Critical care happens where it is needed, not just in the ICU. Patients with acute critical illness are often cared for initially in the ED, and the beginning actions can help alter outcomes hours, day and months later. This handbook targets selected common or high risk critical condition or therapies needed to optimize ED care, using the newest research and experiences from respected authors. Chapters are organized in a readable and user-friendly format, and each describes the topic, defines key terms, notes cutting edge and controversial aspects, and delivers pragmatic advice. Our goal is not to discuss every pathology and care option, but to focus on the key thoughts and actions that can drive care and improve the health of those in need.
Part I: Clinical Syndromes Chapter 1: APPROACH TO UNDIFFERENTIATED ORGAN FAILURE/ SHOCK (Lily Emlet) Chapter 2: Sepsis and shock with infection (Alan Jones) Chapter 3: Respiratory Failure (including parenchymal, vascular, and central causes) (Dave Gaieski) Chapter 4: Acute Heart Failure ( Frank Peacock) Chapter 5: Acute MI, Acute Coronary Syndromes, Dysrhythmias, Pacemakers, and AICDs (Robert O'Connor) Chapter 6: Acute Kidney Injury in the Emergency Department (John Kellum) Chapter 7: Coma and Altered Mental Status (J. Stephen Huff) Chapter 8: Post-cardiac arrest care (Steve Trecziak) Chapter 9: Intracranial Hemorrhage and Acute ischemic stroke (Ed Jauch) Chapter 10: Management of the Critically Poisoned Patient (Eric Lavonas) Chapter 11: Multisystem trauma and burns (Raquel Forsythe) Chapter 12: Massive bleeding including GI (Charles Wira) Part II: Methodology and Procedures Chapter 13: Procedural Analgesia and Sedation (Moderate and Deep) (John Burton) Chapter 14: Monitoring Technology: Invasive and Non-invasive (Bryant Nguyen) Chapter 15: Airway Management (Henry Wang) Chapter 16: Ultrasound for shock (Robert Hyde) Chapter 17: Blood product and procoagulant therapies (Ed Sloan)
Dr. Yealy is an award winning academic emergency physician with research, teaching and clinical experience in acute critical illness assessment and treatment. He has extensively published and lecture on illness severity assessment, prognosis, and early care for respiratory and airway failure, pneumonia, sepsis, heart failure and pulmonary embolism. Dr. Yealy is an editor or peer reviewer for many scientific journals and grant panels. He currently serves as Chair of Emergency Medicine and Professor of Emergency Medicine, Medicine and Clinical and Translational Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania.
Reviews for Emergency Department Critical Care
This book contains excellent overviews of the most commonly encountered presentations, procedures, and methods regarding critical care needs of patients in the emergency department. .. the authors do an excellent job of succinctly summarizing a large body of knowledge. * Doody's Notes, June 2013 *