This edition includes details of equipment, techniques and procedures for monitoring and for therapeutic purposes, laboratory monitoring, pharmacology, basic principles of patient management, and the clinical management of specific conditions presenting in the intensive care unit.The Oxford Handbook of Critical Care provides a perfect reference source for consultants, junior doctors, nurses and paramedical staff describing best practice in a succinct, concise, clinically orientated way.
It covers therapeutic and monitoring devices, drugs and fluids, specific organ system disorders and complications, and general management philosophies and material on areas such as adjusting the ventilator; managing ARDS; haemodynamic monitoring stroke; the control, diagnosis and treatment of infection; sepsis and septic shock, and withdrawal and withholding treatment. Patient centred and practical with up-to-date key references, it continues to be the first port of call for anyone caring for critically ill patients. This bundle of the book and PDA version represents exceptionally good value. The Oxford Handbook of Critical Care for PDAs enables enhanced, multi-layered access to the entire text, illustrations and tables. Fast access is available via the table of contents, index and full-text search, and there is a facility for book-marking and annotating the text. It is suitable for most Palm, Windows CE and Pocket PC devices. System Requirements: Palm OS 3.5 or higher: 4.1 MB Windows Mobile 5/Pocket PC 2002/2003/ Windows Mobile 2003: 3.8MB Macintosh OS 7-OS X with 8 MB of free hard disk space PC running Windows 95/98/NT/ME/2000/XP with 24 MB of free hard disk space Technical information: To use this product you need: Pocket PC Phone Edition device running Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003, Windows CE/PocketPC or Palm OS. It comes as a CD which is uploaded to a PDA via a PC. As part of the upload process, users will need to visit the website of our development partner Skyscape to access the password which will enable use of the product. Full instructions are provided.Of all the medical specialties, few if any are as exacting and complex as critical care medicine. All members of the multidisciplinary team caring for critically ill patients require a sound knowledge of physiology, pathophysiology, biochemistry, technology and pharmacology. The new editionof this enormously popular Oxford Handbook describes best practice in critical care in a succinct, concise, clinically oriented way. It covers therapeutic and monitoring devices, drugs and fluids, specific organ system disorders and complications, and general management philosophies. Ample spaceis provided to append to amend sections to suit local protocols and particular practices. The Ixford Handbook of Critical Care will serve consultant, junior doctor, nurse or other paramedical staff as a reference book, aide memoire and handy pocket book providing rationales and solutions to most ofthe problems encountered.The Oxford Handbook of Critical Care is a practical guide for all those working in intensive and emergency care. This bundle of the book and PDA version represents fantastic value. The PDA enables enhanced, multi-layered access to the entire content. Fast access is available via the table of contents, index and full-text search.
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