Section I. Basic Pathophysiologic Principles and Their Application in the Intensive Care Unit 1. Approach to Acute Respiratory Failure 2. Approach to Mechanical Ventilation 3. Noninvasive Ventilation 4. Liberation and Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation and Extubation 5. Sedation and Analgesia during Mechanical Ventilation 6. Use of Neuromuscular Blocking Agents 7. Assessment and Monitoring of Hemodynamic Function 8. Cardiogenic Shock and Other Pump Failure States 9. Hemorrhagic Shock 10. Septic Shock 11. Vascular Access Issues and Procedures Section II. Supportive Care for Intensive Care Unit Patients 12. Approach to Supportive Care and Noninvasive Bedside Monitoring 13. Management of the Critical Care Patient 14. Health Care- Associated Infections 15. Nutritional Therapy 16. Nutrition-Related Access Procedures 17. Pharmacokinetic Alterations in the Critically Ill 18. Rational Use of Antimicrobials 19. Rational Use of Blood Products Section III. Specialized Care for Intensive Care Unit Patients 20. Renal Replacement Therapy 21. Rehabilitation Interventions and Recovery from Critical Illness 22. Swallowing and Communication Disorders 23. Care of the Patient Infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection 24. Care of the Cancer Patient with Neutropenia or Thrombocytopenia 25. Care of the Challenge-to-Wean Patient 26. Care of the Patient with End-Stage Renal Disease 27. Care of the Patient with End-Stage Liver Disease 28. Care of the Maternal-Fetal Unit 29. Care of the Patient with Morbid Obesity Section IV. Problems Arising in the Intensive Care Unit Setting: Evaluation and Management 30. Airways and Emergency Airway Management 31. Alcohol Withdrawl: Diagnosis and Management 32. Allergies to Antibiotics 33. Arrhythmias (Bradycardias) 34. Arrhythmias (Tachycardias) 35. Barotrauma and Chest Tubes 36. Change in Mental Status 37. Delirium in the Intensive Care Unit: Diagnosis and Treatment 38. Diarrhea Developing in the Intensive Care Unit Patient 39. Electrolyte Disorders 40. Ileus 41. Increased Intracranial Pressure 42. Pressure Ulcers: Prevention and Management 43. Skin Rashes 44. Sleep Disturbances in the Intensive Care Unit 45. Thrombocytopenia 46. Transfusion Reactions 47. Ventilator Alarm Situations 48. Weakness Developing in Intensive Care Unit Patient Section V. Presenting Problems for Intensive Care Unit Admission Cardiovascular 49. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Therapeutic Hypothermia 50. Chest Pain and Myocardial Ischemia 51. Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms and Dissections 52. Acute Heart Failure Syndromes 53. Hypertensive Crisis and Management of Hypertension 54. Pericardial Tamponade Environmental 55. Hypothermia and Hyperthermia 56. Smoke Inhalation and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning 57. Drug Overdoses and Toxic Ingestions Gastrointestinal 58. Acute Pancreatitis 59. Acute Liver Failure 60. Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding and Colitis 61. Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding Hematologic 62. Hemolytic Anemia 63. Idiopathic and Thrombotic Thrombocytopenias Infections 64. Acute Central Nervous System Infections 65. Community-Acquired Pneumonia 66. Necrotizing Fasciitis and Related Soft Tissue Infections Neurologic 67. Acute Neuromuscular Weakness 68. Brain Death and Management of Potential Organ Donors 69. Neurological Assessment and Prognosis after Cardiopulmonary Arrest 70. Status Epilepticus 71. Stroke Obstetric 72. Obstetric and Postobstetric Complications Respiratory 73. Acute Lung Injury and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome 74. Alternate Modes of Ventilation for Acute Lung Injury 75. Acute Respiratory Failure Due to Asthma 76. Acute Respiratory Failure Due to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 77. Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism 78. Diffuse Alveolar Hemorrhage 79. Massive Hemoptysis 80. Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome and Other Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders Renal/Metabolic/Endocrine 81. Acute Kidney Injury and Rhabdomyolysis 82. Diabetic Ketoacidosis, Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar State, and Alcoholic Ketoacidosis 83. Metabolic Acidoses and Alkaloses 84. Disorders of Water Homeostasis: Hyponatremia and Hypernatremia 85. Thyroid and Adrenal Disorders in the Intensive Care Unit Surgical-General 86. Perioperative Approach to the High-Risk Surgical Patient 87. Management of Postoperative and Other Acute Pain Surgical-Specialized 88. Cardiac Surgery 89. Craniotomy 90. Major Abdominal Surgery: Postoperative Considerations 91. Major Tissue Flaps 92. Major Vascular Procedures 93. Perioperative Care of the Morbidly Obese Patient 94. Thoracic Surgical Patient Trauma 95. Approach to the Trauma Patient 96. Critical Care for the Orthopedic Patient 97. Abdominal Trauma 98. Extremity and Major Vascular Trauma 99. Head Trauma 100. Thoracic Trauma 101. Spinal Injury Section VI. Professionalism and Interpersonal and Communication Skills 102. Ethical Principles, Communication, and End-of-Life Care 103. Teamwork and Collaborative Practice in the Intensive Care Unit 104. Family-Centered Care and Communication with Families of Intensive Care Unit Patients 105. Providing Culturally Competent Care 106. Sleep Deprivation and Sleepiness in Medical Housestaff and Appropriate Countermeasures Systems-Based Practice 107. Medical Errors and Patient Safety 108. Medical Malpractice, Risk Management, and Chart Documentation 109. Long-Term Acute Care in the Spectrum of Critical Care Medicine 110. Rapid Response Systems: Rapid Response Teams and Medical Emergency Teams 111. Telemedicine Applied to the Intensive Care Unit 112. Transporting the Intensive Care Unit Patient Appendix A. Oxygen-Hemoglobin Dissociation Curves B. Tidal Volume Ratios (VD/VT) C. Pallative Drug Therapy for Terminal Withdrawal of Mechanical Ventilation D. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Algorithms E. Tables of Height, Predicted Body Weight (PBW), and Tidal Volumes of 4-to-8 mL/kg PBW for Females and Males
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