This website is targeted to physicians, health care professionals, students, residents, patients and the medically sophisticated. Do not expect all of your medical questions to be answered but you may expect a reference or probably helpful directions. The site contains basic Critical Care Medicine information. Only formal medical training can provide the depth of understanding and integration required to understand all information here and/or its implications. If you are a patient or think you may have a problem requiring medical advice, the best is to seek an evaluation by a physician. This site is not a tool for self-diagnosis.
SYSTEM REVIEW METHOD
NEUROLOGIC Critical Care Neurology Home Page
RENAL, FLUIDS AND ELECTROLYTES
GASTROINTESTINAL AND NUTRITION
IMMUNOLOGIC DISEASES AND COMPLICATIONS OF IMMUNOSUPPRESSANTS
MULTIPLE ORGAN FAILURE
SKIN AND MUSCULOSKELETAL
TRAUMA AND BURNS
MANAGEMENT OF PAIN AND AGITATION
RESEARCH, EDUCATION AND SUPPORT: PAGE OF LINKS
Flow sheets complement these notes. All together, notes and flow sheets permit the clinician to monitor the effect of therapeutic interventions and course of the disease process.
In this type of approach, you will follow the usual SOAP (Subjective-Objective-Assessment-Plan) format. However, your "O" portion will be extensive and detailed. The components of the "O" portion will be the organ systems plus separate sections for central lines, including the dates when they were placed.
Here is an example of such note: CLICK HERE!