Critical Care and Hospitalist Medicine Made Ridiculously Simple
*The major update to this book is the addition of a brand new chapter on the SARS-COV-2 Virus and COVID-19 disease. This chapter delves into the nature of the virus and clinical management of COVID-19 in the ICU such as:
- SARS-COV-2 Virus genetic makeup
- SARS-COV-2 Virus structural components
- Infectivity within the body
- Transmission between individuals
- Timeline of infectivity
- Risk factors
- Different laboratory testing methods
- Radiology findings in the infected
- Different PPE and their usefulness
- Names and method of actions of all vaccines approved
- Therapeutics for COVID-19 such as: antiviral therapies, plasma treatment, monoclonal antibody therapy, anticoagulation and anti-inflammatory therapy
A fundamental and thorough guide to the treatment of hospitalized patients in critical care situations, Critical Care and Hospitalist Medicine Made Ridiculously Simple provides both introductory information as well as a complete base of knowledge that will be useful from medical student, to resident, to fellow, to practicing intensivist, hospitalist, internist, and specialists all charged with caring for patients in the ICU and Emergency Department, as well as the wards, as critical care situations arise throughout the hospital, wherever the hospitalist practices. The current and practical content is organized in a logical conceptual manner, using plain English for rapid assimilation of information, and focusing on critical care facts and approaches required to keep the critically ill patient alive and thriving.
Topics include: The Art of Patient Presentation, Approach to Acute Care Chest Radiology with the Top Ten X-ray Bad Guys, goals and findings of Point of Care Ultrasound, Sepsis and Resuscitation, Management of Tachyarrythmias, Running a Code, Hemodynamic Monitoring, Acute Coronary Syndromes, Acute Decompensated Heart Failure, High Systemic Arterial Blood Pressure, Pulmonary Thromboembolic Disease, Basic Airway Management, Acute Respiratory Failure, Mechanics of Respiratory Failure, Mechanical Ventilation, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Obstructive Lung Disease and Respiratory Failure, Weaning From Mechanical Ventilation, Bleeding Clotting and Hematological Emergencies, Transfusion Medicine, Acute Kidney Injury, GI Bleeding, Acid-Base Disorders, Drug Overdose, and Neurologic Emergencies.
Despite its in-depth treatment of Critical Care, the book is written in the reader-friendly and often humorous style of other Made Ridiculously Simple publications.