Chapter 6

SICU Update

Sheri Berg and Edward A. Bittner

Abstract

Since the field of critical care is constantly changing, it is important for anesthesiologists to stay knowledgeable of these changes in order to provide optimal care to critically ill patients in the perioperative period. The purpose of this chapter is to provide an update for clinicians on ICU issues relevant to clinical practice. Topics which will be discussed include: modes of mechanical ventilation, renal replacement therapy, antibiotic prophylaxis, nutritional support, sedation management, transport of patients, and transfer of care.

Total Pages: 170-202 (33)

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