Coronavirus: Resources for Practitioners

In order to support medical professionals at this time, we’re providing free access to a number of books and chapters on mechanical ventilation, critical care, and acute medicine. Features relevant chapters from the Oxford Textbook of Medicine and the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine.



From Oxford Desk Reference: Critical Care 2nd edition:

Respiratory therapy techniques
Cardiovascular therapy techniques
Respiratory monitoring
Cardiovascular Monitoring
Respiratory Drugs
Cardiovascular drugs
Respiratory disorders
Cardiovascular disorders
Infection and Inflammation
Death and dying

From Focused Intensive Care Ultrasound:

Lung ultrasound, sonoanatomy, and standard views
Pleural assessment
Lung assessment
Cardiac arrest
Dyspnoea and hypoxaemia
Failure to wean from mechanical ventilation
Pleural Drainage

From Oxford Textbook of Medicine, Sixth Edition

Acute medical presentations
Practical procedures

From Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine, 10th Edition

Cardiovascular Medicine
Chest Medicine
Infectious Diseases
Practical Procedures

From Oxford Handbook of Anaesthsia 4th Edition: Respiratory Disease
Thoracic Surgery
Anaesthesia for the Elderly
The Critically Ill Patient
Paediatric and Neonatal Anaesthesia
Anesthetic Emergencies
Airway assessment and management

from Oxford Textbook of Critical Care:

Normal physiology of the respiratory system
Blood gas analysis in the critically ill
Pulse oximetry and capnography in the ICU
Respiratory system compliance and resistance in the critically ill
Gas exchange principles in the critically ill
Gas exchange assessment in the critically ill
Respiratory muscle function in the critically ill
Imaging the respiratory system in the critically ill
Upper airway obstruction in the critically ill
Standard intubation in the ICU
The difficult intubation in the ICU
The surgical airway in the ICU
Dyspnoea in the critically ill
Pulmonary mechanical dysfunction in the critically ill
Hypoxaemia in the critically ill
Hypercapnia in the critically ill
Cardiovascular interactions in respiratory failure
Physiology of positive-pressure ventilation
Respiratory support with continuous positive airways pressure
Non-invasive positive-pressure ventilation
Indications for mechanical ventilation
Design and function of mechanical ventilators
Setting rate, volume, and time in ventilatory support
Respiratory support with positive end-expiratory pressure
Volume-controlled mechanical ventilation
Pressure-controlled mechanical ventilation
Pressure support ventilation
High-frequency ventilation and oscillation
Prone positioning in the ICU
Failure to ventilate in critical illness
Ventilator trauma in the critically ill
Assessment and technique of weaning
Weaning failure in critical illness
Extracorporeal respiratory and cardiac support techniques in the ICU
Treating respiratory failure with extracorporeal support in the ICU
Aspiration of gastric contents in the critically ill
Inhalation injury in the ICU
Pathophysiology of acute respiratory distress syndrome
Therapeutic strategy in acute respiratory distress syndrome
Pathophysiology and causes of airflow limitation
Therapeutic approach to bronchospasm and asthma
Therapeutic strategy in acute or chronic airflow limitation
Pathophysiology and therapeutic strategy of respiratory acidosis
Pathophysiology and therapeutic strategy of respiratory alkalosis
Pathophysiology of pneumonia
Diagnosis and management of community-acquired pneumonia
Diagnosis and management of nosocomial pneumonia
Diagnosis and management of atypical pneumonia
Pathophysiology and prevention of sputum retention
Lung recruitment techniques in the ICU
Chest physiotherapy and tracheobronchial suction in the ICU
Toilet bronchoscopy in the ICU
Pathophysiology of pleural cavity disorders
Management of pneumothorax and bronchial fistulae
Management of pleural effusion and haemothorax
Pathophysiology and causes of haemoptysis
Therapeutic approach in haemoptysis
Microbiological surveillance in the critically ill
Novel biomarkers of infection in the critically ill
Definition, epidemiology and general management of nosocomial infection
Healthcare worker screening for nosocomial pathogens
Environmental decontamination and isolation strategies in the ICU
Antimicrobial selection policies in the ICU
Oral, nasopharyngeal and gut decontamination in the ICU
Diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of device-related infection in the ICU
Antibiotic resistance in the ICU
Drug-induced depression of immunity in the critically ill
HIV in the critically ill
Diagnosis and management of malaria in the ICU
Diagnosis and management of viral haemorrhagic fevers in the ICU
Other tropical diseases in the ICU
Assessment of sepsis in the critically ill
Management of sepsis in the critically ill
Pathophysiology of septic shock
Management of septic shock in the critically ill
Ethical decision making in withdrawing and withholding treatment
Management of the dying patient
Beating heart organ donation
Non-beating heart organ donation
Post-mortem examination in the ICU

from The ESC Textbook of Intensive and Acute Cardiovascular Care, Second Edition:

Acute dyspnoea in the emergency department
Recommendations for the structure, organization, and operation of intensive cardiac care units
The intensive cardiac care unit team
The heart team in acute cardiac care
Ethical issues in cardiac arrest and acute cardiac care: a European perspective
Pathophysiology and clinical assessment of the cardiovascular system (including pulmonary artery catheter)
The respiratory system
Neurological assessment of the acute cardiac care patient
Monitoring of the kidneys, liver, and other vital organs
Blood gas analysis: Acid–base, fluid, and electrolyte disorders
Clinical assessment and monitoring of chest radiographs
Echocardiography and thoracic ultrasound
Ultrasound-guided vascular access in intensive/acute cardiac care
Computed tomography angiography and other applications of computed tomography
Cardiac magnetic resonance in the intensive and cardiac care unit
Non-invasive ventilation
Temporary pacing
Chest tubes
Renal Support Therapy
Portable (short-term) mechanical circulatory support
Implanted cardiac support devices
Nutrition support in acute cardiac care
Physiotherapy in critically ill patients
Donor organ management


from Oxford Handbook of Emergency Medicine, Fifth Edition: