Clinical Application of Mechanical Ventilation / Edition 3

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Overview


With a concise and easy-to-read approach, the new edition of this book integrates the essential concepts of respiratory physiology with the clinical application of mechanical ventilation. Extensive coverage of airway management and weaning criteria, and a concise view of pharmacotherapy for mechanical ventilation are included. Each chapter features visual examples illustrating concepts, key points summarized in margin references, and assessment questions written in NRBC format, to help prepare learners to sit for the exam. Fifteen case studies enable learners to apply theoretical knowledge to real-world critical thinking situations they may face in the field.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Steven K. Hamick, BIS, RCP, RRT (William Beaumont Hospitals)
Description: In its third edition, this book continues to be a highly informed authority detailing mechanical ventilation, airways, airway management, and hemodynamic monitoring.
Purpose: Although not stated specifically, the book provides respiratory therapists and other healthcare professionals an updated reference with new innovations, ever-changing techniques, and clinical applications of mechanical ventilation. This third edition meets these objectives.
Audience: Although the author does not directly note the target audience, it is clearly intended for respiratory therapists, students of respiratory care programs, physicians, and other health care professionals who directly work with mechanical ventilation. The author is clearly an expert.
Features: This is an exhaustive book covering not only initiation, management, and weaning of mechanical ventilation but also airways, airway management, hemodynamic monitoring, pharmacotherapies, and procedures associated to mechanical ventilation. Included is a section on neonatal ventilation and home mechanical ventilation. Each of the chapters begins with an outline followed by key terms and an introduction. The book brilliantly contains a margin alongside the text where key terms and other new terms are defined. Tables, pictures, and graphs further illustrate key concepts. Each chapter concludes with a summary, a series of self-assessment questions and answers to assess reader mastery of chapter material and a lengthy list of references. The final chapter consists of 15 case studies. The book concludes with nine appendixes consisting of pertinent references, such as respiratory care calculations, hemodynamic values, and the Apache II severity of disease classification system. The index is well done.
Assessment: This is an outstanding updated book on mechanical ventilation. It is so well done, that it is hoped the author continues writing future editions as new technology and techniques in mechanical ventilation evolve and emerge. This is a must-have resource for respiratory therapists as well as residents in the intensive care arena. It is also a highly recommended textbook for all respiratory therapy programs.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Steven K. Hamick, BIS, RCP, RRT, AE-C(William Beaumont Hospitals)
Description: In its third edition, this book continues to be a highly informed authority detailing mechanical ventilation, airways, airway management, and hemodynamic monitoring.
Purpose: Although not stated specifically, the book provides respiratory therapists and other healthcare professionals an updated reference with new innovations, ever-changing techniques, and clinical applications of mechanical ventilation. This third edition meets these objectives.
Audience: Although the author does not directly note the target audience, it is clearly intended for respiratory therapists, students of respiratory care programs, physicians, and other health care professionals who directly work with mechanical ventilation. The author is clearly an expert.
Features: This is an exhaustive book covering not only initiation, management, and weaning of mechanical ventilation but also airways, airway management, hemodynamic monitoring, pharmacotherapies, and procedures associated to mechanical ventilation. Included is a section on neonatal ventilation and home mechanical ventilation. Each of the chapters begins with an outline followed by key terms and an introduction. The book brilliantly contains a margin alongside the text where key terms and other new terms are defined. Tables, pictures, and graphs further illustrate key concepts. Each chapter concludes with a summary, a series of self-assessment questions and answers to assess reader mastery of chapter material and a lengthy list of references. The final chapter consists of 15 case studies. The book concludes with nine appendixes consisting of pertinent references, such as respiratory care calculations, hemodynamic values, and the Apache II severity of disease classification system. The index is well done.
Assessment: This is an outstanding updated book on mechanical ventilation. It is so well done, that it is hoped the author continues writing future editions as new technology and techniques in mechanical ventilation evolve and emerge. This is a must-have resource for respiratory therapists as well as residents in the intensive care arena. It is also a highly recommended textbook for all respiratory therapy programs.
Booknews
Chang (respiratory therapy, Athens Technical College, Georgia) explains the technique from the initiation of mechanized ventilation in the intensive care unit to sub-acute home care, integrating the essential concepts of respiratory physiology with the clinical applications of mechanical ventilation. He discusses airway management and weaning criteria extensively, and concisely reviews the relevant pharmacotherapy. He includes self-assessment questions. No date is noted for the first edition. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

5 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401884857
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 9/6/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 720
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author


David W. Chang, EdD, RRT-NPS is Professor of Cardio respiratory Care at the University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama.
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Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Principles of Mechanical Ventilation, Chapter 2: Effects of Positive Pressure Ventilation, Chapter 3: Classification of Mechanical Ventilators, Chapter 4: Operating Modes of Mechanical Ventilation, Chapter 5: Special Airways for Ventilation, Chapter 6: Airway Management in Mechanical Ventilation, Chapter 7: Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation, Chapter 8: Initiation of Mechanical Ventilation, Chapter 9: Monitoring in Mechanical Ventilation, Chapter 10: Hemodynamic Monitoring, Chapter 11: Ventilator Waveform Analysis, Chapter 12: Management of Mechanical Ventilation, Chapter 13: Special Procedures in Mechanical Ventilation, Chapter 14: Pharmacotherapy for Mechanical Ventilation, Chapter 15: Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation, Chapter 16: Neonatal Mechanical Ventilation, Chapter 17: Home Mechanical Ventilation, Chapter 18: Case Studies, Appendix 1: Respiratory Care Calculations, Appendix 2: Dubois Body Surface Chart, Appendix 3: Pressure COnversions, Appendix 4: French (Fr) and Millimeter (mm) Conversions, Appendix 5: Normal Electrolyte Concentrations in Plasma, Appendix 6: Oxygen Transport Normal Ranges, Appendix 7: Hemodynamic Normal Ranges, Index
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