care

Chapter 45. Cardiotoxins

Chapter 46. Pulmonary Toxins

Chapter 47. Toxicologic Hyperthermic Syndromes

Chapter 48. Metabolic Inhibitors

Chapter 49. Caustics

Chapter 50. Anticoagulants

Chapter 51. Drugs of Abuse

Chapter 52. Alcohol Withdrawal

SECTION 12 - Environmental Critical Care

Chapter 53. Hypothermia

Chapter 54. Altitude Emergencies

Chapter 55. Drowning

SECTION 13 - Sedation and Delirium

Chapter 56. Delirium

Chapter 57. Sedation of the Agitated Patient

Chapter 58. Induction of Intubation and Sedation of the Mechanically Ventilated Patient

SECTION 14 - Geriatrics and Palliative Care

Chapter 59. The Geriatric Patient

Chapter 60. Palliative Care in the Emergency Department

SECTION 15 - The ED-ICU Transfer of Care

Chapter 61. ED Evaluation of the Critically Ill Patient

Chapter 62. Severity of Illness Scores and Prognostication

Chapter 63. Indications for Contact and Respiratory Isolation


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