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Content Type: Book Chapters

Augmenting Critical Care Capacity During A Disaster

In a medical context, the term surge capacity refers to a healthcare delivery system’s ability to rapidly accommodate an increased demand for services under extenuating circumstances. The 3 most commonly identified components of surge capacity are staff, stuff (equipment, supp...

Disaster Triage and Allocation of Scarce Resources

When disaster strikes, effective management of resources can significantly influence the overall outcome of the response. If the number of victims and the complexity of their injuries are low and resources are abundant, resource allocation will have little impact on the disast...

Preparing Your ICU For Disaster Response

This free guidebook will help you assess your ICU readiness, deploy communications plans, build ICU surge capacity, understand ethical decision making, and much more.  

Disasters Produced by Natural Phenomena

Disasters produced by natural phenomena are sudden ecological events of sufficient magnitude to require external assistance. In recent years, these events have been affecting increasing numbers of people throughout the world. Since 2000, an average of 400 natural disasters a y...

Post-Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS) and Strategies to Mitigate PICS

This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook: ICU Liberation: The Power of Pain Control, Minimal Sedation, and Early Mobility , titled “Post-Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS) and Strategies to Mitigate PICS.”  

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Spontaneous Awakening and Breathing Trials

This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook: ICU Liberation: The Power of Pain Control, Minimal Sedation, and Early Mobility , titled “Spontaneous Awakening and Breathing Trials.”  

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Intentional and Natural Outbreaks of Infectious Disease

This chapter from Fundamental Disaster Management aims to: Explain the general principles of surveillance for intentional and natural outbreaks of infectious disease. Describe the clinical presentation of category A and category B agents and the related diagnostic tests, t...

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Transthoracic Echocardiography Examination

This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook: Comprehensive Critical Care Ultrasound, Second Edition  

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Basics: Physics, Modalities, and Image Acquisition

This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook: Comprehensive Critical Care Ultrasound, Second Edition  

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Noninvasive and Invasive Hemodynamic Monitoring

This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook: Current Concepts in Pediatric Critical Care  

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Postoperative Management of Children Recovering From Surgery for Congenital Heart Disease

This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook: Current Concepts in Pediatric Critical Care  

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An Overview of Acute Mechanical Circulatory Support

This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook: Current Concepts in Adult Critical Care  

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What Are the Ethical Issues with Drug Shortages in the ICU?

This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook, Critical Care Ethics: A Practice Guide, Third Edition, titled, "What Are the Ethical Issues with Drug Shortages in the ICU?"

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What Are the Ethical Issues in Renal Replacement Therapy?

This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook, Critical Care Ethics: A Practice Guide, Third Edition, titled, "What Are the Ethical Issues in Renal Replacement Therapy?"  

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What Is the Opt-Out Consent for Clinical Research and How Does It Fit With My ICU?

This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook, Critical Care Ethics: A Practice Guide, Third Edition, titled, "What Is the Opt-Out Consent for Clinical Research and How Does It Fit With My ICU?"

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What Is the Opt-Out Consent for Clinical Research and How Does It Fit With My ICU?

This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook, Critical Care Ethics: A Practice Guide, Third Edition, titled, "What Is the Opt-Out Consent for Clinical Research and How Does It Fit With My ICU?"

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How Should I Address Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders in the Surgical Patient?

This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook, Critical Care Ethics: A Practice Guide, Third Edition, titled, "How Should I Address Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders in the Surgical Patient?"  

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Why Should We Screen for Unmet Palliative Care Needs in the ICU?

This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook, Critical Care Ethics: A Practice Guide, Third Edition, titled, "Why Should We Screen for Unmet Palliative Care Needs in the ICU?

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Shared Decision-Making in the ICU

This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook, Critical Care Ethics: A Practice Guide, Third Edition, titled, "Shared Decision-Making in the ICU"  

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