A portable, practical book on bedside procedures in ICU
ICU is an environment with a high incidence of interventions, most textbooks mention them but do not provide detailed guidance how to perform them, when to perform them and how to assess it after the procedure
There are a number of highly specialised books in various subspecialities (neuro-ICU, cardiac ICU…) that explain certain procedures
However, these books are too specialised for the general intensivist
This book aims to give step-by-step guidance as to what can be done and how it is to be done across all subspecialities
At often critical times, ICU staff require immediate access to information regarding the management of patients in terms of procedures, drugs or any other aspect of treatment. Written by experts in the field of ICU, Bedside Procedures in the ICU facilitates rapid acquiring of clinical knowledge in a concise and didactic format. Focusing on the most commonly performed procedures in the Intensive Care Unit, this book examines 20 procedures all the way from indication to the management of possible complications. This easy to follow guide provides practical advice and essential background for every member of the multi-disciplinary team caring for critically ill patients, from the senior practitioner who has not performed a procedure for some time, to the junior doctor in need of step by step guidance.