Monitoring in the Intensive Care Unit An Issue of Critical Care Clinics
This exciting new issue of Critical Care Clinics is devoted to key issues and controversies related to monitoring in the ICU. Topics will cover a wide range of key topics from physiological monitoring to monitoring quality and will include high-tech issues such as installation of computer systems as well as low-tech bedside clinical monitoring systems such as clinical sedation scales. Invasive and Noninvasive Hemodynamic Monitoring will also be discussed. The overall objective of the issue is to provide practical information that will be useful to all critical care practitioners. Another goal is to make sure that clinicians- even those without engineering backgrounds- will become more comfortable with ICU technology so they can think critically about many current controversies and potential pitfalls related to monitoring in the ICU.