Extensively rewritten and updated, this second edition is essential reading for anyone who looks after acutely ill adults, including:
Foundation Programme trainees and trainers
Trainees in medicine, surgery, anaesthesia and emergency medicine
Final year medical students
Nursing staff and allied professionals working in critical care
Units used in this book.
1 Patients at risk.
2 Oxygen therapy.
3 Acid–base balance.
4 Respiratory failure.
5 Fluid balance and volume resuscitation.
7 Acute renal failure.
8 Brain failure.
9 Optimising patients before surgery.
10 Pain control and sedation.
Appendix – Practical procedures.