Since the first cases were reported in the Province Wuhan in China, SARS-CoV-2 and its resulting disease COVID-19 has spread rapidly worldwide and was finally classified as a pandemic by the WHO on March 11, 2020. The WHO reported a record number of infections recently (on August 16 6, 2020). Over a million of death were reported at the end of September. In addition to the USA, South America (especially Brazil, Peru, Colombia and Argentina), India and Russia are currently mainly affected.
In this e-book all aspects of SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 are presented. In addition to detailed information on the virus, epidemiology, symptoms, risk factors and complications, the extensive COVID chapter shows the diagnostics, hygiene measures and, above all, the current therapy. The corresponding international guidelines of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign on COVID have been implemented.
In Depth Knowledge on COVID-19 and the Basics of Intensive Care Medicine
5% of all patients and 20% of all hospitalized patients show a severe course and require critical care medicine. The focus of this book is particularly put on critically ill patients with COVID-19 on ICU. For this reason, all basic topics of intensive care medicine are dealt with in extensive chapters beforehand:
- Airway management
- Ventilation principles and ventilation techniques
- Catecholamine therapy
- Hemodynamic monitoring
- Acute coronary syndrome
- Cardiogenic shock
- Cardiac arrhythmias
- Extracorporeal circulatory support
- Inflammatory heart diseases (endocarditis, myocarditis, pericarditis; i.a. pericardial puncture
- Hypertensive crisis
- Acute pulmonary embolism
- Acute aortic syndrome
Based on Bestseller in Germany
This e-book has its origin in the German version of “Medical Intensive Care Medicine”, which is already in its 10th edition and is the top-selling intensive care medicine book in Germany (Bestseller Lehmanns Media). Customer feedback for the German version praises the highly detailed and up-to-date information and its relevance in interdisciplinary medical fields, calling it a must-have in intensive care units and emergency departments. This practical guide is written by senior physician Dr. med. Volker Herold who also provides compact courses on intensive care medicine in Germany since over ten years. The book currently features 588 pages of content with almost 600 informative figures and 120 tables.