Prepared by residents and faculty at the Washington University School of Medicine, this pocket manual contains easy-to-read algorithms for the management of more than 80 medical and surgical problems arising in the intensive care unit. Chapters focus on specific problems and the algorithms provide straightforward approaches to the management of these issues. Coverage includes a section on procedures commonly performed in the intensive care unit. Appendices include common equations in the ICU, drug-drug interactions, and common drug dosages and side effects.
If you purchased a copy of Kollef: The Washington Manual of Critical Care, 2e, ISBN: 978-1-4511-1022-7, please make note of the following two important corrections.
On page 149, lines 14 through 16:
Torsades de pointes is likely to recur if the inciting factors cannot be eliminated immediately. Magnesium sulfate given at 1 to 2 g IV may have utility, particularly in hypomagnesemic patients. [THE UNIT GRAM IS CORRECTED FROM MILLIGRAM]
On page 152, bottom row of Table 20.1:
Medication IV Dosing Side effects
Magnesium Torsades de pointes: 1-2 g IV Flushing, hypotension
push over 5-20 min [THE UNIT
GRAM IS CORRECTED FROM
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