This handbook is the product from a group of experienced anaesthesiologists to provide doctors with optimum skills in acute critical care management. These authors led by Prof Chan Yoo Kuen and Dr Ng Kwee Peng have succeeded in coming up with a much needed book in practical aspects of acute care.
This book has deviated from the usual disease-based acute critical care management, rather covered largely the acute critical care management of issues arising from pathophysiology of diseases. This practical handbook describes the most common acute care medical conditions that doctors may encounter in the course of their duty.
It maintains its prime objective and emphasis of providing reference to the management of acute care problems. The editors and contributors have organized their experience in identifying and addressing the issues in the management of acute care. The content has been made as evident-based as possible.
The result is a compact volume that will serve as a constant companion to any doctor dealing with acute care at the frontline. The spectrum of acute care cases is rather diverse, and this book will provide invaluable help.
This book aims to provide users with both practical information and theoretical knowledge. As such, attention is paid to the clinical features, pathophysiology of diseases and its management. The stress here is in the acute care management of issues related to pathophysiology and advanced life support systems.
This is not yet another book on acute care medicine to be displayed on the shelf in the medical library, but a book that will meet the needs in the day to day management of patients requiring acute critical care.
Reviewed by :
Dr K Sree Raman, MRCP
70300 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan
MedJ Malaysia Vol 61 No 1 March 2006