This book provides a comprehensive overview of highly infectious diseases (HIDs) in the ICU. The text is designed to help critical care specialists and other healthcare practitioners prepare and plan for potential outbreaks of emerging or resurgent HIDs, lead a team in the ICU, perform emergency triage, and provide care for patients with an HID. The book also reviews some of the most prevalent highly infectious diseases, including influenza, SARS, plague, anthrax, and malaria.
Written by experts in the field, Highly Infectious Diseases in Critical Care: A Comprehensive Clinical Guide is a valuable resource for critical care and infectious disease specialists who treat patients afflicted with a highly infectious disease in the ICU.
Jorge Hidalgo, MD, MACP, MCCM, FCCP Karl Heusner Memorial HospitalDivision of Critical CarePrincess Margaret Dr.Belize CityBelize Laila Woc-Colburn, MD, DTM&H, FACP, FIDSABaylor College of MedicineNational School of Tropical MedicineHouston, TX USA.
“Highly Infectious Diseases in Critical Care: A Comprehensive Clinical Guide is an excellent, concise resource that provides valuable information about the epidemiology, pathogenesis, and management of various infectious diseases and helps critical care practitioners to manage the current pandemic and to be ‘ready for the next epidemic.’” (Mohamed Mohamed Tawfik and Amal Ahmed Nour, Anesthesia & Analgesia, Vol. 131 (3), September 2020)
“Any medical providers encountering patients with highly infectious disease and administrators of facilities providing this care may find this work helpful. … This timely book provides an introduction to concerns associated with multinational infection. Readers will need to move to the primary literature to complement these introductory comments.” (David J. Dries, Doody’s Book Reviews, April 10, 2020)