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iCU Notes

iCU Notes is a critical care handbook aimed at all clinicians, nursing staff and allied health professionals who work in critical care, as well as those working on acute medical and surgical wards

iCU Notes is a critical care handbook aimed at all clinicians, nursing staff and allied health professionals who work in critical care, as well as those working on acute medical and surgical wards

iCU Notes

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iCU Notes
iCU Notes
iCU Notes

What is it about?

iCU Notes is a critical care handbook aimed at all clinicians, nursing staff and allied health professionals who work in critical care, as well as those working on acute medical and surgical wards.


iCU Notes

App Details

Version
3.1
Rating
(7)
Size
28Mb
Genre
Medical Education
Last updated
December 6, 2018
Release date
December 13, 2011
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App Store Description

iCU Notes is a critical care handbook aimed at all clinicians, nursing staff and allied health professionals who work in critical care, as well as those working on acute medical and surgical wards.


It is designed to be used as a pocket guide to improve knowledge and understanding of critical care concepts.


Key features :

*10 modules covering theoretical and practical aspects of general and emergency critical care
*Content alphabetised for ease of use
*Concise, find-it-fast format with additional smart search function to speed information finding
*Over 80 colour illustrations to clarify monitoring and therapeutic techniques in critical care

*Over 30 compact clinical ICU guideline overviews
*18 emergency algorithms including ALS, obstetric, sepsis and difficult airway (DAS) algorithms
*A complete section on differential diagnoses in critical care including organ support alarms

*A complete section on current management strategies in critical care as well as additional modules on microbiology and critical care pharmacology
*Evidence based recommendations by the ESICM included in red text within appropriate subsections

*Summaries of important papers published in hi impact factor journals over the last 7 years
*A list of educational online resources that can be accessed directly from within the app
*More modules planned in the future to eventually cover all clinical and non-clinical aspects of critical care
*It's completely free !


Module Content 

BASIC CRITICAL CARE MODULE

Covers all basic principles of critical care, including:
Assessment of the critically ill patient
Basic CNS Pathophysiology
Neuromonitoring
Basic Cardiovascular Physiology
Fluids, Inotropes and Vasopressors
Cardiovascular Monitoring
Acute Liver Failure
Nutrition
Sepsis
Acute Renal Failure and Renal Replacement Therapy
Basic Respiratory support and monitoring

MANAGEMENT and TREATMENT ALGORITHMS MODULE

CNS: Meningitis, GBS, Encephalopathy - Septic / Hepatic, SAH, Critical Care Neuromyopathy, Myasthenia Gravis
CVS: Persistent sinus tachycardia, AF, LVF, Bradycardia, Shock, SBE, RVF , Hypotension, Diastolic Dysfunction, Cardiac Arrest, Hypertensive Crises
DRUGS and TOXINS: Opiate infusion withdrawal, Poisoning, Cocaine, ETOH, Isopropyl Alcohol
ENDOCRINE: DKA, Hyponatraemia, Hypothyroidism, HHS, Addison's Disease, Diabetes Insipidus
GIT: GI Bleed, Nutrition, TPN and EN, Re-feeding syndrome, Abdominal Compartment Syndrome
HAEM: DIC, HIT, Jehovah's Witness, 
Bleeding , Coagulopathy of Trauma, Sickle cell disease 
INFECTION: Care Bundles, Malaria, Necrotising Fasciitis, Severe Sepsis, Ventilator Associated Pneumonia, Pyrexia on ITU
OBSTETRICS: Eclampsia, PPH, HELLP, Pre-eclampsia
RENAL: ARF, Drug handling in renal failure, Metabolic Acidosis, Haemofiltration, Haemodialysis, Complications of CRF
RS: Ventilator Modes, Tracheostomy, Weaning, ARDS, Bronchopulmonary  fistula, COPD/Asthma, CAP, Bronchiectasis, Lobar Collapse, Pneumothorax, PE, Upper Airway Obstruction, VAP, Pleural Effusion, Haemoptysis
TRAUMA: Rhabdomyolysis, Extremity Injury, Chest Trauma, Pulseless limb, Pelvic Trauma, TBI, Spinal Cord Injury, Burns, Blast Injuries, Abdominal Trauma, Neck trauma
VASCULITIS: SLE, Wegener's Granulomatosis

EMERGENCIES MODULE

Covers ALS, DAS Obstetric and Sepsis management guidelines and algorithms

CAUSES and DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSES MODULE

Over 180 lists of causes and differential diagnoses covering common conditions seen on the ICU and grouped under the following headings :
Organ systems
Biochemistry
Organ support alarms
Infection (inc. HIV)
Trauma

New Modules:

MICROBIOLOGY MODULE

Covering the most important organisms associated with critical care admissions, within the following genii:
Bacteria
Fungi
Viruses

FORMULARY MODULE

Covers the class, mode of action, route and dose of administration, excretion, indications, side effects and major contraindications of the drugs most frequently used in critical care

Author: Murali Thavasothy
Developer: Dal Sandhu

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