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Om PICU Book
This book is a clinical guide in the practice of pediatric critical care and can serve as a roadmap for an introductory journey through this broad and challenging subspecialty. Key topics intrinsic to the practice of pediatric critical care are addressed from an organ-system and disease-specific perspective, and tailored to the needs of new learners. Comprehensive, practical and up-to- date information is provided in a user-friendly format that facilitates both learning and care implications. Each topic is analyzed and discussed in a custom-built section to provide both an overview and the necessary detail to help the reader participate in and contribute to patient care. Definitions, etiologies, physical findings, laboratory and radiologic data, differential diagnoses, management, suggested consultations and prognosis are condensed using easy-to-find boxes, bulleted lists, decision trees, tables and illustrations.Contents:Introduction (Christy Denius, Irma Fiordalisi and Susan B Fox)Care of the Pediatric Airway, Breathing and Respiratory System (Andora Bass, Irma Fiordalisi, Karl W Kaminski, William E Novotny, Ronald M Perkin, Jeffrey Schmidt, Debra Tristram and E Michael Villareal)Care of the Circulation (David Fairbrother, Irma Fiordalisi, William E Novotny and Jeffrey Schmidt) Heart Disease, Cardiac Surgery and Peri-Operative Care (Andora Bass, David Fairbrother, David Hannon, Charlie Sang, Robert Dennis Steed and Joel Vanderford)Central Nervous System (Irma Fiordalisi, William E Novotny and Debra Tristram)Fluids, Electrolytes and Metabolism (Irma Fiordalisi, Glenn D Harris, William E Novotny and Jennifer Sutter)Renal Disease (Irma Fiordalisi, Roberta S Gray, Ronald M Perkin and Jeffrey Schmidt)Gastrointestinal Disorders and Nutrition (Cassie A Billings, Charles V Coren, Irma Fiordalisi, Jose M Saavedra, Victoria Trapanotto and Alexandra Vasilescu)Hematology-Oncology Emergencies (Cathleen Cook, Beng Fuh and Melissa Rayburg)Trauma and Burns (Elaine Cabinum-Foeller, Richard Cartie, Irma Fiordalisi, Ronald M Perkin and Scott Sagraves)Peri- Operative Pediatric Surgical Critical Care (Kathryn Bass, Irma Fiordalisi, Ronald M Perkin, Scot Reeg and Jonathan Workman) Environmental Emergencies (Richard Cartie, Dawn Kendrick, William E Novotny, Steven Chad Scarboro, Ronald M Perkin, Timothy Reeder and Eric Toschlog)Bedside Pharmacotherapy in the PICU (Cassie A Billings, Irma Fiordalisi, Matthew Jordon and William E Novotny) Poisonings (David Eldridge, Christopher P Holstege, Rika O'Malley, Adam K Rowden and Matthew Salzman)Procedures, Indications and Complications (Irma Fiordalisi and William E Novotny)Readership: Students or house-officers working in pediatric intensive care unit (PICU); practicing Emergency Department physicians; nurse-practitioners, physician assistants, pediatric respiratory therapists, pediatric critical care nurses or medical professionals interested in understanding the scope of this discipline.