Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is developing rapidly, and is now part of the toolkit for the management of all patients with severe respiratory or cardiac failure. Clinicians of all disciplines are in need of a simple manual, easy and fun to read, that will take them through the management of these patients, explaining the principles of safe and successful practice. Part of the Core Critical Care series, this book is an easy-to-read guide for the aspiring ECMO clinician. Doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, dieticians, pharmacists and all other key members of the team will learn the basics required to better understand the technology and care of the patient. The experienced clinician will enjoy reading through the chapters, which present structured thoughts and knowledge acquired through clinical experience.
Delirium is a common clinical problem in critical care patients, with up to 80% of patients experiencing at least one episode during their time on a critical care unit. It is associated with significantly adverse outcomes for patients, including death and long-term cognitive impairment equivalent to at least a mild dementia. This clinical handbook explains why delirium goes unrecognised in most ICUs and describes simple tools the bedside clinician can use to detect it, even in the ventilated patient. It is in an easy-to-read format and illustrated with figures, case reports and patient testimony. This book contains all you need to know in order to prevent, diagnose and manage delirium in your patients. Delirium in Critical Care is essential reading for all members of the intensive care multidisciplinary team, including senior and junior physicians, and nurses.
Despite increasing interest in intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH) and abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) as causes of significant morbidity and mortality among the critically ill, unanswered questions cloud the understanding of the pathophysiology of these conditions: • Are IAH and ACS synonymous? • What are the ideal methods of measuring and lowering intra-abdominal pressure (IAP)? • When should we think of IAH? • Can IAH be prevented? • What level of IAP requires abdominal decompression? Written by two experts in critical care and IAP, Intra-Abdominal Hypertension is a distillation of the current literature and furthers the understanding of these complex critical conditions. Using a step-by-step approach and illustrative figures, this clinical handbook presents a concise overview of consensus definitions, measurement methods, organ assessment and treatment options. Intra-Abdominal Hypertension is essential reading for all members of the intensive care multidisciplinary team, including experienced and junior physicians, anesthetists and nurses.
If you ever dare to pursue your dreams, the stories of these extraordinary Australian heroines who have broken the stereotypical mould, will not only inspire you but will also leave you in awe of their courage and dedication in pursuit of their passion.
George Fowle was baptized 27 January 1610 in Wittersham, Kent, England and married Mary (probably surnamed Smith) ca. 1836 in England. He is believed to be the son of Miles Fowle and Iden Thorlton. George immigrated to the United States with his young family prior to 1839 and they settled in Massachusetts. George was the father of at least eight known children and died 19 September 1862 in Massachusetts. Descendants lived primarily in Massachusetts, Virginia, North Carolina and elsewhere.
This unique reference book provides a detailed biography, criticism of his work from the perspective of various disciplines, explanatory notes for his fiction, a census of characters, and a comprehensive bibliography.
The first 40 years of European theatre in Australia have never until now been the subject of intensive inquiry. The author brings to life the shadowy figures that created the colony's first entertainment. These theatres were actually the initiative of the convicts, and turned into a huge social battleground against authority.