Critical care medicine is an intriguing, rapidly evolving medical field aimed to support and restore productive lives in seriously ill patients. Critical care specialists often seek up-to-date, evidence-based literature applicable at the patient bedside for common and uncommon disorders encountered in the intensive care unit (ICU). In this review of adult critical care medicine, we provide a comprehensive guide of bedside ICU principles and best practice standards.

East Carolina University has a 24-bed medical ICU (MICU), a 24-bed cardiac ICU (CICU), and a 24-bed surgical ICU (SICU). The MICU commonly admits critically ill patients with infectious disease, central nervous system, respiratory, metabolic and endocrine, hematologic, oncologic, gastrointestinal, environmental, obstetric, pharmacologic disorders and renal disorders. Our CICU typically admits patients suffering from myocardial infarctions, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, cardiogenic shock and post-cardiovascular surgical complications. The SICU cares for patients with surgical and trauma related conditions.

Medical Books Free: Bedside Critical Care Guide PDF Download
Medical Books Free: Bedside Critical Care Guide PDF Download

Currently, critical care is a multidisciplinary specialty that includes many subspecialties of medicine, surgery and anesthesiology. I have personally asked the contributing authors of multidisciplinary departments at East Carolina University, including critical care medicine, pulmonology, infectious diseases, nephrology, cardiology, and trauma. The contributing authors and I thank OMICS for their assistance is publishing this text

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