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Critical Care Pharmacotherapy, Second Edition


Brian L. Erstad, Pharm.D., FCCP, MCCM, FASHP, BCPS, Editor

Critical Care Pharmacotherapy, Second Edition, focuses on the unique therapeutic needs of critical care patients. This important textbook, originally published in 2016, has been updated with the latest thinking and research in critical care.

Table of Contents

The book’s 51 chapters cover multiple aspects of critical care, divided into 10 sections:

Section 1: Supportive Care

  • Acid-Base Disorders
  • Fluid Therapy in the Critically Ill Patient
  • Electrolyte Disorders in the Critically Ill Population
  • Nutrition Support Therapy in Critically Ill Patients
  • Glucose Management in Critically Ill Adults
  • Analgesia
  • Agitation and Sedation in the Intensive Care Unit
  • Delirium and Disrupted Sleep in Critically Ill Adults
  • Neuromuscular Blocking Agents
  • Shock Syndromes

Section 2: Infectious Diseases

  • Appropriate Use of Antimicrobials
  • Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Considerations for Antimicrobial Use in Critically Ill Patients
  • Laboratory Testing Considerations
  • Antimicrobial Resistance in the Critical Care Environment
  • Sepsis and Septic Shock
  • Invasive Fungal Infections
  • Invasive Viral Infections in the Intensive Care Unit
  • Antimicrobial Prophylaxis

Section 3: Neurocritical Care

  • Status Epilepticus and Acute Seizure Management
  • Traumatic Brain Injury and Acute Spinal Cord Injury
  • Acute Management of Stroke
  • Critical Care Management of Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

Section 4: Hematology

  • Prevention and Treatment of Venous Thromboembolism
  • Hemostatic Agents for the Prevention and Management of Hemorrhage in the ICU
  • Laboratory Testing with Anticoagulation

Section 5: Acute Kidney Injury

  • Acute Kidney Injury—Prevention and Management
  • Drug Dosing in Acute Kidney Injury and Extracorporeal Therapies

Section 6: Liver/Gastrointestinal

  • Management and Drug Dosing in Acute Liver Failure
  • Acute Gastrointestinal Bleeding: Prophylaxis and Treatment

Section 7: Acute Pulmonary Disease

  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
  • Critical Care Management of Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Section 8: Cardiovascular Critical Care

  • Acute Decompensated Heart Failure
  • Management of Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Management of Cardiac Arrest
  • Acute Management of Arrhythmias
  • Pharmacologic Challenges During Mechanical Circulatory Support in Adults

Section 9: Other Urgencies and Emergencies

  • Hypertensive Crisis
  • Medication Withdrawal in the Intensive Care Unit
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Oncologic Emergencies

Section 10: Miscellaneous

  • Drug Dosing in Special Intensive Care Unit Populations
  • Management of the Critically Ill Burn Patient
  • The Role of Pharmacotherapy in the Treatment of the Multiple Trauma Patient
  • Pediatric Critical Care
  • Drug Shortages: An Overview of Causes, Impact, and Management Strategies
  • Drug Interactions in the Intensive Care Unit
  • Acute Illness Scoring Systems
  • Leading and Managing Intensive Care Unit Pharmacy Services
  • Medication Safety and Active Surveillance
  • Care of the Immunocompromised Patient
  • Clinically Applied Pharmacogenomics in Critical Care Settings

Critical Care Pharmacotherapy is an important addition to the critical care pharmacy literature—a must-have book for clinical pharmacists, students, residents, and any clinician involved in the care of critical care patients.

ISBN (print): 978-1-952291-40-1; ISBN (eBook): 978-1-952291-41-8; 2022; 1200 pages; Hardcover and eBook

Critical Care Pharmacotherapy, Second Edition
Price: $139.95 Member: $119.95
Critical Care Pharmacotherapy, Second Edition
Price: $139.95 Member: $119.95
Critical Care Pharmacotherapy, Second Edition
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