The management of critically ill patients not only involves a thorough daily review of investigations and monitoring. A detailed knowledge and understanding of data is crucial in the day-to-day management of patients in intensive care. With over 100 data sets composed of a brief history, relevant clinical findings, investigation and monitoring results, Venkatesh provides a source of real clinical data, with questions and answers, enabling you to tet and develop your interpretation skills.
Answers with explanations follow each question, providing instant access to the correct interpretation and additional information to enhance the readers understanding.
Important review for anesthesia and critical care personnel who need to know this information for practice or for exams.
Cardiovascular system - ECGs, echocardiography, pulmonary artery catheter data; Respiratory system - ventilator pressures and volumes, ventilator waveforms; Blood gas analyses - arterial, venous, capillary; Acid-base disturbances; Electrolyte abnormalities; Haematology data; Coagulation abnormalities; Endocrine crisis; Infectious disease in critical care; Critical care hepatology and gastroenterology; Intoxications; Neurocritical care; Trauma
By Bala Venkatesh, MBBS, MD, FRCA, FFARCSI, FFICANZCA, Lecturer in Intensive Care Medicine & Staff Specialist, Royal Brisbane Hospital, Queensland, Australia; T. J. Morgan, MBBS, FANZCA, FFICANZCA, Senior Specialist in Intensive Care, Department of Intensive Care, Royal Brisbane Hospital, Australia; C. Joyce, MBBS FANZCA FFICANZCA PhD, Honorary Associate Professor, Specialist in Intensive Care, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Queensland, Australia; and Shane Townsend, MBBS FANZCA FFICANZCA, Specialist in Cardiac Intensive Care, Prince Charles Hospital, Queensland, Australia