Bedside Procedures for the Intensivist

Bedside Procedures for the Intensivist

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Bedside Procedures for the Intensivist delivers practical tips and clear, step-by-step instruction on the most common procedures in the ICU. The convenient and portable handbook focuses on ultrasound-guided techniques, including an introduction to ultrasound physics and principles, while individual chapters provide concise how-to text supplemented with numerous full-color figures and tables that summarize key content. Residents, fellows, and trainees in critical care will benefit from the detailing of indications and contraindications for performing core procedures, while more experienced intensivists will find the book a reliable source of review material. Key procedures described include: Ultrasound-guided vascular access Ultrasound-guided drainage Focused echocardiography Airway management Dialysis and apheresis Pericardiocentesis Insertion of vena cava filters Percutaneous dilational tracheostomy Open tracheostomy Transbronchial biopsy Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy Intracranial monitoringApplication of guidelines established by the Society of Critical Care Medicine ( SCCM) for Granting Privileges for the Performance of Procedures in Critically Ill Patients may be helpful.5 In addition, once privileges have been granted, anbsp;...

Title:Bedside Procedures for the Intensivist
Author:Heidi L. Frankel, Bennett P. deBoisblanc
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2010-07-28


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