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Atlas of Critical Care Procedures


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I AIRWAY.- 1. Endotracheal intubation, oral and nasal.- 2 Percutaneous Tracheostomy .- 3 Open Tracheostomy.- 4 Cricothyroidotomy.- 5 Bronchoscopy.- II CHEST.- 6 Chest tube placement.- 7 Thoracentesis with U/S guidance.- 8 Heimlich valve catheter placement.- 9 ECMO cannulation and management.- III CARDIOVASCULAR.- 10 Central line placement subclavian.- 11 Internal jugular vein catheter, with and without ultrasound guidance.- 12 Swan Ganz catheter placement.- 13 Arterial line placement with and without ultrasound guidance.- 14 Bedside IVC Filter placement.- 17 Pericardiocentesis with ultrasound guidance.- 18 Resuscitative Thoracotomy.- 19 Intra-aortic Balloon Placement.- 20 REBOA (Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta) Placement.- IV DIAGNOSTIC ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY.- 21 Bedside focused echocardiography (including TEE and TTE).- 22 Vascath/Dialysis catheter placement.- V CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM.- 23 ICP monitor placement.- 24 Spinal Paracentesis.- 25 Epidural Catheter Analgesia.- VI COMPARTMENT SYNDROMES.- 26 Upper and Lower Extremity Compartment pressure measurement.- 27 Abdominal Compartment pressure measurement (Bladder Pressures).- 28 Bedside Laparotomy/Decompression of abdominal compartment syndrome.- 29 Escharotomy for Burns.- VII ABDOMEN, GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT.- 30 Diagnostic Peritoneal Lavage.- 31 Percutaneous Gastrostomy.- 32 Blakemore tube placement for esophageal varices.

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Prof. Demetrios Demetriades is currently tenured Professor of Surgery and Director of the Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery and Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Los Angeles County and University of Southern California Medical Center, the largest trauma center in California and one of the largest in the United States. Dr Demetriades is one of the most published trauma surgeons in the United States and has published more than 620 peer review publications in referenced journals, two trauma atlas books, 6 books, and more than 120 book chapters. He has delivered more than 400 invited lectures in the United States and 40 other countries. Dr Demetriades has mentored many young faculty and fellows, many of whom currently hold leadership positions nationally and internationally. For his role in education, he received the title of "Master Teacher" by the USC School of Medicine. He has been the founder and course director of the annual USC National Trauma, Emergency Surgery and Surgical Critical Care Symposium, now in its 23nd year. Dr Demetriades was instrumental in the establishment of the USC Navy Trauma Training Program, now in its 13th year. This program has trained more than 2,500 US Navy personnel in trauma. He was honored numerous times by the US Navy. In 2011 he was honored by the American College of Surgeons and delivered the Scudder Oration. In 2013 he was honored by the American Heart Association with Lifetime Achievement Award in Trauma Resuscitation Science. In 2014 he received the FDA Distinguished Service Award. In 2015 he was elected in the top "1000 International Scientists" by the Republic of China. In 2017 he served as the Vice President and a member of the Executive Board of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma. He is an Honorary member of numerous national societies in many countries, received honorary doctorates from two European universities and sits on the editorial boards of numerous journals Dr. Inaba is MB, BS, MCCM an Associate Professor, Clinical Scholar, of Surgery, Emergency Medicine and Anesthesia at the University of Southern California. He is the Medical Director of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit and the Associate Trauma Medical Director. He is the Program Director for both the General Surgery Residency and the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship. While at USC he has been the recipient of 25 teaching awards including the prestigious USC Keck School of Medicine Overall Excellence in Teaching Award for the Clinical Sciences, the Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary Medical Fraternity Faculty Teaching Award and the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award. In addition to his teaching at USC, he has lectured extensively, having given more than 250 invited lectures around the world. He has mentored more than 95 research fellows and students who have garnered 28 separate research awards for this work. Dr. Inaba has authored more than 300 peer reviewed articles, 260 scientific presentations and 22 textbook chapters in the area of trauma resuscitation, diagnostics and hemorrhage control.Dr Lumb is currently Professor of Anesthesiology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Former positions include vice chairman and associate professor of anesthesiology at Duke University, chairman and professor of anesthesiology at Albany Medical College, chairman and Eric A. Walter Professor of Anesthesiology at Penn State-Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and chairman and professor of Anesthesiology, Keck School of Medicine the University of Southern California. Other notable previous appointments include president and secretary-general of the World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine and chancellor and secretary general at the American College of Critical Care Medicine. Dr Lumb received the Handcock Prize of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, the Hilmer Burchardi Award from the Society of Critical Care Medicine and was inducted Master CCM in the inaugural class. He is the past editor-in-chief of the Journal of Critical Care. JCC is the official journal of the World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine (WFSICCM), a membership organization of 53 national critical care societies representing over 45,000 physicians and allied health professionals and the Society for Complex Acute Illness (SCAI). He has contributed over 100 peer reviewed articles and 50 book chapters, edited 10 textbooks or monographs and presented over 600 invited scientific lectures at national and international conferences. His most recent textbook Critical Care Ultrasound (Elsevier) was published in February, 2014. He has been a Visiting Professor at more than 50 institutions around the world.


"Senior trainees and staff working in the critical care setting are an appropriate audience. Ample illustrations make this a worthwhile resource for more junior trainees as well. ... The overall quality of line drawings, photographs, cadaver-based illustrations, and the occasional endoscopic image is good." (David J. Dries, Doody's Book Reviews, May 31, 2019)

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