Clinical Application of Mechanical Ventilation / Edition 1

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BRAND NEW!: SHIPS FAST, 2 to 4 Business days Delivery from the business day you pay within Continental USA if you pay EXPEDITED SHIP OPTION.: DESCRIPTION: 566 pages: Delmar Pub; ... 2nd edition (October 8, 1996) : This textbook offers comprehensive coverage of mechanical ventilators with complete descriptions of the essential functions and features of each ventilator. This information allows respiratory care students and practitioners to provide mechanical ventilation in a safe and effective manner. By integrating theories with clinical practice, this text book focuses on management strategies as well as contemporary procedures in mechanical ventilation. The progression of the chapters is from simple to advanced, and yet the format allows instructors to use any chapter out of sequence. Read more Show Less

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Respiratory therapy and nursing students will find this a concise, easy-to-read book that will help them learn the basic concepts and clinical techniques related to mechanical ventilation. The information is current and presented logically for easier understanding. Three new chapters cover important new information on temporary airways used for ventilation in non-traditional settings, ventilator waveforms that appear in computer graphics, and non-invasive positive pressure ventilation often used in home care settings.
Key features:
New chapter on Ventilator Waveform Analysis teaches students to understand the interaction of mechanical ventilation between the patient and equipment. Numerous examples of waveforms provide extensive coverage of various clinical conditions.
Fifteen case studies help promote understanding of the different uses of mechanical ventilation, and allow the reader to apply concepts learned to real-life scenarios.
Key points highlighted in the margin allow the reader to focus on essential concepts
NBRC-type questions enhance the development of critical thinking
(KEYWORDS: respiratory care, respiratory therapists, respiratory therapy, nursing, mechanical ventilation)

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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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 (
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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.

5 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780827373204
  • Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/28/1997
  • Series: Respiratory Care Ser.
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 566

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

Ch. 1 Principles of mechanical ventilation 1
Ch. 2 Effects of positive pressure ventilation 28
Ch. 3 Classification of mechanical ventilators 54
Ch. 4 Operating modes of mechanical ventilation 80
Ch. 5 Special airways for ventilation 123
Ch. 6 Airway management in mechanical ventilation 148
Ch. 7 Noninvasive positive pressure ventilation 190
Ch. 8 Initiation of mechanical ventilation 211
Ch. 9 Monitoring in mechanical ventilation 238
Ch. 10 Hemodynamic monitoring 272
Ch. 11 Ventilator waveform analysis 303
Ch. 12 Management of mechanical ventilation 375
Ch. 13 Procedures related to mechanical ventilation 423
Ch. 14 Pharmacotherapy for mechanical ventilation 455
Ch. 15 Weaning from mechanical ventilation 497
Ch. 16 Neonatal mechanical ventilation 527
Ch. 17 Home mechanical ventilation 565
Ch. 18 Case studies 581
App. 1 Respiratory care calculations 655
App. 2 Dubois body surface chart 667
App. 3 Pressure conversions 668
App. 4 French (Fr) and millimeter (mm) conversions 669
App. 5 Normal electrolyte concentrations in plasma 670
App. 6 Oxygen transport normal ranges 671
App. 7 Hemodynamic normal ranges 672
App. 8 Glasgow coma score 675
App. 9 Apache II severity of disease classification system 676
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