University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Book Chapters

Purpose for these references:

Students, residents and fellows are expected to understand the physiologic underpinnings of the critically ill patient. The chapters listed below provide an overview of the most common syndromes of critical illness that are encountered in the TLC. Learners are expected to review these chapters during their TLC rotation as a complement to the didactic sessions.

Text Book: Principles of Critical Care Medicine


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Read the following chapters:

Chapter 14: Pain Control, Sedation, and Use of Muscle Relaxants

Chapter 17: Withholding or Withdrawing of Life-Sustaining Therapy and Administering of Palliative Care

Chapter 20: The Pathophysiology of the Circulation in Critical Illness

Chapter 31: The Pathophysiology and Differential Diagnosis of Acute Respiratory Failure

Chapter 32: Ventilator Waveforms: Clinical Interpretation

Chapter 38: Acute Lung Injury and the Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Chapter 39: Acute-on-Chronic Respiratory Failure

Chapter 46: Sepsis with Acute Organ Dysfunction

Chapter 62: Delirium in the Intensive Care Unit