Features of Pocket ICU 2nd Edition PDF
Pocket ICU 2nd Edition PDF -Part of the popular Pocket Notebook Series, Pocket ICU, Second Edition provides concise, evidence-based information for critical care students, interns, residents, and professionals at all levels of experience. Now fully revised and up to date, this portable handbook can be used for quick, easy reference both in the wards and in the operating room.
- Provides fast access to the most relevant, evidence-based information in every area of critical care, including adult and pediatric critical care, neuro-critical care, cardiac critical care, and transplant, burn, and neonatal critical care.
- Includes a new chapter, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation and Ventricular Assist Devices
Addresses special considerations for obese patients and older adults with critical illness
- Features an improved table of contents and index for faster access to essential information.
- Includes current contributions from leading critical care experts, as well as the most recent evidence available in the field.
- Uses a reader-friendly, bulleted outline format with numerous tables and diagrams throughout.
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Description of Pocket ICU 2nd Edition PDF
Pocket ICU 2nd Edition PDF is one of the best medical books for students and for emergency medical doctors . It is a must download.
Our book Pocket ICU is intended to be a quick reference guide for all practitioners of critical care medicine (medical students, residents, nurses and ICU physicians of all sub-specialties). We recruited some of the best minds (clinicians and researchers) to create the most up-to-date and concise version of critical care guide. The structure of this book was significantly altered for the second edition to help the readers find the right content in an instant. This also facilitates its use in an electronic version.
Dimensions and Characteristics of Pocket ICU 2nd Edition PDF
- Publisher : LWW; Second edition (March 21, 2017)
- Language : English
- Loose Leaf : 412 pages
- International Standard Book Number-10 : 1496358171
- International Standard Book Number-13 : 978-1496358172
- Item Weight : 12.8 ounces
- Dimensions : 4.8 x 0.8 x 7.3 inches
- Book Name : Pocket ICU 2nd Edition PDF
Liz “For a tiny book, it is astoundingly thorough. I love small print. It is a completely different entity from Pocket Medicine (I have the last two editions), so it would be unfair to compare both. The topics are arranged in a manner suited for intensive care practice or rotations. For students (as myself), I suggest you pair Pocket ICU with Marino’s ICU (I have the big version), which explains concepts and principles. I believe neither is superior but complementary. I read Marino’s at home because it’s bulky or too wordy to scan before bedside rounds. But I refer to Pocket ICU during the shifts.
UPDATE (Jan 2, 2020):
I find myself reaching for Pocket ICU more than Marino’s especially when looking up recommended doses for and a brief overview of specific critical care issues like acute stroke, seizures, and care for PACU, pediatric, obstetric and geriatric patients, etc.
Of the Pocket series, my constants now are Medicine, Primary Care and ICU. They just complement each other. I have Emergency Med in Kindle but I find myself reaching out for PC more than EM at the ED and urgent care. (Although it is a given that we should read in advance before showing up at ED; no one should be reviewing at bedside.) Pocket ICU is also useful in the floors. Some patients deteriorate in the course of their hospitalization. There were times we didn’t have available ICU or Int-ICU/CCU beds so we were forced to manage complicated cases in the wards, stuff beyond the scope of Pocket Medicine.”
I use it pretty regularly (worth the money)
It’s actually a great conversation piece, you can talk nerdy with your fellow critical care geeks.
Minus one star bc the pages are VERY fragile and print is super tiny and can be hard to read.
Some of the info is a little too basic but I liked how they include actual photos of radiographs to help you ID things like a pneumo or where your ETT should be on the CXR.
Not as good as their Anesthesia version (which I definitely recommend, even for ICU)”
Reality Check “I purchased this book because I am interested in the idea that morals may be inborn — part of human nature — and that each culture shares certain basic values. I started reading the book enthusiastically, but by the end I was skimming pages and dismayed that the author had so seriously failed to provide any solutions to our political problems.
Haidt starts by dividing the human mind into what he calls the elephant and the rider. The rider is the reasoning, rational mind, whereas the elephant is the irrational, impulsive and intuitive mind. He argues that human moral decisions are guided by the elephant, and that the rider just comes up with a rationalized, post-facto “reasonable” justification after the decisions have been made by the elephant. Of course, anyone who has been alive for more than a couple decades may have noticed this kind of “logic” in his fellow humans. It goes like this: “Here are my biases, now how do I make an argument to justify it.”
Later in the book, he goes into more detail and lists the specific intuitions that may bias people towards certain moral conclusions: care/harm, liberty/oppression, fairness/cheating, loyalty/betrayal, authority/subversion, sanctity/degradation.
However, he doesn’t call them biases (that’s my own terminology). He describes them as something like the taste buds of morality, whereupon one may develop certain “tastes” over a lifetime that cause one to be liberal (progressive) or conservative. Just like we may have a preference for sweet food, we might also have partially inborn and partially acquired intuition for, to make an example, loyalty, which may lead one to make statements like “My country, right or wrong” in the face of unethical behavior by one’s government.
Haidt rejects rational thinking entirely. Indeed, he goes so far as to label those who engage in systematic rational thinking as “autistic” (pg 136). He labels modern, civilized countries as WEIRD (an insulting acronym he made up). He also has no interest in individual rights, such as America’s Bill of Rights. Rather, he finds solace in the ignorance of impoverished villagers in northeast Brazil and primitive people of India who wipe their butts with their hands (really! see pg 122). He praises studies which show that ignorant people prefer collectivism and use their intuitions (prejudices/biases) when making moral decisions. Critical thinking? Rights? To Haidt, they’re irrelevant. He’s openly hostile to critical thinking. He disparages psychological studies of advanced (“WEIRD”) countries as “statistical outliers” (pg 112).
Essentially, his ethics can be summarized as “cultural relativism”, except that Western cultures are always wrong and those on the upper half of the bell curve (advanced, civilized societies) are WEIRD. Since humans are incapable of reason (according to Haidt), we can only navigate ethical and political decisions by intuitions. Whose intuitions should we follow, you ask? Well, that’s unclear, although he does provide some helpful graphs of the intuitions of different political views towards the end of the book. I guess whoever shouts the loudest gets to make the rules.
I don’t actually disagree with any of Haidt’s psychological studies. I just come to entirely different conclusion. When Haidt finds ignorance and prejudice, he wants to build a code of ethics out of it. Where I find ignorance and prejudice, I want to educate people and help them to understand the points of views of others. How can this come about? Well, first one must accept that there is a real, physical reality out there, and that certain actions make sense in the real world and others don’t. If you compare today’s political discussion with that of previous generations, you can see how far we’ve fallen. For example, read “The Federalist Papers” and compare that to any modern day politician’s anti-intellectualism, and you can realize how much America has lost since our founding in terms of critical thinking and honest debate.
The Enlightenment-style system of individual rights has advanced society enormously. Unfortunately, there are still pseudo-intellectuals like Haidt who want to drag us back into the stone age, or worse, towards fascism, religious fundamentalism, or communism. I find this book disturbing and c”
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