The Intensive Care Unit Manual is a practical, comprehensive, and concise resource for clinicians seeking timely information. The authors added 21 new chapters to the second edition to address changes in the health care environment. The 112 chapters in the manual are divided into 6 sections: basic pathophysiology and the application in the intensive care unit (ICU); supportive care for ICU patients, including nutritional therapy, noninvasive bedside monitoring pharmacokinetics, and blood administration practices; specialized care for ICU patients such as renal replacement therapy, care of patients with HIV or end-stage liver disease, and care of the morbidly obese; airway management, alcohol withdrawal, delirium, diarrhea, sleep disturbances, and pressure ulcers; diagnosis-specific management related to body systems; and professionalism and interpersonal and communication skills, including teamwork, ethics, and culturally competent and family-centered care. System issues such as medical errors, long-term acute care, rapid response systems,...

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