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date: 05 May 2021

A
A–a gradient [link]
ABC mental health assessment [link][link]
ABCDE assessment [link][link], [link][link], [link][link]
Abdomen
acute [link]
assessment of [link][link], [link][link], [link], [link]
Abdominal compartment syndrome [link], [link][link]
Abdominal distension [link][link], [link]
Abdominal injuries [link], [link]
Abdominal perfusion pressure (APP) [link]
Abducens nerve [link]
Absorption, minimizing poison [link][link]
Acetylcysteine [link], [link][link]
Acid–base disturbances [link], [link], [link]; see also specific disturbances
Acidaemia [link]
Acidosis [link][link], [link], [link], [link][link]
metabolic [link], [link], [link]
respiratory [link], [link]
Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) [link][link]
Activated charcoal [link], [link][link]
Activated clotting time (ACT) [link]
Activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT) [link], [link]
Acuity levels [link], [link][link]
Acute abdomen [link]
Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) [link][link]
Acute haemolytic reactions [link][link]
Acute kidney injury (AKI) [link]
identification and detection of [link][link]
major burns [link]
management of [link][link]
specific disorders associated with [link][link]
Acute lymphatic leukaemia (ALL) [link]
Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) [link]
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) [link][link], [link][link]
sepsis-induced [link][link]
Acute ventilatory failure [link]
Addison’s disease [link][link]
Admission
admission criteria [link][link]
critical care delivery changes and [link][link]
levels of care [link][link]
organization of [link][link]
preparation for trauma patient [link]
prevention of [link][link], [link][link]
Adrenal cortisol insufficiency [link]
Adrenaline (epinephrine) [link], [link]
anaphylaxis [link], [link]
cardiac arrest [link], [link]
fear and [link]
sepsis [link]
Adrenocorticotropic hormone [link], [link][link]
Advance care planning/decisions [link], [link][link]
Advanced life support [link][link], [link]
Affective domain, mental health assessment [link]
Air embolism [link]
Airway adjunct assessment [link]
Airway assessment/management
ABCDE assessment [link]
abnormal breath sound indications [link]
acute kidney injury (AKI) [link]
anaphylaxis [link]
blast injuries [link]
chest injuries [link]
head-to-toe assessment [link][link]
major airway injuries [link]
major burns [link]
maxillofacial injuries [link][link]
spinal cord injuries [link]
trauma assessment [link], [link]
Airway compromise/obstruction [link]
Airway pressure (Pinsp) [link], [link]
Airway pressure release ventilation (APRV) [link]
Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) [link]
Alcoholic liver disease [link]
Aldosterone [link]
Alert Verbal Pain Unresponsive (AVPU) response [link]
Alfentanil [link][link]
Alkaline phosphatase [link]
Alkalosis [link][link], [link]
metabolic [link], [link], [link]
respiratory [link], [link]
Allergies
anaphylaxis see Anaphylaxis
illicit drugs [link][link]
Alpha amylase [link]
Alpha blockade [link]
Alpha fetoprotein [link]
Alpha1 (α‎1) receptor [link]
Alpha2 (α‎2) agonists [link], [link]
Alpha2 (α‎2) receptor [link]
Alprostadil (PGE1) [link]
Alveolar gas equation [link]
Alveolar surface tension [link]
Alveolar ventilation (V) [link][link]
Amino acids [link], [link]
Aminophylline [link]
Aminosteroids [link], [link]
Amiodarone [link]
Amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) [link][link]
Amphetamines [link][link]
Anaemia
anaemic hypoxia [link]
blood transfusion [link]
sickle-cell [link][link]
Anaesthetics [link], [link], [link]
Anaphylactoid reaction [link]
Anaphylactoid syndrome of pregnancy (ASP) [link][link]
Anaphylaxis [link], [link][link]
anaphylactic shock [link]
Anatomical dead space [link]
Aneurysm, cerebral artery [link][link]
Angina, unstable [link][link]
Angiotensin II [link]
Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors [link], [link]
Antiarrhythmic medications [link], [link]
Antibiotic therapy [link][link]
Anticholinergic toxidrome [link]
Anticoagulation therapy [link][link]
renal replacement therapy [link][link], [link][link]
see also specific drugs/disorders
Anticholinergic drugs [link], [link][link], [link][link]
Anticonvulsant medication [link][link], [link][link], [link]; see also Anti-epileptic drugs
Antidepressant medication [link][link], [link]
tricyclic antidepressant poisoning [link][link]
Antidiuretic hormone [link], [link], [link], [link]
syndrome of inappropriate secretion of (SIADH) [link][link]
Antidotes [link], [link]
Anti-epileptic drugs [link]; see also Anticonvulsant medication
Antiglomerular basement membrane (anti-GBM) antibodies [link]
Antihistamines [link], [link]
Antihypertensive medication [link][link]
Antimicrobial therapy [link]
Antipsychotic drugs [link], [link]
Antithyroid medication [link][link]
Anxiety
acute coronary syndrome (ACS) [link]
impact of critical care [link], [link], [link], [link][link]
patient transfer [link]
rehabilitation [link]
renal replacement therapy [link]
Aortic rupture [link]
Apixaban [link]
Apnoea test [link][link]
Argatroban [link]
Arrhythmias, cardiac see Cardiac arrhythmias
Arterial blood gases see Blood gas analysis
Arterial lines, transduced arterial monitoring [link][link]
Arterial waveforms [link][link]
Ascites [link]
Aspartate transaminase [link]
Aspiration [link], [link], [link]
Aspirin [link], [link], [link]
Assessment [link][link]
blood gas analysis [link][link], [link]
cardiovascular [link][link]
discharge [link][link]
educational initiatives [link]
gastrointestinal [link][link]
head-to-toe [link][link], [link], [link]
initial [link][link]
laboratory investigations see Laboratory investigations
mental health [link][link], [link]
mouth [link]
National Early Warning Score (NEWS) [link][link]
neurological [link][link]
pharmacological paralysis [link]
poisoning [link][link]
principles and strategies [link]
rehabilitation care pathway [link], [link][link]
respiratory [link], [link][link], [link][link]
SBAR tool [link]
sensory [link][link]
train-of-four [link]
trauma [link][link], [link]
see also specific conditions/disorders
Asthma [link][link]
Asystole [link][link], [link][link]
Atelectasis [link]
Atracurium [link], [link]
Atrial fibrillation [link][link]
Atrial flutter [link]
Atrioventricular (AV) block [link]
Auscultation [link], [link][link]
Autodigestion [link]
Autonomic dysreflexia [link][link]
Autonomic signs, hyperglycaemia [link]
Autonomy, respect for [link]
Azathioprine [link]


B
B cells [link]
Bacterial contamination, transfusion [link]
Balanced isotonic crystalloid solutions [link][link]
Balance’s sign [link]
Balloon tamponade [link][link]
Barbiturates [link], [link], [link]
barbiturate coma therapy [link]
Barotrauma [link]
Base excess (BE) [link][link]
Basophils [link]
Battle’s sign [link]
Beck’s triad [link], [link]
Behavioural Pain Scale (BPS) [link]
Behavioural problems [link], [link]
Beneficence [link]
Benzodiazepines [link], [link], [link]
overdose [link], [link]
Benzylisoquinolinium drugs [link], [link]
Berger’s disease [link]
Best interests [link]
Beta (β‎) adrenoreceptor blockers [link]
Beta1 (β‎1) receptor [link]
Beta2 (β‎2) agonist bronchodilators [link], [link][link]
Beta2 (β‎2) receptor [link]
Beta blockers [link], [link][link]
Bicarbonate (HCO3) [link][link], [link], [link][link], [link], [link]
Bi-level positive airway pressure (BPAP) [link][link]
Bilirubin [link]
Bioethical principles [link][link]
Bispectral Index (BIS) [link][link]
Bivalirudin [link]
Blast injuries [link]
Blepharitis [link]
Blood flow rate (BFR) [link]
Blood gas analysis [link][link], [link]
brainstem death (BSD) testing [link]
carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning [link]
traumatic brain injury [link][link], [link]
Blood glucose levels
diabetes mellitus [link]
diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) [link][link], [link]
fasting [link]
hyperglycaemia [link], [link], [link][link]
hypoglycaemia [link], [link], [link][link], [link][link]
methods of increasing [link]
normal range [link]
post-resuscitation care [link][link]
Blood pressure
high see Hypertension
low see Hypotension
monitoring [link][link]
normal range [link]
trauma assessment [link]
vasoactive medications [link][link]
Blood tests
normal values for common [link]
see also Laboratory investigations; specific disorders
Blood transfusion see Transfusion
Blood volume, circulating [link][link]
BNP [link]
Body temperature see Temperature (body)
Body weight, ideal [link]
Bone density, loss of [link]
Bone marrow [link]
Bowel irrigation [link]
Boyle’s law [link]
Brainstem death (BSD)
organ donation [link][link], [link]
testing [link][link]
Brain injury, traumatic (TBI) [link][link], [link], [link]
Brain tissue oxygenation monitoring [link]
Breath sounds [link], [link], [link]
Breathing
assessment/monitoring/ management see Respiratory (breathing)
assessment/monitoring/management
Kussmaul [link]
work of [link], [link]
Bristol Stool Chart [link][link], [link], [link], [link]
British Association of Critical Care Nurses (BACCN)
Position Statement Standards on visiting [link]
staffing levels [link][link]
Bronchodilators [link], [link][link], [link]
Buffering [link][link]
Buffers, renal replacement therapy [link]
Burn shock [link]
Burns, major [link][link]


C
Caesarean section [link][link], [link]
Calcitonin [link]
Calcium
cardiac arrest [link]
daily requirements [link]
hypocalcaemia [link][link], [link], [link]
normal blood test values [link]
renal replacement therapy [link], [link]
Calcium-channel blockers [link], [link]
Caloric requirements, parenteral nutrition [link]
Capillary refill time [link]
Capnography [link][link], [link][link]
Carbohydrate
daily requirements [link]
hypercapnia and [link][link]
parenteral nutrition [link]
Carbon dioxide levels
brainstem death (BSD) testing [link]
capnography [link][link], [link][link]
end-tidal (ETCO2) [link][link]
hypercapnia [link][link], [link]
hypocapnic bronchoconstriction [link]
transportation [link][link]
Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning [link][link]
Carboxyhaemoglobin (COHb) [link]
Cardiac arrest [link][link], [link][link]
in pregnancy [link]
Cardiac arrhythmias [link]
antiarrhythmic medications [link], [link]
asystole [link][link], [link][link]
atrial fibrillation [link][link]
carbon monoxide poisoning [link]
extrasystoles [link][link]
heart blocks [link][link]
life-threatening [link][link], [link][link]
pacing and overriding [link]
pulseless electrical activity [link], [link][link]
sinus bradycardia [link][link]
sinus tachycardia [link][link]
supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) [link], [link]
ventricular fibrillation (VF) [link], [link][link], [link][link]
ventricular tachycardia (VT) [link], [link], [link][link]
Cardiac markers [link]
Cardiac output
hypotension/shock [link], [link], [link], [link]
mechanical ventilation effects [link][link]
monitoring [link][link]
Cardiac rhythm
abnormal see Cardiac arrhythmias
assessment [link]
Cardiogenic shock [link], [link]
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) [link][link], [link]
Cardiovascular assessment/ monitoring/support [link][link]
12-lead ECG monitoring [link][link]
acute coronary syndrome [link][link]
acute heart failure [link][link]
assessment [link][link], [link], [link]
blood pressure monitoring [link][link]
cardiac arrhythmias see Cardiac arrhythmias
cardiac output monitoring [link][link]
cardiovascular medication [link][link]
central venous pressure (CVP) monitoring [link][link]
continuous ECG monitoring [link]
hypertension see Hypertension
hypotension see Hypotension
infective endocarditis [link]
initial trauma management [link]
intra-aortic balloon pump [link]
introduction to monitoring [link], [link]
pacing [link][link]
patient transfer [link], [link][link]
pericarditis [link][link]
troubleshooting ECG recordings [link]
vasoactive medications [link][link]
Cardiovascular medication [link][link], [link]
Care bundles [link][link]
diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) [link][link]
high-impact interventions [link][link]
hyperglycaemic hyperosmolar state (HHS) [link][link]
sepsis [link]
ventilation-associated pneumonia reduction [link][link]
Catecholamine excess [link][link]
CD4 cells [link], [link][link]
CD8 cells [link]
Cell types, immune system [link][link]
Central pontine myelinolysis [link][link]
Central venous catheters
insertion care bundle [link]
parenteral nutrition [link][link]
Central venous pressure (CVP) [link], [link][link]
Cerebral artery aneurysm [link][link]
Cerebral oedema [link][link], [link]
Cerebral perfusion pressure (CPP) [link]
Cerebral salt washing (CSW) [link][link]
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) drainage [link]
Cervical spine control [link], [link], [link][link]
Characteristics, modern critical care service [link]
Chemotherapy [link][link]
Chest drain [link][link], [link], [link]
Chest infection [link]
Chest injuries [link][link]
Chest pain [link][link], [link]
Chest physiotherapy [link][link]
Chest wall compliance [link][link]
Cheyne–Stokes respiration [link]
Chloride [link]
Chlorphenamine [link], [link]
Cholesterol [link]
Cholinergic crisis [link][link]
Cholinergic toxidrome [link]
Chromium [link]
Chronic lymphatic leukaemia (CLL) [link]
Chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) [link]
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) [link][link]
Circulation assessment/management
acute kidney injury (AKI) [link]
anaphylaxis [link]
assessment [link], [link], [link], [link]
blast injuries [link]
chest injuries [link]
diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) [link]
initial trauma management [link]
major burns [link][link]
massive haemorrhage [link][link]
maxillofacial injuries [link]
post-resuscitation care [link][link]
spinal cord injuries [link][link]
Circulatory hypoxia [link]
Circulatory overload [link]
Cirrhosis [link]
Cisatracurium [link], [link]
Citrate [link], [link]
Cleaning [link]
Clinical guidelines
care bundles see Care bundles
parenteral nutrition [link]
Clopidogrel [link]
Clotting disorders [link][link], [link][link]; see also specific disorders
Coagulation management
traumatic haemorrhage [link]
Coagulopathy [link][link], [link][link]; see also specific disorders
Cocaine [link]
Codeine [link]
Cognition
mental health assessment [link]
neurological assessment [link]
rehabilitation and cognitive problems [link]
Colloid IV fluids [link]
Communication [link]
admission [link]
delirium [link]
family/carers/friends [link], [link][link], [link]
intubated patients [link]
mental health and barriers to [link]
multidisciplinary team [link]
pain management and barriers to [link][link]
patient transfer [link], [link]
teamwork [link][link]
Community-acquired pneumonia [link]
Compartment syndrome [link][link], [link]
abdominal [link], [link][link]
Compassion [link], [link]
Compensation [link], [link]
Competencies, admission [link][link]
Compliance, chest wall [link][link]
Comprehensive Critical Care: a review of adult critical care services [link], [link]
Conflict of interest [link]
Confusion [link][link], [link], [link]
Confusion Assessment Method-ICU (CAM-ICU) [link][link], [link]
Conjunctivitis [link]
Consciousness
assessment [link]
brainstem death (BSD) [link][link]
Constipation [link][link], [link], [link][link]
Contamination, transfusion [link]
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) [link], [link][link], [link][link]
Contractures [link]
Controlled mechanical ventilation (CMV) [link], [link]
Contusions [link]
Convection [link], [link]
Coordination [link]
Copper [link]
Corneal reflex [link][link]
Cortical necrosis [link]
Corticosteroids see Steroid therapy
Cortisol [link]
Cost-effectiveness [link][link]
Cough reflex [link][link]
Counter-pulsation therapy [link]
Court of Protection [link]
Crack cocaine [link]
Crackles, breath sounds [link]
Cranial nerves
brainstem death (BSD) tests [link]
examination [link]
Craniectomy, decompressive [link]
Creatinine kinase [link]
Cricoid pressure [link][link]
Critical care beds
health emergency demands [link][link]
lack of [link], [link][link]
occupancy rate [link][link]
preparation of bed area [link], [link]
transfer and availability of [link][link]
Critical Care Network National Nurse Leads [link][link]
Critical care networks [link]
Critical care services
characteristics of modern [link]
outreach [link]
‘Critical care without walls’ concept [link], [link][link]
Critical illness myopathy [link]
Critical illness polyneuropathy [link]
Cryoglobulinaemia [link]
Cryoprecipitate [link][link]
Crystalloid IV fluids [link][link]
Cullen’s sign [link][link], [link]
Cushing’s triad [link]
Cyanosis [link]
Cytochrome oxidase [link]


D
Dabigatran [link]
Daily interruption of sedation (DIS) [link][link]
Dalton’s law [link]
Damage-control resuscitation, principles [link][link]
Danaparoid [link]
D-dimer [link]
Death
brainstem death (BSD) testing [link][link]
preventable [link][link]
Decision-making process
admission [link][link]
end-of-life care [link][link]
mental capacity and [link][link]
teamwork [link][link]
Decompressive craniectomy [link]
Deep vein thrombosis [link][link]
Demineralization [link]
Dendritic cells [link]
Department of Health
care bundles see Care bundles
Comprehensive Critical Care: a review of adult critical care services [link], [link]
levels of care [link][link]
Dependency levels [link][link]
Depression [link][link], [link]
Deprivation of liberty safeguards (DOLS) [link]
Deterioration (patient)
during patient transfer [link][link]
recognition of [link][link], [link][link], [link][link]
Dexmedetomidine [link]
Dextrose [link]
Diabetes insipidus (DI) [link], [link][link]
Diabetes mellitus [link]
Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) [link][link]
Diamorphine (heroin) [link][link], [link], [link]
Diaphragmatic rupture [link]
Diarrhoea [link][link]
Diffuse axonal injury [link]
Diffusion [link], [link]
Diffusion limitation [link]
Disability assessment [link], [link], [link]
Discharge, critical care [link][link]
Disease transmission, transfusion [link]
Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) [link][link], [link][link]
Diuretics [link], [link], [link]
forced diuresis [link]
Dobutamine [link], [link][link], [link]
Documentation
admission preparation [link]
initial assessment [link][link]
patient transfer [link]
Dopamine [link], [link]
Dopaminergic receptor [link]
Dopexamine [link], [link]
Doppler
cardiac output measurement [link][link]
transcranial [link]
Drowning [link][link]
Dying patient
care of [link]
Dynamic compliance [link]


E
Early goal-directed therapy [link]
Early warning scores [link][link]
Ears, maxillofacial injuries [link]
ECG (electrocardiogram) monitoring [link]
3-lead [link], [link]
5-lead [link]
12-lead [link][link]
acute coronary syndrome (ACS) [link], [link]
approach to analysis/interpretation [link][link], [link]
asystole [link]
atrial fibrillation [link]
continuous [link], [link]
extrasystoles [link]
head-to-toe assessment [link]
heart blocks [link], [link]
hypothermia [link][link]
normal complex [link][link], [link], [link]
pericardial effusion [link]
pericarditis [link]
pulseless electrical activity [link]
sinus bradycardia [link][link]
sinus rhythm [link]
sinus tachycardia [link]
subarachnoid haemorrhage [link][link]
supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) [link]
troubleshooting [link]
ventricular fibrillation (VF) [link]
ventricular tachycardia (VT) [link]
Eclampsia [link][link]
Ecstasy [link][link]
Ectopic beats [link][link]
Edrophonium test [link][link]
Education initiatives [link]
Efficiency [link][link]
Elastic fibres, lung [link]
Electroencephalograms (EEG) [link][link], [link]
Electrolytes/electrolyte imbalance
cardiac arrest [link]
daily requirements [link]
diabetic ketoacidosis [link], [link]
massive blood transfusion [link]
parenteral nutrition [link]
see also IV fluids and electrolytes; specific electrolytes/imbalances
Elimination
assessment [link][link]
immobility complications [link]
Emergencies (management of) [link][link]
anaphylaxis [link][link]
cardiac arrest and advanced life support [link][link]
massive haemorrhage [link][link]
preparation for health emergencies [link][link]
Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response (EPRR) [link][link]
Emergency response teams [link]
Empathy [link]
Emphysema, subcutaneous [link]
Empyema [link]
Enalapril [link]
Encephalopathy, hepatic [link][link], [link], [link], [link][link]
End of life, recognition of [link]
End-of-life care [link][link]
advance care planning [link]
brainstem death testing [link][link]
care of relatives, family and friends [link]
care of the dying patient [link]
decision making [link][link]
end of life recognition [link]
issues in critical care [link]
organ donation [link][link]
End-tidal CO2 (ETCO2) [link][link]
Endocarditis, infective [link]
Endotracheal intubation [link][link]
cuff pressure [link][link]
drugs used during [link]
extubation process [link]
management [link], [link][link]
oral hygiene [link][link]
pharmacological paralysis [link]
process of [link][link]
Enteral nutrition [link], [link], [link][link]
acute kidney injury (AKI) [link]
constipation [link]
gastrointestinal haemorrhage [link][link]
hypomotility [link], [link]
refeeding syndrome [link]
severe sepsis [link][link]
Environment
mental health and [link]
patient transfer issues [link][link]
situation awareness [link]
sleep changes and [link][link]
staffing levels and [link][link]
Eosinophils [link]
Epicardial pacing [link]
Epidural [link]
Epilepsy [link][link], [link]
Epinephrine see Adrenaline (epinephrine)
Epoprostenol (prostacyclin) [link], [link][link], [link]
Equipment
admission preparation [link], [link]
infection control [link]
patient transfer [link], [link], [link][link]
personal protective [link], [link], [link]
rehabilitation [link]
see also specific equipment/procedures
Erythrocyte disorders [link][link]
Erythrocyte sedimentation rate [link]
Escalation process [link][link]
Esmolol [link]
Ethanol [link]
Ethics, end-of-life care [link][link]
Ewart’s sign [link]
Excretion, increased poison [link]
Expiratory positive airway pressure (EPAP) [link][link]
Exposure
ABCDE assessment [link]
head-to-toe assessment [link]
major burns [link]
trauma assessment [link]
Exposure keratopathy [link]
Extracorporeal elimination [link]
Extracorporeal membrane oxgenation (ECMO) [link]
Extradural haematoma [link]
Extrasystoles [link][link]
Extubation [link][link]
Eye care [link][link]
Eye injuries [link]
Eye opening assessment [link]


F
Face masks [link], [link]
Facial nerve [link]
Factor II [link]
Factor Xa inhibitors (Fxals) [link]
Failure to rescue [link][link]
Family/carers/friends
communication on admission [link]
discharge [link][link]
end-of-life care [link], [link][link], [link][link]
family care [link][link]
patient diaries [link]
patient transfer [link], [link]
visiting [link]
Fat (lipids) [link], [link]
Fat embolism [link][link], [link]
Fear [link]
Febrile non-haemolytic reactions, transfusion [link]
Fentanyl [link][link], [link]
Ferritin [link]
Fetal monitoring [link]
Fibrinogen level [link]
Fibrinolysis [link][link]
Fidelity [link]
Filtration fraction (FF) [link]
Flail segment [link]
Flaps [link]
FloTrac© system [link]
Flow rate [link]
Fludrocortisone [link][link]
Fluid balance/therapy/resuscitation
acute kidney injury (AKI) [link]
fluid management (general) [link][link]
fluid status assessment [link]
hyperglycaemic hyperosmolar state (HHS) [link]
major burns [link][link]
postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) [link]
pre-eclampsia and eclampsia [link]
severe sepsis [link]
Fluid creep [link][link]
Fluid status assessment [link]
Flumazenil [link], [link]
Fluoride [link]
Folate [link]
Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) [link]
Follow-up [link][link]
Fondaparinux [link]
Forced diuresis [link]
Fosphenytoin [link]
Fractionated inspired oxygen concentration (FiO2) [link][link], [link][link], [link], [link][link]
Fractures [link]
maxillofacial [link]
pelvic [link]
Free water (FW) deficit [link]
Fresh frozen plasma (FFP) [link][link], [link]
Functional residual capacity (FRC) [link], [link][link], [link]
Furosemide [link]


G
Gait [link]
Gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase [link]
Gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) [link]
Gas exchange, lung [link][link]
Gastric emptying, delayed [link][link]
Gastric residual assessment [link]
Gastric residual volume (GRV) [link], [link], [link][link]
Gastrointestinal care [link][link]
abdominal compartment syndrome [link], [link][link]
acute abdomen [link]
acute liver failure [link][link]
assessment [link][link], [link]
chronic liver failure [link][link]
constipation [link][link], [link], [link][link]
diarrhoea [link][link]
gastrointestinal haemorrhage [link][link]
hypomotility [link], [link][link]
monitoring [link][link]
pancreatitis [link][link]
patient transfer [link],
refeeding syndrome [link][link]
vomiting [link]
General anaesthesia, status epilepticus [link]
General Medical Council (GMC) [link][link], [link][link]
Generic care [link][link]
anxiety and fear [link]
care bundles [link][link]
colloid IV fluids [link]
communication with patient [link]
crystalloid IV fluids [link][link]
enteral nutrition [link][link]
eye care [link][link]
family care [link][link]
fluid management [link][link]
high-impact interventions [link][link]
immobility [link]
infection prevention and control [link][link]
non-technical skills [link][link]
nutritional daily requirements [link]
nutritional implications of critical care [link][link]
opioids (medication review) [link][link]
oral hygiene [link][link]
pain management [link][link]
parenteral nutrition [link][link]
pharmacological paralysis [link]
sedation [link]
sleep [link][link]
visiting [link]
Genito-urinary injuries [link]
Gestational diabetes [link]
Gingiva [link]
Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) [link], [link][link]
Globulin [link]
Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) [link], [link][link]
Glomerulonephritis, acute [link]
Glossopharyngeal nerve [link]
Glucagon [link], [link]
Glucose
crystalloid IV fluids [link][link]
fasting [link]
hypoglycaemia management [link]
Glyceryl trinitrate (GTN) [link]
Glycopyrronium bromide [link][link]
Goodpasture’s syndrome/disease [link], [link]
Granulocytes [link]
Granulomatous lung disease [link]
Graves’ disease [link]
Grey Turner’s sign [link][link], [link]
Growth hormone [link]
Guillain–Barré syndrome (GBS) [link][link]
Gut motility, decreased [link], [link][link]


H
Haematocrit [link]
Haematology [link][link]
anticoagulation therapy [link][link]
blood components for transfusion [link][link]
blood transfusion complications [link][link]
blood transfusion hazards [link][link]
clotting disorders [link][link]
erythrocyte disorders [link][link]
leucocyte disorders [link][link]
thrombocyte disorders [link][link]
see also specific disorders
Haematoma
intracerebral/intraparenchymal [link]
subdural [link]
Haemodiafiltration, continuous venovenous (CVVHDF) [link], [link]
Haemodialysis, intermittent (IHD) [link]
Haemodynamic support, severe sepsis [link][link]
Haemofiltration, continuous venovenous (CVVH) [link], [link]
Haemoglobin (Hb) [link], [link][link], [link]
carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning [link]
carboxyhaemoglobin (COHb) [link]
mean cell (MHC) [link]
oxyhaemoglobin (OxyHb) [link][link], [link], [link]
sickle-cell (HbS) [link][link]
Haemolysis, Elevated Liver Enzymes and Low Platelets (HELLP) syndrome [link]
Haemolytic reactions, blood transfusion [link][link]
Haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS) [link][link]
Haemophilia [link]
Haemorrhage
anticoagulation therapy [link][link]
gastrointestinal [link][link]
massive [link][link]
maxillofacial injuries [link][link]
pelvic fractures [link]
postpartum (PPH) [link][link]
subarachnoid [link], [link][link]
trauma assessment [link]
traumatic [link][link]
Haemothorax [link][link]
Haloperidol [link]
Hand hygiene [link], [link]
Handover [link], [link]
Harm prevention [link]
Hartmann’s solution [link][link]
Head assessment [link][link]
Head injury (traumatic brain injury) [link][link], [link], [link]
Head-to-toe assessment [link][link], [link], [link]
Health emergencies [link][link]
Heart blocks [link][link]
Heart failure, acute [link][link], [link]
Heart rate
normal [link]
in shock [link]
Heat and moisture exchanger (HME) [link]
HELLP syndrome [link]
Henoch–Schönlein purpura [link]
Heparin [link]
heparin-induced thromboctyopenia (HIT) syndrome [link]
renal replacement therapy [link], [link], [link][link]
Hepatic encephalopathy [link][link], [link], [link], [link][link]
Hepatorenal syndrome [link], [link], [link]
Heroin (diamorphine) [link][link], [link], [link]
High-frequency ventilation (HFV) [link][link]
High-impact interventions [link][link]
Hirudin [link]
History-taking
cardiovascular assessment [link]
gastrointestinal assessment [link][link]
neurological assessment [link][link]
poisoning assessment [link]
principles of [link]
respiratory assessment [link]
Histotoxic hypoxia [link]
Hospital-acquired infection [link], [link]
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) [link][link]
Humidification [link], [link], [link]
Hydralazine [link]
Hydrocortisone [link], [link], [link][link], [link], [link]
Hydrogen ions [link]
Hydroxyethyl starch (HES) [link]
Hydroxyindole acetic acid [link]
Hydroxymethylmandelic acid [link]
Hyperactive patient [link][link]
Hypercapnia [link][link], [link]
permissive [link]
Hyperchloraemia [link]
Hyperglycaemia [link], [link], [link][link]
Hyperglycaemic hyperosmolar state (HHS) [link][link]
Hyperkalaemia [link], [link], [link], [link]
Hyperlipidaemia [link]
Hypermetabolism [link]
Hyperoxaemia [link]
Hyperpyrexia [link][link]
Hyper-resonance [link]
Hypersensitivity vasculitis [link]
Hypertension [link][link]
antihypertensive medication [link][link]
autonomic dysreflexia [link][link]
hypertensive crisis [link][link], [link][link]
intra-abdominal [link]
pre-eclampsia and eclampsia [link][link]
Hyperthyroidism [link][link]
Hypertonic crystalloid solutions [link]
Hypnotic toxidrome [link]
Hypoactive patient [link][link]
Hypocalcaemia [link][link], [link]
Hypocapnic bronchoconstriction [link]
Hypoglossal nerve [link]
Hypoglycaemia [link], [link], [link][link], [link][link]
Hypokalaemia [link], [link]
Hypomagnesaemia [link], [link]
Hypomotility [link], [link][link]
Hyponatraemia [link][link]
Hypophosphataemia [link]
Hypotension [link][link], [link], [link][link]
permissive [link][link]
sepsis-induced [link], [link]
Hypothermia [link][link]
cardiac arrest [link]
drowning [link][link]
major burns [link]
massive blood transfusion [link]
secondary [link]
therapeutic [link][link], [link], [link][link], [link]
traumatic haemorrhage [link][link]
Hypothyroidism [link][link]
Hypotonic crystalloid solutions [link]
Hypoxia [link], [link], [link]
hypoxic [link]
Hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction [link]
Hypovolaemia [link], [link], [link]
Hypovolaemic shock [link]
Hysteresis [link]


I
Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) [link]
Illicit drug overdose [link][link]
Immobility [link]
Immune response, sepsis and SIRS [link][link]
Immunocompromised patient [link]
Immunoglobulins [link], [link], [link], [link][link]
intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) [link][link], [link]
Immunology [link][link]
anaphylactic and anaphylactoid reactions [link]
human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) [link][link]
immune system components [link][link]
immunocompromised patient [link]
systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) [link][link]
vasculitic disorders [link]
Immunosuppression [link]
Indemnity information [link]
Independent Mental Capacity Advocate (IMCA) [link]
Individuality [link], [link]
Industry [link]
Infection
chest [link]
diarrhoea causation [link]
hospital-acquired infection [link], [link]
immobility complications [link]
immunocompromised patient [link]
initial assessment [link][link]
intubated patient [link]
major burns [link]
prevention and control [link][link], [link]
sepsis see Sepsis
urinary tract infection [link]
see also specific infections
Infective endocarditis [link]
Inflammatory response [link][link], [link], [link][link]
systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) [link], [link][link], [link], [link][link]
Information provision [link]
admission [link]
discharge [link]
family/carers [link], [link][link], [link]
multidisciplinary team [link]
patient transfer [link], [link]
rehabilitation [link][link], [link]
Inotropic therapy [link][link], [link][link], [link]
Inspiratory:expiratory (I:E) ratio [link], [link], [link]
Inspiratory flow rate [link]
Inspiratory positive airway pressure (IPAP) [link][link]
Insulin
diabetes mellitus [link]
diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) [link][link], [link]
fixed rate IV insulin infusion (FRIII) [link][link], [link], [link]
hyperglycaemic hyperosmolar state (HHS) [link]
total parenteral nutrition (TPN) [link]
Insurance, inter-hospital transfer [link]
Integration, of services [link]
Integument, assessment of [link]
Intensive Care Delirium Screening Checklist (ICDSC) [link][link]
Intensive Care Society
levels of care [link][link]
patient transfer [link]
Intensive Care Unit Support Teams for Ex-Patients (ICUsteps) [link], [link]
Inter-hospital transfer [link][link], [link][link]
Intermittent positive pressure ventilation (IPPV) see Mechanical ventilation
International normalized ratio (INR) [link][link], [link][link]
Interstitial lung disease [link]
Intubation [link][link]
communication assistance devices [link]
major burns [link]
spinal cord injuries [link]
Intra-abdominal hypertension [link]
Intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) [link], [link], [link][link]
Intra-aortic balloon pump [link]
Intracerebral haematoma [link]
Intracranial pressure (ICP)
emergency management of raised [link]
meningitis [link][link], [link][link]
monitoring [link], [link][link]
normal [link]
pharmacological paralysis indications [link]
physiological changes/signs of rising [link][link]
stepwise approach to reducing [link]
traumatic brain injury treatment [link][link]
Intra-hospital transfer [link][link]
Intraparenchymal haematoma [link]
Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) [link][link], [link]
Iodine [link], [link][link]
Ipratropium bromide [link], [link][link]
Iron [link]
Isolation [link], [link][link], [link]
Isotonic saline [link]
IV fluids and electrolytes [link], [link][link]; see also Fluid balance/therapy/resuscitation


J
Jet ventilation, high-frequency [link]
Joint British Diabetes Societies Inpatient Care Group [link][link], [link][link]
Joint stiffness [link]
Justice [link]


K
Kehr’s sign [link]
Keratitis [link]
Ketamine [link]
Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) [link]
Kidney injury, acute see Acute kidney injury (AKI)
Kussmaul breathing [link]


L
Labetalol [link]
Laboratory investigations [link]
cardiovascular assessment [link]
gastrointestinal assessment [link]
massive haemorrhage [link][link]
neurological assessment [link]
poisoning [link]
respiratory assessment [link]
trauma assessment [link]
see also specific disorders/tests
Lactate
normal levels [link][link]
paracetamol poisoning [link][link]
renal replacement therapy [link], [link]
Lactate dehydrogenase [link]
Lactated Ringer’s Solution [link][link]
Lactulose [link]
Laminar air flow [link]
Landmarking, respiratory [link], [link]
Language issues [link], [link], [link]
Larynx, fracture of [link]
Lasting power of attorney (LPA) [link], [link][link], [link]
Laxatives [link], [link]
Le Fort fractures [link]
Lead [link]
Lepirudin [link]
Levels of care [link][link]
Leucocyte disorders [link][link]
Leukaemia [link][link]
Lidocaine [link]
Limbs
assessment [link], [link], [link]
compartment syndrome [link]
Liothyronine sodium (T3) [link][link], [link]
Lipids [link], [link]
Lips, assessment/management [link]
Lithium dilution cardiac output [link][link]
Liver (hepatic) dysfunction/disorders
acute liver failure [link][link]
alcoholic liver disease [link]
chronic liver failure [link][link]
HELLP syndrome [link]
hepatic encephalopathy [link][link], [link], [link], [link][link]
hepatorenal syndrome [link], [link], [link]
non-alcoholic fatty liver disease [link]
non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) [link]
pain management and [link][link]
parenteral nutrition and [link]
Liver function tests (LFTs) [link]
Liver transplantation [link][link]
Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) [link]
Local anaesthetic, epidural [link]
Lorazepam [link]
Lung
blast [link]
physiology [link][link]
Luteinizing hormone [link]
Lymphatic system [link]
Lymphocytes [link]
Lymphoedema [link]


M
Magnesium levels [link]
daily requirements [link]
hypomagnesaemia [link], [link]
Magnesium sulfate [link], [link], [link]
Major burns [link][link]
Major incident [link][link]
Malignancy, AIDS-related [link][link]
Malnutrition [link][link]
Management of Surge and Escalation in Critical Care Services [link][link]
Mandible, fracture of [link]
Manganese [link]
Massive blood transfusion [link][link], [link][link]
Massive haemorrhage [link][link]
Mast cells [link], [link]
Maxilla, fracture of [link]
Maxillofacial injuries [link][link]
Mean arterial pressure (MAP)
abdominal compartment syndrome [link]
hypertension [link]
hypotension [link]
Mean cell haemoglobin [link]
Mean cell haemoglobin concentration [link]
Mean cell volume [link]
Mechanical aids, CPR [link]
Mechanical ventilation [link][link]
acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) [link][link]
assessment [link][link]
asthma [link]
body weight (ideal) [link]
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) [link][link]
controlled mechanical (CMV) [link], [link]
high-frequency ventilation [link][link]
hypercapnia management [link]
indications for [link]
modes of [link]
oxygenation improvement [link][link]
pharmacological paralysis [link]
physiological effects [link][link]
pressure-controlled ventilation [link]
pressure–volume relationships [link][link]
protective lung ventilation [link]
settings [link][link], [link]
severe sepsis [link][link]
staffing levels [link][link]
synchronized intermittent mandatory ventilation (SIMV) [link], [link]
troubleshooting [link], [link]
ventilator-associated pneumonia [link], [link], [link][link]
volume-controlled ventilation [link]
Medical emergency teams [link]
Medication
anaphylaxis management [link]
cardiac arrest and advanced life support [link]
cardiovascular [link][link]
diarrhoea causation [link]
immunocompromise causation [link]
massive transfusion [link]
renal replacement therapy effects [link]
see also specific disorders/drugs/drug types
Melatonium levels [link][link]
Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis [link]
Meningitis [link][link]
Meningococcal meningitis [link]
Mental capacity
assessment [link][link]
end-of-life decision making [link][link]
Mental health
assessment [link][link], [link]
factors affecting [link]
Metabolic abnormalities, parenteral nutrition [link]
Metabolic acidosis [link], [link], [link]
Metabolic alkalosis [link], [link], [link]
Metabolic disorders [link][link], [link]
Addison’s disease [link][link]
diabetes insipidus [link], [link][link]
diabetes mellitus [link]
diabetic ketoacidosis [link][link]
hyperglycaemic hyperosmolar state (HHS) [link][link]
hyperthyroidism [link][link]
hypoglycaemia [link], [link], [link][link], [link][link]
hypothyroidism [link][link]
phaeochromocytoma [link][link]
see also specific disorders
Metabolic syndrome [link]
Metanephrines [link]
Methaemoglobin [link]
Methyl salicylate [link]
Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) [link][link]
Microorganisms [link]
Midazolam [link]
Minnesota tube [link][link]
Minute volume (MV) [link], [link], [link]
Mobilization, early [link]
Mobitz type 2 block [link][link]
Molybdenum [link]
Monitoring systems
admission preparation [link]
patient transfer [link]
see also specific systems
Monocytes [link], [link]
Mood, assessment of [link]
Morphine [link][link], [link], [link]
Morton and Fontaine model [link][link]
Motor assessment [link][link], [link], [link]
brainstem death (BSD) testing [link][link]
Mouth
maxillofacial injuries’ management [link]
oral hygiene/assessment [link][link], [link][link]
Mucosa, oral [link]
Multidisciplinary team [link]
Multi-organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) [link], [link], [link]
Muscle atrophy [link]
Musculoskeletal injuries [link][link]
Myasthenia gravis [link][link]
Mycobacterium tuberculosis [link][link]
Myocardial contusions [link]
Myocardial depression [link][link]
Myocardial infarction [link][link]
non-ST-segment elevation (NSTEMI) [link][link], [link]
ST-segment elevation (STEMI) [link][link]
Myoglobin [link], [link], [link]
Myoglobinuria [link]
Myohaemoglobinuria [link]
Myopathy, critical illness [link]
Myxoedema [link][link]


N
N-acetyl-p-benzoquinone imine (NAPQI) [link]
Naloxone [link], [link]
Nasal cannulae [link]
Nasal fracture [link]
Nasoduodenal (ND) tube [link], [link]
Nasogastric (NG) tube [link][link], [link], [link], [link]
Nasojejunal (NJ) tube [link], [link]
Nasopharyngeal erosion [link][link]
National Early Warning Score (NEWS) [link][link]
National Poisons Information Service, TOXBASE [link][link], [link]
Natural killer cells [link]
Nebulizers
bronchodilators [link], [link][link]
oxygen therapy [link]
Negative air flow [link], [link]
Nephritis
acute glomerulonephritis [link]
acute interstitial [link]
Nephrolithiasis [link]
Nerve agents [link]
Neurogenic shock [link][link], [link][link]
Neuroglycopenic signs [link]
Neurological care [link][link]
assessment [link], [link][link], [link]
brain tissue oxygenation monitoring [link]
electroencephalograms (EEGs) [link][link], [link]
Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) [link][link]
Guillain–Barré syndrome [link][link]
intracranial monitoring [link]
meningitis [link][link]
monitoring [link][link], [link][link]
myasthenia gravis [link][link]
neurological compromise indicators [link]
sedation monitoring [link][link]
seizures [link]
subarachnoid haemorrhage [link][link]
transcranial Doppler [link]
traumatic brain injury [link][link]
Neuromuscular blocking agents (NMBA) [link], [link], [link]
Neuropathic pain [link][link]
Neutropenia [link][link], [link]
Neutropenic sepsis [link][link]
Neutrophils [link], [link][link]
NHS England [link][link]
NHS Litigation Authority [link]
NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence)
anaphylaxis [link][link]
care of relatives at end-of-life [link]
pre-eclampsia and eclampsia [link][link]
rehabilitation [link][link]
Nimodipine [link][link]
Nitrates [link], [link]
Nitric oxide [link][link], [link]
Nitrogen [link]
nitrogen washout [link]
Nitrogen dioxide [link]
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease [link]
Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) [link]
Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) [link], [link][link], [link][link]
Non-maleficence [link]
Non-pharmacological interventions
pain management [link]
sedation [link]
Non-rebreathing mask [link]
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) [link][link]
Non-ST-segment elevation (NSTEMI) [link][link], [link]
Non-technical skills [link][link]; see also specific skills
Noradrenaline (norepinephrine) [link], [link], [link], [link], [link][link]
Nose, maxillofacial injuries [link]
Nosocomial (hospital-acquired) infection [link], [link]
Nutrition
acute kidney injury (AKI) [link]
critical care implications [link][link]
daily requirements [link]
enteral see Enteral nutrition
head-to-toe assessment [link][link]
parenteral see Parenteral nutrition
severe sepsis [link][link]


O
Obstetric emergencies [link][link]
amniotic fluid embolism [link][link]
cardiac arrest in pregnancy [link]
HELLP syndrome [link]
postpartum haemorrhage [link][link]
pre-eclampsia and eclampsia [link][link]
pregnant critical care patients [link][link]
Obstructive shock [link]
Oculomotor nerve [link], [link]
Oculo-vestibular reflex [link][link]
Oedema
cerebral [link][link], [link]
lymphoedema [link]
orbital [link]
pulmonary [link], [link]
Oesophageal reflux [link][link]
Oesophagitis [link][link]
Oil of wintergreen [link]
Olanzapine [link]
Olfactory nerve [link]
Online resources, psychological support [link]
Open pneumothorax [link][link]
Opioids [link][link]
acute coronary syndrome (ACS) [link]
medication review [link][link]
overdose [link]
sedated patients [link]
toxidrome [link]
Optic nerve [link]
Oral hygiene [link][link], [link][link]
Orbital fracture [link]
Orbital oedema [link]
Organ donation [link][link], [link][link]
Organophosphates [link]
Orogastric (OG) tube [link]
Oropharyngeal secretions [link]
Oscillation, high-frequency [link][link]
Osmolality [link], [link], [link]
Otitis [link][link]
Oxygen
fractionated inspired oxygen concentration (FiO2) [link][link], [link][link], [link], [link][link]
oxygen saturation see Oxygen saturation
oxygen therapy see Oxygenation/oxygen therapy
partial pressure of alveloar (PAO2) [link]
partial pressure of brain (PbtO2) [link]
Oxygen saturation [link][link]
ABCDE assessment [link]
arterial blood (SpO2) [link]
brainstem death (BSD) testing [link]
carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning [link]
Oxygenation/oxygen therapy [link][link]
acute coronary syndrome (ACS) [link]
acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) definition [link]
brain tissue oxygenation monitoring [link]
extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) [link]
fetal oxygenation [link]
oxygenation improvement in ventilated patients [link][link]
patient transfer [link], [link]
post-resuscitation care [link][link]
Oxyhaemoglobin [link][link], [link]
oxyhaemoglobin dissociation curve [link][link], [link]
Outreach teams [link]
Overdose [link], [link][link]; see also Poisoning


P
P450 [link]
P wave [link][link], [link], [link], [link], [link]
P:QRS ratio [link][link]
Pacing [link][link]
Packed red blood cells [link]
Packed red cell volume [link]
PaCO2 [link][link]
Phaeochromocytoma [link][link]
Pain assessment [link][link]
chest pain [link][link]
trauma patient [link]
Pain management [link], [link]
acute coronary syndrome (ACS) [link], [link]
patient transfer [link]
see also specific drugs/drug types
Painful stimuli, response to [link], [link]
Palpation [link], [link][link]
Palpitations [link]
Pancreatitis [link][link]
Pancuronium [link], [link]
Paracetamol [link][link]
poisoning [link][link]
Parathyroid hormone [link]
Parenteral nutrition [link], [link], [link][link]
acute kidney injury (AKI) [link]
constipation [link]
refeeding syndrome [link]
severe sepsis [link][link]
total (TPN) [link], [link][link]
Patient-centred discharge [link]
Patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) [link]
Patient diaries [link], [link]
Peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR) [link]
Pelvic fractures [link]
Percussion [link], [link]
Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) [link][link]
primary (P-PCI) [link]
Percutaneous gastrostomy (PEG) tube [link]
Percutaneous jejunostomy (PEJ) tube [link], [link]
Perfusion, ventilation/perfusion mismatch [link], [link][link]
Pericardial effusion [link][link]
Pericardial rub [link], [link]
Pericardial tamponade [link][link], [link][link], [link], [link]
Pericardiocentesis [link], [link]
Pericarditis [link][link]
Peripheral nerve injury [link]
Peripheral nerve stimulator [link]
Peritonism [link], [link]
Personal protective equipment (PPE) [link], [link], [link]
Pesticides [link]
Pethidine [link][link]
pH
blood gas analysis [link][link]
feeding tube position [link]
Pharmacological pain management
overview [link][link]
see also Pain management; specific drugs/drug types
Phenobarbital bolus [link]
Phenytoin [link]
Phosphate
daily requirements [link]
hypophosphataemia [link]
muscle damage and release of [link]
normal blood test values [link]
Physical assessment
cardiovascular assessment [link]
end-of-life care [link]
gastrointestinal assessment [link][link]
neurological assessment [link][link]
poisoning [link][link]
principles of [link]
respiratory assessment [link], [link]
see also Assessment
Physical problems, rehabilitation considerations [link]
Physiological compromise, indicators of [link]
Physiotherapy [link][link]
PiCCO©system [link]
Pituitary gland [link]
Plasmapheresis [link][link], [link]
Plaster cast [link]
Platelets
anticoagulation therapy [link]
HELLP syndrome [link]
platelet count [link]
thrombocyte disorders [link][link]
transfusion [link]
Pleural effusion [link][link]
Pleural rub [link]
Pleurodesis [link][link]
Pneumatocoeles [link]
Pneumocystis carinii [link], [link]
Pneumonia [link][link], [link]
community-acquired [link]
ventilator-associated (VAP) [link][link], [link][link]
Pneumothorax [link][link], [link][link], [link]
Poisoning [link][link]
assessment [link][link]
carbon monoxide [link][link]
illicit drug overdose [link][link]
management [link][link]
paracetamol [link][link]
salicylate [link][link]
toxidromes [link]
tricyclic antidepressant [link][link]
Polyarteritis nodosa [link], [link]
Polycythaemia [link]
Polyethylene glycol [link]
Polyneuropathy, critical illness [link]
Positioning (patient)
intracranial pressure (ICP) reduction [link]
mechanical ventilation [link][link], [link]
pregnant patients [link]
spinal cord injuries [link]
Positive air flow [link]
Positive end expiratory pressure (PEEP) [link], [link]
auto-PEEP [link]
Positive feedback [link], [link]
Post-dilution [link]
Postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) [link][link]
Post-resuscitation care [link][link]
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) [link], [link][link], [link]
Potassium (K+)
acute kidney injury (AKI) management [link]
crystalloid IV fluids [link][link]
daily requirements [link]
diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) [link], [link]
hyperglycaemic hyperosmolar state (HHS) [link]
muscle damage and release of [link]
normal values [link]
renal replacement therapy [link]
Potassium-channel blockers [link]
PR interval [link][link], [link][link]
Precordial landmarking [link], [link]
Pre-dilution [link], [link]
Prednisolone [link], [link][link], [link]
Pre-eclampsia [link][link]
Pregnant patients [link][link]; see also Obstetric emergencies
Pressure area care [link], [link]
Pressure-controlled ventilation [link]
Pressure support ventilation / assist (PSV/assist) [link], [link], [link][link]
Pressure ulcers [link]
Pressure–volume relationships/loops [link][link], [link], [link]
Primary survey [link][link]
Prioritization [link]
Probiotic supplements [link]
Productivity [link][link]
Prolactin [link]
Propofol [link], [link]
propofol infusion syndrome [link], [link]
Prostacyclin (PGI2) (epoprostenol) [link], [link][link], [link]
Prostate specific antigen [link]
Prostin (PGE1) [link]
Protamine sulfate [link]
Protective lung ventilation [link]
Protein
amino acids in parenteral nutrition [link]
daily requirements [link]
enteral feeds [link]
normal blood test values [link]
Proteinuria [link][link]
Prothrombin [link]
Prothrombin complex [link][link], [link], [link]
Prothrombin time [link], [link][link]
Provision, of critical care beds see Critical care beds
Psychoactive drugs [link]
Psychological care [link], [link]; see also specific psychological disorders
Psychological problems
impact of critical care [link][link]
rehabilitation and [link]
see also specific disorders
Psychosocial problems [link], [link]
Pulmonary artery (PA) catheter [link]
Pulmonary artery occlusion pressure (PAOP) [link], [link][link]
Pulmonary artery pressure (PAP) [link]
Pulmonary capillary perfusion (Q) [link][link]
Pulmonary contusions [link]
Pulmonary embolism (PE) [link]
Pulmonary fibrosis [link]
Pulmonary oedema [link], [link]
Pulse contour analysis [link][link]
Pulse oximetry (SpO2) [link], [link], [link]
Pulseless electrical activity [link], [link][link]
Pupil reaction/responses [link], [link], [link], [link][link]


Q
QT interval [link][link]


R
Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep [link][link]
Rapid sequence induction (RSI) [link][link]
Rapid Shallow Breathing Index (RSBI) [link][link]
Receptor sites, vasoactive medications [link][link]
Red cell count [link]
Red cell distribution width [link]
Red cell folate [link]
Redistribution, IV therapy [link]
Refeeding syndrome [link][link]
Reflexes [link][link]
Refusal of treatment [link]
Rehabilitation and discharge [link][link]
critical illness rehabilitation [link][link]
discharge from critical care [link][link]
psychological impact of critical care [link][link]
rehabilitation care pathway [link], [link][link]
Relatives see Family/carers/friends
Relocation stress [link]
Remifentanil [link][link]
Renal care